A Cotswold wedding venue like no other

The birthplace of Dick Whittington, 1352

Grand in Nature, Intimate by Design

A truly unique country house

Full of warmth, character and charm. Perfect for both an intimate wedding and a large wedding with a marquee.

A heavenly and tranquil place to stay 

10 beautiful bedrooms sleeping up to 24 guests. Exclusive hire of the estate for 3 days and 2 nights.

Stunning, exquisite gardens and grounds

Many magical garden rooms for your one of a kind wedding. The birthplace of Dick Whittington, 1352.

An elegant and unbelievably unique Wedding Venue

Pauntley Court is a family home and is a truly magical and unique country house wedding venue in Gloucestershire.  Full of character and quirky charm,  you can make this special place exclusively yours for three days and two nights.  Whether it is a small and intimate wedding or a larger affair with a marquee in the grounds, the Pauntley Court team will help you create a three day wedding of your dreams.
 
Our recently updated wedding brochure for 2024 is filled with information about the venue, with details of the 10 bedrooms, the ceremony options and the beautiful gardens and grounds.  Do get in touch to book a visit and private tour of the house and gardens with Melissa, the venue owner.

Elopements (mid week only) - up to 8 people

An intimate, atmospheric and very personal way to get married in a beautiful and heavenly setting.

You and your partner can arrive at Pauntley Court from 9am on your Wedding Day. There will be lots of time to get ready, in the comfort of the Elinor Fettiplace wing. Your very personal and private ceremony can be in the panelled room or out in one of the tranquil outdoor ceremony spaces. You will then have time to spend with your photographer and explore the gardens and grounds while your small wedding party has a drink and some canapes before an intimate wedding breakfast. At around 8pm your guests can head off and you will retire to the romantic wing of the house, Elinor Fettiplace.

The next morning, wake up to birdsong and the sun streaming through your window. Enjoy a lazy morning and delicious locally sourced breakfast hamper before heading off on your honeymoon!

 

Photo by Carrie Lavers Photography

Elopement

Micro Wedding -  16 people

Weddings of up to 16 people staying at Pauntley Court for a whole weekend.  Exclusive use of the Main House, the wing of the house, we call Elinor Fettiplace and all the gardens and 20 acres of grounds, for three days and two nights.
 
Luxurious accommodation for the couple in the private one bedroom wing of the Main House, Elinor Fettiplace and up to 14 additional guests staying in the Main House.  
 
On your Wedding Day, say ‘I do’ in the church next door, in our Panelled Room or our elegant Ballroom or choose from one of our six stunning outdoor garden rooms in the formal gardens.  Afterwards, have an intimate wedding breakfast under the hornbeam arches or inside in The Ballroom before a first dance with your nearest and dearest staying with you.
 
 

Petite Wedding - 24 people

Up to 22 guests can stay with you and your partner for a whole weekend from a Friday at midday until the Sunday at 4pm.  You will have exclusive use of the Pauntley Court Estate, including the Main House, the private one bedroomed suite, Elinor Fettiplace and the 16th century Dovecote.  With stunning gardens and 20 acres for your exlusive enjoyment.   Stay with your close family and friends for 3 days and 2 nights in the beautiful accommodation and make Pauntley Court your home for the weekend.  
Choose to have an intimate ceremony in the Norman church next door or out in one of the six garden spaces or in the elegant Ballroom.  A wedding breakfast under the hornbeam arches for 24,  followed by dancing in The Ballroom.
 
 A three day wedding experience in a magical and special place with your closest family and friends.
 

Intimate Wedding - 32 people

Up to 32 people in total, with  24 staying on site across our 10 beautiful bedrooms for 2 nights,  from a Friday at midday until a Sunday at 4pm.  You can invite an additional 8 guests to join you for your Wedding Day.
 
Decide on a church wedding or civil wedding in the elegant Ballroom or an intimate outdoor ceremony in one of the beautiful garden spaces followed by drinks and canapes in The Panelled Room in the cooler months or under the “Tentickle” stretch tent and the hornbeams in the summer months.
 
A magical midsummer night's dream-esque wedding breakfast can be out in the gardens with dancing,  music and fun in the intimate Ballroom and use of a beautiful bar in The Panelled room.  An evening  party for you both and your 30 close family and friends.
 

‘Wonderful’ Wednesday Weddings - up to 32 people

Why not decide to marry on a ‘Wonderful’ Wednesday at Pauntley Court?!

You would be able to arrive from 9am on your Wedding Day, and enjoy time to get ready in our Wedding Suite, the wing of the main house, Elinor Fettiplace or the stunning 15th Century Dovecote.

You and your partner and 30 guests for your wedding day with exclusive access to the main house and all the formal gardens and grounds for one day. Then after your guests leave in the early evening; you have the luxury of a one-night stay in our romantic, private wing of the main house, called Elinor Fettiplace. This luxurious and cosy suite is a split level private wing, with its own access and your own kitchen and comfy sitting room with a woodburner. There is a  huge double bedroom with a super king bed, and bathroom with large bath and walk in shower.   It has stunning views over the quince tree orchard and across the beautiful Gloucestershire countryside beyond.

 

Photo by The Curious Hearts

Wonderful Wednesday Weddings

Large Wedding

Up to 100 guests. Staying with your close family and friends for 3 days and 2 nights at Pauntley Court is the most special way to make lifelong memories of your wedding. Have time to decorate and check your marquee the night before your big day. Wake up and get ready with your family and bridesmaids around you. What could be more exciting than looking out and watching the sunrise behind your marquee.
 

