Just perfect in every way – Kylie & Paul Patterson, 29 March 2018
From the first contact with Clare (Director of Events), we knew that Woldingham School, Marden Park would be the most perfect wedding venue for us. Throughout the whole process Clare was excellent at answering any questions we had and we couldn’t have asked for better customer service. The mansion house and grounds are simply beautiful and the layout of rooms is perfect. Even though we had rain on our wedding day, it never felt cramped. The food was delicious and the staff so professional. We had some pregnant guests and the catering staff couldn’t do enough to accommodate any of their requests. It was the most perfect day. Our sincere thanks once again to Clare, Peter (Catering Manager) and all the wonderful staff at Woldingham.
a truly special venue – Jo & Paul smith, 24 March 2018
Both Clare (Director of Events) and Peter (Catering Manager) were extremely helpful, professional and flexible in accommodating our requests. They instilled confidence in us right from the beginning leaving us in no doubt that we had chosen the right venue for our wedding party. We weren’t let down. The function rooms and the building itself are stunning – a truly special venue. Being ‘foodies’ we wanted something special and that is exactly what we got. So many of our guests commented on how great the food was (and that included the fussy eaters!). All the staff were extremely polite and helpful – nothing was too much trouble. We felt we were in safe hands at all times. We really cannot fault the venue at all – highly recommended!
Thank you for the most special day – rachel & oliver sneath, 17 december 2017
Clare (Director of Events) and the team were extremely helpful in helping organise the wedding, which was particularly important at stressful times of the process! She was extremely calm on the day which helped us considerably. Thank you to Clare and the team for the most special wedding day. It all ran perfectly on the day, the food was superb and we had an incredible time. All of our guests complimented us on how lovely the day was and how brilliant the atmosphere was. Thank you very much.
we couldn’t be happier that we chose woldingham school as our wedding venue – marie & Thomas brown, 27 october 2017
The venue is so well looked after, all the rooms, the chapel and gardens always looked immaculate on every visit. Clare (Director of Events) and Emily (Assistant Catering Manager) both went above and beyond. Emily was amazing at our tasting helping us to decide and gave us helpful tips and options – this was very welcomed by us. On the day everything ran so smoothly and nothing was too much trouble. The food, service, rooms and staff were all perfect. We couldn’t be happier that we chose Woldingham School as our wedding venue. Thank you, we had our perfect day.
it’s the perfect mansion house in the English countryside – sarah & stephen liddle, 21 october 2017
You can have every confidence that your wedding will be fabulous and well run at Woldingham! The mansion house and gardens are exquisite, really, and only a visit shows them in their true glory, so do visit! The flow of the house works well throughout the day and the gardens offer stunning photo opportunities and a lovely patio for your guests. Our guests didn’t tire of telling us how good the food was. The roast potatoes were truly scrumptious! The staff on the day were friendly, helpful, warm and very professional and make your day run smoothly. They really do go the extra mile for you. You could say the venue is a ‘hidden’ gem in the Surrey countryside, run by the best wedding team you could hope for. We only have praise and thanks to Clare (Director of Events), Peter (Catering Manager) and all the staff at Woldingham School, who ensured we had a marvellous day. Huge thanks to all the team!
what a spectacular venue – elisha & jonus figueira, 11 august 2017
The two of us loved the venue from the moment we saw it and decided almost instantly to book, the experience we have had was amazing. Our guests did mention multiple times over the course of the evening and following days what a spectacular venue we have selected and how great the wedding was! The rooms were superb, and provided our guests with ample space between all the different events at the wedding. The guests also loved the space and commented on how great the scenery was at the venue. The catering staff were very well organised, well trained and spot on with the service. They even looked after both the bride and groom waiting for the right movements to serve canapés and drinks on a very busy afternoon for us! Clare (Director of Events) was exceptional and with us every step of the way as we planned our wedding. She was always an email or phone call away to answer the many questions which cropped up and we really were very grateful for all her support throughout our wedding planning. It made the whole process so much more stress free!
