Our son David and his new wife Danni held their wedding reception at the family run Liston Hotel on Friday 30th September. As well as a wonderfully warm and sunny day, the welcome we received at the hotel was equally warm and sunny. Diane and all her staff were brilliant - helpful and professional in every way; giving our special day a relaxed, personal, and family atmosphere. Diane had met with us several times previously to discuss our requirements and wishes and went out of her way to fulfil them for us.
The outside appearance belies the hotel’s Edwardian origins and the reception rooms were delightful - original tiled entrance hall and stained glass art nouveau windows abound. The large reception room has a bar and dance area, leading out onto the decking area and garden, but also has smaller, more intimate rooms linking to the main room and these offered quieter areas for conversation away from the music, if so desired. Dave and Danni had opted to provide their own music and they just plugged their ipod into the existing music system. The more modern dining room was a lovely setting to display Diane’s wonderful food.
Dave and Danni had selected a buffet reception and the food was exceptional, many people commented on how good the food was. They chose a variety of food, both hot and cold, including meats, salads and pastries. The vegetarian options were especially good. Diane is proud of the food offered at the Liston and rightly so.
Several quests booked to stay over and our rooms were spacious, clean and comfortable. Breakfast the next morning was another chance to sample the hotel’s good food.
We were very surprised to read the reviews from a recent wedding party. We can only say that our experience was completely different. We would like to thank Diane and her staff for helping to make our celebration such a special day – Nothing was too much trouble. Thank you.
We would not hesitate to recommend The Liston Hotel and plan to book again for an 80th birthday celebration next year.