Spotlight on Country House Weddings

Fairy Tale Weddings at 5 amazing venues.

Fairy tale weddings are within every bride’s reach when they work with Country House Weddings. Offering bespoke weddings and receptions (whether religious or civil), hosted in superb venues, overseen by a personal wedding manager and offering complete exclusivity, these five wedding locations are simply exceptional.

Clearwell Castle, Gloucestershire

Clearwell Castle


Seating 150 for the ceremony and 250 for the reception, and with 39 bedrooms, this romantic castle, nestling in the Forest of Dean, is easily accessible from Bristol, Cheltenham and Gloucester.  Clearwell Castle regularly wins awards as a wedding venue, and it’s not difficult to see why - the 75 foot ballroom aisle gives any bride the chance to make a stunning entrance and that’s not the only feature that’s outstanding. It also has leaded windows and a dais for the ceremony, which adds dramatic depth to an already solemn moment.

Gosfield Hall, Essex

Gosfield Hall

The word magnificent is often bandied about, but there’s really no other way to describe Gosfield Hall in Essex. Ten acres of parkland surround the Hall, which sits beside a lake. Blending Elizabethan and Georgian architecture the house’s superlative architecture offers the Queen’s Gallery, with a 120 foot aisle, wonderful wood panelling, leaded windows and chandeliers. The ballroom is similarly elaborate and makes a fantastic wedding breakfast venue. Drinks and dancing can be hosted in the library and party room for an all-day celebration, complemented with luxurious bedrooms to allow you and your guests to relax before or after your wedding.

Holmewood Hall, Cambridgeshire

Holmewood Hall

This Gothic-Tudor manor house is the latest addition to the Country House Weddings portfolio. Close to Cambridge, and surrounded by ten acres of glorious landscaping, Holmewood Hall is the perfect setting for both indoor and outdoor wedding ceremonies. In fact every couple can decide on the day whether to exchange vows in the beautiful Gold Room or at the Bandstand. It’s a difficult choice! The Gold Room, seating 77, has a fifty foot aisle, massive sash and stained glass windows, and an 18 carat gold leaf ceiling, while the Bandstand offers lovely views and carefully tended gardens. Either way, your reception in the Dining Room will be a stately affair, which you can follow by dancing in the Vault. Finally, 15 elegant suites allow bride and groom and their guests to retire gracefully at the end of the day.

Leez Priory, Essex

An impressive Tudor mansion set in a forty acre park studded with lakes and lawns and a sweeping driveway. Despite being truly rural gem, it is only fifteen minutes from Chelmsford in Essex and twenty from Stansted Airport, making it ideal for an international guest list. The Great Hall seats 86 for a wedding breakfast, while the Great Tower offers an intimate setting for a smaller wedding. The Coach House takes parties of up to a hundred and the exclusivity that Country House Weddings offer to all their wedding parties means the whole house is yours for the duration of your wedding, meaning you can invite 250 people to your evening wedding. Fifteen bedrooms allow the bridal couple and selected guests to finish their evening in comfort and style.

St Audries Park, Somerset

St Audries Park

Somerset is home to St Audries Park, a hundred acres of parkland with its own herd of deer, the manor house has special charms for any wedding ceremony. The Georgian Orangery is an elegant venue for wedding vows, followed by a wedding breakfast for 130 guests, culminating in an evening reception for  250 guests. The St Audries Park estate can accommodate 40 guests on the night before your wedding and over a hundred on the wedding night.

To find our more about any one of these amazing venues visit www.countryhouseweddings.co.uk