“It wouldn’t be right not to write to The Combermere Wedding Team after our son’s wedding last weekend. To say it was like a Celebrity Wedding would be an understatement, everything was just perfect, it really was. From the minute we arrived for the drinks reception ’til the moment we left on Monday morning, everything was just perfect. Your staff are gold plated and couldn’t do enough for each and everyone who attended the wedding reception and those that stayed for the weekend. It goes without saying that Combermere Abbey is a ‘one of a kind’, it is both beautiful and welcoming with gardens and parkland that equally matches the beauty of the Abbey itself. It would be unfair to select any particular individual as they all contributed equally, but a special thank you must go to Andrew who was the Master of Ceremonies and the person who we all went to for any answers to questions on the day itself. He was totally professional and assisted everyone on the day (when and where he could)!
Again, thanks to everyone for making our special weekend that extra bit special. God bless you all! ”
Mr Ken Jones
(Father of the Groom 22/07/2017)
“Everyone was brilliant – especially Diane who was incredible! All staff were very attentive to our needs. Charles was a fantastic Front of House, All of our guests who stayed in the cottages were very pleased with the service provided and the presentation of all the cottages! The North Wing itself and the service provided was second to none! Thank you all! Our day was amazing!”
Mr & Mrs Kenyon, 06/05/2017
“Thank you so much for everything, we really did have the most perfect wedding day. We have been blown away by your thoughtfulness, attention to detail and all round amazing service. Everything was just, WOW! Thank you!”
Mr & Mrs Hayman, 08/04/2017
“Could not have been better! Thank you all so very much.”
Mr & Mrs Gorton, 01/04/2017
“Thank you so much for helping us to organise the best wedding day and for making sure everything went smoothly. We had an amazing time and all of our guests have repeatedly told us how much they loved the venue and the cottages. The bridal suite was breathtaking and thank you for the lovely fizz and chocolates which was a nice touch. We’ll definitely be back!
Mr & Mrs Patel
“A huge thank you to you all for making our wedding day back in September so perfect. A special thank you to Diane, Charles and Ashleigh too. Everything went so smoothly from the lead up and up until the day itself and that was down to the fantastic organisation and support provided from you all! Thank you again.”
Mr & Mrs Mullany
“We just want to say a huge thank you for everything you did for our wedding back in August. We had a truly amazing day which ran so smoothly. We couldn’t have asked for a better team of people to organise our special day.”
Mr & Mrs Bailey
“Thank you so much for making our day so special. Especially Diane for making everything run so smoothly and Charles for looking after us through the whole day, and of course the team behind the scenes who are totally appreciated.”
Mr & Mrs Colley
“We had the most amazing and special wedding day at Combermere. We wouldn’t have changed a thing. Thank you for giving us a lifetime of wonderful memories of our wedding day. Diane was fantastic through the whole process. She was calm and reassuring and nothing was too much trouble. She gave many useful suggestions in the run up and on the day was brilliant, professional and unobtrusive. Thank you”
Mr & Mrs Huntbach
“We stayed at Stone Lodge for the first night of our Married life, and I could not have wanted anywhere better. The service was excellent, the lodge was beautiful and extremely comfortable. Even though the lodge is next to a busy road we could not hear any traffic noise it is beautifully sheltered. The whole day was amazing and the service from Combermere was second to none, I cant praise them enough!”
Mr & Mrs Huntbach
“This place was literally my dream wedding venue, it is a magical place and a complete fairytale. I’m sad that I don’t have an excuse to keep popping in although I’m sure we’ll be back to stay in the beautiful cottages and I might have to pretend I’m getting married again and sneak to the wedding open days. I want to say a HUGE thank you to all the staff here for their help in making our day perfect. We didn’t have to worry about a thing. A special thank you to Rachel who was there with me every step of the way with my million questions.”
Mr & Mrs Kerr
“We just wanted to say a huge thank you to you all at Combermere for what was an incredible day. I’d like to say particular thanks to Diane, Charles and Ashleigh for keeping us on track and making sure our day was perfect!”
