Venues Grittleton House
Grittleton House
  • 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
  • 10 minutes from M4 motorway J17 or J18

At the southern edge of the Cotswolds 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!


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.


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.

The Library

At the heart of the house, The Library features glazed bookcases and a marble fireplace, with a majestic view over the parkland.

Central Hall

This hall boasts high ceilings, a sweeping double staircase and impressive balconies, and is a splendid place for guests to gather.

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 Music Room

A smaller, more intimate choice, The Music Room is fully licensed for the conduct of civil marriage and partnership ceremonies.

The Morning Room

One of the original parts of the house, The Morning Room is an ideal setting for couples to exchange rings and recite their vows.

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.

Maximum Capacities

Grittleton House

Civil Ceremony Capacity - 180 Guests
Wedding Breakfast Capacity - 126 guests in one Gallery or 250 guests in two Galleries
Evening Reception Capacity - 450 Guests

Marquee Reception

Wedding Breakfast Capacity - 700 Guests
Evening Reception Capacity - Unlimited


Locally-sourced and fine-quality seasonal ingredients are used wherever possible in producing Grittleton House's superb cuisine. You are strongly recommended to join a wedding taster evening, where you can sample a variety of starters, desserts and wines.

There is a fantastically wide array of menus with meat, fish and vegetarian options. However, the talented chefs at the venue are extremely flexible, and if you want something completely unique, the team will be delighted to create bespoke dishes just for you.


Just a short walk from the mansion itself are The Old Stables, Grittleton House's characterful accommodation. As the name might suggest, this is a converted range of outbuildings around a central courtyard, with fantastic views of the main house and gardens.

There are 25 bedrooms, predominantly doubles or twins, or family rooms that hold a minimum of four but can accommodate six. For larger parties of guests to stay overnight after the wedding, there is also nearby accommodation in the B&B at the local pub.

Grittleton House is near the local railway station at Chippenham, from which there is excellent direct transport linkage to Bristol, Bath, Swindon or London. It is also conveniently located within a 10-minute drive of either Junction 17 or 18 of the M4 motorway.

Open Day - Sunday 22nd July

Grittleton House are hosting a wedding open day on Sunday 22nd July from 11am to 3pm. The venue will be set up exactly how it would for a wedding, giving couples the chance the view the venue in all its beauty. Suppliers work will be on display for you to view and sample and their business cards will be available to contact suppliers after. Get in touch with the team for more details.

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

Grittleton House
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  • 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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