Idlewyld Inn & Spa is a London-based venue that specializes in hosting weddings and other special events. This lovely Victorian inn was originally built in 1878, and offers gorgeous surroundings, comfortable accommodations and a professional staff that is ready to cater to your every need. This venue is brimming with charm with historical architecture, elegant fireplaces and amazing woodwork to match.
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The Inn's facilities include the following:
- The Parlour Room: This was once the mansion's living room and is great for smaller gatherings of up to 24 guests but may be combined with The Drawing Room for larger groups.
- The Drawing Room: It includes a marvelous fireplace and famous Linsrusts-Walton wall coverings. It is perfect for parties of up to 12 guests.
- The Wine Celler: This newly-renovated space has wall-to-ceiling wine cellers and a lot of natural lighting. It is ideal for up to 50 guests.
- The Garden Courtyard: This space is perfect for outdoor ceremonies and/or receptions with a capacity of up to 50 guests.
- The Front Porch: This is a covered, outdoor space which is appealing for weddings of up to 30 guests.
The services offered include:
- Boutique wedding package
- Idlewyld elopement package
- Idlewyld Rolls Royce
Additionally, it offers services for other celebrations such as:
- Holiday parties and more
Trevor Stephens is the head chef or Chef de Cuisine of this venue. After spending 9 years as a sous chef at the Elm Hurst Inn & Spa, he came to this inn to offer a gastronomic experience worthy of a big hotel but with the charm of a boutique inn.
The accommodations offered at the Inn include 21 rooms with a number of amenities. Some rooms feature private balconies, elegant wooden trimmings and Victorian fireplaces. They offer king and queen size beds, complimentary wifi and newly-renovated bathrooms with natural products among other comforts.
Another facility that is of interest to bridal parties is The Spa at Idlewyld. It has a team of professionals which include certified estheticians and registered massage therapists that offer the following services:
- Hand & foot therapy
- Massage & body therapy
- Eminence facial therapy
- Dead sea treatments
- Micro blading
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Our first in-person meeting with the co-ordinator caused a bit of concern as she was missing some important details regarding our wedding day. The room I had chosen a few months before was no longer available for the night before and the night of the wedding. I was quite disappointed, but let it go. A few days later, I called the new innkeeper, Christine, to let her know of my disappointment. She immediately reviewed the paperwork, and had my husband and I booked back in to our original room. From then on, Christine took care of us, and it was smooth sailing.
From the moment our first guests began arriving three days before the wedding, the helpfulness and warmth of the staff was apparent. A special mention must be made to the evening staff member, Janice, who went above and beyond her regular duties to make our guests comfortable and happy. I should include that my husband and I do not live in London; we live in Japan, and many of our guests were coming from all over the world (Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Australia and the United States) to attend our wedding. Each and every one of these overseas guests had nothing but praise for the staff, the amenities, the rooms and the food at the Idlewyld.
The cocktail reception was originally to be held outdoors on the beautiful terrace. The weather, however, had other plans. The change in plans went without a hitch, and our guests were taken care of in the beautiful front salon of the Inn. The call for dinner was made, and the guests made their way to the wine cellar; a cozy, warm and welcoming environment. There were four food choices for the guests (my bridesmaids and I had a tasting session at a beautiful dinner at the Idlewyld a few months previous to decide on the evening's menu). The food was piping hot, and served quickly and efficiently. Wine, beer and spirits were served both at the table, as well as at a small bar set up just outside the eating area.
My husband, myself and two of our friends provided the traditional Irish music that evening. The speaker system and wiring were fine, and our guests (and the serving staff!) enjoyed an evening of jigs and reels.
As you can see, I have nothing but praise for the Idlewyld. I visit my family in London at least twice a year, and testament to my satisfaction will be the fact that I will be visiting the Idlewyld each time for brunch or dinner with my bridesmaids for small reunions.
I would recommend the Idlewyld to any couple who appreciate and expect attentiveness to detail, a warm environment, and professionalism on their wedding day. September 4th will carry so many memories for my husband I, and central to these memories will be time we spent at the Idlewyld Inn. Thank you so much.
Sarah Mulvey Cullen
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