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Last update: February 2024

Stanbrook Abbey is a magnificent wedding venue just a stone's throw from the Cotswolds. Set in the heart of Worcestershire and surrounded by magnificent rolling hills, historic villages, and picturesque footpaths, Stanbrook provides you with the perfect setting for your dream wedding. Once a former abbey, this Grade II listed, 16th-century luxury hotel now prides itself as a stunning wedding venue with indulgent touches abound. With a licence to host your ceremony, you can host your entire day in these exquisite surroundings.

Facilities and Capacity

Stanbrook Abbey offers couples the flexibility to choose from a small intimate affair or a larger celebration within the exclusive contemporary setting of St Anne's or the grand backdrop of the Callow Great Hall. An exquisite garden pavilion can seat a further 290 guests providing the perfect neutral canvas for individual style. Whatever style celebration you choose to have, Stanbrook Abbey's experienced and dedicated events team will be on hand to assist every step of the way. As you make your entrance through the large ornate gates, Stanbrook Abbey reveals itself as a truly breathtaking venue. The building itself is a splendid marriage of historic and contemporary architecture, leaving your heart a flutter with the possibilities of how your wedding may unfold. Reception drinks on the terrace, photographs taken on lover's swing, friends and family gathered in the prestigious Callow Great Hall - Stanbrook Abbey promises to deliver memories you can cherish for a lifetime.

Services Offered

The Stanbrook Abbey team have extensive experience in creating unique and memorable wedding celebrations. Driven by a desire to immerse couples in the moment, they ardently deliver a thoughtful service infused with creativity and innovation. A dedicated wedding coordinator will be on hand to ensure your day runs smoothly from start to finish. Catering can be provided in-house, or you can hire private caterers if you prefer. The Abbey also boasts a wonderful selection of accommodation ideal for both your and your guests tired heads. Moreover, boasting a range of suites, or the self-contained Manor House, there are even more luxurious locations for your first night as newlyweds.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Stately home
Historic
Landmark
Church
Large hotel
Outdoor license

Ceremony options:

Chapel or temple on-site
Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Private catering allowed
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Marquee available
Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Master of ceremonies/toastmaster
Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:

Beautician

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Helipad
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
Pet-friendly
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5.0 out of 5 rating
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162 reviews
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100% Recommended by couples
Harley
Harley H. Sent on 19/02/2024
5 out of 5 rating

The Hetherington Wedding

We can not thank Stanbrook Abbey enough. Liza and Iris were absolutely fantastic from our very first meeting right up until the big day! They serviced our every need and went above and beyond to cater for ourselves and our guests. The venue had the WOW factor and all of the staff were phenomenal. A truly magical day made even better by the truly magical team at Stanbrook Abbey. If we could review with more stars we absolutely would. Thank you
Rebecca
Rebecca S. Sent on 13/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Outstanding

We originally booked Stanbrook Abbey 3 years ago as we were blown away by the venue when visiting for a wedding show day.
We both couldn’t be happier with having our wedding here, the venue sells itself and it’s just stunning. We booked with Jody who was amazing and couldn’t be more helpful always answering my queries and emails and helped with every step of the process.
Me and my bridesmaids hired the Manor House the night before and I couldn’t recommend it enough it’s absolutely stunning and so special to spend the night there before.
Hayley
Hayley Sent on 09/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding of our dreams

