Sunday 26 January 2020

8 intimate Cotswold wedding venues

From cosy country manors to chic hotels, SoGlos finds eight exquisite venues which are perfect for an intimate Cotswold wedding celebration.

Whether you’re planning a low-key wedding or looking for somewhere to host the perfect cosy celebration, SoGlos has rounded up eight Cotswold venues which are perfect for intimate dos.

From elegant hotels to delightful drawing rooms, we’ve hand-picked eight beautiful settings that are perfect for hosting a small celebration, encompassing both licensed venues and places for a memorable reception.


1. Wyck Hill House


Boasting glorious grounds, a charming rural setting and stunning interiors, county couples searching for a lovely Cotswold venue are sure to fall for Wyck Hill House in Stow-on-the-Wold.

Offering beautiful garden views, an ornate ceiling and opulent décor, The Adams Room welcomes up to 70 guests for the ceremony and 40 for the wedding breakfast; while the elegant Heythrop Suite can accommodate up to 16 guests for a truly intimate do.


2. The Old Stocks Inn


Happy couples can retreat to quaint Cotswold town, Stow-on-the-Wold, and its intimate venue The Old Stocks Inn, which blends modern scandi design and chic interiors with plenty of country charm, perfect for a beautifully understated wedding celebration

Complete with luxurious bedrooms, delicious food and a relaxed setting, The Old Stocks Inn offers exclusive weekend hire for intimate wedding receptions, encompassing its 16 gorgeous guest rooms, restaurant, bar, and function room.


3. Dumbleton Hall


Cosy up with your loved ones in the Cotswolds with an intimate celebration at the glorious Dumbleton Hall, offering a relaxed rural retreat for those special celebrations and home to an oak-panelled Shire Room for small weddings.

Catering for up to 30 guests for the ceremony and wedding breakfast, Dumbleton Hall’s Shire Room promises a characterful setting, complete with a stone mantelpiece and French windows which open onto the rolling lawns.


4. The Painswick

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A contemporary boutique hotel within a picture-perfect Cotswold setting and views across the Slad Valley, The Painswick is designed for small and stylish weddings, with its 16 deluxe bedrooms promising a lovely retreat at the end of the night.

County couples can choose from the chic Morley Horder lounge for parties of 24 guests, or The Clutterbucks for totally intimate celebrations of up to 12 guests; with the stylish restaurant able to fit up to 60 for a delicious meal.


5. Court House Manor


With luxurious interiors, glorious gardens and characterful features, Court House Manor in Painswick is home to 14 decadent guestrooms and offers exclusive hire of the entire manor for up to 26 guests.

Boasting private access to the picturesque Painswick Church, Court House Manor also offers the perfect backdrop for photographs, as well as having a pool area and snooker room for some post-wedding entertainment.


6. No. 38 The Park

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Celebrate in style within the chic surroundings of Cheltenham venue, No. 38 The Park, with capacity for up to 60 guests and offering 13 stunning guests rooms for a luxurious overnight stay.

Available exclusively for the wedding party, guests can spill out on to the quaint courtyard before tucking into delectable dishes from the fine-dining wedding breakfast menu, which is sure to make for a memorable wedding reception.


7. Twyning Park

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Overlooking the beautiful River Avon, Twyning Park promises complete privacy for wonderful wedding celebrations, with its delightful drawing room ideal for intimate dos, with capacity for up to 25 guests.

Complete with timeless characterful features including a stunning fireplace, the drawing room offers a tranquil setting, while the venue’s secret garden, gorgeous grounds and lawns provide a beautiful backdrop for photos.


8. The Slaughters Manor House


Brides and grooms looking to host an intimate wedding reception within a quintessential Cotswold setting can indulge in the splendour of The Slaughters Manor House, which blends French style with country charm.

Perfect for cosy celebrations, The Oxford Room accommodates up to 22 guests and boasts beautiful views over the gardens. What’s more, with an enticing menu tailored to the newlyweds’ wishes, guests can enjoy a truly intimate atmosphere.


By Sophie Bird

© SoGlos
Wednesday 22 May 2019

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