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The Moat House Hotel

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The Moat House Hotel is a picturesque wedding venue and four-star hotel in the heart of Stafford, Staffordshire. Nestled within the village of Acton Trussell, this waterside location and historic Grade II listed farmhouse will make the perfect setting for your country wedding. This luxurious hotel is a wonderful choice if you seek an idyllic escape for your milestone celebration.

Facilities and Capacity

Perfect for intimate ceremonies, the Colin Lewis Suite seats up to 70 guests under the atmospheric oak beams of the oldest part of the building. Flooded with natural light, the orangery is usually home to the 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 the verdant grounds by saying your vows against the backdrop of the charming lakeside pergola. With views over the canal and lush Staffordshire countryside, the Acton Suite is the ideal blank canvas for larger ceremonies, holding 130 guests. This beautiful venue is licensed for civil marriages and civil partnerships. However, if you'd like a traditional church ceremony, Acton Trussell's 800-year-old Anglican church, St James', is just a few hundred yards away. From the 16th-century farmhouse, iconic horse chestnut tree, and quaint canal bridges to the snowdrop and bluebell carpeted woodland; this estate offers a breathtaking atmosphere. The Moat House has never been short of scenic backdrops for your most treasured photographs. Beyond the landscaped gardens, lakes, and the canal, there are fields and country lanes for you to explore. This stunning venue can be exclusively yours upon request, including 40 lavish bedrooms and the extravagant wedding suite, providing overnight accommodation for you and up to 92 guests.

Cuisine

The head chef and kitchen team behind The Moat House's 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.

Services Offered

The service you will receive at The Moat House Hotel is second to none. The friendly, experienced, professional team will ensure that you have your dream day. 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. To-be-weds will have the freedom to plan their momentous occasion the way they want. The experienced wedding concierge will be there to advise and make sure you're not overwhelmed by choice while tailoring your wedding to your taste.

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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    Rebecca G. Married on 24/06/2022
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    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.
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    Mollie H. Married on 15/05/2022
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    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.
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    Isabel S. Married on 21/02/2022
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    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.
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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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    Jade B. Married on 25/06/2022
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    Amazing venue and staff!

    We chose the moat house for our wedding venue purely because of it’s beautiful grounds! the venue itself is truly amazing. The staff were all lovely and so helpful and patient with us and all of our guests!
    Special thankyou to Chloe for sorting everything with us and keeping it all stress free and to Vicky who was with us all day and put up with our crazy lot! You were both amazing and ofc all of the other staff!
    Thankyou so much can’t wait to come back on our first anniversary ❤️
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    Emma A. Married on 30/05/2022
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    Truly massive

    My wife and myself are truly over the moon with our wedding on the 30th May 2022. The Moat were outstanding on all the organisation from start to finish. Chloe you were amazing with all my emails and keeping me calm through the whole planning stages. We are on cloud 9 and our day was truly magical and one memory that will last forever.
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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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