Ellie and George had their beautiful Cotswold Wedding at Chavenage House, a historic country home that dates back to the 16th century.
We ventured towards the enchanting St. Andrews Church, nestled in the idyllic village of Miserden near Stroud.
This charming village is straight out of a storybook, with its quaint streets and rustic charm. The ever-gracious Reverend Val Thorne, a family friend, guided the couple through their wedding ceremony.
Chavenage House Tetbury Wedding
After their emotional ceremony, we embarked on the next leg of their journey, making our way to the magnificent Chavenage House.
This grand estate, steeped in history and elegance, is near the historic town of Tetbury. It was the perfect venue for the day’s celebrations, and their party started as soon as we arrived!
Chavenage is a captivating Elizabethan house made from beautiful grey Cotswold stones. It offers a wealth of fascinating attractions for those who appreciate history and heritage.
The approach to Chavenage today resembles how it appeared in 1576. Only two families have ever owned this remarkable property. The present owners, the Lowsley-Williams family, have held it since 1891, and the Stephens family, who were the original owners.
Stepping inside Chavenage, visitors will discover a treasure trove of intriguing rooms. Chavenage and its picturesque grounds have been a backdrop for many TV and film productions. It had a prominent role as Trenwith in the top-rated series “Poldark.”
History of Chavenage House
Chavenage has a rich history. It all began with Princess Goda, Edward the Confessor’s sister. Chavenage Green served as the meeting place for the Hundred Court back in the ninth century.
Before the Norman invasion, Earl Godwin, married to Princess Goda, gathered his troops at a spot on the estate known as Longtree Bottom. He intended to confront King Edward, his brother-in-law, in Gloucester.
After the Norman Conquest, Augustinian monks from Tours in France settled in Chavenage. However, the Abbot of Bruton in Somerset had permission to transfer some French property to the Augustinian Order.
Chavenage House Wedding Venue
With breathtaking, sprawling grounds, Chavenage House is the quintessential Cotswold wedding venue. It comes recommended, but beware, they only take on a handful of weddings a year, so be sure to get in touch soon!