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Last update: May 2024

Merriscourt is a beautiful wedding venue situated in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire. Perfect for those who dream of marrying in the heart of the Cotswolds, this getaway is nestled amid 500 acres of scenic countryside The team is passionate about helping soon-to-be newlyweds realise their marital visions here, offering a selection of services and amenities. From your ceremony to your reception, this hidden gem can set the scene for every beautiful part of your celebration.

Facilities and Capacity

Known as one of the prime Cotswold wedding venues, Merriscourt prides itself on facilitating bespoke events. The three interlinking, converted Cotswold barns surround a romantic courtyard, with spectacular rural views across the rolling countryside. There are a wealth of stunning spots for wedding photos and idyllic strolls, whatever the season. You and your beloved can exchange your vows outside before heading into one of the barns to wine, dine, and dance the night away. The White Barn is brimming with style and sophistication, while the Stone Barn has a distinctly rustic aesthetic.

Services Offered

At Merriscourt, you and your guests can enjoy a host of services designed to enhance your experience. These include planning assistance, event coordination, and in-house catering. Regarding the latter, the culinary team delights in using locally sourced produce to create mouth-watering dishes. When your big day draws to a close, you are welcome to spend the night in one of the luxurious guest rooms. All that is required of you is to enjoy your once-in-a-lifetime occasion while the staff work their magic.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Unusual weddings
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Alcohol licence
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Evening reception facilities

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:


Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
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Reviews for Merriscourt

4.9 out of 5 rating
Hitched Wedding Awards 2024 Winner
4.9 out of 5 rating
13 reviews
98% recommend it
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    4.8 out of 5 rating
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    5 out of 5 rating
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    4.8 out of 5 rating
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Emily H. Sent on 20/03/2024
4.6 out of 5 rating

Amazing wedding venue, will not disappoint!

We would definitely recommend Merriscourt as a wedding venue! It is an absolutely stunning venue and was perfect for our March wedding, with not knowing what the weather would be like it was ideal for us to have a venue that could all be inside if need be, although we were lucky enough on the day to make use of the courtyard and grounds for our drinks reception and photos!

The onsite accommodation is perfect for hosting the wedding party, it was brilliant to stay the night before with bridesmaids and then all be there ready on site in the morning for hair and makeup to start. We also had brunch the morning after our wedding with people staying over on the wedding night which was a great way to spread the celebrations over more than a day.

Eva and Emily were a delight to work with throughout the whole process and on the wedding day itself. The planning meetings we had were really helpful and both Eva and Emily were always quick to answer emails with any follow up questions we had. On the day Eva was amazing, ensuring everyone remained calm, liaising with all the suppliers, and making sure the day ran smoothly, we couldn't have asked for more.

The food was delicious, we had lots of compliments from guests all throughout the day, and the team catered so well for any allergies/intolerances our guests had so everyone could enjoy the food without worry.

You won't regret booking booking Merriscourt. We had the best day!!
David M. Sent on 18/05/2024
5 out of 5 rating

An incredible Wedding Day

We recently had our wedding at Merriscourt, and we are absolutely thrilled with the entire experience. Words cannot fully capture how incredible Emily, Eva, and the entire Merriscourt team were in making our dreams come true. From start to finish, they ensured that we had a day we will never forget.

Emily and Eva's dedication and expertise were evident in every detail. Their excellent communication made the planning process seamless and enjoyable. They were always available to answer our questions, offer suggestions, and provide reassurance. Their warm and attentive approach made us feel like the most important people in the world at all times.

On the big day, the Merriscourt team went above and beyond to create a magical atmosphere. Every aspect of the venue was perfectly arranged, and their attention to detail was impeccable. The beauty of Merriscourt, combined with the team's exceptional service, created an unforgettable setting for our celebration.
Our guests were equally impressed with the venue and the outstanding service. Emily and Eva's genuine care and professionalism shone through, ensuring that everything ran smoothly and that everyone felt welcomed and cherished.

We cannot rate Merriscourt highly enough. If you're looking for a wedding venue where your dreams will come true and where you will be treated like royalty, Merriscourt is the place. Emily, Eva, and the whole team made our day truly special, and we are forever grateful for their hard work and dedication. Thank you, Merriscourt, for giving us a day filled with joy, love, and unforgettable memories!
Kate S. Sent on 27/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Wedding Venue

Thank you so much for such a wonderful wedding day experience for Joanna and Alex. Nothing was too much trouble and the whole planning process and the actual day went very smoothly and beautifully.
Jessica F. Sent on 11/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Our winter wedding

We held our winter wedding at Merriscourt, it was absolutely fantastic in every way. There are lots of options to extend your wedding weekend like organising a formal brunch the next day and staying in the fabulous on site accommodation, which we were so so glad we did! No idea that you have for your wedding day seems too much trouble, and the staff worked so hard to make our day perfect and easy! The staff were just outstanding, the food was amazing and overall we would highly recommend. Our guests thought the venue was fabulous and we had so many rave reviews on the food, decor and little touches that Merriscourt helped us sort. It really was the most perfect Cotswolds wedding!
Jessica W. Sent on 12/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating


Perfect wedding venue with excellent service from a highly professional team. Wonderful food - delicious, stunningly presented and generous portions. Beautiful grounds and onsite accommodation. Would 100% recommend booking a visit if you are considering getting married in the Cotswolds! Many thanks Emily, Eva & Team!!
Rebecca J. Sent on 16/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Gorgeous wedding venue with the best team ever

