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A Magnificent Micro Wedding Venue in the Cotswolds

Micro weddings stand out as an embodiment of intimacy and are perfect for those who value quality over quantity. So if you envision your wedding day surrounded only by your closest loved ones, a small wedding could be just what you are looking for.

Unlike traditional weddings, where grandeur can often take centre stage, micro weddings, with their smaller guest count, offer the best of both worlds—traditional wedding perks in a more intimate setting. When you choose to have your micro wedding at Pauntley Court you and your partner and up to 14 guests get to have exclusive use of the 20 acres estate for 3 days and 2 nights, creating unforgettable memories in the privacy and tranquillity of this beautiful and unique country retreat in Gloucestershire.


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Why Choose Pauntley Court for Your Micro Wedding?

Respected as one of the ‘best small wedding venues in the UK’, this family-owned country house is tailor-made for those seeking an intimate and memorable micro wedding. Pauntley Court has a warm and friendly atmosphere, giving you and your family and friends a ‘home from home’ feeling as soon as you arrive. You and your guests can settle in and choose to have our wonderful housekeeper, Rachel, who is readily available to contribute her expertise, ensuring a welcoming and relaxed experience for everyone throughout the weekend stay.

Our expertise lies in crafting grand and bespoke experiences on a smaller more personal scale. Melissa, our welcoming owner, is passionate about Pauntley and goes the extra mile to ensure that everything is perfect for you and your guests over the wedding weekend. During your personalised venue viewing, she takes delight in sharing her knowledge about the colourful characters that have lived at Pauntley Court and is happy to answer any questions you may have.


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‘Melissa has been so helpful and kind from the moment we met, and we couldn't have asked for a better experience to organise our intimate wedding. The unique thing with Pauntley is that it is so effortlessly idyllic and beautiful: you don't need much besides a happy couple to create a memorable wedding for yourself and the guests alike.’


Bride July 2023


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You will realise that what sets Pauntley Court apart from other venues in the Cotswolds specialising in the smaller wedding, is its rich history. And that’s not all, a micro wedding at this private and secluded estate is more than a celebration; it's a shared experience, an exclusive retreat, and an opportunity to create unforgettable memories with your nearest and dearest. So you and your guests can relax and relish the privacy and exclusivity all to yourselves for three days and two wonderful nights. 

There are ten comfortable bedrooms and nine modern bathrooms for your friends and family to choose from. Each room will have freshly cut flowers from the garden, The White Company linens and towels and we also provide gowns and slippers as well as 100 acres toiletries, so all your guests will feel very spoilt during their stay away.


Photo taken by Katrina Bartlam

You can choose to have your micro wedding celebration as a special weekend wedding or experience the perks of a midweek micro wedding.

Schedule a visit and discover how Pauntley Court can be the perfect setting for your intimate celebration. 


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'We cannot speak highly enough of the quality of the accommodation. The beds were so comfy, and the bridal suite was the perfect place to relax before and after the ceremony. It felt at once homely and grand, and I think that is an incredibly rare combination to find'.


Bride August 2023

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What To Expect From Your Micro Wedding At Pauntley Court.

Countdown to the Big Day - Micro Style

A weekend micro wedding at Pauntley Court is a seamless experience, expertly guided by Melissa and her dedicated team. Our approach to planning is more than simple micro wedding packages as all plans are tailored to your unique preferences, ensuring every detail is thoughtfully considered and planned to create your perfect wedding day.

We understand the significance of the small moments that make up your big day, and our commitment is to make those moments flow effortlessly. In the run up to your wedding, your dedicated wedding coordinator will give you up to four hours of her time to go through suppliers, timings and any ideas or plans you have for your wedding. This time with your coordinator is designed to assist you in every aspect of your micro wedding preparation. From selecting the perfect suppliers to crafting the finer details, our team is committed to making your micro wedding vision a reality.

Check out our Wedding Brochure to see all the perks of Pauntley and gain ideas for your micro wedding.


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A Weekend Micro Wedding At Pauntley Court

Your micro wedding journey at Pauntley Court begins with a heartfelt welcome as you arrive around midday on the Friday, greeted by Melissa who always likes to show you and your guests in. Friday evening could be a barbeque in the Walled Garden or a relaxed gathering in the Flower Room.  Why not book in for a relaxing massage in our new Shepherd’s hut on site?  Then play some croquet or perhaps a game of petanque before a quince cocktail and a Friday pre-wedding dinner on the terrace in the Walled Garden.

On your wedding day, your coordinator will be on-site, supporting your every need, from 9am until 6pm, ensuring that your big day runs smoothly, guaranteeing you a seamless experience.

Our splendidly luxurious and charming wing of the house, Ellinor Fettiplace, becomes your personal abode, offering the perfect setting to prepare for your special day and to retire to each evening.


Photo taken by Katrina Bartlam

The Micro Wedding Ceremony

For your micro wedding ceremony, you are spoilt for choice. You can say "I do" in the lovely Norman church just next door, or opt for an intimate civil ceremony in our elegant Ballroom, cosy Panelled Room with a magnificent grand fire place or in one of six of our beautiful   outdoor spaces.

Schedule a visit to explore the unique and characterful spaces that will set the stage for your intimate celebration in the heart of the Cotswolds.


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After the Micro Wedding Ceremony

Your micro wedding at Pauntley Court extends beyond the ceremony. 

As newly weds, you and your guests can share an intimate wedding breakfast at any of our beautiful indoor or outdoor settings such as under our magical Hornbeam Arches, the terrace in the Walled Garden or inside in the elegant Ballroom.

The expansive grounds of Pauntley Court provide the perfect canvas for creating cherished memories and capturing dazzling photos. Why not wander down to the lake and onto the boathouse for a very special stage set. You never know, our resident swans could be gliding by just at that moment!

Immerse yourselves in the magic of our estate, which becomes exclusively yours. You may wish to hire in garden games such as giant jenga or chess, or engage in a friendly game of croquet or petanque, or simply relish the time to chat, laugh, and celebrate with your loved ones. It's truly a rare opportunity to celebrate and unwind together,  a time to create cherished memories that extend beyond the wedding ceremony itself. 

Later, after an evening of dancing in the Ballroom, you and your spouse and your guests can retreat away to their beautiful designated bedrooms. 


Photo taken by Siobhan Beales

Micro Wedding Catering

The spacious kitchen in the Main House serves as an ideal setting for daily breakfast gatherings with your loved ones. Our wonderful housekeeper, Rachel, is available to assist, offering the option of a freshly prepared cooked breakfast for you and your guests on both mornings of your time at Pauntley Court. 

On the Sunday, wake up with the sun streaming in, look out at the exceptional views across stunning Gloucestershire countryside and enjoy a delightful brunch outdoors, beneath the Stretch Tent or amidst the Quince Trees.  Relax and enjoy the time with your loved ones, chat about the wedding day and laugh about the special moments.  

A full weekend of special time with your nearest and dearest and a great send off as Mr and Mrs! 

You could even choose to have an extra night in Elinor Fettiplace and book in a massage/treatment in the Shepherd’s Hut before heading off on honeymoon on the Monday morning.


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Micro Wedding Pricing

Up to 16 people, from £6,250 to £7,750. 

Midweek micro wedding pricing is more cost effective.

Contact us today to begin your micro wedding journey. 

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