Wotton House

Guildford Road, Dorking (Surrey) RH5 6QQ Map · Telephone · Website
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Menus from £135
Number of guests 90 to 150
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About Wotton House

As you drive along our mile long tree lined driveway, Wotton House is unveiled and has the wonderful ‘wow’ factor for you and your guests. Located in Dorking, Surrey, our grand Manor House is set within immaculately manicured gardens, which feature the first Italian gardens introduced in the UK, a stunning, secret walled garden, temples, ponds and streams with pretty ornate bridges. Our gardens are deemed as such historical interest, they have been given a Grade II listing in addition to the house.

This 17th-century architecture and outstanding grounds provide spectacular backdrops for those once in a lifetime important photos. When you choose Wotton House to host your ceremony, there are two simply stunning spaces to choose from. Our beautifully finished Old Library is a truly majestic setting for exchanging your vows. The room boasts ornate, welcoming fireplaces, a grand vaulted ceiling and hand-painted detailing, providing your ceremony with an enchanting and elegant atmosphere. Alternatively, if you would prefer an outdoor ceremony, the spectacular Roman-style temple within the 17th-century, private walled garden is simply stunning. The grand structure is not only a delightful setting for your service, but a unique backdrop for your treasured wedding photographs. By night, the temples are lit, offering a new and magical setting for even more stunning photos.

The 1877 bar is the perfect setting for your drinks reception. The space is full of magnificent 17th-century frescos and offers direct access to the outdoor terrace. The Evelyn Suite has recently been refurbished to offer a light and neutral palette to complement your colour scheme. With three double doors opening out onto the 13 acres of breathtaking gardens and a side door leading to our fairy-tale grotto.

Our bedrooms have, along with the rest of hotel undergone a £6 million refurbishment, using soft colours and contemporary touches, making Wotton House a truly unique award winning venue. Many couples choose to host their family and friends at Wotton the night prior to their big day, extending the celebrations and being able to wake up relaxed in the morning, knowing their Parents, Bridesmaids, Best man and guests are all on site. The morning after your special day, all your guests can join you for breakfast and recount all of the days happy memories.

Wotton House are winners of the much coveted UK Country Venue Award and finalists at the Wedding Industry Awards.

Weddings are so important to us at Wotton House, we have an experienced team who are dedicated to planning and hosting your special day. Contact our Wedding & Events Team on either 01306 737459 or by email on wottonweddings@ihg.com to arrange an appointment to view our beautiful venue and to discuss your wedding plans in greater detail.


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  • 17th Century Manor House
  • Outdoor ceremony in a 17th Centuary temple
  • Chapel style vaulted ceiling suite for an indoor ceremony
  • First Italian Garden to be introduced in England
  • Up to 120 guests for the formal sit down meal
  • Local suppliers for food and beverage adding sustainability to your big day
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114 Reviews for Wotton House

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  • Quality of the Service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value for Money 5.0
  • Response time 5.0
114 Wotton House Reviews
  • Emma

    Emma · Married on 04/12/2020

    2.0
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      1.0
    • Responsiveness:
      3.0
    • Value for Money:
      3.0
    • Flexibility:
      2.0
    • Professionalism:
      1.0

    Awful experience

    It saddens me that I need to leave this review, but I feel it’s important to share for any future brides/grooms. My now husband and I, like many couples, had our original wedding cancelled from April 2020 due to Covid, and we therefore decided to move it to December and go ahead with 15 of us in attendance. We’d always planned to have a church wedding (which we did), and had originally booked Wotton House to host the reception. Obviously with Covid and the government rules there needed to be changes made to ensure everyone was Covid compliant which we fully expected. We had decided to have a sit-down 7-course tasting menu for the 15 of us for our reception. However, over the course of a number of weeks Wotton House took to making up their own rules in addition to the government guidance which didn't make sense, had a significant impact on our day, and changing then their minds on some of those (even when there had been no further rules released by the government). There were many but some examples include giving us a maximum of 15minutes to eat each of our 7 courses which had to be followed immediately one after the other, and despite us and our allowed number of guests all staying at the hotel at no point were our guests allowed into the gardens at any time (within their own households, even when the actual rule at the time was up to 6 from any household), despite other guests being able to.
    However, the most disappointing thing to me was how the staff at Wotton House handled the whole situation. They insisted on sending all of the new issues via email rather than picking up the phone to discuss with us in the first instance, and were quick to implement rules which had a huge impact on our day but gave no offer of solutions (even though there were some when my fiancé or I ended up calling them). The final straw was a particular member of staff being extremely condescending, rude and actually shouting at us when we did call them. It felt like they didn’t want to host our wedding as they offered to cancel and refund us in full multiple times. Needless to say, after this treatment we took them up on that offer and re-booked with another venue who worked with us to create a perfect wedding day with excellent service whilst 100% complying with the Covid rules to provide a Covid safe environment.
    To sum up, Wotton House is a beautiful venue but they caused untold stress for my husband and I which took a toll on my mental health and completely took the joy out of the lead up to our wedding. I therefore wouldn’t recommend them to future brides/grooms, but for anyone who has chosen them, I hope you get much better service than we did. This review will also not be a shock to the manager, who I understand is running an internal enquiry into the treatment we received.

