£2100 - £8100 for Venue Hire
Up to 180
21 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
shortlisted
COVID-19 Update
We shall be open for visits again on July 6th. Please get in touch to see when we can arrange a time for you to come and visit us at Owlpen!
Enjoy a weekend in a beautiful Cotswold valley - medieval barn, marquee weddings, civil ceremonies, accommodation on site - all set next to one of England's finest manor houses.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£2,100
Maximum Price
£8,100
Three different venues suitable for 20 to 200 people
What is included in this pricing:
Furniture included
Exclusive use
Day before set up available
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£30
Maximum Price
£80
Instead of general packages we give bespoke quotes to every couple according to exactly what they want, to suit your own tastes and budget.

Packages
(total price)

Prices Start At
£2,750
Maximum Price
£12,000
All prices include the day before, so that you can arrive and get ready, without being in a rush. You are welcome to enjoy evening drinks to welcome your guests, either with the help of our staff, or in private at one of our boutique period holiday cottages. You then have the entire wedding day itself, with no one else around. The following day you can relax and have an informal barbecue or picnic on the estate or, if required, or chefs can cook brunch or another special meal for you and your guests. it is up to you.
What is included in this pricing:
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Furniture included
Exclusive use
Day before set up available
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
180
Reception Capacity
200
No. of Bedrooms
21
Sleeps No. of People
40
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
10:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM
Late Night Extension
Yes

Ceremony & Reception

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

Venue

Open Flame Permitted
Water View
Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Pet-Friendly
Disabled Access
Grade I/II Listed Building
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Halal Catering
Alcohol Licence
Full Description
Owlpen Manor in its hidden private valley is the "paradise incomparable on earth", wrote the great poet Algernon Charles Swinburne. Set your wedding in this Cotswold paradise- barn, gardens and marquees provide romance and spoiling intimacy for a never-to-be-forgotten day! The Owlpen team will work with you to create your own bespoke package. We will be on hand to take care of you and your family throughout the entire process, ensuring your day is tailored exactly to your wishes. Owlpen is an exclusive and adaptable setting for any special occasion. Everwhere you look there are inexhaustible photo opportunities against a spectacular Cotswold backdrop. Offering a number of magical locations for your civil ceremony, wedding reception, dancing and dining, the estate is exclusively yours for the entire weekend. Receptions can be held for just 20 and up to 200. The site is licensed and we offer a superb range of selected wines; we can also run a pay-bar when requested. The Cyder House with its gigantic oak cider press and cruck trusses is a uniquely flexible and intimate setting for up to 120 guests with an adjoining marquee. For smaller and more intimate weddings the Cyder House itself can seat up to 48 people. The manor gardens are an incomparably romantic setting for larger weddings for up to 200 guests in a marquee. With their centuries-old clipped topiary and box parterres, they provide staggeringly beautiful views across to Owlpen Manor and Holy Cross church, a truly unique spot for your special occasion. Civil ceremonies and partnerships are held in the Great Hall of the Manor House or the Cyder House. These were licensed as Approved Premises under the Marriages and Civil Partnership Acts in 2015. We are happy for you to come and have a simple ceremony here without having to have any refreshments afterwards. Or, you are welcome to have your ceremony followed by a drinks reception, or a sit down dinner. Either way, it's your day and your choice!

