Your Dream Intimate Summer Wedding in the Cotswolds

So, you’re dreaming of tying the knot in the sun-drenched splendour of summer, surrounded by the idyllic charm of the Cotswolds? Well, guess what? You’ve just stumbled upon your dream wedding destination – The 2024 Wedding Awards winners, Manor by the Lake!

Perfectly located in the beauty of the Cotswolds, our Victorian manor house bursts at the seams with elegance and charm. Nestled in 7 acres of perfectly manicured gardens and grounds, summertime at Manor by the Lake is extra special! Glorious weather, long days, warm evenings, flowers in bloom – summer weddings are bright, beautiful, and bursting with colour. It’s no wonder that 40% of couples opt to wed during this season.

Now it’s time to dive into why our exclusive use venue is the ultimate haven for your intimate summer soirée.

Intimate Weddings

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Picture this: a cosy gathering of your nearest and dearest, basking in the warmth of love and sunshine. Intimate weddings allow you to truly connect with each guest, ensuring every moment is cherished. At Manor by the Lake, we celebrate the magic of small gatherings, where every smile, tear, and laugh is magnified.

We say small in size but never on impact, and that is true on all accounts! An intimate wedding is usually around 24 guests, so it gives you time with your favourites along with a kinder bill to your budget. Meaning you can spend more on those little luxuries that will make your day extra special.

Summer Wedding Delights

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What’s not to love about a summer celebration? Picture-perfect moments unfold against the backdrop of our stunning outdoor ceremony spots, where you can exchange vows amidst lush greenery and fragrant blooms.

We have multiple outside options for you to say I-Do, one of which being quite the famous pick, with people all over the UK wishing to host their wedding ceremony at our Italian Pavilion. Framed by impeccably manicured gardens that are updated throughout the year, with summer bringing you seasonal florals to pair perfectly.

Afterward, let the festivities flow with a delightful drink’s reception featuring giant garden games and charming drinks carts, or perhaps a refreshing pit stop at our Garden Bar. Another fabulous addition to make your wedding a true summer soirée.

This is the perfect moment to reveal your couple cocktails and personalised drinks too! We can craft every moment of your wedding day to your taste, so if you have an idea of what style of drinks reception you want, just show us.

Feast Fit for Royalty

Cocktail station at Manor By The Lake

Who says your wedding meal has to follow a traditional script? Embrace the spirit of summer with a laid-back picnic spread complete with gourmet sandwiches, fancy salads, and refreshing lemonade served in mason jars.

Or if something truly different is your jam then how about live cooking stations, where you and your guests witness the magic happen with our chef’s cooking up a storm! From Chicken jambalaya from New Orleans to Beef rendang or Thai curries from our Oriental Feast, you are really spoilt for choice when it comes to the food at your wedding.

Fancy alfresco dining under the stars? Yes, please! And for our plant-based pals, fear not—we’ve got plenty of vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free, and gluten-free options to tantalise your taste buds.

Food is important, and the opportunities are endless for your intimate summer wedding, which is why our inhouse brigade of chefs are here for you and only you.

Crafting Your Summer Wedding Style

Bride & her bridesmaids at Manor By The Lake

Ah, the joy of choosing décor for your special day! Whether you’re drawn to the whimsy of a festival vibe, the vibrant hues of a colourful fiesta, or the timeless elegance of a summer garden affair, Manor by the Lake sets the stage for your unique vision to come to life.

Think light colours and florals galore, things reminiscent of the season, the time to be bold is at a intimate summer wedding!

From Intimate Day to Grand Evening

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At Manor by the Lake, the party never stops! Start with an intimate ceremony and day filled with love and laughter, with your chosen few VIPS, then watch as your celebration blossoms into a grand soirée come evening. Invite more guests to join the fun and dance the night away.

When it comes to summer entertainment the possibilities are endless, live bands and musicians, live painter in the gardens, sparkler shows and fire dancers. Entertainment can sometimes be overlooked but let us tell you, it makes for the best times and your guests will be talking about it for years to come!


So, what are you waiting for? Your intimate summer wedding awaits at Manor by the Lake. Let’s make your dream day a reality amidst the beauty of the Cotswolds. Get in touch today and let the magic begin!


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