I visited this hotel with my family for a wedding. I can't fault the hotel for the smooth running of the day, the wheels are well oiled and we had a wonderful time. The food was excellent, well presented and there were plenty of staff to ensure each table received their meals together. It is an excellent wedding venue, well appointed rooms, beautiful grounds and attentive staff.
Still on a positive side, the bar area is very good, and there is a limited bar menu, although four of us had an exceptable meal the night before the wedding.
On a negative side........this is not a hotel to spend a few nights on a break if you are not in a wedding party. It is like a factory. The weekend we were there, there was a wedding Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, there are also numerous daily courses being run as well. Due to the very poor signage in the hotel on one occasion we had to pass through a room where a wedding party, was to get to the bar area. We were unable to make full use of the beautiful grounds as there were speeches going on along side the patio area, and with a young child we were aware of making too much noise!
Bedrooms seem to be varied, some have been upgraded, although small, are adequate for an over night stay, but lack comfort. This could easily have been overcome by installing smaller wardrobes! No need for a whole wall of fitted wardrobes a comfy chair and one wardrobe would have been more acceptable!
One of the areas I felt the hotel let itself down on, was the fact there was a large Christmas tree with full decorations in the entrance hall. Bearing in mind there were four weddings over as many days the weekend we visited, this was to say the least tacky and unnecessary! The front of the building is very beautiful, but on entry firstly to be confronted by Christmas tree and then a lack lustre reception hall does not create a good impression. Such a shame, as first impressions mean so much!
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Thank you for reviewing Oakwood House following your recent stay. I was delighted to read the wedding you were attending went well. I'm not sure how people getting married on any day of the week is a negative? We ensure that no matter what day of the week we contribute to ensuring it is the happiest day of their lives. Furthermore I have received no complaints from any of our regular corporate guests. With regards to the Christmas tree I take on board your personal opinion however it has become quite a feature with bride and grooms for having photo's taken with it.
Please rest assured whatever the reason you stay at Oakwood House we always strive to deliver excellence.
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