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#1

Yarnton Manor

Yarnton Manor, Church Lane, Yarnton Oxfordshire, OX5 1PY, Yarnton, Oxfordshire
Up to 200 guests
Yarnton Manor, situated in the heart of Oxfordshire, is an 17th Century Jacobean Manor House and for the first time in its history is available as a wedding venue. Set within extensive acres of manicured grounds it provides a private and peaceful wedding venue in Oxfordshire. Yarnton Manor is the ideal location for a memorable wedding day!

A perfect setting for a perfect day, Yarnton Manor is a unique wedding venue for a magical occasion. With fairytale architecture and spacious grounds, this is one of Oxfordshire’s most marvellous garden wedding venues to tie the knot at.


Yarnton Manor is set amongst acres of unspoilt countryside. We are able, on request, to provide exclusive use of the Manor for a fully private and tailored wedding experience.
#2

Dinckley Court

Abingdon, Burcot,, OX14 3DP, Oxford, Oxfordshire
Located in 8 acres on the banks of the River Thames, the property lies in one of the most picturesque areas of South Oxfordshire, within the small hamlet of Burcot-on-Thames, close to the historic towns of Oxford and Abingdon, with Dorchester-on-Thames less than a mile away.
Comprising of a spacious main house and attached wing with its own separate entrance, this exceptional house makes a perfect retreat for large parties or several families, up to 18, holidaying together and is excellently furnished.


The main reception room has wooden floors and a wood burning stove as well as Wi-Fi, Sky TV, DVD and I Pod docking stations in both kitchen and living room areas, perfect for relaxing get-togethers.


There is also a study area on a galleried floor. All bedrooms have TV, six of which are en-suite and two sharing private bathroom. The conservatory dining area offers enough space for all guests to dine together, with views over the large garden. Doors open onto a patio barbecue area with further outside tables and seating within the gardens of Dinckley Court. Extensive grounds lead down to the River Thames, overlooking open farmland beyond.


Dinckley Court provides boat mooring with local boat hire also available; fishing is also enjoyed when in season, or at Orchid Lakes with specialist carp coarse fishing lakes ½ mile away.


Local attractions include a Salter’s Steamer Boat which can be caught from Oxford and back to Days Lock and a walk taken back to Dinckley Court, or Nuneham Courtney’s arboretum can be visited - full of amazing trees, plants and beautiful peacocks. Restaurants within 10 miles for food lovers include Raymond Blanc’s Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons , the famous Crazy Bear bar and restaurant, The Mole Inn (excellent traditional pub food), and the Chequers pub, 400 yards away, serving great British food.
#3

Eynsham Hall

A4095, North Leigh, OX29 6PN, Witney, Oxfordshire
Up to 170 guests
Eynsham Hall is a Grade II listed mansion, approached down a sweeping drive and set in the heart of a 3,000 acre estate.

An idyllic location for the sort of wedding that dreams are made of.
#4

Kirtlington Park

Kirtlington, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX5 3JN, Oxford, Oxfordshire
Up to 120 guests
WEDDINGS AT KIRTLINGTON PARK
With a spacious Bridal Suite, that’s yours to get ready in, stunning function rooms and first-class catering, Kirtlington Park is one of the finest country house wedding venues in Oxfordshire. Your wedding day here will be everything you’ve dreamed of and more. Our exclusive use wedding venue allows you and your guests full use of the grounds and a selection of beautiful rooms.


CIVIL CEREMONIES

For your nuptials, you can choose from a variety of stunning rooms – the most popular being our stylish Saloon. It’s here you’ll find the famous “Coronation Portraits” as well as the iconic fireplace and garden terrace. The Saloon is licensed for civil ceremonies with up to 120 guests – but is perfect for smaller parties of 50+ too.


Other spaces to get married in include the charming Grey Drawing Room and unique Monkey Room, both of which cater for different numbers.


WEDDING RECEPTIONS

Wedding receptions at Kirtlington Park are nothing short of spectacular. With glorious grounds to explore and a selection of mansion rooms that are yours for the day, you have the freedom to create your perfect day.


You can begin your celebrations with canapés and drinks out on the lawn. The photo opportunities outdoors are endless and there’s plenty of space for guests to socialise and mingle too.


Wedding breakfasts usually take place in the Great Hall, with space to comfortably seat 120 guests. You’ll have the choice of a variety of fine food options, ranging from a three-course meal to an informal buffet, plus the option to create your own wedding menu.


