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Last update: August 2023
Wotton House is a wedding venue located in Dorking, Surrey. This grand manor house is set within immaculately manicured gardens which feature the first Italian gardens introduced to the UK. Additionally, the secret walled gardens, temples, ponds, and streams all come together to create an idyllic setting for your celebrations.
Facilities and Capacity
When you choose Wotton House to host your ceremony, there are two simply stunning spaces to choose from. The 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.
The team at Wotton House is looking forward to your wedding day and to help you bring your dream event to life. The in-house wedding coordinator will work with you in order to ensure that every last detail of your day reflects your one-of-a-kind relationship with your new spouse. You and your loved ones are sure to enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience at this stunning venue.
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Our dream day at our dream venue!
From the walk around tour of the venue before booking, to the planning, the wedding weekend, and the post-celebration, Wotton House couldn't have been more accommodating and helpful. Whenever I had questions about the planning they would answer promptly, helping with all aspects of the planning from supplier recommendations to room bookings.
A lot of our guests opted to stay on the Friday evening, the night before our day, and Wotton couldn't be more obliging, helping to organise a dinner for us all, which gave us a perfect start to the weekend.
The Heather Suite was the perfect getting-ready room for myself, the mother of the bride, the mother of the groom and seven bridesmaids, as well as a photographer and two hairdressers. There was so much space for us all to get ready leisurely and calmly, with Wotton supplying us with a lovely breakfast and refreshments.
The Old Library is the most beautiful ceremony room, and so many of our guests on the day and afterwards have commented on how personal and special the ceremony felt. The one piece of advice I would give future couples is to not let the ceremony be forgotten in the wedding planning; it is the reason you are planning, and the Old Library can give the most beautiful backdrop. We had a florist dress the space, however, its features are so stunning it doesn't need anything too much to wow you.
The food was incredible, with the food tasting being a wonderful date for my husband and I pre-wedding. All of our guests commented how filling and gorgeous the food was across the day, and Wotton helped with the timings of the day brilliantly to make sure no one complained of being hungry (something I've experienced at our weddings!).
We opted for the pizza buffet for our evening food and we have had excellent reviews, being the perfect drunk food for our guests late into the night. The terrace where the food was served was decorated beautifully with fairy lights and felt like the perfect outside space too cool down after the dancing the night away.
Finally, the fact that Wotton House offered amble hotel rooms for our guests was possibly the most perfect addition, with all of our guests, particularly those who may be vulnerable, having their own space to retreat, comfortably and safely.
I could go on for hours about how excellent Wotton House was as our wedding venue, and my husband and I cannot wait to return every year to celebrate our anniversary and relive the best day of our lives.
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The staff were incredibly helpful, accommodating and went above and beyond to ensure our wedding was a success. The food and wine were outstanding. The rooms were luxurious and comfortable, providing the perfect space for our bridal party to relax and get ready. The wedding planner Ishika was exceptional, guiding us through every step of the planning process and making sure everything ran smoothly on the day. I would highly recommend Wotton House as a top-notch wedding venue.
(Photography credit to Helen @ https://www.pinkypromisephotography.co.uk/)
Everything was seamless!
Ishika was our coordinator and she was quick to answer any questions and was very back and forth with emails. We met her for our details meeting and it made us feel like we were in safe hands, and confident that it all went to plan. On the day of the wedding we were provided a toastmaster, Tim, who was so patient with us. He was ready for us with canapés and a glass of fizz once photos were done and he also gave us our space to enjoy our day as a couple before we had to shoot off to different places.
Any issues (which were few) were cleared up very quickly! You really were made to feel very special on your day. The day ran smoothly and every single guest had a brilliant time. We always wanted a hotel wedding and Wotton House was perfect for that. A lot of our guests stayed with the allocated bed block, and some even managed to make use of the spa - which they loved. We had a special space for breakfast the morning after also, and all of our belongings were kept safe whilst we moved everything out.
They dealt with our suppliers well, and the ground are beautiful. Currently we are waiting for our photographs, but the photographer was ecstatic to be back at Wotton House due to the incredible scenery and the beautiful grounds.
You are the only wedding booked for the day so you can make use of the entire hotel, from the Evelyn Suite to the Old Library and the grounds themselves.
I would 100% recommend this venue. The staff are amazing and a lot of your necessities come provided for you so you feel stress free throughout your planning.
Thank you so much!
The food was great and table service was quick and well managed. Our wedding day really was the best thanks to our guests and the staff at Wotton House. Would definitely recommend.
Wotton House Magic
Could not recommend enough!
A dream venue for our dream day
Perfect Wedding Experience
The only negative was the change of ownership and lack of communication regarding said change, but otherwise cannot fault.
The Perfect Wedding!
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.
How tasty the food was...
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,
Wedding 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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