Mr & Mrs Mullany
“We would like to say a huge thank you for making our wedding celebration on Saturday absolutely perfect. The venue looked spectacular and everyone that helped out was just fantastic. The photographer and videographer even commented on how helpful everyone was. Diane – you were fantastic. From helping with the flower situation and then to the music on my phone – you went the extra mile each time so thank you! Rachel also you were great in the run up to the wedding and answering our (many!) questions.
It really is a beautiful venue, complemented by the best of staff to make our special day perfect and seamless. Thanks to all again.”
Mr & Mrs Hughes
“I just wanted to say a huge thank you for all the help and support from yourself and everyone at Combermere Abbey last weekend. The wedding couldn’t have ran so fantastic without you all and I really can’t thank you all enough, it really was a perfect weekend.”
Mr & Mrs Baker
“We got married here on 1st September and cannot speak highly enough of the venue and staff. From day 1 the team were so helpful, very prompt in answering queries and seemed as though nothing was too much trouble. The venue is a real gem, it has so much character and is beautifully maintained. We came across it by chance but couldn’t have found a more perfect place – our whole wedding party stayed for 2 nights in the cottages and had a fantastic time! Thanks Combermere!”
Mr & Mrs Smith
“Words cannot express how thankful we are to each and every person that helped make our day so absolutely perfect! It is clear that you take each wedding very seriously and do everything in your power to make it the best day ever! From the very beginning we have been so grateful for your helpfulness, understanding, knowledge and accessibility. We know that weddings are very unique and stressful for each couple and to think you had 15 weddings just in the month of July amazes me! It is truly impressive that through all of the work your team is constantly doing, it never seemed to us that your attention was divided or distracted from our needs and for that you deserve a standing ovation!
The hospitality and kindness of your team from Sunday-Tuesday was amazing and we received many kind words on your behalf for how lovely your team was to each and every one of our guests. The grounds were absolutely stunning and I know everyone couldn’t have enjoyed their time there more. I hope that through this wedding, we can recommend many more happy couples to have their wedding at Combermere Abbey.”
Mr & Mrs Van Flute
“We just wanted to say a massive thank you for everything you did for us on our wedding day. We had the most amazing day and will treasure the memories forever. Everything you did for us was amazing and we can’t thank you enough for making our day run so smoothly.
Our guests had the best day too and were so overwhelmed by the venue, it was everything and more! Combermere Abbey truly is the most gorgeous wedding venue and we are so lucky that we got to have our special day with you. We will definately be back to celebrate our anniversaries with you at the gorgeous Abbey. Thank You.”
Mr & Mrs Davies
“An absolutely brilliant team who helped us to have a day that we will never forget. A particular mention about Rachel – we couldn’t have asked for anyone better, she was amazing! Fantastic service from everyone!”
Mr & Mrs Bailey
“We would like to thank you for all of your efforts which helped make our wedding day everything that we wanted it to be and more! You were all exceptional & I know Hannah was able to enjoy herself so much more thanks to all of your hard work & preparation. Thank you again.”
Mr & Mrs Campbell
“Thank you so much for helping make our day back in July so special. The venue was stunning, the sun came out and we couldn’t have asked for a better day. So many people commented on what a wonderful venue it was. A special thank you to Diane for helping us arrange our day whilst we were based in Singapore.”
Mr & Mrs Fowler
“Now the whirlwind of a weekend has come to an end, I’d just like to thank you and all of your team for making the whole preparation of our wedding as well as the actual day so special and smooth running! Everyone I spoke to commented on how stunning the venue was, everything ran like clockwork and we had the best day ever! The cottages also were beautiful, everyone loved them. Thanks so much!”
Mr & Mrs Hitchin
“Thank you for all your help and hard work in the lead up to and on our wedding day. We had the most wonderful time and couldn’t have imagined getting married anywhere else! From the first time we looked around last May to being dropped off after our stay in the Abbey, the service that we received was friendly, professional and faultless and really helped make our day extra special.
We will certainly recommend Combermere to all new brides-to-be and look forward to returning in the future.”
Mr & Mrs Scott
“I just wanted to say a huge thank you to Rachel and all of the team at Combermere for the fantastic job you have done for us, not just on our wedding day itself but on the run up to it too. It was an absolute delight to deal with you, and it made planning our wedding so much easier knowing I’d got you at the end of the phone/email. Our wedding day itself really was the best day of both mine & Chris’ life. We really couldn’t have asked for a better day. We had so many people comment on the venue itself, and tell us it was the best wedding they had ever been to. I just wish we could do it all again.”
