Manor By The Lake

(75)
£6650 for venue hire
Up to 200
12 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding license
At Manor By The Lake we have a stunning location, characterful manor house and seven acres of award-winning gardens for you to use as the backdrop to your wedding celebrations.
Features & Capacity
Overview
Venue Type
Country House / Manor House
Seated Dining Capacity
200
Reception Capacity
250
# Bedrooms
12
Sleeps # of People
26
Usual Access Time
12:30 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM
Late Night Extension Available
Yes
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Venue
Ballroom
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Exclusive Use
Grade I/II Listed Building
In-house Wedding Coordinator
Landscaped Gardens
On-site Parking
Open Flame Permitted
Outdoor Reception Space
Pet-Friendly
Water View
Ceremony and Reception
Confetti Permitted
Fireworks Permitted
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Licence
Sound System Available
Wedding License
Food and Drink
Alcohol License
Asian Catering
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
External Catering Permitted
Halal Catering
In-house Catering
In-house Wine List
Kosher Catering
Pricing & Costs
Venue Hire Only
  • Maximum Price
  • £6650
Packages
  • Minimum Price Per Head
  • £100
  • Maximum Price Per Head
  • £200
  • Minimum Number of Guests
  • 24
Reviews
(75)
The staff on the day were truly incredible...
Sep 2016
Happily married
The staff on the day were truly incredible, not only myself and my husband thought this but the majority of the guests also commented ho... 

I loved the look...
Sep 2016
Happily married
I loved the look and feel of the manor when there. It had a welcoming feeling and the staff was really friendly and was a massive help w... 

Overall delighted with Manor by the Lake...
May 2016
Happily married
Overall delighted with Manor by the Lake. We would single out Michaela as being truly excellent

From boking through to the morning after the wedding...
Feb 2016
Happily married
From boking through to the morning after the wedding, the event team were fantastic and could not do enough for us. Each of our guests e... 

Excellent wedding venue...
Dec 2015
Happily married
Excellent wedding venue, beautiful inside and out, perfect for a Christmas / winter wedding with roaring log fires. Very efficient staff... 

The venue is stunning...
Sep 2016
Happily married
The venue is stunning, it is located just off the M5 which is an easy location to get to and has a few hotels in very close proximity, w... 

This place is truly special...
Aug 2016
Happily married
This place is truly special. It makes you feel like you're home. It is the most beautifully decorated and well kept venue I have ever be... 

The communication was excellent...
Mar 2016
Happily married
The communication was excellent and made me feel totally valued up until my wedding date. Every single one of my requirements was fulfil... 

If you are looking for beautiful grounds that encompass an...
Aug 2016
Happily married
If you are looking for beautiful grounds that encompass an ethereal lake, a picturesque manor with stunning features that hold luxurious... 

Fantastic wedding friends...
Feb 2016
Happily married
Fantastic wedding friends and family still talking about it now quote best wedding they have ever been too!

All of the team were fantastic...
Dec 2015
Happily married
All of the team were fantastic! Such attention to detail, always going the extra mile and utterly professional. From the moment we first... 

Such a fantastic venue with great staff...
Aug 2016
Happily married
Such a fantastic venue with great staff. They couldn't do enough for us

The perfect venue...
Aug 2016
Happily married
The perfect venue, staff are attentive and know exactly what they are doing to make everything run efficiently. They are experienced and... 

As soon as you arrive to look at a wedding...
Feb 2016
Happily married
As soon as you arrive to look at a wedding open day you know the venue and staff is a break from the norm. I've worked in hospitality fo... 

Our wedding day was absolutely perfect...
Apr 2016
Happily married
Our wedding day was absolutely perfect and our venue was a very big part of this. The setting was beautiful, the rooms were dressed perf... 

The team did a fantastic job of organising things before...
Nov 2015
Happily married
The team did a fantastic job of organising things before and on the day. Nothing was too much trouble, we were always kept informed of w... 

From the first phone call the staff were welcoming...
Dec 2015
Happily married
From the first phone call the staff were welcoming, the tour was fantastic, the venue spoke for itself but staff were attentive, didn't ... 

Faultless...
Nov 2015
Happily married
Faultless, beautiful, efficient, relaxed.

Manor By The Lake were exceptional in all areas...
Mar 2016
Happily married
Manor By The Lake were exceptional in all areas... Communication before the wedding was the best, communcation on the day itself was fan... 

The team there made our wedding very special indeed...
Nov 2015
Happily married
The team there made our wedding very special indeed, a credit to their craft.

Stunning...
Dec 2015
Happily married
Stunning, beautiful venue, staff couldn't have been more helpful, gave us flexibility with ideas and contributed. Would not hesitate to... 

