Orchardleigh House, Frome, Somerset Reviews

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★★★★★

“My Daughters Wedding”

Written on: 08/02/2014 by fatherofbride (1 review written)

Being the father of the bride I was keen to have an excellent venue. Orchardleigh was excellent, staff were friendly, helpful with warm open fires to greet us on entry. The wedding co-ordinator was very professional, caring and attentative. She guided us throughout from start to the Wedding day and evening. Food was very tasty, hot and all meals brought out very quickly. Rooms were large and spacious and very clean. Booked the Rolls Royce Phantom to take us to the church and the helicopter… Read Full Review

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“Orchardleigh Wedding...AMAZING!!”

Written on: 19/12/2013

From the moment we arrived at the Orchardleigh Estate my heart was set on tying the knot at this beautiful venue, the main house and grounds are breath taking! We attended an Open Day and we were given a very thorough tour, description of the history of the house, all the options available...it seemed to us that nothing was too much trouble...even the opportunity to arrive in style by helicopter! (which I strongly recommend!) We were hooked and knew this was the perfect venue for us, the staff… Read Full Review

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“Superb wedding venue ”

Written on: 29/11/2013 by Jayne0712 (1 review written)

Our wedding was amazing from the very start, the staff were so helpful and it took a lot of the stress out of planning. Our day was wonderful, we couldn't have wished for any more, the staff were amazing and nothing was too much trouble. We had so many compliments on the venue and the food, which was excellent, cooked and presented exactly as we asked. People were amazed at how beautiful the house and grounds were. If we had to do it all again we wouldn't change one thing… Read Full Review

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“Not Impressed”

Written on: 15/11/2013 by Dumbledore32 (1 review written)

I recently attended this venue for a wedding of a family member and I have to say, we were not impressed by the venue, the service or the staff. The venue is not at all disabled friendly with only one VERY steep ramp access to the rear of the property which would not meet regulation incline. Despite the wedding finishing around midnight, the staff continued to clatter trolleys until 5am, keeping a few guests awake. The noise continued again from 6am when the next shift started. The service was… Read Full Review

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“Best venue ever”

Written on: 06/08/2013 by KarenandPeter (1 review written)

Carl and his team were amazing, all staff were so helpful and understanding and quick to respond, especially Carl .This is such an awsome venue, the house is to die for, the food is great .Incredible value for money considering the whole house is yours for 24 hours. The best day of our life. Only downside, it had to come to an end! This from a man who is not easily pleased, the Father of the bride!… Read Full Review

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“Totally Amazing Venue for Weddings”

Written on: 10/04/2013

I had the great pleasure of attending a wedding at this most beautiful house. I cannot speak highly or reccomend this venue enough, not only is the setting breath taking what sets this venue head and shoulders above everyone else is the staff and service we received. Big thank you to the owners for everything you did and for making this wedding unique and magical for my best friend. … Read Full Review

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“Best day of our lives at Orchardleigh”

Written on: 02/04/2013

Beautiful venue, helpful and attentive staff, gorgeous food, accommodation good but quite a variety of rooms. Married in te church in Lullington which was picturesque and our vicar was Andrew who made it so special for us. Married July 2012… Read Full Review

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“Magical ”

Written on: 25/03/2013

I can't believe it has nearly been a year since we got married at Orchardleigh. We really did have the best day of our lives and would recommend this place to anyone, however a couple of tips for future brides... 1. Request [name removed] as your coordinator - she is AMAZING and nothing is too much trouble. 2. The owners daughter gatecrashed our evening do but turning up drunk with her friends - the owner was extremely apologetic about this the following morning but maybe check this won't… Read Full Review

Charliefraser's Comment

Written on: 09/04/2013

Sure it wasn't meant in a bad way. The team at Orchardleigh are amazing, highly proficient and incredibly professional. I would recommend Orchardleigh for all weddings and events.

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Gemanddan's Comment

Written on: 11/04/2013

We got married at Orchardleigh 6 months ago and it was actually because of the owners daughter that we booked. She spent hours showing us around, explaining the history of the house and how the family came to own it. She (and her father) where so helpful with our unusal requests. (we had an activities day on their land which involved dune buggys carving up the field!). We found them to be very professional in all our dealings and couldnt reccommend them enough.

