By Mr and Mrs G, on 26 Jan 2018Date of Wedding - 25 Nov 2017
We both had the most amazing day and we both really appreciate all the hard work that all the staff at the Hickstead put in to make sure the day went so smoothly. Everything on the day was perfect – right from the ceremony, reception, wedding breakfast and evening reception. The food was really great all day.
All our guests also commented on how good everything was on the day and said what a great time they all had.
We have great memories of the day and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the Hickstead to our friends and family if anyone plans to get married in the future.
Extra special day..
By Mr and Mrs H, on 26 Jan 2018Date of Wedding - 11 Nov 2017
We chose the Hickstead to get married at because of the staff and their knowledge of weddings. We felt in good hands planning our wedding with regular meetings that raised questions that really personalised and help us plan our big day. Your staff are an asset to your business, in particularly, Kellie, Giles, Laura. Even when Kellie took over Giles it was done professionally and filled us with confidence. Also Ben’s Grandparents was reassured by your receptionists as they were worried about the stairs. They were told it was no bother to show them the stairs so they weren’t worrying about this on the day. Kellie was very professional and organised and made the process so much easier. Thank you for making our special day even more special and filled with joy.
Already planning to come back..
By Mr and Mrs D, on 20 Jul 2017Date of Wedding - 23 Jun 2017
We had our wedding here on Friday 23rd June 2017. I can honestly say that we chose the best venue to hold our wedding at. Kellie was always there for us, whether it be on the phone or emails and would always fit us in for an appointments. When we arrived the day before the wedding, we had booked in to an afternoon tea, this was absolutely perfect, the food was just amazing. We had a rehearsal with Kellie then We were able to go into the reception room to begin our work, where we were helped by so many members of staff. Kellie even stayed late to give us a helping hand which was going above and beyond their calls of duty and was very much appreciated. On the day of the wedding, everything ran so smoothly, it was simply perfect. Kellie kept us calm outside the ceremony room before we had gone in, which was definitely needed in times of tears and chaos! The food has been commented on by all of our guests saying how delicious it was and they would definitely go back again. Every single member of staff was helpful, friendly and cheerful and nothing was ever too much trouble. As an outsider, I can sense a real team effort which is brilliant. The guests from our party that stayed all commented on how clean, comfy and spacious the rooms were. The whole of our wedding weekend was just perfect, we could not have asked for anything more. We have already said that we'll be staying for our anniversary next year! I can't say thank you enough! It comes to something when you feel more of a friend to the team than just a customer.
Wedding day bliss...
By Mrs and Mrs L, on 30 May 2017Date of Wedding - 26 May 2017
We got married here on Friday 26th May, Kellie helped us plan our special day and nothing was too much trouble. We went with the package wedding and the food was amazing and there was so much I couldn't actually eat it all and even missed the buffet. The hotel catered for coeliac and vegetarians. We did food tasting prior which was included in our package and the restaurant team were very helpful and attentive, the chef also brought out some alternative dishes to try which were all very yummy. All of the staff here at Hickstead made us feel welcome and went above and beyond. I'm really pleased we chose this venue in the end as previous venues we visited were more interested in the money whereas the staff here generally were so lovely. Our day couldn't have gone any better and now looking at returning for some afternoon tea as that looked amazing. The day went smoothly and really was a day to remember. Thanks again to Giles, Kellie and all of the Hickstead team.
Couldnt have chosen a better venue
By Mr and Mrs P, on 30 May 2017Date of Wedding - 20 May 2017
We are so very pleased that we chose the Hickstead for our Wedding venue. From the initial planning with Georgie, which was then taken over by Kellie, and on the day, with Laura’s help, everything went smoothly. Giles ensured that our plans fell into place giving us, and our guests, a very memorable event. Our complicated menu was beautifully cooked, and served to the correct guests by your friendly and professional staff; well done to them.
Thank you, for your professionalism, friendliness, flexibility with the changes we had to make before the big day, overall, you helped to make this a very special day for us, and our guests.
Extra special day
By Mr and Mrs J, on 20 Jul 2017Date of Wedding - 01 Apr 2017
Thank you all so much for giving us the best day we’ve ever had. You were so organised right from the start and were brilliantly flexible with all the constant changes. Yes! Kellie went above and beyond all our expectations; she was utterly fantastic the whole way through. Also the chef was absolutely brilliant the way she dressed our cheese wedding cake. Couldn’t fault any of the staff! Everyone there made our wedding day so very special. Thank you all so much!
