At the Winter Gardens we realise the importance of feedback from our Patrons. Below you will find a handful of testimonials that we have received.
We both wanted to say a massive thank you for all your help in making our wedding such an enjoyable & special occasion.
You were a fantastic help and we were so happy with the whole day - we will definitely be spreading the word about how great the Winter Gardens is.
Rajni Bajaj and Amit Patel
The Winter Gardens works exceptionally well for us. Due to its great flexibility it can accommodate our conference,break outs sessions, exhibition and dinner.
The professionalism of all the staff and willingness to help ensured our event was a great success.
Cathy Williams - WEAF annual Conference 15 and 16 February 2011
I had wanted to get married in the Winter Gardens since I was a little girl so when the proposal came, it was top of my list as a venue choice.
We wanted a late afternoon service followed by a BBQ & party with some outside space if possible. The Events Manager (Jim McQuarrie) took all of our requirements into consideration and recommended using the lovely Grove Suite for the service and the Garden Bar for the party and also allocated a large section of the outside space by the lily pond for our exclusive use.
Jim ensured that everything about the process went smoothly keeping us up to date as necessary. Being a bit fussy, we had some ideas on food and he liaised with the catering manager who then came up with a selection of menus. We were able to pick and choose from these to get exactly what we wanted.
Our wedding day could not have gone better. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff who were very attentive but not intrusive and they made us & our guests feel very welcome. Bryan (the bar manager) and his team did an amazing job keeping the guests well fed and watered and he checked in with us from time to time to make sure we had everything we needed, which of course, we did.
The BBQ was cooked out on the terrace in full view of our guests and the quality was outstanding. According to many of our family, it was the best food they’d ever had at a wedding.
If you want a very special wedding venue (and who doesn’t?) in a fantastic location, in our opinion, you won’t do any better than the Winter Gardens. The service we received from start to finish was highly professional, personal & friendly. We can’t fault it.
To everyone at the Winter Gardens, thank you for making our wedding day absolutely perfect.
Julie & Duane AKA Mr & Mrs Oakes
We arrived at The Winter Gardens after being married in a local Church. We walked over the bridge by the pond area and enjoyed our drinks reception outside, (as it was warm) on the terrace. The dining room looked more beautiful than we expected it to, and everyone commented on how wonderful the food was.
As our evening guests arrived the entertainment started, the hog roast buffet was perfect outside and the softly lit terrace alongside the pond gave a warm Mediterranean feel.
Mr & Mrs Jackway
I would just like to thank you all for your hard work that made our wedding day a very memorable one, everything was superb.
George & Kristina.
The “NOSCARS 2010” Film Awards – ‘Heroes’
We would like to thank you for your valued assistance on behalf of North Somerset, Children and Young People’s Services, ICT Strategy Team with the ‘NOSCARS 2010’ event.
The Prince Consort Hall was bursting with pupils, teachers and parents dressed in evening wear and chattering excitedly about the occasion to come. Winners received fantastic prizes and awards, with first prize winners receiving an Apple Macbook.
The NOSCARS receives the attendance and support from Aardman Animations, plus the personal endorsement and support of DreamWorks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, and key sponsors.
Once again thank you to you and your staff for helping us make it a success.
Val Hurley, Angie Bray, Chris Mcfall, Gaby Scott - ICT Strategy Team
Angie Bray - Noscars Awards Ceremony - 16 September 2010
I am writing on behalf of the Somerset Federation of Young Farmers Clubs and Emma Coleman, our Social Events Chairman, to thank both you and your staff for a truly fantastic event last weekend.
The Winter Gardens is such a beautiful venue and was the perfect host for our Annual County Ball and I do hope that you and your staff were as pleased with the event as we were.
We have had many positive comments about the venue and I am certain that our members would be pleased to return to the Winter Gardens in future for their events, should you so wish.
I do hope that we will speak soon and thank you once again for all of your help and support leading up to and during the Ball.
With my kindest regards,Yours Sincerely
Anna Creed - Administrator
Just an e-mail to thank you and the team at the Winter Gardens very much for all the hard work leading up to and all day yesterday.
Probably not the easiest of events to arrange and I really appreciate the help and support you gave in putting the event together.
