We hosted our wedding at the Bolholt in the Summerfield Suite in October.
We first visited in December 2014 by chance and had a peek at the function room. We were not disappointed. The feature fireplace was the perfect backdrop for our ceremony and we felt the hotel would work perfectly for a single venue wedding.
We couldn't have asked for more support from the team from our first meeting and in the months leading up to our wedding - from tasting menus, to a party night and meetings we were throughly looked after and every pre-wedding worry and question was dealt with in fine detail.
Dan was exceptionally patient and committed to making our day everything we envisaged.
During the wedding weekend we stayed in room 40 which was quiet, modern, cosy and comfortable. My parents took the other bridal room (Room 5) which was perfect for getting ready and has come through beautifully on the photos. It should also be said how BEAUTIFUL the grounds of the hotel look in our photographs - particularly at this autumnal time of year.
There was a lot to do the day before as we were dressing the venue ourselves. The hotel had kindly stored our decorations in the days before the wedding. When we arrived the day before, Harriet had done an amazing job of getting everything together so we could get get to work on the finishing touches. Anne and Ash took fabulous care of our family whilst Dan the general manager headed out on a supermarket dash for cake supplies after a transport mishap! It was a team effort - without the staff we would have had an extremely long night!! Our hard work was rewarded with what can only be described as a FEAST in the restaurant. Amazing!
The day itself was ran by the team to military precision. We didn't worry about a single thing.
It is a testament to the relationship the staff establish with their guests that all the team came in the the lounge to see me before the ceremony. Thank you to Dan for keeping everything so calm, Alana for taking the responsibility of arranging my dress and Ash for the last minute check that my other half had remembered the rings!!
The food was exceptional - we tested the talents of the team with 70 dining guests including a range of allergies and dietary requirements. We had nothing but positive feedback after dinner!
Every detail was attended to by the staff - they literally picked our vision from our imagination and created it on the day to perfection. Everyone was able to relax and thoroughly enjoy the day thanks to the calm demeanour and organisation of the staff whilst they worked furiously behind the scenes!
We had gone with resident DJ Graham - admitted biased but we had a cracking party! Graham had spoken with us beforehand and did everything we asked!
Many of our guests chose to stay at the hotel and were as equally well looked after as we have been with clean, comfortable rooms and a lovely breakfast the following morning. It should also be noted how excellent the reception team are. So personable and accommodating. So many of our guests stopped us to comment of the friendliness of the hotel staff.
The day after the wedding they continued the treat us exceptionally laying on teas and coffee and serving up our wedding cake whilst we open presents.
We stayed another night and were looked after by Alana in the bar whilst we opened our cards. Whilst there we met a couple who had just booked their wedding in the Summerfield Suite. Obviously we couldn't encourage them enough that they had made a perfect choice! We had lots of pre-wedding concerns over the last year and can honestly say we had nothing to worry about!!
We have already popped back to the Bolholt to collect a few bits after our honeymoon and as ever were treated as old friends. We are looking forward to returning with the family for New Year and continuing to spend time at the hotel for years to come.
Thank you to everyone at the Bolholt. xx less