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Weddings & Celebrations: Room Hire

Private lunches, dinners, celebrations & short weddings

The banqueting suite is yours for the lunch period 12.00 noon to 5.30pm or the dinner period 7.00pm to 12.00 midnight.

Monday – Friday Saturday Sunday &
Bank Holidays
  Lunch or dinner Lunch or dinner Lunch or dinner
West Lodge Park Suite (minimum 80 adults) £675.00 £975.00 £775.00
John Evelyn Suite (minimum 45 adults) £625.00 £875.00 £675.00
Lancaster Suite (minimum 45 adults) £425.00 £525.00 £475.00
King Charles Room £325.00 £425.00 £375.00
Edward Beale Room £325.00 £425.00 £375.00

All day weddings and other functions

The banqueting suite is yours for the full day 12.00 noon until midnight

Monday – Friday Saturday Sunday &
Bank Holidays
West Lodge Park Suite (minimum 80 adults) £1,025.00 £1,650.00 £1,225.00
John Evelyn Suite (minimum 45 adults) £925.00 £1,350.00 £1,025.00
Lancaster Suite (minimum 45 adults) £775.00 £925.00 £825.00
King Charles Room £375.00 £575.00 £475.00
Edward Beale Room £375.00 £575.00 £475.00
60’ x 40’ Frame Marquee (minimum 120, maximum 160) £9,000.00 £9,000.00 £9,000.00
80’ x 40’ Frame Marquee (minimum 160, maximum 230) £10,500.00 £10,500.00 £10,500.00
For more information about hiring a Suite or Room, please email or call a member of our weddings and celebrations team on 020 8216 3943.

What our customers say...

  • August 2015

    Sharp Watson Celebration

    Dear Lisa

    Thank you your help in planning our celebration on Saturday. It was a most successful and relaxed day, helped by your helpful and attentive staff. Please thank Patrick and his team for their attention to detail and pleasant and unobtrusiveness, which led to everything running smoothly.

    With many thanks

    Kind regards


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  • April 2015

    Hi Sharon.

    Just wanted to say a big thank you for the wonderful day we had last Saturday. Everything was perfect, even the weather. You obviously have good connections!! Everyone had a great time and all loved the hotel and grounds, not to mention the food. We could not find fault with anything and were delighted with the overall service.

    Thanks again and look forward to visiting West Lodge again in the near future.

    All the best

    Vincent O'Malley

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  • October 2014

    Conroy/Vernon Wedding 16/10/2014

    Hi Sharon,

    We are just back from honeymoon and wanted to thank your team and all the staff at West Lodge Park for making our wedding on 16th October 2014 a most enjoyable and memorable day. Having been let down at by our original venue with just a month to go, we really appreciated the way you embraced our plans and requirements with such genuine enthusiasm, especially at such short notice. We were delighted that you provided the full a la carte menu for our wedding party to choose from on the day and this certainly made the right impression with our guests. Our dietary specials were well catered for, including the special request for gluten free chocolate brownie dessert for the bride – thank you! You made us feel like the most important people on the planet on our special day, the memories of which will live with us forever. We will definitely return to West Lodge Park, whether it’s quiet dining for two, or a more lavish celebration and we will certainly recommend West Lodge Park to our friends and associates, as will the rest of our wedding party.

    Thank you again for all your help.

    Kindest regards,

    Pamela and John Vernon
    (Conroy/Vernon Wedding 16th October 2014)

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  • September 2014


    Thank you so much for all ur hard work in setting up our wedding. It went marvellously without a hitch. Everyone said it looked very elegant and thoroughly enjoyed the night.

    Sue and Mark

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  • September 2014

    Hello Sharon,

    Just a short note to say thank you for your contribution to our very happy and successful day.

    All the guest, especially the vegan / vegetarian contingency were really impressed by the food and service. All in all a great couple of days. Superb menu and execution thereof.

    Thanks again


    Jill and Adrian Mc Grath

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  • August 2014

    Dear Lisa,

    Ian and I were so delighted with the way the whole day went last Tuesday. Everything was even better than we had expected. All the staff were very helpful and courteous, the service was excellent, and all our guests commented on how delicious the food was.

    Louise was very helpful in your absence, so please thank her for us, as well as everyone else who played a part that day. We also want to give you a big thank you for all your help in the run up. You were a delight to work with, and your recommendations were amazing: Paul, Hannah and Marco were all wonderful, and we would be happy to endorse them and the Hotel if needed.

    We will certainly be visiting West Lodge Park frequently, so hope to see you sometime if you're around, and will not hesitate to have other functions there in the future if the need arises.

    Best regards.

    Joanna and Ian

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  • July 2014

    Hi Sharon,

    We just wanted to thank you for all your efforts in making it a perfect day for our wedding. It was truly memorable and everyone seemed to have a great time. Will send you some photos when we get back,

    Best regards

    Mel and CA

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  • June 2014

    Hi Wayne & James

    I have just spoken to Mrs Martin, she said that everything yesterday was just perfect, the food was outstanding and that she would mark it 11 out of 10! She was really impressed and wants us to keep up what we are doing !



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  • May 2014

    Thank You


    Just to say thank you and everything went very well on Friday

    Paul and Heather

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  • May 2014

    Thanks for everything, Taylor-Grant wedding

    Dear Sharon,

    This is just to say how much we appreciated all your efforts and hard work in making our wedding day a truly happy and memorable occasion. Everyone has said how much they enjoyed coming to West Lodge, how attractive, comfortable and relaxing it was, how helpful the staff were, especially Krys, and how good the food was. There was a really nice atmosphere, which we shall remember for years to come.

