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WHITMINSTER HOUSE
 is listed Grade II*, and is a charming example of a family home that has evolved over the centuries.

The Manor dates from Saxon times and is mentioned in Domesday Book. It was confiscated by Maud, wife of William the Conqueror, from the Saxon thegn (Lord) Brictric, and subsequently owned by the Earls of Hereford and later by Henry V as part of the Duchy of Lancaster.

In 1288 it was a Manor House described as 'the Lord's Court'; and in 1336 was known as a 'Chief House' with a courtyard. In 1347 the Earl of Hereford asked the King's permission to fortify it.

In 1721 Whitminster House was bought by the Cambridge family. Their son, Richard Owen Cambridge, made all the 18th century alterations.

The TEESDALEs (in whose ancestry Maud is listed) `bought back` WHITMINSTER HOUSE in 1882, made the Victorian additions, and live here to the present day.

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WEDDING RECEPTIONS at Whitminster House - where You can Personalise your own Special Day over a Whole Weekend!

All Wedding Receptions at Whitminster House include the booking of the West Wing and the Old Stables Cottage. These provide self-catering accommodation for 16-18* (or up to 20 @ small extra charge) close family and friends over the FULL WEEKEND from Friday 4 p.m. through to Sunday evening or Monday 10 a.m. (same rate).

For larger wedding receptions using the extended car parking facilities (at no extra cost), the Lodge Cottage would also need to be booked at the seasonal rate, offering accommodation for a further 4 guests, and assuring complete privacy for your entire weekend event.

All remaining cottages on the Whitminster House Estate may also be booked, subject to availability, at the seasonal rates quoted on the website www.whitminsterhousecottages.co.uk

In total, Whitminster House Cottages can accommodate 48 (up to 54) guests, with space for Yurts or Bell Tents for additional guests to be pitched within the grounds. Local B&Bs, hotels and a Travel Lodge can provide further accommodation nearby.

For an insight into the experience that a wedding at Whitminster House can offer, visit: A Country House Wedding. Please note this will open a new browser window.

WEDDING PACKAGES

Gold knot

GOLD PACKAGE: £4,999 incl. VAT

This Wedding Package includes the hire of the Victorian Walled Garden beside the House, a lined Marquee for up to 100 guests furnished with gold barley flooring and chandelier lighting, a Catering Annex, lavatories and ample parking.

It also includes self-catering accommodation in the West Wing and Old Stables Cottage for 16-18* (or up to 20 @ small extra charge) family & guests from Friday afternoon through to Sunday night or Monday morning.

A range of extras for the Marquee such as your choice of chairs and tables, dance floors, starlight ceilings etc. are available and can be quoted for.

For larger weddings, Marquees hosting up to 250 guests can be offered for a supplementary charge.

Silver knot

SILVER PACKAGE: £2,750 incl. VAT

For smaller Wedding Parties, the Old Stables Party Room can seat 40 guests comfortably with trestle tables, chairs, candelabra and candles, crockery, cutlery, glasses, a CD player, luxury lavatories and ample parking all included.

This Wedding Package also includes self-catering accommodation in the West Wing and Old Stables Cottage for 16-18* (or up to 20 @ small extra charge) family & guests from Friday afternoon through to Sunday night or Monday morning to enjoy your very special occasion for the whole weekend.


WEDDING SERVICE

A choice of the Anglican church 100 yards away from the House along the Yew Walk through the garden, Catholic churches in Stonehouse (4 miles) or Nympsfield (8 miles), or Registry offices in Stroud, Gloucester or Cheltenham.

WEDDING SUPPLIERS

To keep your wedding truly personal you can organise many of the details for yourselves, but we would be delighted to recommend a range of caterers, florists, music, entertainments, pampering, transport and childcare if you wish, plus a choice of two excellent professional photographers who have considerable experience in photographing events at this venue.

CONTACT US

To discuss your wedding plans or visit the venue, please call us on 01452 740204 or email on whitminsterhouse@btconnect.com. We look forward to hearing from you!