Exclusively yours with the backdrop of this stunning Georgian Grade II* listed Manor House, you can create the wedding your dreams in their exquisite gardens and lotus marquee. Their luxury boutique accommodation suites combined with their location in the Vale of Glamorgan on the Heritage Coast makes Gileston Manor the perfect venue for your destination wedding.
At Gileston Manor they believe your wedding day should be a truly special occasion in a truly special location.
“Your Wedding, Your Dreams, Our Destination”
Gileston Manor is your perfect destination wedding venue.
With the backdrop of the stunning Georgian Grade II* Manor House, the extensive gardens and grounds include a beautiful 18th Century Walled Garden with a picture perfect Summer House and sweeping front lawns and boating lake with views across the Bristol estuary. Gileston Manor also has a small woodland area whilst the Folly, located next to the rookery in the grounds of the marquee, has views of the Jurassic Coast.
Gileston Manor allows you to relax and enjoy your wedding day with your ceremony and reception celebrations within one location, exclusively for you and your guests. There are a number of options to choose from for your ceremony, whether you require a church service, civil ceremony or a humanist blessing.
Once you have said the I do’s, entertain your guests in your chosen part of the grounds with drinks and canapés whilst your photographer captures your day against the beautiful garden backdrop.
Later wander through the grounds to their spectacular lotus marquee for your wedding breakfast and evening celebrations. The bespoke marquee with its chic design is both elegant and functional with beautiful twinkling fairy lights and magnificent chandeliers that really create a luxury impression. The marquee is neutrally decorated and therefore a blank canvas for you to decorate and style as you wish to celebrate your wedding.
Guests can stay overnight in their luxury boutique and recently renovated old coach house and cheese house.
With such a beautiful venue as Gileston Manor it seems a shame to just come for one day. Why not book the whole venue for the weekend and stay a while to enjoy the beautiful accommodation and gardens. There is so much to do in the local area you and your guests to explore.
Your Food and Drink
Gileston Manor is thrilled to supply you with a choice of three, handpicked, local caterers for your wedding food.
All of their caterers have expert front of house managers who handle every aspect of your day. The bar at Gileston Manor is run in-house and they have an extensive wine lit and drink selection.
Be spoilt for choice with the options of, canapés, sharing boards, traditional formal menus, BBQ & Spit Roasts, afternoon tea or hot and cold buffets and evening food options.
My husband and I got married in September 2019. We held our wedding reception and post wedding BBQ at Gileston Manor and the bridal party stayed in the onsite accommodation for the weekend. Everything about the weekend was amazing, we were incredibly lucky with the weather and couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful setting. The gardens were in full bloom and every single corner was picture perfect. All of our guests loved the venue and we are so grateful to Lorraine for opening up her home in such a generous and relaxed way – we really felt at home! Lorraine and her team were incredibly kind and helpful throughout the planning process. We have recommended Gileston Manor to as many of our newly engaged friends and look forward to returning as wedding guests very soon.
Charlotte & Edward
From our very first email to our wedding day, the team at Gileston Manor could not have been more helpful. The whole process was so personal and nothing was too much. The venue and its surrounding grounds are BREATHTAKING and our guests were blown away by the high standards set by the venue. The wedding day itself ran so smoothly and we know this is down to the hard work from all the staff members behind the scenes. We were so relaxed and were able to enjoy not only the day but the build up to our wedding. We cant thank Sue, Wendy and Lorraine enough for making our wedding the most perfect day. We’ve since been back for mince pies and carols at the beautiful little church over Christmas and cant wait to return to stay and celebrate our anniversary. I could not recommend Gileston Manor enough, it really is a dream wedding venue.