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Bella Wadsworth
Please get in touch with me directly if you would like to arrange a viewing or request a brochure.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
1974
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
10
Reviews
(11)
Rebecca Mitchard
Wedding: May 2019
May 2019
Wonderful wedding
We had a fantastic wedding at Owlpen Manor. Right from the start we knew Owlpen was the perfect venue for us. We didn't bother looking anywhere else as we felt nowhere else would get anywhere close to fitting the bill! The setting itself is incredible and we loved the fact how we used the space was completely flexible (right down a last minute switch to having our ceremony outside). The ceremony in front of the manor and drinks reception in the manor gardens gave a lovely garden party feel whilst the intimacy of the Cyder Barn for the band and dancing really allowed people to let their hair down! Our photographer was also in her element with little grottos, millponds, etc. for photo opportunities! The food was excellent and we were able to work with Raoul to plan a perfect and personal menu for canapés and the wedding breakfast rather than just choosing from a list. The wine sourced from the local wine merchant Vinotopia matched perfectly. A huge thank you to Bella, Hugo, Theo, Raoul and the rest of the team for making our wedding weekend run so smoothly and so much fun!
Bec and Matt
Wedding: September 2018
November 2018
A Magical Cotswolds Wedding Venue
We fell in love with Owlpen Manor the moment we arrived to view the venue, and from then we could not imagine getting married anywhere else. The grounds are stunning and there were so many places for photographs or for guests to explore. Everyone at Owlpen was so welcoming and accommodating, nothing was too much trouble. Woodruffs, the caterers associated with Owlpen, were fantastic, and our guests are still talking about how good the food at our wedding was. The Cyder Barn and the marquee were both perfect for our wedding, and we had so much scope to decorate the marquee just as we wanted. The accommodation on site was perfect for our guests who stayed, so much so that a few of them want to come back to visit! We were so glad to be able to get married at Owlpen Manor, it was centric to the perfect wedding day.
Charlie B
Wedding: September 2018
June 2016
Fantastic from start to finish
Myself & my husband recently had our wedding at Owlpen Manor and hired all the cottages exclusively for the weekend. I would like to say the biggest thank you to Mel & Theo, they did an absolute fantastic job from start to finish. I highly recommend the venue both for a wedding, venue hire or just to visit for a holiday. The grounds and cottages are absolutely stunning and attentively looked after and we will definitely visit again.
Bec T
Wedding: November 2018
June 2016
The perfect wedding day
We fell in love with Owlpen Manor the moment we arrived to view the venue, and from then we could not imagine getting married anywhere else. The grounds are stunning and there were so many places for photographs or for guests to explore. Everyone at Owlpen was so welcoming and accommodating, nothing was too much trouble. Woodruffs, the caterers associated with Owlpen, were fantastic, and our guests are still talking about how good the food at our wedding was. The Cyder Barn and the marquee were both perfect for our wedding, and we had so much scope to decorate the marquee just as we wanted. The accommodation on site was perfect for our guests who stayed, so much so that a few of them want to come back to visit! We were so glad to be able to get married at Owlpen Manor, it was centric to the perfect wedding day.
Rebecca and Mathew
Wedding: September 2018
June 2016
Everything was perfect
I am sendiing this missive thanking you for helping the wedding day such a huge success, You were on hand to do anything that was required, and nothing was too much trouble for you. With all of the fun and games that the couple had planned for their big day, it would have been easy for their best made plans to go wrong.. The evening went with a swing, and everyone joined in dancing to the rocking band. We thoroughly enjoyed our brief stay with you, and you never know, we may be back some day..
Collette and Joe
Wedding: November 2018
June 2016
perfect Autumn wedding
We had an incredible wedding - thank you to you and all your staff for making it happen. It exceeded everything we dreamed of so thank you. The venue looked gorgeous in the autumn colours!
Location & Contact Details

Address

Owlpen, Dursley, Gloucestershire, GL11 5BZ

Travel Notes

Approach through the village of Uley, then a country lane takes you to the middle of nowhere, AKA the Owlpen estate!

Nearest Town

Tetbury

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M5 J14

Nearest Train Station

Stroud

Nearest Airport

Bristol

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Press & Awards
(3)

Press & Awards (1)

Sundau Telegraph, The Guardian, Cotswold Life, and many more

Accreditations / Associations (1)

HHA, Johansens, Visit Britain

Industry Awards (1)

UK Wedding Awards Shortlist 2018
FAQ
(4)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

In front of the Tudor Manor house with over 100 years of history

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

Terraced gardens and the oldest licensed wedding barn in the Cotswolds

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

Customer care. We like to get to know our clients so we always make friends with them, and we love it when they come back to visit us for anniversaries, baptisms, or just a cop of tea and a trip down memory lane.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Rural historic quirky exclusive private

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