“We chose to have our wedding reception held at Crownhill Fort as we were looking for a unique, stylish venue for our special day.
From start to finish, the service we received from the staff at Orange Chilli was second to none. During the pre-wedding meetings, all the details and timings were discussed thoroughly and the food tasting session was a meal in itself!
The venue was perfect for our arrival, the staff were very smart, efficient and discreet. The decoration was outstanding, with great attention to detail.
The food was exactly as we sampled at the taster session, served hot, quickly and the tables were cleared in good time.
We had out own live music for the start of the evening and their supplied DJ for the evenings disco, who liaised with us for our preferred music choice.
We would definitely recommend the Royal Navy Field Gun to be fired in salute. The gunners (all being ex-gun run crew) are great fun, and have no hesitation about shooting you with confetti!
A big thank you to Adele, Kay, Tina and all the Orange Chilli staff who made our day as memorable to us as it did for to our guests” – Jenny & Chris
“I had my wedding and meal held at Crownhill Fort. The grounds are perfect for wedding photos, with many interesting places to see. Its not every day that you get to have a cannon fired on your behalf either. The staff at the fort always kept us in the loop of what/when/how our special day would unfold on the lead up to our wedding and kept a close eye on the proceedings as they happened
Both the ceremony room and function room are white so gives you a blank canvas to do as you wish to suit your wedding theme. The function room being the old ammunition room is nice and cool, with bad mobile phone reception to stop interruption by constant phone calls. The bar offers a large choice of drinks and is reasonably priced.
The choice of food for our wedding was very good and both my wife and I enjoyed the taster session we had previously to taste all the menu to get a decent idea of the food available. On the day, the food was brilliant, nicely layed out and those with special dietary requirements were given alternative choices.
All of the staff were polite and more than happy to assist with our demands. A few of my guests commented of how, if a member of staff couldn’t give a satisfactory answer to a question being asked, then they went to find out for us.
We were able to leave our presents/ overnight clothes at the fort so as to reduce our luggage on the day and were able to collect our belongings at a later date when it was more suitable.
The fort, easily overlooked in its location has done many weddings before and has built up connections with other businesses making it easier to organise your wedding day. Through them, we ordered our DJ for the day. Its the first party I have been to where people were continuously on the dance floor the entire evening. He played very well to the audience.
A very good day was had by all, Thank you very much all those at Crownhill Fort” – Carla & Shaun
“Organised for our Christmas meal this year we had a buffet followed by music and dancing. Very nice venue, good meal and pleasant ambience. Enjoyed by most I think as the dance floor was well used. There was also the chance to look around the museum and watch a gun being fired before the meal. A good night”
“Thanks to Adele and Tina for helping to organise our fantastic Christmas party here last night. They were always at the end of the phone to answer any questions and made organising the party very easy. We had a tour of the museum and a chance to fire the Canon before a lovely buffet meal and then a disco. The DJ was fantastic and got everyone up dancing providing a brilliant atmosphere. The room looked beautiful and the staff couldn’t have been more friendly and helpful. Thank you to all!”
“Dear All at Orange Chilli!
A little card for a big thank you! Just wanted to say how much we enjoyed our special day. Everything went so well & everyone had the best time! Thank you for all your hard work!
Much love Jen & Marc x.”
“Planning a wedding is a very stressful time! However, all the staff at Orange Chilli made the planning and prep so easy. Kay, Tina and Adele were always available for us to visit the fort; check arrangements and provide us with information at the drop of a hat! Days before the wedding, Tina and Kay allowed us to set up an example table to see how we wanted the décor to look. This was perfect for me, the bride! We had several dietary requirements however, Adele and the rest of the staff were extremely accommodating and the food was delicious. Especially our 10pm pasties before the dancing started! On the day, the staff were absolutely incredible and they made our day run so smoothly with no hiccups whatsoever. The staff were polite, professional and extremely down to earth. The venue itself is absolutely stunning. Being a military wedding, Crownhill fort was the perfect place to have our wedding. Orange Chilli were able to organise a field gun firing with confetti…a perfect, personal touch to our day. The staff were extremely accommodating to us and even helped arrange a very special surprise fireworks display for me! After the wedding, we were expecting to spend hours clearing the tables! This was not the case. Orange chilli had cleared the venue for us and even helped load things up! We couldn’t recommend Orange Chilli Events and Crownhill fort enough to anyone considering this for their wedding venue. Thank you to all the staff and we will be back again for our 50th Wedding anniversary! 23rd July 2016 – Andy and Sophie. “