The Moat House is a picturesque wedding venue in the heart of the English countryside. Nestled within the village of Acton Trussell, our waterside location and historic Grade II listed Farmhouse make the perfect setting for your country wedding.
Perfect for more intimate ceremonies, the Colin Lewis Suite seats up to 70 guests under the atmospheric oak beams of the oldest part of the building, the Grade II listed Farmhouse. Flooded with natural light, The Orangery is usually home to our award-winning restaurant, but you can choose to make it the setting for an unforgettably romantic ceremony. If your heart is set on an outdoor wedding, you can make the most of our grounds by taking your vows against the backdrop of our picturesque Lakeside Pergola. With views out over the canal and stunning Staffordshire countryside, the Acton Suite is the ideal blank canvas for larger ceremonies, holding up to 130 guests. We are licensed to hold civil marriages and civil partnerships, or if you’re thinking of a church ceremony, Acton Trussell’s 800 year old Anglican church - St James’ - is just a few hundred yards away.
The head chef and kitchen team behind our double AA rosette restaurant deliver delicious fine dining and feasting for you and your guests. Our carefully developed menus provide exceptional choice, with a focus on a classically cooked British cuisine that makes use of fantastic local produce. The talented kitchen brigade are happy to cater for different tastes, styles and dietary requirements and work with you to design a bespoke menu for your wedding day.
The service you will receive at The Moat House is second to none. Our friendly, experienced, professional team will make sure that you have your dream day. From designing your wedding breakfast menu to managing the flow of the day, we will guide you through the decisions you need to make and ensure everything runs smoothly when that exciting day comes around.
From our 16thcentury Farmhouse and iconic horse chestnut tree, quaint canal bridges to our snowdrop and bluebell carpeted woodland. The Moat House has never been short of beautiful backdrops for your most treasured photographs. Beyond the landscaped gardens, our lakes and the canal, there are fields and country lanes on our doorstep for you to explore.
Bespoke & Exclusive
When you choose The Moat House, you’ll have the freedom to plan your day the way you want it. Your experienced wedding concierge is there to advise and make sure you’re not overwhelmed by choice, while tailoring your wedding to you as a couple. If you would like The Moat House to be exclusively yours on your wedding day, all you have to do is ask. This includes use of all 40 bedrooms as well as the Wedding Suite, providing overnight accommodation for you and up to 92 guests. The venue will be all yours from 11am on the day of your wedding until 11am the following day.
- 16th century manor house with a moat
- Licensed to hold civil ceremonies for weddings with up to 200 guests
- Exclusive use – only one wedding per day
- Lakeside civil ceremonies
- Award winning 2 Rosette restaurant
- Four-star hotel with 41 bedrooms for overnight guests
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Lower Penkridge Road ST17 0RJ Stafford (Staffordshire)