On behalf of me and my new wife (Mrs H) we would like to say how very blessed we were for having our special day at The Old Rose and Crown , Lickey .
From the initial meeting all those months ago with the lovely and absolutely fantastic Marie (wedding coordinator ) right up to those nervous minutes before hand on the big day and partying into the night ,no request no matter how big or small was too much .
Being a smaller hotel , you effectively have it to yourself and your guests (unless of course there was already pre booked accommodation for other people stopping ) which was great as we had some friends and relatives stop over plus a complimentary suite for my wife and I (spacious .fab decor and comfy bed )
Food for the sit down meal was amazing , very quick to come out and to be cleared with attentive staff always in sight but at the same time you never felt rushed and this is always a plus especially if your not prone to making public speeches (Grooms speech )
Very quick turn around of the main room for the night time and it was a great pleasure to see staff working hard to do this with a smile and great attitude with which was lovely .
Night time was great with the recommended disco for the hotel and thanks to the dj who played along with us while we did our suprise dance .
If your have your wedding in the main room , the hotel does have a smaller room which was used in the daytime for when guests started arriving and for when they turn the big room around ,( I will say here that we had a few kids with the group and while the staff was turning round the big room for the night time ,the kids were allowed quite openly to stay in the big room while the staff worked round them and was very courteous to all the kids too .)
The buffet was amazing . Nice and beautifully presented with staff on hand to clear and tidy . Cheese and Branston , beef and onion , turkey and cranberry sauce all on these cottage type rolls(think that's right ) with crisps , snacks and other goodies interlaced around them .
Compliments were in the majority when we went around to familes and friends after . Really really nice food all day .
A fantastic suite to finish our day off in and a lovely cooked breakfast in the morning , it really really made our first day as husband and wife .
I will sum up now but I will say just that although the wedding and everything that goes with was the reason why we were at the hotel , it was the little things that also make you realise why this hotel and the people that run and work there get highly rated . A few things like we had brought some champagne from home and we asked for an ice bucket . Within a few minutes . Bucket was delivered upstairs with our champagne placed in it with two glasses even though we had brought it from home . Or that my niece couldn't have the beef which was served so requested a piece of chicken for her and that was it no questions asked .
It is a lovely hotel .
Andrew , you have a fantastic team and an amazing hotel . Marie is an absolute delight to organise with a credit to you and the hotel .
Thank you for a perfect day
Neal and Alison Hadley
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- Old Rose & Crown Hotel is set in 400 acres of beautiful Lickey Hills Country Park and yet only 5 minutes drive from M42 J1 and M5 J4. With free parking and free Wifi and 11 ensuite bedrooms including double twin and family rooms the hotel is perfect for any kind of acassion including weddings, christenings and parties ... more less
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