Intimate Weddings at Pauntley Court

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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From the moment we arrived at Pauntley we totally fell in love with it. It is so unique and like nothing else we had looked at. Melissa is so lovely and was really helpful throughout our planning - it always felt so personal. She goes above and beyond to make sure everything runs smoothly. It was also great to have Holly's help, particularly on the day for any last-minute jobs that needed sorting before or during the afternoon.

 We arrived on the Thursday night with our parents and had the main house from Friday lunchtime for the weekend. This worked really well for us as it meant we had lots of time to decorate the marquee and sort the final details before the big day so the build up was stress free and meant we could enjoy it! We honestly had the most amazing weekend and everyone said how magical Pauntley was. The house and its surroundings are simply beautiful and it is the perfect setting for a wedding.

 A huge thank you to Melissa and her family for welcoming us into their home and sharing their little slice of heaven - it will forever hold a special place in our hearts, and we can't wait to visit again. 

- Hannah & Jamie