Venues Wrest Park
Wrest Park
  • Beautiful 19th century mansion
  • Venue designed in style of French chateau
  • Picturesque grounds with lawns, fountains and statues
  • A stunning Orangery with glass ceiling
  • Civil ceremonies for up to 170 guests
  • Evening receptions for up to 1000 guests
  • Marquee receptions available
  • Packages include catering and floral arrangements

Situated just outside the quiet village of Silsoe in Bedfordshire is the stunning Wrest Park. This 19th century mansion was designed in the style of an 18th century French chateau and is situated within 92 acres of beautiful lawns and gardens. Wrest Park features many elegant rooms in which you can hold the various parts of your big day, including space outside for a marquee.

Gilded detailing, luxurious wallpaper and elaborately painted ceilings make this a wonderfully grand wedding venue. On sunny days, you and your guests can enjoy the flower gardens, statues and fountains outside. For the wedding breakfast, you may choose your favourite caterer from the English Heritage approved list, or Wrest Park offer packages which include catering.

History

Wrest Park has been owned by the de Grey family from the Middle Ages, right through to the 20th century. During the 1830s, Thomas de Grey built the mansion that stands at Wrest Park today. Thomas loved the look of the 18th century French chateau, a style of architecture that greatly influenced him when designing the mansion. For more than 170 years, Wrest Park has played host to many elaborate celebrations, making it a perfect wedding venue.

The Facilities

Wrest Park offers many rooms that you can use for the different elements of your wedding, including the gardens for marquee celebrations.

Drawing Room

The ornate Drawing Room is decorated with royal blue wallpaper and original Louis XV features. The gilded ceiling is beautifully painted, enhancing the grand and elegant feel of this space.

Civil ceremony capacity - 60 guests

Ante Library and Terrace

The Ante Library makes the perfect place for reception drinks as it opens straight onto the adjoining terrace. This means that you and your guests can mingle indoors and outdoors, with space inside to accommodate you all on rainy days. With deep red wallpaper, gilded bookshelves and tall French doors, this library oozes elegance and luxury.

Drinks reception capacity - 120 guests

Library

This library was a favourite of the de Grey family who once owned Wrest Park; they loved the stunning views offered by the floor to ceiling windows. Your photographer will capture some brilliant photographs here, as each wall is filled with books. Rich green wallpaper combines beautifully with the gilded plasterwork, to create an elegant and sophisticated feel.

Civil ceremony capacity - 100 guests
Wedding breakfast capacity - 100 guests
Drinks reception capacity - 120 guests
Evening reception capacity - 120 guests

Dining Room

Experience your first dance as a married couple within the elegant and spacious Dining Room. This room features original parquet flooring and a stunning gold and white colour scheme. Handily positioned next to the bar, the Dining Room is perfect for wedding breakfasts and evening receptions.

Wedding breakfast capacity - 60 guests
Drinks reception capacity - 50 guests
Evening reception capacity - 50 guests

Orangery

Originally, this building was used to house many large orange trees. Now, the Orangery hosts summery wedding ceremonies, reception drinks and evening celebrations. The simple cream colour scheme, numerous windows and glass ceiling contribute to the light and airy feel of this space.

Situated just outside the main house, you and your guests can enjoy the surrounding gardens as you take the short walk to the Orangery.

Civil ceremony capacity - 170 guests
Reception drinks capacity - 170 guests
Wedding breakfast capacity - 170 guests
Evening reception capacity - 170 guests

The Ever Green Garden Marquee Site

The lawns surrounding the Orangery make the perfect place for a marquee wedding reception.

Evening reception capacity - 1000 guests

Catering

You may choose from the English Heritage list of approved caterers or, book a Wrest Park wedding package in which catering, floral centrepieces, LED candles and more are provided.

Accommodation

Wrest Park is situated just a short drive away from several hotels located in towns such as Shefford and Flitwick.

For more information, or to book Wrest Park for your wedding, please get in touch using the contact options at the top or bottom of this page.

Address
Wrest Park
Silsoe
Bedfordshire
MK45 4HR

Reviews

  • Sophie and Martin - 2016

    The Wrest Park team did a fantastic job decorating the venue and setting it up exactly how we imagined it to be and we were really grateful for all the thought that the team put in to the small details of the day.

  • Sarah and Andrew - 03/2016

    Thank you all at Wrest Park for making our day so amazing and special. We loved it so much and want to re-live it over and over again. You managed to get everything we wanted exactly how we envisaged it. Your team were very friendly and approachable and you guys couldn’t do enough for us. We have no hesitation in highly recommending Wrest Park to everyone.

  • Carol and Neil - 03/2016

    On the 12th March our daughter’s wedding took place at Wrest Park which is a truly stunning location and venue. The house is beautiful inside and outside and the gardens and g rounds are magnificent and provide an amazing backdrop for
    such a special day. The fact that Wrest Park was available exclusively for our use made a huge difference as it enabled us to have a private and intimate wedding without any distractions or interruptions. Thanks again to Wrest Park and the team for making our daughters special day an unforgettable experience for all who attended.

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