Weddings

Compton Verney is changing, we are developing the best wedding offer for the widest range of clients and experiences. This means that we are temporarily  putting new bookings on hold. We will be able to offer you the opportunity to look around the venue from the autumn. We are taking time to plan our new offer. Please do bear with us during this planning period, it will be worth the wait!

If in the meantime you would like to register from 1st October please email peggy.powell@comptonverney.com

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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.

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

Recommended Caterers

 

Fosters Events

Emilia Rossi: Emilia@fostersevents.co.uk

Incredible food is central to any event and with our menus, there’s no compromise on quality, taste or imagination. Carefully sourced from the finest local suppliers, this is fresh, local food, joyfully created.

                     

Caviar & Chips

Jonathan Carter jonathan@caviarandchips.co.uk

Our aim is to create unforgettable memories for everyone through unique catering. Whether the events we cater for are in woodlands, yurts, tipis, marquees, barns or stately homes; everyone receives the Caviar & Chips experience of exceptional service and distinctive food.

Oxford Fine Dining

Melissa enquiries@oxfordfinedining.co.uk

At Oxford Fine Dining we are extremely proud of the trusted reputation we have gained over the past decade. We are very privileged to be given the opportunity to cater at some of Oxford’s most esteemed and prestigious venues and have an extensive and impressive portfolio of weddings, corporate events, university gatherings and private dining experiences throughout Oxfordshire.

Oxford Fine Dining take great pride in every meal served. Everything is freshly made in our own kitchen and ingredients are carefully chosen with a dedication to local suppliers. We are confident that whatever size event or venue you are considering, we will be able to tailor make the perfect catering package to fulfill your needs and exceed your expectations.

Chana Catering

Ammo – team@chanacateringservices.co.uk

Our aim is to cater for your every taste – by providing you with an extensive mouth-watering array of dishes to choose from. We hope that our culinary skills match your appetite for good food which is prepared in accordance with strict hygiene regulations and by using an abundance of aromatic spices and freshly sourced ingredients from around the world.

The Garden Shed (suited to smaller numbers)

Ian shedcafe247@gmail.com

We live locally and run The Garden Shed as a friendly, welcoming place to pause for a great coffee and something healthy or something not so healthy!

We serve the best barista coffee, supplied by Monsoon Estates from just a few miles away at Alscot. Our ingredients are from local bakers (Wests) and local butchers (Maypole). We offer tasty, healthy, home-cooked savouries as well as a wide range of delicious cakes.

What is included in the Compton Verney venue hire

  • The hire of the Adam Hall from 8am until midnight with access to various spaces for your wedding as agreed.
  • The Chapel along with 5 other ceremony spaces are available.
  • Civil ceremonies* are restricted by capacity:

Chapel capacity 100

Adam Hall capacity 100

Courtyard & Portico 100 (8 under Portico)

Naples Capacity 60

British Portraits Capacity 45

Women’s Library Capacity 20

*Larger numbers are available for other ceremonies

  • The hire of the ground floor galleries during the drinks reception (in the event of bad weather/ by agreement)
  • Full event management from booking to the big day itself
  • Our limewash chivari chairs and tables for your ceremony and wedding breakfast
  • An easel to display your table plan
  • A cake table and knife
  • 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 8am 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 access and availability.

You are welcome to drop items off the day prior to the wedding and the team will store and arrange these for you on the day as per your instructions.

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

This will be dependent on your numbers and chosen ceremony room. We can tailor the use of the space to your numbers and preferences.

The maximum for ceremonies is 100; who does this include?

It is important to note that our maximum capacity for civil ceremonies is 100. This number needs to include the Bride and Groom, 2 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 be advised that a venue charge is still applicable.

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 accommodation?

We have a few local hotels:

Hotel Indigo in Stratford – 01789 279953
Hilton at Warwick – 01926 499555
Mallory Court – 01926 330214
Mercure Walton Hall & Hotel – 01789 842424
Local Airbnb: No.4 The Coach House, Compton Verney – 07831 759632

For more information about pre-agreed rates, please contact the Compton Verney events team.

