Testimonials – Events at Douai Pavilion


Lord’s Taverners Charity cricket match against Bucklebury


Dear Sue and Katie,

I just wanted to thank you and your team for your fantastic contribution to the charity cricket match. To put it quite simply it would not have happened without you.


All the arrangements, from the lunches and teas for 50+, to organising all the other food vendors, worked like a charm. The lunch in the marquee was excellent; the ambience was terrific and your staff unfailingly courteous and helpful


And all this while at one stage it looked as though we might have to cancel the whole thing because of the foul weather yesterday morning.


The fact that all the Taverners unanimously agreed that the match should be repeated next summer tells the whole story. We even received a thank you letter from David Gower.

We also raised a significant amount of money for the charity.

Thank you



Organising Committee

Lord's Taverners

Family Christening - Family who live abroad and came over to the UK for the event.


“I just wanted to send a big Thank you to you and your staff for organising such a lovely and perfectly organised event for my family the other day at Douai Pavilion. With not being in the country, it was nice to know it was all organised for us.


I have received so many compliments regarding how good the food was! Everyone was very impressed with the quality. It all worked so well


I do hope we find reason to use you again in the future! And I am sure we will”.


Many thanks again, 


Yours Gratefully.

Jonathan + family.


Family Christening - Local resident approximately 30 attendees


Dear Sue and Katie


Just a quick line to say thank you so much for yesterday's christening reception for Alexander - it was great and just what we wanted.  The food was excellent (as always!), service exemplary and the fizz delicious.  I am so glad we chose Douai and Birch Associates to handle it all, heck of a lot easier than me doing it!  


With much appreciation



Birthday celebration - 50th Birthday celebration for approximately 60 guests


 I had a lovely day 😊.

Thanks so much once again and I will definitely keep you and Douai Park in mind for future events. So many people have commented on how nice the food and venue was 😊.

Kind regards


Birthday celebration - 50th Birthday celebration for approximately 70 guests



I would just like to say again thank you for helping make my husband’s 50th so special. He ready did have a great time and the food was fantastic. 


Sandra and Lauren.


Wedding Reception


Sit down Wedding reception for 80 guests

Thanks again for making our day so special and everything you did. You really did go above and beyond. It all worked so well and the Pavilion was a great venue.


Simon and Katherine


Wedding Reception - Informal wedding reception with Marquee outside


Dear Sue and Katie

A HUGE thanks for all you did - a massive amount, I'm in awe of how hard you both work - to make Tanya and Matt's wedding party go so well at the Pavilion. The buffet was delicious; many of the guests told me, but probably not you! And the decor and arrangements were just as Tanya had envisaged. Having it at the Pavilion, made it so versatile. It was a really special day for us, and we thank you again for your part in its execution. 


Best wishes



Wedding Reception - Formal sit-down wedding reception


Wow, what a fantastic day! A massive thank you to you both and your team, for the help and input in making it all possible. Who would have believed we could have done all of this at Douai Pavilion! Canape reception, dinner, Casino and helicopter!!!

The setup, timings, flowers, music (harpist), everything was perfect; we would not have changed a thing!  We have some great photos that you may want to use to show other potential customers.


See you soon.

Best wishes


Kim and Mike


Wake - Over 80 mourners


Everyone said how brilliant the food was! You really did us proud - cannot tell you how grateful we are. Big thank you to you and Katie for making it work so well. Love your flexible style and caring manner - cannot believe so many people turned up. 


Very best regards



Wake - Over 150 mourners


Dear Sue and Katie
I really do not know how you do it. Wonderful food in endless streams and everything so perfectly organised and beautifully done.
Thank you both SO much. And your team of wonderful staff.
It was all superb, it was great to be able to hold it at the Pavilion, next to the church, and it made arrangements so easy.

Thank you so very, very much.
With much love from us all


Corporate Dinner  - Formal business dinner


Just a quick note to say thank you for looking after us on Monday night. 

The group were super impressed with the venue.  I am sure that exposing the facility to local people would have done no harm! 

Thanks very much again, 



Corporate Day - Informal outside event with marquees, Hog Roast, Games etc.


The event was great, the whole team enjoyed every moment of it and the weather really held up for us 😊. We gave you top marks for everything. –

Quality of venue/marquees hired, cleanliness of venue, facilities available, organisation, service and Management, food and overall impression.

Thank you for organising my cake as well, that was also delicious.



Society event - Reunion for 200 + guests, with marquees and organised cricket game


What a lovely day we had and so relaxing and so many people commented on how nice it was to be able to catch up with friends. Our thanks to you for coping admirably with so many (200+)! It worked so well being able to have all the marquees at the pavilion and watch the cricket during the afternoon. We'd definitely recommend you and use you again.




Training Day - Local Business training Day – for 20 attendees


The venue and catering were excellent yesterday, we will definitely
use this facility again.

Kind Regards




School social - Quiz night and Buffet supper


Huge thanks for last night. The event went very well thanks mainly to your
efforts. The food received lots of positive comments and the bar
obviously worked well.

I also had lots of people asking sbout using the pavilion so with any
luck there should be some more customers for you.

Thanks. Once again - a great evening all round.





Dear Sue and Katie, thank you!

Just wanted to say you have been great this year with all the events you have organised at Douai Pavilion. Loved my birthday party that you organised for me there. You always give me a great welcome at Douai. You try and offer such different things and they always go down well.

Happy Christmas and success for 2019



Dear Sue and Katie,

It was a great last night of the summer¹ at the Pavilion.  Well done and
thank you.  The Friday night ³sessions¹ have been just what I had hoped
for - bringing our community together.  See you soon.
With best wishes.


Katie and sue,

Great evening at Douai Pavilion, we all had a lovely evening, thank you and a Real Credit to you both and so well done to you both and here is to many more of those Friday nights.



Open Air Cinema


Showing of Lala Land on big Screen, with Deck chair seating, Food vans, Bar and Live music


 Hi Sue and Katie


All I can say is THANKYOU.  A great event beautifully put together and great for the community.


Everyone I spoke to was incredibly complimentary about the whole event.



Katie and Sue such a lovely day yesterday – absolutely brilliant thanks so much for organising and definitely worth coming to. Screen had the real wow factor.


Hi - we have just enjoyed your screening of La La Land at Douai Pavilion with our friends from Beenham, and would be most grateful if you could add us to your mailing list for other

events there.

Many thanks



Christmas Market


I just thought I would pass on to you that locally the feedback we got was that the weekend was a huge success; in other words local people from our villages liked this new and different event, The market with added extras (carols etc.) and of course the evening event (he was SO good); you certainly ticked the box for the local community, I noticed people from up where we live and also from our local church who I haven’t seen at any of your events before.

Thanks again for all your hard work and effort, as I know these things take a lot of organising.

Best wishes



Christmas Market


Good morning - I thought the whole event and venue was fantastic, what a great job you and Katie did, and what a fab team you had working with you!  It is so refreshing to see your energy and motivation, attention to detail was really good, and word of mouth should be excellent for subsequent events I'm sure.  I know how time consuming it is for you to organise a 2 day event from scratch, so many congratulations on a job VERY well done!  
The quality of the stalls was very good; it was very interesting to chat to the stallholders about their various stories.

Ali Bird (Sponsor - Savills)


Film Club


As new members Vivian and I would like to say how much we enjoyed our first visit to the Pavilion Film club on Wednesday. Great film and all other aspects of the evening first class, including a glass of wine and Canapes. We would like to know what film is to be shown in March and pay and book in to make sure we get seats.  I hope this is possible.

Best wishes