The Copse Country House

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£4500 - £18000 for Venue Hire
Up to 120
9 Bedrooms
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The Copse Country House is an exclusive use venue to style and run your own wedding weekend. Ceremony in the covered courtyard, moving to the dining Pavilion and then dancing. Stay over 2/3 nights.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£4,500
Maximum Price
£18,000
We are unique in that you stay for 4 days and this is your home from home, with a celebration on one day and often a rehearsal dinner on another day and maybe a Sunday lunch. Rates vary according to guest numbers, time of year and number of days of stay. Rates for a small informal out of season wedding based on the house starts at £4500 and at the upper end of the scale a large summer wedding over 4 days is up to £18000. Importantly prices include VAT and we aim to include everything you need in terms of infrastructure, plus heating, lighting, furniture, decorations, bars, kitchens for caterers, special loos and so on. Come and visit! Or ask to see our showreel. Stay onsite for 3 nights over 4 days, house sleeps up to 18 guests with hot tub, cinema room and Arctic Cabin BBQ. 2 kitchens for you and your chosen caterers to use. Wedding day hosted in the garden with 2 outside covered spaces and a party barn for music and dancing. Furniture included for ceremony and wedding breakfast as well as table decorations and additional car parking for your guests. Purpose built onsite toilets for your guests. No corkage and choose your own suppliers.

Packages
(total price)

Prices Start At
£4,500
Maximum Price
£18,000
Number of Guests Included
120
The lower rate package is for 20 guests, low season and the higher rate is for high season for 120 guests.
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
120
Reception Capacity
120
No. of Bedrooms
9
Sleeps No. of People
18
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
10:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 PM

Venue

Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Exclusive Use
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Landscaped Gardens
On-Site Parking
Open Flame Permitted
Outdoor Reception Space
Pet-Friendly
Water View

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Confetti Permitted
Dancefloor Available
Sound System Available

Food and Drink

No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
External Catering Permitted

Cultural Specialists

'do it yourself' wedding with The Copse as your home from home
Full Description
This glorious oak framed house sleeps 18 plus and is set in total seclusion, surrounded by meadows, high in the Chiltern Hills near the Oxfordshire town of Henley-on-Thames. Close to London (25 minutes) the property includes 22 acres, pond, flower meadows, tranquil spaces. It offers a real home to you & your family, as well as a place to celebrate with up to 120 guests. Everything is included, furniture, decorations, lighting, seating, fire pits, dance floor, lovely loos, music systems. Choose your own unique style of wedding, as well as your own suppliers for food and drink. Keep control of your budget. The Copse is a venue that is gorgeous, unique, and waiting to be discovered. Penny, the owner has a team that can help with advice and planning and together they prepare the property for a small number of weddings each year. Everyone feels special, with plenty of time to relax and prepare for the big day. Come & stay, come & play, come & celebrate.... there are 9 bedrooms, a hot tub, a 14 seat cinema in green plush velvet with a huge screen, it is walking distance from the pub, flower meadows, stretch tented courtyard space for ceremonies, pavilion for reception, each with furniture for your 120 guests to enjoy, & help make your wedding amazing. Our acoustic barn is all yours for dancing the night away! Three nights/4 days booking at weekends....create memories for a lifetime together.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Penny
Do get in touch and come and visit. Or ask to see our virtual presentation. Any time of the day or evening after work is fine. Our tour takes about 90 minutes, come to Reading station and a black cab will whisk you here in ten minutes ....you won't believe the glorious countryside we have so close to London and Heathrow.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2016
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
4
Reviews
(4)
(4)
O&L
Married in October 2018
December 2018
The most wonderful experience!
We had the most wonderful experience at The Copse, from start to finish, and couldn't be happier that we had our wedding there. The entire setting from the house, courtyard, Arctic cabin, barn, pavilion and surrounding gardens gives this location such a uniquely relaxed, personal and intimate atmosphere. We had chosen a Scandinavian mid-summer theme with lots of flowers and entertainment, such as garden games and portrait paintings taking place at different locations around the venue which worked really well. The house was well equipped if you are planning a self-catered event as it has large ovens and a lot of fridge space. This was crucial for us as we wanted to cook most of the food for lunch and dinner ourselves together with a hired chef. The owner Penny was absolutely lovely and made our experience at The Copse feel so personal from day one. The house manager Kelly was also very supportive answering all our questions, offering advice and helped arranged waiting staff and a babysitting. We would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a scenic countryside location for any type of celebration or event.
Emma C
Married in April 2018
May 2018
Amazing Venue
We loved our weekend wedding at The Copse that we chose for its location as well as the flexibility & length of time we could stay there. All of our friends loved the venue too - it has that magical feel, as well as being relaxed & homely which is exactly what we were looking for. We didn't want a venue that was too formal where it felt like you were one in a chain of weddings. The Copse certainly felt special & unique - perfect for our big day! Penny & Kelly were so helpful in answering all of our questions & putting up with our visits before the wedding, & then on the day they were there making sure everything ran smoothly - but did this discretely which made such a difference. We were very happy with the venue - if only we could do it all again!
Kelly and Rob
Married in July 2017
November 2017
Totally brilliant
As the house manager at The Copse it was wonderful to marry here surrounded by family and friends. It was so wonderful we just want to do it all again. The Registrar married us in the gorgeous courtyard. I was worried about the weather but it was all perfect. Of course I think this is the best venue in the country as I chose it for our wedding. Having your family and friends to stay and more staying nearby is the very best most memorable wedding weekend,
Sarah and Tim
Married in June 2016
November 2017
Home from Home
I am from the UK and my husband Tim is from California and we fell in love with The Copse and could not wait to get married there. Our wedding was gorgeous and filled with friendship, love and laughter. Penny, Tim and Kelly were brilliant and helped make it all perfect. Our UK and USA friends and family came together and the setting was glorious and weather fabulous. My dream came true!’
Location & Contact Details

Address

Reading, Oxfordshire, England

Travel Notes

Try and avoid Reading and arrive via Henley on Thames - unless it is Regatta Week (early July)!

Nearest Town

Reading

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M4 jct 8/9

Nearest Train Station

Reading

Nearest Airport

Heathrow

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Press & Awards
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Press & Awards (4)

Oxfordshire magazines, BBC TV Country file, Berkshire magazines
muddy stiletto blog
coco website
rock my wedding website
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FAQ
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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Both my son and my daughter married here and that was wonderful and gave me lots of insight into what works. My manager, Kelly, also married here last July...but maybe best of all we have a couple who picked New Years Eve 2017. Huge fun and a great challenge.

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

If you have more than 60 guests get someone independent to run your day so you can relax.

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

The couple's lovely dog joining in the ceremony!

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Light filled, special, yours, drop dead gorgeous

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Wild flower meadows

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

Yes lots of well known guests from the world of sport, TV and acting have stayed here. BBC Country File filmed here and brought John Craven and Deborah Meaden

What’s your favourite canapé?

always love anything I haven't had to make

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Glass of malt whisky sitting round the fire with friends

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Huge dedicated cinema room with vast screen

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our brilliant team who make our couples happy knowing they have found the venue they were searching for and that we will give them freedom to create the best wedding ever.

Bridebook Benefits

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Bridebook Special Offerwe keep our prices as competitive as we can and very rarely discount as our property is incredibly popular and invariably fully booked, but it is always worth asking