|WHITMINSTER HOUSE is listed Grade II*, and is an interesting example of a building that has evolved down the ages. The Manor dates from Saxon times and is mentioned in Domesday Book.
WEDDING RECEPTIONS booked here are able to celebrate over the full WEEKEND - with family and friends staying in our self-catering holiday cottages. more
We are told by all our Brides and Grooms that the day of their Wedding races past in such an adrenalin whirr they are grateful to have an opportunity the next day to be able to see and talk again with everyone over a Brunch or BBQ - and extend the celebration of their WEDDING in such a memorable way. We can provide a list for additional accommodations near if required.
We particularly recommend either of two excellent PHOTOGRAPHERS who know our venue so well and all the best photo opportunities here etc. See their individual styles & websites: www.vividphotography.co.uk &/or www.vaughanives.co.uk - both have been described by previous clients as hugely helpful, easy to get along with, doing the job sensitively & discreetly & very professionally, to produce stunningly beautiful photographs for your Album with a mix of the requested formal and many lively informal groups for a true atmosphere of your lovely day.
WEDDING Receptions - a choice of OPTIONS - (all quotes ex. VAT)
We act as Co-ordinator for all Options to ensure the smooth running of your special day - therefore all arrangements once you have agreed in detail with the supplier need to be confirmed & booked only through our Whitminster House offices. Ample parking is provided with both options.
OPTION 1: - Venue charge @ £3,000 includes use of the main HOUSE lawns on which to site your choice of hired Marquee - to use over the full WEEKEND - and reasonable use of the Manor House Reception rooms on the Day of your Wedding for the first party of your Reception.
OPTION 2: - Venue charge @ £2,000 where the hired Marquee is to be set up on the WEST WING lawn in full view of the Manor House as background, and reasonable use of the Manor House Reception rooms on the Day for your extra photo opportunities
OTHER short duration day time FUNCTIONS:
BIRTHDAY / ANNIVERSARY / GARDEN & COCKTAIL PARTIES / CONCERTS & ACTIVITY or BONDING meetings for BUSINESS GROUPS etc. can be combined with some use of the House & a simple Marquee on the lawns - for flexibility to your requirements, and Catering can be arranged.
Venue Day Charges from £1,000 - £1,500 separately negotiated depending on numbers, duration of the event, time of year / season etc., and may also hire a Marquee if required
For Church Weddings we put you in touch direct with the Rector - who tries to be as encouraging as possible within the `qualifying connections` of the present Church rulings - you would most likely be regarded as temporary residents here - all else being within the rulings - he will explain.