Bring the whole family together for a wedding reception in North Nottinghamshire / South Yorkshire. Well behaved children are always welcome at Hodsock.

Wedding receptions at Hodsock Priory range from intimate get-togethers to big family knees ups. We tend to host wedding ceremonies in the Panelled Hall (for up to 120 guests) or in the Library for more relaxed and informal marriage celebrations. The wedding reception usually takes place in the Pavilion, Bar and Ante-Room.

Each room is steeped in heritage with ornate fixings and luxurious finishes, the décor provides a perfect backdrop for colourful flowers and themed dressing.

At a glance

The Pavilion

The Pavilion

The newly refurbished Pavilion is a refined dining and entertainment room and is the main room for your wedding reception.

The intricate plasterwork is adorned with natural light that floods through the Georgian windows. Looking out over the Italian Terrace there are breathtaking views of the Hodsock gardens.

We’ve created a sophisticated blank canvas that can be tailored, dressed and themed. Sitting in a traditional cabaret style, 140 wedding breakfast guests can celebrate your special day with you. In the evening, the Pavilion is transformed for your wedding reception and you can extend your invitations up to 200.

Preparing the Pavilion
Preparing the Pavilion


  • Children welcome
  • Flexible layouts for themed weddings

The Library and Ante Room

For smaller wedding parties, the Ante Room and Library are fantastic secluded rooms with homely comforts.

They are ideal for dining and entertaining and strings or vocals work really well in these rooms too.

The Library
Serving drinks in The Ante Room

Lose yourself in the old book room. This romantic space is perfect for catching up with friends following the ceremony. It also lends itself to becoming a performance space for soft music and entertainment.

The library is full of character and looks out over our famous snowdrop gardens.

Both the Library and Ante Room are licensed for weddings.

The Bar

The contemporary and elegant bar is a grand reception area for guests.

The dark floor and marble bar are complemented by a selection of modern furniture to create a stylish space.

Guests can enjoy drinks and canapés before the Wedding Breakfast in The Pavilion.


  • Fully stocked bar
  • Full range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks available
Guests in the Bar Area
The Bar courtesy of Vanessa Berberian of Wall Street Journal
The Pavilion at Night

Evening Parties

Our House DJs from XClusive Disco are guaranteed to get your party started. They’re a friendly duo who take the time to get to know each couple and their likes and dislikes. Holding over 11,000 tracks from the 1950’s onwards, they’re keen to work with you on your ultimate wedding playlist.

Alternatively, rock, jazz and pop can be played live in the Pavilion.

There’s plenty of room for your band and audio equipment and the rest is left for guests to boogie the night away. Complement this with selected canapés, buffet or why not try a BBQ and a well stocked bar keeps the drinks flowing. A great finale to your special day.


  • Our House DJ will play your ultimate Wedding Day Playlist
  • Room for a live band
  • Mood lighting to match your chosen colour scheme

The Pavilion at Night
Guests on the Italian Terrace

The Stone Banks

The Gardens

Throughout the majority of the year, your outdoor wedding photos will have blooms as a stunning backdrop. From vivid spring and summer flowers to the more subdued shade of Autumn and the spectacle of snowdrops and cyclamen in winter, you’ll not be disappointed.

The gardens are lovingly maintained under the careful custodianship of Lady Buchanan and her dedicated team. You’ll see a unique collection of stone statues, including the cheeky squirrel and owl who will be facing you when you arrive through the Gatehouse.

The ornamental Italian Terrace overlooking The Fan Lawn backs on to the Pavilion and can be accessed through the french doors for guests to enjoy their welcome drinks and post-ceremony mingling.

The North Lawn

The North Lawn sits directly at the front of the house and is accessed by the main gravel path. This spot makes a great location for your arrival photos and group photos with your bridal party.

The Fan Lawn

Called, the fan due to its shape and structure, this is one of the largest open lawns on the estate. With the Terrace and House raised in the background, it’s another picture perfect spot.

The Stone Banks

This area has a cottage garden feel with lots of rockery and seasonal blooms. There are pretty bridges and quiet clearings, for more intimate shots of the bride and groom.

Book a Show Round

Come and visit us to see this exquisite venue for yourself. Our wedding team will be delighted to show you around and discuss your wedding plans so far.

Simply drop us a line using the contact form below and we’ll get in touch with you to arrange a suitable time for yourself and your partner to come and see us.

Book a Show Round