We had the pleasure of holding our wedding reception here over the 2012 August Bank Holiday and I can say that we had a thoroughly amazing and excellent wedding day.
We first visited several years ago for a school ball held here and the venue left such an impression that we booked it for our wedding seven years later! From start to finish we had an excellent experience. The staff were kind, helpful and thoughtful. They offered help with everything from what dates would suit us best when we first contacted them, right through to helping set up our tables. We had a reception that was slightly out of the norm, and they embraced the opportunity to create something different for us. They were very knowledgable about all aspects of wedding planning, from where it would be best to take official photographs if it was raining to helping with ideas on how to run the theme of the wedding throughout.
We had our reception in the Windsor Suite, which was cosy and comfortably fit us and our 63 guests easily. The bar area is beautiful and fit us all in well, especially since it was raining very heavily and we unfortunately couldn't make use of the beautiful grounds.
The seven bedrooms that we had were all lovely and the Westby bridal suite we stayed in was exquisite. The bed was very comfortable and the bathroom was huge! (which was very useful for going to the loo in my wedding dress which has a very big skirt and wouldn't fit in a normal loo cubicle)
All of the food we had was phenomenal and we were delighted that they took the time to create menus specifically for us to our tastes. We had an afternoon tea reception and a BBQ in the evening, both of which went down very well. The canapes and 'posh' crisps we had in the afternoon were also excellent and I wish i'd been able to get more than two of them! The guests tell me they were to die for. Breakfast the next morning was cooked to order and they had no problem with some of our guests returning for breakfast the next morning either. It just hit the spot and set us up for the day!
We had one of the best days of our lives at Bartle Hall and it is fair to say that the staff went out of their way to be helpful from start to finish of our experience with them. Nicola and Hannah in particular deserve special mention, both were dedicated, polite and helpful, always going the extra mile to make our day extra special. Hannah, as it turns out, is very good at repairing bridal hair do's and re-tying wedding dresses! It was lovely to be greeted by them at the door as we entered the hall with looks of such excitement on their faces and was a highlight of our day.
We would love to return in the future and would thoroughly recommend Bartle Hall as a first class wedding venue! Our guests are still talking about our wedding reception now!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set in 16 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, Bartle Hall is the perfect location for comfort and pure relaxation when away from home. Our guests enjoy award-winning cuisine, comfortable business facilities, luxury lounges, exemplary service and beautifully decorated bedrooms and suites. Ideally situated between its neighbouring towns of Preston and Blackpool, and only a short drive from the Lake District, we are the idyllic country retreat for your Lancashire break. With 15 en-suite bedrooms ranging from classic doubles to executive rooms, four poster suites and cottages, we offer the perfect base for all types of visitor including business travellers, leisure guests, couples and families. Enjoy stunning views over the hotel grounds and surrounding woodland, as we provide a warm welcome with complimentary luxury toiletries and a premium selection of teas, coffees and homemade treats on arrival to your room. The peaceful atmosphere together with our high exacting standards and attention to detail, mean visitors truly relax and forget the pressures of everyday life. ... more less
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