In 200 acres of privately owned parkland, Middleton Lodge is a lovingly restored retreat, with an award-winning hotel and restaurant, holistic treatment rooms, and two elegant event spaces which can be hired exclusively for wedding celebrations.
Those looking to celebrate a wedding here can choose between the Georgian Main House, which has a sweeping staircase, large reception rooms, private croquet lawn and garden marquee, or the two-acre Walled Garden and Fig House, hidden away behind restored brick walls.
Each space has been individually designed, taking inspiration from the surrounding countryside. Botanical themes are carefully woven into each lounge, cosy nook and bolthole scattered across the estate. Interiors are refined, yet relaxed. This is a place to feel at home, where guests are encouraged to sit back and settle in.
In the spring and summer months, the honey-coloured stone, lavender and wildflowers bring an atmosphere of Mediterranean escape to the estate. In autumn and winter, roaring fires, hearty dishes and flickering candles bring a sense of warmth to every space.
Main House weddings can host ceremonies of up to 120 guests, with dining for up to 32 guests in the Dining Room or 170 guests in the Garden Marquee. In the evening, parties for up to 110 can be hosted in the Main House alone, with space for 200 in the Garden Marquee.
Situated around the sweeping staircase, 15 double bedrooms can be hired exclusively for guests to rest their heads. Further rooms can be reserved at the Coach House, Dairy and Farmhouse.
Redesigned by renowned landscape architect Tom Stuart-Smith, the Walled Gardens are filled with abundant greenery and British flower scents, with four arbours, one for each season. The large windows and doors of the original restored Fig House open onto the large terrace and fill the space with natural light, with Fig vines trailing up the brick walls. The Boiler House Bar, where delicious garden cocktails are served, is complete with deep velvet green sofas, open fires and handpicked botanically inspired antiques.
Up to 90 guests can celebrate Walled Garden ceremonies in the Fig House, with space for 130 guests to dine. In the evening, there’s room for 200 guests to dance the night away. Ten bedrooms, both Potting Sheds and Orchard Rooms, can be hired exclusively for each wedding, with additional rooms available to reserve on request.