The wedding of your dreams

Beyond civilisation, yet oh-so-civilised, sits the ceremony you’ve had in your head all your life. The one with the canvas canopy. With the wild meadows and the Black Mountains backdrop. With a rustic swing and a private lake. Or the one in the wood-pillared barn with wood-burning stove. Duchy Court is the wedding of your dreams.

Beyond the clutches of everyday life

At the end of a country lane, behind the electric gates, beyond the clutches of everyday life, sits Duchy Court. Leave your wellies at the door and get your party gear on. You’ll be clinking glasses in front of a woodburning stove, beneath medieval candle chandeliers and at banquet-style tables.

Need more party fun? We can wheel out the yurts. But you might prefer the canvas canopy. Centre-stage in the formal gardens, with the wild meadows and the Black Mountains beyond, it makes for a very English celebration.

Breathtaking views abound, across a thousand acres of Duchy of Cornwall land. Feature bathrooms off all ten bedrooms come with antique stone baths and walk-in showers. Tapestries hang from the walls. There’s a Japanese bath to fight over and squishy sofas to flop over. A billiard room for a game and a dram.

Fancy a safari? Take an overnight adventure on a luxurious, boutique camp with fine food and cosy beds. Chase the Severn Bore. Shoot some game. Fish the rivers. Trek the Black Mountains.

Weddings at Duchy Court

The Wain House is a beautiful stone and wooden pillared barn with a large wood burning stove, medieval candle chandeliers and banquet style tables. It is perfect for weddings and can seat up to 100 diners.

The capacity can be increased by adding Duchy Court’s special hand-cleaved yurts and/or marquee walls on the side.

The beautiful Conservatory in the main house can also seat up to 40 guests for a spectacular evening meal.

It is possible to have a civil ceremony in the house or grounds at Duchy Court, and, by prior negotiation, you can have a blessing in the parish church at the bottom of the garden.

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The Setting

Duchy Court is set in fifteen acres of beautiful grounds, with far reaching views over the Black Mountains. The estate is surrounded by a thousand acres of Duchy of Cornwall land, which has open bridleways throughout.

The private lake sits at the front of Duchy Court and overlooks the small parish church, as well as the lovely open paddocks.

Walk through the delightful mix of formal landscaped gardens and expansive wild flower meadows. Or wander over to the old oak tree and play in the children’s tree house and big tree swing. A great little hide out for old fashioned fun.

The Ceremony

With its ancient church just a short walk through the gardens where blessings and marriages can take place, and various spaces for indoor and outdoor civil ceremonies, Duchy Court really is your own private wedding hideaway.

Small intimate ceremonies for 20 guests can be held in the main house, or larger ceremonies for 200 guests can be held in beautifully unique Wain House.


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The Reception

Take your seats in the beautiful conservatory for your wedding breakfast, look out over the gardens as you enjoy your first meal as husband and wife.

For larger parties let you imaginations run wild in The Wain Barn. decorate with flowers, candles, or whatever your heart desires. The Wain Barn can seat up to 120 guests for a meal or 200 guests for dancing and drinks.

A wooden marquee can be put up in the grounds of Duchy Court for an extra special place for your guests to sit, relax and celebrate the love of the Bride and Groom.

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Take it easy on the chaise longue

Duchy Court is as grand as they come. Dripping in elegance, it’s all open wood fires, double doors with Black-Mountain views, oak-panelled opulence, and dining for 40. Unique bedrooms come with feature en-suites, walk-in showers, exposed beams and a granary winch. Take it easy on the chaise longue: dinner is served at 7.

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