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Wotton House

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Menus from £135
90 to 150 Guests

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Menus from £135
90 to 150 Guests

As you drive along our mile long tree lined driveway, Wotton House is unveiled and has the wonderful ‘wow’ factor for you and your guests. Located in Dorking, Surrey, our grand Manor House is set within immaculately manicured gardens, which feature the first Italian gardens introduced in the UK, a stunning, secret walled garden, temples, ponds and streams with pretty ornate bridges. Our gardens are deemed as such historical interest, they have been given a Grade II listing in addition to the house.

This 17th-century architecture and outstanding grounds provide spectacular backdrops for those once in a lifetime important photos. When you choose Wotton House to host your ceremony, there are two simply stunning spaces to choose from. Our beautifully finished Old Library is a truly majestic setting for exchanging your vows. The room boasts ornate, welcoming fireplaces, a grand vaulted ceiling and hand-painted detailing, providing your ceremony with an enchanting and elegant atmosphere. Alternatively, if you would prefer an outdoor ceremony, the spectacular Roman-style temple within the 17th-century, private walled garden is simply stunning. The grand structure is not only a delightful setting for your service, but a unique backdrop for your treasured wedding photographs. By night, the temples are lit, offering a new and magical setting for even more stunning photos.

The 1877 bar is the perfect setting for your drinks reception. The space is full of magnificent 17th-century frescos and offers direct access to the outdoor terrace. The Evelyn Suite has recently been refurbished to offer a light and neutral palette to complement your colour scheme. With three double doors opening out onto the 13 acres of breathtaking gardens and a side door leading to our fairy-tale grotto.

Our bedrooms have, along with the rest of hotel undergone a £6 million refurbishment, using soft colours and contemporary touches, making Wotton House a truly unique award winning venue. Many couples choose to host their family and friends at Wotton the night prior to their big day, extending the celebrations and being able to wake up relaxed in the morning, knowing their Parents, Bridesmaids, Best man and guests are all on site. The morning after your special day, all your guests can join you for breakfast and recount all of the days happy memories.

Wotton House are winners of the much coveted UK Country Venue Award and finalists at the Wedding Industry Awards.

Weddings are so important to us at Wotton House, we have an experienced team who are dedicated to planning and hosting your special day. Contact our Wedding & Events Team on either 01306 737459 or by email on wottonweddings@ihg.com to arrange an appointment to view our beautiful venue and to discuss your wedding plans in greater detail.


Contact our team for special offers!

  • 17th Century Manor House
  • Outdoor ceremony in a 17th Centuary temple
  • Chapel style vaulted ceiling suite for an indoor ceremony
  • First Italian Garden to be introduced in England
  • Up to 120 guests for the formal sit down meal
  • Local suppliers for food and beverage adding sustainability to your big day

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Chapel on Premises
In the Country
Stately Home
Historic
Landmark
Civil Ceremony Licence
Large Hotel
Outdoor License

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Alcohol Licence
Buffet Meal Facilities
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:

Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Wedding Coordinator

Venue Leisure Facilities:

Swimming Pool
Health Suite
Beautician
Fitness Centre

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking

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    Emma Married on 04/12/2020
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    Awful experience

    It saddens me that I need to leave this review, but I feel it’s important to share for any future brides/grooms. My now husband and I, like many couples, had our original wedding cancelled from April 2020 due to Covid, and we therefore decided to move it to December and go ahead with 15 of us in attendance. We’d always planned to have a church wedding (which we did), and had originally booked Wotton House to host the reception. Obviously with Covid and the government rules there needed to be changes made to ensure everyone was Covid compliant which we fully expected. We had decided to have a sit-down 7-course tasting menu for the 15 of us for our reception. However, over the course of a number of weeks Wotton House took to making up their own rules in addition to the government guidance which didn't make sense, had a significant impact on our day, and changing then their minds on some of those (even when there had been no further rules released by the government). There were many but some examples include giving us a maximum of 15minutes to eat each of our 7 courses which had to be followed immediately one after the other, and despite us and our allowed number of guests all staying at the hotel at no point were our guests allowed into the gardens at any time (within their own households, even when the actual rule at the time was up to 6 from any household), despite other guests being able to.
    However, the most disappointing thing to me was how the staff at Wotton House handled the whole situation. They insisted on sending all of the new issues via email rather than picking up the phone to discuss with us in the first instance, and were quick to implement rules which had a huge impact on our day but gave no offer of solutions (even though there were some when my fiancé or I ended up calling them). The final straw was a particular member of staff being extremely condescending, rude and actually shouting at us when we did call them. It felt like they didn’t want to host our wedding as they offered to cancel and refund us in full multiple times. Needless to say, after this treatment we took them up on that offer and re-booked with another venue who worked with us to create a perfect wedding day with excellent service whilst 100% complying with the Covid rules to provide a Covid safe environment.
    To sum up, Wotton House is a beautiful venue but they caused untold stress for my husband and I which took a toll on my mental health and completely took the joy out of the lead up to our wedding. I therefore wouldn’t recommend them to future brides/grooms, but for anyone who has chosen them, I hope you get much better service than we did. This review will also not be a shock to the manager, who I understand is running an internal enquiry into the treatment we received.

