Woodhall Estate’s Walled Gardens, constructed in the 18th century and meticulously restored in 2020/1, embody quintessential English charm and character. These gardens feature well-kept lawns and formal borders alongside wildflower meadows and rare fruit orchards. All of this is enclosed by imposing walls and grand gates.
Conveniently located just north of London and easily accessible from Cambridge, Woodhall offers excellent road and rail connections to the rest of the UK. It’s also a practical choice for international guests, situated less than an hour’s drive from Heathrow, Stansted, and Luton airports.
The venue offers a range of captivating settings for different aspects of your wedding day. You can choose from the landscaped formal Upper Garden, the wildflower meadows of the Lower Garden, the charming Garden House lawn, or the picturesque pastures surrounding the Walled Gardens. Marquees can be placed in the rolling parkland below the Garden walls or within the Upper Garden. Your design possibilities are endless, whether you prefer a classic and opulent marquee or the rustic charm of a tipi complete with firepits. As day transitions to evening, the venue’s atmosphere shifts from a relaxed and tranquil celebration to an exclusive private party. Tiki torches dramatically illuminate the historic walls, setting the stage for an unforgettable night.
Surrounded by historic parkland and ancient trees, couples have various options for capturing perfect photographs throughout the Walled Gardens, accommodations, and the Estate. From intimate shots of the wedding party during morning preparations to capturing quiet romantic moments away from the excitement of the celebration, there’s an abundance of opportunities to create cherished memories of your special day.
Set amidst scenic pastures and ancient woodlands, the Walled Gardens’ intimate and elegant setting provides a romantic backdrop for several exclusive wedding celebrations each year. Couples can enjoy exclusive use of the Walled Gardens and luxury accommodation for two or three nights, accommodating up to 17 guests. The in-house team will expertly take every aspect of your celebration plans to life. A stylish manor house and comfortable country cottages provide a welcoming haven for you and your wedding party to relax and prepare for the big day, allowing you to focus on the magic and romance of the occasion ahead.
Every wedding at Woodhall is a unique experience, whether you envision a whimsical country-inspired fairy tale or a chic and glamorous garden party. Regardless of your vision, your celebration will be unforgettable in this magical location.
The Garden House lawn is a beautiful, intimate space for outdoor blessings and celebrant-led weddings for up to 200 guests. The Walled Gardens at Woodhall are not licensed for civil ceremonies. Still, there are several lovely churches in the area, and the venue's wedding team can work with your needs to coordinate with local churches and with a couple's chosen celebrants.
We work with a small selection of carefully chosen companies who meet our high service, quality and design standards and understand how to get the best from our unique venue.
Whatever you like! Our approved structure suppliers offer plenty of variety, including traditional pole marquees, clear span, tipis, pole and canvas, stretch tents and yurts.
The venue is entirely outdoors, but marquees and stretch tents can be used at various sites within and around the Walled Gardens. So that you know, we do not allow hard flooring anywhere within the Walled Gardens. English weather is unpredictable, and our team is experienced in dealing with last-minute plan changes to ensure your wedding day goes smoothly.
Free parking for your guests is available right outside the Walled Gardens.
There are toilet facilities and power suitable for up to 200 guests for receptions below the Walled Gardens, which are included in the package price. Additional facilities will be required (at extra cost) for receptions within the Upper Garden and guest numbers above 200.
No, we are a corkage-free venue.