tel:- 01832 720 777
fax:- 01832 720 125
web address:- www.wadenhoehouse.co.uk
Wadenhoe House :-
Venue type - Manor House
Number of function rooms available for weddings: 4
Function room names and capacities:
Georges - Civil Ceremony maximum 40 - Wedding Breakfast maximum 36
De Lacy - Civil Ceremony maximum 40 - Wedding Breakfast maximum 40
Ward Hunt - Civil Ceremony maximum 80 - Wedding Breakfast maximum 50
Marquee - Wedding Breakfast maximum 120 (only available between April & October)
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
Dance Floor - Yes
Evening Reception Facilities - Yes
Car Parking Facilities - Yes
Tables chairs linens and tableware included
Entertainment is available: Depends on couples requirements
Wedding services provided: Our Wedding coordinator will show you initially around the venue & work with you up to and on your special day. The chef will help create a special menu to your budget & tastes. We have a comprehensive list of suppliers for florists, photographers, entertainment etc that we have used on many occasions.
Gardens or outside locations suitable for wedding photography: Wadenhoe House is an exclusive wedding venue set in 7 acres of stunning landscaped gardens.
Suitable locations inside the venue for wedding photography: All rooms on the day will be dressed for the wedding & as it is taken over exclusively by the couple they can use anywhere
Local picturesque areas suitable for wedding photography: The local church is set in beautiful surroundings however the house grounds will always suffice
Venue special features: 17th Century Manor House, idyllic setting in a location which is excellent for all 4 corners of the world
Venue History: Wadenhoe House, located in rural Northamptonshire, enjoys a unique place in the history of England dating back to the mid 17th century.
The original parts of the building are of Jacobean style and were built by the De Lacy family who were discovered to have been actively involved in the Gunpowder Plot. Wadenhoe House is known to have been one of the meeting places of the conspirators. After the Gunpowder Plot was discovered the De Lacy family vacated the house.
In 1735 the estate passed into the ownership of Sir Edward Ward whose daughter Jane married a Thomas Hunt from Shropshire and thus the combined name of Ward Hunt came to Wadenhoe. Wadenhoe s political and financial history was further enhanced when George Ward Hunt became Chancellor of the Exchequer in the first Disraeli government and went on to become First Lord of the Admiralty in 1874. In a comparatively short life (1825 1877) George Ward Hunt was not only a force in local affairs and national politics he also found time to remodel Wadenhoe House to create a classical House of the period.
Converted in 1966 to a residential training centre, Wadenhoe House was acquired in 1990 by Peter and Margaret Hall. Under their management this fine building has captured many of the features and standards which has made it such a gracious family home.
GARTER AND BRIDAL BOUQUET TOSS
In parts of Europe during the 14th contrary, having a piece of the bride's clothing was thought to bring good luck. Guests would literally destroy the brides dress by ripping off pieces of fabric. In order to prevent this, brides began throwing various items to the guests - the garter belt being one of the items.In order to avoid this problem, it became customary in the 14th century for the bride to toss her garter to the men. Sometimes the men would get drunk, become impatient, and try to remove the garter ahead of time. Therefore, the custom evolved for the groom to remove and toss the garter. With that change the bride started to toss the bridal bouquet to the unwed girls of marriageable age. Tradition says that whoever catches the bouquet shall be the next to marry. She keeps the bouquet to ensure this destiny.