Mr & Mrs Pounder
“Well I can’t thank you and and your team enough for making our day as perfect as it was. Rachel you really did an amazing job and I know all the guests noticed as well. Each one of them are now lovers of Combermere and adored the whole venue. We felt like Lord and Lady whilst in the North Wing, Stephan was so lovely in the morning, we didn’t want to leave! I can’t wait to get all the photos back in a few weeks, but I’m loving all the guests ones in the meantime, you really can’t get a bad photo in those grounds!
But just to thank you on behalf of everyone that came, but especially myself and Nick, you all really are amazing at what you do, we couldn’t have had our perfect day without you.”
Mr & Mrs Parry
“Absolutely fantastic venue. The staff are amazing. It all made our wedding day very special. Thanks to all the team, special mentions to Diane, Charles & Stephan.”
Mr & Mrs Taylor
“We would just like to express our sincere thanks for all your help in making our wedding celebrations so special on the 10th, 11th and 12th June 2016. We don’t know what we would have done without your assistance in planning our wedding beforehand and impeccable organisation on the day and are very grateful for the superb attention that you paid us both on the day!
We would also, on behalf of our guests who stayed in the estate’s accommodation, like to pay tribute to the exceptional standard of upkeep and comfort of the cottages and gardens that the staff maintain that also made their stay so memorable.”
Mr & Mrs Cegielski
“Thank you for everything you and the team did to make our day really special – it was just perfect! I wasn’t expecting it to be quite so scorching but it was nice to have pics of pure blue sky and at night when the jazz band came on, I looked up and there was a sky full of twinkling stars!
You’re been wonderful in helping me organise everything and have made it so easy and stress-free for us – you were also wonderful on the day, as were all of the very lovely team at Combermere, and we were very grateful for everything you did to make sure it ran smoothly.
There wasn’t a single person in our wedding party who wasn’t completely enchanted with Combermere – they said they felt like they were in a beautiful oasis and everyone had a wonderful night’s sleep in their big squidgy beds!
We can’t wait to book a stay in the North Wing for our first anniversary on 5th June next year and in the meantime we might just hire a cottage for a little week-night break in the winter months!”
Mr & Mrs Allcock
“Personal, private, relaxed, happy and loving – the most special day with our loved ones spent in the most gorgeous venue which truly is second to none! We’re so proud to have been married at Combermere Abbey – the wedding day genuinely blew us all away. Thank you for everything.”
Mr & Mrs Rose
“Thank you so much for all your help and support for our special day. A massive thank you for making the day run smoothly.”
Mr & Mrs Potts
“Thank you for all your help & organisation. Everyone commented how beautiful the venue was. We will certainly visit again. We’re looking forward to staying in the North Wing.”
Kate & Gilly
“Thank you so much to everyone at Combermere Abbey for ensuring Charlotte & David had the wedding day of their dreams. From the moment we booked the wedding reception and accommodation in the beautiful cottages, your team created a calm and supportive atmosphere. We really appreciated your assistance not only during the run up to the wedding but also throughout the wedding weekend itself. It was lovely knowing that we were surrounded by such a capable (yet unobtrusive) team. You certainly created a relaxing, stress free time for us all.
I know Charlotte & David enjoyed every minute of their wedding weekend. They, alongside all their guests, have so many happy memories to treasure. Sincere thanks, Sara Barden (Mother of the Bride)”
Mr & Mrs Rimmer
“We just wanted to say a huge Thank You for all your help with our wedding last week. Both Leanne and I were completely overwhelmed with the venue, cottages and staff. The venue itself is beautiful and the grounds are stunning, a huge credit to the grounds men and women.
I was a little apprehensive on the day as to whether everything would work out as it had been planned but it was clear within seconds of arriving that I needn’t have worried. Rachel you were a star and ensured that everyone was where they should be when they should be and nothing was forgotten about. I was incredibly impressed with how well all of the different suppliers worked together, it was seamless.
