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Last update: November 2023
Midelney Manor is a unique and magical wedding venue set in the heart of the Somerset countryside in Ilminster. This property has been in the Cely Trevilian family for 500 years and is the perfect choice for creative and imaginative couples to host their nuptials.
Facilities and Capacity
While it can easily be a traditional English country wedding venue, there is a dash of bohemian elegance about Midelney Manor. It is situated in an idyllic setting surrounded by ancient oak trees, beautiful rose-covered weathered walls, and flowerbeds bursting with colour. There are many spaces on offer with gorgeous backdrops for your wedding photography. A marquee or tipi sits perfectly in the Round Garden next to the 18th-century Potting Shed, and if a woodland blessing is your thing, then Washams Woods at the bottom of the garden is a magical spot. The Potting Shed is a fabulous rustic barn that sits in the heart of the garden and is adorned with festoon lights, chesterfield sofas, a bar, and mismatched tables and chairs. This versatile space is licensed for wedding ceremonies, or it can be used as a bar lounge area to chill out if you've exhausted yourself dancing in the marquee next door! With its old stonework and ancient beams covered in 1920s flower show prize cards, you and your guests will be instantly charmed by this wonderful space and its quirky charm.
Midelney Manor offers an intimate, friendly, and flexible approach to booking this property for your special event. Alice, the owner, wants to make sure that your day is exactly how you dreamt it would be. There's a long list of trusted local suppliers, including caterers and florists, but she is equally happy for you to source your own if you wish; after all, it's your day, and it should be your way! To find out more and visit this charming venue, contact Alice Acton by phone today.
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From the first time we reached out to Alice, to the day we left Midelney after the wedding, Alice was so attentive, and incredibly helpful!
Having never planned a wedding, or any large event before, myself and my now husband were completely at a loss of where to begin, how much things would cost, how to find suppliers, right down to picking a time that the ceremony should begin!
Alice gave us an extensive list of suppliers she recommends, along with always being contactable to answer any questions we had.
I'd feel myself getting stressed about something, so speak to Alice, and almost immediately I'd be calm and have a plan set out, honestly she has made our planning enjoyable rather than full of stress!
With regards to pricing, having looked at many other venues, the pricing is extremely fair! As not only do you get use of the venue, but Alice as an invaluable help! The venue has many different areas, so it really felt like a few venues rolled into one!
The venue itself is so incredibly beautiful, with lots of stunning areas, and private nooks. We stayed onsite at their Iglu accommodation, while 3 couples of our bridal party stayed in Midelney West. This was so perfect, as it meant we had people close, but my husband and I could have our own space to escape to!
We have had so many compliments from guests, raving about how beautiful the grounds are, but also how personalised the day felt. One of the many things we loved about Midelney Manor was that they dedicate a full weekend of your wedding, so there isn't such a mad rush to get things put up and taken down, making the weekend feel so special.
The Potting Shed is an amazing space, everytime we were in there, we noticed something we hadn't seen before, from the vegetable competition certificates from the 1920s, to the beautiful portraits on the walls.
It was a blessing to have an area that was cooler than outside for our elderly guests to sit, out of the sun!
Thank you again to Alice and her whole family, for everything you've done for us this weekend, and for the past year!
If you are thinking about visiting, all I can say is go, you will be swept up by Alice's passion and expertise!
Then we come to the wedding day - Alice's attentiveness was incredible. She was there from start to finish - helping guests, moving furniture and decorations to keep the space looking beautiful. One of my favourite touches was the lanterns providing candlelight down the garden path and around the guests when it got dark - I hope someone got a picture of it. All of the guests were amazed at how beautiful and private the venue was.
This is now a very long review all to say Alice is amazing and Midelney Manor is truly the most perfect wedding venue. Thank you for everything!
The BEST wedding venue for the most incredible day
The perfect day
Midelney as a venue speaks for itself, as soon as we’d stepped foot into the immaculate walled gardens and quirky potting shed we knew it was the perfect place for us to say I do.
There are of course, many different elements to a wedding day. Picking a venue that allows you to have so much choice r.e choosing a florist, caterer, entertainment, etc can be daunting. Alice however was a godsend throughout the whole process, on hand at the end of the phone/ email for any question big or small whether it was 18 months before the wedding or the day before. She took pressure off in the final weeks by liaising with suppliers and sorted all the logistics.
She ensured our day was exactly how we imagined & that it ran perfectly with such a calming, can-do attitude.
Thank you Alice, Midelney is an absolute Gem and you make it shine that much brighter.
All our thanks Tamany and George Cable
Alice was exceptional. From our first email she was professional, helpful, passionate and approachable. From day one it felt like she wanted us to have a wonderful wedding, listening to our brief and helping in delivering everything we wished for. Alice was always clear in her communication, helpful in our decision making and compassionate when we faced some hurdles along the way.
Every guest has mentioned how beautiful the venue was and we can only agree with them.
Midelney Manor is the perfect setting for your wedding and Alice is the perfect host. We cannot recommend this venue highly enough.
The perfect wedding day
Fantastic Wedding Venue
Alice was a delight to deal with from our very first enquiry - helpful, responsive and gave great advice based on her extensive experience. We had a great experience with her recommended suppliers too. Her hard work on the day itself was beyond appreciated, she kept everything running as it should and took all pressure off us.
Midelney Manor is absolutely stunning and our guests were so impressed. It was the perfect place to bring our dream day to life, and we felt so lucky that in choosing Midelney (and Alice!) we could have such a personal and bespoke wedding reception that really reflected 'us' as a couple. The onsite accommodation was a very useful benefit too.
Could not recommend Midelney Manor more. Thank you Alice!
A beautiful, stress free celebration.
The perfect wedding venue
The Iglu is also a great place to spend your wedding night and a few days after (firehouse in Langport and the Drayton crown great for a Friday/Sunday meal).
Would also recommend the following suppliers:
- milkshed catering
- Eden blooms floral design
- guy collier photography
Our wedding July 22
The accommodation is beautiful and perfect for the two night stay with everything you need. There's enough room for others to stay and more than enough room for a bridal and groom party to get ready, and it's own entrance into the wedding made it feel magical.
Our wedding day went without a hitch and I am so sure it's because of Alice in the background! She welcomed everyone and made sure everyone was in the right place, and worked tirelessly behind the scenes. We had the ceremony in the potting shed and it looked absolutely stunning.
I don't think there is anything we would have changed with our wedding (aside from my nerves!) and we would 100000% recommend Midelney Manor. We loved it and so did our guests who were raving all night long about the venue (and have ever since!).
Beautiful Venue, hidden away in the Somerset countryside !
Beautiful venue and Alice is so helpful!
Midelney Manor is such an amazing venue!
I could have stayed for ever!
They have it down to a fine art!
Midelney Manor is the perfect setting for an English Country wedding combining the timeless elegance of the Manor itself with the fun and “can do” attitude of Alice, who simply could not do enough to ensure the day went so perfectly. The marquee was splendid, the food sublime ,they have it down to a fine art.
We cannot recommend this venue highly enough if anyone is thinking of a place to get married at look no further, our only criticism is that now being happily married we can’t do it again!!”
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