Testimonials 2017-06-20T14:55:45+00:00

TESTIMONIALS

Nothing testifies more to the splendour of Addington Palace then those who have had an event here.

SEP 2015
We had our wedding at Addington Palace at the beginning of the month and have to say it was truly amazing.
Craig and his team were fantastic not just on the day but in the months leading up to the wedding. Their experience helped us plan for the wedding and they came up with many points we had not even considered. The staff were so professional and helpful on the day and our suppliers tell us they had an easy time making sure decorations and placements were all exactly as we wanted.
The venue is stunning and all our guests fell in love with it. Because it is grand inside with the furniture, chandeliers, silk gold wallpaper etc, you only really need to decorate the main hall and the ceremony room and even then you only really need flowers.
The food was fantastic and huge portions to everyone’s delight. Seriously, hats off to the caterers, really delicious food.
There are certain rules around health and safety which means you cannot have everything you want (like real lit candles, confetti indoors) but this is expected in a venue like this so please discuss with the team there early on what you can and cannot have to ensure you are not disappointed..
A note of caution, it is not the cheapest venue to have a wedding, however, having, looked at other similar venues where you get full exclusive use, it is very comparable cost-wise. The key thing for us was exclusive use of the whole building which Addington Palace is ideal for.
Thank you all for helping make our wedding day so special.
Athir Murrani
AUG 2015
Addington Palace – A Magical Wedding Venue…Bev and I want to say a big thank you to Craig and all the staff at Addington Palace and their catering suppliers that made our wedding day a huge success – the best day of our lives.
We visited a number of venues in and out of London during which we felt that we would have to make a number of compromises in order to choose from the best of them….until we stumbled across Addington Palace! Within the first 20 minutes of the Arranged Viewing we both knew that this would be our ideal choice and without any hesitation we booked our wedding for the 22nd August 2015.
The collaborative planning process was focussed, flexible and relaxed which helped us enormously as it was our first wedding and we were anxious that everything would fall into place smoothly.
When our big day arrived even we couldn’t have foreseen how much an impact our chosen venue was going to have. As they arrived our guests were seemingly taken aback with grandeur of the venue – the endless number of fabulous looking spacious rooms, the décor, the blessing room, the grand hall, the grand staircase leading up to more luxurious rooms and spacious grounds backing on to the golf course.
The setting was perfect for our wedding day, we were extremely impressed with your attention to detail and the part your staff played in delivering a quality, efficient and yet courteous service. We were also extremely fortunate for it to have been the hottest day of the year enabling everyone to take advantage of the ample internal and external beautiful space.
Our family and friends have not stopped mentioning the “posh castle” that we chose for our wedding, and that we must make every effort to use your venue for our first anniversary!!
We would recommend Addington Palace to anyone looking for a venue to celebrate a special occasion in style.
Drew & Beverley Mensah
MAY 2015
I had my wedding at Addington Palace last month. It went so smoothly thanks to the great support from Craig and his amazing staff.
I got so many photos taken on the day both inside the venue and outside near the fountain.
I picked the Gold menu and the food was pretty pleasant. Very prompt and polite service from the waiting staff on the day.
Carol Pham
MAY 2015
We celebrated our wedding at Addington Palace and couldn’t have picked a better venue. Everything from the idyllic setting, the charming and helpful staff, the beautiful main hall, to the top class food were faultless and unforgettable! Ourselves, our families and guests had a fantastic weekend, we honestly could not fault anything. We had so many compliments about the food and service and everyone went above and beyond to make sure we were looked after perfectly. The personal touch and friendliness went far beyond what we expected. It was also wonderful to have separate rooms within the venue for people who wanted to dance, chat or look at pictures and reminisce. Very special thanks to Craig and his amazing team of staff for making our day as memorable as it was!
Fraser Clark
MARCH 2015
Fab place. We all had a great day at Addington. The rooms are large, high ceilings and a sense of grandness that made it all feel a bit special – just the thing we were after for the day. Staff made us feel welcome. Highly recommended!
Mark Reynolds
FEB 2015
Addington Palace is a truly stunning wedding venue in a great location. Would highly recommend.
Kath Gow
2014/2015
“…We had the most wonderful day and felt it was perfectly run and everything was how we wanted, so thank you so much for all your help and organisation to make the day perfect.”
