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Up to 32
10 Bedrooms
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A romantic, magical country house with stunning formal gardens set in beautiful Gloucestershire countryside. Exclusive use with accommodation for up to 24 family and friends for 3 days and 2 nights.
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- Exclusive use of the Pauntley Court estate from a Friday at Midday until a Sunday 4pm. -Accommodation Onsite - for up to 24 guests across 10 beautiful bedrooms with 9 bathrooms. We have a list of local accommodation for any extra guests. - - Use of a wonderful 12m x 9m tentickle stretch tent which is set up in the gardens for either an outdoor ceremony or drinks and canapés if the weather is not clement. - We are a dry hire venue, who allow you to style the house and your marquee as you wish. We have a fantastic recommended suppliers list​ available to you. - Norman Church Onsite - for up to 100 guests. - Use of the Ballroom for civil and humanist ceremonies with capacity for 32 guests. - Outdoor ceremonies in the stunning formal gardens, down by the lake or in the magical woodland. - Use of the gardens and grounds across 20 acres, the perfect backdrop for your photographs. ​- For couples who wish to have a larger wedding party of up to 100, we offer an area for marquees which overlooks the grounds and private lake.
What is included in this pricing:
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Furniture included
Exclusive use
Day before set up available
Couple accommodation included
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Guest accommodation included
Choice of preferred caterers
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time


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

Ceremony & Reception

Wedding Licence
Sound System Available
Confetti Permitted
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Church Within Walking Distance