We had an absolutely perfect wedding at Merriscourt, with everything made so easy for us by the incredible team. Nothing was too much trouble and we loved having the venue to ourselves for the whole weekend. It meant we could settle in the day before, set everything up and have a run through of the ceremony which meant that the big day felt so calm and went so smoothly. The whole Merriscourt team were amazing at listening to what we wanted and making it happen - nothing was too much trouble and they brought our vision to life. Special thanks to Eva, Artur and Emily who welcomed us so warmly and made us feel at home so we could have our perfect wedding. We had an April wedding so had planned for all weather eventualities but in the end we had glorious sunshine which meant we could hold our drinks reception outside. Everyone commented on how incredible the food was, it was so delicious and perfectly presented. We would recommend Merriscourt to anyone, we wish we could do it all over again!
Henry S. Sent on 07/06/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Dream Venue - Beyond Our Wildest Expectations

Wow what a venue. When we first went to look around we were blown away, and then when we had the actual weekend it went far beyond our expectations. Alot of this is down to Eva and Emily who are friendly, relaxed and yet fully on it - making everything feel so smooth. Their communication beforehand and during was really informative and useful - and they were so helpful the day before in helping us to set up.

We loved the fact you can have the venue for the full weekend and not just on the day like some places (e.g. set up in the morning etc.). Instead we got to set up on the Friday and then relax before our big day. The accommodation on site meant both of our close families and wedding party were able to stay over the weekend - and enjoy a full Cotswolds weekend which people loved. It is also such a picturesque venue, which makes it such a beautiful setting to get married - even in spring.

On top of this, the food on the day was so impressive. We had the roast chicken and everyone loved it! I can imagine it must be tough catering for big numbers and making each one tasty (and not dry etc.) but they absolutely smashed it.

We would 1000% recommend having your wedding at Merriscourt and have a million great things to say about it! Thank you Emily and Eva!
O&J Sent on 08/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

You won't regret booking regret booking Merriscourt. We had the best day!!

Where do we start!!!

Merriscourt is a truly stunning venue and was perfect for our winter wedding on NYE as they can host everything inside in the three barns with no need to go outside. The lovely accommodation is perfect for hosting the wedding party and means you can spread the celebrations over more than a day.

Eva and Emily were a delight to work with and made planning soooo much easier. The planning meetings we had were so helpful and on the day Eva was amazing, ensuring everyone remained calm, and the day ran without a hitch. It is also worth noting that we found Merriscourt to be much more flexible, e.g. on decoration and corkage etc, than other wedding venues we looked at.

The food was exceptional (we had lots of compliments from guests) and we hired their lovely Bentley which we would highly recommend.

You won't regret booking regret booking Merriscourt. We had the best day!!
Samantha B. Sent on 19/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Best Day Ever!

Our wedding was the best day ever and that was in large part because of Merriscourt. The venue is stunning, the accommodation is fantastic and the team are incredibly knowledgeable about what they do. We cannot recommend them enough. Please book Merriscourt for your wedding, you will not regret it!
Anna H. Sent on 12/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The best wedding venue!

Booking Merriscourt for our wedding was the best decision we could have made! Not only is the venue stunning (we fell in love with the stone barn the moment we saw it!), but the whole experience - from our first visit to the big day itself - exceeded all expectations.

The team there are incredible and supported us every step of the way, with excellent communication and advice from the start. We always felt like we were in very safe hands! A special shout out to Eva who did such a fantastic job managing the day itself. She was such a warm and reassuring person to have around and really went above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect. The service on the day was immaculate and everything ran like clockwork.

The food was incredible! We went for a sharing menu and had a lot of fun choosing what to include (we were even able to include some tailor-made choices). It was the best food I’ve ever had at a wedding and several of our guests have said the same to me. Everyone went home very well fed!

The accommodation was gorgeous and it was so special to be able to stay there the night before with our family and bridal party.

We really did have the perfect day and cannot recommend Merriscourt enough!
Zoe S. Sent on 29/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Just incredible!!

So amazing - made us feel incredibly supported from start to finish, guiding us through plans and the day itself. The venue is beautiful, and on the day we didn’t have to worry about a thing. The food is beyond what we could have asked for, and everything ran so so smoothly. Thank you so much Eva, Emily and the whole team for making our day exactly what we could have wished for and more!
Alex E. Sent on 19/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The most perfect day!

Our wedding at Merriscourt couldn’t have been more perfect. The communication with Emily from the beginning was brilliant and we felt so taken care of through the very overwhelming process. The grounds of Merriscourt are absolutely stunning no matter the season and we were welcome to visit anytime to have a look around during the run up the the big day which made it such a relaxing experience. We booked the cottage accommodation for ourselves and all of our guests which was so perfect, the cottages are stunning and really well taken care of.

On the day, the staff were amazing! The venue was set up exactly how we had asked and the event team were so lovely. Our guests are still talking about how amazing the service was and how attentive the staff were with dietary needs and wants. The food was unreal, we had a beautiful selection of canapés and main/desserts. It was by far the best food we have ever had at a wedding and again, the service was perfect, no one was waiting a long time for their food and it was all delicious.

If you want a perfect wedding day in the countryside of the Cotswolds, you have to book Merriscourt!
Lucinda H. Sent on 04/06/2023
3.8 out of 5 rating

Wonderful spring wedding

We held our wedding reception at Merriscourt in the spring and it was wonderful. The venue is beautiful, the staff were all very professional and a number of people commented on how good the food was! It was really handy having accommodation on site, and we also held our rehearsal dinner at Merriscourt the night before the wedding.
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