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Rooms available

Medieval Great Hall

Our beautiful medieval Great Hall, with its black and white timbers, high ceiling and flagged stone floor, can hold up to 65 guests.

Dating back to around 1335, although this impressive room has been altered, repaired and restored over the years, it still retains many medieval features, and provides a truly unique and atmospheric setting for your wedding.

Guests are able to enter the Great Hall directly from the outside of the building, through the medieval porch. Access to the Great Hall is all on one level from the car park outside, making entry easy for people with limited mobility.

Withdrawing Room

Our Tudor Withdrawing Room is a perfect setting for a smaller wedding ceremony, with space for up to 30 guests.

The great bay window has a decorative ceiling of carved roses and ivy leaves and looks out over the lawns and gardens to the east of the Hall.

The unique carved wall panelling features portraits of couples facing one another, and adds to the intimate atmosphere of the room.

The Bower Room

Built on to the Great Hall in the early 1400’s to provide private quarters for the Radcliffe family, the Bower Room provides a calm and relaxing space to combat those pre-wedding nerves.

The registrar will meet both bride and groom prior to the ceremony in the Bower Room to help them prepare.

The Dome Room

Celebrate with drinks or light refreshments in the setting of our elegant Dome Room.

Built during the Victorian period by the Ainsworth family, this light and airy room has a large glass ceiling dome and makes a lovely setting for a drinks reception following the wedding ceremony. The Dome Room can also be set for a sit-down wedding breakfast for up to 30 people.