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Alcohol Licence
Full Description
Next door to a Norman Church, Pauntley Court nestles amongst trees and surrounded by rolling Gloucestershire countryside. This exclusive blank canvas venue is an idyllic and magical family home, full of character and charm. Choose to marry in the Church just next door, have an outdoor blessing or humanist wedding in the beautiful formal gardens or an intimate civil ceremony in the glorious ballroom. We offer a 3 day weekend wedding from a Friday to a Sunday where you can have up to 24 family and friends staying with you. The house and bedrooms are full of warmth and character decorated to the highest standards. There are 10 individually designed bedrooms and 9 modern bathrooms across the estate. We offer you lots of help planning your wedding and a coordinator on the day to ensure everything goes to plan.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Melissa Hargreaves
Please do get in touch and book in for a viewing. I would be so happy to take you on a personal tour of the house and all its accommodation and around the wonderful formal gardens. I can then tell you all about how you can make a very unique and one off wedding day here, using all the magical spaces over the three days and two nights that you are able to hire Pauntley Court for. As the house is our family home, it has a very personal and warm feeling about it when you come and stay.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 30 and 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Cat & Patrick
Happy couple Married on April
June 2022
A magical wedding venue
Pauntley Court is such a special place. In the initial stages of our wedding planning, we struggled to find a space that would work for our 15 person micro-wedding. When we found Pauntley, I knew it was meant to be. Melissa is a lovely host, who diligently checked in on us to make sure everything worked as it should. Our wedding coordinator Holly was also an invaluable asset. The day wouldn't have run so smoothly without her. Pauntley's gardens are breath taking, and so nicely kept by Melissa's mum. They were the perfect backdrop to our special day and featured heavily in our pictures. Our wedding day was perfect and it meant so much to us that we could have it at Pauntley Court. And the fact that we were able to spend the whole weekend there with our families made it all the more special. I couldn't recommend Pauntley Court enough to prospective brides and grooms.
Bryony and Tom
Happy couple Married on July
February 2022
absolutely beautiful and such a special place...
"Melissa was so kind, helpful and thoughtful throughout our whole wedding planning process. As soon as we came to Pauntley Court we just knew we wanted to get married there. Melissa's home is absolutely beautiful, and such a special place. We have made the most special memories to last a lifetime, and had the most incredible weekend spent with our closest family and friends. It was overwhelming after such a terrible year and we are just so happy it all went ahead as planned. We are so sad it is all over! We hope to come to stay again one day, and thank you again for everything.We would also like to say a special thank you to Beth, for taking the weight off our shoulders and planning everything to a tee! She was so much help and answered all of our questions on the lead up, thinking of ideas and suggestions before we’d even thought of them ourselves! Her help on the day was invaluable, as it gave Martha and Nick the opportunity to relax and enjoy the day as they should too! "
Emma and Max
Happy couple Married on July
February 2022
.. pink painted walls feel as though you're abroad
"After a long wait due to the Covid situation, we recently had our wedding reception at the beautiful Pauntley Court in July. After seeing many venue options when we first got engaged, Pauntley stood out from the rest by a mile, not only because of the beautiful house and gardens, but also because of the wonderful venue hosts, Melissa and Mark. They were both extremely helpful throughout all the Covid changes and were so supportive in the lead up and day of the wedding. The house is absolutely stunning inside and out, the pink painted walls feel as though you're abroad and you're surrounded by wild seasonal flowers and amazing views of the lake. We got married at the Church at the top of the drive, then had our reception in a traditional style marquee in the gardens. Our bridal party loved staying in the house for the weekend, everyone felt very relaxed like a home away from home. The wedding was truly perfect and we can't wait to go back and stay at the Dovecote in the future! Thank you to Melissa, Mark and their brilliant team at Pauntley!"
Sarah and Simon
Happy couple Married on June
February 2022
The setting is utterly magnificent...
"We had the most wonderful wedding at Pauntley Court in June 2021. Melissa, Rachel and Holly made sure that everything was perfect and the weekend was truly magical. The setting is utterly magnificent and the house and gardens are so beautiful and well cared for. Our friends and family loved every minute of a relaxing and enjoyable weekend, from the the moment they arrived on Friday, through to our departure on Sunday afternoon. We simply cannot recommend Pauntley enough to anyone looking for the perfect wedding in the perfect setting" ​
Emma and Mike
Happy couple Married on June
February 2022
The whole place exudes romance
Pauntley Court is simply a magical place. The whole place exudes romance, with another beautiful spot to sit or stroll through around every corner. Part of what makes Pauntley so special is that, despite it's 11 bedrooms, formal entertaining rooms and immaculate gardens, it immediately felt like home to us and to all our guests who stayed with us. It balances its historic character with all the benefits of modernity (such as modern en suites with seemingly limitless hot water!). We were given the run of the house, with the knowledge that Melissa would be there in a flash if needed. On our wedding day itself, Melissa and our wedding coordinator Holly were then when we needed them, keeping the day running like clockwork and unobtrusively ensuring everything came together as planned. In addition, Rachel the housekeeper kept the whole house looking immaculate throughout our stay. We can't recommend Pauntley enough. Its inherent beauty meant there was very little decorating necessary for the wedding. It's owners and staff were friendly, kind and accommodating. I can't imagine a better place to have a small wedding."
Annabel and Ian
Happy couple Married on June
February 2022
We simply cannot recommend Pauntley enough...
"We had the most wonderful wedding at Pauntley Court in June 2021. Melissa, Rachel and Holly made sure that everything was perfect and the weekend was truly magical. The setting is utterly magnificent and the house and gardens are so beautiful and well cared for. Our friends and family loved every minute of a relaxing and enjoyable weekend, from the the moment they arrived on Friday, through to our departure on Sunday afternoon. We simply cannot recommend Pauntley enough to anyone looking for the perfect wedding in the perfect setting" ​
Location & Contact Details


Pauntley Court, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL19 3JA, England

Travel Notes

It is best to enter our postcode and your sat nav will take you straight to the bottom of the lane where you find the church in front of you and you turn left over the cattle grid and head towards the red house.

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

M50 junction 2/ M5

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Nearest Airport


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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

A small and intimate wedding for 24 - Grace and Jamie's wedding. You can read all about this wedding on our blog on our website under "Pauntley Post"

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

Once you have found the right venue for you and have chosen your caterer and marquee, book in an appointment with our wedding coordinator, Holly Evans, to help you find the right suppliers for you big day.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Unique, magical, characterful, bespoke and charming.

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Difficult to choose, there are so many. One is at the bottom of the main stairs and another is on the flat lawns underneath the hornbeam arches.

What’s your favourite canapé?

Roast beef and horseradish Yorkist puddings

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

A small glass of our quince gin made by Gun Dog Gin using our quinces from our quince trees.

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The reddish colour of the house.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Pauntley Team who work hard to ensure that your big day is everything you would like it to be.