Testimonials - Wedding
At Sundial Group our guests depend on us to provide great venues with superb facilities and excellent customer service. Their wedding is a special day and we do our best to meet and exceed their expectations. Hear what our guests say:
"We had a wonderful wedding day surrounded by family and friends, supported by all the staff at Highgate. They were on hand from early morning until last thing at night to ensure that all our plans were carried out, and still had smiles on their faces."
Vanessa and Keith
"Our day was perfect from start to finish and that is thanks to not only Jo for the planning, but also to the team on the day. The day ran smoothly and to time. If I had my day again I would not change a single aspect. Every time I drive past the venue I look smile and think fondly of my memories. This will never change."
Rebecca and Wilhelm
"We cannot thank the staff at Woodside enough, they are pretty amazing and all do their job with a professional but caring attitude, they are amazing. It was the best day ever - we couldn't have wished for a more wonderful day. All our guests are still saying it was the best wedding they have ever been to!"
Kerry and Nick
Thank you to all staff at Highgate House who made our day so special. Our wedding was perfect; roaring fires in the beautiful Baronial Hall, delicious food, candlelight, friendly staff, great accommodation (including an amazing bridal suite) - it all made for a wonderful day. We would highly recommend choosing Highgate House for your wedding day.
Kellie and Jonathan
"Our wedding was perfect and just how we imagined. We will always have special memories of the day and have the staff at Woodside to thank for that. I would describe them as professional, friendly, helpful, polite and approachable. They made us feel like we were the only wedding they'd ever done, special and unique. Alongside our friends and families they ensured that the day was about us, the bride and groom, being married and creating a beautiful day to celebrate our love."
Helen and Jamie
"Highgate House and all the staff made our wedding day truly amazing and wonderful. It was the best day of our lives."
Gillian and Carl
“Our wedding invites said ‘Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairytale’. Woodside helped to complete our fairytale ending.”
Donna and Andy
"Thank you so much for making our wedding such a special day! Thank you for how organised and helpful you were, it really made everything so much calmer before and on the day. We had such an amazing day and just loved how the room was set up, the food, the staff, Everything! We are really grateful! Hope you guys are all well! Lots of love, Max and Emma Randall xxx"
“We had an absolutely amazing day and couldn’t of wished for it to of gone any better which is down to your great planning and the amazing staff you have there.”
Mr & Mrs Harris
"On the 19th October I came to Karen & Steven Wright's wedding and as I am the Bridegrooms Mother I just wanted to say a very big thank you to you and your staff for the most wonderful day I have had in a long time. It was lovely from beginning to end and everybody had a wonderful time. Please thank your staff, they were so good and nothing was too much trouble. This will stick in my mind for a long time."
"I think you'll probably have recognised that we are pretty well organised people and pretty thorough too. Whilst I don't think that means we are hard to please it does probably mean that our expectations are pretty high. So in this context I wanted to say that in simple terms the whole experience of the wedding from initial planning with you, right through to the day itself has been completely faultless. We have been delighted by everything.
All of the guests found the whole day really exceptional - they loved the venue, the food, the whole experience - so this made our enjoyment of the day even greater as well. We wanted to say thanks to you, but also all of the staff as well for their efforts."
Max & Emma
"Highgate House provided the perfect setting for our wedding. The staff listened to our requests and were happy to help us in every way to get the wedding we had hoped for. the food was delicious and the service on the day second to none. We used the Coote Room for 105 guests during the afternoon and then had a smaller evening reception for 35 guests in the Baronial Hall. Both rooms were perfect for the occasion and made a wonderful contrast for the different stages of the day. The Bridal Suite was a fabulous treat at the end of a truly wonerful day."
Jo & Dan
"Can I take this opportunity to thank you and the other Highgate staff for their professional service and help throughout the day? We couldn't have asked for more. Please could you pass our thanks onto them too? Particularly Sarah, the toastmaster. Thanks again
Tina & John (Parents of the Bride)
Pete and I would like to express our most highest gratitude and sincere thanks to all the staff both on the day and before who gave there all in making our wedding the most fantastic and memorable day. From beginning to end everything was perfect. Please pass on special thanks to Sarah and her team for the impeccable way every little detail was implemented and compliments to the chef and team for a most enjoyable meal for which we've received so many compliments.
