I cannot thank the Vineyard enough for the most wonderful of weddings. We visited several 4 and 5 star venues to hold our intimate personal wedding.
First impressions are important and sometimes the smallest of things make all the difference. To start the Vineyard was the only venue to offer us complementary tea or coffee during our initial visit. This told us immediately that our interest was important to them and a clear sign of the excellent service to come.... Another thing that impressed us, for a 5 star hotel, it didn't feel pretentious as some do, it was just relaxed elegance and gave the impression of a venue where our guests whom are all from different backgrounds would feel relaxed and at ease. The Vineyard is stunning, due to Covid it was really important to us that people felt safe. Apart from the atmosphere and decor both of which were amazing we loved the fact we had our own bar area with separate bathroom facilities to utilise adjoining the main function room that doubled up for the ceremony and wedding breakfast. From the bar area there are also double doors that lead out to our own private patio space so it just flows so wonderfully well with our own space away from other hotel guests, something most of the venues could not match. The main function room is beautiful. The inside space is especially impressive, the walkway from the main reception over a glass suspended floor above the cellar with its lighting is outstanding and creates such an impressive welcome to your guest's, it is beyond a wow factor. The huge painting on the back wall in of the bar adds to the impressive setting, I can honestly say the inside space is street's ahead of the other venues we viewed and what with our weather being so unreliable the inside space was far more a priority for us. Service.... well what can I say, our wedding was postponed because of lock-down but this was no trouble for the hotel, they were so so accommodating. Because at the point of our marriage we had not seen many of our family and friends for considerable time due to Covid, because we had family travelling from overseas it was so vitally important that this would be everyone's day. I am both very fussy with a keen attention to detail and also super organised, nothing was too much trouble for the Vineyard. Nicole the wedding and events manager is an absolute diamond, nothing was too much trouble and every request was accommodated. Both Nicole and her team were extremely responsive and so keen to deliver our dream wedding and deliver our requirements whilst assisting with suggestions. The attention to detail and ensuring that at no point throughout did we ever feel stressed. Working with other suppliers like our florists and pianist and dealing with the logistics. Working with the head chef and sommelier to create a perfect meal with the most amazing wine's. We had such an amazing relaxed wedding and all our guests commented on how incredible the day was. People commenting on how they had never been to a wedding like this, how this was the best food they had been served at any wedding and how incredible the venue and service was. We wanted a memorable intimate personal wedding that gave to everyone especially with the hardships of Covid and with the Vineyards efforts we succeeded. We cannot thank Nicole, her team and the Vineyard enough for working hard to create the most memorable amazing day, the best day of our lives. Thank you so very much.