Elmore Court

Country house wedding venue estate surrounded by cotswolds countryside and rewilding land

Discover Elmore Court, a remarkable country house wedding venue nestled in the enchanting Cotswolds. More than just a venue, Elmore Court is a cherished family home steeped in over 750 years of history.

This Grade II* listed mansion has been in the same family since 1274, and its legacy continues with Anselm, the latest heir, who brings a vibrant spirit to this historic estate as a former DJ and founder of Glade festival and Nano records. Elmore Court is not your typical historical relic; it’s a vibrant party destination.

The house boasts a soundproof rammed earth reception venue known as The Gillyflower, perfect for celebrating with friends and family. Additionally, you’ll find 16 exquisitely refurbished bedrooms for a luxurious overnight stay. Sustainability is at the core of Elmore Court’s ethos, with ongoing rewilding efforts and the recent addition of tree houses that offer captivating views of the wildlands.

Elmore Court offers breathtaking vistas of the Cotswolds and the River Severn. The house seamlessly blends its original character with contemporary touches. When you choose Elmore Court, you have exclusive access to the entire property, including numerous rooms, bedrooms, and the beautiful surrounding grounds.

The Hall, the largest of the four reception rooms, sets the stage for a grand wedding ceremony accommodating up to 200 guests (150 seated). The other reception rooms are also licensed for civil ceremonies and provide inviting spaces for your drinks reception and more. You’ll also have access to classic English country gardens. With recent legal changes, Elmore Court now offers various outdoor spaces for legally binding outdoor weddings, including an intimate woodland tipi setting. There are 16 lovingly refurbished bedrooms on-site, accommodating up to 40 guests overnight.

Additionally, a beautifully refurbished Coach House is available for the night before, perfect for bridal preparations. A hidden gem on the estate is the award-winning ‘Gillyflower,’ a sustainable rammed earth building designed for dining, drinking, and dancing, accommodating up to 200 guests.

It features top-notch Ibiza-quality sound and lighting, creating the perfect ambiance for your celebration. Guests can also enjoy outdoor relaxation around a fire-pit, surrounded by candlelit trees. Elmore Court prides itself on an exceptional culinary experience. The kitchen teams are highly skilled and work closely with local suppliers and the estate’s own gardeners to provide fresh and delectable ingredients. You can choose from a well-stocked cellar or bring your own drinks.

The dedicated event managers at Elmore Court ensure that your special day exceeds your expectations. If you’re seeking a truly unique and exclusive wedding venue that stands apart from the rest, Elmore Court is your perfect choice. Your extraordinary wedding experience begins here.

Elmore Court, Gloucester, UK

    Prices from £5000 - £15000

    • Ceremony capacity200
    • Reception capacity200
    • Guest rooms16
    • Sleeps50
    • Suitable for multi-day weddings
    • LGBTQIA+ Friendly


    • In-house catering
    • External caterers
    • Licensed for weddings
    • In-house bar
    • External bar
    • Exclusive use available
    • Child-friendly
    • Pet-friendly
    • Accommodation
    • Suitable for wedding
    • Suitable for reception
    • Outside space
    • Suitable for Marquee
    • Disabled Access
    • Late License
    • Parking
    • Honeymoon Suite
    • Confetti Permitted
    • Sound System Available

    Food & Dietary

    • Afternoon tea
    • Barbecue
    • Buffet
    • Canapes
    • Coffee truck
    • Dairy-free
    • Fine dining
    • Gluten-free
    • Halal
    • Hog roast
    • Ice cream
    • Kosher
    • Locally sourced
    • Picnic
    • Seafood
    • Seasonal
    • Sharing platters
    • Street food
    • Vegan
    • Wood-fired

    The best wedding I've ever been to (from an event manager) I might be prejudiced, as it was my own wedding.. but, as an event manager, I was always going to be extra critical (lol) AND I cannot recommend Elmore Court enough. The service, planning, food, drinks and overall experience was second to none. The whole team gave us the night of our lives! And all our guests made a point of letting us know that it was the best wedding they have been to - mainly because the venue and service was exceptional. Thank you to Alex, Adam and the rest of the team xx

