Civil Ceremonies

From the quiet intimacy of the Red Dining Room to the natural, open-air, setting of the Rose Arbour there are several locations in and around Friars Court which are licensed for the celebration of Civil marriages. We also welcome couples eager to celebrate their marriage with a 'personal' (non-legal) ceremony conducted be that conducted by a celebrant, friend or minister. 

Civil Ceremony hire covers 3 hours: an hour before the service for guests to gather; the hour during which the ceremony takes place with the remaining time for drinks, socialising and photographs. The hire covers all the variously-sized locations making it easier to move the ceremony should numbers, preference or the weather make that neccessary. Currently, the licenced indoor locations are: the Garden Room, Old Laundry, Red Dining Room, Stone Barn and Entrance Hall; Friars Court is also one of few venues in the county offering a truly 'outdoor' wedding in the Summer House, Entrance Porch and, of course, the very popular Rose Arbour.