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Your Ceremony at Pauntley Court

Church Ceremonies

Just a stone’s throw from saying ‘I Do’...

 We are fortunate to be able to provide you with various ceremony location choices here at Pauntley Court, including our charming Norman Church, St John the Evangelist. The perfect fusion of history and romance, Pauntley Church can comfortably seat up to 100 of your friends and family.

This 800-year-old building is on the very doorstep of the Main House, overlooking the Leadon Valley and neighbouring countryside. Spend the morning of your wedding day getting ready in one of our delightful bedrooms at Pauntley Court before enjoying a short stroll through a private gate in the gardens, where you’ll find the church waiting for you.

Mark and Melissa, the owners of Pauntley Court, married at this very church in October 1996, while all three of their children have also been christened here. Available for traditional religious ceremonies and blessings, Derek and Sue are the church wardens and are renowned for their warm, personable approach. If you would like to find out more, they welcome you to email them at Our Reverend, Kat, and the wardens adore getting to know the couples who connect with Pauntley Church.

“At Pauntley church we love welcoming couples to be married in our ancient building - where couples have been married since Norman times . We enjoy working closely with Pauntley Court to ensure a wonderful day for our couples.

Many of our couple don't live in the area and we love getting to know them as they establish a legal connection with our church by attending services prior to their wedding. This means that couples getting married in the church feel like it is their spiritual home and many form a strong connection with our building and our congregation.” - Reverend Kat Mepham

If you are not a part of the parish of Pauntley, you can still get married here by attending the church once a month for six months in the lead up to your special day – something we do encourage our couples to do if you have your heart set on a religious ceremony. It is also a lovely way to get to know the church and feel part of the local community which forms the wonderful atmosphere of the Parish of Pauntley. We do also have two nearby churches, Redmarley and Dymock.

With its unrivalled views and historic connection with Dick Whittington, Lord Mayor of London four times over, (who was presumably baptised here), Pauntley Church promises a truly beautiful and magical place to get married. This ancient building is well known for its south doorway of the Dymock school of carving, while its stained-glass windows and traditional pews provide you with an intimate setting for your ceremony.

Offering our beloved family home and onsite church, our team at Pauntley Court want nothing more than to provide you with the day of your dreams, and we will always go the extra mile to do so. The connection between Pauntley Court and the Church at Pauntley, is hugely historic and you can be part of that history with a very special Church Wedding for you, your family and friends to remember.


 The cost of a wedding ceremony at Pauntley Church (including the reading of Banns) will be £512 for 2022, including:

  • An additional £16 payable after the ceremony for the Marriage Certificate
  • Organist fees of £85
  • Bell ringer fees of £60

After your traditional religious ceremony at Pauntley Church, you can take the romantic walk back through the gardens to the Main House for your welcome drinks and canapés under our stretch tent. A reception in our marquee or the Ballroom will be followed by a night of wining, dining and dancing under the stars.


Civil Ceremonies

Should you decide to have a civil ceremony, Pauntley Court offers you many special spaces both inside and out to have your ceremony.  Inside the house, the elegant, light-filled ballroom is licensed for up to 40 guests and the warm and characterful panelled room can accommodate a very small intimate ceremony of up to 20. 


If the weather is good, we are so excited that you are now able to be married outside at Pauntley Court and we have three beautiful lawns where you can have your outdoor civil  ceremony; the Quince Orchard, the Ceremony Lawn and underneath our Tentickle Stretch Tent.  All of these areas have incredible views through the hornbeam arches and down to the lake and across the rolling Gloucestershire farmland beyond.  Melissa will be able to show the different options when you come to Pauntley for your viewing.


For other details about your civil ceremony, you can contact the Gloucestershire Registrars directly on

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 Bride & Groom – September 2022.

- Victoria and Mark

Celebrant Wedding Ceremonies & Blessings, Vow Renewals and Anniversary Ceremonies

A celebrant ceremony is a relaxed and personal ceremony which is uniquely tailored to you and your partner. Your chosen celebrant will take time to get to know all about you both and create a ceremony that tells your story in a meaningful way.

There are no restrictions and no limitations on what you can or can’t include in your ceremony; you can choose any words, music or rituals that mean something to you.

The Ballroom has space for up to 32 guests for a ceremony, or alternatively the gardens, under the Tentickle Stretch tent, woodlands and lake offer the most tranquil and wildly romantic setting for an outdoor ceremony option. 

What could be more wonderful than having your ceremony surrounded by beautiful blooms, endless blue skies and a picturesque backdrop? 

Whether you’re envisioning an intimate gathering or a grand affair, our experienced staff will help you bring your vison to reality.

Please do get in touch with us, so we can recommend you a wonderful celebrant that has worked with past couples at Pauntley Court. 

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