Best day ever!
By Jennifer Whiten, on 25 May 2018Date of Wedding - 29 Mar 2018
Down Hall is faultless. Amazing venue, guest rooms, staff, facilities and food – everything was perfect on our special day. So many photo opportunities if the weather isn’t great on your big day as the grounds and interior are stunning. From the moment we drove up the main entrance we knew we had to get married here and that was before we’d even stepped through the door! The area getting ready in the morning was so beautiful, as is everything about this venue. The staff worked so hard to ensure our big day went without a glitch and the wedding planners are incredible and so accommodating – and clearly have the patience of a saint as we all know how stressful wedding planning can be! Nothing was ever too much trouble and the food was exceptional and the party in the evening was packed all night on the dancefloor, right through to closing at 1am and then the party afterwards in the hotel bar – our guests were thoroughly entertained. I only have great things to say about this venue – it was the most magical day and will always be very special to us. Thank you so much – I wish we could do it all again! #WhitenSmithWedding
Fabulous venue and wedding team
By Maria, on 12 Feb 2018Date of Wedding - 26 Nov 2017
My husband and I got married here on 26/11/17 and we had the most perfect day!
The wedding team were fantastic and our wedding co-ordinator, Marie was always on hand to answer my questions and was so helpful in providing ideas for my wedding.
The grounds are fantastic and are beautiful! All the staff, chefs, waiters and bar staff and everyone else behind the scenes really made the day go smoothly and if there were any hiccups I certainly didn’t know about them!
Down hall has everything you want for your wedding - comfortable rooms for guests, amazing food, helpful staff and an amazing wedding team who make planning a wedding so much easier!
Amazing Venue & Amazing Team
By Caroline Gamby, on 11 Jan 2018Date of Wedding - 10 Nov 2017
We got married on the 10th November 2017 and it was truly the most perfect day, no hiccups all went to plan.
From the moment we went to the open day we loved how welcoming team down hall was and that nothing was a trouble and no question was a silly quesion.
Marie our wedding co-ordinator is just fantastic (as are all the co-ordinators) she was professional but friendly and had a fantastic sense of humour which instantly puts you at ease. From the first initial planning meeting through to the big day it was pretty much very relaxed.
The venue and grounds are stunning, the facilities are great, the food was delicious and overall we had the best time as did our guests. We certainly will keep going back to stay.
Thank you Team Down Hall.
By Grace & David Rospo, on 10 Jan 2018Date of Wedding - 29 Oct 2017
From start to finish I can't fault DH! From the moment I went to the open day I knew I had to get married here. Marie our wedding co-ordinater was fantastic from Day 1, she was always available and was happy to answer any questions I had, She was so helpful and just a really lovely person overall. It made the experience stress free (believe it or not) If you are thinking about getting married here and just can't decided my advice is just to do it you will not be dissapointed. Our Wedding day couldn;t have gone better it was so well planned and everything looked amazing. Can't fault the staff they were all fantastic, every single one. The rooms are lovely too and the food was exceptional. If I could do it all again I wouldn't change a thing!
Best day of mine and my husband wedding
By Lianne and Darren Austin, on 18 Feb 2017Date of Wedding - 21 Jan 2017
Me and my husband couldn't thank Anna enough she was there day one with us whenever I needed to talk to her about something she was there mark the toast master was amazing too and also the dj Dean was amazing too I would highly recommend to anyone that is planning on getting married there so many people said it was the best wedding they have ever been to and we both had the best days of our life too thanks again to everyone at down hall. ..
A day will never forget!!
By Howard and Jenna, on 12 Feb 2017Date of Wedding - 13 Jan 2017
I can't thank the staff enough, specially Anna my wedding co ordinator she was brilliant from day 1, she was always on the phone if I needed her and for mark our toast master what a fantastic man he made us feel so relaxed and comfortable throughout the whole day!
Definitely recommend any one who's looking for a venue to get married at down hall.
Thank u so so much
Love Mr and Mrs GIBSON!!!!!
The Best Day of our lives!
By Joe & Louise Wilson, on 03 Feb 2017Date of Wedding - 06 Jan 2017
We do not have a bad word to say about DH! From the moment we booked our wedding, Anna & Troy have been fantastic and we couldn't have asked for a more stress free experience!
On the day itself Anna & Mark were brilliant and Joe & I were able to enjoy the best day of our lives knowing they had everything under control, and there was not a single glitch. Mark ensured our guests were entertained throughout and there wasn't a dull moment during the whole day!
Our guests are still talking about the day 4 weeks on and how it was the best wedding they have ever been to!
We never imagined Danny Mills (pianist/singer) would have 125 guests up dancing before the main course was served but he smashed it!
Lovelite were just amazing - Dean really did give us the party he promised, the dance floor was full from start to finish. So glad we booked Greg on the sax and Magic Fingers as well, another big talking point!
Everything from getting ready on the gallery with my Bridal party in the morning (the best part girls!) to rolling back to the bar with our friends to carry on the party at 1am, was perfect!
We just wish we could do it all again!!
