Come Winter, Spring, Summer or Autumn our extensive grounds are teeming with photo opportunities that will provide the perfect back drop for your memories, offering the opportunity for your wedding photos to not only be beautiful but also completely unique!
Our award-winning gardens are planted to season and filled with vast quantities of flowers, shrubs & trees, along with feature statues, sculptures, Ironwork, pond with love chair & displays scattered throughout the garden.
Throughout Spring you’ll find Cherry Blossom, thousands of bulb flowers such as multi coloured Tulips, Hyacinths, Daffodils, Alliums, as well as dancing pond flowers. Summer will bring many varies of flowers, including David Austin Roses, Giant Agapanthus, Dahlias, Clary, Fuchsia’s, Arum Lilies and much more!
Autumn months bring the richest of colours to our many trees, Reds, Coppers, Golds and Pinks within the garden and thousands of berries adorn the outer Hotel walls and hedges, which stay brightly red and orange right through into Winter, when you’ll also find Snowdrops, Helleborus, Violas and Crocus’s.
You will have exclusive use of our all weather marquee with an enclosed area of the gardens, perfect for group ariel shots!
The marquee has a full bar within it, so guests can arrive for a drink and catch up before the ceremony.
After your civil ceremony, or upon arrival from Church, your drinks will be ready for guests and it’s the perfect place for canapes, garden games or even a bouncy castle?!
You’ll go back down to the marquee for around 40 minutes whilst we change the layout of the Barn for your evening reception, creating room for your dancefloor and making the Barn pristine again…ready to party the night away!
The Marquee is included in the price of our package and even comes fully decorated with fairy lights, table centrepieces and easel for any cute signs you may wish to bring in?!
We’ve tried to think of everything, we even channeled pipes under the garden, into the Hotel cellar, so you get a lovely pint of “proper beer” and don’t get stuck with nasty cans, lol!
As well as the flower garden we also have a luscious herb garden filled with over 70 varieties of herbs, fruit and vegetables that are used by our Chefs to create the freshest flavours for your guests to savour!
But it doesn’t just benefit your taste-buds, it benefits your photos too, as in our Herb Garden you’ll find plenty more nooks and crannies for fabulously unique photos! On the Wooden Swings under our arched Grapevine, inside Wrought Iron tunnels covered with Sweet Peas, alongside the Fairytalesque stained glass of Yew Tree Cottage or even with our handsome Donkey – Pegasus?!