We love it when our newlyweds reflect back on their day and tell us their story.
Like every bride I wanted my wedding day to be perfect. The key to making it perfect for me, was ensuring all of our friends and family could be there. Who asks their guests to spend two days in the middle of nowhere, at a place with a name like WALCOTT HALL, at about £9000 per night?? Come on, is that really ‘you’? I wanted to make it as easy for our guests as possible, and comfortable, and still have a beautiful setting, and with The Dancing Man I got exactly that.
We were sold the minute we first walked up the spiral staircase (pictured) and let me tell you, you won’t get better wedding pics than your guests filing up those stairs. The rustic feel inside makes it feel like a classy barn wedding, without having to actually go and be in a cold barn. We didn’t want anything too formal and stuffy, like what I imagine Walcott hall to be. We wanted everyone to feel relaxed and in their comfort zone, and as a bride, I needed to be able to pop in whenever I needed in the run up to the big day: which is a million times easier because of its central location.
Located in the middle of Southampton, near all the hotels; Novotel, Hilton, Ibis and De Vere meant that every single guest was able to RSVP yes. Because it’s so convenient!
The team were so flexible, which allowed us to add all the personal touches we wanted. Mandy, Vic and the team will go above and beyond to make any vision you have come true, from fairy lights to flowers to fancy artwork on the chalkboards. The Dancing Man team are super friendly, efficient, really well trained, and not a single one of our guests had a poor experience. I’m not exaggerating when I say that we’re still getting messages from people complimenting the venue, service, food and asking whether they do birthdays etc….which they do!
Food wise we went with a buffet, but sit down meals were offered to us. It was served on time, the food was impeccable and there was plenty to go round. It’s not your standard wedding ‘meat and two veg’ but we didn’t want a standard wedding…we wanted something people were going to remember and boy did this place deliver!
And then, as the name suggests, we DANCED! We had plenty of room for a dance off, but not so much room that it ever looked bare. I cannot recommend this place enough to anyone who is thinking about booking it for their special day. It will always hold a very special place in our hearts and we are proud to say we are now fully fledged Dancing Man regulars!
I really just wanted to say thank you.
Thank you for giving us such a wonderful wedding day, we felt very spoilt and so well looked after.
Food was great, service was wonderful, you were a joy. Everyone raved about the venue (we felt very clever) and had such fun.
So a massive bloody thank you to you and your amazing team from Iain and I!
We couldn’t have been any happier with our choice of venue.
I hope it all goes really well for you, you deserve it
This place has truly made our wedding the most fantastic day and we would highly recommend it anybody thinking of visiting or booking.
This place has been absolutely incredible for my husband and I. We had our wedding here on Friday 28th July and the all of the staff were amazing. We felt so comfortable throughout the entire process of organising the wedding over the past 2 years and when it came to Friday – Mandy,Hannah and all the staff were outstanding. The room was decorated beautifully and the food was out of this world. Nothing was ever too much bother for the staff and the service was brilliant throughout. This place has truly made our wedding the most fantastic day and we would highly recommend it anybody thinking of visiting or booking.
Thank you from the two of us for helping to make our day the best it could have been,you’ve made us both so so happy!
Lots of love,
Annie and Pete Belasco xxxxx
We have had such incredible feedback from all of our guests about how unusual and FANTASTIC the venue was… They all loved the fun and relaxed atmosphere.
We just wanted to say a GINORMOUS thank you for looking after us on 30th July for our wedding, it was an amazing day and we have had such incredible feedback from all of our guests about how unusual and FANTASTIC the venue was… They all loved the fun and relaxed atmosphere (at least for us!!) and it goes without saying that we did too!
And I dare say the pies went down an absolute treat… Ricky’s dad ate the whole of his huge pie the next day! Everyone commented on the fantastic staff and how accommodating and friendly everyone was from kitchen staff, the bar staff to security and we were also overwhelmed by how great you all were, so again, thank you. You guys made the day very special and we are incredibly grateful.