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Gorcott Hall,
Mappleborough Green,
Warwickshire,
B98 9EU

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01789 224450

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weddings@gorcotthall.co.uk

Category: Weddings

March 31, 2022 by Mark Wasley 0 Comments

Our Wedding Experience with Gorcott Hall by Hannah & Dan Coley

Why Gorcott Hall?  

When we were setting out on the wedding planning journey, we knew we wanted something quite unique in the West Midlands, local to where we live. We looked at a couple of venues that we saw as being quite ‘different’ but they didn’t have the heart that was important to us. When we spoke to Mark and Allie, we knew that they had it in abundance!  

First Impressions 

It sounds cliche but we loved Gorcott Hall from the moment we got out of our car and walked towards the main building, with music playing across the grounds. The house felt really cosy and warm, historic but still unique and totally beautiful.  

Meeting the team 

Instantly, we felt very welcomed by Mark and Allie and just felt that they got us and what we wanted from our wedding. They took the time to get to know us and really spent time showing us around the different parts of the venue. It was lovely to see the barn with some tables set up as an example of what it may look like on the big day. We also loved walking around with Ted!!  

The lead up to the big day 

How was the communication with the team? 

The team were really easy to communicate with, which was particularly important as we basically planned our wedding through a lockdown! We always had quick responses and felt comfortable calling whenever we had a question.  

Did you receive guidance about suppliers? 

Yes! Our wedding was very much a family affair with members of our family doing our cake, flowers and decorations. Our photographer and DJ had worked at Gorcott before which was helpful, both said they really enjoyed the experience – so from our perspective everything was pretty smooth!  

Visits pre big day 

When we came to visit before properly booking Gorcott as our wedding venue, Mark encouraged us to come back the following week with our parents so they could see it too – this was a really nice touch and important to us, and was a really special part of the planning process.  

Menu tasting evening  

Because we mostly planned our wedding across covid lockdowns, there were a few things that we felt we missed out on in the wedding planning process – so we were really excited for our menu tasting! It was on what ended up being one of the hottest days of the year, and the team set up a table outside for us to sit out on the patio and taste the different options, whilst listening to some lovely music over the speakers. It was so relaxing and a really special experience that we loved – and so great to have a lovely time at Gorcott in the summertime (as our wedding was a chilly day in October!)  

The Wedding 

Pre wedding (Bridal suite)  

We had seen the bridal suite at various stages as it was being renovated when we first visited Gorcott, so it really was a beautiful surprise when we arrived on the morning of our wedding. With 6 bridesmaids, Mum, Auntie and an army of hairdressers and make-up artists, it was the perfect space for us to get ready and just enjoy some quality time together.  

Flexibility 

The team were so flexible on wedding ceremony venue (in or outdoors), changes to guest numbers, catering to tricky guests, dietary requirements etc. We really couldn’t fault anything!!  

The Wedding 

The Food, atmosphere, party, team etc were all just AMAZING!! Quite simply we had the best day of our lives, that surpassed all of our expectations (which were already high as we were so excited) and many of our guests have told us it was the best wedding they have ever been to (we would totally agree, but of course we are biased!!). We couldn’t believe that the food was even better than it was at our tasting day – how is this possible when cooking for 90 more people?!  

The atmosphere across the whole day was one of love and joy, everyone had a fantastic time and the energy went right through to the end of the night. It wouldn’t have been the same without the amazing team on the day, from the ladies looking after us in the morning whilst getting ready, to Allie helping with my dress at times throughout the day, to Mark putting a drink aside for us when we needed one in the midst of it all, to everyone joining us on the dance floor, and Mark doing karaoke with various members of my family! Such amazing memories.  

The morning after  

This was when we got really emotional, I cried my eyes out when we got in the car to go home as I didn’t want to leave!! We had a lovely breakfast with our parents and siblings which was just what we needed, it was relaxing and delayed the inevitable hangover.  

What your guests said  

That ours was the best wedding EVER!!!  

What makes Gorcott Hall unique?  

The surroundings are beautiful and the space is amazing, but really it is the team and family feel to the venue that makes it so special.  

Would you recommend us?  

In heartbeat without hesitation – absolutely yes! In fact, we’re hoping that one of our friends or family will get married at Gorcott one day just so we can experience it all again!  

Image Credit

Images courtesy of Nick Brightman Photography, if you want to check out more of his work or want to book him for your wedding you can find him at https://nickbrightman.com/

Why Choose a Country House Wedding Venue?

There are so many different types of wedding venue – outdoor wedding venues, barn wedding venues, hotel wedding venues, the list goes on. But have you considered a country house wedding venue? 

Romantic Wedding Venue

One of the first reasons to consider a country house wedding venue is for the pure romance of it. Country houses offer a classical romance that is both special and unique. Steeped in history, houses such as Gorcott Hall are atmospheric, inviting and impressive for you and your special guests. 

At our wonderful Warwickshire wedding venue, you’ll have exclusive use of a 16th-century grade II* listed Tudor hall, as well as a 19th-century barn wedding venue with exposed brickwork and vaulted ceilings. You’re spoilt for choice!

