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Hodsock Priory

Blyth, Nottinghamshire View map

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Up to 250 Guests

Exclusivity in the secluded splendour of Hodsock Priory.

Our 19th-century country house estate, set in 800 acres of landscaped gardens, seasonally flowering woodland and open countryside is situated in Blyth - just a few minutes from the A1 and South Yorkshire border in North Nottinghamshire. With breath-taking views, a Tudor Gatehouse and a rich heritage, our weddings combine English country house style with romance and most importantly, fun.

At Hodsock Priory, we only hold one wedding event at a time so on your big day, it's all about you. You can enjoy exclusive use of our lovingly restored family home for your wedding celebrations, a timeless escape with luxury accommodation for you and your guests. We can comfortably accommodate 140 guests for your wedding breakfast and 240 for your evening reception.

We have some beautiful ceremony spaces within the house and our formal gardens. The Panelled Hall, offers a more traditional ceremony space whilst The Buchanan Hall is a modern light filed space adorned with an aisle of chandeliers. The ante room and library can also host smaller ceremonies for those looking for an intimate wedding. The main reception space is the Pavilion, which along with the house bar and drinks reception room opens onto the Italian Terrace, the perfect outdoor setting for you and your guests.

The beautiful gardens and grounds that surround the Priory are a picture-perfect backdrop for your chosen wedding date, with dramatic seasonal flowering, throughout the year. Famed for our snowdrops and bluebell displays in the Spring, Hodsock is beautiful in all seasons, with romance and roses in summer and cosy log fires in winter.

Hidden from view from the opulent grandeur of Hodsock Priory's reception spaces are 10 guest bedrooms designed to delightfully extend your wedding stay with us. In addition to our Courtyard accommodation there are 7 further bedrooms in the house. Our spacious honeymoon suite is complete with four poster bed, roll top bath and rainfall shower room. Wake up to breath-taking views of the park and gardens, before heading downstairs for a delicious breakfast party in the Buchanan Hall.

Hodsock Priory is an award winning venue, renowned for its service. So whether you’re planning an intimate gathering or a grand celebration, we would love to invite you to see Hodsock Priory for yourself.

At Hodsock Priory you can design your own day completely to your liking. For couples looking for to work with some of the midlands best and most trusted suppliers we are excited to launch our three new wedding packages this June. To explore this fabulous venue and learn about the our newly designed wedding packages, get in touch with our wedding specialists, on 01909591204 or weddings@hodsockpriory.com.

  • Exclusive use venue set amid beautiful English countryside
  • Lots of options for your ceremony, both in the house and our formal gardens
  • Three new wedding packages available from June 2020
  • 17 beautiful bedrooms, exclusive to you and your guests
  • Religious ceremonies available in the beautiful Blyth church, less than 5 minutes from the house
  • Hodsock can accommodate up to 140 people for wedding breakfasts and 240 for evening receptions

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
In the Country
Small Hotel
Castle
Stately Home
Historic
Landmark
Civil Ceremony Licence
Outdoor License

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Alcohol Licence
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering

Evening Entertainment:

Marquee Available
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:

Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Wedding Coordinator

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Helipad
Confetti Permitted
Pets Welcome

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    Danielle Married on 01/11/2019
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    All the little details were just right

    Most amazing venue and team. The team were amazing at getting all the little details right and we had a perfect wedding day. They were there to answer all our questions in every step of planning, even a year before the wedding! I asked for some slightly different things such as afternoon tea and bespoke cocktails and they accommodated everything. The staff were amazing and were on hand for all our needs. On a busy wedding day of photos and mingling we were never without a drink! The venue is beautiful and our day was so special.
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    Louise Married on 17/08/2019
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    The team went above and beyond our expectations

    We had our wedding at Hodsock Priory on the 18th of August 2019 and the team went above and beyond for us. We had a bit of a rocky start to wedding planning, with two bad experiences with other venues. The Hodsock team picked up the pieces and made sure we had the best day ever. I'm actually glad it all happened now, as our wedding was truly amazing.
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    Laura Married on 12/08/2019
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    Prompt communication and so helpful

