Charterhouse Events

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Set within 250 acres, and built in the 19th century, Charterhouse offers couples the chance to get married in a truly unique location which offers you Civil Ceremony hire only or the full day.
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Private school
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
10:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 PM


Disabled Access
Grade I/II Listed Building
Landscaped Gardens
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space

Ceremony & Reception

Confetti Permitted
Dancefloor Available
Wedding Licence

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Halal Catering
In-house Catering
In-House Wine List
Full Description
Civil Ceremony We know that weddings can become expensive very quickly so our aim is to help make your wedding a memorable and joyous occasion, with all the added little touches that help to create a lavish effect without making any sacrifices. Our tailored civil ceremony allows you to experience the personal touch when it comes to saying ‘I Do’ without compromising on finding that special location or being confined to a generic Registrars Office. We have three licensed venues situated within the heart of the grounds, which all cater for different wedding party sizes. To help support and guide you through your wedding planning, our attentive Wedding Coordinators are here to craft your wedding from day one. We also offer support with working alongside your chosen suppliers ensuring every detail is accounted for. For those who are moving to another location after the ceremony, we allow you up to 60 minutes following the service to take photos in our magnificent grounds giving you time to take in the occasion before moving on to enjoy the rest of your day. Drinks Reception& Wedding Breakfast For those who wish to enjoy the surroundings of Charterhouse for longer, we offer drinks reception packages along with optional canapés. We encourage you to use this time for photo opportunities around our grounds. In addition to our ceremony venues, Scholars Court is a courtyard area ideal for holding an intimate drinks reception. Bordered on three sides by open cloisters, the design can offer shade or shelter if needed while providing a stunning backdrop. For those couples wishing to continue their day with a wedding breakfast and evening celebrations at Charterhouse we offer a number of catering and room options. Catering at Charterhouse is provided by our exclusive partner, Elior. Their professional and experienced team are on site throughout the day to freshly prepare your wedding day food.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Emma & Adam Tavener
Married in June 2018
July 2018
A perfect setting...
From the word go, we loved working with Amy whilst planning our wedding. She was informative, efficient and so helpful with the 1001 questions we asked her! Charterhouse provided the perfect setting for our wedding - the Chapel and grounds were stunning and the food was delicious. Thank you all for making our day so perfect.
Robyn & Bjorn
Married in May 2018
June 2018
A wonderful day!
Everyone who attended our wedding thought it was fantastic and we had a wonderful day. The staff were brilliant and it exceeded our expectations.
Location & Contact Details


Charterhouse, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 2DX, England

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction


Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport

Heathrow or Gatwick

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Press & Awards

Press & Awards (9)

Your Surrey wedding magazine Dec/Jan 2017
Your Surrey wedding magazine Feb/Mar 2018
VantagePoint Magazine Feb Edition
VantagePoint Magazine March Edition
Your Surrey wedding magazine April/May 2018
Your Surrey wedding magazine Jun/Jul 2018
Your Surrey wedding magazine Aug/Sep 2018
Your Surrey wedding magazine Oct/Nov 2018

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

We don't have a favourite as each one is so different it's amazing to see how each location is transformed.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Remember your guests when planning your timeline for the day. Allow them time to move from one place to another!

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

Handmade flower displays or homemade gifts. Really creates a personal touch.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Grand Unique Beautiful Impressive Spacious

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

South African Cloister or our walled gardens

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

We can't say!

What’s your favourite canapé?

Baby Yorkshire pudding stuffed with beef and horseradish

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Bacon roll

What is your venue's most unique feature?

South African Cloister and the view driving up to Founders Court

What part of your business are you most proud of?

The number of personal recommendations we receive and 'thank you' cards