Come evening, your celebrations spill out into the adjoining Saloon. With its huge dance floor and high ceilings, it’s the perfect place to party and dance the night away. Nearby rooms, including the Grey Drawing Room and Monkey Room, will also be available for the duration of the night. Ideal for relaxing in, these spaces are a welcome sanctuary for older guests and young families.


• A picture-perfect stately setting, tucked away in the Oxfordshire countryside

• Private, luxurious Bridal Suite to get ready in and yours for the duration of the day

• Exclusive use of a variety of traditional and charming function rooms, all of which boast rare and original details

• Full use of stunning gardens and grounds, ideal for your drinks reception and garden games

• Perfect for more intimate parties or lavish celebrations, with function rooms licensed for guest numbers of 50 - 120

• First-class catering and menus created with locally sourced foods, where possible, plus on-the-day support from the catering team
#5

The Manor Country House Hotel

Northampton Road, Weston-on-the-Green, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX25 3QL, Oxford, Oxfordshire
£4000
Up to 400 guests
The Manor is a natural Oxfordshire venue of choice for many of life’s celebrations. There are few backdrops that can rival the stunning garden setting of The Manor for the perfect country wedding.

Generations of brides and grooms have chosen The Manor to play host to their most special of days. From the moment the guests turn into the tree-lined drive to the Champagne toasts on the sunny terrace (with any luck!), a Manor wedding is unforgettable by all. With 12 acres of grounds, gardens and manicured lawns it is the setting of the Country House wedding of your dreams.


By contrast, from outdoor weddings in the licensed Knot Garden to roaring fires throughout the grand rooms of the main house, The Manor is unique in its ability to provide the perfect Oxfordshire venue, whatever the weather. With a wealth of experience, our dedicated Events Team will ensure that the planning of your special day will be an easy and enjoyable journey.


• 28 bedrooms and suites

• Dedicated events team

• Variety of options for the big day

• Marquee weddings available

• Outdoor ceremonies permitted in the Secret Garden

• Let us take the hassle out of the planning process
#6

Newington House

Newington, OX10 7AG, Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire
Up to 300 guests
Newington House offers a completely flexible service and prides itself on crafting unique experiences for our guests, meaning that no two weddings are the same. You can choose to have complete exclusivity over the entire estate, or mix and match between the grounds and a selection of rooms for your wedding reception.

A perfect backdrop

The beautiful grounds are transformed by the seasons, allowing for stunning photography against an array of backdrops.


Ceremonies:

The house is licensed to hold civil ceremonies and benefits from two historic churches close by, St. Giles Church 100m from the house or the impressive Dorchester Abbey just 5 miles away.
#7

Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1PP, Woodstock, Oxfordshire
Up to 300 guests
Blenheim is a hugely diverse business with a duty to preserve our legacy, a responsibility to continually evolve, and a need to sustain the strong connection with the community.

In addition to being a visitor attraction, Blenheim is also a venue for weddings and private or corporate events, a filming location, an estate rich in forestry and farming practices, a producer and supplier of Natural Mineral Water, a landowner with a portfolio of properties, a building and contracting business, and a charitable foundation.


We are fortunate to be such a multi-faceted business as part of a uniquely vibrant community with our neighbours. One where we all live, thrive and prosper, together.
#8

Dorton House

Dorton House, Dorton, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP18 9NG, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Up to 500 guests
Congratulations on your forthcoming wedding and we are delighted that you are considering using our venue for your wedding day. Our aim at Dorton House is simply, to create bespoke weddings. We pride ourselves on being as flexible as possible to the extent of offering couples a blank canvas to create their own bespoke wedding day.

Whether you decide on a small and intimate service or a large glamorous event, our 15th century Mansion nestled in idyllic rolling Buckinghamshire countryside offers a stunning backdrop against which to capture beautiful memories of your very special day. From the moment you book your wedding at Dorton House to the big day itself, our experienced team are on hand to provide information, personal advise and support if needed, so you can relax and enjoy the experience to the full. All you have to do is let us know what would make your wedding perfect and we�ll help you create it.


Dorton House is only ever hired out on an exclusive use basis, below is a brief overview of the rooms available to you to use as you wish on your wedding day.


The Saloon:


This venue is licensed for Civil Wedding Ceremonies.


We can accommodate up to 120 guests for a wedding ceremony or evening party, or up to a maximum of 96 guests for a sit down Wedding Breakfast.


The Dining Room:


This venue is licensed for Civil Wedding Ceremonies


We can accommodate up to 90 guests for a wedding ceremony or evening party, or up to a maximum of 60 guests for a sit down Wedding Breakfast.


