Testimonials

"Chris and his team are an asset to Winchester, so enthusiastic and energetic about supporting local people!"   Bump & Boo - June 2018

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"Dear Fee, Just a quick note of thanks for the excellent way that you supported me through the planning for today. I must just say tho' that Sharon and her team were AMAZING. Please pass on my sincere thanks to them. They really helped everything go so smoothly. I would appreciate it if you could pass on to Sharon's line manager and above how the service she and her team provided was really excellent. Nothing was too tricky and everything was done with a smile. They prove a real asset to the facilities the Guildhall provides."   The Arts Society - June 2018

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"Hi Danielle, We just want to say a massive thank you for the smooth running of our wedding day. We had an amazing time and the staff on the day were really helpful and everything went according to plan, so thank you to you and your team."   Hannah & Joe's Wedding - May 2018 

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"Hi Danielle, we literally had the best day! Please thank all your team they were amazing on the day. And thank you so much for all your help."   Lara & Andy's Wedding - May 2018

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"Hi Danielle, we had a fantastic wedding - thank you so much! And people have been commenting on how lovely the ceremony and King Charles Hall were. Thank you so much for all of your help in the planning stages - I really appreciate it! The room looked beautiful. Thank you again."    Emily & Pete's Wedding - May 2018 

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"Thank you for pulling out all of the stops yesterday evening and getting stuck in where required to ensure a smooth and speedy service for the guests at the drinks reception."   Mayor Making - May 2018

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"Dear Fee, I would like to express my thanks to all your team for there help in setting up and running the Wintonian it was a very successful evening and the charity benfited from the event, thanks to all."   Mayor's Charity Choir Event - April 2018

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"From our very first contact the service has been fantastic. Your flexible approach to what was a very non-standard event was most welcome. The team on the day – nothing was too much trouble and we were always given priority even when we said ‘no rush’! The team that came in to turn the Bapsy Hall around for the buffet dinner/awards show – we gave them 40 minutes and we weren’t let down. And last, but by no means least, the young lad who was on tea and coffee duty the whole day (and then helped in the bar afterwards) – a real credit to the team! We were never in a position where we were without the essentials of tea, coffee and water! . Please pass on my thanks to one and all involved in all aspects of our event delivery." Local Authority Challenge - March 2018

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"Can you please pass on a big thank you to the all the staff involved in arranging, setting up, the catering and on the day. The conference went very well with NO hiccups. The staff setting up done an excellent job, and the guys on hand on the day were attentive and quick to respond to any request."   Tenant Conference - February 2018

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"We were very impressed with the welcome sign at the entrance so all employees could see which room had been reserved for them. We were very satisfied with the space and refreshments provided." Marine & Risk Consultants Meeting - December 2017

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"Dear Danielle, It’s hard to believe our civic prayer breakfast event was already a week ago! On behalf of the team I’d like to thank you very much for all that you did to smooth the path and ensure that the event ran smoothly. There’s often so much that needs to go on behind the scenes to make any event possible and this was no exception. The staff who set up the room the night before couldn’t have been friendlier and more helpful to us and similarly on the morning the member of staff who was there was cheerful, helpful and able to do all the small extra things that we asked of her. Brilliant. So thanks again."   Civic Prayer Breakfast Meeting - December 2017  

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"Good morning, Danielle! We had a really nice wedding thanks to you. Thank you very much for your help and support."   Kate & Charles Wedding Ceremony - December 2017

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"The externally sourced cake was fantastic - thank you for organising this for us.Thanks to the team for helping us make our event a success once again."   Hampshire & IOW Wildlife Trust AGM - November 2017

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"Everything was perfect for us!"   Birthday Party - November 2017

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"Fantastic all around, way beyond expectations for both food & venue & service. Thanks so much we were really impressed with everything on the night, the food was fab and the staff were all really friendly and helpful."   50th Birthday Party - October 2017 

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"I just wanted to say a huge thank you from Thomas and I, you and your team have been amazing to work with. Everything was taken care of! I know I am very biased, but I don't think I have ever seen the Guildhall look sooooo beautiful before!"   Wedding - September 2017

