A place where wonderful memories are made...
By Emma and Alex James, on 16 Dec 2017Date of Wedding - 09 Dec 2017
Hilltop is a place where wonderful memories are made. Clare, Martin and their family truly look after you and personalise the day. It feels more like you are welcomed into their home than a business transaction.
We rarely take the time to write reviews - as we all lead busy lives and I am not a fan of gushy reviews - but this one had to be done. Their attention to detail and warm approach has made planning a wedding easy for us - Clare is full of ideas to help you and Martin is on hand to make sure everything runs smoothly.
Hilltop went the extra mile - responding promptly to our many questions, cutting holly for us as an extra table decoration, decorating the marquee for us exactly how we wanted it, making great recommendations, the food and wine was excellent, providing us with pics on a memory stick the morning after to keep us going before the professional photographer's pics arrive. Their son, Joe Gardner, was amazing to work with as our wedding photographer and made the extra effort to come and see us before the day to chat matters through.
I cannot say anything more other than the venue is charming, the boogie room was a big hit with the guests, the people at Hilltop are lovely and the day was perfect. THANKS SO MUCH HILLTOP!! Alex James and I would certainly recommend you.
I know I have already thanked you both in person already, but I just wanted to put on record that we are so appreciative of your splendid review and thank you so much for finding the time to post it when it is such a hectic time of year. It was lovely to see you both before Christmas and to share our memories of your wonderful day together. With much love, Clare x x
By Andy and Fiona Latham, on 03 Oct 2017Date of Wedding - 26 Aug 2017
From the moment we visited Hilltop we knew this was the wedding venue for us. Not only is it picture-perfect with its country house set in beautiful grounds and gardens surrounded by the gorgeous Cheshire countryside. The venue speaks for itself; it’s perfect, whether you want to have your wedding ceremony either inside the house or out on the patio… the choice is yours (or the weathers!).
What made the venue even better are the staff. Clare is fantastic, extremely well organised and offers advice to you but only when you ask for it. Nothing is too much trouble for her, she never put any pressure on us and always insisted that it was ‘our day’ and she was willing to do whatever we wanted to make it special. All of the staff are superb but special thanks need to go to Charlotte and Ian who were also brilliant, making us both feel at ease from day one. Ian is the chef and all of our guests commented on how lovely the food was and the fact that everyone’s dishes were served hot.
Our wedding day was just perfect and part of that was the Hilltop family who made us feel just that… family.
We both want to say a huge thank you to everyone at Hilltop for helping to make our special day just that little bit more special. Lots of love, Andy and Fiona. x
Dear Andy and Fiona,
Thank you so much for your wonderful review and it was so kind of your to give everyone such a special mention. We all had a whale of a time running your day and we are so thrilled that you had just the day you wanted. Now that you are part of the family I hope you will come and see us again soon! With love from us all, Clare.
Wonderful Management & Staff & Superb Location
By David Latham, on 09 Sep 2017Date of Wedding - 26 Aug 2017
Dear Clare & Martin
Just catching up and want to thank you both and all your staff for making our Son's wedding to Fiona such a wonderful, happy and memorable occasion.
We really believe the atmosphere created and it is down to the people involved, the venue and the vast experience that you give to the occasion that made it so enjoyable and a day that we will all remember for the rest of our lives!
From the initial meeting until the Wedding Day you have been exceptional in your advice and help and the warm family approach/manner made it much easier for Andrew & Fiona.
Many thanks from both sets of parents and from the happy couple who are now enjoying their honeymoon in Italy. Our appreciation also to all your team who follow your brilliant example and make Hilltop House the most excellent venue anyone could wish to experience.
Well done to you all
Warmest Regards & thanks
David & Cynthia Latham
(on behalf of all who attended)
Dear David and Cynthia,
I am so sorry that my reply has taken so long, but heartfelt thanks for your kindness in writing such a super review. We do feel that creating a family atmosphere is so important and your wonderful family certainly reflected that belief. Thank you so much again and love to all the families. Clare x
By Donna pitman, on 01 Sep 2017Date of Wedding - 18 Aug 2017
I attended the wedding of my nephew Graeme Beresford on the 18th August 2017.....what a fantastic day.....the venue was beautiful .....the food delicious the staff lovely and friendly ...even the weather stayed fine ...such s beautiful place to hold a wedding the whole day was superb ...BEST WEDDING EVER !!
