Thorpe Garden is set within 3,000 acres of private estate, nestled in the heart of the Staffordshire countryside.
Concealed within the estate is a two-acre walled garden, which has a rich history. Once cultivated to grow produce for the estate (owned by the Inge Family since 1631); in the 80s it became an organic garden, selling its wares to London restaurants. It has now been restored to its former glory, abundant in flowers and trees.
The Ceremony Room is a striking new addition to the garden, designed by RIBA award winning architect Seth Stein. The building features a large sloping roof which floats over the listed Victorian wall, with glass doors opening onto a large terrace and the garden beyond.
The hand-crafted, one of a kind yurt boasts steamed mountain ash supports, solid oak doors and large windows which frame beautiful views of the walled garden. Fairy lights, flowers and festoons create the atmosphere for an intimate dinner and drinks. After dinner, this room is transformed into a spectacular dance floor.
We pride ourselves on our feasts and use the finest produce. A team of highly qualified chefs cook fresh, quality ingredients on our tailor-made grill and rotisseries. We present simple, memorable dishes from canapés to whole barbecued lamb, our signature beef sirloin bricks and smoky chargrilled vegetables. We work with you to design a menu to please you and your guests.
The original gardener’s bothy cottage has also been sympathetically restored, and can be used as the Bride’s Room.
7 Reviews for Thorpe Garden
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Richard M. · Married on 24/06/2021
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 xSent on 02/07/2021
Lydia H. · Married on 24/05/2021
The most perfect place
As soon as we stepped foot in the grounds of Thorpe Garden we just knew it was the venue for us. It is so so pretty, quirky and unique. The walled garden is nothing short of stunning and the yurts are so beautiful you barely need any decorations as the place is already so magical.
Tom & the team looked after us from day 1, we went through 4 postponements and whilst there was so much uncertainty in the world Tom & the team kept us updated and were so flexible with us .
They were so genuine with their approach and truly wanted us to have the best day, it was like having additional friends there.
We wouldn't hesitate recommending Thorpe Garden to any couples looking to get married. Cripps already has a sterling reputation when it comes to service and delicious food and that is exactly what you get.
Nothing was too much trouble, responses were quick, planning meetings were thorough and the day went seamlessly.
We had a lot of emotional ups and downs on our journey to becoming husband and wife but the moment our wedding day finally arrived and we stepped back into Thorpe Garden, everything worry disappeared and it was nothing short of magic.
Mr and Mrs HarveySent on 23/07/2021
Ruth · Married on 14/09/2019
Wonderful Venue and Food
We booked Thorpe Garden when the building work was still being completed. We were sold on the ‘Cripps Wedding Blueprint’ and we were not disappointed! The venue is so beautiful with the greatest attention to the finest details - especially at night with all of the fairy and pontoon lights. The service was great and we had so many compliments on how great the food was. We went for the rotisserie steak and everybody absolutely raved about it! The whole wedding preparation process was so easy because Tom & Jennie are so helpful and the venue comes with a list of trusted suppliers who also did not disappoint. From set-up on the day to collecting everything back in at the end of the evening, we really had to do very little as it was all taken care of. The perfect wedding for us and we wish we could do it all over again.Sent on 19/09/2019