The Lost Orangery, Wiltshire
Hidden away in gorgeous rolling hills in the countryside between Bath and Corsham, Valentina’s Lost Orangery offers a truly sublime, one-in-1000 romantic backdrop for the discerning bride and groom.
Valentina’s Lost Orangery
Today we’re taking an in-depth look Valentina’s Lost Orangery, a magical luxury self-catering accommodation property that also offers wedding couples and up to 250 of their guests an exclusive-use space on this stunning estate. From amazing Georgian-style architecture to water-features, evergreen palm trees, the remains of a castle, carefully pruned topiary, rose gardens, lawns, cloisters, archways and even a thatched boat house, this hidden gem has a seemingly never ending supply of surprises and delights!
The Orangery is found just a stone’s throw away from Colerne, Pickwick and Castle Combe, and conveniently close for exploring the historic city of Bath.
About and History
Situated within Euridge Manor Farm, and found next to the famous explorer, Sir Walter Raleigh’s manor house itself, The Lost Orangery and its gardens are the culmination of master garden designers and builders, Julian and Isabel Bannerman, who transformed the Wiltshire country estate, and its crumbling castle, into something quite special indeed.
Today the estate is owned by successful businessman John Robinson, founder of the fashion chain, Jigsaw.
Ceremonies at Valentina’s Lost Orangery
With plenty of spaces around the estate licensed for civil ceremonies, imagine tying the knot in the Cloister, portico or archway for the perfect boho outdoor wedding. The venue’s pièce de résistance is often considered the stunning, bright Orangery itself, with its twinkling lights, chandeliers, Mediterranean plants – imagine your guests watching your ceremony with the doors thrown open, with a gentle summer’s breeze rolling through.
Receptions at Valentina’s Lost Orangery
The terrace, at the rear of the house, overlooks the manor’s centrepiece, a grand pool flanked by grand stone staircases. Here your guests can drink to your health as they gaze out across the manicured gardens and countryside beyond – a picture-perfect environment for the idyllic drinks reception
For the main event, your wedding breakfast, take advantage of the lawn space and have a marquee which can seat up to 250 guests. If you are looking to have a more intimate reception, then the Orangery would be ideal for 40 guests.
You are welcome to invite your own catering in for your big day at The Lost Orangery. Feel free to get in touch with the venue and they will provide you with a list of locally-based professionals that they can recommend.
Wedding Ideas at The Lost Orangery
From string quartets to classical ensembles and folk bands – make use of the lawns and terraces for drinks receptions and have music wafting out across the summer’s air – this makes a perfect opportunity to have your photos taken elsewhere in the lovely grounds.
As a self-catering option for accommodation, The Lost Orangery can sleep up to a select 4 guests, ideal for the bride and groom who need that space or important family members if you want to stay elsewhere. These are not just any rooms – four poster suites with roll-top bath tubs – one with a monsoon shower and the other an overhead shower.
Add to this other facilities such as a gas-fired BBQ, tennis courts, boat house, bio-mass underfloor heating, a gourmet rustic country hamper including local bacon, eggs, milk and crusty bread and so much more.
As you hire the property for your big day, a minimum three night’s stay is required – so you really can make a holiday out of it!
So, if your interest is piqued, and you do like the sounds of getting married and/or celebrating your newly-formed marriage in a one-of-a-kind estate with Orangery, gardens, castles and more, then go through and find out more about weddings at Valentina’s Lost Orangery.
Some of the images above were provided by the fantastic Sacha Miller Photography – make sure to check them out!