All our guests loved the venue and surrounding are
By Tina and John, on 14 Sep 2017Date of Wedding - 02 Sep 2017
. Just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and the team for all the hard work you did in preparation for our wedding and on the day . All the guests absolutely loved the BBQ . Compliments to the chef , the food was outstanding . As where the drinks , canapés , buffet and service all round .
We are still on cloud 9 from how amazing the day and weather was .
The boat journey was so lovely and a nice touch for the transport to church . Our only concern was that we waited a long time for the boat to return and grab the last of us . I know it would have been out of your hands but they started doing tours and this wasn't very nice for us as the wedding party was still using the boats .
We loved the journey and the boats were beautifully decorated . Please pass on our thanks to the captain .
All our guests loved the venue and surrounding area . Couldn't have been more perfect .
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By Stuard, on 19 Jul 2017Date of Wedding - 15 Jul 2017
Royal Lodge as a wedding venue.
One way to test a hotel on its capabilities is to have a wedding reception for approx 100, including filling the bedrooms with wedding guests. The Royal Lodge passed this test with flying colours including superb service and cheerful and efficient staff. The kitchen turned out a first rate meal, no sign of mass catering here. The wedding had exclusive use of the hotel and was fully staffed. To the side of the hotel, away from the teeming hoardes of Symond's Yat there is an outside reception area for drinks etc with views up the river. All reception rooms were good and you cannot beat the locality and views from the hotel over Symond's Yat. Our bedroom was a little dated but this was more than offset by the view from the room and its cleanliness. So I have written this review on the basis of the hotel being a wedding venue. If you are looking around for a venue then have a look at this place before making your final decision.
Our wedding at the Royal Lodge was perfect
By Rachael, on 19 Jul 2017Date of Wedding - 20 May 2017
The venue was simply stunning. The grounds overlook the River Wye; with manicured gardens and plenty of outside seating for our guests to enjoy the beautiful scenery. The staff at the venue were excellent and the food was out of this world. I would definitely recommend to any couples if they want a stunning countryside venue with top notch service. Miriam, the wedding coordinator has been absolutely amazing. My dream wedding wouldn’t have happened without her. From the very beginning of planning to the very end, she was always there with great advice. Miriam understood my busy schedule and made the wedding planning process easy. I don't know how anyone plans a wedding without a coordinator. I was not stressed at all because I knew you had everything under control and every detail covered. Thank you for making my wedding a weekend I will never forget. Thank you for everything.
Intimate Family Wedding
By Lucy & Richard, on 06 Nov 2015
We had our wedding in August at The Royal Lodge. It was a lovely day, it's a great venue, with amazing views of the river, which is what attracted us there. The staff were very good, professional, and friendly. We had a champagne river cruise on the wye, which made it very special and broke the day up after the ceremony, before the afternoon reception. Everyone said how much they had enjoyed it. The food was delicious, we had some fussy eaters at our wedding, but they catered for them all, nothing was to much trouble. We really enjoyed our day, and would definitely recommend. All our guest said what a lovely hotel it is.
By Rachel & Matt, on 06 Nov 2015
We had our wedding at the Royal Lodge this summer. The main attraction to the venue for us were the views as it looks over the river and it is absolutely beautiful. The wedding coordinator, Helen, was always very quick to reply to our queries leading up to the big day, and on the day she was brilliant and helped the day go perfectly. Helen always listened to what we wanted and helped make it a reality. The room we had our wedding breakfast in was stunning. All of the staff were lovely, polite and professional. The food is amazing and the rooms are lovely (especially the brand new room we used as our bridal suite). I am so glad we had our wedding at the Royal Lodge as it helped to make our wedding everything we imagined, and more!
Symonds Yat Wedding
By Natalie & MIguel, on 06 Nov 2015
The staff at the Royal Lodge were incredibly professional throughout the day. They were all very courteous and helpful to all our guests and to ourselves. They really made our day amazing. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend their services and we are both very glad we chose to have our wedding in such a wonderful location with such brilliant staff.
