The lovely Kate Cullen of Lavender and Linen introduces Elmore Court, a stunning wedding venue in Gloucestershire with views over the Cotswolds and River Severn. Lavender and Linen are a small and friendly wedding styling company based in the Gloucestershire Cotswolds, renowned for helping brides realise their dreams with their knowledge and attention to detail … Over to Kate to introduce this very special wedding venue…
Last month I was very fortunate to get one of these in the post:
Cue rifling through wardrobe wailing ‘ ..but I have nothing to weeeeaaar!!’ and panicking wildly about my inability to look like a proper girl.
Luckily two fabulous ladies, Donna and Vanessa, came to my rescue (Posy & Pearl and Vanessa Smith MUA) and helped me to feel like a proper princess for the evening – complete with a statement headpiece and extra eyelashes!
So once I had been ‘prettified’ it was off Elmore Court, full of expectation as I had seen the venue a few weeks before as a ‘work in progress’.
Elmore Court – A Wedding Venue With A Difference…
However, nothing prepared me for the transformation that has taken place – it is incredible – and I don’t just mean the historic house which has been in the Guise family for over 750 (yes really!) years – for not only can they boast a grand country estate, but also a brand new, purpose built, fully sound-proofed party room, known as the Gillyflower.
After some cocktails and canapés – accompanied by a magician and music, and a heart-warming speech from owner Anselm Guise, we were led through the back of the house and into this incredible structure.
Built of rammed earth, the walls are a rich chocolate brown with huge wooden-framed windows that look out into the meadow beyond.
It is a wedding venue like nothing else I have ever seen – a blank canvas yet with real character, and endless wedding possibilities.
The room smelling delightfully of freshly-sawn wood, and with candelabras blazing, we surveyed the table plan, took our seats on the long banqueting tables (named Quince, Medway and Pippin after produce from the estate), and awaited our feast – a delicious array of sharing dishes from Fosters catering.
After our meal there was the grand unveiling of the band and dance-floor section to the Gillyflower; and so the real partying began, as well as the enjoyment of a great many desserts from the dessert table, and an array of cheeses!
It was a great privilege to be included as a guest amongst the huge number of friends and family that had supported the development of Elmore Court into a wedding venue, and also to see some friendly faces of other Gloucestershire wedding suppliers too.
I predict that Elmore Court will be fully booked very swiftly – brides and grooms if you’re looking for something completely unique – make an appointment today and view this outstanding venue.
All photography on the night by the extremely lovely Krystina from Fig Photography
Category: Wedding Venues