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Manor By The Lake is a truly unique venue ideally suited for any occasion you would like to celebrate in style.

Trust us with your event and our team will go all out to ensure you have the day of your dreams. From exceptional catering, attentive service and the most decadent accommodation, nothing is too much trouble.

When we hear our guests say they have had their perfect day, we are happy in the knowledge that we have delivered our promise to them. Here are just a few examples of the fabulous feedback we receive.

It was the best day of our lives. Manor By The Lake got it 'so' right. Thank you will never be enough.

Naomi & Emma, August 2016

From the moment we visited Manor By The Lake we knew it was the venue for us!

The Manor is stunning, but for us it has been the whole team who have made our wedding day so special. The whole planning experience was made all the easier by your team of experts who always responded to my many questions with professionalism.

Our guests have commented on how beautiful the Manor looked and how the food served at the wedding breakfast was the best they had ever tasted. We could not be prouder! It’s always hard to single out people in such a great team but we would like to give special thanks to Siobhan, who guided us through the planning process, to Jake who helped with the final preparations, to Ben, who helped with our wine choices and reassuring us we hadn’t forgotten about Room 12! And finally, to Claudine, who was amazing on the day, calm, attentive and ensuring that the day went perfectly.

Matt & Sarah, August 2018

We had the most amazing day!

We had the most amazing day and we can’t thank you enough for all your help and support in making it perfect for us. Everyone was welcoming, accommodating and helpful. You put us at ease during every step of the planning process and during the Big Day.

Hannah & James, August 2018

We cannot thank you enough!

Thank you for helping us host the most special day of our lives. The help, support and guidance you provided made sure everything was perfect!

Rebecca & Keatan, May 2018

Thank you so much!

Thank you so much for all your help and support in delivering a most wonderful wedding day that we will cherish forever. From the beginning when we first arrived at the Manor on an open day, the team have made this an amazing and simple experience for us. All our guests commented on how lovely the venue was, and also how relaxed the day felt. This wouldn’t have been possible without the superb staff and their attentive approach to running the day. Thanks again for creating such a special wedding day for us both and the wonderful memories that will be with us forever. 

Jill & Kevin, February 2018

Nothing was too much trouble and everyone was so lovely

Thank you so much for making our wedding day so perfect. We thoroughly enjoyed our wedding and the lovely memories of our special day.

Richard & Liz, January 2018

The Manor and grounds are beautiful

Thank you so much for everything each and every one of you did for us on our big day, and the run-up. We both had the most magical day and all our guests are still commenting on how beautiful our wedding was. Everybody thought the food was amazing. The Manor and grounds are beautiful and you have the very best staff. 

Nicola & Andy, January 2018

The Manor will forever hold a special place in our hearts!

Thank you so much for all that you did for us in the run up to, and on the day of, our wedding. Planning a wedding all the way from New Zealand could have been a really stressful experience, but from Day 1 you were always available to answer any of our questions! Our Wedding Day was truly the best day of our lives thanks to you all.

Cassie & Dan, January 2018

What a wonderful team!

Many thanks for making our day so special and memorable. All of your team were very attentive to all our needs and that calmed our nerves. You have a very competent professional team. 

Eric & Julie, January 2018

Perfect in every way

We wanted to say a huge thank you for our incredible wedding day! We thought it was literally perfect in every way and loved every single minute of our day. The whole team worked so hard for us and were absolutely fantastic the moment we arrived. The planning team were super helpful and dealt with any worries or concerns that we had so thank you so much. We also give our huge thanks to the Head Chef, we can’t explain how incredible the food tasted, it was spot on and there wasn’t a single guest who wasn’t happy! All of our guests thoroughly enjoyed it all which made our day so thank you to all of the catering team for all they did.

I fell in love with Manor By The Lake when we first visited in 2015 and I didn’t even want to look anywhere else as I knew the minute we looked around this was the venue I wanted to say our vows there and I’m so glad we did. I had dreamt of a white wedding and I cannot believe we actually had snow for all our pictures. It was the most magical day for us so thank you so much to all the team!

Shellie & Jac, December 2017

We are truly grateful to you all!

To all the incredible staff at the Manor, we wanted to say a huge thank you for the most beautiful wedding day. No matter how big or small each of your involvement was, without your combined effort our day wouldn’t have been as flawless as it was! We had no end of compliments about the food so thank you to your chef… compliments to the chef! 

A special thanks to Tina for all your hard work before the big day! You had so much patience and nothing was too big or small to arrange. So finally, a big thanks to Juliette, without you our day would have been that much more stressful. You were so attentive and catered to all our needs. You really put us and our guests at ease and made the day flow so beautifully! 

