A beautiful venue, my daughter’s wedding was the most relaxed and enjoyable weekend. From our arrival on Friday afternoon up to our departure on Sunday there was nothing that the staff did not assist us with.
Mandy Priddle - August 2017
Unfortunately I can only remember 5 names and they were Claire (manager), Kari (wedding coordinator), Charlotte (reception), Adele and Maddy, these ladies along with their colleagues were amazing, constantly available to us and our guests and busy behind the scenes ensuring that absolutely everything went to plan.
We had a medical emergency which due to their calm and professional manner was dealt with in an appropriate way enabling my daughter and her new husband to carry on enjoying their special day.
Please ensure that our thanks are conveyed to all of your staff and I hope that as a team they continue to ensure that everyone’s wedding is dealt with as professionally and personally as ours was.
Thanks and best wishes from Mandy (mother of the bride).
Where do I start. From the early planning meetings with Kirsty, the attention to detail was so professional. Dillington House is the perfect place for a wedding. The setting is so beautiful and the grounds are so well kept. Every member of staff are so friendly, kind and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble for any of them. The ceremony was held in the orangery, which was quite small but just right for our needs. Then outside to make use of the wonderful grounds for photos. Into the dinning room, Food was superb, well done kitchen crew, served very quickly by very well trained staff. Again outside onto the sun terrace, more pictures and speeches. All very relaxed and informal. In the evening the exterior lighting and flaming torches makes it more magical. The whole day went like clockwork. I would have no hesitation recommending this place. Again, a very big thank you to Kirsty and your wonderful team.
Roger - August 2016
Just wanted to say thanks again for such a wonderful day, making it so special. We have been bombarded with compliments & "Best wedding Ever" comments. People were so impressed with Dillington.
Emma & Jon - July 2016
There are not enough words to express how perfect you made our wedding! Nothing was too much, and every single member of staff went out of their way to ensure that it was amazing!! The food was also incredible! The perfect venue!
Lucy Turton - July 2016
I want to say a massive thank you to Kirsty and all of the team at Dillington House for making our wedding so amazing last Saturday! Everything went perfectly, and the venue was just amazing! Everyone keeps commenting how gorgeous it all was. Just sad that it's all over. I highly recommend to anyone thinking of holding their venue their, you won't regret it! Thank you all again xx
Nicola Murrant - July 2016
What a fantastic time we all had at the wedding of my daughter. I can honestly say that there was nothing I could fault. The rooms were lovely food was excellent and the staff were amazing . All in all a superb venue!! Well done to Kirsty and all the staff at Dillington House and thank you.
Tanya - June 2016
We had our wedding at Dillington House and could not have chosen a more perfect setting. The staff were all absolutely fantastic and so friendly and the day ran perfectly. The food was absolutely amazing for the actual wedding day and the breakfast the next morning was fantastic too. Us and our guests all found the rooms to be of superior quality all very clean and well maintained. The grounds are immaculate and us and our guests took frequent walks around to take in this amazing house and grounds.
Vikki P - June 2016
The wedding coordinator at Dillington, Kirsty was absolutely fantastic and couldn't do enough for us in the lead up to the wedding and on the day.
We cannot thank Kirsty and her amazing team enough for making our wedding the best day we could ever have wished for. Nothing was too much trouble and their attention to detail was fantastic. Dillington House is truly a wonderful venue and we would recommend it to everyone.
Sophia Wakely - May 2016
Thank you all x
What can I say? Our wedding here was just amazing. The most beautiful venue and setting you can imagine, amazing and such hard working staff. Special thanks to Kirsty and the team. We stayed the night before our wonderful wedding too.... So glad we did wonderful night before the wedding , was amazing time with our family. It poured all day of the wedding and it didn't spoil the day at all. I can't recommend Dillington House higher enough for a wedding venue.
Bex - March 2016
"I was part of the band that played for the Wedding of Emma and James. Having been to Dillington before on courses and inset days it was the first time we had played the venue as a band and i was really impressed by how well everything was organised. It was great to work with a team who welcomed you to a venue and were so obliging in planning how everything was organised for our (sizeable) get in and set up.
