Venue Name: Blackwell Grange
Location: Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire
What type of venue is Blackwell Grange and how old is the building?
Blackwell Grange is a breathtaking barn wedding venue in the Cotswolds, and parts of the venue date back to 1543. The family home of the Vernon-Millers for generations, the venue was initially a breeding stud for National Hunt racing and then a pedigree sheep farm. The latest incarnation of this idyllic setting is one of the finest wedding venues in the Cotswolds.
How long has Blackwell Grange been a wedding venue?
The venue has been open for around a year and a half following years of deliberation and planning. The project has been a real labour of love for the owners, and their commitment to making it extra special is clear in the result.
What is the capacity for a wedding ceremony and wedding reception at Blackwell Grange? What rooms are available for weddings?
Blackwell Grange can accommodate 150 guests for a ceremony in the Thatch Barn and 150 for breathtaking receptions in the Orchard Barn.
Couples can start their day in the Potting Shed; a private space that’s perfect for pampering before the ceremony. The four-hundred-year-old Thatch Barn provides an atmospheric setting in which to say ‘I do’, while the purpose-built Orchard Barn offers plenty of space to enjoy wedding breakfasts and receptions. It also comes complete with a stylish bar and secluded Snug – a mezzanine floor that provides guests with a quiet space that’s not too far away from the fun.
At the end of the day, couples can retire to the luxurious Hayloft Honeymoon Cottage to unwind and relax in style. There’s plenty of remarkable outdoor space to make full use of too, including the Cider Lawn, Walled Herb Garden and the idyllic Chestnut Dell to name but a few.
Is catering provided for weddings or can couples bring in their own caterers?
The expert in-house caterers, Galloping Gourmet, provide the catering. They pride themselves on creating the finest wedding food and drink to make your day extra special. From spectacular canapés to fine dining and mouth-watering evening food, Galloping Gourmet offers a range of different menu options and even the choice to create your own with the chefs to make it truly tailored to your tastes.
Does Blackwell Grange have a set price for weddings or is there a tiered pricing structure? What packages do you offer?
Exclusive use comes as standard at Blackwell Grange, but the venue fee and catering costs depend on the wedding date. Please see the venue’s website for details of our great offers.
Does Blackwell Grange have a wedding co-ordinator on site, and are they available on the day of the wedding?
The Galloping Gourmet Events Team will help you plan and arrange your wedding day. From your first visit to when you leave the morning after your big day, your personal coordinator will be there for you.
What can a couple expect from having their wedding at Blackwell Grange?
Blackwell Grange combines traditional and contemporary like nowhere else, meaning couples can expect character and purpose-built luxury all in one place. Remarkable scenery comes as standard while the inimitable chic décor makes the venue really stand out.
There are so many incredible parts of the venue that make it so special. The dedication of the Events Team, the signature style of the venue, the breathtaking outdoor space… whatever you value the most, you will find at Blackwell Grange.
Does Blackwell Grange have rooms for guest to stay?
Blackwell Grange is working on plans to add guest accommodation, but currently provides an inviting honeymoon cottage for the couple to enjoy. The venue is happy to recommend many nearby accommodation options for guests.
Describe Blackwell Grange in three words.
Elegant, characterful and unique.
What’s your top tip for choosing the perfect wedding venue?
If possible, always try to visit a venue so you can see it first-hand. Photographs and websites can only do so much, and when you’re actually there you can experience the atmosphere and charm of the place.