We are so glad that we chose the Dower House for our wedding service, breakfast and evening party. The whole day was just perfect.
The hotel itself is attractive with lovely function rooms (separate for the civil service and the wedding breakfast) and the most wonderful gardens. We were so fortunate that the April weather was glorious so our photographs were predominantly in the grounds.
The main dining room looked so beautiful, and is a perfect size for the 50 guests that we invited to sit in comfort (with more accommodated for the evening when some circular tables were removed). The food and service was just what we wished it to be, and later on the lounge and the bar were also made good use of.
We and many guests stayed overnight and all the rooms we saw were comfortable, including the bridal suite with 4 poster bed and surround-shower. We heard no complaints from our friends or relatives, and we all enjoyed breakfast the following morning, which was freshly cooked and of superb quality.
The other comment from our guests was how polite and friendly all the staff were, whether the full-timers or those who were probably drafted-in to wait on the wedding meal. Nothing was too much trouble and everything was with a smile and cheery comment. The Assistant Manager (Sarah) had made all our preparations perfectly and it was both great and also very professional that both she and the General Manager were present to oversee everything throughout the whole day.
This isn’t a large, grand (and expensive) hotel, but for a medium size, intimate wedding in beautiful surroundings surrounded by friends and family we made the right choice. All through our honeymoon we were looking back and saying that we wouldn’t have changed anything, which in our view speaks volumes. less