What our Wedding Couples say
Firstly, the hotel and grounds and general feel of the place is superb! It was beyond anything myself and David imagined. We have stayed in several hotels and The Merewood by far is best, most personable and just truly spectacular we have ever come across.
The staff, each and every member really take pride and enjoyment in their job, nothing was too much trouble. It was so clear you all wanted to make every person’s visit memorable. There wasn’t one member of staff whom I came across whom wasn’t fantastic! You are all such as asset and I think you should be paid millions of pounds! 😊
The setting/hotel, it just looked wonderful at all times, a real gem and one we will visit for years. The food ‘, every bit of food was something else, the menu choice, the presentation was all so thought out. The wedding meal was just excellent ‘, our family are all quite different in tastes but everyone has raved about the food!
Helen and the team on the day, you really made me feel so comfortable ( I actually forgot I wasn’t royalty and the bedroom wasn’t mine!) you allowed myself and our guests to completely relax, I really didn’t expect to feel so relaxed, but you did and it’s a memory I will have forever. Hannah and David
My daughter got married here on Saturday 23rd February 2019. Absolutely faultless. beautiful hotel, views breath-taking. the whole day was run by the wedding planner Helen and the amazing staff. Can't recommend it highly enough. All the stress and build up to the day was taken away from the minute we set foot inside the hotel. The staff are a credit to this hotel, each and every one of them. Thank you soooo much for the most amazing weekend. Julie Park
Just to say a massive thank you for all your work for our wedding last weekend. It ran so smoothly from start to finish. The wonderful venue and brilliant weather obviously helped but the great organisation, hard work and little touches really made it perfect. We had so many comments about the fantastic food and about how great all the staff were. Sorry we didn't get individual names but all the staff were amazingly courteous and helpful so please pass on our thanks to all involved. We look forward to coming back for many anniversary visits in future years! Tom & Emily
We can not thank & recommend Merewood enough. We had our wedding here on Saturday 20/10/18 & from the minute we arrived on Friday to leaving late Sunday they couldn't do enough. All our guests commented what a beautiful place it is & how every need was catered for. They made our wedding day absolutely amazing & we will live with those memories forever. Helen is an amazing lady & a massive credit to the hotel. The food was outstanding & our guests were blown away. They have a group of truly talented chefs. We will definitely be back. Thanks to everyone who helped make our day so special. Mark & Alison
I just wanted to say a massive thank you to you and your team for making our day so fantastic. We all had an absolutely brilliant time and wouldn’t have changed a thing. You and the team made us feel relaxed and comfortable before and during the ceremony which was fab and despite the fact that there were other guests in the hotel, we felt as though we were the only people there. The afternoon tea was beautiful, and we loved that you had packed up the leftovers for us - much enjoyed by all on the journey home!
The meal in the Arboreal was absolutely phenomenal ... some of the best food we have ever had - we are all still talking about it. Congratulations to the team for their recent award win too ... we definitely agree it was well deserved 😀 All in all, the day was everything we wanted and much more. We felt we had first class hospitality in a beautiful hotel and location, we could not have asked more from the staff who helped us during our stay.
Also, a special thanks to you for making all of this possible and for organising everything for us, it really was perfect so thank you. We really felt like we were getting a little slice of luxury for a very affordable cost. Suzi and Darren
We live locally, and we have always wanted to have our wedding here, long before we even got engaged, so when we started planning our wedding, the Merewood was our first (and last!) port of call. From the first show around, to finalising the itinerary and helping with last-minute guest changes up to the day before, Helen and Rob were absolutely brilliant and helped to keep my stress levels to a minimum, Helen especially couldn’t have been more accommodating, and I am so grateful. The venue is blessed with stunning views of Lake Windermere and the Lakeland fells. The hotel itself was large enough to hold our 100 daytime guests and 150+ guests in the evening whilst still maintaining a rustic charm, with a beautiful main room and quaint smaller rooms (the Library and the Drawing Room). The bridal suite is gorgeous and boasts unbelievable views of the lake and surrounding fells through its large bay windows. Waking up there was truly a pleasure that my husband and I would happily repeat on a daily basis. As for the day itself, the staff were absolutely amazing from serving breakfast to myself and my bridesmaids in the bridal suite, to calming my nerves and making sure the guests left the hotel on time, to the delicious food and MCing the whole day – it went without a hitch. I have been inundated with compliments from all of the guests who attended on the beauty of the venue, the staff and the quality of the food. I want to say a massive thank you to the whole team, you are superstars! My wedding day was absolutely perfect, and I can’t thank you all enough. I would not hesitate to recommend Merewood to anyone looking for a wedding venue. Caitlin & Will
Our wedding weekend was perfect in every way. Your dedication and attention to detail meant that we didn't worry once about what was going on. We had a lot of compliments from our guests on the food and the obvious effort being put in by all of the front of house team. We couldn't have asked for more. Helen & Graham