Laura & Ian, November 2017

We couldn't have asked for anything more

Thank you so much for everything you did for our wedding, we had the most amazing day and couldn’t have done it without your help. Special thank you to Sarah – you were so fantastic the whole day, we couldn’t have asked for anything more.

Joscelyn & Oliver, October 2017

We had the best day ever!

Thank you for everything you have done to make our day special.

Charlotte & Joseph, September 2017

We really had the perfect day

Manor By The Lake is such a beautiful venue; I fell in love with it immediately. Knowing the Head Chef’s background we knew the food would be spectacular – and it certainly didn’t disappoint! The venue offers exclusive use of the venue and grounds, which is excellent as it means you won’t have strangers crashing your wedding. The planning team throughout the process were very friendly and accommodating. Overall everyone made us feel very special and we couldn’t have asked for more!

Mr & Mrs P, September 2017

Your venue was amazing

Thank you for all your help making our special day so amazing. Your venue was lovely and staff ever so helpful.

Vicki & Wayne, August 2017

The whole day was absolutely perfect and we really can't thank you enough

We wanted to say a massive thank you for all that the Manor By The Lake team did for us for our wedding day. The whole day was absolutely perfect and the work that you all did was outstanding. You certainly exceeded our expectations! All of our guests have been sending us lovely messages, and complimenting how beautiful everything looked and how seamless everything was on the day, and that’s all down to your phenomenal team! The staff during the day were absolutely exceptional. Another massive thank you to all the catering staff, chefs, barmen, waitresses etc who provided us with an outstanding food and drink service throughout the whole day! It was incredible to say the least. Our overnight stay for us and our guests at Manor By The Lake was perfect indeed! The rooms are just amazing and the silver four-poster bed was one of the most comfortable beds I have ever slept in, especially after being in our dancing shoes all night! And the bath… oh my goodness me! Thank you all for all your support and advice during the lead up to to the big day! You all made us feel at ease with everything. Honestly, we really can’t thank you all enough.

Mr & Mrs S, May 2017

We could not be happier with how our wedding went

Special thanks to Tina for always responding to our many emails, to Chloe for perfect execution on the wedding day, and to Ben for always going above and beyond to satisfy the guests.

Maddy & Andy, May 2017

Truly the most perfect day

We cannot thank all the team at the Manor enough for giving us the most perfect of days. It was truly everything we hoped for and more! All of our guests have said how amazing the venue and staff were, and we completely agree. We can honestly say we wouldn’t have changed a single thing, it was just perfect!

Alice & Matt, May 2017

Our day would not have been anywhere near as perfect without Manor By The Lake

We cannot thank you all enough as we know that our day would not have been anywhere near as perfect without all of the help from the team at Manor By the Lake. From start to finish the team was so professional and so personable that it kept us so relaxed as we knew everything was under control. From the very first time we visited the Manor, we knew that we were in great hands which made our decision to get married at this special venue a very easy one. The food was absolutely excellent and we have received such amazing comments from all of our guests who enjoyed this magical venue just as much as we did! Thank you again!

Eleanor & Jonathan, April 2017

We have memories that you only dream you can make

We would both like to say a HUGE thank you to the team at Manor By the Lake for everything they did for us and our guests, it was truly the most amazing day! So many of our guests commented on the venue, from it being a ‘hidden gem’ to being the perfect place to get married and we definitely couldn’t agree more! We have memories that you only dream you can make when you start the journey of planning your wedding and a thank you just doesn’t seem enough!

David & Michelle, February 2017

We're sure this thank you is one of many

We are so grateful and would like to say a huge thank you to all the staff at Manor By the Lake! We’re sure this thank you is one of many that you receive because the venue, staff professionalism, friendliness and attention to detail is outstanding. We are so pleased with everything that took place on our wedding day and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Both us and our guests were made to feel so special and we cannot thank you enough. 

Jan & Paul, February 2017

Thank you so much

Thank you so much for all your help with organising our wedding! It all looks so beautiful and you’ve made it so easy.

Claire & Michael, October 2016

Thank you for everything

Thank you for everything that you did to help us make our wedding day so special. We appreciate your professionalism, support and kindness.

Lisa & Les, October 2016

It really was amazing

Thank you so much for making our day so fab! It really was amazing.

Claire & Bernie, June 2016

Manor By The Lake was the perfect venue

Thank you so much for a magical and wonderful wedding day! We loved every second of it! Manor by the lake was the perfect venue. It looked exquisite and we were so well looked after for the whole day! Everyone was friendly and professional the service was excellent and the food was delicious! Thank you for making our day so special!

