Old Down Estate

(54 reviews) 54 5
Foxholes Lane Tockington Bristol BS32 4PG
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About Old Down Estate

Foxholes Lane, Tockington
Bristol, BS32 4PG

Exclusive venue hire from just £4,898. It’s more affordable than it feels.

Late availability packages available for the Barn and Manor - contact for more information on info@olddownestate.co.uk

The Manor at Old Down Estate has recently enjoyed a £5m refurbishment to make it the wedding venue of dreams with lavish bedrooms and bathrooms, sweeping staircases, picturesque gardens and photographic backdrops which will ensure that you fall in love with the memories for years to come.  Planned for each individual booking, a wedding at Old Down is entwined with special finishing touches which will ‘wow’ your guests and, because you only want to share your wedding day with those you love, the whole venue is exclusively yours for the duration of your special event.  You can enjoy the bespoke receptions rooms and indoor/outdoor pools, relax in the stunning orangery, gaze at panoramic views from every window, admire the crystal chandeliers as you drift down the sweeping Bath stone staircase and revel in the decadence of a manor house which you own for the day.

Visit and you’ll be in love forever.

 Included in your venue hire is a private lawn and entrance through our Victorian Walled Garden: the idyllic backdrop to capture your special day. 
  • Manor wedding packages from £4,898.00. 
  • Late availability packages available for the Barn and Manor - contact for more information on info@olddownestate.co.uk
  • Fully licensed wedding ceremony or reception-only hire
  • Exclusive use of the Manor and grounds that surround the house until 10.30 the following morning
  • Dedicated Wedding Co-ordinator
  • Dedicated on the day Catering Manager
  • Cake stand and knife
  • Easel for table plan
  • Crockery, cutlery, glassware and white linen
  • Uniformed staff
  • Bose sound system for background music
  • Microphone for speeches
  • Fully licensed and stocked bar
  • Leisure facilities
  • Complimentary park passes
  • Wedding guest for life discount card
  • Free parking 
Prefer something more rustic or to fit a specific budget?
Consider The Barn at Old Down.  A delightful and exclusive venue, The Barn is now available from midday to midnight, 7 days a week, and offers all the charm of original oak beams, flagstone floor, stone walls and open fires with the capacity to accommodate up to 70 guests.
• Exclusive venue hire from just £4,898 • Late availability packages available for the Barn and Manor - contact for more information on info@olddownestate.co.uk • Stunning location – Estate set within 66 acres of landscaped gardens and parkland • Can seat up to 120 for a wedding breakfast and up to 200 for an evening reception • Highest quality food, drink and service • Great links to the M4/M5 motorways and Bristol City

Facilities at Old Down Estate

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Stately Home
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Venue Leisure Facilities :
Swimming Pool
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking

Old Down Estate Reviews (54)

Thank you again for everything!
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By Tanya and Matt, on 15 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 08 Jul 2018

We had the most amazing day I could ever have dreamed of! Emma, Jason and all the staff have been incredible!! I am sooo sad it’s all over. Thank you again for everything! You have been a dream! Loved the pictures you put on Facebook.

Our wedding was so perfect from start to finish!
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By Mr and Mrs Riddiford, on 15 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 24 Jun 2018

To Lucy, Jason, Chris, David, Louise, Molly and the whole team. WOW! I'm actually lost for words. Our wedding was so perfect from start to finish! As you know, Old Down means so much to me, so holding my wedding reception with you was a dream come true. From the planning to the day itself - so professional and our needs met at all stages. The Manor and grounds lend themselves perfectly to weddings. The space feels like home and with exclusive use you are not interrupted. You feel so relaxed and welcomed as soon as you arrive. I cannot fault anything about our day. A huge part of this was our venue and the team that served us. Nothing was too much trouble. The food was sensational with many guests commenting on the quality, taste and presentation. You were able to adapt a menu to suit our requirements which was great. The serving staff were helpful and efficient. The house was absolutely spotless Louise, from top to bottom and the grounds manicured to perfection. You even ordered us the sunshine! First class service at a first class venue. Thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts.

Fell in love with Old Down Estate the minute we st
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By Jessica and James Smith, on 15 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 25 May 2018

The staircase, the atrium, the chandeliers, the lovely Ian Towers playing our favourite S ong on his piano.... sold! We had the perfect wedding day on 25th May 2018, despite the rain, the sun finally came out. Not only are the venue, grounds and views stunning, but the bridal suite is simply stunning and we had the privilege of getting ready in it. Started the day off perfectly. Highly recommend the preferred suppliers - their preferred for a reason. Becci from Bijoux floral design created a floral vision aswell as an epic staircase. Stunning. Rebecca Faith Photography, beautiful lady inside and out. Understood and captured every moment. Ian Towers, a legend on the piano! Even learned new songs for us, set the scene perfectly. And finally Katie, Jason and the team. Felt in complete safe hands the whole time, nothing was too much trouble. Jason looked after us all day and added lots of personal touches throughout. Old down now has a very special place in our heart, we will be back soon!

