Pauntley Court warmly welcomes couples, their families, and friends to make this cherished family home their own for an entire weekend. The owners, Mark and Melissa, hold a deep passion for Pauntley and take great joy in sharing the magical and unique character of the house and its breath-taking gardens. As a family-run business, the team takes great pleasure in showcasing the house and gardens, regaling visitors with tales of the colourful characters associated with Pauntley, including Dick Whittington who was born there in 1352. They eagerly anticipate the opportunity to extend their warm welcome to you soon at this truly extraordinary venue.
Painted in a reddish earth colour that reflects the iron-rich soil of the region, Pauntley Court exudes a warm and inviting aura. Its graceful architecture encircles a central courtyard, radiating a soft rosy glow as the evening sun sets.
Let us give you a little more detail about how your wedding will unfold and perfect memories will unfold on your wedding day.
The Main House
The Main House at Pauntley Court beckons with its characterful entrance hall, adorned with timeless charm, and a sweeping main staircase that invites you to explore further. Within, you'll discover three spacious reception rooms, each with its own unique allure. An elegant and light-filled Ballroom sets the stage for civil ceremonies and wedding breakfasts, while the traditional Panelled Room, graced with a grand fireplace, provides an ideal space for drinks receptions. The cosy Pink Room offers a haven of relaxation for guests of all ages, and the well-equipped kitchen ensures that culinary needs are met with ease.
Gardens and Grounds
Melissa's mother has meticulously crafted the formal gardens at Pauntley Court, fashioning a series of enchanting and atmospheric spaces that invite exploration. Throughout, the garden showcases the creative use of stone and local bricks, forming artistic compositions that inspire and captivate. Even in the winter months, the garden retains an elegant bone structure, standing as a testament to its enduring beauty.
Included in the garden for your exploration is:
- Charming, sheltered herb garden
- Sunken garden with ornamental pond
- Quince trees in abundance with box hedges
- The 'ruin' garden planting to represent the 'Great House of Stone'
- Extensive grounds and walks from the door
- Lake with fly fishing
- Tennis court
- Croquet lawn
- Large gas barbecue
- Pétanque court for avid boules players
For those seeking a religious ceremony with a wonderful weekend place to stay, Pauntley Court has their charming Norman Church, St John the Evangelist, just a stone's throw away. The 800-year-old building is just on their doorstop, how convenient!