Magnum Photos: Where Ideas Are Born, David Batchelor: Colour Is and our permanent collections will be open on Saturday 20 August. Due to a wedding taking place, our ground floor galleries will be closed on this day from 3pm. Sorry for any inconvenienced caused.


Compton Verney is a stunning location and a unique setting for the wedding day of your dreams. We offer a spectacular backdrop in an award winning art gallery, set within 120 acres of Capability Brown landscape.

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The Wedding Breakfast

Adam Hall is our most popular space for wedding breakfasts, as it has the largest capacity but you can also choose to have your wedding breakfast in the galleries if you’d like something more intimate.

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

Thank you for considering Compton Verney and we look forward to welcoming you soon to discuss your special day.

Contact the Events Team, call 01926 645523 or click the following button to open our online enquiry form.

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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 © Frank Wood Photography


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 the Adam Hall
Ceremony in the Adam Hall (c) David Wickham


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 Photography
The Womens Library (c) Paul Tu
The Womens Library (c) Paul Tu


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 © Vine House Photography

Recommended Caterers

Fosters Events

Laura Knight:

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:

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


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


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.

What is included in the Compton Verney venue hire?

A full day’s hire of the Adam Hall from 9am until midnight with wedding parties finishing at 11.30 pm with all guests off site by 12 midnight. Access to various spaces for your wedding as agreed.
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 from 4pm for a drinks reception (in the event of bad weather and 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 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 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 and please see our catering tab for suggestions. Fosters, our in-house caterer supply the bar facility for all events and alcohol cannot be brought on site. 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 no longer permitted at Compton Verney due to our biodiversity work. Please note, we do not allow the releasing of sky lanterns or balloons onsite.

Compton Verney is managed to balance the artistic integrity of landscape design with an appreciation for nature and wildlife.  Initiatives to increase biodiversity have included the creation of eighty acres of wildflower meadow, planting trees to create wooded pasture, planting native hedgerows, and sensitive woodland management.  This work has enabled rich wildlife populations to thrive.  The park has been designated a Local Wildlife Site. Local populations of birds and moths have been surveyed and documented by volunteer experts. 

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 or 01926 645523

100 guests or fewer are welcome for ceremony. Weddings in The Chapel to begin from 3pm, Gallery access from 4pm and last dance at 11.30pm with all guests off site by 12midnight. 120 guests or fewer are welcome for the wedding breakfast and 150 guests or less welcome in the evening.

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

EMILY, MARRIED ON 28/09/2019

“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

“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

“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.”