    We fell in love with the venue from the moment that we saw it - the historic archway, the beautiful grounds and lake, the high ceilings and the feeling of history throughout the building. From the moment we saw the archway to the moment we left, we didn't stop smiling that day. The experience carried on getting better from there - the Hodsock team were great to deal with. Prompt communication, helpful suggestions, great senses of humour and always a welcoming smile when we visited for planning meetings. Accommodation is good, and getting better as more rooms within the priory are refurbished and made available for use - for our wedding day there were four grand rooms within the priory building itself, including a spectacular bridal suite and a dedicated bridal 'getting ready room' on the day itself. The food was incredible. Some of our family and friends have sent us photos of the "inspired by Hodsock" meals that they've cooked since the wedding! Dietary requirements were catered for without a fuss, and we even had some vegan wine provided for one of our tables. As the happy couple, we were looked after brilliantly from start to finish without ever feeling that the staff were hovering around, and I got so many comments from our wedding guests about how lovely the staff had been. As soon as we left the ceremony room as a married couple, they were there with glasses of champagne for us and a huge smile. The Hodsock team truly felt/feel like part of 'our' wedding team, not vendors. If it hasn't come across clearly enough - we had an absolutely PERFECT wedding day, and I would highly recommend this venue and this team to make your big day as incredible as ours.
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    Fishy Married on 12/08/2019
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    Best day of our lives

    The things for us that made Hodsock perfect (and practical for us):

    - The staff - we can't praise them enough - On the day, we were looked after by both Courtney and Vicki, along with the rest of the staff at Hodsock - I don't know how, but the bar/waiting staff ensured we were both fed/watered constantly, without us even noticing, often I'd realise I'd had a drink top up without even noticing. In the morning whilst I was getting ready sandwiches and drinks were brought in for us - they remained completely unobtrusive but made sure every need was met - they were brilliant

    - Accessibility - both of my parents have mobility issues - the entire of the ground floor (where all the action happens) is on one level - no sneaky steps/uneven floors etc - there are both steps and gravel outside, and obviously stairs leading to the bedrooms.

    - Dog friendly - our dog, Rufus, was a non negotiable part of our day, he was allowed in all wedding areas as well as outdoors

    - Dietary requirements - like with any large group of people, you're going to end up with various requirements (including a bride who wants her own, special starter HA). One of my bridesmaids is vegan, not always easy to accommodate, but Hodsock put in the extra leg work to ensure she was accommodated beautifully :D this was alongside catering for various allergies/intolerances - I was thrilled as no bride wants a grumpy/hungry bridesmaid :D

    I've had to hugely cut my review (word count) but can be found online
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    Laura Married on 21/07/2019
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    As soon as we saw it, we knew this was the one

    Our wedding ceremony and reception was held at Hodsock Priory on 21st July and we cannot thank them enough. From the very beginning, the team were very professional and ensured that all arrangements for the day were organised and sorted so that we did not have to worry. All the staff at Hodsock were very attentive and accommodating and the day ran so smoothly. The venue is absolutely beautiful and we knew as soon as we saw it that this was the place we wanted to get married. Thank you so much again.
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    Kathryn Married on 29/06/2019
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    I am vegan and the wedding food was amazing

    Attended a wedding here yesterday and I have to say it was faultless. I’m vegan and they sorted me the most amazing 3-course meal, I was blown away. One of the waiters even found me some almond milk for tea later - sounds like a small thing but these gestures go a long way. The grounds are stunning, my little girls spent ages smelling all the different flowers, watching the tadpoles in the pond and generally running around the grounds! Lots of small things that made a difference to guests - basket of toiletries etc in the toilets, containers with umbrellas, they’ve thought of everything. The lounge is stunning with all the old books that you can just look through. Absolutely beautiful place, but most of all really attentive, well organised staff. If you’re looking for a wedding venue, I would say this place is unique and has everything.
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    Alex Married on 29/06/2019
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    I cannot recommend them highly enough.

