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Thorpe Garden

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Thorpe Garden is a wedding venue situated just a few miles northeast of Tamworth, in the heart of the Staffordshire countryside. Set within a 3,000-acre private estate that has belonged to the Inge family since 1631, this lovely walled garden abounds with magnificent trees and beautiful flowering plants.

Facilities and Capacity

Thorpe Garden is a licensed wedding venue, and its indoor and outdoor event spaces can accommodate parties of up to 140 people. Renowned architect Seth Stein, winner of the RIBA South West Award 2009, designed the striking Ceremony Room. This handcrafted, one-of-a-kind wooden yurt features a large sloping roof and glass doors that open onto a large terrace that affords spectacular views of the gardens. Fairy lights, flowers, and festoons create the perfect atmosphere for an intimate dinner and an evening of dancing. The estate is also home to Constantine House, a boutique guesthouse that sleeps up to 42 guests and has 21 en-suite guest rooms, including a honeymoon suite and four deluxe and 16 double bedrooms. The beautifully restored gardener's bothy cottage is also available for use as a get-ready area.

Services Offered

Thorpe Garden is available for exclusive use. They pride themselves on the quality of their feasts and use only the finest and freshest produce. Their team of highly qualified chefs cook using a tailor-made grill and rotisserie. They serve simple, memorable dishes, including everything from canapés to whole barbecued lamb, signature beef sirloin bricks, and smoky chargrilled vegetables. Their team would be delighted to work with you to design the perfect menu for your wedding celebration.

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
Chapel on Premises
In the Country
Unusual Weddings
Stately Home
Marquees and Tents
Civil Ceremony Licence
Church
Outdoor License
Tipis and Yurts
Unique Weddings

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Alcohol Licence
In House Catering

Evening Entertainment:

Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
Evening Reception Facilities
DJ Facilities

Overnight Accommodation:

Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests

Venue Staff Assistance:

Wedding Coordinator

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Pets Welcome
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    Jennifer D. Married on 29/05/2022
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    Wedding experience of dreams!

    Thorpe Gardens gave us the most beautiful wedding day! From the moment we first met with the team we knew it was the perfect place for us to get married. The venue is stunning and a walled garden and dreamy yurt full of fairy lights. The day went by so smoothly and the team thought of every detail. We did not have to worry about a thing! They thought of such thoughtful touches like encouraging us to have a private moment together after the ceremony which was one of my favourite moments of the day. Cara and Lee were our wedding coordinators and they could not have been more of professional and thoughtful. I would recommend this venue to everyone!
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    Kelly B. Married on 29/04/2022
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    Everything we wanted and more!!

    This wedding venue caters for all, the kids spent all day outside playing with lawn games, the beautiful grounds and outdoor seating were amazing for socialising and the yurt was more than big enough for drinking and dancing. The staff were friendly and so helpful, the feast was delicious and brownie was unreal.
    This venue made our day perfect and everyone said how beautiful it was. Thank you so much to all the team at Thorpe Garden ❤️
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    Paui T. Married on 24/04/2022
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    Wedding couldn't have been any better

    There are too many good things to say about Thorpe Garden and its staff. They were incredibly accommodating to us, making our wedding as stress-free as possible, and they did all they could to give us a perfect day. We've both said it's shame we can't do it all over again!
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    Laura F. Married on 10/12/2021
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    The best day ever!

    We got married at Thorpe Garden last week and it was everything we had hoped for. Our original date was postponed but moving the wedding to our new date was made such an easy process by Tom. Communication from our first enquiry right up to the day was fantastic!

    The venue and grounds are so beautiful and you’re spoilt for choice with the different options for where to have your ceremony / reception. From start to finish the day was so well organised and Cara, Charlie, Lee and the rest of the team couldn’t have done enough for us. We’d also like to praise the Chefs; the canapés and meal were faultless - so many of our guests were impressed by the food, we’ve had nothing but compliments. I’d absolutely recommend Thorpe Garden and a huge thanks to the whole team for making it our best day ever ✨

    Laura and Lewis 🤍
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    Eleanor Married on 11/09/2021
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    Best day of my life!

    The team at Thorpe Garden could not have been more helpful from our first viewing to the big day, we were confident that we were in the safest hands.

