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Holdenby House

Holdenby House

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Holdenby House

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  • Located in rural Northamptonshire
  • Warm and welcoming atmosphere
  • Beautiful Grade I listed grounds
  • Victorian walled kitchen garden
  • Licensed for civil ceremonies
  • Creative and bespoke catering
  • Gorgeous Elizabethan rose garden
  • A much-loved family home

As an active living home, selected weddings held in the grounds are exclusive to the married couple. Knowing how special this magical venue is, the team at Holdenby are keen to ensure your day is as perfect as can be for your intimate celebrations.

With a fantastic selection of spaces to choose from, you can host your dream wedding. Their in-house catering team will create a delicious feast for your and your guests.


The Holdenby Estate covers some 2,000 acres in the rolling Northamptonshire countryside. Over half of the land is farmed by the estate, allowing many varieties of crop to thrive. Holdenby place a strong emphasis on preserving the natural environment and commit to regular conservation. The stately home overlooks stunning Grade I gardens, with terrific views over the expanse of farmland.


The house stands as the surviving wing of a great Elizabethan palace built in 1583 and was once the largest private house in England. It would go on to become the palace of King James I and Charles I., before being beautifully restored into the house you see today.


Holdenby offers a range of graceful spaces that stretch across the south side of the house. Connecting rooms can help create a sociable atmosphere for larger parties, but diversely rooms such as the library or inner hall can also create cosy fire-lit spaces.

Dining Room

This striking space offers underlining grandeur and hold double doors that open out into a natural aisle for your ceremony. The room is also available for a more intimate wedding breakfast and provides a perfect space for cutting the cake as well.

Ceremony capacity – 108 guests

Wedding breakfast capacity – 65 guests


The diversity of the Ballroom allows you to say your ‘I dos’ before turning the room around to provide the perfect party venue. Enjoy a beautiful buffet spread, before making room for the entertainment, with a bar set up close to the Front Hall for your guests.

Ceremony capacity – 100 guests

Wedding breakfast capacity – 108 guests

Reception capacity – 200 guests


For larger wedding parties, the marquee option is often the way to go, with the ability to host a bigger wedding breakfast spread if your guests exceed the Ballroom capacity. Choose to set-up in connection to the house for easy accessibility, or erect the marquee in the Archers Field beyond the formal gardens.

Ceremony capacity – 140 guests

Wedding breakfast capacity – 108 + guests

Reception capacity – 800 guests

Other Rooms

Other beautiful spaces available as lounge areas are the Library, Inner Hall and Front Hall. Savour a warm drink by the fire for a cosy winter wedding, or serve canapés and champagne as guests mingle, admiring the interior.


Whether you plan on holding a large banquet or more intimate affair, Holdenby can guarantee outstanding service from their chosen caterers Indulgence Boutique Hospitality. Using their expertise and Michelin-Starred credentials, they will create a range of scrumptious dishes to impress your guests over dinner. Choose from a carefully selected range of menus or share your personal vision with the Indulgence team.

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