We had our wedding reception at Pontlands Park Hotel in the marquee on 27 July 2013. The staff at Pontlands are brilliant and Jonathan was so helpful and patient from the first viewing and still answering my emails up until the day before the wedding!
I took my bridesmaids for dinner to show them the venue and the staff are so attentive, they gave me a glass of champagne and asked how the wedding plans were going. It was nice that they cared.
They couldn't do enough for us, when we looked around the venue we fell in love with it but we really wanted a bar in the marquee as from previous experience having a separate bar does not work, especially with our guests! Jonathan did all the research and booked an external company to come in, we just had to pay the bill. This would be my only recommendation for Pontlands to provide a bar in the marquee as part of the package. I'm sure they took a lot more money having the bar inside (or that may have been our guests!!) and we didn't lose any people outside, the dance floor was packed all night!
The venue is beautiful and the marquee looked stunning when it was all decorated inside. Our guests all commented on how lovely it was. The food was delicious as we discovered at our menu tasting session and all the guests did not stop talking about the food!!
During the wedding breakfast the staff were great, especially the young guy who served the top table (don't know his name!) He was brilliant!
All our family stayed at the hotel after the wedding and it was lovely to all have breakfast the next morning together and talk about the big day. The breakfast was fab with lots of different varieties.
Our honeymoon suite was amazing and huge, it was more like an apartment!
I would highly recommend this venue for a wedding! Thank you for making our wedding day so special!
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October 1, 2013
Thank you for your review following your recent wedding at Pontlands Park and congratulations.
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I am pleased that Jonny and the team did all they could to make you special day perfect.
Lots of people like the fact that the bar area is slightly separate from the marquee and adjoins the outside space and it works particularly well for larger functions as it allows maximum space within the marquee for tables and dancing, the additional costs involved with locating a bar within the marquee are quite high and as such it is not suitable for everyone but I am glad it worked well for you and your guests.
We take pride in making sure everyone has their Dream Wedding here at Pontlands Park.
We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
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