Since it’s been a whole year since our incredible Euridge Manor wedding, I thought it was about time I share some photos and insights from our special day!
**ALL PHOTOS IN THIS POST ARE OWNED BY OUR INCREDIBLE PHOTOGRAPHER JO BRADBURY. PLEASE VISIT HER WEBSITE FOR MORE DETAILS**
Also known as The Lost Orangery Cotswolds, Euridge Manor is an exclusive-use wedding venue based in Chippenham, near Bath. This post contains a gallery of photos from our day, a full, honest review of our experience, and a breakdown of Lost Orangery wedding costs.
Scroll to the bottom for our suppliers list and the answer to FAQs on Euridge Manor Wedding cost!
Euridge Manor Wedding Photos
Here are a small selection of our favourite shots, all captured by the incredibly talented Jo Bradbury. She owns the copyright on all photos in this post, so please do not use or share them without her consent. You can follow her on Instagram here, or visit her website and reserve your date here.
Jo is an incredibly talented photographer with a knack for capturing a perfect combination of natural and fairy-tale, fine art-style shots. She was never obtrusive or overbearing, but gave us just the right amount of guidance for thousands of relaxed, flattering photos – too many to choose from in fact! What we really loved about Jo is how much passion she puts into her work, and the way she went about understanding us as a couple and capturing our day in the exact way we wanted.
I could honestly go on and on and on waxing lyrical about Jo, but really, the photos speak for themselves! Enquire about her services here (you absolutely won’t regret it).
Euridge Manor Wedding Review
Obviously, it goes without saying that we had a magical day and would do it all again in a heartbeat. Nevertheless, no wedding is without its hiccups, and I feel it’s important to share an honest account of our Euridge Manor wedding.
There is no denying that Euridge Manor is a stunning venue with breathtaking locations for photos and hosting a memorable celebration. The gardener does an incredible job maintaining the grounds and certainly deserves high recognition.
Unfortunately, the people who run the wedding venue did make things very difficult for us. They are very disorganised and take many weeks to reply to a simple email or phone call. The amount of planning with a dry-hire venue is insane and this only added to the stress.
They were also very hands-off throughout the weekend (for example, there was no one around to greet us when we arrived or say goodbye when we left). This made it very difficult to know where to put things, or how to sort our rubbish out after the event.
As it turns out, Euridge Manor has also been battling with its neighbours over noise complaints for several wedding seasons.
When we were first shown around the venue, we asked if our wedding fell on a warm day, all of the French doors to the ballroom could be opened. Alice (the venue’s wedding coordinator) assured us this would be no problem. On the actual wedding night, all the doors were locked apart from one, and despite desperate attempts from guests and members of the wedding party (it was incredibly hot by this point), they remained locked for the rest of the night.
The agreed time for music to finish in our contract was 1:00 am. Nevertheless, from 11:00 pm, Alice made frequent attempts to shut the entire event down, including asking the DJ to turn off the music, telling the bar staff (which we hired independently) to stop serving, and turning every single light in the room on (like some kind of sketchy club at the end of the night!!).
As you can imagine, this was highly stressful and embarrassing for us. At about midnight, Alice even threatened to sue (!) my husband and me, after dragging us out into the hallway. Considering we were only playing music to the agreed time as specified in the contract, we felt this was completely ridiculous and uncalled for.
I appreciate that they may have struggled with noise complaints in the past, but the aggressive way in which we were threatened on our wedding night will stay with us for the rest of our lives.
Despite this, all of the wonderful other suppliers and the beauty of the venue itself thankfully outshone any difficulties we faced. If you are still thinking of booking a Euridge Manor wedding, I have two pieces of advice.
First, book a wedding planner from the start, because dry hire is way more complicated than you expect. This also means you will have a third party to directly deal with the staff at the venue throughout the process.
Secondly, book and plan for your DJ/Band to finish earlier than they suggest to save any arguments. If you want to party until midnight on your wedding night (as most people do), maybe choose some alternative form of entertainment for the later evening, such as a silent disco.