Tom & Zoe
Gileston Manor was everything we had dreamt of, and more. We knew our wedding was going to be set in a location of natural beauty, pure luxury and total elegance but we underestimated just how special it would be. Gileston Manor is set in the most beautiful location in the Vale of Glamorgan. With stunning grounds and the most unique Manor, we felt as though we were celebrating in the South of France; it really does have the feeling of being in the French Riviera. From day one, the wedding planners saw to our every need. From recommending the amazingly talented Strawberry Shortcake for catering, to venue decoration, to order of service and being there for us to answer any questions we had. The night before the wedding our immediate wedding party arrived at Gileston to spend the evening at the luxury accommodation, and luxury it was. It was so special being able to come together for a pre wedding BBQ on the patio, chatting, singing and dancing the night away, before heading back to the Coach House for a good nights sleep. On the Saturday we opted for a small and personal wedding in the walled garden; with 65 guests it was just perfect. Intimate, warming and decorated beautifully. We were lucky enough to have our friend sing for us during the ceremony and the sound from within the walled garden was just amazing. Our guests then went on to enjoy bubbles and cocktails with canapés in the immaculate gardens. Gileston was so accommodating, allowing us to have a live sax player in the gardens, and worked tirelessly to ensure he was well positioned in amongst the guests and the drink stations that they had set up to ensure our guests were always stood with glasses full. The beauty of this venue is that there are so many different aspects, all with something unique to offer. As if the ceremony gardens and walled gardens for the drinks and canapés weren’t spectacular enough, the final part of our day was our reception which was set in the most beautiful marquee, overlooking fields and the sea. You really do get the best of all worlds when getting married at Gileston. A few special mentions. Lorraine – you really have created the most amazing wedding venue we have ever seen. Your attention to detail throughout the marquee, gardens and the luxury accommodation is like nothing we have ever witnessed before. Sue – you were an absolute star from start to finish. You really did reassure us throughout the planning process and on our special day you went above and beyond… from positioning the flowers and candles to holding up my veil. Thank you! And lastly, Strawberry Shortcake caterers. We are so glad that the team at Gileston recommended you. You were a dream to work with, creating our unique menu, and I can hand on heart say it is the only wedding I have ever been to where every guest commented on how amazing the food was and they all kept wanting more. I would highly recommend Gileston Manor as a dream wedding destination. I wish we could repeat our wedding weekend all over again.
Hannah & Shayam
My husband and I got married at Gileston Manor on July 13th 2019 – the wedding planners are amazing and really got to know us beforehand, they went above and beyond to make sure that our day was everything we wanted, and more. Nothing was ever too much! We kicked off our wedding weekend in pure luxury! With my nearest and dearest I spent the night before at the boutique accommodation, and prepped for a day of magic on the morning of. From saying our vows at St Giles Church, drinking cocktails and beers on the multiple luscious lawns and finished up by dancing the night away in the marquee. Our drinks and catering were chosen by a recommended caterer at Gileston itself and it was all definitely a hit with the guests! Our unique photographs we will cherish forever as the grounds are breathtaking and like no other! At the end of what we can hand on heart say was the best day of our lives, the bridal/grooms party returned back to the boutique accommodation for more bubbles and a reflection of what was actually, start to finish a dream come true.
Elyshia & Tom
We had been engaged a few months prior to booking our wedding and our plan was to save for a few years. Three months later, the Manor announced they were going to be a wedding venue. My mind and heart were set before it was possible to book, we knew no other venue would come close. I can’t thank Sue enough for making my vision come true! She didn’t have to sell the venue to me as it already held such a special place in my heart, but she managed to make it even more special! Equally as special was our wedding breakfast. I honestly can’t recommend Strawberry Shortcake Catering enough, we still hear guests commenting on how amazing and different our menu was! If you do opt for them… make sure you go with empty stomachs for the tasting session and you will be in for a treat! Again, I can’t recommend booking the accommodation enough. The night before the wedding I stayed in the Coach house with my bridesmaids. There was enough space for the rest of my best friends to visit and make the evening so special. The evening of the wedding, Sam and I stayed in the Apple Store, and family filled the rest of the accommodation. We were made to feel at ease our whole time, Sam and I we’re nearly in tears driving away the next morning as we had been made to feel such at home! Every time we drive down the lane and see the stunning estate, we are both still smiling and the memory of Gileston Manor will never be forgotten.