Dec 2017

My husband and I were married at The Carousel in December 17. We chose this venue after attending a couple of weddings there and seeing how friendly the team were and reasonable prices were. From the outset after booking I had a very specific idea of how i needed the celebration suite to look which included a mountain of paper ceiling decorations to be hung, several trees to be decorated, glass lantern jars to be placed in specific places so my vision was more winter wonderland than seafront hotel. Not once did Zara, the ops manager, or her team refuse any of my ideas and each week as I emailed with yet another thing to add to the list Zara was patient and had no problems with any of the ideas and changes I wanted to make.

The hotel even accomodated a local rock band with no issues providing the live music was done by 10:30pm. I stayed the night before the wedding with my maid of honour and had a three course meal and bottle of sparkling wine as part of my wedding package. The food was absolutely wonderful quality and super portions! I don't think I managed to finish any course except dessert!! We had breakfast the next morning in our room which was also cooked to order, and was hot, ( despite someone forgetting to butter the toast or put packets of butter with it but we'd bombarded them with so many requests i'm not surprised they forgot).

Throughout the preparation of the wedding, the actual wedding and wedding reception, Zara and her team have been nothing short of fantastic. Our guests are still talking about how beautiful our day was and how fabulous the hotel staff were. We had several of our guests stay the night and they all remarked how clean the rooms were and how fabulous the food was.

Ok, so this hotel isnt a posh scenic country house or a castle but as far as wedding venues go, if you want somewhere where they value you as a bride and groom and your day and aren't just in it for the money and fancy photos then you should go down and meet with Zara and consider The Carousel. I'd not hesitate to recommend them in a heartbeat and will indeed look at The Carousel as a venue for any celebratory occasion in the future. Thank you Zara and team - Mr & Mrs Lloyd ( 1st Dec 2017