By Elaine, on 06 Nov 2015
We recently got married at The Royal Lodge and could not be happier with how the day went. The location is stunning and all our guests were very impressed with the venue. The food is of a high standard and we have eaten there several times. Some of our guests were so impressed they booked for extra nights. Helen and her staff were very professional and approachable and we would recommend the hotel for a wedding venue and also for short breaks.
By Matt & Rachel, on 06 Nov 2015
We had our wedding at the Royal Lodge this summer. The main attraction to the venue for us were the views as it looks over the river and it is absolutely beautiful. The outdoor space is lovely and very well kept. Inside is lovely and welcoming. We had an evening meal before our wedding and breakfast after, it was all very tasty and good value. The rooms that we saw were very clean and well presented and the room we used as our bridal suite was really lovely. All of the staff were lovely and friendly, polite and professional.
As a wedding venue it was perfect for us. The wedding coordinator Helen was lovely and couldn't have done more to help make our day perfect.
Dave & Jane
By Dave & Jane, on 18 Jun 2015
All that our friends keep talking about is the venue, how friendly it was and the stunning scenery. Helen and her team did an excellent job and we could not fault them. We were after a more informal wedding and we could not have asked for better. We will all be going back in a year for more.
By Melanie, on 15 Jun 2015
We got married at the Royal Lodge . I cannot write enough good things about The Royal Lodge. The staff were fantastic & massively helpful from start to finish. We had 30+ guests staying here and they all said how beautiful the setting was, the food was stunning, the staff fantastic. It all went too quick, but both of us cannot stop talking about how magical it all felt and how stunning the function rooms looked. We have been here several times before and have never had anything but excellent service, but my word, they pulled the stops out today!! The evening Buffet was all too much and guests were well fed on a banquet. The Wedding breakfast was out of this world. I don't know what more I can say!! We were thrilled with all of it, from start to finish!! They have a lovely wedding planner called Helen who is one of the most lovely, helpful and supportive people I have ever met! She even dealt with those strange little emails that Brides send at 3 am with stupid questions and smiled all the way through.
What a fantastic venue, fabulous and helpful and fun staff, beautiful rooms, stunning food. So a Huge THANK YOU from Mr & Mrs P. If you ever need a Wedding Venue, you can't go far wrong!!
By DEE, on 15 Jun 2015
This is a real GEM of a hotel and a FABULOUS small-wedding venue.
We could not have asked for better service. Helen Minnie and her amazing team welcomed us all with sincerity from the start. The staff have a real knack of learning names and relationships at such a rate that within an hour of arrival we ALL felt like personal friends. Every single request was fulfilled at speed and with genuine concern for the individual's needs. A drink. a seat for the elderly, a parasol for the hot sun during the wedding. A sensitive word of encouragement for those who felt overwhelmed by the occasion... and repeated appearances by the most helpful and kindly staff with mops and buckets as drinks inevitably tumbled from hands and tables. The entire staff were on task full-time providing the utmost care for each individual and I simply cannot recommend Helen Minnie's service AND that of her team, more highly. 5 star service!
Linda & lee
By Linda, on 15 Jun 2015
we had been planning our perfect day for 18 months the royal lodge was more than perfect as we could have an outdoor wedding. They were an amazing help and support in the build up to the wedding they simplified there menus to meet our guests needs they went out especially to source our exact colour for chair sashes. myself and bridesmaid stayed the night before the wedding, Helen the wedding planner came in especially to go through last minute preparations with me she was relaxed and friendly and very helpful bought breakfast up to us in the morning had chairs bought up for our hair and make. Helen also made sure rooms were ready for our guests arrival early so they could access rooms before the wedding. We were getting married at 2.30pm however that morning we had a huge thunder storm Helen reassured me that if the weather brightened up we would have our dream wedding and sure enough at 2pm Helen and the entire staff team are running round setting up outside. we had an amazing day and would highly recommend them to anyone else. Unfortunate we had a relative who was unable to attend due to ill health they plated his meal up for his wife to take home.