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Testimonials

 

"Our wedding weekend at Pauntley Court was perfect in every way. We chose Pauntley as the house itself is beautiful, the interior has been restored and decorated to the highest standard and still feels super homely and comfortable. On top of this the surrounding grounds are stunning, with multiple areas filled with trees, flowers and neatly trimmed hedges to explore, it made the perfect backdrop to our wedding ceremony and reception!

 

Having exclusive use of the venue for 3 days, and hiring the housekeeper Rachel to help throughout, enabled us to truly relax and make the most of the wedding weekend with our friends and family. The staff at Pauntley went above and beyond to help in any way they could, both in preparation and throughout the wedding itself, and the teams warm presence really made the weekend extra special - we can't recommend Pauntley Court enough!" 

 

Bride & Groom

April 2024

- Macey & Logan
"If you are looking for an intimate wedding venue, I don’t think you can do better than the location and the team at Pauntley Court. The setting is superb, highly photogenic inside and out, and an amazing place to spend a few days. The attention to detail in the house is outstanding, whether in the formal rooms or the kitchen, where we found everything could possibly need (and a lot more!). From the outset we were extremely well looked after by Melissa and the team, and I can honestly say that I can’t think of any aspect of our wedding that could have gone better. We already want to come back to celebrate our anniversary!”
 
 
The Groom
April 2024
 
- Vivienne & Nic

Pauntley court was an amazing venue for our intimate wedding in April 2024. We had a total of 16 people, we viewed a few venues that could have catered for us but Pauntley stood out as the best and we are very pleased we chose this one. The entire day went smoothly and this is thanks to Melissa and Jilly who were extremely helpful and very friendly throughout the planning process and on the day. We were lucky with the weather which meant we could utilise a lot of the fabulous grounds as well as the beautiful house over the weekend. Elinor Fettiplace is a separate wing of the house which we used as the bridal suite and also where all the girls got ready. This has all the facilities you could want with a full kitchen, living room and enormous bathroom and bedroom.

 
We were married in the panelled room in front of the fireplace which was incredibly romantic and worked perfectly and I would highly recommend for an intimate wedding.
 

We used a number of the suppliers from the list provided by Melissa and Jilly from caterers and florists to babysitting services and we were extremely pleased with them all. The venue also has a housekeeper, Rachel, who is very friendly. Rachel helped us tidy up and prepared an amazing cooked breakfast for us all on the Sunday morning which really went down a treat.

 

Bride - April 2024

- Louise & Graham

Pauntley Court is a truly unique and magical place to get married. As soon as we visited for the first time, it felt like we’d been transported into a fairytale, from the beautiful terracotta coloured house, the far-reaching countryside views and gardens, the homely rooms - each with their individual character - to the welcoming and friendly arms of Melissa. We couldn’t believe the venue we had stumbled across, and our wedding was more than we could have ever dreamed of. Our family stayed with us at Pauntley Court for the weekend, making it feel like a home away from home. Pauntley Court is rare in that it can organise very intimate ceremonies, which we had in the beautiful ballroom, and hosting our wedding across the weekend meant we could spend quality time with our closest friends and family. We can’t thank Melissa and the Pauntley Court staff enough, who went above and beyond to ensure our wedding day went smoothly and we could really live in the moment. Pauntley Court will always be a treasured place for us and we’ll certainly be back to stay in Elinor Fettiplace once more. To anyone considering this venue, don’t hesitate and book a visit - you won’t turn back!

 

Bride & Groom

July 2023

Photo by @thecurries.co

- Cicely & Alex

We originally booked Pauntley Court for our wedding in October 2020 but plans had to be postponed due to COVID. Melissa was very supportive and understanding with moving our wedding date and it finally went ahead in September 2023.

We visited Pauntley Court several times during the planning stage and loved it more and more each time. There is such attention to detail both inside the house and around the gardens. It is such a magical place. We had an amazing wedding weekend.

We asked Rachel, the housekeeper to help us with breakfasts and clearing in the evenings which I am so glad we did. She went above and beyond to help us. We filled all of the accommodation with our guests and they all said it was a fantastic venue.

 Our friends returned to Pauntley Court for Christmas 2023 and stayed in the Dovecote so we got to visit Pauntley again and it is just as special in the winter. 

 

Bride & Groom

September 2023

Photo by Oliver Kirk Photography

 

 

 

 

 

 

- Christine & Colin

We wanted a fairytale wedding, and if that's what you're looking for then look no further than the beautiful Pauntley Court and its stunning grounds. 

