Real Wedding: Abbie & Harry at Drakestone House
Locations covered: Berkshire, Bristol, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Somerset, South Wales, Wiltshire
Exclusive Wedding Venue in Gloucestershire
Licensed for Civil Ceremonies
Marquee wedding venue
Our House, your home
Set in an idyllic location, surrounded by stunning Gloucestershire countryside, 20th century Drakestone House is the perfect place for the most important day of your life, your wedding day.
A hidden private 10-acre estate, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Drakestone House offers exclusive use as standard. Soak in the surroundings, take your time and you and your family and friends will fall in love with the privacy of everything that Drakestone House offers – making it the most wonderful wedding venue.
With breathtaking countryside views for over 30 miles, Drakestone House has stood on the edge of Stinchcombe since 1911. It’s one of the last country houses to be built before the start of World War One. Reflecting the influence of the Arts and Crafts movement throughout the house it boasts stunning period features, one of the most fabulous Cotswold Yew gardens designed over 100 years ago and stunning countryside views.
Exclusively yours for 3 days, Drakestone House is the perfect romantic wedding venue. Have your friends and family stay with you in one gorgeous Cotswold house, on your own private country estate and make it a magical event you will never forget.
Drakestone House is the perfect wedding venue in Gloucestershire. We can cater for civil ceremonies and partnerships for up to 100 guests on our top terrace and garden room. For something a little more intimate, our stunning Drawing Room can hold up to 25 guests, after which your guests can have drinks inside or spill out onto the south facing terrace in front of the house. For those wanting a more traditional ceremony, there are some beautiful churches close by, just ask us for advice.
Drakestone House is a superb backdrop for a marquee wedding on our lawns for your special day. Our marquee can take up to 100 guests for dinner and dancing. At night the house and terrace is floodlit making it atmospheric well into the evening.
Here are our most recent featured weddings/styled shoots.
"The whole property and its grounds is beautiful throughout and it's an absolutely wonderful experience to stay in. Kate was a fantastic and flexible host that couldn't have been more accommodating. 100% recommend and would definitely look to come back again."
Mr J Hatten House Rental
"Wow well I don’t even know where to begin. Our wedding day was absolutely perfect. From start to finish everything just came together and in our opinion it couldn’t have gone any better. I just wish I could have paused time as the whole day flew by. We can’t believe that the first venue we viewed and fell in love with could end up being so perfect. The house and marquee looked amazing in the day and night. All of our family really enjoyed being able to spend the whole weekend together in the house and celebrate bringing our two families together. Thank you Rebecca for everything you did to help us before and during the wedding, we really appreciate it. So many people commented on the beautiful venue and the really helpful staff that ensured everything came together smoothly. I am sure this wouldn’t have happened without your help. Please pass on our thanks to Trevor for helping us in the evening and during set up. Also, please can you pass on a thank you to Kate and Richard for allowing us to have such a memorable wedding in their beautiful home. Allowing us to be able to have Sky during the day meant so much to us and you wouldn’t believe how happy we were to find out that we could bring her."
Roxanne Pollard & Alex Didcott wedding at Drakestone House Saturday 1st September 2018
"Overall, our whole experience at Drakestone House was incredible and we cannot fault a thing! Kate and Richard have a beautiful house, which has been decorated stylishly but still feels so homely and comfortable. Every time we visited the house for meetings etc., it was clean, tidy and smelt lovely. For a house with such character, it felt so fresh and modern. The amenities are endless; there is nothing that you could want for. It’s great to know there is always someone from the team on hand for peace of mind to count on being there. The beds are clean and comfortable, the bathrooms are spotless and there are plenty of them. If you forget anything they make sure they can get it for you. The grounds and the views are stunning and Trevor does an amazing job of ensuring that they are kept clean, tidy and looking vibrant and colourful. The outdoor furniture was placed exactly where we wanted it and again was immaculate. The marquee is a great size and in great condition. The tables and chairs were just what we wanted. The bar was in keeping with the marquee and was a brilliant addition. The size of the dance floor was perfect and we had the black star cloth which really set the scene for the evening and separated the dance area – this was a must have in our opinion and all our guests commented on it. We also had the fairy lights in the ceiling of the marquee, which looked lovely. The marquee company also put up our bunting and did a great job. The marquee company who provided the bar (Bar Bro’s) also ran the bar throughout the wedding. They brought fun and energy to the day and their excellent customer service was complimented by so many of our guests. They also looked the part. Zero complaints. Berry Blue, the caterers, served our welcoming drinks greeting our guests with a smile. The portion size, taste, quality, presentation and choice of food couldn’t be faulted; neither could the professionalism of their staff. The toilet block, which was tucked out of the way but still close enough, was modern and clean and a lot more than we expected for a marquee wedding with a portable toilet block! The car park available has ample parking meaning that all day and evening guests were able to get a space with no problem. Throughout the whole planning process, Rebecca was always on hand to help and advise being accommodating and prompt in every way. Being able to set up the marquee on the Thursday before the wedding meant that we were able to enjoy the whole weekend. Nothing was too much trouble."
Abbie & Harry Lewis wedding at Drakestone House Saturday 11th August 2018
"Rebecca and the team at Drakestone really gave us a magical weekend to remember. From the moment Neil and I drove up the the driveway we knew it was the place we wanted to get married at. Having your own experienced wedding planner really helps take the stress out of the planning and the day itself. The Country Marquee Company that supplied the marquee and all the other bits were brilliant. Nothing was too much trouble and everyone was so friendly. Trev who is their onsite help was brilliant from making us cups of tea whilst setting up the marquee to making sure all was OK throughout the evening. This venue really is like no other venue we have been too. So many extra touches which made us and our family and friends feel so special. We loved the fact that we had a blank canvas to make our own visions come true and that we were able to use our own suppliers. All with the support of the Drakestone team. Our family and friends were blown away by the house, views and gardens. We couldn't of had a better day, it really was perfect. Neil & Holly x"
Holly & Neil Evans wedding at Drakestone House Saturday 6th April 2019
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