    Sent on 22/12/2020

    Wotton House's reply:

    Dear Emma,

    I am sorry that you were unhappy with the handling of your wedding which was booked for December last year. I understand you are dissatisfied in the way in which Wotton House communicated and dealt with the restrictions which were bought in place following the November lock down which saw Surrey entering Tier 2 and therefore various changes to the way in which weddings could operate. As one of the governments ‘we’re good to go’ venues we take the restrictions and impact this can have on guests, visitors and employees of the hotel very seriously and have this as paramount to any decisions we make as a venue.

    As mentioned in our direct correspondence I have looked into the details of your wedding and whilst I appreciate your dissatisfaction I am pleased you were able to cancel with no charge and were able to find a venue which could accommodate your day. As disclosed I have conducted an internal investigation into the way your wedding was handled and continue to monitor how we work with couples to ensure we can safely operate within government guidelines and in line with our risk assessment for future weddings at the hotel.

    I would like to also take this opportunity to wish you and Mr. Bowman the very best for your future together and sincerely hope you enjoyed your marriage celebrations.

    Kind regards
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    Corinne and Rich · Married on 10/03/2018

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    • Value for Money:
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    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
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    To the worlds most amazing team

    I don’t know how I will ever show my gratitude enough to you all for yesterday. We had the most amazing day and it’s all down to you guys.

    There are official thank yous coming to you all indivually when we are back from honeymoon but I just wanted to say you are all awesome, amazing, fabulous and thank you thank you thank you.

    Sent on 11/07/2018
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    Sarah and James · Married on 10/02/2018

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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value for Money:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    How tasty the food was...

    Apologies for the delayed reply - we've only just returned from honeymoon so it has been a bit of a whirlwind!

    We had an amazing wedding day - thank you! We couldn't have asked for more, it was exactly as we had hoped and more. All of our guests were commenting on how smoothly the day ran, how beautiful the venue looked and how tasty the food was. They were all extremely impressed, as were we! I must also say that the toastmaster, Robert, was awesome - he really gave structure to the day, had a great personality and calmed both me and James down (as we were both rather nervous before the ceremony!). All of your staff were brilliant, so helpful and friendly. Thanks also for all your help in organising the day, it is much appreciated.

    I am waiting for the first lot of professional photos to be sent to me, but I will send you some on receipt so you can see how it all looked!

    We will certainly be returning to stay at Wotton House in the near future :-)

    Many thanks again,

    Sent on 11/07/2018

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Wotton House FAQ

  • Venue Type:
    Chapel on Premises
    In the Country
    Stately Home
    Historic
    Landmark
    Civil Ceremony Licence
    Large Hotel
    Outdoor License
  • Dining Options:
    Seated Meal Facilities
    Alcohol Licence
    Buffet Meal Facilities
    In House Catering
  • Evening Entertainment:
    Dance Floor
    Entertainment Licence
    Live Band Facilities
    Evening Reception Facilities
    DJ Facilities
  • Overnight Accommodation:
    Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
    Overnight Accommodation for Guests
  • Venue Staff Assistance:
    Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
    Wedding Coordinator
  • Venue Leisure Facilities:
    Swimming Pool
    Health Suite
    Beautician
    Fitness Centre
  • Other Features:
    Disabled Facilities
    Car Parking

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