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Frequently asked questions
Can we get married in the church if we live outside of the parish?
Yes, we can put you in contact with the church to discuss this in more detail. You would need to attend a service at the church once a month for 6 months prior to your wedding day.
Can we bring our own drinks?
Yes, and we do not charge corkage.
Is there space for a marquee?
Yes we have a flat terraced lawn just outside the gates to the sunken garden with amazing views across the Leadon Valley. There is also another space down by the lake, with views across the countryside and a wonderful view of Pauntley Court itself.
Are fresh flowers included in the house?
Yes if you would like fresh flowers from the garden, we would be very happy to accommodate your wishes. Fresh flowers are provided in all the bedrooms.
Do you have a list of Preferred Suppliers?
We have a comprehensive list of valued suppliers, please contact Melissa to request this list..
What is the total sleeping capacity of Pauntley Court?
Pauntley Court sleeps up to 24 guests over 10 beautiful bedrooms with 9 bathrooms. Enough room for your family and close friends to relax and enjoy the weekend in luxury.
What time can we check in on the Friday?
Check in is at midday on Friday but we can of course be flexible with you, to help you co-ordinate deliveries and set up with your suppliers.
What time do we have to check out on the Sunday?
Check out for you and your guests is at 4pm on the Sunday.
Can we use our own suppliers?
Yes, you can use any suppliers you wish to, however we do have a superb list of tried and tested recommended suppliers who know the venue well. We do please ask for the details of all of your suppliers before your wedding.
How long does it take to get to Pauntley Court from London?
It takes around 2 hours 30 minutes by car and 1 hour 45 minutes by train from Paddington to Gloucester with a regular taxi serivce from the station forecourt (taking about 20 minutes onto Pauntley Court).
Is there good parking?
Yes we have ample off road parking for the 24 guests staying over the weekend and parking for up to 60 cars near your marquee if necessary.
Is the church nearby?
Yes. St John the Evangelist, a beautiful 800 year old Norman church, is right next door to Pauntley Court. Your guests have a 50 metre stroll down the drive to the venue and its magical gardens.
Where can I get married?
The ballroom is licensed for a civil ceremony for up to 55 guests and the pannelled room is licensed for up to 20 guests. These numbers include 2 registrars, 2 witnesses and 1 responsible person. Alternatively, Pauntley Church, at the end of the drive, has capacity for 130 people and anyone may get married there on the condition that they attend 6 Sunday Services prior to their church wedding.
What is the capacity of the ballroom for a Wedding Breakfast?
We have chairs and tables (provided by us) to seat a maximum of 40 people for your Wedding Breakfast.
What is the maximum capacity of people at the venue for a marquee wedding?
The property can take up to a maximum of 130 people.
Do you include tables and chairs in the ballroom?
We can provide 50 vintage crossback chairs and trestle tables to seat 40 people.
Do you have places to eat nearby?
We can recommend lots of lovely places to go out to eat.
Do you have places for guests to stay nearby?
We can recommend local B&Bs and hotels for your guests to stay.
Can our guests camp at the venue?
Unfortunately not, but we can recommend other places to stay or camp.
What time does the music have to be turned off for a marquee wedding?
Music must be turned off by midnight.
What time should carriages be booked for those not staying in the house?
Everyone must have left the property by 12.30pm if they not staying. We have a good list of local taxi companies, and taxis should be arranged in advance, as local demand at the weekends can be high.
Do you have bar we can use?
Yes. We do have a small bar here that you are welcome to use for your wedding.
Can I bring my dog?
We welcome one well behaved dog if owned by the Bride or Groom, and must be kept on a lead, due to farming livestock in the area. Sadly, we do not permit guests to bring dogs.
Can we have candles in the house?
We do allow enclosed candles to be used during a wedding breakfast if you are having an intimate wedding of fewer than 50 people in the ballroom.
Do you have people to help us run the day?
Yes, we provide a wedding coordinator (Holly or Rebecca) who will be present on your special day from 9am until 7pm to help make your day run smoothly and as you had imagined.
Do you have a housekeeper?
We have a wonderful housekeeper (Rachel) who you can book at an extra cost to help you manage the house during your stay. Rachel is extremely flexible, from cooking breakfast and even provide babysitting.
Do we need to hire a luxury loo trailer?
Yes, you do for a wedding of over 50 people with a marquee. Please contact us for our suppliers.
Do you cater for small midweek weddings?
Yes we do! Please contact Melissa for more information.