The Wedding Industry Awards

Feedback on our “hidden gem” Lake District wedding Venue

From those that matter most – the lovely couples who married at Winder Hall between November 2011 and November 2012. We thought you might like to see all the comments that we have now been sent by The Wedding Industry Awards. We were so proud to be the only Cumbrian venue in the regional shortlist of four finalists, and are very grateful to all who voted. We’ll be back next year!

General Comments (in random order)

Everything was just perfect. The grounds were lovely the house was great. The food was awesome. So much so I had a bit of everything. The hog roast in the evening was unbelievable all my friends still talk about it now. Nothing was too much trouble it was just the perfect day. Highly recommend.

Brilliant service and arrangements. Staff made the day easy and where very personable. Nick was especially great making the Wedding seem to the most important thing to him personally as well as to us.

Everything was perfect, couldn’t have imagined getting married anywhere else once we had visited.

Our wedding at Winder was fabulous. It was personal. Intimate and luxurious. The food was fabulous. Most of all our guests felt wonderfully at home. So much so that by the end of the night everyone had their shoes off!

We married recently at Winder and we couldn’t have asked for a better experience. From the beautiful settings, to the help and expertise of all the staff, the whole process was so easy and trouble free. We booked the whole hotel for the weekend and had a Marquee for our reception and loved minute.

Kate and Nick were extremely helpful, whatever I wanted was not a problem and they kept in contact with me at all times. My family and I were over the moon with how wonderful the day was and with the overall experience that Winder Hall provided us. I have highly recommeded to others.

Winder Hall gave us some fabulous ideas prior to our wedding, they made the day perfect for our small intimate wedding and then for out larger reception, nothing was too much trouble and they did so much running around for us but on the day everybody was so relaxed and was like all friends together,

Beautiful venue & lovely people. Wouldn’t have changed a thing about my wedding and any bride who can say that obviously chose the best venue!

Nick, Kate and the team at Winder have a very personable approach. From first to last contact our day felt like it was tailored to us. We had a very strong ‘buy local’ ethic to uphold and Nick is passionate about local produce. Our guests all felt at home at Winder and NOTHING was too much trouble.

We have been very impressed with the service provided by Winder. They have been so friendly (esp Kate) and helped us create a very unique wedding reception, being flexible in their service and approach to our day. Their recommendations of a photographer and transport were so helpful.

We chose Winder Hall for our wedding as it encompassed everything we wanted for our wedding. It was intimate and personal and nothing was too much trouble. They embraced every idea and request we put to them and were a big part of making our wedding so special.

Why They Booked (in random order)

It’s was just what we were looking for. Beautiful venue. Views were amazing. Food fantastic. The sevice and attention to detail was second to none. It was perfect. Why wouldn’t I book it. Nick and Kate promised things would be perfect and they delivered.

Location, overall look of the venue, attitude of the Staff when we met, not stuck up like some other places we had been!

The personal service and friendly approach from the team was excellent. It is a beautiful setting and amazing food.

As we rounded the corner of the drive and were confronted with the beautiful Jacobean building we looked at each other and knew it was for us. The owners and staff were as pleasing and friendly as the building. No regrets, we had a fantastic day.

The size of venue suited our party size and budget perfectly. Once we met with Nick there simply wasn’t anywhere else that we would have felt confidence in them making the day ‘ours’. Too many venues have an ‘off the shelf’ approach to wedding receptions. Winder does not do that and it’s worth every penny.

Do to the wonderful setting and picturesque landscape surrounding the grounds.

After viewing the venue it seemed the perfect place for the intimate wedding that we wanted. Value for money was great for the incredible food, beautiful venue and wonderful helpful staff.

Because they recognised that I wanted the type of wedding I wanted! Without the f’s! Photos, favours, fuss!

Familiarity with the place and people, customer service & how beautiful the venue is

very friendly staff, nothing was too much trouble and the hotel is such a beautiful place to be, wouldnt wanted our wedding to be anywhere else

It was intimate, different and very flexible allowing us to tailor make our reception to suit our style and unique plans for our day. Thank you so much to Kate, Nick, Helle and the team for making our day so special. We will be back and have already recommended it to other couples.

Average Voting Scores

Vote Question Ave. Score
Flexibility and range of options at your wedding venue. 9.82
Quality of expertise, advice and guidance received from this supplier. 9.73
Quality of the function rooms/areas you used for your wedding. 9.82
Efficiency and personal presentation of the venue staff. 9.73
Quality of the customer service and communication received from your venue. 9.73
Quality of your wedding venue’s web presence (web site, facebook etc). 9.91
Value for money 9.82