People who love us

Testimonials from previous guests at the Athenaeum. If you have enjoyed your day at the Athenaeum, please contact us on enquiries.athenaeum.uk@sodexo.com or send us a tweet on @TheAthenaeumBSE as we would love to hear your thoughts. Please also see testimonials on our Facebook page



The Athenaeum was a brilliant venue and our supporters had a great time. I just wanted to say a massive thank you for all your help with our event on the 14/03/17. You were so helpful in the lead to the event and delivered everything you promised- thank you!

Thank you very much for all the help, support and guidance you gave us to  make Charlotte’s day so special.

The staff were brilliant on the day, so please pass on my thanks to them.  The food was wonderful so again please pass on our thanks to the Chef.

The venue was lovely, and we were so lucky with the weather.  All in all, the day passed off without a hitch and the bride and groom went home happy and we cannot wish for more than that.

Once again, thank you and all the staff who made the day so special

Huge thanks to all the staff @TheAthenaeumBSE who went above and beyond to make sure everything went well Sat evening.

If you are looking for an amazing wedding venue then this is the place. Truly beautiful and magical, guests loved it. Christmastime is so special with the tree and decorations. The food is superb! No regrets.

To Louise & The Athenaeum,

We want to say a massive thank you for the being the venue for our Wedding on 19th Sept 2015! We fell in love with the Athenaeum the first time we saw it 🙂 and we couldn’t imagine our reception anywhere else! The ballroom is truly stunning and was perfect in every single way. Also being able to have the Reception drinks & canapés in the Rose Garden was great – especially as the weather was lovely on the day. Louise has been an amazing wedding coordinator from start to finish, talking through every detail with us and a great source of practical advice – nothing was too much trouble. The staff on the day were superb & professional, and it ran so smoothly.

Thank you to you all for your amazing efforts to make our wedding day so special and unforgettable! Love Mr & Mrs Stark xxx

Thank you so much for your help and support with organizing and co-ordinating what was the most memorable day, not just for Anthony and myself but our families too. You have been a pleasure to work with – kept me calm throughout, and hugely professional on the day. Mr & Mrs Gellard

The food was excellent and we’ve had numerous positive comments since

The staff went above and beyond to provide excellent service