A Cotswold wedding venue like no other

The birthplace of Dick Whittington, 1352

A truly unique country house

Full of warmth, character and charm. Perfect for both an intimate wedding and a large wedding with a marquee.

A heavenly and tranquil place to stay 

10 beautiful bedrooms sleeping up to 24 guests. Exclusive hire of the estate for 3 days and 2 nights.

Stunning, exquisite gardens and grounds

Magical spaces for your one of a kind wedding. The birthplace of Dick Whittington, 1352.

An elegant and exclusive Wedding Venue

Pauntley is a truly magical and unique country house wedding venue in Gloucestershire. Full of character and quirky charm, you can make it exclusively yours for three days and 2 nights.  Whether it is a small wedding or a large wedding with a marquee, the Pauntley Court team will help you create a three day wedding of your dreams.
Our recently-updated weddings brochure for 2024 is filled with information about the house, floor plans, bedroom layouts, gardens and grounds, and ceremony ideas.

Micro Wedding

Weddings of up to 16 guests. Exclusive 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. Say ‘I do’ in the church next door, in our panelled room or our ballroom or outdoors in our stunning formal gardens.

Petite Wedding

Up to 24 guests. You will have exclusive hire of the Pauntley Court Estate, including the main house, the bridal suite and the 16th century Dovecote. With stunning gardens and 20 acres to walk in, stay with your close family and friends for 3 days and 2 nights in the beautiful accommodation and make Pauntley Court your home for the weekend.

Intimate Wedding

Up to 32 guests, with up to 24 of your guests being able to stay with you on site in our 10 beautiful bedrooms for 2 nights,
you can then invite up to another 8 guests to join you for your wedding day. Decide on a church wedding or civil wedding for 32 in the Ballroom followed by drinks and canapes in the Panelled Room in the cooler months or under the “Tentickle” stretch tent and the hornbeams. 

Large Wedding

Up to 100 guests. Staying with your close family and friends for 3 days and 2 nights at Pauntley Court is the most special way to make lifelong memories of your wedding. Have time to decorate and check your marquee the night before your big day. Wake up and get ready with your family and bridesmaids around you. What could be more exciting than looking out and watching the sunrise behind your marquee.

The Pauntley team behind you

“ It lies in a place of great beauty and strangeness….” John Masefield, Poet Laureate


We love to welcome couples, their families and their friends to our family home to make it their very own home for a whole weekend.  We, as a family, are passionate about Pauntley and really enjoy sharing the magic and special unique character of this house and its stunning gardens.

Nestling in the Gloucestershire countryside with only the 16th century Dovecote and the Norman church as its neighbours, you will see the rosy glow of the house as you start to crest the hill. 

The friendly and fantastic Pauntley Team will help you create your dreams and work with your ideas and wishes, supporting you to make sure your exclusive event the very best it can be.  Melissa loves to meet you and show you around the house and gardens and tell you all about the colourful characters that have been associated with Pauntley, beginning with Dick Whittington who was born here in 1352.  We look forward to welcoming you soon!

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

Blog: Pauntley Court’s OPEN HOUSE & WEDDING FAYRE

Saturday MARCH 18TH 2023

11am – 3pm.

‘...  a place of great beauty...’ John Masefield, Poet Laureate 1930 - 1967

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