    Anthony and I had a lovely honeymoon in York, with blue skies throughout, and lots of little trips and excursions. It was a wonderful way to wind down and enjoy each other's company after the hectic rush of the wedding preparations.

    We should have the wedding photographs by the end of next week and I hope to send you some.

    Once again, very many thanks for your help, and my very best wishes,


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  • August 2013

    Matt & Siobhan's wedding celebration

    Dear Sharon,

    Many thanks to you and your colleagues for helping to make it such a pleasant and memorable event. The food was lovely, the staff were helpful and kind, and everything went swimmingly (apart, of course, for the wasps - fortunately no-one was stung - hope you don't get plagued with them next year).

    Best wishes


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  • August 2013

    Dear Sharon,

    Thank you so much for organising such a wonderful Wedding Anniversary for us! We had a wonderful time.

    Thank you again for all you did on our Wedding Day and the weeks beforehand – we have such amazing, perfect memories.

    Lots of love

    Eve, Joe & Toby Fox

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  • August 2013

    Dear Sharon (+ Whole Team at West Lodge Park),

    Not sure we can add to the original message as it says simply what we wanted it to…! We cannot really express how special our Wedding Day was on 12.07.13, but we will be eternally thankful to you and the team for your fantastic efforts, unbelievable helpfulness and unrelenting support.

    Every single guest commented about how fabulous you all are and how stunning your venue is – we will be back!!

    Thank you for giving us the best day of our lives … to date!

    Mr & Mrs. Metrovich! X

    We cannot emphasise these words enough:-

    Because your THOUGHTFULNESS
    An all the KINDNESS that you show
    Will always be remembered


    With huge thanks,

    Our very best wishes and love from

    Emma & David

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  • August 2013

    To The Team at West Lodge Park

    Thank you for making our Wedding day so special. All guests commented on how great the food and service was.

    We were looked after from beginning to end on the day as well as during our time planning our Wedding day.

    We will remember this day with fond memories.

    We look forward to returning.

    Lots of love

    Alex & Sarah Lewis & family xxx

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  • July 2013

    Robert's Wedding at West Lodge Park Hotel on 27 July 2013

    Dear Sharon,

    Thank you for your commitment in making our Nicola's day a memorable one.

    The waiting staff were amazing, especially Jonathan, who some of our guests could not stop talking about. He was very polite, well-spoken and very attentive. Please pass on our special thanks to him.

    Again, many thanks for your kindness and maybe one day in the future we may do business with you again.

    With kindest regards,

    Sue Latouche & Les Roberts

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  • July 2013

    Tiplady Wedding Celebration – Saturday 6 July:


    I wanted to say thank you for last Saturday.

    We had a fantastic day and West Lodge did you proud. We expected the good surroundings, the good food et al but the thing that helped it go so well was the helpfulness and attitude of your team, Put simply, they were excellent. Nothing was too much trouble. They were courteous, attended to little things when we raised them and were altogether responsive and went the extra mile. Thanks to Will and his team. They were all just great.

    Thank you too for all your effort. We are fairly regular visitors to WLP for tea and the like. But we were so pleased that we chose you for this special occasion. We expected it to be a good day but your staff and service made it special.

    Thank you.


    Martin Tiplady.

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  • June 2013

    Gething/Lang celebrations

    Dear Sharon

    It all went off wonderfully apart from the fact I had to have a tooth extracted on the morning of our anniversary which meant I had to miss out on the gorgeous food and drink - I mean to make up for it later though when my mouth heals! Everything was perfect - I felt so lousy I left everything in Will's more than capable hands and sat through it all (most unlike me!) Hilary and Katy (my two other daughters) took over the hostess role and I don't think I was missed.

    It was a very happy wedding and I don't think I've ever seen a happier bride and groom. Everyone enjoyed themselves although because a lot of the guests were elderly they left early before the cakes and cheese so I shall be posting the cake boxes on. The food was delicious - the canapes I could have eaten all night but the wine sadly was out of bounds (well, most of it!)

    Everyone commented on your lovely staff especially Will and the chappie with the white glasses in the restaurant who was so kind when I had to go to bed and miss out on my anniversary dinner.

    Thanks for such a lovely time and we'll see you soon!

    John and Jo Gething

    PS During the evening some of the grandchildren took the boat out on the pond and they took some hilarious photos which have gone round the world on facebook. Surprisingly, no-one fell in!

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  • May 2013

    Caitriona and Mike Wedding

    Sharon thank you for all your support for the wedding - we loved the day venue and staff (and planner) a big thank you

    We were very happy with the venue and team on the day and would like to thank them all. Please pass on my personal thanks to Will who allowed me to enjoy the day and made a huge difference to me personally


    Mike Inglis

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  • October 2012

    Dear Adam

    Just a quick note to say thank you to you and your team for making our wedding fantastic!

    You were utterly professional, your judgement was spot on and such a lovely gracious team.

    Thank you so much!

    Best wishes

    Hayley & Simon Cole

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  • 30th August 2012

    A belated big thank you for all of your hard work in ensuring that Melita and I had a very special evening celebration on the 11th August.

    Special thanks for your patience, advice and efficient attention to detail.

    Evidence of the party’s success can be found online at

    A little token of our appreciation is enclosed to enjoy and share as you wish.