Can guests leave their cars in the car park overnight?

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

Can we bring in our own caterer or alcohol?

We work with a hand selected portfolio of caterers to provide all food and beverage services, please contact the team for more details.

Can we have candles?

There are some restrictions on candles; however it is possible to use them within the Chapel and on our Portico, providing they are within enclosed candle holders and with advance notice. Candles are not permitted inside the main building.

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. You can also discuss your vision with the catering team who will be setting up on the day. Our events team are also more than happy to help, within reason.

Will we have exclusive use of Compton Verney?

Compton Verney is an art gallery open to the public Tuesday – Sunday 10am -5pm. However, the spaces hired for your wedding are exclusively yours, during the times agreed. We do not offer more than one wedding at a time.

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 regulations. 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 team of caterers are happy to discuss your plans for all guests.

Can I have fireworks?

Fireworks are permitted with a minimum of four weeks’ notice and in restricted areas.

Please note, we do not allow the releasing of sky lanterns or balloons onsite.

Is there disabled access?

Yes. We have disabled access throughout the venue and grounds.

Are dogs allowed?

Dogs are permitted in certain areas of our grounds, 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. Working Assistance Dogs are permitted within the buildings.

What if we need to cancel?

Our terms & 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?

A deposit of 25% of the agreed venue hire will be charged on booking. The balance is then invoiced 4 months ahead of your wedding.

Where do we go for more information?

Email or call the Events team directly at events@comptonverney.org.uk or 01926 645521

 

 

 

 

100 guests or fewer
March—September & December

2021

Monday—Thursday £6,000

Friday & Saturday £7,500

Sunday £7,000

2022

Monday—Thursday £6,200

Friday & Saturday £8,000

Sunday £7,150

2023

Monday—Thursday £6,500

Friday & Saturday £8,500

Sunday £7,250

Our rates are for your Venue Hire ONLY.
For low season and small wedding rates please request a bespoke quote stating preferred dates and number of guests.
Bank holiday and Christmas weekends are priced separately.

Anona van Lawick

EVENT SALES MANAGER

Sally Owen

EVENTS CO-ORDINATOR

 

Emily, married on 28/09/2019

5/5

“We were truly made to feel very special.
The venue and the events team were absolutely fantastic from day one of booking! No request was too much. The whole planning of the day was easy and personalised. We were truly made to feel very special by every member of the team even more so on the day. On the day the team were incredibly attentive to us and our family and friends, which was commented on. We would do it again in a heartbeat in such a beautiful setting and grounds! We will continue to enjoy visiting Compton Verney for the rest of our married lives together as it hold a truly special place in our hearts.”

Laura , married on 27/07/2019

5/5

“Achieved everything we asked of them and more.
The events team were outstanding in every way. Friendly and relaxed planning, everything thought of in advance and all our questions answered. The day ran like clockwork, the team were incredible – so efficient and professional! We didn’t have a single criticism of Compton Verney – they achieved everything we asked of them and more!”

Matt , married on 22/06/2019

5/5

“A venue that ticked every box.
We had been struggling to find a wedding venue that suited us and then we found Compton Verney. A venue that ticked every box. The stunning grounds, scenery and building are obvious and are joy to admire, however it is the work that was completed to make our day special that sets Compton Verney apart. The wedding team of Anona and Sally were fantastic, we wanted to make our wedding very personal and unique and Anona and Sally not only helped us with this but their shared excitement made the experience even more enjoyable. The service we received by every member of staff on our wedding day was incredible. The staff were helpful, pleasant and professional. It was important to us that our guest enjoyed the day as much as we did and we have had so many quests compliment the venue, food and service they received. This allowed us to enjoy our day and make it perfect. Now we get to return and enjoy Compton Verney again and again. We will always have so many special memories of our day and we have Compton Verney to thank for that.”

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