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On since 2022

Last update: March 2024

Hodsock Priory is a luxurious, exclusive-use countryside wedding venue situated in Blyth, Nottinghamshire. Surrounded by 800 acres of enchanting woodland, picturesque gardens and rolling countryside, this award-winning venue is the perfect setting for an unforgettable and romantic wedding day. Hodsock Priory is steeped in history, with a rich heritage of royal visits that only adds to the wow-factor of this incredible venue. Refined, elegant and utterly unique, this grand country house wedding venue is all yours for the day and, with its fantastic choice of indoor and outdoor spaces for the ceremony and reception, there’s plenty of choice to create a day that’s perfectly ‘you’.

Facilities and Capacity
From intimate events to large-scale occasions for up to 240 people, Nottinghamshire wedding venue Hodsock Priory is able to host all types of wedding celebrations to suit you. Hodsock Priory has five beautiful civil ceremony locations for you to say your ‘I do’s, including Buchanan Hall, an elegant, chandelier-lit space, as well as the Panelled Hall, an atmospheric, oak-panelled room full of charm. Alternatively, you can wed in the beautiful gardens under the Georgian gazebo, where seasonal blooms and old-world ornaments help to create a magical setting for your vows. The Pavilion offers a large, airy space for your ceremony or reception, with doors out onto the Italian Terrace, where you and your guests can sip champagne, surrounded by Hodsock’s exquisite gardens.

Services Offered
Hodsock Priory is an exclusive-use venue, which means we host just one event at a time, so you can be confident that the whole team is fully focussed on making your wedding day absolutely perfect. We believe every wedding should be as unique as you are, and our experienced, hands-on events team cannot wait to work with you to create the perfect bespoke package for your day. Through years of hosting the most incredible weddings, we have curated a directory of Hodsock Priory’s preferred wedding suppliers, who you can trust to bring your vision to life. Our beautiful Nottinghamshire wedding venue also has 17 stylish guest bedrooms and apartments on-site, as well as a truly luxurious honeymoon suite.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Small hotel
Stately home
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

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:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
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Reviews for Hodsock Priory

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226 reviews
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Josie S. Sent on 10/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

The most perfect day!

We can’t even put into words how absolutely perfect out day was at Hodsock. The team are exceptional in what they do and looked after us and our guests every step of the way. You really feel like they care about every single detail of your day and you’re not just another wedding to them. They are professional, helpful and organised while still keeping everything relaxed and personal. The food and drink were above and beyond expectations, all the guests complimented it! We couldn’t be happier we chose Hodsock for our wedding!
Frances G. Sent on 01/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The most magnificent day

The wonderful staff at hodsock made sure everything went smoothly. There were a couple of tiny things that weren’t as specified but really small and overall they couldn’t have done more. They are so friendly and the day was so special. The food was also amazing. Various guests said it was the best wedding they’d been to 🥰
Sarah K. Sent on 09/04/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Unbelievable venue and staff

From our first visit to the big day, this venue has exceeded all our expectations.
Our events managers, Jess, was fantastic throughout the whole process.
On the day, all the staff were flawless and couldn't do enough for us and our guests, they went the extra mile to ensure everyone was happy and catered for.
Truly exceptional venue and people
Nicola Sent on 29/04/2020
5 out of 5 rating

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
Hatty Sent on 29/04/2020
5 out of 5 rating

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.
Amy Sent on 29/04/2020
5 out of 5 rating

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.
Kathryn Sent on 29/04/2020
5 out of 5 rating

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.
Laura Sent on 29/04/2020
5 out of 5 rating

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.
Alex Sent on 29/04/2020
5 out of 5 rating

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.
Louise Sent on 29/04/2020
5 out of 5 rating

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.
Laura Sent on 29/04/2020
5 out of 5 rating

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.
Monica Sent on 29/04/2020
5 out of 5 rating

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!
Danielle Sent on 29/04/2020
5 out of 5 rating

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.
Fishy Sent on 11/09/2019
5 out of 5 rating

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

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Ruth Sent on 24/04/2019
5 out of 5 rating

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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