You couldn't fault the team on the day...
Jul 2016
Happily married
You couldn't fault the team on the day so friendly and professional, from the banqueting manager to waitresses and bar staff. The venue ... 

Staff were v excellent...
Aug 2016
Happily married
Staff were v excellent, listened and understood our ways and vision of the day, looked after everyone's needs especially the bride and ... 

From the moment me...
Sep 2016
Happily married
From the moment me and my fiancée walked into this venue we were blown away by the beauty of the manor, the gardens and obviously the la... 

The day was amazing...
Nov 2015
Happily married
The day was amazing and they helped it all fun very smoothly. I would do it all again tomorrow if I could.

Despite our wedding now being 7 months ago...
Mar 2016
Happily married
Despite our wedding now being 7 months ago, we still talk about just how efficient the staff at the venue were! We have never seen a ser... 

We couldnt have been better looked after by the team...
Aug 2016
Happily married
We couldnt have been better looked after by the team on the lead up and on actual wedding day. Tina ensured all the stress of the day w... 

The staff understood from the start why we wanted to...
Sep 2016
Happily married
The staff understood from the start why we wanted to have a small intamate wedding with only 5 guests and get married in secret. They a... 

We had our wedding here...
Oct 2015
Happily married
We had our wedding here and the staff and venue really are remarkable. From the planning stage (big thanks to Tina), the stay at the bri... 

Everybody we either spoke to or met in person took...
Sep 2016
Happily married
Everybody we either spoke to or met in person took time to listen and understand what we wanted especially being a small wedding of only... 

The wedding would have not been perfect without the entire...
Sep 2016
Happily married
The wedding would have not been perfect without the entire staff at Manor By The Lake making it perfect. All of our guests had the most... 

I must say our wedding was an amazing occasion...
Nov 2015
Happily married
I must say our wedding was an amazing occasion, with huge thanks to manor by the lake for its commitment and consideration of our weddin... 

Manor by The Lake is one of the most spectacular...
Jul 2016
Happily married
Manor by The Lake is one of the most spectacular, tranquil and idyllic venues in the country. The house is beautiful, with period carvin... 

The events team were amazing the team leader Gemma was...
Mar 2016
Happily married
The events team were amazing the team leader Gemma was fantastic the day went without any problems thanks to them they really were commu... 

The wedding preparation...
Jun 2016
Happily married
The wedding preparation and planning was not a chore at all and because the staff and the venue are focused solely on weddings, they cou... 

We flew over from the United States to be at...
Jun 2016
Happily married
We flew over from the United States to be at this venue so that sums up what we think of the Manor. They are the ONLY option to get marr... 

Manor by the lake was the first venue we looked...
May 2016
Happily married
Manor by the lake was the first venue we looked around and fell in love with, within minutes of being there. The manor is beautiful and ... 

They were always very courtsey...
Apr 2016
Happily married
They were always very courtsey & friendly, willing to accomodate changes required even on the day before.kept us upto date constantly.on... 

We fell in love with the Manor when we first...
Aug 2016
Happily married
We fell in love with the Manor when we first visited and the team were so helpful. The planning was stress-free and nothing was too much... 

Wonderful team...
Aug 2016
Happily married
Wonderful team, very easy to communicate with. Even went above and beyond to provide a lovely wedding planning folder with every single... 

Manor by the Lake is a perfect...
Dec 2015
Happily married
Manor by the Lake is a perfect, bespoke, exclusive use wedding venue. The staff are excellent, the rooms are stunning, the gardens and l... 

Where do I begin...
Sep 2016
Happily married
Where do I begin!from the first phone call I had to book a viewing I knew this place was special,every member of staff we talked to on p... 

The team were fantastic throughout the whole planning process...
Sep 2016
Happily married
The team were fantastic throughout the whole planning process and on the day. Our guests commented on this numerous times.

even if we had a million pound budget...
Apr 2016
Happily married
even if we had a million pound budget - we would book this venue every time. Absolutely perfect. We had the most beautiful wedding here ... 

The venue is amazing...
May 2016
Happily married
The venue is amazing and this is enhanced by the fabulous team that work at The Manor by the Lake.

This team from sales to operations is flawless in everyway...
Jun 2016
Happily married
This team from sales to operations is flawless in everyway, very responsive and surpassed every expectation we had.

We had a mixed culture wedding...
May 2016
Happily married
We had a mixed culture wedding and the staff were wonderful at interpreting our vision and accommodating our wishes. The level of survic... 

Worth every penny...
May 2016
Happily married
Worth every penny- truly beautiful venue and grounds. Staff are lovely. Food was amazing perfect day. All our guest/photographers fell i... 

