Hello from Walcot Hall

Written by Emma Hla
The Walcot Hall Estate is a real hidden gem located in the heart of the Shropshire Hills. The estate has a rich history dating back to the 1700s and in recent years has been brought back to its former glory (and more!) by the current owners.

If you haven’t yet come across this beautiful venue in our directory or on the blog then you can get to know them a little bit better today!

Caitlin, General Manager at Walcot Hall, is here to tell you more…

Notes from Walcot Hall

Caitlin says…

Couples are encouraged to hire the wedding venue site exclusively for a full 48 hours over a weekend or during the week. We find this is such an important aspect for many couples looking to make the most of their time with their family and friends celebrating such a special occasion. Couples have the option to welcome their guests on site with some informal drinks or a BBQ the night before the wedding, and then spend the next morning reminiscing about the day before during a leisurely breakfast.

We are so lucky that because of our relaxed and friendly, unstuffy approach we attract the most wonderful couples. We find that couples who book Walcot Hall have a creative streak, they love that it’s interesting and quirky and although the venue has a lot going on anyway our couples always manage to put their own stamp on it.

The large turquoise Ballroom is where we hold wedding breakfasts for up to 150 guests and receptions for up to 200 and is a really incredible room with full height windows, plaster ceiling and stunning chandeliers. It looks amazing in the day with the light pouring in but when the sun goes down, we close the shutters, dim the lights and it makes a great party room!

We have the Main Hall in the house which is licensed for indoor wedding ceremonies and we have a beautiful summer house licensed in the gardens so couples can have a lovely garden wedding in the warmer months. The gardens are vast so couples can utilise the space with a drinks reception, games and endless photo opportunities.

When it comes to accommodation, it’s hard to know where to start?!

Walcot Hall has a variety of accommodations on site although all self-catering. These range from traditional cottages in the old stable yard to our Victorian Tin Chapel in the woods, a converted timber framed ‘Wheelwright’s Shop’ and the newest addition being a reclaimed Village Hall from a nearby village called Norbury! We also have a wide range of glamping options for the more adventurous including yurts, traditional travellers’ caravans and even a fire truck! The variety of accommodation really is one of Walcot’s biggest selling points as we can accommodate up to 110 guests on site during the warmer months, so technically a whole wedding party can all decamp here for the length of a wedding weekend and turn it into a wedding village!

We don’t have caterers onsite so couples are able to choose a caterer to suit the occasion and we are flexible with our approach with other wedding suppliers too. We want couples to have the day that they have dreamed of without strict guidelines or traditional wedding restraints therefore we will endeavour to turn your beautiful wedding ideas (and Pinterest boards) into reality!

We have been told many a time that, ‘there is magic afoot at Walcot’ because it’s just such a unique place. We know we’re not a 5* hotel, which is why we don’t try to be! But we can promise a stay full of fun, character, surprise and intrigue for you and all of your guests.

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