Ellenborough Park

(8 reviews) 8 5
Southam Road Cheltenham Gloucestershire GL52 3NJ
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About Ellenborough Park

Southam Road, Cheltenham
Gloucestershire, GL52 3NJ

With its beautiful Cotswold stone exterior, manicured grounds and stunning views of the Gloucestershire countryside, luxurious five-star hotel Ellenborough Park certainly makes for one of the UK’s most impressive wedding venues.

The 16th century manor house hotel is situated on the outskirts of Cheltenham and has been lovingly restored to offer brides and grooms a spectacular setting to host their big days.

Ellenborough Park is licensed to hold civil ceremonies and couples can choose from The Gallery, suitable for up to 120 guests, which features a double height ceiling with a mezzanine level and opens out onto the pretty courtyard gardens – perfect for post-ceremony drinks.

The De la Bere Court, situated in the main house and benefitting from a majestic vaulted glass atrium, can welcome from 30 up to 140 guests for the wedding breakfast and evening reception, while there’s also the option to have a marquee on the lawns for larger numbers.

For those wanting more intimate ceremonies the choices include The Library and The Royalist which are licensed for 18 and 12 guests respectively, with both featuring original oak panelling and period fireplaces.

Both rooms can also host wedding breakfasts with The Library able to accommodate 20 guests and The Royalist 12.

Ellenborough Park is also available for exclusive hire offering couples use of the entire hotel, including bedrooms, dining rooms and banqueting suites with the option to add on use of the spa.

The striking 19th century stone gazebo can also be used for brides and grooms wanting to say their vows in an even more special setting at the venue.

Couples can choose their catering from a selection of menus, with an emphasis on local, seasonal ingredients, which have been created by our Executive Chef.

Prior to the wedding, the bride and groom can visit Ellenborough Park to sample their selected menus and discuss wine choices with the expert sommeliers.

The hotel offers 61 large rooms and suites, designed by Nina Campbell, to welcome your wedding party and includes a luxury room, complete with Champagne, for the newlyweds.

• Charming historic manor house located within a beautiful country setting • Licensed to hold civil ceremonies with between 4 and 140 guests • Can accommodate receptions with between 8 and 150 guests • Bespoke wedding packages, tailored to your specific requirements • 61 bedrooms, available at special rates for your guests • Full service spa, bridal makeup and beauty packages available

Facilities at Ellenborough Park

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Stately Home
Outdoor License
Unusual Weddings
Unique Weddings
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Venue Leisure Facilities :
Swimming Pool
Health Suite
Fitness Centre
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
250 to 400 guests
More than 400 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Pets Welcome

Ellenborough Park Reviews (8)

A very special day
Venue Service

By Jamie & David, on 21 Feb 2019Date of Wedding - 05 Jan 2019

A big thank you for your help in planning our wedding and for everything you did for us and our families during our stay. It was a very special day and thoroughly enjoyed by all! Please can you also thank David for the fabulous food, Vasilis for dropping by to see us and everybody else involved in making sure we had the most perfect day.

The venue, food and service was outstanding!
Venue Service

By Justin & Michelle, on 21 Feb 2019Date of Wedding - 30 Dec 2018

We had a fantastic day, everybody has commented how wonderful the day went with no hiccups. Liam was amazing overseeing the whole day we couldn’t have asked for more. The venue, food and service was outstanding! Thank you for all your help!

A perfect day
Venue Service

By Kerri & Michael, on 21 Feb 2019Date of Wedding - 13 Oct 2018

We had a fantastic day and everyone commented on what a perfect day it was in a beautiful setting!! Thank you for all that you did and for all the staff that worked hard that day!

The most magical and memorable day of our lives
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By Mr & Mrs Priest, on 21 Feb 2019Date of Wedding - 21 Sep 2018

Well where do I start with what an absolutely amazing wedding day we had with Ellenborough Park. From the moment we arrived to the time we left nothing was too much trouble. Nothing was too much trouble for the incredible team you have there. From odd requests such as needing fans in the rooms to requiring some cheese and crackers last minute nothing was frowned upon and everything was done promptly. We arrived on the Thursday where I went and enjoyed the spa and a fantastic manicure and pedicure which was very relaxing. On the morning of the wedding I woke up in room 40 and from 7am people were bringing breakfast, ice buckets and champagne flute and generally seeing if I needed anything else, Watching the whole hotel transform from across the grass out of my window was some what emotional - I couldn’t quite believe that all of this was happening for us. After the service we had our drinks reception which again was stunning and very peaceful, we then moved onto the wedding breakfast , the food was perfect and again running of this went brilliantly too. There really are not enough words to thank not only Ellenborough park but Liz Lane too , from the minute we met to the wedding day she has been at the end of the phone every hour of the day and sometimes for the silliest of things. Anyone who is having a tough decision about if this is the hotel for to get married at - don’t hesitate, our wedding day was the most magical and memorable day of our lives and we will hold those memories forever, this is all down to what an incredible hotel and staff team they have!

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By Ingrid & Steve, on 21 Feb 2019Date of Wedding - 20 Jul 2018

Thankyou so much to you and your team for a wonderful wedding. It was just perfect. All our family and friends were delighted with the venue. The weather was lovely. The food was delicious. Two of our guests said that they might get married there too.

Magical day
Venue Service

By Jeremy and karina, on 27 Aug 2014

Myself and my husband married in March 2013, the team were fantastic. The day could not have gone better our guests still talk about our wedding now! Howard made sure every ran smoothly. The team were kind and considerate. The food was unbelievable. The team decorated our room and treated us like royalty. I would recommend the venue and it's staff any time for any event. Tiredly made our day special thank you!

Just perfect
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By Debbie, on 02 Jan 2012

Ellenborough Park is a fabulous place to hold your wedding. We were married in a local church and then held the wedding reception at the hotel. As it was winter, we held our drinks reception in the Gallery with the wedding breakfast and evening reception held in the De La Bere Court.   The hotel is beautiful, and grounds (although needing a few more years to truly be at their best) are lovely. The same could be said for all the well known/long established Cotswold wedding venues but what sets Ellenborough Park apart is the staff and attention to detail. We were never treated as one of a number – and always as a valued guest. Phone calls/emails are responded to, concerns allayed by an experienced team.   We found most of the suppliers recommended by the hotel and used by us were local, helpful, patient and very good - for flowers (Donna Beaver), chair covers (Emma) photographer (Adam Drake Photographers- Lucy & Brian), DJ (Bonehead) and stationery (Paper Treats). Other suppliers we sourced and would recommend are Soulstar (band) who kept all on the dance floor and Sophie Everett (make-up).   In the days before the wedding Louise and Miranda went step by step through the day with us and had detailed notes to ensure our day ran according to our wishes. They were in contact with all our suppliers and ensured all knew where to go and timings which took the stress of the day away from us. On our wedding day the events team looked after us and all our guests wonderfully. There was nothing on the day that could be faulted and everything (food/tables/rooms) was beautifully presented by the hotel.    My regret on the day after my wedding was that we hadn't booked to stay another night…

The staff alone are worth 5 stars
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By Lucy and Paul Sandwell, on 26 May 2011

We were treated like royalty on the day; the staff couldn't have done more for us. The venue is stunning, the food out of this world and the overall experience was unforgettable. The hotel room was perfect for a bride and her entourage. The chapel was very romantic and personal. The reception room was stunning with all the mod-cons you need. The food was exquisite and the backdrop for photos was beautiful. We couldn't have asked for anything more for our perfect day.

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