Melissa was so enthusiastic about our wedding  and really went the extra mile to make us feel special. To work in the industry, but retain such an infectious enthusiasm for it, is another incredibly rare trait, and something which we are thankful for. We will always be grateful to her and the team for making our day truly the best of our lives.

 

August 2023

 

Photo by Shill Photography 

- Cat & David

We were looking for an intimate venue where we could welcome family and friends to our ceremony, reception and offer rooms for them to stay. Pauntley Court allowed us to do this perfectly. Having the gorgeous house and grounds all to ourselves Friday to Sunday meant that guests could spend time together, and we were amazed just how quickly we felt at home.

 

Having Melissa and the Pauntley teams' support in planning on the lead up and being there to support us on the day meant that everything ran smoothly. We would like to say a huge thank you for helping us to have a wonderful wedding that we can look back on with beautiful memories.

 

Bride & Groom

September 2023

- Mel & Steve

The wedding day itself was a dream come true. The September sun shone and the venue was transformed into a scene of pure romance.  We got to eat under the hornbeam trees and just as we had envisioned and our guests were truly impressed. The seamless coordination by the staff ensured that everything ran like clockwork, allowing us to relax and fully immerse ourselves in the joy of the moment. The team's dedication to making our day special was evident in every aspect, and their positive energy added an extra layer of happiness to the celebration.

 

The beauty of Pauntley Court is not just in its physical surroundings but in the people who make it come alive. The venue and its team contributed significantly to the success of our wedding day, creating memories that will be cherished for a lifetime.

 

Bride & Groom - September 2023

 

Photo by Jessica Piazza Photography

- Natasha & Taylor

It was the most magical day ever and everything went perfectly. We were just talking yesterday about how everyone warned us things would go wrong on the day but not a single thing went wrong and there's not a single thing I would change at all about the day, it was the most perfect wedding I could have imagined *

 

Massive thank you to the Pauntley Court team for doing so much to make it run so smoothly and for being the most beautiful, cosy, homely venue in the world. We (and all our guests) talk all the time about how relaxed and comfortable we felt from the second we arrived.

 

Thank you for the perfect, perfect day. And any future brides reading this - I would SO recommend Pauntley Court.

 

Bride - Wedding November 2022

Photographer:  Lauren Juliette

- Charlotte & Will

Had the best wedding weekend at Pauntley Court! Melissa, Rebecca and Rachel were fantastic in contributing to our celebration, were very responsive, and made the process easy and beautiful for our small intimate wedding with family from the US! Great accommodations and a stunning venue, would highly recommend. 

 

Georgiana - Bride

 

September 2023

- Georgiana & Tim

We fell in love with Pauntley Court as soon we stepped out of our car to visit the property. It has this timeless charm and rustic beauty that transported us to our very own fairytale. 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. Our overnight stay has made it even more special, and we basked in its spell a tad longer with little surprises from the Pauntley team. We are elated to have chosen Pauntley for our August elopement. Thank you, Melissa and the team, as well as their recommended suppliers who made our wedding day so special. 

 

Zeynep & Karol - Bride & Groom

August 2023

- Zeynep & Karol

We had the most incredible wedding at Pauntley Court, and we can't thank Melissa, Jilly, Rachel & all the team enough for making it a dream come true. The venue itself was breathtaking, with its picturesque surroundings and timeless decor. Melissa, the owner, was an absolute delight to work with. She went above and beyond to accommodate our every request, ensuring that every detail was perfect.

Jilly, our wedding planner, was nothing short of amazing. Her attention to detail, organisational skills and creative ideas made the planning process a breeze. She kept everything on track, allowing us to relax and enjoy the day without a worry in the world.

Our wedding was a flawless, magical day, and it wouldn't have been possible without Melissa and the team. Their professionalism, dedication, and passion for what they do truly shines through. We can't recommend this venue and its wonderful team enough. Thank you for creating memories that will last a lifetime!”

 Bride: Emma

July 2023

Photo by Lauren Juliette Photography

- Emma & Luke

Pauntley Court is so beautiful and was the most perfect venue for our intimate wedding. Our ceremony between the quince trees was like something out of a fairytale and was truly magical!

Melissa and team were so welcoming, while Rachel and Holly were fantastic at supporting us throughout to make our day so special.

