Reception Venue photos from winter wedding (February 2016) – windy, wet and cold day.
THE COACH HOUSE WEDDING VENUE
Delbury Hall, probably the most beautiful and imposing Georgian mansion in Shropshire, is the perfect venue for a classic country house wedding.
The house is surrounded by 80 acres of landscaped parkland and faces south across the water meadows towards Ludlow, 8 miles away. Situated in beautiful Corvedale, between Much Wenlock and Ludlow, the Clee Hills and Wenlock Edge provide a picturesque backdrop.
THE COACH HOUSE
The old coach houses and stables have been renovated into a magnificent banqueting hall with seating for 130 people for a ceremony and wedding breakfast and a spacious mezzanine floor upstairs, where wedding ceremonies for up to about 100 guests can also take place. The tables downstairs can be laid and decorated in advance if the ceremony takes place on the mezzanine floor and this converts later to a comfortable sitting out area with rattan chairs and tables. Additional guests for the evening party, up to a maximum of 150 guests in all, can be accommodated.
The restored Coach House is a dramatic combination of ancient and modern, with the main hall dominated by a beautiful French tapestry and overlooked by the mezzanine floor with a glass balustrade, itself reached by a glass and oak staircase. At the end of the mezzanine floor, French windows lead to a balcony overlooking the historic carp pool with a stunning 30 foot floodlit water feature.
The Coach House is light and airy as the huge original archway, through which the horse drawn carriages would once pass, is now glazed, giving magical views over the lawns and gardens and the 17th century dovecote. The grounds contain all sorts of wonderful settings for those unique and memorable wedding photographs and you are also welcome to have photographs in the main hall of Delbury Hall. Most of the illumination in The Coach House is from spotlights in the roof, creating gentle reflected light; there are also two huge chandeliers, which can also be decorated, though there is a permanent arrangement of hydrangeas and ivy.
The three original coach house doors are now glazed and, on warm summer evenings, slide open onto a flower filled flagstone terrace, bordered by the original cobbles, which were saved during the restoration of the courtyard; the clock in the clock tower, made by Thomas Blakeway of Rushbury in 1753, still accurately chimes the hours. The Italian limestone floor is warmed by underfloor heating and part of the original stabling has been converted into a modern kitchen.
In one corner of the ground floor, there is a fully stocked bar operated by Ludlow Catering. Please note that we do not charge for corkage.
The grounds, courtyard, fountain, gardens and Delbury Hall are all illuminated at night.
Address: Delbury Hall
Diddlebury , Craven Arms , Shropshire , SY7 9DH