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Last update: November 2023
Tucked away in the stunning countryside on the border of Northamptonshire and Leicestershire, The Woodlands is a beautiful outdoor space where couples can get married surrounded by nature. From summertime ceremonies to twilight festivities, we cater to all wedding types and will ensure each and every one is entirely unique.
The venue boasts two stunning ceremony locations, both indoor and outdoor, each with their own unique charm. Licensed for up to 100 guests for civil ceremonies, with the option for up to 180 evening guests, The Woodlands offers everything you need to celebrate your perfect day.
The Woodlands offers more than just a picturesque setting. You can enjoy exclusive access to our enchanting forest village, which includes both indoor and outdoor ceremony locations, a luxury tipi, an outdoor kitchen, a firepit, and onsite accommodation for you and all your guests.
THE NIGHT BEFORE
The stunning North Lodge located on the Hathorne Estate is available for wedding parties to stay the night before, giving you time to relax and prepare on the morning of your big day.
Boasting 6 bedrooms, the Lodge can sleep up to 11 people. With 2 bathrooms and a spacious light filled dressing room, there is ample room for everyone to get ready. Complete with kitchen and homely lounge overlooking the beautiful countryside surroundings, providing the perfect back drop for those unforgettable morning preparations.
Host your wedding ceremony outdoors from our enchanted Hideaway. With the dappled sun shining through the trees and birds singing in the open air, you will truly feel at one with nature.
With floor-to-ceiling windows, you can enjoy the best of both worlds with an exceptional indoor ceremony room that offers outstanding views over the woods. The contemporary and stylish venue has a truly relaxed atmosphere with natural light in abundance, providing the perfect canvas on which to design your dream wedding.
FROM GOURMET TO GRAZE
The Woodlands benefits from having its own in-house kitchen team led by our highly skilled Executive Head Chef. Our carefully curated wedding breakfast options complement the unique setting and are designed to delight and above all taste outstanding!
From gourmet dining to relaxed buffets, our extensive food and drink options mean you’re sure to find something that suits your style. Whatever you choose, it’s guaranteed to leave an impression.
A DAY WITH A DIFFERENCE
Manicured lawns and wild flowerbeds surround The Woodlands – an ideal location for fun and games, as well as fantastic photo opportunities. Enjoy drinks and lawn games before gathering everyone together to toast marshmallows around the firepit as the sun starts to set.
A NIGHT TO REMEMBER
Continue the celebrations with your family and friends as night time falls upon the Woodlands. Welcome your evening guests with a hand crafted cocktail and party the night away to your choice of entertainment.
Nestled in woodland treetops, just away from the main venue hides the stunning Treehouse Suite. Sleep amongst the trees for the first night as a newly married couple.
After a truly unforgettable day, having a cosy bed waiting for you sounds absolutely perfect. When you book The Woodlands for your wedding day, you and your guests have exclusive access to all of our accommodation so there’s no need for anyone to make a long trip home at the end of the night.
The following morning, gather once again in the Woodlands for a Full English breakfast before departure.
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Everything you need for a perfect out door experience wedding
The restaurant and food doesn’t disappoint at all . Absolutely excellent service and support.
The wedding venue team are superb in understanding your individual needs and budget .
I don’t know of another venue in Leicestershire that can do so much properly and unique bespoke wedding as well as The Woodlands x
Thank you for everything!
Everyone kept telling us how the canapés were the best they had ever had at a wedding and the burgers went down a storm in the evening that by the time I knew what time it was they had all gone!
We have had so many of our friends and family, but also all of our suppliers, say what a great venue The Woodlands. I think because it is so separate you feel like you are somewhere else completely and the atmosphere there is just amazing. On the morning it was all so calm and relaxing while getting ready and we were so thrilled to be able to stay the evening before and we think that this just made our day even more special for us and the weather held out for us with the exception of 5 minutes of rain which I can live with :).
Again, just want to say a huge thanks to all the staff on the day who did a fantastic job and really delivered the day that we hoped for.
Thank you so much to everyone
All the staff on the day were amazing. We didn’t even notice them running around changing the venue from ceremony to dinner to evening. Everyone was professional and helpful!
We couldn’t have chosen a better venue. Had so many people compliment on the food and how it’s the best they’ve ever had. In fact, one of my favourite memories is my bridesmaid shouting how this is the best dessert she’s ever had at our wedding breakfast!!
So many people asked where we’d found this gem of a venue and how beautiful the whole setting was in The Woodlands.
We also used so many of your recommended suppliers from your open days including Victoria’s Cake Company, Princess Occasions and Bird and the Bad Man for our evening entertainment and all of them were flawless so thank you again for that!
It was everything I’ve ever dreamed off since being a little girl and I wish I had an excuse to hire The Woodlands again. I’m already planning on booking The Treehouse for a nice little break.
Thank you so much!
From the bottom of our hearts, thank you!
We are so grateful for everything you did for us and we had so so many lovely compliments saying that our wedding had set the bar for all future weddings.
Thank you for all your hard work!
Every single guest, young and old, had a fantastic time. Everything went according to plan thanks to your expertise and we all thoroughly enjoyed every minute of the day.
The venue is so perfect, the food is delicious and caters for all tastes, and the grounds and accommodation are all so lovely. The whole combination made for a perfect day so again we're sending huge thanks to you and everyone who helped make it our day to remember.
We are so glad that we chose The Woodlands!
From booking, through to planning, tasting and the big day itself, everything was wonderful. I think just about everyone who came said what a beautiful venue it is. We were so lucky on the day to be able to use The Hideaway for the ceremony, to hear the birds chirruping throughout was quite magical. The venue rooms themselves were just perfect for the flow of everyone throughout the day, having the guest rooms so close by meant that everyone could take time for themselves to relax during the quieter parts of the day and come back to party when they were ready. The food was gorgeous, more than we could have expected.
Staying in the Treehouse overnight just topped it off. Waking up in the beautiful countryside with a coffee on the balcony was perfect. Being able to share breakfast with our wonderful guests was so special. They all had great reviews of their rooms as well.
We are so glad that we chose The Woodlands for our day.
Such a perfect day!
From planning to the actual day, you were amazing!
From planning to the actual day, you were amazing!
Wonderful place, amazing team!
We couldn't have been more impressed!
Thank you so much!
We and all our guests had such an amazing time.
Thank you also to all of the staff at Hothorpe Hall & The Woodlands.
Couldn't have hoped for a more magical day!
We were able to enjoy the day and live every moment because your team were so organised and attentive throughout. You had all taken great care of every detail to make our vision come to life. Every thing looked perfect once dressed with all the props, beautiful flowers and lots of jars!!
Our guests have made so many lovely comments about the venue and in particular the quality of the food and service. I wouldn't be surprised if some of our married friends don't book an anniversary treat in the tree house either!
Please can you pass on our sincere gratitude & thanks to everyone involved on the day.
It was a very emotional day for us after 17 years together, but well worth the wait. I couldn't have hoped for a more magical day.
It really was the best day ever!
Everything about the day was perfect. The food, drinks, venue and staff were amazing and there was nothing too big or too small to ask of them.
thank you so much
Excellent location with open spaces to enjoy
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