Steeped in history, The Pear Tree is at once an ode to times past and an ever-evolving verse. The heart of the village of Purton since the 16th-century, this private house is evolving to become the heart of your wedding too.
But it’s not the first time these honey stone walls have witnessed change. The Pear Tree was once moved brick by brick across the village to where it now stands. Today, The Pear Tree adds another chapter with the creation of a Cotswolds stone Orangery, breath-taking garden staircase and purpose-designed interiors.
Together with the existing vineyards, grounds and historic rooms, they transform the house into an idyllic Wiltshire wedding venue with an enchanting blend of old and new, 10 minutes from Swindon. Even your first step inside, past the courtyard pear tree, is filled with occasion, because the stone threshold was built to match St Paul’s Cathedral’s height above sea level.
Prepare for the day at the top of the house in Cascade, the dressing room, accessed from the wrap-around Atrium staircase – a great spot for group photographs later on.
Exchange vows in the light and airy Blossom ceremony room. In summer, the fragrance of the blooms drifts in, while twinkling candles create atmosphere in winter.
Newly married, capture a photo at the top of the open-air staircase before descending to the gardens and vineyards. With a church spire, woodland and fields for your view, the garden terrace creates a picturesque backdrop year-round.
As your wedding day progresses, so does your journey through The Pear Tree’s enchanting patchwork of spaces. Dine and dance in the contemporary Orangery, where floor-to-ceiling windows frame garden views, then escape to Moonglow, your Honeymoon Suite, as guests retire to their bedrooms.