Photos Courtesy of Stanford Hall
Stanford Hall is a stunning Grade 1 listed William & Mary House nestled on the banks of the River Avon and surrounded by 700 acres of ancient parkland.
Situated where Leicestershire, Warwickshire and Northamptonshire meet in the heart of the Midlands, this gorgeous wedding venue is very rural and secluded, whilst still being close to major transport links. They are close to Junction 20 of the M1, Junction 1 of the M6 and Rugby train station.
The current house was built in 1697, but the land itself has been occupied since Roman times.
On the estate surrounding the Hall is medieval ridge and furrow pasture land, an old Roman road, the ancient remains of two settlements, a mile long oak avenue planted in 1700 and a bridge, known as the Charles I bridge, which dates back to 1636.
The Hall is packed full of character, including the stunning gilded ceiling of the Ballroom, the gorgeous flying staircase, magnificent fireplaces and doorways, and an abundance of paintings and antiques.
Weddings at Stanford Hall
Stanford Hall is the perfect venue for a Weekend House Party Wedding.
You get to make the Hall your home for the whole weekend...complete with your very own butler!
One of the main benefits of using Stanford Hall as the setting for your big day is the amount of flexibility it offers, giving you the freedom to truly create the wedding of your dreams.
For your ceremony you can choose between the stunning Ballroom, which is licensed for civil ceremonies and seats up to 90 guests, or St Nicholas church, a short walk across the parkland, which can seat up to 200 guests.
The Ballroom also makes the perfect venue for a sit down wedding dinner. Alternatively, you can use the party room situated in the Georgian Coach House, or if you need to accommodate more guests, pitch a marquee or tipi in the grounds.
The Butler and waiter service comes as part of the package, but you're welcome to use your own caterer and bar provider, although the team at the Hall are happy to provide recommendations if needed. There is also the option to use a delicious selection of meats and organic vegetables reared and grown on the Estate.
Unlike a lot of venues, there are no curfews at Stanford so you can party the night away in the party room in the Georgian Stables, which can hold up to 150 guests for dancing.
Accommodation-wise there are five sumptuous bedrooms in the main house, plus an additional ten bedrooms in the Coach House, which can be configured to your requirements. And if you fancy a spot of glamping, there are also six beautiful Mongolian Yurts in the grounds and the option for additional pop up accommodation.