Hilles House is a beautiful and romantic Grade 2* Arts and Crafts house on the western edge of the Cotswolds with views of the Severn bridges to the Shropshire hills. In June we constructed a beautiful Palace Yurt and can now host the most unique weddings that will amaze your guests.
The family home of the Blow family, it was started in 1914 by the leading Arts & Crafts architect Detmar Jellings Blow. From it's start Hilles House has enjoyed strong links to extraordinary creative talents from William Morris to Alexander McQueen.
With a license to host civil ceremonies for up to 100 guests in the Big Hall which is decorated with historic paintings, welcoming fire places, bay windows looking out on the established gardens and the historic coat of arms of James 1 with the King's motto "Beati Pacifici" which translates as "Blessed are the peace makers". For larger weddings there are a number of attractive and historic local churches in Painswick, Cranham and Pitchcombe.
For your wedding reception you have the opportunity to entertain in opulent style in one of the largest Palace Yurt's in Europe. You can entertain up to 250 people in the beautiful, elegant structure with its far-reaching views of the six counties which will give you a totally unique wedding day unlike no other. The dedicated events team can provide the support and flexibility to create a truly memorable wedding for you and your guests.
You also have full use of the wonderful grounds at Hilles House, from drinks on the terrace to secret nooks in the grounds all with the stunning views of the Cotswolds, there is no limit to the photograph opportunities.
By arrangement we can help arrange some wonderful camping in the grounds of Hilles House, or there are a range of wonderful hotels and places to stay in the nearby village of Painswick, known as the Queen of the Cotswolds, to suit a range of budgets.
Our intention at Hilles is to ensure that each wedding is bespoke, with a relaxed and informal atmosphere. The wedding team for Hilles and the Palace Yurt will offer our wedding couples support and flexibility to create a truly memorable day. With a limited number of weddings permitted each year, a recommended list of high quality suppliers to assist you and few restrictions to limit your vision for the day, we are committed to providing an inspirations and personal experience.