The Gardens offer a unique, stunning setting for your special day and a spectacular backdrop for your photographs. From a small intimate service and reception to a large event - all can be arranged to the highest standard.

The Oak Pavilion, with its elevated position and 'aisle-like' access walkway is the perfect place for the ceremony. There are other unusual buildings within the Gardens, such as the Summer House, that are also fully licensed.

Smaller intimate receptions can be catered for in the Colonial Restaurant after 6.00p.m. (this may be flexible) until 9.30p.m. Larger receptions and/or evening parties can be arranged on the West Lawn - the ideal location for a marquee. Whatever the case, guests can have exclusive use of the 30 acre Gardens after 6.00p.m.
Please note that the Gardens are open to the public from 10.00a.m. until 6.00p.m. and during this time the designated wedding areas will be roped off.


Civil Ceremonies & Wedding Receptions

Licence Capacities
Oak Pavilion Max 300
Bothy 20
Summer House 20
Sculpture Trail Cabin 30
Colonial Restaurant 65*
(*Nov - Jan ONLY - subject to availability)

Reception - guest capacity

Colonial Restaurant 65
After 6.00p.m (flexible), only from 1st Feb - 31st Oct (excluding Floodlit Evenings event mid October) daily from 1st Nov - 31st Jan, subject to availability.
West Lawn marquee 300 maximum
(smaller options available)

Wedding Options

Ceremony only 10.00a.m. - 5.00p.m.
To include Ceremony area, access to the Gardens for photographs and free parking.

Ceremony + small reception
(65 max) late afternoon - 9.30p.m.
To include Ceremony area, use of the Colonial Restaurant from 6.00p.m.(flexible), access to Gardens for photographs and free parking (catering costs to be advised - subject to requirements).

Ceremony + larger reception
10.00a.m. - midnight
To include Ceremony area, exclusive use of the West Lawn, access to Gardens for photographs and free parking (marquee & furnishings hire + catering costs to be advised by specified suppliers - subject to requirements)
Exclusive use of the Gardens is from 6.00p.m.

Reception area (West Lawn) without ceremony
10.00a.m. - midnight
To include exclusive use of the West Lawn, access to Gardens for photographs and free parking (marquee and furnishings + catering costs to be advised by specified suppliers - subject to requirements).


Example wedding package for 50 guests

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Example wedding package for 100 guests

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Helpful notes for your big day
Civil Marriage and Partnership Ceremony applications
Wedding Photos and Testimonials
Terms & Conditions
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