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Owlpen Manor

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Starting at £3,250
20 to 200 Guests

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Starting at £3,250
20 to 200 Guests

***SUMMER 2022 DATES NOW AVAILABLE DUE TO CANCELLATIONS - PLEASE CONTACT US FOR DETAILS!***

PRIVATE COTSWOLD VALLEY WITH EXCLUSIVE USE FOR A WHOLE WEEKEND, ACCOMMODATION FOR 40 ON SITE, STUNNING TUDOR MANOR HOUSE, LICENSED BARN WEDDING VENUE.

Set within a 215-acre estate, Owlpen Manor is the perfect venue for exclusive, magical wedding celebrations. With stunning surroundings, romance and intimacy, the venue can offer all you need for a wonderful, unforgettable wedding. The venue’s fantastic team of professionals will work closely with you to design your very own bespoke wedding package and will be on hand to take care of every detail.

Just a short stroll from the manor, the Church of the Holy Cross offers a romantic venue for a church service or blessing. The stunning church displays charming mosaics and stained-glass windows. Civil ceremonies can be held in the Great Hall of the Manor House, the adjoining rooms and the Cyder Barn.

Owlpen offers a number of beautiful locations within the estate for wedding receptions. The estate is available for your exclusive use for the entirety of your wedding weekend. With several marquee sites, photography sites and reception spaces, the estate is an extremely flexible setting for your day. The venue can accommodate receptions with between 20 and 200 guests. All areas are licensed and we can offer a fantastic variety of selected wines and a pay bar when required.

The Old English formal gardens offer a delightful setting for champagne and canapes, with space for up to 200 guess. Boasting magnificent views across the Owlpen Manor and the Holy Cross church, the large marquee site is the perfect spot for your event.

With its huge oak cider press and cruck trusses, and dating way back to 1446, the Cyder Barn is an intimate setting for ceremonies for up to 100 people. Next to it is the brand new Pole Barn, made from timber from the Owlpen valley: the space seats 120 people for fine dining. The barns together are a truly unique venue perfect for dinner, dancing and partying the night away.

If you’re planning a smaller wedding, the Great Hall in the Manor House provides a wonderful setting for your pre-dinner drinks, of civil ceremnoies for up to 50 people. The night before your wedding, fine dining for small groups of 10-12 people can be arranged in the Great Hall.

The estate boasts nine holiday cottages which can be exclusively hired for up to 40 guests, and we have ample space for additional camping/ glamping epxeriences. The estate offers plenty of parking on-site.

  • Exclusive use of an entire Cotswold valley for your whole wedding weekend
  • Accommodation for 40 guests in nine boutique holiday cottages
  • Medieval barn venue dating to 1446, licensed for exclusive wedding ceremonies
  • Brand new pole barn which seats 120 people
  • Acres of historic gardens to enjoy with friends and family
  • Church located just metres from the medieval manor house
  • Glamping, bonfires and wild swimming

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
Chapel on Premises
In the Country
Small Hotel
Unusual Weddings
Stately Home
Historic
Landmark
Marquees and Tents
Woodland and Festival
Civil Ceremony Licence
Church
Barn
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Tipis and Yurts
Unique Weddings

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Corkage Option
Allows Private Catering
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:

Health Suite

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Changing Room for Guests
Pets Welcome

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    Ian B. Getting married on 17/06/2022
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    a Wedding Photographer's perspective...

    A truly stunning place to photograph a wedding. I've been shooting weddings at Owlpen Manor for a number of year's now and and never tire of it's beauty, both inside (the house, Cyder Barn and wonderful new Pole Barn...) and out. There are so many 'wow' shot locations to choose from (my favourite is in front of the Grist Mill with the lake reflections which looks like a Constable painting!) and they're all within a couple of hundred yards or so which is great when timings are tight.

    If you are looking for something 'quintessentially Cotswold's' with gorgeous photography locations then Owlpen Manor, with it's wonderful new Pole Barn and brilliant team, is up there with the very best wedding venues in the country.
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    Daisy C. Married on 22/09/2021
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    Best day EVER!!!

