The Woodlands at Hothorpe

£4,500 - £10,950 for Venue Hire
Up to 120
23 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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Just £7999
Surrounded by woods, wildlife and wonder, on the Hothorpe Estate lies our exclusive-use wedding venue, The Woodlands Located on the border of Leicestershire and Northamptonshire, The Woodlands is a unique venue nestled within expansive grounds.
The Woodlands at Hothorpe Pricing & Costs

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Venue hire charge changes depending on the time of year and day of the week you chose to hold your special day. Venue Hire includes: - Exclusive use wedding venue - Stunning Woodlands village for your wedding breakfast and reception - Capacity for 80 ceremony and day guests and 150 evening guests - Use of the indoor and outdoor licensed ceremony space - Sensational treehouse for your newlywed suite - 22 guest bedrooms - Stunning Garden Cottage available for your pre-wedding night (payable separately) - Fantastic Woodland Tipi for your drinks reception
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Couple accommodation included
External caterers not permitted
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Furniture included
Guest accommodation included

In-house catering
(price per head)

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Our in-house team, led by our executive head chef, have created a mouth watering wedding breakfast menu which is freshly prepared and cooked onsite using only the finest seasonal ingredients. Wedding Breakfast and drinks package ranges from £85 and includes: Welcome drink Canapes (higher packages only) 3 Course Wedding Breakfast Wine for the wedding breakfast Sparkling toast drink Tea, Coffee and Chocolates Extensive Evening Buffet options from Evening Grazing to Feasts over the Fire, means you are sure to find something that suits you and whatever you chose it's guaranteed to leave an impression. Prices range from £17.95
What is included in this pricing:
Menu tasting included
Wine allowance per guest
Minimum numbers apply
Cutlery included
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Table linen included
The Woodlands at Hothorpe Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
10:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM
Late Night Extension

Ceremony & Reception

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


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

Food and Drink

Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence
Halal Catering
The Woodlands at Hothorpe Full Description
Licensed for both indoor and outdoor ceremonies, it really does offer the best of both worlds. With ceiling to floor glass doors that slide open, lots of outside space including a Tipi and a fire pit area, you can truly make the most of the surroundings. The venue boasts two stunning ceremony locations, both indoor and outdoor, each with their own unique charm. Licensed for up to 100 guests for civil ceremonies, with the option for up to 180 evening guests, The Woodlands offers everything you need to create a truly unique day Host your wedding ceremony outdoors from our enchanted Hideaway. With dappled sun shining through the trees and birds singing in the open air, you will truly feel at one with nature. From gourmet dining to relaxed buffets, our extensive food and drink options mean you’re sure to find something that suits your style. Whatever you choose, it’s guaranteed to leave an impression Manicured lawns and wild flowerbeds surround The Woodlands – an ideal location for fun and games, as well as fantastic photo opportunities. Enjoy drinks and lawn games before gathering everyone together to toast marshmallows around the firepit as the sun starts to set Continue the celebrations with your family and friends as night time falls upon the Woodlands. Welcome your evening guests with a hand crafted cocktail and party the night away to your choice of entertainment

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Aimee and Alice
We look forward to welcoming you to The Woodlands and hearing about all your plans for your big day!


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Mar and Jo
Happy couple married in January
February 2024
Fantastic place to have our wedding.
The place is absolutely gorgeous, the staff were brilliant our day went smoothly. The surroundings are lovely we kept our decorations minimalist, you can't beat nature.
Emily and Nick
Happy couple married in November
December 2023
We had the wedding of our dreams
Thank you to the whole of your team for helping to make our day wonderful. Everyone was helpful, friendly and committed to their work. The food and cocktails were delicious, our guests were very impressed. We had the wedding of our dreams and it is largely due to the hard work of your team, so thank you again for everything!
Emma and Dan
Happy couple married in November
December 2023
All the staff were fantastic
Everyone commented on what a great venue Hothorpe is. We were told by alot of people that it was the best wedding breakfast they had ever had! Also all the staff were fantastic, nothing was too much trouble and the whole day went so smoothly. All the waiting staff were so professional and blended in the background but were also there when we needed them which was fantastic. All the little things made our day run so smoothly and meant we didn't worry about anything.
Eve and Matt
Happy couple married in October
December 2023
The most beautiful wedding day
Aimee and the whole team at the Woodlands were incredible! They made everything just so easy. Absolute pros! They recommended amazing suppliers for the day which all had only great things to say about the woodlands, the tree house was beautiful only wish we had longer! And one thing I really loved was after me and Matt had walked back up the aisle Aimee had our drink of choice waiting for us! Honestly couldn’t of made things easier or more special! Beautiful venue
Victoria and David
Happy couple married in August
December 2023
It is the most unique, beautiful & whimsical place
We had our wedding at Hothorpe in August. It is the most unique, beautiful and whimsical place to get married and we had the most wonderful day. The woodlands area is lit with twinkle lights and provides the most magical place to walk down the aisle. We loved the fact that everything was so close by, from the reception and wedding breakfast area, to the cozy lodges just across the grass area. Can’t recommend enough and if we could do it again - we would.
Laurie & Tom
Happy couple married in August
December 2023
We couldn't recommend the woodlands enough!
We chose The Woodlands due to our wishes to have our dog with us on the day. What we got was far more than expected though. The team were with us every step of the way and helped in any way they could. I'd strongly recommend visiting on of the open days and you'll be blown away, every time we visited it was more spectacular than the last time. Every one of our guests spoke so highly of the venue, it's setting, the staff and the food.
The Woodlands at Hothorpe Location & Contact Details


