Unfortunately I have just written a glowing account of a stay here on tripadvisor and it has gone, I can only assume that I took too long. I don't have time to sit for another hour writing all I did the first time but feel I should summarise it again as the recognition should be noted. I am an independent wedding planner and my clients booked this venue for their wedding which happened at the weekend 22.02.14. We all stayed here from Friday to check out on Sunday. I can only say that the place was lovely, the rooms and main hotel were very clean and well kept and the staff were AMAZING. As an independent planner we can sometimes be seen as being in the way but this couldn't be further for the truth with the Priest House. I was treated like a guest in the main (which of course I was for the 3 days) and also nothing was too much trouble. Their in house wedding coordinator, Emma, was a true professional and was really great. Dan on reception was brilliant too, assisting us with everything we needed and always with a smile, just how a reception should be ran. The rooms were lovely and I stayed in a cottage which I loved and was surprised to have a bath in my single room but totally glad of it to soak in on all 3 days I was there. The room was a little warm on arrival but I'd much rather that in February than it being cold. I opened the window and it soon got to my desired temperature. The food was amazing too no matter what we ate, fish and ships for the first nights dinner was the best I've ever tasted and the wedding breakfast and evening buffet on Saturday was also was set up to impress. The staff were all friendly, Sammy on the evening team was lovely even at silly times of the evening and one of the staff who pulled out all the stops was only on his first day but they clearly had recruited a staff member who knew how to work well on a wedding. Overall, a really nice place, with good caring staff throughout and great food and service. The location couldn't be sweeter for a wedding too, exclusive use of the whole hotel was what we booked and whilst walking in the grounds the sounds to be heard were tweeting birds and the flow of the water from the river. Bliss. Where there any bad points? If pushed it would have to be my overhearing from many of the wedding guests that the drinks prices were more than they would have expected.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set in a tranquil and stunning location on the banks of the River Trent, The Priest House's history is a rich one that can be traced back almost 1,000 years. Built around a mill tower with its very own water wheels, this 42 bedroom hotel is perfectly placed for a romantic break, an exclusive conference venue or a picture perfect wedding. We've hand-picked a fine selection of food and drink to compliment the charm and romance of our English Countryside setting. Fine dine in our beautiful dining room or relax in our newly renovated and re-named Millstream Bar & Terrace where you can enjoy al fresco dining overlooking the River Trent in the Summer months. We invite you to come and relax and really feel at home with us. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Priest House Hotel Castle Donington
- Priest Hotel Castle Donington
- The Priest House By The River Castle Donington, United Kingdom