We enjoy hearing from the happy couples that chose Arley Hall as the venue for their wedding day. Below are some of the many testimonials we receive:

Charlotte Booth (Bride)

We wanted to email you to attempt to thank you for everything you all did to make our wedding day just perfect in every way. Words cannot begin to express the gratitude we have to yourself and the team for all of the effort you put into ensuring that every aspect of my extensive instructions were followed to the letter. The professionalism and calmness that the team brought to the running day was exceptional and second to none. A special mention to Lisa – AMAZING! Steve and Simon really made it feel like home before, during and since the wedding day when we have returned.

You truly delivered everything you offered us three year previous to the day and from the moment we walked from the car park to view Arley that first time, we had no doubt that it was where we were meant to spend the most important day of our lives. We cannot take our eyes off the photos (I cry every time I look at them) so wanted to share a few of our favourites with you all…

September 2015

Kerrie Cassel (Bride)

I really don’t know where to start with my thank you’s to you and all of the team at Arley.

We always knew we had chosen a very special venue, from the moment I walked up the driveway over 2 years ago, I knew I had to get married there. The hall, the gardens, Olympia barn….. It was all the perfect backdrop for our dream wedding, and the photos we’ve seen so far are just magical.

What I didn’t know until more recently was just how genuine, hard working and helpful all of the staff are. As I walked around the hall during the day, every face I saw was friendly and everyone was so lovely to talk to and had nothing but nice things to say to us and our families. They helped to make the day go smoothly with a sense of calm that we really needed. A very special thank you to Simon and his team who were there for our final meeting a few weeks ago, and helping set up on the morning of the wedding. Nothing was too much trouble for them and I can’t thank them enough. Please pass on our thanks to all of them.

Finally to you Shelagh, thank you for your patience and replies to every little question I had in the run up to the wedding. I needn’t have worried about anything as your team had everything covered.

Thank you for our season pass and card. I’m sure we will bump into you and look forward to seeing you all again soon.

September 2015

Hayley Carter (Bride)

We just wanted to drop you a quick message to say thank you so much to everyone at Arley for all their efforts on Friday and the lovely wedding card and annual pass gift (which I’m sure will be used frequently). The room etc was laid out perfectly in the morning and to the exact specifications we had discussed. It looked absolutely fabulous! Lisa made sure the ceremony and timings were spot on and all our guests commented on how beautiful the hall was and how attentive and professional the staff were, so thank you very much it really made our day that everything ran so smoothly.

Thanks again for all your efforts and hard work which is greatly appreciated. We had an absolutely amazing day which we will always remember.

July 2015

Helen & David Begent (Bride and Groom)

We had the most amazing, small and intimate wedding earlier this year at Arley, just 30 guests, we were married in the Library with a wedding breakfast, on one big long table, in The Gallery. The staff, Simon, Lisa, Sarah & Karen were wonderful and the day was fantastic. We both work at Arley and know how good it is as a wedding venue, we wouldnt have considered anywhere else. Martin Hambleton an Arley preferred supplier took fantastic pictures and Juliet from Thoughtful Flowers, another Arley preferred supplier provided button holes, corsarges and flowers for the table and rooms that were perfect for our day. We want to say a huge thank you to everyone.

January 2015

Aelred and Claire (Bride and Groom)

Just wanted to send a quick email to say a big Thank You! to you and everyone at Arley for making our wedding so lovely. The day ran perfectly, your staff were all so attentive, professional and polite and made us and all of our guests feel very welcome and perfectly looked after. We are delighted that we chose Arley for our special day and really appreciate all the attention to detail that you all put in, behind the scenes as well. We have received lots of lovely comments about the day. Thank you again, we couldn’t have wished for a more perfect venue with such lovely and attentive staff.

November 2014

Linda and Ian Butterworth (Mother and Father of the Bride)

On behalf of Victoria and Lee, and all family and friends, we would like to thank the entire team at Arley Hall for helping to make the whole event a fantastic success. In the months preceding the big day, your team liaised superbly with Victoria and Lee, instilling in them the confidence that they had made the right choice of wedding venue. And on the day you did not disappoint – from 8am, when Victoria and her entourage arrived, until the last guest (me!) left at 1am, nothing was too much trouble for your attentive and friendly staff. You helped make it a fantastic day that everyone who was there will remember for the rest of their lives.
Again, many thanks,

August 2014

Mary and Martin Rigby (Mother & Father of the Bride)

Just had to drop you a line – don’t know quite where to start because “Thank you” is not enough. Nevertheless, here it is a massive THANK YOU to yourself and all the staff at Arley. Amy and Callum’s day was absolutely perfect in every way and that was down to you and your fantastic staff. Nothing was too much trouble, they were so polite and courteous and made everyone so welcome.

We have had lots of lovely comments from the guests to say how wonderful the whole day was. Thank you so much for the time you spent with us the other Sunday finalising things, again you were so patient and put our minds at rest that indeed everything would be under control and we had no reasons to worry- we went home feeling relieved and worry free.

Saturday was like a dream we felt like we were in an episode of Downton Abbey!!! A stunning venue, and a wonderful staff – what a combination for success! Would love to do it all again next week (but we are broke!!!

Lionel Stanton (Father of the Bride)

Dear Simon, Wow!! That was an absolutely fantastic day, a weekend in fact. We are completely drained now, but everyone had a fabulous time, and commented on how perfect the day was at Arley. My daughter said it was perfect. You and your staff were amazing.

Many people commented how friendly all the Arley staff were, how nothing was too much trouble, and how helpful your staff were. This was particularly appreciated by the people helping some of the elderly and disabled relatives. We cannot believe how perfectly the day went, from morning till the early hours! From our side everything was seamless, there were no hitches at all that we noticed, so if there were any, you managed everything superbly, and discreetly.

If you only do the job for love, then you should feel well loved, and proud of yourselves. Thanks for everything, a great day.

Lorna and James Stevenson (Bride and Groom)

I just wanted to send you an email to say thank you so much for everything you all did to help make our wedding day so amazing. We felt that the day went perfectly and we are very grateful for all the help and support from everyone at Arley.

Everyone said how amazing the venue was and thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

We’ve just had some images back from the day from Adam Riley – he’s put a slideshow together here:

Thank you also for the lovely card and wedding present from everyone, that was very thoughtful. We are looking forward to coming back to visit Arley soon.