    Best wishes and many thanks
    Dan Manning & Melita D’Souza

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  • August 2012


    Just had to email you to thank you all at West Lodge for making Samantha and Jonathan's wedding day so wonderful!

    Everything flowed beautifully and Adam and his fantastic team were superb! In fact we cannot thank Adam enough for just always being in the right place at the right time. As soon as we saw Adam, we just knew everything would go well!

    Thank you all at West Lodge once again!
    Amanda and Paul Arno

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  • August 2012

    Dear Sharon,

    I want to write and formally thank you and all the staff at The West Lodge whilst Saturday's wedding is still fresh in our minds!

    We really cannot praise the staff enough for all their kindness and amazing close attention to detail. From setting up the venue the day before, throughout the wedding and onto the clear up the day after, nothing was too much trouble. We never had to seek anyone out; a senior member of the team was always at our side to calmly and professionally deal with all enquiries.

    Considering that you cater for weddings all the time, it felt as though ours was special and unique to the hotel staff. We have received such compliments on everything from the quality of the food, to the service and of course to the beautiful marquee and grounds. How you even managed to arrange beautiful weather in the worst summer on record is perhaps the most amazing trick up your sleeve!!!

    Adam orchestrated the event seamlessly and I wish I could remember the names of the other two female members of staff who were also around to help set up and be a friendly face to work alongside. We really cannot fault a single aspect and consider our experience with the West Lodge Park to be excellent value for money.

    Thank you for ensuring that one of the best days of our lives was so memorable.

    With our very best wishes,
    Theresa and Toby Luxford

    ps: please feel free to share any of our comments with staff or the wider community

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  • July 2012

    Dear Mr. Beale,

    I write to congratulate you on your fantastic hotel once again following our wedding at West Lodge, Cockfosters on 21st July 2012.

    Having been to West Lodge many times over the past 10 years, we held our engagement party there a couple of years ago and once deciding the time was right to get married, we then began to explore our options, viewing many venues.

    West Lodge stood head and shoulders above its competitors in terms of the service provided, the quality of food, its location and the beautiful grounds.

    The main reason for this email is to pass onto you our sincere thanks to all the staff, in particular to Sharon, our wedding co-ordinator.

    She was amazing. She made us feel so special, nothing was ever too much trouble. Her professional approach and the way she balances this with being a down to earth 'normal' person, who genuinely made us feel as though she really cared, was amazing. Not only did she organise everything perfectly, she offered support when things were getting stressful, she was quick to provide advice on choices that we needed to make and made me (a very fussy person!) feel totally relaxed in the hotel's ability to provide us with what was to be the best day of our lives. She deserves all the praise she gets.

    I would also like to mention how unbelievably efficient Will was on the day. I think it was Adam who was in charge when we got engaged and he was so good at what he did, I was very concerned that Will be live up to those standards. Well I can honestly say that he did! The qualities required to do the job he did for us include patience, confidence, knowledge, good manners and calmness and he excelled in all of these. From the moment I arrived at lunchtime, to the few left standing at 1 / 2am, he was on hand. He really did an amazing job.

    Finally, all the staff, from bar staff, to kitchen staff, to waiters, were so professional. They seemed to know immediately that I was the Groom, if I asked for something, it was provided, promptly and professionally.

    We will of course be back in the near future!

    Many Thanks,
    Peter Gold

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  • Dear Mr Beale

    We were married at your beautiful hotel on Sunday 6th May 2012 and now writing to say a really big thank you to all the staff that made our day the most memorable one. From the help and sound advice from Sharon Blackgrove who organised our wedding and the reception, excellent job, the professional, efficient and calming influence of Will and Adam on the day who made sure everything went to plan, the most elegant gorgeous meal prepared by the chefs in the kitchen, the waitress staff who delivered the most professional friendly, excellent service throughout the whole afternoon and evening and let's not forget the bar staff who ensured no one went thirsty on the day.

    Please pass on our thanks and sincere gratitude to all the staff who made our day so perfect. They are a credit to the hotel and should be very proud of what they achieve.

    We will be visit again very soon.

    Kindest regards
    Mr and Mrs A Baca

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  • 14th January 2012

    Dear Sir/Madam

    I wish to thank your staff for the way they managed the wedding and reception of my son Ryan and his new wife Leigh-Anne held on 14th January 2012.

    I would especially like to thank Gina Ablett who made the whole day go off so smoothly despite the changes of timing of the fireworks. “A splendid day” - thank you.

    Mrs. Georgina Jones

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  • 4th January 2012

    Dear Helen

    This is a very overdue note to thank you and your staff for the wonderful job you did for our wedding on 7th October.

    In fact, our ‘thank-yous’ have been very much delayed for various reasons and we were still trying to ‘catch up’ along with all the Christmas mail!!

    We lost count of the number of compliments we received about the venue, the food!! (those lamb cutlets were a great hit!) and the service. It is very clear from all the comments, phone calls and written notes that everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves and greatly appreciated all that every member of staff involved did for them.

    We ourselves enjoyed the whole experience – from our first meeting with you, right through till the end of our stay over the weekend.

    We had a great day – from beginning to end!

    Many thanks again to you – and all staff involved – for helping to make our ‘big day’ so memorable.

    With kind regards

    Andrea & Tony McTeare

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  • 12/8/11


    I feel I should start this e-mail with an apology for the delay in contacting you nearly a week after the event - we've been busy and a bit tired!

