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Last update: January 2024

Nestled in the heart of the dreamy Cotswolds in the Regency spa town of Cheltenham is Manor By The Lake, an award-winning exclusive-use venue. If you're looking for a grand venue in a spectacular setting, then look no further - you've found it right here.

Facilities and Capacity

Manor By The Lake is situated on seven acres of magnificent gardens, complete with an impossibly romantic lake. Licensed for both indoor and outdoor ceremonies, there are plenty of stunning event spaces to choose from, come rain or shine. After you exchange your vows, you can celebrate your forever union in the Grand Ballroom or the beautiful Italian Pavilion. Whether you're looking to host an intimate gathering or a lavish extravaganza, they can provide the perfect backdrop for your unique event. Their award-winning team is experienced in delivering all types of weddings to suit all faiths, cultures, and religions - and with such a stunning array of rooms available, whatever your style, you'll find something to suit you here.

Services Offered

Manor By The Lake prides itself on offering a range of catering options. So whether you're looking to serve a vegan-friendly wedding meal, mouth-watering street food, or sit down to a decadent three-course feast, their award-winning catering team will cater to your every need. There are also 12 beautifully appointed rooms - think free-standing baths, four-poster beds, and luxurious decor - so you and your guests can retire comfortably at the end of the night. Ideally positioned just 45 minutes from Bristol and an hour from Birmingham, this is the perfect place to celebrate your love story.

Manor By The Lake won the Hitched Wedding Awards 2023 & are crowned wedding venue of the year for the 2024 Wedding Industry Awards.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Unusual weddings
Asian wedding
Stately home
Woodland and festival
In the city
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Private catering allowed
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:

Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
Horse baraat permitted
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Reviews for Manor by the Lake

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Hitched Wedding Awards 2024 Winner
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234 reviews
100% recommend it
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Kim S. Sent on 09/04/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding 5th April 2024

Craig & I got married at Manor by the Lake on 5th April 2024. We only had 5 weeks to arrange the whole wedding and can honestly say that all the team, Becca, Rach & Tina especially was so accommodating & helpful throughout the process! Sadly due to my dad having cancer, they did everything in their power to make it such a special day for us. One of the main reasons that swayed us more towards them was not only because of the beautiful venue but how mindful they were to help us as a family. Nothing was ever too much trouble. We also brought some of our own decorations expecting Craig was the one to set it up in the morning, but that wasn鈥檛 the case! They did it all for us. I wish we could do it all over again! The food was phenomenal, EVERYONE raved about how nice it was! Thank you to all the staff who helped make our day as special as it could be. I鈥檇 like to say a massive thank you to Tina, for helping make this happen & helping accommodate us with whatever we needed. Becca, my email queen & organiser, you were fabulous from start to finish and couldn鈥檛 believe you were new to the manor! And of course Rach, top notch with timings, decorating & helping my dad before the ceremony, without you the day wouldn鈥檛 have gone as smoothly as it did. I cannot thank you all enough. Lots of love to you all, from Craig & Kim
Nicole Sent on 28/02/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Couldn鈥檛 have asked for a better day!

The staff at MBTL were amazing from the beginning of our journey with them (initial viewing) till our wedding day, and after. They couldn鈥檛 do enough to accommodate everything we needed and the venue captured everything we wanted our day to be. Extremely grateful to have had our special day at Manor By The Lake! I鈥檓 sure we鈥檒l be celebrating future events there, too!
Chris Sent on 23/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Stunning venue and great team.

After seeing the venue and meeting Emma we reserved our date by the time we were back on the motorway!

These guys were great from start to finish, they looked at all of the little details and took a lot of the stress from the planning.

The venue is absolutely stunning and having the whole venue to ourself for the day just makes so much sense! All of the guests complimented how amazing the venue was. The food was also amazing as was the accommodation.

Couldn't recommend highly enough! Couldn't imagine having gotten married anywhere else.
Faye W. Sent on 17/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Everything you could you wish for

From our initial contact with Manor by the Lake we noticed how prompt and efficient their communications were via email.
We were then shown round the venue by the lovely Tina. As we were shown around the venue and talked through our endless options we quickly imagined how our day could look there.
We secured our date and began planning. This was made incredibly easy but constant communications and easy to use portals for planning and payments.
In the lead up to the day, Emma was our co-ordinator who couldn't have been more helpful making sure that every little detail was laid out and even made some great suggestions that wouldn't have crossed my mind.
We made full use of the Bridal cottage and the Groom's lodge the night before the wedding, I would strongly suggest this option!
Both our day & night coordinators on the wedding day deserve a special mention, from checking in to make sure everything was going as expected, ensuring we had time together as a couple, to making sure I got some of our evening food!
And lastly, on the subject of food, just wow! Every single one of our guests were blown away by the food. Many saying it was the best wedding food they'd ever had.
I know it's a long review but I couldn't do Manor by the Lake justice in any fewer words.
Brogan D. Sent on 13/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful venue

Fell in love with the venue the moment we went to see it, it鈥檚 like a fairytale. The day was perfect 鉂わ笍
Jess H. Sent on 12/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The best venue!

