Dawn & Chris
The food was fantastic, outstanding, as were the staff in helping to organise our special day. The function rooms and garden are stunning, prices are reasonable and we would rate Woldingham School as excellent. We have a friend who has already booked for this year! 2nd April 2015
Megan & Matthew
When we came to visit Woldingham School for the first time we were blown away. We couldn't have pictured a more beautiful venue for our special day, from the wonderful details in each room to the huge expanse of gardens - it was absolutely breath-taking. The lay out of the venue makes it perfect for guests to mingle together and ensures the day flowed seamlessly. Of course this was also down to the excellent staff at Woldingham. We could not recommend Clare (Events Manager) highly enough, she walked us through each step of the planning process at the venue and took away any fears or worries we had about the day. Always being so flexible and catering for our needs. The catering staff (and Jane in particular) were wonderful and our guests raved about the food. Wish we could re-live the day over and over again. Woldingham School really is the perfect wedding venue. 10/10 from us! 11th July 2015
Cara & Oliver
The venue itself is stunning and has an onsite chapel which was a massive positive for us. The Events Manager Clare was fantastic throughout and got back to us very quickly when we had queries, was always willing to help and have us visit when we needed to. Many comments on the quality of the food after our wedding, especially the delicious canapés, and we really enjoyed the tasting session before. Being able to bring our own wine was also a massive selling point. To anyone thinking of booking the venue, go for it, you won’t regret it! 17th July 2015
Johanna & Paul
The layout of the venue is perfect. The reception room is beautiful, light and leaves a lasting first impression. The wedding breakfast room was beautifully spread so you can see everyone from the top table, while remaining spacious. The evening room has great acoustics and is a fantastic space for dancing. The gardens are stunning – perfect for photographs and for guests to spend time in away from the main house. Importantly, the space available is so great and of such quality that if the weather isn’t perfect on your special day, you and your guests will have plenty of space to enjoy each other’s company without being crammed in, as is so often the case with other venues. I can’t speak highly enough of the food. The meal and buffet were both absolutely amazing. The serving staff were fantastic and you got the impression that the people helping you organise couldn’t do enough to help you. 18th July 2015
Bride & Groom
Thank you to Clare (Events Manager) and the team at Woldingham! They did an incredible job helping us plan and co-ordinate our wedding from start to finish. They were professional and dealt with our queries promptly, which relieved our anxieties. We had nothing to worry about on the day and were able to enjoy ourselves. The catering staff met all our guests’ catering requirements, some of which were very unusual! The team had everything under control and handled our day with great care and professionalism. 26th July 2015
Lydia & Robin
Choosing Woldingham as the venue made our day. The planning was smooth and the day was flawless. We felt 100% in safe hands with Clare (Events Manager) – we knew we didn’t need to worry about a thing. She also brought a welcome feeling of calm to everything. The catering was excellent and some guests commented that the food was the best they’d ever had at a wedding. Woldingham is the kind of venue that
always looks lovely. But it’s the combination of pretty surroundings, excellent food and faultless service that make it the amazing wedding venue that it is. 8th August 2015
Jessica & Christian
Jane (Catering Manager) and her team were absolutely fantastic. They were so professional and extremely well organised. The food was lovely – thank you Chef! We loved our tasting day and the food on the day was perfect. We had an amazing day. The venue and staff were brilliant. Clare (Events Manager) was fantastic – she was extremely kind, caring and efficient. She always kept us informed and was on the end of the phone if we needed help (which was really reassuring) – thank you so much. We couldn’t have wished for a better day. 13th August 2015
Dionne & Stephen
From the moment I met Clare the venue co-ordinator I knew I would be in safe hands. A huge thank you to Clare, Jane and Sue for running our wedding day so professionally and smoothly. Clare with much ease relaxed and reassured us throughout the numerous visits, from the exchange of emails to the grand entrance as husband and wife. When meeting Jane the catering manager we were positively blown away by her over accommodating advice and reassurance. We are privileged to have met an extraordinary, elegant and sophisticated team whose organisation ensured all our requirements were met. The catering scale was unbelievable. Simply superb food with mouth-watering dishes. The banqueting style of the waiting staff gives real credit to the wedding industry with extremely high quality when they served our guests. They provided an outstanding diner experience. Again thank you team for making our Special Day remarkable!!! Definitely well worth visiting as a future wedding location!!! 14th August 2015
Annie & Andy
What a beautiful venue to have our wedding. We were exceptionally happy with everything on the day. Clare (our organiser and registrar) answered all our questions even up to the last minute. We couldn’t have asked for a nicer or more helpful person for our special day. The food and catering staff were exceptional. They were helpful before the day and on our wedding day they couldn’t do enough for us and our guests. We didn’t want to leave and were looked after so well by all the staff both before and during our wedding day. A gorgeous location and grounds. 15th August 2015
