Weddings and Receptions


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forget the formality of many modern wedding venues, just relax and let us help you enjoy your perfect wedding day amongst the historic tree collection at Westonbirt Arboretum in Gloucestershire!

Getting married at the Great Oak Hall is the nearest thing possible to celebrating your special day in a woodland glade. The backdrop of the national arboretum provides a romantic and timeless setting for your photographs. You and your guests will enjoy complimentary admission to the arboretum and are encouraged to enjoy the wide open space and natural beauty of Westonbirt and this lovely corner of the Cotswolds.

Yours will be the only wedding ceremony and reception held at the arboretum on your chosen day. You will enjoy exclusive use of the auditorium with it's high, vaulted ceiling and the of wedding glade surrounding the Great Oak Hall. There are special arrangements for the arrival of the wedding car and exclusive parking arrangements for your guests.

Our couples are welcome to use the Great Oak Hall as you wish. You may choose to hire the Great Oak Hall for just your ceremony and some photos afterwards or you are welcome to stay on for a drinks reception or for your whole wedding reception and evening party up to 12 midnight. 

The Great Oak Hall seats up to 80 people for your ceremony. It can accommodate up to 80 for an informal, partially seated wedding reception or up to 60 for a more formal, fully seated wedding breakfast. We can also welcome up to 80 people to celebrate at your evening party.

Inspired by the stunning oak beams and plentiful natural light, we invite you to transform the neutral décor of Great Oak Hall with your choice of colour and decorations. You are welcome to set up from 10am on the day of your wedding.

An iPod connection/CD player is provided so that you can personalise your ceremony and wedding reception with your favourite music. Alternatively, the Great Oak Hall has space and wonderful acoustics for live music of all varieties – we have enjoyed harpists, string quartets, choirs and ceilidhs to name a few!

Our venue coordinator will help you plan your wedding day at Westonbirt Arboretum in a way which truly reflects you. Your dedicated wedding host will be at the Great Oak Hall to look after you throughout your special day.

Our catering partner Calcot Kitchens has a range of delicious menus to satisfy all your catering needs,  whether you choose champagne and canapés, classic afternoon tea, a quirky BBQ, a sumptuous buffet or an impressive three course feast! Download our menus below!

Do remember that your ceremony date and time must be booked with the Great Oak Hall and also separately with the Superintendent Registrar - call them on 01242 532455.

The Great Oak Hall also welcomes renewal of vows, humanist weddings, wedding blessings and naming ceremonies.

Unfortunately we are unable to host weddings at Westonbirt during October. This is due to exceptionally high visitor numbers for the autumn colours and the impact this might have on your special day.

For more details or to arrange an appointment to view this stunning venue, please contact the venue coordinator on or 01666 881215.

 

Hear from some of our happy couples:

"We had a fantastic wedding at Westonbirt and would happily recommend it to others"
Felicity and Andy

"It was a very special  day in an amazing setting. We would tell anyone we know who is thinking of getting married to have a look at the Great Oak Hall"
Sheena and Karl

"We couldn't have picked a better venue - we would recommend it to anyone"
Mary and Michael


2014 Wedding Hire Charges and Payment Terms

Saturdays

Nov - Mar

Apr – Jun

Jul-Sep

Ceremony only (3 hours)

£750 

£800

£900

Ceremony & Reception or Reception only (6 hours minimum) *

£1125

£1200

£1350

Fridays & Sundays

Nov - Mar

Apr – Jun

Jul-Sep

Ceremony only (3 hours)

£650 

£700

£800

Ceremony & Reception or Reception only (6 hours minimum) *

£975

£1050

 £1200

Mondays to Thursdays

Nov - Mar

Apr – Jun

Jul-Sep

Ceremony only (3 hours)

£550 

£600

£700

Ceremony & Reception or Reception only (6 hours minimum) *

 £825

 £900

£1050

 

*Additional Hours
Additional hours may be arranged until 12am at a cost of £125 per hour.

Deposit
A non-refundable deposit of £250 is required to confirm your booking. 

Final Payment Date
The balance of the hire charge is payable no later than 3 months before the wedding date.

2015 Wedding Hire charges and payment terms

Saturdays

Nov – Mar

Apr – Jun

          Jul-Sep           

 Ceremony only (3 hours)

 £750

 £850

 £950

Ceremony & Reception or Reception only (6 hours minimum) *

 £1125

 £1350

 £1600

 Fridays & Sundays

 Nov – Mar

 Apr – Jun

           Jul-Sep           

 Ceremony only (3 hours)

 £650

 £750

 £850

 Ceremony & Reception or Reception only (6 hours minimum) *

     £975                

 £1200

 £1450

 Mondays to Thursdays

 Nov – Mar

 Apr – Jun

            Jul-Sep           

Ceremony only (3 hours)

 £550

 £650

 £750

Ceremony & Reception or Reception only (6 hours minimum) *

 £825

 £1050

 £1300

 Additional Hours*
May be arranged until 12am at a cost of £150 per hour.

Deposit
A non-refundable deposit to confirm your booking of £250 for 3 hour ceremony bookings and £500 for 6 hour ceremony and/or reception bookings will be taken.

Final Payment Date
The hire charge balance is payable 3 months before the wedding date.

Terms of Hire

  • Catering must be supplied by the Great Oak Hall's appointed caterer, Calcot Kitchens.
  • Other terms and conditions of hire are notified prior to confirmation of your booking

Hire includes

  • Complimentary entrance into the arboretum for you and your guests.
  • Experienced venue coordinator and wedding hosts to assist you at every step.
  • Wood/fabric chairs, trestle tables, cake table, wooden lectern.
  • Ipod connection/CD player for ceremony and reception music.
  • Projector, laptop, cordless microphone, wifi internet access.
  • Use of the wedding glade around the Great Oak Hall.

You may choose your own florist, photographer, musicians and accommodation, but to help you we include below lists of some local suppliers:

Catering by Calcot

Dedicated catering partner for venue hire at the Great Oak Hall at Westonbirt Arboretum.

Public Events

Exhibitions and events in the Great Oak Hall

Find out more about Great Oak Hall exhibitions and public events