My wife and I recently (April 2015) held our wedding at the New Holmwood Hotel. From start to finish it was an great experience. Initially having been to look at other venues I was starting to feel deflated that we were unable to find somewhere we liked and staff we could trust to deliver the day we wanted. Then we were pointed towards the New Holmwood and I'm so glad we were.
We initially met with David (The hotels manager) and he tottally put us both at ease. His questioning wasnt to enquire as to how much profit he could make for the hotel, or how little work he could create (which is the feeling we had elsewhere) but instead he wanted to ensure that the venue was right for us and to offer what he and his staff could do. I think if the venue hadnt have been right for us he would still have directed us towards somewhere that was. I was so at ease that after a half hour conversation my mind was made up before David revealed the cost we were looking at. My mind was definatley made up when he did discuss prices.
Over the course of the next 12 months David and his staff were fantastic to us both. When we had questions and requests for him David always tried his best to accomadate them. When we turned up unannounced to show people around David was on hand to answer any questions, the staff knew who we were and when the wedding was - they clearly were well rehersed, and David's duty of care towards our big day was shown with his 7 page checklist a few weeks before the big day, which covered every eventuality - even those that didn't effect the hotel!
When it came to the big day everything went fantastically. We were lucky to have such good weather, but the staff worked tiredesly all day to make sure that it went without any issues. The restaurant looked great, the view was amazing, the food was fantastic our guests all agreed. Everyone who stayed at the hotel was looked after, especailly my family who stayed at the hotel for a few days and knew the staff well by the big day.
Overall we both loved everything about our chosen reception venue. We were able to enjoy every step of the planning process with David, and on the day everthing was brilliant. Even the little errors which we made were rectified and put right well before we arrived. We will be back to the New Holmwood and look forward to holding event there again in the future. I can honestly say that we both feel we have a new set of friends at the New Holmwood, and I can't express how happy we were with the hotel any better than that. I would not hesitate to recomend this venue to anybody. less