Mr. & Mrs. Rankin
2014/2015
“…to express our thanks for your guidance, support, planning and management of our civil partnership reception. It was a truly perfect day from start to finish and one we will always remember”
Liz & Lisa
2014/2015
“Just a few lines to thank you all for making my daughter Jane’s’ wedding such a success. I’m finding it difficult to put into words, not only for Mary and I, but also for family and friends who have made many complimentary comments. I though the day was fantastic and the memories of such a wonderful day will live with me forever”
Mr. Lines
2014/2015
“I would like to say a big thank you to you and all your staff for making Joanne and Simon’s Wedding Day such a wonderful occasion. The day can only be described as sheer perfection – everything went according to plan and was handled so professionally. The quality of the food and service throughout the Wedding reception was excellent”
Mrs. A. Behagg
2014/2015
“I wish to convey to you and your staff our overwhelming thanks for helping to make Simon and Sarah’s wedding day so very special to us. The Reception Dinner and Buffet were excellent and the food exceptional. Thank you again for making the day into what is sure to be a treasured memory”
Mrs. A Sproston
2014/2015
“Our Wedding at Addington Palace was everything we had hoped for and more. However, whilst the venue itself proved to be wonderful it was surpassed, for us, by the level of service we received from your entire team on the day. From the magnificent food from the kitchen, to the personal attention of the waiting staff, to the patience of the bar staff – congratulations on a job exceeding well done”
Mr. & Mrs. Donovan
2014/2015
“Thank you so much for your support of our annual awards presentation it was a fantastic occasion and thoroughly enjoyed by nearly 300 staff and partners – my grateful thanks”
Howard Scott, MD, Newsquest - South London
2014/2015
“…I must compliment you on the excellent service, food, staff and accommodation you deliver at Addington Palace”
Bee Brennan, HR Director, Fortified Security
2014/2015
“Finally, please pass our warmest thanks to the chef. It was without doubt a fantastic meal and feedback across the board was completely positive. A lot of people commented on the presentation and taste of the meal and remarked how it stood above many other weddings attended at other venues – it was outstanding!”
Mr. & Mrs. Tharmasingam
2014/2015
“Thank you so much for your help – the food, venue and occasion was truly fabulous”
T. Holland RBS Insurance
19th November 2013
Suzanne,
I just wanted to thank you and your team for the organisation,
professionalism and superb customer service throughout our event on Sat
16th Nov. You attention to detail and little touches were amazing. All
our guests were blown away with the venue, setup, decor and service.
A huge thank you from Myself and Nadia for making Nadia’s 40th Birthday
celebration memorable and perfect.
I sincerely hope your hard work and professionalism is recognised by
your leadership team.
Regards & thanks.
Imran Mannan
18th October 2013
Hi Suzanne,
I am so very sorry about my delay in sending you this email but I just
wanted to say a massive THANK YOU to Addington Palace and your fantastic
team for our wedding day on 7th September 2013.
I know you went beyond what was expected of you and I will always be so
very grateful. The food was all delicious and many have commented it is
the best wedding food they have had!
Addington Palace is such a beautiful venue and I feel so lucky Luke and
I could start our married life together there.
It was a fantastic experience working with Addington along the way and
it was always so easy to contact you all and get help when needed.
Thank you again for all your help in creating such a wonderful wedding
day for us.
Kind regards
Lauren and Luke Butson
20th August 2013
Dear Emma, Sue & Team,
We just wanted to send a note to say thank you for making our special day even more special. Addington Palace is the most amazing venue and we couldn’t imagine our day anywhere else, we truly do thank you for your perfect venue and lovely team who are still remarked upon by friends & family.
With Thanks & Regards,
Danny & Stefania
19th August 2013
Hi Emma and Sue,
Thank you so much for helping me and Jon plan an amazing wedding.  All Addington Palace staff were amazing and made it the most incredible wedding.  It was all I dreamed and hoped for plus more.  The whole day still feels like a dream and the pictures help confirm that it actually happened.  So many of our friends have commented on how it was the best wedding they had ever been to and commented on how amazing Addington Palace was as a venue and the staff there.
Sue you were great all day and thank you so much for helping my mum find her gold watch when it went missing.  You were amazing all day.
Jenny and Jon Ollett
Jon & Jenny Ollett
17th August 2013
Emma was very professional throughout the planning of the wedding and on
the day itself. Her discreet yet effective time management ensured the day
went as smoothly as possible, meaning all our guests had a lovely and memorable
day.
Of everyone we worked with during the planning of our wedding day, Emma stood
high above the standard and excelled at planning whilst maintaining her
personable attitude.
I would recommend Addington Palace to friends and family as
a wedding venue, and would like to thank the team there for the dedication
put in on our big day.
Kind Regards,
Daniel Willson
15th August 2013
Dear Adarsh/Craig/Emma
Firstly apologies for the delayed email, I have still been surprisingly busy both home and work. I thought once the wedding was done I was going to have all the time in the world, how wrong was I!
