Jude and Gavin
We had the most wonderful wedding at The Westleton Crown and cannot thank Gareth and his team enough for making our day so memorable.
We were introduced to The Crown a few years before and loved the warm cosy feel of the place in winter with its log fires, hearty home-made food and the fact that it’s dog friendly. The manager, Gareth, was very easy going, made every effort to accommodate our requirements and made helpful suggestions for things that he knew would work well on the day.
We got married across the road at St Peter’s which is a lovely thatched church run by the vicar, Richard Ginn, who gave a jolly service which was a lot of fun!
We were greeted to a warm reception at The Crown with roaring fires, jugs of mulled wine and scrummy canapes. We had delicious food in the parlour and garden room and found that having the sit down meal across the two rooms worked well. Everyone commented on the fantastic food – which was no surprise to us as we’ve been having it for years – but it was nice to know our guests appreciated it too.
All of the staff were friendly and attentive, not only on the day but all weekend. They couldn’t do enough for our guests, particularly those with children.
It was hard to come down from such a magical wedding weekend at The Crown and were really sad to leave – but – we are lucky enough to go back and feel very at home there because it really is just such a fabulous place. We would thoroughly recommend it for anyone’s wedding.
Kate and Rob
We can never thank Gareth and the team at The Westleton Crown enough for the way they worked tirelessly from the outset to make our wedding day perfect in every detail. We have stayed at the hotel regularly and love the warm welcome, relaxed atmosphere, roaring log fires, gorgeous bedrooms and delicious food, as well as the stunning local area and so it was the perfect place to have our wedding. We also wanted to have the whole day at a single venue and for all guests to be able to stay overnight too so that family and friends could relax and enjoy a fantastic celebration, and The Westleton Crown ticked all these boxes. The fact that their sister hotel, The Ship at Dunwich, is also only 3 miles away meant that there was more accommodation if needed and gave us the opportunity for our bridal and grooms parties to have separate venues on the morning of the big day, with some great photo opportunities of the groomsmen down on the beach!
The Garden Room was perfect for the ceremony, with lots of natural light and a really intimate feel, and then with the run of the whole hotel our guests had plenty of space to relax while photos were taken in the garden and at the beach at Dunwich with drinks and canopes served in the bar, lounge, snug and parlour. At the same time Gareth and the team, seemingly invisibly, transformed the ceremony space in next to no time for the Wedding Breakfast in a stunning, beautifully lit setting. The food itself was incredible, with a menu created around our requirements and food that was as good as any A La Carte restaurant we have tried, despite the fact that there were 86 guests served at once.
All our guests have said the venue was perfect, the staff were incredible and the Wedding Breakfast was the best wedding food they've ever had.
Our wedding day really could not have gone any better and this is purely down to Gareth and his team. The good news is, we now have even more reason to come back to The Crown every year!
Anna and Andrei
We wanted to thank you and your team for all that you did to help make our wedding on the 5th January 2013 a perfect occasion. From beginning to end nothing was too much trouble. The Garden Room looked wonderful and the food was spot on.
Great venue, lovely atmosphere, friendly and efficient staff...headed up by a superb manager!
Our wedding at The Crown totally exceeded our expectations...so thank you!
The bride and groom
Jessica and David
Jessica and I wished to thank you so much for all your hard work over the past few months to make our wedding day so special. Your professionalism, understanding and cool, calm and collected nature really helped both of us relax and enjoy all the lead up to the wedding and the day itself.
Nothing seemed too much trouble for you and your team, even some of our “quirkier” requests! All our friend and family have commented on the wonderful food, relaxed atmosphere, superb accommodation – I think it really shows your attention to detail comes through.
We were so lucky with the weather and it helped us enjoy all the space in the garden and outside. We hope to see you soon for lunch or dinner.
Julia and Rob
We would highly recommend The Westleton Crown, to anyone looking for a unique, relaxed and easy wedding for your guests, with bags of Suffolk charm. A warm welcome from Gareth and his team awaits. From the get-go, we felt in good hands; Gareth is unflappable and flexible, but a source of sound advice. All our guests complimented the food, which even for 80 people was faultless and the service impeccable. If we had to do it all again, we'd choose The Westleton Crown every time.