When you work as a wedding supplier and your daughter asks you to recommend a venue for her wedding, the pressure of being the Father of the Bride really clicks up a notch or two. Fortunately I know some great places ~ The Beaulieu Hotel was top of my list.
Amy and Sean needed a venue that satisfied a number of requirements. It had to …
- Be big enough (around 100 people for the Ceremony and Wedding Breakfast, with more for the evening party).
- Offer great service.
- Be suitable for a band as well as a DJ for the party.
- Be located fairly close to Southampton.
- Have overnight accommodation.
They also wanted a venue where they would feel comfortable and be able to relax. I drew up an initial shortlist of three hotels which we visited together because, as I said before, fortunately I know some great places ~ The Beaulieu Hotel was always top of my list but I didn’t push it. The final decision had to be Amy and Sean’s.
My reasons for recommending The Beaulieu Hotel were based on many visits there to play at weddings over the last few years. The setting is fantastic and the service has always been great and my couples have always been very happy.
The Weddings and Events Manager, Sophie, was a great help to Amy throughout the booking and planning process and was on hand to coordinate everything for the first part of the wedding day. The afternoon and evening were overseen by the General Manager, Terry, who ran everything with a professional eye and a calm, “nothing was too much trouble” attitude. The whole day ran smoothly throughout and the team at the venue were always helpful and courteous. All special dietary requirements were catered for and I can’t think of anything that I was unhappy or disappointed with.
Many of us stayed overnight after the wedding. The rooms were all excellent, as was the breakfast.
The Beaulieu Hotel was the perfect venue for Amy and Sean’s wedding and I cannot express how grateful I am for the wonderful day they created for us.
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The photos here are from those then by our official photographer Antony from LightBox Studios (click here)
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