The Setting

Pauntley Court, the birthplace of Dick Whittington (1352), is a romantic and charming family home offering guests a private and historic venue.

This rural estate is located in Gloucestershire on the Worcestershire and Herefordshire borders, 2 hours from London, half an hour from Cheltenham and 1 hour from both Birmingham and Bristol. With a picturesque Norman Church next door, Pauntley Court has stunning formal gardens and far reaching views from the ha-ha down to the lake and the River Leadon Valley beyond.

The Vibe

Pauntley Court is a romantic family home, with an understated elegance and full of characterful charm. You and your guests can enjoy exclusive use of the estate, either over a three day weekend or for a one day mid-week wedding. Pauntley Court is a unique venue, perfect for an intimate wedding for 50 guests in the historic main house or for a more formal event, a marquee wedding for up to 150 guests on the lawn overlooking the lake.

After a ceremony of your choice in either the house, gardens or their Norman church, you can host your intimate reception using their panelled room, an exquisite room for canapés before moving through to the delightful ball room for your wedding breakfast.

Pauntley has all the modern luxuries you would expect from a 5 star property but loses none of the charm of it being an historic country retreat. They can accommodate up to 24 family and friends in beautifully appointed bedrooms overlooking the gardens, making this the perfect place to entertain your guests and create some unforgettable memories over three days.

There are four magical garden rooms at Pauntley which are perfect for your photographer and guests to enjoy: the ‘sunken garden’ with an ornamental pond, the ‘ruin garden’ shaped by yew hedges, the impressive ‘hornbeam cloisters’ overlooking the haha and the ‘walled garden’ with a statue of Pan at its centre. All these outdoor spaces have the stunning backdrop of the rolling Gloucestershire countryside beyond the lake.