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.

Louise and Lee

Cain Manor - A Country House Wedding Venue on the Surrey-Hampshire Border
Ann, I just wanted to say a quick thank you to you and your amazing team for making our day so special with the personal and intimate feel that we wanted. We truly felt like we were at home. Our guests were just in awe of Cain Manor and we have received such wonderful feedback from everyone with regard to the excellent service you provided, the food and the wonderful accommodation. As most couples probably say, we wish we could do it all over again, and we both actually had a tear in our eyes when we left on Sunday morning...we have really enjoyed the whole experience, and I have to say that the planning was made so much easier with your help. Everyone on the day was brilliant, Rachel and Sienna were just amazing, they made us feel so relaxed and even if things were manic, they made sure we had no idea!!  Johnny in the evening was a star, he kept everything ticking over and kept an eye on our float and even had time for a chat in the evening before we went to bed... we couldn’t have asked for any more. The professionalism of the young waiters and waitresses were a credit and they worked so hard all so polite and professional. Thank you, thank you, thank you!! If we ever win the lottery and get to renew our vows, who knows, one day we may come back!!

Charlotte and Sam

Botleys Mansion - A Grand, Exclusive Use Wedding Venue in Surrey
Maddie. We just wanted to say a massive thank you to you and all the team at Bijou/Botleys. We had the BEST day, everything was perfect and it all went exactly to plan. We had so many lovely comments from friends and family about the venue, the service and the food.

Parents of the Bride

Botleys Mansion - A Grand, Exclusive Use Wedding Venue in Surrey
Thank you to all of the staff at Botleys Mansion who were involved in Charley and Sam’s wedding on Friday 14th September. Every one of you helped to make it a truly magical event from start to finish. We’ve had such wonderful feedback from those who attended.

Suzanne and Iain

Cain Manor - A Country House Wedding Venue on the Surrey-Hampshire Border
From start to finish we received first class service from all involved. Jennifer was brilliant when responding to our questions and helping plan our day. Dean was very helpful when we went for our food tasting and Siena couldn't have been more professional, fantastic and nothing was too much trouble for her and the team on our day. It was also a nice touch that John introduced himself in the evening if we needed him. Not only was the venue the perfect setting but all of the staff from the waiting staff, grounds men and anyone behind the scenes really all played such an important part in making everything run like clockwork. The food was amazing and everyone commented on how lovely it all tasted. We were very grateful that you adhered to our dietary requirements, we don't think there was a scrap of food left on any plate. Once again thank you for making our day perfect and we won't hesitate to recommend Cain Manor as a wedding venue.

Katherine and Ben

Notley Abbey - An Award-Winning Country House Wedding Venue in Buckinghamshire
Thanks for a fantastic wedding at Notley. We had a wonderful day and all our guests said how lovely the venue was. We were extremely well looked after so would like to say a massive thank you to all the staff at Notley for making our day so memorable.

Jasmine and Iain

Botleys Mansion - A Grand, Exclusive Use Wedding Venue in Surrey
Dear Team, I would like to say a massive thank you to all of you for the help and guidance throughout planning our wedding, right up to the moment I walked down the aisle and when we had breakfast the following morning. Words cannot explain how brilliant and helpful your staff were. Lisa was particularly fantastic, she looked after me all morning making sure I was ready on time, even down to buttoning up my dress! I can't thank you enough Lisa for putting myself and my family at ease, we felt so well looked after. Guy was also great in the evening, he made sure our drinks were constantly topped up and that everyone was having a fun all night. Thank you! The other staff members were so happy to help at any stage it really made us feel special on such an important day. The young gent who took our 12:30am drinks orders in the Library must have been working all day but he was still more than happy to do anything he could to make our evening perfect. The venue was just gorgeous, we had one of the hottest days in summer but we were fully topped up with water and the drinks were served outside in the sunshine. It was lovely to be able to use the lawn games outside and to enjoy the air-conditioned atrium into the evening. We were lucky enough to have fireworks and what a spectacular backdrop it was, having the whole venue exclusive meant all of our friends and family could gather around the steps and fountain for the display which made it such a special moment. As a previous wedding coordinator and self-confessed control freak I can quite confidently say your whole team successfully put me at ease and always made us feel that everything was under control, which it was. The planning stages were made so simple with the easy to use planning website, something I logged into most evenings! On the day the whole team knew everything that was happening hour by hour, the process was very regimented and worked absolute wonders.I want to thank you again for all making such an important day for us, just perfect!

Pauline and Mike

Cain Manor - A Country House Wedding Venue on the Surrey-Hampshire Border
We really did appreciate how easy you guys made the day for us. I didn't feel any stress, just enjoyed the day and that couldn't have happened without all the hard work you must have put in.We really felt and everyone has said afterwards that it was so intimate and friendly. Thanks so much!
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Rachel and Luke

Cain Manor - A Country House Wedding Venue on the Surrey-Hampshire Border
Dear Ann, Dean, Louise & Jon, We wanted to pass on our thanks to you all for making our wedding day run seamlessly. Everyone was very helpful, polite and attentive. Dean & Louise throughout the day and the following morning were just so kind and professional. You’re all a great credit to the Bijou Team. Jon was a real star in the evening, chatting with guests and being really helpful throughout. Thanks again, and Ann we both really appreciate everything you‘ve done over the course of planning our wedding day.

Becky and Chris

Notley Abbey - An Award-Winning Country House Wedding Venue in Buckinghamshire
Hi Ann and all the team at Notley Abbey, I finally had all the wedding photos so thought it was a good opportunity to write and thank you for all of your support - and share some pictures! We had the most fantastic day - the pictures capture all of the joy, it was overflowing all day, everyone had the best time. From the moment I arrived in the morning, Lisa was fabulous, put me at ease, and looked after me so well. She was amazingly thoughtful, dealt with a slight lunch hiccup very professionally (my guests fault!), and generally steered us all like the captain of a slightly chaotic ship. She also put my boys at ease and gave us some training on how to walk down the aisle - it was all very much appreciated! The staff were incredible all day actually. Kerry was also great when she took over. All of the staff are so friendly, professional and so happy and genuine too. It really made the day extra special. Many of the guests commented on it as well. A special thanks to Ann, for putting up with all of my emails, and calmly pointing me in the right direction with the planner. It all felt so easy. The food tasting day was the best!! As I couldn’t actually eat at the wedding, I was glad I had had the opportunity to eat the delicious food. Thanks again!

Natalie and Matthew

Notley Abbey - An Award-Winning Country House Wedding Venue in Buckinghamshire
I just want to say that we couldn't have asked for more from you all. From the very first time we came to visit Notley and was shown round by Ushi, to Wedding Planning Wednesdays and all the emails on here, through to yesterday. Lisa was incredible, as was Ushi. I was so happy when Lisa said that my dress was ‘so Notley’ :) the food, drink, staff were perfection. Thank you thank you thank you!