We played at The Goodwood Hotel for Alan and Bethany’s wedding recently. This was the first time some of us had played at this venue – it’s nice to explore a new part of the region, and discover new venues.
One of the nicest part of playing in a string quartet is that we get to see some of the finest hotels, stately homes, golf clubs, private homes in Hampshire and West Sussex.
So, off to the Goodwood Hotel we go – although Amy’s sat nav was broken this week, which means we had to rely on good old fashioned maps. Once you are out in the countryside, we lost our internet reception on our phones too, so paper maps it was! Once we got closer to the venue though we were able to follow the plentiful brown sides pointing us in the direction of Goodwood which was handy!
Anyway, the venue is pretty funky – with a nice looking spa and health facilities. The staff here seemed pretty nice – were quite happy to supply with soft drinks for refreshments which is always really appreciated by us. Some of the waiters were requesting some pieces of music – Coldplay’s Viva la Vida was one request we obliged them with. Sorry to the waitress who requested Karl Jenkins Palladio, we ran out of time. We’ll have to play it next time we come back! It’s nice to know that it’s not just the guests who are enjoying our music!
We nicked this bit from the Goodwood Hotel’s webpage..
With its quintessentially English setting amongst the rolling West Sussex countryside, the historic 12,000 acre Goodwood Estate, home to the Dukes of Richmond for over three hundred years, features an eclectic combination of thrilling unconventional experiences, breath-taking vistas, priceless works of art, organically farmed produce and award-winning dining.
And the gateway to all this is The Goodwood Hotel. The Hotel reflects Goodwood’s overarching passion for perfection: we’re proud of our good old fashioned customer service, superb dining options and all 91 of our beautifully styled rooms. Some are light and airy, and open onto a garden terrace, others are classic yet full of character, combining elegant furniture with eclectic collections of books. Textured throws on each bed add homely touches and the stylish ornaments reflect the sporting heritage of the Goodwood Estate while chocolates from local chocolatiers complete the in-room experience.