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“Awesome venue for a wedding”

Written on: 21/08/2012 by SarahRath (1 review written)

I am so pleased that we chose to get married at Orchardleigh, as we realloy did have the day of our dreams. I did a lot of wedding venue research and had a tick list of features I wanted for our wedding day and Orchardleigh was the venue that met them! We really wanted to get married in a church and I fell in love at first sight with St mary's Church (the island church) on our initial visit. Unfortunately with a wedding of 140 people using this church wasn't possible and instead we used All… Read Full Review

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“Wondeful place! ”

Written on: 08/06/2012

My partner and I recently attended a wedding at Orchardleigh over the bank holiday weekend, the venue and location was fantastic and all the staff gave the impression nothing was too much trouble, in particular the young lady in charge - Lucy. She made sure everything ran on time and allowed the bride and groom to enjoy their day without worrying about the little things. One of my elederly relatives was taken ill on the day and Lucy really helped us out by sitting with him at times we couldnt… Read Full Review

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“Truly Magical and Enchanting With Fantastic Staff ”

Written on: 14/05/2012 by joeshanklin (1 review written)

Orchardleigh Review: We would both like to say a massive thank you for making our day perfect!! Even months after the big day and people are still talking about our wedding saying how amazing it was. Some of our guest told us that they have eaten in top London restaurants and they said the food was the best they've ever had and it truly was delicious! I cannot fault our chef we had, he catered to all our needs including the garlic haters and diary free. Service was top notch and from the… Read Full Review

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“The venue is amazing.”

Written on: 11/11/2011

I recently attended a wedding at the stunning location of Orchardleigh House. The venue was really beautiful, and the wedding stood out as a truly memorable day for all concerned. All the staff were very helpful, polite, and very welcoming, and the service was really professional. The food was excellent. I would definitely recommend this venue to any prospective bride and groom and I would like to stress how wonderful the whole day was for everyone concerned. … Read Full Review

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“Amazingly spectacular day!”

Written on: 05/10/2011 by robyn26 (1 review written)

We got married at Orchardleigh Church and House on the 11th September 2011 and the day was utterly amazing! The staff at Orchardleigh are out of this world, so helpful and made our day so special. We had Chris (the owner) fly us in his helicopter from the church to the house and then take guests up for a flight during reception drinks. It was a real talking point and highly recommended!!! I would really recommend this as a wedding venue to anyone, it is relaxed yet formal, grand yet… Read Full Review

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“Looked good then all went downhill”

Written on: 29/09/2011

Me and my fiancé went to view the venue and instantly fell in love. We provisionally booked the venue and sent of details of what we wanted for our big day. It was then we found out about extra food/drinks charges that took us well over our budget which we were not informed about at our viewing. When trying to ring the venue to sort this problem out and find out the final prices we were told different sets of prices again, I felt like they were making it up as they went along. We were… Read Full Review

Samantha99's Comment

Written on: 11/11/2011

At Orchardleigh we are very open about our prices, and they are all in the Wedding Pack which can be found online, and also given as a hard copy when couples come to view the House. Each Wedding we have is individual and priced accordingly, we do not do packages. When a provisonal booking is taken, this date is held for the couple for 14 days, so within this time we can discuss prices and budgets. In reference to people not in the office. We are a small and busy team, and people are in and out of the office all the time. We endevour to call people back and to reply to emails as soon as we can.

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“Nice setting, but avoid the outrageously overpriced...”

Written on: 21/06/2011

In summary, this is a good daytime venue, but the accommodation is simply not up to scratch for the price. First, the positives: The house is beautiful from the outside, the grounds are fantastic and the little church is a romantic place to get married. The food for the wedding breakfast was also good. On a sunny day, it is a magical place to be. And the negatives: As we were coming from London, we stayed over in the house and paid £140 for a double room, plus £10 each for breakfast. So, a… Read Full Review

Guest's Comment

Written on: 14/07/2011

if you knew how the booking process for the rooms at Orchardleigh worked you would not be commenting on it like this. Let us just say you indeed have embarassed the bride and groom

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Samantha99's Comment

Written on: 11/11/2011

In response to the comment of 20/10/11. This not correct. Rooms in the house are allocated and payment is taken by the Bride and Groom. Orchardleigh then invoice the Bride and Groom one month before. In very extreme circumstances do Orchardleigh take individual payment for the rooms.
Rooms prices are set by the Bride and Groom, Orchardleigh mearly gives a price that they require but Brides and Grooms do add on Breakfast, Pre paid bar ect.

