History Opening its gates to the public in 2013, Winchester House has a rich history dating back to the 16th century. Originally belonging to the Egerton family and later given as a gift to the Earls of Ellesmere by King George III, the Manor offers grandeur and a rustic beauty. Facilities Choose from three rooms to host your celebrations, each with its own design and medieval flair. The Grand Hall This Grand Hall is the largest the venue has to offer, featuring an oak fireplace, high ornate ceilings and a gorgeous bay window that overlooks the garden; enabling streams of light to flood into the room. Ceremony capacity - 80 guests The Drawing Room The Drawing Room is a light and spacious room with dual views over the gardens and Brackley Park, perfect for all wedding celebrations. Ceremony capacity - 30 guests Wedding breakfast capacity - 40 guests Reception capacity - 70 guests The Reading Room The Reading Room boasts a stunning fireplace, original floors and is surrounded by oak panels creating a cosy, traditional feel. Choose this room for a more intimate ceremony. Ceremony capacity - 20 guests Reception capacity - 70 guests Full and exclusive use of the whole venue for the day is also offered, giving you the freedom to use all rooms as you please. Hire out the lawn for an outdoor ceremony, with a maximum capacity of 200 guests.