We chose The Lodge as our wedding venue and were married there in September 2023. It was an amazing experience.
Compared to other venues we looked at prior to finding The Lodge, the pricing of the venue was very reasonable and we were really happy with the value for money.
The venue itself is stunning. Every direction you look is tranquil and beautiful. The styling is next level - Lulus Restaurant and Finns Bar are beyond charming! From our first inspection, to when we visited for a tasting, to our actual wedding day, the venue only continued to be improved and perfected. There are so many spots for photo ops, our personal favourite was the pool area!
All of the food served was exceptionally presented and super tasty. Our guests could not stop commenting on how amazing the food was, lots of them stating it was the tastiest wedding meal they have ever had. We had a welcome dinner at Lulus, a grazing table after the wedding ceremony, and a two course banquet style meal at the reception with our wedding cake for dessert.
The accommodation was clean, practical and lovely. We utilised all of the rooms during our stay, with the majority of our wedding guests staying at the venue. We (and our guests) loved the fact that everything was in one place, and if they wanted to duck back to their rooms to freshen up or if they were ready for bed, they could simply walk home! It made logistics so easy and we did not need to organise any transport or vehicles for our day.
We utilised the games room for the groomsmen to get ready and the river room for the bridal party to get ready. They were both spacious and styled to perfection!
The tree cathedral and wedding hall are both stunning. The venue had lots of decorations we had access to if we wanted them to use in the wedding hall which was wonderful. We had 150 guests and there was plenty of room for tables to seat everyone as well as a large dance floor area to fit everyone. The staff working the reception were friendly and genuinely seemed happy to be there.
All of the staff went above and beyond to cater to our needs during our stay. Nothing was an issue, and we were honestly treated like royalty. Brent, Laura, Holly, Bek and the team are a well-oiled machine and thought of everything. They were only a text or phone call away the entire time and on our wedding day were on the ground checking in regularly to attend to any need we may have had. They took small jobs off our plate like meeting vendors on the day and organising food and drinks for the bridal party whilst getting ready so we could just relax and be fully present.
We honestly cannot fault The Lodge. If you're thinking about booking it for your wedding, stop thinking and just book, you wont regret your decision!
Thank you so much Brent, Laura, Holly, Bek and the rest of the team for an unforgettable experience. We were absolutely flawed and super grateful for everything you all did for us. The venue is spectacular and the service is beyond exceptional. It is an absolute gem! We will be back for a visit soon!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Aaron and Amelia