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 11/11/2011

To refer to the last comment. That is not correct. Rooms are taken by the Bride and Groom, and they set their own price. We do set a guide that we require per room. In very extreme circumstances do we take payment from indivial people, but this is not our policy. All payment for rooms are taken by the Bride and Groom, and then Orchardleigh Invoice one month before.

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 20/10/2011

I got married at Orchardleigh and confirm that the rooms are not included in the price of the house. Rooms rates are set by the owner and rooms can be hired individually, after seeing the rooms are our wedding guests were hiring rooms on the day and paying the house directly.

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 19/10/2011

I was under the impression that the bride and groom hire the house including all the bedrooms? If that is the case the bride and groom therefore decided to charge you for your room and set the price themselves!

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★★★★☆

“My husband and I were married at St. Mary's...”

Written on: 06/03/2011

My husband and I were married at St. Mary's Orchardleigh in September 2009 & I have already recommended this venue to several friends based on our experiences. The house and grounds are beautiful, yes to echo previous reviews some rooms are bigger & better decorated than others but this is reflected in their individual cost, which personally worked well for us as some of our guests could not afford £110 etc but were happy to stay in a cheaper room. What really made this the place for us was… Read Full Review

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“What an amazing place to get married! We are still on...”

Written on: 13/02/2011

What an amazing place to get married! We are still on cloud9!

We got married in the candle-lit island church late December 2010, we had almost 100 guests to the wedding and they all stayed over at the house. From the day we found this venue our planner Nicki was absolutely brilliant, she was very organised but chilled out and nothing was too much for her to deal with. The day was perfect, the church was unique, the rev Brian Thomas imparted a relevant and very amusing service. The reception… Read Full Review

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“This is indeed a beautiful house to hold a wedding. ”

Written on: 03/01/2011

This is indeed a beautiful house to hold a wedding.

The food was excellent, the service was average.

The cleanliness of the suite was disgusting and this will be taken up with the management forthwith. It is obvious that the chambermaids/cleaning staff are are not trained or supervised, the quality of the furnishings is very poor, and I would suggests that the amount of money charged for Brides to marry at this venue is NOT re-invested into the up keep of the rooms and it's furnishings.
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Chrisvincent's Comment

Written on: 11/01/2011

My name is Chris Vincent I am the owner of Orchardleigh. Firstly I would like to thank the reviewer for their comments of "Beautiful House" and "Excellent food". However it does appear that our cleaners completely missed the bathroom our very sincere apologies, we do have systems in place to avoid omissions but obviously this time it failed, the system has now been changed. I am very surprised that the reviewer thought the bed was cheap whilst not being a King Henry VIII bed at £10000 it did cost over £2000. We have not heard from this reviewer yet, may I ask that he/she call me (M 0788 751 2450) as obviously we would appreciate any further comments and would like to compensate for our obvious oversight.

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 04/06/2012

Oh dear, not sounding good for Orchardleigh, sounds as though it needs a massive redecoration and refurbishment before any bride and groom decide to hold their wedding at this venue.

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Mikaila's Comment

Written on: 24/03/2013

I am about to check this venue. I'm excited however whoever Im speaking with has only replied to me TWICE and I've sent about 6-10 emails for questions etc...I called them of course but its putting me off that my queries aren't accommodated. It kind of shows the type of service they could offer....

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★★★★★

“We got married in August 2010 at Orchardleigh and it...”

Written on: 28/11/2010

We got married in August 2010 at Orchardleigh and it was the best day of our lives. Our wedding co-ordinator Karl was fantastic from start to finish, from the moment we booked the date Karl was so helpful and always got back to us (we sent so many emails with many questions and he was great!). If you book a wedding at Orchardleigh, we strongly recommend Karl. The day was perfect, everything went really well and all to plan. The food was amazing and all our guests said how lovely the food was… Read Full Review

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“Our daughters wedding was held at St Mary's...”

Written on: 02/11/2010

Our daughters wedding was held at St Mary's Orchardleigh. We stayed 2 nights at the house and couldn't find any faults with the service food or venue. Everyone did what they said they would do and all was as stress free as we hoped for. Would reccomend it to anyone looking for a great wedding venue… Read Full Review

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