Historic Cotswolds manor house capitalises on the rise in demand for two-day nuptials

Grittleton House

Grittleton House in the Cotswolds is proving a hit with the wedding market, after reporting a bumper rise in bookings for couples keen to waltz down the aisle at the historic manor house.

The property, which has been owned by the Shipp family for the last 50 years, looks set to host more weddings in 2018 than ever before, as more couples opt for a two-day occasion over a traditional service.

Already in the diary at the manor house, which is home to 20 bedrooms on site, is a variety of ceremonies, with the venue’s wedding planners and Michelin-trained head chef Andreas overseeing the events calendar.

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Owner Vanessa Shipp said: “Family is very important to us, five generations have had the pleasure of enjoying Grittleton House.  It’s exciting times for the family and the whole Grittleton team, with lots of new ideas, some redecoration and a great line-up of professionals, 2018 is set to be a very busy year for our full-time events venue. We have a record number of weddings booked and the diary is also full with exciting in-house events, birthday parties, balls, and taster evenings.

“Our Burns Evening in January was a real success, so much so that we are looking to re-run this in 2019. The Alfresco Cinema night on 8 June 2018 is already proving to be really popular and we are confident that the launch of our own in-house Gin Club will go down a storm.”

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