Photo Credit: Laurence Hudghton Photography

Today’s venue walkthrough is of The Royal Toby Hotel, located in Rochdale, England and our tour guide is Jordan Dawson, the venue’s Wedding Coordinator!

Tell us a bit about your venue.

The Royal Toby is a 53-room hotel, with two restaurants and a private wedding suite, all located within the grounds of a beautiful converted manor house in Rochdale. The Rhyddings Suite, build upon the former stable block, is beautifully appointed with stunning crystal chandeliers and beautifully crafted oak wall panelling. Fully self-contained, it offers couples exclusive use and all the privacy and personal service that affords. The Study, located in the original manor house, provides a further impressive backdrop for wedding ceremonies with its 1920’s Art Deco style interior, reflecting the glamour of the building’s history.

See more after the cut!

Photo Credit: Laurence Hudghton Photography

What makes your business unique?

Our warm and personal approach to customer service. We have an exceptional team who are always delighted to go above and beyond to make our couples happy. This is reflected in the consistently excellent feedback we receive, as well as in our induction into the TripAdvisor’s hall of fame for our level of excellence over the past six years.

Photo Credit: Laurence Hudghton Photography

Do you target any particular niche?

We appeal to a variety of couples who want the ease of an all-inclusive wedding package but with the flexibility for something a little bit different. With our on-site hotel, and unique Bridal Lodge accommodation, we offer the opportunity for couples to truly relax and have every detail of their wedding ceremony, reception and accommodation taken care of without any transport cares. As well as preferential accommodation rates for your wedding guests, our great value wedding packages also offer a complimentary four poster executive bedroom for the wedding couple, plus two complimentary standard bedrooms (or an extended stay for the wedding couple), all including full English breakfast.

Photo Credit: Laurence Hudghton Photography

What’s your favorite part of the job?

I love the fun and anticipation of wedding preparations and particularly of looking after the bridal parties staying in our Bridal Lodge. It’s such an exciting part of the day and a privilage to play such an important role – making sure there’s plenty of Prosecco on hand throughout!

Photo Credit: Laurence Hudghton Photography

How do you help couples customize their weddings?

From the initial viewing, through the planning and right up to the big day, couples enjoy individual assistance and support from our dedicated and experienced wedding team. Our team are available throughout to help tailor weddings to a couple’s unique requirements and to ensure that they can make the most of their budgets with us. We always welcome a couple’s suggestions and ideas for something that little bit different too.

Photo Credit: Laurence Hudghton Photography

Do you have any funny stories about a past wedding or event?

One of the first events I did was a vow renewal. The couple were animal lovers and had a fabulous dog dance routine at their evening reception. It was also their Silver wedding anniversary so we dressed the room in different shades/textures of silver, which looked stunning.

Photo Credit: Laurence Hudghton Photography

What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned?

To be patient, friendly and supportive, taking the stresses away and making sure couples feel welcome to come to you with any questions, concerns or new ideas.

Any tips for brides on the hunt for a venue?

Decide on your budget and find out how the venue can help you make the most of it. Prioritise the most important parts of the day for you and remember that the most memorable parts of a wedding usually come for free!

Thank you, Jordan! For more information about The Royal Toby Hotel, please visit their WeddingLovely Vendor Guide profile or head on over directly to their website.

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