Cornwell Manor and the surrounding privately owned Hamlet and 2,000 acre estate, located near Chipping Norton on the Oxfordshire-Gloucestershire borders, is one of the most beautiful areas of the Cotswolds. It is within easy reach of Heathrow, London and Oxford. Although close to an increasing number of visitor attractions and events such as Daylesford Organic Farm Shop & Spa, the Cornbury Music Festival, Wilderness Festival and Soho Farmhouse at Great Tew, Cornwell remains a very peaceful location.
“Cornwell Manor has worked with Ross & Ross Food since we opened our doors to the wedding business in January 2015. They are consistent in their delivery of excellent food and always happy to work with the client according to their individual needs, creating the bespoke feel that weddings at Cornwell are all about. They are great fun & at the same time reliable – hence the reason why we are delighted to have them as our preferred caterers.”
Newington House is a spectacular private estate available for exclusive hire, weddings and corporate events, an hour from London. This beautiful 17th century country house is your personal retreat to entertain friends, family, business partners or host your wedding. The classical elegance and traditional English charm of Newington make it the perfect venue for an unforgettable event.
An elegant and beautifully restored 17th century country house. Set within 50 acres of grounds in one of the most unspoilt parts of Oxfordshire. It is based on plans in Rubens’ collection of engravings “The Palaces of Genoa”, and is a copy of the Pallavicini Palazzo. Newington House has been with the Nettleton family since 1989 when they took on the restoration task with tremendous enthusiasm, restoring it to its former glory. As well as a river running through the Newington House garden, the grounds feature a lake, walled garden, swimming pool, tennis court, meadows and woodland. Newington house is an ideal location for Wedding and Corporate Hire.
Since the early 1700’s Oxleaze has been a typical Cotswold farm – ridge and furrow in the fields, common land and a smattering of the orginal outbuildings. Fast forward to today and the farm has developed into an exciting project of restoration, sustainability and conservation whilst retaining the spirit and historic nostalgia the land evokes.Tucked away in rolling countryside Oxleaze Barn is a large flexible event space, perfect for celebrating and entertaining or for reflection and professionalism. The versatility of the space means it can be dressed up fit for a king, suited and booted, or messed up by a raucous children’s party. Oxleaze Barn was traditionally a grain store, built from Cotswold stone and with towering beams it makes a stunning setting for both corporate events, weddings and parties. The barn doors open wide onto a private courtyard and terraced lawn which is perfect for drinks and outdoor entertaining in the summer. The barn is warm and toasty on winter evenings, heated and powered through a combination of a woodchip biomass boiler and solar panels so you can enjoy the glorious open fireplace and underfloor heating.
Rhodes House is a hidden delight, right in the heart of Oxford. Fashioned after a Cotswold mansion with colonial influences, Rhodes House has been the gathering place for Rhodes Scholars and their distinguished guests for nearly 100 years. Prestigious alumni include students who achieved fame in leadership, science and sport such as Edwin Hubble, Howard Florey, Bill Clinton, Bob Hawke, Naomi Wolf and Bill Bradley, to name but a few. Now Rhodes House is available for others to walk the same boards and enjoy this historic venue.
Sezincote is unique. At the heart of a traditional, family-run estate covering 4,500 acres of rolling Cotswold countryside stands a 200-year-old Mogul Indian palace, set in a romantic landscape of temples, grottoes, waterfalls and canals reminiscent of the Taj Mahal. Visitors are welcomed to the house and garden at the set opening times, and a very few special weddings are hosted every summer. Sezincote sits at 875 feet above sea level in the North Cotswolds. The House is still privately owned and remains the centre of a thriving agricultural estate, which provides resources both to maintain the house, and to sustain the complex tapestry of rural life. The Estate is run to traditional English standards, with a mixed farming enterprise allowing plenty of permanent grassland and proper fencing, complemented by well managed woodlands that provide not only timber but also good wildlife habitat. The House, however, is far from traditional – it was built in the “Indian Style”, a unique combination of Hindu and Muslim architecture. The gardens were designed with the help of Humphrey Repton. Sezincote is credited with influencing the design of the Brighton pavilion after a visit by The Prince Regent in 1807.
Plan a grand reception is the beautifully restored 16th century Tudor hall, or opt for a more rustic ceremony in the stately barn on the property – both are fully licensed for weddings and set within three acres. The venue can host up to 100 guests for your wedding breakfast, and up to 150 for the evening. Sulgrave Manor also has lavish gardens and grounds for you and your guests to celebrate, with ample space for marquees and tipis if required for larger parties. The extensive gardens were redesigned in the 1920s when the house was opened to the public by Sir Reginald Blomfield and remains attentively restored to this day with formal hedges and topiary, an orchard, herb garden and beautiful borders for all seasons.
Situated on a family run farm, The Barn at Upcote has hosted parties, functions and barn dances for the last 40 years. Flexibility, friendliness and a relaxed but professional atmosphere come together so you can take away memories that will last a lifetime. We aim to help you create the day of your dreams, whatever the occasion, whether it’s a wedding, special birthday or baby naming ceremony. You’ll find us tucked away at the end of a long drive, in the beautiful Cotswold Hills, perfectly located between Cheltenham, Oxford and Cirencester, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Barn at Upcote is part of a stunning set of buildings that have been lovingly restored, with attention to detail and thought for the past but with the convenience of all things modern. The Barn at Upcote has a unique outlook over a beautiful Cotswold valley and the local farm.