    We had a couple of unusual requests that they were incredibly helpful in accommodating and some extra hands were required in the morning to ensure the styling was perfect. My breath was taken away when I walked through those curtains and down the aisle - I was promised by Cara that it would be beautiful and it defied all of my expectations.

    I honestly couldn't recommend Thorpe Garden and the team highly enough. Every single one of our guests said it was the most beautiful venue they'd seen, the best food they'd eaten and the most attentive staff.

    We even had rave reviews from our vegan guests, who were impressed by the vegan meal options during the day and in the evening.

    We just want to come back to do it all over again!
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    Lucy B. Married on 04/09/2021
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    Perfect wedding venue

    From the minute we arrived at Thorpe Garden we knew it would be a strong contender for our wedding venue. The walled gardens are stunning, especially in full bloom and also the grounds are so spacious for guests to spread out and socialise. Tom and his team were great from the start, responding quickly to messages and answering every question we had leading up to the day (there were many!). On the day the service from the whole team was exceptional, we couldn't have asked for more. The food was amazing too, I had high expectations and they were certainly met. I would recommend Thorpe Garden to anyone without hesitation. It was our dream venue!
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    Shelagh W. Married on 23/07/2021
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    Perfect venue !!

    As soon as we saw the venue we knew it was the one.. we fell in love with it. We met Tom there who was absolutely lovely and very enthusiastic. He was there from start to finish, so helpful, nothing was ever too much trouble. The day was amazing, all the guests commented on how beautiful and unique the venue was. The food was fit for a king.. absolutely tasty and large portion sizes. The day could not have ran any smoother as the staff were so attentive! It was so perfect we want to do it all over again !!!
    We would highly recommend Thorpe Garden to anyone getting married !!
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    Clemmie S. Married on 22/07/2021
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    Gorgeous venue, excellent service

    Thorpe Garden is an absolutely stunning venue, particularly in the spring and summer months when all the flowers are out. The grounds have beautiful established trees, where you can have an outdoor ceremony, then within the walls of the old kitchen garden are all the beautifully maintained lawns and flower beds as well as the impressive yurts where again you can have the ceremony, dinner, dancing or whatever you fancy. There is also a lovely pavillion with exposed beams, glass walls and slate floors for your ceremony, dinner or dancing also. We chose an outdoor ceremony and everything else in the yurts because they are just so impressive and particularly COVID friendly with their indoor outdoor feeling. Because the venue is one from a group called Cripps & Co they are really organised and know exactly what they're doing. This was evident from booking right through to collecting table decorations when it was all over. Unlike some venues, you pay for the venue and the staff separately making it slightly more than others we looked at but definitely worth it to minimise stress in planning and on the day. We booked them because we fell in love with the venue but you really can't fault the service you get with them. Super friendly and very professional. And the catering - oh my goodness, I've never had wedding food taste this good. So pleased and so many of our guests commented on how good it was. The only thing I will say is that they're pretty 'all inclusive' in the sense that you have to have their catering company (trust me this is a good thing) as well as their wine list (fair wines but you could probably have cheaper if you sourced this yourself). If you hire a band they must use their sound system (also a good thing - it has excellent sound quality). Overall, we couldn't have wished for anything more from our wedding day, largely in thanks to this beautiful venue and team.
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    Richard M. Married on 24/06/2021
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    The most beautiful & unique venue for a perfect wedding day

    Wow! We could not be more impressed or blown away by the Thorpe Garden venue in all honesty. Tom, Charly and the on site team genuinely helped to pull off a miracle and literally perfect version of our big day! We couldn't be happier to have the day that'll live long in the memory, given all the worries & challenges that came before it

    The wedding food was high quality, tasty and the service was fantastic throughout and the whole day. Everything felt so smooth, allowing us to focus on enjoying and celebrating the day with our guests. On the day itself the venue was glowing with the driveways tidy, gardens flowered and yurt itself is one of a kind with its fairly lights & rustic feel to hold such an event.

    Throughout these unprecedented times Tom guided us one of toughest pre wedding build ups keeping open and honest comms which resulted in both sides being as flexible as possible given all that was at stake. We're still getting multiple comments from our guests saying how unique, classy and well presented the whole day felt which is a reflection of the great job the whole team did

    The only feedback we would give would to Cripps would be for any confirmed wedding bookings, should be entitled 2 free tickets to the feast night meal. Given the amount being spent we think this would be fair enough to include this as a treat for the bride and groom as most venues include this in the price.

