Wedding Reviews for Yew Lodge Hotel

Average Rating: 5 out of 5 - based on 35 reviews



on Sat, 5th of October, 2019
What a fantastic wedding day we had at the Yew Lodge Kegworth. From the very first visit right up until our special day the service and support we received from all the staff was amazing. The day itself was the best day of our lives, I never thought we could be made to feel so very special. We will

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certainly remember and cherish every single moment.
on Tue, 1st of October, 2019
The team at Yew Lodge are second to none. Our original wedding planner left the company but the transition to Grace’s care was seamless, Grace is kind, professional and extremely approachable, from the first email I knew we’d got a diamond! Nothing was too much trouble, no question was too silly

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and Grace did everything to make the day perfect for us. We cannot thank Grace enough for everything she’s done for us, our day was fantastic and Grace was an absolute rock throughout the entire journey. Rob was our master of ceremonies and we’d have been lost without him! The day was ran smoothly and everything was as we asked, again, nothing was too much trouble. Rob was always on hand to fix any queries and give us regular updates on what was happening. The rest of the team were also faultless, kind, very helpful, and courteous. The rooms were done up beautifully and more perfect than we ever thought they could be, the day went so quickly but everyone was around to keep us grounded and enjoy the day! Thanks to everyone at the Yew Lodge Hotel for making our day completely unforgettable, there aren’t enough words to say how we feel but these felt like a good start. Highly recommended by us and our family and friends. Thank you all again!
on Mon, 30th of September, 2019
We just wanted to say a massive, massive thank you to you all for making our wedding day absolutely perfect. We were so well looked after, nothing was too much trouble, you’re all so friendly and attentive! We were nervous wrecks but you were all there to keep us calm and help guide us through and

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we couldn’t be more grateful.

Grace, you’ve been outstanding throughout this whole process, you couldn’t have done any more for us. Every email answered, every worry or question solved quicker than we could even finish asking, you are excellent at your job and the hotel is very lucky to have you! I think I’d (Jo) have fallen to pieces without your guidance but I guess that’s why they pay you the big money haha! Thank you so much for everything you’ve done for us, all future brides and grooms are in good hands!

Rob, you and your team were amazing. The whole day would not have been possible without you all. From the evening before, nothing was too much trouble for any of you. Rob helped put us at ease on a very nervous and stressful day and for that we’re so appreciative! We didn’t have to worry about a thing which took a massive weight off our shoulders, the rooms looked absolutely incredible, they were perfect in every way. Thank you so much, you’re a credit to the hotel!

I’ve attached a couple of photos of the day just in case you wanted a nosey, now we’ve just got the wait for the professional ones!

Thank you again, we will get round to writing a 5* review on social media/trip advisor but we just wanted to send a personal email first as you were all absolutely fabulous.

We hope to see you soon
on Sat, 28th of September, 2019
We held our wedding at Yew Lodge and it could not have been any better. The booking/planning was a breeze - Grace kept in contact and we had numerous meetings in the run up to go through numbers, food, details. The day before our wedding we had a final meeting with Grace and our MC Rob (who is

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fantastic!) to go through every last little detail, we dropped off our centre pieces, table plan etc and they appeared beautifully arranged on our wedding day. The day ran smoothly without a hitch - Rob was absolutely brilliant all day and dealt with every request quickly and efficiently - He couldn’t do enough for us. We found all of the hotel staff to be great, all friendly and polite. Our ceremony room, the wedding breakfast room and also the room once changed around for the evening reception looked fantastic. The food was great - Hot and tasty. We stayed overnight with a lot of our guests and the great service followed the next day with a lovely breakfast before we left. We had the absolute best day and we wouldn’t have wanted it anywhere else. Thank you Yew Lodge for making sure our day was perfect.
on Sun, 4th of August, 2019
We had an amazing wedding day at the Yew Lodge the staff were great, helping me with my every need to create the perfect day. We loved that we could make a bespoke wedding that was right for us.
on Mon, 29th of July, 2019
We had the most perfect day. Grace, Stephen and all the staff went above and beyond. There is not one thing that could of made our special day any better. The food was amazing, venue looked so pretty, the whole day went perfectly.
Thank you so so much!
I'm so glad we chose Yew Lodge!
on Sat, 20th of July, 2019
Our wedding was the best day of our lives!! (Massively helped by the weather)
Yew lodge hotel was the perfect setting for us! Simple but elegant. The team were fantastic! We requested a rather unusual set up for a wedding but these guys made it happen! We had the flexibility to create our perfect

