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From our Winchester brides. See what former brides have to say about their day.

It was an absolute pleasure celebrating our wedding at the Holiday Inn Winchester on Saturday the 2nd September. We were blown away by how smoothly everything went from when we first dropped into the Holiday Inn to enquire, right through to when we checked out of the hotel on Sunday. This is down to the team at the hotel who were fantastic. Everyone working there were so responsive to any of our requests and also seemed to genuinely enjoy what they were doing which definitely contributed to the fun atmosphere on the day. Special thanks to Amy who was a pleasure to deal with when planning the day, no request was too big or too small and to Ben who oversaw the running of the wedding on the day itself. We couldn’t have asked for a better day. The food was superb, the Bridal Suite is stunning, The ceremony and reception room looked amazing. We have had so many compliments about the hotel from our guests. We would highly recommend the Holiday Inn Winchester to anyone looking for a great wedding venue. Posted Sept 2017 Andrea & James
We can not thank the Holiday Inn at Winchester enough for all their hard work and organisation on our Wedding day. We booked the wedding 18 months ago and Amy was fantastic & brilliantly organised, taking all the stress away from planning a wedding. Nothing was too much trouble on any questions we had. On the day ALL of the staff at the hotel were brilliant, Rachel was lovely reassuring me on how the day would go and offering me valuable advise for the ceremony. Tay and his team were exceptional, making sure each and every one of our guests were happy, including dietary requirements and children's meals. All of our guests have since complemented the hotel on their hospitality, food and service. The whole experience was fabulous, making the best day of our lives so memorable. Posted July 2016 Elaine and Ian
Thank you for your lovely e-mail, we had a wonderful day and has so many compliments on both food, hotel and staff, all positive. We can't thank you all enough for all your hard work and wonderful services given to not only us but our guests, you all made our day that more special. We will be back again. Once again thank you to everyone at the HIW who helped make our day special & a special thank you to yourself for all your hard work and assistance you gave us. Posted June 2016 Sarah and Andy
We just wanted to say a massive thank you to you and all the staff that were involved with our wedding. The whole day ran smoothly and without a hitch thanks to Tay and his team. Tay made us feel like nothing was too much trouble and made the day run smoothly. A special thanks to Claire who stepped in at the last minute to work the music during the ceremony as didn't realise that Brian wasn't too sure with the iPad music. Every single person that attended the wedding thought the food was gorgeous so thanks to the chef and his team too. It really was the perfect day for us and we wouldn't want to change a thing from start to finish. Please pass on our heartfelt thanks to everyone that was involved including the bar staff who were happy to serve throughout the night and made the guests feel special. We have had so many good reports back from friends and family regarding the venue and staff. Also thanks to Les the DJ for getting the music spot on and keeping the dance floor full all night long.Once again thank you for all the hard work you Tay and your team put in to make our day so special. Posted June 2016 John and Lindsey
We had a fantastic day as did everyone that came. The service Holiday Inn provided was excellent and everyone commented on how good the food was. Tay was very helpful and the bar and waiting staff were great too. I can't thank you enough! Posted June 2016 Lisa and Daniel
Thank you very much. The service we received was first class and everything was perfect, the staff were very efficient and nothing was too much trouble and the facilities were brilliant. Please give everyone our sincere thanks and we would thoroughly recommend the Holiday Inn. Posted March 2016 Liz and Phil
Good morning Amy, would just like to say thank you so much for all your help regarding our wedding we really had the most amazing day your hotel was just perfect everything was just how I wanted for our special day all the staff were excellent and so helpful. All my guests have made comments as to what a fantastic venue and food was outstanding all in all I'm so pleased I choose the Holiday Inn Winchester, thank you. Posted June 2016 Elaine and Matt
Thank you so much. The day was amazing and the whole team did an amazing job the food was beautiful we couldn't be more grateful. Thank you so much for all your help in planning our reception. It was just all amazing everyone had a blast. Thank you again. Posted December 2015 Danielle & George
We had such a wonderful day everything was perfect from start to finish, your staff were fantastic (Jess was so lovely) very attentive and very friendly. The food was very yummy lots of great compliments from our guests. Our room was amazing we were glad we didn't see it utill the afternoon. We were very impressed with everything and would highly recommend the hotel. Posted August 2015 Kimberley & Chris
It was perfect couldn't of gone better, the service at the Holiday Inn was fantastic, we are so very happy! Posted July 2015 Jodie & Steve
I just wanna say a massive thank you to all the staff involved in mine and Amanda's wedding last Saturday... From our initial consultation to the actual event, you made our day a success.. We chose this venue as the care and attention given from the staff was important to us.. A special thank you to Fran and Amy as they went above and beyond to make sure we were ok from start to finish.. The venue was everything we hoped and with it all decorated looked amazing..If anyone is considering using this place for their wedding, I would say don't bother looking anywhere else and have it here.. I'm confident you won't be disappointed and will have a great day. Posted January 2015 Amanda & Lawrence
