Beautiful Venue, rude staff who are not helpful
By Leah Mouatt, on 14 Jan 2019Date of Wedding - 19 Apr 2018
The venue is stunning you can not fault it!
My Partner and I were spending £36k on our wedding but according to the wedding planners at Great Fosters that is not their average budget.
The wedding co-ordinator I was given was shocking, so bad I ended up requesting a new one. She miss quoted the price of the day which we agreed to and paid our deposit and signed contracts based on, only to be told at a later stage this was wrong and we would need to pay more. I was also told that the wedding room the bride and groom are given the night of the wedding could be upgraded (you would only need to pay the additional costs from room x to room y) however this isn't the case. If you cant see the room they were giving you to one of your guests (its too noisy a room to rent out to anyone outside of the wedding party I was told) you have to pay the full fee for the other room.
In the end we cancelled our wedding here as we couldn't believe how awful the staff were.
Whilst it is beautiful, it is also very expensive when you add the packages together and the staff are appealing.
By Yvonne & Nick, on 31 Jul 2017Date of Wedding - 05 Jul 2017
Nick and I would both like to say how grateful we are for Giulia's assistance and help throughout our wedding planning process. We would also like to thank the reservations team, Jose, Danesh and everyone that helped us. We would certainly like to spend an anniversary at GF in the near future.
The buffet was absolutely fantastic and bounteous indeed. The food and drinks all round were enjoyed by our guests too.
We highly recommend GF and we were delighted that you were able to accommodate our requests. We look forward to staying at your hotel in the near future.
Warm regards from us both.
Yvonne & Nick
By Mr & Mrs Glenister, on 03 Jul 2017Date of Wedding - 29 Jun 2017
We just wanted to say THANK YOU to you and Jose especially for making our day the best it could be. The rooms were beautiful and the Barn took my breath away.
Thank you for all your patience and support! And Jose was fantastic on the day, he made us feel relaxed and our guests were so happy.
Great Fosters is such a beautiful venue with fantastic staff to match.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts from me and Dan, our friends and family. I'm sure our next engaged friends will be getting married at Great Fosters!
All of the suppliers were fabulous especially Nicola with the flowers, Party Lights and of course, Damian the DJ from Firebird.
All the best for the future !!
Our Wedding Day
By Sara & Rob, on 13 Jul 2017Date of Wedding - 25 Jun 2017
We would like to thank very much Giulia and Jose for organising such an amazing day for us and please also pass on our thanks to the wonderful staff you had working on our day. We had an absolutely amazing wedding and also had so many positive comments about the venue, the food and the staff.
We most certainly be coming back to celebrate as often as we can to Great Fosters as it will always hold a very special place in our hearts.
The wedding was amazing,
By Sarah & James Bower, on 05 Jul 2017Date of Wedding - 23 Jun 2017
The wedding was amazing, surpassed all our expectations, the Barn and Orangery looked incredible and better than we hoped. We knew we would have Jose on the day, but did not realise how hands on he would be from the moment we arrived and how attentive yet discreet in his support, and organising the rest of the staff.
All our guests were so impressed with the venue, food and particularly the service, which was excellent throughout the entire day. Clearly, it was also very easy for all our suppliers to work with you on the day; the florist, Firebird, band etc. everything was taken care of - we didn't have to get involved with anything.
By Lauren & Michael, on 25 Jul 2017Date of Wedding - 03 Jun 2017
A very BIG thank you to you and the team for all of your help and expertise organising our wedding- we had the perfect day! We have had so many compliments from our guests about the food, fabulous organisation and how friendly and helpful the staff were on the day- we cannot thank you enough as the smooth running is down to your expert approach.
We very much hope to visit in the future to celebrate anniversaries and birthdays!
Many thanks again.
Lauren and Michael x
By Helen & Dominic, on 05 Jun 2017Date of Wedding - 02 Jun 2017
Just wanted to say a massive thank you to you all for making our wedding day on Friday the best day of our lives.
Everything was perfect, we felt on top of the world and were overwhelmed with all your hard work - it was truly wonderful.
We had so many compliments and thanks from guests on the day and they're still coming!
The Best Day of our Lives
By Katie & Ben, on 07 Jun 2017Date of Wedding - 28 May 2017
I don't think words can express our gratitude to you and everyone at Great Fosters for making it the best day of our lives. It was amazing and a number of friends and family commented on how beautiful the place was and how welcoming the people were.
I have to single out Jose who was just superb on the day and a real calming influence. Please send on our regards.
Once again thank you so much for everything and hope our paths cross again at some point!
Ben and Katie
A Truly Beautiful Day
By Damon, on 13 Jul 2017Date of Wedding - 22 May 2017
Thank you so much for hosting our wedding.
The staff at Great Fosters couldn't be more accommodating. Highly recommended, a truly amazing day.
By Ed & Ellie, on 13 Jul 2017Date of Wedding - 06 Apr 2017
Dear Giulia, Jose & the Great Fosters team,
What can we say...you helped to make our day one of the BEST days of our lives!
From start to finish no request was too much.
Giulia - Every step of the way we felt guided and supported in our decisions and we could not have asked for more.
Jose - You were marvelous! You made sure everything was in the right place at the right time. The whole day went seamlessly.
We can not thank you enough for helping our dream day come true.
Love Ed & Ellie x
Our dream Wedding!
By Ellie, on 04 Jun 2017Date of Wedding - 06 Apr 2017
What can I say about our Wedding Day at Great Fosters in early April.....it was perfect! From our initial viewing over a year and a half ago, to breakfast the morning after, we really could not have asked for more from a venue.
Our wedding coordinator Giulia was such a star. She was on hand to answer emails and phone calls as we finalised our menu and discussed drinks and canapes in the lead up to our day. You were amazing! Thank you Giulia!
We stayed over at the hotel the night before and were able to check the venue as it was being set up and met Jose the wedding day manager. Our entire day ran so smoothly and all the little details of our day were perfect, this was entirely down to how Jose managed his team and ensured that everyone was in the right place at the right time.
We really had the most incredible day and can not thank all the staff enough. Several of our guests commented on how the food was the best they have ever had at a wedding, one of the reasons we chose Great Fosters in the beginning.
What a joy it will be to return somewhere like this for our 1st anniversary!
Rebecca and Tonys Wedding
By Rebecca and Tony Gilbert, on 12 Jun 2016
We would like to say a massive Thank You to Great Fosters for making our wedding day so special, they were so approachable and accommodating to making our day absolutely perfect. Everyone at the Hotel made so much effort to making everything run so smoothly on the day. Such a beautiful place, the surroundings are absolutely amazing and the food was outstanding, all my guests complimented on how the food was delicious. Cant thank Great Fosters enough, they put on such a perfect day for us.