by Amanda and Keith, 3rd March 2020
I will be writing a proper thank you, but wanted to thank you and all you staff asap for the wonderful wedding that you all organised for Alice and Michael. It truly was a lovely day – perfect in fact. Not a thing went wrong, although I understand Gareth fell in the river Ouse whilst taking photo’s ☹ !! Oh dear.
It took me all yesterday to sort out the flowers and now our houses are full of vases with the wonderful flowers and bouquets which we all love. The cake was so beautiful and I hope that the family tradition of the photos of the cake not coming out doesn’t happen on this occasion, apparently Gareth heard this story and went back and took even more to ‘belt and braces’ it! I believe our son and his fiancée are hoping that Gareth and Sarah will do their wedding photos as they were very friendly and so hard working all day even though they were meant to be guests. Your staff all deserve a medal they too were very helpful, friendly very good at whatever was each of their tasks. The meal was wonderful. I am sure you are proud of them, but pat yourself on the back for making such a wonderful team.
I will recommend Villiers for any event when people ask my opinion on venue choices. As you know you can even make the weather shine at the right moment.
by Anthony & Joyce, 13th August 2019
Having attended my son and new daughter-in-law’s wedding reception in the Old Town Hall on Friday, my wife Joyce and I would like to add our sincere thanks and appreciation for the excellent arrangements from start to finish. I’m pleased to say that even the unexpected power cut while the meal was being served failed to dim our enjoyment!
Very well done to all your staff for a most enjoyable occasion. Given that I have some mobility problems, I was particularly impressed by the personal attention I received from Ms Jean Rush. In my opinion she also carried out the Master of Ceremonies duties in a most professional yet completely friendly and professional way. Without doubt I’m sure that her attention to detail certainly added to the occasion.
We hope that we will have more opportunities to enjoy the Villiers hospitality, both in the bar and the Old Town Hall. From a personal mobility point of view, it would be a distinct advantage if a wheelchair friendly lift could be installed on the ground floor, together with a portable ramp on the steps at the main entrance if possible.
Once again, our grateful thanks to Villiers for a most enjoyable day.
by Phil & Tracey, 27th July 2018
From the moment we meet Jean we knew we were in safe hands. She listened to our needs and tailored everything to make our day the best it could be.
It’s clear that Jean loves her job and is committed to giving the absolute best service to all guests. We could not have asked for anyone better to organise our big day! To describe Jean as both friendly and professional doesn’t begin to do her justice. She was there to oversee the whole day from start to finish. Jean really did go the extra mile.
Everything went like clockwork and the whole event was seamless.
All of our guests both during the day and evening reception were similarly impressed.
Our wonderful experience even goes beyond Jean and onto the whole team at The Villiers. Every member of staff we encountered was friendly, professional and helpful.
We fully intend to be back at The Villiers not least to celebrate our anniversary next year!
by Julie Bakeron Wed, 22nd November, 2017
Having visited Villiers on previous occasions, we had always felt it to be a warm and friendly venue, comfortably grand but not in any way ‘stuffy’ and having looked at several others, decided on it as our perfect wedding venue. Our wedding day was an absolute dream. We could not have wished for a better experience. Jean was there early on the day, making sure that every detail was attended to, she could not have looked after us any better! The Ballroom looked superb, the food was excellent, the service seamless and the staff, without exception, attentive and charming. We really can’t praise Villiers highly enough and would recommend without hesitation it as a wonderful wedding venue.
by Jenny Newmanon Wed, 27th September, 2017
Our day started at 10.30 a.m 16th June 2017 Everyone at Villiers, we’re absolutely brilliant, nothing was too much trouble, our Wedding was faultless from started to finish, being about midnight, attention to detail was brilliant, If you are looking for a special venue, l would recommend Villiers 100% To Jean and all the staff, you are all amazing. Many thanks again for a fantastic day. Jenny and Keith Newman .
by Keith Newmanon Wed, 27th September, 2017
A very big thank you to all the staff at Villiers. Jenny & I got married at Villiers / Town Hall on the 16th June 2017 & the day was wonderful From 10.30 the start, till the end at midnight we were treated like royalty, everything was perfect and the staff were fantastic. If you want a venue that has beautiful settings and rooms, plus great food and very professional staff, then I would recommend Villiers. We had 90 guests on our day and every single one has said that the venue was perfect. A very big thank you to all of you for making our special day perfect. Keith Newman.
by Chrissie Piercyon Fri, 22nd September, 2017
We booked our wedding at the Villiers around a year before the date and right from the word go, this was a smooth and amazing process! We were met by the Amazing Jean! (come Jean, where are you, Stand up!). Jean took me and my Husband through everything. On the first meeting was a little mind blowing! Who knew what it takes to plan a wedding! But Jean was great! Every detail and every question was answered with such ease! We couldn’t wait to get the parents in to see the venue! Again when we came again, this time with Parent’s in tow, Jean was amazing and again showing them everything from how the ceremony room would look to the family bedroom! Jean kept us updated at every step of the way and came back to me when ever I asked any questions. Each time we would visit there would be tea/coffee and those little sugar cubes (our son still talks about these!) The day was a little bit of blur as wedding days normally are but Jean was there and the ceremony went off without a hitch (ha no pun intended!). Jeans full expertise came into full swing to keep everything flowing nicely when I decided that it all got a little too much and was taken very ill! She was great, called the Doctor and looked after our guest while I was taken ill. She was calm and composed and just kept going! Our guests just could praise her enough! I remember Jean checking in on me several time to ensure I was OK. We really couldn’t have have the amazing without the amazon Jean and ALL the Staff at the Villiers!
by Poppy Allisonon Thu, 24th August, 2017
I had my wedding reception held at Villiers. We had presumed it would cost out of our price range but was surprisingly affordable. From start to finish the service was brilliant. The food was absolutely amazing and everyone raved about the standard of it. In comparison to some of our friends, our day was relatively cheap. However even now people go on about what a perfect day it was. We didn’t need to stress about anything related to the reception, everything was handled with professionalism, precision and a friendly manner. Cannot recommend highly enough. Thank you to everyone involved. We still pop back for a meal on our anniversary! Thank you to Villiers