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From myself and my new husband, we want to thank Solent Hotel so so much for everything they have done for us and our wedding. We had the most magical day and honestly could not have asked for more! The hotel itself looked absolutely amazing and so much better than we could have imagined! The wedding venue/room looked stunning at every part of the day, everyone who was involved in making our room look lovely, done an amazing job and we couldn’t have asked for more. We honestly was so happy with how’s things went and so grateful to Rio and Caz for how smoothly the day went too. We loved every second of it and we can’t wait to come back to visit Solent again. You have honestly given us the best experience at planning a wedding at no point have we felt stressed or worried as I've heard some people say planning a wedding. You made sure every single detail we wanted was done and took so much on yourself to save us the worry. I honestly could not recommend having a wedding at Solent hotel more. You truly are amazing and we will treasure the memories you helped make forever! 

Mr & Mrs Carter - December 2023

First of all, we want to deeply thank Rio personally for helping us with our wedding. We really appreciate her being with us, assisting us with every single thing, advising us on everything, being prompt and helpful at every stage of the wedding preparation. It was a pleasure working with her! Thank you so much for the anniversary stay voucher! It’s so generous and kind. We will definitely use it next year! We had a really good time, everything was organised properly and went smooth and nice. We want to say thank you to the staff, including Rio and Caz. Once again, thank you so much for everything you did to us! We knew straight that we made the right choice having our wedding at Solent.

Carl & Karla - November 2023

We would just like to say a massive thank you for all the help. I had been filled with so many nerves leading up to the day and it couldn't have been more perfect.. I am so very grateful to all of the team at the Solent for helping our special day come together so well. Caz was incredible on the day and was consistent and caring with us and I couldn't have asked for a better job to have been done by her. The food was INCREDIBLE  and I want to do it all over again.. so does George. The Solent hotel will always hold a special place in our hearts as it did even before the wedding.. Thank you again guys, you did amazing!!! 

October 2023

The food was outstanding, and everyone we asked said that too. Also we’re still trying to get through the cake, delicious. The DJ was brilliant as you said he would be and honestly think it was the best we couldn’t have ever expected.

Mr & Mrs Luckhurst - October 2023

We had a wonderful day celebrating with our family and friends. 

We can't thank Rio and Adam enough for all your help with making our day so special. The venue was beautiful, the staff worked tirelessly and everything went smoothly. We couldn't be happier that we chose the Solent Hotel for our wedding and would happily do it all over again.

Gary & Sarah - September 2023

Not a week goes by without us recalling our wonderful wedding day. The preparation and attention to detail by Rio made the months leading up to our wedding very enjoyable. The final details meeting and being introduced to Caz made us both feel very comfortable knowing we were in safe hands.

On the wedding day we can’t thank Caz enough for an amazing day keeping us informed along the way. Everything felt amazing. The presentation of the evening function room set up was spectacular and we were so pleased. We'd like to thank Steve for also making the rest of the night a complete success for us. We loved the playlist and how everything worked so well with Jodie Vinall the singer. It certainly kept everyone on the dance floor.

Thank you all for such a well planned day and your part in it all.

Roger & Paula - September 2023


We chose to book our wedding at the Solent hotel and we are so glad we did! The hotel itself is stunning. The food was amazing and we had nothing but positive feedback from our guests about the whole day. We can’t thank Olivia, Ash and the rest of the staff we dealt with they were honestly amazing nothing was too much trouble for any of them. The whole day from start to finish was amazing, just wish we could do it all again! We had a vision in mind and they made sure it came to life for us, the whole day was magical.

Mr & Mrs Lodge - May 2022

Just wanted to say a big thank you to Olivia, Lauren and the team for running our party so smoothly. We were really touched by all the little things the hotel did for us; we really thought everything was perfect. Especially the little touches like the things in our room and the chalkboard in the room. Couldn’t have asked for more. All our guests were really complimentary too.

Mr & Mrs Austin - May 2022

We would just like to thank both of you for making our wedding even more perfect than we could have imagined! You were both amazing and played such a big part in our day, we’re so glad we had you both there! The day was absolutely perfect and the work and effort you put in means so much to us! From the beautiful table for our ceremony to the complete lack of love hearts for our drinks reception, there were so many little details that you both made sure were perfect! The way Olivia dealt with the photo booth issue so smoothly and got it sorted so quickly was amazing. You both took the stress and worry out of every aspect and we’re so grateful! We really appreciate everything you did so much, and so many of our guests commented on what an amazing job you did. You two make the most amazing team, anyone who has you coordinating their wedding is very lucky! So thank you both so much! 

Mr & Mrs Eayres - May 2022

We held our wedding at the Solent Hotel after a long delay because of covid. The day was perfect, everything we imagined and hoped it would be. We cannot thank everyone enough, our wedding planner Olivia and her team were brilliant, throughout the day nothing was too much trouble and we were able to enjoy a wonderful stress-free day. We used the hotel suppliers for the cake, DJ, table decorations and chair covers who were all amazing and provided just what we wanted. We would definitely recommend the Solent Hotel as a wedding venue and looking forward to returning for our anniversary.

Sandra & Sean - May 2022

Roddy and I would like to say a Huge Thank you for making our day so special. Jess - You were amazing right from the get go and have been so patient with us having to change our date as well. We couldn’t of put all this together without all your hard work. Ash - Thank you so much for making our day run as smoothly as possible. We really appreciate all your work you put in to the day, even the tissues before I went in 😂. Our bridal suite exceeded expectations. All the little touches were just perfect. Thank you!

