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Leigh Court
  • Large and magnificent early 19th-century country house near Bristol
  • Eight stunning function rooms to choose from
  • Award-winning in-house catering team
  • In-house event coordinators
  • Licensed to host civil wedding ceremonies
  • Incredible ceremony room with impressive stone double staircase
  • Large outdoor lawn space for your enjoyment

This grand late Georgian manor house has witnessed almost 200 years of history, and is situated in its own pocket of natural serenity just outside Bristol. Leigh Court sits in its own estate on the fringe of Abbots Leigh and, located just a couple of miles away from the hustle and bustle of the city, is easy and convenient to reach.

Leigh Court's events coordinators will be on hand to help you at every step along the way, and given unrestricted access to a whole suite of reception rooms, the services of the mansion's exceptional in-house catering team and some breathtaking interior architecture, this is a wedding venue that should on no account be overlooked.

Contact the events team at Leigh Court either by clicking on the 'Email this business' button above or by revealing and dialling the telephone number.

History

The site of this manor house has seen many incarnations over the last millennium. There was an earlier Elizabethan mansion built back in 1558, setting out its claim to fame in 1651 when it played host to the future King Charles II while he was fleeing to France with Cromwell's New Model Army in hot pursuit, after his ruinous defeat at the Battle of Worcester.

The original building was destroyed in 1812, the new edifice completed in 1814. The house was occupied by the Miles family until 1917, then converted into a hospital.

Architecture

Romantic, isolated, serene, grandiose and beautiful, this historic house presents the perfect canvas on which to paint weddings of a truly magnificent stature. The neo-Classical exterior of the house is designed in the Palladian style and constructed of Bath Stone, giving it the distinctive light honey-yellow tone of the buildings of that city.

As with many historic mansions, the interior now presents a hybrid of various styles, constructed, altered and added to in different eras. However, on the whole, the inside of this awe-inspiring building is principally in the Greek Revival fashion, and its sheer aesthetic beauty may well leave you short of breath.

The Rooms

Leigh Court has eight hireable function rooms, but we've put together descriptions of several of the spaces most popularly used and most recommendable for weddings. Certain rooms are best suited to particular parts of your celebration, from a luxurious champagne reception, through a formal meal, to the evening party. Check through the featured rooms below, or just click the 'Make an Enquiry' button above to talk to the events team and find out for yourself.

The Great Hall

Leigh Court's grand and spacious Great Hall is licensed to host civil marriage and partnership ceremonies, and features a truly breathtaking double staircase, which embraces the seating area below in a truly illustrious manner. Make a memorable entrance by arriving at your ceremony down this long, curving staircase. Above is a sprawling domed and coffered roof, which has fantastic presence. An original 19th-century pipe-organ still resides here, which may be played during your ceremony if you request it. This room can seat around 90 guests for the ceremony.

The Library Room

This lovely, spacious room with its high coffered ceiling adjoins the Great Hall, and can be set up in a number of different ways to enable a number of different wedding configurations. The room holds a maximum seated capacity of 118. Take a peek at possible reception layouts for the Library Room here.

Dimensions: 17.07m x 7.32m

The Tapestry Room

Another great choice for receptions, the Tapestry Room has a wonderfully elaborate ceiling and adjoins the Library Room.

Dimensions: 10.96m x 6.71m

The Morning Room

This room is perfect for a champagne reception, but as it is fairly similar in size to the others, would be equally suited to host a formal meal. Adjacent to the Library Room and Outer Hall, the Morning Room is situated in the front right wing of the building.

Dimensions: 10.96m x 6.71m

The Salon

More intimate but also perfect for a canapés and drinks reception, the Salon looks out over the extensive grounds of Leigh Court.

Dimensions: 7m x 6.25m

Other reception rooms available include The Drawing Room, affording a superlative view across the Severn to the Welsh hills beyond, The Lounge and The Outer Hall.

Service and Facilities

Catering at Leigh Court is dished up by Crown Catering, who since their foundation in 2005 have steadily developed their impressive reputation as one of the South West’s premier corporate, wedding and event caterers. These talented cuisiniers have been nominated The 2012 Wedding Industry Awards South West winners.

The passionate and talented in-house team of chefs have carefully designed a range of wedding breakfast, reception dinner, buffet and canapé menus.Take a little look at a few of Leigh Court's representative examples below:-

Leigh Court Sample Menus

Outdoors

Leigh Court has a superb outdoor space for you to enjoy, in the form of a pristine and extensive lawn. Many couples have previously set up a marquee outside for wedding celebrations taking place during the summer months.

A Helping Hand

The highly obliging and helpful events team at Leigh Court insist that they get to know you a little before they go ahead and start working with you to organise your wedding. We can envisage no better way to plan your wedding in your chosen venue than firstly to form an empathetic relationship with the specialist event coordination team there!

Address
Leigh Court Business Centre
Abbots Leigh
Bristol
BS8 3RA

Reviews

  • Chrissy's Cakes - 01/11/2016

    As a Wedding Cake Supplier, Chrissys Cakes Bristol, I was commissioned to make, deliver and set up an 8 tier wedding cake for a wedding last Saturday. We phoned to ask some silly questions like "How big are the doorways" as we needed to make sure our huge cake board would easily manoeuvre to the Library and nothing we asked was any problem, with email confirmation giving door measurements! Once there, everyone was totally accommodating and helpful whilst it took us a good hour to set up the cake on the extra large table that you kindly set up ready for us. The cake on the table stood around 7 1/2 feet tall and we loved how it looked in window of the library. Thank you for your help in making our job less stressful! Look forward to delivering my next cake with you.....although this one will be alot smaller. Thank you. Chrissy at Chrissys Cakes Bristol

  • Marie Willetts & Tolo Taylor – 25/03/2016

    We got married in March 2016 and we had truly the best day of our lives! The venue was stunning and the service from all staff was excellent. We chose Leigh Court because of the beautiful building and its aspect but still wanted to create a relaxed and informal atmosphere. We are pleased to say that because of the excellent and friendly staff, we managed to get just what we wanted! I was unaware of any of the logistics on the day as a bride and simply got to enjoy every moment! It was perfect! We were very lucky with the weather but this simply was the icing on the cake as everything else had been so well prepared and thought through by the venue staff! Thank you!

  • Rachel Day and Fred Young – 25/10/15

    My daughter got married here in October, it was a fabulous venue and a wonderful day. So many compliments on the food, service and amazing venue. Many thanks to Olivia and all the staff on the 24th for making it such a special day for Rachel & Fred and all their family and friends.

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