tel:- +44 1398 351556
web address:- www.stoodleighcourt.co.uk/
Stoodleigh Court :-
licensed for the civil marriage ceremony
The impressive principal rooms can be exclusively yours for the day, giving you the flexibility to make the most of this wonderful setting. Three of the rooms are also licensed for the civil marriage ceremony.
Beautiful grounds provide an idyllic backdrop for photographs, while guests can mingle and sip champagne gazing out onto breathtaking views of the Devon countryside.
Venue type - Manor House
Number of function rooms available for weddings: 6
Function room names and capacities: Library: Theatre - 150: Dining - 109
Tapestry Room: Theatre - 65: Dining - 56
Morning Room: Theatre - 65: Dining - 56
Salon: Theatre - 65: Dining - 56
Drawing Room: Theatre - 65: Dining - 56
Lounge: Theatre - 20: Dining - 32
Garden suitable for marquees: Yes
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Choice of wedding breakfast menus Yes
Alcohol License Yes
Dedicated wedding planner available Yes
Licensed for Civil Ceremonies Yes
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted Yes
Dance Floor Yes
Evening Reception Facilities Yes
Car Parking Facilities Yes
Tables chairs linens and tableware included
Entertainment is available: Toastmaster can be arranged. Entertainment such as a band, disco, DJ can be arranged
Wedding services provided: At Leigh Court, we provide a venue and event management for weddings, ceremonies and receptions.
Gardens or outside locations suitable for wedding photography: Yes - Leigh Court is surrounded by 25 acres of parkland
Suitable locations inside the venue for wedding photography: Yes - all function rooms
Venue special features: Externally this impressive Grade II* listed mansion house,set in 25 acres of parkland, follows the graceful Palladian architectural style while inside the bold Greek Revival style is complemented by striking 19th century decor. This outstanding venue combines modern comfort with characteristic and impressive surroundings.
Venue History: The original Leigh Court was a Tudor mansion built by Sir George Norton of Bristol in 1558. It was demolished around 1812 after the estate, comprising of some 250 acres, was sold to Sir Philip John Miles in 1811.
Philip Miles, Bristol's first recorded millionaire, commissioned the architect Thomas Hopper, to build the present Leigh Court in 1814, with Humphrey Repton originally landscaping the grounds.
Externally the architectural style of Leigh Court is Palladian and built of Bath stone. The interior style is Greek Revival and decorated in impressive 19th century decor, with many of the original features still intact.
The Great Hall with its magnificent double staircase still houses the original unique pipe organ built by Flight and Robson of London. As well as being played manually, it could originally be set to play the overture and a duet(Ah Perdona) from Mozart's Clemenza di Tito. The pipe organ has been restored over the last few years and is still played today.
Originally the mansion housed an impressive collection of over forty paintings including many classic old masters - Titan, Poussin, Michelangelo, Raphael, Rubens and Vandyke. The public could obtain a ticket from Mile's Bank in Queens Square in the centre of Bristol, to view the paintings here on a Thursday afternoon.
The collection of paintings was sold between 1884 and 1898.
Philip Miles died in 1845 leaving Leigh Court to his eldest son. The house remained in the Miles family until 1915 when it was sold to Rev. Burden of Clevedon Hall. After the sale, the house was used as a hospital.
In 1988 Leigh Court was sold to a private company and with successive owners the house has been sympathetically converted for use as office accommodation, conference and meeting rooms. Retaining many of its original features, the house is now restored to its former splendour, with an ongoing progamme of repair and maintenance.
In 2004 Business West assumed ownership of the Estate, merging with GWE in April 2008 to become GWE Business West. The organisation now operates its many business activities from Leigh Court and other sites across the region.
Conference and banqueting facilities, together with fully serviced office accommodation ensures the estate remains a vibrant business hub within tranquil surroundings. Leigh Court has now become one of Bristol's premier venues for corporate and private events including weddings.
Other information: A highly rated team of chefs have designed a choice of wedding menus that include silver-service wedding breakfasts, buffets, hog roasts and barbecues.
This prestigious, yet competitively priced venue is situated within easy access of the M5 and M4. Guests will certainly enjoy superior facilities and refreshments plus plenty of free parking
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