We had our wedding reception there! I had to chase them every stage of planning (and request various things several times)!
On the day, The marquee looked lovely, the food was lovely, service was ok! There were a few hiccups, i.e. they gave children i emphasised were lactose intolerant creamed mash potatoes! Despite my doing table plan with everyone's meal options clearly displayed, the meal was a littl eunorganised, and i'm sure they were serving peole wrong food as guests could not remmeber what they asked for!
Was a bit shocked that they never tidied up marquee between sit down meal and evening reception! The marquee is not so florally decorated on the day as they show on website and brochure (support beams left bare, no flowers around cake table, only tables used for sit down meal were decorated (giving it a half finished look!) Once meal done the staff were gone (heavily pregnant bride, and poor groom left to tidy away gifts, wedding cake etc at the end of the night as no staff to be seen (bar staff just cleared bar!)!
Mixed reviews from guests about rooms, family room was lovely! Bridal room, was a bit shocked fag burn in the bed cover (was old fashioned linen and blanket bedding!) Some guests said rooms were very musty, damp etc! Some guests paid more than others for their rooms! Breakfast was nice but very over-priced!
Some things were never returned - i.e. box of leftover bubbles, was given back less bottle of wine & champagne than bar staff said we'd not used! No follow up bill / letter to confirm re-imbursed some of the corkage paid etc! Or even for our feedback??
We had a lovely day regardless of these hiccups! If got to plan wedding again, certainly would have negotiated more on price for marquee, chased them on their "usual" toastmaster who'd never been to hotel before, and was not told anything about the wedding etc! Didn't meet him till at the church on the day!
We asked for tour of rooms after reding above people comments, was only shown the 4 rooms above restuarant area, it's the rooms down by the barns that need einspecting, as were ones complained of damp!
- Also Known As:
- Parkhill Hotel Lowestoft
- Parkhill Lowestoft, Suffolk