Our Cotswolds Wedding Suppliers
Reception Venue: Euridge Manor The Lost Orangery
Ceremony Venue: St. James Church North Wraxall
Photographer: Jo Bradbury Photography
Videographer: Fox & Blossom Films
Catering: Queen and Whippet
Flowers: Flowers of Bath
Furniture Hire: Prestige Events Bristol
Wedding Dress: Made With Love Bridal
Groom and Groomsman’s Suits: Slaters Menswear
Pianist: Richard Sully
Band: Shuffle via Entertainment Nation
Cake: Toria Sefton Cakes
Hair: Charlotte Tillyer
Make-Up: Aluk by Megan Gibbs
Day-Of Coordinator: Hummingbird Events
Best Local Accommodation: The White Hart & Lucknam Park
Euridge Manor Wedding FAQs
How Much Is a Euridge Manor Wedding?
The Euridge Manor wedding cost in 2022 was £26,926 for the venue alone (dry hire, which means catering, furniture, and suppliers are not included). This price was for three days of exclusive use in mid-June (Friday – Sunday), and includes the use of 4 bedrooms in the main house sleeping 9 guests maximum. The total number of guests we were permitted on the day was 120.
It is also possible to hire the cottages and glamping pods on-site. In 2022, this was an extra £4,920, with the additional accommodation sleeping a maximum of 21 guests. All prices quoted here are inclusive of VAT. We hired these for our wedding party and their partners to stay in.
Of course, once you have hired the venue and accommodation, you will still need to pay for everything else on top, including catering, staff, drinks and bar hire, celebrant/church, furniture and crockery hire, entertainment, flowers, decor, and all other costs associated with hosting a wedding!
As a guide, the total cost of our Euridge Manor wedding came to well over £65,000, not including the honeymoon. Aside from day-of coordination, we planned everything ourselves and did DIY a lot of the decor. If you want to be more hands-off and hire a wedding planner, I would suggest budgeting for at least £75,000 to £100,000.
Is There Accommodation on-Site?
There is space for up to 9 guests included in the price of the venue hire, in 3 double rooms and 1 triple. There is space for a further 21 guests in the cottages on-site, which must be booked and paid for separately. Larger weddings must make use of local accommodation. The best and nearest hotels are:
Lucknam Park: A beautiful Relais & Chateaux manor house hotel and spa, within 5 minutes of the venue. Perfect for guests with a bigger budget.
The White Hart: A cosy pub with 11 bedrooms also located around a 5-minute drive from the venue. I booked all of the rooms at this hotel on behalf of our guests via Booking.com (with free cancellation), and guests were able to pay on arrival.
The Manor House Hotel & Golf Club: A little further away in Castle Combe, but ideal for those hoping to see a little more of the local area during their stay.
What Are Some Alternative Cotswold Wedding Venues?
Here are some other wedding venues in the Cotswolds that we viewed and also loved!
Elmore Court was our second choice and we very nearly booked a date here! It’s a beautiful north Costwolds wedding venue available for exclusive use. There are plenty of beautiful bedrooms to rent on-site, which would have been great for us, and the wedding coordinators were lovely.
The only downside is that most receptions have to be held in the ‘Gillyflower’ which is a separate (but still lovely), purpose-built dinner and dancing venue. This means the manor house itself is only open for ceremonies and for those staying on-site, and as we were having a church ceremony, this didn’t work for us!
The Pear Tree Purton
The Pear Tree had a completely different vibe to the other Cotswold wedding venues we looked at, but we still really liked it! Would be great for a more low-key wedding where you want everything to be done/decided for you (which in hindsight, would have been the real luxury!). It had a beautiful, light-filled reception room, a cute garden with an outdoor bar, and plenty of rooms for guests to stay!
This is a venue I actually discovered after our wedding that may have been a strong contender! Tortworth Court is a hotel and spa located in Gloucestershire with a stunning glass orangery for weddings and events. Loved the fact that there would be enough rooms for everyone to stay on-site!
If you’re planning a Euridge Manor wedding, or just planning a wedding in general, I hope this blog has provided some useful info or inspiration! If you have any questions about our day, feel free to ask in the comments! I’d love to help you plan.
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