 

Bride & Groom

June 2023

- Tia & Calum

We had simply the most magical wedding at Pauntley Court. The venue truly is absolutely gorgeous and has everything you could possibly need for your wedding weekend. We were initially drawn to the house itself but the rest of the grounds and the church being so close sealed the deal for us!

On our wedding weekend, we checked in on Friday and were warmly welcomed by Melissa, Jilly and Rachel and then spent the day setting up bits and pieces ready for our big day. We just loved being able to have our family stay over for the whole weekend and really get to relax and enjoy the celebrations.

Jilly was our wedding co-ordinator and was so helpful during the whole process, from planning right through to the big day. She took away the stress of having to make decisions on the day and was just so helpful and warm to all of our guests. Jilly is extremely knowledgeable and nothing is too much trouble. We were so lucky to have her!

If we could do it all again, we wouldn’t change a thing!

 

Bride & Groom

August 2023

 

Photo by Dearest Love Photograpy

- Lucy & Ryan

 

"We had the most enchanting experience for our wedding weekend at Pauntley, nestled in the countryside. Its rich history lends an air of timeless elegance, making it the perfect backdrop for a romantic and intimate celebration. Melissa and her attentive and friendly team ensured every moment was flawless, adding to the magic! The venue's tranquil surroundings and charming architecture created a truly magical escape for our small wedding party and made the whole experience like a mini holiday! Thankyou - Matt & Helena X"

 

April 2023

 

Photo by Ella Parkinson

- Helena & Matt

What a fabulous wedding weekend we had a Pauntley Court .
It exceeded all our expectations we absolutely loved it.
The house and gardens are just beautiful and the staff are excellent with nothing to much trouble from Rachel who cooked and cleaned up for us all weekend to 
Jilly the lovely Wedding coordinator who was always there at the other end of the phone in the months leading up to the big day and was invaluable on the day .
Melissa the owner who was there if needed but never intrusive and not forgetting the two waitresses who delivered excellent service for the wedding breakfast .
We can never express how appreciative we are of you guys and will definitely recommend you to others .
Just wish we could do it all again !

 

Mother of the Bride

April 2023

 

Photo by Aga Hosking Photography

- Abigail & Charlie - Mother of the Bride

Everyone at Pauntley made our wedding day the most special yet relaxing experience you could ever wish for.  Jilly, our wonderful wedding co-ordinator, made the day seamless and her communication/organisation went above and beyond.  Melissa was so welcoming and extremely accommodating whilst we stayed at her wonderful house, thank you for once again for sharing it with us.  We must give a special mention to Rachel and her team as our weekend would not have worked without her; her Sunday brunch was perfect!

 

The house was perfectly presented and creates a real home from home experience. Everyone felt relaxed and able to unwind and the living areas were so cosy. We just wish we could do it all again!

 

Bride & Groom – April 2023

 

Photo by Aga Hosking Photograpy

- Abigail & Charlie


'We couldn't have imagined a more perfect place to get married than Pauntley. The first time we went we both instantly knew it was the right place for us, it has a special feel about it as soon as you arrive. The house is amazing, decorated beautifully throughout with so many nice touches. The gardens are incredible, and we loved that there are so many different areas to use within it over the weekend. We loved having the venue for the whole weekend as it meant we were able to celebrate with friends and family on Friday and Sunday too which made the weekend even more exciting. 

We really wanted our wedding to be as personalised to us as possible, and we were able to achieve this so easily - choosing our catering company/bar company/where we wanted different aspects of the day to take place etc. This all meant that our wedding had a bespoke feel to it and we loved how our day was different to all others before. 

We were lucky enough to have amazing weather on our wedding day and had our ceremony outside on the ceremony lawn. It truly felt like we were at a destination wedding due to it being such a beautiful venue and location - so many guests said they felt like they had been transported to Italy or France!  Melissa the owner is so lovely and always happy to help. Rachel the housekeeper is an amazing asset to the team and definitely saved the day at one point! We had Holly as our wedding coorindator and she was absolutely incredible, she made me feel so calm and comfortable on the day knowing it would all run smoothly in her safe hands. We couldn't recommend getting married at Pauntley enough - thank you so much.'

 

June 2023

Bride & Groom

- Laura & Tom

A HUGE thank you to Melissa and Jilly for making our wedding day just the most perfect day.   From the first moment we visited Pauntley Court we knew that it was the place we wanted to celebrate our marriage. We were blown away by the beauty of the house, grounds and surroundings.

