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“Perfect Wedding Venue”

Review of Skendleby Hall

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65 reviews
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Music room
Master ensuite
The Hall from the Garden
Victorian ensuite (disabled friendly)
Table football and air hockey
Full size billiards table
L shaped Main kitchen 2
Path through woodland
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Manor House -
14 Bedrooms, 15 Bathrooms, Sleeps 28
Horncastle, Lincolnshire, England

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JoanneGli...
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Perfect Wedding Venue”
Reviewed 2 June 2014 for a stay in August 2013
1
person found this review helpful

We booked Skendleby Hall for our wedding in August 2014. It's not cheap but you get what you pay for, and in comparison to what hotels were charging- it's a great deal.

We were looking specifically for a venue where we could hold a small wedding (about 30 guests), where we could organise it how we liked (hotels offer bespoke service but we found that it was very limited), and somewhere where we could self-cater. Skendleby Hall offered us all of these things and more.

Gillian was our co-ordinator and she made sure everything was how we wanted it. She helped us to find services to fit our requirements, was around on the day to make sure everything was running smoothly and was always contactable to answer all my questions. The owners live next door to the property which was really useful, as any problems and they were right there.

The house is beautiful, the pictures on the website really don't do it justice. The gardens are small but very pretty and the view is lovely. The house is full of staircases and we had to provide maps to our guests so they didn't get lost! We rented the house for a week and had the wedding over a weekend, leaving the rest of the week for just the two of us to enjoy. I really loved that we had a few days to ourselves in the place we got married in to reflect on the experience, as the wedding day itself went so fast! We didn't want to leave!

If you are looking for a place to stay with your friends or extended family, or you want a wedding venue where you can really have things your own way- I'd highly recommend Skendleby Hall. We have some wonderful memories from our stay here.

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Liked best: Beautiful house
Liked least: That we had to leave!
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Klampenborg, Denmark
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“excellent”
Reviewed 12 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014

We stayed at Skendleby Hall for our annual holiday of our extended family (c. 24 people). In 12 years of holidays, Skendleby Hall is the best house we have stayed in. In particular we appreciated the ensuite bathrooms with every room, the vast array of entertainment for everyone from babies to grandparents, the really well equipped kitchen, the beautiful dining room that easily accommodated us all, the outstanding grounds, the karaoke (!), the sauna, the beautiful drawing room where we celebrated a Golden Wedding, a recent marriage and an engagement, the pub a very short walk away, the very helpful owners....Only niggle was issues with wifi which meant we had 3 days with no broadband but we survived! It was a wonderful place to stay and gave us our best holiday as a family to date. Thank you to David and Ruth.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Emma S
Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fantastic venue for Corporate Event”
Reviewed 19 March 2014 for a stay in February 2014

Skendleby Hall is a beautiful venue, and the service and assistance we received from the owner, Ruth, was fantastic. We held our 2 day Team Building event at the hall, it provided a beautfully maintained, spacious and relaxed environment in which we were able to focus on our purpose as a team. There were 2 well equipped kitchens and a huge dining room allowing us to spend time cooking and eating together and we also managed to fit in some team Billiards and Karaoke!!! I would highly recommend this venue, it made a refreshing change to the usual hotel based meetings.

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Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Families with young children Large groups
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Ursula201...
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Sensational Skendleby Christmas”
Reviewed 1 January 2014 for a stay in December 2013
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person found this review helpful

My family and I celebrated a truly memorable Christmas in this fabulous Hall. With 22 grown ups, 5 children, 2 babies, 2 Labradors (and a partridge in a pear tree) there was ample room for us to relax and have fun as well as manage the catering for such a large brood. The Hall has two large well equipped kitchens with plenty of storage space, fridges and freezers. Tastefully decorated for the festive season there were carols around the piano in the Music Room and watching all the children open their presents from Father Chrismas by the fireplace in the enormous Drawing Room on Christmas morning was magical. The children made good use of the Games Rooms while the Billiards Room was a hit with the grown ups.
The owners, Ruth and David, extended a very warm welcome to us and were on hand when we needed them but generally left us to enjoy the Hall. We partook of their suggestions and had a brilliant morning of clay target shooting and a great day out at the races in Market Rasen. We cannot thank them enough and I certainly hope to return to the Hall and the scenic Lincolnshire Wolds again.

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Liked best: The space and elegance.
Liked least: Slow wifi speed
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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BoroT
Stevenage
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Roomy, comfortable, plenty to do”
Reviewed 1 December 2013 for a stay in November 2013

We rented Skendleby Hall for our 40th wedding anniversary and were not disappointed.

The place is huge and you get the run of it. The children loved it, we lost them for hours as they explored or played up in the toy and games rooms. This was a bonus for the parents as they enjojed a relaxing time. Even though we had a large party of 29 in total it never seemed crowded and was comfortable for all.

The girls enjoyed a day of pampering by Sarah, the chaps had an enjoyable mornings shooting with David, and Jen gave us two excellent stress free meals. All this was facillitated by the ever helpful Ruth, Gillian and David.

It was an experience of a life time I would heartily recommend it.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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