Some testimonials…


Thank you so much for everything you and all the staff at Cleve Lodge did to make our daughter’s wedding reception such a happy and successful occasion. Many guests complimented the food – the chef did us proud!

Your organisational skills and willingness to “go the extra mile” both before and during the event were invaluable. You coped with everything we asked for, including last minute changes due to illness etc. And you were cheerful and friendly throughout, and so understanding.

Many, many thanks!

C. & A. R.

We just wanted to say a massive thank you to you and your staff for making our wedding perfect. It was the best day of our lives and we couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you for everything!

S. & L.

We would like to say a big thank you to you, Linda and all your team for making our Golden Wedding Anniversary Lunch such a success. Everyone enjoyed the meal, and the waitresses did an excellent job in serving everyone quickly and with the minimum of fuss and interruption. The room looked beautiful and we know there is a lot of work goes on “behind the scenes” to make everything flow so well.

A big thank you to chef Steve and the kitchen staff for all their hard work, and for the excellent bar service.

So many of our guests commented on the venue and so we will all try to spread the word further about “Long Eaton’s best kept secret”!

Thank you once again, we thoroughly enjoyed our day and could not have wished for more.

G. & C.

I write to thank you and the staff at Cleve Lodge for providing a lovely spread of food and other refreshments following my mother’s funeral.

The food was excellent and the staff were helpful and very understanding at a difficult time.

Thank you all very much indeed.


Just to say thank you once again for making us feel so welcome and going that extra mile to make out Christmas festivities a success.

Thank you for a fantastic evening. The dinner was excellent, everyone enjoyed it. And, Denise, the help and advice you gave us was greatly appreciated. The wine was the icing on the cake.

Mrs M.D.

Thank you so much for the luncheon on Sunday. It was a wonderful occasion with superb food and everyone was most friendly.


We would like to say a HUGE THANK YOU to you and your team for doing a lovely spread and all the effort you put in to make the day run smoother.

The B. family

Just a little note to Denise and her team to say thank you very much for all your efforts and assistance in the hosting of our daughter’s 16th birthday party. Your hosting skills were very much appreciated.

S., G. & E.S.

Many thanks for your help and guidance with the celebration of our Diamond Wedding celebration on the 3rd September. All the guests were very impressed with the way that you arranged the seating and thought that you and your staff looked after everybody in an excellent manner. The food and drinks were well received and we do not believe that it would be possible for you to have been more helpful.

Certainly given the opportunity we would recommend Cleve Lodge as a venue well worth while investigating for a celebration of any type and feel that if they saw your good self then we are confident that they would not bother looking elsewhere. This of course was our experience.

Clearly we and our guests were very pleased with your efforts on our behalf and we can only say once again:

“Thank you and well done!”

J. & T. M.

We just wanted to say a huge thank you for all of your time and effort into the Wedding. G., C., E. and all of our friends and family had a fantastic Wedding Party day. All of the hard work really paid off. G. and C.’s friends and family all commented on how nice the day was. Everything that could have gone wrong all worked out really well. I know a lot of people did not realise all of the hard that was quietly happening, but we are very aware of the hard work by all of the staff during the day. We cannot speak highly enough of the extra mile you go to for us to have a fantastic day. The food was exceptional on the day so if you could thank the caterers for us. We cannot recommend Cleve Lodge highly enough.

V. & I.

A very big thank you to the Cleve Lodge management and Denise in particular for making our Golden Wedding an evening which we shall never forget.

Everything was absolutely brilliant. The catering was of the very highest standard and all the decorations were really beautiful.

Thank you so much Denise for helping to make the day so special for all our family and friends.

R. & J.

This must be one of the most pleasant letters I have written. The reason for the delay in writing, I must confess is, that I have seen everyone that attended the lovely planned meal at ‘Cleve Lodge’ on Friday, 25th November. This has enabled me to write such a glowing report of some of the nicest things people have said about you all.

Firstly, conversations with everyone from the group, on Friday last, was praise for the way you took care of everyone’s need. Immediately, it put everyone at ease. The room looked superb and showed how much work had gone into the details to make such a happy atmosphere followed by the running of the plan you had in place. Those gifts that were given were a total surprise after the enjoyable games we played.

To get this feedback with no complaints at all, is down to you all. People have said how lovely the meal tasted, how nice it was presented and that they all made the right choice in that department.

Lastly, Denise. I always felt comfortable in your company, planning this event for these super people. It was a joy to see the delight on their faces by the end of the evening. It was a definite body and mind lift and I know we all felt the same. Thank you.

I am writing on behalf of Maywood Golf Club committee and members to say how much we enjoyed our dinner dance at Cleve Lodge on 4th November.

The venue is superb and so is the food and service which was efficient and friendly.

We hope to return next year

J. C. (Maywood GC Secretary)

On April 16th, our daughter, R., married A. D. at your venue. The ceremony, the sit-down meal for a small number of family and friends, and the evening reception for many more, were all at Cleve Lodge.

We wanted to write and compliment you, particularly on the quality of the staff. They were cheerful and efficient and coped very well with elderly and disabled guests, special diets and small bridesmaids too.

We should mention Denise, the events organiser, as she was especially good. She was very helpful and patient at the planning stages. (In fact, the event grew from just the evening function with you to the whole day as my daughter realised what confidence she could have in Denise’s efficiency.) She struck just the right tone between formality and informality for us all, with great good humour and patience. One eagle-eyed guest also spotted how unobtrusively she kept the rest of the staff up to her standards.

