Introducing the New Green House Pavilion at The Copse

Written by Emma Hla
Image by Fiona Murray.
We’ve had a long-standing romance with The Copse in Oxfordshire, it’s the perfect relaxed weekend wedding venue. The combination of it being a home-from-home coupled with true flexibility, means you fall head over heels for this gorgeous spot.

Early last year I took a little trip out to The Copse to have a nose around and to meet with the owner Penny (who is fabulous by the way). We were welcomed into this warm and unique home with open arms and I still talk about the lemon posset we were served at lunch! It was over this lunch that we talked about possible changes and developments to the venue and we mentioned that a semi-permanent structure in the garden might be a nice addition so couples can enjoy the truly stunning surroundings whilst not worrying too much about the good ol’ British weather.

Outdoor weddings are proving to be more and more popular amongst couples – whether it’s humanist ceremonies, a weekend of outdoor revelry or dining under the stars in clear marquees. We seem to want to be as close to nature as possible.

It was quite the lovely surprise when I recently received images of the brand new green house pavilion at The Copse! This team don’t hang around and I absolutely love their passion for making things happen. Penny says “Following a visit from Emma who told the team at The Copse that the green house look was the way forward and would be hugely popular in 2020, we leapt on the idea and created the stunning green house pavilion. The roof is not glass so that it is cool in Summer and warm in Spring and Autumn – our couples love it!”

The beautiful new structure seats 120 and any configuration is possible. The Copse have rectangular tables onsite for you to use so you can create the feast of your dreams, but you are more than welcome to hire in round tables also. Direct Acoustics, Adam Allfrey and his amazing team, both designed and built it. It is semi-permanent and is dismantled during the winter months. It has acoustic properties that keep sound within the building because of the highly insulated roof and sound proof doors. This gives it a lovely cosy feeling once you are inside.

The initial inspiration for the building came from my own love of a glasshouse wedding but they’re not called hot-houses for nothing, so we take our hats off to the team at The Copse, alongside Adam, who had the comfort of guests and temperature in mind and created this easy-to-control pavilion.

The pavilion has oak clad posts, an indoor trellis (perfect for adding florals and greenery!) and wooden bead chandeliers. This is a beautiful blank canvas and as The Copse is a dry hire wedding venue you’re free to create your own personal celebration. However I dare you not to look inside their props cupboard – it’s a treasure trove!

If you want to know more about this wedding venue then why not take a little look at their website, or if you fancy a chat with the team you can email them at or call 01189 722 772.

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