Frensham Heights

(32 reviews) 32 5
Rowledge Farnham Surrey GU10 4EA
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About Frensham Heights

Rowledge, Farnham
Surrey, GU10 4EA

Built in 1898, Frensham Heights is a proud and beautiful building with a wonderful heritage. It has hosted fabulous house parties at the turn of the century, been a sanctuary for wounded soldiers from the Great War like the fictional Downton Abbey and has provided the perfect backdrop to hundreds of weddings, receptions and celebrations.

Within the main building, you will find an Edwardian ballroom complete with Minstrels’ Gallery, a gorgeous Louis XVI drawing room and a Jacobean hall with baronial fireplace. All three are licensed for marriages. The house is also blessed with stunning grounds, including a beautiful terrace, an intimate walled garden and outstanding views. Our walled gardens are now fully licensed for ceremonies if you would prefer to have something outdoors. 

You will have the added advantage of an expert wedding coordinator to help you turn your vision for your day into a reality – and, if you need them, we have carefully selected a range of local businesses able to provide some of the other essentials for the day.

As part of a school the venue is only available for certain dates throughout the year. In peak season there is a minumum capacity of 85 adults. Other times of year we can quote you individually.

Please do contact us to find out more. 

• This venue is licensed for Civil Ceremony Weddings in 3 rooms and the walled gardens. • Licensed for up to 60 in the Drawing Room • Licensed for up to 90 in the Long Gallery • Licensed for up to 150 in the Ballroom • Outside License for 150 in the walled Garden and 40 in the Treehouse • We may also be able to accomodate Civil Ceremonie Only

Facilities at Frensham Heights

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Stately Home
Outdoor License
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
Venue Leisure Facilities :
Swimming Pool

Frensham Heights Reviews (32)

Perfect venue for our summer wedding
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By Lorien and Adam Robinson, on 19 Sep 2012

Frensham Heights was the perfect venue for our Summer wedding. From the initial visit Kerry Guy ensured we felt a top priority. We were able to view the venue a number of times to make decisions, taste dishes and discuss ideas. All our requests were met and our wedding day ran so smoothly thanks to the professionalism of the staff. Philip Locklyer was on hand to help throughout the day, whilst maintaining a discreet presence. The stunning grounds and views of the Surrey Hills allowed our guests to enjoy croquet and drinks on the lawn as well as being the perfect setting for our wedding photos. Inside the venue the Ballroom was perfect for our sit down meal as well as providing a dance floor for our evening disco. The Drawing Room was ideal for those who wanted to sit and chat more quietly and the Long Gallery allowed all our guests to watch us cut the cake alongside a live pianist playing the grand piano. After the wedding any forgotten items were stored safely until we could collect them. We have received such positive feedback from all our guests and I would definitely recommend Frensham Heights as a wedding venue to friends.

Perfect venue
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By David Laraway, on 14 Sep 2011

We knew this would be our venue from the outset. The building stunning and views are stunning. Kate and her staff are organised and communication between all parties was excellent, everything was made so easy and took out a lot of the stress of the arrangements. They are a really good crew and Kate knows her stuff. Nothing was too much trouble and their list of reliable companies took a lot of leg work out of preparing for our perfect day. The food they supplied for the Wedding breakfast was exceptional. We still have guests comment on the dishes and that’s over a year after the event. The dishes were better quality than many top end restaurants and Chris the chef is a marvel. The tasting afternoon was a highlight of the arrangements process. TIP – skip breakfast on tasting day. We tasted a range of canapés and dishes and then took some time to choose our preferences. We provided our own wine and Champagne but that was our choice as Frensham can get whatever you want. The rooms inside can accommodate all your guests and there are some great photo opportunities by the huge stone fireplace, on the stairs against the dark wooden panelling or the Wedgewood style drawing room. Every penny spent was more than worth it and the whole event was excellent value for money. Our guests were as thrilled as we were and have even sent us letters of thanks for being invited to what they have called the best wedding they have ever been to. If you choose this venue you not only get the stunning venue but much more.

Beautiful venue, wonderful staff
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By Mat and Clare, on 28 May 2011

Mat and I had a wonderful wedding day in April, which was not least down to this fabulous venue and the hard work of all their staff. Kate Seaton and her team were so helpful both ahead of and on the day, being accommodating to our requests and ensuring that everything ran like clockwork. We were blessed with fabulous weather and our guests loved the reception drinks in the stunning grounds. But if it had rained, we are sure they would have equally enjoyed drinks inside the elegant long gallery. We also received many compliments on the food, which was beautifully prepared and the chef was very accommodating of any special requirements our guests had. All in all a very special venue, which we would recommend to anyone.

