If you’re getting married in the Cotswolds, Euridge Manor is probably at the top of your wedding venue wish list. But apart from its scenic location, fairytale boathouse, iconic castle arch, and whimsical Italian portico? There’s a lot more to Euridge Manor than meets the eye. Here’s why.
EURIDGE MANOR WEDDING VENUE AT A GLANCE
- Euridge Manor offers a good variety of indoor and outdoor spaces. There’s no need to worry about the unpredictable British weather. you know you’ll be safe and stress-free, rain or shine. The only problem you’ll have is choosing which among the beautiful spaces to get married in.
- It has a license to hold civil ceremonies and partnerships. Are you thinking of having a religious ceremony? St John the Baptist (Anglican church) in Colerne is just a quick 10-minute drive.
- Euridge Manor offers exclusive use of the house and grounds and can cater for multi-day weddings and celebrations.
- It allows access to the iconic Rose Garden Suite and has onsite accommodation for up to 19 people. If that’s not enough, you can hire Bluebell and Pear, two 17th-century stone cottages within walking distance from Euridge Manor. Each cottage can accommodate 5 guests.
- Euridge Manor is a short 20-minute drive to Castle Combe (voted the prettiest village in England) in the Cotswolds. Perfect place for your guests to explore after the wedding celebrations are over.
EURIDGE MANOR OUTDOOR WEDDING SPACES
There are six indoor and outdoor locations available for wedding ceremonies.
My absolute favourite is the boathouse. Being in the boathouse is like being in the Kingdom of Narnia. And an Italian villa by Lake Como at the same time. Look at the photos and I’m sure you’ll agree. The boathouse is licensed to fit up to 20 people. But it can definitely sit a lot more. That’s if you choose to use the space under the pergolas on the Italianate terrace. Are you hoping to have a spring wedding? Then make sure you time it for when the wisterias are in full bloom. Imagine beautiful lilac flowers climbing around the pillars and filling your wedding ceremony space. That fragrant spring scent adds to the perfect ambiance as you say I do.
THE ICONIC EURIDGE MANOR CASTLE RUINS
Then there’s the iconic Euridge Manor castle ruin – a regular in many wedding photos. I love its sparkly crystal chandelier hanging in the middle of its arch. Google Euridge Manor and you’ll surely see this as one of the top photos. It’s no surprise that the castle ruin and its signature arch have become such a favourite spot among wedding photographers. It’s the perfect backdrop for both your outdoor wedding ceremony and your newly married portraits.
Just a few steps away from the castle ruins is the most beautiful portico. My advice? Time your wedding around summer if you want to use this space. Trust me, the portico truly transforms into something magical around early to mid-August. Beautiful English roses are in full bloom and delicately cling to each of the pillars lining the portico. And behind the portico is a stunning view of the Cotswolds. What more could you ask for?
THE LOST ORANGERY
Inside Euridge Manor’s expansive grounds is this beautiful light-filled gem and wedding space, Valentina’s lost orangery. This room is filled with floor-to-ceiling windows and doors. There are opulent crystal chandeliers that reflect the abundant light seeping through the generous roof panels. And don’t forget those tall lush evergreen palms in each corner. It really is a magical room that you can use for your intimate wedding ceremony. Even a fancy rehearsal dinner, or a post-wedding day brunch. But that’s not all. There are two spacious en-suite bedrooms at each end of the orangery. Also, there’s a full-size kitchen in between the bedrooms – perfect for entertaining!
INDOOR WEDDING SPACES
Ideally for intimate weddings, the ceremony can be at the boathouse (20 guests) or the cloister (40 guests). Then the reception at the portico (50 guests) or the orangery (50 guests). But if yours is a bigger wedding, don’t panic. There are more wedding ceremony and reception spaces for you to choose from.
For bigger wedding ceremonies, there’s the Euridge Manor orangery and the grand ballroom. The Orangery can accommodate up to 120 seated guests while the grand ballroom can fit up to 150. Both spaces have floor-to-ceiling windows that allow natural light to come through. Tastefully decorated with crystal chandeliers and surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows, both spaces make it easy to bring the outside in. And of course, perfect for having the dreamiest wedding photos. And for bigger wedding receptions? Both the Euridge Manor indoor grand ballroom and a marquee on the lawn can seat up to 150 guests.
Still unsure whether Euridge Manor is the right wedding venue for you? The easiest way to find out is by asking the right questions. Here’s my list of all the questions you need to ask about your wedding venue. It’s the ultimate guide to ensure you’ve covered everything you need to know before paying your deposit. Good luck and please do let me know if you found it useful.
EURIDGE MANOR WEDDING VENUE GALLERY
Euridge Manor truly is the best wedding venue in the Cotswolds. And if you can’t schedule a visit anytime soon, I’ve got you covered. I’m sharing with you some of my favourite spots in the gallery below.
EURIDGE MANOR WEDDING COST
So how much does it cost to have a Euridge Manor wedding?
Getting married at Euridge Manor during the (2023) high wedding season will set you back at least £23,000 plus VAT. This cost includes exclusive use of all the areas and the small rowing boat. You need to pay 30% upfront to secure your wedding date. 30% six months before your wedding, and the remaining balance two months before your wedding. Make sure you set aside £1,000 as a damage deposit, payable at the same time as the last installment.
TIPS FOR GETTING MARRIED AT EURIDGE MANOR
- You’ll need a wedding planner or coordinator. To get married at Euridge Manor and this is formally part of your contract with the venue. Euridge Manor has a duty manager available on your wedding day in case of questions about the venue. But the actual running of the event? That should be handled by a planner or coordinator that you’ve hired separately.
- Euridge Manor’s hire fee includes an exclusive “dry hire” of the whole property. This means you only have access to the venue and some accommodations. But you’ll have to engage your own wedding suppliers. Chairs and tables are not included in the dry hire either. But they’re available to rent from the venue to help you save on delivery costs.
- Accommodation-wise, the Cloister Suite (sleeps 5) is already included in your venue hire fee. There’s also the Orangery bedrooms (2 bedrooms and sleeps 2 each), and Christie’s cabin (sleeps 2). However, there are additional accommodations available for an extra charge. There’s Peartree Cottage (sleeps 6: 3 double bedrooms, 1 bathroom). Bluebell Cottage (sleeps 6: 2 double bedrooms, 1 twin bedroom, 1 bathroom) is nearby. You also have Ivy Cottage (sleeps 9: 3 double bedrooms, 1 double/single triple bunk room, two bathrooms). Pricing for the additional accommodation depends on the time of the year. It also matters whether it’s for a midweek or weekend wedding. You have the option to hire additional fold-up beds at £30 plus VAT per bed. Travel cots and high chairs are free of charge.
OTHER ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
- Euridge Manor is located at Thickwood, Colerne, Chippenham, SN14 8BJ
- Euridge Manor is near Royal Air Force Colerne. This means there might be dates when flying a drone is not allowed. It’s best to contact the local Ministry of Defense offices in Colerne to check whether your date will be affected. It’s useful to do this before requesting drone footage as part of your wedding videographer and photographer services.
- If you love partying then it’s worth hiring the venue during the weekend. The venue only has license to operate up to 11:00 pm (carriages at 11:30 pm) during the week. But it can operate up to 12:30 am (carriages at 1:00 am) during the weekend.