Stunning Grade II listed venue set in 15 acres of glorious gardens - host your reception in a marquee by the picturesque lake.
Sleeps: up to 34 guests
At a Glance
Use of the Manor House for a civil ceremony
15 acres of glorious mature gardens
Accommodation for up to 34 guests in the cottages plus extras rooms in the Manor House
Wedding parties for up to 150 guests
5 cottages; 12 bedrooms plus 3 additional bedrooms in the Manor House
Games/party room with Billiards table
Lake with 4 boats
Swimming pool (with cover)
Al fresco dining & BBQ
Pottery & Art Studio
Dining in the Coach House for up to 24 guests
Dining in the Courtyard Cottage for up to 14 guests
Beautiful lush gardens
Located on the edge of the Cotswolds - close Tewkesbury, Cheltenham & Worcester
Picturesque country walks
The Crown Inn Pub in the village with good food - 4 rooms for extra guests
Church of England Church accessed though a pathway & Catholic Church in the village too
Upper Court has a Civil Wedding License and the Reception hall can host up to 50 guests as witness
Fully catered option available by arrangement
Full or part time housekeeping available by arrangement
Plenty of parking
Dating back to 1790s, this stunning Grade II property is made available for large gatherings. Set in 15 acres of beautiful mature gardens, the property is a perfect setting for weddings, large corporate or family celebrations. The accommodation comprises 5 converted cottages to the side and back of the Manor House, plus up to 3 bedrooms in the Main House.
For large weddings or events a marquee can be placed on the lawn that overlooks the lake. You are free to choose the size and style you would like directly with the owners approved contractor.
For weddings, the front of the Manor House is stunning for photos and the main entrance hall is licensed for civil weddings. St Nicholas Church (CofE) & St Benet’s (Catholic) are in the village for church weddings.
For catering, the owners have two specialist caterers that they recommend.
The boat on the lake can be made available for use for the bride and groom.
The cottages are set in 15 acres of glorious gardens. They are all full equipped and each has its own kitchen and dining facilities, to make sure your stay is enjoyable.
There is plenty to entertain you as there is an outdoor swimming pool (with a covered dome when the weather is cool), tennis court, 4 boats to enjoy on the lake, full size Billiards table in the party room, which can also be used for dining as it has a kitchen too - ideal for up to 28 guests! There is a Wendy House too to entertain the children, a lawn ideal for a game of croquet by the lake, stunning walks and cycle routes nearby. The Pottery & Art studios can also be made available (more details below). The village also has a pub that offers good food. There are multiple areas for al fresco dining at the property lots of pretty seating areas and a large fire pit for the chillier nights.
You can also arrange to enjoy a Pottery or Art Workshop - catering for ages. This is done by arrangement, for a supplement. You can spend time with Auriol Herford learning how to paint bisque fired mugs or plates, which will be glazed for you overnight, you will be given tuition on the wheel too!
The Coach House dates back to 1760 and is located by the tennis court. It has 5 bedrooms and a huge living/dining room ideal for a large gathering. It can seat up to 28 guests. The kitchen is well equipment and has a large range to make it easy to cater for large groups. Outside there is a sheltered courtyard, ideal for al fresco cocktails before dining.
Bedroom 1: King or twin (zip and link beds) with ensuite
Bedroom 2: Twin plus a double bed
Bedroom 3: King and two single beds interconnecting with Bedroom 4
Bedroom 4: Double bed
Bedroom 5: tbc
As you go through the archway from the main house, the former stables and hayloft entrance is found which leads to a charming 2 bedroom cottage. There is a cosy living/dining room with open fireplace and a little kitchen area to one side which is well equipped. In the converted old beamed hayloft upstairs you have views over to the Bredon Hills.
Bedroom 1: A canopied Kingsize bed with adjacent family bathroom
Bedroom 2: Family room with double bed and a single bed located in upstairs in the former hayloft.
Separate bathroom with shower
Opposite the entrance to the Stables Cottage is Courtyard Cottage which has good size beamed living room with open fireplace with views over the gardens. There is a separate dining room (that can seat 8-14 guests) which leads out onto a private courtyard for a quiet get-away! The kitchen is fully equipped.
Bedroom 1: King or twin bedroom (zip and link beds)
Bedroom 2: Twin
Family Bathroom & Separate Shower Room too
Second Floor - former beamed hayloft
Bedroom 3: Double bed and two single beds
Formerly a ground floor wing of the Manor House, this studio-style bedroom has a seating area too and is located close to the swimming pool.
Bedroom 1: Super-King or twin beds (zip and link)
Separate bathroom with twin sinks and shower
Idyllically located overlooking the lake with its swans and ducks, a perfect romantic location. Enter into the ground floor which has a little seating, dining and kitchen area, then up to the first and second floor bedrooms & bathroom:
Bedroom 1: Four poster with views over the lake
Open plan area with double bed (ideal for 1 adult or 2 little ones)
Curtained-off bathroom with central bath
Cooking and Dining
Every cottage has a fully equipped kitchen and dining area
The Courtyard Cottage and Coach House have the largest dining facilities, up to 24 in the Coach House and up to 14 in the Courtyard Cottage
The recently converted Billiards room will have the ability to seat up to 28 guests and by end Nov 2018 have a fully functional kitchen too!
For hire of the grounds and accommodation for up to 22 guests in 4 cottages; prices start from £7,800 plus VAT.
Arrival is from 4pm on Friday and check out by 6pm on Sunday. If you need to dress the marquee an earlier arrival time can be arranged.
No smoking anywhere inside the properties
Confirmation of the number of guests is essential.
Approved contractors for Marquee and Catering are used.
All linen and towels provided
Washing machines in each cottage
Location and Things to Do
Nearest Airport: Birmingham
Nearest Railway: Tewkesbury
Location: Kemerton, Nr Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
Pubs: The Crown Inn in the village
Things to do:
Art classes on site
Pottery classes on site
Clay Pidgeon Shooting
Hot air ballooning
Places to visit:
Moreton in Marsh
Stow on the Wold
Lechlade & the lakes