We would without a doubt recommend Highgate House as the most perfect venue for a wedding from the professional and friendly approach in organising the perfect day. The house is stunning including the gardens and views over the Northampton countryside. Looking forward to visiting in the future.
Ros & Pete
"Thank you for all you did at our wedding. We had the most amazing day and will remember it forever. Woodside was the perfect place for our BBQ reception and all our guests loved it."
Dan and Kate
"We would like to thank each and every member of staff who was in any way involved in our daughter and son in law's wedding last Saturday.
The service and personal attention was great, the food wonderful!! Thank you for making their special day, very special indeed. Well done all of you."
Michael & Sue
"A big thank you to everyone at Highgate House who worked so hard to make our wedding day so special... We had an amazing day and can't thank everyone enough... All the staff were so helpful and friendly."
Adam & Jemma
"We had a lovely day, thank you to all the staff at Highgate for making our day go so smoothly. Couldn't have asked for anything better"
Daniel & Rebecca
"Thank you so much for helping to make our day so special. We had a fantastic day and all our guests loved the venue and food. The day was run so smoothly and with so little involvement from us, it allowed us to really enjoy the day. Please pass our thanks on to the whole team, but in particular thank you to you Becky for your organization and dealing with a crazy bride!"
Lorna and Tom
"Thank you so much to you and the rest of the team at Highgate House for making our wedding day so special and enjoyable. You really listened to our requests and understood just how we hoped our day would be. The food was delicious and the service was faultless. Thank you all."
My daughter got married at Woodside on 12 November 2016. The whole process from originally booking the venue, to booking hotel rooms to choosing the wedding menu was made extremely easy due to the professionalism and attention provided by your staff at Woodside. The wedding was truly magical the whole weekend and wedding itself went flawlessly. My wife and I, along with my daughter and her new husband can't thank Woodside enough for a wonderful experience. All family and friends had a tremendous time. Thank you Woodside.
"From start to finish you have been welcoming to our ideas, you never placed any obstacles in our way but more got on and made our ideas a reality.
It would be quick to say that our day was perfect, and yes it was but in addition to this you seemed to make everything so effortless, like the process of sorting the food menu out, all the way to the chair coverings.
Woodside was a perfect venue for us, the staff and your good self made our day so special and we would like to thank you so very very much. We cannot recommend you highly enough. Judging by the comments we have received about the Woodside as a venue and the staff, other people were also very impressed so hopefully we will be back soon."
"Paul and I would like to thank all the staff at Highgate House for putting on such a fantastic wedding on 6th July. We are sure that the sunshine helped but this venue took our breaths away when we first set eyes on it. We were looking for somewhere where all of our guests could relax and stay over if they wanted to and a mix of traditional and fun/contemporary was something that was very important to us. We had our ceremony in the Baronial Hall, with its stunning dark wooden walls and church-like feel.
"Not only did the venue look stunning but the it also had a laid back feel to it. Thanks to the professionalism and pride that all the staff took on our special day, everything went like clockwork. Jo Kelly, our wedding coordinator, did a fantastic job and we were absolutely thrilled with the staff on the day. Sarah was magnificent and ensured that myself and Paul could sit back and relax. All of our guests were taken care of. We have had so many comments from our guests telling us that this was the best wedding that they had ever been to! The food all arrived at each table at the same time, there were not too many pauses between courses, yet not rushed either.
The food was exceptional by any standards, even the cooked breakfast the morning after! There were lawn games to keep the children occupied, some even went for a swim during the reception to cool down! Also, for those that like to party (which my family in particular does), there was no-one asking the guests to keep the noise down at 2am! Nothing is too much trouble for the team at Highgate and if we could do it all again then we would pick Highgate House every time!"
Carly and Paul
"Thank you so much for such a wonderful day at Woodside. Pass my thanks to the team on the day and the chef who did a fabulous job! Thanks Becky for all your help."
Hannah and Richard
"We would both like to say a massive thank you for making our wedding day so special in everyway. Everyone helped to make the weekend perfect and we will treasure the memories forever."
Laura & John
"We attended our granddaughters wedding on 23rd March and would just like to say Thank you all for arranging such a special day. The venue (even in the snow) was so special, the food, the arrangement and all the staff was more than we could have expected.
We would like to wish you all a very prosperous year and the best of luck in your future ventures."
Sammy & Simon
"We would like to thank you and all the staff for making our wedding so perfect!
