The most exquisite day of our lives
By Deborah and Mark, on 24 Jan 2018Date of Wedding - 25 Nov 2017
We would like to thank Krystyna, Russell and all the wonderful team who worked so diligently to make our wedding the most exquisite day of our lives.
It is a beautiful and historic building full of character, intimacy and charm. A location that is quaint and rural yet easily accessible by road and rail for our planned guests, with ample parking and accommodation so that we and our party could seamlessly join our whole day together in one venue.
We simply cannot praise you all enough. Especially praise goes to Krystyna for the understanding and sensitivity she showed when, only days after we had initially met her, we were hit by the sudden decline in health, and subsequent loss of Mark’s dear father.
But through it all, was the calm, gentle and assured guidance of Krystyna, helping to pull us through these times, and bring us to what can only be described as the most joyous, delicious and precious day we could ever have hoped for. Everyone involved in our day added a special sparkle, but the gem in the crown was certainly the fabulous Krystyna, Russell and the team of the Talbot.
Russell was, it must be said, the most admirably competent and engaging master of ceremonies and daytime organising absolute whiz. Many of our guests commented on his good humour and ‘nothing-was-too-difficult’ attitude. The rest of the team were equally attentive, kind, willing to please and genuine people.
Embarking upon a journey at the Talbot for the most spectacular and memorable day of our lives, with staff who anticipated our every need, and that of our guests. You all began our married lives as Mr and Mrs Harrington, and we will never forget it. Thank you is simply not enough.
Thanks to The Talbot for an amazing experience!
By Alena and Phil, on 15 Nov 2017Date of Wedding - 10 Nov 2017
Me and my wife selected The Talbot for our wedding and we were so happy to have done so. Despite being forced to organise things at such short notice due to circumstances beyond our control, Krystyna and her team were so very flexible at accommodating all of our wishes - keeping the whole process stress free for us. Then on the day, the service staff were great, and extremely friendly. Our MC, Russell, was perfect, helping everything run smoothly and being able to adapt to every problem that we seemed to encounter. Many thanks to everyone at The Talbot for such an amazing experience! :)
I will never forget how perfect our day was
By Kirsty and Simon, on 30 Oct 2017Date of Wedding - 26 Oct 2017
We had our Wedding at the Talbot on the 26/10 and it was the best day of our lives. Krystyna the Wedding Coordinator is a perfectionist which is what you want when you are planning a wedding. She is extremely kind hearted and nothing was too much trouble, she went above and beyond during all stages of the planning which made me feel reassured that our day was going to be everything we had dreamed of.
The day went perfectly without any problems, this was due to being in the capable hands of Russell who looked after us and our guests on the day. He was so much fun and at the same time clearly very experienced at what he does. He made sure the day flowed and once again nothing was too much trouble.
All of the staff I came into contact with before the big day and during the wedding were polite and chatty. The food we had the night before in the bar was tasty and the Wedding Breakfast was even better. We had so many compliments about the food which made us really happy. The rooms we had were lovely and clean, the beds were like sleeping on a cloud.
I will never forget how perfect our day was and this down the team who work so hard and are brilliant at what they do. The venue is perfect for what we wanted and I wouldn’t have changed a thing. Thank you Krystyna, Russell and the rest of the team for the best day ever!
We can honestly say it was an absolute dream
By Ana Maria and Anthony, on 23 Nov 2017Date of Wedding - 21 Oct 2017
We had our wedding at the Talbot on October and we can honestly say it was an absolute dream. Right from the start we had the best experience worn Krystyna, the head of sales and then onto the actual wedding day where Russel and his team did an incredible job. No issue was too big and all our needs were met without even realising it was being done which meant we could just relax and enjoy the day. The atmosphere and the food were key for us and both were outstanding at the Talbot. We would throughly recommend this venue if you are after a relaxed but high standard wedding were the people and the food are the main focus! All of the wedding guests repeatedly told us what a great wedding it was and a lot of that was down to the staff making it run so smoothly and with great warmth!
A wonderful and special unique experience
By Liz and Isaac, on 19 Oct 2017Date of Wedding - 14 Oct 2017
This is an amazing picturesque and historical place to get married in. The staff are all wonderful and make sure that your day goes smoothly and make you feel so special. I can't thank Russell and Krystyna more for their dedication and hard work during the day and evening ... whoever gets married here will have a wonderful and special unique experience.
We cannot recommend The Talbot enough!
By Sharon and Steve, on 28 Nov 2017Date of Wedding - 22 Sep 2017
We cannot recommend The Talbot and its fabulous Staff enough. It was the perfect venue for our September Wedding.
We couldn’t have wished for a better Wedding Coordinator in Krystyna. Living 70 miles away, we were totally dependent on help and advice and communications were great from booking the Wedding to the day itself. Krystyna is incredibly kind, helpful and patient with a wealth of experience and a true professional. She clearly loves and cares about her work and puts a lot of effort in creating the very Wedding you are looking for.
Flexibility was key to us regarding the menu and accommodation for our guests, both the night before and the day of the Wedding and Krystyna never failed to help us in so many ways – including an emergency call minutes before the Ceremony to help fix some body tape to my Wedding Dress straps! .
