Wedding Testimonials

Wedding Testimonials

Sorry for delay in sending this. Just wanted to say a big Thank you once again for helping to make Phil's day so special on the 1st of July. Couldn't fault anything the tables looked lovely the food as always was amazing. The service and dedication of yourself and staff in going the extra mile to get everything right is a credit to you. Can't wait to book another party !

Thanks a lot. Best wishes.

Anne and Phil. Xx

We haven't had a proper chance to thank you for the wonderful job you have done for our wedding. We can't thank you enough for being their for us right from start to finish and your guidance throughout out especially on the day, it went so smoothly and we always knew where to be. You and your team have given us the perfect start to married life and perfect memories to last a life time!

Carly and Jonathan Hutchinson

Hi Michelle/ Sarah and team,

We are currently on our honeymoon in California but wanted to email you while we could just to tell you how amazing last Friday was. We honestly had the best wedding day, it was so unique and so just full of fun and love, it was incredible!

We wanted to take the time to thank you properly as we thought the Oriel did an amazing job. We wanted to say a huge thank you for the hard work, dedication, commitment and passion you put into our wedding day. You gave us the best day of our lives, a day that we will never forget and we will never be able to thank you enough for all your amazing work. We hold you in the highest regard and will recommend you to everybody we know :)

We can not thank you enough for all you and your team have done for us over the past couple of years. We will appreciate it forever. Words can't express how much we loved everything.

Looking forward to hearing back from you.

Martin and Holly xx

Good morning Michelle,

Kerry and I would just like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Since day 1, you have made planning our special day so easy and relaxing and without you I have no doubts it would not have been as perfect as it became. We both really appreciate the efforts you have put in for us and even on the day you made everything stress-free.

Also thank you to the team there as they ran everything superbly and not once did we ever feel pressured to move onto the next stage on the day and everyone was so polite and accommodating. Sorry we did not catch you before you left but we left a card at reception to thank you all.

You are certainly a credit to the Oriel and I hope it is recognised that you and the team do a fantastic job. Everyone has commented on what a perfect day it was and we could not agree more. The whole day was everything we wanted and more.

Thank you so much and we cannot say that enough.

Kindest regards

Chris & Kerry (Mr and Mrs Donaldson)

RE: wedding 27th December

Hi Michelle

Happy New Year to you!

Dave & I have just returned from our mini-moon staying in a cottage in the Lakes, we had a fantastic time, so peaceful after such a busy time before Christmas!

We want to say a huge huge Thank You, to you especially, for making our wedding day so very special. We absolutley loved it!! You really helped us to relax knowing all our arrangements were in such safe hands.

We would not change a single thing, everything looked beautiful, the ceremony room was just lovely and the food throughout was gorgeous! Our bridal suite was perfect, so much room for us all to pile in and get ready on the morning and staying there the night before with my family made it even more special for me.
Every member of your staff were so so helpful, very proffessional and so lovley to all of our guests. The service through the wedding breakfast was spot on, we totaly relaxed and enjoyed every moment. Many people commented on how lovely everything was and said how good the staff were during the whole day. It was not only on the day though Michelle, it was the whole run up to the wedding, you have all been so nice and so very helpful.

I admit I was so nervous just before going into the ceremony but with your help and your lovely Mother in Law it helped a great deal and once I said what I had to say, I was loving every minute!

We feel quite lost now as there are no more arrangements to be done! We have of course our Thankyou's to do and to sort out the photos and just to try to remember as much as we can as often as we can.

We are looking forward to our honeymoon to the Carribbean during our Easter break.

We will return to The Oriel for a meal sometime soon as it would be lovely to be back in the lovely surroundings again. It will always be a special place to us now.

Please can you pass on all our Thanks to your lovely team for everything that they all did to make it a perfect day.

With all our regards and heartfelt Thanks

Julie & Dave Hansen

Hi Sarah,

I would just like to thank you for making our Wedding day really special, you were fantastic.

Without your help in the planning of the big day, this last 8 weeks would have been a nightmare. You took all the stress out of it for me and made the whole experience really quite enjoyable!

On the day, you were the calming influence and more than once people commented to me on your attentiveness to all the guests.

Without a second thought I would recommend The Oriel Hotel as the perfect setting for anyone's special day.

Thanks again

Jude & Bryn Jones

Dear Sarah & Michelle,

Can personally thank you and ALL your staff on behalf of the Clubs committee, for an absolutely amazing evening and for letting us hold our dinner at your hotel.

From start to finish the evening was excellent. The quality of the food served considering there was 200 people was outstanding.

The Bar Manager was brilliant, he made sure our guest speaker and sponsors on the top table were all happy.

The DJ ( Justin) was great, very professional in the running of the awards etc. thank you for recommending him!

Being in business myself, I know how hard it is to please everyone, but you certainly pleased ALL 190+ guests!!

Thank you so much. I have posted a review on trip advisor for you.

See you in 2016.

Nick, Clwb Rygbi DINBYCH

Handwritten Wedding Testimonials

Handwritten Testimonial
Handwritten Testimonial
Handwritten Testimonial

Trio Canig singing the rendition of the Rose

Trio Canig – singing to the rendition of the Rose, to our lovely bride and groom Jon & Caryl (April 2015).

Trio Canig singing the rendition of the Rose, to our lovely bride and groom Jon & Caryl (April 2015).

Why choose Oriel?

About Oriel

Backed by a row of stately trees, the Oriel Country Hotel & Spa is situated in lovely grounds and not to far from the A55.

First Class Facilities!

Four star hotel, 39 en-suite bedrooms, award winning terrace restaurant, bar, meeting and conference rooms, gardens.

High Quality Restaurant

Terrace Restaurant offers international cuisine, specialising in Welsh Produce and vegetables, year-round, from our own market-garden.

Fitness & Pamper!

Swimming pool, gym and health spa.


An Exceptional Hotel

What Other Visitors Experienced

About The Oriel Hotel

The Oriel Hotel is a 4 star; family run hotel located just a short stroll from the city of St Asaph. Located in the heart of North Wales we are able to cater for weddings and private functions to the highest standards. The Oriel Hotel is also the perfect place for that weekend getaway with its fine dining restaurant experience, swimming pool and spa or simply to explore the scenic North Wales countryside.

Nearby are a number of interesting historical sites, such as St Asaph Cathedral, the World Heritage Site at Conwy, Bodelwyddan and Llandudno with its Victorian promenade. Just a short drive away, Snowdonia beckons you to experience the beauty of the Welsh Mountains.

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About the North Wales surrounding area

Oriel Hotel building history

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As a family run business, the personal touch is no more apparent than on your special day with us. Michelle, Oriel's wedding director, creates the perfect wedding around your needs and requirements.

Your Wedding is one of the most memorable days of your life. The meticulous level of detail and pre planning that goes into creating this special day has been perfected by The Wedding Team at The Oriel combined knowledge of over 100 years within the wedding industry.

View Wedding page for more information.

Functions at The Oriel Hotel are held on a frequent basis due to the available range in room size and garden available. We also accommodate specific dining requirements such as summer BBQ’s or Buffets. Functions can be as formal or informal as required again depending on personal preference, taste, budget and foremost function style & type.

View Functions & Special Occasions page for more information.

Oriel offers the necessary ingredients for a successful conference or meeting. Modern facilities, attentive service, refreshing cuisine.

  • Modern conference rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Latest Equipment
  • Natural Conference Day Light
  • Health foods for dynamic results

View Business Meetings page for more information.

We are North Wales premier Wedding Venu!