All of our guests could not speak highly enough of all the staff who were friendly, helpful and nothing was too much trouble. I can honestly say everyone was brilliant and they felt like part of the family.
Becca was as we expected amazing! From the moment we met her at our food tasting to our wedding day we loved her and she looked after me a Bruce so well we are very fond of her, and whilst I was flapping she calmed me down and sorted everything out - she really is a diamond and deserves the highest praise.
Anita was also amazing and all the waiting staff - everyone was brilliant. We have been to some weddings and staff have been rude but your team reflected the atmosphere of love we wanted and our guests enjoyed spending time with them as we all saw them as part of our wedding.
The food was gorgeous as expected and again commented on by all our guests, the venue was beautiful and we know there is nothing anyone could have done to make the day more perfect than it was. I just wish it was not such a blur for me and Bruce and it didn't go so quickly!
We will certainly be back on our first anniversary."
Victoria and Bruce
"Thank you so much for taking such care of us on our wedding day (Oct 26th 2013). We had an amazing time and felt that staff made such an effort to ensure this was so. We are truly grateful. Best wishes."
Mr & Mrs Watkins
"We had an absolutely fantastic day on Sunday and can't praise the staff enough. The day ran so smoothly and we couldn't of wished for anything more. We would be grateful if you could pass on our thanks to the team who were working on Sunday they all did a great job and made every single one of our guests feel welcome, throughout the day they were professional and polite and were quick to clear up any issues or concerns.
Myself and Jamie would like to personally thank you for all your help throughout our wedding planning, you have always been at the end of email and answered numerous questions, sometimes some quite bizarre ones! You have made the planning of our wedding a breeze and in our opinion your organisation throughout helped to make our day just perfect, so thank you for that. We have a little something for you so will bring it over in the next week. We will certainly miss the planning but are looking forward to enjoying our married life. Me and mum will miss our weekly swims as it now means we will have to go back to the 'public' baths at Kenilworth, if you ever open the pool to non guests let us know because we'll be first in the queue!
We couldn't recommend the venue highly enough form start to finish, so thank you from the bottom of our hearts."
Mr and Mrs Macdonald
"We would like to thank the staff at Highgate for making our wedding day perfect. From the organising and details through to the finer things, you all made what could be a stressful day, to one that was completely stress free."
Andrew & Louise
"Clare and I just wanted to say a massive thank you to you for organising our big day and making it so effortless.
The venue is stunning, all the food was fantastic and everybody commented on how much they enjoyed the food. The staff was brilliant and very attentive and made our day easy. Whenever, anything was asked of the staff they were happy to help and nothing was too much trouble. Please pass on our thanks to the staff and chef.
We'd also like to thank Adam. He was a star and extremely helpful. He guided us through the day seamlessly and I felt reassured from the moment I got there. He had clearly read everything we had discussed with you and knew how we wanted things to run. He was flexible when photographs etc overran and as all the staff was always happy to help.
Everything about the hotel and staff were superb and we couldn't fault you guys."
Clare & Dave
"We are just writing to express our thanks for the wonderful day we had, it was truly a day to remember. It was such a perfect day due to the professionalism, hard work, care and friendliness of all the staff. Right from the beginning we were impressed by the willingness to accommodate our needs and all those who provided us services from the wedding fair surpassed our expectations. We were thrilled with our wedding invitations, printed menus and all the help in mailing our guests,. The flowers were just truly lovely and the wedding cake scrumptious! The disco was great fun and we are looking forward to lots of lovely photos.
All the food was delicious and has had many compliments, so special thanks go to the kitchen and those who served. Thank you too for using our pretty china for the afternoon tea - it was appreciated.
All in all we had an exceptional day and one that we shall never forget. Thank you for making it happen."
Martin & Sharon
"Thank you so much for all your help, advice and patience on the run up to, and on our wedding day. We had an amazing day, everything was fabulous and all the staff were brilliant, friendly, helpful and a credit to the hotel. Each and every one of our guests had a fantastic time and have been raving about the quality of the food and service ever since. We will not hesitate in recommending the venue and staff to everyone who will listen. A special thank you to the chef as not only was all the food beautiful and tasted great, but my mother was looked after amazingly and had nothing but praise for the gluten free options and care taken. Thank you."
Scott and Kym
"I would like you to thank on my behalf all the staff who were on duty that day. The room looked magnificent and the service was impeccable. Please thank as well the kitchen staff for the wonderful food. All of our guests had nothing but praise for the whole day."
