Barnardo’s recently hosted a supporter engagement event at Somerset CCC. It was a pleasure to work with the staff at the venue, who were attentive, sought to understand what our objectives for the day were, and sought to meet and exceed our expectations at every opportunity. On the day we hosted around 60 guests, whom left positive feedback on the choice of venue, ease of access, and quality of food. I thoroughly enjoyed working with the team at Somerset CCC and can’t recommend the venue highly enough.
Garth Pearce,
Thank you very much for suggesting that Hilary and I could have the use of the “1875 Club” for our Ruby Wedding Luncheon.
From the moment we first saw the room we knew it was the ideal venue. The room size, the decorative finish and the view were absolutely wonderful. On the day everything lived up to and beyond our expectations. The staff – lead by Sophie – were wonderful from the moment we first arrived and throughout the day. It is possibly not “politically correct” these days to pick out one member of staff for special mention – but – Lynne was extremely efficient and kept an “experienced eye ” on proceedings.
The food was excellent and compliments must go the chef. I can assure you that all our guests ( without exception) were very complimentary.

Please pass on our thanks to all concerned – it was truly a wonderfully organised luncheon.

Hilary and I are extremely grateful to you for your guidance and attention to detail throughout.

Edward & Hilary, Ruby Wedding Luncheon
My wife and I had previously been to a handful of functions at the county ground before we got engaged. We were both impressed so we enquired about holding our wedding reception in the long room. Right from day one we were both very impressed with all members of staff we dealt with. We booked 20 months before our wedding date. When it came to start planning the big day, a year later, we met with Sam, who was extremely friendly and accommodating. Nothing seemed to be too small or too big for them to be able to provide. Over the coming months we had a few meetings with Sam and slowly started to plan our big day, It was never a problem for us to meet with him. A few months before we met our co-ordinator for the day, Mel. She too was brilliant from day one. Both Mel and Sam provided us with so many ideas that we used on our big day. We delivered all of our table decorations etc 2 days before the wedding and gave Mel a rough idea of how we would like room to be set up. As the cricket club had a function the day before, we could not help prepare the room. So we left it in the capable hands of Mel. When we arrived from the church on our wedding day, all we can say is we were blown away at how the room looked. It was so professionally done, colourful and beyond our expectations. The food on the day was of such a high level and most of our guests commented on just how good this was. Once again, nothing on the day was too small or big of an ask. The staff were friendly and polite and the day went so smoothly. We cannot speak highly enough of the service provided with all and would definitely recommend to any friends and family who were looking to book somewhere for a function.
Dan Russell, Groom
We held our wedding reception in the County Room at the cricket club! From the moment I went to look at the room I was made very welcome by the friendly staff. The tables were decorated and set out perfectly and everything had been thought of so I didn’t need to do a thing! It’s the perfect venue for wedding and so many people commented on how good it was. Our wedding pictures from Vegas were out up on the screens around the room for everyone to see. The staff were all very presentable and were very polite- all dressed to matched which looks very professional! I could not have been happier with this as a wedding/ party venue and I would highly recommend it.
Joanne Barrett,
A note to say thank you for all your help with our event last Thursday. It was a huge success and our guests had a lovely time, there were lots of lovely compliments about the Long Room and the warm welcome we received from your staff, who were brilliant. I am also grateful to Chef and his team for organising something at short notice for my guest with coeliac disease, this was much appreciated and I think he felt particularly well looked after!
Somerset Care,
Age UK hired the Somerset County Cricket Ground for the South West Forum on Ageing Launch Event. The conference was attended by public agencies & older people representatives. The day was very successful and the feedback from delegates was really positive
Age Concern,
Just wanted to say what a great time we had last evening. The food was excellent and a great time was had by all. Could you please pass on our thanks to the waitresses and waiters who were very polite and professional and made our evening a great success.
Harris Fowler Solicitors,
On behalf of The Health Consultancy and NAPC I’d like to express our thanks to you and your team. As always, the support and attention to detail has been excellent. The Cricket Ground’s facilities are extremely good and provide a very helpful ‘learning environment’ for NHS colleagues who are working so hard currently to make sense of the reforms and changes nationally. We have therefore appreciated the support and flexibility offered from you and your team throughout 2011.
I just wanted to say a huge Thank You to Somerset County Cricket Club for their support with last week’s Apprenticeship Awards Ceremony, it was a perfect evening. What a great venue the cricket ground was – if the National Apprenticeship Service continue having Regional ceremonies we will definitely be back next year – I have had wonderful feedback regarding the food and venue – so please pass on our thanks to your staff. Without the support of our sponsors this year we would not have been able to have had such a great ceremony.
Debbie Young, Employer & Delivery Services Advisor, Apprenticeships & Local Growth – South West Team
Brian, just a short note to say thank you for helping us with our special day. Thanks to you, Sam and all of your staff everything went brilliantly with our wedding reception and all our guests thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Your knowledge and experience of how everything should be arranged was invaluable. Thanks once again, a special day we shall never forget.
Mr & Mrs Roe,
I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you and your staff for the way in which the arrangements for our dinner last Friday were dealt with. The room was presented beautifully, the food was excellent and your staff friendly and attentive. The evening went very smoothly and I received many positive comments from both our members and guests.
Devon & Somerset Law Society,
We recently held our first regional conference in the County Room at the Somerset Cricket Ground and found the space ideal for our requirements. The venue is light and airy and had the added benefit of outside seating which several members of staff took advantage of during the sunny lunch break! The staff were friendly and efficient and they were happy to accommodate our requirements both in advance and on the day. We will certainly consider holding an event there again.
NSPCC Regional Head of Service – South West, Sharon Copsey
We had a very enjoyable day on the 30th June and initially it looks like it has been very successful too. I thought the venue was superb and the facilities excellent. The staff were very friendly and attentive and we wanted for nothing. I would not hesitate to use the venue again for future events.
Brian Lee and his Catering staff have been an integral part of the success of the Sporting Alliance (Sporting Business Dinner Club). With their good food, excellent service and helpful manner they have become part of our team for the events held at Somerset CCC.
Bryan Enticott, Director of Sporting Spectrum Limited,
We held our post-Carnival prize presentation in the Long Room in October. The Cricket Club are always very accommodating and this year was no different. “Negotiating” with Brian beforehand is done in a relaxed and positive way. On the night his team were all very helpful. They coped admirably with us and a big dinner/dance downstairs in the County Room. Carnivalites can be both quite boisterous and loud whist eating for the results. None this was a problem for the staff, it was clear they wanted everyone to have a good time. We’ll be going back.
John Lewis, Hon Secretary, Taunton Carnival Committee
We recently held The Taste of the West Awards lunch at Somerset County Cricket Club. We had a wonderful time and have had many comments from our guests on how much they too enjoyed the venue. The entire team at SCCC is efficient, courteous and utterly professional; nothing was too much trouble for them, they ensured the event ran smoothly from start to finish, and it was a pleasure working with them. We presented them with a tricky remit but they tackled it head-on and delivered it seamlessly. Put all that together with fabulous food and a perfect outlook over the ‘sunny’ pitch, and a great day was had by one and all!
Belinda Berwick, Taste of the West Awards Programme Manager
I just wanted to say a massive thank you to you and your team for looking after us so well last night.

We were one of the last groups to leave and it was great to witness so much enjoyment & laughter from all in attendance. This in itself was testament to your hospitality.
Dan at HSS

Unison SW - January 2017,