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The Moat House Hotel

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Up to 150 Guests

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.

Beautiful Spaces

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.

Award-winning Food

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.

Unrivalled Service

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.

The Grounds

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
In the Country
Small Hotel
Pub or Restaurant
Unusual Weddings
Historic
Civil Ceremony Licence
Church
Large Hotel
Outdoor License
Unique Weddings

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:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Helipad
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
Pets Welcome

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    Brian W. Married on 05/11/2021
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    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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    Rachael J. Married on 17/10/2021
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    The Perfect Start To Married Life - Rachael & Josh 17/10/2021

    This was our second perfect wedding day at The Moat House, which is situated in the beautiful Staffordshire countryside. We cannot thank the staff enough for their professionalism, their kindness and their flexibility throughout the planning and preparation stages, and with the date changes and rearrangements due to the pandemic! The Acton Suite was amazing, so beautifully laid out for both the ceremony and the wedding breakfast. Josh and I would like to thank Chloe and the Moathouse staff for looking after us so well all day. This day will remain very special to us, a perfect way to start married life. Rachael and Josh xxxxx
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    Lee A. Married on 21/07/2021
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    Our day, our way!

    We cannot recommend The Moat House highly enough following our wedding in July.

    From the initial meeting with the wedding team through to the wedding day itself, the venue and its staff were professional, accommodating and supportive. Despite numerous date changes (third time lucky!) and the uncertainty as a result of the pandemic, the staff were great and responded to all of our questions, queries and alterations promptly.

    The venue itself offers so much, from its idyllic setting and surroundings to the grounds and buildings themselves. The Colin Lewis suite proved to be the perfect space for our Ceremony, enabling us to share our special moment with a small number of family and friends. With its exposed rustic oak beams, it required little more decoration. The Acton Suite provided a modern and spacious setting for the evening reception, safely and comfortably (based on the easing of the pandemic restrictions) accommodating our additional guests, with access to the patio area and the canal side to the rear. Our guests were extremely complimentary of the grounds and the venue, including the bedrooms for those that stayed.

    The food offered on the day was amazing. Having sampled the menu options beforehand (menu tasting included in package), we were able to select our favourite meal for our guests and the catering team were able to accommodate the diverse dietary requirements. The ice-cream cart was also a big hit with guests (and ourselves) given the sunny weather!

    We are truly grateful to all of those who were involved in making our wedding day perfect!

    Mr & Mrs Andrews
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    Anna C. Married on 07/09/2021
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    Excellent!

    We had the most perfect wedding day at The Moat House. We cannot thank the venue enough for their flexibility with so many date changes and rearrangements with guest numbers due to the pandemic! We had the most glorious sunny day and it was fabulous to make use of the outdoor space available at the venue. The doughnut canapés were a particular hit with our guests! The venue is a hidden gem and we were certainly not disappointed with it! Thank you again. Mr and Mrs Coster
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    Kate C. Married on 14/08/2021
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    Wedding 14.08.21

    We can't recommend The Moat House enough, we had the most amazing wedding day from start to finish! The staff were incredible; so professional, helpful, friendly and made sure everything ran smoothly throughout the whole weekend. They keep in touch throughout the planning process too, and have been beyond accommodating for changes throughout covid (this was our 3rd date change). A big thank you to Nichola, Vicky and Vanessa for being so wonderful. Food is exceptional, we had a wedding tasting included in the package for our wedding breakfast, as well as a choice of BBQ buffet or pizza for the evening which was a huge hit! We're still on cloud 9 and will never forget this amazing day and how wonderful everyone is who works here. Thank you! Kate and Spence xx
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    Clare M. Married on 27/09/2020
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    Our perfect Wedding

    We originally booked our wedding for 100 guests to take place in March but due to COVID our wedding was cancelled due to it being just 3 days after lockdown. We were heartbroken but the staff at The Moat House were on hand immediately to arrange another date for our reduced number of guests. This took a considerable amount of emails and calls and a total change to our special day however the day we got married could not have been any more perfect. The staff were all fantastic, the food was outstanding and every last detail we had planned was brought to life by the team. Our guests have all said what a wonderful wedding it was and it was really the most perfect day.
    The venue is charming, has plenty of spaces and facilities to cater to everyones needs and the photographs from there are really spectacular too. We would have no hesitation in recommending the Moat for weddings we are just so happy we chose to have our wedding there!
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    Rachael G. Married on 29/08/2020
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    Outstanding and beautiful venue and staff

    This venue is so beautiful with the oak beams and a more intimate feel to the Colin Lewis suite and the spacious and fresh feel to the Acton suite. The grounds and surrounding area in which the venue is situated within are absolutely stunning.