It’s hard to know where to start because we cannot put into words how grateful we are to all those at Stanbrook Abbey for helping to give us our dream wedding day. The first time we saw the venue, we knew we wanted to get married there, it was everything we dreamed of. And from start to finish, those at Stanbrook Abbey impressed and kept on impressing. Each and every member of staff went above and beyond for our day and our guests cannot stop talking about how amazing both the venue and the staff are. We have had countless comments that it is the best wedding they have ever been to, and this is not just down to us, but down to this beautiful venue and their amazing staff. They did not miss anything and were on hand every minute during both the lead up and the wedding day itself. The venue is just unbelievably breathtaking, even more so when you are actually there and being able to stay there with our guests and make use of the beautiful Manor House made it even more special. The food was outstanding, the service was 10/10, the organisation and the care put into our day was just second to none. All at Stanbrook abbey made us feel special, but we have to mention Jodie and Clyde who became such special parts of our day by doing whatever they could to ensure it was perfect. They are both friendly, approachable and amazing people who just want what’s best for the couples they are working with. Not one detail was missed. We even had a personalised teddy in our room the night of our wedding. We will continue to visit and stay at Stanbrook as it now holds a special place in our hearts and always will. Once again, thank you to Stanbrook abbey and ALL of the staff for the best day of our lives.
Lauryn
Lauryn Sent on 07/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely incredible!

I cannot thank every person at stanbrook Abbey enough for making our day the most incredible of our lives. From the second we walked through to door for our first tour, right through to the service the morning after the wedding, everything was beyond beautiful. We had so many compliments on how stunning the venue is, the quality of the food, the professionalism of the staff - we would choose this venue again and again! Absolutely loved that so many guests could stay over too, this made for a lovely morning sharing breakfast together.
Cannot recommend the Manor House enough for the night before - having all of the bridal party in one place on the morning of the wedding was just a dream.
Thank you so much to the whole team, we only wish we could do it all over again!
Natasha
Natasha Sent on 05/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The most magical day ever

We cannot thank Stanbrook Abbey enough for making our wedding day the best day we could have imagined. The first day we went to view the venue we fell in love. The Abbey is absolutely stunning, the marquee is huge and we loved having all of our guests under one roof. The venue has a hotel and a 24 hour bar, so this was perfect for lots of our guests being able to stay over, our wedding finished at 1am and the we ended up going to George’s bar until 3.30am. We loved having breakfast altogether in the morning and every single guest commented how beautiful the venue was.
Caylie was our wedding co ordinator and from day one she has been fantastic at communicating. She made everything run so smoothly, we even saw her on our wedding day and cannot thank her enough for helping us organise our dream wedding.
Clyde was our events manager, he was so friendly, approachable and again made everything run so smoothly. Nothing was ever too much to ask and he always made sure we had a drink in our hand and that the guests were always happy.

We cannot thank Stanbrook Abbey enough!!!
Jason
Jason H. Sent on 04/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The perfect venue

Stanbrook Abbey really was the perfect venue for our wedding, but it was the staff and organisation that made it such a special place.

We fell in love with the place the first time we viewed it as a prospective venue for our wedding. The atmosphere, elegance and the overall vibe helped us decide there and then it was where we wanted to get married, the Callow Great Hall was stunning.

Becca was our wedding planner and she was superb, very organised and always willing to help. Any queries or requests were dealt with promptly and always to our satisfaction.

The day itself was an absolute dream and in no small part to the amazing Iris who was our event manager on the day. She was definitely the star of the show ensuring everything ran smoothly and to plan.

What else to say? Beautiful beautiful venue, amazing staff. We'd do it all over again at Stanbrook in heartbeat.

Jay and Jo
Matt
Matt R. Sent on 14/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Just Perfect !!!

Matt and Sam Rhodes - wedding 11th August 2023... What can we say??? It was just perfect!! The planning, the attention to detail, the help, the quality of everything, the people that we dealt with, the suppliers that we were introduced to, were all just amazing. We have only just received our pictures and films back and they are just sublime!! This truly is a magical place and our day couldn't have gone any better. Special thanks to Becca our Wedding Coordinator and Liza the Manager that showed us everything and made all of those important introductions. If you are looking for a venue for your special day with just that little bit something extra, you won't find better than Stanbrook !
Eileen
Eileen O. Sent on 16/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Utter Perfection