Mr and Mrs Barr - August 2021

Ben and I just wanted to say thank you so much for yesterday. We had an amazing day, and everything was lovely. Thank you for our bottle of fizz and for helping make the day run as smoothly as possible, it was so relaxed and we have lots of compliments from the guests about the day and how beautiful the ceremony was. Please can you also pass our thanks on to Jess for all that she did leading up to the day. 

Lauren and Ben - July 2021

We just wanted to thank you both for everything you did to make yesterday absolute perfection! As you can imagine we have had lots of sleepless nights on the lead up to the day, worrying about what our day will look like. But I never in a million years thought it would be as incredible as it turned out to be. 

From the initial meeting with you Jessica, we knew that having our wedding at the hotel was the right choice. You've answered all our questions so quickly and really put our minds at ease from the start, nothing was too much trouble and you listened to all our wants and made the day possible!

Ash, we cannot begin to put into words how fantastic you were yesterday! Nothing was too much trouble and you were there to support with everything. Everybody has told us just how good yesterday was and how delicious all the food was. The whole day ran so smoothly and I know lots of effort went on behind the scenes and you made us feel very special. The little touches in the suite were lovely and you nailed the decor of the room. 

Please pass on our thanks to the staff that worked as well, they were so helpful and service was fantastic! 
- Sophie & Rich - July 2021 -

Thank you so much! We had the most amazing day. Everyone went above and beyond, we really couldn't have asked for anything better. Thank you so much to Louise, Laura, Liv and everyone at the hotel. It was absolutely perfect, we cannot thank you all enough for all your hard work.
- Mr & Mrs Mcindoe - September 2019 -

Thank you to all of the team. Louise, our Wedding Co-Ordinator was excellent throughout the whole process of booking our wedding. She was always so very helpful and kind. She answered all of my emails no matter how many questions I asked and wasn't pushy at all. A really lovely lady! Imogen the host was amazing. She was there with me throughout every step of the way on my day. She was really supportive and made our day. She made our dreams come true and is absolutely fantastic at her job! I am so grateful to her and genuinely feel speechless when I think how hard on our day. The food was 5*+ all my guests are still talking about how amazing the food was and how full up we all were. It was delicious. Best Eton mess I've ever had! The Carisbrooke suite was beautiful the team worked so hard. I was so pleased. The team really did smash our expectations and went above and beyond. I'm going to remember this day for the rest of my life. I'm so incredibly grateful.
- Mr & Mrs Garrett – September 2018 -

Well what can I say!!! My husband and I got married in The Carisbrooke room at The Solent Hotel and Spa in May this year. Louise was just absolutely fantastic, reassuring and patient with all of our requests at all times. All our needs and wishes were catered for. The venue looked stunning on the day, all the guests commented on all the fine details and how perfect everything was. Jake was also great, very calming and made sure everything went as planned. The food was out of this world, so many compliments received. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts Louise and Jake, and thank you Solent Hotel and Spa for making our dreams a reality!
- Mr & Mrs Atkinson - May 2019 -

We would love to thank Louise for playing such an important role in the planning of our wedding. It was truly fantastic. All of the staff and suppliers implemented our vision of the day perfectly. The quality of service, food and hospitality was exceptional throughout. Working with little Lillies, inspiration cakes and VIP venues made our wedding planning far more stress-free than we could ever imagine. We would not hesitate to recommend yourselves for any reason to anyone. We felt that Louise personally was always there to answer our queries and to ensure everything went smoothly!  We have heard nothing but positive words of such a wonderful day from all those who attended. Thank you all once again. 
- Mr & Mrs Jones - June 2019 -

Thank you to all who were there to help provide 5 class service on our special day. An extra special thank you to Josh and Kayleigh who are such wonderful people. You went above and beyond for us and we thank you so much for that! Everything for us was just perfect.
- Mr & Mrs Williams - June 2019 - 

We had the most perfect day and that was down to Louise, Laura & the rest of the team at the Solent. We would like to thank Louise for everything she had done for us to help plan an amazing wedding day, she was so friendly from the start and we are so grateful for all she had done! The day was perfect from start to finish! Laura did a great job dealing with all of our requests and helped keep the day completely stress free. All the team did a fab job with the quick setup and changeovers of the room which made the day go smoothly. We are also so thankful to the Kitchen Staff and the Chef as the food was incredible! We absolutely love the Solent Hotel!
- Mr & Mrs Smithson - June 2019 - 

Thank you so much for everything Louise and Jake did on our special day. The room looked gorgeous, from the draping to the centrepieces, it was just like a fairy tale. I really loved all the talks we had with Louise, who was so lovely to us! I have loved planning this with her.
- Mr & Mrs Ashden - June 2019 -

The day was absolutely perfect, it couldn't have gone better, and I really wouldn't have changed anything - it really was perfect. Thank you to Louise & Josh, you’ve both been absolutely lovely! Josh was great in our first meeting and on the day - he really made us feel like everything was under control. He was also a great Master of Ceremonies and was very helpful on the day, but also made sure we didn't worry about anything. All in all, the day was perfect from start to finish, in no small part down to Louise, Josh and the rest of the team that played a part in our day. Thank you so much for everything. You can also rest assured I will be recommending you to everyone I can about using you for weddings!!
- Mr & Mrs Knight - June 2019 -

Thank you so much to Kayleigh for all her help. After my dad came to the hotel to see the Hambledon suite he said on the way home how lovely he thought you were and his exact words were ‘there isn’t anyone I could think better suited for that job role than Kayleigh’ and I couldn’t agree more! You have been incredible! I also wanted to pass on my thanks to Josh for sorting us out on the day.
- Mr & Mrs McRoberts - January 2019 -

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