Perfect wedding day
By Mr and Mrs J, on 24 Apr 2017Date of Wedding - 01 Apr 2017
“Thank you all so much for giving us the best day we’ve ever had. You were so organised right from the start and were brilliantly flexible with all the constant changes. Yes! Kellie went above and beyond all our expectations; she was utterly fantastic the whole way through. Also the chef was absolutely brilliant the way she dressed our cheese wedding cake. Couldn’t fault any of the staff! Everyone there made our wedding day so very special. Thank you all so much!”
Can we not get married every year...
By Mr and Mrs D, on 08 Jun 2017Date of Wedding - 25 Mar 2017
From the very first time we walked into the hotel, we knew that we wouldn’t be getting married anywhere else! The Hickstead Hotel has such a friendly, welcoming atmosphere and all of the staff are so lovely and polite. Kellie went well above and beyond the call of duty to ensure our big day was perfect. Helping us to plan our big day and supported us every step of the way – nothing was ever too much trouble for her. The evening before the wedding they were both on hand to help set up and make sure everything was sorted. Kellie was so kind and helpful every step of the way, I don’t think we could have pulled it off without her! Any minor problems were solved instantly and any questions I had (even the really stupid ones!) were answered promptly. I cannot recommend Kellie as a wedding coordinator enough, she was great and I really felt like I had made a friend!
Come the big day, everybody there was absolutely incredible and everything ran smoothly! The staff worked so hard to get everything ready for us and paid such great attention to detail. The food was amazing and so tasty – everyone complimented the food! The vegans/vegetarians who we had at the wedding had a big selection of dishes to choose from.
We couldn’t have asked for a more special, perfect day. It was everything I had hoped for and more! I know that would not have possible without you guys, thank you so much Kellie & everyone else at The Hickstead! I cannot express my gratitude enough. It was a joy to share our special day with you. If we are ever in need of a party venue again we will be coming straight to you!
Have your wedding here!
By Mr and Mrs T, on 24 Apr 2017Date of Wedding - 18 Mar 2017
We have used this hotel for our wedding venue. Wedding preparation are stressful but the hotel and the team made the day and evening as painless as possible. They have accommodated all or request and changes ( many of them) and made it truly suited to our needs . The hotel location is ideal for commutes from Gatwick / london / Portsmouth where our families came from . The hotel facilities where perfect for our needs. Special thanks to the hotel team who have truly help making this a memorable and very special day which will be in our memories for the rest of our life . I would recommend this hotel to anybody who wants to make their wedding day a success. the team could not have been more accommodating and welcoming to us and our families .
By Mr and Mrs L, on 28 Apr 2017Date of Wedding - 11 Mar 2017
Firstly we would like to thank the Hickstead Hotel for the amazing service throughout the duration of our wedding. Nothing was ever too much trouble, and my wife and I had a truly unforgettable time.
There is nothing that could possibly be improved upon in our eyes, all staff were very polite and professional, and the rooms were first class. The food was cooked to perfection, and the venue itself is very well kept. We had a fantastic meal the night before our wedding, and we felt very looked after by everyone.
The last person we would like to thank of course is Kellie. That lady was absolutely fantastic! We met up many times before our big day, sometimes because of something very important, and others to just visit paradise! We’ve never met someone more accommodating and professional, and it really did show in the way she worked. She is so well knowledged in every field and made the planning of our day seem like something so simple! Everything was done beautifully, and that was thanks to her. We spoke regularly through email, discussing various bits that needed sorting, and also to check to make sure I had done everything that I needed to! Kellie helped us with our decorations, and showed us exactly what to do. The best moment I know of with Kellie, was walking downstairs as Husband and Wife, and being greeted with a glass of Pimms and glass of Pepsi! That to us showed how well she knew us and it made us feel so comfortable. Kellie is a fantastic person, and helped us to have the best wedding we could possibly have. We will never be able to show our appreciation truly but thank her dearly.
By Mr and Mrs P, on 27 Apr 2017Date of Wedding - 21 May 2016
Me and my husband got married at the hickstead hotel in May, bit late with the review lol. We had the most amazing day ever and that was down to Giles and his amazing team who were there every step of the way. From the first time we viewed the hotel we knew it was the place for us. Both of the rooms looked amazing all thanks to the staff who set them both up. So many of our guests said how lovely the venue was and food etc. We can't thank you enough for all you did for us on our special day.
Get married here
By rmarrin, on 05 Jun 2015
On the 30th of may 2015 we got married at this hotel. I must say the staff are amazing, they are very polite and helpful. The food is absolutely amazing. You will be made to feel like a friend, more than just a customer. I think this hotel went well beyond what we was expecting. Thank you so much for the best day of my life.