A Coombe Abbey wedding is like no other. With our historic hotel’s captivating charm, beautiful gardens and plenty of versatile wedding spaces to choose from – holding your special day with us will be a truly unique experience.
Our dedicated wedding team and organiser love sharing the journey with each couple who choose Coombe Abbey Hotel as their venue. Whether they’ve opted for an outside wedding, civil ceremony or mediaeval themed evening reception, hearing all about the celebrations and stories afterwards is something we really look forward to.
We’ve gathered a few of our favourite wedding stories to help you picture your big day at our award-winning hotel…
The Cross’s ‘perfect’ wedding day
Coombe Abbey was only the second wedding fair we attended, but we both knew as soon as we walked into the hotel, that it would be no ordinary wedding. The hotel reception literally made us go ‘Wow!’ We had a tour around, The Abbeygate was simply amazing and the Terrace view was breathtaking.
We fell in love there and then and the deal was sealed. We were married August 2016. It was such a perfect day, the sun shone and everything ran like clockwork. We had 110 guests in the day and 150 guests in the evening. All of our requirements were accommodated throughout the day and our evening activities included fireworks and a band which ran flawlessly along with the DJ and the evening buffet.
The Toast Master was amazing and the food was top quality. We were so impressed with how well the day went and the efficiency of the wedding staff. Coombe Abbey certainly look after you with style. Our photographs taken around the grounds were beautiful. We had so many genuine compliments on the day.
We cannot recommend the venue and amazing surroundings enough. We spent our first anniversary at the hotel, enjoying another weekend at this beautiful venue. It definitely feels like home for us, and that’s how we know it was perfect.
John and Sean’s dream wedding
From the moment John proposed to me, planning our wedding was at the forefront of my mind. Both being from the Midlands and having large families there we knew that we needed to find a venue in that area.
I thought of Coombe Abbey straight away as my parents used to take my sister and I there most Sundays. We arranged our first meeting at Coombe with Jo and took my Mum along. From the moment we entered the grounds, John fell in love with it. Jo took us on a tour of all the wedding areas and all the possible combinations of rooms we could choose from.
We wanted to put our deposit down there and then but Jo told us she would hold our date but wouldn’t take any money off us until John and I had had a chance to discuss over the next few days. We left feeling elated, and needless to say we didn’t even go to view another venue – it was definitely going to be Coombe for us.
Once we confirmed, everything was smooth sailing! Jo kept us well on track and every visit was more like a day out rather than a wedding planning meeting. Jo showed us the rooms when they were set out in preparation for another wedding, and she brought our ideas to life and supported us in incorporating our ideas into reality at Coombe.
Jo gave us advice and options on contacts for flowers, invitations, room dressings, fireworks, music etc. Even in the final few days, John and I didn’t feel an ounce of stress because we feel Jo had planned it that way or had hidden it from us! All of our guests who hadn’t been to Coombe commented to us what a stunning venue it was and how mysterious and intriguing the rooms and the grounds are and people told us they would be returning for a weekend away.
When people say that your wedding day is the best day of your life, you think it’s a cliché, but for us it truly was. Coombe really made that happen.
Bally and Jasmine’s fairy tale wedding
It all began with a spot of afternoon tea last year at Coombe Abbey where we absolutely knew we had to have our very special day here in the Marquee. With ongoing support and planning with the Wedding organiser Jo at Coombe Abbey we were able to coordinate the fairy tale wedding we have always wanted.
A year later our dreams had come true with every detail exceeding the vision we had in mind. Our wedding reception welcomed 450 guests and each and every one was made to feel special from start to end. We arrived in style by His and Hers helicopters which landed in the grounds of Coombe Abbey, to be accompanied by Dhol Players in chauffer driven Range Rover Motorcade down the stunning grounds into the marquee.
On entering the reception we were left breathless to see how the 35,000 flowers decorated the spectacular marquee and all eyes fell upon the delicious 10 tier wedding cake on the LED dance floor. Every aspect of our special day was met; from the Cristal Champagne reception, delectable five- course meal (Mahirs), cocktail bar, and incredible live entertainment who kept the party alive until the early morning.
Most of our family and guests stayed at the hotel overnight in the beautiful feature bedrooms to enjoy a somewhat delicate morning after breakfast! We would like to thank everyone involved in making our dreams come true. A truly magical day in a fairy-tale surrounding truly where dreams are made to come true.
Discover your Coombe Abbey Hotel wedding
If you’re looking to hold a traditional or civil ceremony, outdoor wedding, Asian wedding or even a small intimate gathering, take a look at the variety of wedding rooms available for you to choose from at Coombe Abbey or explore our wedding packages.