More and more couples are opting for smaller weddings with just a handful of their loved ones in place of a larger, extravagant celebration with hundreds of guests. With the current coronavirus situation affecting the wedding industry, here at Pauntley Court we remain as flexible as ever for our clients to ensure they can still have their dream wedding day. As an intimate wedding venue in the Cotswolds, we can host an elopement for just two of you or a micro-wedding with 10 – 40 of your friends and family.

There are many reasons why a smaller wedding may be right up your street. As your guest list is a lot shorter, you’ll be able to save money, with less expenses going on accommodation, transport, food and drink. But a smaller wedding doesn’t mean you have to compromise on style, and with the savings you make you can spend them on the things you really want to, whether that’s your flowers or food.

A micro-wedding can have just as much impact as a huge soirée and it can often be more meaningful. Many couples love the thought of a mini guest list as it means they can actually spend more quality time with their friends and family, savouring the experience of their special day without it rushing by in a blur.

Intimate weddings at Pauntley Court are informal, relaxed and truly personal. We have plenty of options for your wedding ceremony here at our country wedding venue in Gloucestershire, from the enchanting quince orchard to the light-filled Ballroom, which has space for a civil ceremony of up to 40. We’d love to take you on a tour so you can find a setting that is meaningful to you both, while you soak up the romance as you wander through our grounds, gardens, woodland and lake.

We also welcome our couples to make the most of their weekend wedding at Pauntley Court, with space for up to 24 people to enjoy our delightful accommodation. Our 10 gorgeous bedrooms will be yours over three days and two nights, offering everyone the chance to relax, unwind and escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Let Pauntley Court become your home for as long as you wish! Our various intimate wedding packages include exclusive use of our country house wedding venue, as well as access to our preferred suppliers list. All weddings booked now for 2020/21/22 are also eligible for free corkage, so take a peek below to find out more:


Elopement wedding pricing packages (2-8 people)

Mid-week only, Tuesday to a Thursday.

Cost: £1950 for exclusive venue hire with accommodation for the bride and groom in the private wing Bridal Suite, Elinor Fettiplace, for two nights. Up to 8 people present at the civil wedding ceremony in the ballroom. Excludes use of the tentikle stretch tent.


Micro wedding pricing packages (up to 16 people)

Cost: £4250 for exclusive venue hire for three days and two nights. Luxurious accommodation for the bride and groom in the Bridal Suite, Elinor Fettiplace and up to 14 additional guests in the Main House.


Petite wedding pricing package (up to 24 people)

Cost: £4950 for exclusive venue hire for three days and two nights. Luxurious accommodation for the bride and groom in the Bridal Suite, Elinor Fettiplace and up to22 additional guests in the Main House and the Dovecote.


Intimate wedding pricing package (up to 40 people)

Cost: £5950 for exclusive venue hire for three days and two nights. Luxurious accommodation for the bride and groom in the Bridal Suite, Elinor Fettiplace and up to 22 additional guests in the Main House and the Dovecote.

All of the above options we would like to also offer couples and their guests use of our beautiful tentickle stretch tent in the gardens and for the bride and groom in Elinor Fettiplace, a wonderful welcome breakfast hamper with a bottle of champagne to enjoy!

As a beloved family home in the Cotswolds, we think there is something quite special about getting married on a smaller scale, with just your closest loved ones surrounding you. A lot of couples are attracted to the thought of an intimate celebration as it reduces the level of stress that wedding planning can cause, along with the pressure of trying to please everyone. On the other hand, you may just dread the thought of being in the spotlight!

A charming country house wedding venue with plenty of quirks and character, Pauntley Court is renowned for its romantic elopements and intimate weddings. Our atmospheric spaces, stunning gardens and unrivalled views offer you the perfect blank canvas to create a bespoke celebration over a weekend, the way you want it to be!


Images by Red Maple Photography, Gyan Gurung Photography, David Liebst & Hannah Buckland Photography

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We booked Pauntley Court for our intimate wedding weekend in June 2022 and we regret nothing! The venue is beyond beautiful with lovely, well-kept gardens. The rooms are also very impressive, all individually decorated with their own character. All our guests commented throughout the wedding and since returning home about how lovely the venue was. Unfortunately, we weren't able to have our wedding outside as planned, thanks to the great British weather, but the team at Pauntley were so responsive, attentive and caring about swapping round our decorations to move us inside. We want to make a special mention to Rachel, who helped us throughout the weekend to keep the house clean and tidy and also cooked us an amazing breakfast on the Sunday morning. Also, a big thank you to Rebecca and Melissa who were also fantastic, ensuring our day was perfect throughout. If you want a unique wedding venue, that no one will forget, book Pauntley court! 

- Charlotte & Greg