Leigh Court – A Majestic South West Wedding Venue

by Michelle

Set in 25 acres of private parkland and boasting majestic ornate features both inside and out, Leigh Court provides a stunning backdrop to you very special day.

Just take a look at this fabulous double staircase in the Great Hall, such a stunning setting for your grand entrance with all eyes upon you.  The choice of a number of individual suites or the option of enjoying the use of the whole of the whole ground floor, depending on your needs and the number of guests, makes Leigh Court ideal for wedding parties of all sizes.

In house caterers Berry Blue, one of the South West’s leading wedding food providers are able to offer a number of dining options from a delicious BBQ to an informal buffet, a great way to encourage your guest to mingle. With so many great options to create your perfect day, we’ll hand over to the experts at  Leigh Court to tell you more.

Tell us about your venue

Leigh Court is one of the South West’s most prestigious venues, the perfect location for weddings. The traditional Grade II* listed mansion house was built in 1814 from Bath stone.

The graceful Palladian architecture outside complements the bold Greek revival style inside, a stylish and striking 19th century decor.

The Great Hall features a grand double staircase and original pipe organ, perfect for a bridal entrance. With a range of unique suites to choose from, Leigh Court is surrounded by 25 acres of private parkland.

Do you offer civil marriage and civil partnership ceremonies?

Yes.

Do couples & their wedding party have exclusive use of your venue?

Yes.

Venue capacity – How many guests can attend the day ceremony, if applicable, wedding breakfast & the evening reception?

Ceremony: 109.

Wedding breakfast: 109.

Reception: 400.

Tell us just a little about any wedding packages you offer

We have both summer and winter wedding packages, both of which include:
Exclusive hire of Leigh Court, the house and grounds (subject to availability)


3 course wedding breakfast from our bespoke menu
Complimentary food tasting
Drinks package 1 (reception drink, wine and toast drink)
Evening buffet (2 mini classics)
Fully licensed room with CD player/iPod docking station
Crockery, cutlery and glassware
Floor length table linen and napkins in crisp white
Silver stands to display table numbers
Cake stand and knife
An easel to display your seating plan
A fully stocked bar facility

Do you have in-house catering, or preferred suppliers or are couples free to choose their own caterers?

We have an in-house caterer, the award-winning Berry Blue.

Can couples supply their own alcohol for the evening? Is there a corkage fee?

Couples can supply their own alcohol for a corkage fee.

Are couples completely free to choose their own wedding entertainment & do you have a specific sound system?

Couples are free to choose their own entertainment and we can recommend some fantastic suppliers that we have worked with in the past. We do not have an in-house sound system.

Do you offer accommodation on site? If so, for how many guests?

No.

Do you have an in-house wedding planner?

Yes, our wedding coordinator Lauren.

How far in advance can couples or their wedding stylist, florist etc have access to the venue in order to decorate it?

This depends on what we have taking place on the days leading up to the wedding. Usually they have access from 6am on the day of the wedding or the day before if the rooms are not being used and are set up. This is usually arranged with each couple.

Do you have gardens or an outdoor area for wedding photographs?

Leigh Court is surrounded by 25 acres of beautiful private parkland, perfect for wedding photographs.

What’s your best advice to couples when choosing their perfect wedding venue?

The venue has to feel right from the start, make sure you ask lots of questions (come prepared) this will give you a really good insight into the person showing you the venue, they are the face of the venue and will set the tone for your journey towards your special day.

Any finally, what are your favourite moments from previous wedding you’ve been involved with?

Every wedding is so special because the couples and their families have invested so much in every detail. My favourite moment at every wedding is when the couple see each other for the first time, will we ever be happier!

I also love those little snippets of time when the couple just get a moment to look at each other or to notice a particular element the day, it’s not long but it’s what makes the memories.

All images courtesy of Leigh Court

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