Private Celebrations at Gleneagles: Testimonials
A selection of some of the lovely feedback we've had from guests who've had their private celebrations at Gleneagles.....
"Planning our wedding from Dubai was never going to be easy so once the date was set, our next big decision was the venue. After considering a number of different venues, we decided on a special place that we had always held close to our hearts when we lived in Edinburgh. It had to be Gleneagles!
"The events team, led by Jennifer Randall, were very helpful from the start. We can't even begin to think of the number of e-mails that passed between us in order to make sure that everything was perfect for our special day!
"The Glendevon provided a spectacular venue for our cocktail reception and our overseas guests loved seeing the Gleneagles piper in action!
"We then moved into the majestic art deco ballroom where the Wedding Breakfast was held and it really took our breath away. As the doors of the ballroom were opened, we saw that it had been filled with flowers and fairy lights; we couldn't believe that the Gleneagles florist had brought to life everything that we had described to him.
"The grand finale to a perfect day was standing on the lawn watching fireworks shoot up into the sky surrounded by our family and closest friends.
"It was such a memorable day that we have already had guests asking us about an 'anniversary Gleneagles reunion'!!"
Danielle and Saeed Hashmi, July 2012
"I wanted to thank you personally and relay what a fantastic event we had to the rest of the team.
"From the moment we arrived on Saturday, everything went perfectly - we were allocated beautiful rooms/suites which was a lovely and very special start.
"As I said on Saturday evening when we entered the Ruthven room - the room, decor and flowers truly exceeded my expectations - you were a fantastic guide through the whole process and you and the team delivered everything we had agreed to perfection and it all came together beautifully.
"The dinner menu and meals prepared were fabulous - the team that served us led by Matt were faultless - and everyone had an amazing time with excellent food.
"I had the most memorable birthday weekend which truly exceeded my expectations and the same is true for everyone in the party.
"Thank you all for the superb service, the attention to detail and quality and for delivering above and beyond."
Jennifer Craw, Birthday celebration, December 2012
"Thank you, thank you, thank you - what a birthday Party! Your advice, professionalism, time and attention to detail were outstanding, before and during the weekend. You really did make a huge difference. You and the rest of the team at Gleneagles were so courteous and helpful at all times.
"Every one of our guests have contacted us now and have all commented on the service they received. Particularly the standard of meals served on Friday and Saturday evenings. So please pass on our thanks to Matt and his team including the Chef and kitchen/serving staff. The Bar staff were extremely pleasant and helpful too.
"I cannot finish without mentioning our arrival at Gleneagles.... by Helicopter - only on the front lawn!!!! Well, what can I say, unbelievable - what a start to the most perfect weekend ever.
"WOW what a party/weekend.... I look forward to the next one!!!!"
Claire Watson, Birthday celebration, November 2012
"I wanted to say a really big 'Thank You' to you for organising my 50th Birthday Party at Gleneagles. The weekend was simply superb from arrival to departure.
"The party itself was brilliant and we all had a great time. Please pass on my personal thanks to the Chef and his team, the waiting staff (especially for taking so many group photos, above beyond the call ofduty) and to Stu for his great DJ set, not forgetting the piper! His address to the haggis was a show stopper. Together, they really made the night rock!
"We're all trying to work out which one of us has the next 'significant milestone' to celebrate so that we can do this all over again!!
"Thanks once again for everything you did to make this a memorable occasion. I hope to see you again before too long."
David Ede, Birthday celebration, November 2012
“A huge thank you to all the staff at Gleneagles for the most wonderful weekend. My husband’s 50th birthday will be remembered by ourselves and our friends as an incredible celebration. I have been inundated with phone calls from our friends raving about our evening, mentioning everything about the delicious meal, the beautiful rooms and the friendliness of the staff. A few of our guest had never been before and cannot wait to go back.
“Please pass a personal thanks to Suzanne who pre-arranged everything before the event - goodness knows she was plagued by me continually making changes and nothing was too much bother.
“And, of course, to Fiona Pugh who took over at the weekend and made me feel as if nothing was too much to ask. The personalised birthday card from her was lovely.
“Thanks also goes to Paul, Lisa and Iris who ran our evening meal with such efficiency and professionalism – I particularly liked Lisa's little touch of adding the tea-lights along the breakfast bar, completely transforming the room. Please thank the chefs for a truly scrumptious meal.
“Jill and the reception staff's welcome was so personal - it made us relax before we even had our coats off. I have unfortunately forgotten the name of the young lady who showed us round the suite but her enthusiasm was infectious.
“As for the upgrade to the Blue Tower Suite, this was incredible and we felt truly indulged in luxury. The arrival of birthday gifts for both Mark and Stephen was such a nice touch, we all felt truly spoiled.
“Our Friday evening in Andrew Fairlie’s to celebrate Mark's birthday was a true delight.
“I cannot express enough how wonderful our weekend was. All of the team at Gleneagles made this a wonderful occasion - from the moment we started planning it, to our departure on Sunday. You excel at the personal touch of making your customers feel incredibly special. The weekend exceeded all my expectations, it was truly perfect.
“We are due back in July to celebrate my parents Golden Wedding and I cannot wait.”
Colette MacDonough, Birthday celebration, April 2012
“We have being coming up to the Glenmor Village at Gleneagles for the last 8 years, so the hotel and the surrounding area are very special to us. Gleneagles is a beautiful hotel; the standards of service are so high and the staff so welcoming, it made the perfect choice for our wedding.
"There are too many highlights to name one - key moments that stand out are: the wedding ceremony, the reception drinks in the spectacular hotel grounds, being piped into the ballroom with all of our guests, the fantastic food, the ceilidh dancing and of course the glitter drop at the end of the night!!
"We would like to thank everyone at Gleneagles for their help in organising such an amazing wedding for us. The Gleneagles team was first class on the day and made us both feel very relaxed as we knew we were in safe hands. The food, flowers and entertainment were of an exceptional quality. We couldn't have asked for more from a wedding venue and we look back on the whole weekend with such happy memories. A truly memorable weekend for us and all of our guests!”