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wedding and had nothing but support and helpful advice from grace! Mark was great on the day. Both of them work hard to ensure every couple gets their dream day! We felt so comfortable and happy with all the service we received!
The event rooms are beautiful, food was excellent, prices are very reasonable and the team create a wonderful day to be had by both newlyweds and guests!
I would recommend the venue and team to anyone whether your after a traditional set up or something a bit different. They are skilled in their area and will go above and beyond to ensure you have the best day!
Thank you to mark and the team for the running of the day but particularly thank you to grace for all her help with the planning, correspondence and making our perfect day possible!
on Tue, 18th of June, 2019
I don't know where to begin because everything was just outstanding. Perfect from start to finish, from the first wedding fayre we attended, every member of staff was so welcoming and polite, then to our perfect wedding day.
The food was delicious, everything was so well organised, Grace, Rob and

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the whole team made sure everything went without a hitch.
I had arranged a surprise car convoy for my hubby, we had surprise singing waiters and nothing was too much trouble, grace and rob helped to keep everything top secret.
We had an amazing day and every single one of our guests commented on how amazing the day was, the wedding breakfast and evening buffet was gorgeous.
The Ash and Mulberry suites looked absolutely stunning. I couldn't have wished for a more perfect day. I wish we could do it all over again.
Thankyou to the whole team at Yew Lodge. ????
on Sun, 9th of June, 2019
We married at this hotel September 2018 , well how amazing, our wedding coordinator was Debbie and Mark who looked after us all through the day, both of them did a fantastic job organising everything . The food was really good so all of guest were very happy, the wine was constantly being topped up

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and flowing the waiting staff did an excellent job serving the wedding breakfast. Everything went absolutely brilliant, we had set times for the whole day. I would recommend this hotel to anyone, we brought a package and we had everything they offered and more, infact the staff at this hotel could not do enough for us. The registrars came to the venue and both ladies were lovely, making sure the ceremony went without a hitch. I would just like to congratulate everyone who was involved with our special day , thank you .
on Sun, 9th of June, 2019
We're very pleased to have chosen the Yew Lodge hotel as our venue. We'd been engaged for years but decided to book our wedding with fairly little notice due to family illness, so the package on offer was perfect as it saved me a lot of stress booking and dealing with all the different vendors I'd

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have had to individually book elsewhere. The hotel itself is smart and well presented, and our guests were impressed!

The food on our big day was unbelievable, exceeded expectations and more! All the staff worked so hard to deliver the perfect day. The entire process was smooth and we knew what was happening at each part of the day. Thank you all so much!
on Sun, 19th of May, 2019
We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day! Grace and Rob were amazing and made sure everything went as planned! All the staff were very helpful and made sure all of our guests were happy Xx
on Thu, 16th of May, 2019
Sorry for the delay in leaving this review!! We got married at Yew Lodge Hotel, from start to finish we had an amazing day. Rob and Grace made sure everything went perfectly. We had a last minute change of table plan and this was all sorted without any drama (apart from the groom who almost went

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into panic mode as he didn't know what was happening!!) The food was really good, both for the wedding breakfast and the evening buffet, and breakfast the following morning as about 30 guests stayed over - the staff sectioned off a part of the dining room so we could all sit together for breakfast. The staff thought of everything. All in we couldn't fault it - a day to remember - thank you everyone.
on Sun, 5th of May, 2019
It's difficult to know where to start! The staff at Yew Lodge could not have worked harder to make our day so amazing. Not only was the organisation of the day perfect, but the staff also made us feel so comfortable and welcome, which extended to all our guests. Special thanks goes to Grace and Rob,

