Kamran & Rachel Umar onby
Kamran and I got married at Stonehouse Court Hotel on the 26th June this year - 2015 and we had a fantastic day! Stonehouse Court Hotel is a great venue with loads of space, a beautiful old hotel, beautiful gardens and a fab team who are really flexible and happy to cater to whatever kind of day you want to have. And importantly - it is very reasonable for price compared to a lot of wedding venues.
We got married in the pagoda outside, had drinks and canapes in the hotel garden, then moved to the Caroline Suite and the private garden where we had teas/coffees, a lovely BBQ and an evening disco. As well as the BBQ we have eaten at the hotel a few times now and the food has always been really good.
Fred heads up the event team and he has been great to work with, we met with him 4 times before our wedding day to go through all of the details and he was happy to accommodate all of our plans and was quick to email back to any email queries. Fred was there on the day but Dominic ran the day for us making sure everything was in place and he was fantastic! The venue wasn't ready very early in the morning but this was due to there being a prom on the night before, however Dominic made sure everything was as we wanted it and we were able to check everything was correct before our guests went into the Caroline Suite.
The difficulties we had leading up to the wedding were all to do with the room bookings, the booking system is disorganised so our advice is to ensure couples work closely with Fred to secure and confirm names against rooms as early as possible. The only complaints we had from our guests were from those staying in the Garden Wing which is the newer area of the hotel, I would say that these rooms are dated and a bit over-priced however it is fantastic to have rooms for guests to stay in on site avoiding a lot of hassle.
Overall we had a fantastic day and would highly recommend this venue for weddings!! Best bits - their flexibility, the food, Fred & Dominic x