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"I just wanted to say the Birthday party was a great success, we all had a fabulous time, all the staff were extremely helpful and friendly as usual and couldn’t do enough for us, the bar staff were excellent also. It's been a pleasure to work with you again."   Birthday Party - August 2017

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"We had a splendid weekend. The workshop, supper and Ball went incredibly well. We have received so many compliments from guests." Hampshire Regency Dancers - July 2017

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"just wanted to say thank you for helping to organise the best evening of my life! It was all just perfect and everyone at The Guildhall were all so helpful throughout. Thank you so much."   Wedding Ceremony & Reception - July 2017

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"Our wedding was fantastic, thanks to you so much for all your help and to the rest of the team for being so amazing and helpful on the day."   Lizzy & Jonathan Wedding - July 2017  

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"Michelle in the events team was fantastic, she was extremely helpful and accomodating, and enabled us to have our dream wedding day. Thanks very much!"   David & Manvir Wedding - June 2017

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"A quick thank you for last Saturday. All went smoothly and Martin + all were very helpful. Layout of the rooms worked well. So thank you to all and to you for the planning. We'll be in touch in about 9 months time for 2019!"   Footprints of Sussex Annual Walk - June 2017

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"Just wanted to say a big thank you for helping us organise a fantastic event. The staff and duty managers were so accommodating and nothing was to much trouble. Please could you also pass on thanks to the security who were fantastic."   Wyvern Prom - June 2017 

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"All very helpful and friendly. Would highly recommend."   Birthday Party - May 2017

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"Great venue, great team to work with. We'll be back next year!"   House of Gin Festival - May 2017

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"Fantastic venue for our special day. Staff have been amazing throughout all the preparations and have looked after us so well. Our wedding day went so smoothly. Our guests paid compliments about the venue and staff throughout. Thank you to everyone, who worked towards our wedding, for your hard work, friendliness and making us feel so welcome. We really can't thank you all enough. Every member of staff we met during the day was so friendly and so caring. You all really seemed to care about us and our guests, making us feel welcomed and special. So many people commented on how lovely you all were. We honestly can't say thank you enough for everything you have done for us."    Michelle & Simon Wedding - May 2017 

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"We just wanted to thank you for all your help and support for the lead up to our wedding and all day yesterday.We had an amazing day and although it was very stressful at times, you were there on hand to help with anything.   Luke & Claire Wedding - April 2017

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“Thank you again for yesterday, you and your team were a great help and it’s been an absolute pleasure to deal with you over the past few months. Certainly one of the best venues I have worked with and one of the most professional as well".  The Holy Bridal - April 2017

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"Thank you so much! It went really well. Everyone (both performers and audience members) were very impressed with the venue. Hope that the Winchester Guildhall and Jazzmanix will be able to work together again. It's been really lovely!"   Jazzmanix - March 2017

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Thank you for all your attention to this over the last few months. I am sure you’ll be delighted for Round Table to be a distant memory for a while. Firstly your staff were roundly superb and I appreciated their presence immensely.   Round Table Britain & Ireland Event - March 2017
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"I just wanted to say a big thank you to you and your staff for another successful TLC event. Everything was spot on and the staff were incredibly helpful as usual."   TLC Ball - February 2017

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"Can you please add our thanks to your team last night, they were great. The event went really well and we are really happy with the venue and service from the Guildhall."   Wedding Reception - January 2017

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"All the staff were lovely, helpful, organised and friendly. The room looked great and the evening was a blast!"   Birthday Party - January 2017

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"I am writing on behalf of my husband and I to thank you all for your hard work and the attention to detail which made Charlotte and Adam’s day so special. Nothing was too much trouble, we were so lucky to be able to get into the room the afternoon before to set up. Everything was fantastic! The room looked amazing, it was a perfect start to a day filled with memories. Many people commented on the beautiful room, filled with colour and sunlight, it was so warm and inviting. We couldn’t have chosen a better venue. Thank you doesn’t seem a big enough word!
Winchester has always been a special place for us and now it is firmly embedded in our hearts."   Wedding - January 2017 

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"The service was well conducted, and the presentation excellent. As has always been the case, the personal service was outstanding. All enquiries were handled with great care and courtesy, and every effort was made by a committed and highly skilled team to ensure the event was brought to a very pleasant conclusion."   Business Meeting - December 2016