A special day made utterly magical by superb staff and a fabulous setting - choosing Frensham Heights was the best decision we could have made.
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By Linda & Kevin Mottram, on 25 Jun 2009

Frensham Heights wowed us at first sight – romantic, gracious and versatile accommodation, all beautifully appointed, stunning views, with sole use of all these superb facilities – wonderful! But it was Chris Hull and his team who made Ginnie daughter and Steve’s wedding the talk of all our guests and utterly perfect in every way. From our first meeting, it was wholly evident that making it so was as dear to Chris’ heart as to our own, and we were never given cause to think otherwise throughout all the preparations. He afforded the same attention to our grand overall plan as to our tiniest details, guided us gently using his considerable experience when we had need of his input, and kept everything wonderfully co-ordinated and on track. Nothing was too much trouble – a great can-do approach. Regular meetings at our convenience, a delightful food-tasting session to finalise the menu and efficient communication kept confidence high. On the wedding morning as Ginnie and bridesmaids dressed in the exquisite bride’s room, Chris showed us the beautifully-prepared ballroom, whilst calmly and efficiently co-ordinating final deliveries and services – I relaxed totally! Arriving from church, Chris was both everywhere and nowhere – his keen eye and highly-trained staff ensured everything was taken care of most professionally and unobtrusively, yet nothing was overlooked. Weather iffy? Reception inside or outside? No problem – Chris had every eventuality covered. The wedding breakfast was superb thanks fabulous Chef and team! and with subtle direction all elements of the entertainment flowed seamlessly one into the other until the end. It was utterly magical. How to put a value on that – simply priceless! Our thanks are boundless. PS from FoB On the financial side, all dealings were very straightforward and upfront, with no hidden extras or surprises in the final account – how refreshing and reassuring!

Superb attention to detail
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By Lucinda and Richard Edwards, on 03 Jun 2009

Our wedding day ran so smoothly thanks to Chris Hull and his team. So many of our guests commented on how delicious all of the food was and how beautiful the venue is. Chris was so professional and so prompt at replying to every little email of query of which there were many - he must have the patience of a saint! Every detail was thought of and nothing was too much trouble. Thank you for making our day so special.

The perfect wedding venue
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By Katie & Graham Wall, on 31 Mar 2009

It is very hard to put into words just what a fabulous job Chris Hull and the team did for our wedding this February. From the run up to the wedding and then on the day, everything ran perfectly. The attention to detail was second to none and we cannot think of a single thing we would have changed, Chris even managed to arrange beautiful weather too! The building and grounds are stunning and the venue has a lovely feel to it. All our guests commented on the quality of the food, and what a great day they all had. The chef did a wonderful job. Having a great team to help you, means you really can relax & enjoy your special day. We cannot praise Frensham Heights enough.

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By Julia&Darrell Dunn, on 28 Feb 2009

My daughter Sam & son-in-law James held their wedding breakfast at Frensham Heights,the building is stunning and the lawns were glorious.A perfect setting for this wonderful day,pimms on the lawn as the string quartet played.Our thanks to Chris,the Chefs & all the staff.You followed all of their detailed instructions and last minute e-mails.The food was 5star as was the service throughout the day. A huge thankyou for helping to make Sam&james Scarlett''s day so perfect!!!

Fantastic from beginning to end.
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By Mr & Mrs Gowers, on 23 Feb 2009

Thank you so much for making our day so special. We all had a wonderful time in fabulous surroundings and all went off without a hitch thanks to Chris and his team. The food was excellent, as was the evening buffet, thank you chef. Our daughter, Katie and her new husband, Graham, really have a day to remember. We would not hesitate to recommend this venue to anyone who is planning a wedding. Thank you very much team.

the wow factor
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By Sylvia Kimber, on 08 Feb 2009

I don''t think I will be invited to another wedding like it. My niece Sam and Husband James could not of picked a more perfect venue. The food was superb and the service was first class. It will be one of the memories that I cherish.

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By Anna Heffernan, on 23 Jan 2009

Firstly, thank you so much for making our wedding day as perfect as it could be. Everything ran so smoothly and we have received many compliments about the venue being so beautiful and the food being amazing. It was seamless from start to finish and we know that this was down to all the hard work that you and your staff put in. We wish you every sucess in the future you have a truly wonderful team and venue.

Fantastic venue, great staff! Would not hestitate to reccommend this venue to anyone who wanted a perfect wedding!
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By Kerry Salmon, on 18 Dec 2008

From the moment we drove up to Frensham Heights for our first visit we knew it was the place for us. The grounds and building are amazing. All the staff are great before the wedding, on the phone and on the day itself particulary Chris Hull who is fantastic. THe menu options were superb. Our wedding day was absolutly perfect thre was so much attention to detail and nothing was too much trouble.

The Wedding of the Year
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By Peter and Gio Holbrow, on 05 Dec 2008

The Wedding of the Year has been the general comments from family and friends, which was made possible by Frensham Heights. The architecture both inside and out, the driveway, secluded gardens and spectacular view from the rear of the property created a stunning location for photos generally seen at more expensive venues. We would have no hesitation in recommending this venue and it's staff to others as it is unusual nowadays to find exceptional value for money in what can only be a competative market.

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