The Small Dining Room:


This venue is licensed for Civil Wedding Ceremonies


We can accommodate up to 30 guests for a wedding ceremony or evening party, or up to a maximum of 30 guests for a sit down Wedding Breakfast.


The Front Portico:


Weather permitting between the months of May and October it is possible to have an outdoor civil ceremony.


St John the Baptist Church:


In addition to civil ceremonies being held at Dorton House we are in a unique position to be able to offer couples the opportunity of a church ceremony. A mere 25 metres behind Dorton House we also have the beautiful St John the Baptist church hidden away. To discuss the possibility of having a church marriage ceremony or a blessing at Dorton in the first instance please contact the Associate Priest, the Reverend Priscilla Slusar, Tel. 01844 238 325 and she will be able to answer any questions you may have.


Marquee Extension on South Lawn:


This venue is not licensed or Civil Wedding Ceremonies.


We can accommodate up to 130 guests for a sit down Wedding Breakfast, or 200 for an standing party.


Marquee in the grounds:


This venue is not licensed.


With 30 acres to choose from, the choice of location is yours, whether it be hidden in the magical walled garden, somewhere on the Front Lawns or on the North Terrace, you decide.


• Grade 1 Listed Jacobean Mansion in an Idyllic Countryside Setting

• Blank canvas venue- your day, your way.

• Superb value for money, Exclusive hire costs £2500 for all Friday & Saturday weddings

• Beautiful Church within grounds which couples can marry in, venue also licensed for civil ceremonies for up to 130 guests

• Marquee capacity up to 500 guests with numerous locations to site within our beautiful 30 acres of parkland

• Great facilities for children - creche & play equipment
#9

Rousham House

Rousham House, Rousham,, OX25 4QU, Bicester, Oxfordshire
Rousham and its landscape garden should be a place of pilgrimage for students of the work of William Kent (1685-1748). Rousham represents the first phase of English landscape design and remains almost as Kent left it, one of the few gardens of this date to have escaped alteration, with many features which delighted eighteenth century visitors to Rousham still in situ, such as the ponds and cascades in Venus’s Vale, the Cold Bath, and seven arched Praeneste, Townsend’s Building, the Temple of the Mill, and, on the skyline, a sham ruin known as the ‘Eyecatcher’.

The house, built in 1635 by Sir Robert Dormer, is still in the ownership of the same family. Kent added the wings and the stable block. The south front is almost as Kent left it, but for the replacement of the octagonal glazing with plain glass. This was unfortunately carried out by the architect St. Aubyn when he added the north side of the house in 1876. Kent made alterations to the interior of the house, which retains some 17th century panelling and the original staircases, furniture, pictures and bronzes.
#10

Ardington House

Church Street, Ardington, Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 8QA, Wantage, Oxfordshire
£4500
Up to 200 guests
Ardington House is above all a fantastic family home and is available for self-catering weekend and weekly rentals for up to 25 people. Situated in the deep countryside of the North Wessex Downs in an officially designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, yet only 75 minutes from London, the House is an ideal location for weekends away or longer breaks.

The House is also often used as a base for house parties attending nearby sporting and cultural events, such as the Cheltenham Racing and Book Festivals, Hennessy Gold Cup, Henley Regatta, Silverstone Grand Prix and Royal Ascot.


• Licensed to hold civil ceremonies either indoors or on the unique setting of the Temple Island

• Our Temple Island, manicured gardens, lake, Manor House and marquee provide perfect backdrops for photographs

• Exclusivity and complete privacy on every occasion

• Flexible approach to catering, top quality chefs as the preferred catering team with very competitive rates

• Event manager on hand every step of the way

• Overnight accommodation available
#11

Caswell House

Caswell Lane, Brize Norton, Oxfordshire, OX18 3NJ, Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire
Up to 450 guests
Exclusively yours, Caswell House is the perfect venue for your special day, featuring an ancient orchard, secluded walled gardens, extensive lawns and picturesque moat. Set in 300 acres of Oxfordshire countryside, Caswell House guarantees complete privacy and offers accommodation for close family and friends. Our dedicated wedding team will work with you in the run up to, and on the big day – so you can relax and enjoy the day of your dreams.

The three stunning medieval barns have been restored with care and attention to detail to reflect their original features, character and beauty.


As a family run business and home, the utmost consideration and pride is taken in ensuring the barns and surrounding grounds are lovingly kept and maintained. The dedication and effort taken in the upkeep of the property is reflected in the beauty of the surroundings.


