More than 1,000 people attended a Brexit event at the Pavilion during the EU referendum, where I was one of the speakers. All three of my colleagues – Kate Hoey MP, Nigel Farage and Tim Martin – all told me they thought it was the best rally they had attended. It was superbly hosted by Phil Say and his team, who attended to our every need, while ensuring that all their customers were comfortable, able to see and hear the event and who all thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The show was run efficiently and professionally, with the administration carefully and diligently thought and worked through to ensure everything ran smoothly on the night. It did, and I pay tribute to Phil and all this staff and would recommend the use of the Pavilion to anyone else looking for a venue and a successful event.
Don't just take our word for it, we have had hundreds of satisfied customers who have passed on their appreciation.
"The Ocean Room looked very good and quite a number of people commented on it. I especially liked the lights. The sun shone and the view of the Bay out of the windows was resplendent. The food was superb and very much enjoyed. A special thanks to Paul and those behind the scenes.
Your team who served us were brilliant, attentive and very helpful and appeared unflappable. Thanks again to you and all of your team who contributed to solving so many potential mishaps by their careful attention to detail and please convey to them all our grateful thanks for a job very well done." - Fred Flack, Chairman - Weymouth & Portland Holzwickede Twinning Society
“Everything was absolutely amazing and the day could not have gone more perfectly. Thank you so much for everything that you did in the lead up to, and on the day itself. Could you please pass on our thanks to every member of staff that worked on the day both in the theatre and in the Ocean Room.
We have had some of our guests saying that it was the best wedding they have attended and everything was so unique.” - James and Hannah
“The Pavilion team could not have been more diligent or more special, attending to our every need” - Richard Drax MP
"Your whole team was fantastic: great skill and very professional." - James (Weymouth & Portland)
"Thank you to you and your team for a successful event on Thursday night. It’s always nice knowing I’m in safe hands" - Helen Legg (Weymouth & Portland Borough Council)
"Thank you so much to you and your team for all your hard work on Wednesday. It went so smoothly and was a weight off my mind once I knew people had arrived at the Pavilion, I was confident everything would be under control." - Helen Legg (Weymouth & Portland Borough Council)
"We got home around an hour and a half ago without incident but before I did anything else I wanted to express my heartfelt thanks on behalf of Rotary District 1100 to you and the whole team at The Weymouth Pavilion for enabling us to have such an excellent Conference. As you know, this was the first time that we have held our Conference in Weymouth but I am sure it will not be the last. From the minute we first approached you with our plans, through the months leading up to the weekend and, of course, over the weekend itself, everyone at The Pavilion was committed to ensuring that our event ran smoothly.
It is very difficult for me to pick out individuals from the team as everyone there went above and beyond to ensure that our requirements were met. I must, however, mention specifically Dave and Tim on the technical side who did an absolutely fantastic job for us both in the theatre and in the Ocean Room and yourself for ensuring that everything else happened according to plan. Tash and Sam also deserve mention for their hard work particularly at the evening events.
Our delegates have had an extremely enjoyable weekend and I am already receiving compliments from some of those who attended and have now got back home. The venue is a real asset to the town and the area and it is so refreshing to see an organisation like yourselves come in and make it such a success. You even arranged for the weather to be perfect so that all our attendees could make the most of the whole area throughout the weekend. I wish you well for the future and look forward to the next time" - Steve Parsons (Chairman)
"Very many thanks for all your help, support and friendship before and during the Rotary Conference. I thought the event went very well and I think was enjoyed by most if not all of the delegates. I felt there was a very good atmosphere and that was helped in no small part by the dedicated, efficient and friendly Pavilion staff who did an excellent job. The people who helped me with moving the furniture in setting up the Market Place were much appreciated, they did a good job. I was also impressed by the waiters and waitresses at the Saturday evening dinner, who had to serve so many and often having to manoeuvre around guests who were standing in their way. They did it with patience and a smile (I'm not sure if I could have done). I enjoyed the event very much and was quite sorry when it was over. Weymouth (and their dancing Mayor), you and the Pavilion staff did us proud. Many thanks Julie for all your hard work to ensure it was a success, you have a good team behind you. It was a pleasure to work with you and your staff, and thanks for making sure the Weymouth weather was so good - how did you manage that?" - Peter
"Thanks for all your help last Friday. It was such a great success and everyone seemed to really enjoy it. I really like how the room looks and the lighting is great." - Dave Sadler (Teacher, All Saints School)
"As ever, thank you so much for your personal help and encouragement, and also all of your staff and volunteers." - Carol
"We just wanted to thank you again for all your hard work on Friday! The venue looked absolutely fantastic, food was great and everyone had a great time! Thank again for all your help."
"Big thanks for everything. Our wedding was absolutely perfect and all of our guests have raved about the food and service! - Di and Graham
"Thank you so much for all your help in making our day so special. We really appreciate all the effort you put in! We had a prefect day." - Joe and Christina
"Many thanks for organising a wonderful christening celebration for our son. People commented on the lovely food and the great service you gave them." - Jenny and Matt
"We wanted to say a big ‘thank you’ to you and your team for all the hard work which you put into our Golden Wedding celebration event on 7th August. All of our guests thoroughly enjoyed themselves, and were very complimentary about the venue, catering and organisation." - Wendy and Malcolm
"Just wanted to say a big thank you to you and staff for the lay out of the room it worked well and all the lovely food which was done, very good value and tasty, and a thank you to the bar lady she did a great job keeping our glass filled up. The day went just how we wanted it, everyone that came said that you all at the Pavilion had done a great job and all had enjoyed the day. Thank you." - Judith and Phillip
"I just wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who helped make our beautiful wedding perfect. Especially you Julie, you've been absolutely amazing throughout our planning. We will definitely be back maybe for our anniversary." - Sam