    The event was a great success and was enjoyed by all the guests, not least the bride and groom. We were not as organised on arrival as we should have been - our fault - but the setting and facilities were excellent and we could not have wished for better and more appropriate weather in which to enjoy the surroundings. The meal was superb and you and your colleagues were friendly and very efficient.

    Thank you


    Richard and Pat Fradley

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  • August 2011

    Dear Sharon

    Seven weeks on, with nearly everything put away and all the bills paid, we are just writing to thank you personally for overseeing Claire and Ryan's Wedding.

    It really was the most wonderful day, but only due to the amount of detailed organisation you and your team put in behind the scenes.

    Although it seemed a daunting operation to us, you all made it run like clockwork and, when the weather dictated at the last minute that the BBQ would have to be held indoors, everything ran brilliantly, even down to Gina's subtle provision of a box of tissues during the lunchtime speeches!

    We have had amazing feedback from guests and everyone enjoyed themselves - this is confirmed by the video and hundreds of photos showing all the guests looking relaxed and having fun.

    My mother enjoyed the lunchtime lamb so much that she's planning a lunch party at West Lodge next June, and I will be in touch about that a little later!

    I am sure the word 'wedding' to you means 'OMG! not another ******* one', but 'thank you' for making ours so very special for us all.

    Again, very many thanks,

    Kindest regards

    Malcolm and Jane Emmerson

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  • July 2011

    Hi Sharon,

    I've just tried to call the number on the website but there was no reply.

    I just wanted to let you know that after much thought and deliberation, myself and my partner have decided to get married at Hanbury Manor in Ware rather than at West Lodge Park. You were kindly holding Saturday 23rd June 2012 for us, so I just wanted to let you know of our decision. Hanbury Manor just works slightly better for us in terms of room layout and the overall package on offer.

    I'd like to thank you very much for your help. I'd just like to say how informative you were and also like to thank you for your patience too, I saw lots of venues and I can easily say that you were the best person I met with in terms of talking through details and the show around too. I work in events too, so it's always nice when you meet someone who knows their stuff!

    I had been speaking with the Enfield registrar, do you know if I need to inform them to release the date for me too?

    Thanks very much for your efforts,

    Lyndsey Day.

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  • 8th July 2011

    Dear Helen,

    Just a short note to say thank you so very much for all your help, advice and guidance in organizing our wedding reception on the 8th July 2011 at West Lodge Park hotel…at very short notice!

    The day went off wonderfully, from the red carpet on arrival through to the lovely food, reception rooms and hospitality from all the staff at the hotel.

    Everyone at the hotel was so helpful and considerate throughout the entire day. However, Adam deserves a special mention for his helpfulness and professionalism, the smooth running of the whole event and nothing was too much trouble. Will, who ran the bar almost single handedly, constantly running to the main bar for additional orders until 12:00 midnight was also an absolute star.

    The complimentary bedroom, room 36, was lovely and we just wished we could have stayed longer!

    All in all a fantastic occasion with wonderful memories that will last a life time. Thank you and all the team at the West Lodge Park Hotel for making this dream come true in less than two weeks!

    Kindest regards

    James & Nataliya

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  • June 2011

    Murphy & Burnstone - Wedding Reception - Saturday 4 June - WLPS

    Ronan Murphy rang to say a big thank you. Everything went according to plan. The food was very, very good and he felt the layout of the suite worked really well too. He was greatly impressed with Adam who ran the event extremely well. Those of his guests who were resident were also extremely pleased with the hotel - they really enjoyed the rooms and especially commented on the views from their windows.

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  • 7th May 2011

    Hi Sharon

    We just wanted to say thank you and the rest of your colleagues for making our wedding reception such an memorable and enjoyable day.

    Salim & Milica Ziraba

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  • 7th May 2011

    Dear All

    Helen had some lovely feedback from the Khednah / Singh wedding – Lancaster Suite on 7th May. Nishan wanted to pass on his sincere thanks to everyone involved for a wonderful day – food and service was fantastic!! Everyone had a great time and he received many compliments about the hotel and staff.

    Sue - Events Sales Team

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  • Sunday 20th March 2011

    Dear Mr Seward,

    On Sunday March 20th, we held our wedding reception in your beautiful hotel. We had a wonderful day and most importantly, so did our guests. We would like to say special thanks to Sharon Blackgrove, who did a truly excellent job. She was always very professional, very efficient, genuinely warm and helpful. We don't believe she could have done a better job.

    We would also like to thank Gina, Will and all the other members of staff working that day. Once again, they were all very professional, attentive and a credit to your hotel.

    Please can you pass on our sincere thanks to all of the above, who helped make our day so special.
    We would not hesitate to use your hotel again for a special occasion.

    Many Thanks !

    Paul and Pia Roy Hardicre

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  • Feb 2011

    Dear Sharon

    Just a note to say thank you for your help with all the arrangements and for the help that Adam, Gina and the rest of the staff gave us on our wonderful wedding day.

    We had a most enjoyable time at West Lodge Park and have received many nice comments on the hospitality that you showed our friends and family.

    We very much look forward to returning to West Lodge in the future.

    With our very best wishes,

    Catherine and Richard,
    Mr and Mrs Salthouse

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  • 29th January 2011

    Hi Sharon

    Just a note to let you know that all went well with the reception last Saturday.

