Woughton House – MGallery by Sofitel

(18 reviews) 18 4.83
Woughton on the Green Newport Road Milton Keynes Buckinghamshire MK6 3LR
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About Woughton House – MGallery by Sofitel

Woughton on the Green, Newport Road, Milton Keynes
Buckinghamshire, MK6 3LR

Situated in the village of Woughton-On-Green, one of the few remaining medieval villages around which Milton Keynes was built, Woughton House MGallery By Sofitel is a hidden gem.

Surrounded by acres of stunning parkland, lakes and orchards of the Ouzel Valley Park in the Buckinghamshire countryside, it offers a picturesque setting for weddings. Woughton House MGallery By Sofitel has an in-house wedding planning team, to ensure that each wedding is bespoke and caters to every couple’s needs, ensuring that they have an unforgettable day. The Clubhouse Suite accommodates up to 180 seated guests and up to 250 people for an evening reception, with exclusive venue hire.

The hotel offers a range of wedding packages, including Grand Affair’, which features a complimentary overnight stay with breakfast in one of the stunning Privilege bedrooms.

Couples can choose from a selection of menus for their special day. The Grand Affair’ wedding package includes a luxurious evening platter buffet for day guests. During the summer months, couples can enjoy a BBQ or hog roast on the outdoor terrace, overlooking the idyllic countryside views, making Woughton House MGallery By Sofitel the perfect wedding venue all year round.

Canapés are served during the drinks reception, as well as free flowing wine, cocktails and a glass of bubbles for the toast. Couples also have the option of an extra special wedding breakfast the following morning with a delicious array of fresh dishes.

For couples looking for a more intimate wedding breakfast, the property boasts a restaurant bar and lounge area, Seasons restaurant. It seats 50 guests and serves indulgent British cuisine, with a selection of seasonal and locally produced dishes, accompanied by hand-picked wines from the hotel’s wine cellar.

• Recently refurbished and extended function suite which opens onto the terrace and gardens • A Red Carpet to welcome you to the hotel on your arrival & attention to those special details that make a big difference • A picture perfect backdrop, our tranquil gardens provide an ideal setting for drinks and photographs • Recently refurbished and individually designed, our onsite accommodation is perfectly suited for your nearest and dearest • Our dedicated Wedding Planner will guide you through the decisions you need to make to ensure that your every wish is catered for

Facilities at Woughton House – MGallery by Sofitel

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
In the City
Small Hotel
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster

Woughton House – MGallery by Sofitel Reviews (18)

Ruined by the poor running and incompetence
Venue Service

By Casey Cracknell, on 19 Oct 2018Date of Wedding - 15 Sep 2018

We had exclusive use but another wedding there! Only half the drinks were served. Promised room to get ready - tiny conference room. Eventually provided room, had to split getting ready, walking through hotel half dressed. No Master of Ceremonies (included in package). Canapes and drinks served to hotel and the other weddings guests. Paid for 130 buffet – buffet served 35 max. Swapped seafood for fries and rolls -one small bowl of fries, no rolls. Another couples’ details sent to us prior to wedding, they had same package but lower price. Were told they booked nearer to date, very unfair as booked 15 months advance. Toasting prosecco half filled, one table none as ‘run out’. Staff moaning about management, felt very stretched. Guest witnessed manager shouting at young waitresses ordering one of them to leave our wedding and help behind main bar. Chucked wedding cake in the freezer, next day claimed it had been eaten. Eventually was provided. Front entrance not cleaned from night before, including dried pile of sick which is in our pictures! Private bar had one staff running it, more expensive than hotel bar. Ran out of red wine during dinner. Later were selling red wine at bar? Side area of private bar was closed all night. Bridal suite was standard room, no working kettle, only some complimentary water! We didn’t have lists of special requests. Been in three times to speak to Manager and give chance to acknowledge. Manager didn’t show up to one meeting they arranged. Very arrogant, claims to have people queuing so ‘shortcomings’ at ours would not put others off. Set in beautiful surroundings. Communication between wedding team and ground staff was non-existent, not providing everything in package is appalling. Can’t rewind our special day, they’re completely incompetent to host weddings.

Paul Broster, General Manager at Woughton House – MGallery by Sofitel responded to this review on 19/10/2018 18:37:53