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"We really did have a perfect day in a wonderful location and that, in many ways, was down to you being so efficient and professional, we cannot say Thank you enough for all your hard work in the build up and on the day. So many of our guests commented on what a beautiful venue it was which we totally agreed about and with it being Christmas, the decorations and lights made it that much more special. Thank you once again for everything Michelle and giving us our perfect day."   Wedding - December 2016

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"We would just like to say thank you for all the assistance both prior to and during the Fair. Michelle was very accommodating on the day and even though I know she was busy with the big wedding arriving later in the day, nothing was too much trouble for her and assisted in a friendly and professional way."   Craft Fair - December 2016

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"We had a very successful wine tasting on Thursday. Thank you for facilities provided and helpful staff."   Wine Tasting - December 2016

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"Fantastic event thanks and the food was delicious! We were really pleased with the room again especially with the Christmas decs too - everyone had the ‘wow’ factor when they walked in which was great!"   Star Awards - December 2016  

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"On behalf of everyone at Naomi House Children’s Hospice and Jacksplace, thank you so much for your support with our eighth Winchester Santa Fun Run yesterday, the event went superbly"   Naomi House Children’s Hospice and Jacksplace - December 2016

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"The event went really well. Lots of collaboration and co-production going on. The venue, location and room especially, was perfect. Appreciate you making everything so straight forward Emma."   User Voice Meeting - November 2016

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"Claire and her team were very efficient and helpful. Our special thanks to Dave for his help with our flags and other random requirements!"   University of Winchester Graduation - October 2016

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"Staff were efficient, friendly and very helpful. We were very happy indeed with our choice of the Walton Room and adjacent balcony – the latter proved to be a popular 'get-some-fresh-air-before-continuing-dancing' meeting point and the atmosphere was really brilliant. So far, we have had nothing but compliments from our friends."   Wedding Reception - September 2016

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"I just wanted to say a massive thank you to you and your amazing team on the night, we had 200 very happy guests and the events was a huge success. Please pass on our thanks to Sam the IT expert and Michelle and the head catering manager."  Breast Cancer Haven - September 2016

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"It was lovely - the table layout was perfect and the students appreciated the water and sweeties! The audio visual stuff worked brilliantly. Altogether a really great event. The councillors were very happy with the facilities and the Reading students felt very welcome."  Presentation with Reading University - September 2016

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"The guys on the night were great, even helping me with some last minute printing and the catering team were extremely flexible in getting the catering out quickly as we were running early. Our Chief Executive and Lord Lieutenant have hailed it as the one to beat!" Lord Lieutenant Awards Evening - September 2016

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"Just wanted to say thanks so much for all of your help organising our wedding ceremony, as far as I am aware everything went smoothly! We really appreciate everything you and your team did for us in preparation and on the day."   Wedding - August 2016

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"The Guild Hall and its Event Team were outstanding we couldn't of asked for anymore... Thank you and see you again in 2017."   The House of Gin - July 2016

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"We had a super night again at our Ball in the Bapsy Hall.
Please would you thank all the staff who looked after us on Saturday, they were all very helpful and nothing was to much trouble for them. All the staff helped make our Ball a great success."   Old Time Dancers - July 2016

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"Both the Inspector and I would like you to know that the facilities staff provided a most excellent service to us. We had very demanding requirements: an unusual room layout, large numbers of participants and the public coming and going and an overrun on a day when the turnaround for the next event was very tight. The hearings took place on the hottest days of the year and the staff did their best to ensure that the rooms were kept as cool as possible and that all participants and the public who were attending were kept supplied with iced water. We are very grateful that during a very stressful (and hot) two weeks the staff ensured that all the room setups/changeovers/storage etc ran so smoothly. In particular we would like to thank: Sam, Darren, Aaron, Jo and Giles for all their hard work and everyone else involved over the last two weeks."   Winchester District Local Plan Part 2 Examination - July 2016

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"We are pleased to confirm that on this occasion, as has always been the case, every care and consideration was extended to us. As always, every care was taken to ensure the highest stand of service and provision. This excellent service commences from the start of booking, and continues through the engagement, every one involved always works to bring about the very best that could be wished for. We thank and congratulate all who have helped to provide us with this excellent service. We look forward very much to our continuing association with the Guildhall."   Grand Lodge of All England, at York Meeting - June 2016