Thank you for all your for help...
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By Emma and James, on 15 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 09 May 2018

James and I had such a lovely day and we ended up being so lucky with the weather. A lot of people were still outside until the end of the night rather than on the dance floor as it was still so hot in the evening! Thank you for all your for help with the organising. Mostly everybody commented on how lovely the venue, the food (especially the dessert) and the staff were. Jason was also really helpful and organised the running of the actual day really well.

Thank you to Emma, Jason and the team for h
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By Catherine and Dan, on 15 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 05 May 2018

We chose Old Down because of the amazing view and grounds – which looked even more spectacular in the spring sunshine. The atmosphere was relaxed, service discrete and friendly, and the food delicious. We had great comments from our guests. Emma was a great support to us in the months leading up to the wedding, helping patiently with all our questions. On the day, Jason was amazing – he has a good sense of humour and kept the day moving smoothly so we could just relax. Thanks Old Down - we’ll be back soon to visit and reminisce!

Thank you so much Old Down for providing the perfe
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By Francis and Danny, on 15 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 07 Apr 2018

We got married at Old Down Manor on 7/4/18 and would like to thank Katie, Jason and the rest of the team for making it such a special day. As experts, they were on hand to advise us through the planning stages. Jason was also a fantastic 'master of ceremonies' who made the day run smoothly and meant that we could relax and enjoy ourselves. We were first attracted by the amazing grounds and view across the Severn Estuary and once we saw inside Old Down Manor, we were sold. The decor is simple and elegant, so does not need much to turn it into a dream wedding venue. The accommodation was amazing and made it easy to have families with young children to enjoy the whole day. The bridal suite in particular was so amazing that we invited people up throughout the day to take a look! Staff were friendly throughout, even during breakfast after not much sleep. The bar has a wide selection and matches up to the high quality food provided. Another highlight was a visit to the country park the next day with guests who had stayed at the manor. It was great to extend our wedding experience as we didn't want to leave and we know we can visit again in the future to relive some memories.

''A perfect day''
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By georgina garcia, on 11 Nov 2016Date of Wedding - 30 Oct 2016

We got married recently on sunday 30th October 2016 and as soon as we viewed Old down manor we knew that this was the place. The hallway looked stunning for our ceremony and we were so impressed with how smooth the day went. It was magical. One of the best weddings our guests had been too. Thanks to all the staff at Old down manor we couldn't have made it look so effortless without all of you. The food was excellent and very well presented in all aspects.

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By Zara & Michael, on 17 Aug 2016Date of Wedding - 15 Aug 2016

Lovely venue! Beautiful setting. Would of been 5stars for service but few staff were not up to standard compared to others. The young girl Kate was amazing! She couldn't of helped us more on the day of our wedding and the morning after!! Kate was 5* service!

Truly the most amazing venue ever!
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By Kirsty and Ashley Powell, on 11 Oct 2016Date of Wedding - 31 Jul 2016

We first saw Old Down Manor at one of their wedding fayre's and fell in love immediately. The house itself is a beautiful mix of traditional manor house with modern clean interior that makes it perfect for adding lots of colour or can be kept as it is for a real white wedding. Outside, the view is absolutely stunning and on the day our guests had the best time just relaxing on the lawn and exploring the country park. The staff at Old Down were fantastic, we especially loved how they always remembered our names each time we visited a wedding fayre so we never felt like just another name on a list. They went out of their way to accommodate us when we couldn't make the organised food tasting, opening up the manor house for just the two of us, which just felt really special. In the days leading up to the wedding, we discussed our decorations with them and they created exactly what we wanted - the venue looked absolutely stunning on the day. The food was spectacular and we had so many compliments from our guests. All of the timings ran smoothly and it was just the best day ever. The overall service was brilliant and certainly worth the money, this is a special place that we'll be able to visit lots in the future thanks to the surrounding country park. We only wish we could experience our perfect day all over again! Thanks Old Down!

Best Venue Ever....
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By Jaimie & Lisa, on 27 Jul 2016Date of Wedding - 23 Jul 2016

Old Down delivered everything we required perfectly. No details were missed. Everyone loved the venue, food, drinks and service. Rooms are amazing. Great value.

Once seen you will fall in love with it.
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By Mr & Mrs G Vaughan, on 10 Jul 2016Date of Wedding - 16 Jun 2016

We wanted a small intimate wedding, making it as relaxed as possible for everyone. This was achieved amazingly, the staff were non intrusive but on hand when required. The grounds .....well words can not explain how amazing they are and what beautiful photographs we had taken in them. The views from the balcony are vast and unobstructed. The food was just as requested and plenty. The rooms/bedrooms are amazing. We honestly could not find fault! It defiantly was our fairy tale wedding .

The day was fantastic!
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By Mr & Mrs Reid 24th October 2015, on 29 Jun 2016

We're now back from our honeymoon and just wanted to say a massive thank you for everything on 24th - the day was fantastic and we had so many compliments about the beautiful venue and great food. Everything went like clockwork and we felt totally confident that you had everything under control, plus the set up was fantastic and the Manor looked just as we had hoped. The moment when I arrived at Old Down and saw it all in place is still one of my favourite moments of the day! Thanks again, Kate and Neil Reid

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