Weddings

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Compton Verney is a truly romantic location for the wedding day of your dreams, offering a setting of unrivalled elegance for your special day. Every couple is unique so we offer bespoke packages to allow each couple to create their perfect wedding, whatever your style or budget.

Ceremonies
Our Chapel, the magnificent Adam Hall, our intimate Galleries and Women’s Library, and even our Courtyard are all licensed to host civil ceremonies.

Receptions
The Adam Hall is the most popular choice for receptions as it has the largest capacity, but you can also choose to have your meal in the Galleries if you’d like something more intimate.

If you are looking to book your wedding within the next six months, speak to our team about late availability offers.

See our wedding brochure for a glimpse of what you could enjoy.

Download our Wedding Brochure

Contact the Events Team events@comptonverney.org.uk, call 01926 645521 or click the following button to open our online enquiry form.

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Locations

Chapel

A short walk from the main house, our Chapel offers a blend of traditional atmosphere and contemporary elegance for your ceremony. Intricate plaster and marble-work adorn the ceiling and walls, and large windows fill the space with natural light.
Ceremony capacity: 100

The Chapel
The Chapel © Frank Wood Photography
Adam Hall

Named after the 18th century architect, Robert Adam, the Adam Hall is the jewel of the Compton Verney estate. Featuring large windows, an ornate marble floor, grand pillars and high ceilings, it exudes timeless elegance.
Ceremony capacity: 100
Reception capacity: up to 150

Ceremony in Adam Hall
Ceremony in Adam Hall © David Wickham
Galleries

The main house is home to a world-class collection of artworks making the galleries perfect for more intimate celebrations. Guests can sip champagne amongst the grandeur of Renaissance Naples and enjoy predinner canapés whilst admiring works from the Holy Roman Empire.

Naples Gallery
Ceremony capacity: up to 60
Reception capacity: up to 40

British Portraits Gallery
Ceremony capacity: up to 45
Reception capacity: up to 30

Women’s Library
Ceremony capacity: up to 20
Reception capacity: up to 15

Dinner in the Naples Gallery
Dinner in the Naples Gallery © Chris J Turner
The Womens Library (c) Paul Tu
The Womens Library (c) Paul Tu
Al Fresco

Compton Verney’s 120 acres of historic parkland provides a stunning backdrop to your outdoor wedding. The magnificent portico and adjacent courtyard is licensed for civil ceremonies and can accommodate up to 100 seated guests.

Ceremony in the Courtyard
Ceremony in the Courtyard © Vine House Photography
What is included in the Compton Verney venue hire

• The choice of 6 licensed ceremony spaces. Adam Hall for your wedding breakfast and & Old Servants Hall for the evening bar.

• The hire of the Naples galleries if required for a drinks reception (in the event of bad weather)

• Full event organisation from the day of booking to the big day itself

• Tables, chairs, cutlery, crockery, glassware and white linen equivalent to a three course meal

• Licensed bar facility after dinner

• Use of our 120 acres of parklands and ground floor galleries for photographs

What time do we have access to the room from and until?

Access to the room can be guaranteed from 9am on the day of the wedding. Should the room be available the day before, the team will contact you closer to the event date to confirm.

You are welcome to drop items off the day prior to the wedding and the team will store them. All items left at the clients own risk.

Will the ceremony and the wedding breakfast take place in the same room?

This will be dependent on your numbers and chosen ceremony room. Usually ceremonies and receptions take place in the Adam Hall or the Chapel. We allow plenty of time for your drinks reception to make sure the room is set up perfectly for your wedding breakfast, should you decide to use the same space twice.

Who needs to be included within the maximum ceremony capacity?

It is important to note that whilst our maximum capacity for ceremonies is 100, this number needs to include the bride and groom, two registrars and a member of staff from Compton Verney, along with any relevant suppliers such as a photographer.

Can we hold a ceremony only?

Absolutely; we are delighted to share any aspect of your big day with you. Please note that a venue hire fee still applies.

How can we use the Chapel?

As of May 2018 our chapel is now licensed for civil ceremonies as well as humanist ceremonies. The chapel is also available for photographs.

May we throw confetti?

Yes, but you may be restricted to the grass and your confetti must be real flower petal confetti only.

Where is the nearest accomodation?

We have pre-agreed rates with local accommodation providers. Please speak to the team for recommendations.

