£7500 - £17500 for Venue Hire
Up to 140
9 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
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COVID-19 Update
*Exciting News, we will be re-starting our Show-Arounds shortly, please get in touch to join our priority list* Gileston Manor have temporarily paused Wedding Show-Arounds in accordance with government guidelines for Covid-19 - we are however, offering couples the opportunity to have a Virtual Tour of our beautiful wedding venue and a Show-Around Call with our in-house Wedding Coordinator. To book your call please visit our website...
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Runaway Wedding
Just £995
Gileston Manor Estate is your perfect 5* destination wedding venue. With the backdrop of our stunning Georgian Grade 11* listed Manor House, you can create the wedding of your dreams.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£7,500
Maximum Price
£17,500
What is included in this pricing:
Furniture included
Couple accommodation included
Exclusive use
Day before set up available
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Choice of preferred caterers
Guest accommodation included
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Marquee
Dining Capacity
140
Reception Capacity
200
No. of Bedrooms
9
Sleeps No. of People
22
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
10:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
01:00 AM
Late Night Extension
Yes

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted

Venue

Open Flame Permitted
Water View
Grade I/II Listed Building
Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Bridal Changing Facilities
Pet-Friendly
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Full Description
Gileston Manor Estate is your perfect 5* destination wedding venue. With the backdrop of the elegant Georgian Grade 11* listed Manor House nestling quietly amongst the extensive gardens, there is so much to explore. Within the grounds is the beautiful 18th Century Walled Garden with a picture perfect Summer House, to the front of the Manor are sweeping front lawns and boating lake with incredible views across the Bristol estuary. The estate also houses a pretty woodland area and Folly with views of the Jurassic Coast. Enjoy every moment with us, we can host both your ceremony and reception celebrations all within the grounds of Gileston Manor. Our venue offers a number of options for your ceremony, whether your dream wedding includes a church service, civil ceremony or a humanist blessing, we want every wedding, summer or winter, religious or secular to be celebrated & designed for your own style. Following your 'I Do's' smiles & laughter leads you through your confetti walk where arrival drinks await on the lawns. Photo's posed and enjoyed with magnificent views until it's time to eat cake... Under sparkling chandeliers within the Lotus marquee, food is devoured, drinks & speeches toasted, sunsets admired, moves made on the dance floor... (your perfect day) And so to bed... as the celebrations come to a close, our 5* luxury boutique accommodation for 22 guests is just a short stroll away. For all you glampers, we also offer the option of bell tents in our rookery. ‘Your Wedding, Your Dreams, Our Destination’ For more detailed information on all our wedding options, please visit our website or request a brochure

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Wendy
Welcome to the spectacular Gileston Manor. We would be thrilled to welcome you through our doors for the most incredible day of your life. Let Gileston Make life easy with exceptional wedding planning, delicious caterers and of course a stunning venue. We look forward to hearing from you soon! Best Wishes x

