Set in 27 acres of beautiful Warwickshire countryside, this 12th century mansion house, once the home of Sir Christopher Wren, is steeped in history. With its own Cathedral, Wroxall Abbey definitely has a unique feel to it.
This venue is extremely flexible for weddings and we liked the many different options that they had to offer:
The Mansion – Within the main house, they can cater from small intimate weddings to larger groups of 150 people, and with 48 rooms available guests do not have to go far at the end of the evening. We liked the many historic features of the building that remain, such as the stain glass windows and the quirky room bells on the hall wall.
The Court – This is only a short distance from the mansion house, but feels like you are in a different location. We loved the fact that weddings here can be self contained, with its own bedrooms, function suite, bar area and courtyard. The outside space can be used for drinks receptions and alfresco food options such as BBQ’s and hog roasts.
The Marquee – Again, this area is totally self contained for weddings, but only a short distance from the main house and bedrooms. This massive marquee can host up to 500 people, so perfect for Asian weddings.
Vaults suite – Underneath the house you will find another function room used mainly for evening receptions and with its own pub style bar area. This is a great area for your guests to relax during the evening reception.
All of the 72 bedrooms and suites are individually designed, and we liked the many of the original features that have been kept within the rooms, such as exposed beams, fireplaces and high ceilings.
We ate in the Sonnets restaurant, which again is full of original features and has a warm and welcoming atmosphere as well as great views across the countryside to the rear of the house. Much of the food is sourced locally and the game that is on offer has come from the estate. As well as a restaurant, the Sonnet is also used for wedding breakfasts with the house.
Thank you to the team at Wroxall Abbey for allowing us to stay and look around their historical venue.