On 27th April 2013 I married the man of my dreams! 24 hours afterwards I find myself searching for ways to say Thank you to The Holiday Inn, Shepperton.
We set the date of our wedding six months ago and looked at lots of venues. We found this hotel by chance. What can I say, best wrong left turn we have ever taken!
We took a chance and 'popped' in and was met by a lady called Angela Magill. She was not fazed by our impromptu visit. She was able to show us the Hampton suite where Weddings are conducted. We were immediately impresssed. From that moment on we were sold! Not once did Angela try the 'big sell' she asked us what they could do for us and what we wanted. This after seeing so many other venues was like a breath of fresh air!
We knew this was where we wanted our reception.
We at this time had booked the local registry office to conduct the marriage. (the less said about that the better!)
From the moment we booked this hotel we knew we had made the right choice.
Every step of the way the communication was second to none! Nothing was decided without a meeting/phonecall or email.
We were invited for a taster meal to decide on the dishes for our Wedding breakfast. Perfect perfect perfect! Both meals were delicious so it made choosing tough!
The day of the wedding was approaching fast and our registry office decided to erect scaffolding around the beautiful building making it impossible to get any decent photos. We were gutted. We thought we would try our luck and see if the hotel could help us and let us marry there. NOT A PROBLEM! They rose to the challenge with only 4 weeks notice!
With two weeks to go we met Our wedding coordinator Michael Ward...... What a breath of fresh air! He is a credit to this hotel.
I made my own centre pieces and top table arrangement and we met with Michael to go through how WE wanted things to look. This guy is a creative genius! I went along with my Matron of Honour last wednesday(3 days before our big day) to do a table decoration run through. On walking into the room our 'dummy' tables were set and oh my gosh! They were breathtaking!
Now the hotel was the venue for our whole day we checked in the night before. Myself and three bridesmaids all stayed in a huge suite, and my hubby to be at stayed in a twin room with my eldest son.
From that first moment the staff of this fantastic hotel could not do enough, complementry vino in our room, order taken for breakfast. We could not have felt more relaxed and secure in the knowledge that Our wedding day was going to be perfect!
On the morning of Our wedding, breakfast was delivered and our day began.
Michael arrived dressed in his morning suit looking fabulous. So professional! He gave me updates on the days events and assured me the groom was well and all exits were covered!!!
I had a minor hiccup when painting my 6 year old daughters nails. A bride with silver nail varnish all over her wedding finger is not a good look. Micheal was onto it with nail polish remover!
like I said...... every detail looked after.
I was met at my suite and escorted to the Hampton Suite were my Groom and all our guest were waiting.
My entrance was timed perfectly, Upon the doors opening I was left speechless by how beautiful the room looked.
Everything went like clock work. Our Wedding breakfast was outstanding, all the guests have told my husband and I how fantastic the meal and service was.
We had Our evening reception and buffet start at 7pm and Dj was fantastic. Tom another asset to The Holiday Inn took over the reins from Michael and was on top form. He was everything from waiter to doorman, We could not ask for more.
After an an amazing day, we retired to the 'Honeymoon' Suite, to find champagne, crystal engraved champagne flutes and rose petals on our bed!
We felt a tinge of sadness leaving today. I have heard from EVERY guest at our wedding and they cannot praise our day, the hotel, and service highly enough!
The Spa was an added bonus and a huge hit!
Holiday Inn you have made the most important day of our lives perfect. We cannot thank you enough. We did try to find one negative but we couldn't. You have set your standards high so any future weddings if ours is anything to go by would be as perfect.
Your staff are a credit to your company, customer service at its best!
Thank you again for making our day one to remember.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Holiday Inn London Shepperton is ideally suited for both business and leisure. An AA approved 4 star hotel close to Heathrow Airport and set in 11 acres of grounds with ample free parking. Local attractions include Twickenham Rugby, Hampton Court Palace and Windsor with special family theme park Legoland, Chessington World of Adventures and Thorpe Park packages for children. With the M3 and M25 motorways only minutes away, Holiday Inn London Shepperton is easily accessible for London, Richmond and Kingston. Family rooms are available and kids eat free when sharing.For a place to chill over a glass of wine or bite to eat, the Regatta Restaurant & Bar offers an impressive choice of dishes, themed midweek dinners and traditional Sunday roast.The Conference & Meeting Centre features 10 meeting rooms accommodating up to 100 delegates, with natural daylight, high-speed WiFi internet access, blackout, 8 hour comfort chairs and air-conditioning. This conference hotel also provides the informal Conference Cafe for unlimited drinks for delegates. For a place to unwind and recuperate, the leisure club at Holiday Inn Shepperton offers a range of facilities including an indoor pool, spa, sauna and fully equipped gym to ensure you feel relaxed and at your best. In compliance with UK Law smoking is only permitted in designated smoking bedrooms at the hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn London-Shepperton Hotel Shepperton
- Holiday Inn Shepperton
- Shepperton Holiday Inn