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who checked in with us all the time to make sure we were happy and if we needed anything. They communicated with us brilliantly leading up to the wedding to ensure they knew exactly what we wanted. Nothing was to much trouble, including a completely different and untraditional table plan i requested. The food was absolutely excellent, and it was something we were worried about having known that sit down wedding meals sometimes are lacking due to having to cater for so many people. This was absolutely not the case. My husband and I agreed it was the best sticky toffee pudding we had ever had! The package we received from yew lodge was fantastic value and it took all the stress out of planning. I had absolutely nothing to critique about how they ran the day, and I am not always easy to please. I cannot stress enough how brilliant the team are. Every single one of our guests commented on what a brilliant time they had had, and how beautiful everything had been. I can only pass on our massive thanks to everyone that worked hard to make sure we had a day to remember for all the right reasons.
on Sat, 4th of May, 2019
We had the most perfect magical day, it was better than we ever imagined. Grace was brilliant as wedding coordinator and always made us feel that we were always her priority. Nothing was ever too much trouble. Mark was a fantastic master of ceremony and made the day go without a hitch, any requests

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we made were dealt with straight away with no fuss. Both are fabulous personalities and very easy to get along with. The other staff were equally hardworking, helpful and polite. The food was lovely, we had no complaints from our guests, all dietary requirements were well catered for. The only recommendation would be to label the buffet food as some of our vegetarian guests didn’t know what they could eat. The rooms were dressed and decorated to our requirements and looked beautiful.
We also used the in house DJ and hired their photo booth which everyone loved. The flowers provided by the hotel were absolutely stunning and I even preferred them to my own bouquet! We had the most amazing wedding and we can not recommend Yew Lodge as a wedding venue enough, the hotel will always be etched in our hearts forever. Thank you for helping create such beautiful memories.
on Fri, 12th of April, 2019
All the staff at the Yew Lodge Hotel were absolutely fantastic, made sure our day ran smoothly and anything we asked for was not too much trouble. The rooms were beautifully decorated as per our wishes and the food both at the wedding breakfast and the evening buffet were lovely. The DJ provided by

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the venue was also brilliant and ensured there was always plenty on the dancefloor. I really can't thank the staff enough especially Grace and Rob and would have no hesitation in recommending the Yew Lodge to others. Thank you again. Emma and Nathan
on Fri, 12th of April, 2019
Hi Grace, both Judi and I would like to thank both yourself, Rob and all the staff at the Yew Lodge for making our wedding day extra special.
The attention to detail and the hard work you guys put in was second to none. The hotel, disco, food etc and your help was all amazing.
A special thank you

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to Rob who worked tirelessly all day to ensure the day went smoothly. Nothing was too much trouble and he was the gel that made everything run like clockwork.
All our guests commented on the high standards in the hotel, food, cleanliness, rooms and the service our guests received was great.
Please pass this on to the Management team at the Yew Lodge as we can't fault our wedding day.
You're a great team. Keep up the good work
on Wed, 15th of November, 2017
Our wedding day was amazing from start to finish and I can't thank penny and all get yew lodge staff enough

We arrived at the hotel on the Friday afternoon where we was about to check in and sort out some wedding things, before me and my hubby to be at the time had a relaxing drink I the Marcos

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bar whilst we waited for other guess/ friends to arrive.
All the men and children headed to the swimming where they had a fab time whilst the ladies sorted clothes, suit and dresses etc. we all meet up in Marcos bar again for drinks as friends were still checking in, our boys were safety and relaxed in our hotel rooms.
We had a family and friend group meal in Marcos in the in before the wedding this was very well planned and organised and staff were very helpful and friendly and omg the good was amazing!
The day of the wedding went very smoothly with me and my bridesmaid getting to breakfast early so we didn't bump into my groom then we were in our room where reception staff showed my hairdresser to the room then my make up lady, so there were very helpful as well as get wedding guest booked in early to they hotel rooms who were staying over on the Saturday which was great this meant that our guest wouldn't have to leave the wedding celebration to mess about checking in at 2pm.
Penny and Robert were amazing at planning the whole day from setting up a gorgeous ceremony room and our music was played at the right time etc, after the wedding we were took into the main room. WOW it was amazing it looked so much better than I imagined, it looked beautiful.
The food was lovely and everyone commented on how nice and tasty it was and again all staff were roomful and friendly.
The whole was nice and relaxed and just followed without any problems
The evening reception was just how we wanted it, a great relaxed party environment for all our family and friends to celebrate our special. The children were happy and not bored with the Wii set up in the boardroom which was great
Thanks
on Thu, 9th of November, 2017
From start to finish we had 5 star treatment. Penny is amazing, nothing was to much trouble!
Everything about our wedding day was perfect, the meals, the service, the rooms were excellent. We would highly recommend and if we did it all again we would change nothing. Best day ever!
on Fri, 27th of October, 2017
Well.....where do we begin? Anyone who is considering booking the Best Western Yew Lodge Hotel for their wedding/reception....it will be the best decision you could ever make! Penny, Mark and all the team at the Yew Lodge made our day spectacular and we will be forever in their debt.

