Testimonials

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Alejandro & Kevin

Notley Abbey
The wedding was wonderful. Everything was exactly as we planned it to be. We are so pleased with the staff, the service and the hospitality received from them. Our guests were absolutely amazed by the venue and the service. Have never experienced anything like it and felt like they were in a royal wedding or Hollywood film.
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Nicola & Mike

Botleys Mansion
You provided what felt like such a personal service.  You run a very smooth operation and we wish Bijou all the success in the future. A special thanks also to the bridal team who helped choose me a gorgeous dress, unlike anything I would have thought to try on.
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Bronwyn & John

Notley Abbey
Thank you so much Holly for all your help, you were amazing from the beginning and throughout the process. Accommodating all of our requests, ensuring it seemed like nothing was an issue. You put our minds at ease at every corner. On the day, the staff were amazing. I don't know how anyone gets through a wedding without Barbara. She knew exactly what was going on everywhere, ensured everything ran on time, explained everything we needed to know, and managed a perfect balance of in control, calm yet still incredibly friendly, approachable, and fun. In short: thank you for giving us the perfect day!
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Mercy & Tom

Botleys Mansion
A huge thank you to everyone who helped us prepare for and carry out our wedding. It was such a wonderful day and we had so many people come up and rave about the venue and the service. It was really amazing. Special thanks to Holly for making sure we got all the bits and pieces just as we wanted them. It was everything we hoped it would be!
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Muno & Robert

Silchester House
Hi Ann, Thank you for all your help in making our wedding day really special! Silchester House was the perfect venue for us and we absolutely loved the experience of the whole day!

Sarah & Philip

Botleys Mansion
Dear Everyone at Botley's and Bijou, Extra-special praise need to go to the two Sarahs who ran proceedings with military precision, and were able to think two steps ahead of any potential obstacles and of course Jack who took over the night shift. Please pass on our sincerest gratitude to all the waiting and bar staff that worked on our day, all of whom performed their duties to the very highest level of professionalism. Everyone commented on how stunning the venue was, which was framed beautifully by the very pleasant weather, and how great the day was overall. We should also give a special mention to the chefs and catering. The food was good on our taster/testing sessions, but was utterly sublime on the day itself. The lamb was absolutely perfect, the starter great, and the desserts - considerably larger than anticipated - went down superbly. The DJ, Neil, did a top job as well - I noticed that there were people on the dance floor, literally for the entire time he was playing - something I've never witnessed before at a wedding. Finally, our biggest thanks should probably go to Ann, who did a fantastic job of planning, replying to our emails, listening to our concerns, enduring the silly disagreements between ourselves and in the end formulating a truly wonderful event.The Cutmore-Scotts should be (and I'm sure already are) very proud of the fantastic team effort and the very polished manner in which you managed our big day.

Katie & Ross

Botleys Mansion
We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone for making our day absolutely perfect you all are the best!

Victoria & David

Notley Abbey
"We just wanted to say thank you so much for everything. We had the most wonderful, wonderful day and all of our friends and family had so much fun. Thank you so much for your support and patience leading up to the day."   
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Mother of the Bride

Botleys Mansion
I just wanted to say how impressed I was with the way you handled my daughter Victoria’s wedding day at Botleys Mansion on Sunday 31st July.   From the moment we arrived you gave us a warm welcome and seemed to be ever present, calm and just downright helpful. I love the way that you even sorted Victoria’s train out before she walked down the aisle (saw a peek of you on the video!).   Super efficient and friendly, always there if we needed anything. Just the thing to calm a nervous bride!   Thank you Sarah, you made the day even more special. I’d recommend every bride to have a Sarah!
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Laura & Richard

Botleys Mansion
Hi Ann, Just to say that we were blown away by the service at Botleys Mansion from yourself and your team during the planning, assistance and continuous communication prior to our Wedding and the invaluable help, advice and support by Barbs and her team on the day. The food was incredible, the timings were impeccable and the service was second to none. We truly couldn't have wished for a better, more magical day (and the weather was perfect!). Thank you. Love Laura and Richard x