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"Claire Owen was an amazing star from start to finish. I would not hesitate to recommend the Guildhall and her and her team to others. Please pass on our thanks to her and the team on the night, especially Dante."   WUN Gala Dinner - June 2016

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"Every aspect of interacting with staff on the night and beforehand was great. Super helpful and made the event a really special evening by their responsiveness and how they dealt with the students. Excellent work.Just to say a massive thank you to the team who were on duty on Saturday night. The students had an amazing time and the staff really helped make the event relaxed and fun."    WSA Summer Ball - June 2016

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"We just wanted to say thanks so much for all your help up to and on the day (and to your team too). We had a totally fabulous day and the ceremony was just perfect for us. Everyone said how personal it was and it really meant a lot that the dog could be involved."   Wedding - June 2016

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"The room was set up in advance of my arrival which was perfect, someone around during the day to help with any issues or questions which is great from an organisers point of view. Staff always helpful"    Winchester Business Awards - June 2016

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"On the actual night Michelle was really helpful and pleasant as were the bar staff. The door staff were also very pleasant and professional and stepped in when needed. Our DJ really enjoyed the night too. We all had such a great night and so pleased there were few problems given the number of guests and their age group! It was far better than we expected and will be the happy memory we wanted to create for our girls. Thanks once again and I will certainly recommend it as the perfect venue in the future. Excellent venue with friendly and very helpful staff. Will definitely recommend."   18th Birthday Party - June 2016

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"Thank you for all your help with the party on Saturday night. It all went really well and I had a great time! The staff were very professional and helpful which really added to the success of the evening. Thanks again for everything. It really was the perfect venue and I will definitely be recommending it to friends and colleagues."   Birthday Party - May 2016 

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"The service was very friendly but professional, high quality and very well suited to the event. Very good choice of food available. Excellent clearing service throughout the evening. Guests commented on the good service of the bar staff and the catering staff. I would like to thank the staff for the efficient and friendly way in which they took the stress out of organizing this event. Thanks to chef for the excellent food also the bar and catering staff. It was very successful and enjoyable which was down to the way in which all requirements were met. I would both recommend this venue and if needed will make it a future first choice."   40th Birthday Party - April 2016 

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"Thank you for all your support during the preparations for the catwalk show on Saturday. The event went really well with plenty of smiling guests and a large part of this is due to the seamless running of the venue by the Guildhall team."   Winchester Bid Fashion Show - April 2016 

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"Many thanks for providing us with such a wonderful venue for the Launch of the Festival on Friday. It was so lovely for us to have an easy place to get to (specially in view of the awful weather), and the wine and canapes were delicious."   Winchester Festivals Launch - April 2016

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"I wanted to say thank-you to you and the staff at the Guildhall for the event yesterday. Our delegates were very positive about the venue and we had a successful event."   Training Session - April 2016

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"We had the best of parties on Saturday night; staff great; food great!"   60th Birthday Party - March 2016

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"The Kingsgate Room was ideal for our interview session and the Guildhall was a wonderful venue. We would like to thank you and your colleagues for all your assistance, both prior to the event and on the day itself. We would certainly use the Guildhall again."   Wolvesey Castle - February 2016 

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"The Ball was a great success all round. Thanks very much for all your help and please pass on my sincere gratitude to Darren and the staff who were absolutely brilliant and super helpful on the night!"   The TLC Ball - February 2016 

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"Thanks very much for all your help with our very last minute booking and to you and your team for being so supportive throughout. I hope I get to work in Winchester again in the future."   The Crown Filming - January 2016 

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“We wish to thank you personally for the outstanding contribution you have made to the success on our wedding day. Your organisation was superb and everything that was planned was realised, including your response to short notice changes. The whole team on the day were excellent and they were almost invisible in the re-role of the rooms: it was slickly executed. The day was a resounding success and everyone complimented us upon the uniqueness of the Wedding. All members of the team were extremely helpful and adopted an appropriate profile, neither invisible nor overbearing. Everyone was cheerful and willing to help wherever necessary. Thank you again.”   Wedding of Mark & Jayne - January 2016

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