Also I wanted to mention Charles who was equally as fantastic. So professional and friendly all day long, a real gentleman! Organising our friends and family is no easy task but he didn’t seem to struggle one bit!
Lastly, the cottages. Wow! Everyone was so impressed (including ourselves). They are so lovely, clean and comfortable….Thanks to all of the housekeeping team who were wonderful, accommodating and friendly throughout.
We had the most amazing and special day that we will never forget. Combermere Abbey was the perfect venue and has left a lot of our guests in awe. Leanne and I really can’t thank you enough for making this happen.”
Mr & Mrs Cooper
“To Everyone at Combermere, We literally cannot thank you enough for making our wedding day run as smoothly and as beautifully as it did. All our guests were blown away by every aspect of the venue and your staff. Even commenting that it felt like a celebrity wedding. We felt privileged considering the budget and hours we had put in. We will truly miss having so many reasons to visit.
Combermere literally gives us butterflies. We are both indecisive, but as soon as we drove through those gates, we knew! It was love.
Our wedding day was autumnal and personal. Far better than we had ever dreamed of. We can’t thank you enough!”
Mr & Mrs Wilby
“Dear Diane, Rachel, Sarah, Emma, Stefan, Gary, Charles & everyone at Combermere Abbey. Thank you all very much for everything you did to make our wedding day so special. We had the most amazing time amongst family and friends in such a beautiful setting. They are memories which we treasure for years to come, and we received so many nice comments about Combermere Abbey. It was so peaceful and felt like a perfect fit for us! You each did too many things for us to list here, but we sincerely appreciate every preparation, decoration, problem or special touch that you helped with in the lead up to and during the wedding!
We are forever grateful.”
Dila & Brad
“We would like to thank you all for your support, organisation and help throughout this wedding. The wedding was unforgettable down to the venue, surroundings, cottages and the beautiful atmosphere. We had a fantastic time and did everyone else. The Bridal Cottage was the icing on the cake! A very clever idea to keep it away from the other cottages!!!! Very relaxing for both of us and thank you for the gifts provided. Combermere Abbey is a very special place.”
Priya and Roberto
“Thank you so much for all your support leading up to the wedding and helping the day flow so perfectly! It was truly a magical day and even the weather was right on point. All my guests were so complimentary about the venue and the cottages, all of them really enjoyed the whole weekend!”
Julia and Rory
“We cannot thank you enough for everything that Combermere did to make our wedding perfect! Again it surpassed even our expectations of having a good day, it was an AMAZING day! Many guests commented it was the best wedding they had ever attended. The attention to detail and your staff were wonderful. Our guests like ourselves fell in love with Combermere the moment they crossed the gates and cannot wait to book a stay in the cottages.”
Christine & Lee
“We found this venue online and fell in love instantly. The video on their website depicting the grounds had us swooning even before we got to see them in person. And the grounds were even more gorgeous in person. In addition to just how beautiful the venue is itself, what wowed me and my husband is how organised, friendly and helpful the staff was in planning the day from start to finish. They were always prompt in answering questions and giving advice. They provided plenty of guidance regarding suppliers. They had an event coordinator on the day who ensured that everything ran like clockwork…the list goes on…I couldn’t have asked for a better experience!”
Kokil & Neil
“I just wanted to say a massive thank you for all the help and support with our wedding on the 12th September – we had the most amazing weekend and really appreciated everyone’s help and support in the run up and during the day to make it so perfect for us so a really big thank you! We’ve had everyone commenting on what an amazing venue it was and many guests are looking to come back to stay in the cottages at a later date because they enjoyed it so much which is a great sign of a good weekend!
Thanks again for all your help, we definitely hope to visit again soon for a stay!”
12 / 09 / 2015
“Thank you so much to the whole team! There isn’t a single thing we would change about our day! It was perfect! Lots of love, The Normans”
Jessica & Tom Norman
“Wow! Fairytale wedding, unique venue in a private setting. The staff are so professional, and really do allow you to enjoy your day with no worries. Big Thank You to Combermere Abbey & all the staff. Wish we could do it all again x”
Sara & Kingsley Marshall
“I don’t know where to begin to thank you for making my daughter’s wedding day the unbelievably happy occasion it was. Over the past 18 months you have have been so helpful ensuring that on the day everything ran more smoothly than I could have wished for. The sunshine was an added bonus, enabling all the guests to enjoy and explore your beautiful grounds. Your own staff, as well as the caterers and bar staff, all worked together to provide the best possible service to our guests, ensuring their enjoyment and enabling me to relax and enjoy the day too.