    All the guests thought the venue was amazing and the food delicious

    Thank you for your support during the organisation. Please pass on our thanks to all the staff that worked on the night


    Monika Mandal

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  • 20th Nov 2010

    Dear Sharon,

    Just a note to pass on our thanks to you and all of your team, Gina in particular, for a wonderful wedding day on 20th November 2010.

    Everything was just as we had planned and wished for. All of our guests have been very complimentary about the wedding and your hotel. We had an amazing day and wonderful memories.

    With our thanks

    Kind regards

    Marie and William Sheldon

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  • Dear Sir/Madam,

    My husband and I stayed with you on Friday 19th and Saturday 20th November to attend our son William Sheldon’s wedding to Marie on Saturday.

    We wanted to thank you and all your staff for an exceptional wedding. Everything was perfect. The staff were so attentive and nothing was too much trouble. The wedding breakfast was delicious and the whole day went smoothly.

    Please pass our thanks to everyone concerned.

    Maybe we shall visit again on/for out next celebration.

    Yours sincerely,

    Andrew and Victoria Turton

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  • 28th October 2010

    Dear Sharon,

    Hope you are well.

    We would like to thank you for all your hard work with organising our special day which was absolutely perfect.
    The room was gorgeous and everyone had a fantastic day and loved the reception.
    Many thanks to you and your team for making our day one to remember and without any glitches.

    Many thanks
    Anna and Stu

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  • 25th September 2010

    Dear Sharon.

    Re wedding of Mandy Sasia and Paul Clegg

    Now the dust has settled my husband and I felt we really must write to thank you and all your team for making Mandy and Paul’s day so special.

    With such a beautiful venue we always knew the day would go well but were delighted with the extra care and attention to detail that your team produced. Special mention must of course go to Adam, who’s professionalism ensured that any slight hiccup was soon resolved and the proceedings continued seamlessly. We really must thank him for his outstanding service and continued good humour throughout the day and evening.

    Several guests who had never been to West Lodge before were so thrilled with the day they are contemplating using your services for their offspring, so hopefully we will have brought you some extra business !

    I am enclosing a snapshot taken as the happy couple were making their vows which I feel gives the lovely atmosphere created by your hard working team.

    Thank you again,

    With best wishes from
    Helen and Stefano Sasia

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  • July 2010

    Dear Dave,

    A warm thank you from all of us for the excellent hospitality at West Lodge Park for the guests at the Chamberlain/Jaffer wedding. We were very well looked after at every stage and would be happy to use WLP again and recommend it to others, and the sister hotel, Beales, where the bride stayed the night before the wedding.

    We are 100 per cent sure that we chose the right hotel of the ten or so we looked at. The family touch was excellent.

    I would like to send a personal thank you to the lady with short dark hair who supervised breakfast on Monday 19th and the late barman on the 18th as well as to you. They were brilliant.

    Best wishes

    Anne Chamberlain

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  • Cheryl and Andrew’s wedding June 13th 2010 West Lodge Park

    Dear Sharon,

    Sorry for the delay in sending this letter.

    I just wanted to say a huge thank you from myself and Jennie and everyone at West Lodge for looking after us on Cheryl and Andrew’s wedding day.

    Thank you so much for all your planning and also to Adam who looked after us on the day.

    The day went beautifully and everyone had a lovely time.

    Yours sincerely,

    Stephen Adnitt

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  • Wedding 3rd July 2010

    Dear Sharon

    It is with absolute delight that I draft this email to you and Adam (including the Ops Team from Saturday). We had a wonderful wedding day and it is with huge thanks to you for the preparation and Adam for executing an amazing schedule on the day. Whatever problem posed to arise Adam was right there to take control and keep us calm so we could enjoy our day. We couldn't have asked for more. The service from Adam and his team was faultless and everyone commented on the food being fabulous and the attention to our guests was excellent and hugely appreciated by all.

    We are so impressed with the professional service offered by West Lodge Park!

    Our biggest thanks again for a memorable and magical day.

    With warmest regards,

    Sacha Kirsten

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  • 5th June 2010

    Dear Sharon

    I am writing to say a big thank you to you for all your kind assistance and organisation of our wedding day, the personal touches you applied were very clearly evident on the day which were very much appreciated. Please pass on our thanks to all the staff who attended to us and especially the chef on the day, also I must mention Adam Brooks who was brilliant and kept his cool at all times on the day. I can honestly say that it all went beautifully. I hardly touched the food because the nerves got the better of me, however, the starter - the mushroom tart - was delectable! Many of our friends and family reported to us how fantastic the food was.

    The John Evelyn room is definitely understated in your photo gallery on the web site, the way in which the room was turned around for the three parts of our day was excellent, even with 60 people we felt that it was a big party and the ambiance created by the lighting etc...I could go on! Needless to say, we will be recommending West Lodge Park hotel to everyone!

    One last thing - please let Ron know that I got the biscuits and was very touched by his lovely gesture and thank you as it made me feel very special.

    Thank you again.

    With very best wishes from,

    Mrs Hatice not a headless chicken!!!

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  • 12th June 2010

    Dear Sharon,

    Just a short note to say thank you to you and the team. We had an amazing day on Saturday. It really was perfect and your team made it very special for everyone. Thanks particularly go to Adam who was a star for the whole day.

    From start to end it has been a pleasure working with you and I won’t hesitate to come back next time we have a good excuse for a truly wonderful party.

    Yours sincerely

    Zoe Blake

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  • 29th May 2010

    Dear Sir,

    We were married at West Lodge Park on Saturday and we wanted to share with you our extreme gratitude to your team for making our day perfect. Our day exceeded all of our expectations and all of our guests had a fantastic time.

