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.
Reviews for Thorpe Garden
Recommended by 100% of couples
Ruth & Tim · 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
James Sutton · Married on 07/09/2019
James & Sophie Wedding
When we first visited Thorpe Garden in 2018 this venue was far from complete. However, coupled with the enthusiasm and support from Tom and Jennie at Thorpe Garden, we all fell in love with this totally unique place and knew that it was perfect for our Wedding in September 2019. We have felt privileged to be part of the Thorpe Garden ‘journey’ and to see everything come together to be the wonderful Wedding Venue it is today. It has to be viewed to be believed. It is a magical place!Sent on 17/11/2019
We are so glad that we chose Thorpe Garden for Sophie and James’ Wedding Reception. It was absolute perfection!
Tom and Jennie were always so patient and understanding during our many planning visits and we were very grateful for your expert guidance on all matters which made us feel that you were part of our family and catered for our every whim.
We have had many comments from our guests about the delicious food and quality of the wines. Your catering staff were a delight.
During the day and evening you were always on hand to ensure smooth running as well as personally looking after the happy couple.
We miss our visits now and would like to have the day all over again. We will never forget you all and wish you every success at this amazing venue.
Robin & Ellie Tyerman · Married on 06/09/2019
Secret garden to dream wedding!
We saw Thorpe garden before the building work had even started and we instantly new this is where we wanted to get married. The venue has turned out so much better than we imagined, the set up was easy and the staff were amazing beforehand and throughout leaving us stress free and making the day flow so well. Could not recommend Thorpe garden as a wedding venue any more! Everyone loved everything about the venue and the food is incredible (especially the Lamb!)Sent on 17/09/2019