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A Magical Elopement in the Cotswolds

An Elopement is an intimate and personal alternative to the traditional large scale wedding. With 2-8 people you can truly enjoy the company of your nearest and dearest, savouring every moment of your special day in a beautiful setting with the people who matter most. 

Leave behind your busy working life and immerse yourself in the serene and picturesque stunning grounds that define the Cotswolds.

Contact us to start planning your dream Elopement.

Why Choose Pauntley Court as Your Elopement Destination?

If you’re looking for a unique Elopement wedding venue in the Cotswolds, then the family owned Pauntley Court may be a perfect fit. Pauntley Court is as rich in history as it is in atmosphere. The owner, Melissa, will be happy to tell you the story of Pauntley’s exciting past when you come for your personal viewing with her.

Private and tranquil, this beautiful Grade II- listed country house and estate can become exclusively yours to celebrate your marriage. Our Elopements allow you to mark this special day with up to 6 guests, and have a dreamy and romantic one-night stay in the private wing of the house, Elinor Fettiplace as newlyweds.

Our brides and grooms are always blown away when they visit for the first time, likening it to stepping into a fairy tale. Book a viewing now at our unique and characterful family home, set in magical formal gardens.


Photo taken by Siobhan Beales Photography

What to Expect From Your Elopement

Countdown to the Big Day

An Elopement wedding should be super simple and  easy to plan. Our dedicated team is there to help you craft the Elopement wedding of your dreams, providing the support and guidance you need to make your special day everything you have envisaged. From the initial planning stages to the final moments of your celebration, the Pauntley Court Team is here to provide the support and guidance you need to make every aspect of your Elopement wedding perfect.


Arrival at Pauntley Court

Your Elopement at Pauntley Court begins with a warm welcome as you arrive, greeted by the beauty of the country house with its 20 acres of private grounds,  perfect for an Eloping couple.

You and your betrothed can arrive from 9 am on the day of your wedding and enjoy the morning to get ready, in total privacy, in the most fabulously luxurious and charming wing of the house, Elinor Fettiplace.  An extra bedroom in the main house can be used if you wish to get ready separately from your loved one. Meanwhile, our trusted wedding organisers will be setting up and ensuring that everything will run smoothly.


Photo taken by Katrina Bartlam

The Ceremony

There are many options for where the ceremony can take place, each one is truly unique and enchanting. Choose from a civil ceremony in the elegant and serene Ballroom or the cosy and richly coloured Panelled Room. For the summer months, you can choose one of the 6 licensed outdoor spaces in the magical gardens. We can even cater for a more traditional church ceremony, in the beautiful Norman church, a stone's throw away! 


The Rest of Your Day

From the Main Hall, with its breathtaking hand-painted ceiling, to the Panelled room with its huge open fire, the clipped hedges and manicured lawns and the boat house on the lake, there are incredible and very magical places for your wedding photographs and you and your guests to wander.

When the festivities are in full swing there is the option to get a little competitive with a game of croquet or petanque. 

Get ready for your first dance under the Tentickle stretch tent or in the Ballroom, both exceptional locations for you to enjoy the company of your new spouse and your closest family and friends. When the day is done you can retreat to your private and romantic wing of the main house, Elinor Fettiplace.  There is also an option for 4 of your guests to stay the one night in the 16th century Dovecote.


Photo taken by Faye Taylor

Elopement Catering

The Pauntley Team have an amazing list of tried and tested caterers for you to choose from, all highly rated and trusted to add to your magical day. There are also options to have an intimate wedding breakfast, either in the elegant ballroom or under the hornbeam arches out amongst clipped yew and box hedging with breathtaking views across the Gloucestershire countryside.

Elopement Pricing

Tuesday or Wednesday exclusive hire prices  for 2-8 people – 


£1,450-£2,250    October – March 2024

£ 2,500 - £3,250 April – September 2024

It is possible to have a bespoke price if you want to add a few more guests on your wedding day or even an extra night’s stay. Alternatively, if you’re looking for more than 8 people then have a look at our other wedding options.


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Photo taken by Lauren Juliette Photo

The house is amazing, decorated beautifully throughout with so many nice touches.
- Laura & Tom
The seamless coordination by the staff ensured that everything ran like clockwork
- Natasha & Taylor
There is such attention to detail both inside the house and around the gardens.
- Christine & Colin
The setting is superb, highly photogenic inside and out
- Vivienne & Nic
The house was perfectly presented and creates a real home from home experience.
- Abigail & Charlie
Our family was blown away by the beauty of the houseĀ andĀ gardens.
- Cat & Patrick

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