we felt so lucky to have been able to host our wedding at woldingham school – harriet & sean doherty, 29 july 2017
The experience we had before, during and after the event was absolutely superb and the wonderful Director of Events (Clare) brought a welcome dose of calm, professionalism and care throughout all proceedings. The Woldingham team were very flexible on visits both before and after the Big Day and this made life considerably easier on the organisational front. The venue itself, from the drive in from the front gate to the variety of wonderful rooms and outdoor space, is breath-taking and the main house felt so spacious throughout the day despite us having a large wedding party. The catering side must also be highly commended as the food and service was magnificent and so many of our guests commented on this. We also appreciated the fact that the venue had an on-site chapel and the minimal transfer time from the church to the canapé/champagne reception was a real plus for all. The whole experience significantly exceeded our expectations and we are so grateful to Clare and the Woldingham team for taking good care of us on our special day.
marden park is a top class wedding venue – Leanne & ian chescoe, 28 july 2017
The venue is really beautiful, everything is very well maintained and has that real wow factor. As we live locally we’ve been fortunate to see the gardens throughout the year and they look lovely in every season. Unfortunately for us we had rain on our wedding day, but the rooms were big enough to hold all of our guests comfortably. Once we’d met Clare (Director of Events) we knew we wanted her in control of our day. Peter (Catering Manager), Scott and Emily were extremely helpful. We made some adjustments to our menu and nothing was too much trouble. The food on the day was absolutely delicious and all of our guests commented on the quality and taste of the food. One of the major factors for us choosing the venue was the fact we were able to provide our own wine and prosecco. A lot of other venues only gave you drinks package options, which were more expensive and the quality was not as good as what we provided ourselves.
it felt so special having exclusive use of the venue – jen & ovuefe efeotor, 22 july 2017
The venue has both beautiful buildings and beautiful gardens which made for a really special occasion and wonderful photos. Having an attractive building both inside and out enabled options for all weather conditions (required in our case!). Delicious food and very professional catering staff. It was an excellent venue and exceeded all of your expectations. For exclusive use the price was better than many competitors. Beautiful venue with organised, friendly and attentive staff.
brilliant venue – Claudia & sam chadwick, 14 july 2017
The mansion rooms are lovely with loads of options for decoration. The food was served perfectly by the catering team. Scott attended to the top table and was brilliant and Peter (Catering Manager) assisted with everything that we needed. Clare (Director of Events) is brilliant, helped throughout and answered all the questions we had regarding the venue, set up and running order of the day. Brilliant venue, food was fantastic and they couldn’t have done more for our special day.
we had a fantastic day from start to finish – sophie & paul sweeney, 3 june 2017
Clare’s help, support and guidance from day one was nothing but amazing. Clare (Director of Events) helped our day runs so smoothly and we can’t thank her enough! We have had so many great comments from family and friends about all the staff and the venue! Thank you again for everything.
beautiful grounds, amazing food and lovely staff – amy & Michael Hadley, 27 may 2017
We fell in love with the venue the first time we viewed it and all of our guests have been incredibly complimentary too. Marden Park’s grounds are simply stunning and the layout and size of the function rooms accommodated our large number of guests perfectly. We had lovely weather on the day but if this had not been the case we knew that our guests would still enjoy spending time inside the mansion itself. Peter (Deputy Catering Manager) and his team were friendly, attentive and very professional throughout the planning stage and on the day itself. The food was beautiful and the silver service was a nice surprise for our guests. Clare (Events Manager) was simply wonderful throughout the entire planning stage. She quickly provided answers to our (many!) questions and offered sincere advice and helpful pointers when discussing particular elements of the day with us. She was also amazing on the wedding morning itself, ensuring that everything went as planned and that we did not have to worry about anything.
thank you for making our wedding so effortless – Deborah & niall Attenborough, 13 april 2017
The staff were always professional , approachable, friendly and accommodating. We enjoyed the day so much and were super relaxed knowing it was all in hand. The beautiful venue speaks for itself and looks wonderful anytime of the year. We saw it in the pouring rain in January and loved it. All our guests said it was a fantastic venue and amazing food. Some said it was one of the best meals they’d ever had, especially the vegetarians. The kids were so well catered for at the venue and the parents really had a chance to relax. We had a ball. It was everything we hoped for and more.
