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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

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 and Jac, December 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 and Mrs S, 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 and 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

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

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 defiantly 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

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

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 wedidng 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

It was an amazing day

Laura & Will, March 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

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

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 night cap. Thank you to all at the Manor.

Dave and Sarah Pickstone, July 2015

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.

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