''A perfect day''
By georgina garcia, on 11 Nov 2016Date of Wedding - 30 Oct 2016
We got married recently on sunday 30th October 2016 and as soon as we viewed Old down manor we knew that this was the place. The hallway looked stunning for our ceremony and we were so impressed with how smooth the day went. It was magical. One of the best weddings our guests had been too. Thanks to all the staff at Old down manor we couldn't have made it look so effortless without all of you. The food was excellent and very well presented in all aspects.
By Zara & Michael, on 17 Aug 2016Date of Wedding - 15 Aug 2016
Lovely venue! Beautiful setting. Would of been 5stars for service but few staff were not up to standard compared to others. The young girl Kate was amazing! She couldn't of helped us more on the day of our wedding and the morning after!! Kate was 5* service!
Truly the most amazing venue ever!
By Kirsty and Ashley Powell, on 11 Oct 2016Date of Wedding - 31 Jul 2016
We first saw Old Down Manor at one of their wedding fayre's and fell in love immediately. The house itself is a beautiful mix of traditional manor house with modern clean interior that makes it perfect for adding lots of colour or can be kept as it is for a real white wedding. Outside, the view is absolutely stunning and on the day our guests had the best time just relaxing on the lawn and exploring the country park.
The staff at Old Down were fantastic, we especially loved how they always remembered our names each time we visited a wedding fayre so we never felt like just another name on a list. They went out of their way to accommodate us when we couldn't make the organised food tasting, opening up the manor house for just the two of us, which just felt really special. In the days leading up to the wedding, we discussed our decorations with them and they created exactly what we wanted - the venue looked absolutely stunning on the day.
The food was spectacular and we had so many compliments from our guests. All of the timings ran smoothly and it was just the best day ever.
The overall service was brilliant and certainly worth the money, this is a special place that we'll be able to visit lots in the future thanks to the surrounding country park. We only wish we could experience our perfect day all over again! Thanks Old Down!
Best Venue Ever....
By Jaimie & Lisa, on 27 Jul 2016Date of Wedding - 23 Jul 2016
Old Down delivered everything we required perfectly. No details were missed. Everyone loved the venue, food, drinks and service. Rooms are amazing. Great value.
Once seen you will fall in love with it.
By Mr & Mrs G Vaughan, on 10 Jul 2016Date of Wedding - 16 Jun 2016
We wanted a small intimate wedding, making it as relaxed as possible for everyone.
This was achieved amazingly, the staff were non intrusive but on hand when required.
The grounds .....well words can not explain how amazing they are and what beautiful photographs we had taken in them. The views from the balcony are vast and unobstructed.
The food was just as requested and plenty.
The rooms/bedrooms are amazing.
We honestly could not find fault!
It defiantly was our fairy tale wedding .
The day was fantastic!
By Mr & Mrs Reid 24th October 2015, on 29 Jun 2016
We're now back from our honeymoon and just wanted to say a massive thank you for everything on 24th - the day was fantastic and we had so many compliments about the beautiful venue and great food. Everything went like clockwork and we felt totally confident that you had everything under control, plus the set up was fantastic and the Manor looked just as we had hoped. The moment when I arrived at Old Down and saw it all in place is still one of my favourite moments of the day!
Kate and Neil Reid
We had the most amazing day!
By Mr & Mrs Quayle 8th August 2015, on 23 Jun 2016
Thank you so much for all you did to make our day amazing. We really did have the most amazing day and will remember it always. The venue looked stunning and everything was laid out perfectly.
The food was absolutely tasty delicious and the guests really loved it. The hog roast was perfect and I very much enjoyed this :-)
We loved staying at the manor and our guest all loved the rooms.
Thank you again for all your help.
By Mr & Mrs Whadcock 1st May 2015, on 23 Jun 2016
Rob and I can’t thank you and your team enough for what you did for us on and leading up to our wedding day.
The manor is a truly stunning place, we really did have the most amazing day of our lives and so happy that we chose to celebrate it at Old Down Manor.
