We had our wedding reception at the Low Wood Bay last month and I cannot speak highly enough about the hotel!
From booking the day to leaving the morning after, we have had such an amazing experience. Both Rea and Gemma did a fantastic job in supporting us, helping organise both big and little details for the day. They kept us informed, were flexible with our requests and fabulous on the day and into the night. Dawid the Master of Ceremonies was also fantastic ensuring that everything ran smoothly on the day. Being an excited bride, they never seemed to mind when I would randomly turn up at weekends, just to look around, offering to show me about and discussing my ideas!
Upon our arrival, they took care of both us and our guests with a friendly efficiency, and when the meal was served, it was truly delicious, everything was hot and fresh, and the lamb practically fell off the bone it was so tender, I'm sure it isn't something all that easy to do for 80 people at once. The portion sizes were more than enough (I'm still disappointed I was too full from the main meal to try the hot pot in the evening!) and everyone commented how nice it had been.
During the evening celebrations, they changed round the room quickly and dealt with both our band and the DJ, and were nothing but polite and courteous, even as the night went on and we got a little rowdier!
For me it was the little things that meant a lot - the fact my suitcase was taken to our room early on, in the room was a card and a signed copy of a book on the Low Wood and Windermere, the fact the bar staff helped me find my bouquet when I set it down and couldn't remember where, then putting it in water for the night. Also the fact that the decorations we had brought were put up around the room and bar beautifully and then packed carefully away ready for us in the morning. Many of the other guests commented on how easy-going the staff had been, particularly in the early hours of the morning when they must have been tired and ready to clock off but continued to be professional and friendly, right into the small hours. Despite the fact that this is a good sized hotel with many weddings held there, I genuinely felt like I was the most important person in the hotel during my stay.
I cannot recommend this hotel highly enough, both as a choice for a wedding or a weekend away. We have been fortunate enough to also stay over one weekend prior to the wedding, and made full use of the facilities and restaurant. It is my new favourite place, and I enjoy heading up at the weekend to sit in the cafe bar with a slice of cake and a hot chocolate.
I cannot wait to spend a night there on our first anniversary, which is also complimentary. In total, though a night at the Low Wood may seem a little pricey, it is definitely worth it. With regards to holding a wedding reception there, it is nothing but value for money with the service and quality you receive.
A big thank you to Gemma, Rea, Dawid and all the staff at the Low Wood for helping us have a truly memorable day!
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- Also Known As:
- Low Wood Bay Hotel Windermere
- Low Wood Windermere
- Hotel Low Wood
- Low Wood Hotel Windermere
- Low Wood Bay Windermere, Lake District