Taking care of the environment is important to us. With pure spring water from our own spring, underfloor heating from our wood pellet boiler, electricity from our solar panels, and a reed bed filtration system, we are lowering our carbon footprint.


• Exclusive wedding venue in the picturesque Cotswolds

• Set within 450 acres of beautiful rural countryside

• Restored medieval barns and beautiful grounds

• The gorgeous grounds include an ancient orchard, walled gardens and a historic moat

• Choice of location for your ceremony, with indoor and outdoor options

• Absolute privacy for you and your guests
#12

Barton House

East Lockinge, Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 8QD
Up to 120 guests
Barton House is an entirely unique venue specialising in hosting small and intimate events. It’s a home from home, enabling you and your guests to truly relax and unwind. With the food experience at the heart of what we do, we have successfully hosted a range of private and corporate events; from landmark birthdays, anniversary celebrations and weddings to product launches, executive retreats and incentive breaks.

Barton House offers couples the opportunity to have the wedding they would love to have at home if space would allow. For those wishing to celebrate the whole wedding experience with us, the house is licensed for small ceremonies while for those marrying at the nearby All Saints Parish Church or elsewhere, Barton House provides a stunning setting for the Wedding Breakfast.


With 9 luxurious bedrooms, up to 18 guests can stay overnight meaning the wedding party can start the day altogether, with the spacious master bedroom providing the perfect place for brides to get ready.


Menus are personally designed for each couple. Executive Chef Tom takes into account a range of information about the bride and groom including food preferences, special memories and favourite restaurants, to create a truly bespoke menu for their first meal as husband and wife.


With the family behind Barton House collectively holding over 60 years’ experience in running weddings and events, a seamless stress-free service is guaranteed.
#13

Cornbury Park

The Estate Office Rangers Lodge Cornbury Park, OX7 3HL, Charlbury, Oxfordshire
Cornbury Park is owned by The Lord Rotherwick. The estate includes some 1,700 acres of the most ancient forest in Britain today and is a protected environment for native wildlife, creating a unique habitat in one of the few private forests in England.

Originally a royal hunting lodge, Cornbury Park combines a variety of enterprises from high-quality commercial office space for small and medium-sized businesses in Oxfordshire, to residential house rentals in the beautiful Cotswold setting of Cornbury Park, as well as a limited number of public events.
#14

Poundon House

Poundon House, Poundon, Nr. ,, OX27 9BB, Bicester, Oxfordshire
Hold your event over an entire weekend by using our bedrooms for overnight stay! Make your wedding into a wedding weekend.

The bedrooms at Poundon House offer you the chance to really enjoy the venue and make your occasion into a weekend celebration, being on offer for as many nights as required for your bespoke event. We can accommodate up to 18 guests for a wedding or 18 clients for a retreat.


For Weddings, make the most of the beauty of the house by arriving on Friday to settle in, begin decorations and catch up with family and friends. Enjoy dinner in the local area, and stay in our beautiful and spacious bedrooms where we use Hypnos beds (fit for our Queen!), indulge in long relaxing baths (please note bathrooms are shared) and partake in breakfasts cooked by our team and served in the Dining room at one large table for the house party. If you are having a Henna party on the Friday for example, or a 2 day wedding event, you are welcome to arrive earlier on the Thursday – you tell us what works for you!


As we are not a hotel, nor open to the public as a B & B, you can expect total privacy. We only ever offer you the bedrooms and do not take any bookings from your guests. It is still very much a family home, and for your wedding or event, it will be your home. It really does become your country house for your occasion!


Enjoy breakfast in our dining room for up to 18 guests. This is a really special time to enjoy these moments with family and close friends.


Poundon House has featured in national magazines and also had an interesting history during the Second World War, when it was used by The Post Office to help break the Enigma code amongst other things. Much work has gone into the house to restore it to its original beauty after its time in use by the Government. We have kept the interior design in keeping with the style and era of the house. It is classic and comfortable, welcoming and homely yet spacious and impressive.
#15

Poundon House

Main Street, Poundon, Nr. BIcester Oxon, OX27 9BB, Bicester, Oxfordshire
Up to 300 guests
From small and intimate gatherings in the house to large parties of up to 300 guests at our Reception Marquee, whether you wish for a Civil Ceremony, Church wedding or Asian Blessing; or even two ceremonies on the day! Be it over one day or many we are able to help guide you through the planning of this most important occasion.
#16

Waddesdon Manor

Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP18 0JH, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
£12500
Up to 500 guests
Waddesdon Manor is the perfect place to hold your special day and for the first time, a limited number of weddings can be held in the Manor itself.