Your communication and attention to detail was fantastic from day one. The day itself went very smoothly and we were just so happy with everything, no fuss, just relaxed and so much fun! 

Please do thank Rachel the housekeeper who was amazing throughout the wedding weekend, cooking up amazing breakfasts and being so wonderful to our guests.

I could write pages and pages about how absolutely brilliant you all are, but we will be eternally grateful for making our day perfect. 

We will be talking about it for a long time to come.  Never in our wildest dreams did we imagine it to be as perfect as it was!

Thank you!

Matt and Sarah xx

October 2022

Photo by Lauren Juliette

- Sarah & Matt

Pauntley Court is a beautiful wedding venue and their staff is exceptional. 

They also have a great list of vendors that make planning your wedding and reception stress free, even from the United States.

 My daughter’s wedding was like a fairy-tale.

 Thank you,

 

Cindy P. (Mother of the Bride) from the USA

June 2023

 

Photos by Siobhan Beales

- Haley & John

What truly sets Pauntley Court apart, though, is the impeccable service and warm hospitality provided by the staff. From our very first meeting, the team was attentive, accommodating, and genuinely invested in making our wedding day unforgettable. They went above and beyond to ensure that every detail was taken care of, and their dedication to delivering an exceptional experience was evident throughout the entire planning process.

Bride & Groom

May 2023

Photo by Vikki Kelly Photography

- Josie & Bradley

"Melissa is amazing, she is so friendly, knowledgeable and you can feel how much she loves Pauntley Court. The grounds are beautiful, and the rooms are just exquisite. There were so many options for the dining area, ceremony location, socialising etc, no detail was missed, and no request was too big to be accommodated. Jilly was our wedding coordinator, and she went above and beyond in terms of helping us make the most of our special day. We had numerous meetings beforehand, and she spent the whole day working away in the background making sure we had the most perfect day. Which we did! We also hired Rachel to help with tidying and washing up in the mornings, and she was an absolute godsend. Her help allowed us to just relax and enjoy our day to the fullest. She cooks a mean breakfast too 😉."

Bride & Groom

June 2023

Photo by Phil Webb Photography

- Jasmine & Adam

We were lucky enough to have amazing weather on our wedding day and had our ceremony outside on the ceremony lawn. It truly felt like we were at a destination wedding due to it being such a beautiful venue and location - so many guests said they felt like they had been transported to Italy or France!  Melissa the owner is so lovely and always happy to help. Rachel the housekeeper is an amazing asset to the team and definitely saved the day at one point! We had Holly as our wedding coorindator and she was absolutely incredible, she made me feel so calm and comfortable on the day knowing it would all run smoothly in her safe hands. We couldn't recommend getting married at Pauntley enough - thank you so much.'

 

Laura & Tom

June 2023

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- Laura and Tom

We had the best weekend of our lives, celebrating our wedding with our closest family and friends in beautiful surroundings. Pauntley Court is full of charm, beauty and a truly happy place. Melissa, Mark and all their staff are amazing! Such kind and lovely people. We can’t thank them enough for their advice and help to ensure that our special day and stay run smooth. We are so lucky to have found such a magical venue and we will cherish the memories we made forever’. 

From Victoria & Mark – September 2022.

- Victoria and Mark

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

Thank you so much for making our wedding day the best day of our lives.  Absolutely everything was perfect.  We were so relaxed and enjoyed every single minute of our whole time at Pauntley.  

Our friends and family couldn’t believe how beautiful the house and gardens are we really did feel so welcome and at ease.  Pauntley is such a special place

Holly was amazing! She had thought of everything, and I can’t explain how much easier the morning was knowing Holly (Wedding Coordinator) was there! We can’t recommend the whole team enough, you are all amazing.

Thank you to Rachel (Housekeeper) who was superwoman the whole few days!  Serving the canapes and gelato, to cooking us all the most delicious breakfasts and everything in-between.  You were incredible. 

We will never forget our amazing time at Pauntley – it will forever be a special place to us.



- Jess and Harry

I'm not sure we have the words to express how we feel about our wedding at Pauntley Court. I haven't stopped crying since you came to say goodbye to us! 

It was the most magical, warm and beautiful experience, and wonderful to share it with our family. Our family were blown away by your beautiful house and gardens and just how special a place this is. 

Please say a huge thank you to Jules for allowing us to visit and pick some flowers and for arranging some flowers for our Mums. 

