Hear what our blushing brides and dashing grooms have to say about their special day – we give you, the happy couples of The Oakley Court.
Maria and David Ratliff:
“Words fail to adequately express how absolutely fantastic we thought our Wedding day was.
We feel it was a tremendous success from start to finish. All the arrangements you and Simon so carefully put in place for us worked just brilliantly. We can’t thank you enough. Every aspect of the day exceeded our expectations. The setting, the room, the food, the service, were all excellent – just everything was wonderful for us. You didn’t tell us you had even managed to organise a sunny day as well!!
Francesca, we would like to record our thanks to you for all the months of detailed, painstaking planning and preparation you undertook to ensure that our Wedding day was a huge success. We appreciated enormously the way in which you carefully and sensitively listened to and met all our needs. Although we were caught up in the excitement of our special day, we were still able to see how jolly hard Simon and his team were working. We saw that they went to great trouble to make sure that every need of ours and our guests were met.
Also, we thought the boat trip in the evening worked brilliantly. Again you and Simon organised that superbly. It looked great and the staff gave us a first class service.
The accommodation arrangements also worked out wonderfully well and we’d like to record our thanks to Sarah Hoggarth who made many changes leading up to the big day and on the day everything went smoothly.
We will be calling into Oakley Court before Christmas and hope to see you both, so until then, thank you again for making our Wedding Day truly a day to treasure with not a single hitch and only the happiest, happiest of memories”
Maria and David Ratliff
“You are one of the main reasons we picked The Oakley Court for our venue. You always reply to my queries quickly, you have been so helpful and I just haven’t received the same quality from other venues. “
“I would like to thank you very much for helping me to organise our big day.
Everything went so well and exactly as planned. Your staff were so friendly and welcoming and worked so hard on the day. You have fantastic people in your hotel team. All of our guests were very happy and impressed by the hotel premises and services. Please also pass on a BIG thank you to all of the staff who helped us on the day!”
Ben and Laura:
“We approached The Oakley Court because we were looking for a striking, unique and historic hotel for our wedding, which took place on the 20th December 2014 with 130 guests.
The Oakley Court helped us to provide not only the perfect setting but also outstanding service.
The operations team at The Oakley Court for both the pre-event and the big day were excellent and we received so much positive feedback from all of our guests.
What we really liked in particular was that The Oakley Court were very flexible and customer service always comes first. Francesca, our Wedding Co-ordinator helped us to develop the perfect package during the pre-wedding meetings and Simon then delivered and managed a great event on the day.
I would recommend The Oakley Court to anyone looking for a professional team who you can trust to deliver every element of your wedding day.”
Leanne and Rory:
“We had the absolute, most amazing day and are so grateful for all of the help from you and the team at The Oakley Court. Please feel free to share this with your Manager but you were so helpful (and patient!) with guiding us through our day and really were key to making it so special. We also really appreciated your efforts on the day to keep us on track and make sure that we took the time to enjoy the day together. They’re very lucky to have you!!
We had so much good feedback from our guests about the staff, the food and the hotel. The food was really great and all of the team in The Windsor Suite and The Oakleaf Bars were so helpful, accommodating and friendly.”
Mr and Mrs D:
“Well what can we say, we enjoyed the wedding so much, it was an amazing day. All the staff at the The Oakley Court gave outstanding service and our guests commented on their kindness and how they went out of their way to help. Everything ran so smoothly and I have to say that I was blown away by Sandra, she was so attentive and in control, from beginning to end. Nothing was too much trouble. Helen was also charming and took responsibility for details the night before, which really put my mind at rest. Chris was the initial reason we booked the venue, when we dropped in he was so charming and helpful, we were immediately drawn to the hotel. Everyone also commented on the food being delicious and piping hot – our guests were so impressed.
We loved working with you too Francesca and really appreciated your attention to detail. The ceremony room and the reception room both looked stunning – we were so pleased. Glad you liked the colours too. A big thank you to you for all your help, and time spent on the finer details. I am glad you liked my dress, I was pleased… especially as it was actually comfortable!!
We are now very sad it’s all over and now looking forward to pictures and video. And we will definitely be back for our anniversary. Please do pass on our comments and we will also be sending some thank you cards once we get the pictures through.”
Janet and Neville (Bride’s parents):
“We felt we had to write to you to thank you sooooo much for your hard work, organisation and efficiency that contributed greatly towards Katie and James’ fantastic wedding day on Sunday.
Everything went so smoothly and just as Katie and James had planned it (apart from the weather!), and we can’t thank you enough for your excellent help in what turned out to be such a fabulous day.
All of the staff on the day were super efficient and nothing was too much trouble. We were kept well informed throughout the whole day as to the order of things in a professional, polite and caring way.
Many of our guests commented on how good the food was, especially the fact that it was all served hot! (not necessarily the case with some big ‘do ‘s’ that one goes to!). Also, thank you for arranging the arrival drinks in the main house for us – I know that meant a lot to Katie and James and helped make up for the fact we couldn’t be outside. Please can you also pass on our thanks to Kevin who was fabulous on the day, as well as Sandra for her part previously.
I would not hesitate to recommend your hotel as a wedding venue as it is such a stunning location, but mainly because of the service that all of you provided. Professional, with attention to detail but in such a personal and caring way.”
Phil and Wayne:
“Now that life has settled back into a normal routine, I thought I would drop you a quick note from Wayne and I.
What a stunning setting for our civil partnership, it really set the tone for our day and closely reflected our style. The rooms looked amazing – the drawing room was the perfect place for the ceremony and wedding breakfast.
We certainly had an amazing day, helped in a large way by the efforts of the team at Oakley. Our guests were unanimously positive in the feedback they gave on your colleagues, teams and the hotel itself.