Thank you so much Donna. What a day we all had and we are so grateful for all your kind words - we love what we do and a lovely review like yours makes our day!
By Carole Beresford, on 24 Aug 2017Date of Wedding - 18 Aug 2017
My son was married here on 18th August. The wedding was everything they wanted. The whole day ran smoothly and stress free. Thanks to Martin and family. Can't wait to see the photos.
Thank you so much for your kind words, Carole. It was such a joyful day, full of fun and laughter!
Perfect hosts for a perfect day
By Andy and Caroline, on 14 Oct 2017Date of Wedding - 06 Aug 2017
We are absolutely delighted that we found Hilltop County House. From the first visit and meeting with Clare and Martin, we couldn't picture our wedding anywhere else. The personal touch they provided was there from the outset and throughout the planning process. They brought to life how perfect our wedding at Hilltop could be and made the experience of planning a wedding so easy. Their enthusiasm and positivity made us feel really at ease and made sure all the different aspects were sorted with minimal stress and effort.
The day itself ran like a dream, with both Martin and Clare in control in the background, communicating with us when was needed, and making sure everything was on time or flexed when needed. The guests commented on how smoothly things went - that was certainly down to how well they ran things.
Our guests also commented numerous times on how stunning the venue was, which we certainly agree with. Pictures don't do it justice, the gardens and the lawn are delightful, and there is also the genius of having a separate dancefloor room - that is just perfect, loud tunes for those that want them, sociable atmosphere in the main room.
The bar was great - not the boring stuff you get in hotels, you can choose signature drinks, get your own beer on tap, and a proper selection of spirits, with very friendly staff. The food and service was superb as well - restaurant quality on a large scale.
We can't recommend Hilltop highly enough - the venue is just amazing, and Martin and Clare are the best hosts and wedding planners you could ever wish for. They made our day perfect, and we'd like to thank them for giving us the wedding we had dreamed about.
Superb! Best ever wedding venue.
By Carol and Tony Merritt, on 25 Jul 2017Date of Wedding - 22 Jul 2017
Our daughter's wedding last Saturday was orchestrated down to perfection. Hilltop is the finest wedding venue ever and we have no doubt we made the best choice having viewed several in Cheshire. The owners, Clare and Martin are not only faultless in their organisation and attention to detail in this beautiful and manicured location, but the difference compared to many venues, it's a family business and they truly care to the extent both you and your guests are treated so warmly as if you are part of their family.
The location, a beautiful country house and superior marquee sitting in gorgeous landscaped and manicure gardens is fabulous.
The meals are delicious and a very high standard. The bedrooms are also lovely and beautifully decorated.
I can't rate the venue and owners highly enough for the exceptional high standard of quality and customer service.
Carol and Tony, what can we say! What lovely words. You and your family were a pleasure to look after and I'm so thrilled that Rebecca and Jason had a wonderful day. It was an honour to play our part x
Idyllic Summer Wedding 08.07.17
By Becky and Ryan Sykes, on 17 Sep 2017Date of Wedding - 08 Jul 2017
Everything about this place is perfect.
We cannot thank Clare, Martin and all the staff involved in our special day enough. From the moment we booked Hilltop for our wedding we had the best support. We were welcomed warmly at every visit, I sent countless emails to Clare and no query was too trivial, no request too much trouble. They were organised and professional, yet relaxed and open to helping us plan our day exactly as we wanted it. The stunning grounds were the perfect backdrop for photos and our guests enjoyed excellent quality food, played croquet and giant Jenga on the lawn, partied in the boogy room and relaxed in the marquee under a canopy of fairy lights. We truly had the best wedding possible! Thank you Hilltop.
All our love,
Becky and Ryan
(Mr and Mrs Sykes!) xxxxx
Dear Becky and Ryan,
Thank you so much for your wonderful and kind words which we appreciate so much. We loved getting to know you and we enjoyed looking after you all on your wedding day. Keep in touch and thank you so much again. Love, Clare.
