We were looking for a venue in Harrogate or nearby and looked at a number of Harrogate hotels from which none particularly stood out. As soon as we entered the Dower House we knew that this had to be the one. It was quite intimate with a nice terrace and not too big for our 50 or so guests, although more could have been accommodated if required.
We worked closely with Jonathan, the General Manager, from the beginning, meeting on numerous occasions. He was very professional throughout and very forgiving of our numerous changes of plan, as well as being able to work around our planned 6 week trip overseas just before the wedding.
We decided on a choice of menu and were invited for dinner to sample some of the available options. The food was excellent and we met the chef, Victoria, and were able to thank her in person.
We were blessed by very good weather on our wedding day and, due to Jonathan's expertise, all went according to plan. Even the DJ was good and was able to accommodate many dedications with the music appropriate to the age range of the guests.
Without exception our guests remarked on how well everything went and how good the food was. We were slightly concerned that Victoria wouldn't be able to produce our dinner for two to the same standard for 50 or so but we needn't have worried. It was excellent.
Finally we would just like to say that all of the staff worked really hard to make the day go well. It went more than well - it was wonderful! less