We love it when our newlyweds reflect back on their day and tell us their story.
Thank you so much to Vicky and the team for making our wedding reception so beautiful and relaxed! The decorations were stunning and the food and drink were delicious. We had so many compliments, even from our fussier guests! Nothing was ever too much trouble in the lead up to the wedding and on the night the whole team ensured that all guests had everything they needed, from the very young (two weeks!) to the very old (90). Despite being a stressed out bride in the lead up I wanted to do it all again almost immediately. Can I?!
I would totally recommend the Dancing Man to anyone thinking of booking – we couldn’t have been happier with everything.
Helen and Dan
Thank you so much to Mandy and the DMB Team. The place looked stunning, the food was great, all the staff were just so lovely and helpful, we couldn’t have asked for a better venue for our wedding.
Thank you Mandy for all your help from day 1. Despite of MR Watson’s and your accident, you still went above and beyond to make our day special. It has been so easy to work with you, everyone kept asking how chilled we were with wedding preps yet still had such an amazing wedding. All thanks to you and the whole team. We have no words, we had an incredible time and loved every bit of it. Thank you DMB!
Can’t wait to wear our DMB t-shirts!xx
Mr and Mrs Vincent Liu xx
We just wanted to say a massive thank you for making our wedding so beautiful. Everything was perfect. All the finer details really made such an impact. Every one commented on what a gorgeous venue we had chosen. The beer went down a treat, food (although we didn’t manage to eat a lot of it) everyone said how incredible it was.
Thank you again for everything, you are amazing at what you do – we were so lucky to have found you!!
Lots of love
Mr and Mrs Halligan xxxxxxx
When we first started looking for venues, we were overwhelmed by the sheer amount we found up and down the country, however none of them ever felt quite right until we discovered the Dancing Man Brewery. We both fell in love with it the moment we walked in, from the stunning spiral staircase and unique décor to the relaxed atmosphere and locally crafted ales, it was exactly what we were looking for.
Hannah and the whole Dancing Man team were fantastic from the word go. They catered to all of our needs with ease, especially providing many vegetarian and vegan options which was a particular preference of ours. No request was too large and Hannah was always enthusiastic about all the details (big and small) that made our day special. We were blessed with hot weather, which gave us the opportunity to have welcome drinks in the park around the side of the DMB before heading inside for the meal, another little touch that Hannah suggested and catered for. The meal was superb, the drinks were constantly flowing and all of our guests commented on the quick and friendly service. Most of all, the DMB has an atmosphere that exudes fun. Everybody was able to relax, let their hair down and enjoy themselves without worrying about the formal wedding etiquette you often get in say a hotel. It combined the laid back feeling with a touch-of class to make our wedding day both special and enjoyable.
The DMB is amazingly located, it’s literally next door to the registry office, surrounded by hotels within a few hundred meters (all our guests could walk back – a handy feature) and great views along the coast. The band we used were called ‘The Vibes’, another excellent find. They had played at the DMB before so were able to set up easily and once the meal finished, Hannah and the team cleared a huge space where we were able to dance all night. The locals were even singing along downstairs! I would recommend Hannah and the DMB in a heartbeat to other couples looking for a venue in the area, she made planning a wedding feel easy and was constantly positive throughout the whole process. We have so many photos and memories that will stay with us forever, all made possible by The Dancing Man Brewery.
Thank you so much!
Hannah and Chris
Like every bride I wanted my wedding day to be perfect. The key to making it perfect for me, was ensuring all of our friends and family could be there. Who asks their guests to spend two days in the middle of nowhere, at a place with a name like WALCOTT HALL, at about £9000 per night?? Come on, is that really ‘you’? I wanted to make it as easy for our guests as possible, and comfortable, and still have a beautiful setting, and with The Dancing Man I got exactly that.
We were sold the minute we first walked up the spiral staircase (pictured) and let me tell you, you won’t get better wedding pics than your guests filing up those stairs. The rustic feel inside makes it feel like a classy barn wedding, without having to actually go and be in a cold barn. We didn’t want anything too formal and stuffy, like what I imagine Walcott hall to be. We wanted everyone to feel relaxed and in their comfort zone, and as a bride, I needed to be able to pop in whenever I needed in the run up to the big day: which is a million times easier because of its central location.
Located in the middle of Southampton, near all the hotels; Novotel, Hilton, Ibis and De Vere meant that every single guest was able to RSVP yes. Because it’s so convenient!
The team were so flexible, which allowed us to add all the personal touches we wanted. Mandy, Vic and the team will go above and beyond to make any vision you have come true, from fairy lights to flowers to fancy artwork on the chalkboards. The Dancing Man team are super friendly, efficient, really well trained, and not a single one of our guests had a poor experience. I’m not exaggerating when I say that we’re still getting messages from people complimenting the venue, service, food and asking whether they do birthdays etc….which they do!
Food wise we went with a buffet, but sit down meals were offered to us. It was served on time, the food was impeccable and there was plenty to go round. It’s not your standard wedding ‘meat and two veg’ but we didn’t want a standard wedding…we wanted something people were going to remember and boy did this place deliver!
And then, as the name suggests, we DANCED! We had plenty of room for a dance off, but not so much room that it ever looked bare. I cannot recommend this place enough to anyone who is thinking about booking it for their special day. It will always hold a very special place in our hearts and we are proud to say we are now fully fledged Dancing Man regulars!
I really just wanted to say thank you.
Thank you for giving us such a wonderful wedding day, we felt very spoilt and so well looked after.
Food was great, service was wonderful, you were a joy. Everyone raved about the venue (we felt very clever) and had such fun.
So a massive bloody thank you to you and your amazing team from Iain and I!
We couldn’t have been any happier with our choice of venue.
I hope it all goes really well for you, you deserve it
This place has truly made our wedding the most fantastic day and we would highly recommend it anybody thinking of visiting or booking.
This place has been absolutely incredible for my husband and I. We had our wedding here on Friday 28th July and the all of the staff were amazing. We felt so comfortable throughout the entire process of organising the wedding over the past 2 years and when it came to Friday – Mandy,Hannah and all the staff were outstanding. The room was decorated beautifully and the food was out of this world. Nothing was ever too much bother for the staff and the service was brilliant throughout. This place has truly made our wedding the most fantastic day and we would highly recommend it anybody thinking of visiting or booking.
Thank you from the two of us for helping to make our day the best it could have been,you’ve made us both so so happy!
Lots of love,
Annie and Pete Belasco xxxxx
We have had such incredible feedback from all of our guests about how unusual and FANTASTIC the venue was… They all loved the fun and relaxed atmosphere.
We just wanted to say a GINORMOUS thank you for looking after us on 30th July for our wedding, it was an amazing day and we have had such incredible feedback from all of our guests about how unusual and FANTASTIC the venue was… They all loved the fun and relaxed atmosphere (at least for us!!) and it goes without saying that we did too!
And I dare say the pies went down an absolute treat… Ricky’s dad ate the whole of his huge pie the next day! Everyone commented on the fantastic staff and how accommodating and friendly everyone was from kitchen staff, the bar staff to security and we were also overwhelmed by how great you all were, so again, thank you. You guys made the day very special and we are incredibly grateful.