Cornwell Manor is probably one of the most romantic places in England to be married, and the bliss is you can have it exclusively to yourself. This exquisite Georgian fronted manor is a photographer’s dream, where every aspect is a delight, providing you with the perfect backdrop for your wedding and creating memories for a lifetime. It is available for exclusive hire for a minimum of 3 days over a weekend, or 2 days mid-week.

There are a number of ways to celebrate your marriage at Cornwell Manor: whether it be an intimate ceremony in the Ballroom followed by a lavish dinner,  a church wedding with a pretty flower filled marquee for the wedding breakfast and later some live music for you to dance the night away (‘til 2am), or an open –air humanist ceremony in the rural setting of the fields beyond the haha overlooking the house and lakes, with a sharing board feast in giant Teepees.

A wedding at Cornwell is bespoke to you, tailored to your vision.

Your weekend starts here...

The Arrival

The House is yours from noon on the Thursday, which gives you time to relax with your closest friends and family ahead of your big day.



The choice is yours: after a day of final preparations and last minute pampering, you can enjoy a dinner in the panelled dining room prepared by the in-house cook, or a candlelit supper under the weeping pear trees; on a grander scale there is also the option of a sophisticated rehearsal dinner in the ballroom or even a celebratory BBQ “field” supper with all of your guests. Your wedding, your weekend.


Getting Ready

The house is alive with wedding fever! The bride, safe in the haven of her bedroom is getting ready with her bridal party; the groom may be off for an early lunch at one of the fantastic local pubs with his groomsmen; the florists are beavering away spreading their joyous magic…..everything is suddenly coming together in a final flurry of activity.

The Ceremony

The Church

The pretty Norman Church of St Peter’s is less than 200 metres from the Manor and accommodates 80 – 100 people.

Garden Blessings

Following a legal ceremony elsewhere it is possible to have an open air non-religious blessing anywhere in the gardens.

The Ballroom

The Ballroom offers a perfect elegant space licensed for civil ceremonies, seating up to 100 guests.

The Reception

The Drinks Reception

What better place to celebrate your marriage than the terrace overlooking the lakes and the rolling Cotswold countryside beyond. A formal garden with symmetrical Portuguese Laurels and a statue of a fiddler is the perfect setting for a Champagne and canapé reception

The Marquee or Teepee

From the Manor, follow the stone steps down through the topiary to the fountain and Italianate water garden. Here you have a splendid setting for your marquee wedding breakfast. For larger weddings (up to 300 guests) we suggest using the field overlooking the house and the lakes for either a series of giant teepees or a large marquee.


The Sunday Relax by the Pool

Relax….breakfast is at your leisure, whenever and wherever you would like it. Why not have a poolside brunch party for that final goodbye…….we can arrange it, just let us know. No rush, check out is at 5pm.

Cornwell Manor Exclusive Wedding & Event Hire Rates

Dates:3 Day Weekend, Thursday noon - Sunday 5pm2 Day mid-week, noon - noon
May 30th - September 30th£22,000£13,200
Bank Holiday Weekends will be charged as a 4 day hire:£26,000N/A
Dates:3 Day Weekend, Thursday noon - Sunday 5pm2 Day mid-week, noon - noon
June 3rd - September 27th£22,000£13,200
Bank Holiday Weekends will be charged as a 4 day hire:£26,000N/A

NB: all rental prices subject to VAT @ 20%
This includes:

  • Accommodation for up to 24 people in the house (in 12 double bedrooms) for 3 nights at a weekend, or 2 nights midweek. Please note there is no access to the main house for non-resident guests, aside from the Ballroom
  • The use of the Ballroom
  • Ground rent for marquee hire for up to 200 people.
  • Use of a grass paddock for parking for up to 80 cars – please note in the winter season this may
    need trackway.
  • Full use of the Manor gardens
  • Heating of the swimming pool during the summer season
  • A daily morning housekeeping service
  • A live-in cook to cater for your resident guests.
  • Extra nights are charged at £3,300 per night Monday – Thursday; £3,850 for Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
  • Extra days for marquee build are subject to agreement at £1,500

This does not include:

  • Full breakfast at £7.50 per head
  • Lunch and dinner is charged at a price per head according to requirements
  • Marquee & furniture hire, generator & loo hire for events
  • Event catering or any food & beverages in the House
  • An event manager for the wedding day

Glamping for up to 26 people may be arranged at a ground rent of £5,000. This does not include the cost of tents, shower & loo hire.

Please note there is an additional charge of £3,000 for events with over 200 guests.

We ask that you choose from either of our preferred event caterers, Ross & Ross Events or Indulgence Boutique Hospitality, using the Cornwell Manor wine list for your drinks reception & meal; alternatively there is a corkage option available.

We work with a few trusted marquee suppliers covering a range of styles and budgets to suit you, please ask for introductions.

We can also suggest event managers & wedding planners or tried & tested suppliers for everything from florists to make-up artists, please contact or telephone on 01608 698673 for more information.

Please note that all dates are subject to availablilty. Cornwell Manor is not available for hire over Christmas, New Year or Easter.

Weddings & Events in the Ballroom & the Walled Garden

Dates:MidweekFridays & Saturdays, subject to limited availability
Low Season: November - March£3,950£4,950
High Season: April - October£4,950£7,950
Dates:MidweekFridays & Saturdays, subject to limited availability
Low Season: November - March£3,950£4,950
High Season: April - October£4,950£8,450

NB: all rental prices subject to VAT @ 20%
The Ballroom seats up to 100 for a civil ceremony or 72 for a seated dinner. Please contact the local registry office for details on pricing and booking for a civil wedding:

St Peter’s Church, Cornwell is also available for weddings if you are connected to the parish or blessings if you have already had a legal ceremony; seating 80 to 100. The church is situated less than 200m from the Ballroom down a beautiful avenue of lime trees. Standard fees apply. Please contact the Reverend James Kennedy in the Chipping Norton parish office for further information:

For most weddings & receptions, we recommend that you hire a marquee for the Walled Garden, which can accommodate approx. up to 150 people. This gives a covered space for your drinks reception and a covered turnaround space if required after your meal and before your evening party. We also ask that you hire luxury loo trailers for your event – please contact Charlotte for details on preferred suppliers.

The Ballroom comes with a double bedroom & en-suite bathroom for the bride or groom to use on the wedding day to get ready in.

There is a designated kitchen for the caterers to use for events in the Ballroom, although a field kitchen will be required for marquee events with over 72 people.

Please note access to the gardens and to the house itself are not included in this hire rate, although the Bride & Groom may have some photos taken in front of the house & gardens for a 30 minute period.

Parking is to the rear of the property in a field and access is via a side road.

For exclusive whole house take-over weddings, please speak to Charlotte, our Events Director, for more details on 01608 698673 / email

Access to the Ballroom will be from 9am with the hire period terminating at midnight.

We ask that you use our caterers for your Wedding Breakfast, Ross & Ross Food,, a multi-award winning fine food company based 5 minutes from us in Chipping Norton. Ross & Ross will run the catering and the bar for you on your big day; Cornwell Manor has an in-house wine list and does not offer BYO. Please note the Ballroom & walled garden are hired unfurnished. Ross & Ross Food can quote for table & chair hire as well as table settings in addition to your menu rates.

We have a few trusted marquee suppliers on our books covering a range of budgets and we kindly ask that choose from these companies. We also have some fantastic suppliers for everything from florists to make-up artists, please contact or telephone on 01608 698673 for more information.

Cornwell Manor is not available for hire over Christmas & New Year or Easter.