"No better or more romantic place", Liz Elliot, Editor at Large, House and Garden
"The wedding venue of dreams!", Pearl van den Ende, international wedding planner
YOUR CHOICE OF CEREMONY
The 18th Century orangery with its Cotswold stone roof and huge arch windows is a wonderfully romantic place to tie the knot. It can seat 40 inside, while the rest of the guests can watch and listen to the short ceremony from outside on the lawn.
Blessing under the Lime Tree
Imagine exchanging your vows under the boughs of a 400-year-old lime tree. 200 guests can be seated comfortably outside with the beautiful Jacobean façade of the house in the background. It is a dreamy way to start your life together.
For those of you who are looking for a traditional church wedding, the charming church of St Mary the Virgin in the village of Marshfield is only 10 minutes away. It can seat 200. For many, it is the only way to feel truly married.
THE DRINKS RECEPTION
No better place to celebrate with champagne and canapes than Hamswell House's amazing terrace. It has breath-taking panoramic views over the Cotswolds Area of Natural Beauty. On a clear day, you can even see the White Horse at Westbury 20 miles away.
When you ready, explore the garden. At every turn you come across amazing features such as the pergola with the 200-year-old wisteria, the 18th Century ornamental canal with its clusters of waterlilies and Neptune fountain, the Monk's Window and the Knot Garden. It is a photographer's paradise perfect for capturing striking images of your special day.
After drinks and canapés, the bespoke marquee provides the perfect ambience for the party of a lifetime for up to 200. You have had the day before to decorate it, so it is exactly as you want it.
Our recommended caterers will serve you whatever you desire. And as we do not charge corkage, the champagne and wine can flow without breaking the bank.
As night draws in, the twinkling stars above the dancefloor light up, so do the festoons around the marquee, the lanterns on the terrace and the soft floodlights on the main house and the Neptune fountain. The music starts...
It is time for the first dance...
"Everything just went so smoothly", Damian and Liquarice Keeling
Alternatively, if you are only looking for a small wedding for up to 40, followed by a drinks reception, we can arrange that too. Please see our small weddings page.