Currently undergoing extension refurbishment, Arley House offers the perfect background of natural beauty for your wedding or celebration. The 200-year old estate, including the church and gardens, is fully equipped for the most modern or traditional celebration, and can accommodate between ten and 1,000 guests. Arley House hosts all types of weddings and celebrations in the surrounding grounds, church, the estate and arboretum, all year round. You can choose from several locations for your wedding or celebration according to your taste, budget and needs. The estate extends from Arley to Upper Arley alongside the River Severn, and it includes over 2,000 acres of woodland and pasture, as well as the beautiful walled gardens and pools.
Wedding ceremonies, wedding receptions and civil weddings
Arley House prides itself on having the flexibility to adapt to all types of wedding ceremony and reception, from intimate small weddings to large-scale celebrations, and from traditional to modern. Arley church is able to facilitate church weddings and blessings and the house and gardens are within walking distance of the church. On the other hand, if you are looking for a civil ceremony, Arley House has recently received a license to offer civil weddings anywhere in the house or its grounds. Arley House is one of Worcestershire’s top venues for Asian weddings, and the team offer their expertise for same-sex weddings.
The venue offers three main wedding packages, which will help you to meet budget constraints,starting with the Cedar Package, which includes the price of the venue for your civil ceremony and 60 guests, a welcome drink, and a three-course wedding breakfast banquet. You can use the grounds for your wedding photos and benefit from the help of a professional wedding organiser. The Willow Package includes the same features for 60 guests, along with an evening buffet and house-band or DJ. The Oak Package is individually priced and will allow you to plan for your wedding with up to 1,000 guests, using menus developed by Arley’s catering team and the wedding co-ordinator.
You can also arrange to have your engagement photographs taken in the beautiful grounds, or organise a vow-renewal ceremony. All weddings at Arley House are offered on an exclusive-hire basis meaning your wedding will not be interrupted by any other celebrations.
Birthday parties and other celebrations
For those special events that call for an unbeatable location, Arley House and Arboretum and the estate are also a venue for house parties. The events team can tailor make an event for everything from birthday parties, to anniversaries, engagements and Christenings. From the small and intimate to large-scale landmark events, this venue is happy to supply an estimate to suit your taste and budget.
St Peter’s Church, Arley, in the Diocese of Worcester offers wedding ceremonies and blessings. The charitable trust that manage the estate has a long-standing relationship with the team at Arley church and is able to facilitate church weddings and blessings. Arley House and Arley Arboretum, along with the gardens, offers many possibilities for timeless wedding photographs.
Arley House is suitable for weddings and celebrations at any time of the year and can cater for specialist Asian weddings and civil weddings. There are various sizes of room in the house that you can book for your ceremony or celebration, and you can arrange wedding ceremonies and parties in other locations on the estate, from a pagoda, to one of the walled gardens, a marquee, or even a greenhouse or a quiet spot on one of the lawns. The Italian Garden can create a feeling of timeless elegance with its 18-ft jet-fountain, its silver lime trees, dovecote and temple, and the Magnolia Garden has more than a dozen varieties of magnolias and a fine collection of acers.
Catering and extras
This venue offers menus to accommodate all types of budgets and tastes, and guests can be provided with alternatives to the main menu to suit their dietary requirements. Arley House can arrange every aspect of your celebration, from the food and drink to flowers, and from table decorations and lighting to the evening entertainment. The events team can also arrange bespoke catering options, such as an informal afternoon tea or a barbecue on the terrace. They can help you find recommended local businesses who offer everything from wedding-dress design to car and helicopter hire.
Marquees are available to accommodate up to 600 people. The marquees can be set out as required with ‘starlights’, drapes and chandeliers, according to your requirements.