    Look, I’m not very eloquent but hear me out.
    I’ll take you back to 28/09/2020 newly engaged and excited. I had always wanted a really low key wedding however my (now) husband was keen for something a bit bigger.
    I had looked around online and nothing was hitting the spot.
    My mum.. (obviously - she’s a babe), sent me the link to owlpen. We arranged to have a little look around and instantly fell in love with the venue and Bella.
    Organising things During lockdowns and all that stuff, they were amazing.
    Now.. fast forward to 21/09/2021. Me, my partner, our kids, family, friends are all having a bbq the night before the wedding, chilling and sorting everything out for the next day on site.
    Cottages were really cute and well equipped, made it feel like a real little holiday!
    THE WEDDING DAY.. let me tell you, with Tonya, Bella and Theo there I did not need to worry about a thing! It all went so smoothly and they had our back the whole time!
    All of our guests had the same thing to say to us “I’ve never been to a more relaxed wedding, it’s so chill” this is down to the venue and staff in my opinion.
    It all just felt amazing and relaxed, ‘well seasoned catering’ were also incredible. The food was amazing and the staff were next level great!
    It’s a week later and I want to go back already! Xx
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    Henry G. Married on 04/09/2021
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    Email I sent following our wedding weekend

    The email I sent to the Owlpen team following our wedding:

    ''First of all an enormous thankyou for the weekend just passed, self induced stress aside, it was one of the best weekends I’ve ever had and a large chunk of that was down to you guys as a team. We had many, many comments about how fantastic the venue was and that the cyder barn looked amazing as well! Furthermore even to the last minute you guys were so incredibly helpful and supportive and we are both incredibly grateful.''

    Owlpen Manor's reply:

    Thanks to B and H for being such a warm and friendly couple. It was a pleasure to host your wedding here at Owlpen. Keep in touch!
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    Alex I. Married on 17/07/2021
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    The Most Amazing Weekend Ever

    Well where do I start with what an absolutely amazing wedding weekend we had at Owlpen Manor. From the moment we arrived to the time we left, we felt so welcome and looked after. We could not recommend it enough as a the perfect wedding venue!

    What set Owlpen apart for us was the personal touch. Hugo and Bella were fabulous - having had to delay our wedding by a year, they supported us throughout and stayed in touch making a tortuous delay much more bearable!

    Over the course of the weekend, the whole team were there at every moment (big shout outs to Hugo, Bella, Theo and Sam). They were in contact with all our suppliers in advance and ensured all knew where to go and the timings for each which took the stress of the day away from us. In terms of catering, we opted for Owlpen’s recommendation - Raoul and Well Seasoned Cotswold Caterers. Again we would not hesitate to recommend Raoul - his food was absolutely superb and he made it fun at the same time. From the Friday evening to the wedding breakfast, to late night snacks - it was all absolutely delicious and so well received by all.

    The venue and grounds are absolutely stunning and the team made it look incredible for the day of our wedding, with fire pits, hay bails and a fabulous marquee. The on site accommodation is also absolutely wonderful, and there is wild swimming on site - which our guests loved.

    Thank you to you all for such an amazing wedding weekend! It was so so perfect and Owlpen will always hold a very special place in our hearts.
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    Henrietta B. Married on 05/06/2021
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    Stunning, unique and personalised venue for happiest day our of lives

    My husband and I chose Owlpen Manor for our wedding as not only does it have the backdrop of the beautiful manor house but also accommodation for 40 guests, an utterly gorgeous church, beautiful new barn and stunning gardens all on site and all for the whole weekend. It allowed us to have a very personal wedding weekend with the decorations and touches that we wanted. From the first time we went to view Owlpen, Bella, Hugo and the Team made us feel so welcome, always answered our questions quickly and supported us in having our vision of our big day. This also included postponing our wedding twice due to the Pandemic changing from a 125 person wedding to a 30 person one. Theo the bar manager is also a huge asset to the team. From small touches to making sure we had desert wine glasses to helping us find new suppliers when we moved dates, to helping us with extra tables, we can't recommend Owlpen highly enough. We even had a bottle of prosecco left for us in the gorgeous Tithe Barn accommodation. We had a truly magnificent, magical weekend in the most beautiful of settings and can't thank Bella and team enough.
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    Abby S. Married on 22/05/2021
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    Worth the wait!

    We booked our original wedding date back in 2018 after falling in love with Owlpen after our viewing. The fact that we could use the venue for the whole weekend was a big positive for us as many of our guests had to travel from across the country.

    Unfortunately we had to postpone our wedding last year due to Covid and Bella and Hugo were so supportive. They constantly kept us updated on the guidance and what this meant for our wedding day. Without their support, the lead up to our wedding would have been much more stressful, given all the uncertainty with the restrictions for weddings. They worked with us to make our wedding day perfect despite the Covid restrictions in place.

