Your Surrey Wedding - June/July 2023 (Issue 101)

PAINSHILL, COBHAM Designed in the 18th century as a living work of art, Painshill landscape garden is ideal for those couples looking for an outdoor venue. The garden boasts areas with beautiful flower beds and manicured lawns, the perfect location for from an elegant marquee or tipi-style covering. Around every corner is a romantic folly, beautiful temple or a stunning view. With more than 150 acres of woodlands, meadows, vineyard and lake to explore; couples tying the knot here will be provided with a golf buggy and driver to ensure you can take advantage of the amazing photography opportunities. Ceremonies are held in the Gothic Temple with up to 75 loved ones, a beautiful white pavilion with stunning views over the lake. The open-sided Temple has a tree-lined aisle leading up to it and perfect arches to frame you while to exchange your vows. A marquee is provided for the comfort of your guests during the ceremony and for a drinks reception afterwards. Receptions at Painshill can take place on the Amphitheatre, an oval lawn near the Temple, or in the Walled Garden ‒ an exclusive enclosed area on the banks of the River Mole. The spaces can hold different sizes and styles of marquee and, with views over the vineyard and lake, the Amphitheatre is a beautiful venue for a wedding breakfast. The Walled Garden has power facilities meaning it’s the perfect choice if you want to stay at Painshill all day and party into the night. Painshill has featured in Married At First Sight and TV dramas such as Netflix’s Bridgerton and ITV’s Vanity Fair. Throughout the grounds there are distinctive and unique features; one of the most beautiful is the Grotto, a sparkling cave full of crystals that shimmer and shine with reflections from the lake. Contact: 01832 868 113 | MANOR HOUSE SCHOOL, BOOKHAM Voted one of the UK’s most beautiful schools, Manor House School is situated on a seventeen-acre site in Surrey’s commuter belt. The photogenic 17th-century manor house sits amidst formal areas around a main front lawn with a natural wildlife area and an orchard. Couples have exclusive-use of its beautiful Grade II listed Queen Anne building and landscaped grounds for weddings or special occasions. The venue’s sunlit south-facing function hall has windows both sides and a sprung ash floor for dancing. There’s a wow-factor entrance hall for your arrival drinks, Georgian fanlight doors that open out onto the pristine lawn and a magnificently grand staircase, and a warming log fire for cosy winter weddings. Although you can’t tie the knot here, wedding breakfasts and receptions take place in Arcot Hall comfortably accommodating up to 100 guests and up to 50 additional evening guests. Larger parties are possible in marques or tipis during school holidays on the front lawn. When hosting your wedding day here, couples can make the most of a quiet room upstairs and will also have access to the balcony for pictureperfect shots. There’s also access to a fully equipped commercial kitchen for professional caterers and there’s no corkage charge! Contact: 01372 457 077 20