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Wedding Ideas Indoor and outdoor ceremony options at Hodsock Priory 
Indoor and outdoor ceremony options at Hodsock Priory 

Indoor and outdoor ceremony options at Hodsock Priory 

A wedding is made up of many different parts, but it’s arguable the ceremony that’s the most important part of your day.  This is the moment you officially become a married couple, what could be bigger than that? The great thing about a wedding ceremony is how you can personalise it to suit who you are as a couple. Choosing your vows, readings and music all help to reflect your style, passions and beliefs, but ultimately it’s the setting which helps define the ceremony. Whether you’re dreaming of a chic, civil ceremony filled with personal touches or a romantic and relaxed outdoor ceremony, we have some amazing indoor and outdoor ceremony options at Hodsock Priory, to suit your couple style and big day vibe.  Here, we give you the lowdown on where you can say your ‘I do’s…

Credits: Esther Louise Triffitt, Fantail Designer Florists, Keith Woods Wedding Events, Holmes & Co Bridal,
Halo & Co, Danielle Milnes, Jodie’s Pin Ups and Liv Kenyon

Your indoor ceremony at Hodsock Priory

From light and airy spaces to cosy, intimate settings, Hodsock has a great choice or indoor ceremony locations to choose from.

The Panelled Hall

Hodsock Priory is a venue steeped in history, and nowhere is this more apparent than in our atmospheric Panelled Hall. With antique furniture, old family portraits, a grand fireplace and beautiful oak panelling, it’s a dramatic setting for your wedding ceremony, whatever time of year. Large windows allow the light to flood in and the views out over Hodsock’s North Lawn and gardens are just incredible. Here you can share your vows in front of up to 80 guests.

Bride and groom walking down the aisle at the panelled hall at Hodsock Priory
Credit: Marie Anson Photography

The Buchanan Hall

Offering a more contemporary backdrop for your ceremony, Buchanan Hall has that English country house feel, but with a more minimalistic, pared- back feel. Perfect for you to style with floral displays, candles and statement arches, to suit the style of your day. With room for up to 100 guests, it provides a chic ceremony space, with natural wooden floors, neutral-coloured walls, an open fireplace and antique chandeliers. 

The buchanan hall set up for a wedding ceremony with floral arch
Credit: Stu Ganderton Photography

For big celebrations

If you’re planning a big wedding, our modern Pavilion is the perfect choice. With room for up to 130 guests, this light-filled blank canvas is ready for you to dress and style however you choose. With doors opening out onto Hodsock’s Italian terrace, there’s not far to go for you and your guests to enjoy drinks and canapes – with knockout views – once the ‘I do’s are over.

Inside of the Pavilion at Hodsock Priory
Credit: Megan Wilson

For smaller celebrations

Hodsock Priory has two welcoming spaces, just right for more intimate wedding days. The Library, with room for 28 guests, and the Ante Room, suitable for up to 15 guests, still deliver on style and period features, while being cosy enough to suit a small gathering. 

Your outdoor ceremony at Hodsock Priory

Surrounded by 800 acres of glorious Nottinghamshire countryside, Hodsock Priory has some of the most romantic outdoor spaces for an alfresco wedding ceremony.

The Gazebo

Set away in a secluded spot amongst Hodsock Priory’s charming gardens, our Georgian-style gazebo is licensed for outdoor civil ceremonies. With space for up to 130 guests, the gazebo provides the prettiest of focal points for your vows. Work with our events team to put your own stamp on things, with floral displays, organza curtains, chair backs and more, or let the picturesque setting speak for itself. Either way, it’s an unforgettable place for a very special wedding ceremony.

The georgian-style gazebo in the gardens of Hodsock Priory

The Gardens

At Hodsock Priory, we want to help you bring your dream wedding day to life, which is why we offer such flexibility when it comes to outdoor ceremonies. If you’re opting for a celebrant-led wedding service, you can make the most of our gorgeous grounds by choosing your own spot for the ceremony. Whether that’s surrounded by the heady scent of roses in our English country garden, in our magical woodland (extra special when the bluebells are in bloom) or lakeside, for a bohemian feel, we can make it work for you.

bride and groom in the gardens of Hodsock Priory
Credit: Joel Skingle Photography

The Tudor Gatehouse

Dating back to the 16th century, the Tudor Gatehouse is one of Hodsock’s most spectacular sights. The grand, brick archway makes a stunning backdrop for a celebrant-led ceremony. Talk about the wow factor!  

Bride and groom in front of the Tudor gatehouse at Hodsock Priory

A religious ceremony at Hodsock Priory

While we are unable to host religious ceremonies at Hodsock, we are lucky enough to have the idyllic Grade I listed Church of St Mary & St Martin, just two miles away in the village of Blyth. It’s a beautiful, historic setting for a church ceremony. And, of course, the Hodsock Priory team will be on hand to welcome you with a glass of fizz when you arrive for your reception.

Your wedding at Hodsock Priory

Grand, historic and with bags of charm, Hodsock Priory is Nottinghamshire’s most luxurious exclusive-use wedding venue. We’d love to show you around the indoor and outdoor ceremony options at Hodsock Priory, as well as the stunning reception spaces on offer. Just click here to get in touch and arrange a viewing.

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