Manor by the Lake is the most stunning wedding venue. We were so happy and had such an amazing day. All of the staff were fantastic and extremely helpful on the day aswell. 100% recommended this venue
Amy D. Sent on 06/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Couldn鈥檛 recommend more!!

We had our wedding at Manor By The Lake in the end of February and it was amazing. The venue is absolutely stunning and has different rooms which work perfectly for giving guests something different for each stage of the day! The wedding food was amazing, our guests kept complimenting how amazing the food was.

The amazing staff at the Manor by the Lake really make this experience! Nothing was ever too much trouble, they were all very helpful from start to finish. Siobhan helped our planning and was just fantastic throughout. Cleo ran the morning and Connor ran the event so smoothly we did not have to do anything at all on the day other than just enjoying ourselves.

Couldn鈥檛 recommend them more for a wedding just wish we could do it all over again!!
Eliza D. Sent on 01/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding of our dreams

We have the best experience one could ask for a wedding day and planning. Due to covid and traveling restrictions, we have to move our wedding date three times and the team from Manor by the Lake did not hesitate a second to helps us out and find the best solution for us. They were extremely professional, flexible, accommodating and super helpful. During our big day, we did not need to worry about anything, as they did everything for us!
Anand M. Sent on 14/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The dreamiest wedding at the most beautiful venue!

Honestly, no words can even come close to quantifying how exceptional our wedding was at Manor By The Lake! From end-to-end, the day was a glowing success & the team at MBTL worked so hard in the run up, and during our wedding to make it so magical. We are truly blown away by the care, attention to detail and meticulous support and planning the team offered. We made the BEST decision going with MBTL, and we, along with all of our guests enjoyed an unforgettable experience! A huge thanks to Tina, Lorna, Leah and all of the planning / delivery / management team for all of your hard work! You utterly smashed it! This venue is breathtaking in so many ways....
Delainie L. Sent on 13/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Best Day of our lives

Planning the wedding with Manor by the Lake we knew it was going to be an amazing day. But the actual day was even better, the guests were amazed and we were too. The planning with Lorna up until the day was so fun and Cleo was amazing on the day and our day event Manager Connor was incredible! He always asked if we needed anything and just knew everything, even things we didn't think of he knew and made the day go smooth. As soon as it was over we are planning our 10 year anniversary to be there too. Gutted the day is over but thank you so much Manor by the lake and team! You guys were amazing.
Chante D. Sent on 28/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The best venue ever!

Perfect from enquiry, to the big day. The team are amazing and the venue is stunning!!!
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Jo Longden Sent on 19/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely fabulous

Wedding day was perfect from beginning to the very end, all thanks to the MBTL team. So easy to work with and nothing was too much trouble. All staff were super friendly and very professional. They made us feel at ease knowing that everything we had discussed and planned was being taken care of. Even myself as the bride, checking into the Cottage the night before, being greeted with chocolate dipped strawberries and prosecco, followed by a super breakfast the next morning and being introduced to the main contact for the day (Connor).

I would highly recommend MBTL as an amazing wedding venue if you want the most amazing venue and surroundings, food, friendly, efficient and professional staff. Could not be happier with how the day played out.
Leah Sent on 24/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A dreamy experience

We cannot fault the team at Manor by the lake, I鈥檒l they are exception and one of a kind. Our wedding day ran seamlessly without a hitch. The team we had on the day were absolutely fabulous! From the arrival at the cottage the night before to the breakfast the next day everything was done to such a high standard and the team were so welcoming, thoughtful and kind. Thank you all so much for helping us achieve our dream wedding.
Sophie Sent on 27/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely perfect!

Manor by the Lake were outstanding. From the first time we visited the venue, through the planning stage and on the wedding day itself they were amazing. Nothing felt like too much trouble for them and they were so kind and helpful at every stage. We had the best day of our lives and a lot of this was due to Manor by the Lake. Thank you!
Victoria S. Sent on 28/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Totally and utterly OUTSTANDING!

Manor By The Lake have been superb all the way through our wedding journey. From the moment we came round the corner and saw the stunning building and grounds we knew that this was the wedding venue for us. The initial show around was wonderful. The staff were friendly and there were lovely little touches to make it special. Having not told them that I was a wheelchair user, I was amazing that by the time we had got to the front door they had put out ramps for us. The communication throughout the planning was excellent, both by phone and email. On the day itself the staff were so helpful and even dealt with our last minute changes and decisions. We cannot recommend them highly enough. We thank each and every member of staff that contributed to making our day so special. We wish we could do it all again!!
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Hitched Wedding Awards 2024 Winner
Hitched Wedding Awards 2023 Winner

Manor by the Lake Real Weddings

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Cat & Jim
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Faye & Caicy
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Book your pivate tour today to look around the Award Winning Manor By The Lake. The team can't wait to hear more about your initial wedding plans over a glass of bubbles and to show you around.

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Date: From 09/06/2024 to 09/06/2024 Schedule 11:00 - 15:00
Place: Hatherley Lane, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire


Hatherley Lane GL51 6PN Cheltenham (Gloucestershire)
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