Outdoor Weddings at Pauntley Court

Our romantic and magical gardens at Pauntley Court are the perfect setting

If it’s an outdoor wedding ceremony you are after, then look no further! Our romantic and magical gardens at Pauntley Court are the perfect setting, with dreamy, film set panoramic views of the glorious Gloucestershire countryside.


There is a feeling of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ meets Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, when you tie the knot in our gorgeous gardens.  The views through the hornbeams and the yew hedge windows, unveil a secret garden of ‘outdoor rooms’, which are simply magical.  The pinkish tones of the beamed, Elizabethan wing of the main house, deliver a stunning backdrop to all your wedding photos.

Under the glorious awning of the stretch tent

We give you the option of three unique outdoor spaces which are fully licensed for an outdoor ceremony with the Gloucester Registrars Celebrate with us.


First, the intimate lawn between the quince trees, secondly, for the large wedding, the more open lawn with its majestic arch framing the view from the ha-ha, or finally under the glorious awning of the stretch tent, you are spoilt for choice!


If you choose to have a humanist ceremony, you are free to marry anywhere you desire in our gardens and grounds, perhaps falling in love with the private walled garden with its statue of Pan and espaliered fruit trees, or the tranquil lake side setting shared with our serene pair of white swans that are known to make an appearance at just the right moment.


For the smaller civil wedding, the heavenly quince tree lawn is so special with the intricate box hedging and quince trees framing this intimate outdoor area.  In May you have the wonderful pinkish/white quince blossom or in September the quince trees are full of the golden pear-like fruit, which are also used to make our very own quince gin.

Your chosen florist can dress the natural hornbeam arch with a half-moon of beautiful flowers or an urn each side, both of which could then be re-purposed for your wedding breakfast. 

Your chosen florist can dress the natural hornbeam arch with a half-moon of beautiful flowers or an urn each side

For the larger wedding of up to 100 the open lawn is perfect. We will often suggest that you have a humanist celebrant.  This releases you from any constraints and allows you to have your wedding ceremony wherever you would like it. Don’t worry if a passing rain cloud causes a small dilemma, as you can retreat to the wonderful stretch tent on the lawn next door until it passes! 


The Pauntley team will be able to give you lots of great ideas on where you would like your ceremony to be at Pauntley and on the day they will be on hand to ensure that everything flows just as you had imagined it.  Do take a look at the gallery below to see some of the beautiful outdoor ceremonies we had here last year.


Alicia Victoria - Red Maple Photography 

Luke Bell Photography 


Pippa Ward

The Cotswold Celebrant





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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