A very sincere thank you to you all.”
Kathryn Leonard (Bennett Wedding)
08 / 08 / 2015
“We had our wedding here last month 8/8/15, everything was perfect. The venue itself and the grounds are beautiful. The food Pickled Walnut served was, as our guests said, the best food they’d eaten at a wedding. It was delicious! The catering team were fantastic on the day. The staff at Combermere go beyond expectations, nothing is too much trouble. Charles, our toastmaster really did make the day run smoothly. I can’t recommend Combermere Abbey highly enough. We just want to do it all over again!! We look forward to hopefully staying in one of the gorgeous cottages for our Anniversary. Thank you again Combermere Abbey! The Bennetts xxx ”
08 / 08 / 2015
“Thank you so much for everything you did on our wedding day, and the build up too. Everything went absolutely perfectly and that is predominantly down to you lovely people, so thanks! The venue is absolutely gorgeous, and looked especially lovely in mid-summer! We highly recommend Combermere Abbey as a wedding venue and we will tell everyone who will listen. Thank you again.”
Becci & Kirk Hammond
“My daughter Maxine and son in law David got married here on the 20th June this year. It was the most amazing time, so proud of them. It is the nicest venue I have ever been to. We also stayed in the cottages – we had them all with family and friends, & had a lovely BBQ the night before the wedding day which was like something out of OK magazine. Thanks to everybody at Combermere Abbey for making it so special, you couldn’t do enough for us.”
Mother of the Bride, Linda
“Thank you SO much for all the help & support you provided us, both on the lead up to the wedding and on the day itself! You really made the challenge of planning a wedding from the other side of the world a whole lot easier. You never made us feel like a question was too silly, or a concern too small. Combermere was the perfect location for our wedding, and we could not be happier with how everything went. Thank You, Mr & Mrs Robinson.”
Caroline & Damian
“Combermere Abbey is the most perfect wedding venue!
We were recommended to take a look around by a few family and friends, and we were not disappointed. By the time we were half way round the first tour, myself and my partner were sold. We live in Australia, and the girls in the office could not have been more helpful, and really took the stress out of planning a wedding from the other side of the world. Their experience shone through, and they had an answer to every question I had – even down to having wifi on site so we could skype the ceremony to family down under.
Having the accommodation on site was ideal – as wedding days can go very fast, having the whole weekend with friends was just amazing. The day was perfect, and we were looked after so well by Charles. The service never stopped, and no concern was too small.
I couldn’t recommend Combermere Abbey enough, myself and my husband feel so lucky to have been able to get married there!”
Mr & Mrs Robinson
“We wanted to thank you for all your help & support, both in the build up, and also on the day of our wedding! It was simply perfect, and the venue looked like nothing we’ve ever seen. Nor had our guests judging by their comments! Best day & weekend ever, we couldn’t have done it without you.”
David & Marie-Louise Ryan
“Thank you all for your hard work and input in to our wedding weekend. Everything went so well, it was our perfect day. You even managed to get the sun to shine just in time for the outdoor ceremony. We wish we could do it all over again every year.”
Leanne & Phil
“On behalf of myself and my new husband, we would like to say a huge thank you to Combermere Abbey and all the staff (especially Diane and Gary) for making our wedding day the best and most perfect day of our lives. We could not have wished for a better venue for our special day – you will be highly recommended to everybody we know. We hope to come and stay at Stone Lodge in the future, thank you again, Sally & Ash xx”
Sally & Ash
“Thank you all so much for all the care and excellent service before and during our wedding day. You really helped make our day perfect and we couldn’t have asked for more from you. You are such lovely people and it has been a pleasure getting to know you. We will be highly recommending you!”
Dom and Kayley Moughan
“Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
We had the most amazing day ever and the whole team at Combermere are all to thank for it. Diane a special thank you to you for all your help on the day, you were amazing, we couldn’t have done it without you. Combermere will definitely be highly recommended by us and our guests. Thank you again.”
