Testimonials

We, at Bijou, thoroughly enjoy helping couples plan their weddings across our collection of exclusive use wedding venues and love nothing more than receiving positive feedback after a truly successful celebration. Below, we share a hand-picked selection of real reviews from couples, parents and guests who have experienced the service from our dedicated wedding team, before, during and after a wedding. They’ve also tasted the food from our specialist brigade of chefs and experienced the elegant styling and service of our dreamy country house wedding venues. We hope that reading through these wonderful, positive reviews will help you when it comes to choosing the ultimate Bijou Wedding Venue for your special day. We’re delighted to be able to share them with you.

Lara and Kieran

Notley Abbey - An Award-Winning Country House Wedding Venue in Buckinghamshire
Saturday surpassed all our expectations and was literally the best day ever. Kieran and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and we couldn't have asked or wanted anything more. The staff on the day were so attentive, professional and friendly and were always walking around with a smile on their faces. Our guests commented on how wonderful the staff were and you guys really did smash it.

Harriet and Jon

Botleys Mansion - A Grand, Exclusive Use Wedding Venue in Surrey
My husband Jon and I just wanted to say a MASSIVE thank you to everyone at Botleys Mansion for making our wedding day so special from start to finish on the 1st November, 2018. Also a huge thanks for all your hard work helping us along the way with the planning process to ensure everything went so smoothly. We could not have done it without you all. So professional and attentive we could not have asked for any more and could not have imagined it any better. We want to give special thanks to the members of staff who were there on the day - Casey who was our operations manager, Dean who was our night manager accompanied by Emma R, and Sarah along with Emma M on the day. Also thanks to Carol who was fabulous at our final planner meeting and Maddie for always answering our queries via email so quickly and precisely. Thank you also for our gift at breakfast - the lovely print of Botleys Mansion that we will cherish forever. I honestly cannot recommend you all enough. You were all so kind and friendly to us on the day and we felt like we were in a dream.

Hannah and Aaron

Botleys Mansion - A Grand, Exclusive Use Wedding Venue in Surrey
We just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and your team that helped make yesterday an absolutely amazing day, it was everything and more that we ever imagined and none of it would be possible without you guys! Your staff are an absolute credit to the Bijou brand and they were all impeccable in their service! Guy and his team were lovely, and the two ladies (sorry I didn’t catch their names!) who were with me throughout the morning were equally amazing and very reassuring! The food was spectacular and everyone commented saying the same! The wine waiters were fabulous and it really added to the overall effect of the day! I’d like to say thank you again to yourself for all your help throughout the planning process and always coming back to me quickly whatever the issue! Once again a massive thank you to you all from both Aaron and I - I’m gutted that it’s all over!

Rachael and Matthew

Notley Abbey - An Award-Winning Country House Wedding Venue in Buckinghamshire
We just wanted to pass on our thanks and appreciation for a fantastic day on Saturday. The team on the day were brilliant from Caitlin, Jess and Antonio to the waiting/bar staff. The venue looked incredible and the food was delicious. Our guests frequently commented on how great the day was and we really appreciate everyone's efforts in making it such a brilliant day.

Nicole and Ricky

Notley Abbey - An Award-Winning Country House Wedding Venue in Buckinghamshire
Notley Abbey takes no introduction as an incredibly breath-taking venue. The driveway is literally to die for and the historic property with modern touches is every bride’s dream. What the pictures don’t tell you however is how incredible the staff are at Notley and how they are the true selling point to this venue. From the first time we viewed the venue right up to our big day the staff at Notley were absolutely flawless and they held our hands throughout the whole process making sure that we were stress free at all times. Everyone told me before the wedding not to be disappointed is something goes wrong as nobody will notice on the day. I can honestly say that not a single detail was out of place and that was totally down to the staff at Notley. The waiters and waitresses were the most professional young people I have ever come across and this was commented on by all of our guests. We would absolutely recommend Notley Abbey to anyone that was considering this venue. The venue, the staff, the food absolutely every detail exceeded all of our expectations.

Claire and Tom

Botleys Mansion - A Grand, Exclusive Use Wedding Venue in Surrey
Tom and I wanted to say a massive thank you to you and the whole Bijou team for making our day such a success. Everything went perfectly and we couldn't have asked for anything more!

Father of the Bride

Cain Manor - A Country House Wedding Venue on the Surrey-Hampshire Border
My daughter Gabrielle’s wedding at Cain Manor on Saturday was simply fantastic and I can’t thank your brilliant staff enough for what they did to make it such a special day. It is extremely rare these days to get a service that can only be described as faultless. Siena and her assistant who were masterminding the operation on Saturday were a delight to work with. From the moment we arrived on Saturday at 10.45 your staff were waiting at the front door to greet us and show us to our rooms. This immediately created a “feel good factor”. All the staff clearly knew their roles on the day and this ensured such a slick service for my family and guests. Your young waiting staff were so attentive, always on hand with a genuine desire to offer the very best service they could. It impressed me that the young staff were so welcoming and keen to do the very best job they could. Many of our guests have commented on how delicious the food was - again top marks to your team for such wonderful food. In summing up Cain Manor created the effect and atmosphere that our wedding was the “most important wedding of 2018” that you were hosting. Considering you host so many weddings during the course of the year it would be easy to just “go through the motions”, that didn't happen on Saturday you made us feel very special. Thank you for a wonderful day.

Gabrielle and James

Cain Manor - A Country House Wedding Venue on the Surrey-Hampshire Border
We had an absolutely fantastic wedding day and Cain Manor completely surpassed our expectations. Our whole experience in working with you in the lead up had been seamless, your quick and helpful replies were always so appreciated. On the day the team were so thoughtful and attentive- so many of our guests said what a fantastic venue it was. Thank you!

Penny and Dave

Cain Manor - A Country House Wedding Venue on the Surrey-Hampshire Border
Penny and I had a fantastic day, and we would very much like to thank all of your staff for helping us plan the event and in particular all of your event staff who looked after us so admirably well on the day. Many of our guests have made a point of telling us how wonderful the location was and how tentative your team was in providing everything we needed.

Katy and Mills

Cain Manor - A Country House Wedding Venue on the Surrey-Hampshire Border
Thank you for helping to make our wedding day so wonderful. It was such an amazing day and a lot of that came down to you.