Bride & Groom
The staff at Woldingham School were extremely helpful with the organisation of our wedding day, which made us feel at ease and helped us enjoy planning our wedding. The waiters and waitresses were very professional and several of our guests commented on the fabulous service received on the day. The venue is amazing, words cannot describe how excellent it is. The first time we visited we fell in love with it. We are so happy we chose Woldingham School as our wedding venue. 19th March 2016
Gemma & Greg
We couldn’t have asked for anything more in terms of organisation. As soon as we met Clare (Events Manager) and then Jane (Catering Manager), we knew we were in very safe hands. They both made the whole experience so easy and enjoyable. Nothing was too much trouble, they gave us advice throughout and were both really responsive. On the day everyone was so calm, friendly and professional which made for the perfect day! As soon as we arrived at Woldingham School to look around we knew it was the venue we were looking for. It’s a stunning mansion that has a lovely feel to it and is full of character with large, light rooms, high ceilings and wooden floors. The layout works brilliantly with all the different rooms available for each stage of the day. The grounds are really beautiful too. Everyone complimented all the food, particularly the desserts! For the exclusive space, gorgeous setting, delicious food, brilliant service and all the support throughout, we felt it was great value for money. 29th May 2016
Kellie & Tim
All of our guests commented on the beauty of the mansion and gardens and our photographer loved it all! We made use of the Chapel so our guests only had the very short walk to the Mansion for drinks and canapes, which were excellent. The wedding breakfast was complimented by a number of our guests. The serving was efficient and ran perfectly on schedule, which meant the cutting of the cake and first dance were spot on time. Woldingham staff were really helpful, patient and versatile. It took so much pressure off having staff who knew what they were doing and had so much experience in the wedding industry. We would both highly recommend the Mansion as a venue, and the best compliment is when the Bride wakes up the next morning and says she wouldn’t change a thing. 15th July 2016
Nadia & Howard
Clare, Jane and the catering staff at the school couldn’t have done more during the lead up to the wedding, or on the day itself. Nothing was too much trouble, and the staff were so attentive on the day. The food was outstanding... many of our guests have since commented on the quality of the food. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the venue to others. 16th July 2016
Chelsey & Robert
The staff were absolutely phenomenal. If there was any question or query it was always answered extremely quickly. A lot of pressure of planning the wedding was taken away as the staff were extremely helpful and attentive through the entire process. Jane (Catering Manager) was fantastic throughout the tasting and especially on the big day, and the catering staff were extremely professional. It was great to watch our guests enjoy the silver service experience. The entire venue was absolutely magnificent. During the wedding, guests only had praise and were blown away by the venue and grounds. 23rd July 2016
Sam and Dave Gajlewicz
As the old cliché goes, you had me at “hello”, Woldingham School had us as we drove down the drive the very first time and the school came into view. We just knew. By the time Clare (Events Manager) was two minutes into the tour we were ready to pay the deposit! Clare was extremely helpful and absolutely lovely from the first day we met her and throughout the wedding journey. Jane (Catering Manager) was very helpful in the lead up to our big day and all her staff were superb on the day. All our friends and family absolutely loved the venue. A magical place which has given us wonderful memories. We simply had the best day of our lives. Thank you!
Amy & Michael Hadley
We fell in love with the venue the first time we viewed it and all of our guests have been incredibly complimentary too. Marden Park’s grounds are simply stunning and the layout and size of the function rooms accommodated our large number of guests perfectly. We had lovely weather on the day but if this had not been the case we knew that our guests would still enjoy spending time inside the mansion itself. Peter (Deputy Catering Manager) and his team were friendly, attentive and very professional throughout the planning stage and on the day itself. The food was beautiful and the silver service was a nice surprise for our guests. Clare (Events Manager) was simply wonderful throughout the entire planning stage. She quickly provided answers to our (many!) questions and offered sincere advice and helpful pointers when discussing particular elements of the day with us. She was also amazing on the wedding morning itself, ensuring that everything went as planned and that we did not have to worry about anything.
Sophie & Paul Sweeney - 3 June 2017
Clare’s help, support and guidance from day one was nothing but amazing. Clare (Director of Events) helped our day runs so smoothly and we can’t thank her enough! We have had so many great comments from family and friends about all the staff and the venue! Thank you again for everything.
Claudia & Sam Chadwick, 14 July 2017
The mansion rooms are lovely with loads of options for decoration. The food was served perfectly by the catering team. Scott attended to the top table and was brilliant and Peter (Catering Manager) assisted with everything that we needed. Clare (Director of Events) is brilliant, helped throughout and answered all the questions we had regarding the venue, set up and running order of the day. Brilliant venue, food was fantastic and they couldn’t have done more for our special day.