The venue,

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the food, the staff, the rooms, everything was just perfect for our special day and Penny went above and beyond for us, adding so many special touches to our wedding reception, things that will always be great memories, not only to us but all our family and friends too. We had many many meetings along the way before the big day and felt completely at ease knowing everything was in the hands of the team at the Yew Lodge. It meant we could sit back and take in everything throughout the day and night and we didn't have to worry about a thing, that's what mattered to us, it was our day and we wanted to make sure we enjoyed it along with our guests too.

Many personal touches were the icing on the cake, "renaming" the Forest Suite to the Leicester Suite being one of the main ones for us (groom being a big Leicester City fan), letters to our guests to join us for breakfast the morning after the wedding, menu cards for our 157 guests (sorry Penny)! :-) We had quite a large wedding party, if we remember rightly one of the biggest that Penny had coordinated, but this certainly didn't show in any way, the day ran smoothly, food arrived very quickly even with so many people to serve and what we did eat was beautiful!

We really cannot recommend the Yew Lodge enough, our wedding day was just perfect for us, everything we hoped it would be and more and that's all down to Penny and the team! Thank you again so much to you all for a wonderful day. P.S....can we do it all again?? :-)

Love Mr and Mrs Fensome X
Wedding Reception - Saturday 1st April 2017
on Sat, 21st of October, 2017
My partner & I had the most perfect day thanks to Penny & her team.

We had our registry & reception with 200 guests (most of whom stayed at the hotel)

The food , decor, music was just as we imagined; & all within our price/ budget

I am personally indebted to Penny for keeping my inner

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bridezilla at bay: always assuring me that all will be well: & it was more than that; it was perfect.
Thank you all x
Nita & Rob
on Wed, 11th of October, 2017
My wife and I could not have asked for a better venue to host and celebrate our wedding ceremony and reception. The venue and it's staff looked after not only us but all our guests on the day and they couldn't have been more accommodating.

The year leading up to the wedding we had regular

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meetings with the venues wedding coordinator, Penny Dable, and what a lady she is. Penny's attention to detail and planning was absolutely flawless, she tailor made our wedding to suit our requirements and assisted with every detail forgetting nothing. No request was too small, silly or complicated, Penny made it happen. Massive thumbs up to Penny!

We had Mark as our Master of Ceremony on the day, despite him feeling under the weather he was there right along side Penny running around ensuring everyone was happy. We met Mark the week of the wedding, I joked with him that I expected an 'MC' to be like the monopoly guy! I couldn't have been more wrong and in the best of ways. Like Penny, Mark made us feel very comfortable and relaxed leading up to the big day going through the final details with a fine toothed comb. Together, Mark and Penny orchestrated the day and it ran to perfection.

The hotel rooms again were perfect, the decor and detail made our guests feel 5 star. Our Bridal suite was beautiful even though my wife tipped it upside down getting ready the morning of the ceremony!

All the staff at Yew Lodge were so friendly especially those working in our private bar they really couldn't do enough for us, no-one went with an empty glass!

If we could go back and do it again we wouldn't change a thing, the Yew Lodge will stay in our memories forever. Thank you everyone there for making our day the most memorable day of our lives.

All the very best.