    You should be immensly proud of your team. Their attention to detail, great service, and their agility to deal with the unexpected is second
    to none.

    We would to thank Sharon for her pin point planning and advice throughout our planning. Everything Sharon promised was delivered.
    Gina on the day was magnificent. Thanks to Gina and her team everything was seemless and they ensured we were all extremely well
    looked after. The food was well received by all. We only wish we had more names to provide you as well.

    We will be in contact with inliiduals when we return from honeymoon but wanted you to know how pleased we were and hope you can pass on our thanks and gratitude in the meantime.

    With Kind Regards

    Samantha and Paul Funnell

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  • Robert and I wanted to drop you a quick note to thank you, Adam and all the team at West Lodge for making our wedding such a special day. Everything went smoothly and according to plan and we had such a beautiful day. Thanks again for making the whole process such a pleasant experience.

    Martina & Robert Rusek
    Wedding - April 2010

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  • Hello Sharon and Adam,

    I wish to thank yourselves and all members of staff for making Kerry and Chris's wedding day such a success.
    All the guests at the wedding have commented on he excellent quality of the food and helpfulness and the friendly staff.

    From Jim & Audrey West (Kerry's Mum and Dad)

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  • Dear Helen and Georgina,

    Neal and I just wanted to write to say a huge thank you to you both and all the team for making our wedding reception such a special and wonderful event. All the careful planning and faultless execution made for a perfect day. Everything went just beautifully and only a glance at our photographs shows just how much Neal and I and all our family and friends enjoyed oursleves.

    Best Regards

    Fiona Byron

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  • Dear Sharon,

    Thank you for all you and your team did for us at our wedding on 11th July 2009. We had an amazing day and memories that will last forever.

    Your kindness and support really meant a lot, especially when we had the pre-wedding nervew.

    Everything on the day went to plan and we would always highly recommend West Lodge Park in the future.

    Kind Regards
    The New Mr & Mrs Harris

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  • Thank you so much for the wonderful hospitality we received at West Lodge Park during our stay on 7th August 2009. Our family and friends would like to pass on their thanks to all your staff.

    With the help of your professional staff our Son's wedding was perfect and went to plan on 8th.

    Many Thanks
    Jane & Ray Greaves

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  • RE: Pearl Wedding Anniversary - Friday 7 August 2009

    Just a line to say how much we enjoyed our stay at at West Lodge Park. It is certainly a very special place as your bookings reflect. All our friends and family enjoyed their stay and the evening went very well. Georgina was attentive and efficient and all ran very smoothly.

    All our guests enjoyed their meal and all complimented on how much they enjoyed their evening and we consider it money well spent for such wonderful memories. Thank you and you staff very much for all your attention and care, which made the weekend go so smoothly.

    We look forward to visiting for lunch and organising another family ocassion in the very near future.

    Very best wishes.
    Christine Rampton

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  • Just a quick note to thank you for all your help and support during the preparation period for our wedding.

    We couldn't have done it without you and we were truly lucky to find such talented professionals.

    I have attached a few photos from our special day to see how the day went.

    Kind regards
    Özden & Spencer

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  • Dear Dave

    Just a quick note to say thank you so much for the card and personal attention when we came for lunch for our wedding anniversary on 19th August. We really appreciated it, and had a lovely lunch and afternoon at West Lodge Park.

    Many thanks
    Peggy and Alison

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  • Dear Sharon and Adam

    Re: Eve and Alan Haris's Wedding

    Richard and I would personally like to say a huge "thank you" to you both for making Eva and Alan's wedding a wonderful success. The day was just perfect and it was down to your excellent organisation.

    We had a truly memorable day.

    Jane and Richard Harpley

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  • Dear Sharon

    Re: Merrison Wedding - Thursday 28 May - King Charles Room

    Would you kindly pass on our thanks to your staff who made our wedding a fabulous event we thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you Yours sincerely

    Lesley & Phil Merrison

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  • Hello there Sharon

    Re: Mr & Mrs Scherzer- Just a short note to say that the day went off very well, and the weather was great, everybody enjoyed themselves. Many thanks indeed for all your hard work, also please thank Adam for his help on the day and that of his fellow helpers. Could you also please pass on our thanks on to the chef as well for the lovely food. We will be bringing some friends up to the hotel later in the summer for a meal. When we get some photos will pop up and see you.

    Kind regards
    Ruth and Graham

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  • Dear Sharon

    Re: Merrison Wedding - Thursday 28 May - King Charles Room

    Would you kindly pass on our thanks to your staff who made our wedding a fabulous event we thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you Yours sincerely

    Lesley & Phil Merrison

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  • Dear Sharon,

    This is just a quick email regarding our wedding on 20th December 2008. As you are aware, we had a few issues in the build up to the wedding but we would like to thank you and West Lodge for a superb day. We would be very grateful if you could pass on our personal thanks to Georgina and her team of staff on the day. They all worked extremely hard and looked after our every need. Special thanks must go to Georgina, she was so friendly and professionalism personified. Thanks again to everyone involved for a lovely wedding.

    Best wishes
    Tom Horridge, Emilie Beasley

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  • Dear Sharon,

    Apologies for not contacting you earlier, but will send a formal thank you in the post with a photo when they have been sorted!

