Steeped in history, Dick Whittington (1352) was born there, Pauntley Court has a unique charm and romanticism, all wrapped up in the unmistakable ease and friendly atmosphere of the most welcoming of family homes that can be exclusively yours for a whole weekend.
Never a truer word was 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 that 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 exude from every corner of this unique gem, nestling quietly in the heart of the Gloucestershire countryside. If you daydream around there, you might be forgiven for thinking you have re-awoken in Italy or France.
This enchanting rural estate is within 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 Birmingham and Bristol.
Colourful, warm, romantic and wonderfully quirky. This country house is set in 20 acres of grounds with a tennis court, a lake and woodland and makes a perfect retreat for your 3-day wedding.
With only a limited number of weddings per year, they shake off the feel of the ‘wedding factory’ – this is a ‘one of a kind’ venue for you to create an extraordinary and bespoke wedding weekend with your family and friends.
Pauntley Court is next door to a Norman Church that can accommodate 100 people. We are licensed for a civil ceremony in the ballroom for up to 55 people. There are also many magical areas in the gardens for a humanist wedding with a celebrant or an outdoor blessing for up to 100.
Yes, we have a flat terraced lawn just outside the gates to the sunken garden with amazing views across the Leadon Valley. There is another space by the lake, with views across the countryside and a fantastic view of Pauntley Court. At no extra cost, we also provide the use of our Tentickle Stretch Tent, which can be ideal if you are having a drinks reception in the gardens.
We provide a wedding coordinator (Holly or Rebecca) at no extra cost, who will be present on your special day from 9am until 7pm to help make your day run smoothly and as you had imagined.
We have a choice of 4 marquee/tipi suppliers and five caterers we ask you to choose from. We work exclusively with Watering Hole Event Bars for weddings of 32-100; small weddings for less than 24 people have no corkage. For all other suppliers, such as your photographer, florist or hair and make-up, we have a fantastic list of local suppliers that we recommend.
Pauntley Court sleeps up to 24 guests over ten beautiful bedrooms with nine bathrooms. There is enough room for your family and close friends to relax and enjoy two nights over the weekend in luxury.
We are delighted for you to have your dog with you on the day of your wedding, to come to your ceremony and be a part of your photos, but we do not allow dogs to stay overnight in our accommodation.