Leanne & Ian Chescoe, 28 July 2017
The venue is really beautiful, everything is very well maintained and has that real wow factor. As we live locally we’ve been fortunate to see the gardens throughout the year and they look lovely in every season. Unfortunately for us we had rain on our wedding day, but the rooms were big enough to hold all of our guests comfortably. Once we’d met Clare (Director of Events) we knew we wanted her in control of our day. Peter (Catering Manager), Scott and Emily were extremely helpful. We made some adjustments to our menu and nothing was too much trouble. The food on the day was absolutely delicious and all of our guests commented on the quality and taste of the food. One of the major factors for us choosing the venue was the fact we were able to provide our own wine and prosecco. A lot of other venues only gave you drinks package options, which were more expensive and the quality was not as good as what we provided ourselves.
Harriet and Sean Doherty, 29 July 2017
The experience we had before, during and after the event was absolutely superb and the wonderful Director of Events (Clare) brought a welcome dose of calm, professionalism and care throughout all proceedings. The Woldingham team were very flexible on visits both before and after the Big Day and this made life considerably easier on the organisational front. The venue itself, from the drive in from the front gate to the variety of wonderful rooms and outdoor space, is breath-taking and the main house felt so spacious throughout the day despite us having a large wedding party. The catering side must also be highly commended as the food and service was magnificent and so many of our guests commented on this. We also appreciated the fact that the venue had an on-site chapel and the minimal transfer time from the church to the canapé/champagne reception was a real plus for all. The whole experience significantly exceeded our expectations and we are so grateful to Clare and the Woldingham team for taking good care of us on our special day.
Elisha and Jonus Figueira, 11 August 2017
The two of us loved the venue from the moment we saw it and decided almost instantly to book, the experience we have had was amazing. Our guests did mention multiple times over the course of the evening and following days what a spectacular venue we have selected and how great the wedding was! The rooms were superb, and provided our guests with ample space between all the different events at the wedding. The guests also loved the space and commented on how great the scenery was at the venue. The catering staff were very well organised, well trained and spot on with the service. They even looked after both the bride and groom waiting for the right movements to serve canapés and drinks on a very busy afternoon for us! Clare (Director of Events) was exceptional and with us every step of the way as we planned our wedding. She was always an email or phone call away to answer the many questions which cropped up and we really were very grateful for all her support throughout our wedding planning. It made the whole process so much more stress free!
Mr & Mrs S
As for the wedding itself we’ve had so many friends and family members tell us how stunning the venue was and we wholeheartedly agree, we couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful place for our special day (and the weather hugely helped). The ability for us to have a catholic ceremony on-site was truly fantastic and was such an important thing for us, the fact everything could happen in one place was more than we could have asked for.
Faye, you as events coordinator were so helpful and understanding especially given how difficult the planning with us being far away and unable to visit that frequently during the pandemic.
Overall it was a stunning day and I cannot recommend the venue enough. Everyone was so friendly and attentive it made me relax and feel like I could be completely hands off on the day.
I just wanted, rather belatedly thank you, to all the staff who made K & J’s wedding such a special event.
The whole day was perfect, the wedding breakfast and evening buffet delicious and many of our friends also commented on the staff who were discreet, yet efficient and charming.
Our two older children had memorable wedding receptions at lovely venues (Clandon Park and Hampton Court House) but Woldingham easily matched those and our guests were delighted that they could just walk from the chapel into the reception.
Mrs & Mrs D
Re our wonderful wedding at Woldingham . . .
We cannot thank the amazing team at Woldingham for making our wedding day so perfect. We couldn't have imagined a better venue and the service was first class. It's very stressful planning a wedding mid-pandemic but Woldingham made everything as easy and calm for us as possible. The venue itself is absolutely stunning and the food was delicious. We particularly loved all of the different rooms available which meant the different parts of the wedding felt special and different in their own space especially with the torrential rain we had. Could not recommend any more highly!
Thank you again for everything!
Mrs & Mrs A
We just wanted to say the biggest biggest thank you for everything you both did to make Saturday so special. It was honestly the most amazing day (all of our friends who are getting married soon keep saying they don’t know how they’ll top it!) and you and all the team were just fantastic. Please pass on our biggest thanks to everyone - it genuinely exceeded expectations (except the weather!) in every way
Mr & Mrs K
Getting married at Woldingham School was an utterly magical event. The beautiful driveway, handsome mansion and gorgeous grounds are an incredibly lovely setting. You feel as if you are in the heart of the countryside, yet it is actually really easy for people to reach from London by train or elsewhere by car. Having the entire venue and being able to use several stunning rooms was a key attraction and it really paid off. We loved the versatility and flexibility of being able to use the different rooms for the key events of the day plus several different evening entertainments. The staff at the school were phenomenal from start to finish, both with the planning and on the day itself. Everyone was so helpful. It was genuinely the best day of our lives and the school played a huge part in achieving that. We wish we could do it again and we are so so happy that we chose the school.”
Thank you so much for all your help Faye with the planning. You were fantastic and we appreciate all of you patience, suggestions and advice. But we had a phenomenal day and are so grateful to you and all the team at the School.
Mr & Mrs P
Thank you for arranging my wedding so beautifully. The venue looked lovely and we have been inundated with texts and emails from everyone who came saying how much they enjoyed the food and the setting.