It is hard to know where to begin when describing Stanbrook Abbey and our wedding day - we feel "utter perfection" probably sums it up best! From the moment that we viewed the venue, we knew it was the place where we wanted to get married and we were so lucky to have the fabulous Jodie guide us through each step of the way. Super professional (her email response times are beyond lightening speed!) and so efficient, Jodie makes planning your wedding feel fun, not stressful. And Iris, who was running the day for us was bright and warm and made the day run without a hitch. But these two are not alone in their fantastic level of customer service - every member of the team goes the extra mile to make sure that you, and your guests, have a day to remember. The venue is stunning - incredibly photogenic - and even though it rained all day, we didn't even notice as you can move seamlessly around the venue with no need to put a foot outside if the weather is not on your side. We got married in the Callow Great Hall, followed by wedding breakfast in the Garden Pavillion and then the evening reception in St Anne's. There is so much space here and it is so versatile so you can customise it to fit with your dream wedding. The food was so good - our guests all commented how great it tasted "Not like normal wedding food!" and flexibility to meet all guests needs is easily accommodated. We had the absolute best day of our lives and we cannot wait to go back and celebrate our first anniversary (and many thereafter) at Stanbrook Abbey.
Joanna
Joanna R. Sent on 20/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A venue that has it all

We had the most amazing small initiate wedding at Stanbrook a few weeks ago. Everything from the options for rooms, the grounds, staff, food, was amazing. Everyone went above and beyond to ensure everything ran smoothly on the day and as for the hotel and location itself, you can’t go wrong. Jodie, our wedding planner, was responsive, took initiative and communicated well with us in the run up. Everything was taken care of on the day.
Kelly
Kelly W. Sent on 26/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic - highly highly recommended!!

Stanbrook Abbey is a stunning location with service to match. The wedding coordinator is excellent and immediately gave us the confidence that she was totally in control and made you feel like you were the only couples she was looking after!! The pre event organisation was outstanding including tasting the menu and wine. On the day there was nothing we had to do - everything was arranged just as we had discussed. Perfection. The staff are so friendly and nothing is too much trouble - even looking after our Frenchies during the ceremony!!
Martin
Martin W. Sent on 13/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Simply WOW - nothing was too much trouble

After many months of looking around, my wife and I made the decision to get married at Stanbrook Abbey Hotel. Initially we thought it was out of our price range but after a lot of researching, the package we got gave excellent value when you took everything in to consideration. Whilst all of the staff were absolutely fantastic at Stanbrook we do need make a couple of “shout outs”. Firstly is Clyde .. simply WOW, what a guy. He organised his team in a clockwork fashion and was simply outstanding and is a massive asset to Stanbrook, if possible you want him by your side for the day. Secondly is Liza who dealt with us from start to finish. Nothing was too much trouble and I would go to her for any kind of future family events to make the arrangements.
A few of words of advice from us if booking Stanbrook for you wedding. 1. Book the manor house the night before so that the bride and bridesmaids are on site for the morning. It saves stress, it’s perfectly located and saves costs due to not needing a wedding car. 2. Don’t cut corners with a photographer and ideally get someone who knows Stanbrook such as “Incircles photography” as there are so many places to get great shots. 3. If you want the day to bump from fantastic to a fairy tale wedding, employ Secret Garden to dress the rooms. 4. Don’t worry about paying for the rooms that need to be taken as part of the package, we were worried we wouldn’t have enough guests staying overnight to cover the costs of their own rooms but this was not an issue in the end at all. 5. The house wines are excellent – don’t upgrade for the sake of it
To summarize we were told that if you get your wedding day “right” it will be the best day of your life and I thought this would be a hard expectation to meet …… the Team at Stanbrook Abbey made this happen .
Thank you Z & M
Gill
Gill R. Sent on 24/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic wedding venue

Stanbrook Abbey: a perfect wedding venue. Jodie is a gr8 event coordinator.
Adrian
Adrian S. Sent on 17/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Best Wedding Venue in Worcestershire - if not the UK

