Walcot Hall

(16 reviews) 16 5
Lydbury North Shropshire SY7 8AZ
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About Walcot Hall

Lydbury North
Shropshire, SY7 8AZ

Walcot Hall is a real hidden gem located in the heart of the Shropshire Hills. The estate has a rich history dating back to the 1700s and in recent years has been brought back to its former glory (and more!) by the current owners. 

Couples are encouraged to hire the wedding venue site exclusively for a full 48 hours over a weekend or during the week. We find this is such an important aspect for many couples looking to make the most of their time with their family and friends celebrating such a special occasion. Couples have the option to welcome their guests on site with some informal drinks or a BBQ the night before the wedding, and then spend the next morning reminiscing about the day before during a leisurely breakfast.

Couples can hold their wedding breakfast in the large turquoise Ballroom which can seat up to 120 guests and an evening reception for up to 200. It really is an incredible room with full height windows, plaster ceiling and stunning chandeliers. It looks amazing in the day with the light pouring in but when the sun goes down, we close the shutters, dim the lights and it makes a great party room!

The Main Hall in the house is licensed for indoor wedding ceremonies but there is also a beautiful summer house licensed in the gardens so couples can have a outdoor wedding ceremony in the warmer months. The gardens are vast so couples can utilise the space with a drinks reception, games and endless photo opportunities.

Walcot Hall has a variety of accommodations on site although all self-catering. These range from traditional cottages in the old stable yard to our Victorian Tin Chapel in the woods, a converted timber framed ‘Wheelwright’s Shop’ and the newest addition being a reclaimed Village Hall from a nearby village called Norbury! We also have a wide range of glamping options for the more adventurous including yurts, traditional travellers’ caravans and even a fire truck! The variety of accommodation really is one of Walcot’s biggest selling points as we can accommodate up to 110 guests on site during the warmer months, so technically a whole wedding party can all decamp here for the length of a wedding weekend and turn it into a wedding village! 

We don’t have caterers onsite so couples are able to choose a caterer to suit the occasion and we are flexible with our approach with other wedding suppliers too. We want couples to have the day that they have dreamed of without strict guidelines or traditional wedding restraints therefore we will endeavour to turn your beautiful wedding ideas (and Pinterest boards) into reality! 

We have been told many a time that, ‘there is magic afoot at Walcot’ because it’s just such a unique place. We know we’re not a 5* hotel, which is why we don’t try to be! But we can promise a stay full of fun, character, surprise and intrigue for you and all of your guests.

• Exclusive use private home hosting usually no more than 40 weddings a year. We promise attention to detail and special day you will remember forever. • The stunning Ballroom located in the gardens of Walcot Hall is available to hire for 48 hours. • Room for up to 110 guests on site in our quirky self-catering cottages, cabins and glamping accommodation. • A wealth of photographic opportunities from panoramic vistas, intimate garden scenes and historic architecture. You will have stunning photos whatever the weather. • Have the freedom to choose your own suppliers as well as supply your own drinks packages through Walcot Bar. • Our incredible team pride themselves on helping your dream day come true. A ‘Walcot Wedding’ is full of character, friendliness and most importantly, fun!

Facilities at Walcot Hall

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Stately Home
Outdoor License
Unusual Weddings
Unique Weddings
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Pets Welcome
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Allows Private Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator

Walcot Hall Reviews (16)

The most amazing weekend
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By Tiffany & Liam Stapleton, on 07 May 2019Date of Wedding - 14 Jul 2018

We initially wanted a fun weekend away for our guests so started searching for a venue in a beautiful location with a variety of accommodation. We knew as soon as we arrived at the drive of Walcot Hall we knew that it was perfect. Every member of staff we had contact with were so friendly and helpful and made from planning to the wedding itself great fun. Our day was filled with sunshine, croquet, dancing, eating, drinking and toasted marshmallows and the team organised it seamlessly. The greatest of beginnings to married life ... we’ll be back!

April Wedding
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By Lauren Wills, on 15 Jun 2018Date of Wedding - 21 Apr 2018

We got married at Walcot Hall in April and it was honestly, the best day of our lives. For starters, Walcot Hall is beautiful. It is situated in one of the most picturesque places in the world with a homely yet grand feel with its quirky and wonderful accommodation. There are many spaces throughout the grounds that we could have decided to tie the knot, and opted for the lawn with it's very own impressive fountain. Aside from the fact this place looks amazing, the staff (in particular, our gorgeous wedding coordinator, Lucieanne) are fantastic. Lucieanne knows her stuff and although she has most likely done countless weddings before, came up with some innovative ideas to help make the day feel like less of a cliche. Walcot Hall does not restrict you on how you run your wedding. Unlike other wedding venues that we looked at, who force you to book a certain package or use a certain caterer, Walcot Hall gives you the option to hire just the ballroom and grounds and bring in your own people. We had originally thought we would go for this option, but in the end opted for their other package because it was such amazing value for money (another great thing about this place is they don't add an extra zero to the end of the bill purely because you're getting hitched!). The second option includes the ballroom and grounds, the honeymoon suite for the wedding night, wedding breakfast and drinks for the table, canapés and reception drinks, toast drinks, a DJ and even table flowers. If we could do it all again, we would! We will definitely be back to try out glamping on our anniversary!

