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Grittleton House

Grittleton House

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Grittleton House

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  • All-inclusive country wedding venue
  • Grade II-listed Victorian Gothic mansion
  • Located in picturesque English countryside
  • Licensed to host civil ceremonies
  • Wedding breakfast for up to 700 guests
  • Fantastic cuisine which can be adapted
  • Excellent transport links to Bristol and London
  • Choose a range of splendid function rooms

A stone's throw away from Bath and Bristol, at the southern edge of the Cotswolds within the idyllic village of Grittleton is this charming Grade II-listed mansion. Grittleton House is nestled in English countryside and presents a beautiful backdrop for your big day. Its secluded and tranquil location means that hosting your exclusive wedding celebration here you will feel worlds away from everyday life, but the wonders of Grittleton House do not simply stop at its setting.

As you travel up the tree-lined drive and catch the first glimpse of this astounding mansion, you'll soon realise that this is a venue unlike any other. It boasts gorgeous architecture and intricate features, with its high decorative ceilings, impressive fireplaces and stately, elegant reception rooms. And with a sweeping double staircase, you can descend to your ceremony feeling like a queen!

History

The original Grittleton Manor, a three-bay Carolean mansion, was constructed in 1660. The estate was purchased by Sir Joseph Neeld in 1828, soon after which the changes that are still seen today became apparent. Sir Joseph inherited a large fortune from his silversmith uncle, redesigning the house to its present appearance. It now stands as a compelling Italianate Gothic Mansion.

Facilities

There are lots of beautiful spaces for your celebrations.Whether you prefer a wedding in one of the beautiful reception rooms or hosting your festivities in a marquee on the lawn, the Grittleton House team are ready to accommodate all your wedding dreams.

Central Hall

This hall boasts high ceilings, a sweeping double staircase and impressive balconies. This is an ideal setting for couples to exchange rings and recite their vows.

The Yellow Gallery

Previously one of the state rooms, with original features and amazing views, The Yellow Gallery is a lovely civil ceremony setting.

The Red Gallery

With its abundance of ornate features, The Red Gallery offers yet another wonderful potential backdrop for your civil ceremony.

St Mary's Church, Grittleton

For a CofE wedding service, the 12th-century parish church is located in the village of Grittleton, just a short walk from the house.

Capacities

Ceremonies

Library Well - 80 seated guests with additional standing room on the balconies
Red or Yellow Gallery - 50-180 guests
Orangery - 50-400 guests

Wedding Breakfast

Red or Yellow Gallery - 50 up to 112 guests on round tables or 50 up to 126 guests on long tables. Combine the Galleries for a maximum of 250 guests

Orangery - 50 to 200 guests

Evening Reception

Main House - 50 up to 400 guests depending on the areas used
Marquee available for all sizes large or small

Furry friends

We are animal lovers at Grittleton House and would be happy to welcome your special friend. We just ask that pets are not left unattended at any point. Pets are welcome during the ceremony and drinks reception only and are not permitted to stay overnight.

Catering

The Executive Chef and Head Chef are Michelin trained and work alongside a talented team of kitchen staff. They can create and prepare a delectable menu for your wedding breakfast, only using locally sourced and fine quality seasonal ingredients. Take the opportunity to attend a taster evening to sample the Countess Menu and fine wine list. The Executive Chef will be more than happy to discuss a bespoke menu package with you.

Accommodation

Grittleton House has six individually designed bedrooms located in the main house. The bedrooms are extremely luxurious with super king beds and en-suite bathrooms. There are also a further 20 bedrooms in the Victorian Stables which are full of rustic charm.

Wedding Offer

Yours for a Day Winter Wedding Offer

This all inclusive offer is available during the winter. Get an incredible package offer for £8500 for up to 80 day and evening guests. This offer includes:

  • Ceremony room
  • Reception drink (Chambord Fizz – 1 glass per guest)
  • Wedding breakfast (select from our Baroness Menu, to include ½ bottle of house wine per guest )
  • Toast for speeches (house prosecco – 1 glass per guest)
  • Evening Light Bites (choice of two sliders from our evening menu)

Any additional requirements will be charged at the 2020 prices. Accommodation available please their website for full details. Offer only available January and February 2020.

Wedding Open Day

Sunday 15th March 2020, 12pm - 3pm.

The Shipp Family are thrilled to welcome you to their stunning home. Experience all that Grittleton House has to offer, view the venue set for a wedding and wander leisurely through the house and grounds. There will be a selection of experienced wedding suppliers along with some delicious canapes and fizz to sample.

To get in touch with the weddings hospitality team at this venue, please click on the contact details below this listing.

Address
Grittleton House
Grittleton
Chippenham
Wiltshire
SN14 6AP

Reviews

  • Alice and Dan - 11/2016

    We also wanted to say what an absolutely wonderful day we had. We are still on a high from it, and are so so pleased we chose to have the reception at Grittleton. It really was the perfect venue for our day and you and the staff were so flexible with our requirements and the style of day we wanted. All of the staff, including yourself, could not have done enough. A special thanks to Nelson who was extremely patient on both the set up day and the wedding day itself - even at the end of the wedding when he was trying to help me have the last few inebriated guests leave! He was on hand for every little request which made a lot of tasks so much easier.
    Thank you so much for helping to make our most special day unforgettable and the winter wedding dream we'd so hoped for.

  • Jon and Sarah - 11/2016

    We had our wedding at Grittleton House and it was the most magical day. All the staff were amazing and went above and beyond to make it an enjoyable day for everyone without any stress. From start to finish the day ran smoothly. The food was amazing, every plate came out hot and the food presentation was incredible. Many guests loved the character of the building which made it even more special & magical, stating it was like being at Hogwarts School due to the changing around of furniture every time you came out of one room into another. All the staff that work here made this a day to remember. Our daughter was quite poorly on the day but they all rallied around and turned a sofa into a bed and watched over her so we knew she was safe. My wife got ready in a room upstairs which they designed specifically for the bridal party to get ready in. If you want a magical day to remember and something to talk about in years to come then I would recommend having your wedding here. You will not be disappointed!

  • Azin and Alex - 08/2016

    Just a quick note to say thank you again for all your support and help and that of your team. Nelson and the bar team were fantastic.
    Thank you again. It was the most fantastic two days and much of that is thanks to being at such a wonderful place and team.

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