Weddings & Celebrations

Currently undergoing extensive refurbishment, Arley House & Arboretum 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 350 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

The Arley Estate 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 for your wedding breakfast.

On the other hand, if you are looking for a civil ceremony, our beautiful Italian Garden provides the perfect backdrop.

Arley House is one of Worcestershire’s top venues for Asian weddings, and the team offer their expertise for same-sex celebrations.

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.

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 350 people. The marquees can be set out as required with ‘starlights’, drapes and chandeliers, according to your requirements.

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