Weddings at Newstead Abbey
For a truly unforgettable wedding what better place to get married than the former home of a romantic poet? Newstead Abbey has everything you need for a truly magical day.
Civil ceremonies at Newstead take place in the Orangey. Originally the south transept of the Priory Church, the Orangey got its name from the Byron family, who purchased the Newstead estate from Henry VIII in 1540, and converted the transept into a room for growing citrus fruits. The Orangey's ornate plaster ceiling, crystal chandelier and large windows with beautiful garden views beyond make the Orangey a delightful wedding venue.
Newstead Abbey houses a Chapel with an active congregation that may be used for wedding ceremonies. Please note that couples wishing to get married in the Chapel must either live in or have obvious ties with the Parish.
For more information on Chapel weddings please contact:
The Parish of Annesley with Newstead
Tel: 01623 759 666.
Drinks receptions can be held immediately after the ceremony in the Garden room - a quiet, cool and peaceful space that is ideal for your guests to congregate in, while you are having those all-important photographs taken. The decor of the Garden Room is a light cream, so your own colour scheme may be introduced to the room if required. Drinks may be served in the Garden Room, where your guests can mingle and make use of the adjoining French Garden.
The West Front Suite is a contemporary space with a historic feel. Located on the first floor with two satellite rooms and stunning views over Newstead Abbey and Park, the West Front is an ideal venue for both formal and informal wedding receptions. Included in its hire is use of the splendid outdoor courtyard area after 6pm.'
Winter Weddings (November-March)
In the winter when the House is closed to the public we can offer you exclusive hire of the Orangey plus the Abbey's Cloisters and Becket Room on selected Saturday afternoons from November through to March.
The Orangey door opens out into the 15th century windowed Cloisters, that form a quadrangle around a central courtyard which is laid out as a Mary Garden. Imagine entertaining your guests in this unusual historic and atmospheric setting.
You may use the Cloisters purely as a place to promenade and meet and greet your guests after the civil marriage ceremony has taken place, or alternatively you could have musical entertainment and refreshments served buffet-style by our approved caterers.
For more information about the packages available at Newstead Abbey, or to make an appointment to view the venue and discuss your requirements, please call 01623 455 900 or email email@example.com
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