    N and L

    We had the most incredible fusion wedding at Elmore Court and we couldn’t have asked for anything more. From start to finish, Alex and the whole team at Elmore Court were simply outstanding. Our East meets West themed Wedding required a little sensitivity and some complexity, but nothing was ever an issue for the hardworking, passionate and hilarious team at Elmore. From our very first visit, to the day after the wedding, we felt looked after, listened to, and the team at Elmore were always working to provide the best service possible. Friendly, extremely organised and always a step ahead, we felt in safe and comfortable hands throughout. On the big day, we had a selection of beautifully prepared Indian canapés, a stunning 5 course Western wedding breakfast, and Anselm’s cellar provided a beautiful selection of fine wines to accompany the meal. The Gillyflower is a stunning space to have the wedding breakfast and it converted into the most perfect dance floor later in the evening! Elmore was our home for 48 hours. The team made it feel like our home. They wanted us to feel like it was ours for this special moment, and as a result, it will always hold a special place in our heart. The place is magnificent, steeped in history, but it is also warm, welcoming and a fantastic place to make a host of new memories to last a lifetime. We couldn’t recommend it more.

    R and R

    Thank you Elmore for the most wonderful Christmas wedding in December, it was truly magical. As soon as I drove up to Elmore the night before and saw the beautiful Christmas tree lit up in the windows of the great hall, I knew our wedding was going to be as spectacular as I had dreamed it would be. Louise, you coordinated everything perfectly and made sure I didn’t have a single thing to worry about, from the evening we arrived at the beautiful coach house, throughout the wedding day itself and until the moment we left after our delicious breakfast. The bridal party enjoyed every minute of getting ready in the stunning master suite and my hubby said the same. The little things I’d forgotten, you seemed to remember so I could just sit back, be pampered and sip my champagne. The venue is simply stunning, I fell in love with it the first time I saw it, a perfect blend of old meets new. So many of our guests have said what a perfect day it was at the most amazing venue.....lots of laughs, fabulous food and dancing to some great house tunes, all the better on your Funktion One sound system!

    Mr and Mrs C

    Quite possibly one of the most incredible venues, teams and experiences !!! Unfortunately I cannot express just how perfect they are, which isn’t great for a review, but, just, OH MY GOD !!!!! I’m so annoyed it’s all over and we can’t do it all again! Genuinely the best team I’ve ever worked with, absolutely every detail was covered and nothing at all was too much for anyone there, every guest commented on the service, atmosphere and of course, the food!!!! They even put up with us until 4am and they couldn’t have been happier!! No wonder it’s been voted one of the best venues in the country !! The rooms were incredible too and the breakfast the next morning was perfect!! Every team we dealt with from our dedicated wedding planner, food/catering organiser and accounts department were proactive, helpful and thorough!! The experience from the day before in the gorgeous Coach House to the day after the wedding was spectacular!! Love you all guys! Should be a 10* venue !!We can’t wait to come back to each and every one of your open days to try and relive it all!! Lots of love Mr & Mrs B x

    Mr and Mrs B

    From the moment we came for a first look at Elmore Court we knew it was the place for us - it was the only venue that actually made me feel tearful as we looked around it. The house is just beautiful, the main hall with its magical light makes for the most breathtaking ceremony room, every single bedroom for overnight guests was stunning, and it was fantastic to have friends and family staying in the house and feeling like proper house guests rather than hotel guests. Team E made sure absolutely everything ran so smoothly on the day, with so many of our guests commenting on the great team, the beautiful surrounds and, especially, the magnificent food (everything, from reception canapés through to the cooked breakfast served for house guests the morning after, was impeccable). I wish we could go back and do it all again!


    We had our beautiful wedding at Elmore Court in April 2022. We had looked at several venues before I stumbled upon Elmore during some online searches. We were apprehensive about getting married 90 mins drive from home but thought we would take a look anyway. As soon as we arrived at the gates, I got what I was finally looking for "the feels"! The Hall took my breath away and I knew that would be the aisle I'd be walking down. We loved the historical feel of the main house and how this contrasted the modern Gillyflower. I remember asking where bits of decor were from and being told that was just part of the room. The coach house was the perfect addition. We ended up booking the 'Long Thursday' option which was perfect. We had family coming from the North East and the USA so knowing they could make themselves comfortable for 2 nights was great. Everyone felt like they were on a mini break with a wedding as part of it. Our 2 year old son loved The Zest sculpture or 'water mountain' as it was renamed. Alex our co-ordinator was amazing, she was so warm and friendly. It was reassuring to know if we had a stress she was always there with a solution. The food was insane and so many people have contacted us about it since the wedding. I'm the only bride I know who got brownies, fresh bread and a choice of 3 breakfasts on the wedding morning. It feels like Elmore Court thought of everything a couple could possibly want from their wedding and also things you didn't know you needed. I'm just sad we don't have an excuse to visit again.

