Built in 1702 as a rectory to the historic St Chad’s church down the lane, Stockton House was a family home for over three hundred years.
Stockton House has been brought back to life with seven luxurious en-suite double bedrooms and a unique secret-walled garden dining room. Every room has been expertly designed to take in the incredible views and scenery of the Shropshire countryside.
Stockton is part of the Apley Estate, comprised of 8,500 acres of countryside with fields, woodland, farms and the River Severn flowing through.
Stockton is an escape to the English countryside with the nearby historic towns of Ironbridge and Bridgnorth. There is a train station 5 miles away in the town of Telford with links to Birmingham, and they’re also 5 miles away from the M54 motorway.
It starts with a purpose-built, secret, walled garden dining room. This beautiful open space is licensed for civil ceremonies and is a space to host your wedding breakfast and evening party. With state-of-the-art lighting and heating technology and a full commercial kitchen, this will feel like your very own restaurant. Open the grand, double doors, and then you are transported into a large open space with a double curved ceiling, chandeliers and open windows to the gardens and grounds at the back of the house.
At Stockton House, you get to work with their chefs to create your bespoke wedding menu. Executive Chef Thomas Ebbon has crafted some wonderful dishes inspired by the produce and ingredients available on the estate, as well as the abundance of fantastic food and drink Shropshire has to offer.
One thing that the team at Stockton House likes to emphasise is that your wedding day is not just about the day itself but about the journey you take planning and preparing for it, too. That’s why they create unique and special experiences, such as their exclusive menu tasting at Stockton – just like a small dinner party for you and your guests. The team invite you back to Stockton while the chefs prepare your bespoke menu, with hosts taking you through each course as you walk through the timings and format of your day. It’s an experience that immerses you into Stockton House as you imagine your wedding day unfolding and how your guests will enjoy your special day by your side.
If that’s not enough to whet your appetite, then Stockton House also offers a private dining room where you and your wedding party could enjoy a specially designed three-course menu or perhaps an eight-course tasting menu if that’s what you’d prefer. Arrive the day before your wedding and stay at Stockton, with exclusive use of the house and grounds, and round off your evening with the wonderful menu-tasting experience before your big day.
Then there’s their incredible bar room with large, open sash windows to the gardens, an impressive chandelier and an open marble fireplace. The bar has floor-to-ceiling shelves stocked with bottles of whiskies, rums, vodkas and gins and selections you and your guests have never tried or some of your favourite tipples!
They haven’t mentioned the evening food for your wedding day – perhaps a BBQ on the terrace or street-food with Paella, Pad Thai or Loaded Burgers.
The morning after your wedding, when you make your way down the winding staircases to the private dining room, chefs will prepare a breakfast or mid-morning brunch. You and your guests can enjoy fresh coffee, loose-leaf tea and a delicious, fully-cooked breakfast as you leisurely recover from the night before. Stay a little longer and have the chefs prepare a lawn picnic so that you can make a full weekend experience of your wedding and enjoy your very own grand house in the country.
You can exclusively use Stockton House the day before your wedding with all seven bedrooms for your guests and breakfast/brunch the morning of your wedding for an additional £215.00 per room.
You can access the estate with your photographer to plan your photographs in the gardens, ground and the woodlands. We can guide and advise of locations on the estate that could make beautiful backdrops as you plan your photography and videography.
You can plan your wedding breakfast menu with our chefs so that you have a bespoke menu created exactly how you want it. We include a complimentary menu tasting at Stockton House so you can try everything beforehand.
Yes, we love Doggies at Stockton! We even have bowls and treats ready to go!
We love intimate weddings! Our beautiful dining room is the perfect space to host an intimate dinner.