Testimonials



Here are some testimonials from some of our previous wedding guests :

December 2016

No words can describe how wonderful this hotel was as a venue for my daughter’s wedding. Nothing was too much, everything went smoothly and all the staff were brilliant. We had some noisy children and the staff were so understanding and helpful during the speeches and other times- thank you for that. Beautiful place, beautiful people who made our day so special – these words don’t do you all credit. Rooms are outstanding, breakfast perfect. An extraordinary experience.
Thank you

Steph

September 2016

As parents of the Bride we are posting a review to Thank everyone involved at the Lodge for providing us with the most memorable day we could have wished for. We had family and friends travelling from Cumbria, South Yorkshire and America, many of them booked for the weekend and had quite a good night on the Friday by all accounts! The Wedding Breakfast Hall was beautifully decked in pink and cream, tables set to perfection including all the little extras the couple had asked to be added (favours, glass charms, table names, balloons bubbles, etc). The meal was exactly as we knew it would be (having stayed before) perfectly cooked and presented.Our glasses were topped several times and everyone had the most lovely afternoon. In the evening we opted for a traditional buffet with added hot finger food and there was plenty for everyone. The disco was really good, we have some great footage of certain unnamed family members strutting their stuff! What a great evening which was rounded off with the most fantastic firework display in the grounds at the rear. Worth every penny! We stayed in Room2 which had the comfiest bed, a huge quiet room on the ground floor.I think we almost filled the rooms and had lots of comments on how lovely the rooms were. Not many down for breakfast the next morning.! We all said our farewells and agreed the memories would live long. Finally as many have said, a special mention to Eileen.This lady is an asset to the Lodge and we can't Thank You enough for knowing exactly how to steer the proceedings to perfection.

Lynne & Peter

I visited the old lodge 10/09/16 for my cousin's wedding, it was fantastic. Firstly the hotel and grounds are beautiful, our room was fab with a well-stocked tea/coffee tray and lovely smelling toiletries in the bathroom. The food we had for the wedding breakfast was so tasty, piping hot and plenty of it, we struggled to finish the main course. The staff were great and nothing was too much trouble, special mention to Eileen who everyone fell in love with, she was so helpful and great with all is guests. A lovely little touch was in the ladies toilets were I found a well-stocked basket full of great products to freshen up during the day/night. The breakfast was lush, lots of it and lots of choices. The staff kept the tea, coffee and toast flowing while we waited for our cooked breakfast. All In all, we had a fantastic stay and I can honestly say I could not find anything to complain about. Well done to all the staff, the wedding was beautiful and we all had a great time. I'll defiantly be back for another stay . I cannot tell enough people how amazing The Old Lodge is.  We had our wedding day at the hotel In August 2015 and it was perfect.  The staff couldn't do enough for you, the food is amazing and the rooms are lovely.  All of our guests thought it was exceptional also.  Thank you to Tracey and all her fantastic team for making our day more than amazing.

Lisa & Ian

December 27th 2014

“Fantastic Wedding Venue”We recently had our wedding reception at The Old Lodge, and we can’t thank the staff enough for the work they put in to make our special day a one to remember. Planning a wedding can be stressful but the staff here never let you stress. Everything, no matter how big or small, is taken care of to ensure that everything is perfect. We had viewed several other wedding venues, but The Old Lodge has a certain little sparkle that no other place offers. They have a passion for perfection and to ensure you have the best day of your life.
The planning stages of our reception were completely stress-free at The Old Lodge with every option being discussed. We were given a tour of the hotel to show us where everything takes place, the honeymoon suite, the rooms and given a wide range of ideas for our wedding.
On the day of our wedding and once we arrived at The Old Lodge, everything was perfect. We all received a Bucks Fizz welcome drink and some canapés as we arrived and walked through the doors of the Ceremony Hall with the roaring log fire going, the Christmas tree and the back door open with snow from their snow machine falling over the doorway. This was truly a magical moment. The canapés were superb. Every guest was given the VIP treatment. The grounds are a perfect setting for photographs with the gazebo in the garden and the hotel as the backdrop.
The wedding breakfast was amazing with every guest receiving a decent sized portion that kept them full for the rest of the day. The pork was perfectly cooked. The dessert melted in your mouth. Our guests with dietary restrictions were catered for without any issue. The evening buffet was equally as good with the corned chips & wedges, hot sticky sausages, a wide selection of sandwiches and the huge profiteroles.
The presentation of everything in the room where we had our reception, was perfect. There was nothing out of place. If we or any of our guests needed something, the staff took care of it. They have been superb and certainly took the stress out of our big day so we could enjoy it to the full.
We’d also recommend the Sweetie Cart. This was a massive hit with our guests as this provided a bit of fun for the kids (and big kids) as they had a variety of sweets to choose from, some retro ones as well.
Our room for the night (Room 8) was a perfect place to unwind after a long tiring day. It was well presented, warm and welcoming.
All of our guests had a fantastic day at our wedding. The staff at The Old Lodge did a fantastic job of making our day special and perfect. We can’t thank them enough for the work they put into making our day special. Every little detail (roaring log fire, snow machine, canapés, the cake cutting sword, wedding breakfast, evening buffet, sweetie cart, and more) was taken care of. We didn’t need to worry about anything.

