£2100 - £8100 for Venue Hire
Up to 120
21 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
booked
Enjoy a weekend in a beautiful Cotswold valley - medieval barn, brand new barn for dining and parties, civil ceremonies, accommodation on site - all set next to one of England's finest manor houses.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£2,100
Maximum Price
£8,100
Three different venues suitable for 20 to 200 people
What is included in this pricing:
Furniture included
Exclusive use
Day before set up available
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£30
Maximum Price
£80
Instead of general packages we give bespoke quotes to every couple according to exactly what they want, to suit your own tastes and budget.

Packages
(total price)

Prices Start At
£2,750
Maximum Price
£12,000
All prices include the day before, so that you can arrive and get ready, without being in a rush. You are welcome to enjoy evening drinks to welcome your guests, either with the help of our staff, or in private at one of our boutique period holiday cottages. You then have the entire wedding day itself, with no one else around. The following day you can relax and have an informal barbecue or picnic on the estate or, if required, or chefs can cook brunch or another special meal for you and your guests. it is up to you.
What is included in this pricing:
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Furniture included
Exclusive use
Day before set up available
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
120
Reception Capacity
150
No. of Bedrooms
21
Sleeps No. of People
40
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
10:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM
Yes

Food and Drink

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

Venue

Open Flame Permitted
Water View
Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Pet-Friendly
Disabled Access
Grade I/II Listed Building
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Fireworks Permitted
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted
Full Description
Owlpen Manor in its hidden private valley is the "paradise incomparable on earth", wrote the great poet Algernon Charles Swinburne. Set your wedding in this Cotswold paradise- barns, gardens and marquees provide romance and spoiling intimacy for a never-to-be-forgotten day! The Owlpen team will work with you to create your own bespoke package. We will be on hand to take care of you and your family throughout the entire process, ensuring your day is tailored exactly to your wishes. Owlpen is an exclusive and adaptable setting for any special occasion. Everywhere you look there are inexhaustible photo opportunities against a spectacular Cotswold backdrop. Offering a number of magical locations for your civil ceremony, wedding reception, dancing and dining, the estate is exclusively yours for the entire weekend. Receptions can be held for just 20 and up to 200. The site is licensed and we offer a superb range of selected wines; we can also run a pay-bar when requested. The Cyder Barn with its gigantic oak cider press and cruck trusses is a uniquely flexible and intimate setting for up to 120 guests with the spectacular Pole Barn next door, completed in 2020. We specialise in whole weekend weddings here at Owlpen, or three days midweek. No rush, no stress, and lots of time to relax with your friends and family. Have a barbecue, enjoy wild swimming, indulge in luxury dining, or go for a long walk. It's up to you! The manor gardens are an incomparably romantic setting for larger weddings for up to 200 guests in a marquee. With their centuries-old clipped topiary and box parterres, they provide staggeringly beautiful views across to Owlpen Manor and Holy Cross church, a truly unique spot for your special occasion. Civil ceremonies and partnerships are held in the Great Hall of the Manor House or the Cyder Barn. These were licensed as Approved Premises under the Marriages and Civil Partnership Acts in 2015.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Bella Wadsworth
Please get in touch with me directly if you would like to arrange a viewing or request a brochure.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
1974
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
10
Reviews
(14)
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Lizzie & Dan
Happy couple Married on July
August 2022
Absolutely magical
I honestly don’t know where to start with writing a review for Owlpen, I feel emotional even trying. Start to finish, the team at Owlpen were the most well organised and professional team you could hope to work with, whilst somehow managing to also be the most friendly, kind, good humoured and accommodating people you could meet. There is a real family feel when working with the team and they have gone above and beyond, whether it be allowing countless visits, responding quickly and informatively to my barrage of emails for the last 1.5 years, to looking after us so well on the wedding day. So many of our guests commented on how well organised the day was, and that was down to the well oiled machine that is the Owlpen staff! The place itself is a piece of magic that it really takes seeing in person to appreciate. Set in a Cotswold valley, there is a real sense of intimate privacy whilst also projecting a vast feeling that comes from having the full run of the place; there isn’t anything like looking down on the beautiful gardens filled with your friends and family bustling around in their finery, that is an image that will stay with me forever. Being able to have a portion of our guests stay the night before and the night of was incredibly unique, and again, the team went well out of their way to accommodate for every last detail. I could never of dreamed that we could have our friends swimming in a lake with a picnic on the bank the day before our wedding, and have a house dedicated to after party fun around a firepit. I’ll never be able to thank Owlpen enough for giving us the best day of our lives.