David Urquhart - January 2015
Needless to say we would be keen to return to the venue for any other functions or weddings."
Thank you for such a perfect day. The day was wonderful, the meal was cooked perfectly, so thank the chef and catering team. All the staff did a wonderful job, they were so attentive and nothing was too much trouble for them. Dillington House is a beautiful place to marry, just perfect.
Mr & Mrs Hamlet 5/09/2015 (Ben & Jess)
We celebrated our wedding at Dillington on 4th September and had the most amazing time. I cannot thank all the staff enough, especially Kirsty, for providing such an outstanding service, their attention to detail was impeccable.
Sarah & Matthew 4th September 2015
We made full use of the house, orangery and gardens for the meal and used the theatre for the evening party, both suited our guests perfectly. The food we ate was delicious, the service was friendly and professional and the setting was picture perfect. We even enjoyed breakfast the following morning with all of our family who has stayed the night and again, it was excellent. The staff even collated all of our decorations and gifts and helped us load up when it came to leaving.
Thanks to everyone at Dillington for making our wedding day so brilliant. I certainly would recommend this venue to any couple looking for a beautiful wedding venue in Somerset.
Thank you so much for our wonderful wedding and making Dillington feel like our home - it was perfect.
Mr & Mrs O'Sullivan
Thank you for making Sunday a very special day for everyone. Your service and dedication is impeccable. Everything ran like clockwork, enabling everyone to enjoy the day. Many, Many thanks Kirsty - you are amazing!!
Tracy & Phil Spurway 30th August 2015
We recently held our wedding here and it was the most incredible day we could have ever hoped for. The venue is stunning and the day was made completely perfect thanks to Kirsty and all of the other Dillington staff who put in so much effort to make everything run smoothly. No request was too much trouble for them and we all had so much fun it was truly great having them there to share our day. The food was superb and the service outstanding. I'm really surprised by some of the negative comments below. All I can say is they are so far from the experience we had I don't think anything would impress those people. All of our guests told us it was the best wedding they had ever been to. I'm only sad that it's all over now! Huge big thanks again to Kirsty and the staff for making our wedding at Dillington so perfect!!
Vicki & Hugh 29th August 2015
A very big thank you for your excellent wedding arrangements for Dan & Kates wedding. The whole day from start to finish was beautifully organised and on time too. I know everyone enjoyed the day immensely and all are wondering how you organised the weather so well too. Thanks to all the staff at Dillington who were so helpful and attentive and nothing was too much trouble. A very nice venue for a truly wonderful day.
Sandy & Peter Holloway 22nd August 2015
We would like to express our sincere thanks for everything you did to make our day so special. You went above and beyond what we wished for and the day wouldn't have been so fantastic without you and your fantastic team. Everyone enjoyed the day and the venue and said how great you and your staff were. Thanks again.
Mr & Mrs Henbest 22/08/2015
Thank you for being the most wonderful venue and giving us the time of our lives on our wedding day. We couldn't have asked for more, it was a dream come true! Best venue in the UK!
Mr & Mrs Allen - August 2015
Thank you so much to you and your team for making our wedding day so special. We had to make changes due to the rain which you accommodated for really well. We are so glad we got married at Dillington House, so a big thank you again.
Emily & Marcus 24th July 2015
Thank you so much for all the hard work and effort you have put into making our wedding reception such a success. Thank you for your patience with our millions of emails and timelines! We have really enjoyed working with you and the Dillington Team.
Jess & Pete 11th July 2015
We would like to say a BIG thank you to you and your team for an absolutely wonderful week end. That wasn't just our opinion as we've received many complimentary comments from guests covering every aspect of the wedding reception. Although we weren't involved in the planning to the same extent as Jess & Pete you always made us feel welcome and your prompt responses to our queries really boosted our confidence in their choice of venue - which was amply justified by how smoothly and almost magically everything went on the day itself.
Brigid & Bill (Jess/Peter) 11th July 2015
We just want to say thank you SOOOOOOO much for all your hard work in making our wedding day so perfect. The day was absolutely incredible and ran like clockwork, and we realise that this is due to all of the hard work that you and all the Dillington staff put in. We feel so lucky that we found Dillington House, and could not have imagined a more wonderful place to celebrate our wedding.
