By Mr & Mrs Shaw, on 17 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 25 Mar 2018
The Coniston Hotel was the absolutley magical location of our sunny, spring wedding . Every single detail was catered for and cared whole-heartedly about by the wonderful Sharon, Sophie and Krystina, who make you feel like yours is the only wedding that they`re working on (despite the hundreds they must manage)
Special mention has to go to every single member of staff who worked during our special day as nothing was too much trouble, even smuggling the bride soft drinks for our toasts to help keep our pregnancy secret until the bug reveal in the grooms speech.
We wish that we could live our day all over again. We wouldn’t change a single thing and we highly recommend ths beautiful venue and its excellent staff.
The day itself could not have run smoother
By Mr & Mrs Durkin, on 17 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 11 Mar 2018
"We came to a Wedding open day at The Coniston Hotel with no intention of booking our wedding, however upon seeing the venue, the rooms and meeting the wonderful staff we were sold. We booked our wedding there and then. From the very outset every possible question we had was answered and no request was too large or small.
We booked our wedding almost a year to the date and throughout that year we had numerous meetings, a menu tasting and lots of email contact with the Wedding Team. Absolutely everything was thought of!
The day itself could not have run smoother. Staff were there to meet with you on the morning of the wedding to make sure you had everything you need and go through all the details of the ceremony with both bride, groom and all wedding party involved.
As we had decided to bring our own centrepieces and decor for the table there was a nervousness that the room might not look quite how you had imagined; we were not disappointed. Our vision was captured perfectly.
The food, wine and staff throughout the day and night were absolutely flawless!
And that scenery! The breathtaking views of the lake added that extra special little touch to an already beautiful venue.
As you can imagine our photographs are spectacular.
We could not have asked for a more perfect wedding day and wish we could do it all over again!"
We had a fantastic day
By Mr & Mrs Cook, on 17 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 18 Feb 2018
We just wanted to thank you for everything you did and helped us with in the lead up to our wedding and of course on the day itself! We had a fantastic day, the ceremony was great, the meal was lovely and your staff were so helpful.
An incredible day for everyone involved
By Mr & Mrs McMahon, on 17 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 17 Feb 2018
I just wanted to drop you a line to say thankyou so, so much for making our wedding day such an incredible day for everyone involved. After speaking to our guests, there wasn't a poor word to be heard about any part of the weekend. Everybody was impressed with the food, hospitality of the staff, the venue and DJ.
Vinny and I really couldn't have hoped for a better day. It really was perfect from start to finish. Massive credit to all of the staff at The Coniston, who went above and beyond all of our expectations. We cannot wait to return sometime soon, with our new addition, and say hi to everyone again.
We are still on cloud 9 and don't want to come back down yet.. Keep up the good work and thanks again.
Thank you so much
By Emma & Hannah, on 17 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 11 Feb 2018
Hi Krystina Sophie and Sharon,
I just wanted to say thank you for all that you did in helping us to organise our wedding, and Krystina, for all that you did on the day to make sure everything ran smoothly. We had a fantastic time and that is in no small part thanks to your efforts. You were always so quick to respond to our questions beforehand and absolutely everything was perfect on Sunday - thank you so much! I'm sure we'll see you again soon, but definitely for our first anniversary next year.
The Most Perfect Winter Wedding
By Mr & Mrs Longmore, on 17 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 29 Dec 2017
We got married at the Coniston Hotel on 29th December 2017. We had the most perfect winter wedding! The snow fell thick and fast, and Sharon and the team did not let it phase them in the slightest. They allowed us use of a 4x4 to travel down to the lake for our beautiful photos, cleared the patio overlooking the lake for even more photos and catered for any tiny request. Sharon even turned into a florist in the morning trying to amend the button holes to corsages as they had arrived incorrectly! Nothing was too much trouble, from the day we first visited the Coniston Hotel, until our wedding. During our wedding breakfast, one of my vegetarian friends could not eat her vegetarian meal for health reasons, and the staff went and made her a completely different meal, and we were totally unaware. Anything that may not have been going to plan, was taken care of without us even knowing. The waiter and waitresses and the gentleman looking after us in the evening (we have forgotten his name, apologies), was also extremely accommodating, reassuring and couldn't do enough for us. It was by far, every bit as special as we had hoped, and this was made possible by the staff at the Coniston Hotel (including reception, the porter, the 4x4 driver, the spa etc. the list could go on!) We would highly recommend the Coniston hotel to anyone, for any occasion. Thank you so much for everything. With best wishes (we will be back),
Absolutely Gorgeous Venue for my Winter Wedding
By Mr & Mrs Leach, on 17 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 17 Dec 2017
Absolutely gorgeous venue for my winter wedding! Sharon, Krystina and Sophie have all been so helpful, considering they will be managing 100s of weddings at once you only ever feel like there’s yours! On the day i must mention Dave who quietly works tirelessly to make everything perfect, he’s a diamond. Everyone loved the venue, the food, service etc was amazing. Really is a great blank canvas that can be turned into something fantastic, and really good value compared to other venues! Wouldn’t hesitate but recommend.