The best day of our lives...
By Roisin lawlor, on 22 Oct 2017Date of Wedding - 04 Jun 2017
Where do we start?.. from the minute we visited hilltop and met Claire and Martin we knew it was the venue for us and that we were in the safest of hands. Our day ran without a hitch and it really was the best day of lives! The beautiful house, amazing gardens and the splendid marquee and party room catered to all of my visions and nothing we asked was too much trouble! It really was the dream venue. The food and drink and even our breakfast in the morning were A1 and all of our guests agreed!! :-) if you are thinking of hilltop to host
Your wedding day go and visit it and you will fall in love with its charms like we did :-) it will always hold a place in our hearts, Mr and Mrs Lawlor (4.6.17)
Dear Mr & Mrs Lawlor,
And you will always hold a place in our hearts. We loved looking after your lovely June wedding and you made our job so easy by being so helpful throughout. It was a great honour to be chosen to look after your wedding day and we are so pleased that your celebration was everything you hoped it would be. I am so sorry that I have not replied before now, and thank you so much again for your kind words and for your generous recommendation. With loads of love from us all, Clare x x x x
Perfect Wedding Venue
By Beth and Alastair, on 30 Jul 2017Date of Wedding - 02 Jun 2017
My husband and I got married at Hilltop Country House on 2nd June 2017. The whole day was perfect from start to finish.
Claire and Martin were amazingly helpful in the run up to the wedding, and made sure everything ran seamlessly on the day. They were so accommodating we felt so relaxed, as if we were at home,
Even though we had some rain, the ceremony in the marquee was perfect, and managed to get some lovely pictures in the garden.
All out guests had a fantastic day, the food was delicious, and the service was perfectly timed. We loved the 'boogie room' for dancing in the evening and so did our guests!
We had a perfect day at Hilltop, and would definitely urge others to book!
Thank you so much, Beth and Alistair, for your kind words. We are thrilled that you had a wonderful day and that you felt at home here. We love The Boogie Room too - it is so exciting to be able to 'reveal' it after the first dance! We are glad that your guests enjoyed the party atmosphere! With very best wishes to you both, Clare x
By Jenny and James, on 22 Oct 2017Date of Wedding - 20 May 2017
Simply put, Hilltop Country House hosted the wedding of our dreams. The idyllic setting, beautiful gardens and cosy marquee all made for an incredible atmosphere, but beyond that, the help and support we received from everyone associated with Hilltop meant that what was a stressful time for some, was actually a joy and a pleasure for us. Since our wedding in May we have been actively encouraging our friends to get married at Hilltop just so that we get to go back and do it all over again!
Dear Jenny and James,
I am so so sorry that I haven't replied to thank you for your lovely review before now!! We had a wonderful time getting to know you and we just could not have been more pleased to hear that you had the wedding of your dreams. Not only did we love looking after your wedding day but also it was a delight getting to know you. We hugely appreciate you taking the trouble to write such kind words and thank you so much again. With lots of love from all the team at Hilltop x x x x x
End of April 2017 wedding
By Claire hoare, on 18 Sep 2017Date of Wedding - 29 Apr 2017
To Clare and Martin,
From the day that my husband and I met the Gardners we were at ease straight away, they welcomed us to the venue and their home with such open arms, always willing to help and offer advice whenever we needed.
No request seemed too much to ask, and I have to say I never felt too stressed in the run up as I knew Clare helped me to be so organised and gave pointers on when things should be sorted.
Clare had said to me that on the day I just need to turn up, and that was so true!! They made sure the day ran so smoothly and gave us the perfect ceremony, location and party, more than we could have asked for!! The gardens were so well looked after and we managed to get the stunning blossom as well! I have had so many compliments from friends about the venue!
Thank you so much, we are so grateful.
Claire and Michael.
Dear Claire and Michael, Your lovely review brought back many happy memories of your gorgeous spring wedding. Thank you so much for all your kindness and we are delighted to know that we made your day everything you hoped it would be. Please keep in touch and thank you so much again.
With love to you both, Clare.