This is an exclusive opportunity to experience the same privileged lifestyle as Baron Ferdinand’s house party guests, with superlative food, excellent wines and unsurpassed service.
#17

The Dairy

Queen Street, Waddesdon, Buckinghamshire, HP18 0JE, Waddesdon, Buckinghamshire
£2450
Up to 160 guests
Breathtakingly beautiful, the Dairy at Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire offers a wonderfully romantic backdrop for the perfect wedding at any time of year.

Nestling in a tranquil waterside setting amidst glorious gardens, the Dairy is an enchanting private building on the Waddesdon Estate situated close to Bicester, created for Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild in the 19th Century and for over 100 years the country retreat of the Rothschild family.


You and your guests can enjoy a taste of that privileged lifestyle: superlative food, excellent wines, professional service with absolute exclusivity guaranteed.
#18

The Five Arrows

The Five Arrows Hotel, Waddesdon, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP18 0JE, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
£1450
Up to 100 guests
The Five Arrows is a boutique hotel standing at the gates of Waddesdon Manor. It is the perfect choice for more intimate weddings, comfortably hosting a party of sixty for an elegant ceremony, wedding breakfast and evening entertainment.

With a critically acclaimed, 2017 Michelin Guide restaurant, immaculate National Trust maintained grounds, newly refurbished interiors, and outstanding service tailored to your every need, it is a truly special venue.


Exclusive use of the hotel, grounds, Old Coach House venue space and sixteen bedrooms is available.
#19

Merriscourt

Sarsden, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, OX7 6QX, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire
£5.5
Up to 150 guests
Merriscourt is in an outstanding location for rustic Cotswold barn weddings.

Nestled in the heart of the Cotswolds, our three interlinked, rustic Cotswold wedding barns & 500 acres of glorious grounds give year round panoramic views of the rolling Oxfordshire countryside.


Every wedding at Merriscourt is unique. Our events team take pride in their passion to give you the wedding day you’ve dreamt of… and more.


Our beautiful rustic wedding barns & breath-taking scenery create a magical place to share your special day with family & friends, and make it a day you’ll never forget.


The Gallery Barn & Lawn is ideal for the drinks reception before moving on to The Stone Barn; a stunning rustic barn, fully licensed for Civil Ceremonies & Partnerships.


The White Barn is a light airy barn with lofty ceilings, perfect for your wedding breakfast before moving back to The Stone Barn for dancing after dinner.


There are plenty of areas outside to enjoy the spectacular scenery & create stunning wedding photos. Your guests can spill out onto the lawned areas and romantic courtyard.


You & your guests are free to roam the 500 acres of glorious Cotswold countryside. The bride & groom can wander through beautiful fields to find that perfect spot for more wedding photos or just enjoy some secluded time together.


We can provide bridal transport in the Bentley, exquisite catering & full wedding management from early planning to the wedding day itself.


Our luxury Cotswold accommodation in the grounds, includes The Old House (sleeps 11) , No.3 (sleeps 6) , The Cottage (sleeps 6) & a delightfully renovated pumphouse (sleeps 2), sleeping up to 25 guests in total.


• Sophisticated and flexible venue located in the heart of the Cotswolds

• Ideally located for accommodation and transport links

• Two stunning interconnected barns with an attached gallery

• Elegant and spacious interior combined with a traditional Cotswold design

• Each event space opens out onto the stunning courtyard

• In-house catering team provide you with exquisite menus that are produced from the very best and locally-sourced produce
#20

Aynhoe Park

Aynho, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX17 3BQ, Banbury, Oxfordshire
£0
Up to 150 guests
Set in 250 Acres of Capability Brown Oxfordshire countryside, Aynhoe Park is a luxurious country house, embodying pure British eccentricity. This extraordinary private home filled with unique and unrivalled art and curiosities is fully staffed and available for exclusive hire – just 60 minutes from London.

Aynhoe Park is a 17th century Palladian house in Oxfordshire. Once the architectural vision of Sir John Soane, a vision that was both shared and fully restored by James Perkins, the estate is now a magnificent backdrop to otherworldly interiors.


Today the house’s interiors, host an impressive collection of classical sculpture, contemporary design commissions, photography, large scale taxidermy, and all manner of other curiosities.


Drawing rooms and dining rooms unfold from vast hallways under breath taking archways and sweeping staircases. The perfect proportions of the house naturally invite exploration where secret cellar bars, an Orangery and an impressive library await discovery – setting the ideal scene for extravagant entertaining.

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