|NEWS & REVIEWS|
“I just wanted to email to say thank you so much for the best weekend we could have asked for. Our wedding renewal went perfectly. Everybody is talking about how brilliant the staff were at Winton castle. Nothing was too much trouble and they were so helpful with the adults and the children.
“You all really made our weekend one we will never forget and for that we will be forever grateful…
“Thank you again for all your hard work.”
Brenda and Chris
“We had a fantastic time!! We really can’t overstate enough how welcome and comfortable not only the two of us but also all our guests felt at Winton Castle. You, Lexi, and the rest of the staff members were so helpful and accommodating to all our requests, and you especially made the day of the wedding itself go off without a hitch. Thank you so much for everything!
“Thanks so much once again and best wishes.”
Emily and Allan (Dr and Mrs Rae!)
“We’re still sitting going over the day and can’t believe how perfect it was from start to finish. We’ve been visiting relatives with all the leftovers and every single one of them can’t praise Winton and you enough. They have all said it’s the best wedding they’ve ever been to! They have been going over and over all the small details of the day and are amazed at how perfect Winton is. Walking into Winton for the drinks reception with the music, smell, fires and the warmest welcome was just magical.
“Chris and I are so grateful and want to thank you again for your hard work – it didn’t go unnoticed. We were so impressed when we approached you with a query or problem to find you already had it in hand. A true professional!
“From the very first phone call to arrange ‘a simple dinner’, the service you provided was impeccable and nothing ever too much trouble. We’re so thankful for the small touches like knowing to only put the favours out for the adults, waiting till late for the cake to finally arrive, hiding the damaged cake and not letting us know to avoid worrying us, arranging the cake/cheese table exactly as we hoped and for persuading us to do the formal cake cutting so now we have lovely photos! It’s all appreciated.
“Please pass our heartfelt thanks onto Fay for making our midnight snack, taking photos after everyone had left which we really love and for giving us the perfect end to the day, Lexi for such a warm welcome at the drinks reception and for popping in at night just to say hello – it was such a lovely gesture and they both went above what we ever expected.
“Please thank all the other staff and waiting team at Winton who impressed everyone and made our wedding perfect. Despite being so young, the waiting team were so professional and very very friendly. My constant requests for tea were never too much trouble and were always met with a smile. Our families and guests were amazed. You are all wonderful!
“The whole experience was first class and we wish we could do it all again! We both would describe Winton as a 5 star venue run by family because you put so much love and genuine care into everything you do, it’s clear it’s more than just a wedding venue. You really spoiled us.
“We’re so proud to be part of the Winton family and can’t wait to visit in April!
“With all our thanks and best wishes.”
Jennifer and Chris
“…I am probably biased in saying it was the very best wedding I have attended.
“Your staff were courteous, helpful and the attention to detail was perfect.
“I know my son and his wife, Catherine, really enjoyed themselves and to see the smiles on everyone’s faces was a delight.
“Again many thanks, and I would not hesitate to recommend Winton Castle as a venue to all and sundry.”
Alister Clark (Groom’s Father)
“The venue for our wedding was absolutely stunning. You and your team did all that we could have asked for to make our wedding day a complete success.
“…. The room we had [the ceremony] in was superb and we were lucky enough to get outside for the photo`s, the BBQ ( spot on food ) and the speeches. The band were first class and Alan & Gemma were excellent during the day with the background music.
“I would, and will, recommend you and the venue to anyone who wants advise from us.
“Please also thank Sir Francis for turning up at breakfast time to make sure everything went well, and to congratulate Val and I. That was much appreciated.
“Finally, to the whole Winton Team, Big THANKS from us both and our families.”
Val & Kenny Glasgow
“We not only had the time of our lives but many of our wedding guests said that it was the best wedding they had ever attended! It appears we have set the bar high!…… The food on the day was outstanding from the canapes and wedding meal, to breakfast the next morning… The house and grounds were immaculate and were a stunning backdrop for our photos.
“For all the efforts mentioned, and more, we couldn’t have picked a more perfect venue for our wedding day.”
Jenny & Nick
“First of all, congratulations for organizing and delivering a 5 Star Wedding for Zitlali and David. Winton is an exceptional place to hold a wedding and is unique within the 17 South of Edinburgh properties we looked at before choosing Winton. We had so many compliments from our guests that the beautiful gardens, freedom of the use of the main public rooms of the house, as well as your excellent organisation make Winton very special and homely. The bedrooms and breakfast were of a 5 star standard.
“The day, 23rd May, being very sunny allowed us to use the facilities of Winton to the maximum. Well done!”