Hothorpe Road, Theddingworth, Leicestershire, LE17 6QX, England

Nearest Town

Market Harborough

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M1 Junction Junction 20

Nearest Train Station

Market Harborough

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The Woodlands at Hothorpe Press & Awards

Industry Awards (2)

East Midlands Wedding Venue Winner - The 2023 Wedding Industry Award
Muddy Stilettos - Best Wedding Venue in Leics & Rutland 2021

Bridebook Awards (1)

Frequently Asked Questions

Describe the best wedding that happened at The Woodlands at Hothorpe?

It's so hard to pick just one! Honestly, every wedding that takes place at The Woodlands holds such a special place in our hearts. We go on such a journey with couples, so its amazing when you see it all come together on the day as they'd imagined. No two weddings are the same, which is why we love each and every wedding so much individually. Having said that, we do love seeing new ideas and inspirations coming through the door. Some personal favourites this year have been audio guestbooks, floral installations from the ceiling in our Dining Room, a light archway to enter the Tipi, and of course four-legged friend in adorable outfits!

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

Our number 1 planning tip would be to try not to get overwhelmed by the planning process. Break down your big wedding planning project into manageable bitesize chunks, and book in a meeting with your wedding co-ordinator to go through any questions you may have - that's what we're here for after all!

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

The best personal touch we've ever seen at a wedding was Sarah and Gareth's music video. Rather than having a wedding video, the couple arranged for a company to come and create a music video of their wedding day to the song 'One that I want' from Grease. Sarah and Gareth met doing theatre productions together, and a lot of their guests were also friends from theatre, so they knew that everyone would be up for getting involved! The end result was brilliant, and looked like so much fun, and the personal level behind it is so special! Have a look at 'Sarah and Gareth's' music video in the video section of our page!

Describe The Woodlands at Hothorpe in 5 adjectives

Enchanting, charming, romantic, idyllic, unique

Where’s the best photo spot at The Woodlands at Hothorpe?

Everyone in the Weddings Team has a different answer to this one as there are soo many beautiful photo spots. But we all agree that the bandstand looks stunning in the day, surrounded by the trees, and even more magical in the evening when it's lit up in the dark.

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at The Woodlands at Hothorpe?

The Woodlands was actually chosen to feature in the Real Full Monty in 2021! Chris Hughes, Jamie Lomas, Shaughna Phillips, Coleen Nolan and many more all stayed at The Woodlands for a couple of days to film and raise awareness for breast and prostate cancer.

What’s your favourite canapé?

100% the BBQ pork belly skewers!! These are a firm favourite at weddings (and in the office too!), and even better, they can also be made to be GF and DF!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

This would definitely be our S'more station! Imagine ending your wedding day in the Tipi, toasting marshmallows around the firepit with all of your guests. Sounds like the best idea of a midnight treat!!

What is The Woodlands at Hothorpe most unique feature?

Couples are always blown away by our Newlywed treehouse suite. A luxury room fitted with a log burner, roll top bath, wine fridge and a balcony to overlook the surrounding countryside is such a treat, and very much needed after a night of dancing! Not many people can say they slept amongst the treetops on the night of their wedding, it is a truly unique feature and amazing experience.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

We are most proud of the bond that we have as wider Team. Whether you work in the housekeeping team, maintenance, weddings, operations or kitchen, we all come together to pull off every wedding to make the couples dream a reality. Our bond between departments shines through our service, making the entire experience a happy and relaxed one for couples, throughout the planning process, and then on their wedding day too.