"Thank you for helping to make our Wedding day so special- it was magical and just as we had imagined it to be. The Staff were incredibly helpful and the rooms and decorations looked wonderful."
Candice & Toby
"I would like to say a really huge thank you, My daughter (Claire) had her wedding reception at Highgate on Saturday, and I cannot put into words how wonderful the day went, and I wanted to say thank you to your staff for helping to make it such a perfect day. We could not have asked for better service or food (special thanks to the chef) and indeed for a better place to hold the reception. Staying overnight was also a real pleasure as the rooms were really lovely, and again a great breakfast held in the private dining room was a great way to end the celebrations."
Julie (Mother of the Bride)
"Just want to thank you all again for helping make our wedding day exceptional. The Woodside was a perfect venue for us, enough rooms so our guests could stay over (even though there was a wedding the night before), excellent food and 3 rooms to ourselves making it feel very private.
We used a lot of your recommendations Nicola Leetham (invitations, table plans and jewellery), Sian and Mel for hair and make up and Fiona for the flowers. All provided an EXCELLENT service and made not only our day but the preparations a pleasurable experience.
As you know we had some unusual requests, afternoon tea for 80 using our crockery, pass the parcel in the garden where we had to move all the garden furniture etc. Nothing was too much trouble to make our wedding day as we wanted it.
ALL Woodside staff were welcoming and helpful from start to finish. A couple of guests booked for the New Year Party as they thought everything was so good. Thanks to you all once again."
Sharon & Martin
We wanted to say a huge thank you to you and your team, our day was perfect. It was better than we could ever imagine. Your team was the best and we had had great time with no worries.
The organisation was flawless, so many great comments to you all from the guests. The food was amazing too, I know you have many new fans.
We cannot say enough thank you for everything you all did for us, thank you all.
Peter and Judy
"Our wedding on 26 October 2012 in the Baronial Hall was fantastic from start to finish. The Venue is stunning and the staff are knowledgeable, friendly and discreet, nothing is too much trouble and they ensured everything went seamlessly through out the day. Highly recommended."
"Me and nick just wanted to thank you again for all your help with our wedding. We are so happy we chose Woodside, the day really could not have been better!! Please pass our thanks on to all the staff who were there on the day who really were great and our compliments to the chef, we have had so many comments about how great the food was from our guests."
Mr and Mrs Shaw
"We got married on 6th October 2012 & from the start & up to current date (19th Oct 2012) Claire Fonville has been a star, & on the actual day, so were all the staff that helped prepare our wedding day. Delicious food, fab service, v nice rooms- all our guests loved the venue & staff."
Well 29th September is a day that myself and my beautiful wife will never forget. I won't bore you with the details but after various issues with others we called the Woodside to enquire about the possibility of them hosting our wedding. We had our first meeting and we were absolutely sold on the place. Perfect grounds, perfect pacinkage. Our original meeting was was the wonderful Vicky, how refreshing and delightful! Then we were introduced to Jerry and Jo. Again totally blown away by their commitment. Various meetings later we were placed in the kind and courteous hand of Jo the events coordinator. OMG nothing was too much trouble for her. She would arrange our meetings and was in constant communication, she dealt with our suppliers, she dealt with our demanding requirement to our exact requirement. Nothing was too much trouble. We ran this girl ragged changing our minds time and time again yet she simply told us to relax and she would take care of it. They guided us through the traditional ceremony and wedding breakfast. We wanted for nothing. They had it timed to perfection, we even started to run over with our timings but all Jo said was ' don't fret, just enjoy '
The choices of food we were given was second to none, our tasting session made us feel like royalty. The MC was superb, the DJ superb and the staff were superb! Thank you for all that you did but the biggest thanks goes to Jo - what an absolute hero! Without your input and coordination we would have been flapping from start to finish. I could go on for hours detailing just how perfect our day was, from the start of the day with me and my groom party to the following morning with me and my wife being totally overwhelmed
Are you wondering if this is place for you...
100 % it's a YES! You won't regret it.
Kelly & Sean
"Our daughter's wedding reception was held at Highgate House on Saturday 8th June. My husband and I wanted to write to you to say how impressed we were with the package provided at Highgate.