Mr & Mrs Wilson #WilsoFest xxx
Perfect Wedding, Perfect Venue
By Megan and Jacob, on 27 Jan 2017Date of Wedding - 29 Dec 2016
We had our wedding at Downhall on 29th December 2016 and was the most amazing day of our lives. The staff at Downhall were exceptional, especially Anna, Troy and the Toastmaster Mark - all of them were so professional, hard working and patient.
This may sound like I work for Downhall but the hotel is so beautiful and perfect for a wedding. everything was done so well and without anyone noticing - the trick to real professional service!
Anna and Troy were so helpful from our first meeting and did everything we asked to cater for our needs and give us the day we wanted. The venue is so obliging and go out of their way for you. The grounds are stunning and all of our guests were so impressed with the service, they really have got it right at Downhall. The food was incredible and they offer a wide choice, the breakfast was in a private room with all our guests the next day and the bedrooms were all lovely and very affordable, 95% of our guests stayed over. Our wedding ‘finished’ at 1am but we still had access to the all night bar where guests could have a ‘night cap’ until the early hours. There are no silly hidden costs for things like fireworks (which were amazing) and the companies they recommend (flowers, lighting, DJ etc..) are all fantastic.
If you want the perfect wedding then look no further, this has been the best money I have ever spent and truth be told, I would of paid double for what they provided. I really can not give this venue and the staff high enough praise.
Thank you Downhall.
The most perfect wedding venue
By Hollie Stone, on 06 Mar 2017Date of Wedding - 01 Oct 2016
When we pulled up the drive way to down hall my husband and I both looked at each other, said "Wow" and thought this is far too elegant and probably way to expensive for us. After taking a look around the grounds and meeting the wedding team we were totally shocked at how relaxed, friendly, accommodating and not pushy for a sale the staff were (unlike the other venues we had looked at) and surprisingly affordable the venue was.
The wedding team are amazing. They made our lives so much easier and stress free and they provide a very personal service and really make you feel valued and special on your big day.
Anna- thank you for all your help in the planning, setting up and making our day run so smoothly and making us giggle!
Troy - thanks for chatting to me and calming my nerves while I was on my own in my wedding dress waiting for the cars!
Mark- you made our day! I hadn't even thought of having a toast master as none of the weddings I had been to had one but I don't know what we would have done without you! Your fab mc'ing over the blues brothers music when we came in for breakfast was a highlight ??
All our guests commented at how stunning and friendly the venue and staff our and many said it was they best wedding they had been to... this is totally down to the staff rather than my planning skills!
The venue is something that dreams are made of and totally made us feel special on our big day l.
We cannot thank you enough for making our day so perfect and for making one that our friends and family will remember.
Love, The Baxters xxxx
Our special day.
By Karen and Jim Penfold, on 07 Aug 2016Date of Wedding - 08 Jul 2016
Thank you all at Down Hall for making our wedding day so special. From the very first open day visit to the hugs when we were leaving the following day we could not have asked for any more. The venue took our and our guests breath away. It was as if a magic wand had passed over not one flower petel was out of place everything was as planned, the sun even shined. The Priory and Bridgeman rooms where beautiful dressed to perfection. The food including the canopies and evening snacks were presented and tasted wonderful and they was plentiful everyone said they were very well fed. The bar and waiting staff were effective and pleasant . Andy our toastmaster was professional and keep us on time with a calm approach. And our wedding planners, Anna on the day but all the girls helped us to ensure our day was as we wanted it. They all listened to our concerns and worries giving constructive advice and guidance. On the day I felt as if I didn't have worry in the world and if anything did go wrong ( which it didnt of course) it would be fixed without fuss and in a discreet way. We also had Paul Arnold play the piano that was the icing on the cake for us. Wonderful background music all day keeping our guests entertained. We would highly recommend Down Hall and the wedding planners without hesitating, and again thank them for giving us such a wonderful day.
Wonderful day, wonderful venue
By James & Katie Gauduchon, on 08 May 2017Date of Wedding - 11 Jun 2016
From start to finish, Anna & team did a brilliant job in making our journey from selecting the venue right down to the finer detail on our big day enjoyable & stress free. Then, on the weekend itself, the support of Anna & team really made our day & stay super special - from helping to organise a wedding party dinner on the eve of our big day through to our seamless wedding day (with lots of moving parts from late AM through to 1am!) - everything came together perfectly & we were even made sure that directly after recession of our ceremony, my wife & I were handed a very welcoming glass of bubbly - before our guests were promptly offered theirs. It was the smaller touches like this that really made our day & these touches were extended to & mentioned by all our guests.
The food, drinks, all the supporting suppliers (especially Dean at Lovelight - entertainment & decor & Malcolm at Gracie Day - flowers & decor) & logistics came together to produce an amazing event, with an amazing setting.
We had a June wedding & in typical British fashion - we had 3 seasons in one day (winter isn't possible in June) - Down Hall is a great venue to complement any kind of weather outcome or indeed several weather outcomes in one day!
Highly recommended for a friendly, supportive team in a wonderful setting, to deliver a fantastic day!
By Jodi and Mickey Wilson, on 12 Jul 2016Date of Wedding - 19 Jul 2015
We had our wedding in July 2015.. Everything went to plan nothing was too much.. Every little thing we wanted we got.. Setting was amazing.. Weather was amazing.. Staff was amazing 5 star plus from us!!