    Basically, i just wanted to say how fantastic our day was in part due to the brilliant service our family, friends and us received form your staff. Please pass on our thanks, I know we kept asking for a bit more speed after the main meal, hope we did not annoy them too much! (they said they have not seen a party eat so quickly - think the number of children caused that!). Anyway, the setting was lovely and the weather just about held out although it was rather windy, still the Sunday was a zillion times worse.

    Thank you again for your superb organizing. All the feedback we have had is how great the venue was, a credit to your establishment and the friendly people who work there.


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  • To Management and Staff

    Re: Baker-Mann Wedding

    All of our guests said they had the most fantastic day here on 2nd August at the above wedding and that all of the staff were amazing. In particular Adam, whose professionalism and attention to detail were without fault. Nothing was too much trouble for Adam and even at the end of the evening he was still looking after everybody in exactly the same way as he had done at the beginning of the day. A brilliant day was had by all.

    Kind regards

    Margaret Baker
    Mother of the Bride

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  • Golden Wedding - Good morning, Sharon,

    Just to let you know that yesterday was truly memorable for us all. Georgina and her team were extremely efficient and West Lodge did us proud. We'll send you more feedback when we have caught our breath and got back to normal, whatever that is.

    Yours, Brian and Norma

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  • Dear Sharon,

    Just a brief note to thank you and all the staff of West Lodge Park for the contribution you made to a most special day. Sarah and Christopher had their 'dream wedding'. The food was superb, the setting perfect and the staff professional.

    I must also thank you personally for organising the whole event - not easy I know, Godfrey (the perfectionist) was impressed - an event in itself!! Hope to see you again soon.

    Janice and Godfrey Mann

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  • Dear Sharon

    Just a note to say a very big thank you for all your help and advice, arranging our wedding dinner. Everything was perfect, thanks to your planning the meal was lovely and the staff very helpful and we cannot praise the hotel enough.

    We look forward to any future visits and we will certainly recommend you to all our friends. Thanks again.

    Gill and Chris Armitt.

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  • Thanks so much. Can't stress again how utterly brilliant you guys were. I have to say a special thanks to you for sticking with us, and sorting it all out amidst the chaos - and Adam - what a professional and so calm and organised.
    Thanks again for making it a dream day - it really was awesome. We'll be back for anniversaries to come.

    Take care


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  • Dear Sharon,

    Just back at work and wanted to thank you so so much for all your work before the wedding and on the day - and the rest of the team- they were fab. All our guests were so impressed with the hotel the food the staff , breakfast the rooms - everything! It was even better than we could have hoped - even the awful august weather abated for the day! It was relaxed and elegant and the room looked fantastic.

    We will be back again and again to West Lodge Park - it will always be our special place.

    Thank you so so much everyone.


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  • Dear Helen

    Sadie and I would like to thank you and the staff at West Lodge for all the help organising our wedding. The day was absolutely superb and the guests, Sadie and I had nothing but praise for all the staff who did everything in their power to make the day run smoothly. We will be writing to you more formally when we get back from honeymoon. Thank you one again, we had a superb day.

    Simon Pashley

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  • Andrew

    I just wanted to drop you a note to let you know how delightful our wedding at West Lodge Park was on 11th July. Sharon Blackgrove was super leading up to the event, making sure everything was noted and keeping us informed of progress and Adam was absolutely wonderful on the day. All of my friends and family commented on his excellent disposition. He was such a joy, friendly, professional and discreet. We were so very pleased and both Sharon and Adam are an absolute asset to the hotel

    Kindest regards

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  • Dear Sharon

    What a perfect day it was on Saturday from St Albans Abbey to West Lodge Park

    We would very much like to thank you for your help and support over the last two years in the planning and preparation of Elisa and Tom’s wedding celebration.

    The day was just magical – all the i’s were dotted and the t’s crossed. The combination of your expert and very precise instructions with a diligence and excellent execution given by Adam on the day was beyond all expectations. Nothing was too much trouble for Adam and he carried out every task with a smile, warmth and tremendous willingness.

    We would also be grateful if you would convey our appreciation to Wayne for the absolutely excellent food from the delicious canapés, the wedding breakfast itself which was superb, to the buffet in the evening. The service was first class and the waiters and waitresses were a credit to the hotel.

    We cannot praise you, Adam, Wayne and your support staff enough for helping us to make our day so very special and one which we will relive time and time again in our memories

    Anne & Wayne

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  • Hi Sharon,

    Just a quick one to say everything was AMAZING on Saturday it was just perfect, Adam was absolutely a superstar, I cannot thank him enough. We are off to Mauritius this afternoon and we will be up as soon as we get back to say thank you properly

    (Mrs Mann)

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  • Dear Helen and Chris (June 08)

    Thank you so much for your care and concern throughout the lead up to Juliet and Emmanos wedding. You are both wonderful.

    Love Marilyn and |Brian

    Dear Sharon

    We just wanted to say thank you for all the hard work and organising for our wedding. We had such a wonderful day and are so grateful that you and all the staff at the hotel were so accommodating in making our wedding day exactly how we wanted it. You really took the pressure off of us and we definitely felt we could trust you.

    Please especially thank Richard – he helped from the moment we arrived on the Saturday right through to helping us carry our gifts etc. to our room after the wedding. He kept us informed with everything that was happening, reassuring me that the cake, flowers, groom (!) had arrived, and helped make everyone feel relaxed.

    The food was lovely and again when guests were changing their minds from what they had ordered there was no problem at all with changing orders, which was very much appreciated.

