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A Cotswold wedding venue like no other

The birthplace of Dick Whittington, 1352

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 Creative Depiction Studio

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 David Liebst

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.
 

The Pauntley team behind you

“ It lies in a place of great beauty and strangeness….” John Masefield, Poet Laureate

 

We love to welcome couples, their families and their friends to our family home to make it their very own home for a whole weekend.  We, as a family, are passionate about Pauntley and really enjoy sharing the magic and special unique character of this house and its stunning gardens.

Nestling in the Gloucestershire countryside with only the 16th century Dovecote and the Norman church as its neighbours, you will see the rosy glow of the house as you start to crest the hill. 

The friendly and fantastic Pauntley Team will help you create your dreams and work with your ideas and wishes, supporting you to make sure your exclusive event is the very best it can be.  Melissa loves to meet you and show you around the house and gardens and tell you all about the colourful characters that have been associated with Pauntley, beginning with Dick Whittington who was born here in 1352.  We look forward to welcoming you soon!

Photo by Patrick Partridge Photography

Our dream was always to have a small wedding with our closest family members and Pauntley Court was the perfect venue. Melissa, Holly and Rachel supported us to make our wedding, and weekend stay, truly special. Our family was blown away by the beauty of the house and gardens. We would recommend Melissa and Pauntley Court to any couples looking for a romantic and intimate wedding venue.

- Cat & Patrick

Blog: What is an Elopement Wedding?

Discover the magic of Elopement Weddings at Pauntley Court, and explore why couples choose intimacy, exclusivity, and romance for their special day.

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