Testimonials - Wedding
Located in Kenilworth, Warwickshire, Woodside is an Edwardian mansion with 20 function rooms (with a maximum capacity of 120 people), as well as 74 en-suite bedrooms, making it the ideal location for all types of events.
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 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
"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
“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
"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
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.
"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
"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."
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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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."
"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 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 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
"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
"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