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Last update: November 2023

The Moat House Hotel is a picturesque wedding venue and four-star hotel in the heart of Staffordshire. Nestled within the village of Acton Trussell, this waterside location and historic Grade II listed farmhouse makes the perfect setting for your country wedding. From the16th century Farmhouse and iconic horse chestnut tree, quaint canal bridges to the snowdrop and bluebell carpeted woodland, The Moat House serves as the perfect backdrop for your wedding day.

Whether you’re looking for rustic charm, boho chic or modern elegance, our beautiful wedding spaces suit different seasons and styles.

Colin Lewis Suite
Perfect for smaller ceremonies (under 70 guests) and more intimate weddings receptions (under 50 guests), the Colin Lewis Suite is situated within the Grade II listed farmhouse and boasts stunning oak beams and rustic charm.

Acton Suite
With views over the canal and lush Staffordshire countryside from its private terrace, the Acton Suite is the ideal blank canvas for larger weddings, holding up 130 guests for ceremonies and wedding receptions.

The Orangery
Flooded with natural light, decadent chandeliers and oak floors, the Orangery is usually home to the award-winning restaurant, but you can choose to make it the setting for an unforgettably romantic ceremony.

Lakeside Pergola
If your heart is set on an outdoor wedding, you can make the most of the verdant grounds by saying your vows against the backdrop of the charming Lakeside Pergola. Nestled in the trees on the outskirts of the farmhouse lawn, this stunning spot is the ideal choice for your summer wedding.

Choose from 41 individually-styled and spacious rooms including doubles, twins, luxury suites and family rooms, with contemporary or more traditional design. Most importantly, all our rooms are super comfortable - offering you a peaceful night's sleep.

The head chef and kitchen team behind The Moat House's 2 AA Rosette restaurant will deliver exquisite fine dining and feasting for you and your guests. Their carefully developed menus provide exceptional choice, focusing on classically cooked British cuisine that uses fantastic local produce. The talented culinary experts will gladly cater to different tastes, styles, and dietary requirements. They will work with you to design a bespoke menu for your wedding day.

The service you receive at The Moat House Hotel is second to none. The friendly, experienced, professional team will ensure that your wedding dreams become a reality. From designing your menu to managing the flow of the day, these seasoned coordinators will guide you through the entire process, ensuring everything runs smoothly and plan your day your way.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Small hotel
Pub or restaurant
Unusual weddings
Large hotel
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

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

Evening entertainment:

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

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
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100% Recommended by couples

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Leanne Sent on 21/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect Day

We had our wedding day on 10th September and could not have asked for more. Both Emily and Chloe were fantastic at organising our day, making suggestions and ensuring everything went as planned. Nothing was too much trouble. All the staff are pleasant and helpful. Would highly recommend.
Stephanie H. Sent on 23/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing service

Amazing setting, great weather and fabulous service. The team catered for the needs of my guest really well and provide an amazing service
Karen P. Sent on 31/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Where do we even begin

My husband has terminal cancer and a gift of a wedding contactrd the moat house hotel to see if they would be willing to donate their services to us free free
I'm so glad that they said they were willing to help as we had the most magical day ever. If we some truly magical photos that I will always treasure and a day that was filled with love and aughter.
From 1st point of contact with nicola and the entire day was faultless. We will forever be thank full to the whole team. Thank you to every single member of staff who made out day so special. I would highly recommend any one to get married here
Beautiful surroundings where we had some amazing photos.
Thank you again xx
Sophie P. Sent on 04/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding 16.06.23

We got married at The Moat House on the 16th of June and the day was everything we could have dreamt of and more. The staff were amazing throughout the whole planning process and ensured everything went smoothly on the day. They were so polite to us and our guests and nothing was too much trouble. Emily and Victoria dealt with us mostly when planning and were just amazing the whole time. We couldn’t have chose a better venue, the grounds were just perfect, everything was and we just loved our day so much thanks to the fantastic team here.
Abi D. Sent on 19/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

June Wedding

Right from the start we had such a great experience with the Moat House. Our wedding ran so smoothly thanks to Victoria. All of the staff were fantastic and went above and beyond for us on our special day. Highly recommend booking with The Moat House!
Amanda W. Sent on 18/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Our Amazing Wedding Day

From start to finish nothing was to much trouble. Everything we asked for we got. Our whole day and night went like clockwork. Our planner Emily was just wonderful. Thank you so much to all of the team for a dream wedding. All our guests commented on how beautiful the food and the venue was. A perfect day. Thank you Moat House xx
Sarah Sent on 09/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

08.10.22 - A perfect day!