Michael and Natalie

August 7th 2014

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From the very first moment I saw the Old Lodge I knew that this would be the perfect venue for our small intimate wedding. The meetings I had with the wedding planner prior to the day made the lead up to this, even more, special – the attention to detail and their willingness to accommodate every request was just wonderful.
The day itself was just magical and all of our guests were overwhelmed by the beautiful grounds, attentive staff and the stunning interior. I would not hesitate to recommend this venue for a wedding or any other occasion as it left us with picture perfect memories of our special day. I only wish I could do it again! We cannot wait to spend our first anniversary there. Thank you to all of the staff for everything they did for us.

Mrs Angel Rhodes

August 2014

Apologies this is a little later than I intended but James and I can't thank you and all the staff at the Old Lodge enough for making our wedding day so perfect even with the weather. It took three days for my face to stop aching from all the smiling and the rest of my body from the dancing Mark did a great disco.

Everybody said how fantastic the whole day was from the decor to the food and the staff. We cant thank you all enough and look forward to revisiting for more great food shortly

James & Charlotte

April 17th 2014

Where do we begin to say thank you to everyone at the Old Lodge, especially to Eileen and yourself. Nothing was too much trouble from making changes to the menus and adding more guests, to holding own the red carpet, to phoning the Honeymoon suite on the morning of the wedding to see if anyone wanted something to eat and drink.Planning the day would be expected to be very stressful but throughout the months leading up to the wedding, we felt totally confident that everything was in place and nothing would suddenly crop up.On the day itself Eileen was so very organised with everything ensuring everyone knew where they should be and when. She kept telling me to go and relax, which I am sure was her polite way of telling me to get out from under her feet !!The ceremony room was perfect and how quickly it was changed into an excellent room for our reception. The food was delicious and the service faultless. The bar staff and reception staff were so friendly, helpful and interested and nothing was too much trouble.All our family and friends had a lovely time and thoroughly enjoyed the day and the atmosphere of the Old Lodge. Indeed one said this is how a wedding should be and the venue makes it even more perfect.We will definitely be back next year to celebrate our first wedding anniversary.
Thank you all once again

Steve & Kerry

July 27th 2014

On the 27th July 2013, I married my best friend and childhood sweetheart, Dominic. It was one of the most amazing days of our lives which were made even better by our choice of venue. The staff and wedding coordinator at the The Old Lodge made us feel very welcome and made the venue look absolutely fantastic. The day before the wedding we had a crisis with the cake and they took the stress away and dealt with everything for us. The cake looked lovely too!
The honeymoon suite was gorgeous, clean and spacious. The food was immense and we didn't have to wait long for it to come out (apart from just before dessert when the bride went walkabouts - oops!). All our guests raved about the wedding afterwards and were absolutely amazed by the beauty of the venue we chose, not to mention the kind reception they received from the staff and their hotel rooms too. They were also very child-friendly and all the kids loved running around in the beautiful grounds. My 2 year old daughter still asks if she can go and play on the chair swing!
We highly recommend the Old Lodge for weddings, it was simply a fantastic day for all.
Thank you so much for everything and we look forward to spending our 1st wedding anniversary at The Old Lodge in 2014!

Ruthie & Dominic

March 16th 2013

We would like to take this opportunity to send our thanks and gratitude for making our wedding day perfect. We and our guests all had a fantastic day and would like you to pass on our thanks to all staff involved with the day. We have had comments from all of our guests on how nice the food was and served in such a professional manner. The care taken to ensure everything ran smoothly on the day was particularly noted by all. We hope to visit again soon for a meal before our move to the US.
All our very best regards.

