Affordable, luxury wedding packages
An exclusive, luxury wedding at Hodsock Priory costs less than you might think.
Whilst you can hire just the house and garden for your personal exclusive use, our all-inclusive wedding packages offer excellent value for money as they include food and wine, flowers, fizz and fun entertainment in the price.
If you’d like to hire the house and gardens on a ‘venue only’ basis, we’re more than happy for you to make your own wedding arrangements.
‘Venue only’ hire includes exclusive use of the house and gardens from 12pm to 12am and the help of our staff on the day to coordinate your suppliers. You will however need to choose your own outside caterer, florist, cake maker and evening entertainment. Our Bridal Suite, Green Room, Blue Room and 10 Courtyard rooms are in addition to the ‘Venue only’ hire.
The cost of ‘Venue only’ exclusive use hire on any Friday, Saturday or Sunday is £10,500.
Ask us about last minute, mid-week or quiet season dates where we can offer some flexibility.
All-inclusive Wedding Packages
Our all-inclusive wedding packages are the most popular choice.
We take care of organising all the key arrangements on your behalf and our packages include venue hire, food, fizz, flowers and entertainment fun as detailed below.
All-inclusive Wedding Package inclusions:
Exclusive use of the House and Gardens
One night’s stay in the Bridal Suite
Your choice of exquisite flowers
Drinks reception and fizz for the toasts
Wedding breakfast feast, complete with wine
3 tier Wedding cake with use of silver cake stand
Disco music entertainment with mood lighting
Croquet on The Italian Terrace
Rowing boat on the pond
Umbrellas for wet weather
Artist’s easel for seating plan and place settings
Flexible Payment Options
Speak to Lynda Pepper, our Weddings Manager for details
The Grand Wedding Package
Our Grand Wedding Package is a luxury wedding package for 60 people available from March to December.
It includes everything from the use of our stunning, romantic venue for your ceremony and reception, to flowers, your wedding cake and entertainment, for an all-inclusive price of £17,500 based on 60 guests. (£15,500 Monday to Thursday.)
Ask us about last minute or quiet season dates where we can offer some flexibility.
Full package inclusions are detailed below.
Our Grand Wedding Package
for 60 people INCLUDES:
Exclusive use of the House and Gardens from midday to midnight, plus one night’s stay in our Bridal Suite.
Your guests will be served two glasses of fizz for your reception.
Your Wedding Feast:
Enjoy a delicious three course wedding breakfast from our Snowdrop Menu, half a bottle of house wine per person and fizz for the toasts.
Crisp table linen, glassware, cutlery and crockery, plus dedicated bar and waiting staff.
The bride’s, maid of honour’s and one bridesmaid’s bouquet, groom’s rose buttonhole plus 5 buttonholes for fathers, best man and ushers, 2 corsages for mothers, 6 table decoration centrepieces to compliment your theme and adorned with crystals or diamantes. Plus two presentation bouquets to give away during the speeches. Choose from roses, gerberas, foliages and other seasonal flowers.
Meet our fantastic baker to decide upon the cake to wow your guests.
Seating Plan and place names:
We’ll take care of your seating plan and place names for all tables, included in the price.
Our dedicated weddings manager will help plan your big day and ensure everything runs smoothly
Disco entertainment hosted by our house DJ. He’ll get the party started and entertain you with the tunes of your choice
For ceremonial and background music plus romantic atmosphere
We’ll provide mood lighting for your evening ‘do’ in your choice of colour
We have ample parking and cover all eventualities, even having Hodsock brollies on hand and a back-up generator so the party can carry on in the event of a power cut!
- Canapés and evening food will incur a charge and can be discussed with your chosen caterer, once you have selected your menu
- Additional guests can be added at a cost of £60 per guest (up to a maximum of 120 in total.) You can also upgrade elements of your package.
The Snowdrop Wedding Package
Throughout January and February, the estate is covered with a glimmering carpet of Snowdrops which bring an extra touch of romance to your big day. For a unique, breath-taking photo shoot, venture into the formal Snowdrop gardens and 12 acres of snowdrop covered woodland.
This seasonal, luxury package is only available in January and February and is priced at an all-inclusive price of £13,500 for 60 guests, including venue, wedding feast, flowers, wedding cake and entertainment.
It’s a truly beautiful time of year to get married at Hodsock so please enquire early about availability. Be inspired by the romantic story of Michelle and Paul’s Snowdrop Wedding on Valentine’s Day at Hodsock Priory.
Our Snowdrop Wedding Package
for 60 people includes:
The Venue: Exclusive use of the House and Italian Terrace from midday to midnight
Wedding Breakfast including wine and fizz for the toasts, drinks reception, flowers, cake, seating plans, disco entertainment and all essentials detailed above in the Grand Wedding Package are included.
Cosy log fires: made from Hodsock firewood
Photo backdrops: Our famous Snowdrop and winter gardens make for stunning photo backdrops.
Hodsock’s gardens will be open to the public from 6th February to 6th March 2016 for Snowdrops at Hodsock.
Visitors are not permitted to enter the grounds via the Gatehouse and the Italian Terrace is closed to the public on wedding days.
‘A Grand Wedding in Winter’
The Snowdrop Wedding package includes all of the features of the Grand Wedding Package, in winter.
This package applies only to weddings in January and February.
The 3 day Wedding Experience
Our home is yours for an incredible three day wedding celebration.
Our package includes exclusive use of the venue with luxury accommodation for 26 people for 2 nights, including the wedding reception, flowers, wedding cake and entertainment for 60 guests.
Additional guests are welcome throughout the weekend although please note we can only accommodate 26 guests overnight, on site.
Charlotte and Ed took full advantage of the chance to celebrate with their closest family and friends and describe their amazing 3 Day Wedding experience at Hodsock Priory.
Your 3 Day Wedding Experience Itinerary
The Day before your Wedding
2pm – Arrival
You’ll arrive and check in to your room. Take the afternoon to relax and enjoy the Priory. It’s your home for the weekend. Wander around the gardens and play some games or help put the finishing touches together for your wedding.
3pm – Tea and Cake (for up to 12 guests).
5pm – Bar opens
Bringing your family and best friends together, you’ll really start to feel the tingle of excitement…you’re getting married tomorrow!
7pm – Supper Time
Gather for an informal bite to eat (for up to 26 guests).
10.30pm Early Night
Try to get some sleep before the big day ahead.
Your Wedding Day
8.30 – 9.30am – Rise and Shine
Enjoy a continental breakfast in The Courtyard.
You and your 60 guests have exclusive use of the Priory and Gardens all day from ceremony to evening celebrations. All the important things ar eincluded in our package…from the wedding breakfast and fizz for toasts and speeches, to your choice of cake and flowers, through to dancing the night away at your drinks reception.
After the last dance we ask that music is turned down to background level.
11.30pm – Time at the bar
Bar closes, carriages await for guests who aren’t staying.
12 midnight It’s been a brilliant party but it’s time to retire. Three luxurious suites and 10 five star apartments for up to 26 guests are included.
Day One of Married Life!
9.30 – 11am
A leisurely brunch to ease the sore heads (possibly!) for up to 26 guests.
Spend precious time reminiscing over the past 24 hours with your nearest and dearest.
Room check-out time
We wave goodbye to the happy couple…and let the clear up commence!
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