Simon & Daisy 20th June 2015
We cannot thank or praise Kirsty and all the team at Dillington House enough for making our wedding day so perfect.The staff were all so friendly, food was fantastic and the whole day ran without a hitch. Kirsty's organisation is second to none and made our day the most perfect one we could have wished for.
Vikki Imrie - June 2016
We viewed more than a dozen possible venues for our daughter's wedding and from the outset Dillington House (DH) was leagues ahead. From the outset we all had great confidence in what DH had to offer and the the co-ordinator Kirsty Hughes was simply excellent. DH suited us because it has (a) many rooms (guests were coming from all points of the compass and needed to stay) all of which are beautifully decorated and equipped, (b) fantastic food (we went for a taster evening and the chef and his team excelled), (c) a wonderful 'ambiance' and (d) all at an unbelievably affordable price. The web site mentions 'a real “country house party” experience' and this was certainly the case, everything was done to make us feel at home. Guests arrived from Friday morning onwards and from arrival to departure on the Sunday morning we all had such a wonderful time - I'm already running out of superlatives, all are well-earned! Throughout the Friday we added our own decorative touches to the dining room and the evening party venue, this included help putting up miles of home-made bunting (indoors, outdoors, everywhere!). Kirsty organised a meal for the family get-together on the Friday evening which was as a good as banquet (and no problems for those with dietary requirements). The breakfasts were out of this world. The wedding ceremony itself on the Saturday afternoon was at neaby Crewkerne parish church and we were rather late returning but Kirsty and her team took it all in their stride - we were not hurried or pressed, the canapés arrived with a smile (all the staff are so friendly!) as did the bubbly! The speeches were held prior to the meal and yet again we were not hurried. The meal was wonderful (all the guests told us this) and all the while Kirsty stood in the shadows keeping things ticking over. What amazed us too was that at any time she was open to suggestions or happy to suggest when we were unsure. The evening party was a barn dance in the Stable Block - Kirsty even sourced hay bales for us! Because we had had such a fabulous meal in the afternoon we opted for a lighter west country cheese platter supper - what a wonderful selection they came up with! We also requested that the bar include extra beer and local cider and this was all provided with the greatest of ease. I nearly forgot to mention that they even lit flares along the pathways in the evening making the place look magical. Everybody had such a fantastic time there was a distinct reluctance to leave after breakfast on Sunday, but again there was no urgency for us to be out of our rooms. All in all a wonderful time from every single aspect, a huge thank you to Kirsty and ALL the team there for making it such a memorable weekend. FABULOUS, everything we could wish for plus a lot more!
Meister-Musician May 2015
"Thank you so much for making our wedding day so special. We appreciated all of your advice and guidance - everything was just as we had hoped and that is all thanks to your hard work. The setting and weather helped make it perfect! We're pleased to say that we are enjoying married life!
Nick & Hannah - July 2015
"My husband and I have just returned home from a memorable Christmas at Dillington House, for the minute we arrived we felt so welcome, the staff attended to our every need at all times. The atmosphere throughout our stay was relaxed, and everyone soon became friends, the organisation was faultless, the house and grounds stunning, and the food excellent and may I take this opportunity of saying a big thank you to those who made Mr parsons stay at pleasure food wise."
Jill and John Parsons - December 2014
"Thank you so much for making our beautiful wedding day run like clockwork.
Kerianne and Swen - December 2014
We had a perfect day and couldn't have been achieved without your eye for detail and organisational skills. Dillington house will now always be a special place for us."
"Thank you very much for all your help and hard work in helping to make our special day run so smoothly. It was the best day of our lives and we will remember it forever.
Angie and James - October 2014
We can't think of a more perfect location for our wedding celebrations."
"Please convey our enormous thanks to all your staff/team at Dillington House. I had lots of comments from guests telling me that the service they received was excellent in that nothing was too much trouble. We are so grateful for this.
Krystyna - October 2014
It takes a great team effort to make things work with precision which you managed to do.
