A popular option for country weddings, you can't go wrong with a boutique country house hotel or an elegant mansion house wedding venue.
Country houses and stately homes have stunning spaces for both wedding ceremonies and receptions. If you've always dreamed of tying the knot in a picture gallery or orangery before retiring to the grounds for cocktails and an evening reception in the ballroom, then a country house in Gloucestershire sounds like the perfect venue for you.
As mansions and country manors are houses first and foremost, they can feel like an elegant home-from-home. Some venues will have accommodation on site, usually with beautiful decor such as roll-top baths and four-poster beds, while others may have cottages or converted barns in the ground. This means that you’ll have the advantage of a beautiful bridal suite and accommodation for immediately family or the bridal party on site.
The surroundings of many mansions and country houses in Gloucestershire create fabulous photo opportunities. Many mansions have rolling grounds and manicured gardens, with many wonderful features like lakes, flower gardens and distinctive fountains and mazes. There are plenty of opportunities for beautiful wedding photos both inside and out - your wedding photographer will be spoiled for choice! Make sure to take in the gardens on your venue viewing, even if you’re marrying in the winter.
Having your wedding in the countryside not only means that you’ll have stunning wedding photos, but also privacy for your wedding day. The peaceful setting and views over the countryside make your wedding in Gloucestershire a romantic getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Country house hotels and mansion house wedding venues are perfect for you if:
- You've always wanted a fairytale wedding day
- You want an outdoor element to your reception
- Light and airy spaces appeal to you
- You want a variety of locations for your photos
- You need a small amount of luxury accommodation
Country House and Mansion Wedding Venues in Gloucestershire - Frequently Asked Questions
What is the cost of getting married in a mansion?
As with all wedding venues, costs for stately home and country house weddings vary, but you may be surprised at how affordable some of the options can be! An extravagant budget isn't essential to get your own mansion in Gloucestershire for your wedding. If you’re looking to cut costs, then consider a midweek wedding or marrying in the low season, such as early spring or late autumn. A mansion venues are ideal for winter weddings, as they often have large fireplaces and cozy wood-panelled rooms.
Will I be able to hire a country house in Gloucestershire for the whole wedding weekend?
Many country house wedding venues and mansions will offer you venue hire on an exclusive use basis. This means that the venue is yours alone for the duration of your wedding. Sometimes this will be for your wedding day alone, and in other cases, you can hire your wedding venue for an entire weekend for you and your guests. This may incur an extra charge, but if you want a truly luxury getaway for guests with catering staff on hand, then this could be the perfect wedding weekend for you. You will be able to find exclusive use country houses in Gloucestershire using our venue filters.
If I'm having a mansion house wedding what type of wedding dress should I wear?
Mansion houses in Gloucestershire come with plenty of original features, such as sparkling chandeliers, sweeping staircases and romantic statues. Play up the drama of your surroundings with an equally glamorous wedding dress! Floor length veils, impressive trains and princess gowns look right at home in the ballrooms and art galleries of a manor. Satin or lace fabrics with vintage details are well suited, as they're reminiscent of English socialites. Whatever dress you decide to wear on your wedding day, you will be able to find your dream mansion in Gloucestershire on Guides for Brides.