All of the team, across the hotel, were so friendly, obliging and happy to help, even the guys on the concierge were great with all the wedding supplies and boxes! A big shout out to your chef – the food was fantastic – the guests loved it (I hope he wasn’t too embarrassed by the round of applause he got from the all of them!)
I would however like to highlight a couple of your team members, Kevin and Francesca, for a very much deserved well done! These two really went above and beyond to ensure we had the perfect day. Whilst I’m sure this is part of the job description, I really do feel that their efforts went well beyond just making sure the day ran smoothly. Both of them were on hand throughout the day and turned what could have been a stressful few hours into an absolute pleasure.
We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Oakley and as fairly well travelled individuals, I felt the friendliness of the team really was striking and not something that you see in all hotels.
The whole weekend was a pleasure for Wayne and I and we would like to thank you and your team for making the day so special. So much so that several of our family members and friends have mentioned that they are already planning on returning to Oakley in the future – you can certainly include Wayne and I in that as I know it won’t be many months before we’re back for a night and meal at Oakley.”
Lorren and Jamie:
“We had the most amazing wedding… I felt so relaxed the whole day and in really safe hands and that made the experience so much lovelier. Everything ran so smoothly.
We had so many comments from guests on how beautiful The Oakley Court is and how professional everyone was and the food was amazing! Can you please pass on my thanks to Kevin as well, he was fantastic.
I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day and can’t thank you enough for all your hard work.
Thanks so much once again!”
Jamie and Kimberly:
“Kimberley and I wanted to say a massive thank you to you, Kevin, and the rest of the team for the hard work and great service given before and on the day of our wedding. We couldn’t fault anything in the build up and on the day.
The waiting staff were faultless and the assistance you gave us in the build up was impeccable and we both just want pass on our appreciation and huge thanks in helping make our day so special.”
Chris and Lotte (parents of the bride):
“Lotte and I wanted to say a very big thank you for all your personal efforts which made our stay and the wedding at The Oakley Court a complete success and great fun. We cannot express how grateful we are for your advice and support, and the professional service you provided.
We really appreciate your input into the planning of the big day. It could not have gone smoother and your handover for the reception was seamless. We are really grateful in that from just one short briefing from Nichola the night before you set the room without any further input from us including all the individual touches Nichola had arranged and we are very grateful for your expertise and lovely can-do approach. You quickly made us feel totally confident that all would be done without us having to worry further and nothing was too much bother.
The reception went without a hitch and the food was really good and very professionally served. The service was well organised and we have received lovely feedback from the guests about the food including those with special dietary needs and the great service during the meal.
The buffet set up and general service throughout the evening were again all we could have asked for with everyone of the staff being friendly and helpful including the bar staff who coped magnificently under great pressure and added to the fun of the whole event! Their support was much appreciated and again nothing was too much effort.
Our rooms were beautiful and the hotel staff were all so helpful, polite and relaxed which made the Thursday before and the Saturday
after the wedding an absolute delight and generated lots of very positive comments about the event and the hotel.
In conclusion could you convey a huge THANK YOU to all the staff at the hotel that made the whole event so special and memorable. We are absolutely delighted at how everything went and are delighted with all the staff and the hotel. A special thank you to Simon and Kevin and of course to yourself (Francesca). We would happily recommend the hotel and Wedding planning and event to anyone considering using the hotel.
I am sure you will see us again when we come back to enjoy the wonderful facilities and atmosphere at your lovely hotel.”
Mike and Vanessa:
“It was a pleasure to have had Francesca as our wedding planner and we really appreciated all her time and help.
Everything went very well and we very much appreciated all the efforts of everyone involved. We thoroughly enjoyed the day and were very pleased we chose The Oakley Court as the venue as it was everything we had hoped it would be.
Thanks again for all your time and effort in helping us with the day and planning, it was very much appreciated. Hopefully we will see you in the future when we likely come and stay at Oakley to celebrate anniversaries over the years.”
Anna Maria and Dave
“The newly weds are both really well following a fabulous wedding, an excellent reception and a relaxing but picturesque honeymoon in the Seychelles.
“The whole day was amazing and the weather helped make it extra special. As did The Oakley Court’s staff who were just so professional in everything they did throughout the day. From the time we pulled up outside in our (well hired) plush pure white Bentley to the last drink served – The Oakley Court’s staff were simply brilliant, nothing was too much trouble and they made everything go to plan effortlessly.
“They were all extremely polite, dutiful and pleasant throughout the whole day, which totally enhanced the whole occasion. It’s people that make it special – they most certainly did!
“The food was ‘Michelin star’ quality – simple and classic – but stylish, succulent and moreish. So please extend our compliments to the chefs involved and of course Damien Broom for the superb quality and presentation he has influenced on such fine banqueting.
“The layout of the room was absolutely stunning (it nearly out-done the bride for sheer attractiveness). The colour scheme was magnificence (I concede, that was all down to Anna – it must be the Italian in her). Very fairy-tale (ish) and pretty.
“Lastly, a big special ‘thank you’ to you Francesca for displaying superb organisational skills in bringing everything together so intuitively.
“I know this is your occupation, but also fully aware that every wedding reception is different, and with that comes lots of variables plus added responsibilities. So, please take a well deserved curtsey – both Anna and I commend the way you handled everything on the day, moreover for making our day special and very memorable for us, our families, relatives, and friends. Who all simply loved the whole occasion, some even fell in love with The Oakley Court, which in fairness
“Once again, a huge thank you to all at The Oakley Court – Mr/s Fitzgibbon
certainly look forward to seeing you all very soon”