booking marden park really did make the whole process easier – jordan & matthew robinson, 17 february 2017
Although the prices are similar we found Woldingham School far more flexible and accommodating than other venues and far more willing to work with us as we went along. They made the whole process easier – no need to liaise with separate caterers and arrange a different venue for the reception. Having Clare (Events Manager), who knew what was going on and could make things happen really did make a difference. There were no emergencies but we were much more relaxed knowing that if there was one, Clare was on hand. We will make sure to recommend Marden Park to anyone who breathes the word ‘engagement’ to us for many years to come!
we TRULY had the MOST INCREDIBLE day – EMILY & RICHARD DOWNEY, 13 AUGUST 2016
The venue is absolutely fantastic. Being able to have either a civil or religious ceremony on the same site makes it really easy. Having separate rooms for food, dancing and bar works really well. The gardens are extensive and beautiful – we got so many gorgeous photos including on our engagement shoot. The outdoor terrace is perfect for a summer evening, but it was reassuring to know we’d be fine staying inside if it did rain on the day. The food was exquisite. Everyone commented on how great the food was. The staff were all very professional and nothing was too much trouble. What you don’t see listed is the amazing level of service from when you book to the day and what the team do behind the scenes on the day. This all meant our families could enjoy the day rather than worrying about logistics. So overall it is very reasonable. We really hope we can have another event there it was so good!
we simply had the best day of our lives – sam & dave gajlewicz, 30 july 2016
As the old cliché goes, you had me at “hello”, Woldingham School had us as we drove down the drive the very first time and the school came into view. We just knew. By the time Clare (Events Manager) was two minutes into the tour we were ready to pay the deposit! Clare was extremely helpful and absolutely lovely from the first day we met her and throughout the wedding journey. Jane (Catering Manager) was very helpful in the lead up to our big day and all her staff were superb on the day. All our friends and family absolutely loved the venue. A magical place which has given us wonderful memories. Thank you!
thank you to everyone for making all of our dreams come true – chelsey & Robert street, 23 july 2016
The staff were absolutely phenomenal. If there was any question or query it was always answered extremely quickly. A lot of pressure planning the wedding was taken away as the staff were extremely helpful and attentive through the entire process. Jane (Catering Manager) was fantastic throughout the tasting and especially on the big day, and the catering staff were extremely professional. It was great to watch our guests enjoy the silver service experience. The entire venue was absolutely magnificent. During the wedding, guests only had praise and were blown away by the venue and grounds.
we had the most perfect wedding – nadia & howard Watson, 16 july 2016
Clare, Jane and the catering staff at the school couldn’t have done more during the lead up to the wedding, or on the day itself. Nothing was too much trouble, and the staff were so attentive on the day. The food was outstanding…many of our guests have since commented on the quality of the food. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the venue to others.
our wedding at woldingham school was nothing short of perfect – kellie & tim woodward, 15 july 2016
All of our guests commented on the beauty of the mansion and gardens and our photographer loved it all! We made use of the Chapel so our guests only had the very short walk to the Mansion for drinks and canapés, which were excellent. The wedding breakfast was complimented by a number of our guests. The serving was efficient and ran perfectly on schedule, which meant the cutting of the cake and first dance were spot on time. Woldingham staff were really helpful, patient and versatile. It took so much pressure off having staff who knew what they were doing and had so much experience in the wedding industry. We would both highly recommend the Mansion as a venue, and the best compliment is when the Bride wakes up the next morning and says she wouldn’t change a thing.
EVERYTHING WAS JUST PERFECT, THANK YOU – GEMMA & GREG bAYLIS-hALL, 29 mAY 2016
We couldn’t have asked for anything more in terms of organisation. As soon as we met Clare (Events Manager) and then Jane (Catering Manager), we knew we were in very safe hands. They both made the whole experience so easy and enjoyable. On the day everyone was so calm, friendly and professional which made for the perfect day! As soon as we arrived at Woldingham School to look around we knew it was the venue we were looking for. It’s a stunning mansion that has a lovely feel to it and is full of character with large, light rooms, high ceilings and wooden floors. The layout works brilliantly with all the different rooms available for each stage of the day. The grounds are beautiful too. Everyone complimented all the food, particularly the desserts! For the exclusive space, gorgeous setting, delicious food, brilliant service and all the support throughout, we felt it was great value for money.