The enchanting features of Stoneleigh Abbey and its grounds complimented by the river Avon make the perfect venue for your special occasion. With every turn, be invited back in time of English royalty. The breathtakingly tranquil long sweeping drive will welcome you to the enchanting Grade I listed Stately home that promises a fairytale.
Follow in the footsteps of a historical romance by marrying at a truly unique wedding venue. Here you and your guests can adore the majestic surroundings Jane Austen, Queen Victoria, and Prince Albert once walked.
The fine architecture and immaculately landscaped grounds make it a unique and unforgettable venue, steeped in history, elegance, style and romance. However; the real beauty of our Stoneleigh Abbey lies in the ever-lasting memories that you will take back with you.
The graded I listed home was founded in 1154 by the Cistercians, however the only remains of the original Abbey buildings is the 14th-century Gatehouse. In 1558 Lord Mayor of London Sir Thomas Leigh acquired the estate and a house was built on the site of the monastic buildings.
Between 1714 & 1726 the four-story fifteen-bay west win was designed by impressive architect Francis Smith of Warwick.
After many tragic events including a fire in 1960, the house was left in a run-down state and was later sold to a preservation charitable trust. This gave the abbey a new lease of life for future generations to create ever lasting memories.
Within the Abbey’s west wing, we have three stunning rooms to offer for your special day. The Saloon, The Vaulted Hall, and The Gilt Hall. These rooms offer a capacity between 60 to 120 guests. Ideal for wedding ceremonies and drink reception.
For a more traditional theme for your ceremony or reception, our West Wing’s Saloon exudes decadence with its ornate décor, timeless features and regal feel. Once dined in by Queen Victoria, the famous Saloon overlooks our stunning parkland.
The Abbey’s rich history and links to the great Jane Austen make it a timeless romantic gem of a location
The Orangery at Stoneleigh Abbey in 1809 after being proposed by Humphy Repton to Lord Leigh. Fruit trees, such as Orange, lemon and lime were housed in the orangery during the cold winter months. Exotic plants were also housed in the Orangery.
Orangeries became a symbol of status among the wealthy, the orangery was not just a green house, but a symbol of prestige and wealth. For that more modern feeling, the restored Orangery is fantastic for a drinks reception that looks out over the River Avon and beautiful parkland.
Located 100 yards Northeast of the Abbey. The grade II* listed building was built in the 1800’s for the Leigh family. The breathtaking Tudor Revival stables and riding school has a wonderful entrance gateway which leads into a D shaped courtyard. Which is ideal for celebrations of up to 280 guests.
The beams of the riding school ceiling is a perfect addition for a rustic themed wedding. They can also be dressed up in lighting a drapery for a more glamorous look.
The famous landscape Gardner Humphry Repton designed the grounds in 1809. He provided the Leigh family with his hand painted red book, which presented his design proposals with ample ideas with improvement.
The picturesque gardens with vibrant flowers paired with the sweet scent of lavender, takes you back to the regency era. Where you can imagine some of the greats such as Jane Austin once took inspiration for her famous novels.
Explore the spectacular grounds and woodlands here at Stoneleigh Abbey. Accompanied by beautiful birds and wildlife. With a mesmerising backdrop of the river Avon. What a spectacular scenery to enjoy and share with your guests.
If you would like to discuss your venure requirements with one of out friendly team members, please call us on 01926 893346.
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