£1950 - £7850 for Venue Hire
Up to 130
16 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
Bridebook Deal
Discounted Venue Hire Fee
25% Off
Merriscourt home of Thomas Astor and his family is nestled in the heart of the Cotswolds on the borders of Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Day before set up available
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
External caterers not permitted
Furniture included
Wedding coordinator available on the day

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
What is included in this pricing:
Bespoke menu available
Corkage charge applicable
Minimum numbers apply
Cutlery included
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Table linen included

(price per head)

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
Minimum Number of Guests
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Furniture included
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
09:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM
Late night availability


Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
Open Flame Permitted
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol

Cultural Specialists

Full Description
Merriscourt home of Thomas Astor and his family is nestled in the heart of the Cotswolds on the borders of Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire. The panoramic views are breathtakingly beautiful all year round and this makes Merriscourt a perfect location for your Wedding day. No two Weddings are the same at Merriscourt and the Event team pride themselves on listening to what our clients want and delivering their special requirements and wishes. Weddings at Merriscourt are very relaxed and can be as formal or as informal as you wish. Merriscourt combines traditional Cotswold style with elegant light, spacious interiors. It is the perfect environment for expressing your personality and creative ideas for your Wedding. Each of the barns are inter-connecting and open on to a beautiful flower-filled courtyard which means your guests are never too far from the celebrations. All three barns have their own individual characteristics giving your guests a surprise as they enter each barn.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Eva and Emily
For any enquiries please contact Eva Astor or Emily Rix for more information by emailing [email protected] We aim to respond within 72 hours.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Gemma-Louise and Matt
Happy couple married in September
November 2022
Google Review
Merriscourt was the perfect venue for our wedding. Nothing was too much trouble for Lexi and Milly and we had the best day in the most beautiful setting. We had a church ceremony but we all got ready at Merriscourt in the on site accommodation, which was brilliant to have as it meant several of our close family and friends could stay with us and then we all had a delicious brunch together on the Sunday. All our suppliers have commented how attentive the staff at the venue were and how well they were all looked after. It wasn't a problem for our dog to come and join us for photos, and this made everything even more special. The food at the wedding breakfast was out of this world, and all our guests enjoyed the canapes, wedding breakfast and evening pizzas - one of our guests who is a chef commented how delicious everything was. The whole day ran seamlessly and the staff were amazing with nothing being too much trouble. We cannot thank Merriscourt enough for making our day so perfect.
Billy and Lauren
Happy couple married in June
August 2022
Amazing venue
Such a beautiful venue. We had an amazing weekend there. We would like to thank all the staff for our amazing day, especially Millie who was absolutely fantastic! The food was lovely and our vegan guests raved about the vegan options! The on site accommodation was perfect and allowed us to enjoy the whole weekend.
Annika and Sam
Happy couple married in April
November 2022
Google Review
From the first time we looked round Merriscourt we knew it would be the perfect place for us to get married. The venue is absolutely stunning with the prefect space for rain or shine and the lit up tree makes for great photos in the evening. Luckily we had gorgeous weather meaning we could make the most of the stunning Cotswold views on the drinks lawn for our wedding photos too! The on site accommodation is a huge bonus and a large reason we chose the venue. The cottages are so spacious and sleep so many people it meant we could have a full wedding weekend celebration with all of our close friends and family. Having a relaxed Sunday brunch the morning after was a perfect way to end a weekend and reminisce about the wedding day itself and there was no rush to leave with the team allowing us to extend our check out time until the afternoon. Lexi and Milly are amazing organisers and really help make sure you have the most amazing day. They were both so welcoming and happy to assist with any wedding prep or advice before the day. Our day ran so smoothly and nothing was too much trouble for the team or Lexi. We had the sharing boards and the food was incredible with so much on offer too. All of our guests commented on how seamless the service was and how efficient the staff were. Overall we couldn't have asked for a more perfect wedding day and we are so so happy we chose Merriscourt for our special day. Thank you so much and we would definitely recommend it as a Cotswold wedding venue for anyone!
Dan and Rosie
Happy couple married in February
November 2022
Google Review
Our dream venue delivered our dream day. Merriscourt allowed us to do things our way in the most beautiful setting. All our guests commented on how wonderful the venue was. The day went without a hitch from start to finish. The venue works so well for the flow of events - we had always wanted to be there to greet all our guests pre-ceremony and wanted minimal waiting around time after the ceremony - we got everything we wanted and couldn't have asked for the day to flow more perfectly. We couldn't get over how brilliant the food was and how much of it there was. The staff were impeccable. Lexi was great in helping us prepare for our day and Millie ran the day perfectly. We had a quiz, we had tiramisu, we had our friends play music for our ceremony, we had our photos before the guests arrived, we walked down the aisle together - we had a totally bespoke, personal, meaningful day that we couldn't have had anywhere else. It was so important to us to be able to accommodate our family on site and the accommodation is just beautiful. The next day we didn't want to leave, we just sat for a while in taking in the stunning surroundings and absorbing all that had happened the day before.
Happy couple married in October
October 2016
Merriscourt is a simply stunning Cotswold wedding venue that is...
Merriscourt is a simply stunning Cotswold wedding venue that is highly flexible in terms of accommodating a drinks reception, wedding breakfast and evening party - all can be catered for inside which means no worries about the British weather! The on site accommodation in the Old House and Pumphouse were also of the highest quality and we loved having our family and friends staying with us on our wedding weekend.
Happy couple married in September
September 2016
Merriscourt is the most amazing venue...
Merriscourt is the most amazing venue and we had such a fantastic wedding here. Not only is the venue absolutely stunning, with different areas to move to throughout the day, the staff are all fantastic too. Debbie, the events manager, is so knowledgeable and calm, exactly what you'd wish for when arranging a wedding. Dorota and Dan were fabulous on the day, helping everything run smoothly and working in sync with Wesley House caterers. Lucy from Wesley House is also fantastic!

Open Day

14th January 2023
We are delighted to welcome your to our open day on Saturday 14th January 2023 from 12pm - 4pm.
Location & Contact Details


Sarsden , Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, OX7 6QX, England

Nearest Town

Chipping Norton

Nearest Motorway & Junction


Nearest Train Station

Kingham Station

Nearest Airport

Birmingham Airport

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Press & Awards

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

No two weddings are the same at Merriscourt. They are all equally as specially and incomparable.

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

It's impossible to pick just one! With the Merriscourt Estate covering 500 acres of land, the couples photo opportunities and locations are endless!

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

We like to keep discretion at the heart of our companies ethos.

What is your venue's most unique feature?

We love that during our low seasons, we can offer couples exclusive 3 day use of our venue. Not a lot of venues can say the same.