Wedding Testimonials

Taken from Trip Advisor and cards / letters sent direct to us…………

Recently had our wedding reception at Washingborough Hall and could not have chosen a better venue. The building is gorgeous and is a really good size, it feels very grand but homely at the same time. The food was incredible! as is the Dan the chef who helped us choose the perfect meal. Lucy and all her staff were fantastic and made the day run very smoothly. If you are looking for a wedding venue then you simply have to check out Washingborough Hall.

Trip Advisor, Jun 27'2013
Me and my new wife just had our wedding here and it has been a wonderful experience from the first enquiry through to the big day itself with Lucy and her team all being extremely professional and helpful with everything to do with planning, details and basically anything we required it was never a problem with all of the excellent staff here. The venue itself is incredible with every room individual with heritage showing through but expertly decorated and very well maintained which all our wedding guests commented on also. The food was incredible and again a huge success with everybody very impressed at the quality and great presentation of every course. I stayed in a single room on the Sat night which was ample sized and well decorated with very comfortable bed and all consumables present and of very high quality and for the room cost it was extremely great value! On our wedding night we had the bridal suite which is breathtaking in every way, the size, quality, furniture and everything we could think of was fantastic and easily the best room i have ever had the pleasure of staying in and i have stayed in many throughout the world due to my job, so cannot praise Washingborough Hall enough for this. On top of all of these wonderful parts of this hotel the biggest part of its success is from the staff who are all incredible at their roles and everyone we spoke to was always incredibly helpful, polite and professional and they all made our day extra special in any way they could and we are extremely grateful to them all! I will certainly be returning frequently in the future and cannot recommend this venue highly enough and will be singing its praises to all my friends and family.

Trip Advisor, Jun 17'2013
Just stayed for weekend celebration of our friends' 25th wedding anniversary. The hotel was excellent as was the food, particularly the pre-dinner canap├ęs. The staff deserve particular mention as each one was most helpful, polite, and attentive. Overall, a thoroughly enjoyable weekend.

Trip Advisor, Jun 10'2013
Here for a wedding and everything perfect, even the weather! Great food, nice gardens. Good staff there just when needed and no more. Recommended as a wedding venue. I'm sure it is equally good as a hotel too.

Trip Advisor, Jun 7'2013
I can not say enough good things about Washingborough Hall Hotel!!! A massive thank you to Lucy and her team for helping to make our wedding day the perfect day we dreamed of. Where to start.... Before the big day we met with Lucy (owner / wedding coordinator) several times, communication was always effortless and she was always happy to help however she could, such a weight off your mind when you are a stressed bride to be!!! Dan (head chef) was just an absolute pleasure to meet and the food he and his team cook is phenomenal, all of our guests commented on how much they enjoyed it. Our dog was allowed to join us at the venue which was a real added bonus for us, he enjoyed running around on the perfectly kept lawn along with our younger guests whilst others socialised, relaxed or played croquet in the sunshine. The bedrooms are renovated to a beautiful standard whilst in keeping with the original periodic features. All in all, we can not recommend this place enough for any occasion!!! We will definitely be returning as often as possible.

Trip Advisor, Jun 6'2013
Stayed here for a friends wedding. The rooms are excellent , lovely and clean. The setting of the hall is excellent with large grounds. It was a lovely evening and we were able to play Croquet on the lawn. There is also a great terrace area outside with tables. Lucy was in charge of the whole event and nothing was to much trouble for her or her staff. By the way they make great chips , nothing like you have tasted before :) The whole evening went off without a hitch and the band that the couple put on we're great. Would highly recommend this venue for a wedding.

Trip Advisor, Jun 3'2013
We held our daughter's wedding breakfast and evening ceilidh here at the weekend and it was such an amazing day. The Hall is perfect, beautiful inside and lovely grounds. The staff were very attentive but never intrusive. The food found us lost for words, it was amazing and the chef deserves a medal! Lucy and her team are just great and sort everything out so there is nothing to worry about. We cannot say enough thankyous for making the day perfect. Anyone looking for a wedding venue near Lincoln, look no further. This is the one!

Trip Advisor, May 28'2013
Our wedding day 7th March 2013. Where do I start from the moment we found Washingborough hall on mothering Sunday 2011 me and andy knew this was the place for us. Finally in September 2012 we met with Lucy to talk about our wedding, the moment we sat down with her I knew no where else would even come close. so after 48 hours we decided to go ahead and book and from that moment on Lucy and the fantastic team took all the pressures away. In Jan 2013 we met with Dan the incredible chef and tried our wedding menu and the fabulous frank talked us through all our options and wine that would compliment our choices. As we got closer to the wedding the team liaised with all out outside services which helped massively. The wedding Day - was fantastic I felt so clam and relaxed and the reception team where great especially ness even though I had flu they all massively looked after me all our friends and family commented on how special and intermit the day felt and warm and friendly. I can truly say that Washingborough is the most fantastic venue not only for weddings but for a special family dinner or a romantic get away. Andy and I are so massively thankful for all of your hard work and for making our special day even more special. Thank you again.

