Davenport House

Where. In a remote corner of rural Shropshire, but about 15 mins from the M54.

What. The most sublime (even perfect) Georgian stately home that is yours for the day. The whole place is set in dreamy, lush parkland and is to be found up a long, sweeping, meandering drive lined with enormous oaks.  Also available is accommodation for up to 40 guests.

Weddings. Three rooms are licenced for civil ceremonies and then you can hold your reception in the dining room, or for larger parties erect a marquee and there is no limit.

Who. Call the extremely enthusiastic Joe or Lizzie on 01746 716021 or e-mail them on enquiries@davenporthouse.uk

Web. www.davenporthouse.uk


Shooters Hill Hall

Where: In Shropshire countryside near Shrewsbury. Stunning views over to the Welsh Hills.

What: A Regency hall from 1822. A true country retreat with open fires, a hot-tub, woods, parkland etc.. There are 5 amazing bedrooms you can use including the astounding bridal suite. All  the en-suite showers have digital entertainment, and the bride’s bathroom has a double shower AND a bath with an in-built TV!! Astounding quality and sumptuous good taste.

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Weddings: There is a Licence for weddings, dining room, kitchens, library and then extremely well-planned space for marquees etc.

Who: Phone the irrepressible Ishbel on 07917 445560 or e-mail her on enquiries@shootershillhall.co.uk.

Web: www.shootershillhall.co.uk

Pimhill Barn

Where: On a little hilltop just a few miles outside Shrewsbury.

What: A superb complex of ancient buildings and spaces ripe for your wedding. These include the medieval timber barn, outhouses, a dovecote (with perfect white doves!) and a courthouse, newly converted into an amazing bridal accommodation suite.

Weddings: The barn is licensed for weddings. There is then room for a spectacular reception in this most atmospheric of spaces.

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Who: Call Ginny on 01939 291310 or e-mail events@pimhillbarn.co.uk

Web: GREAT website with prices, availability and loads of GREAT pictures.. at   www.pimhillbarn.co.uk  

Oakley Hall

oakly hall staffordshireWhere: Near Market Drayton, but right on the Shropshire/Staffordshire border.

What: Enormous house that is wonderfully light and is perched on the edge of a ridge overlooking a lake with views of woods and meadows – and no sign whatever of the modern day – the stuff of dreams.

Weddings: Two elegant rooms are licensed for weddings and the dining room is also available to you. Great grounds with great picture potential, and room for a marquee if you want a bigger wedding.

Who: Contact Ann Fisher on 01630 653472.

Web: see www.oakleyhallweddings.com

Walcot Hall

walcot hall shropshireWhere: In deepest rolling Shropshire countryside in the hills near the Clun Forest.

What: Stately home with lakes, grounds, an aboretum – everything you could wish for.

Weddings: You can hire the entire complex and get married there (three rooms are licenced), have your reception in the amazing turquoise ballroom – even stay the night. Walcot prides itself on it’s flexible approach, you can use your own caterer and enjoy  the wonderful estate for the whole weekend. Check out client comments too – amazing!!


Who: There is a dedicated weddings team at Walcot led by Lucieanne Price  – call her on 01588 680570 or e-mail her on lucieanne@walcothall.com.


Halston Hall

halston hall shropshireWhere: In the rich agricultural land between Oswestry and Whitchurch (Shropshire).

What: A magnificent Grade 1 listed country house in farmed parkland. Behind the house is a huge lawn leading to a two long winding lakes. Across the lakes is a half-timbered medieval chapel in total isolation. What a place to site your marquee! There is also room in the house for smaller functions.

Weddings: Not currently licensed for weddings.

Who: Contact Harriet on 01691 662335 or e-mail her at info@halstonestate.co.uk

Web: www.halstonestate.co.uk


palmshill shropshireWhere: Wem, central Shropshire… the Welsh hills are visible beyond.

What: Victorian house with lawns, a marquee and a superb Victorian Walled Garden housing an apple orchard… There’s even a duck pond.

Weddings: Not licensed, but perfect reception venue owned by a wedding planner (Meg).

Who: Meg awaits your call on 01939 235703 or e-mail her on events@palmshill.co.uk

Web: www.palmshill.co.uk

Tickwood Hall

tickwood hall shropshireWhat: A brick manor house set in some spectacular countryside in the Shropshire Hills between Ironbridge and Much Wenlock. Edward Dovedale and his wife have a farm (where they raise sheep, pigs and Hereford cattle and grow fruit and vegetables) surrounded by woods. These are dotted with ancient limestone quarries, with magnificent views over the upper Severn. They have turned parts of the estate into an ‘ecological activity zone’ with excellent paths, bridges, log cabins, benches, fire pits, shelters, dens, a zip wire, rope tunnels etc. The Walled Garden has a commercial kitchen.

Weddings: Not licensed for wedding (yet!), but there are several great locations for a marquee including the sweeping valley in front of the house, the edge of the woods and the field by the River Severn.

Who: Edward Dovedale is your contact and he should be phoned on 01952 882394 or 07811 388898, or you can e-mail him at edwarddug@btopenworld.com

Web: www.tickwoodcarefarm.org 

Cosy Hall

cosy hall shropshireWhere: Central to the east Shropshire market town of Newport.

What: Cosy Hall is a village hall which can seat up to 150 (and is licensed for 200) and can be hired for wedding receptions.

Weddings: No licence.

Who: Phone Martin Wynn on 01952 417598, or e-mailing him at administrator@cosyhall.org.uk

Web: see their dedicated website at www.cosyhall.org.uk

Edgmond Village Hall

Located in the well-kept village of Edgmond is the village hall in 1.3 acres of its own grounds. It can be hired for your wedding reception for up to 140 people, or you can erect a marquee. There is a large and small hall, a bar and a kitchen.

For more call Dermot Tobin on 07736 476 240 or e-mail dermottobin63@gmail.com or for more information visit the NEW village hall website www.edgmondvillagehall.org