Wedding testimonials for The Westleton Crown

Juliet and Jon

We've come down a bit now from our amazing wedding weekend high! We wanted to take a moment to thank you and all the staff at The Crown for helping to make everything perfect for us.

When we arrived on the Friday, one of your members of staff said "we love weddings here". We left on Sunday believing that! We have had so many kind words from our wedding guests about how welcome they were made to feel, how lovely the rooms were, how good the food was and how helpful the staff were. You were meticulous in your planning, transparent and honest with the pricing, always offering advice, suggestions and solutions and you really took the pressure off us on the day. We loved how slick things were, especially the transformation of the garden room to dance floor after the wedding breakfast.
From the rescued chocolate cake by your chef, to the sandwiches produced for the late arrivers on the Friday, from the baby bottle & food warming to the rugby screening, from the waiter that surprised the last guest to surface on Sunday morning with a post 11am full English to the cleaning lady who brought our bags down to the front door, we really appreciated the extra mile you all went to make our weekend extraordinary.

A special mention please to Andrea, Jon and a number of guests noticed how attentive, professional and friendly he was.
We will definitely be back and I think a few of our guests will be too!
We hope all the up and coming weddings go brilliantly too.
Best wishes,

Juliet and Jon

Kelly and Steve

Words cannot even describe how perfect and amazing our wedding day was, this is hugely down to you Gareth and the great staff you have at The Crown. We knew from the moment we walked into The Crown we wanted our wedding to be held there.

Nothing was too much trouble, the food was amazing, we had lots of compliments on how good it was please pass this on to the chef and the kitchen staff. Nobody noticed the Garden Room being turned around in-between and this is down to how efficient the staff were.

Thank you Gareth for sending me to my room as much as I wanted to be involved I definitely felt more relaxed once I had been banished to my room and opened a bottle of Prosecco.

Everyone was pleased with their rooms and said how clean and well-presented they were. Many said what a great venue The Crown is and that it was the best wedding they had been to.

Many thanks once again and I’m sure we will be spending our anniversary at The Crown for many years to come.


Kelly & Steve

Aka Mr & Mrs Butler

Becky and  Mark

Our decision to choose The Westleton Crown was definitely the correct decision for our magical and romantic wedding weekend, it proved to be a fantastic venue for our civil ceremony and wedding reception. From the very first moment we walked into the venue, we were able to envision our forthcoming wedding day.

We had a vision of how we wanted our wedding to look, attention to detail was very important and every request, no matter how big or small was addressed and accommodated in an efficient & professional manner, nothing ever seemed to be too much to ask.

The ceremony and wedding breakfast were both held in the Garden Room, which with its glass roof and folding patio doors, was flooded with natural light, we were even lucky enough to have the doors to the garden open during the ceremony & breakfast.

The wedding breakfast was cooked to perfection and served to our guests quickly and efficiently, with a swift and unnoticeable turn around for the evening entertainment.

We stayed in Treecreeper, which was a lovely room with plenty of space to get ready, our guests also said how nice their rooms were.

The feedback from our friends and family has been nothing but complimentary and we personally feel that a huge thank you must go to Gareth and the team at The Westleton Crown, who made our wedding weekend such a huge success.

The service and ease at which the staff managed all our requests throughout the day was exceptional.

Thank you for making our wedding day the most beautiful, enjoyable, relaxed and memorable day we could wish for.

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 thank you!

Best wishes

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.

To discuss your hopes for your wedding and to find out how we can help you create the ceremony or reception of your dreams, please contact our reception team on 01728 648777 or

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