Autumn wedding
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By Rachel & Tom Walters, on 07 May 2019Date of Wedding - 07 Oct 2017

The essentials for our wedding were to have lots of accommodation, as well as being able to have the venue for 48hrs. Walcot Hall delivered on this and so much more...As soon as we started driving up THAT drive, and began to see the magic of Walcot Hall the excitement did not stop. We decided to opt for the “wedding package” that Walcot offered, which we couldn’t recommend enough. The caterers were so flexible with what we needed and all of the food was incredible! It may be a cliché but our wedding weekend was 100% our best weekend EVER. Even after the wedding is over, we plan to keep coming back to our Happy Place as often as we can…

I cant recommend Walcot Hall highly enough
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By Katie & Michael Blair, on 07 May 2019Date of Wedding - 09 Jul 2017

From first contact the Walcot Hall team were absolutely brilliant. I fell in love with the venue almost immediately and was ready to book, there and then! On the wedding weekend, Caitlin talked us through every stage, she thought of all the things we’d forgotten in our excitement and was there throughout the day to help coordinate and sort out any last minute requests. It was like having a friend help me more than having a wedding coordinator! I can’t recommend Walcot Hall highly enough.

The perfect dream
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By Jane and Will, on 27 Apr 2011

Walcot Hall is the most friendliest place i have ever come across, the staff are warm and will do whatever they can to help they go above and beyond the call of duty. The venue is beautiful you cant fault it one bit. Stunning gardens, ballroom. Its one of a kind, all our guests said they have never seen such a lovely place. We return every year for a holiday. Its a hidden gem!

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By Preston and Julia, on 25 Jan 2011

We feel privileged in being allowed to use Walcot Hall to host our wedding day. It is so beautiful and I can't quite believe we were so lucky to have the perfect setting for our perfect day. I'm already missing my trips to Shropshire and Maria deserves a special mention for her guidance and friendship - knowing she was there to help made such a difference.

Enormous beauty and wonderful people who work here
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By Nikki and David, on 05 Oct 2010

I don't know how we can express how grateful we are for everything the was done to help us, or to explain how wonderful our stay at Walcot Hall was. The weekend and the Saturday evening were everything we could have hoped for and then some. Walcot is of course very beautiful and the ballroom is an exquisite venue but what makes it so special is the kindness and generosity of all the staff and people that live and work there. From the beginning we received nothing but enormous help and it is this that made our weekend so very wonderful and magical. We shall return as I'm sure will many of our guests.

A dream weekend
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By Thomas Williams, on 14 Apr 2010

I cannot stop enthusing about my wedding day at Walcot Hall. The venue is impressive, the Ballroom is magnificent, the grounds are beautiful and quirky and the staff, particularly Maria, is the icing on the cake. This family home oozes personality and individuality and is not your run of the mill wedding venue. Myself, my wife and all of our guests fell in love with the charm of the place, where we went boating on the lake the evening before the wedding, had a scavenger hunt in the gardens during the morning before the ceremony, enjoyed dancing in the Ballroom 'till the early hours and provided guests with a post wedding brunch before leaving for the real world. I want to get married every weekend and we''ll definately be back to visit this summer.

Walcot Hall Venue is FANTASTIC
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By Rosemary Powell, on 01 Apr 2010

We spent a wonderful weekend at Walcot for our daughter's wedding. Guests travelled from Germany, Austria and Australia and it was a perfect setting for a relaxed country wedding. Many guests had not experienced a civil wedding before and were impressed with the personal and moving ceremony within the beautiful Hall. We all have lovely memories of Wedding weekend and also super photographs. Walcot must be a photographers delight and we were particularly lucky to have sunshine too. Maria made our choices of caterers, florist, bar, etc. very easy. We just acted on her advise and could not fault anything. Walcot truely is a very special place and we feel very lucky to have shared in it.

The happiest day of my life.
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By Annie Booth, on 05 Mar 2010

My daughter and her husband organised the most magical, memorable wedding celebration at Walcot Hall. The whole ambience of this beautiful home seemed to cast a spell on everyone, allowing the usual family tensions to melt away and enabling everyone to relax and enjoy themselves. There was a great deal of preparation to do when we arrived which meant calling on the extremely smiley and helpful staff and Maria orchestrated the ceremony perfectly.

This is a wonderful place to celebrate
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By Mrs Needham, on 05 Mar 2010

Problems caused by a widespread circle of friends was always going to be difficult to overcome but once Sarah and Will had discovered this lovely home everything became possible. The ability to move into splendid accommodation and the chance to stay for two days meant that attending the wedding suddenly became easy. Clearly the setting is idyllic, however, it must be said that it is not just that Walcot Hall is wonderful, the people who helped to make the event such a success must be mentioned. Everyone with whom we had contact was pleasant, helpful and kind. Indeed they were as committed as we were to ensure that all would go well.

Walcot offers complete flexibility in all choices
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By Louise Pearn, on 23 Feb 2010

Toby and I chose walcot hall for our wedding because it offered us complete flexibility in all our choices. We live overseas and the on site accommodation allowed our friends and family to come and catch up for the whole weekend. Walcot hall is set in beautiful grounds and we enjoyed our guests company outdoors, across champagne glasses, volleyball nets and croquet hoops. Maria and the other Walcot staff listen to what you would like and help make it happen. On our actual wedding day I felt totally relaxed (after the ceremony!) and simply enjoyed the best day ever.

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