Ben & Keeley McIlvenna
on Wed, 11th of October, 2017
Where do I start.... from the minute we booked our wedding we have had the best support from penny the wedding organiser, she made planning our wedding a joyful experience and most importantly stress free. On the actual wedding it run so perfect and smoothly. The room looked amazing. The food was

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beautiful. All our guest said the next day our wedding was the best wedding they had ever been to, so that just says it all. Thank you penny and all the staff at yew lodge for making our wedding perfect in every sense. Lots of love Leanne & Jeremy butler xxx
on Sun, 8th of October, 2017
What can we say about our wedding day at Yew Lodge hotel?
It was an amazing day. Thanks in no small part to Penny and her fantastic team of staff.
From our first meeting with Penny she completely put us at ease. Making us believe in their expertise and experience.
And can I say they never failed

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to deliver on their promises.
They gave us excellent value for money. With no expense spared on the day with all the included items such as the food. The room and particularly the flowers. They were just gorgeous.
As with all weddings there were a couple of last minute dramas, people running late etc. But Penny went above and beyond, even waiting outside the venue to flag down my daughter at the last moment. It's these little things that mean so much and go to making the day perfect.
All the staff were very friendly and courteous. From Rob, the master of ceremonies, the waiting staff, bar staff, restaurants staff. Etc etc. If I've missed anyone out it's not intentional.

So to anyone considering booking Yew Lodge Hotel as their wedding venue I say don't hesitate, you will be treated like royalty and have the day you only ever dreamed of.
All our love
Andy & Helen xxx
on Thu, 5th of October, 2017
From start to finish we couldn't have wished for a more professional and friendly approach to our Wedding. Penny was always available when we needed to ask questions and went the extra mile by offering to do things such as designing and printing table names and the seat planner. She liaised with our

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photographer and table decorator, amongst others, to ensure that our day was organised and stress free. Our MC was also organised and checked everything was ok throughout. We both felt that Penny took a real interest in making sure our day was perfect and was more than simply another couple getting married. When we arrived everything had been set up and all staff adapted to an altered timescale - some speeches going on for much longer than the audience had hoped :) All our family and friends have said what a great time they had and the dance floor remained full all evening. I would have no hesitation in recommending the Yew Lodge as a wedding venue and would like to thank Penny and all other staff involved for an amazing experience!
on Thu, 5th of October, 2017
Honestly cannot give enough praise to the Yew Lodge and particularly Penny! She was a star from day 1 and made the whole process so simple - no request was too much hassle and she just wanted our day to be perfect! The venue was great and we have had so many comments on how amazing the food was!

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The whole team will go out of their way to ensure you have the most amazing day and I cannot recommend them enough! Whatever your budget, make sure you contact them to see what they can do for you as everything is so flexible
A massive thank you to everyone at Yew Lodge for giving us a day we will never forget!!
on Fri, 1st of September, 2017
We got married here on 15th April 2017 from the minute we viewed the venue right up until the day we could not fault Penny she was very responsive, helpful and nothing was too much. I am coeliac and therefore eat a gluten free diet this was no problem and the hotel was even able to do a gluten free

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buffet in the evening. The wedding day was better than we could have ever asked for and we would highly recommend this venue to anyone wanting to get married.
Many Thanks
Mr & Mrs Summers
on Sat, 18th of March, 2017
What can I say about this venue. No words I say will truly express how fantastic the yew Lodge Hotel are for your wedding. Penny is the most brilliant organiser, there for you every step of the way, making sure you know exactly what is going on and making sure everything is sorted for your special

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day. Even on occasions going out of her way to make this perfect, Also if you have any special requests they will do everything they can to make the day perfect for you. The whole of the staff from the receptionists when you first walk in, to the MC for your wedding, are lovely and make you feel so at ease on what is one of the biggest days of your lives. The rooms are spacious and set out beautifully. The food was 5 star and there was a choice of options on what we could choose for the meal. we had nothing but positive reviews for the food and it went down very well. They even add little touches such as making the towels into Swans for the night of the wedding which brings a smile to your face. I could not recommend this venue more and would advise any people looking to get married in the East Midlands area to come and look at this hotel and know you are in safe hands for your wedding.
on Sat, 8th of October, 2016
Hannah and I would like to thank everyone that helped during our wedding day everything ran smoothly, the food was amazing and so was the afternoon reception. Everyone was very attentive and made us feel special and important, It all made our day very special and something we will never forget.
on Tue, 4th of October, 2016
Wow just wanted to say a massive thank you to all the staff for making our wedding an amazing beautiful day, the service was outstanding and the food was just incredible xx big thanks to Mark and the biggest thanks of all has to go to Penny she has just been absolutely amazing from the start and

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been there with help and advice xx
on Tue, 14th of June, 2016
I booked my wedding back in 2015 when Joanne was my co-ordinator who then left to be replaced by someone who did not have a clue!! I then had a call from Penny who was my new co-ordinator and since Penny took over the organisation of my wedding it had been totally perfect!! Nothing was too much

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trouble for Penny (except when i was asking stupid questions!!). Penny has the patience of a saint and must be commended for the work that she does.

