Perfect Wedding Venue, World Class service
By Emma Rawlinson, on 24 Oct 2013
My Husband and I got hitched at Oddfellows on 31st August this year. We fell in love with the quirky decor and after sampling the food one lunchtime, we quickly booked. The Wedding Coordinator - Emma Madge was amazing. There were no nasty surprises on cost and no ridiculous rules either. Purely a blank canvass for us to put our own spin on it. We went to them with a figure in mind and it was managed accordingly to our budget. Thoughout the run up to our big day, the process was smooth. Nothing was an issue. We were also invited to meet with the Chef and taste each dish on our menu. He actually sat with us whilst we ate and helped us critique to our needs.
On the day of the Wedding, we were truly bowled over. The attention to detail took our breath away. It was the little things.....The Manageress spotted my Mum was fidgeting with her outfit and had a sewing kit at hand within seconds! .....They helped with button holes & cravats....I was greeted at the top of the stairs with a glass of water before entering the ceremony. They literally read my mind! .....canapes were kept behind for us and the children so to make sure they ate.....Our card & gifts were taken to back to the room throughout the day and we even had our very own security ;)
The food was outstanding. Each and everyone of my guests commented at the perfection of the cooking and they were not tight on portions either. The evening buffet was really filling. Everyone raved the mini sliders and handmade sausage rolls.
A very special wedding at very special venue
By Kellie Salmon, on 24 Oct 2013
We chose to have our wedding reception at Oddfellows and oh boy, was that one of the best decisions we made! A real gem of venue smack-bang in the centre of Chester, offering all the charm of a luxury hotel with the contemporary feel you expect from an exclusive city centre location. Emma, our events coordinator was really terrific and we knew we could relax in the knowledge all was in hand, the Manager Mo looked after us and our guests prior, during and the morning after our big day – thanks Mo, you were superb! On the day the stars of the show were Sam, Dale and Hannah, who are each mature beyond their years and on hand to help with anything and everything, a huge thanks to you for helping make our day so special & not forgetting Steve the Chef worked with us us to design the menu & canapés, the food was truly first-class, as was the wine chosen by Jack, the sommelier.
Our day was truly special and made all the more magical by ‘Team Oddfellows’ – we can’t recommend the venue and the staff highly enough if you’re looking for a truly unique wedding experience. Great work, thank you all so much.
The new Mr & Mrs P Salmon
Perfect Wedding Venue
By Jenni Grant, on 24 Oct 2013
We had our wedding party at Oddfellows on Sunday 25th August and it was just incredible. The setting is amazing, the staff were great and it was the perfect location. We had the whole first floor which worked out really well, bar and dancing in once room and food and a lounge area in the other whish worked out great if people wanted a quieter evening. We were really lucky with the weather too so the terrace was full.
I have to make a particular mention to the bar staff, who were just incredibly helpful, friendly and great fun. They couldn’t do enough for us. My husband is Brazilian so they even made efforts to speak Portuguese and serve Brazilian drinks, going well beyond the call of duty. We arrived with lots of things to set up for our cinema themed party and they sorted it all out for us, we couldn’t have been happier.
A group of us also stayed in the hotel. It’s incredibly quirky, I’ve never seen people so excited over hotel rooms, we took the four above the venue (a requirement if you want the party to go on until midnight) and the rooms were just beautiful, really lovely features, double bath exposed beams. Guests in the newer part of the hotel had quite funky rooms, one with a circular bed!! I wouldn’t say this is somewhere for the grandparents (its features include exposed showers) but it’s just beautiful and really nicely done. Certainly the quirkiest place you’ll find in Chester.
We’ve had overwhelming feedback from our guests saying how amazing the whole night was, I couldn’t recommend it highly enough for anyone considering it for a party or Wedding, we loved it!!
Perfect Wedding Reception at Oddfellows!
By Flapjack10, on 07 Dec 2010
We had our wedding breakfast and reception at Oddfellows in October. From the time we first saw the rooms until the last minute we checked out, the staff were perfect and the atmosphere lovely.
Nothing was too much trouble for anyone, and they were always communicative and friendly. I will especially mention Catherine who looked after us in the weeks leading up to the wedding, and the day and the day after too! She never seemed to leave the building, and was constantly looking after us and our guests. Thank you so much!
The building is an impressive Georgian mansion. The bedrooms are on the top floor of the building. They used to be the servant's quarters and have been lovingly renovated. They are quirky and lush. That being said you won't get the storage you would at say a Premier Inn, but that's because it would be completely inappropriate for this grade listed property. The twin tubs in our suite were really fun! The bed was so comfy and I found it very hard get up the next morning! The breakfast again was gorgeous and really helped shake the cobwebs from the night before!
Our wedding breakfast was lovely. Our guests had a great time and the recommendations by Oddfellows for our DJ/Band were spot on! I can only rave about the food and service. This is definitely the coolest place in Chester. Thank you so much to all at Oddfellows!
By Sarah Edwards, on 07 Dec 2010
I'd just like to thank you for organising such a wonderful wedding for me and my new husband!!!! It was perfect and I couldn’t have asked for a better venue or service!
Mrs Sarah Gaffney
By Helen Oliver, on 07 Dec 2010
Not long been back from honey moon was amazing.
Thank you all for making our day so perfect! Every one said how much they loved the venue and all the staff you were all wonderful.
See you for our 1st Anniversary.
Mrs Helen Oliver
By Christine & Jeff Ashmore, on 07 Dec 2010
We wanted to thank you for everything you did to make our wedding perfect. We had a wonderful day and all our guests were very complimentary about t the wedding and venue.
Alex and I were getting quite stressed before the ceremony due to our inability to get the dresses on but Liz’s composure helped to calm us down.
We are happily recommending Oddfellows to anyone who will listen, I think osme are even getting fed up of hearing about it.
So once again a very big thank you to you all.
Chris and Jeff Ashmore
By Emma Pennington, on 07 Dec 2010
Just to say thank you so much to you & the staff at Oddfellows for making our night so so fantastic on Saturday. Everyone had a great time and thought the venue was ace. The band rocked too....I danced all night - my feet are still killing me now! Definitely a special night to remember, which was just what we hoped it would be!! :)
Thanks again for all your help,
All the best,
What a fantasic Day!
By Veronika & Tim Master, on 09 Jun 2010
Thank you very much for your amazing hospitality and assisting in making our day perfect. Everybody enjoyed the day and congratulated me for having found the location! The service was outstanding, thanks for your flexibility with the number of people, I know it must have been hell for you but as you and your staff were always smiling nobody noticed your pressure!We look forward to celebrating our anniversary with you!