Ironbridge Hotel receives two awards

Management at an Ironbridge hotel have been handed two awards by a national wedding service website for its award winning food and first-class service.
The Best Western Valley Hotel in Ironbridge was named Best Venue in Shropshire and Best Venue in the West Midlands at the inaugural WeddingDates Awards.
The awards were launched for the first time this year by bosses behind the www.weddingdates.co.uk website, an online network connecting wedding suppliers and wedding couples.

Lisa Snape, sales manager at The Best Western Valley Hotel said the awards had topped a “fantastic” 25 year anniversary year since owners Philip and Lesley Casson had bought the hotel.

Mrs Snape, who herself has worked at the hotel for 21 years said: “It is such an honour to receive these awards.
“We were so surprised when we found out that not only had we won one award, but two.

“It is a great testament to the hard work that all of our staff put into making this venue perfect for couples getting married - and the fantastic part is that it was our suppliers and customers who voted for us.

“We are very fortunate to be located in a stunning World Heritage Site but also our staff work very hard to make sure everything is just as the bride and groom want for their wedding and reception.
“We are so touched that our customers have left such positive feedback for us that it has lead to these awards, we can’t thank them enough.”
The website introduced the awards this year to honour the best venues in different regions across the UK.
The awards were based on customer reviews written on their website and the venues with the best star ratings were handed the accolades.
Bosses at WeddingDates.co.uk said staff at The Best Western Valley hotel had done very well.
A spokeswoman for WeddingDates.co.uk said: “The Best Western Valley Hotel is  a traditional wedding venue.

“This country house hotel is a 44 bedroom, charmingly furnished, independent hotel with an award winning head chef cooking superb seasonal modern British cuisine.
“It’s easy to see why this hotel is the top rated West Midlands and Shropshire wedding venue of 2013.”

The Valley hotel will hold a wedding fair on January 5 from 11am to 4pm. Staff brought the date of the annual event forward in order to let couples who get engaged over the Christmas and New Year period see what is on offer as soon as possible.

Mrs Snape added: “The wedding fair is an ideal opportunity to see what is available under one roof and attracts some great and very experienced suppliers.

“For us one of the most important things is that wedding planning and the big day goes as smoothly as possible.

“Everything from wedding photographers to bridal wear and cake makers will be at the fair for people to talk to and get ideas for their wedding day.”

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