I was introduced to my MC for the day (Mark) a few days before the wedding and he is an absolute star!! He put my mind at ease and his attention detail is superb. On the day Mark (and his team) were fantastic and could not do enough for me. The day went so smoothly and the feedback from all the guests was it was the best wedding they had ever been to and i have Mark to thank for this. Please ensure that Mark is highly commended for his work and dedication.

My only negative feedback was when we dined in Marco Pierre Whites the evening before our wedding and we were asked at short notice to pre-order. I was shouted at by the Restaurant Manager (well i think he was the Manager) and this nearly brought me to tears (if it wasn't for my bridesmaid calming me down). He was very rude and very stressed by this (even though there were only 8 of us so it iis hardky a large group)

Overall, our wedding was the best day ever and this is all down to the amazing work that Yew Lodge did
on Sat, 21st of May, 2016
Perfect place to get married!

The staff go above and beyond to help you with your special day!

If i ever had to get married again that i would go back there again i love it and the staff. Xxx
on Fri, 22nd of April, 2016
The team at the Yew Lodge are absolutely fantastic. Penny listens to your ideas, shares her experience and plans to the minute meaning that on the day it was like clockwork. Penny has a wealth of knowledge and experience and never decides for you but allows the time and space to share ideas and

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thoughts and change of minds as much as possible. We felt supported all the way by Penny, she even arranged for us to be able to practice our first dance on the dance floor! Working with Penny felt like having a big sister on the journey with us!

The beauty of the Yew Lodge meant that our DJ's, photo booth and more importantly Photographer Hayley knew the building and gave us the best value. Hayley was amazing at using the hotel grounds to take our not so formal shots.

Penny heads up a well oiled machine with humour, creativity and even smiles at the Bridezilla moments! Mark and Marcin our MC's were fantastic too, no mean feat to make sure all our friends and family were where they should be at the right time. Thanks to this fantastic team and all the other staff our day was perfect. We spent the day laughing. The best decision other than deciding to get married was deciding to do it at the Yew Loge. Thank you to all the team but especially Hayley, Mark, Marcin and the amazing Penny.
on Thu, 11th of February, 2016
From the planning with the lovely Clare through to our wedding day, this was a perfect experience. My bridesmaids, pageboy and I stayed the afternoon before and had afternoon tea, delicious !!

The actual day went like clockwork, many thanks to our awesome MC and his team, truly fantastic. The

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food for both the daytime and evening buffets was delicious and we had a lot of choice, all of our guests commented on the quality.

All in all, you all made our special day so memorable for us, thank you so much to everyone involved, we have recommended you to other couples we know are planning to get married !!! All good wishes to all from Richard and Pam Hammond.
on Thu, 4th of February, 2016
We got married here on 26th September 2015. It really was the best day ever! The food and the mexican evening buffet was brilliant. Everyone said how much they enjoyed having something a little different. The DJ's are epic and really get the party going! i'd also reccomend hiring the LOVE lights

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from them as they look fantastic in photos. I'd like to say a special thank you to Clare & Magda for helping us organise everything and a huge thank you to Amy and her team for making everything run like clockwork on the day! Nothing was too much trouble and everything was done with a smile. Everyone needs an Amy on their wedding day! It was best day of our lives. Thank you all so much. Mr & Mrs Hargreaves
on Wed, 27th of March, 2013
Our wedding day was fabulous, nothing was too much trouble for the staff. The food was excellent along with the service. I would thoroughly recomend the Yew Lodge to anyone!
Dawn the Wedding Co-ordinator made arranging our day so easy and put us at ease from start to finish.
This was carried on by

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the staff on the day as it was smoothly ran and seamless.
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