Location: Gloucestershire
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The Moretons

Distance from the centre of Gloucestershire: 27.55 miles
The Moretons
  • DIY Cotswold wedding reception venue
  • Private holiday cottages set in 5 acres
  • Located at the foot of Bredon Hill
  • 1000 years of intriguing history
  • Ample space for a large marquee or yurt
  • Formal receptions for up to 100 guests
  • Evening receptions for up to 150 guests
  • Choice of two honeymoon cottages
  • 31 beds available in other cottages

At the bottom of Bredon Hill and spilling out onto the Cotswolds are 35 acres of open farmland belonging to The Moretons. The cottages on the estate are private holiday homes, but their five acres of glorious gardens can readily accommodate a sizeable marquee or yurt, which can be ideal for a breathtaking wedding celebration. The estate, together with its beautiful surrounding area, is steeped in history, but The Moretons retains versatility, and can be decorated to match each individual couple's needs.

The cottage and its surrounding grounds are exclusively yours for two days around your big event, meaning that you can use each of the spaces exactly how you wish. Couples are invited to add in any auxiliary extras such as hay-bales and fairylights, and the wedding coordinator provides complimentary planning services for couples requiring a little guidance for their big day.

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  • The Moretons - Venue - Gloucestershire
  • The Moretons - Venue - Gloucestershire
  • The Moretons - Venue - Gloucestershire
  • The Moretons - Venue - Gloucestershire
  • The Moretons - Venue - Gloucestershire
  • The Moretons - Venue - Gloucestershire
  • The Moretons - Venue - Gloucestershire
  • The Moretons - Venue - Gloucestershire
  • The Moretons - Venue - Gloucestershire
  • The Moretons - Venue - Gloucestershire
  • The Moretons - Venue - Gloucestershire

History

The current buildings can be dated back to the 1800s and were developed and converted in 1971. However, the estate boasts a wealth of history, spanning way back over the last millennium.

It is first mentioned in around 926 when Athelstan, Saxon King of England, granted manses to his servant Ethelnoth. Robert de Moreton owned these aforesaid manses at the beginning of the 13th century, and they were later passed into ownership of Chamberlains, then held by the Le Pohers for five generations.

Eventually the Washbourne family came into possession of The Moretons in 1411, and surviving two Civil Wars, Commonwealth and Restoration, the estate passed in 1663 to William Hancock.

In 1631 John Washbourne XII emigrated over to New England. Then, some 350 years later, an American couple, Mr and Mrs A L Washburn from Missouri, stayed at The Moretons. Here, they discovered that the family had owned the estate for 252 years!

Facilities

The walled garden behind the cottage can accommodate a yurt or marquee large enough to hold 100-150 guests. It can either be provided by the wedding coordinator or sourced elsewhere.

Couples are free to embellish and decorate both the marquee and the walled garden pretty much as they please, meaning that every wedding at The Moretons retains its individual flair.

Fully recognising that every celebration is different, each bride and groom unique, the wedding coordinator is eager to discuss your wedding-day dreams, and then help turn them into reality.

Marquee Or Yurt

Formal Reception Capacity - 100 Guests
Evening Reception Capacity - 150 Guests

Catering And Accommodation

The wedding coordinator's catering company, Country House Occasions, is recommended. They strive to prepare and serve delicious local and seasonal produce and have three standard menus, which are easily adapted to suit anybody's tastebuds!

They're also experienced in creating alternative dining options, such as barbecues or afternoon teas. However, if you'd prefer to bring in your own caterers, external suppliers are permitted.

Accommodation

In the encompassing 35 acres of farmland are 9 self-catering cottages, all converted from original farm buildings, each fully-equipped with kitchen supplies and amenities. They collectively contain 31 beds, with extra Z-beds available for hire if needed.

For the bride and groom's wedding night, there are a couple of separate single-bedroom cottages, from which the newlyweds are welcome to choose one to serve as the blissful bridal suite.

Ceremonies

The Moretons is a reception-only venue, but there is a range of registry offices, churches and civil wedding venues in the area.

To contact this venue, simply click on their details below.

Address
The Moretons
Bredon
Tewkesbury
Gloucestershire
GL20 7EN

What our customers say

  • Vicky Fowler – 11/2015

    We had our wedding reception at The Moretons in July 2015 and it was perfect. Karen and her team were incredibly helpful and went above and beyond for us. The venue was beautiful and meant that lots of our guests could stay on site. All of the cottages and the farmhouse were lovely and the pool and games available were great fun. Highly recommended!

  • Christine Danter – 10/2016

    Beautiful location and setting. The accommodation is practical, clean, well maintained and managed. Karen and her team went overboard to ensure our stay was just perfect, nothing seemed too much trouble. With the help of Ann they ensured our family wedding weekend was just perfect. Everyone felt relaxed and the excellent facilities on site added to a really happy time. Most sincere thanks to all involved.

  • Vikki Griffiths – 10/2016

    Thank you so much to Karen and the team at The Moretons for making our wedding weekend so perfect, nothing was too much trouble, the accommodation is gorgeous, clean, practical with everything you need with regards to appliance and accessory we really couldn't have asked for more.

    Most of the accommodation has been recently renovated and this has been done tastefully and to a very high standard making the stay so comfortable and relaxing. Thank you, everything you did made all of the difference and I can't recommend them enough.

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