Lovely August wedding - shame about the weather!!
30/08/2015 GWN92, Bath, United Kingdom
I attended a wedding from ceremony to end of the reception. The hotel was clean and it was well organised. The building looks outstanding from the outside. The interior didn't match what the exterior ... more
I attended a wedding from ceremony to end of the reception. The hotel was clean and it was well organised. The building looks outstanding from the outside. The interior didn't match what the exterior was, however it is a 3* so you can't expect marble halls and gold leaf statues!!
We had a function room at the front and to the side of the hotel which opened out to a patio terrace, looking over the lawn to views across countryside. It had it's own bar and various other rooms off the main, which catered for the evening buffet and fun photo booths.
The food was ok, it wasn't anything special. The mozzarella and pancetta starter was very disappointing. The pancetta was just bacon and the dressing which covered it was very acidic. The main was a breasted of chicken in a mushroom sauce with roast potatoes and vegetables. The first bowl of veg that came to our table was grey - I don't know why that was even allowed to exit the kitchen it looked vile! The pudding was a chocolate brownie served warm with coulis and cream, and was rich and delicious!
What really had me miffed were the drinks pricing, an issue I took up with them at the time. I ordered two Becks Blue and was charged £8.40, yet earlier in the evening I was charged around £5. He checked his price and confirmed that was the amount. I said how a Becks Blue is half a pint, how is half a pint of alcohol free beer £4.20? He then handed over two more bottles and apologised.
The bride and groom only had one function room booked so it would prove tricky for the staff to turn around the room from the ceremony, post wedding dinner to the reception however this was choreographed very well, so well I didn't even notice.
Overall I personally had a great day. It was organised very well and the staff were fun, helpful and friendly. The food was ok nothing special but you pay for what you get in life, so it probably represented good value to those paying! less