£2450 - £5000 for a package
Up to 140
12 Bedrooms
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COVID-19 Update
We are open and able to cater for weddings within the current government guidelines. Call us on 01564772120 or visit http://forest-hotel.com/weddings-2/
Late Availability
Last Minute Dates Available
Just £340
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Seasonal Offer Available
Off peak rates October - April
A privately owned beautiful stylish hotel which offers a unique experience to our couples with real attention to detail; from the decor to the food we will ensure your day is one to remember.
Pricing & Costs

Packages
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£49
Maximum Price
£84

Packages
(total price)

Prices Start At
£2,450
Maximum Price
£5,000
Number of Guests Included
50
We have three daytime packages- Gold, Diamond and Platinum and an Twilight reception package for couples looking for a more casual feel. The menu on offer and drinks choices changes depending on the package chosen; please ring to find out more information. We can also personalise packages to suit your needs. Our package includes all of the following :- -Hire of the stylish Olive room with its stunning lit Victorian vaulted ceiling, chandeliers, air conditioning, lighting and sound system, dance floor and bar for the day and evening reception -Designated wedding coordinator to help guide you on the day -White chair covers with your choice of bows -Printed menus, round silver cake stand and knife, table numbers, microphone for speeches - Personalised post box for your cards
What is included in this pricing:
Furniture included
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Hotel
Dining Capacity
140
Reception Capacity
220
No. of Bedrooms
12
Sleeps No. of People
26
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
08:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
01:00 AM
Late Night Extension
Yes

Venue

Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted
Full Description
We will deliver everything you could possibly need to make your day memorable and coordinate all of the details so you don't have to. Being an independent, family-run hotel we go that extra mile with a personal touch that can only come from a smaller venue. The Forest is beautiful, with stylish and up-market decor throughout the function and bedrooms. Close by we have the wonderful Packwood House and Baddesly Clinton for those all important memorable photos, or the Dorridge train station has become a very popular spot producing some quirky shots. What makes us extra-special? -Only one wedding reception held here a day; you'll be the most important couple here. -Tailor made wedding package to suit your budget and other requirements. -12 Boutique bedrooms available for you from £120 for double occupancy, includes full english breakfast. -Licensed for civil ceremonies in both the smaller Claret room or the larger Olive room. - We have 4 packages which all include the following; -Hire of the stylish Olive room with its stunning Victorian vaulted ceiling, chandeliers, air conditioning, lighting and sound system, dance floor and bar for the day and evening reception. -Designated wedding coordinator to help guide you on the day; our lovely Katie will do whatever she can for you. -Printed menus, round silver cake stand and knife, table numbers, microphone for speeches. -Post box for your cards. -French Louis style bride and groom chairs. -Reserved area of the terrace for arrival/after ceremony drinks- weather permitting! We love holding weddings at The Forest and being part of your special day. Please ring us to find out more information as we would be happy to help you in any way we can and would feel it a privilege to hold your wedding 01564 772120.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Miss Katie Bolton
I love the relationship that builds up between myself and the bride and groom, working to make their day personal and extra special

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2003
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
Reviews
(10)
(10)
Laura and Rob
Married in July 2020
October 2020
A stress free day
Right from the first contact with the hotel, Katie, the events co-ordinator was amazing! Nothing was too much trouble for her and during the planning stages she offered her expertise and advice and helped to make the experience a pleasure rather than stressful! The day itself was amazing from start to finish. Katie and her wonderful team worked so hard to make sure that every detail was realised to perfection. The food was amazing, the service second to none and the laid back atmosphere which we wanted to achieve was just how we had envisaged it. We had our dream day and there were so many positive comments from guests, some saying it was the best wedding they had ever been too! We would highly recommend the Forest to anyone considering a wedding venue.
Sian and Jordan
Married in March 2020
October 2020
Our perfect day
We got married at the Forest last year and it was absolutely perfect and brilliantly organised from start to finish. From when we first popped in to look at the room we knew we would be well looked after by the staff particularly Katie who was our planner. She was so organised and in particular the day before when handing over all the favours & decorations so I could focus on getting ready on the day. Our guests were amazed at how the room was changed so quickly and smoothly from ceremony room to our meal then for our evening do without really noticing! The food was fabulous and allergies were well catered for. I was worried about the weather for the drinks reception on the patio so having tables reserved in the bar was a relief due to the heavy rain on the day but it didn’t ruin anything! Really couldn't have asked for more for our perfect day!
Cheryl and Paul
Married in February 2020
October 2020
Our special small wedding
We booked the Forest for our wedding. Due to various circumstances we had to change the date three times. This was never a problem. It was a small wedding with 16 guests who also stayed the night. The room was just the right size and decorated beautifully for the wedding, the evening meal and even breakfast the next morning. The staff were wonderfully attentive and helpful even though it was busy. The bedrooms are lovely, individually designed and clean. More than that they were ready from 11am to make life so easy for guests arriving from all over the country. The food was also of a very high standard. They made our special day very special - THANK YOU
Rebecca and Leigh
Married in December 2019
October 2020
Nothing is too much trouble
We got married at The Forest on 23rd Dec and we could not praise the venue and staff highly enough! Despite it being an extremely busy time for the hotel, they could not do enough for us. Katie, in particular, was superb. She was always on the end of the phone to answer any queries or reassure me of any worries. She helped me to plan the wedding and on the actual day she was a real diamond, making sure that everything went smoothly. Thankyou Katie for all of your hard work! Sian and Andy were also brilliant, helping out with last minute things the evening before and on the morning. Sian even ran down the road to catch my veil as it nearly blew away - Nothing is too much for all of the staff at the hotel! All of our guests had a wonderful time, we had so many comments about the food and how lovely it was. All in all, an amazing venue with amazing staff! We would definitely book again for other events.
Lucy and Phil
Married in October 2019
October 2020
We couldn't fault anything
We had an amazing time, it was absolutely perfect and we couldn’t fault anything. Thank you so much for all of your hard work, we are so grateful. You and your team did a fantastic job and our guests had the best time. Thanks for always being at the end of an email for our endless queries!
Natalie and Sean
Wedding: September 2019
October 2020
The place to be
My daughter got married at this hotel, from the moment we arrived everything was taken care of, and all the staff were excellent, food was superb, and Katie the wedding planner was terrific. So if you are after a venue for a wedding we're you can relax and have a stress free day whilst everything is done for you, this is the place to be.
Location & Contact Details

Address

25 Station Approach, Dorridge, West Midlands, B93 8JA, England

Travel Notes

We have excellant transport links whether by car or train and will be very easy to find.

Nearest Town

Solihull

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M42 Junction 5. Also M40.

Nearest Train Station

Dorridge

Nearest Airport

Birmingham

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FAQ
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What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

It's one day, albeit a very important one, but don't take out a 2nd mortgage to pay for it.

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

Tables named after sweet types - heroes, cherry lips, allsorts etc and then they were used to sprinkle on each table, there were not many left by dessert!

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Friendly, relaxed, competent, efficient, committed

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Group photo on our steps, you can see all the guests in 1 go

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The wonderful, helpful team

What part of your business are you most proud of?

The testimonials from happy bride and grooms

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