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Soulton Hall :-
Grade II* Listed Historic and Imposing Hall dating back to 1556 set in 500 acres of north shropshire countryside. Walled gardens. Beautiful setting.
Venue type Historic Building
Number of function rooms available for weddings: 7
Function room names and capacities: Long Room -- 100
Buttery -- 50
Hall -- 30
Guests rooms available: 8
Honeymoon suite available: yes
Garden suitable for marquees: yes
Choice of wedding breakfast menus - Yes
Alcohol License yes
Entertainment Available 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
Gardens or outside locations suitable for wedding photography: yes, plenty
Suitable locations inside the venue for wedding photography: yes
Local picturesque areas suitable for wedding photography: yes
Venue special features: The mellow Tudor bricks, honeyed sandstone and well tended gardens of Soulton Hall are a wonderfully romantic backdrop for the exchanging of your vows, and we are delighted to be able to offer a choice of charming and historic rooms licensed for wedding ceremonies.
Venue History: Although a settlement is known to have existed at Soulton for some three thousand years (as the presence of Bronze Age ring ditches to the north of Soulton Hall and the possibility of Roman activity indicates), the first known inhabitant of Soulton is Britric the Saxon. He lived here in the years before the 1066 Norman Conquest.
The Doomsday Book of 1086 recalls that after the Conquest, and owing to Soulton's strategic importance, the Normans constructed a mote and bailey castle (the site of which is still visible to the north east of Soulton Hall). At this time the manor of Soulton belonged to King's Chapel at Shrewsbury Castle.
In the twelfth century there was a dispute about the ownership of the Manor Soulton, which reached the courts at Westminster. The lawyer for the plaintiff, later Yvo de Soulton, came to have the ownership of the manor. He went on to represent Shropshire at two parliaments, as a Knight of the Shire.
By the thirteenth century Robert Corbett and his family were living at Soulton, which was then probably a fortified manor house on the site of the Norman castle.
Some time around 1420, the manor house on the moated site was burnt down, perhaps by a Welsh raiding party. When the manor house came to be re-built, a dryer, more suitable site was chosen: that of the present Soulton Hall.
Originally, this rebuilding constituted a late Medieval/Tudor long house of timber framed construction, remnants of which can be seen in the present Hall. By the mid-1500s, Soulton was lived in by Edward Twyniho.
In 1556, Sir Roland Hill, who had been the first protestant Lord Mayor of London in 1549 and was a creditor to Henry VIII, acquired Soulton from Twyniho. He extended and re-modeled the Tudor long house into the impressive Elizabethan brick building which can be seen today.
In 1668, his descendant, Thomas Hill, High Sheriff of Shropshire and a friend of Samuel Pepys placed his marital coat of arms above the front door. The Keeper's Cottage was built at around this time; Ploughman's and Herdsman's Cottages were built in 1899.
In the years since Thomas Hill's death Soulton has cared for and enjoyed by descendants of the same family
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