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Orchardleigh House

Orchardleigh House

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Orchardleigh House

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  • 500 acre country estate 10 miles from Bath
  • Exclusive use of house and formal gardens
  • Licensed to host civil ceremonies
  • Three day wedding package from £6,275
  • 41 Rooms sleeping 87 guests
  • Accommodation night prior and post wedding
  • Late licence, dance until dawn
  • Romantic island church on the estate

You will find Orchardleigh House nestled at the heart of 500-acres of private parkland, only 10 miles from historic Bath. This wedding venue is the perfect location all year round; the gardens are vibrant with colour throughout spring and summer and the open fires provide a cosy atmosphere in the winter months. Orchardleigh is exclusively yours when you book your wedding day, there are many ornate and beautifully decorated rooms at your fingertips from the elegant Ballroom through to the cosy Morning room. Orchardleigh welcomes you to use the spaces however you wish to create your perfect wedding day.

Orchardleigh House is fully licensed to hold civil ceremonies both inside and out. However, if you are looking for a traditional church service you'll be pleased to know that there are two beautiful churches within the estate; one on its own private island! Can you imagine a more romantic setting.


Orchardleigh Estate consists of 500 acres of largely unspoiled parkland and lakes, and its extensive history predates the Domesday Book. The stunning current principal house was built between 1855 and 1858 to replace its ageing, outdated Tudor predecessor.

You could easily find yourself delightfully lost in the pastoral and tranquil expanses of the Orchardleigh Estate. With its parklands, lakes and hidden niche areas and landscapes, this superb wedding venue is constantly full of surprises.

The estate also has various claims to fame. Poet Laureate Sir Henry Newbolt was inspired to write some of his finest works from his love of Orchardleigh, and several movies and TV series have been filmed here, including Into The Storm, Tess Of The d'Urbervilles and Miss Marple.


Use of the Orchardleigh House is exclusive to couples who hire the venue for their wedding celebrations. This could include a civil ceremony within the house or outside in the beautiful gardens and unrestricted use of the stunning function rooms, namely the Ballroom, Library, Morning Room, Billiard Room, Main Hall and the Vestibule. A formal reception meal can be arranged for up to 162 guests.

The Chapels

The Orchardleigh Estate features two unique and beautiful little churches. St Mary's Island Church is a Grade I-listed 13th century chapel, now Church of England. As there is no electricity supplied to the church's remote location, all wedding ceremonies are conducted purely by candlelight for a magical, romantic setting.

St. Mary’s also has its own helipad so you can certainly make an entrance. From the Bell Longranger Helicopter to a Bentley Continental GTC, Orchardleigh offers a variety of wedding transportation for you to hire.

The second church is The Norman All Saints Church in the hamlet of Lullington is Orchardleigh Estate's other Christian venue, and accommodates up to 130 guests for a marriage service.

Extra Facilities

The 18-hole golf course, the fleet of classic cars, the airfield and its collection of helicopters and planes, together with the facilities for shooting or horse-riding, are just a few of the further aspects which add to this wedding venue's comprehensively all-inclusive nature.

Late Night Bar

Orchardleigh can keep its bar open for you and your guests all night long!


Developing further this estate's considerable "polymath" qualities, Orchardleigh rears its very own herds of Aberdeen Angus cattle, Saddleback sows and Pietriene boar pigs and Shetland-cross sheep! For sure, few other wedding venues in the country can claim to source their meat this locally.


Orchardleigh House can sleep up to 85 guests within 41 opulent and individually designed bedrooms. Bedrooms in Orchardleigh House itself are distributed across the ground, first and second floors, and feature luxurious and lavish furniture - many of these rooms showcase four-poster and king-size beds.


Orchardleigh Estate is an award-winning venue; it was declared Somerset Wedding of the Year, named second best UK Venue by Perfect Wedding Magazine, and voted ninth in Marie Claire’s Best UK Venues.

Wedding Package

Orchardleigh offer a three day wedding package including accommodation the night before and a romantic stay in their luxury Boat House the night after from £6,275. This offers the wonderful opportunity to extend your celebrations - with accommodation in two separate properties on the estate sleeping up to 18 guests the night before and a romantic stay at the estates Palladium Boathouse on the night after your wedding day. Contact the wedding team for more information.

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Orchardleigh House
Orchardleigh Park
BA11 2PB


  • Natalie and Hugh

    We had a magical weekend and all our guests have said what a wonderful venue and what a great party! Thanks for everything you did to make it such a great day.

  • Alex and Heather

    We would like to say a big thank you for a picture postcard venue, fantastic food. wonderful weather and most of all making our day one to remember for many years to come. Our guests were blown away by everything!

  • Charlie and Nicola

    Thank you so much for making our wedding day AMAZING! It really was fantastic and never to forget.

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