My wife and I got married here in December 2020. We were due to get married on the 4th of April 2020 in a different venue however due to COVID this was not possible. After rearranging the wedding to the 12th December, 5 weeks before, our venue cancelled. Initially gutted, we started looking for alternative venues. Then came the Compleat Angler.
Let me start by saying we wished we had our wedding here from the start. The scenery is beautiful, the location is second to none and the star of the show was our wedding planner Cristina.
Although we only had a matter of weeks to pull this together, Cristina was flexible in organising both face-to-face and virtual tours. The virtual tours were even made available to family members including some who were abroad at the time, helping everyone to feel included. Cristina remained calm through our constant requests and updates; preparing mince pies for our guests on arrival; accommodating sparklers for after our meal; and organising roasted chestnuts and mulled wine to have into the evening. All these small details combined with her attention to detail, professionalism and bubbly personality contributed to the best day of our lives.
We are both real foodies and for us the food was a really important element of the day. We can honestly say that every dish that came out exceeded our already high expectations. All of the canapés and courses were absolutely delicious.
Every member of staff, from Cristina, to the receptionists, to the waiters, to Gavin the general manager, couldn’t have made our journey, our stay and our day more wonderful. The way the team looked after us from start to finish will never be forgotten as they went above and beyond in every way. I know the entire wedding party thought the same.
Our room (the Windsor Suite) made us feel like royalty and the whole experience has made us think of the Compleat Angler as a home away from home. We will continue to visit the hotel for as long as possible for our anniversary, as every time we visit we are flooded with nothing but happy memories.
I also want to mention the boat trip down the river on the Kingfisher. Steve did an amazing job and made our day extra special. If you’re having your wedding here, or if your just staying for the night, this is a must.
Finally, to anyone planning a wedding during these uncertain times and beyond, we thoroughly recommend the Compleat Angler as no matter what the circumstance they will make it the day you have dreamt of.
A huge thank you to the team, we can’t wait to see you again.