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Cornwell Manor Cotswold Wedding Venue – what a delight!

On a rather drizzly Tuesday in June, I met with my good friend and talented fine art wedding photographer Kirstin Sautter. Kristin resides in Germany but happened to be enjoying a trip to the UK, so I was lucky to snatch a little time with her whilst she was visiting London. We excitedly planned a day of venue visits and of course lots of catching up thrown in! A Cornwell Manor Cotswold Wedding Venue Tour was meant to be….

We both agree that it’s so important to familiarise ourselves with wedding venues that share similar brand values to our own businesses so we can confidently recommend these magnificent and historically rich properties to our future clients. All the images you see here were captured beautifully by Kristin. You can take a look at her wedding photographer here. She’s quite simply an artist, capturing the beauty of heartfelt moments with such grace. I wholeheartedly recommend her wedding photography service.

Cornwell Manor, Cotswold wedding venue was the first of three venues (Barnsley House and Lucknam Park were also on the visit list – tours coming soon!) and my oh my, it did not disappoint! Look at the exterior shots – do you recognise it….? Yes, you guessed it, this charming Georgian property and its grounds feature in the 2006 romantic hit blockbuster “The Holiday” when Amanda (Cameron Diaz) and Graham (Jude Law) take a walk in the ‘restaurant’ garden. How wonderful is that!


Cornwell Manor is probably one of the most romantic places in England to be married, and the bliss is you can have it exclusively to yourself. This exquisite Georgian fronted manor is a photographer’s dream, where every aspect is a delight, providing you with the perfect backdrop for your wedding and creating memories for a lifetime. It is available for exclusive hire for a minimum of 3 days over a weekend, between June and the end of September


Cornwell Manor and the surrounding privately owned hamlet is on a 2,000 acre estate located near Chipping Norton on the Oxfordshire-Gloucestershire borders. It is in one of the most beautiful areas of the Cotswolds, within easy reach of Heathrow, London and Oxford. It is on the doorstep of Daylesford Organic Farm Shop & Spa and Soho Farmhouse, and local festivals such as Wilderness Festival and The Big Feastival.

The History

The original Manor house, belonging to the Penyston family is Jacobean. Built on the proceeds of the once lucrative Cotswold wool trade. Probably a large farm house for the local land owner. In the late 17th century a Georgian façade was added to gentrify the house.

The House & Estate have been home to the Ward family since 1959, where Alexander grew up with his siblings Rachel, Tracy, Jeremy & Benjie, and is now the home of Alexander and his family.

The Inside

Cornwell Manor boasts accommodation for up to 24 people in 12 double bedrooms. The interior is so well appointed and charming. This is completely yours for a home-from-home experience for 3 nights. You either use a marquee or the ballroom for your reception depending on numbers and there’s even a pool to use on day 3 to round off the weekend!

Get in touch with the team

The team at Cornwell Manor are so warm and friendly and will do all they can to make your wedding planning an enjoyable experience. Do head to their website to find out more and to get in touch. Big thanks to Charlotte and Tori for accommodating us!

One of their stipulations (which I think is a very good one…) is that they only allow weddings that are run by a wedding planner – so if you LOVE the idea of getting married at Cornwell Manor Cotswold Wedding Venue then do get in touch and we can have a chat about how I can help turn your dream day into a reality right here.