The Main Hall
It is not hard to see why the stunning cantilevered staircase that majestically winds its way around the Main Hall is frequently chosen by couples as the location for their wedding ceremony. It is the obvious setting for anyone looking to make a grand entrance.
The Lady Marian Alford
The room was originally used as a drawing room, and boasts fluted columns of rose serpentine marble, marble fireplaces and an elaborate ceiling richly decorated in gold leaf, plus fantastic views of the South Lawn and Italian Garden.
The Old library
Opening directly onto the South Terrace overlooking our Italian Garden through the Loggia, this room is a firm favourite for hosting both civil ceremonies and reception drinks. Bonus points if you can find the secret trap door!
The Fernery was created by Lady Marian Alford in the 1850s as part of landscaping additions which also included the Italian Garden, Rhododendron Walk, and a formal moat and a skating pond. It is ideal for intimate ceremonies and elegant dining under the stars.
The Chapel is often described as one of James Wyatt’s architectural masterpieces. The fan vaulting and rich wood carving are reminiscent of some of England’s greatest cathedrals. We offer the option of an Anglican blessing ceremony and an organist to all couples.
Humphry Repton, the greatest landscape gardener of his day, was commissioned to design the formal gardens, and they remain intact today as the finest surviving example of his work. There are a number of suitable areas to enjoy throughout the grounds for both dining and ceremonies.
Our magnificent dining room was originally a conservatory that connected the main house with the Chapel. This grand space, which can seat 180 guests, can easily be transformed into the dining room of your dreams.
Formerly the dining room, the Wyatt room's impressive Austrian oak panelling was introduced in 1863. The intricate plasterwork on the ceiling is based upon the design of the golden staircase in the Doge’s Palace, Venice.
With floor to ceiling windows, The Loggia overlooks the historic Italian Gardens, which is a wonderful place for drinks and intimate dining. The space is adorned with blue fan vaulted ceiling and amusing plasterwork faces.