We knew from the very first time we visited the Moat House back in 2019 that we wanted to get married here! It is an absolutely beautiful venue, perfect for the cosy & rustic autumnal wedding we had in mind, but also stunning year-round. There are so many options and choices and it is so easy to really personalise your day- so many ceremony spaces, personally I highly recommend the Orangery, overlooking the canal, it was flooded with wonderful natural light on our sunny wedding day & looked incredible. The team were awesome in the months of planning, always happy to answer our many questions and offer great advice. On the day, everything came together so perfectly and we and our guests were looked after so well. It really was everything we hoped for and more. We absolutely made the right choice in choosing to get married here, the Moat House has become really special to us and we can't wait to come back to visit :)
Becky W. Sent on 17/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic venue

From start to finish we have had such a fantastic experience with the Moat House. Our wedding was a dream and run so smoothly. All of the staff were fantastic and they went above and beyond for us. The food was consistent and fantastic throughout the whole day with lots of compliments. We got married in the orangery which was so bright and beautiful. I am so thrilled we chose to go with the Moat House who gave us our dream wedding. Would highly recommend!
Jon Sent on 20/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Just Perfect, Jon & Anna 16th July 2022

From the very first time we set foot into the Moat House we both knew right then that this was our perfect venue to host our wedding. We first booked with them in 2019 for our 2022 wedding which thankful was not affected by covid.

All the staff at the moat house are ever so friendly & helpful. They was always so willing to help with anything & we are so thankful for Chloe, Nichola & the whole wedding team doing what they do best to make our day so special & run so smoothly we both couldn’t be anymore thankful to them all.

For anyone looking for a really beautiful venue with some amazing sights & photo opportunity’s the moat house is definitely the place for you.

For us both the moat house is somewhere special to us & somewhere that we can proudly call our happy place & somewhere we can just go to relax & have a nice drink/meal.

Again thank you to everyone at the moat house for everything.
Matthew H. Sent on 21/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely amazing

What an amazing day we had. The staff and venue made our day magical . Chloe and all of the wedding team were great with us over the previous 2 years as our original date was postponed due to covid . They were so helpful throughout the whole time and anything we asked or needed was no trouble at all. The venue is simply stunning we knew from day one the Moat House would be our special place. We would highly recommend anyone to book the Moat House for their special day
Rebecca G. Sent on 27/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The best day! Rebecca & Robert 24/06/22

Absolutely brilliant thank you to Vicky, chloe and the whole team it was absolutely perfect and we could not of wished for a better day.
Emily B. Sent on 12/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing day, wouldn’t change a thing!

We booked with the moat house 18months before our wedding and were amazed at how affordable they were for such a stunning venue (we chose mid week and out of season in October). We had regular meetings with Emily (wedding coordinator) and also received emails with updates, tips and suggestions on what we should be doing to help things tick along in the build up. The Moat house were so flexible for all suggestions on our day, they even made a cocktail from a recipe that we provided in memory of my brother who has passed away so our guests could have one in his memory. We also hired chairs and tables through the moat house who were by far cheaper than the venue dresser companies. We felt our day was so personal with everything well thought through to represent us as a couple. I stayed at the venue the night before the wedding and as there was no function on that evening I was allowed to set my DIY decorations up in the room that evening which was amazing as I could relax the next morning.