Now we’ve just got to find an excuse to come back!!
Thanks once again.
Huge Thank you
By Emma and John, on 10 Jun 2016
John and I have just returned from our honeymoon, and wanted to say a huge thank you for making our day so special. It was absolutely perfect, and we are so grateful to you.
We have voted for both you and Old Down, and have written a review on the venue Facebook page. We thought you might like to know what we said about you when voting for you: 'Lucy was an absolutely faultless wedding coordinator, we cannot praise her highly enough. In the weeks and months leading up to our wedding she was always ready to deal with any queries we had, and always got back to us within a matter of hours - Lucy even set aside time to see both myself and my husband separately the day before the wedding to run through the plan for the day (my husband and I didn't want to see one another until the wedding day itself, for good luck!), even though she was coordinating another wedding later that very day. This really put us at ease and helped us to remain calm before the big day. Lucy was professional, organised and friendly at all times, and the wedding day itself unfolded without a single hitch. My husband and I were completely relaxed all day knowing we were in Lucy's safe hands. Lucy even helped my mother button up my wedding dress, which was a lovely moment, and I'll never forget her smiling face getting my very young flower girls and page boy ready for their walk down the aisle. Lucy was a joy to work with, and we are so grateful for her hard work that made our wedding day so very special.
Mr and Mrs Boyce
By Vanessa & Mark, on 06 Oct 2015
Mark and I had the pleasure of being able to get married at Old Down Estate, Lucy Hicks was our Wedding Co -ordinator and we can only speak highly of Lucy. Our wedding took 18 months planning and from start to finish the experience was amazing. I loved the fact that I was able to take friends and family up to the house and show them around before our big day. The location are grounds are like no other and all our family and friends talk about how beautiful the location and grounds are. The food was wonderful and they catered for family who are gluten free. I can say that from the 1st day of finding Old Down to this present day it will always hold a special place in our hearts. Mark and I are so lucky to have found Old Down and would say it is hidden gem we can't wait to go back to the Barn for a cup of tea and cake
Top wedding venue.
By Ed and Sue Hinds, on 16 Aug 2015
We were married here this week (Wow - I now have a WIFE). The venue and organisation were very good, with lots of pre-wedding support from our wedding co-coordinator (Lucy Hicks). Whilst we tried to keep the variations from their standard offering to a minimum they were very helpful with special dietary requirements etc and on the day the food was spectacular - the number of guests who commented on this was significant. All the staff were 'on the ball', polite and kept us informed of what we needed to know e.g. when the bar tab was nearing it's limit.
We would recommend this venue to anyone who is getting married, The space available for all types of guest e.g those who don't like so much noise whilst the disco is running in another room, meant that everyone could enjoy the event to the full. And the gardens are a huge bonus - luckily we had ideal weather.
Downsides - minor issues with some of the fittings in the bedrooms. The venue was ours for only one day!
Ancillary information - flowers by Bijoux flowers were way better than a standard florists, DJ (Celebration Roadshow) never had an empty dance floor - a number of guests commented how good they were.
The Perfect Venue for our Perfect Wedding
By Lucille and James Ferris, on 05 Aug 2015
As soon as we set eyes on Old Down Manor we knew this was the place we were going to get married. The Manor is stunning and with it's combined decor of both modern and vintage it really has the wow factor. Along with breathtaking views and gardens make for a spectacular backdrop for a wedding.
From the moment we met Olivia we instantly felt at ease throughout the process of planning there was always guidance and much needed support.
The day itself ran very smoothly with Olivia and team on hand running everything by clockwork.
The food for the wedding breakfast was absolutely out of this world and wedding guests commented how it was the best food they had ever tasted. Impeccable service from the waiters and waitresses made the wedding breakfast a relaxed dining experience.
We couldn't fault anything about our day it truly was magical in everyway.
If your planning on getting married here then please do you won't regret it. The best wedding venue out there.