Perfect day and Dillington was a perfect setting."
"Thank you all so much for all your help, assistance and advice in the run-up to our wedding and on the day. You were absolutely brilliant and the day just ran perfectly. We don't know what we would have done without you. Dillington house is a beautiful venue and we absolutely loved how you helped transform it for our day. We had so many compliments about what an amazing place it is. We will definitely be recommending it to any engaged couples we know!"
Sam and Danielle - September 2014
"I cannot thank you enough for all you put in to our Daughter Laura and Son-in-Law Tom's Wedding yesterday - both personally and as an organisation. Everyone was so enthusiastic and complementary about Dillington, the setting, the food and the party. To make a special day so special takes a huge amount of paddling under the water - all down to you. Breakfast today was not only very welcome for the hung over guests but delicious as well."
Nicky Cambrook - August 2014
“Thank you very much for all your help with organising and running our wedding day! It was so nice to have such a friendly and helpful person to help with the plans and everything went exactly as we wanted! Dillington house is a very special place and we look forward to returning. It really was the best day of our lives and we can’t thank you enough!”
Sarah and Richard Jones - November 2013
“We had the most amazing day and enjoyed every minute (well except possibly the slightly cheesy first dance!). We were so lucky with the weather and the day really couldn’t have gone any better. The most important part the actual marriage ceremony- was exactly how we wanted it and Dillington proved to be the perfect venue for our slightly whacky fancy dress reception. Thank you for being so attentive and responsive to our needs and requests. The whole Dillington team deserves praise for producing such a fantastic wedding. It is a memory that we will treasure and cherish for the rest of our lives.”
Timothy Ridgway - October 2013
“Thank you to all the wonderful Dillington Staff who made Eithne and Lee’s wedding…..perfect!”
Michele Cusack - September 2013
“A BIG thank you for all your help towards making our wedding celebration at Dillington perfect in everyway. We felt so comfortable and happy. Your staff were discreet and attentive and you arranged the weather to order! From the moment I sent the email asking about availability, you made us feel welcome and at ease. It was the best wedding ever!”
Clare and Derek Fletcher - August 2013
“Daniel and I absolutely loved getting married at Dillington house. We were so lucky to find you in such a splendid venue and we will always be grateful that you take such pride in arranging peoples special days. You really go above and beyond and were a huge part in making our day so exceptional. Lots of our guests have complimented Dillington and the staff and we feel exactly the same. Everyone was so attentive and made for a wonderful atmosphere. The food was outstanding and the whole day was made possible by your expertise. We would never have known there were so many choices and decisions involved and you made it all easy and enjoyable for us. Thank you so much for everything”
Caroline and Daniel Foster - August 2013
“We both wanted to say a HUGE THANK YOU for making our wedding day so amazing. We are so pleased that we picked Dillington. We know that people are the most important thing and the effort, work and organisation yourself, Sue and the team at Dillington put in to make sure everything was perfect is something we both spotted on the day and in the build up too. Everyone we have spoken to noticed how on the ball you and Sue were and have gone out of their way to mention it. That’s pretty difficult with some of our family and friends too! Please make sure that if you need anyone to recommend Dillington then you put them in touch with us.”
Rob and Kate Swan - July 2013
“This is a note of sincere thanks to you and the entire Dillington house team for all that you did to make Sophie and Tim’s wedding such a happy and memorable occasion. Your personal commitment and enthusiasm was hugely appreciated and you ensured that the day was really special. We have already received lots of emails saying that it was an exceptional occasion. Thank you so much. Please also pass on our thanks to all the staff whose cheerful courtesy added to the success of the occasion and attracted many positive comments from the guests. A special thanks too to the chef and his amazing team for producing a superb meal in almost tropical conditions. The meal was quite delicious and served at precisely the right pace. The ceremony itself in the Theatre was wonderful and the combination of a special format and lovely setting was just right. Dillington House proved to be a uniquely excellent wedding venue and the success of the day exceeded our expectations. It was faultless.
Richard and Avril Cousens - July 2013
Above all huge thanks to you personally for your cheerful and wise guidance. You led a brilliant team from the front and we are all very grateful.”