    All our guests commented on how wonderful the venue and accommodation was and how helpful and friendly all the staff were on the day. We’re so glad that we had Owlpen for our venue and would definitely recommend to any couples looking for a beautiful, secluded Cotswold venue.
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    K Davies Married on 07/08/2021
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    Amazing wedding day

    Owlpen manor, the Cyder barn, Pole barn and grounds are all beautiful. All of the staff were so helpful and friendly which is such a relief. We will never forget our day, everybody had a great time!
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    Katrina D. Married on 04/08/2021
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    Owlpen Manor

    We had the most wonderful civil partnership celebration at Owlpen Manor this summer. The whole day was perfect from start to finish. The Owlpen team of Bella, Hugo, Tonya and Theo ensured that everything that we had planned together ran smoothly and every detail was taken care of. The location is just stunning and the Pole Barn ,Cyder Barn and outside space meant we had opportunity to host a really stylish, relaxed party for our family and friends. Our guests raved about the canapes and drinks reception in the beautiful manor gardens. Delicious food, fantastic service and fun bar staff all meant we have a most fantastic day to remember. Having use of the cottages meant our families and friends who came from afar could relax nearby and we could use the Grist Mill for a small family party the night before. A fantastic, fabulous experience was had by all!
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    Laura G. Married on 24/07/2021
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    Beautiful Cotswolds venue with accommodation on site

    Can't recommend Owlpen enough. It is such a beautiful venue in the Cotswolds - has a few options for where you can get married. We chose the Cyder Barn as it's beautifully rustic and fit with our theme / guest volumes. The staff are incredible and so helpful - especially Bella & Theo who went above and beyond for us. The amazing thing about the venue is that there are 9 cottages on site, so you can have your nearest and dearest stay with you. It is also a venue that you have for 3/4 days - so you can really make a weekend of it. We did a chilled drinks reception on Friday before the big day where guests could meet each other, then had brunch catered by the wonderful Raoul (Owlpen's preffered caterer) and held our own BBQ on the Sunday at one of the cottages. Meant we got to spend more time with everyone and the weekend was incredible.
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    Richard M. Married on 10/07/2021
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    Our wedding

    Really helpful with organising our wedding particularly given covid restrictions. Brilliant on the day too, really made the day come together, we are extremely grateful to Hugo, Bella, Theo and all the staff

    Owlpen Manor's reply:

    It was a pleasure to host Richard's wedding here at Owlpen. Great guests who were extremely understanding of the Covid situation, and both friendly and communicative.
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    Glastonbury Married on 19/06/2021
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    Amazing venue with helpful, friendly staff that made a wedding weekend extra special

    We had a amazing day/weekend at Owlpen with everything above our expectations. We choose this venue as our dog could be our ring bearer and was allowed everywhere with us which made the day extra special. Due to COVID this was our 3rd attempt and Bella, Hugo and Mel worked with us to still make it our special day, keeping us updated with everything and replying promptly to emails and phone calls. Even my suppliers were impressed with Owlpen as they had rang them all to personally introduce themselves and make sure they knew where they we going. I could’ve of asked for a more perfect day to the beautiful countryside, quirky and pretty cottages, friendly and helpful staff. My guests had a wonderful weekend and some even going back for a weekend break.
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    Collette Married on 10/11/2018
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    Perfect Autumn wedding

    We had an incredible wedding - thank you to you and all your staff for making it happen.
    It exceeded everything we dreamed of so thank you. The venue looked gorgeous in the autumn colours!
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    Hannah Married on 04/10/2018
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    absolutely perfect

    Thank you so so much for making our wedding day absolutely perfect! Even arranging for the sunshine to come out, nice touch! We are so grateful that everything went so smoothly, we had the best day ever as did our friends and family! We just want to do it all over again. You guys are fantastic and the venue is amazing.
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    Bec Married on 08/09/2018
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    The perfect wedding day.

    We fell in love with Owlpen Manor the moment we arrived to view the venue, and from then we could not imagine getting married anywhere else. The grounds are stunning and there were so many places for photographs or for guests to explore. Everyone at Owlpen was so welcoming and accommodating, nothing was too much trouble. Woodruffs, the caterers associated with Owlpen, were fantastic, and our guests are still talking about how good the food at our wedding was. The Cyder Barn and the marquee were both perfect for our wedding, and we had so much scope to decorate the marquee just as we wanted. The accommodation on site was perfect for our guests who stayed, so much so that a few of them want to come back to visit! We were so glad to be able to get married at Owlpen Manor, it was centric to the perfect wedding day.

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Find out more about our amazing midweek wedding deal, an all-inclusive package offering venue hire, food and alcohol for 40 people, plus the bridal suite and other extras. Enquire at the estate office for details!

Exclusive use of a whole Cotswold valley

15th century barn licensed for civil ceremonies

Accommodation for 40 on site

Stunning gardens and grounds

Contact Bella on sales@owlpen.com or 01453860261 for details!

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