    J and S

    We had booked Elmore long before the pandemic and were sadly very affected by multiple postponements. The team at Elmore were unbelievably supportive and accommodating, helping us rearrange several times. Kat kept in touch with us throughout and was always happy to answer questions. When the day FINALLY arrived we really couldn’t have asked for anything more. The coach house is a brilliant touch the night before and a great place for preparation in the morning and the all important breakfast. Elmore court itself is beautiful. The gillyflower looked stunning. We have had so many compliments on the quality of the food, which is delicious. The big reveal of the dancefloor is such a great touch and a great place to dance the night away (which we definitely did!) All of the staff are friendly and super attentive. We had an amazing wedding and really would recommend Elmore Court to everyone!

    P and A

    Beautiful venue for a wedding. Everything about it was lovely. Highly recommend


    Is it exclusive use?

    Yes our house is always hired on an exclusive use basis and includes:
    *Exclusive use of the private house with 16 bedrooms (bedrooms are priced at £3000 total)
    *Exclusive use of The Gillyflower (their soundproof reception venue) and surrounding grounds
    *Exclusive use of The Coach House from 4pm the day before, until the day of your wedding
    *Wedding Coordinator to assist you all the way through planning and throughout your wedding day
    *Fire bowl with benches and logs for bonfires in The Gillyflower meadow
    *Wild swimming pond in our rewilding land
    *Rewilding land with free-roaming animals
    *Cooked breakfast served in our breakfast room the morning after your wedding

    Included in The Court:
    *The Hall, The Drawing Room, The Morning Room, and The Dining Room
    *Chairs for Service
    *Rest Rooms
    *A choice of bedroom for the night of the wedding
    *15 Additional Bedrooms for your friends and family
    *Luxury bath and beauty products by 100 Acres Apothecary in all rooms

    Included in The Gillyflower
    *Round tables and chairs for up to 150, or banquet/bench seating for up to 200 guests
    *Fully staffed bar
    *State of the art sound-system by Funktion One
    *Fully programmable lighting
    *Dance floor and stage
    *Wireless PA Systems and Microphones
    *Rest rooms
    *Cake stand and knife
    *Display easel for your table plan
    *The Gillyflower meadow
    *Kadai fire bowl and logs (weather dependent)
    *Landscape lighting
    *Outside furniture

    Included in the Coach House
    *Space for 6 the night before: Two comfortable double bedrooms and sofa bed
    *Two bathrooms (one with roll top bath, one with shower cubicle and bath)
    *Kitchen with everything you’ll need
    *Restrooms and space to get ready in the morning
    *Luxury bath products by 100 Acres Apothecary
    (Spa treatments and holistic massage available to book separately on request)

    Can we have real candles?

    Yes! You are more than welcome to decorate however you wish including real candles

    How much is hire?

    We operate a sliding scale of costs from £6,000 to £15,000 (venue hire does not include all 16 bedrooms)
    Please ask for a brochure which includes a full breakdown of all costs

    How much is your food?

    Our delicious freshly cooked wedding menu starts from £60 a head. Please check the brochure for a full breakdown of food and drink prices

    When is you treehouse accommodation opening?

    They are now officially open! Our wonderful 6 pods have been open since May and are thriving.

    What makes you a sustainable wedding venue?

    Sustainability has been at the heart of our home since we opened for weddings in 2013.
    We are dedicated to protecting our natural world and have a long list of sustainable practices including;
    *Rewilding 250 acres of the estate (which you will soon be able to stay on in our treetop retreats!)
    *Growing our own food in our walled gardens
    *We now have longhorn cattle and will increase our sustainable wedding menu to include wild meat
    *Heating the house with carbon neutral heating by biomass
    *Energy comes from renewable sources
    *Toiletries are natural British botanical brand 100 Acres
    *We use refillable glass never plastic bottles
    *We have ditched all chemical cleaning products in favour of Teresano water system
    *We are working on offsetting the carbon of all who travel to and from Elmore Court and aim to be entirely carbon neutral by 2025...
    This list is always growing.

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