** The Midlands Asian Wedding Awards "Best Alternative Wedding Venue 2018 & 2017" **
Here at Stoneleigh Abbey, we know that every second of your day is precious, from the moment you arrive to your final goodbyes, so it goes without saying the setting must be perfect.
Stoneleigh Abbey is a stunning country estate situated amidst 690 acres of grade II* list parkland, which provides an elegant setting for your special day.
Once the ancestral home to the Leigh family, having played host to not only English Royalty, such as King Charles 1st, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, but to literacy figure Jane Austen.
With a combination of historical buildings, including Elizabethan and baroque style, parts of which date back to the mid Fifteenth century, Stoneleigh Abbey will take you and your guests back in time.
You will be spoiled for choice with several but equally remarkable spaces. Feel a sense of tranquillity as you pass through the handsome gatehouse lodges and up the lime tree lined drive to a place that promises fairy tales.
For a more traditional theme for your ceremony or reception, our West Wing’s Saloon exudes decadence with its ornate décor, timeless features and regal feel. Once dined in by Queen Victoria, the famous Saloon overlooks our stunning parkland. The Riding School is an impressive Gothic style banqueting hall, perfect for a large wedding breakfast or evening reception. Alternatively, our Vaulted Hall and Gilt Hall provide a more intimate setting for celebrations.
For a more modern feel, the restored Orangery is fantastic for a drinks reception that looks out over the River Avon and beautiful parkland. Our grounds are also available to hire for the use of a marquee for up to 500 guests. The stunning landscaped grounds provide a beautiful backdrop for your wedding photographs.
The Abbey’s rich history and links to the great Jane Austen make it a timeless romantic gem of a location. Whatever you’re looking for Stoneleigh Abbey looks to make your dream wedding come true.
5 Reviews for Stoneleigh Abbey
Recommended by 40% of couples
Rachel D. · Married on 27/07/2019
Fantastic venue for our special day
Thank you so much for making our wedding day so special. Stoneleigh abbey is so beautiful and the riding school was the perfect venue for our reception. The staff were brilliant and helped us to create our perfect day. Thank you so much!Sent on 05/09/2020
Joanna · Married on 07/08/2021
They cancelled out wedding 5 weeks before!!!
After going through the pandemic and being warned by many brides in Facebook groups the stress and turmoiled of planning a wedding during a pandemic me & my partner still agreed to go ahead. I guess we we're optimistic as we'd just gotten engaged during the lockdown, him working from home and me on furlough so seemed appropriate to use this new found time to plan our big day! We liaised with Rachel & had it all planned out to every last detail, that is until 5 weeks before the big day we were informed that they we're no longer able to facilitate our wedding due to a business obligation. No tangible explanation was given in my opinion, other than it seems they have decided to proceed with a corporate event they will financially gain more from. We are devastated! Its absolutely shocking how these companies are able to treat people like this. We were offered a full refund and apology however it is no consolation for what we've lost out on. Luckily all our vendors were understanding and agreed to rearrange, we will now have to wait another year for summer to do our big day! So disappointed.Sent on 20/08/2021
Maria · Married on 05/09/2020
Worst wedding venue
For all couples considering this venue for your wedding, it is with a very heavy heart that I’d strongly advise you against it to save yourselves the heartache I unfortunately had to go through.Sent on 29/08/2020
This was my dream venue, and after years of planning it in my head things were finally coming full circle, until covid hit and sent the world in to chaos. Nevertheless myself & my partner still were very accommodating to changes in circumstances, working to reach a new date for 2021 and proceed without requesting a refund (like many did). However things took a turn for the worst when we were asked to provide full payment for the venue, in line with the 12 week terms prior to our original planned date. This didn’t sit right with us, especially when we were refused an amended contract with the new date stipulated. Naturally our insurance questioned this and informed us that we would not be legally covered/protected without an accurate contact. Furthermore, we had already provided a 50% deposit which is more than substantial and something most venues do not require as 10-20% deposit is usually sufficient enough. Alarm bells began to ring for us further more when we were given an ultimatum to either pay up or risk losing our deposit and our rearrange wedding date - bear in mind the entire hiring experience wasn’t the best with liaising staff acting unprofessional, always late to viewings and not very accommodating in their manner. BUT because we had always wanted the venue we mistakenly overlooked the red flags ? this is something I deeply regret! Please note if the customer service levels are poor/your gut feeling is telling you these people don’t have your best interest at heart, you need to not progress that any further and look for other options. I wish we did this. We spent months begging and pleading, endless emails, phone calls and messages. They were heartless, relentless and only after one thing - OUR MONEY. It took third party/legal assistance for us to retrieve our money back, and even that was delayed for months due to them being negligent and purposefully ignoring us. Both Stoneleigh Abbey & Monsoon Venue Group should be ashamed for their unethical business practises. Regardless of anything this is someone’s special day, something we’d spent countless sleepless nights having to worry about whilst they revelled in our misery at such an awful time. Not only had I lost loved ones due to covid, I’d also lost my dream wedding day, and that is something which will stick with me for the rest of my life. The way we were treated was absolutely disgusting, their lack of morals was appalling and I hope they realise that monopolising off the misfortune of good people, pressurising & subjecting couples to constant torment and unfair treatment will never grow your business in this industry! By far the worst customer service I have ever received. This isn’t a position I ever dreamt I’d be in, and I hope nobody ever makes the mistake of dealing with Monsoon venue group or Stoneleigh abbey for their dream day.
Stoneleigh Abbey's reply:Dear Maria (which we both know is not your real name)
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