We feel incredibly lucky to have found Bindon Country House - what an amazing place! We used it as the venue for our wedding celebration - and we honestly couldn't have done better. It was beautiful, classy, quirky, comfortable, served delicious food, and the staff was professional to the max. For such a special occasion it was really important to us that things went well, and they came through for us and then some - we'll treasure the memories we have of it forever.
We booked the house for 3 nights over a weekend in August for a group of around 15 adults plus children, and also had a party with around 100 people all day and evening on the Saturday. We used the swimming pool, swing, croquet, boules, football and goals, gardens, outdoor patio and barbecue, free parking, grand piano, Bose music system, and free wireless internet. All great.
What attracted us initially was that they were very good about being reasonable with prices, and with the fact that we didn't want to book the place for a whole week. That, and the beautiful and surreal architecture and setting in a lovely part of England. I'd emailed dozens of other places and looked at hundreds on the internet - nobody else was so accommodating, and many of the places on offer weren't half as beautiful.
Right from the first moment of contact, around 10 months before the event, Emma the Coordinator and Lynn the owner were incredibly helpful and organised. Communication was excellent, and once we'd signed the contract, their help was just as professional. I felt confident all the way through that everything was getting done properly - a huge relief when you're tearing your hair out with trying to coordinate a wedding. Additionally, Emma was able to suggest and arrange reliable service providers (catering, music), so that I didn't have to find and contact them myself. It was all so straightforward, efficient and pleasant.
On the day of the party, they were amazing. I've been a professional large-scale event producer for famous international brands in London and I don't give that praise lightly. In fact, everyone says I'm totally neurotic about getting things done properly and on time. Not only did the Bindon team manage to live up to my ridiculously high standards, but they also anticipated problems and situations I hadn't considered, dealing with them in advance. I really didn't have to worry about a thing. Plus, on top of racing about working their socks off for 10+ hours without dropping the ball once, they even managed to be extremely friendly and welcoming to us and our guests!
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Bindon to everyone - and in fact I've been doing so, since the event. I only hope we get the chance to go back and stay there again sometime soon. Ah, the memories....
If anyone is thinking of having a wedding celebration there and wants to email me for more details about Bindon, I'd be happy to oblige.
- Also Known As:
- Bindon Country House Hotel Langford Budville
- Bindon Country House Hotel
- Bindon Country Hotel
- Bindon Country House Langford Budville, Somerset