    The team at Hodsock were excellent throughout the planning and execution of our wedding. I can't recommend them highly enough.
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    Amy Married on 01/06/2019
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    This was our absolute DREAM wedding venue

    Huge thank you to the team at Hodsock Priory. This was our absolute DREAM wedding venue. It ticked all the boxes and then some!! From the moment we visited the place in January 2018 we knew it was the one and we booked it asap! We loved the exclusivity of the place and it felt like our home for the day. Everyone was completely blown away by the place. Hodsock was just the perfect backdrop to our day and I couldn’t imagine getting married anywhere else.
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    Monica Married on 10/05/2019
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    We fell in love with the character of Hodsock

    Hodsock was the first wedding venue we went to see and we instantly fell in love. It's such a breathtaking building inside and out. We loved everything about Hodsock. We particularly fell in love with the character of the building and decor, especially the ceremony room. That night we stayed in the bridal suite, it was beautiful. A HUGE bathroom with shower and bath, and two sinks! The bed was extremely comfortable and waking up to the views of the gardens were breathtaking. The breakfast the next morning was seriously tasty- all of the guests that stayed said the same!
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    Nicola Married on 04/05/2019
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    Stunning in every way

    hank you so much to all the team at Hodsock but especially Vicky and Courtney who did a superb job of looking after us for our wedding on 4th May 2019. Everything was perfect from start to finish, Hodsock as a setting is simply stunning in every way, the venue is amazing, the food superb being high end restaurant quality and the service fantastic. The whole team couldn’t do enough for us. We had a dream day - the most perfect wedding day and we will cherish the memories forever. So looking forward to our photos and hoping the bluebell shots will be fabulous. Thank you so much again and as one of our guests said out of 10 our wedding gets 100 ??. We recommend Hodsock to everyone. Mr and Mrs Thornton
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    Ruth Married on 21/04/2019
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    Amazing day

    Hi vicki
    Thank you to you and all your colleagues for giving us an amazing day. It was more amazing then we could of imagined or thought it would be. Everyone was lovely . I’m glad my guests behaved themselves. We can’t wait for the professional photos to arrive as we can’t stop looking at the ones we have from our guests. It’s a shame me and John didn’t get someone to video the whole day.
    Everyone praised the food so I massive thanks to the chef :-)
    We are currently In Santorini where it’s slightly windy , we ant believe how quick the time is going.
    Thank you again and all the best

    Ruth and John xxx
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    Alex Married on 21/04/2019
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    Incredibly magical day

    Hi Courtney and Team,
    Thank you so much, we had the most incredibly magical day - we’re so grateful to you guys. Our friends and family had an awesome time too, they absolutely loved the venue and the food :).
    Courtney - my whole family loved you and said nothing was too much trouble for you.
    We will certainly leave you guys a glowing review!
    What an incredible start to married life ??
    Thank you all for making our day so special. X
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    Hatty Married on 13/10/2018
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    A country house feel that is still intimate

    We managed to secure this venue in January and got married mid October. The new venue staff were very accommodating throughout the whole experience- especially on the day when, despite our speeches running over, everything ran seamlessly. They’re also a lot more flexible than other venues we looked at when it comes to suppliers, extras and packages. We loved the fact that so many of our family could stay on site, it meant the party could go on as long as we liked! It’s a picture perfect spot and if you’re looking for an all in one venue with a country house feel that’s still intimate I can’t recommend it enough.
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    Katie Married on 23/12/2017
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    Completely perfect

    We just want to say how enormously grateful we are to you for making our wedding day completely perfect. From beginning to end, your help, guidance, kindness and support helped us put on the wedding we dreamt of.
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    Emily Married on 06/10/2017
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    Lovely Hodsock

    A massive thank you so much for such a beautiful wedding! Everyone said how lovely Hodsock was and we wouldn't have changed a moment of it!!!

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