My wife and I chose to have our wedding at the Angmerring Manor Hotel on August 18th. We booked back in August 2011 as soon as we had visited the hotel. We looked at lots of other venues beforehand but this one made us both feel it was 'the one' as soon as we had seen it, and we couldn't have been more correct in our feelings.........
Mark and Della made us feel very welcome from the first visit and they were always on hand to answer any questions that we had. We went to see them several times in the build up to the wedding and they were very good at putting us at ease with any worries we had.
The hotel itself is beautiful, very traditionally decorated inside with wood panelled corridors down to the rooms and wonderful antique furniture in the bedrooms, the bar, the ceremony room and the dining area, everywhere in fact! The hotel has 17 bedrooms that you can use; you can either just give them to people or you can set a charge that the hotel will charge the guests and then subtract from your final bill (you have to hire the whole hotel for 24 hours which we personally thought was great because we then weren't sharing our special day with anyone else). All the rooms are individually decorated to a very high standard with wonderfully comfortable beds and immaculate en-suite bathrooms.
Although it is in a residential area you would never realise this once you are at the hotel, even when you are in the garden it appears to be totally secluded. The only small downside that some people may see is the size of the hotel; it holds 50 people for the ceremony and the meal and then can hold a further 30 people for the evening reception. Personally we liked the size it is as it gave our wedding a more intimate feel. The garden area is wonderful; there is a lovely pond in one corner with bridge that leads towards a small area outside of the bridal suite, a patio area with seating leads onto a lovely lawned area with a white metal gazebo in the middle with a table and chairs underneath.....in short, several great places for wedding pictures (see attached pictures).
When everything was set, I turned up the day before the wedding with a load of different things to be set up (table decorations, seating plans, table name holders, wedding cake etc). We thought we would need to set them all up in the morning once all the tables were set up, but the hotel set everything up for us, they even put all the bouquets and corsages in their cellar when they arrived so that they were kept fresh until the last minute.
The ceremony room looked wonderful when it was set up and the ceremony went off perfectly. After the ceremony we had Pimms and lemonade in the garden and had photos taken. Then it was time for the meal..........
The food was simply superb (...as many of our guests commented on afterwards) on the day there were fresh salad starters, goats cheese tarts and chicken stuffed with a mushroom mouse for mains and then a gorgeous sticky toffee pudding and ice cream for desert. Every single thing we ate was amazing.......so packed with flavour, and there was hardly any food that was left by anyone. Some of our guests had particular dietary requirements (i.e, alergic to mushroon/cheese) that were catered for without any problems and those people really enjoyed their meals as well. Wine was served by the waiting staff as and when peoples glasses were nearly empty and everything ran amazingly smoothly.
The staff were brilliant during the day and there were little touches that showed they went that extra mile to make their guests experience a pleasurable one. For instance; The restaurant manager, Martin, found out during a conversation with me earlier that my wife and I were both keen followers of the England cricket team, so after the ceremony he brought us regular printed updates on the state of play in the England v South Africa test match, a fantastic little touch!
We had a great evening disco from a dj recommended by the hotel and then we had bacon rolls and cheeseboards for our evening buffet food, a choice which went down really well with everyone attending. The breakfast in the morning was no more than what I expected following the food the day before, first class! Fresh fruit, cereal, and tea, fresh coffee and fruit juices to start followed by a hearty full english breakfast made with top quality produce.
Our friends and family had all left by 11am but we decided to stay on for another evening and we had a lovely relaxed day and a fantastic roast dinner on Sunday evening. By the time we left on Monday we were fully relaxed and ready for our honeymoon.
I can truthfully say that this hotel made our wedding perfect and would recommend it highly to anyone wanting to have their wedding there, to stay there or even to go and eat in their restaurant.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Angmering Manor is a stunning country house hotel, located in the South Coast village of Angmering. Thought to have been built by missionaries in the 16th century, it now offers 17 exquisitely decorated en-suite bedrooms, each with personal bathrobes, slippers, Wi-Fi, a plasma television and tea & coffee facilities. We also offer an a la carte restaurant and on-site leisure facilities, including a heated indoor swimming pool, mini-gym, sauna and beauty treatments from our on-site beauty therapist. Free car parking is also available at the premises. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Angmering Manor Hotel West Sussex
- Angmering Manor West Sussex