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Manor by the Lake

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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.

Licensed for both indoor and outdoor ceremonies, there are plenty of stunning spaces to choose from come rain or shine. From the grandBballroom to the beautiful ItalianPpavilion, whether you’re planning an intimate gathering or a lavish extravaganza, Manor By The Lake will provide the perfect backdrop.

The award-winning team are experienced in delivering all types of weddings to suit all faiths, cultures, and religion - and with such a stunning array of rooms available, whatever your style, you’ll find something to suit you here.

Manor By The Lake also prides itself on offering a range of catering options. So whether you’re looking for a vegan-friendly wedding, want to serve up mouth-watering street-food, or sit down to a decadent three-course feast, the team will cater to your every want and 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 in comfort at the end of the night.

Located within seven acres of magnificent gardens - complete with an impossibly romantic lake - it’s hard to think of a more stunning setting to say ‘I do’. If you think Manor By The Lake could be the perfect place to host your special day, contact the team today to find out more.

The British Wedding Awards Winner 2019

Wedding Venue Of The Year Winner - 2020 and 2021

  • Exclusive use manor set in the heart of the Cotswolds
  • Set in 7 acres of enchanting private grounds with a romantic lake
  • A choice of indoor or outdoor ceremonies for up to 300 guests
  • 12 beautifully designed bedrooms & suites
  • Award-winning wedding team & chefs
  • Perfectly positioned just 45 minutes from Bristol and one hour from Birmingham

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
In the Country
Unusual Weddings
Asian Wedding
Stately Home
Historic
Landmark
Woodland and Festival
Civil Ceremony Licence
In the City
Outdoor License
Unique Weddings

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Corkage Option
Allows Private Catering
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:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
Pets Welcome

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    Jo Longden Married on 14/05/2022
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    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.

    Manor by the Lake's reply:

    Dear Jo and Will,

    Thank you very much for your kind words, we are so pleased that you had a lovely day. We love your beautiful photos too.

    Best wishes,
    Tina, Jose and the team at Manor By The Lake
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    Jayne A. Married on 13/05/2022
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    Best venue ever!!

    From start to finish the Manor has been so professional, answered even the silliest of questions I had, remembered everything I asked of them and delivered the best day to us, we highly recommend them to anyone considering this venue.. also it’s the most stunning place ever

    Manor by the Lake's reply:

    Dear Jayne and David,

    Thank you for your lovely words, we are so pleased that you had the best day.

    Best wishes,
    Tina and Jose
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    Susy C. Married on 16/04/2022
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    The most perfect day

    We got married at Manor by the Lake on Saturday 16th April. It was honestly the most perfect day and I can’t thank the team at the Manor enough! From booking our wedding 2.5 years ago, they have been an absolute pleasure to deal with. Lorna was a fantastic events consultant; super friendly, organised very professional - she was able to advise and give us recommendations when we needed help to make our day run smoothly. Connor was the best wedding co-ordinator. Nothing was too much trouble and even when we were running late, he kept us calm and stress free! The food was incredible and all the guests mentioned how much they enjoyed their food. All the waiting and bar staff were brilliant too, especially Harry! A special thanks to Leah and James for running around us as well.

    Thank you all for making us feel so special!

    Susy & Matt x

    Manor by the Lake's reply:

    Dear Susy and Matt,

    Thank you for your kind words, we are so glad that you had a lovely day at Manor By The Lake, we will pass your thanks onto the team.

    Best wishes,
    Tina and Jose
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    Nicole Y. Married on 06/08/2021
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    My Experience at Manor By The Lake

    Closer to the date the organisation of our day was handed over to Lorna who was OUTSTANDING. I honestly could not sing her praises enough. Lorna took the time to understand what was important to us, helped us plan everything and accommodated our own personal touches. Emails and calls were always responded to quickly and Lorna genuinely made me feel like our special day meant just as much to her as us - which is exactly what you want as a bride and groom.
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    Meera E. Married on 19/09/2020
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    We really couldn't have asked for a better day

    We just wanted to say thank you all so much for everything you did to make our day so special even with reduced numbers. All of our guests couldn't stop saying how lovely the venue was, and how all of the staff took such great care of us throughout the day. We really couldn't have asked for a better day!

    Thank you again for the amazing work you all put in - we really appreciate it and we just want to do it all again!

