Venues

Covered Occasions have been fortunate enough to have worked at many prestigious venues over the years. We are currently preferred suppliers at venues in Wiltshire, Berkshire, Hampshire, Gloucestershire, and Oxfordshire and would recommend them to any clients looking for a spectacular location for their event:

Highclere Castle

Highclere Castle www.highclerecastle.co.uk

Highclere Castle is one of England’s most beautiful Victorian Castles set amidst 1,000 acres of spectacular Parkland, and offers a variety of opportunities for private and corporate entertaining. Situated midway between London and Bristol, Oxford and Southampton, the Castle is within easy access of major cities, airports and railways stations. It is extremely popular for weddings and landmark parties, as well as large family fun days, team building days, conferences, award ceremonies, product launches, Christmas parties and board meetings. With 3 potential marquee sites in the immediate grounds of the castle, able to accommodate almost unlimited numbers, you are guaranteed spectacular views of the castle and the surrounding parkland, and with the Castle’s experienced events team to assist your planning you could not be in safer hands.

Aynhoe Park

Aynhoe Park www.aynhoepark.co.uk

Overlooking 250 acres of landscaped gardens in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside, Aynhoe Park is a 17th century Palladian mansion which has been at the forefront of style and entertaining for centuries. Recently renovated by its current owner it is now available for the first time in history for private hire. The house is a family home and therefore will only be made available for a select number of exclusive events each year. It holds a Civil Licence for weddings and civil partnerships up to 350 guests in the house, and higher numbers in the grounds. Stunning views are offered to marquees within the gardens.

The Lords of the Manor

The Lords of the Manor www.lordsofthemanor.com

Tranquil, elegant and refined, The Lords of the Manor is a timeless corner of the Cotswolds. A truly unique hotel, Lords is a 17th century former rectory of honey-coloured stone, set in eight acres of landscaped gardens and rolling parkland.It would be difficult to find a more romantic setting for your occasion, whether you are planning a small intimate celebration for family and friends or a lavish party.

The Hotel is fully licensed to hold civil ceremonies & partnerships and offers a choice of idyllic settings: the Garden room, which overlooks the beautiful walled garden; the conservatory, flooded with sunlight and access to the courtyard; or wonderful grounds, complete with lake and marquee lawn.

Wickham House

Wickham House www.wickhamhouse.com

Wickham House is an exceptionally beautiful Georgian rectory, located near Newbury in Berkshire, elaborately ornamented in the late 19C in the style of Victorian Gothic by the then rector. Set in 54 acres of parkland, with stunning views over the neighbouring countryside, it offers myriad possibilities for marquee-based events, both corporate and private. Situated only 75 minutes from London, with a historically important consecrated church in the grounds and parking for 250 cars, it is an ideal venue for discreet weddings. The team at Wickham House are happy to work with experienced event planners but we also have their own carefully selected set of partners to provide all the services from marquees, through to catering, bar services, floristry and specialist lighting, together with their own event organiser to help you devise the perfect event.

Barnsley House

Barnsley House www.barnsleyhouse.com

Situated in the centre of the Cotswold village of Barnsley, this is a country hotel like no other. Set in exquisite landscaped gardens designed by Rosemary Verey that are worth a day out in their own right, Barnsley House is reminiscent of a stunning stately home with grounds to match..

The main house, with 18 luxurious bedrooms (available for exclusive hire), has been designed to exceptional standards with a blend of contemporary and traditional features. If the team at Barnsley House were put on the spot and asked to provide one word to describe the hotel, spa and gardens, it would probably be ‘charming’. If they were allowed a few more words, they might say that it’s the most charming, perfectly equipped and complete Cotswold location for small and intimate weddings, celebrations and events. Flexible in their approach and willing to work with you on the finer detail, either directly, through your own Wedding Planner or with their in-house Events Manager – every small detail will be considered, agreed and perfectly delivered on the day

Avington Park

Avington Park www.avingtonpark.co.uk

Avington Park is a privately owned stately home with a lovely entrance along the lime tree avenue to the magnificent frontage of the Palladian mansion. The house is set in its own parkland, bordering the River Itchen with magnificent views. There are beautifully painted rooms overlooking the south lawns, adjoining a unique pair of conservatories, with the ballroom upstairs with magnificent gold plasterwork ceiling and painted panels – yet Avington retains the atmosphere and warmth of a family home. Only exclusive use is offered and the house is open for guests to enjoy the magnificent rooms as well wondering across the lawns to the river in summer and to appreciate the log fires in the winter. Avington is licensed for civil ceremonies and our team will be able to help and advise throughout all the planning.

Rockley Manor

Rockley Manor www.rockleymanor.com

Situated near the historic town of Marlborough, Rockley Manor is a Grade II listed manor house dating from the eighteenth century. Over the past few years the main house, outbuildings and gardens have been carefully restored to exacting standards creating a very fine and well appointed residence. Set in parkland, the house presents a fine country manor aspect, and serves as the ideal venue for private weddings, corporate events and film location hire.

The beautifully restored Manor House is available to hire in its entirety providing luxury accommodation for up to 22 guests including the exclusive use of the swimming pool and tennis courts. Other holiday lets are available on the estate if required. For the more adventurous we also have romantic shepherd’s huts overlooking the parkland.

Rockley Manor, a stunning venue which combined with attention to detail and meticulous planning help to create that perfect day.

Rushall Manor

www.rushallmanor.com

Situated in the Vale of Pewsey between the market towns of Devizes and Marlborough, Rushall Manor is a much loved family home. The house is set in 6 acres of garden and woods, lying at the end of the village, and is accessed by a private road. Backing directly onto Salisbury Plain it boasts views over the Vale of Pewsey, the White Horse and the Plain. A perfect venue for a variety of occasions, such as weddings, conferences, and family reunions, the owner Caroline invites you to feel that it’s your own home, is happy to help you design your event, and can recommend a wide range of services including event planning, catering, marquee rental, flowers and photography services. There is also a very beautiful church nearby, a good area on the lawn for a marquee, and plenty of space for parking.