The Elmore is Elizabethan in stature but ever-modern in it's avant-garde approach to English countryside chic and sustainability.
The Guise family has owned this gorgeous gathering spot for over 750 years, making it a splendid setting for your sweetest of soirees. The house and handsome gardens will be exclusively yours for a wedding, getaway or corporate collective. Then across to The Gillyflower for dinner and dancing, sustainably built from earth and timber from the estate, effortlessly chic doesn't even begin to cover it.
The Lowdown Type Banquet Hall / Event Facility Bar / Club / Lounge Bed & Breakfast / Inn Estate / House / Mansion / Villa Views Forest Garden Meadow/Field Valley Style British Country Futuristic Garden Party Rustic BEST type of CELEBRATIONS Anniversary / Engagement Party Corporate Event Product Launch Dinner Party Elopement / Vow Renewal Family Reunion LGBT Weddings Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception Social Event Wedding Ceremony Wedding Reception Workshops: Creative, Photo, Etc. Venue Setting
Elmore Court is the 750-year-old Grade II* listed home of the Guise family nestled in a beautiful rural village between the Cotswolds and Bristol. This ancient historical home with views of the River Severn has been renovated into a self-sustainable state-of-the-art Wedding Venue including a biomass heating system and naturally built super marquee, the ‘Gillyflower’. It was 1262 when the family Guise was first granted the Elmore Estate by nobleman John de Burgh with the rent being a nominal ‘clove of Gillyflower’ each year. The current Guise’s, Anselm and Sarah, have taken their combined 35 years of experience in the music and events industries and turned Elmore into something that makes the best of their skills and passions whilst maintaining tradition and keeping the incredible history alive. Unlike many grand historical houses, Elmore Court was not built for military, religious or ostentatious purposes. It was built as a functional homestead for family use and the entertaining of guests. Everybody who has come to stay in the house has felt the unique warmth and energy of the building. Many have commented on there being a certain magic about the place when it is being used for bringing people together; although, this allure can be partially attributed to the kind and welcoming natures of Anselm and Sarah.
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range Does this include catering fees?
Estimated Price Per Head
from $50 to $250
Room Bookings (except Bridal Suite which is complimentary with venue hire) Food and Drink Personal Styling (things that put your unique finger print on the event e.g. Music, Flowers, Colours, Favours etc)
Additional Insurance May Be Required Depending On The Event
Capacity Seated 250 Buffet 300 Standing 400 Celebrations Hosted Here Since 2012 Venue Spaces Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available Catering Client Can Select The Caterer Of Their Choice Alcohol Corkage/Bottle Fee – You Can Bring Your Own Alcohol For A Fee Beer/Wine/Champagne Only The Venue is Closed During January (for reparations and renovations) Inside Scoop
The Caesar sized bed in the Master Suite has to be seen to be believed... The four poster hand carved oak bed in the Oak Room is almost 400years old (new mattresses don't worry!). The eastern view from the Time Room is the best view Elmore Court has to offer. One is able to see over the River Severn and far into the Cotswolds. The Sun comes up over the Cotswold hills and blasts the damp from the Gloucester and Severn valley. It's a magical morning visage... The Drawing Room has the biggest and comfiest red velvet sofa in the land! Drop into that bad boy in front of a roaring log fire at the end of the night and you may not escape until the wee hours. Elmore sunsets are particularly wonderful. We're not sure why. Consistently magnificent. The birdlife at Elmore Court is astounding but you have to sit still to witness it properly.
Amenities A/V Equipment Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite Wifi Ample Parking Onsite Dining Chairs Dining Tables Onsite Restrooms Venue Features The Scene: Elmore Court is set withing 1000+ acres of farmland, just inside a large meander of the river severn, caught between the Forest of Dean, Gloucester, Bristol and the Cotswolds. The house itself is 450+ years old whereas the family have lived on the estate for 750+ years! Design: The 400year old stainglass window in the main hall which contains the coat of arms of every family that every married into the Guise family. This is where we host the majority of our civil cermonies and initial drinks receptions. A roaring fireplace can be found in the hall outside the summer months. Standout Venue Features: The jewel in Elmore’s swan-topped crown is The Gillyflower. It truly represents everything that this generation of the Guise family is trying to accomplish. These festival-minded souls take the greatest pleasure in seeing you and your guests have the wedding ceremony and party of your dreams. Within the house they celebrate tradition, while in the Gillyflower they embrace innovation and evolution. The Gillyflower boasts a 200-seated dinner capacity and up to 400-dancing to the custom-made Funktion-One AmbiSonic Sound System; designed to have a specific set of features to make it perfect for weddings and events. The circular speaker layout means the sound can be contained within the dance-floor space so those who don’t feel like dancing can still converse with ease and observe the frolics of others in comfort, which is perfect for the older generation who may not like the music or its volume! Meanwhile, those on the dance-floor are treated to a sound quality worthy of any club in the world. The sound can also be calibrated to fill the whole space should you want to crank things up to a proper wall-of-sound party vibe. The building is fully soundproofed so any early sleepers in the house will not be disturbed by the music. A unique fiber-optic lighting system designed and installed by Bruce Munro adorns the Gillyflower. There are huge seated windows with views over woodland and the Cotswolds. The Gillyflower is constructed from local estate farmed timber and rammed-earth walls, which are hidden behind ‘living walls’ consisting of Ivy, Virginia Creepers and other beautiful climbing plants. Hi-speed wi-fi, biomass-powered air conditioning, a premium built-in bar, a catering marquee and an in-house events manager ensure this is the most complete and cutting-edge country-wedding venue available in the UK today. THIS VENUE DOES NOT HAVE ANY REPORTS AT THIS TIME. Check back again soon!