Magical Perfect Day
By Mr & Mrs Nelson, on 17 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 01 Dec 2017
We had such a magical perfect day. I would like to give a special thank you to Sophie who had helped conduct the day perfectly. We (or should i say 'I' ;) ) couldn't have done it without her, she's so polite, friendly and super helpful. I know people probably say this all of the time but our guests were genuinely so impressed with everything, the food, the staff and the venue. A member of my family had said she had been speaking to the rest of the family and they all had said that usually people comment on how the day was wonderful BUT... and she said not one of them had a 'but' it was that perfect, they were extremely impressed. I genuinely don't think I (I mean 'we') could have chosen a better venue, thank you so very very much to all of the weddings team that have helped us from start to finish but to all staff at The Coniston Hotel as it was everyone as a collective that helped make our day so special.
I also wanted to give a massive thank you to the kind people that stayed with my Auntie until the paramedics arrived, there is one particular gentleman I wanted to point out specifically, he cropped up throughout our stay, he served us our 'menu tasting' meal months ago, he served us again during our stay and his welcoming friendly face popped up throughout, he was always very friendly, helpful and he's just genuinely an all round nice gentleman, he was there with my Auntie too and didn't leave until he knew she was OK.
All in all, it was simply wonderful. Thank you all so very much.
A Beautiful and Romantic Setting
By Mr & Mrs Horridge, on 17 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 10 Nov 2017
My husband and I would like to say a massive thank you to the Coniston Hotel. From our 1st meeting with Sharon we knew it was the place for us. A beautiful and romantic setting in the Dales and Sharon's professional manner filled us with confidence that this would be an excellent venue!
We booked the date 2 years before our wedding on Friday 10th November 2017, all the wedding co-ordinators Sharon, Sophie and Krystina were so helpful and nothing seemed to be too much trouble.
When the day came we had the most amazing time and couldn't have asked for better service, friendly, helpful and efficient staff, beautiful food we just wish we could do it all again!
All our guests were so impressed with the venue many of them are wanting to come back to stay.
The Spa amenities are a beautiful addition to the hotel and added to the whole experience.
We would most definitely recommend the Coniston Hotel!
Many thanks again
Everything was Amazing
By Mr & Mrs Jennings, on 17 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 30 Sep 2017
Everything was amazing and there was no stone left unturned. All of our guests cannot stop telling us what a great time they had and loved the hotel; we couldn't agree more.
The day before was also perfect; just as I imagined in the hot tub outside with all of our guests and a lovely glass of fizz. It was truly bliss. The hot tub also helped our hangovers the next day.
Sharon, you were amazing, the rooms looked fantastic and I felt so relaxed knowing you were in charge. Your professionalism shone, along with the personal touches, and the day was a success, all thanks to you.
We would also like to thank the gentleman who you left in charge of looking after us in the evening (apologies I have forgotten his name) however he was an absolute star!!!! Peter was extremely impressed when he brought up 2 g&t's at the end of the night - in his words 'a true legend'.
Another special mention is for the DJ, I cannot say enough how fantastic he was; we definitely understand why he is your choice of DJ. All of the guests loved the songs and his enthusiasm - 'best DJ we've ever had' everyone said so please send our thanks to him.
In fact all of the staff were amazing all weekend and all helped make our special day even more special.
Now we are back from our honeymoon and have to unfortunately come back to reality would you be so kind to forward on our sincere thanks and appreciation to everyone and provide us with the final bill.
Thank you for everything,
This is an outstanding Wedding Venue
By Mr & Mrs Firth, on 17 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 22 Sep 2017
This is an outstanding wedding venue, the location is stunning!!! So so pleased we had our wedding here. It was everything we wanted. All the staff were really lovely & couldn’t do enough for us. Sharon was brilliant!! She made sure everything was as we wanted & we felt so at ease with her. Such a warm & friendly place. Thank you so much to Dave & Trevor who looked after us at our hog roast & evening buffet. Nothing was too much trouble for them. Can honestly say we didn’t stop smiling from start to finish!!! We have fallen in love with this place & can’t wait to come back!!!
Nothing was ever too much trouble
By Mr & Mrs Hill, on 17 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 16 Sep 2017
Our communication with you and the team via email / phone, and our face-face planning meeting always seemed to be so effortless, organised and productive. Nothing was ever too much for you guys and we're very thankful to you all for being so attentive and responsive to what seemed like our non-stop questioning and queries!
What seemed like a never ending list of last-minute tasks to do when we arrived at the hotel the night before the wedding was just completely taken away from us and handled so seamlessly by Sharon - thank you so much for this as we were really expecting to be spending the day/night before the wedding doing our last minute prep and piecing a wedding cake together (!!) which you completely took over. We were so grateful for that!!!
Also, please send our thanks to Fred. He was absolutely amazing throughout the day and nothing was too much hassle. He was also a great help during the menu tasting session when choosing the canapes, wedding breakfast and wine. Fred made us remember that the wedding was our day and we should quite frankly cater for ourselves and not think too much about everyone else. He also gave us the fabulous idea of having a trio for the desert, which seems like a simple suggestion, but something we were back and forth on, being such big foodies!
Sharon was our wedding coordinator on the day. The day went absolutely amazing and more than we expected. We didn't think we'd be so laid-back, calm and stress-free on the day - I actually thought I'd be climbing the walls with having so many decisions to make! But Sharon completely took charge and made sure that everyone was where they should be at given times.