Alice & Myles | The Compton Gallery Cotswold Wedding
The Compton Gallery Cotswold Wedding
The Compton Gallery is a distinctive space and event venue in the heart of the Cotswolds, UK. Jane Slemeck, an interior designer, blends her passion for diverse design and exquisite cuisine.
Although the primary focus of the venue is art, it also provides the opportunity for exclusive Cotswold weddings. Only a fortunate few couples have the privilege of hosting their weddings here each year.
Alice and Myles celebrated their wedding ceremony at the picturesque St. Michael’s Church in Dowdeswell. Following their wedding vows, we went to the breathtaking Compton Gallery in Cassey Compton. The gallery’s stunning surroundings made the perfect backdrop for their wedding celebration. A captivating marquee on the grounds further enhanced this.
St Michael's Church Dowdeswell
St. Michael’s Church Dowdeswell is a historic and picturesque place of worship. Set in the village of Dowdeswell, this charming church is significant for the local community. Visitors appreciate its rich history and architectural beauty.
St. Michael’s Church’s origins date back to the 12th century. The building combines Norman, Gothic, and Perpendicular architectural elements. The church creates a captivating structure that stands out in the peaceful surroundings.
The Compton Gallery
Nestled in a picturesque Cotswold valley, The Compton Gallery presents an unparalleled party venue that exudes a rich historical ambiance and is adorned with captivating artworks, creating a captivating and sociable setting for any event.
The renowned art gallery and wedding venue situated in Cotswold seamlessly combines the allure of the English countryside with contemporary and fashionable art. The Compton Gallery stands out as a truly exceptional location for couples seeking a distinct wedding experience, and its limited availability for weddings each year adds to its exclusivity, making it one of the most sought-after venues for a Cotswold wedding.
When it comes to catering, The Compton Gallery prides itself on delivering cuisine of the utmost quality, utilizing locally sourced, fresh ingredients whenever possible. The selected chefs boast an impressive portfolio, catering to esteemed events throughout the Cotswolds.
Cassey Compton House
The gardens at Cassey Compton consist of expansive grassy areas, accompanied by rows of yew trees that line the parallel banks next to the house. The garden’s solid enclosing structure dates back to the 17th century and still retains traces of its original layout. Several features, such as canals, a road bridge, and a ha-ha, are still preserved.
The house enjoys a magnificent setting, with yew trees flanking it on parallel banks. The picturesque view of meadowlands stretches towards Chedworth and the hills above. The gardens have a formal 17th-century style, as depicted by Kip in the early 18th century.
The canals, road bridges, stone piers with carved vase finials, particular boundary walls, and the ha-ha still exist. The bowling green now accommodates hay barns, but the banks and yew trees on two sides and a section of the boundary wall remain.
The Manor and its lands belonged to the Cassey family, who had a mansion there. Around 1608, Thomas Rich (later of North Cerney) likely resided in the house and continued living there until 1623. By 1636, the estate had passed into the ownership of John Howe, who married Bridget, the daughter of Thomas Rich of North Cerney. John Howe served as a Member of Parliament for Gloucestershire in 1660. Lady Annabell Howe passed it on to Richard Howe, her husband’s nephew, before 1701. Richard Howe succeeded in the family baronetcy in 1703 and rebuilt the old manor house.
By 1819, the house had diminished, with only the north wing and part of the central block remaining. The farmhouse remained under the ownership of the Stowell Estate. The bridge spanning the River Coln led to a grassy area enclosed by a wall, flanked by two stone columns surmounted by stone vases at either end.
From Alice & Myles
Thank you! These are great!! You were phenomenal yesterday – we really appreciate it x