Nestled at the heart of 500 acres of private Parkland and Lakes, Orchardleigh House is situated on a gated and private Estate, 10 miles from the historic city of Bath. This elegant 19th Century Victorian Stately Home provides the ultimate fairytale setting for your Wedding Day, surrounded by a breathtaking countryside landscape, beautiful gardens, a Croquet lawn and an 18 hole Golf Course; and offers luxurious accommodation for up to 172 guests.
You are granted complete exclusivity of Orchardleigh House and accompanying Gardens for the duration of their wedding day; guaranteeing uninhibited freedom for couples and their guests and ensuring uncompromising service and attention to detail. Their aim is for guests to experience the enjoyment of the House as if it were their own.
The enchanting array of backdrops make Orchardleigh the perfect spot throughout the seasons, with stunning gardens for basking in the Summer sunshine and cosy open fires in Winter.
Within the grounds of the Orchardleigh Estate sit two magnificent Churches, for which you don’t need to be from the local Parish to marry, and Orchardleigh House is fully licenced to hold Civil Ceremonies for up to 144 guests. St Mary’s Church is perfectly situated on it’s own little Island and, due to its secluded spot, there is no electricity supply to the Church, so Wedding ceremonies are lit purely by candlelight – sounds rather magical doesn’t it…? St Mary’s is also the only Island Church in the World that has its very own helipad!
There is plenty of accommodation on the Estate, for up to 172 guests, with 44 opulent rooms in the main House and a variety of splendid Estate Lodges and Cottages. The cottages are also available to hire the evening before weddings, which is a super way of extending the celebrations.
Orchardleigh offers its very own fleet of Wedding Transportation for hire on your Big Day, ranging from a 1926 Rolls Royce Phantom Cabriolet de Ville to the Bell Longranger Helicopter and provides dedicated team of wedding coordinators who will be on hand to help throughout the planning process and on your Big Day.
The team are delighted to now be offering their Orchardleigh couples an exclusive two-night luxury Minimoon package. The package includes two nights static charter on a 60’ Sunseeker Super Yacht in Weymouth’s glorious Marina. In addition, to get the Minimoon off to a flying start, the Bride and Groom can be flown the 25 minutes from Orchardleigh South Terrace to Weymouth by Helicopter!
* Pets are welcome in the cottages, but not in the main house.
Film by Rupert Ward-Lewis, courtesy of Scott & Arabella.