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Blackwell Grange

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Ilmington, Warwickshire View map Visit website
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Starting at £2,250
50 to 150 Guests

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Starting at £2,250
50 to 150 Guests

Capturing your heart from the moment you arrive, Blackwell Grange has been a family home for generations, loved by its owners and steeped in history. In 2016 Blackwell Grange opened its doors as an exclusive-use wedding venue for your special day sharing every wonder of the listed buildings and the land, from the characterful heritage to the tranquil Cotswold location, featuring contemporary, elegant interior design and exceptional attention to detail.

Over the past 400 years, the beautiful 16th century Thatch Barn has become part of the Blackwell landscape. Lovingly restored, it is licensed for civil ceremonies with features including the original oak beams and barn doors, a magnificent open fire and ambient lighting. Say your vows in this romantic, rustic barn, before enjoying welcome drinks and canapés on the Apple Tree Lawn. Alternatively, you might choose to have a religious ceremony in one of the many picturesque churches in surrounding villages.

Dining and dancing take place in the contemporary Orchard Barn, bathed in light from its floor-to-ceiling windows and doors and featuring a stylish bar and staircase, impressive dining space and mezzanine ‘chill out’ area. Heritage and modern design collide and blend effortlessly together. Bar stools made from tractor seats, and doors paneled with wood from the original water tower sit alongside a striking helical staircase and contemporary copper bar. Expert craftsmanship and exceptional interior design can be seen at every turn.

The on-site catering and events team at Blackwell Grange, working with you to create an exceptional wedding breakfast that is unique to your special day. Delicious, fun and theatrical, we want this to be the most spectacular family meal you have ever enjoyed. When it comes to your evening celebration, our talented chefs will delight your guests with food that is a visual and taste sensation, from live food stations to barbecues or wood-fired pizza in the Herb Garden.

With vast experience in planning weddings, your dedicated planners will be on hand from the moment you visit Blackwell Grange to help you create your perfect day. Whether you would like advice on local cake designers or suggestions on how to make the very best of this wonderful venue, we will be there, working together with you to turn your dreams into reality.

As the sun goes down, soak up the landscape, and enjoy the brand new on-site accommodation, 1604, that offers ten carefully designed en-suite bedrooms accommodating up to 22 guests including the bride and groom, and is located just a stone’s throw away from all the fun and festivities in the Orchard Barn. You and your loved ones can stay, swathed in the idyll of Blackwell Grange until morning, enjoying breakfast together and reminiscing about your wedding day before you leave.

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
In the Country
Unusual Weddings
Historic
Civil Ceremony Licence
Barn
Outdoor License
Unique Weddings

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Alcohol Licence
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering

Evening Entertainment:

Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
Evening Reception Facilities
DJ Facilities

Overnight Accommodation:

Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests

Venue Staff Assistance:

Wedding Coordinator

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Confetti Permitted

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    David P. Married on 30/08/2021
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    Perfect wedding venue

    A stunning venue with an equally impressive catering team, Blackwell Grange was our clear winner when booking our wedding. Postponed due to covid, Lucy and the team were a great support and made a very stressful time much more manageable. On the day everything was perfect; the food is divine and the staff couldn’t do enough to make sure everything ran well and everyone was having a great day. 10/10 doesn’t do it justice, the perfect venue for our perfect day
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    Francesca L. Married on 12/07/2021
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    Couldn't have been better!

    After a six month delay we finally got married at Blackwell Grange on 12th July 2021. Blackwell were supportive through the entire pandemic, keeping on top of all the changing restrictions and being flexible with changing our date twice.

    In the end we couldn’t have had a better day. The whole Blackwell team were absolutely amazing, and provided an absolutely incredible wedding within the remaining Covid restrictions. Everyone was so supportive, and they seemed to have thought of everything. From the moment we arrived at Blackwell we felt relaxed and taken care of. Special thanks to event manager Lucy, who was so bright and friendly and made it all seem effortless but must have been a huge amount of work! And to venue owner Didi, who bent over backwards to help us when Covid threw a spanner in the works at the last minute.

    We had no end of compliments from our guests about the beautiful venue, the gorgeous outdoor ceremony space that had been created over lockdown, the seamless and helpful service, and the stunning food (both the plated meal and the evening pizzas). The caterers at Blackwell are top-notch!

    After the serious stress of planning a wedding during a pandemic, Blackwell gave us a beautiful, incredibly special day. We are so, so glad that we booked this venue!

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    Sarah B. Married on 22/05/2021
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    Special Venue, Special experience

    Finally got married at Blackwell Grange, 22.05.21. The team were absolutely fantastic during COVID postponement and dealing with ever changing last minute guidance for our new date.

    We felt nothing but supported, there was always a friendly voice at the end of the phone, no question too big or too small, nothing left unresolved.

    We feel the venue went above and beyond to create the day we had been dreaming about for so long, despite restrictions, they even secured additional outdoor furniture especially in time for our wedding.

