The Lost Orangery on the edge of Castle Combe in the Cotswolds is set within 500 acres of spectacular private grounds boasting enchanted woodland, a beautiful valley and boating lake, all bound by a crumbling castle. This exclusive manor house in Wiltshire is a spectacular wedding venue certain to impress wedding guests by exuding a special blend of grandeur, heart and soul. Why would you say 'I do' anywhere less?
This unique luxury self-catering property near Bath and Castle Combe in Wiltshire harbours an inspiring history nestled within the grounds of Sir Walter Raleigh's old hunting lodge. Today this impressive venue offers a spectacular location for hosting weddings that dreams are made of. The grounds at The Lost Orangery were imagined by Julian and Isabel Bannerman who have transformed this English country estate into something quite spectacular that wouldn't look out of place in a scene from Alice in Wonderland. Just imagine the photographs!
In and Around the Grounds
Carefully pruned topiary, trickling fountains, faultless lush green lawns and fragrant rose gardens offer a bevy of tempting choices for where to hold the perfect bespoke wedding within this sprawling estate. Wedding guests will take delight in exploring the maze of gardens and sun-drenched terraces, whilst a genteel afternoon tea or vintage-inspired picnic on the lawn creates an elegant country wedding with a difference.
With several areas licensed for marriages and civil partnerships around the grounds of this exclusive wedding venue including a beautiful cloister, archway and portico, lovebirds can take their pick! The thatched boat house makes a stunning setting for lakeside ceremonies, perhaps with a garland laden with fragrant blooms to frame the romance. Maybe you will choose a tropical boho vibe and say 'I do' in the orangery, bathed in the glow of twinkling chandeliers and candlelight surrounded by your nearest and dearest. For a traditional ceremony, there is a pretty village church close by in Colerne and another in Castle Combe.
Whether you dream of a simple string quartet to serenade your guests out on the lawn, or a rousing folk band to get everyone on their feet, the possibilities at The Lost Orangery are bound only by your imagination. Invite up to 250 guests to help celebrate your special day; spill out onto the terrace for canapes and martinis before enjoying a sit down banquet in the marquee. Smaller parties up to 40 guests might prefer the intimacy of supper in the botanical orangery embellished with dripping chandeliers.
There are two en suite bedrooms off the beautiful orangery, each with a four poster bed and a deep roll top bath tub. One bedroom has an overhead shower, the other a monsoon shower; both invite couples to enjoy the first few nights of married life unwinding and enjoying some blissful 'us' time after the whirl of the big day itself.
Practicalities and Pricing
A minimum three night stay is required for all weddings at The Lost Orangery. We can recommend local caterers on request (catering is at an additional cost). A marquee is required if not hiring the ballroom and portable toilets are required for all weddings; this is subject to an additional charge and should be arranged directly with a marquee company.
- SleepsUp to 4 guests
- Alternative Group OptionsUp to 50 or Up to 100 guests
- Your Home Stay IncludesA Gourmet Welcome Hamper and more...
- Personally VisitedYes
- BedroomsDoubles: There are two double en suite bedrooms, each with a four poster bed for that regal touch
- BathroomsTwo en suite bathrooms, each with a roll top bath tub, one with an overhead shower, and one with a monsoon shower
- FamilyChildren: Yes, children are very welcomeCots: One available upon requestHighchairs: One available upon request
- BBQA gas-fired BBQ is provided
- FacilitiesTennis courts, boat house on the lake
- PetsTwo well-behaved dogs are welcome
Each pet is charged at £60.00 per week or part thereof
- Mod Cons42" Samsung TV and DVD playerInternet & Communications:Wi-Fi internetMobile Signal: Check reception maps
- Eco-friendlyBiomass underfloor heating
- Arrivals & DeparturesArrival Day: Arrival day is FridayArrival Time: Arrival is at 4pmDeparture Time: Departure is at 10am
- RestrictionsCarriages at midnight, fireworks are only permitted prior to 11pm (and on special request)
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AROUND THE PROPERTY
Style: A classic English country manor with a Venetian twist. Crystal and wax chandeliers drip over the banquet table like a backdrop straight out of Vogue whilst the bedrooms bedecked with antiques offer refined elegance.
Property Consultant Clare says
As soon I entered the gates I was completely overwhelmed by the grandeur that welcomed me. Every part of this Eden-esque kingdom has been created with a vision and passion for luxury. Nestled within the grounds of a stunning estate, The Lost Orangery is a venue for the wedding of your dreams.
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FOOD AND DRINK
From hog roasts to fine dining, Wiltshire is renowned for its plethora of gastronomical delights. The Fine Cheese Company in Bath specialises in trading the very best of British cheeses so don't miss this renowned retailer to round off a delicious wedding breakfast with a difference. The small but perfectly formed kitchen is ideal for romantic suppers for two. Up to 40 guests can sit down and dine in the orangery, whilst up to 250 can enjoy a lively feast in a marquee in the grounds.
The dining options at this exclusive wedding venue are endless- ask for the owner’s personal recommendations, or bring in your own caterers to create the wedding breakfast you’ve always dreamed of to ensure every guest eats like a king.
Recently restored to all its former beauty, The Methuen Arms in Corsham is an excellent choice for fresh, classic English dishes, and you can find fine dining just around the corner at Luckham Park.
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Disclaimer: These particulars, whilst believed to be accurate, are set as a guideline only. They are intended to give a fair description, but should not be relied upon as being a statement of fact. The photographs appearing on this website show only certain parts and aspects of the property at the time when the photographs were taken and it should not be assumed that the property remains precisely as displayed in the photographs. If there are any points of particular importance that need clarifying before you confirm your booking please do not hesitate to ask.