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2017
Public Liability Insurance
true
Reviews
(7)
Naomi and Jamie
Wedding: July 2019
September 2019
A really great day
We had an awesome day for our wedding at Gileston Manor! We were an early booking not long after the venue opened so we got our package for a reduced price as the venue was still under construction when we booked (but finished by the time of the wedding). Whilst we took a gamble (we also booked from Australia without having seen the venue in real life!) this definitely paid off. Sue, the wedding planner at Gileston, worked especially hard to help us pull off the wedding of our dreams and it was clear she had been working long hours to make sure what needed to be in place for the weddings was in place. The venue itself is fantastic, the gardens are amazing and as a whole it totally blew away the guests! It is really special being given the freedom to enjoy each of the different gardens and lots of guests commented on the beautiful landscaped gardens and views. The accommodation is certainly visually stunning and comfortable and what they have done with the historical buildings is really cool. You can't beat being on site the day of your wedding either. The only issue we would mention to brides and grooms considering this venue is about the sound system which is apparently set at a particular level (due to licence restrictions) and funneled into a canopy on the dance floor. This level seemed quiet to us and our guests, as well as the band, who are used to these conditions. This affected the atmosphere a bit. The most important part of the day for us was the party and the atmosphere of the evening, so if you are the same, we would recommend asking about how this works before you book, especially if you plan to have a live band, so that you can be sure it meets your expectations. It is quite possible that this has been revisited in light of weddings held this year and is no longer an issue, though. Other than that, everything was fantastic and we wouldn't have changed a thing. We think Gileston could be Wales' premier wedding destination and we wish everyone there the best of luck and want to say thanks for a wonderful weekend! One last note - our wedding was catered by Strawberry shortcake who are one of the chosen caterers at this venue and are second to none. The best wedding food we have ever had - do not hesitate to book them if you choose this venue!
Elyshia & Tom
Wedding: July 2019
November 2017
it really is what every girl has ever dreamt of
“My husband and I got married at Gileston Manor on July 13th 2019.. it really is what every girl has ever dreamt of The wedding planners are amazing and really got to know us beforehand, they went above and beyond to make sure that our day was everything we wanted, and more...Nothing was ever too much! We kicked off our wedding weekend in pure luxury! With my nearest and dearest I spent the night before at the boutique accommodation, and prepped for a day of magic on the morning of. From saying our vows at St Giles Church, drinking cocktails & beers on the multiple luscious lawns and finished up by dancing the night away in the marquee. Our drinks & catering were chosen by a recommended caterer at Gileston itself and it was all definitely a hit with the guests! Our unique photographs we will cherish forever as the grounds are breathtaking and like no other! At the end of what we can hand on heart say was the best day of our lives, the bridal/grooms party returned back to the boutique accommodation for more bubbles and a reflection of what was actually, start to finish a dream come true Elyshia & Tom Brennan”
Sam and Gabrielle
Wedding: July 2019
November 2017
the memory of our wedding will never be forgotten
We had been engaged a few months prior to booking our wedding and our plan was to save for a few years. Three months later, the Manor announced they were going to be a wedding venue. My mind and heart were set before it was possible to book, we knew no other venue would come close. I can’t thank Sue enough for making my vision come true! She didn’t have to sell the venue to me as it already held such a special place in my heart, but she managed to make it even more special! Equally as special was our wedding breakfast. I honestly can’t recommend Strawberry Shortcake Catering enough, we still hear guests commenting on how amazing and different our menu was! If you do opt for them... make sure you go with empty stomaches for the tasting session and you will be in for a treat! Again, I can’t recommend booking the accommodation enough. The night before the wedding I stayed in the Coach house with my bridesmaids. There was enough space for the rest of my best friends to visit and make the evening so special. The evening of the wedding Sam and I stayed in the Apple store, and family filled the rest of the accommodation. We were made to feel at ease our whole time, Sam and I we’re nearly in tears driving away the next morning as we had been made to feel such at home! Every time we drive down the lane and see the stunning estate, we are both still smiling and the memory of Gileston Manor will never be forgotten.
Tom and Zoe
Wedding: July 2019
November 2017
it really is a dream wedding venue
From our very first email to our wedding day the team at Gileston Manor could not have been more helpful. The whole process was so personal and nothing was too much. The venue and its surrounding grounds are BREATHTAKING and our guests were blown away by the high standards set by the venue. The wedding day itself ran so smoothly and we know this is down to the hard work from all the staff members behind the scenes. We were so relaxed and were able to enjoy not only the day but the build up to our wedding. We cant thank Sue, Wendy and Lorraine enough for making our wedding the most perfect day. We've since been back for mince pies and carols at the beautiful little church over Christmas and cant wait to return to stay and celebrate our anniversary. I could not recommend Gileston Manor enough, it really is a dream wedding venue.
Charlotte and Edward
Wedding: September 2019
November 2017
Everything about the weekend was amazing
My husband and I got married in September 2019. We held our wedding reception and post wedding BBQ at Gileston Manor and the Bridal party stayed in the onsite accommodation for the weekend. Everything about the weekend was amazing, we were incredibly lucky with the weather and couldn't have asked for a more beautiful setting. The gardens were in full bloom and every single corner was picture perfect. All of our guests loved the venue and we are so grateful to Lorraine for opening up her home in such a generous and relaxed way - we really felt at home! Lorraine and her team were incredibly kind and helpful throughout the planning process. We have recommended Gileston Manor to a many of our newly engaged friends and look forward to returning as wedding guests very soon.
Hannah & Shayam
Wedding: September 2019
November 2017
Gileston Manor was everything we had dreamt of
"Gileston Manor was everything we had dreamt of, and more. We knew our wedding was going to be set in a location of natural beauty, pure luxury and total elegance but we underestimated just how special it would be. Gileston Manor is set in the most beautiful location in the Vale of Glamorgan. With stunning grounds and the most unique Manor, we felt as though we were celebrating in the South of France; it really does have the feeling of being in the French Riviera. From day one, the wedding planners saw to our every need. From recommending the amazingly talented Strawberry Shortcake for catering, to venue decoration, to order of service and being there for us to answer any questions we had. The night before the wedding our immediate wedding party arrived at Gileston to spend the evening at the luxury accommodation, and luxury it was. It was so special being able to come together for a pre wedding BBQ on the patio, chatting, singing and dancing the night away, before heading back to the Coach House for a good nights sleep. On the Saturday we opted for a small and personal wedding in the walled garden; with 65 guests it was just perfect. Intimate, warming and decorated beautifully. We were lucky enough to have our friend sing for us during the ceremony and the sound from within the walled garden was just amazing. Our guests then went on to enjoy bubbles and cocktails with canapes in the immaculate gardens. Gileston was so accommodating, allowing us to have a live sax player in the gardens, and worked tirelessly to ensure he was well positioned in amongst the guests and the drink stations that they had set up to ensure our guests were always stood with glasses full. The beauty of this venue is that there are so many different aspects, all with something unique to offer. As if the ceremony gardens and walled gardens for the drinks and canapes weren't spectacular enough, the final part of our day was our reception which was set in the most beautiful marquee, overlooking fields and the sea. You really do get the best of all worlds when getting married at Gileston. A few special mentions. Lorraine - you really have created the most amazing wedding venue we have ever seen. Your attention to detail throughout the marquee, gardens and the luxury accommodation is like nothing we have ever witnessed before. Sue - you were an absolute star from start to finish. You really did reassure us throughout the planning process and on our special day you went above and beyond...from positioning the flowers and candles to holding up my veil. Thank you! And lastly, Strawberry Shortcake caterers. We are so glad that the team at Gileston recommended you. You were a dream to work with, creating our unique menu, and I can hand on heart say it is the only wedding I have ever been to where every guest commented on how amazing the food was and they all kept wanting more. I would highly recommend Gileston Manor as a dream wedding destination. I wish we could repeat our wedding weekend all over again. Hannah & Shayam Khan"
Location & Contact Details

