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Valentines Mansion and Gardens

Valentines Mansion and Gardens

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Valentines Mansion and Gardens

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  • Grade II*-listed historic wedding venue
  • With historic gardens and lush parkland
  • Countryside in the midst of the city
  • Five minutes from the nearest Tube stop
  • Ceremony only to exclusive use
  • A choice of beautiful licensed rooms
  • Highly experienced events team
  • Bedchamber for bridal preparations
  • Add your day to 320 years of history
  • Suited for romantic and intimate weddings

Nestled in 130 acres of parkland - a true hidden gem - Valentines Mansion lives up to its name and presents a spectacular setting for a most romantic and intimate wedding. Picturesque 18th century gardens surround the handsome red brick Grade II*-listed building with its many unique period features and tasteful contemporary touches.

Enjoy just your ceremony or your whole wedding day in rooms with ornate fireplaces, intricate ceiling flourishes, Venetian stained glass windows and a grand wood staircase. The experienced events team will make sure every moment of your wedding is as you always imagined. What a beautiful venue to start your married life together.

History

Valentines Mansion is steeped in history that characterises the building with delightful architectural detail. At the time it was built, in 1696, the house was surrounded by open countryside and was many miles from the outskirts of the city of London. A city merchant bought the house in the 1720s and added the enchanting walled gardens, as well as the dovecote and grottoes.

Redbridge council bought the house and gardens in 1912 and have used it to house wartime refugees, as a hospital, and now have fully restored it to a beautiful venue where you can say your wedding vows.

Facilities

The carefully updated rooms in Valentines Mansion make for beautiful spaces for your ceremony through to your reception. Bursting with history, with all modern requirements, the house offers a host of rooms for your special day.

Holcombe Room

An elegant space for intimate ceremonies, the Holcombe Room has plenty of natural light from the French doors that open on to a spacious terrace outside. Feel surrounded by the beautiful green gardens and stay warm with the elaborate 18th century fireplace. There is even a beautiful mahogany table that you can make use of for a small reception in this space.

Civil ceremony capacity - 12 guests
Wedding breakfast capacity - 10 guests
Evening reception capacity - 12 guests

The Gallery

This late Georgian room is simply flooded with natural daylight that helps to meld the old and new. Once a dining area and now an exhibition space for local artists, this is an ideal space for a ceremony, as well as a dance floor.

Civil ceremony capacity - 40 guests
Wedding breakfast capacity - 30 guests
Evening reception capacity - 40 guests

The Morning Room

Once a family room, it is no surprise that the Morning Room oozes character. From the views across the parkland through the enchanting bay window to the grand fireplace topped with an ornate mirror, the space is relaxing but striking.

Civil ceremony capacity - 40 guests
Wedding breakfast capacity - 25 guests
Evening reception capacity - 40 guests

The Drawing Room

The only ceremony space on the first floor, the Drawing Room’s walls are lined with intricate wallpaper which mimics the landscape out the stunning 19th century stained glass window. With oak floor, bold columns and fine details, this space looks great in any light.

Civil ceremony capacity - 70 guests
Wedding breakfast capacity - 50 guests
Evening reception capacity - 120 guests

Victorian Kitchen

To truly immerse yourself in the history of this great venue, hire the Victorian Kitchen and surprise your guests with two authentic ranges and original stone flooring.

The team have worked hard to ensure the venue is COVID secure and in keeping with current government guidelines. As such, capacities for each room are lower to support social distancing. Get in touch to find out more specific and updated information.

Catering

Food was just as important to Victorian celebrations as it is today. Knowing this, Valentines Mansion have selected some of the best specialist caterers around, offering a choice of cuisines and high levels of service. Everything from European to Asian and Caribbean has been tried, tested and approved just for you. There is also an in-house bar with a large range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages for all to enjoy - and the team will even try to source something specific if there is a tipple you particularly enjoy.

Packages

The team at Valentines Mansion now how important it is to be flexible to suit the needs of each individual couple. As such, they offer the opportunity for individual room hire, as well as an exclusive use package.

Individual room hire includes registrar’s fees and will give you the room for an hour and a half, allowing plenty of time for those all-important photographs in the house and gardens. Prices start at £280, and you can have up to 70 guests. You will also have the option to add drinks and canapés after the ceremony.

If you are looking to host your whole wedding here, the exclusive use package includes:

  • A royal red carpet entrance
  • Your choice of room for your ceremony
  • Registrar’s fees already included
  • Top table, table and chairs
  • Bedchamber, complete with Victorian dressing table, a love seat, and that essential full-length mirror, for the bride to get ready in
  • A dedicated wedding coordinator
  • A unique commemorative certificate
  • Use of the Victorian Kitchen for drinks and canapés after your ceremony

Prices for exclusive use hire start from £2,550 for a maximum of 120 guests.

To find out more about this very special venue, and to book your dream day here, use the contact details below.

Valentines Mansion and Gardens
Emerson Road
Ilford
Essex
IG1 4XA
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