What our couples say

We had simply the most magical wedding at Pauntley Court. The venue truly is absolutely gorgeous and has everything you could possibly need for your wedding weekend. We were initially drawn to the house itself but the rest of the grounds and the church being so close sealed the deal for us!

On our wedding weekend, we checked in on Friday and were warmly welcomed by Melissa, Jilly and Rachel and then spent the day setting up bits and pieces ready for our big day. We just loved being able to have our family stay over for the whole weekend and really get to relax and enjoy the celebrations.

Jilly was our wedding co-ordinator and was so helpful during the whole process, from planning right through to the big day. She took away the stress of having to make decisions on the day and was just so helpful and warm to all of our guests. Jilly is extremely knowledgeable and nothing is too much trouble. We were so lucky to have her!

If we could do it all again, we wouldn’t change a thing!

 

Bride & Groom

August 2023

 

Photo by Dearest Love Photograpy

- Lucy & Ryan

Our wedding at Pauntley Court was all we could have imagined and more. It was the only wedding venue that felt personal, special and this was down to the obvious beauty of the house and grounds, but also Melissa and the wedding coordinator team's friendliness, knowledge and want to help in any way to make the weekend special and unique to us. It was perfect to have the venue Friday to Sunday meaning 20 people all staying at the venue could spend lots of time together pre and post wedding. The options for the wedding ceremony and meal setting at the venue were endless too making it feel personal to what we wanted. Finally, the suppliers that Melissa recommended were incredible in quality and friendly service. This helped for very easy planning and on the day, things running so smoothly as all the suppliers knew one another so just got on with setting up etc! We can't recommend Pauntley Court and Melissa's family and team enough for weddings or staying at the beautiful venue!! 

- Lucy & Theo

Pauntley court was an amazing venue for our intimate wedding in April 2024. We had a total of 16 people, we viewed a few venues that could have catered for us but Pauntley stood out as the best and we are very pleased we chose this one. The entire day went smoothly and this is thanks to Melissa and Jilly who were extremely helpful and very friendly throughout the planning process and on the day. We were lucky with the weather which meant we could utilise a lot of the fabulous grounds as well as the beautiful house over the weekend. Elinor Fettiplace is a separate wing of the house which we used as the bridal suite and also where all the girls got ready. This has all the facilities you could want with a full kitchen, living room and enormous bathroom and bedroom.

 
We were married in the panelled room in front of the fireplace which was incredibly romantic and worked perfectly and I would highly recommend for an intimate wedding.
 

We used a number of the suppliers from the list provided by Melissa and Jilly from caterers and florists to babysitting services and we were extremely pleased with them all. The venue also has a housekeeper, Rachel, who is very friendly. Rachel helped us tidy up and prepared an amazing cooked breakfast for us all on the Sunday morning which really went down a treat.

 

Bride - April 2024

- Louise & Graham

Pauntley Court is a truly unique and magical place to get married. As soon as we visited for the first time, it felt like we’d been transported into a fairytale, from the beautiful terracotta coloured house, the far-reaching countryside views and gardens, the homely rooms - each with their individual character - to the welcoming and friendly arms of Melissa. We couldn’t believe the venue we had stumbled across, and our wedding was more than we could have ever dreamed of. Our family stayed with us at Pauntley Court for the weekend, making it feel like a home away from home. Pauntley Court is rare in that it can organise very intimate ceremonies, which we had in the beautiful ballroom, and hosting our wedding across the weekend meant we could spend quality time with our closest friends and family. We can’t thank Melissa and the Pauntley Court staff enough, who went above and beyond to ensure our wedding day went smoothly and we could really live in the moment. Pauntley Court will always be a treasured place for us and we’ll certainly be back to stay in Elinor Fettiplace once more. To anyone considering this venue, don’t hesitate and book a visit - you won’t turn back!

 

Bride & Groom

July 2023

Photo by @thecurries.co

- Cicely & Alex

We were looking for an intimate venue where we could welcome family and friends to our ceremony, reception and offer rooms for them to stay. Pauntley Court allowed us to do this perfectly. Having the gorgeous house and grounds all to ourselves Friday to Sunday meant that guests could spend time together, and we were amazed just how quickly we felt at home.

 

Having Melissa and the Pauntley teams' support in planning on the lead up and being there to support us on the day meant that everything ran smoothly. We would like to say a huge thank you for helping us to have a wonderful wedding that we can look back on with beautiful memories.

 

Bride & Groom

September 2023

- Mel & Steve


'We couldn't have imagined a more perfect place to get married than Pauntley. The first time we went we both instantly knew it was the right place for us, it has a special feel about it as soon as you arrive. The house is amazing, decorated beautifully throughout with so many nice touches. The gardens are incredible, and we loved that there are so many different areas to use within it over the weekend. We loved having the venue for the whole weekend as it meant we were able to celebrate with friends and family on Friday and Sunday too which made the weekend even more exciting. 

We really wanted our wedding to be as personalised to us as possible, and we were able to achieve this so easily - choosing our catering company/bar company/where we wanted different aspects of the day to take place etc. This all meant that our wedding had a bespoke feel to it and we loved how our day was different to all others before. 

We were lucky enough to have amazing weather on our wedding day and had our ceremony outside on the ceremony lawn. It truly felt like we were at a destination wedding due to it being such a beautiful venue and location - so many guests said they felt like they had been transported to Italy or France!  Melissa the owner is so lovely and always happy to help. Rachel the housekeeper is an amazing asset to the team and definitely saved the day at one point! We had Holly as our wedding coorindator and she was absolutely incredible, she made me feel so calm and comfortable on the day knowing it would all run smoothly in her safe hands. We couldn't recommend getting married at Pauntley enough - thank you so much.'

 

June 2023

Bride & Groom

- Laura & Tom

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