Wentbridge House Hotel

Pontefract

UKbride 4.9 Heart Rating
EXCELLENT
154 Reviews

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Wentbridge House is an award-winning country house hotel, set within 20 acres of gardens and grounds. The setting is beautiful, ensuring truly stunning photographs and Wentbridge has become one of the finest and most desirable wedding venues in Yorkshire.

Choose to have your ceremony in one of our elegant event rooms or for something extra special, opt for an outdoor ceremony in our romantic Garden Folly. Whatever you decide, you’re safe in the knowledge that on your chosen day, yours will be the only wedding reception taking place at Wentbridge House.

Our team are extremely attentive, experienced and most importantly, friendly and they will work with you at every stage to help you create an unforgettable day that is uniquely yours.

Wentbridge House Hotel at a Glance

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P.O.A
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Bedrooms
41
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Type of Venue
Historic
Stately Home
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Same-Sex Weddings
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Seated Capacity
Up to 130
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Reception Capacity
Up to 130
Wentbridge House is a lovely Georgian Country House which dates from 1700 and is • set in 20 acres of gardens and grounds which provide the perfect backdrop for the most memorable photographs. Our stunning outdoor venue, The Garden Folly, sits in the shadow of a beautiful beech tree, just perfect for a truly memorable wedding ceremony for up to 130 guests We only hold one wedding a day, ensuring that yours will be the only wedding at Wentbridge on your chosen date Licensed for Weddings And Civil Ceremonies . Afternoon Tea Wedding Package available Romantic venue situated in the beautiful Yorkshire Countryside HistoricCountry House Manor HouseChurch Within Walking DistanceLuxuryFireworks PermittedIn House Dancefloor View More
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Wentbridge House Hotel Reviews

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Luke & Hanna
*DO NOT BOOK THIS VENUE*
Well, where do I start with this shocking business, awful staff & their disgusting behaviour.

My fiancé & I booked our wedding date here for the 4th June 2021. We booked this date in 2017 (so pre-covid19). When the pandemic began we, like a lot of people underestimated the gravity of the situation and just how bad things would get & how long social restrictions would be in place. So in October 2020 we decided to arrange a meeting with the events manager Chloe Walker. At this meeting we expressed our concerns surrounding the pandemic and the ways it would likely affect our wedding day. We asked if we could postpone the date for 12 months (availability depending) so we could assure the wedding we had planned would be allowed to go ahead (with no restrictions on numbers, no social distancing requirements & preferably no compulsory face masks). This request was met with a complete lack of compassion or care for their customers and a blunt NO, followed by the excuse that "they are thinking about the business" (profits, not customer satisfaction). Now, I do understand this mentality, to a degree. They run a business, not a charity however, considering we had already paid them £3,000 and were asking to simply move our date (not cancel) they were set to loose nothing!

I asked chloe what Wentbridge's suggestion was, what COULD they do for us. Chloe had to "ask the senior management" in the back office (which is brave of them). When she returned we were told that to move our date forward 12 months we would loose our initial deposit of £1,000 and would therefore be considered to have only paid £2,000 towards our final invoice. UNACCEPTABLE. the other "offer" they gave us was to essentially do nothing untill 8 weeks before the date and if the government said that our wedding could not go ahead then we would have the option to rearrange. We explained that we couldn't do this as it would likely incur huge financial loss to ourselves with other suppliers (as well as leave these other businesses in the dark). There would have also been the issue of my partners wedding dress which needed to be ordered, measured & fitted months before the wedding day. Their response to all this was essentially that it's not their problem. At this point, seeing that it looked like we would get nowhere with this business, in desperation, with my fiancé literally in tears now, I asked chloe what she would do if this was her wedding. She SHRUGGED her shoulders! This is how little this "family run" business cares about it's customers! 

I have gone as far as to write a pleading letter on this matter to the company director & owner  Mr Geoffrey Page, in the hopes that he may not have even been aware that his business is being managed and operated like this & that he may be the only person at that place who actually does care. I recieved no reply.

We eventually had to make the very difficult decision to cut our losses so as to not incur further loss through suppliers, dresses, suits etc. On the 17th November we issued a formal cancellation to chloe to which we expected to receive a reference number as per their own T&C's. We finally received this confirmation from Nicola Guest, the operations manager on the 24th November because Chloe didn't forward it! We ended up loosing the £3,000 that we had paid to them, as they refused to refund it!

