Wedding receptions and ceremonies at Hodsock Priory range from sit down receptions to big family knees ups. We tend to host wedding ceremonies in the Panelled Hall (for up to 120 guests) or in the Library for more relaxed and informal marriage celebrations. The wedding reception usually takes place in the Pavilion, Bar and Ante-Room and can host up to 250 standing. Each room is steeped in heritage with ornate fixings and luxurious finishes, the décor provides a perfect backdrop for colourful flowers and themed dressing.
- Venue: 250
- Ceremony: 120
- Sit down dinner: 120
- Standing: 250
Panelled Hall, The Library, The Ante Room, The Pavilion, The Bar, Italian Terrace, The Gardens & Grounds.
Event typesBreakfast, Bridal Shower, Brunch, Engagement Party, Dinner, Lunch, Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Reception, Wedding Dinner, Wedding Ceremony
Additional notesWedding Licence, Civil Partnership Licence
About Hodsock Priory
On entering the house, guests arrive in the oak Panelled Hall. This stunning Room is where traditional, contemporary and informal ceremonies take place. We’ve remained true to our heritage with a modern twist on classic design, appreciated by Hodsock couples from far and wide. See more on our Panelled Hall to find out more about this room and why we call one area ‘Bridesmaid’s Corner’.
Ceremonies in The Panelled Hall
The Panelled Hall easily accommodates up to 100 guests in a traditional aisle and row style, with standing room for 20 more. Entering The Panelled Hall from the Grand Staircase – Enjoy the sense of grandeur as you glide down our elegant staircase on the arm of the special person you’ve chosen to ‘give you away’. Entering the Panelled Hall from The Gatehouse – Arrive in style over the moat and through the arch of our Tudor Gatehouse…by car, carriage or camper van…before being swept into the House and towards your ceremony in The Panelled Hall.
Wedding ceremonies take place in front of the grand fireplace which can be lit during the winter months. The warm and welcoming room is adorned with family portraits and elegant wallpaper. The high windows frame views of the North Lawn and Hodsock’s formal gardens.
Bring the whole family together for a wedding reception in North Nottinghamshire / South Yorkshire. Well behaved children are always welcome at Hodsock.
The newly refurbished Pavilion is a refined dining and entertainment room and is the main room for your wedding reception.The intricate plasterwork is adorned with natural light that floods through the Georgian windows. Looking out over the Italian Terrace there are breathtaking views of the Hodsock gardens.
We’ve created a sophisticated blank canvas that can be tailored, dressed and themed. Sitting in a traditional cabaret style, 120 wedding breakfast guests can celebrate your special day with you. In the evening, the Pavilion is transformed for your wedding reception and you can extend your invitations up to 250.
The Library and Ante Room
For smaller wedding parties, the Ante Room and Library are fantastic secluded rooms with homely comforts. They are ideal for dining and entertaining and strings or vocals work really well in these rooms too. Lose yourself in the old book room. This romantic space is perfect for catching up with friends following the ceremony. It also lends itself to becoming a performance space for soft music and entertainment. The library is full of character and looks out over our famous snowdrop gardens.
Both the Library and Ante Room are licensed for weddings.
The contemporary and elegant bar is a grand reception area for guests. The dark floor and marble bar are complemented by a selection of modern furniture to create a stylish space. Guests can enjoy drinks and canapés before the Wedding Breakfast in The Pavilion.
Our House DJs from XClusive Disco are guaranteed to get your party started. They’re a friendly duo who take the time to get to know each couple and their likes and dislikes. Holding over 11,000 tracks from the 1950’s onwards, they’re keen to work with you on your ultimate wedding playlist. Alternatively, rock, jazz and pop can be played live in the Pavilion.
There’s plenty of room for your band and audio equipment and the rest is left for guests to boogie the night away. Complement this with selected canapés, buffet or why not try a BBQ and a well stocked bar keeps the drinks flowing. A great finale to your special day.
Throughout the majority of the year, your outdoor wedding photos will have blooms as a stunning backdrop. From vivid spring and summer flowers to the more subdued shade of Autumn and the spectacle of snowdrops and cyclamen in winter, you’ll not be disappointed.
The gardens are lovingly maintained under the careful custodianship of Lady Buchanan and her dedicated team. You’ll see a unique collection of stone statues, including the cheeky squirrel and owl who will be facing you when you arrive through the Gatehouse. The ornamental Italian Terrace overlooking The Fan Lawn backs on to the Pavilion and can be accessed through the french doors for guests to enjoy their welcome drinks and post-ceremony mingling.
The North Lawn
The North Lawn sits directly at the front of the house and is accessed by the main gravel path. This spot makes a great location for your arrival photos and group photos with your bridal party.
The Fan Lawn
Called, the fan due to its shape and structure, this is one of the largest open lawns on the estate. With the Terrace and House raised in the background, it’s another picture perfect spot.
The Stone Banks
This area has a cottage garden feel with lots of rockery and seasonal blooms. There are pretty bridges and quiet clearings, for more intimate shots of the bride and groom.
Venture up the grand staircase of the main House to the first floor. Here, you’ll discover our sumptuous Bridal Suite and two elegant and luxurious guest rooms. The rest of the bridal party can enjoy an overnight stay in our former dairy, which has been transformed into the Courtyard, our very own five star B&B.
People have lived at Hodsock for over 2000 years, with evidence from The Bronze Age, Roman and Saxon farmers being discovered in the grounds.
In 2007, the house was refurbished using period and heritage paints, fabrics and fixtures. It epitomises country house style and the grandeur is sympathetic to the feel of the house back in 1829.
In the main house, the Panelled Hall is licensed for ceremonies and partnerships. It is the main reception area of the house and ceremonies of all types and sizes are conducted here. The Library and The Ante Room are cosy informal spaces, suitable for relaxing in the splendid views of the gardens and enjoying a drink from the bar. The Pavilion is a truly spectacular room. It seats 120 for dinner and is the wedding reception venue of choice year after year. The room is drenched in natural light and the French doors frame vistas of the Hodsock Estate and open out onto the ornamental Italian Terrace.
Visitors to Hodsock Priory are greeted by an impressive Tudor Gatehouse at the end of the mile long drive. The Grounds are lovingly maintained and the formal gardens have been carefully cultivated by Lady Buchanan and her dedicated team so that there should be something in bloom during all seasons.