Beautiful venue which catered for all kinds of guests...
Nov 2015
Happily married
Beautiful venue which catered for all kinds of guests, those that wanted a quiet area, those that wanted to dance, kids, teenagers even ... 

Financially it was a reasonable cost without over inflating prices...
Oct 2015
Happily married
Financially it was a reasonable cost without over inflating prices. We were able to tailor the package to suit ours and our guests needs... 

I live in US...
Sep 2016
Happily married
I live in US and they planned and executed the entire wedding perfectly for me and my out of town guests. They truly made my wedding th... 

Fantastic day at a fantastic venue...
Jun 2016
Happily married
Fantastic day at a fantastic venue! Special thanks to Michaila for her work on the day!

A stunning venue in the heart of Cheltenham...
Jul 2016
Happily married
A stunning venue in the heart of Cheltenham. The ceremony room is historically grand but cosy, the grounds immaculate with so many photo... 

Gorgeous Venue...
Mar 2016
Happily married
Gorgeous Venue, excellent staff that could not have done more to help on the big day. All guests and family commented very positively on... 

All the staff went above...
Jul 2016
Happily married
All the staff went above and beyond to make sure our day ran smoothly and efficiently in the back ground, without imposing in any way. T... 

Everything about the Manor...
Dec 2015
Happily married
Everything about the Manor, the seamless service provided and food quality was exceptional and the benefit of having a bespoke venue wit... 

The staff can't do enough for you...
Feb 2016
Happily married
The staff can't do enough for you! We weren't really sure exactly what we wanted, but Tina's vision brought it all together, while at th... 

There are not enough words to express our enjoyment of...
Sep 2016
Happily married
There are not enough words to express our enjoyment of pur wedding, the manor blows away everything else we looked at, from gardens to r... 

Our day was perfect in fact I am crying whilst...
Dec 2015
Happily married
Our day was perfect in fact I am crying whilst writing this as the wonderful memories of the day are flooding back to me. We could not h... 

The venue was beautiful...
Aug 2016
Happily married
The venue was beautiful, well maintained, staff knowledge and skills well versed and helped the day run very smoothly. Quality of food a... 

All staff at Manor By The Lake were outstanding...
Mar 2016
Happily married
All staff at Manor By The Lake were outstanding, nothing was too much trouble, even down to providing the bride and her party with break... 

Our day was executed to perfection...
Sep 2016
Happily married
Our day was executed to perfection. It was the happiest and most relaxed wedding I have ever been to and even the photographer said that... 

The team at The manor are simply wonderful...
May 2016
Happily married
The team at The manor are simply wonderful. Starting with the lady who initially showed us around, then the planning team right down to... 

Manor by the lake was an amazing wedding venue...
Aug 2016
Happily married
Manor by the lake was an amazing wedding venue, the staff were really helpful especially when it rained they quickly changed the origina... 

The planning team led by Tina...
Jul 2016
Happily married
The planning team led by Tina and the banqueting team led by juliette were outstanding. Every step of the way they supported us, making ... 

A superb venue with amazing rooms...
Oct 2016
Happily married
A superb venue with amazing rooms and photo opportunities. The food was fantastic and all requests were fullfilled to perfection. I coul... 

As a groom you need a team of people to...
Sep 2016
Happily married
As a groom you need a team of people to guide you through the day, from start to finish the guys at manor by the lake did this. I was ma... 

Our day was perfect in fact I am crying whilst...
Dec 2015
Happily married
Our day was perfect in fact I am crying whilst writing this as the wonderful memories of the day are flooding back to me. We could not h... 

Every single member of staff at Manor by The Lake...
Jul 2016
Happily married
Every single member of staff at Manor by The Lake is fantastic, from the planning team run by Tina, who went to enormous lengths to plan... 

Manor by the Lake is a really impressive venue...
Feb 2016
Happily married
Manor by the Lake is a really impressive venue, with beautiful, well-kept grounds. The staff can't do enough for you and are absolutely... 

The events mabager...
Apr 2016
Happily married
The events mabager & the whole team on the day were second to none. They made the day outstanding. People at our wedding have not stoppe... 

Beautiful venue...
Feb 2016
Happily married
Beautiful venue and amazing staff. I would recommend manor by the lake to anyone that is getting married and looking for the PERFECT ven... 

The staff was just fantastic...
Sep 2016
Happily married
The staff was just fantastic, made me feel comfortable when talking to them about anything and took most of the stress away when plannin... 

Could not fault any of the staff all so friendly...
Mar 2016
Happily married
Could not fault any of the staff all so friendly, helpful and professional. My mum commented on how brilliant they all were especially o... 

From start to finish our entire wedding was wonderful...
May 2016
Happily married
From start to finish our entire wedding was wonderful. We couldn't have asked for better hosts for our reception.