Zony and James Woodrow (bride’s parents)
“Since meeting you at the venue with Lindsey and Rob way back in November 2013, we were very impressed by the venue and your welcome. I have to say that even our high expectations of a great event were surpassed.
“All of the staff were very professional and courteous; we hardly noticed them until we needed something, then it was taken care of immediately. …Everything ran like clockwork, leaving us to the important task of celebrating the wedding!
“You took care of us all beautifully and we wouldn’t change a thing except possibly wind the clock back and do it all again! We would not hesitate to recommend Winton to anyone that may be looking for a venue to celebrate a special event.”
Mrs Hazel Carr (bride’s mother)
“It was the level of the organisation and the quality of the people in the Winton team that made the wedding such a happy occasion for us. From the beginning we had total faith in Rae McGonigle and her staff. The arrangements went exceptionally smoothly.
“We were so impressed by the attention to detail, the effective communication with the outside agencies involved, and the efforts made by all staff… The feedback …has been universally very positive. Everyone had a marvelous time. The day will be one of the great family memories for all of us.
“It was an exceptional venue in all respects, managed by people who are very professional and so highly committed to the estate.”
Mr Lachlan MacCallum (bride’s father)
“I’d just like to thank everyone at Winton, especially yourselves, for helping to make Tom and Karen’s wedding so fantastic – even my mother, who is notoriously hard to please, has said that it was exceptional! I know that a couple of guests have already recommended Winton to their engaged friends.
“The happy couple are still on the go unlike Iain and myself. They have sky dived from 15000 feet, shot in the Nevada desert, won money at blackjack and are now relaxing in Mexico!”
Mrs Maureen Smith
“We had such a wonderful day and without all your hard work and attention to detail we would not have been able to have the best day of our lives.”
Mr and Mrs Thomson
“Our wedding day, and the night before, were utterly incredible, absolutely everything surpassed expectation! Every guest commented on the homeliness of the house and the friendliness and warmth of you all.”
Mr and Mrs Harvey
“We had the most amazing time – truly unforgettable! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!”
Mr and Mrs Burke
“Now we’re back we’re getting lots of wedding feedback and one constant remains throughout – how truly wonderful Winton and all the staff were. I’m not exaggerating, I think you guys might have even taken the focus off us!
“Our wedding would not have been the day it was without you and the team there so again, thank you, thank you, thank you for all being wonderful. Particular praise went to how much you guys were actually a part of the reception and chatted to everyone….”
Nick & Debbie (aka Mr & Mrs Nash)
“I can’t thank you and your staff enough for the wonderful wedding day we had for Rebecca and Sean. Even the sun shone for the 3 day event!!! We were discussing the celebrations at length with guests and decided that the whole occasion had ‘FLOWED SEEMLESSLY’ due to all the staff. Nobody had to ask for anything to be done as they had thought of every little detail to make Rebecca and Sean’s wedding weekend a time they will never forget…”
David and Heather Child (Proud Mother and Father of the Bride and their amazing Son in Law)
“Every detail of our time at Winton was perfectly executed by you and your team, from the welcoming drinks and line-up through to Francis’s insistence on a game of blow-billiards after hours!
“We had a professional chef who is the private cook for one of Ireland’s leading families amongst our guests and she declared herself very impressed with both the quality of food and the service. …Even before a request had formulated in our minds, you and your team had seen to it. Thank you for making our day so happy and memorable.”
James & Tania
“The overwhelming response we had was how relaxed, fun and friendly it was and how well they were all looked after. Lots of people didn’t want to go home! The hospitality was absolutely second to none. I can’t put into words how comfortable we felt being at Winton House. Everyone from Harry (the man who can!) to Sir Francis, was so welcoming.
“I felt that the staff struck the perfect balance between professional and friendly so at no times did things feel stuffy or too formal despite being in such grand surroundings.
“The food was superb. Our friends who had been to 8 weddings in 8 weeks before ours said that it was the best that they’d experienced. Our wedding weekend exceeded all of our (at times rather demanding) expectations. I smile every time I think of Winton and my Mum still wants to pop in and have a look at the house whenever she’s in the neighbourhood!”
Fiona & Russell
“Everyone we have spoken to was tremendously complimentary about the venue, the format and the food. It was an incredibly memorable day.
“It felt like your own private party. The venue was spectacular and the food was excellent.
“On the day itself we couldn’t fault a thing. Everyone was very welcoming and caring. The fact that the house itself is actually someone’s home and feels just like someone’s home. The atmosphere in the house is exceptional.”
Eileen & David Black (bride’s parents)
“What a wonderful wedding. We were all knocked out by your beautiful house and its surroundings.”
Mrs P. L. Miller