Venue Name: Holbrook Manor
Location: Wincanton, Somerset, BA9 8BS
What type of venue is Holbrook Manor and how old is the building?
Holbrook Manor is a privately owned quintessential English Georgian country house wedding venue with a warm and welcoming atmosphere, set in twenty acres of unspoiled woodland and rolling pastures. Over 800 years old, the venue is situated in the heart of the Wessex countryside, on the borders of Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire.
Holbrook House was once owned by the famous General Shrapnel, and the earliest known owner was Giles Hose (1201-02). It was in 1998 that the new owners, John and Pat McGinley, took over the hotel and embarked on a refurbishment programme and development which included the health suite, indoor pool and garden rooms.
How long has Holbrook Manor been a wedding venue?
We have been a hotel and spa for over 10 years offering weddings, and are now an exclusive wedding venue.
What is the capacity for a wedding ceremony and wedding reception at Holbrook Manor?
Ideally suited for exclusive use, Holbrook Manor can cater for weddings with up to 140 guests in the main building, and up to 250 for the evening reception.
What rooms are available for couples having their wedding at Holbrook Manor?
We have five separate areas licensed for Civil Ceremonies, all with direct access to the gardens.
Ceremonies at Holbrook Manor
For your wedding ceremony, the ‘Dorset’ has a light and airy feel with impressive chandeliers. The ‘Somerset’ is a grand room with two ornate pillars which make for a perfect ceremony backdrop. Both rooms have stunning views out across the terrace to the gardens, with direct access to the outside areas too for enjoying pre and post ceremony drinks and photographs.
Couples can enjoy a spring or summer wedding outside in the gardens. Our Summer House is a very pretty and intimate space for your ceremony bordered with beautiful flowers and plants. Space in the Summer House is very limited, but there is ample room on the adjacent lawns for your guests to be seated and enjoy being part of this very special place for your wedding ceremony.
Wedding Breakfast and Reception
The Hall at Holbrook Manor is the perfect setting for your wedding breakfast. This room offers individual features with amazing views of the gardens and direct access to the terrace outside for photographs and drinks. With capacity for up to 140 seated guests, you will soak up the natural backdrop of the house gardens in the day and in the evening the lighting of the trees outside provides a magical ambience. When the sun sets the Hall transforms to a great space for your evening celebrations to start. A large room, it’s the perfect place to dance the night away with your nearest and dearest.
For larger weddings, our tennis lawn is ideally located next to the house for a marquee wedding breakfast. A gorgeous spot with lovely views back to the house and the gardens, and yet only a few steps away from the terrace too.
Is catering provided for weddings?
Presented with finesse, our talented in-house chefs and catering team prepare food on-site using only the very best, locally sourced ingredients.
To help with your planning, we’ve created an extensive menu package, easily adaptable to fit seamlessly with your day and your individual tastes. Our chefs always aim for perfection so you can rest assured that you and your guests will remember your wedding breakfast for all the right reasons.
A typical wedding breakfast menu would be…
- Citrus marinated Loch Duart salmon, pickled cucumber, crisp ciabatta, herb salad and caviar
- Ham hock terrine, pineapple and chilli salsa, pickled quail egg, gaufrette potato
- Chicken supreme, wild mushroom, potato fondant, tarragon jus
- Roast beef, Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes, panache of vegetables
- Chocolate torte, chocolate ice cream, tuille, blackberries
- Sticky toffee pudding, salted caramel, dulce de leche ice cream
Does Holbrook Manor have a set price for weddings or is there a tiered pricing structure? What packages do you offer?
We have different packages running throughout the year depending on the season and day of the week.
Does Holbrook Manor have a wedding co-ordinator on site, and are they available on the day of the wedding?
Our wedding co-ordinators, Sian Parry and Jemma McGinley, can help you with all your wedding arrangements at Holbrook Manor. One of them will also be at the venue on your special day to make sure you have your perfect day.
What can a couple expect from having their wedding at Holbrook Manor?
Whether you’re dreaming of a summer garden wedding or a winter wedding enjoying the roaring log fires, at Holbrook Manor we will tailor everything to your unique wishes, from beginning to end.
Surrounded by extensive grounds, elegant terraces, lawns and flowerbeds, Holbrook Manor is a picture-perfect setting for your wedding day. Our grounds and gardens really do set a beautiful scene for your wonderful dream wedding. We are so proud of our amazing 400 years old Cedar of Lebanon tree which also resides to the rear of the main house and provides a dramatic backdrop for some very special wedding photography.
The whole house is your home for the day. The bride and groom can relax and unwind using the facilities, which include an indoor pool, health spa, fitness suite, sauna and steam room. Most important of all is how we go out of our way to make you feel at home. Come rain or shine the house and grounds afford endless photo opportunities, giving you wonderful memories of your special day.
How many guest rooms does does Holbrook Manor have?
We have a sumptuous bridal suite and 20 other luxurious and spacious bedrooms. There is also further accommodation in nearby Wincanton if required.
What’s your top tip for choosing your perfect wedding venue?
It’s important to have an idea of what you would like before going to look at venues. Discuss with your partner first what you want for your special day and for how many guests.
Random question… Have you ever had any famous guests?
Yes, but we can’t tell you who!
Where can I find out more about Holbrook Manor?
- Website: www.holbrookmanor.com
- Twitter: @holbrookmanor
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/HolbrookManor
- Instagram: www.instagram.com/holbrookmanorvenue
- The Wedding Community: www.theweddingcommunity.com/14164/Venues/Holbrook-Manor