I wanted to thank you and your team for the effort that was put into our wedding on Friday. We had an amazing day! Posted October 2014 Andy & Cafi
We both had a wonderful day and the holiday inn team really made such an amazing impact to our day, all the staff were so helpful and the whole day flowed so well because of the attentive staff. If you could pass on our thanks to everyone that would be great. All our guests commented on how much they loved the venue and how good the staff were so you should all be very proud of the work you do. Posted August 2014 Charlotte & Alistair
We had a more than perfect day! All guests commented on how lovely the venue is and how great everything was! All of your teams involved did an amazing job in every way! We could not have asked for a better day! Thank you so so much Posted August 2014 Steph and Lee
Jamie and I would like to say an absolutely huge thank you to you and all of your staff at the hotel, our stay was wonderful and it couldn't have gone better! All of our guests we commenting on how friendly and accommodating all of your staff were! Posted August 2014 Karis and Jamie
It was so lovely and the right room for us and our guests. Thank you for your assistance and definitely be recommend Holiday Inn! I would also like to say thank you to all the waiters who served our meals they have done a good job, very professional.. The food is also fantastic! our guests really enjoyed it Posted March 2013 Jo and Gloria
Thank you for all your help, the last 12 months and the running of the day! Our day was perfect! Posted November 2013 Sam and Pete
We would like to thank you and your team for making Sam and Pete's Wedding day so special. Everything was perfect, it was all organised so well. Please also pass on our compliments to the chef and kitchen staff as the wedding breakfast and evening buffet was all that we asked for and more. We had found all the staff were extremely professional and polite, several of our guests commented on how they were impressed with the service. Posted November 2013 Sam and Pete's Parents, Edward and Anita
We'd just like to thank you for creating a fantastic day for us yesterday. The day went so smoothly and we couldn't have done it without Fran, Mel, Siobhan and the rest of the team. Posted November 2013 Chantal and Adam
We had an amazing wedding. A massive thank you to everyone for all the hard work on making our day so special. Posted September 2013 Mechelle and James
We had the best day ever, it was everything I hoped it would be! Well apart from the weather but it didn't spoil the fun! Thanks so much for all your help, we both really appreciate it Posted August 2013. Katrina & Chris
A big thank you to you and the team for a great wedding day on the 1st June. We both had a brilliant time and lots of people said how they thought that the venue was a good choice. We also both wanted to extend a special thanks to James who was our main man on the day. We noticed, as did some of our other guests, how helpful, expeditious and courteous James was whether it was helping setup our DVD system, rearranging the tables or cleaning up bubbles from the dance floor to ensure there were no slippery first dances! We were very impressed with the overall service that James delivered before and during the event. Posted August 2013 Rachel & Adam
Just wanted to say a massive thank you for all your help and all your organising, it was a fab day and wish I could do it all again :) Just wanted to let you know that all the staff were fantastic they couldn't of been more helpful. All the guests and even the photographers even said how lovely all the staff were. Please thank them all for us. Posted August 2013 Kayley & Andy
We both thoroughly enjoyed our wedding day thank you! It was so nice not to have to worry about anything as your staff had everything in hand. Everyone loved the food and the venue and there was nothing more we could have asked for to make our day more special. All the staff were fantastic, but there was one young lady who really stood out. Unfortunetly we did not manage to catch her name. She was serving table 3 where there were 4 young children who were being typical children and were quite loud. She was fantastic with them, everytime she went to the table she would engage with them and help to keep them entertained. Please pass on our thanks to all the team! Thank you for all your help Fran you were a great help in preparing our wedding and we could not have done it without you. Posted May 2013 Jason & Jo
We were so pleased with how well everything went for our wedding breakfast and reception. Everyone made us feel so relaxed and there was no pressure to keep to the time schedule. Everyone commented on how lovely the venue was and we really loved it. You've been an amazing coordinator and I'm so pleased you took over the plans to help us with our wedding! You have been highly recommended to many friends who are thinking of getting married and you're an absolute asset to the hotel! Posted April 2013 Lisa & Adam
Thank you so much for all you done. The day went as planned and very smoothly. All the guests commented on how lovely venue and food were and think more party's may be coming your way. Thank you for a wonderful day I'm a very happy wife. Posted April 2013 Amy & Simon
Please also extend my thanks to the staff who served us last Saturday - excellent service and it was superb. I had feedback from guests, they love your food! So compliments to the chef! They love the ambience of the hotel too. Some didn't know about how lovely the hotel from the inside is. Some even didn't know that we've got Holiday Inn in Winchester! Some were considering to hold their life events in your hotel too. Anyway, the room was also clean and tidy. Your staff were polite and helpful. So basically, my guests and the newlyweds felt comfortable and relaxed during the wedding. And from what I have gathered, they (including Andy and I) were generally happy with the turn out. Posted March 2013 Claire & Andy
