Last weekend my youngest son Craig got married to his beautiful Pippa. The wedding and reception were all held at the hotel.
The hotel is clean but in need of some work so I was unsure about the choice of venue but for once kept my opinions to myself as it was Craig and Pippas choice!
The wedding took place in a small room downstairs where reception is and entrance to the pool and gym. When dressed the room looked lovely.
The reception was held upstairs. This room holds the bar with leather settes and normally has a wooden screen to seperate it from the dining area. This can be left in place or removed which it was for our party.
The room was beautifully set out and looked very different from when I first saw it and had my doubts! Our bedroom was clean, nothing special and the bathroom worked but was very tired!
The food was well presented but let down by the potatoes and veg. The quality of food at breakfast was on the cheap end but adequate.
Before and after the ceremony and during the wedding breakfast a string quartet played and they were amazing. They played a wide range of contemporary music which was truly stunning. Throughout the whole day the staff were fantastically attentive especially Vicky who did everything she could do to make the day a success and had eyes everywhere!!
We had booked a magician, Magic Dave (name change pending) independently and he blew us away with his tricks. Whilst the disco was on Dave wandered the tables and was constantly in demand for groups stood about.
The plus points
*Reasonably priced wedding
*Unforgettable experience with string quartet(booked through venue) and magician
The down side
*No lifts so unsuitable if stairs are a problem although you can get into the dining room through the kitchen if needed however bedrooms may be a problem.
*No outside seating, small garden area with stram for having photographs taken
I'm delighted with how the day went. It was such a relaxed, enchanting day. I've attended lots of weddings in far nicer places but the Old Mill did us proud. Vicky our eternal thanks.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- As you make your way up the sweeping drive in you will be greeted with a welcoming approach of flowers gardens and rockeries, seated terraces, cascading streams and pools. The hotel itself is Tudor in style and the entrance is modern and allows you to get a taste of what we have on offer. Set in the heart of Lancashire overlooking the Rossendale Valley. Quaint in its setting and modern in its internal decoration, our hotel is warm and friendly and situated perfectly for all your relaxation needs. ... more less
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