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





Outdoor wedding blog photos gallery

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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