Rowena & Stuart, June 2016

It was the best day of our lives

Just want to say that we had an amazing day and everyone said it was the best wedding that they had ever been to! The team did such an amazing job on the day to make sure that everyone had a good time. So just want to say a massive thank you to all at Manor by the Lake, it was the best day of our lives!

Jennifer & Wesley, May 2016

The day was faultless

I cannot praise the Manor enough for everything you did not only on the day but for the build up also.
We had a fantastic day as did all of our guests, and the food was amazing. Our guests said that it was
the best wedding food they’d ever had! I will certainly be recommending the Manor
to anyone looking for a venue as the day was faultless!

Emma & Steve, April 2016

It was just a wow factor!

Sara & Chris, May 2016

It was an amazing day

Laura & Will, March 2016

Absolutely perfect

Thank you so much for organising such a fantastic wedding day for us. Everything was perfect, the house, the ballroom, the food… absolutely perfect!! Every one of your staff was so kind and helpful. Everything we hadn’t thought to organise was already covered. We can’t thank you all enough!

Nicky & Ned, February 2016

Thank you to each and every one of you for making our wedding day perfect

 From before the actual day with countless emails, Skype calls and meetings to the tasting day where the chef met all of our very, very specific requests. Right on the day when the team looked after us so very well, even putting my heels in our room after the first dance. Thank you all!

Paul & Jenny, May 2016

Have your wedding here, you will not regret it!

The Manor is an amazing venue with amazing staff, they were so helpful in making our wedding day everything we wanted it to be. We had a perfect day, all our guests commented on what a beautiful venue it was and that the food was delicious, which it was, the brownies are amazing! Thank you to all the people at the Manor who made our day so amazing. Have your wedding here, you won’t regret it!

Becky Fisher, September 2015

Made our day perfect and unique

We would like to say a HUGE Thank You to you and all of your team at Manor By The Lake for making our wedding day so special. From our first meetings to the morning after, you made us feel very welcome and we really enjoyed working with you to make our day perfect and unique. We loved the whole day and we have had many compliments from our guests about how beautiful the venue is, the amazing food and how the day was run by your team. We could not have wished for a better setting. Manor By The Lake is an amazing venue and we will remember it fondly.

Gemma & Andrew Brittain, August 2015

All I can say is perfect

Our day ran incredibly smoothly thanks to the amazing staff at the Manor. People kept telling me that planning a wedding was going to be one of the most stressful things I will ever have to do, it felt like a piece of cake with these guys, I can’t praise them enough. If you are thinking about getting married there….stop thinking and just do it, you will not be disappointed. I would highly recommend staying the night before your wedding too – the food is delicious & the Rock Bar is a great fun for a nightcap. Thank you to all at the Manor.

Dave and Sarah Pickstone, July 2015

Thank you!

Just wanted to say a massive thank you for helping to make our special day everything we hoped it would be!

Sam & Gemma

Wish we could do it all again

Thank you for making our day so special and helping it run so smoothly. We can’t fault any part of the day. Guests could not believe how beautiful the Manor and its grounds are, as well as how amazing the food was. You do a fantastic job, you made us feel so special and wish we could do it all again. 

Rob & Kerry

Can't thank you enough!

We cannot sum up in words just how grateful we are, you made our special day so perfect. Our guests all commented on how attentive the staff were, the chefs served us the most amazing food and shared a special moment in time with us. We would just like to say an extra special thank you to Sarah and Claudine for being so amazing with everything on our wedding day, nothing we requested was any trouble. 

Rikki & Emma

A very, very big thank you

A very, very big thank you to all the team that saw us through the arrangements for our special day.

Jerry & Valda

Special day for all...

Thank you all so much for making Gemma and Alex’s wedding run so smoothly. You made it a very special day for all of us, thank you for all your hard work.

Lovely space the Manor has

Thank you so much for hosting Jenny’s wedding reception. We all had such a good time. The freedom to use all the lovely spaces in the Manor meant it was a really relaxed occasion and everyone was really comfortable (apart from the heat!) and happy.

Magnificent venue

We have already voted for MBTL in the Wedding awards. It is a magnificent venue
made even more amazing by brilliant people.

Hope to share more memories

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to you all or making our daughter’s wedding day “A day of perfection”. Everything was just perfect, your professionalism throughout the whole weekend was second to none. There are not enough words to say how proud we were to share such a special day with Manor By The Lake for Mel & Mark’s wedding day, each and every member of your team are just wonderful. Nothing was too much, and we thank you all for all the hard work and effort you all put in, from the chef, catering team, cleaning and bar staff. Thank you, thank you, thank you. 

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