Mr and Mrs Lepts
“We just wanted to say a big thank you for helping make our day the best it could be. Combermere is a stunning venue, all our guests agreed and it was enjoyed by all. The day ran smoothly thanks to the hard work of all the Combermere staff who were always in the background and thought of everything. We will definitely be recommending Combermere – thanks a million!!”
Catherine & Mark Thornton
“Both Tom and I wanted to send our thanks for our most incredible wedding weekend. It was the best decision we made to have the cottages which really helped in co-ordinating our guests and relaxing us! The whole place is magical and all of the staff were just amazing. We just knew it was the best venue for our day…and we were right!”
Christine & Tom Smith
“We would like to thank you all for making 2014 a truly special year for us. We had the wedding of our dreams. I loved coming to visit with friends and family, you were always so kind and welcoming.”
Heather & Jon Wynne
“Everything about my son Tom and Floss’s wedding was superb from start to finish, the venue is fantastic, so much so we’re already planning a gathering for their 1stwedding anniversary! Many thanks for all the staff’s efforts, it was much appreciated.”
Father of the Groom, Tom who married Floss
“We would like to thank you so much for all your help and support in making our special day so perfect. I have never wished to go back in time so much in my life, the perfect day, the perfect venue…”
Yolande & Alistair Hilditch Brown
“I just wanted to email to say a huge thank you for everything you guys did for the wedding. It truly was the best day of our lives and we’ll never ever forget it. All your help and support over the last few weeks was incredible and the day ran so smoothly. A massive thank you to Charles for being the best Master of Ceremonies ever! He was brilliant, please pass on our thanks!”
Ollie & Jenna Roberts
“We just wanted to thank you so much for making our special day on 17th May so absolutely wonderful. We only ever looked at Combermere and definitely made the right choice – it suited us and what we wanted for our special day perfectly. Thank you all again so much, you were brilliant, amazing and diligent in every respect. With fondest wishes to you all.”
Claire & Mark Fernyhough
“Amazing Place – Amazing Food – Amazing People. Thank you so much foreveryones help. You truly made our dreams come true and went out of your way to make our special day the best it could be.”
Mr & Mrs Phillips
“I just wanted to thank you for looking after us all so well last week at Ruth’s and Mike’s wedding. Everything went brilliantly (as I’m sure you knew it would). All our guests had a really lovely time and some have said they will return to the cottages. Everybody thought that both the Glasshouse and the Pavilion were perfect.”
Father of the Bride
“Our wedding day was fantastic, we had a perfect day which exceeded any expectations we had. We have amazing memories which we will never forget and would like to thank all the staff at Combermere Abbey for going above and beyond in making the day so special. Combermere is a stunning venue which we absolutely loved the moment we saw it. We would not hesitate to recommend the venue as the staff were brilliant and could not do enough for us, likewise with the recommended suppliers. Thank you all so very much!”
Victoria & Daniel Jackson
“Best day ever! Everything ran so smoothly, really didn’t want it to end! Cottages were fantastic, exceeded everyone’s expectations.
Guests said it’s the best wedding they’ve ever been too with regards to location, cottages, service and the overall day.”
Laura & Paul Perrins
“Thank you all so much for the weekend: it was absolutely amazing!!! The whole place looked beautiful and everyone had such a good time!!! We really couldn’t have found anywhere better and the pavilion looked fantastic. We have had so many lovely comments about the food and the venue!!”
Mr & Mrs Williamson
“From our initial contact we felt confident that all our needs would be catered for. All communication was dealt with in a friendly and informative manner; nothing was too much trouble and any queries were dealt with immediately.
Emma and Sarah are two very professional and personable people. We have received positive feedback from all our guests who were truly impressed with the venue, the pleasant and helpful staff they dealt with and the way in which the day ran effortlessly.
We were told that it couldn’t be surpassed and was a perfect fairy-tale wedding.
On behalf of Hannah and Joshua we would like to thank you all on your magnificent effort to make this a truly wonderful and memorable start to their married life.”
Mr & Mrs Walker, parents of Hannah Walker who married Joshua Sharkey