Testimonials - Wedding
Highgate House in Northamptonshire is an ideal location, located just 7 miles from Northampton town centre, this beautiful 17th century country house provides a dedicated and distraction-free environment and boasts 26 acres of grounds for all types of outdoor events and team building activities.
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
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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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)
"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)
"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."
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
"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
“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
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
"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 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
"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
"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."
"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
"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