The place itself seems like a great venue. However we think the event we went to and left a half time was a total con. It was advertised as 'the songs of George Michael by candle light'. What is actually was - a VERY loud, very dodgy Wham/GM tribute act. Rubbish and at £80not cheap. Not happy! 😡
Hi Gill, thank you for your honest feedback and your opening positive comment about our venue. We're really sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy the George Michael tribute by candlelight. Premium tickets were £37.50, so we're guessing the £80 you refer to was for 2 tickets plus booking fees. The show in question was organised and ticketed by an outside promoter - 'Kinda Dusty' and we will certainly share your comments with them. Alternatively, you can email them directly on email@example.com if you'd like to pursue the matter further. Kindest regards from the Monastery team.
Nice place seen elvis in candlelight and even got a bar
Thank you for the positive feedback and 5 star review, Ian, we're so glad to hear you enjoyed the Elvis by candlelight show!
This is such a lovely peaceful place. The story of the building is both inspiring and heartbreaking. Seeing what a great community hub it is now is truly life affirming. We're booking for the Carol Service but the lovely food in the cafe might bring us back sooner!
Thank you and bless you for that wonderful feedback, Wendy, we really appreciate you taking time out to leave us your review and are very much looking forward to welcoming you back. Warmest wishes from the whole Monastery team!
Proper swanky gaff. Fukin beautiful. But nobody that worked there smiled, had to w8 an age for food, and why is there mic and p.a. so everyone can hear the ceremony. Slightly disappointed to be fair. Glad I didn't pay for it ha ha
Thanks for your honest feedback Mike, we're surprised and sorry to read that you found our staff & wonderful volunteers unsmiling. That's really a very unusual view as we're genuinely a very friendly bunch of folk! I'll pass your comments regarding this though, along with the sound and time it took for your food to arrive to the management team. We're happy to hear that you at least found the Monastery a 'proper swanky gaff' - thank you for that and we hope we can do better if you visit again.
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A beautiful historic and architectural find, great venue for workshops etc. Unfortunately poor communication in relation to events inside the building. I understand it’s run by volunteers?
Thank you for your honest feedback, Ayo. I'm not sure which specific day or event you are referring to, but I'll share your general feedback with the management team. The Monastery is a charity and as such, does rely on volunteers, but there are also staff working alongside who together, usually run events smoothly. We're sorry you didn't find it so on this occasion and we hope to provide you with a better experience on your next visit.
Great venue for a wedding or concert
I have been to both.
They have done a fantastic restoration job on this hats of to them
Beatiful architecture inside and out in the gardenx ad pictured.
Attended a wedding here and had an amazing day. My only negative comment is that gravy boats were put on all the tables first and it was cold by the time our food arrivef. The side vegetables/potatoes on our plates weren't as warm as the meat. This is a wonderful setting to get married in and well worth having a look at if you don't want a church or registrar service and are looking for a wow venue with ample parking
Thank you very much for sharing your honest feedback, Julie and so pleased to hear you had such an amazing day. I'll certainly pass your comments on to the catering team and please accept our sincere apologies for the gravy!
We're really sorry to hear you didn't enjoy the Abba concert, Ian and very touched that you still left us a 5 star review for our beautiful Monastery. We'll be sure to pass your feedback on to the event organiser too. Kindest regards from the whole Monastery team.
Thank you to the people who had the foresight to restore a beautiful building. A lot more to do but what has been done is fantastic. Excellent cafe also.