From the first request for more tables and chairs at 8.30am, to leaving the mess at 5pm all requests for help were responded to very quickly and positively. Please pass on my thanks to the team working yesterday.
Louise Roberts - Your North Somerset Multi Cultural Exhibition- 24 January 2010
Thank you all so much for your help on the 29th April for our North Somerset Celebration. It is great to be able to have 100 per cent confidence in the venue and the staff at the Winter Gardens delivered this, enabling us to worry about all the other arrangements!
I would like to thank you for your help in the initial organisation of our requirements and also send best wishes for your speedy recovery.
I understand that Janet ensured all was in place ahead of the evening and that David was invaluable on the night – so please thank them and everyone else involved. We were really pleased with the event and this success would not have been possible without their help.
Best wishes and thank you again.Yours sincerely
Maria Dunn - Donor Services Officer
Prior to my hols I just wanted to re-iterate to you today my sincere thanks for all your hard work and support on the Grand Pier Job.
The feedback from the Client has been terrific and I am absolutely delighted with the outcome, so thank you once again. If you could pass my thanks onto all of your team who contributed to the success of the event that would be very much appreciated.
I look forward to catching up with you on my return and should be able to get a copy of the photos to you then too.
Warmest regards and thanks once again,
To all the staff at the Winter Gardens
Thank you so much for the wonderful service you and your staff provided for me and my guests. We were at the Winter Gardens on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th July 2009.
We all had a fantastic time and felt like royalty. The venue itself is superb.
My biggest compliment must go to the staff; nothing seemed too much or too little. Help was always at hand from the day staff to the night staff and since we had just under 400 attendees over the two days I am sure that we kept them busy.
Delightful, wow, beautiful, heavenly, enjoyable, awesome, luxurious, smashing, outstanding, marvellous are some of the comments that were used to describe the Winter Gardens experience.
I must say what a pleasure it is, to be able to thank you for your consistently high standard, year on year.
My last but not least praise and thanks must go to Jim McQuarrie and Faye. They are a delight to work with, polite, totally approachable, basically the genuine article, with cheerful personalities that encourages us to come back time and time again.
Thank you all and we look forward to our event next year.
Sherif - LeRocUK
Many thanks once again to you and your team for all your help and support with the Your North Somerset Event.
It was a great success and I am aware that there was a lot of careful planning and problem solving in preparation, and Lucy in particular has told me of how helpful everyone was on the Sunday morning in helping with setting-up.
We all really appreciate your help and especially your patience.
Jane Smith - Your North Somerset - 24 January 2010
I had my wedding ceremony in the Grove Suite at the Winter Gardens and afterwards held my reception in the Vineyard Restaurant.
The whole event from start to finish was flawless. It was very well organised and everything flowed smoothly, from the ceremony, to the photographs in the ballroom and outside pond area, to the reception welcome drinks and the wedding breakfast itself. Nothing was left to chance and the attention to detail was second to none, right down to the tableware, linen and chair covers.
The staff were friendly, efficient and unobtrusive, and the quality of the food was excellent. Everyone who attended commented that it was a thoroughly enjoyable day, and some of the best food they had ever had at a wedding breakfast.
My overall experience was absolutely wonderful, and I would put most of this down to the professionalism of the staff involved in the organisation of my wedding day itself. I would not hesitate to recommend this venue to anyone who was interested in having their wedding at the Winter Gardens.
A big thank you to all of your staff for successfully running our event. The event itself is very high profile and it is crucial that it goes to time and without a problem.
We were extremely pleased with everything from the room layout to the smooth and timely dinner service, the helpfulness of all the staff and all the effort that went into putting our flag on the roof!
We definitely will consider the venue for future events and when the awards come back to Somerset we will hopefully be back in touch.
Becky Clark - EDF Energy - EDF Energy Media Awards - 10 June 2010
Could you pass on a great big thank you from me to all your staff on Saturday, they were amazing and helped make the ball run like clockwork. Everyone seemed to have a really good time and there was a great buzz around the place for the whole evening.
Jackie Robins - Le Roc Christmas Ball - 4 December 2010
Thank you for all the hard work put into making yesterday’s Public Health conference such a success. I really appreciate all the support that we received from you & your team. I’d particularly like to thank you for the excellent lunch – it was very positively received.
Ruth Wooley - South West Public Health, Scientific Conference - 2 February 2011