    The day went without a hitch, everything was set up exactly as we had imagined and we feel extremely grateful to have been able to have our wedding with Blackwell Grange.

    The food was INCREDIBLE, every single one of our 28 guests complimented us on it, either on the day or messaged after. We had the gin bar, which was fantastic and our reception drinks were so tasty, I am making them my signature party drink!

    Special thanks to GM Lucy, you've been incredible all the way along and your kindness and support (and COVID restriction translation) absolutely made our COVID wedding experience stress free and our day beautiful. Thank you
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    Steph Married on 01/02/2019
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    The best day of our lives

    We want to thank Didi, Beth & the whole team for making our wedding the best day of our lives

    The venue is romantic with gorgeous furnishings which made it feel like home, and our guests couldn’t stop raving about how delicious the food was. To top it off the staff were absolutely incredible and should be proud of their work.

    Blackwell Grange was the first venue we looked at and we completely fell in love, so much so we wish we could do it all over again!

    Never stop being fabulous,

    Steph and Zeb
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    Danielle Married on 29/09/2017
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    The events team were a dream

    The events team were a dream, they did so much for us and were fantastic throughout the planning stages and on the day. On that note the owners of Blackwell Grange are amazing and another reason we chose the venue. They are a lovely couple clearly with so much passion for the venue and were so accommodating to us.
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    Alice Married on 09/09/2017
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    The perfect day

    The Events Team were very attentive, keeping in touch throughout and being patient with our frequent visits, helping us envision our wedding and merging our two cultures to create the perfect day.
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    Katherine Married on 27/08/2017
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    Everything ran so smoothly

    The events team were so helpful during the planning process and made sure we were happy with our food choices and arrangement for the day. Everything ran so smoothly on the wedding day – I didn’t have to worry!
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    Georgi Married on 29/07/2017
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    Lovely venue, brilliant staff

    Lovely venue, brilliant staff, delicious food! We had a great time! Particularly like the sofa area on mezzanine floor where you could relax and chat.
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    Bianca Married on 18/07/2017
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    This place is like heaven on earth

    We celebrated my sister and her husband's wedding here last Saturday... this place is like heaven on earth. Thank you so much for this magical day at your beautiful venue. I was amazed by all the details and wonderful staff that took very good care of everybody. Lots of hugs to Didi, you're a star.
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    Chris Married on 24/06/2017
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    The venue was truly stunning

    I had my wedding here and I can honestly say the place was amazing! Verity (our contact) made the whole situation stress free and the venue was truly stunning. The food Galloping Gourmet did was exquisite and the whole day ran without a hitch. I would recommend this place 100% for the perfect wedding!!
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    Rose Married on 10/06/2017
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    A must see venue

    We had our wedding here yesterday, and couldn't be happier about how it went! the venue was stunning and the food was beyond delicious. I only wish I had space to eat more! Verity & Alex managed our wedding in an amazing manner thinking of everything before I could, they made the day run smoothly and were friendly and approachable throughout! The honeymoon cottage was an amazing end to the best fairy tale day of my life! I cannot thank Didi and her team enough! We have had so many great comments from our guests, and will be recommending Blackwell Grange to everyone! if you're engaged it is a must see venue!
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    Rose Married on 10/06/2017
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    Couldnt be happier!

    We had our wedding here yesterday, and couldn't be happier about how it went! The venue was stunning and the the food was beyond delicious ?? I only wish I had space to eat more!! Verity & Alex managed our wedding in an amazing manner thinking of everything before I could. They made the day run smoothly and were friendly and approachable throughout! The honeymoon cottage was an amazing end to the best fairytale day of my life! I cannot thank Didi and her team enough! We have had so many great comments from our guests! And will be recommending Blackwell Grange to everyone! If you're engaged it is a must see venue!!!
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    Emma Married on 27/05/2017
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    Staff, food & service was top notch

    A fabulous day/evening at Guy & Beth’s wedding. The venue has a wonderful atmosphere. The detail in each room/building is gorgeous. Staff, food & service was top notch. We will definitely be returning to this delightful hidden gem. Thank you
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    Emma Married on 27/05/2017
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    Wonderful atmosphere

    A Fabulous Day/Evening at Guy & Beth's wedding. The venue has a wonderful atmosphere, the detail in each room/building is gorgeous. Staff, food & service was top notch. We will definitely be returning to this delightful hidden gem. Thank you!
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    Lorraine Married on 27/05/2017
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    Fantastic venue!

    Fantastic venue, lovely staff, excellent food and organisation. The best wedding I've been to in years!

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07 Nov
Open Door

Now is your chance to get a taste of everything that Blackwell Grange can offer you on your wedding day at their upcoming Open Event. Come and see one of the Cotswold’s most exciting venues, meet the friendly team and start picturing your wedding day in this romantic setting.

If you haven’t yet found your wedding venue, this is the perfect time to do so!

Call 01608 698798 to register to attend

Date: From 07/11/2021 to 07/11/2021 Schedule 12:00 - 15:00
Place: Blackwell, Ilmington, Warwickshire

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