    We hope to celebrate future occasions at the West Lodge Park and have no doubt we will receive the same first class service.

    Thank you once again

    Laura & Andy Panayiotou

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  • I have just spoken to Mrs Konskier who was absolutely thrilled with the hotel and her daughter’s wedding reception that was held in the marquee on Sunday.

    Everything was so fantastic and went so well. She made a special mention of Chris saying that nothing was too much trouble and that the service was so efficient in the background. Compliments also to the Chef - the food was "top class".

    Laura (the bride) was so ecstatic – her comment was that "it was even better than we expected!!!!!"

    Well done to all.

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  • Sharon Blackgrove
    Events Sales Team
    In response to a wonderful wedding reception, and hosting at West Lodge Park Hotel on Sat 29th March 08. On behalf of my family and friends a very big thank you to all staff involved, for making the wedding of Louise and Steve Kan so special.

    Yours most appreciatively
    Rose and Peter Comber.
    Dear Sharon (July 07)

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  • Many thanks for all your hard work in preparation for the reception of Donna and Philip on 14th July 2007. A great time was had by all!

    Debra Thompson and Bill Shaw
    Brides Parents

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  • Dear Sharon (June 07)

    Just a quick note to say thank you for all your hard work for our wedding (9th June). I'm sure you must be really busy now and it seems like a long time ago!.

    The day was perfect!. Everything went to plan. The drinks reception was lovely and the marquee looked beautiful. The staff were wonderful and all food was liine. All of our guests said it was the best wedding they had ever been to, you even made the weather!

    Once again thanks again for all your hard work. You mad our day!

    Lots of love
    Suzanna & James McGloin

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  • We had a wonderful day on the 4th. Everything was perfect, including the weather and our guests all commented on the professional staff and great service. Please pass our thanks to Chris, Richard and all those that were part of all the secrets and organisation of the whole event.

    Fraser Constantinou

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  • Ruth and I wish to thank you and all the staff at West Lodge Park for helping us celebrate the marriage of Gabriela and Andrew. We could not have wished for a more professional team of people who did their best to make July 1st a memorable day for the bride and groom, us and our family and friends.

    We had so many comments about the beautiful venue and the quality of the food and service together with the kindness shown to our guests by your staff, nothing was too much trouble for your staff and everything was accompanied with a smile.

    Ruth and I came to tea at West Lodge Park last Sunday on recommendation of friends who were at the wedding and once again we found the same high standard of service. Please send this letter to the Management of West Lodge and thank the staff for us.

    Ruth and David Michaelson

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  • Many thanks for all your hard work and planning and attention to details which made our wedding day truly memorable. The food was wonderful. The service, which Richard supervised with great care and without being intrusive, was excellent, special thanks to the waiting ladies and to Tony.

    Sitting either end of the beautifully decorated wedding table, Freddie and I enjoyed the happy almost heady atmosphere, looking round at all the smiling faces it felt like a great big family. Once again Sharon thank you for everything, I will be in touch with some pictures and to take you to coffee!

    A perfect day

    Carol & Freddie Carley

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  • My husband and I would like to thank you, Richard and the staff for helping to make our Golden Wedding a memorable occasion. The food was excellent and the floral arrangements lovely. We would have no hesitation in recommending West Lodge Park to family and friends.

    Yours sincerely
    Mrs M Blackwell

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  • Dear Mr Seward,

    You hosted our wedding on the 5th May 2007 and we would really like to let you know how satisfied we were with the entire "wedding experience" at West Lodge Park"

    On the day the King Charles Room was beautifully prepared for our wedding service and evening function. The duty manager and his assistant ensured that the entire day flowed smoothly and they seemed to achieve this with just the right degree of presence and tact, always there when needed but never seeming too obvious.

    We appreciate that much of the success is the result of the efforts of those behind the scenes so our thanks go to the entire team at West lodge Park who helped to make our big day such a pleasant occasion.

    Yours sincerely Mr and Mrs M Salt
    Dear Ms Loasby,

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  • We would like to say how delighted we were with the professionalism and warmth of all your staff, which contributed to making our wedding day on 25th May 2007 a most memorable occasion.

    Gary West

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  • Dear Sharon and All Staff,

    Thank you so much for making Joanne and Lennox's Wedding Day so special and ensuring everything went smoothly.

    The food was superb and we received many comments about it and the wonderful grounds the hotel is set in. Again a big thank you to everyone

    Kind Regards
    Pauline and Philip Yeoland

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  • Dear Sharon

    Just a quick note to say how very delighted and thrilled we were with the way our daughter's wedding was handled on June 9th 2007.

    The Marquee looked lovely; the drink reception on the lawn with the little tables put outside worked fantastically well. I know the good weather on the day was an amazing bonus, but the staff all worked so hard in quite surprising heat to make sure that everything ran smoothly. Nothing was too much trouble, even though our early arrival must have caused consternation!

    The meal was beautifully served and delicious, the wineglasses were kept filled, the bar in the John Evelyn Room worked well, and when there was an extra crush more staff appeared to help out.

    Please convey our appreciation and thanks to all the staff who worked so hard behind the scenes, including the gardening department who kept the grounds looking so magnificent.

    I have to say that I always felt that your professionalism would ensure a wonderful day, and I actually didn't worry about the reception (apart from the weather), but it is always nice to have one's faith prove right! All our guests say it is the best wedding they have ever been to, so thank you and regards also to Richard and Chris.

    Best Wishes
    Christine and Chris Price

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