    We could not recommend this hidden gem of a wedding venue anymore and can't imagine there will be too many free slots if they keep delivering weddings like we got to enjoy

    Many thanks to all at Thorpe, Mr and Mrs Milner aka Rich and Dani x
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    Sunil G. Married on 22/06/2022
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    Best wedding ever

    The venue is absolutely beautiful, the staff are extremely attentive. Thank you
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    Emma S. Married on 09/04/2022
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    Incredible

    Where do I begin, we viewed this venue back in March 2019 before it was established and before the pavilion was even built. We had originally booked our wedding for June 2020, due to the pandemic we had to postpone 3 times. Throughout the pandemic Tom was so helpful and the flexibility they gave us allowing us to reschedule and re arrange took the biggest weight of our shoulders. Finally we got our date in April 2022, the lead up to the wedding all our final planning meetings and little arrangements were made by Charlie who was always so helpful, understanding and friendly. On the day everything was orchestrated to perfection the day ran perfectly on time, and everything was as I had anticipated thanks to Carla and Lee. I can’t thank everyone at Thorpe enough for the 3 years of work that went into making our dream day come true. Our guests have been raving about the incredible food, the beauty of the venue and the gardens and the friendliness of the staff. Thank you for everything!
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    Olivia D. Married on 03/04/2022
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    Thorpe Garden is the perfect venue

    We got married in April 2022. Tom, Cara, Charlie, Lee and the team at Thorpe Garden were amazing from start to finish. We couldn’t have asked for anything more. The service, food and the whole experience was incredible. Thank you
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    Harriet L. Married on 29/10/2021
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    Best ever!

    We got married at Thorpe Garden in October and are still dizzy from how much of an amazing day we had!
    Along every step of the process, from planning meetings with Tom, to the actual day with Cara and Lee the team have gone above and beyond to ensure our wedding was exactly how we wanted it.
    As soon as we walked through the gates into the venue we knew it was the one for us! The grounds are beautifully maintained - even at the end of October the gardens were still overflowing with flowers!
    There are so many options as to where you can hold your ceremony/reception, all of which are equally beautiful. We chose to have our drinks reception in the pavilion and our Wedding Breakfast in the Yurt - neither of which need anything much in the way of decorations/flowers as they are so beautifully designed and furnished already!
    The staff were attentive and always on hand to help, and were especially good at keeping the bubbles and canapés flowing!
    We have received so many compliments on the food and it truly was incredible, I don't think I'll ever have a better bit of steak and chips!
    We would just like to thank the whole team for the part they played in making what is supposed to be the best day of your life the actual best day of our lives! A Thorpe Garden wedding will not disappoint!
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    Helen L. Married on 24/09/2021
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    Amazing Wedding Venue

    I can't even begin to put into words how amazing Thorpe Garden is for a wedding but I'll try! From start to finish everything about it was first class. Even from the planing stage they were always quick and efficient at answering our questions and reassuring us when Covid hampered our original plans to the actual day itself where the venue looked phenomenal! The staff are an an absolute credit to them, so attentive, polite, friendly and helpful, the best I've ever experienced at a wedding. And the food, absolute amazing! I could spend ages writing about all the wonderful things Thorpe Garden offers but the fact that so many of our wedding guests said this was the best venue and the best food they'd ever eaten at a wedding (including their own!!) says it all. Thank you so much for creating such a truly wonderful experience for us both, it was amazing ❤️
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    Nicole Married on 30/07/2021
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    Amazing from start to finish!

    From the moment we viewed Thorpe we knew it had to be our venue. It is a stunning setting and really captured everything we wanted to our day. The team were absolutely fantastic from the off and supported us right through the challenge of postponing due to covid. We had other friends who struggled with their venue during the pandemic but Thorpe were so supportive and bent over backwards to ensure we had as many options as possible. Tom and the team took the time to get to know us and each meeting we had felt very personal. In the end we had a fantastic day at Thorpe Garden. Our guests were amazed by how beautiful it was and how great the food was. Couldn't have imagined getting married anywhere else! We would thoroughly recommend for future couples!

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