Old Down Manor, with is modernised interior and 66 acres of grounds, offers excited and loved up couple ample opportunity to make the most of their big day and really live it up.
The Manor was built in 1856 on a scarp of land that affords you and your guests unrestricted views west to the Severn estuary and bridge. The Manor has had several owners including those closely associated with the Great Western Railway and Mike Oldfield of Tubular Bells fame
Bob the rebuilder
The house was a residential home until 1953 when it was gutted by fire. It was rebuilt in 1971 and used for residential purposes until the present owners bought it with the aim to modernise the property into the wedding and events venue you see today.
Five star quality
The refurnishment included the modernisation of the house and the surrounding gardens to create a 5* Wedding and Event Venue and a 66-acre Family Country Park. Features include a spectacular Orangery, intimate Bar, indoor Swimming Pool and Cellar Night Club.
A place to get lost in
The gardens in front of the house offer plenty of lawn space for games and a marquee. The gardens fall steeply down into leading to a rocky and the lake; all of which offers great potential for exploration and romantic photography.
Here’s what Old Down says on the website: “The beautifully refurbished Manor House and its grounds offer a stunning backdrop which is exclusively yours for the special day. With two choices of venue available onsite we are sure we can provide the perfect location for your special day. Take a look through the details of our spectacular Manor House and rustic Barn and select the venue that is perfect for you. Because you only want to share your wedding day with those you love, our venues our exclusively yours for the duration of your special event. You can enjoy the bespoke reception rooms and indoor pool, in the Manor House or enjoy the walled garden and rustic charm of The Barn, both of which are yours for the day.”
The Manor includes 13 luxury bedrooms and, if you need them, there are a further two cottages on the estate where an additional 26 people can be accommodated ensuring that you and your guests can really make a weekend of it.
There is a resident catering team to ensure you are well fed morning through to night. The Manor offers a number of packages depending on your requirements and prices start from £4,894 for the Manor and £1,200 for the Barn.
Further useful information
2. Bride Book
20% off wedding photography
I would love to be your wedding photographer at Old Down Manor and because it is local to me I’m offering a 20% discount if you book me to photograph your wedding at the venue - just quote ‘OldDown20%’ when you contact me.