Trip Advisor, Mar 17'2013
I first visited washingborough hall with my daughter when looking for wedding venue , we looked no further after talking to Lucy and seeing the beautiful setting of this lovely house . Lucy was so helpful and all of her staff are second to none ! Lovely comfy room, excellent food from chef Dan , frank keeping us all watered , Ness on reception who I want as my new best friend , the lovely little gang of waiters and waitresses and Lucy pulling it all together . The wedding , the food and my overnight stay was perfect , thank you .

Trip Advisor, Mar 13'2013
March 9 th 2013. Our wedding day,from the very moment we visited the hotel we felt so relaxed.Lucy was so helpful and accommodating really helping us to make our wedding unique and special for us. The Hotel itself has been beautifully refurbished, a real boutique countryside retreat, Lucy and Ed and their staff really care about the place and the service it gives answering every e mail from an anxious Bride to be with a 'can do' approach. Lucy advised and liaised with all the outside services we used for our wedding in a prompt and professional manner.....nothing was too much trouble. When hiring Washingborough Hall Hotel for your wedding you have exclusivity of the venue which was wonderful, all our guests felt so happy and relaxed, the bedrooms were beautiful (especially the bridal suite which has the most comfortable bed ever!!). The food at the Hotel is second to none, Dan the chef was wonderful tailoring the menu to our needs, everything was delicious from the wedding breakfast, the evening buffet (really lovely cheeseboards) and a first class full English the next day. We really cannot find any fault with Washingborough Hall and the service we received at all, we looked at other places to compare and nothing came close as Lucy said "we care about your day" which was so apparent, this really isn't just a money making operation......in fact Lucy advised against an idea of mine which actually saved money!!!! We have had so many compliments about our wedding, venue, food and the hotel staff (especially Ness and Frank).....everyone is wonderful, working so hard to make your wedding day so special and memorable......we really cannot thank them all enough, just really sad it's all over!

Trip Advisor, Mar 12'2013
We held our ceremony and reception at Washingborough in October 2012. I honestly cannot recommend Washingborough highly enough, from the first welcome through to the food and the accommodation our experience was first rate. The assistance we had from Lucy in planning our day was second to none, and the staff really are wonderful. We fell in love with Washingborough at first sight - it has the perfect blend of old fashioned country house grandeur, mixed with a cosy, intimate atmosphere. For us, Washingborough ticked all the boxes - we wanted an exclusive venue, we wanted a smallish wedding, but with the capacity for a larger evening reception, we wanted it to feel homely and cosy as opposed to stiff and commercial, most of all we wanted to feel like it was our day, and it really was. Special thanks go to Chef Dan - we had so many amazing comments on the day and after about the food, and of course to Lucy for co-ordinating the whole day so wonderfully. My only complaint is that it was all over far too quickly and I'd quite like to do it again!!

Trip Advisor, Jan 25'2013
We attended our friends wedding here and from the moment you drive in the gates you know you are in for a treat, you are made to feel welcome instantly its a very cosy family run hotel and you can tell its very much loved by its owners, we stayed in a 4 poster room with was beautiful the bed was extremely comfortable and the bathroom was amazing, the food we had at the wedding was divine can not fault it one bit. i honestly can not fault this gorgeous place one bit and im really glad we have found this hidden gem will without a doubt be going again.

Trip Advisor, Nov 6'2012
We had our wedding reception at Washingborough Hall on the 11th August 2012. It was an amazing day that ran very smoothly due to the staffs attention to detail and perfect venue...not forgetting my wife of course! We met several times with the owner and chef to arrange the finer details and put our minds at rest. The food was fantastic, the setting was beautiful and all our guests were very impressed and made to feel at home. We thoroughly recommend this classically picturesque location for a wedding, family function or romantic meal.

