Festival Weddings

If a three-course formal wedding breakfast isn’t your thing, then we have an alternative: Festival Weddings. Imagine fun shared starters for each table. Food stations, bustling with international treats, and dessert carts filled with naughty treats. Naughtier still…what about a gin cart? It’s all possible with a Festival Wedding.

Many couples think that a marquee wedding is the only way to get exactly what you want. Not true! You can enjoy ‘run of the house’ with exclusive use of the Manor for 10 – 250 guests (200 dining), so it’s up to you how you design your day, and you won’t be so weather dependent. You can really let your personalities shine through!

Your wedding, exactly how you want it

If you can imagine it, we can do it. How about an outdoor wedding ceremony on the lawns followed by long trestle tables filled with treats? Or wedding picnic hampers for your guests? What about Bake Off style bunting and a rustic ‘naked cakes’ piled high with fruit? The beauty of Manor By The Lake is that there’s no ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach, you can have your day exactly as you imagine it.

A magical backdrop

We’ve seven acres of beautiful grounds here at The Manor so you can host all kinds of escapades. Why not encourage fun and frivolity with a few lawn games? Croquet, giant Jenga, beer pong or team games – such as a rounders match – will instantly break the ice and put guests at ease. Furthermore, why not have a live swing band providing the soundtrack to your day?

And when you want to escape the hustle and bustle for your photographs, the options are endless – from the iconic hedge wall that leads to the manor, to the manicured Italian Gardens, the Monet Bridge and Victorian pavilion…there’s wow factor around every corner.

Fun dining

If you think fine dining is a bit ‘old hat’, you’ll love our fun dining options instead. Our chefs will work with you to design menus that wow and delight your wedding party. Live cooking options add a sense of fun and theatre, whilst sharing platters will get everybody up and mingling, enjoying the fiesta vibe! And what about a dessert table? Who could resist that?

The twilight hours

As the sun sets and twilight descends, The Manor transforms. From the twinkling canopy of lights that adorn The Ballroom, to the after-hours Rock Bar with its jukebox, pool table and foosball, there are no pumpkins at midnight; you can celebrate into the early hours and all spaces can be decorated however you’d like, with outdoor lighting available too.

Space is available for a live band and we can assist with arrangements. Late night drinks licences and two-day weddings are on offer if you’d like a real festival vibe!

Stylish sleepovers

If you want to party into the early hours, our 12 luxury bedrooms are available for your wedding party. All bedrooms are spacious, some feature four-poster beds, others have balconies. For families, there’s an interconnecting room or, for guests with special access requirements, our ground floor suite has wide doorways and gorgeous garden views. They’re perfect for when you want to kick off your dancing shoes and snuggle up.

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Manor By The Lake, Hatherley Lane, Cheltenham, GL51 6PN