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Venue Fact File: Wrest Park, Bedfordshire

10 Oct 2017

Nestled in the Bedfordshire countryside, Wrest Park is a honey-coloured mansion surrounded by 92 acres of park land

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Surrounded by park land designed by celebrated landscape architect Capability Brown, and featuring the Baroque Archer Pavilion, the picturesque Bath House and a sun drenched Orangery, Wrest Park in Silsoe is a sensational venue. Inside the grand House, you'll find luxuriously decorated, interconnecting ground floor rooms between which your day can flow seamlessly.

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Facilties and services

There are three locations at Wrest Park in which you can say your vows. Inside the French chateau-style Mansion House where the Library is lined with books on three walls while light streams inside from the gorgeous views through the floor to ceiling windows. The rich blue Drawing Room, meanwhile, boasts original Louis XV features including a painted gilded ceiling and elegant fireplace. In the grounds, the Orangery provides a light and airy space where you can begin the next chapter of your life surrounded by friends, family and sensational views of the grounds.

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The Mansion House is available for exclusive use and dry hire of the venue is available as well as full off season packages which include catering, dancefloors, lighting, DJ and floristry. The hospitality event coordinators have a wealth of knowledge and expertise to help guide you through the wedding planning process alongside the venue's trusted accredited suppliers who can create a bespoke design for your wedding day.

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Special features

As your guests enter the House, they'll be greeted by the Grand Staircase, a dramatic sweeping imperial staircase leading to the upper floor. Outside, the beautiful gardens are home to a wealth of statues and sculptures inspired by tales from times gone by.

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Availability and pricing

WrestPark is available for hire every day throughout the year. Please note, WrestPark isn't available for weddings on bank holidays or when a public event is taking place. The off peak package includes up to 70 guests and an additional 30 guests can be added. Venue hire is excluded from the package prices and starts at £1,950 for a ceremony only.

Off peak package includes:

  • Dedicated hospitality event coordinator
  • Hire of House for the civil ceremony, wedding breakfast and evening reception (2pm until 12am)
  • Two glasses of reception drinks and four delicious canapés per guest
  • Three-course wedding breakfast, including half a bottle of wine, bread and butter, and tea/coffee per guest
  • Glass of prosecco per guest for toasts
  • Seven floral centrepieces and LED candles
  • Use of the grounds for photography
  • Evening disco

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Best spot for photographs

The grounds of Wrest Park provide an elegant and fascinating backdrop for your photographs at any time of year. Stroll along the Long Water to the Archer's Pavilion and capture this garden focal point, or meet each other atop the Chinese Bridge or in the Conservatory for a first look photo.

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Team 

The experienced Hospitality team can assist couples in planning, logistics and recommending suppliers.

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Customer testimonial:

"The team met Customer testimonial: and exceeded our expectations. Our guests were blown away by the venue." Mr Mahil

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www.english-heritage.org.uk/wrestweddings

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Image: Philippa Sian Photography

www.english-heritage.org.uk/wrestweddings

Access Bride's Online Venue Guide, featuring Wrest Park. 

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