We got married at Orchardleigh house on the 1st August 2014. From the moment we walked through the doors to view the venue for the first time we knew it was the place for us. The house and grounds are absolutely stunning and we loved the exclusive nature of the venue with its friendly and helpful staff and the knowledge that all our guests, many of whom would be travelling a long way to attend, would be able to stay the night in the house's luxurious rooms. In the build up to the wedding we were in regular contact with Garry and Karen, our wedding co-ordinators, for whom nothing was too much trouble. They offered great advice, were quick to respond to any questions we had and did everything they could to ensure our wedding was exactly how we wanted it and that it went to plan. The fact that the owner of Orchardleigh also got involved in the planning of our wedding (he allowed our friend to fly to Orchardleigh and use the air strip and was there to see us off the next day) shows how above and beyond everyone went to ensure our wedding day was perfect and it was.
The day itself was all we could have asked for, Garry and the staff did a fantastic job of ensuring everything went to plan and every guest commented on how great the service was. The food was brilliant and generously portioned and the progression through the day was seamless. The staff were never really in sight and yet they were there the second you needed them and we both felt safe knowing that everything was being taken care of. As the evening progressed the level of service never dropped and with the bar open for as long as we wanted our guests were able to fully enjoy themselves and party on into the early hours.
The next morning the level of service continued with a fantastic breakfast buffet that allowed us to say thank you and goodbye to our guests. There were plenty of staff about to help us gather together everything and even though they had another wedding that day we never felt under pressure to leave. We couldn't recommend this wonderful venue or its staff more strongly and would like to thank Orchardleigh for helping to make our wedding day perfect.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The South West's ultimate fairy tale Wedding Venue! Nestled at the heart of 500 acres of exclusive Parkland and Lakes, Orchardleigh House is situated on a gated and private Estate, 10 miles from the historic city of Bath. This elegant 19th Century Victorian Stately Home provides the ultimate fairytale setting for your Wedding Day, surrounded by a breathtaking countryside landscape, beautiful gardens, a Croquet lawn and an 18 hole Golf Course; and offers luxurious accommodation for up to 172 guests. The enchanting array of backdrops make Orchardleigh the perfect spot throughout the seasons, with stunning gardens for basking in the Summer sunshine and cosy open fires in Winter. Within the grounds of the Orchardleigh Estate sit two magnificent Churches, for which you don't need to be from the local Parish to marry, and Orchardleigh House is fully licenced to hold Civil Ceremonies for up to 144 guests. St Mary's Church is perfectly situated on it's own little Island and, due to its secluded spot, there is no electricity supply to the Church, so Wedding ceremonies are lit purely by candlelight - sounds rather magical doesn't it? St Mary's also the only Island Church in the World that has its very own helipad! There is plenty of accommodation on the Estate, for up to 172 guests, with 44 opulent rooms in the main House and a variety of splendid Estate Lodges and Cottages. The cottages are also available to hire the evening before weddings, which is a super way of extending the celebrations. Orchardleigh offers its very own fleet of Wedding Transportation for hire on your Big Day, ranging from a 1926 Rolls Royce Phantom Cabriolet de Ville to the Bell Longranger Helicopter and provide dedicated team of wedding coordinators who will be on hand to help throughout the planning process and on your Big Day. We are proud to hold the following awards: Somerset Wedding Venue of the Year winner. Voted 9th best UK Wedding Venue by Marie Claire Magazine. Voted 2nd best UK Wedding Venue by Perfect Wedding Magazine. Awarded BA Award for Excellence for Leading the Way within the Wedding Industry. Voted 13th by the Independent Newspaper as Best National Wedding Venue. Regular Bed and Breakfast guests are also welcome. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Orchardleigh House Frome, Somerset