    Wotton House's reply:

    Dear Emma,

    I am sorry that you were unhappy with the handling of your wedding which was booked for December last year. I understand you are dissatisfied in the way in which Wotton House communicated and dealt with the restrictions which were bought in place following the November lock down which saw Surrey entering Tier 2 and therefore various changes to the way in which weddings could operate. As one of the governments ‘we’re good to go’ venues we take the restrictions and impact this can have on guests, visitors and employees of the hotel very seriously and have this as paramount to any decisions we make as a venue.

    As mentioned in our direct correspondence I have looked into the details of your wedding and whilst I appreciate your dissatisfaction I am pleased you were able to cancel with no charge and were able to find a venue which could accommodate your day. As disclosed I have conducted an internal investigation into the way your wedding was handled and continue to monitor how we work with couples to ensure we can safely operate within government guidelines and in line with our risk assessment for future weddings at the hotel.

    I would like to also take this opportunity to wish you and Mr. Bowman the very best for your future together and sincerely hope you enjoyed your marriage celebrations.

    Kind regards
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    Corinne Married on 10/03/2018
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    To the worlds most amazing team

    I don’t know how I will ever show my gratitude enough to you all for yesterday. We had the most amazing day and it’s all down to you guys.

    There are official thank yous coming to you all indivually when we are back from honeymoon but I just wanted to say you are all awesome, amazing, fabulous and thank you thank you thank you.
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    Sarah Married on 10/02/2018
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    How tasty the food was...

    Apologies for the delayed reply - we've only just returned from honeymoon so it has been a bit of a whirlwind!

    We had an amazing wedding day - thank you! We couldn't have asked for more, it was exactly as we had hoped and more. All of our guests were commenting on how smoothly the day ran, how beautiful the venue looked and how tasty the food was. They were all extremely impressed, as were we! I must also say that the toastmaster, Robert, was awesome - he really gave structure to the day, had a great personality and calmed both me and James down (as we were both rather nervous before the ceremony!). All of your staff were brilliant, so helpful and friendly. Thanks also for all your help in organising the day, it is much appreciated.

    I am waiting for the first lot of professional photos to be sent to me, but I will send you some on receipt so you can see how it all looked!

    We will certainly be returning to stay at Wotton House in the near future :-)

    Many thanks again,
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    Leyla Married on 08/12/2017
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    Magical

    I just want to say we had an amazing weekend ! The wedding was magical !! Made it even more special with the Christmas decorations and Every one was saying what a lovely weekend it was !! I want to particularly say as I am a vegan and several others there too said how delicious our vegan meal was and would like to come and stay there again. Also a big thank you to the staff who looked after us, Saturday night too as well as Sunday. A great time was had by all.
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    Steph Married on 28/10/2017
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    Wedding October 2017

    We got married at Wotton House in October 2017.

    The venue is beautiful and it was an amazing day - the food was delicious, and the staff were brilliant. For us it was perfect - the ceremony room is stunning, then the Evelyn suite is less formal which we thought was nicer for the meal etc (though still looks beautiful once the decorations are in place).

    The MC (Robert) was brilliant too - very funny, incredibly helpful the whole day (e.g told us where to pause before walking down the aisle, etc), and listened to our request to try not to make things feel too formal.

    There was so much attention to detail - from bringing us champagne in the morning, to making sure we got canapes while getting photos taken, and from the way they had clearly put lots of thought/care into putting out all our table stationery etc.

    The team were also very good in terms of organising things beforehand - responded to all our questions and put together a very detailed wedding plan to ensure they'd captured all our preferences.
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    Simon Married on 22/10/2017
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    Magical!

    Wotton House will always have a special place in our hearts after our truly magical wedding ceremony. From the moment we first visited, we knew we wanted to get married here. The old library is a beautiful room for a wedding ceremony and when it is decorated to your taste it really is breathtaking. The Wotton House team went out of their way to look after us and made sure the day went to plan. If you happen to have good weather as well (as we did) then the grounds are perfect for your guests to wander, kids to play in and for photos.
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    Mr Married on 13/08/2016
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    We are delighted that we chose Wotton House

    Thank you very much to yourself and all of the other colleagues who we dealt with in the run up to the wedding. Also to the lady who was in charge of setting up on the day, Amanda. We are very happy with how everything went and everybody commented on what a beautiful venue it was. We are delighted that we chose Wotton House as the venue for our special day.
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    Mr. Married on 05/08/2016
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    How excellent all of the staff were!

    I stayed at your Wotton House hotel on Friday 5 August as my nephew was getting married at that venue on that day.
    I just wanted to say how excellent all of the staff were, particularly the waiting and serving staff, all of whom were so helpful and friendly. It really added something to what was a big family event so please ensure that their managers are made aware of how good their staff are.
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    Father Married on 05/08/2016
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    Every member of staff were absolutely superb!

