Civil Partnerships

Civil Partnerships

So be honest, who doesn’t love a celebrity wedding? We can’t resist the temptation to snoop around the details of who wore what, what they ate, and of course who turned up to celebrate the happy couple.

With Brad and Angelina walking down the aisle this August, we thought we’d had our quota of celebrity nuptials, but no! Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka announced on the 8th September that they too had finally tied the knot in beautiful Italy. So, what more apt focus this week, than a post on Civil Partnerships and all the joy they bring.

The Groom Wore

For their romantic Italian destination wedding, actor Neil Patrick Harris and chef David Burtka wore Tom Ford tuxedos and looked every inch the glamorous groomsmen.It has been reported that their beautiful twin toddlers Harper Grace and Gideon Scott played a special role in the ceremony, and that Sir Elton John himself provided the entertainment.Having been together since 2004, they waited for the law to change in the state of New York in 2011 before proposing, then making 2014 the year to say ‘I do’

Taking The Plunge

Inspired by this cute couple and possibly one of the most romantic weddings we have seen this year, we decided to shine a light on our Civil Partnership ceremonies here at Manor by the Lake. Whether it is a small intimate gathering of 10, or the whole family together with 300 of your closest friends, read on to see how we do it in style right here in the Cotswolds.

The Marguerite

If you and your partner are looking for an intimate, romantic setting then this is the space for you. Fully licensed for 35 guests, this room offers the discerning couple opulence whilst still retaining a cosy, feel. The Marguerite was the original library in the Manor, and still houses the original bookcases. With a beautiful marble fireplace and painted ceilings the room oozes charm. Imagine an Old fashioned in one hand and the love of your life in the other, as you celebrate the happiest day of your life.

The West Wing Ballroom

This is the largest room in the Manor and has the potential to give any ceremony the wow factor. Fully licensed for 300 guests, celebrate in style as you transform this neutral space into the wedding you dreamed of. Our wedding planners love turning your thoughts and ideas into reality and this space lends itself beautifully to that. Perfectly suited to themed ceremonies the only limit is your imagination.Champagne is the order of the day as you throw open the large French doors to fully appreciate our award winning gardens. With roaring fires in winter or beautiful sunshine in summer, take full advantage of all the garden has to offer, whatever the season. The West Wing Ballroom really is a room to celebrate in all year round.

The Victorian Pavilion

If your dream is to take your vows in the open air, in an English country garden setting, then you should definitely consider The Victorian Pavilion.With a license to perform a ceremony in front of 300 people, it has the unique appeal that it suits both small intimate ceremonies, as well as lavish large celebrations.The setting is incredibly romantic, right down to the natural aisle lined with perfectly manicured hedges. For the ultimate idyllic backdrop, you can then take you vows on the edge of our private lake.

Experience the Manor

The best way to experience our unique venue is with a private tour so why not give us a call to arrange for you and your partner to explore the house and grounds. Our friendly wedding planners will help you visualise your big day, and turn all your planning and preparation into the start of a beautiful partnership.


Your journey starts on Saturday 25th May 2024 | Book your private tour today!

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