Steeped in history, Dick Whittington (1352) was born here, Pauntley Court possesses a charm and romanticism few venues can match, all wrapped up in the unmistakeable ease and calm atmosphere of the most welcoming of family homes that can be exclusively yours for a whole weekend.
Never a truer word spoken, when John Masefield (Poet Laureate) described Pauntley Court “…it lies in a place of great beauty and strangeness…”
The gardens are so captivatingly magical, you might imagine bumping into Alice and the White Rabbit, as you stroll between the yew hedging and arched horn beams. Seclusion, privacy and exclusivity exudes from every corner of this unique gem, nestling quietly in the heart of the Gloucestershire countryside. If you day dream around here, you might be forgiven for thinking you have re-awoken in Italy or France.
This enchanting rural estate is in striking distance of the Cotswolds with easy quick access from the M50, 2.5 hours from London, half an hour from Cheltenham and an hour from both Birmingham and Bristol.
Colourful, warm, stunning and inspiringly quirky the house and gardens provide your wedding event a uniqueness which doesn’t require you to have to work hard dressing it up – it is naturally beautiful with an atmosphere like no other.
Set in 20 acres of grounds with a tennis court, a lake and a woodland, this unique estate makes a perfect retreat for your 3-day wedding. With only a very limited number of weddings per year, they shake off the feel of the ‘wedding factory’ – this is very much a ‘one of a kind’ venue, for you to create ‘one of a kind’ memories, available for any ‘one of a kind’ minded couples looking for something different and individual to celebrate the most important day of their life.
Accommodation in the Main house, Bridal suite and the Dovecote
10 individually decorated bedrooms with 9 beautifully appointed bathrooms let you and your guests immerse themselves in the chic and tasteful grandeur afforded by this historic house.
There is more than enough space allowing up to 24 of your family and friends to stay for three wonderful days from Friday until Sunday. Soak up the magic of Pauntley, relax, have fun and make it all yours exclusively for the whole weekend.
Oozing an indescribable charm, the owners want you to have an unimaginably relaxing experience with every detail already thought about, including The White Company linens and fresh flowers in all the bedrooms. They want the pressure to be lifted from you the moment you and guests arrive, so you can start to celebrate in style.
The 800-year old Norman Church is just next door, a short stroll through the garden should you wish for a church ceremony or they have a civil ceremony license for up to 50 in their elegant ballroom or up to 20 in their atmospheric panelled room.
There are numerous stunning areas in the gardens for an outdoor ceremony and they have a wonderful Tentickle stretch tent (9×12) in one of the ‘garden rooms’ which can create a welcomed shaded area if there is hot sunshine or somewhere to shelter under, if the odd naughty rain shower passes by!
This venue is a blank canvas for you to create your ideal day and so for instance, you could even choose to have 100 guests on the flat formal lawns for an outdoor ceremony and then perhaps move inside with your family, close friends, bridesmaids and ushers for the legal part before returning to the outdoor ceremony space to join the main party for drinks and canapés.
They have already taken some of the stress away for you, by having a list of the finest local suppliers who already know the venue, from caring caterers, to fancy photographers, to marvellous marquee companies, dynamic DJs, and many more besides.
Up to 50 of your lovely guests can dine in their stunning light-filled ballroom, and so if you are choosing a small wedding or indeed opting for a larger affair, they have two marquee terraces for you to choose from, one which extends out from the sunken garden close to the main house or another which is positioned right beside by the lake, complete with their resident swans and ducks!
We want you to fall in love with Pauntley Court, and if you do, we can assure you that they will look after you and help make your day the ultimate event and exceed all your expectations. Depending on what you want from the venue, they can help you as much or as little as you would like, to allow you to plan your perfect weekend and wedding day
A smaller number of guests? Pauntley Court is the perfect venue.
A warm and welcoming country house with an unerring flexibility for you to be able to plan and design your perfect event with your very close family and friends, making it the most memorable and unique day possible. With up to 24 staying across the main house, the wing (bridal suite) and the Dovecote, you are able to spend three of the most amazing days together.
A personal and intimate licensed civil ceremony in the ballroom, followed by drinks in the panelled room or out in the magical gardens gives you the idyllic setting to make the day extra special. You can create the most wonderful wedding breakfast for up to 50 guests either in the ballroom or out under the magnificent stretch tent with the views down to the lake and fields beyond.