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Orchardleigh Estate

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15 to 400 Guests
  • 500 acre Country Estate 10 Miles from Bath
  • Exclusive use of House and Formal Gardens
  • 41 Rooms sleeping 87 guests. Further accommodation available
  • Accommodation the night before at Orchardleigh Castle and Murtry Lodge
  • Accommodation the night after at Orchardleigh's Palladium Boathouse
  • Late licence dance until dawn
  • Outdoor wedding ceremonies
  • Romantic Island Church on the estate
  • Two Hours from Big Ben by car
  • Dog friendly rooms
  • Use the House as if it were your own
  • Three Day Wedding Package inc food, wine and coordinator for up to 80 guests.

Taken straight from a fairytale, the grand 19th Century Victorian house and the surrounding 500 acres of stunning grounds, provide a truly enchanting setting for your special day.

Orchardleigh's Three Day Wedding package offers the wonderful opportunity to extend your celebrations - with accommodation in two seperate properties on the estate sleeping up to 18 guests the night before and a romantic stay at the estates Palladium Boathouse on the night after your wedding day.

Located just 10 miles from historic Bath, the venue is perfect all year round. The gorgeous gardens are look stunning in the summer sunshine, and the open fires provide a cosy atmosphere in the winter months.

Exclusively yours and offering the grandeur of a traditional Stately Home; from the elegant Ballroom that can hold up to 165 guests, to the cosy Morning Room, the impressive full sized Billiard room and the regal surroundings of the Great Hall, Orchardleigh welcomes you to use the spaces however you wish to create your perfect wedding day.

Orchardleigh House is fully licensed to hold civil ceremonies both inside and out. If you’re planning a more traditional service, there are two beautiful churches within the estate. Neither church requires you to be from the local parish to use the facility, so it is open to all. St. Mary’s Church is ideally located on its own private island. As there is no electricity supplied to the church's remote location, all wedding ceremonies are conducted purely by candlelight for a magical, romantic setting.

St. Mary’s also boasts its own helipad so you can arrive in dramatic style! From the Bell Longranger Helicopter to a Bentley Continental GTC, Orchardleigh offers a variety of wedding transportation for you to hire.

For overnight guests, the estate can accommodate up to 85 guests in 41 opulent bedrooms in the main house.

Orchardleigh Estate is an award-winning venue; it was declared Somerset Wedding of the Year, named second best UK Venue by Perfect Wedding Magazine, and voted ninth in Marie Claire’s Best UK Venues!

  • The Estate’s Island Church, St Mary’s, is lit purely by candlelight
  • House and grounds are available for exclusive use
  • Bar and Disco until dawn!
  • Award winning venue
  • Outstanding food and service with banqueting for up to 165 guests
  • On-site overnight accommodation for 85 guests

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
Chapel on Premises
In the Country
Asian Wedding
Castle
Stately Home
Civil Ceremony Licence
Church
Outdoor License
Unique Weddings

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Alcohol Licence
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering

Evening Entertainment:

Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
Evening Reception Facilities
DJ Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted

Overnight Accommodation:

Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests

Venue Staff Assistance:

Wedding Coordinator

Venue Leisure Facilities:

Hairdresser
Beautician

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Helipad
Changing Room for Guests
Pets Welcome

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    Jen Married on 03/01/2020
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    Best venue we could have hoped for!

    This venue truly has it all. From the moment we were shown around the venue last year by Claire we fell in love. Our day was made so special by Phoebe and the rest of the staff where nothing was too much trouble for them. We had our day on a Friday in January and we were so lucky with the weather, however we viewed the venue on a cold wintry day and it looked just as spectacular.
    All the guests praised the staff, food and the venue so much it really made our day. If you're after a wow factor venue that has amazing food, drink, accommodation and caters to your every need this is the place for you. Cannot recommend Orchardleigh enough.
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    Natasha Married on 28/07/2019
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    Magical wedding day in the walled garden

    We had an amazing wedding day at Orchardleigh walled garden. The staff were amazing and did absolutely everything to make our special day perfect. A huge thank you to Carl for organising our day and to Jacqui and Nic in the office for ensuring our day went smoothly. We both couldn’t have asked for a more magical day!
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    Tara Married on 27/08/2018
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    Fabulous food, beautiful venue

    We got married in The Walled Garden at the end of August, and just wanted to say what a fantastic day it was! The venue is beautiful and the food was superb. We had a surprise helicopter ride, organised by my father and it just topped off an already incredible day! The staff were all very helpful and professional and our wedding coordinator oversaw everything to make sure the day ran smoothly so that we could focus on celebrating with our loved ones! A fabulous venue in a beautiful setting!
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    Orima Married on 30/09/2017
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    Our perfect Wedding

    Just wanted to say a long overdue Thank You to you and the team at Orchardleigh for helping us host our wonderful wedding on 30th September 2017. We completely fell in love with Orchardleigh from when we first visited in 2016, as it had everything we had dreamed of for our ideal wedding venue and you both were so kind, informative and efficient at helping us with all of our plans! We could not have been happier with the service we received.