Address

Gileston, Gileston, Vale of Glamorgan, CF62 4HX

Travel Notes

If you enter our post code into google maps or your sat nav, you will be directed right to our door! Look out for the Gileston Manor signs.

Nearest Town

Cowbridge

Nearest Motorway & Junction

Exit 33 on M4

Nearest Train Station

Llantwit Major [LWM]

Nearest Airport

Cardiff Airport

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FAQ
(9)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Mini Yorkshire pudding with roast beef and a hint of horseradish, yum!!! or if your veggie try a deep fried risotto ball also very yum!!

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

The spectacular gardens surrounding the venue.

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

Cheese feast table, a delicious array of cheese, chutney, breads, butter, apples, grapes etc etc. Love a bit of cheese! Or if you want something a little more hot and greasy try a hog roast!!

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

The beautiful gardens & grounds with panoramic coastal views and our permanent Lotus Marquee!

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

A large beautiful glass jar which guests wrote down their wishes for the happy couple, the jar wasn't to be smashed open until the couples 10 year anniversary to find out if all the wonderful wishes came true!

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

David Emanuel (princess Diana's wedding dress designer) is in the family!

What’s your favourite canapé?

Spectacular. Unforgettable. Exclusive. Personal. made for you.

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Customer service - never letting a couple down!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Look at Pinterest all you want but don't let lost in the millions of ideas out there, think about you and your other half and discover what you really think sums you both up!
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