Wrest Park

Historical Wrest Park offers sweeping views, woodland avenues and waterside paths, the grounds and gardens having been created over three centuries by the de Grey family to appeal to the eye as well as the soul. The House has an eclectic range of styles incorporating formal design, the more natural style of Capability Brown and chateau-style chic. This blend of styles gives Wrest Park its unique appeal.

When he rebuilt the house in the 1830s Thomas, Earl de Grey, brought in Parisian antiques and  sat alongside newly commissioned sideboards and looking glasses supplied by leading London firms. In these opulent surroundings the earl and his countess hosted glittering dinners and balls for the cream of 19th-century society.

This remarkable setting, where the outdoor scenery is as impressive as the indoor decor, is the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable wedding day. Couples may sweep up the drive to the front door and enter into a soaring hall with a dramatic staircase where they can pause for wedding photos.

From there they can opt for a number of ground floor rooms for their ceremony and celebrations. The suite of formal rooms open onto each other, so guests can move smoothly from drinks to dinner to dancing.. Guests can gather for a ceremony bathed in sunshine or watch the stars come out as everyone is seated for supper.

LIBRARY CEREMONY: 100 | DRINKS: 100 | DINING: 100 Lined with books on three walls and with elaborate gilded plasterwork, this elegant room was a favourite with the de Grey family because of its stunning views from the floor to ceiling windows

DINING ROOM DINING: 60 | DRINKS: 50 In dramatic gold and white and with its original parquet wood floor, this room is ideal for evening events and can be used for dancing.

DRAWING ROOM CEREMONY: 60 | DRINKS: 60 Once the setting for dances and entertainment., the rich blue Drawing Room boasts original Louis XV features, including a painted gilded ceiling and elegant fireplace

ANTE LIBRARY & TERRACE DRINKS: 120 With tall glass doors leading onto the wide terrace and showing off the glorious grounds to perfection, this area is ideal for drinks receptions. In fine weather, guests can step directly outside onto the terrace.

ORANGERY CEREMONY: 170 | DRINKS: 170 | DINING: 170 The glass-roofed orangery stands in the dazzling garden Once home to some of the largest orange trees in England, this grand garden pavilion, just a short walk from the main house, is a dazzling venue for a summer wedding ceremony, drinks reception or evening reception.

THE EVERGREEN GARDEN MARQUEE: UP TO 1,000 A marquee site in the Evergreen Garden, shaded by lovely mature trees, can accommodate up to 1,000 guests for dining and dancing in this magical garden setting.

Reception capacity – 1ooo (marquee) or 170

Dinner capacity – 1ooo (marquee) or 170

To enquire for an event at Wrest Park please contact our venue specialist Julia on:

020 7733 3151, julia@bluestrawberry.co.uk or fill in our enquiry form

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