Full Description
  • We don’t just rely on the stunning appearance and charming ambience of the house and gardens to make your wedding special. Our impressive function rooms, exquisite food and attentive friendly staff all play their part, as well as our experienced wedding planners on-hand help and advice guiding you every step of the way. Of all the aspects of planning a wedding, your choice of venue is likely to have the biggest overall impact on your day. Whilst the colour of your flowers, design of your dress and choice of music all have their own role in the celebration, nothing has more of an influence on the atmosphere of your wedding than its location. At Manor By The Lake you are free to choose exactly how and where you would like to take your vows. Be spoilt for choice with our perfectly manicured gardens, breathtaking lake or one of our lavish reception rooms. Our approach to catering for your event is totally focused on your wishes. We’ll talk through your plans for the day, and understand the style and format for the wedding. Our talented chefs will advise on styles of cuisine, and popular dishes, and can arrange tasting sessions if you require. You and your guests can celebrate into the night by enjoying one of our twelve bedrooms, which are all individually designed and exquisitely furnished. After the celebrations, newlyweds can relax in our lavishly appointed honeymoon suite, which boasts a four- poster bed, the finest fabrics and furniture, Smart TVs, private parlours and ambient lighting. The perfect end to the perfect day.
  • Personal Message from the Manager
    Name of Wedding Contact: Claire Nelson
    We know Weddings can be daunting so here at the Manor I want you to feel completely at home and our team will do everything possible to help create a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere during the planning of your wedding and on the day itself. Our profile and website will give you a flavour of what we are about but the best way to experience it for yourself is to come and view the Manor and meet our award winning team. I look forward to meeting you soon.
  • Experience
    Year Business Was Established
    2013
    # Of Weddings Hosted
    More than 50
    # Of People In Team
    20
    Public Liability Insurance
    Yes
Press & Awards
(1)
Industry Awards (1)
Wedding Industry Awards - Event Team of the year 2015 & 2016
Photos
(20)
Location & Contact Details
  • Directions
    • Address
    • Hatherley Lane, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 6PN, England
    • Nearest Town
    • Cheltenham
    • Nearest Motorway & Junction
    • M5 Junction 10
    • Nearest Train Station
    • Cheltenham Spa
    • Nearest Airport
    • Gloucestershire Airport Local or Bristol and Birmingham International
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FAQ
(8)
What’s your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
It’s all about the Food! Yes, it’s been fantastic, everyone looked wonderful, it didn’t rain, the service was simply splendid, the children didn’t cry, the wedding venue looked fantastic and the in-laws behaved themselves – a perfect wedding day so far… then everyone sat down for the meal. There’s no doubt in anyone’s mind that the wedding breakfast can make or break a wedding, so why compromise when it’s an event you plan to remember forever. When choosing your wedding venue, don’t only look at the wedding breakfast menu; ask to see photographs of how the food is presented and if possible ask to see reviews from previous wedding guests. Wedding venues that strive for excellence will always be proud to show them to you.
What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
This is so hard to choose as there are always little things at every wedding but I think it is important to remember the emotional side of a wedding. You can spend so long picking out the perfect venue, choosing the right dress, hiring the best suppliers that you can forget about the little touches. Adding a token from your parents' wedding, exchanging love letters with your soon-to-be spouse, and creating guest books you will want to read over and over are some of the elements that could make your wedding feel ultra personal.
Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?
Our couples are spoilt for choice with so many rooms and 7 acres of gardens - but every wedding will always have a picture on our romantic bridge that overlooks our private lake.
Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?
We have had a few and even a celebrity dog ...... but ssssh they are top secret so we cannot share on here - maybe we will share when you come for a viewing.
What’s your favourite canapé?
It has to be Steak and chips, with Béarnaise sauce and sun blushed tomato - its always first to run out and sometimes we have guests looking for the kitchen just to get another one!
What’s your favourite midnight treat?
You could have anything at the Manor but we get a lot of requested for Hot Chocolates with cream and marshmallows waiting for everyone in the resident bar after most of the guest have gone home - calorific but so worth it!
What is your venue's most unique feature?
We think it is the journey each of our couples go through. We don't want to be a venue that couples book and then don't see again till one month before when they come to plan - we want our couples to feel part of the family. We do this by various events we invite them to from our planning showcase through to our speech planning evenings for the men.
What part of your business are you most proud of?
We are proud of the venue and reputation we have created in only a short time after opening - this is down to our close knit team who are all proud to work at Manor By The Lake and put the customers at the front of everything they do. They are such a good team they have won Team of the Year for the South West two years in a row!
Bridebook benefits
  • Bridebook Special Offer: £250 Complimentary Bar Tab to use on your wedding day