Dear Casey Having dealt with your mother Mrs Cracknell at 3 separate meetings I feel it is best I reply to your concerns. Initially we apologise that your day was not what you had hoped for and we do take responsibility for some of what is mentioned above. As a hotel we have a very good reputation for weddings as all the other 3rd party forums show but some elements of your day were not to our usual standard. In my initial meeting with Mrs Cracknell we went through her concerns and then in our follow up meetings we discussed each point in turn after a thorough investigation. There were issues i certainly acknowledged and some i did not, with evidence to back these up which I shared with Mrs Cracknell. Having never met you i assume most of the above was feedback from your mother rather than myself. Although I did say to her I wanted to meet with you directly where we would have discussed suitable compensation but I did not hear anything. In reference to the missed meeting i am slightly concerned with these comments as Mrs Cracknell knows exactly why I could not attend and the severity of the reason why. The staff comments are also concerning as most of the stress and angst they had were the result of accusations made and verbal abuse directed at my team by a very close female relative to yourself, who was severely abusive and said they had stolen various items, only to find those items either in their bedroom or partner's pocket with no apology forthcoming, just more abuse. I would like to make it very clear that after all this I am very apologetic that your day was not as special as you had hoped for and my offer still stands if you would like to have a conversation. I appreciate and believe these forums and responses should be based on an apology which is my overriding message. However i also feel when accusations have been made which have a personal slant to them like this review, we should have the right to reply and give our explanation of events which i empathise you might not agree with. We take great pride in what we do here and i only wish your day could have been better.

Very Happy
Venue Service

By Natalie and Gary Rogers, on 10 Oct 2017Date of Wedding - 07 Oct 2017

Sam, Gareth and the team worked tirelessly to ensure a perfect day. Our guests commented on how smoothly the the day flowed and how good the service was. The food was outstanding and all areas of the the hotel both inside and out were perfectly presented. All we had to do was turn up, everything was taken care of, to a very high standard. If there were any minor hiccups, they were sorted out immediately with the minimum of fuss. If you chose this venue, you will be able to really relax and enjoy your day, knowing ever detail will be taken care of.

The Perfect Wedding Venue
Venue Service

By helen and andrew smith, on 17 Aug 2016Date of Wedding - 12 Aug 2016

A beautiful setting for a wedding, with the Church right next door and beautiful scenery all around. We really want to thank all the staff at the hotel for being so thoughtful, polite and friendly. Sam, Silvia and Gareth helped to guide us through the whole process of planning the wedding, coming up with good ideas and lovely touches. The food was great, the function room ideal and the bedrooms nicely decorated. Our family and friends all commented on what a great hotel this was and how nice all the staff had been. We really would recommend the Mercure Parkside as the perfect wedding venue.

Thank you
Venue Service

By Anna and Mark, on 14 Dec 2015

To Charly, Gareth and Team, Anna and I would like to say a huge thank you for all of the hard work and effort that you all put in to making our day so special back in August. We had the most amazing day and that was down to the commitment and attentiveness of you both throughout the day. Thank you also Charly, for arranging our stay in November, it was hugely appreciated. Love Anna and Mark x

Couldnt fault it
Venue Service

By Kym Salisbury, on 27 Nov 2015

We got married here on the 15th November 2015, all in all everything with the wedding went perfectly. Charly the wedding co-ordinator was brilliant in the lead up to the wedding and we couldn't thank Gareth the banqueting manager enough on the day. He was amazing!

Perfect day!
Venue Service

By Heather Houghton, on 16 Nov 2015

We could not have been happier with our day! Charly and the Mercure Parkside team worked tirelessly to ensure our day had the magical whimsical feel that we wanted. No request was too much and they kept in constant contact making sure we were updated at all times. I cannot recommend having your day at Mercure Parkside House enough.

Most amazing day!
Venue Service

By Staphanie Page, on 16 Nov 2015

Had the most amazing wedding at parkside house, venue was lovely and food was amazing. All my guests said how lovely the day was

So beautiful
Venue Service

By Claire Ames, on 16 Nov 2015

Attended the most amazing wedding here. Venue was beautiful, staff were polite, friendly and extremely professional

Thank you!
Venue Service

By Trish Jones, on 16 Nov 2015

Truly a lovely venue, you gave my daughter Hayley and Robert a magical day, all your staff from start to finish were friendly, polite and professional. Team you should be proud of yourselves. Thank you again. Trish.

Gorgeous Venue
Venue Service

By Tracey Brint, on 16 Nov 2015

Myself and Guy had our wedding here in September. It was an amazing day, made better by the fantastic staff at the hotel. Charly the wedding coordinator and the team made sure everything went smoothly. The bridal suite is beautiful and all of our guests said hor fabulous the rooms were. The hot evening buffet was great. I would highly recommend this gorgeous venue.

Perfect Wedding Venue
Venue Service

By Karleigh Wallace, on 16 Nov 2015

The hotel itself is tucked away in one of the most peaceful and beautiful locations in Milton Keynes, meaning it was our first and only choice for the Wallace lego wedding. However, what really made our day perfect was the hotel staff! I was truly touched by their dedication and ongoing efforts to ensure everything was amazingly flawless. From their secret added touches to professional manner... Honestly Charly and Gaz, we can't thank you enough.

Could Not Be Happier !!!
Venue Service

By Gary Kennedy, on 06 Aug 2012

We decided on this venue for our daughters wedding August 3rd 2012. I just have got to say how pleased we are at our choice. The whole event was handled so well. All the staff without exception were fantastic. Our special thanks go to Nicola and Barry for all their help. All our friends have said it's the best wedding they have attended.

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