This whole situation has been handled by Wentbridge House Hotel in a completely irresponsible & unprofessional manner. There has been no compassion, understanding or even basic morality shown to us throughout. This is so disappointing because the building & grounds are stunning! They're just completely ruined by the owners, management & staff.
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Charlotte
Beautiful Grounds
Had our wedding there yesterday, absolutely amazing staff who worked extremely hard to make our day perfect ! Couldn’t recommend them enough for everything they did for us. Beautiful grounds for the photos and a very clean well looked after venue
UKbride 4.00 Heart Rating
Andrea
Superb
We got married at the hotel in February. Staff were very helpful, especially Anthony who built our cake and arranged our flowers!
Winston the DJ did a fantastic job, keeping the dance floor full all night.
The rooms were fabulous as was the food. We would recommend the hotel as a wedding venue to anybody and look forward to returning to celebrate our anniversary.
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Victoria Swanston
Amazing wedding
A huge thank you to you all for all your help, ideas, hard work and amazing service that together made our wedding really special.

From our first visit to the hotel in July 2017, we have been extremely impressed with the service, friendliness and knowledge of all the staff we met. This never changed on any visit and it’s a testament to the whole team and something you should all be very proud of.

A special thanks to Chloe, the events manager, for everything she did. Also, a huge thanks to Anthony who looked after us on the day of our wedding.

Tip - book Winston the DJ - he's ace!
UKbride 5.00 Heart Rating
Sarah Ing
We held our wedding at Wentbridge House on Friday 23rd August 2019. We were very happy with the service provided and would highly recommend the venue to other bride's.
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Laura & Bry
Our Wedding 28th July
Wow!! What an absolutely stunning venue! I would highly recommend the Wentbridge as a Wedding Venue. We were extremely impressed with the help and support Nicola and the Wentbridge staff gave us during the process and on the day. We had our heart set on getting married outside but due to the weather, we ended up inside on the day. The Wentbridge made the room so intimate and it looked stunning. The master of ceremonies was extremely helpful on the day. He went above and beyond to ensure everything went to plan. The new bridal suite was absolutely stunning. The food was great and the outside courtyard was a nice area for guests to enjoy their drinks.

Thank you for making our big day special.

Laura and Bry
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Clare Cockroft
We had our wedding at the Wentbridge House Hotel. The staff couldn't have made it more perfect, they thought of absolutely everything and worked tirelessly to make the perfect day. Thank-you Wentbridge staff and recommended suppliers x
UKbride 4.00 Heart Rating
Abigail Peach
Would recommend Wentbridge House Hotel in a heart beat we had our wedding here on Friday 22nd Feb and I didn't have to do anything they took care of everything and I couldn't of done it any better myself if we would of tried. The food was amazing the staff are so friendly and professional and the service is excellent special thank you to Chloe and Nicola for all your help and the master of ceremonies for all his help on the day :) xx
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Mr & Mrs Moore
Outstanding Wedding Experience
Everyone at Wentbridge has been extremely professional and helpful, it’s made all the difference to our enjoyment of the day and preparations. I can’t thank the team enough for all their flexibility and prompt answers to all my queries. It was great to work with Chloe and Nicola to pull it all together. They couldn’t have made it easier in any way. Ashleigh who served us at the menu tasting was so accommodating and helpful, we really enjoyed the experience with my parents that day and it filled us with confidence. On the day, Mark was super. His coordination and general ‘keeping us on track’ in a really helpful manner were really appreciated. I was also impressed by how the team dealt with some last minute requests for dietary requirements and other ‘niggles’ it really made an impression on our guests too who all had a fantastic experience. The food was super across the board and DJ Winston also kept the atmosphere going throughout the evening, he was really good fun and gave us a great party atmosphere. Throughout there have been some really thoughtful touches that we’ve appreciated. From the personalised menus at our tasting, the celebration message on our dessert plates on the day and the gift pack in our suite on our wedding night, they were all lovely.
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Gaynor Louise Shaw
I had my wedding at Wentbridge and it was the perfect day! The staff are out of this world and can't do enough to make you happy. Amazing and beautiful place to go to. Thank you to all the staff.
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Outstanding Customer Service White Rose Award
Outstanding Customer Service White Rose Award

Accreditations

Green Tourism Gold Award
Green Tourism Gold Award
Visit England Gold Award
Visit England Gold Award
AA COVID-19 Confident
AA COVID-19 Confident

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Wentbridge, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 3JJ

Wentbridge House Hotel

  • Wentbridge
  • Pontefract
  • West Yorkshire
  • WF8 3JJ
  • United Kingdom