We, our families, friends and most importantly, the bride and groom all had a fantastic day and your staff were a crucial part of this. The service provided was excellent throughout our stay. All staff members were very attentive and happy to help whenever asked. During the formal part of the reception the food, which was of an excellent standard, was served promptly and courteously without any delays at all. We felt as if we were the only group at Highgate on the day although we know there were also other guests. We stayed at Highgate for two nights and were made to feel very much at home. The efficiency of your staff on duty at the reception desk really helped to ensure everything ran smoothly.
Please pass on our thanks to all staff members who were in any way involved in the advance planning and on the day itself. We would have no hesitation in recommending this quality of service to others.
With our grateful thanks for your part in making our daughter's wedding such a special occasion."
Clare & Alex
"Our wedding day was a truly wonderful and special one. The day itself absolutely flew by but it will, and always will be, the best day of my life! Everyone really enjoyed themselves and some have even said that it was the best wedding they had ever been to.
Everything was perfect and all went according to plan. Just want to take this opportunity now to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making our day such a special and memorable one. We just want to add a special thank you to Sara and the team for making sure that the day ran as smoothly as it did – they were all brilliant. A personal thank you to Alison for fixing my Veil – my mum is useless in that department! And last but certainly not least, a big thank you to the chef. Food was absolutely fantastic and people will not stop talking about that beef for a long, long time.
Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!!!"
Sophie and Shaun
"My Wife, Gillian and myself say what a wonderful day unfolded at your establishment last Saturday (18th May) for the wedding reception of our daughter Candice and our new son in law, Toby. Everyone and everything was to hand from when the guests arrived to the attractively appointed conservatory with immediate access to the lawns ond the patio.
The weather held up also, supporting the photo shoots satisfactory. The food was delicious beginning with the splendidly hot soup followed by the tasty pork. That cheesecake was something else!
The entertainment facility i.e the dancefloor complemented the artists delightfully and attracted many dances too. The late food was novel and appetising also.
Accommodation was just right, convenient and comfortable and the breakfast hearty and plentiful. We had much pleasure in staying till Sunday mid afternoon in the lovely sunshine to see off the newlyweds.
The food served outside from you was exquisite. A very memorable and enjoyable 24 hours, Thanks and v. efficient on your part.
If I haven't included enough adjectives here's another one Impeccable!"
Robert & Gillian
"Thank you for everything you did to make the day a success. We're both still reminiscing on the day and how fantastic it was. It was the best day of our lives. The venue, staff and food on the day was amazing and Woodside will be a place we will always hold close to our hearts. It was the first venue we looked at 18 months ago and your professionalism and friendliness throughout was one of the key reasons we chose Woodside."
Kevin and Lee
"On behalf of Susan and myself I would like to offer our sincere thanks to all the staff at Woodside for helping make our big day extra special. I knew from my very first visit to the hotel that this was the place I wanted to stage our wedding. We were not disappointed. The whole day was magical from start to finish.
We would like to thank Becky for her professionalism in guiding us through from early arrangements to final preparations, and offer our gratitude to every member of staff that worked tirelessly on the day to make sure everything ran smoothly and to plan.
We would like to congratulate and pass on our thanks to the chef and the kitchen staff. The food was excellent, and we have received only positive comments from our guests. Our thanks also to all the waiting staff. They were among the best we have seen."
Neil & Susan
We had a wonderful wedding – everything was perfect, the staff were fantastic, so flexible, helpful, kind and really good fun. We couldn’t have had any better, and I was conscious that the team had had a busy weekend of weddings – you would never have known they were all fantastic – just lovely.
All our guests loved the venue, so many commenting on the wonderful food, staff, venue and those staying loved the breakfast too. I think my mum and Dad will stay with you from now on when they come to visit us they loved it so much. Once again thank you and all the team at Woodside for making our day so special – it really was perfect.
Wendy and Vince
"I just wanted to write and thank you and your team for the lovely weekend we had for our wedding the other week. Starting with the Friday night meal, through the day itself and breakfast the following day everything was really well organised, the food was great and the staff super friendly and helpful. We really appreciated the hard work of the manager on the day, who although a bit stressed with our slipping timeline took it all in his stride and made it work! The night barman also did a great job until he rightly packed folk on their way at 3am or so.
A big thanks to yourself for the gentle reminders and requests over the time we have worked on this- not so easy organising a wedding from out of the country. Knowing we would be working with you as the coordinator was a big pull to choosing Woodside in the first place."
Nicky & Tom