My mum, bridesmaids and me had a continental breakfast in the library whilst getting ready which was the perfect start to the day. From the get go the staff were so attentive and helpful. To my knowledge, there were no hiccups at all. Vicky (wedding coordinator) was there whenever we needed her and had usually sorted any queries that we had before we even had chance to ask. She guided us through the day ensuring I got ready and down the aisle in time and that all of the guests were happy. Vicky even went to great lengths to make sure the train on my wedding dress was perfect as I walked down the aisle - how amazing! After the ceremony we had a little drive around the village in an old Land Rover that we had hired (with a glass of champagne supplied by the moat house) which was perfect. Vicky also ensured we had time to get some photos in the rowing boat (under her expertise without falling in!) which was such a beautiful experience and I would highly recommend doing. We also hired a live illustrator (Honey Bee Illustrates) to paint our guests as their wedding favour and Vicky was kind enough to let all of the guests know to go to her for a painting made which I was very grateful for as I’d forgotten to tell a lot of the guests myself before hand. All of our guests commented on how beautiful the venue was and our wedding photos really show the perfect rustic autumnal feel that we wanted. The food was incredible including the canapés and it was amazing having our own bar which reduced waiting times. We chose to have the four poster bedroom as or bridal suite as we felt it was more rustic and cosy with a gorgeous view of the canal compared to the usual bridal suite which is much larger but at the front of the building.

We finished the celebrations off with a joint breakfast the next morning with all of our families and friends who had stayed at the venue to talk about all of our favourite bits (and some to nurse a hangover) before our guests departed for their journeys.

We had the most incredible wedding day and will value the memories made for a lifetime. We’re so glad we paid extra for a nicer photographer (Esme Whiteside) and have some incredible photos to remember our day by. There’s nothing that we’d change and nothing we could even suggest to improve on, it was perfect. We’re so grateful to Vicky, Emily and all the team at the moat house and can’t wait to go back for our 1 year anniversary.
Mollie H. Sent on 30/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Truly Amazing

We chose the moat house for our wedding and it was truly amazing, from the first time looking round to booking and the whole process was easy and nothing was too much trouble.

We had the full wedding at the moat house, we had multiple meetings with them to go over and finalise our details and nothing was too much trouble. If we had any questions they were answered rapidly, and they accommodated every need or want we had. Chloe was our point of contact throughout the booking process and was truly lovely and helpful throughout.

The bridal party stopped the night before and had a lovely meal, then the morning of the wedding we got ready in the library, we were met with a beautiful spread for breakfast from pastries to fruit with as much tea coffee orange juice and apple juice we could drink.

The library was very spacious and we wernt to crowded with 18 of us in there, Tom was our point of contact on the day, he came and introduced himself first thing and nothing was too much trouble even opening a necklace for one of my bridesmaids.

We did a lot of decorations ourselves which Tom and his team laid out even better than we ever thought it would look. They ensured we were out the way in time for the groomsman to arrive and came and got us at the time to go downstairs.

The drinks reception and nibbles package went down a storm with our guests with beautiful views outside and plenty of room inside our guests wernt cramped into a room even with the odd spell of bad weather.

We chose to have a bbq as a main meal, which was served at our choice table by table which our guests loved as they could choose what they wanted to eat instead of your traditional 3 course. Following we had an ice cream cart outside which a lot of the guests commented on as it was different the adults loved it as much as the kids.

There were plenty of rooms for our guests to stay which let us party until early hours the next morning and make the most of this truly gorgeous venue.

All in all if you were looking at marrying at the Moat house I would highly recommend the beautiful venue and it’s amazing staff you will not be disappointed.
Isabel S. Sent on 24/02/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding 21.02.2022

We had the most amazing time on our wedding day, everything was perfect and we couldn't fault it at all, I wish I could do it all again. The food was amazing and I know everyone enjoyed the meals and canapés.
Brian W. Sent on 07/11/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Regimental execution of amazing detail

Perfect Wedding - was cancelled on 2 occasions and remained flexible throughout - Vicky and Tom were excellent hosts on the day- always on hand for our guests - the food was Beautiful and delivered to perfection our individual dietary requirements- a great setting for some perfect photos- truly recommended
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