    Thank you again for your time, help and kindness, we hope we meet with you again in the future but until then we wish you all the best!
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    A real life Fairtytale!

    My husband and I married at Orchardleigh in January last year and I know that it is incredibly cliché, but I can honestly say it was the best day of our lives! Orchardleigh is such a truly magical place and we fell in love with stunning House and breathtaking grounds as soon as we arrived on our very first viewing and just knew it was the venue for us! Right from our very first viewing the staff at Orchardleigh were so helpful and friendly, guiding us through the Wedding planning process, right up to our Big Day. On the day of our Wedding, the staff really excelled themselves. Our coordinator was absolutely fantastic and everything ran so beautifully with absolutely no little hiccups at all (well if there were we certainly weren't aware of them!). The Waiting and Bar staff were fantastic - very attentive, friendly and nothing was too much trouble – plus they always ensured we had a full glass! Almost a year on and our guests still regularly talk of our Wedding Day and often tell us it was the best Wedding that they have ever been too - which is such a wonderful thing to hear and true testimony to the staff at Orchardleigh! We are incredibly grateful to all of the staff at Orchardleigh for making our Wedding Day so utterly magical and truly perfect!
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    The Perfect Wedding

    A massive thank you to everyone at Orchardleigh; Karl, Nicola, Lilly and Chris to name a few, for our wonderful wedding reception in October 2013. From planning to the day, you made the whole experience an enjoyable and exciting time. The venue is beautiful, and you have made it a very warm and welcoming place. Despite the rain, Karl and the staff made the day run so smoothly with a perfectly relaxed atmosphere and fantastic food. All of our guests commented on how approachable and friendly the Orchardleigh staff were, how beautiful the venue was and how great the food was - so thanks again to your team. You provided us with a wonderfully warm, relaxed and thoroughly enjoyable wedding. It was everything we wanted for our day (apart from maybe a bit of sunshine!). Georgina & Will x
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    Huge Thank You

    James and I just wanted to say a huge thank-you for such a wonderful, perfect day. We really can't believe that we pulled off such an incredible day in only 6 weeks, and it was your staff that made this possible. All our guests commented on how beautiful your venue is and how brilliant your staff are. The food and drinks were superb as well.
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    Warm Homely Atmosphere

    We were so impressed with everything at Orchardleigh for our Son James wedding. From the warm homely atmosphere, friendly helpful service, fabulous fires kept tended, to the wonderful food and magical setting. It was a memorable weekend for us, and I know it was exactly what James and Anna wanted for their day. Thank you for all that you have done.
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    Everything worked so well

    Thank-you so very much for helping so kindly and unobtrusively to make Mannanne and Renato's wedding so very succesful. What a setting for a Wedding! Everything works so well, the fires burning in the hearths, the lovely furniture, the sense of being at home that you provide.All our guests loved it.
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    Wonderful wedding at Orchardeigh on 14 May 2011

    We would like to thank all the staff at Orchardleigh for the most wonderful wedding on 14 May. We literally had the best day of our lives and couldn't fault a thing. Everything went so smoothly thanks to our Wedding Co-ordinator, Karl. All our guests loved the venue and grounds as much as we did, and the food in particular was magnificent.
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    4th June 2010

    We got married there and were lucky to have had the house for two nights. I can't recommend the venue and all the staff there more highly, including the wedding co-ordinator I had. We just loved it. It is a beautiful house but it is a very relaxed place and you really do feel like it is your home while you are there.
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    Location, Location ..........

    My husband & I got married August 2010 at the small St. Marys Church on the grounds to Orchardleigh and the House hosted our reception. I could not recommend Orchardleigh house enough we had an amazing day and the lodges are beautifull. One point I would make is be very patient with the wedding co-ordinators as they are VERY slow in replying to emails and messages, the end result is worth it though.
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    An absolutely amazing day

    My husband and I have just returned from honeymoon. We had an absolutely amazing wedding day and everything went perfectly and appeared seamless!! We have also received extremely positive feedback from all our guests some of them sayin gthat it was the best wedding they have been to! The food, the admosphere, rooms and day's events were fantastic!
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    Our daughters wedding on the 20th September was a fantastic day

    Thank you Orchardleigh for making our daughters wedding on September 20th so special. It was agreat day!
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    highley reccommended!

    Our wedding at Orchardleigh House was the most perfect day we could have ever imagined! Everyone felt so welcome in the house and we were so grateful at their willingness to work with us on the elements of our day. The setting was stunning and so many people commented on it. The food was DELICIOUS! everything from the canapes to the main meal and fresh breads for the cheeses. We couldn't have hoped for a kinder wedding coordinator than Sarah. Her attention to detail helped the day run so smoothly. We have recommended Orchardleigh to so many people.

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