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Lucy
Happy couple Married on June
June 2022
If we could have put 0 stars we would have...
If we could have put 0 stars we would have... We booked our wedding for September 2023 in January 2022. After 6 months of making arrangements for our wedding day (including paying deposits for numerous suppliers) we received an email saying they had double booked our wedding day and we could no longer get married on that date. There was no other couple booked in their written diary at the time of booking and even so took 6 months to realise. To reference a software issue is even more ridiculous. Not only were we shocked to receive such news, but especially via email! After calling for clarification, we were met with an arrogant response with no accountability for their incompetence. Rather than being supportive it was implied that we were at fault for risking our deposits if we had not yet secured wedding insurance. They offered us other dates however gave incorrect dates in their email. After offering us one alternative date in summer 2023 at a September rate once pressed (no other compensation), we decided we would be better off finding an alternative venue. We would advise any couple getting married to steer clear of Owlpen. Our experience with them has been extremely stressful and disappointing.
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Caz and Adam
Happy couple Married on January
January 2022
The best
We are getting married at Owlpen Manor this spring, and we can't wait! So far everything has been amazing and we've really made friends wit the planners there. We feel like they actually care, which we didn't find elsewhere when we were searching for venues. I know we haven't been married yet so I can't review the wedding itself, but I'm getting really excited now so I couldn't resist posting how great everything has been so far. Not long now!
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Hannah and Chris
Happy couple Married on October
October 2019
Absolutely perfect
Thank you so so much for making our wedding day absolutely perfect! Even arranging for the sunshine to come out, nice touch! We are so grateful that everything went so smoothly, we had the best day ever as did our friends and family! We just want to do it all over again. You guys are fantastic and the venue is amazing.
Z
Zuzi and Ross
Happy couple Married on June
June 2019
Magical wedding venue
Owlpen Manor Estate is a charming place which we instantly fell in love. We've had the most incredible wedding weekend there. Our guests commented how beautiful and unique the venue was. We can't thank Bella, Hugo and Raoul with his team enough for their help, kindness and support. Zuzi & Ross
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Rebecca Mitchard
Happy couple Married on May
May 2019
Wonderful wedding
We had a fantastic wedding at Owlpen Manor. Right from the start we knew Owlpen was the perfect venue for us. We didn't bother looking anywhere else as we felt nowhere else would get anywhere close to fitting the bill! The setting itself is incredible and we loved the fact how we used the space was completely flexible (right down a last minute switch to having our ceremony outside). The ceremony in front of the manor and drinks reception in the manor gardens gave a lovely garden party feel whilst the intimacy of the Cyder Barn for the band and dancing really allowed people to let their hair down! Our photographer was also in her element with little grottos, millponds, etc. for photo opportunities! The food was excellent and we were able to work with Raoul to plan a perfect and personal menu for canapés and the wedding breakfast rather than just choosing from a list. The wine sourced from the local wine merchant Vinotopia matched perfectly. A huge thank you to Bella, Hugo, Theo, Raoul and the rest of the team for making our wedding weekend run so smoothly and so much fun!
Location & Contact Details

Address

Tetbury, Gloucestershire, England

Travel Notes

Approach through the village of Uley, then a country lane takes you to the middle of nowhere, AKA the Owlpen estate!

Nearest Town

Tetbury

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M4 J18

Nearest Train Station

Stroud

Nearest Airport

Bristol

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Press & Awards
(4)

Press & Awards (1)

Sunday Telegraph, The Guardian, Cotswold Life, and many more

Accreditations / Associations (1)

HHA, Johansens, Visit Britain

Industry Awards (2)

Hitched Awards - Best Venue for 2022
UK Wedding Awards Shortlist 2018
FAQ
(8)

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Do it your way. Don't be bounced into someone else's timetable or way of doing things, but by all means ask questions and we'll guide you if you need us.

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

Bride's horse at the wedding to whisk her away. Such fun!

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Rural historic quirky exclusive private

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

In front of the Tudor Manor house with over 100 years of history

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

Lips are sealed...!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Who doesn't love freshly baked sourdough pizza!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Terraced gardens and the oldest licensed wedding barn in the Cotswolds

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Customer care. We like to get to know our clients so we always make friends with them, and we love it when they come back to visit us for anniversaries, baptisms, or just a cop of tea and a trip down memory lane.