    Just a quick email to say a huge thank you to you and all the staff at Wotton house, for making Zoe and Steve’s wedding last Friday (5th) such a memorable time.
    They were made to feel extra special, and from the beginning to the end of their wedding every member of staff were absolutely superb, I couldn’t be more happy with the way things went. From the ceremony right through to the last song being played in the evening everything ran like clockwork, and that is down to all the hard work of every member of staff there.
    We stayed at the hotel until Sunday morning and I must say everyone there was so friendly that it made our stay even better, so once again thank you very much.
    Seeing your daughter get married is a huge deal and looking back I am so grateful that you and all the staff there insured both Zoe and Steve had the best time. They didn’t even need to tell me this I could tell just by looking at the smiles on their faces, and that is in no small part down to everyone there at Wotton House.
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    Mr Married on 28/07/2016
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    Thank you so very much

    Our day was just magical it literally couldn't have gone any better, thank you so very much !!
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    Mr Married on 24/07/2016
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    Everything was perfect!

    I just wanted to write and thank you personally very much for all your help with everything! The day ran so smoothly and everything was perfect!! I really do appreciate all your help making our day so special.
    I would also like to make a point of thanking the following:
    Amanda was wonderful!!!!!!! Such a lovely, warm and helpful lady! she ensured everything on the day was perfect. Please do pass our thanks onto her. My mum and dad thought she was a superstar!!
    The Reception staff couldn't have been more welcoming and helpful! They helped carry everything up to our room, bought my flowers up when it was time, was there as I got ready to walk down the aisle and came and said goodbye at the end of the night-this may all be normal service to you but really did exceed my expectations and made me feel very Special on the day.
    And last but my no means least was the wonderful Robert Gee! I know how highly he is thought of and I'm sure you get many comments of thanks for him but I cannot stress enough how he made our day!!!! He was so kind, funny and professional....everyone commented on how fabulous he was!!!! Friends of mine have seen my photos and are considering booking their wedding for next year! I have told them to absolutely go for it, they couldn't be in better hands!!
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    Mr Married on 23/07/2016
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    Above and beyond

    I will be sending a proper Thank you across to you all, but we both just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for just how amazing and perfect our day was. I cannot put into words how perfect it was.
    Both Amanda and Caroline made sure every detail was perfect, and could not do enough for us. They even came to see us on Sunday to see how we were. Everyone went above and beyond what was expected.
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    Dr Married on 16/07/2016
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    Everything was amazing!

    We had an amazing day - I know everyone says it but the time absolutely flew by. Everything was amazing though - the venue looked beautiful, the food was outstanding and everyone was so helpful. We cannot thank everyone at Wotton House enough, we were blown away. And particularly a huge thank you to you - you were brilliant in the lead up and made me and Matt feel comfortable and confident with what was happening. You were incredibly supportive and we are so grateful to have had you working on our wedding! Your organisation meant everything ran to plan and we had the best day :-) Thank you to you and everyone again!
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    Mr Married on 07/06/2016
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    Impressed with the overall service!

    The Bride & Groom were particularly impressed with the overall service they received throughout the whole process and of course on their day. The staff went the extra mile for her even keeping the cork from a bottle of Champagne they had. One of our C&B team members had put a 10p in the cork and said that whilst that coin is in the cork they will have the best of luck. She was so grateful for this and cannot wait to visit in the next couple of weeks to collect that and reminisce about their special day.
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    Mr Married on 04/06/2016
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    Everyone really enjoyed themselves

    Thank you again for a lovely day. Everyone really enjoyed themselves.

    Mr & Mrs Jilks - 4th June 2016

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Wotton House Real Weddings

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Deals

Wotton House 1
Discount

Available all Sundays in 2022

10% of package price

1 night anniversary stay in upgraded bedroom including dinner, bed and breakfast for the happy couple.

*T&Cs apply, subject to availability.

Wotton House 2
Offer

WINTER WEDDING OFFER

January and February 2022 - £10,500

Minimum of 70 adults

March 2022 - £12,000

Minimum of 80 adults

Includes:

  • Old Library Bar for ceremony hire
  • 2 x glasses of prosecco per person for drinks reception
  • 3 x canapes per person for drinks reception
  • 3 course wedding breakfast
  • Half a bottle of house wine per person
  • 1 x glass of prosecco to toast per person
  • Toastmaster (minimum 80 adults)
  • Evening mezze platter for 75% of package guests
  • Honeymoon Suite for couple on wedding night
  • 2 complimentary superior bedrooms for two of your guests
  • Inclusive room hire for wedding breakfast and evening reception
  • Chivari chairs, cutlery, linen, tables, glassware, crockery all included

Additional day guests - £150 per adult

Additional evening guests - £23.95 per person

Subject to availability, T&Cs apply.

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