Ruthie & Dominic xx

February 23rd 2013

Thank you so much for all your hard work in making our wedding day so amazing! From the table settings to the table plan everything looked fab !!!! We have some photos or any you have taken you are more than welcome to use them
Thanks again

Angie & Stuart

July 27th 2013

Hi, Tracey
A massive thanks to yourself, Eileen and the rest of your amazing staff for making our day so perfect. We had a fabulous time, really enjoyed ourselves and the venue looked so nice.
Thanks again, we have nothing but happy things to say about the old lodge. You've helped us to build some new special memories that we will keep and cherish for the rest of our lives.
All our love
Ruthie, Dom and Amelia, 27th July 2013

Ruthie, Dom and Amelia

August 10th 2013

Thank you so much for helping to make our daughters wedding so very special. Everything was perfect and I want to thank you especially for your courteous and helpful staff (exceptional Kevin, the two receptionists, bar staff and night porter) The food was outstanding, which was commented upon by many members of the wedding party. The accommodation was of a high standard and so clean - well done. I am sure Matt and Fi will be in touch when they return from honeymoon as I know they
are full of gratitude to you and all members of staff.
Regards

Anthony and Heather

August 9th 2012

Perfect Wedding, perfect stay” We got married at The Old Lodge in April 2011 and spent our anniversary there April 2012. It was the perfect wedding venue, beautiful building, lovely grounds and friendly helpful staff. The food is delicious, we have eaten there numerous times and never found fault. We visited the majority of the rooms in the hotel whilst our guests were staying there and every room was beautiful, though the obvious choice for the best rooms is the two honeymoon suites. Our guests cannot praise the venue and staff enough, so much so that they want a reunion every year. The staff seem very dedicated, they look smart, act professional and service is always with a smile. We highly recommend this hotel for a wedding venue and also a short break. No hotel we have stayed in has topped the atmosphere, beauty and service at The Old Lodge and I can't imagine any would.

September 10 2012

“Fantastic Wedding at the Old Lodge” We were so pleased to have booked the Old Lodge for our wedding venue. We had an absolutely amazing day and it was better than we ever thought it would be. The hotel and grounds were perfect (we were also lucky that the sun was shining brightly). All the guests had a fantastic time and everyone commented on how lovely the hotel was and how impressed they were with the quality of the venue and the food provided. During the run up to our big day, the Old Lodge team were always on hand to ensure that the day went to plan, nothing was too much trouble. On the day itself, the whole team were excellent and everyone was on hand to make sure the day ran smoothly and that we had the best day ever - which we both did. Nearly a month on, everyone is still talking about how great everything was, with many saying it was one of the best weddings they'd been to. The quality of the food and service was the 1st class from the wedding breakfast through to the canapés and the other meals we had whilst at the venue. We obviously had the honeymoon suite which was fantastic and had lovely views over the back lawn, we really did love it. The thing though that really stood out for us was the dedication of all the staff at the Old Lodge, they are such a friendly, professional and attentive team. They really did go the extra mile to make sure that our stay and wedding day was the best day ever and they really did make us feel special. We are both looking forward to returning in years to come to celebrate our anniversaries!
I would highly recommend the Old Lodge for anyone looking for a wedding venue.
Thank you, Old Lodge, for helping to give us the best day ever!

7 August 2012

“wedding venue”We just recently had our wedding ceremony and reception at this venue and it exceeded all our expections. The staff, rooms, food and hospitality could not be faulted in any way , it also gave our family and friends a fantastic weekend break, every guest can`t give us enough praise for choosing this hotel, its gardens are beautiful for photographs and a magical firework display gave us the perfect ending to our wedding day. The only downside is as always having to leave, we can't wait to return for another relaxing break in the near future. Many thanks to all the staff, we love you all, especially Eileen who calmed my pre-wedding nerves, well done!!!!!

11 July 2012

“Perfect wedding” From the minute my then fiancée and I stepped foot into the old lodge looking for a wedding venue it felt right. After meeting with Tracey and discussing wedding plans we were very impressed by the amount of choice we had and the professional, yet personal, way in which the wedding was planned. From changing the starters on the menu to catering for non-drinkers, vegetarians and diabetics nothing was too much trouble. One of the main priorities for our wedding was that the food had to be good and we certainly felt that this was the case. All of our guests on the day commented on the quality and many said that it was the best food they had ever had at a wedding. Our wedding day at the Old Lodge was amazing from start to finish. All the staff were friendly, accommodating, professional and fun. Again nothing was too much trouble and there was always someone on hand if needed. We had family and friends come from all over the UK and from as far as America and Poland and all have since commented on our wedding and said how fantastic the day was.This had been made possible by the staff and the choice of venue. The family who is getting married in the coming months said that The Old Lodge had really raised the bar. We would without hesitation recommend the Old Lodge to anyone wishing a venue which is run professionally but which you are made to feel like a friend rather than a guest. We will certainly be coming back in future years. My Husband and I would personally like the thank Nicole and the team for making our wedding the most amazing day of our lives.