From the outset, from the early planning days, we got engaged here and Stannbrook were EXTREMELY accommodating in providing a private dining room for me and also use of the Great Hall in which to actually do the proposing. After she said YES, we had to also get married here, so we did.
Caylie Pagett was FABULOUS throughout the whole process as our Wedding Coordinator at the venue. We hired the Manor House for 2 nights over the wedding which was just Awesome for the family to relax and feel at home.
The day itself was so well planned that it went like clockwork. Wedding breakfast was awesome. All of the external wedding companies we bought in to take part in our special day were liaised with brilliantly and everything went off without a hitch.
We can't recommend Stanbrook too highly, it was, and is, a simply stunning venue for both the wedding ceremony itself, photographs, wedding breakfast, disco, overnight accommodation, etc. etc.
Samantha
Samantha W. Sent on 15/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The Wow Factor

From the bottom of our hearts, we would to thank Stanbrook Abbey & the team for a fantastic day. Jodie, Clyde & all the staff did everything in their power to make our wedding day extra special. Everything went like clockwork, with an exceptional standard of service. The little details and final touches by the team were a wow factor.
Getting married in the Abbey is the most beautiful experience as it is a stunning venue. We had the East wing for the wedding breakfast & the food was served to a very high standard, we used Wendy from Secret Garden to supply the decor, which just look perfect.
We would recommend Stanbrook Abbey as one of the most wonderful places to get married, no stress, just a fabulous day. Thank you again Stanbrook Abbey from the new Mr & Mrs Parkes xx
Cat
Cat L. Sent on 10/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Sparrey Wedding 29/09/22

From the moment we first arrived at Stanbrook Abbey Hotel we fell completely in love with the venue and decided this was the place for our special day.

Jodie was there every step of the way to guide us through the planning process and answer any queries we had no matter how big or small and even came to see us both on the morning of the wedding to introduce us to our wedding host Clyde.

Clyde was a brilliant host, so welcoming and easy to talk to, whilst paying special attention to make sure we both enjoyed our day and that all our guests were happy.

The food and the waiting staff were faultless, again nothing you asked was to much trouble they were more than happy to accommodate any additional needs.

We would also definitely recommend a stay in the Rose Room, we opted for 2 nights in here rather than 1 night in the Master Suite and we were not disappointed, it is such a beautiful room.
Little touches like a personalised Teddy Bear with our names and wedding date on waiting for us in our room after the ceremony make this place special.

We had the most amazing day celebrating with our family and friends and wish we could do it all over again! We would definitely recommend Stanbrook Abbey Hotel to anyone looking for a wedding venue.
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Events

25 May
Open Door

Join them for their wedding showcase day on Saturday 25th May!

Available through appointment only, their wedding coordinators will be on hand to show you everything Stanbrook Abbey has to offer and answer any of your questions! Booking is available by calling the hotel directly or email.

Date: From 25/05/2024 to 25/05/2024 Schedule 10:00 - 15:00
Place: Callow End, Worcester, Worcestershire
15 Sep
Open Door

Join them for their wedding showcase day on Sunday 15th September!

Available through appointment only, their wedding coordinators will be on hand to show you everything Stanbrook Abbey has to offer and answer any of your questions! Booking is available by calling the hotel directly or email.

Date: From 15/09/2024 to 15/09/2024 Schedule 10:00 - 15:00
Place: Callow End, Worcester, Worcestershire
06 Oct
Open Door

Join them for their wedding showcase day on Sunday 6th October!

Available through appointment only, their wedding coordinators will be on hand to show you everything Stanbrook Abbey has to offer and answer any of your questions!

Booking is available by calling the hotel directly or email.

Date: From 06/10/2024 to 06/10/2024 Schedule 10:00 - 15:00
Place: Callow End, Worcester, Worcestershire

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Callow End WR2 4TY Worcester (Worcestershire)
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