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Leigh Court

Leigh Court

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Leigh Court

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  • Magnificent early 19th-century country house
  • Conveniently located 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
  • Ceremony room boast impressive stone staircase
  • Large outdoor lawn space for your enjoyment

Leigh Court is a beautiful 19th century Palladian Mansion in a gorgeous historical setting. Surrounded by 27 acres of ancient wooded grounds and lush green lawns, located on the edge of Bristol it is a perfect location for a charming countryside wedding.

Leigh Court offers exclusive use for you and your guests. From intimate wedding ceremonies, through to extravagant marquee celebrations, this historic venue gives you the space and freedom to design the wedding of your dreams.


The original Leigh Court was a Tudor mansion built by Sir George Norton of Bristol in 1558. It was demolished around 1812 after the estate, compromising of some 2500 acres, was sold to Sir Philip John Miles in 1811 who rebuilt the house in the regency period.

The Palladian house has a Greek Revival interior which has largely survived the various uses of the building. The grounds were originally landscaped by Humphrey Repton, part of which is now within the Leigh Woods National Nature Reserve. An organic farm has also been established based on the walled garden.


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.


With spectacular spaces for any type of wedding, from the most intimate day in the Tapestry Room to hiring a marquee out on the grounds, the house can be hired exclusively, with a dedicated and flexible team supporting you.

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.

Ceremony Capacity - 109 guests

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.

Wedding Breakfast Capacity - 109 guests

Reception Capacity - 118 guests

The Tapestry Room

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

Civil Ceremony Capacity - 65 guests

Wedding Breakfast Capacity - 56 guests

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.

Wedding Breakfast Capacity - 56 guests

The Salon

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

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.


Leigh Court has an in-house caterer that offers menus to suit all tastes and requirements, using seasonal produce and locally sourced food, the menus can be designed to suit you. From a traditional three course sit down wedding breakfast, delicious canapés to a relaxed, informal succulent barbecue in the gardens, the options are endless. Drinks packages are also a fantastic inclusion in your dining experience, from cocktails to champagne and more.

Click below to see their wedding menu;

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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.

Leigh Court Business Centre
Abbots Leigh


  • The Happy Couple

    We had the most amazing time on Saturday, Leigh Court is a seriously special venue!
    Thank you for all your hard work in making a last minute wedding a dream.
    And thanks to Natasha, Giles, Claire and all the staff for their hard work too. Everyone was raving about the venue and the food.

  • Emma & Jason

    We had our wedding here last month and it really was the most beautiful day. Lauren was so helpful and answered all questions I had leading up to the big day & Suzie was amazing on the day itself and made sure I had nothing to worry about and could enjoy the day to its fullest. The way everything was presented, the food and the venue left us both & our guests so happy, we just wish we could do it all again!

  • 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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