Trip Advisor, Sep 20'2012
Washingborough Hall is not only a beautiful hotel, with its old world charm, superb food and beautiful bedrooms; it is also the perfect wedding venue. Lucy, the owner, is a fantastic wedding coordinator and very supportive throughout the planning process - accommodating all of our plans and last minute changes. The hotel and grounds are private and intimate, providing a beautiful backdrop for photographs and our special day. The team are also outstanding. Nothing is too much trouble for the staff and they really do go out of their way to provide a personal and professional service. The hotel's M.C., Frank, is fantastic. He worked very hard to ensure that our day ran smoothly and was attentive and 'low key' throughout all of the celebrations. The food at the hall is superb and it was a real pleasure to dine in such beautiful surroundings. At the end of the evening, we even found a bottle of chilled champagne and a delicious box of chocolate truffles waiting for us in our honeymoon suite! We would definitely recommend Washingborough to our friends and family and we hope to return again in the future.

Trip Advisor, Sep 14'2012
Our daughter had about 6 weeks to organise her wedding. She had stayed at the Hall previously, liked it and asked them if they could help. They did from beginning to when we left after the event. We had a absolutley loving and friendly experience from when we crossed the threashold. The building is a Georgian Rectory adjacent to a church with beautiful lawned gardens. Croquet is available. There are only about 12 bedroooms from 4 posters through executive to classic rooms. The cuisine was excellent. Due to a baby who needed putting to sleep the dinner had to be delayed 45 minutes but Dan provided a soufle start which was still lovely as was my lamb and trio of desserts. There house table wines were good quality and a reasonable price. A caring environment.

Trip Advisor, Sep 10'2012
Magic. I had my wedding at Washingborough Hall on the 1st of September and I don't even know where to start, it really is that perfect. I suppose what sets them (miles) apart from any other venue I visited is the staff! Every single person who works there must be hand selected from some mysterious location where people are amazingly friendly, funny, kind, welcoming and willing to do anything to make your stay special. From first meeting Lucy to the cheeriest wake up call in the world for breakfast the day after, everyone made us feel so special. If you are thinking of having a wedding in the area you need to seriously consider this venue, I would defy you to find the level of service and value for money anywhere else. There is so much flexibility with what you can do and they will help you work towards whatever you want your day to be. Any queries or worries you have are dealt with swiftly and as other guests have said 'nothing was too much problem' - in fact nothing was any trouble at all! Everything that we wanted we were helped with and things turned out beautifully. Location: country estate feel in an easy to find village less than 10mins from Lincoln centre - very convenient for trains. This is a major plus as guests don't have to drive miles to find the venue or spend a fortune on taxis. Beautiful lawns and a lovely drive give a great first impression. Rooms: well decorated, beautiful furnishings & rates included a great breakfast. Food: AMAZING. We had 4 meals here with the smallest crowd at about 40 people and the largest at about 115 AND we had special dietary requirements. I've never met anyone as accommodating and helpful about this as Dan the chef. He really did go out of his way to get everything perfect and never once made us feel like an inconvenience, rather that it was a bit of an adventure! There is much more flexibility with the menu here (basically whatever you can dream of you can have). Other venues are restricted by set wedding breakfast choices and this would never be a problem here, they appreciate that food isn't just something you have to do! Cost: great value! You will end up paying less than other venues and getting SO much more, you can't put a price on a service like this! I wish I could do more than just gush about Washingborough Hall but really this place is amazing. Lucy and her team are really special and honestly they made our day!

Trip Advisor, Sep 6'2012
Still reliving the great day two weeks later. What a superb choice my daughter and her husband made. The venue is perfect for a wedding with the church right next door. Right from booking until the actual day we were treated so well. The rooms are great , food superb, everything quite perfect. All the organisation handled with no fuss at all. Highly recommended.

Trip Advisor, Sep 6'2012
Absolutely Superb. Rick and I were lucky enough to come across Washingborough Hall 2 years before our wedding and booked it immediately! It was the best decision we could have made- Lucy Herring and all the team have been superb! They delivered amazing food, atmosphere and our dream day! I've had so many compliments about the food, rooms and the venue as a whole. I fail to see how anybody can say anything negative about Washingborough Hall- nothing was a problem and all our guests were catered for both old and young. Thank you Washingborough! We will definately be back!!

Trip Advisor, Aug 25'2012
The Perfect Place To Go. As the father of the bride you are obviously very particular when you choose the venue for your daughters wedding, but Lucy and her team surpassed all our expectations. Nothing was too much trouble, her staff were so considerate and helpful. The hotel has a lovely atmosphere, all the guests bar none said they would be returning, for lunch, or dinner, or a stay. I would have no hesitation in recommending Washingboro Hall for any function, large or small !

Trip Advisor, Aug 7'2012
We stayed for 2 nights in April, attending a wedding. The hotel was great, couldn't praise Lucy and her staff enough, they were all great. As for the wedding nothing was too much trouble and ithe whole wedding was wonderful, and the food amazing. Just looking for an excuse to go and stay again.

Trip Advisor, May 8'2012

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