By Andrew Cole, on 29 Nov 2017Date of Wedding - 22 Oct 2017
This is to say thank you for everything you did to make our wedding reception run so smoothly. You attended to every detail with consummate professionalism and without fuss. Lost of people remarked on the fabulous food, attentive service and generally how well the whole event was organised and managed.
Thank you very much for all you did to make the afternoon and evening unfold so well. You are a star!
Perfect venue with wonderful staff
By Paula Fitzgerald, on 23 Sep 2014
We held our wedding reception at the Bank of England Sports centre earlier this year (March 2014) and highly recommend both the venue itself and the wonderful Jo Blythe and her team. From the first time we met with Jo we felt at ease and that our reception was in safe, capable hands, from prompt responses to our many emails to bending over backwards to accommodate the personal touches we wanted to include on the day. Jo was a fountain of knowledge during the planning process and helped with suggestions and recommendations to ensure everything was covered. Nothing was too much trouble – from late viewing appointments to a comprehensive menu tasting, and making sure the venue was decorated perfectly just as we wanted it.
For us the space was absolutely perfect and just what we were looking for. We absolutely loved the fact that we could have the dance floor, bar, seating etc. all in one place but still with plenty of room.
On the day we were incredibly lucky to have gorgeous sun that showed the BOE off to its best and took advantage of the outdoor space for photos and welcome drinks. Alistair took charge on the day and ensured that everything ran to plan and we did not have to think about anything, he was incredibly professional, and everything ran smoothly with plenty of staff on hand.
We think the prices are reasonable, especially when you compare to other London venues; we felt we got a lot for our money. We were able to supply our own wine (there is corkage charge) which helped to keep the costs down a bit, there is plenty of parking and food was delicious. We had a fantastic fun wedding day and our guests enjoyed every minute as well.
Wow! Thanks so much!
By Lauren M, on 12 Sep 2014
What a wonderful day we had at the Bank of England Sports Centre. We loved the venue from the very first time we visited, the outdoor space is stunning and the weather was just perfect. All our guests commented on the fantastic food, so glad we opted for a BBQ.
The team here really cannot do enough for you and I enjoyed the planning of my wedding day so so much.
A really great venue I would recommend highly
A Great Day was had by all
By Malc & Sue White, on 23 Nov 2013
The wedding reception for Thomas & Rosie at the venue was brilliant. Everything was well organised & everything on the day was perfect. All the staff were very welcoming, helpful & friendly which set the tone for the day. The food was exceptional & served very efficiently for a large gathering. We would definitely recommend the venue to others & all had a great day. Having not been able to assist with the preparations we were glad of the professional services of Jo & the team in assisting Thomas & Rosie in making it a very special occasion. Thank you
Paul and Lizzie's wedding
By Ann Fergie, on 04 Sep 2013
It is not easy choosing a wedding venue but the bride and groom and her parents were unanimous in deciding on The Bank of England, having seen a number of alternatives, and every step of the way we felt certain that we had made the right choice. All the advice we were given by Jo was brilliant, from the DJ, Jim Stewart, to the suggestion of a crèche which meant that the parents of little ones were ensured a good evening. All the feedback from our guests has been amazingly positive, everyone had a great time.
What we loved about the Bank of England was the can do attitude of all the staff, whatever we suggested or asked they made happen with no fuss and we felt wonderfully well supported. We thought the marquee looked absolutely stunning, as did all the guests, and the soggy weather really didn't impinge. Miguel was calmness personified and he and his team did a great job.
We would certainly recommend you to any other potential wedding givers. The availability of the cottages made the groom’s weekend so easy and relaxed.
Amazing day thanks so much!
By Johanna, on 28 Jul 2013
We had the best day of our lives at the Bank of England Sports Centre, thank you!
From the very first visit meeting Jo we knew the venue was for us. The outdoor space and views are terrific, the service on the day from Tony and Miguel was top notch. Many of our guests commented on the fantastic food and we are still getting thank you cards now.
I would definitely recommend this venue, a realy personal service from start to finish I would just LOVE to do it all again tomorrow.
By Rose Hickman, on 03 Jul 2012
Hi, I sent you a review earlier today and then remembered a couple of things I want to add - sorry to be such a pain but it would be great if these could be included:
Where I mention recommended suppliers, please mention the DJ Jim Stewart (as well as Carole Martin)
There is a lovely wooded area behind the Centre where we had some beautiful photos taken (and also plenty of attractive green space in front for photos).
Spectacular venue, service and food
By Rose Hickman, on 03 Jul 2012
We are based in south London and were looking for a reasonably priced local venue with outdoor space for our wedding reception in April. We found the Bank of England Sports Centre (on this site, I think) and immediately felt very comfortable with Jo Blythe, the weddings coordinator, who genuinely cares about every detail of your big day and made the process fun, with minimal stress.
The food was unique and exquisite, and Toby the chef was eager to accommodate our suggestions from the delicious tasting. We supplied our own decorations for the room to give it that personal touch, and the team worked hard and were attentive to every detail in setting everything up.
We arranged our function plan with the very efficient Cathy, Jo Thorpe and Tony, and the Centre also has contacts for a number of excellent suppliers including the florist Carole Martin, who did our flowers and table decorations.
We had some excellent feedback from our guests.
To sum it up, this is from an email I sent to the venue after the event:
The reception was amazing. The room looked just beautiful, the food was fabulous, the staff were very helpful and the organisation of everything has been seamless!!!
Thank you so much to Jo, Jo, Cathy, Tony and the other staff involved - Hassan, Sian etc who set up the room so perfectly.
Although I would say this as it was my wedding, there was an extra-special edge to this event.
Excellent Service - would recommend
By John Anderson, on 28 Aug 2011
My partner and I got married in May this year at BOE. The location was really good for us and the staff certainly delivered on the day. The planning and the attention to detail ( we all have our own needs!) was superb. Also, all the staff were very friendly which was important to us. Everybody was attentive to our needs and the service was excellent. The permanent marquee facility is spacious and excellent for a wedding. Price was reasonable as well. Thanks for making our day a fantastic one BOE!
The best of everything!
By Carl and Suzy, on 11 Jul 2011
From start to finish everything was perfect- a wedding reception tailored to our budget, the worlds best wedding venue planner in Cathy and a wonderful beautiful venue- The cricket game on the green made it picture perfect. And wonderful food, and great service on the day from Glenn and Jo and the team. Our day was planned with a really personal touch and Bank of England is definately to be recommended!
Perfect wedding venue
By Claire & James Savage, on 07 Jul 2011
We couldn't have asked for a better wedding reception. All the guests thought the food was excellent (canapés, wedding breakfast and evening buffet) and all the advice from Jo Blythe was invaluable.
The events team put in so much effort and in such an effortless way and made us feel that our wedding was really special.
Brilliant venue, fantastic staff, no hidden costs
By Gabriella and Richard Hadley, on 06 Mar 2011
We had our wedding reception at the Bank of England Sports Centre in November 2010 and can't rate it highly enough. The staff, particularly Jo Blythe, the wedding planner, were all extremely helpful, efficient and professional, which made planning the reception very straightforward indeed. After seeing the venue and meeting Jo we didn't feel the need to look at other venues - it had everything we needed, we thought it was very good value for money, with absolute transparency on costs, and the staff made us feel very special throughout - during the planning meetings, on the day and afterwards.
We wanted to have entertainment for children at the reception, and the Centre was fantastic about putting us in touch with a brilliant kids' team who made sure that everything was taken care of, so we didn't need to worry about it and the parents and the kids all had a great time.