 

Country Wedding Venue Setting

It’s in the name, but another reason to opt for a country house wedding venue is the natural setting itself. Being surrounded by wonderful countryside on your special day makes your wedding feel intimate and relaxed. You’ll have stunning views to enjoy, which will make for even more stunning wedding photos. Being in the countryside for your wedding also means that your guests will be able to explore and enjoy their surroundings throughout the day, perhaps whilst you sneak off for your couple shots. 

Gorcott Hall is set amongst over 5 acres of gardens with terraces and our very own lake, there are simply endless photo opportunities for you to discover at our wedding venue in Redditch, Warwickshire.

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Bespoke Wedding Service

Being set amongst the countryside on your wedding day will mean you can treat yourself to an even more bespoke, unique and individual wedding – where only you and your guests will be seen. 

Gorcott Hall is a wedding venue in Warwickshire that is open for a limited number of weddings per year, allowing us to give you our undivided attention. It is really important to us that we are personally on hand for you, throughout the planning process and on the big day itself to ensure that you have the most unforgettable day! 

We offer a range of amazing options as part of our wedding service, including: 

  • 16th-Century Grade II* Listed Tudor Hall
  • 19th-Century Barn Wedding Venue
  • Atmospheric Licensed Sitting Room
  • Over 5 Acres of Gardens and Lake
  • Beautiful Terrace and Wedding Grounds
  • Luxury Wedding Accommodation and Preparation Space
  • Delicious Tailored Wedding Menu Options

 

Tranquillity, Peace and Privacy on Your Wedding Day

Beautiful old country homes such as Gorcott Hall offer wide-open spaces with suitably grand entrances and photo opportunities. Country house wedding venues will always deliver on the wow factor.  With tranquil and secluded grounds, wedding venues such as these offer the distinctive intimacy of a country retreat.  A haven of peace, they will allow and your guests to enjoy and escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. 

Despite feeling like you are hours from anywhere, country wedding venues can also be conveniently located, with great amenity and transportation links.  We can provide you with the best of both worlds. As a country house venue in Warwickshire, Gorcott Hall is both beautifully secluded and conveniently located to suit everyone.

 

Discover Our Warwickshire Wedding Venue

So, if you are now looking for a countryside wedding retreat, we think Gorcott Hall might be the wedding destination for you. Contact us today and we can organise a virtual show around to share with you just what makes our Warwickshire wedding venue so special!

Ultimately, the best way to get a feel for a venue is to see it for yourself. We’d absolutely love to show you around Gorcott Hall, so please feel free to book a future visit or get in touch with us today for further information on the options available to you.

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Guide to Warwickshire

Warwickshire is the very “Heart of England”. Home to some of the most beautiful and quintessentially English towns and villages whose very names conjure up images of history and romance. Gorcott Hall is one of Warwickshire’s finest exclusive use wedding venues, a true hidden gem set in around 15 acres of manicured gardens and Warwickshire countryside. We not only provide an amazing venue for your wedding day, but we’re also fantastically located for your guests to explore Shakespeare country.

Staying in Warwickshire

Stratford Upon Avon, the birthplace of the world’s most celebrated playwright, is a little over 10 miles from here. Stratford is the very essence of historic England, with 800 years of fascinating history, and all the culture you can take in! Home (of course) to the Royal Shakespeare Company, their theatre sits along the banks of the beautiful River Avon. As one of Britain’s ‘must visit’ tourist attractions for overseas visitors, there is a fantastic choice of hotels to suit every budget, should your guests decide to take in the sights as well as having the privilege of attending your big day! 

Warwick Itself

A couple of miles further east is the county town of Warwick, home to one of Britain’s most visited tourist attractions, Warwick Castle. The Georgian splendour of Royal Leamington Spa is within easy distance too. A little closer to home is the affluent villages of Henley in Arden, with numerous pubs, bars and restaurants along a bustling High Street, picture-perfect Wilmcote, the birthplace of Mary Arden, mother of William Shakespeare, and Alcester, a truly classic English market town.

Let’s not forget Coventry, UK City of Culture, and famous for its pioneering work in the motor industry. Talking of which, the British Motor Museum at nearby Gaydon is a must-see for any petrolhead.  

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A Romantic Warwickshire Wedding Venue

Wherever you look in Warwickshire, there’s history. The same is true of Gorcott Hall. Nearly 500 years as one of the Midland’s finest country homes, we are now surely one of the finest wedding venues in Warwickshire, the wider Midlands and beyond.

Shakespeare’s romantic plays and poems have had no equal for almost 500 years. We’re proud of our romantic history too. In the same family ownership for almost 20 years, we are now firmly established as one the most unique wedding venues Warwickshire has to offer. Combining classic country house style with the timeless appeal of a rustic barn wedding venue, we work hard to provide you with the perfect venue for the special day you deserve. 

Get in Touch with Gorcott Hall

We’re licensed to perform your Civil Ceremony, whether that’s in the splendid 16th Century Tudor Hall, in our rustic barn, or how about a garden wedding? Contact us to book an informal and personal tour of the venue. We can discuss your plans and we’ll be with you from the early stages right through to the ‘I do’s’ and beyond. 

As the bard himself once said ‘The course of true love never did run smooth’. Maybe, but we’ll work hard to ensure that the big day itself runs as smoothly as it can.