Anyway we would just like to extend a huge ‘thank you’ to you all for all your help and guidance in ensuring Jaimini & Brijes’ wedding day went perfectly.
Everything was just as you said Adarsh ‘don’t worry, it will all be fine on the day’ and yes it was. We had a fantastic day and wonderful memories.
Feedback from friends and family is ‘a very impressive venue and a wonderful wedding’
We would not hesitate in hiring your services again and certainly recommending you to friends and family.
Look forward to working with you again
Raj & Chhaya Chauhan
20th July 2013
Hi Emma,
Thank you for the best wishes, we have just returned from an amazing honeymoon in Hawaii. We are a little jet lagged but loving married life together.
I want to say a big thank you to you and everyone from Addington palace that made our day so amazing. We couldn’t have imagined a more perfect day.
It’s a day that will stay with us forever!
Thanks again.
All the best.
Cherelle & Colin Wiseman
13th July 2013
Dear Craig, Emma, Sue & The Team,
Claire & I wanted to let you all know what a fantastic day we had on our ‘big day’. Our experience from start to finish was fantastic & everything was made so easy for us. You are all brilliant and we will be sure to recommend the venue to all!
Thanks so much again & best wishes.
Stewart & Claire
29th June 2013
Hi Emma,
It has been very hard for us to express in words the truly magical day that we experienced on 29 June 2013 for our wedding at Addington Palace. However, we will try our best.
In fact our experience started some 18 months ago with our initial appointment to view Addington Palace, which on stepping into the beautiful surroundings made all Tammy’s childhood dreams come true.  Not only do you provide exclusivity but you have some many options with all the different rooms etc., this enabled Tammy and bridesmaids to get ready at the Palace but for  us to provide a children’s’ room with giant games, a video booth and sweetie table without comprising on any space for the guests. The outside space on the South Lawn is wonderful and has resulted in our wedding photo being superb.
In addition to the fantastic accommodation, the staff – we had yourself, Emma dealing with our numerous questions (of which there were many) and they were always dealt with quickly and efficiently. This put our mind at ease that our wedding day was in safe hands. On our actual wedding day, Sue was our wedding co-ordinator and she made everything move smoothly throughout the day. This involved her being in the background but available immediately if required but this was never necessary as everything was perfect.
Our only moan would be that we cannot do it all over again.
Thank you so much for making our day so special that neither us or our guests will ever forget – in fact so many guest have said it was the best wedding that they had ever attended.
Dean and Tammy Taylor
28th June 2013
Hi Craig,
As expected the evening was a roaring success, the feedback has been excellent so thanks again.
Notable mentions to Susan and her bar staff who were superb – the JD & diet coke whilst sitting in the massage chairs a massive hit with Stacey and I !!
Better start getting our thinking caps on for Christmas as it’s getting harder to beat our own events
Speak soon
Tracey
22nd June 2013
Addington Palace is an amazing wedding venue, the great hall creates a stunning backdrop for the wedding breakfast and transforms into a great evening party space.
With exclusive use of so many reception rooms and outdoor space its a unique venue with a first class team that thankfully guides you through the whole process.
I can’t recommend them highly enough.
Don
21st June 2013
Hi All
Just a quick email to say thank you for last Friday. It was a fab night and the feedback from the students has been great.
We would like to thank all the staff involved especially Emma and Suzanne. These events can be tricky to organise but with their help things ran very smoothly and it was a lovely send off for our 6th formers.
We look forward to working with you again.
Thank you.
Karen - Charles Darwin School
11th May 2013
Hi Emma
Thanks for your email and for all you did to make our day so special. It was amazing and we just smiled the whole way through.
We had a great honeymoon, very relaxing, despite some mixed weather. It’s now back to the real world…..although in a way it’s nice to be able to move on from wedding planning!
The palace is a fabulous backdrop, great venue.
Thanks again to you and your team
Sally
30th March 2013
Hi Emma,
I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and all the staff at Addington Palace for making our wedding day so perfect.
All of your help in the lead up to our wedding, including several last minute alterations, really helped to make everything run effortlessly.
We really appreciate everything that you did and would definitely recommend Addington Palace to other people.
Kind regards
Dorian & Vicky
28th December 2012
Dear Adarsh,
I just wanted to say a big thank you to you and all your staff for helping my mothers birthday run smoothly last night.  You and your team had everything in hand on our arrival and you continued to organise things in a professional and charming manner throughout the evening. Nothing was ever too much trouble and I sincerely thank you for that. Everyone had a ball!
I look forward to working with you guys again either in a personal or professional capacity in the future.
Kind regards.
Kemi