A huge thank you to you and all the other staff at the Holiday Inn, that made our day so special. Posted January 2013 Lisa & Darin
My wife and I would like to say a massive thank you for all you did in making our wedding so special. We appreciate all your help in making the planning process easier. Everyone commented on how much they like the hotel and the atmosphere and a few are event looking into holding their weddings at your hotel. The staff were friendly and helpful but we would like to say a big thank you to the barman/nightporter who went above and beyond in making sure our guests had everything they needed to enjoy their weekend. He was very much appreciated well in to the early hours on both nights. Like our guests, Keisha and myself have nothing but good and complimentary comments about yourself and your hotel and will wholeheartedly recommend your hotel to family and friends. No doubt we will be back again for weekends away. Posted January 2013 Simon and Keisha
Thank you for helping to make our wedding day so special, we both had an amazing day. Many thanks! Posted 21st January 2013, Mr and Mrs Webster
We both wanted to thank everyone who was involved in our wedding. We were absolutely thrilled with the service we received on the day - everyone was amazing and we couldn't have held our reception in a better place. The staff were fantastic and extremely helpful, the food was delicious and a lot of our guests have said its one of the nicest weddings they have been to and in a great venue! We were really pleased that we were able to come in the night before and get everything set up just as we wanted and again we found the staff on the day extremely helpful running to get water for the vases and keeping us topped up with coffee! Please pass on our thanks to everyone who was involved in making our day absolutely fantastic! Posted April 2012
We would like to thank all of your staff that were involved in our daughters wedding on 24th September. The whole day ran like clockwork and the service was first class (and this from a couple who have experienced 10 luxury cruises). We would like to mention especially Kat Jefferies - Events coordinator, Karen – Operations Manager and Toni - Bar Supervisor (very resourceful even managing to disguise dirt stains on the youngest bridesmaids dress) Compliments also need to go to your chef as all the food was superb (including the evening buffet) this was commented on by many of our guests (including one 65 year old farm girl who said it was the best bacon bap she’d ever had). Other guests also commented on the exemplary organisation and service experienced throughout the day. Please pass our thanks onto your staff especially those mentioned specifically above. We would certainly recommend your facilities unconditionally. Posted 6th October 2011
The wedding went so well thank you and we had an amazing day. The staff all worked so hard and we really appreciated it. We did actually drop a card in for one of the bar staff on Monday (Keiran?) as she worked tirelessly to ensure our night went smoothly and nothing was too much trouble for her which everyone remarked on, however we found out the following morning that one of our guests was very rude to her late at night when she refused to serve him as he was so drunk (a decision which we would have fully supported but we had gone to bed by this time) and we were absolutely mortified by this as his behaviour is not something we would ever encourage or condone. So if you could pass this on to her again I would really appreciate it... We would both like to thank you personally for all of your hard work and organisation in the build up to the big day and to Karen, Keiran and 2 of the young guys (from the function/restaurant staff) on the shift during our wedding who's names we did not get, you all really stood out as being so helpful and keen to make the wedding a success. Posted 22nd September 2011
I really wanted to send you a email saying thank you so much. Everyone who works at the Holiday Inn Winchester was brilliant, worked very hard to make our day special, and we had many lovely comments from our wedding guests about how lovely the hotel is, how professional the staff are and everyone said how nice the food was. One guest even said to me that was the nicest food she has ever had at a wedding before! Sam was lovely, he was so helpful and nothing was too much trouble. He made the day stress free and made sure it all ran smoothly even when we were running behind on schedule and probably not making everyone's lives easy. And a big thank you to the Chef's, the food was amazing, it looked amazing and tasted even better!!! So, thank you Caroline, it really means a lot to us for all your hard work, the day was perfect and couldn't have gone better!! I will recommend the hotel to everyone who listens and I will definitely use the hotel again! Please could you pass our thanks on to everyone who was involved. Posted 9th June 2011, Rachel & Noel
May I and Tracey take this opportunity to Thank you for organising the wedding. We both would like to say thank you, and also to say that the food was excellent as to the service provided by the staff please pass on our thanks to all involved in the day. Once again a big Thank you for making the 23rd a memorable day for both of us. Posted 22th November 2010 James & Tracey Henderson
Firstly, I would like to let you know about the feedback I have personally received so far from delegates who attended the event. All comments were very complimentary indeed about the hotel, its location, and service. I also personally found the organising of this event very smooth with you and the events team. Accommodation - excellent, Food - excellent, Venue - excellent, Service - excellent, Staff - excellent. So you can see from the above, everyone enjoyed it. Thanks to you all for your hard work and I would not hesitate in recommending you to anyone. Posted 22th November 2010, Graham Shaw