Wedding testimonials

Making sure our couples and guests have a truly great day is our top priority. There's no stopping our team pulling out all the stops. Here is a selection of unprompted feedback from our guests.

21st June 2019

Hi Maddison

I just want to say a huge Thankyou for all your help and patience, for the 101 questions I asked when i rang every other day. You were a massive help, made me feel at ease and you was so lovely and easy to speak to. It was so nice off you to come see me in the room and help out as well on the big day.

Also could you pass on a massive Thank you to Joe as well, he literally was amazing from the start, everyone has commented how nice, funny, kind and helpful he was, he had me and Ryan laughing all the time. What a down to earth but professional guy which is what you just need on your wedding day.

Every staff from the bar and reception and in the restaurant was so friendly. Outstanding Stanley house is, its the staff what makes it memorable too.

We had the BEST day ever and we fell in love with Stanley house over and over again, we can not wait to have a spa day and just chill in the beautiful venue again.

Kind regards

Lauren & Ryan

Rawcliffe & Park

24th March 2019

Good Afternoon,

Just a quick email to say THANK YOU so much for all your help on the run up to our wedding (24th March 2019), and on the day.

You were all brilliant however a special mention goes to Joe, who was AMAZING!!!! He was calm, kind, funny, organised and incredibly professional. From the moment we met him on the Thursday before our wedding, we trusted him implicitly and knew that with him in charge, nothing could go wrong. Down to small details like checking that Dan and I had a drink at all times and making sure we were happy with everything before he did it. We cannot praise him highly enough, he is a credit to your business! Please pass our comments on to him.

Every single guest commented on how organised everything was and how impressed they were with the venue and the food, so again, thank you!

We will be seeing more of you all, Stanley House will forever hold a place in our hearts.

Love from the new Mr & Mrs Caulfield (Emma & Dan)


Hartley & Caulfield

22nd February 2019

To all the staff that looked after us all on the day of our daughters wedding,

I would first like to thank you for all your hard work and making it the most perfect day for everyone.

The service and attention to detail is second to none, from the superb accommodation, to the wonderful food and the helpfulness of the staff.  We could fault nothing.

It was the perfect day and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts, with thanks and love.

Mr James Byrne and Mrs Samantha Byrne.

Swain & Plumbley

16th February 2019

Hi Angela,

It is the new Mr and Mrs Bolton here!  We celebrated our marriage at SH last Saturday the 16th February – a day which from now on will be known as the best of our lives!  We just wanted to put into writing our sincerest thanks to all the team at SH for making this possible.

We had almost discounted Stanley House as an option for our wedding reception given its familiarity and locality to Leanne and her family who live just across the field.  But as soon as we went to our first wedding fayre there and were greeted by Andrew, it was obvious that it was going to take some beating.

The Ribble Valley is without question blessed with many great wedding venues but in our opinion, with a combination of a fantastic facility, a wide option of rooms that we needed and, most importantly, the most dedicated and professional staff that we came across in our venue search, Stanley House stood out by quite some distance.

Soon after booking our day, we were disappointed to learn that Andrew had left but we needn’t have worried as we were handed over to Maddison who, from start to finish, was consummately professional and thoroughly decent to deal with.  She handled our every request, big or small with equal attention and ensured that all of our needs were met.  She seemed to genuinely share our passion and drive for our big day to be as successful as it could be – which that must be very hard to do, given how many of these she organises per year!  It was also lovely of her to greet us with some prosecco on our arrival from church and to continue popping her head in throughout the day.

In the week of the wedding, we were introduced to Joe and Paul, our operations managers. Prior to meeting them, we naturally would have wanted Maddision to continue right through with us but as soon as we met the guys, it was clear to see why we had been handed over.  We both have a lot of experience in planning and running events and had worried that our ops team might inadvertently remove some of that control from us.  That couldn’t have been further from the truth.  Joe and Paul were so welcoming from the moment we met them.  They have a great and rare bond which instantly clicked with both of us.  Like Maddison, they both seemed to take great pride in delivering on our plan in the most efficient and professional way possible – and between them and the excellent Mantis later on in the evening, boy did they do that!!  We both would also like to give a special mention to Joe who came in, in uniform, on his day off on the Friday before to allow us to do a sound check on the PA system and ensure that everything else was to our liking.

Not one of our guests had a single negative word to say about the day and almost all of them who we spoke with at the end said that it was one of the best weddings they had ever been to.  The fact that everyone left with a smile on their face and have been buzzing about it since is an absolute testament to everyone at your fantastic facility.

We will be individually thanking each one in due course but please feel free to forward on our sincere gratitude for all their help in delivering a better day than even we could have dreamed of.  You are very blessed to have such a great team.

We look forward to spending lots more time at Stanley House in the future.

Warmest regards,

Craig and Leanne Bolton

Blomeley & Bolton

9th February 2019

WOW! From the minute we saw Stanley House we knew we just had to get married here.

Thank you for creating the most perfect backdrop for our magical day.

A special thank you to Maddison, Paul and Joe. I dont know how you put up with Brady’s requests. Every single element of our day was just breathtaking. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We now have a special place with memories to treasure for a lifetime.

Love the new Mr & Mrs Hogg

Sarah & Brady


Gillette & Hogg