With hundreds of stunning wedding venues available all over Gloucestershire, it can be easy to get carried away and lose track of that all-important budget.
But thanks to a number of wedding packages available at some of the county’s top venues, you can achieve the day of your dreams, without breaking the bank.
Owlpen Manor is an impressive Tudor Manor House, set within a 215-acre estate, nestled deep in the Cotswold valley near to Uley. Licensed for civil ceremonies in its Great Hall and Cyder Barn, the venue can host ceremonies for up to 100 guests, and boasts evening reception space for up to 200 people. Owlpen Manor’s experienced in-house catering team works closely with couples to ensure their perfect day has the perfect menu, and also offers nine holiday cottages on site, which can sleep up to 36 guests after the festivities.
Packages at Owlpen Manor are based on the size of ceremony room that couple pick, with options including the Cyder Barn and Marquee for weddings for up to 120 people; The Cyder Barn for up to 50 people; and the Manor Gardens for up to 200 people in an extensive marquee. Each package includes exclusive hire of the stunning venue and its grounds, use of a wedding co-ordinator to support the couple through the planning process, deluxe portaloos, tables, chairs, crockery and cutlery, flood lighting, cake knife and table, parking, use of games area, and the set up of a marquee.
If you’re booking a weekend wedding package at Owlpen Manor, your guests can camp overnight and have full use of the gorgeous grounds the following day for barbeques, parties and games – providing a fantastic opportunity to extend the family fun.
The Cyder Barn and Marquee package costs £5,220 for weekends throughout June, July and August; £4,750 for weekends in April, May and September; £3,750 for weekdays between April and October; and £3,750 for weekends between November and March. The Cyder Barn costs £4,250 for weekends between May and October; £3,000 for weekends between November and April; and £2,600 for weekdays. The Manor Gardens are available to book from £8,600 for weekend weddings between April and September; and £7,600 on weekdays during the summer months.
Call (01453) 860261 or visit owlpen.com directly.
Hatton Court Hotel is an elegant ivy-clad country house, situated near the village of Upton St Leonards, but just three miles away from Gloucester city centre. Oozing chocolate-box charm, this gorgeous venue is a picturesque spot, certain to provide a beautiful backdrop to your wedding photos. Couples can exchange their vows in the hotel’s pretty gardens under the bandstand, or inside of The Cotswold Room, which can accommodate up to 80 guests. The venue also offers the option of a marquee wedding for up to 250 guests.
Package options span the Lily Package which includes exclusive use of the hotel grounds from midday until 11am the following day, 45 hotel bedrooms, and additional highlights including a professional evening disco, a three-course wedding breakfast, flower arrangements, chair covers and a four-poster bridal suite for the wedding night, and much more. Other packages are the Ivy Package which offers a selection of three canapes, Champagne on arrival, a master of ceremonies, floral centrepieces, a cake, evening entertainment, wedding breakfast and much more; Hazel which includes a full package of entertainment, food and décor with an evening buffet of sausage and bacon baps; and the Holly package which offers food, venue, cake and evening buffet for 60 guests, as well as providing the happy couple a gorgeous bridal suite for the wedding night.
Each of Hatton Court’s packages includes everything a couple could need to ensure their guests are well catered for, with hot evening buffets, a cake, three-course wedding breakfasts, canapes and toasting drinks included in the price.
The Lily Package costs £18,000 and is based on 60 guests for the day reception and 100 guests for the evening; The Ivy Package is £7,295 and is available from January to November; The Hazel package costs £4,495 and is available on Sunday to Thursday from April until October; while the Holly package is priced at £3,495 and is available from November to March.
Call (01452) 617412 or visit hatton-court.co.uk directly.
Monday 18 March 2019
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