We all found the day memorable and relaxing, and would like you to pass on our thanks to your staff for their contribution to this.

Revd & Mrs J. F.

Thank you and your staff for the efficient and friendly way you and they, helped to make our Diamond Wedding Celebration a very special day. Our guests said how much they had enjoyed it, and were impressed with the look of the room and the food.

We are promoting your location at every opportunity, you deserve to be successful.

E. & S. D.

Thank you so much for helping to make our Ruby Wedding truly unforgettable.

The venue, food, service and staff were faultless and nothing was too much trouble.

Everyone commented on the quality of the food and the exceptional service.

We had a truly wonderful time and hope that we will be able to celebrate with you again on our Golden Anniversary!

D. & M. R.

Sincere thanks to you and your colleague for your kindness when six abandoned women had no taxi on Thursday evening.

We all arrived home safely after the trouble you went to.

Thank you again.

Freda Crompton

A very big thank you for helping make our day special and for all the little things you did.

Mr & Mrs C.

We would like to thank you and all your staff for the wonderful time spent at Cleve Lodge celebrating our 50 years of married life together. The rooms were just the right size for our small gathering and the little ones enjoyed the freedom of having somewhere to play safely without annoying other guests.

A special thanks to the chef for preparing a lovely meal. Everybody said how much they enjoyed it and would have no hesitation in recommending Cleve Lodge to their family and friends.

B. & D. S.

We would like to thank you for all you’ve done and for being part of the best day of our lives so far. We had a great time and all our guests were very complimentary about the venue and the efforts that went into the day and into making it so special.

K. & P.

Please accept this humble gift from the Ockbrook & Borrowash Over 60 Club with a very heartfelt message thanking you for all your hard work you provided and your excellent staff.

The meal was second to none and the service went that one step further.

Thank you for the hospitality shown to each and every one of us.

Wishing you a very Happy Christmas to you and your family and also extend the Christmas greetings to the well deserved staff.

Members (and staff) of the Ockbrook & Borrowash Over 60 Club

Thank you for all your help making the day really special.

Thank you for making my husband and myself so welcome.

Many thanks for doing a great job and making our Golden Wedding a day to remember.

Thank you for all you did on L. & D.’s wedding day.

You all were amazing.

Thank you for your hospitality.

You’ve been great.

My wife and I held our Ladies’ Evening at Cleve Lodge, which was a great success.

We would like to thank the Cleve Lodge management and in particular Denise and her staff for the excellent catering and beautiful table decorations. The staff all worked extremely hard and were a credit to Cleve Lodge.

We received many positive comments from our visitors and would like to record our thanks.


I have to put pen to paper to thank you for your input in making our Dinner Dance at Cleve Lodge so successful. The tables looked lovely when we arrived at the hall, and your staff were so helpful and efficient. Everything went so well.

B. & I.

Thank you for making our day lovely and special. Everyone had a really good time and enjoyed the food.

C. & J. McG.

C. and I would like to thank you all for a wonderful evening. It all went like clockwork and that is thanks to you all.

W. & C. P.

To all the staff at Cleve Lodge,

All at 1360 Squadron would like to extend our sincere thanks for all of your hard work for our “dining in” night. Everybody had a great time and the food and service were excellent. Thanks again, we are looking forward to next year.


All of our guests commented how good the catering and facilities were. The private nature of the venue allowed us to remember and reflect on K. together, which was very much appreciated.

M., S. & D. S.

Thank you so much for putting on such a perfect night for us. The room and the food were perfect and we enjoyed every minute.

The venue was second to none, the tables, table decorations and the way the tables were set out just could not be faulted. The service was incredible, no waiting between courses. Staff were friendly, willing and festively dressed, all served with a smile. Food was excellently prepared and presented. I have never been to a venue with 50 persons all singing the same praises. All went without a hitch. I take back the saying “You can’t please all of the people all of the tune” – Cleve Lodge can.

Marks out of 10 for the whole package, from meet & greet to the wonderful entertainment: 20/10.

Thank you so much for everything you did to make our Golden Anniversary Party so special. We had a wonderful time and I know our friends and family did. The attention to detail, the food, the room and the help in putting it together were great.

Thank you for looking after us these past years.

Regards & Best Wishes,


Just a note to say thank you very much for all your effort and for making D. & B.’s wedding day perfect.

Everything you promised you delivered – and more!!!

Comments from all the guests were very positive for both the food and the venue.

You are to be congratulated for the service you provide.

Once again, thank you to the staff for a lovely day.

When my now wife and I decided to marry, we were both struggling to find a venue that did “normal” food and at a reasonable price. After a few Google searches, I stumbled across ‘Long Eaton’s hidden gem’ the building was just right for what we wanted from our big day and after chatting to Denise and staff, we discovered they don’t do “packages”.

Denise simply said “you tell me what you want, I’ll give you a price” that’s exactly what happened and the whole thing ended up costing less than half of other places around Long Eaton.

All members of staff we met went above and beyond their duties and acted at times, more like wedding planners. We received advice on all things to do with the wedding including colour schemes, decorations and even DJ recommendations. The staff are all so approachable and always had time for us to pop by for a chat.

The room was brilliantly decorated, the food was beautiful (even our mums were impressed), the drinks kept flowing and all in all it was a smooth wedding. We are even talking about going back for one of our anniversaries.

We both highly recommend Cleve Lodge and would like to thank Denise and the team once again even though it never feels enough.

Try them, you won’t be disappointed.