And a massive thank you to the wonderful Rachel. Rachel was amazing and even mind read on Wednesday morning! I was in bed thinking 'why didn't I ask Rachel to set up for breakfast, I don't want to do this' 

I walked across in my Pyjamas and there was Rachel cooking bread and potatoes. 

Her help made everything so much easier for us, and again our family thought she was fabulous. 

Thank you, Melissa, so much, you are so lovely and wonderful. 



- Clara & Jamie

Thank you so very much for letting us have the pleasure of using your beautiful home for Charlotte and Conor’s wedding.  Pauntley Court is such a wonderful place and the gardens are simply magical. All the comments I received from guests was it was the best wedding venue they had ever been to.  

Everything went so smoothly on the day so please thank Holly for her calmness and professionalism. She was wonderful. Also, thanks to Rachel for her Sunday morning breakfast it was just what we needed, and for her housekeeping of the rooms.  You are a great team. 



- Sheila - Mother of the Bride

I can't express how perfect the day, and the whole weekend, was! We had the most wonderful day filled with love, joy and laughter. Pauntley Court was a huge part of this. It's just the most beautiful location and we will think so fondly of it forever!

Melissa and Parky are so warm, welcoming and lovely. It was a pleasure organising the day with you in the lead up to the wedding day. 

Thank you ever so much for everything! It truly was the best day of our lives, I'm not sure my words are sufficient to explain this! 

Rachel's help was invaluable, she helped so much and meant we could focus all our time on the day and spending time with friends and family, knowing she was there was such a big bonus. The breakfast Sunday morning was great!



- Charlotte & Conor

Our wedding at Pauntley Court was all we could have imagined and more. It was the only wedding venue that felt personal, special and this was down to the obvious beauty of the house and grounds, but also Melissa and the wedding coordinator team's friendliness, knowledge and want to help in any way to make the weekend special and unique to us. It was perfect to have the venue Friday to Sunday meaning 20 people all staying at the venue could spend lots of time together pre and post wedding. The options for the wedding ceremony and meal setting at the venue were endless too making it feel personal to what we wanted. Finally, the suppliers that Melissa recommended were incredible in quality and friendly service. This helped for very easy planning and on the day, things running so smoothly as all the suppliers knew one another so just got on with setting up etc! We can't recommend Pauntley Court and Melissa's family and team enough for weddings or staying at the beautiful venue!! 

- Amy & Keiran

Our wedding at Pauntley Court was all we could have imagined and more. It was the only wedding venue that felt personal, special and this was down to the obvious beauty of the house and grounds, but also Melissa and the wedding coordinator team's friendliness, knowledge and want to help in any way to make the weekend special and unique to us. It was perfect to have the venue Friday to Sunday meaning 20 people all staying at the venue could spend lots of time together pre and post wedding. The options for the wedding ceremony and meal setting at the venue were endless too making it feel personal to what we wanted. Finally, the suppliers that Melissa recommended were incredible in quality and friendly service. This helped for very easy planning and on the day, things running so smoothly as all the suppliers knew one another so just got on with setting up etc! We can't recommend Pauntley Court and Melissa's family and team enough for weddings or staying at the beautiful venue!! 

- Lucy & Theo

Our dream was always to have a small wedding with our closest family members and Pauntley Court was the perfect venue. Melissa, Holly and Rachel supported us to make our wedding, and weekend stay, truly special. Our family was blown away by the beauty of the house and gardens. We would recommend Melissa and Pauntley Court to any couples looking for a romantic and intimate wedding venue.

- Cat & Patrick

Our wedding weekend at Pauntley Court was simply magical. The house was a perfect base for our close family and friends for the weekend, everyone was in awe of the beautiful interiors and attention to detail throughout. We enjoyed a relaxed supper in the spacious kitchen the evening before the wedding itself, followed by some drinks in front of the fire in the lounge afterward. On the wedding morning, the bridal party had breakfast and got ready in the well-lit ballroom, it was a serene atmosphere, which was only complemented with the views out of the garden through the window. 

We used the gardens for our wedding reception, the guests loved adventuring into to the different areas and seeing the spring flowers which had just started to bloom. The little bridesmaids were in their absolute element, playing hide and seek amongst the box hedges.

Melissa and team went out of their way to make our wedding weekend absolutely perfect in every way, we couldn’t thank them more and we are just sad now that it’s all over! We can’t wait to find another excuse to book Pauntley Court and come back!



- Sophie & Sam

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

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


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