June 19th 2012

“Perfect wedding weekend” From the first meeting with Tracey to discuss plans for my daughter's wedding up to us all leaving the day after the wedding, nothing was too much trouble for any of the staff who were attentive at all times but not intrusive. Family and friends had travelled from the US, Poland and other parts of the UK and all, without exception were delighted with the venue, service and the wonderful bedrooms. It will be a much talked about the wedding for a long time and plans to return for another weekend are already being talked about. Nicoles (our wedding host for the weekend) presence throughout was amazing and I believe friends have been made. A number of the men walked into Malton (500 yards) to enjoy a wet-shave and paper on the morning of the wedding. The wedding breakfast was efficiently executed and the food arrived fresh and hot to the table- it was delicious. Anyone wanting a venue that feels like a home from home must visit the Old Lodge.

23 August 2011

excellent wedding venue” we got married in May 2011 at the Old Lodge and what a fantastic day it was. we had the hotel exclusively for family and friends, my husband and I didn't want too much fuss just a chilled relaxed day with good wines and beautiful garden. Although we were lucky with the weather, people were able to stroll around the grounds, I believe that people would have still enjoyed if raining, as the atmosphere inside was just as good. Hog roast, mouth watering!!! with a superb buffet to accompany it. Loads of food to feed everyone, and one of the best cheese boards ever, again not at all skimpy with the portions. Finishing the day with a BANG!! the faces with gasps, oohs and are from the guest will remain with me forever. The fireworks were absolutely spectacular and we truly didn’t expect such a display. They were pretty, loads of patterns high in the sky, with a big build to a loud never-ending finale. Just a perfect end to the most wonderful day!
The feedback we got from our friends and family was brilliant everyone is still talking about. I can honestly say that everyone enjoyed the day, and this was all due to the staff at the hotel. From booking it to leaving they really listen to your ideas and needs taking care of every eventuality. They also reassured me with the wealth of experience in weddings and they can advise what works and what may not, just in case you suffer from info overload like me... We will go back time and time again to this wonderful hotel. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Old Lodge x

May 26th 2011

“Never have I met such helpful and accomodating staff in beautiful location.” Reviewed These days, hotel staff can be very polite. But it's all sniffy and distant and you know it's what they're programmed to say and you want to cringe. Not at the Old Lodge. I was here for a wedding and the staff couldnt have done more, been more down to earth and just got on with things with the least fuss and bother. Eileen worked so hard. They weren't pretentious, the word no didn't exist and they were resourceful beyond belief. The grounds were stunning and so relaxing. We didn't want to leave and it's the first hotel where I've stayed with my toddler where I felt safe leaving her in our room with the baby monitors. I'd go back in a flash.

April 11th 2011

Our Old Lodge Wedding......”We have just got married at the Old Lodge this weekend and felt it was so good, that we should post a review right away, as we leave for the honeymoon. The venue is fantastic, great value, lovely hotel and grounds, and perfect for a wedding. The food was brilliant, the staff went out of their way to do everything and take all the stress away. All our guests commented on it. We highly recommend the hotel. We've had so many visits in the build up, and every time it was perfect. Felt like a home for the weekend. Perfectly intimate!
10 out of 10 Old Lodge, keep up the good work!!

Oct 15th, 2012,

Wouldnt change a thing The Old Lodge provided us with a perfect day for our wedding in mid-September. At the initial planning stage, nothing was attempted to be forced upon us such as expensive drinks packages. The planner just listened to our requests and offered practical help and advice where it was required. When the inevitable changes started to crop up, ie guest numbers, table seating plans, food requirements, etc, they were handled with the minimum of fuss. On the day we found the Old Lodge to be the perfect backdrop for our special occasion. The building and grounds are lovely and the place looks magical when the exterior is lit up during the evening. The food for our wedding breakfast was faultless and I (groom), would personally recommend the pecan fudge chunk dessert (gorgeous). We had an evening buffet and, again, the quality and presentation of the food was exceptional. Every one of the staff that we encountered were a credit to the place, all of them being friendly, polite and very professional in their manner, and Eileen who ran the show from start to finish made it all look effortless. All of our guests commented on how brilliant the day had been, which pleased us both no end. A really big thank you to Tracey, Eileen and the team for making our special day one that we will treasure for the rest of our lives, and, if we could do it all again its hard to think of anything that we would change.

AMarian and Tony