We got married in April with a Church wedding in the morning followed by our reception at swinfen hall hotel. We spent a long time after our engagement looking for the perfect venue and we were very fussy about what we were after. From the moment we saw Swinfen we fell in love with the place and once booked, everything ran like clockwork. Ruth – the weddings manager was our main contact who ensured all emails and correspondence was replied to quickly and effectively. The staff when phoning or visiting the hotel were always very friendly and always happy to help.
On the lead up to the wedding day we had a meeting with Stuart the operations manager to finalise all the details and we were ready for the big day! The day itself was perfect! We highly recommend booking exclusive use of the venue. For the addition cost it really does have it perks… full use of all the hotel including all the bedrooms for the guests wishing to stop overnight. You won’t see anyone at your wedding you don’t know and what’s more, the package comes with either a toastmaster or chair covers. We knew we wanted a toastmaster and so we booked the chair covers separately and we had their recommended toastmaster - the amazing John Taylor. He really gave a special touch to our wedding and we are so happy he was part of our day. He really went above and beyond to make our day special.
There were plenty of staff throughout the day to ensure all the guests were always seen to. The food on the day was perfect and all the guests we really happy with their food. Tasty and well presented. What’s more, all guests got the choice of 3 starters, 3 mains and 3 desserts which was chosen as part of the invitations that we sent out. There is also a great choice of food from the menu which they are happy allow something different if you speak to Chef.
There are no ridiculous hidden costs that we’ve seen with other venues like cutlery and washing up!! It’s a simple package with canapés, food and drink included with the option of exclusive use for extra.
The place itself is incredible if you like traditional décor. With that said, the bedrooms on the second floor are modern, but again, very well presented. A great place for pictures both indoors and outdoors (if the weather allows!).
To summarise – great venue, great staff, very well organised, great food, plenty of rooms for guests, great exclusive package. If you booked your wedding at Swinfen Hall you would not be disappointed!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Swinfen Hall Hotel is a beautiful Georgian manor house set in 100 acres of parkland incorporating formal gardens, a private deer park, wild hay meadows and woodland. Although the hotel has been described as 'an architectural gem' and is blessed with a wealth of historic features, we also embrace the creature comforts of the here and now. Flatscreen TVs, DVD players, IPOD docking stations and free wi-fi are standard in all our bedrooms alongside bathrobes, mineral water, a good selection of guest amenities and a well-stocked hospitality tray. In addition to our AA 2-rosette Four Seasons restaurant which is open for lunch and dinner, we have a Bar and Terrace menu for light snacks and offer a delicious traditional Afternoon Tea. We also have a magnificent oak-paneled Edwardian ballroom with a raised stage and fully-sprung dance floor, which is a wonderful venue for wedding receptions, presentations and private parties. We are proud to be an AA Inspectors Choice Red Star hotel - come and visit us and see what this means. Our little oasis of peace and calm lies on the A38, two miles south of the historic city of Lichfield, ½ a mile from the M6 toll road and only 20 minutes from the heart of Birmingham. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Swinfen Hall Lichfield