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The Upper House, Staffordshire

£1500 - £4000 for Venue Hire
Up to 100
24 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
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The Upper House commits to a level of personal service which ensures that the most important day of your life goes exactly how you imagined. Let us provide the footsteps to your happily ever after.
Pricing & Costs

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Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
10:00 PM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM


Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Landscaped Gardens
On-Site Parking

Ceremony & Reception

Confetti Permitted
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-house Catering
Full Description
The Upper House is privately owned and steeped in history. Set amongst acres of glorious gardens and woodland, providing endless photographic opportunities. As you approach our long sweeping driveway, you will be truly amazed by the house that awaits you. Attentive staff will greet your guests and set the tone for your special day ahead. Our policy of one wedding per day will guarantee that all of our attention will be focussed on you and your guests having a magnificent day. Make a memorable entrance down the stone staircase and onto the aisle of your choice to say your "I do's". The Novello Room allows you to enjoy an abundance of natural light streaming through the stunning roof lanterns, enhancing your chosen colour scheme. Seating up to 100 for a civil ceremony and 60 guests for a wedding breakfast. From the moment you step out onto the grounds the sheer magic will encapsulate your dreams for your perfect day. The Pavilion is the idyllic summer wedding venue, set within our beautifully landscaped gardens and surrounded by breath-taking Staffordshire countryside. You're sure to make a elegant entrance, approaching the perfect aisle with your chosen music playing. Your friends and family will be seated on the spacious terrace, sharing this wonderful moment with you. The Woodlands Suite is the most spacious of our rooms including an undercover terrace, to enjoy your drinks reception, canapés or a hog roast. Mystical steps leading to acres of Woodlands create a perfect setting. Seating up 100 guests for a civil ceremony and 150 guests for an evening reception. Come the evening, the private bar and colour changing lights create a vibrant party atmosphere for you and your guests to dance the night away! We offer a complete wedding service designed to support and inspire you throughout your planning. Our Executive Chef and his team offer you and your guests 3 meal options per course at no extra cost.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Sam Rowlinson
Congratulations on your recent engagement! I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself and my team to you so if you have any questions regarding your day please do not hesitate to contact us. My name is Sam and I am the Wedding Manager at The Upper House and I work with Ellie who is my Wedding Co-Ordinator and a point of contact for you both. If you do wish to book a viewing of the hotel, please click the enquire button and we can get back to you as soon as we can!


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
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Vicky and Paul Whitehurst
Married in April 2017
November 2017
Everything we wished for and more
Absolutely beautiful venue with the loveliest helpful staff. We really didn't have a care in the world on the day, they made it so easy for us.
Paul and Megan Heaney
Married in August 2018
December 2018
The Upper House - Barlaston
You were wonderful, thank you so much
Susan & Derren
Married in April 2017
November 2017
Susan & Derren - 13/04/17
We have just returned home after having our wedding ceremony and reception at the upperhouse and i can honestly say every single thing was amazing. The staff are so wonde...
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Joanna & Dave
Married in October 2017
November 2017
Joanna & Dave - 05/10/17
We held our wedding ceremony and reception here and everything was perfect. The staff were all welcoming and friendly especially the Wedding Team, nothing was too much tr...
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Laura & Kristian
Married in September 2015
November 2017
Laura & Kristian - 06/09/15
Where do we begin? We recently got married at The Upper House after booking the venue 15 months prior. We fell in love with the stunning building and even more amazing gr...
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Liz & Mark
Married in March 2016
November 2017
Liz & Mark - 12/03/16
Well what can I say ..... THANK YOU isn't really enough !! Mark and me (Liz Brown) got married here on 12/3/16. Right from when we first went to view this wonderful venue...
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Location & Contact Details


Barlaston, Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire, ST12 9AE, England

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

Junction 15

Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport

East Midlands or Manchester Airport

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Press & Awards

Press & Awards (1)

Guides for Brides

Industry Awards (1)

The Weddings Industry Awards Regional Finalist
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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

There are far too many to choose from, we love all of our Weddings and couples!

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

Always remember that it is your Wedding day! Try to remember that!

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

When the Bride has a message from her Bridesmaids on her Shoes.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

1. Homely 2. Welcoming 3. Friendly 4. Beautiful 5. Cosy

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

In the Japanese Gardens or by the Pavilion. OR if you're really lucky in the fields surrounded the Hotel.

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

Duncan from Blue and Martin from Homes under the Hammer!

What’s your favourite canapé?

Chicken Parfait

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Left over sausage rolls

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Our gorgeous grounds

What part of your business are you most proud of?

ALL of it!

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