Russell is the perfect host and again we couldn’t have wished for better - we all loved him. He was fantastic with us and our Guests all day long (and beyond!) and he knew exactly how to cajole them to be where and when they were meant to be at various times of the day, without them feeling in any way they were being organized. The timings were faultless, the food was outstanding and the atmosphere was intimate and amazing. We were able to enjoy every minute of our Wedding with no worries about arrangements – priceless.
A MASSIVE THANK-YOU to Krystyna, Russell, the Chefs, Service Staff and everyone else at the Talbot (always so helpful and smiling) for making it happiest day of our lives and a day our Guests thoroughly enjoyed and still talk about xx
A big recommendation and thumbs up
By Lisa and Andy, on 03 Nov 2017Date of Wedding - 16 Sep 2017
When selecting our wedding venue from the 4 we had down selected, The Talbot ticked all the boxes for us. Russell and Krystyna are both very experienced and know the venue and what works best. In the planning phase they both suggested ideas that turned out to be spot on. The wedding day itself was amazing, and our guests made numerous comments ranging from "the best wedding breakfast food I have ever had' to "the venue and decoration was perfect".
Nothing was too much trouble for Russell and his team and the manner in which the wedding ceremony, drinks reception, formal wedding breakfast and celebration party was managed was beyond our expectations.
Many thanks Russell for all your effort and support, not to mention your performance as Master of Ceremonies.
Anyone thinking of selecting the Talbot for a wedding venue, we will be happy to talk to. A big recommendation and thumbs up from the new Mr & Mrs Green
Thank you for making our day THE BEST ever.
By Katherine & Simon, on 25 Sep 2017Date of Wedding - 09 Sep 2017
We had our wedding on 9th September 2017 and can't say how wonderful it was. We have had so many compliments about the food, venue and staff. The staff really couldn't have done anymore for us and made our day all the more special. Everything ran exactly how we wanted it to and both Krystyna and Russ were amazing. If we could do it all again we would go back to the Talbot without hesitation. A big thank you to Russ and Krystyna for making our day THE BEST ever.
We could not have had a better day
By Bella and Dec, on 29 Sep 2017Date of Wedding - 08 Sep 2017
We got married at the Talbot in September 2017 and we could not have had a better day. They made all the organising beforehand so easy and stress free and the day itself went so smoothly. The hotel is absolutely beautiful and perfect to create exactly the kind of setting we wanted. We had so many of the guests come up to us and tell us how much they enjoyed the food! And a special mention must go to Russel who was our host for the day. He made the day flow faultlessly and was so lovely and attentive to us and our guests. Would 100% recommend the Talbot to anyone thinking of getting married there!
By Emma and Mark, on 19 Sep 2017Date of Wedding - 02 Sep 2017
I cannot fault this hotel or the staff in any way. Krystyna the Wedding Planner is the most attentive, kind and sweetest person you will ever meet who takes her role very seriously and has a keen attention to detail. Russell our host and toastmaster organised every single detail of our day ensuring our guests knew where to go and what to do, he sorted things out that even I'd forgotten!! He can read a crowd brilliantly and will have your guests eating out the palm of his hand! The serving staff are polite, friendly and attentive and will still be wearing a smile at 2am! The food was absolutely second to none and to have all our guests comment on how gorgeous the buffet was too, shows the quality and effort this hotel put in. The grounds are superb, the barns are so romantic and the bedrooms are quaint and brimming with character. Even all our belongings and gifts were collected up by staff and locked away for us to deal with in the morning, we didn't have to do anything except enjoy ourselves all day!! If I could do it all again but had a million pound to spend I still wouldn't have changed a thing about yesterday. The Talbot was the best decision we made and we haven't stopped receiving messages of how it was 'the best wedding our friends have ever attended' (and we are all in our forties so they've been to a few)! Breakfast this morning was a massive extended wedding in the garden room and was so delicious - nobody wanted to go home! These guys have become our friends and if I could give them 10 stars I would. Absolutely faultless. Thank you Talbot
A romantic and beautiful setting
By Sheena and James, on 13 Oct 2017Date of Wedding - 01 Sep 2017
Our wedding was amazing and it was a beautiful setting. It would be nice if the garden area at the bottom was a little more picturesque for photos, but it was good value for money. The barn and the Wisley is gorgeous, and the bridal suite is beautiful. The staff are most helpful, particularly Russell who goes above and beyond to ensure your day is perfect. The food is lovely, I couldn't fault any of it.
My only tip would be to ensure you announce the fact the cake has been cut and put out the back with the food, as a lot of my guests and myself didn't have any, not the fault of the hotel at all! Just something that should have been announced. I also wished I had asked to have some wrapped up to take home, again my fault as I didn't ask for this to happen. Just annoying as a lot of cake got thrown away.
Overall this place is perfect for a quaint wedding, it's a romantic and beautiful setting and I couldn't really fault it. We will be returning one day soon for dinner and an overnight stay and would recommend you ask for a room at the front of the hotel, as they are stunning, large and well decorated.
Fantastic experience all round
By Andrew and Sue, on 18 Sep 2017Date of Wedding - 31 Aug 2017
Fantastic experience all round. Very helpful and patient in the lead up and very slick on the day. Excellent value for money and a beautiful all-in-one setting. We felt at ease on site and with the staff.