When you’re planning your wedding, one of the first things you’ll begin with is no doubt your wedding venue; hotel, marquee in a field, country pub or the village hall? Or maybe you’ve always dreamt of a country house as your wedding venue, if so, this blog post is for you! Here are some of my absolute favourite country house venues in Shropshire, enjoy!
This quirky, rambling, family home is set within 30 acres of countryside in South Shropshire, not too far from Bishops Castle. It’s been the home of the Parish family for over 50 years and whilst they open up the doors of the Main Hall to the public just twice a year, they will gladly let you hire it out for your wedding. With a variety of accommodation on site including gypsy caravans, yurts and a tin chapel, your guests will be taken care of too. Bridal prep can take place in the main house, with the option of both indoor and outdoor ceremonies, you have the run of the grounds and gardens to enjoy music, canapes and games before heading into the turquoise ballroom to celebrate. Weddings here always have the best parties and I can’t wait to return.
In between Whitchurch and Wrexham, there’s one of my absolute favourite venues, Iscoyd Park. The Godsal family have somehow managed to create a luxury wedding venue whilst keeping a relaxed approach, ensuring each wedding is totally unique. The house offers several bedrooms for you and your guests to stay over in, all individually designed and decorated. Your ceremony can take place in either the Garden Room or Drawing Room, both are beautiful. Once you’ve said ‘I do’, you can then explore the grounds, enjoy some food, music and drinks; you might even find some hidden gems like the ramshackle piano left in the woods! Iscoyd is perfect for parties, as it has the option of 1, 2 or 3 day hire, you can really indulge in the celebrations.
Few places have left me with my jaw on the floor, but Hawkstone Hall in Weston Under Redcastle knocked me for six when I first saw it. This imposing Grade I listed mansion finally opened its doors as a wedding venue in 2019, offering several bedrooms, fine dining, and some of the most beautiful interiors I’ve seen. It even has its own on site chapel, ballroom and over 80 acres of gardens. Their strapline is Eat, Sleep, Marry, Retreat, and they deliver this in spades.
SHOOTERS HILL HALL
This privately owned country home is as exclusive as it gets. Only hosting a maximum of 16 weddings each year, Shooters Hill on the outskirts of Shrewsbury is well worth a look at. Fondly called ‘The Wedding House’, this property is nestled in the rolling Shropshire and has a wonderful combination of privacy, luxury, and attention to detail.
Just outside Ludlow, in between the Clee Hills and Wenlock Edge, Delbury Hall provides a picturesque backdrop for any wedding day. There’s flower-filled gardens, lakes, a 17th-Century dovecote and a sheltered courtyard and barn complete with modern interiors, it is a stunning wedding venue. With a choice of indoor and outdoor ceremonies, accomodation on site for selected guests and superb catering provided by the Ludlow Catering Company, it’s wonderful.