    Manor by the Lake's reply:

    Thank you for your kind words Meera, we loved being part of your special day and we wish you all of the best for the future. The team at Manor By The Lake
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    Lander M. Married on 09/09/2020
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    A venue to remember

    What a beautiful venue and a fantastic team of professionals. It was the dream wedding we always dreamt of.
    This is the best decision we ever made
    Thank you Manor by the Lake

    Manor by the Lake's reply:

    You are very welcome, it was our pleasure and we are so glad that you had your dream wedding at Manor By The Lake. We wish you all of the best for the future. The Team at Manor By The Lake.
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    Dereck B. Married on 03/09/2020
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    Best venue in the country

    We would both like to thank all of your team for making our day very special. The service and attention to detail was extraordinary and we very much appreciated the effort and professionalism shown by everyone. We had a fantastic day as did all our guests.
    Kind regards
    Dereck and Holly

    Manor by the Lake's reply:

    We are so glad that you and your guests had a fantastic day at Manor By The Lake, it was our pleasure. Best wishes The team at Manor By The Lake
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    Angela P. Married on 30/09/2017
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    Manor By The Lake is such a beautiful venue I fell in love with it immediately. As we both come from a hospitality background, food, drink and service was so important to us. Knowing Norman the Head Chef's background we knew the food would be spectacular - and it certainly didn't disappoint! We still have people come up to us saying "Oh that sticky toffee pudding!!" whilst drooling at the memory of it. The planning team throughout the process were very friendly and accommodating. My only slight issues were that it did seem like everything was an extra cost, the base price didn't include much. However if you knew that from the beginning and were prepared for the add-ons then it was worth it. The venue offer exclusive use of the venue and grounds, which is excellent as it means you wont have strangers crashing your wedding or bumping into hungover guests from yesterdays wedding on your big day. The only negative about this is that preparation and set up for your day has to all be done the morning of - again if you are able to plan for this from the beginning it is not a big problem - just need to make sure you have enough helpers and time in the morning to drop everything off. On the day itself the staff worked incredibly hard and importantly had a smile on their faces too! Overall everyone made us feel very special and we couldn't have asked for more. We really had the perfect day, and would like to thank Tina, Norman and the rest of the team for all their hard work!
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    Vikki Married on 01/11/2019
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    We literally had THE best day ever!

    We can’t thank you enough for all your hard work and care. Your passion for making people’s day so perfect with your creative eye and attention to detail is so clear to see, we’ve had so many compliments for our guests about how awesome you were/are!
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    Sue, Married on 29/10/2019
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    We had an amazing day at Manor by the Lake.

    Please thank everybody who was involved in making this such a great day including Nicola. Everything ran so smoothly and nothing could have bettered the day. The food was outstanding (breakfast on Wednesday included!). We cannot recommend your venue and your services highly enough and we are so glad this is where we chose for the wedding.
    Thank you again to everyone who was involved especially the lovely people who took care of us during the day serving drinks and food etc. Please thank the chef especially. We had loads of comments from the guest about the high standard of the food. Oh, and the beds were so comfortable and much needed at the end of a long and busy day. We all slept beautifully!
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    Imogen Married on 28/09/2019
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    Imogen & Johnny

    You looked after us so much on Saturday, smoothed over all the drama and made sure everything ran smoothly. Really we cannot thank you enough!
    We know you worked so hard throughout the whole preparation and day itself and we are very grateful.
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    Jodie Married on 14/09/2019
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    Jodie & Garrath

    Thank you to you and the whole team for making our day so so perfect on Saturday. From the moment we arrived to the effort you went to getting the flags delivered to Hotel du Vin, the whole experience was perfectly orchestrated and the best day of our lives.
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    Phil Married on 22/08/2019
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    Phil & Sandra

    Thank you again for all of the support during our wedding day, things ran so smoothly and we had a perfect day.
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    Radhika Married on 16/06/2019
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    Radhika & Adam

    Thank you again for making our fusion wedding such a happy memorable event or series of events!! We truly had the best 2 days and from my family and us thank you all so much for your fine attention to detail and hard work during the wedding!! From the ceremonies to the food to the order of the day - it all went so smoothly and we are so grateful for that!
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    Dave Married on 16/04/2019
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    Dave & Lauren 16.04.19

    We have been so impressed with the service provided from the moment of viewing the venue, right through to the big day on Tuesday.
    On the day, Claudine was amazing. Thanks to her the day ran as smooth as silk. She is a credit to the team for sure! We have had no end of people commenting that it was the best wedding they've ever been to.
    We would also like to thank the rest of the staff involved. The bar staff and waiters/waitresses were both friendly and professional, and the catering team were culinary masters. The food was divine!
    If we have forgotten anyone, we apologise. To all involved, we are eternally grateful. As beautiful as the Manor is, it is the wedding team that make it truly special.

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  • Joanna & Calum
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  • Lisa & Andrew
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Looking for a beautiful Spring wedding? Look no further and save over £1,000 at Manor By The Lake! Book your March 2023 wedding for 60 guests, for the price of 50. Includes complimentary spring decorations for remaining March 2023 dates, *New bookings only. T&C’s apply

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Save over £1,999 with 6 bedrooms complimentary & 50% off additional evening guests to really get the party started! *New bookings only, T&C's apply

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Save over £2,500 with complimentary bedrooms for remaining January 2023 dates. *New bookings only, T&C's apply.

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Hatherley Lane GL51 6PN Cheltenham (Gloucestershire)

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