    As much as we fell in love with the venue itself, it was the staff that work here that definitely swayed it for us. From the first time we visited The Moat House to view the venue, they could not have been more helpful and that didn’t just stop there. They continued to help and guide us through our planning, was at the end of every email, phone call and visit (Which was probably more often than usual with Coronavirus and were so accommodating to every changes that happened).

    We had visited many other venues beforehand and just felt like another couple that were looking to use their venue to get married. However, The Moat House were so personal and genuinely cared and wanted to make our day perfect.

    We have felt so welcomed by them and they could not have done anymore for us. The Moat House made our day so special and we felt like V.I.P’s.

    Even though we had a restricted wedding because of Coronavirus. We did not feel like we had missed out on anything that we would have done had it not been restricted and that is down to The Moat House and their lovely staff. Our day could not have been more magical.
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    Jonathan Married on 06/03/2020
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    Special day special venue

    Abosultely amazing day. From the moment we booked our wedding with the moat house communication was always exemplary making giving us maximum confidence the day would be amazing. The day itself was fantastic me an my wife would like to thank vanessa and hannah and there team for the work they did that day. From the service to the food to the planning it all went to plan and more. Fantastic venue for a day me my wife and all our guests will truly remember for a long time.
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    Paul Married on 23/11/2019
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    Fantastic venue amazing staff

    Well not sure what to say- it was that good.
    Great venue- we had two people looking after us Chloe and Nathan. Great staff all over. All went very smooth and they went out of their way to make it so.10/10. Keep it up.

    The Moat House Hotel's reply:

    Hi Paula and Paula,

    Thank you so much for taking the time to review your wedding with us! It was an absolute pleasure to be a part of your big day and from all of us at The Moat House we wish you a lifetime of happiness as Mr & Mrs!

    Best wishes,
    The Moat House team
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    Craig Married on 09/11/2019
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    Dream wedding 2019

    From booking the venue we received first class help and assurance of very fine detail . The day went so smoothly because of the staff and management , ensuring everything was ready and we were happy . The day went like clock work and made our day extra special . I would highly recommend the moat house for a wedding , they go the extra mile to say the least , thanks again x

    The Moat House Hotel's reply:

    Hi Craig & Rachael,

    Thank you so much for sharing your experience. We’re delighted to hear that our team made your wedding day extra special!

    From all of us at The Moat we wish you both a lifetime of happiness as Mr & Mrs!

    Best wishes,
    Emily
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    Chantelle Married on 27/12/2018
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    Best Day Ever!! Magical

    I wouldn’t know where to start regarding our wedding day. It really was the best day ever! Myself and my husband got married on December 27th 2017 at The Moat House, Acton Trussell. From the moment we went to the open day the staff were amazing and answered all of my silly and sometimes crazy questions/ideas and made us feel at ease. They even let me have real reindeer on the grounds which I had organised through a local charity! On the day they really did make us feel so special and kept checking everything was how we wanted and that we were okay throughout the day. I really didn’t want the day to ever end and I can’t fault any part of our special day. The food, the staff, the location. Everything was perfect!!! I would highly recommend it to anyone.
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    Mr Married on 28/10/2018
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    You are all fab

    Thank you so much for all your amazing help and support you are all fab! Our wedding would not have been half as good without you all. We are so truly thankful for everything and hold the Moat House in a special place in our hearts. We look forward to coming back at every opportunity.
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    Jill Married on 21/10/2018
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    You made our wedding a really special day

    A big thank you Rachael to yourself, The Moat House staff and of course Tom our 'master of ceremonies' you made our wedding a really special day for us everything was just perfect. Our guests were full of praise for your venue and the dinner and buffet were excellent. A special thank you again Rachael for all your help from the 'Fizz' in the morning to helping me with my train!
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    James Married on 20/10/2018
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    Mr & Mrs Longdon

    The Moat house provided us with the most wonderful wedding package! They exceeded our expectations and did above and beyond. We all had the most amazing day and have made beautiful memories! Thank you Nikki Bailey! You're a very special lady! Much love xxx
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    Helen Married on 16/10/2018
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    You made our day amazing

    Thank you for all your help in organizing our special day. The food was lovely and we have had many compliments about the food and service. You and your team made our day not just special but amazing. Once again, thank you

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