VENUE TOUR: DEWSALL COURT
One of the best parts of my job (and there are many!) is heading off to visit new venues. It’s a great excuse to discover new places in the UK and overseas, indulge my love of architecture and design and meet passionate people who absolutely love what they do. So late one evening a few weeks ago I arrived at Dewsall Court in the Herefordshire countryside, lights glowing invitingly in the family kitchen as I was welcomed into their home. Dating back to the mid 17th Century, the house was originally a granary before being purchased by the Robinson family who fully restored it and lived there until deciding to share it’s history and beautiful interiors with couples wishing to celebrate there with family and friends.
Boasting no less than 7 licensed spaces to hold your ceremony; from the intimate Chinoisery room with it’s hand painted wallpaper, to the light-filled conservatory, and even it’s own Church on the edge of the grounds. Afterwards you can celebrate with up to 120 guests in the Wainhouse Barn, a delightfully rustic blank canvas perfect for a dainty country wedding or a proper Tudor feast, or for a more intimate dinner head to the elegant Chinoiserie dining room to be served by Dewsall’s own chef. My evening mea was prepared using local produce and absolutely delicious, so it definitely ticks the foodie wedding box too!
With 10 beautifully designed bedrooms – mine was a suite with huge roll-top bath, separate sitting room and impressively large fireplace – Dewsall Court sleeps 20-25 people (including children). What I love most is that your booking includes two or more nights, meaning you and your families can really relax and feel at home in this rather magnificent old house. Whether relaxing next to the fire in a comfy chair, making tea around the Aga in the farm-style kitchen or socialising around the pool table, this house calls for the joy and laughter of happy, celebrating guests to fill its rooms.
The key phrase at Dewsall is ‘no packages’ meaning if you want to get married on the lawn, celebrate in the conservatory, party in the barn and stay for a week, then you really can!
- Photography: Bowtie & Belle Photography