Dating as far back as 1241, Birtsmorton Court is a Grade I listed family home and exclusive-hire wedding venue. Nestled at the foot of the rolling Malvern Hills in the Worcestershire countryside and set in 350 acres of private land, Birtsmorton Court offers a slice of rural bliss.
The Court is still fully moated and boasts a unique architecture, as well as many picturesque areas within the gardens. This includes the Terrace, a veranda overlooking the waters of the moat, and the White Garden which is a secret spot surrounded by topiary and filled with white roses, foxgloves and wisteria. With the borders of Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire all close by, Birtsmorton Court is within easy reach of a number of local, historical towns, including Ledbury, Malvern and Tewkesbury.
Birtsmorton Court is still a much loved family home and the options for your wedding day here are endless. Their award-winning Wedding Managers will work with you to plan the wedding of your dreams, from ceremony to evening party and everything in between. They endeavour to always say ‘yes’, to even the strangest of requests!
The choices begin with the number of different areas in which you can say your vows. With the pretty parish church of St. Thomas of Canterbury with St. Peter & St. Paul, Birtsmorton set within the grounds; it’s the ideal place for a traditional church wedding.
If you’d prefer a civil ceremony, they’ve lots of suggestions for that too. The Great Hall, the oldest room in the Court dating back to the 15th Century, is steeped in history and elegance is one option. If you had something more contemporary in mind, the Garden Room, a barn style room, with wooden beams, exposed brick and a fairy lit canopy is the perfect choice for you. Alternatively, if you’ve always dreamed of saying your vows outside in the summer sun, surrounded by flowers with your friends and family watching on, the White Garden will be right up your street.
The choices for your day certainly don’t stop there. After your ceremony, a selection of drinks are served in the grounds and gardens of Birtsmorton Court. Enjoy the south facing Terrace, overlooking the moat, watching the swans glide by perhaps, or take a walk to the kissing bridge for photos over the lake. In the cooler months, keep warm and cosy by the log fire in the Great Hall, while a string quartet plays.
Next up, it’s your wedding breakfast. You can choose from two extremely talented catering partners to provide the food for your day, after a complimentary tasting with them both. From the beginning of March to the end of October, a marquee is included for your wedding breakfast and is a light and airy space for your meal to take place in. Dressed in ivory drapes, with a Cotswold stone floor, the marquee is the perfect blank canvas for you to put your own stamp on the venue.
During the winter months the Garden Room is the perfect space for your wedding breakfast, with a canopy of fairy lights, exposed wooden beams and glass windows which look out on to the intimate courtyard garden in front of you.
Afterwards, hit the dancefloor, surrounded by chill out furniture and lighting to match with your colour scheme. There’s ample space for a DJ or band. Why not organise for a mobile catering van to serve something quirky for your evening food too…? A firework display can also be organised for you, with fireworks released over the waters of the moat.
After all of that, you’ll need somewhere to sleep, and they’ve got that covered too! The Bridal Suite has a four poster-bed, separate dressing room and the most amazing views over the Malvern Hills, to watch the sun rise on your first morning as a married couple. The Garden House is a pretty cottage in the grounds that can sleep 10 guests and there is Park Lodge too, with two luxury en-suite bedrooms with modern facilities and contemporary décor.
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