Weddings at the Mansion



The Mansion is licenced for civil wedding ceremonies, and can be hired for a large full day wedding or a few hours.

You will have exclusive use of the drawing room, library, dining room and the corridor connecting these rooms to the entrance hall. The rest of the building is not accessible but will not be used by anyone else during the hire period.

It is possible to hire for a complete wedding - the ceremony, a meal and dancing afterwards, or hold the ceremony elsewhere and have the reception at the Mansion.

The drawing room before the ceremony

We can accommodate 75 seated for a civil ceremony in the drawing room (including bride and groom) and up to 180 for the celebrations afterwards.

Formal dining

The venue is suitable for a range of options from a formal sit-down meal to a relaxed buffet. There is plenty of space for dancing afterwards and for guests to chat informally.

More casual dining

On fine days guests can use the space outside the Mansion (but for conservation reasons we are not allowed to erect marquees). Please note that our staff will close off the grounds, but as the main track down Woodchester Park runs past the Mansion we cannot guarantee that all members of the public will use the alternative route. 

Wedding cars waiting outside

We are not tied to one catering firm as we know many couples prefer to have a choice - from auntie’s sandwiches to a cordon bleu chef! Our hire fee includes the services of an experienced wedding planner who knows the Mansion, liaises with our small staff, and can make recommendations regarding catering and other suppliers.  

We regret that car parking at the Mansion is limited to 6 spaces, so your guests will need to use the National Trust car park which is ¾ mile from the house down an unmade track. You must ensure that they have transport, especially at the end of the evening (the hire period finishes at midnight). Most couples organise a minibus for this.  

The Mansion is an exclusive venue; because we are a historic house open to the public from April to October we offer three days only for weddings on a Friday to Sunday in this period, plus a further three weekdays (excluding Mondays). Please contact us to discuss availability in November.

Cost for a 12hr hire of the Mansion starts from £3000 (weekday) to £4800 (weekend). Evening hire (6hrs) is also possible.

The amazing Neo-gothic Mansion offers a unique wedding venue. Your guests are unlikely to forget the wonderful architecture, the soaring spacious rooms, the quality of the craftsmanship and the beautiful rural location.  However, the Grade I listed house is fairly remote, the unfinished rooms are large and airy and we don't have central heating! You need to visit us and then reflect to be sure that Woodchester Mansion is the right place for your wedding.

If you’d like to know more about weddings at the Mansion, please contact:

01453 861 541

The Mansion can also be hired for filming, photoshoots and paranormal events.