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Amy M. · Married on 15/12/2018
Even better than we could have wished for
We held our wedding at Owlpen Manor on 29 August 2021 and we couldn’t have wished for a more beautiful venue or more fantastic people to help us plan our special day.
Owlpen feels like your own private slice of idyllic countryside, where you are able to create your wedding day exactly as you want it. We loved having the whole venue for two nights and having close friends and family staying on the estate in cottages meant we had time to really enjoy the whole weekend, setting the wedding up the day before and spending time with everyone who had travelled to be there with us.
Hugo, Bella and Theo were fantastic. They helped us to put together a weekend and wedding day which was even better than we could have imagined. They were so helpful in the run up, making sure what they could accommodate our plans, which we had total free rein on. On the day Bella and Theo went above and beyond to make our day special, with Bella even becoming chauffeur for the bridal party at the last minute! And Theo making sure the reception and party went without a hitch and that everyone felt free to let their hair down.. which they did! We had many compliments on the food, by Raoul from Well Seasoned Caterers, which was delicious and putting the menu together was a thoroughly enjoyable part of the wedding planning.
The formal gardens behind the house were a beautiful setting for reception drinks and the newly built Pole Barn was perfect for the wedding breakfast. The Cyder Barn was ideal for the party part of the night, with an expertly run bar in the barn which meant you didn’t have to leave the dance floor, and many people didn’t!
We couldn’t recommend Owlpen Manor enough, we can’t wait to go back and celebrate our anniversaries in this special place. Thanks to all of the team who helped us create such a memorable weekend.Sent on 09/09/2021
Owlpen Manor's reply:Thanks Amy for your kind words. It was a pleasure to host your wedding here at Owlpen. Keep in touch!
Ian B. · Getting married on 17/06/2022
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.Sent on 17/08/2021
Henry G. · Married on 04/09/2021
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.''Sent on 06/09/2021
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!
K Davies · Married on 07/08/2021
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!Sent on 17/08/2021
Katrina D. · Married on 04/08/2021
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!Sent on 23/08/2021
Alex I. · Married on 17/07/2021
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!Sent on 30/08/2021
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.
Richard M. · Married on 10/07/2021
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 staffSent on 06/09/2021
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.
Glastonbury · Married on 19/06/2021
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.Sent on 03/07/2021
Henrietta B. · Married on 05/06/2021
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.Sent on 09/07/2021
Abby S. · Married on 22/05/2021
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.Sent on 01/07/2021