My husband and I had our wedding reception at the Sandbanks on the 30th May 2009. We both have exceptionally high standards and spent about a year looking at all of the hotels in the local area.
Weddings as everyone will know are very very expensive occasions, we live over an hour away from the Sandbanks and had a Church wedding at our local Church. An hours drive to the reception was risky but SO worth it!!
Sebastien Chene was our wedding co coordinator and from day one he was superb, his attention to detail offers of help and service were second to none. The wedding was booked over a year in advance and every time I telephoned him, emailed him or dropped into the hotel to see him he remembered my name and that I had booked my wedding at the hotel. All emails and correspondence were answered efficiently and professionally.
As the day drew nearer Sebastien was on hand to help us finalise our menu and provided some excellent ideas for the evening buffet all at a very reasonable price. Our wedding was not the biggest wedding that the Sandbanks have ever had but this had no bearing on the service that we received.
A week before the wedding I dropped in to chose the colour of the chair covers and Clare, a member of staff there was very helpful and efficient. The head chef Mark, also took time to come out and discuss our menu options with us, he was great, nothing was too much trouble and he had some great ideas. We asked for a few simple extras such as more gravy and mashed potato for Granddad and boiled potato’s for the mother in law - no problem at all.
By the time the day arrived because we lived so far away I was unable to check that I was happy with the layout of the reception, when I arrived, the room was set out to the absolute highest standard jus as I had asked. The staff worked amazingly hard, the bar was well equipped and well manned and the food was OUT OF THIS WORLD!!!!
We had the most perfect weather and everyone was able to go onto the beach for photographs and drinks, having been to many weddings over the last couple of years we knew we wanted something different, our wedding had to be the best and it certainly was, the comments from the guests were amazing and we can honestly say that choosing the Sandbanks for our wedding reception was the best decision we have ever made!! We wouldn’t hesitate in recommending it to our friends , colleagues and clients, the staff at the hotel, especially Sebastien should be commended on the excellent service and professionalism they provide.
All bad reviews on here should be ignored - book your wedding at the Sandbanks and you will NOT be disappointed!! The Sandbanks hotel made our wedding PERFECT!!!!!
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Mr. and Mrs Lane
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Perched in one of England's most enviable seaside locations, the Sandbanks Hotel is a relaxed and affordable holiday destination. With direct access to the world-famous sandbanks beach - seven miles of prestigious blue flag awarded sand to get between your toes! Our popular beach-side terrace area is a place to recline with a glass of wine.Featuring well-appointed rooms that have been designed for comfort and relaxation. Many boasting either sea views or outlooks across Poole harbour. We're sure you'll agree that when it comes to family holidays, it's best to keep everybody happy. Mum, dad, teenagers, toddlers and everyone in between all need their own piece of holiday heaven. The Sandbanks Hotel is a fun filled staycation location for family seaside holidays. With dedicated children's entertainment during school holidays, an exciting programme of activities and adventure with the Watersports Academy - there are more opportunities for mum and dad to find some relaxation time. Our Seaview Restaurant boasts celebrated chefs and an enviable sea view. Helmed by Head Chef, Wayne Joyce and his commitment for creating good food with local ingredients inspired by our wonderful location. When you need a rest from building sandcastles, Sandbanks Beach Club is the perfect spot for a summertime bite. Located on the terrace, it's an easy option for lunch and dinner. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sandbanks Poole
- Poole Sandbanks
- Hotel Poole Sandbanks
- Sandbanks Hotel Poole, Dorset
- Hotel Sandbanks