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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.

Services Offered

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.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Stately home
Historic
Marquees and tents
Woodland and festival
Barn
Outdoor license
Tipis and yurts
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Private catering allowed
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities

Evening entertainment:

Marquee available
Dance floor
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
Car parking
Helipad
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Reviews for Midelney Manor

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Jasmin L. Sent on 13/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Simply Magical

I honestly cannot recommend Alice and Midelney Manor enough, we had our wedding this weekend, and it was simply stunning (even if I am biased!)

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!
Aimee
Aimee Sent on 05/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect venue

My now husband contacted Alice before he'd even popped the question about availability of the venue. From the initial email Alice has been so helpful and responsive to our emails and questions. The day before the wedding Alice helped us to settle in and I could leave a whole separate review for our stay at Midelney West which was included as part of the venue hire (just amazing).
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!
Bethany
Bethany W. Sent on 28/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The BEST wedding venue for the most incredible day

I cannot say enough wonderful things about Midelney or Alice!! Alice went above and beyond during COVID to help us and recommended the most incredible suppliers. She ran the entire day flawlessly and was amazing to work with. Midelney itself is beautiful, with incredible gardens, an enchanting house and the quirky potting shed. We count ourselves extremely lucky to have been able to get married there, and would recommend Midelney to anyone.
Tamany
Tamany Sent on 01/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The perfect day

Our Midelney wedding was entirely faultless.
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
Sophie
Sophie P. Sent on 18/11/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely Wonderful

Wow, I am not even sure where to start with our review of Midelney Manor, absolutely everything was incredible. From the first time we set eye on the venue we felt so welcomed and once we saw the beautiful walled gardens and potting shed, we knew it would be the perfect setting for our wedding day.

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.
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William C. Sent on 26/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The perfect wedding day

Midelney Manor is quite literally the perfect wedding venue. Alice was pivotal in us being able to organise the wedding day of dreams. Her list of suppliers were of brilliant quality, whilst also offering a wide array of different options. The grounds of Midelney Manor also provide loads of flexibility for how you wish to have your day. We felt that Alice was truly invested in helping us deliver the day we wanted and she was ever present in the build up and on the day itself. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Midelney Manor to those looking for a beautiful, tranquil, marquee wedding in the countryside. Check out the Iglu too for your wedding night stay! Thank you so so much Alice for all of your hard work. We will keep in touch! A&W x
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Rosie Sent on 26/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic Wedding Venue

We had our wedding reception at Midelney Manor in July 2023 and honestly we could not have chosen a better 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!
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Matthew P. Sent on 30/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A beautiful, stress free celebration.

The wedding venue, along with the Alice’s exceptional support, provided an stress-free, relaxed experience, resulting in a beautiful and smoothly run celebration. We couldn’t have asked for a better day!
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Chloe C. Sent on 23/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The perfect wedding venue

We came to view Midelney manor on a cold February day and knew before even seeing the grounds that this was the wedding venue for us because of how wonderful the owner Alice was. But when we got outside it was even better; the grounds were spectacular, even on a grey and wet day. The day of our wedding exceeded all our expectations and our guests told us it was like walking through a dream being on the grounds of Midelney manor. We couldn’t have chosen a more perfect wedding venue and would highly recommend it.

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
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Kimberly C. Sent on 05/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Our wedding July 22

We don't even know where to begin! We had our wedding on the 30th July 2022 and it was just perfect. From the moment we viewed Midelney Manor we were bowled over. Alice was super attentive, knowledgeable and experienced with weddings. She was always there at the end of the phone during the planning process and allowed us to come and visit multiple times with each time so welcoming and never rushing us out the door. The venue is absolutely incredible, you will not find a more beautiful setting.

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!).
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Kate B. Sent on 17/10/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful Venue, hidden away in the Somerset countryside !

Midelney Manor is a bit of a secret, and we are so glad we found it after looking at 7 other Country House style venues in the Somerset, Dorset area. It enabled us to have either the beautifully old Potting Shed option should rain stop play, or the Marquee on lawns style...or indeed both which we did. This took away the worry of inclement weather. Alice provided great guidance and advice as to what works well (and not so well) as she has a wealth of experience and contacts for everything you will need to think of with so many different format ceremonies over the years. Her style is unobtrusive but present for when needed!. The Walled gardens are superbly well kept in rambling roses, over old stone and brickwork walls style. Plus there is the Woodland walk, for strolls in the evening to chill and relax looking at the gorgeous countryside. Plenty of parking and local places for guests to stay and make a great weekend of it . The Wing for Groom and Groomsmen or guests to stay in is full of character and extremely comfortable. Highly recommend this Venue.
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Nina A. Sent on 31/10/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful venue and Alice is so helpful!

Such an incredible venue with beautiful walled gardens. We had so many compliments about the venue! Alice was so helpful with any request we had and was very flexible when we unfortunately had to postpone the wedding due to the pandemic. Alice helped us find great suppliers and made sure everything went smoothly on the day. Would highly recommend!
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Rebecca Sent on 26/09/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Midelney Manor is such an amazing venue!

Midleney Manor is such an amazing venue. Alice and her family are a pleasure to deal with and helped make our wedding so special!
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Shelley Sent on 26/09/2018
5 out of 5 rating

I could have stayed for ever!

Midelney Manor is a very special place and the perfect setting for a wedding or event occasion - a beautiful house with so much history and magical, private and very pretty gardens. Our host and event planner Alice lives here with her family and nothing is too much trouble, she thinks of everything. There is a pub in the garden called the Potting Shed, my favourite part - a great party venue for a smaller event and the perfect bar area for a wedding or larger event, rustic and quirky with masses of character The whole place is a class act, I could have stayed for ever!
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Edward Sent on 26/09/2018
5 out of 5 rating

They have it down to a fine art!

“When we embarked on our journey to get married we had no idea of how Midelney Manor and the Acton family would add to our incredible day in every way. Quite simply they made it magical.

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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