Can guests leave their cars in the car park overnight?

Yes, at the owners risk. We ask that all vehicles are collected by 10am the following morning. We strongly advise pre-booking any taxis you may require.

Can we bring in our own caterer or alcohol?

Our in house caterer, Amadeus, is responsible for the provision of food and beverage across the venue. In very rare circumstances, it may be possible to provide your own food however this will incur additional charges and no access would be granted to the Compton Verney kitchen or its equipment. Corkage is available; for more information speak to the team.

Can we have candles?

With prior agreement, it is possible to light candles in the Chapel and in the Courtyard, providing they are within enclosed holders. Candles are not permitted inside the House. This includes the Galleries, Adam Hall or Old Servants Hall.

Who decorates our tables?

If we are able to provide you access on the morning, and potentially the day before, you are welcome to decorate your tables as long as the room is accessible. However our event team are more than happy to help you, within reason.

Will we have exclusive use of Compton Verney?

Compton Verney is an art gallery open to the public from Tuesday – Sunday. However, the spaces hired for your wedding are exclusively yours during the pre-agreed times. There are also periods in Winter when we close to the public, when the venue would be yours exclusively.

What documents do my suppliers need to provide?

It is your responsibility to check that all contractors / suppliers have Public Liability Insurance, all electrical equipment over 12 months old is PAT tested and suppliers comply with current Health and Safety regulation. Please note, that fabrication of the venue and its fixtures cannot be damaged in any way, moved or relocated.

Do you cater for children?

Yes, our caterer has put together a child friendly menu for all little guests under the age of 12. Guests over the age of 12 will be charged at the full adult price for food.

Can I have fireworks?

Fireworks are permitted with a minimum of four weeks’ notice. Please note, we do not allow the releasing of sky lanterns or balloons.

 

Is there disabled access?

Yes, Compton Verney is a fully accessible site. For more information please click here.

 

Are dogs allowed?

Dogs are allowed in the Park, but not in the Chapel or Gallery, unless they are working Assistant Dogs. If you want your furry friend to be a part of your photographs, we will do our best to work with you to make this happen. We are unable to look after any dogs during any part of your day, and therefore you are required to make arrangements for their care.

Do you hold open days?

Yes, please contact the team for details of our next Open Day or to book an appointment to view the venue at a different time.

What if we need to cancel?

Our terms and conditions will be sent out upon confirmation which states our cancellation policy. We strongly advise couples to take out an insurance policy to cover unforeseen cancellations.

When are our payments due?

The deposit is 25% of the agreed venue hire cost and 25% of the agreed minimum catering spend. The venue and catering balances of 75% become due 4 months before your wedding.

Where do we go for more information?

You can email or call the Events team directly at events@comptonverney.org.uk or 01926 645521.

 

 

 

 

Using high quality and locally sourced ingredients and lovingly prepared onsite, Compton Verney’s exclusive caterers, Amadeus, create tailor-made food and drink menus to suit all tastes. Once you have booked your wedding, we will arrange a complimentary menu tasting with one of our experienced chefs and catering managers to discuss your specific requirments.

 

Champagne being poured
Champagne being poured

Canapes on the East Lawn (c)Alex Miller Photography
Canapes on the East Lawn © Alex Miller Photography

Pimms (c) Alex Miller Photography
Pimms © Alex Miller Photography

Ready to serve (c) Katie Ingram
Ready to serve © Katie Ingram

2020 Sample Wedding Pricing

Based on 80 daytime/100 evening guests:

  • Choice of locations for your wedding ceremony
  • 1 glass of prosecco per person for drinks reception
  • 3 canapes per person
  • Use of 120 acres of parkland and ground floor galleries for photos
  • Exclusivity of the Adam Hall for your wedding breakfast and evening reception
  • Three course Wedding Breakfast with tea and coffee
  • ½ bottle house wine per person served with your wedding breakfast
  • A glass of Prosecco for your toasts
  • Evening buffet
  • Dancefloor & DJ package
  • Menu tasting
  • Dedicated event manager
  • 12 month membership to Compton Verney
  • Onsite parking

Total cost: £13,568.80

 

 

 

Anona van Lawick

EVENT SALES MANAGER

Lisa Tustain

EVENT SALES MANAGER

Sally Owen

EVENTS CO-ORDINATOR

 

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