Christmas Weddings

Christmas is a magical time to get married at Manor By The Lake. Imagine roaring log fires, glittering fairy lights, mulled wine, and mince pies… all in a Victorian Manor House. It’s no surprise that Christmas and New Year weddings are exceptionally popular at the Manor.

Host your own Christmas house party

We’re not stuffy here and whilst we have period character, we also have modern comfort. Our Feature Rooms are all beautiful to look at, but they are furnished to be enjoyed. So when it’s a bit chilly outside, we have the perfect answer: cosy-up inside for your own Christmas house party.

The log fire in The Main Hall will be lit ready for your guests’ arrival, setting the scene for the romantic day ahead. We recommend a little tipple of mulled wine as you gather around the fireplace to celebrate your first few moments as a married couple.

We're photogenic

Your Christmas wedding will live in your hearts forever, and your photographs will be a lifelong memoir for you to cherish. we are blessed with so many special spaces, indoors and outdoors – from sweeping staircases to beautiful suites, secret nooks to striking Victorian arches…

We work closely with a handful of talented photographers who know how to make the most of the low light, and we’re here to help if you need it. Book a private viewing and we’ll show you the best spots for your twinkly Christmassy shots.

The whitest of weddings

If you’re really lucky, you could have a dusting of snow at your Christmas wedding, and there’s nowhere more classically beautiful than Manor By The Lake in the snow. The grounds will transform into your own romantic winter wonderland.

Oh so fashionable

Opting for darker, richer colours as your main theme will certainly compliment the theatre of the Manor House, which has been carefully lovingly restored in its original style. Whether you choose the Maximilian with its oak-panelled walls and intricately painted ceiling, the Lyderick with its stained glass windows, or the West-wing Ballroom with its sparkling canopy of lights, your Christmas colours will be in keeping.

During the Christmas season, The Manor will be dressed with twinkly Christmas trees, so adding just a few enchanting touches like crystals, glitter and metallic accents will go a long way. But that’s not to say that you should be too conservative – ice sculptures, sparklers and ice queen tiaras are all great for Christmas weddings!

Just tell us what you want and we’ll take care of the details.

Be the highlight of the season

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and with many of your loved ones on holiday for a couple of weeks, it’s the perfect time to let your hair down and celebrate! Lots of people have time off between Christmas and New Year too, so you could have a festive wedding on a weeknight and not have to worry about it.

Christmas is a time for love, laughter, family and friends, and what better way to celebrate that than with a wonderful Christmas wedding in Cheltenham?

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