We had looked at many different possible locations for our wedding and searched for hours on sites such as Bridebook and so on. Manor Hill House appeared to us on Bridebook as it was close to our home, so we decided to go for one of their upcoming open days. If you have not been to one of their open days and are wondering whether to book this place, it is a great way to get a feel of what your wedding could look like.
The venue is breath-taking, with such a modern look surrounded by acres of stunning scenery. We were immediately welcomed and made to feel comfortable by the staff. We were able to get a good feel of the location, the size of the rooms available and the options for decorations and additional extras. Emma greeted us while we were there and held a meeting with us to discuss our options. We were taken aback by the personal touch by making time for us even when it was unscheduled. She presented us with the late availability dates, as we were looking for a date only a few months from then and fully explained everything we needed to know. We knew from that point that this was where we wanted to hold our wedding, from the stunning location to the wonderful team, we felt that it was meant to be.
On the topic of the staff, Emma and Michael are the wonderful owners of this venue and have such a fantastic team. We were mainly in contact with Charley Barfield and Chris Stokes, who throughout the entire process were a great help. They personally made sure that we were happy with every decision, scheduled many, many meetings for us to get plans in action, and answered all our questions via phone or email. Natalie Stead alongside Charley and Chris were such fantastic help on the big day, checking up on everything (incl. Bride and Groom!) and managing the entire day. The entire rest of the team worked tirelessly to put everything in order; every single little touch we had discussed was present.
Last but not least, Phil Davies (the absolute legend that he is) is the head chef here at Manor Hill House. We had a few meetings with Phil to discuss our meal options and he somehow managed to cater for all our requirements whether it be vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, nut allergies etc, including the last-minute ones (sorry Phil!). He was a star throughout, made us feel very welcome and clearly a credit to the team at Manor Hill House. We spent one of our meetings with him and some team members in hysterics and it really felt as though we were just chatting to friends. Chef and the team worked together to ensure all the food was brought out on time and still hot, even at the last table served. Every single guest that spoke to us mentioned the food and how truly exquisite it was.
If you are still wondering about booking this place, take it from me, all our guests stated that it was the best wedding they have ever been to and it all ran like clockwork. There is no way we could have had such a memorable day without this venue and team, hand in hand.