I recently revisited the amazing Hedsor House, located near the Buckinghamshire village of Taplow, as they opened their doors to host a wedding showcase evening which was based on an ‘ Alice through the Looking Glass’ theme! The historic house is situated in a beautiful hillside location overlooking both glorious countryside & the River Thames, whilst being just 45 minutes away from London. As you drive up the amazing kilometre-long driveway the magnificent house looms in the distance, surrounded by 100 acres of stunning parkland.
Hedsor House has a long history, with the current building, based on an Italian villa dating back to 1868. The magnificent domed ceiling in the central hall remains one of it’s iconic architectural features today. The house remains an exclusive privately owned venue, currently owned by the 4th generation of the Shephard family. It has received numerous accolades over the years and has recently been voted as one of the top 100 venues in the UK and number 1 in Buckinghamshire by Brides Magazine and one of Vogue magazine’s dream wedding venues.
Hedsor House offers a number of options for hosting your exclusive ceremony and reception. From an intimate reception in the Centre Hall to a large banquet in the Grand Ballroom or an even larger reception housed in a marquee erected in the beautiful grounds , it’s a venue that provides total flexibility and also offers a blank canvas for you to build your own style around. The quaint 12th century church of St. Nicholas is just 300 metres from the house so ideal for religious ceremonies. The extensive grounds also provide the perfect setting for an outdoor blessing and an ideal backdrop for your drinks reception with numerous photographic opportunities.
The Centre Hall can look stunning set up for your evening reception with your guests having the option to view all the dancing from the upper gallery. The grounds offer ample opportunities for all sorts of entertainment including firework displays. The venue also offers a late licence extension to 1 am so you can make the most of every single minute at this amazing venue!
Having undergone recent renovations and refurbishments Hedsor now has another jewel in it’s crown – the most amazing Bridal Suite you have ever seen! Renowned to be one of the largest in Europe it has it’s own private balcony and even has a separate dressing room for you and your bridesmaids to get ready in, which also has the most amazing views across the estate.
And the icing on the cake has to be the bathroom in the Bridal Suite! You could even have a party in there! The original 1920’s bathrooms are the height of luxury, lined from floor to ceiling with onyx.
There are a further 10 bedrooms to accommodate your guests, each elegantly designed whilst enhancing the original period features. They will not want to leave!
And the following morning you and your guests can all gather to indulge in a private breakfast in the library for the final part of your celebrations before having to tear yourselves away from this wonderful luxurious country estate.
Photo Credit: Header Image Kerry Morgan Photography