"I just wanted to say thank you so much to all of the staff who were there to make our day go smoothly. It really was a perfect day, all our guests loved the food and venue. Everyone was so kind and helpful, from the moment I got there until we left. Also a big thanks to Melanie for coordinating, I was so nervous about everything but I had nothing to worry about."
Harriet & Clinton | November 2022
"Absolutely incredible This venue was incredible from our first meeting to the end of our wedding night!! We booked our wedding with just 2 months to plan and we could not fault them! Especially Jessica our wedding coordinator, who was the absolute best and so amazing throughout!!"
Ginny & Albert | August 2022
"Absolutely wonderful wedding We had an absolutely wonderful wedding. Everything went so wonderfully and that is all thanks to all the great staff that were working. Nothing was a problem or too much hassle and any question we had was always met with a confident answer. The venue is beautiful and having the lake for private pictures is such a lovely touch. The food was phenomenal, all throughout the day. We even had a super last-minute adjustment due to babysitter problems and it was all sorted so quickly and took all of the stress of me. Everything of ours was packed away for us and placed safely behind the bar for us to pick up the following morning, this was such a help and allowed us to enjoy our night completely and get some much-needed rest after. The bridal suite is huge, we had the whole bridal team plus 4 kids get ready in there making everything so much easier the morning of. If you are looking for a relatively stress free, beautiful venue we would 100% recommend Stoke-by-Nayland. A special thank you to Melanie Hockley, who was our wedding planner and coordinator from Stoke-by-Nayland. Such a wonderful person who ensured everything ran perfectly and who couldn't have been more helpful if she had tried!"
Layla & Rudi | July 2022
"Amazing wedding day. We recently got married here on the 29th July this year. We had such an amazing day the venue is beautiful, everyone working there was so helpful from starting to plan our big day until the actual day itself. Melanie helped us organise everything we needed even with the last-minute calls to change food choices add people on take them off etc nothing was ever to much trouble for her. She definitely made it a lot easier to relax knowing she was there on our day. I would highly recommend Stoke by Nayland as a wedding choice and Melanie as a wedding coordinator. We had the most perfect day and already can’t wait to go back to celebrate our anniversary’s there in years to come."
Clare & Liam | July 2022
"Great experience, culminating in our perfect day! Very accommodating, from allowing us to choose off menu desserts and dealing with multiple allergies. On the day of the wedding our co-ordinator was on hand to ensure everything run smoothly. Beautiful venue and scenery, would definitely recommend to others whom are considering their choice of venue."
Paul & Sarah | June 2022
"We had our wedding at the beautiful Stoke By Nayland Resort on 4th June 2022. We originally booked the venue during the COVID uncertainty in early 2021. Stoke By Nayland were the only venue who gave us a virtual tour during that time and gave quick responses to all our questions. In the time from booking the venue to the big day, Jess, Simone and the wedding team were always available to update us and available to meet in person to discuss and co-ordinate our day. On the day itself, things couldn't have gone any better! Massive thank you in particular to Jess and the staff, who went above and beyond to make us feel like VIPs on our special day. We couldn't recommend Stoke By Nayland Resort highly enough!"
Matthew & Rosie | June 2022
"Outstanding venue! We got married here on the 3rd June 22! The whole planning process with these guys was smooth and amazing! I couldn’t recommend the venue and Melanie enough, she make me the most relaxed bride! Thank you so much too all the staff especially Melanie for making our day what it was."
Charlotte & Joshua | June 2022
"Massive thanks We had our wedding on 26.6.22 and couldn't of asked for a more perfect day. From the very beginning Melanie helped us plan our day and helped with all the random questions I had. She went above and beyond and made sure everything was set to a T for our big day. The venue looked absolutely stunning, the weather was perfect and people are still commenting on just how amazing everything was. Our photos almost look greenscreened as the backdrop was just perfect, especially with the weather we were so lucky to have. We chose the BBQ option for our meal and couldn't of asked for better. The food was amazing and everyone complimented it!! All in all I cannot fault Mel or Stoke By Nayland as it was our dream day made perfect with not one fault. Thank you all so much x"
Chloe & Damon | June 2022
"Thank you for all your help. We really did have a fantastic day and are both really, really happy to finally be married. The team were faultless all the way through and made us feel relaxed and welcome at all times. Also, we were very impressed with Geo and the staff at the Lakes Restaurant. Amazing food and the service was top class. They took such good care of us and made us feel special. We will definitely be coming back to dine! All in all, we had a fabulous wedding and are so glad we chose SbN for our special day!"
Kerry & Neil | July 2018
"We chose to get married at Stoke by Nayland because of the amazing views, but they gave us so much more. Communication throughout the wedding planning was amazing. There was always someone at the end of an email to answer my never-ending questions! From the moment I arrived the night before to the minute I left the day after the members of staff went above and beyond to ensure that we had the most special day. Every single guest commented on how gorgeous the food was. couldn't have asked for a better day and have no regrets about putting my faith in Stoke by Nayland to host our wedding. Couldn't recommend them highly enough."
Katie Mitchell | April 2018
"I got married here in November and it was absolutely perfect. The staff couldn’t do enough for us and made all of our party (and a lot of people stayed for the weekend!) feel so special and welcomed. The bridal suite is beautiful with lots of room for getting ready and a gorgeous view over the golf course. The function suites are also absolutely lovely... The food was absolutely top notch - our wedding breakfast was delicious and the evening buffet was amazing too! We used the wedding golf cart to escape to the lake for photos and it was so much fun!! I couldn’t recommend this venue more highly, it really was everything we wanted and more. We can’t wait to come back for another stay."
Jacqui Bickles-Smith | November 2017
“We got married at this hotel a week ago today and we literally cannot fault it. We looked at many venues and struggled to find one that was flexible without us incurring any extra costs. Stoke by Nayland were fantastic in accommodating all of our needs. The whole lead up and day went incredibly smoothly. A beautiful venue with an above attentive team. We had endless compliments from all our guests on the food and accommodation. We can’t wait to go back for our first anniversary!”
Kate & Steve Tymms | August 2017
“We had our wedding at Stoke by Nayland last weekend and it really was the best day of our lives! From start to finish, the staff couldn’t do more for us, the day ran so smoothly. We didn’t have to worry about a thing! All our guests had a fantastic time, enjoyed the food and, as many of them stayed over, the hotel booked us a private room the next day for breakfast which was great! We really can’t thank the wedding team enough!”
Sarah & Jason MacDonald | August 2017
“From our time of booking the venue last year and up to and including our big day itself we had regular contact with our co-ordinator and nothing was too much trouble. The hotel and grounds are beautiful. The food was all we wished for. All our guests have said what a beautiful day they had and what a lovely venue. We highly recommend the hotel!”
Hayley & Ian Mallett | May 2017