The first time we visited, we knew Woodlands Park Hotel was the right venue for our wedding. We’d looked at a lot of venues on line and had visited about ten of them, but we’d always had some reservations. Not so with Woodlands Park! We loved the venue itself: the beautiful rooms - the grand entrance hall; several room options for a civil ceremony (though the atmospheric Oak Room was quickly our favourite); the lovely grounds and outside patios. We could see there was loads of potential even if the weather was unkind (though on the day we were lucky with lots of sunshine.) We were very impressed with Cheyenne, the wedding coordinator we met on our first visit. She was so engaging - professional, helpful, interested, friendly, and she readily and patiently discussed all the issues we wanted to raise and, whilst doing so, demonstrated a great knowledge of the hotel's wedding operations and the issues we would need to decide. Cheyenne has maintained that approach throughout our wedding planning and has been a pleasure to work with. We loved too, that we could have exclusive use of the hotel. Some of our guests and family stayed two nights giving our wedding the feeling of a grand house party. With mixed ethnicities, we asked for some adaptation of the standard menu which was agreed: we really appreciated this flexibility. We had excellent feedback from our guests who loved the venue, the food, and who enjoyed the whole event. We ourselves had a fabulous wedding weekend. A lot of that was down to the hard work, professionalism and good-humoured engagement of the staff at Woodlands Park Hotel, especially Shaldon, the Conference and Banqueting Manager. Now all we need to do is win the lottery so we can reside at Woodlands Park more permanently!