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Customer Service Awards 2017 - and the winners are...

Customer Service Awards 2017 - and the winners are...

Alison Hargreaves
Alison Hargreaves Updated:
8th of March 2023

On the evening of Thursday 9th March, we were joined by 250 guests at No. 4 Hamilton Place to celebrate fabulous customer service in the wedding industry at our 2017 Awards Night! Guests arrived from 7pm for drinks and networking, before sitting down for the all important ceremony! Once the Awards Ceremony was finished we headed upstairs for the After Party with Visually Sound Events, where we had a fabulous night of dancing and networking. 

Oxfordshire based photographer Zaki Charles joined us for the event. The photographs will be available until midnight on the 21st March, so make sure you download your favourites now.

Below is the full list of finalists and winners, and the full shortlist can be found here.

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Bridal Wear

Confetti Bridal Wear - winner

Anya Bridal Couture

Pink Confetti

Shades of White

Townhouse Bridal

Venues - Stately Homes/Mansions

Brinsop Court - winner

Eynsham Hall

Milton Hill House

Ardington House

Highgate House

Cars and Horse Drawn Carriages

Cathedral Cars - winner

Catherine's Carriages

First Class Travel of Oxfordshire

Oxfordshire Chauffeurs

Platinum Wedding Cars

Discos and DJs

DJ2K Professional Wedding DJs - winner

Innovents Entertainments & Services

Skywalkers Disco

Visually Sound Events


Aspire Jewellery - winner

Rings Rock


DAPPER Formalwear For Men - winner

Suits 2 U

Cakes and Fountains

Designer Cakes by Elle - winner

Smilies Cakes 'n' Pops

WickyWooWoo Cakes

All Cakes and Sizes

Saskia's Sweets N Treats

Hen and Stag

The Crafty Hen - winner


Venue Decoration

Sweet Beginnings - winner

Beau Events

CJ'S party hire

Venues Covered

Kreative Celebrations

Venues - Exclusive Use

Brympton House - winner

Ardington House

The Matara Centre

The WatersEdge

Winters Barns

Beauty, Hair & Makeup

Vivid Hair - winner



Katie Burt Makeup

Rachael Dutton Makeup Artist

Caterers and Catering Hire

Hey Pesto Catering - winner


Floral Vintage Crockery

Hog Roast Caterers

The Dimblebee Catering Company Ltd

Celebrants & Toastmasters

Cherish Ceremonies - winner

White Rose Ceremonies®

Simply Ceremonies UK

Island Celebrants

Honeymoons/Overseas Weddings

Exclusive Yacht Weddings - winner

Windmill Restaurant Paphos


Weddings by Lulu Douglas - winner

Vikkilea Event Planning and Design

Venues - Barns

All Manor of Events - winner


Winters Barns

Heaton House Farm


Veiled Productions - winner

Heartfelt Productions

Tim Cowell Videographer

Quaint Weddings Videographers


Earcandy - Live Wedding & Function Bands and DJs - winner

The Blue Lion Band

Ariella Strings

Bathsheba's Wedding Ceilidh Band

Warble Entertainment Agency


Bruckshaw Photography - winner

A1 Photogenics

Alexis Knight Photography

Sam Bennett Photography

McPherson Photography


On Cloud Nine - winner

Gorgeous Invites

I Heart It

Making Brides Smile Stationery

Paper Tree Design


Penny Blossoms - winner

Battle House of Flowers

Flowers by Kirsty

Miss Mollie's Flowers

Violet's Garden

Venues - Hotel

Eynsham Hall - winner

Highfield Park

Best Western Smokies Park Hotel

Milton Hill House Hotel

After the ceremony, all the winners, finalists and shortlisted businesses headed upstairs for the After Party - where a great night was had by all!

A big thank you to all of our event partners - No. 4 Hamilton Place, Food By Dish, Zaki Charles Photography (who's fabulous photographs are available to download here, using password Guides-321), Paul Fowler Magic, Ice Promotions, Arrow Productions (we'll be sending a video of the night out soon!), The Blue Lion Band, Visually Sound Events, Antony WinyardFlowers by Kirsty and LED Factory.

Huge congratulations to all of our winners!

guides for brides customer service awards

The Guides for Brides Customer Service Awards are the perfect opportunity to get recognised for your amazing customer service. During the voting stage, we read all of our clients' reviews and send them off to a wedding industry expert for judging. If you'd like to be in with a chance of winning next year, start gathering your reviews now. Reviews left throughout the whole year are taken into account, so make sure you're always encouraging your brides and grooms to leave a review on your advert on

We're already looking forward to next year!

Alison Hargreaves

About the author

Alison Hargreaves

Alison founded Guides for Brides in 1995 and has been advising brides and businesses ever since. She has an unrivalled knowledge of the wedding industry and is part of an international network of wedding professionals and entrepreneurs. Alison frequently appears on podcasts and expert panels as well as judging various wedding awards.

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