Wedding Reviews for The Grand Hotel, Swanage

Average Rating: 5 out of 5 - based on 7 reviews

Phoebe Dane
wedding on Sat, 3rd of November, 2018
Thank you so much to all the staff at the Grand Hotel for giving us the most incredible wedding day. Lindsay helped make the whole process completely stress free and organised and co-ordinated everything so that we could just relax and enjoy the day. The marquee was amazing and the setting was so

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beautiful. Having the sea and Swanage bay in the background whilst saying our vows was wonderfully romantic and peaceful. There was a tiny bit of rain just before the ceremony but Lindsay and Chrissie sorted everything out so that we walked a different way and didn't get wet! Luckily the rain stopped just before the ceremony and it was dry the rest of the day with the moody sky acting as a great backdrop for the photos. We got to go down to the beach to take our photos which, as sea lovers, was ideal! The wedding breakfast food was of an amazingly high standard especially catering for 110 people. All the staff throughout the weekend were so professional and lovely and constantly ensured we had everything we needed, they really made the whole atmosphere relaxed and fun whilst also maintaining an extremely high standard of service. Lindsay and Chrissie went above and beyond to ensure we enjoyed every moment of the weekend and weren’t having to worry about a thing. It was genuinely the best day of our lives and we cannot thank you all enough for making it so perfect and special.
See you all very soon!
Mr & Mrs Dane xxx

Review submitted on Thu, 10th of January, 2019
Neil Broad
wedding on Sat, 10th of November, 2018
Having stayed at the Grand Hotel many times over the past year and having gotten married at the hotel I can’t recommend the hotel highly enough, the staff made my wife and I feel welcome from the moment we first stepped through the door to look at it for our wedding venue to the day itself we have

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enjoyed every visit and look forward to visiting again next year.

Good room service · Romantic atmosphere · Historic building · Helpful concierge

Review submitted on Sun, 6th of January, 2019
Karen and Graham
wedding on Sat, 29th of September, 2018
Dear Lindsay,

Hope you and your team are all well and that the Hotel is enjoying its upgrade! We would just like to thank you and all of your fabulous team, from the reception staff through to the housekeepers, for all the hard work you put in to making our Wedding Day such a special occasion.

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Myself, Graham and our guests all said what a wonderful day they had and that nothing was too much trouble. Right from the planning process, where all your expertise guided us through all the finest of details (most of which we hadn’t even thought about), to the finale our Wedding Day. Which went off without a hitch!!

It was such a lovely day which showed of the Hotel, Gardens and the Capri tent off so beautifully. Caroline’s flowers adorned the Hotel and the Capri tent they also had such a fabulous scent. Your role as Master of Ceremonies was carried out without fault, and the Canapes which were served by Chrissy and her Band of Merry Men were very tasty little morsels, many of the guests complimented them. We would also like to offer our compliments to the Chef as the Wedding Breakfast was delicious and again to Chrissy and her Band of Merry Men who were ultra efficient and really courteous throughout the whole day. They attended to our every whim and need without hesitation. The evening staff were great at skilfully manning the bar and laying out the local cheeses and chutneys followed by the cake. Which went down a storm as well, just enough after all the sumptuous food from earlier.

Suffice to say we both had a wonderful day and would recommend the hotel and your team without question to any one thinking of having their Wedding Day at The Grand!

We hope to be free to come and have a weekend in February with you then we will book in for our first Wedding Anniversary while we are there.

Kindest Regards
Karen and Graham

Review submitted on Mon, 10th of December, 2018
Richard and I just wanted to drop a line to say we had an amazing day on Thursday, staff were excellent, hotel, gardens and beach lovely and food very delicious. Thank you for helping us to have a wedding day that was everything I had hoped it would be.

We even got the red arrows doing their

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love heart display in our photos!

Thank you once again

Kirsty and Richard

Review submitted on Thu, 27th of September, 2018
Charlotte O'Hara-Courtney
My husband and I have always loved The Grand Hotel so was no contest when choosing our wedding venue. Lyndsay was our wedding coordinator at The Grand Hotel and we couldn't have asked for anyone better. On the week leading up to our wedding she was amazing, she made it so easy to decorate the venue

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before our actual wedding day and then on our wedding day Lyndsay and the employees there did all the table decorations for us meaning I didn't have to stress on the day. Lyndsay also made it so easy for knowing where we all needed to be and when the speeches started.
All in all our wedding day went so smoothly and we were blessed with wonderful weather. I would highly recommend the Grand Hotel for your wedding venue, wonderful view and wonderful people!!!

Review submitted on Wed, 13th of September, 2017
Caroline Horvath
My husband and I knew we wanted to get married in Swanage but it was a question of where. As soon as we walked into The Grand Hotel we instantly fell in love with its character and the stunning views it has to offer over Swanage Bay. When we met Lindsay, the General Manager, we knew we were in good

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hands to help us plan our dream wedding. She introduced us to all the staff and we kept in regular contact over the planning period. We were always made to feel so welcome and each time we visited, it felt like we were coming home.
Lindsay and her team are clearly very experienced in wedding organisation and have a keen eye for detail. So, as the bride and groom we felt reassured and in safe hands throughout the build-up to our wedding.
We were encouraged to use the hotel as a blank canvas to create the wedding that represented us. The hotel not only organised the room bookings for our guests, but they also booked the garden marquee and the dancefloor which meant we had less to worry about overall. The night before the wedding we had an informal rehearsal where we were greeted with champagne and Lindsay introduced herself to all the key members of the wedding party. It really helped to clarify the pace of the day and understand where everyone was supposed to be. Lindsay orchestrated the whole thing, and set a fantastic tone for the night before our wedding.On the day itself, everything ran smoothly and the staff were friendly and efficient. The food was delicious and came out quickly and at good intervals. As someone who suffers with food intolerances, the chef was more than accommodating in creating a menu that I could enjoy.
The hotel took care of things that went on in the background, that as a bride I knew nothing about but contributed to making such a fantastic day. The team were thoughtful, caring and genuinely wanted us to have the perfect day. The whole experience with the hotel was personalized, professional and welcoming.
It really was the best day of our lives.

Review submitted on Tue, 25th of July, 2017
Sue Large
I can highly recommend the Grand Hotel as a wedding venue. We were lucky with the lovely sunny weather and the setting with the garden overlooking the sea was outstanding – a view hard to beat.

Lindsay the general manager at the hotel was exceptional in her planning right from the start of the

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booking through to the end of the day. Every detail was covered and coordinated leaving very little for us to do – just what we wanted. The food was delicious and her team of staff efficiently served and cleared for 116. I cannot praise the Grand enough. Excellent venue, excellent food, and excellent staff.

Review submitted on Wed, 5th of August, 2015
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