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Venue Review – Wollaton Hall


Last week I went to visit Wollaton Hall to talk to them about an upcoming styled shoot.  I got to have a good look aroundVenue Review - Wollaton Hall while I was there so thought I’d share some info about the venue. 

Wollaton Hall is an Elizabethan mansion set in beautiful parkland in Nottingham.  It’s a Grade 1 listed building which makes for a stunning wedding venue.

There are a number of spaces which are licenced for civil ceremonies, giving you plenty of flexibility depending on the number of guests. 

The Hall is just a few miles from the M1 so it’s very accessible for guests who may be travelling from further afield. 


The Great Hall

This is a fabulous space with original features such as stone archways and a beautiful fireplace.  The ceilings are really high with lots of decorative features.  The acoustics in here are great because of the height in the room. 

This room is licenced for civil ceremonies and can seat up to 100 guests.  This room is also used for the wedding breakfast and the evening reception.   You can have up to 150 guests in here for the evening. 

The Salon attached to the Great Hall is cleverly transformed into a bar for the evening.  (It’s actually a gift shop during the week and it’s a fab transformation into a bar! You would never know)


The Great Hall at Wollaton Hall


Camellia House

Wollaton Hall has a beautiful cast iron framed glass house in the gardens which is actually the oldest of its type in Europe. 

It’s called Camellia House due to the dozens of camellia plants it is home to. Camellia House is a lovely spot for your drinks reception with easy access to the gardens for your guests, if you’re blessed with good weather on your wedding day. 

The space is also licenced for weddings so can be used for more intimate weddings of up to 30 guests. 


Camellia House at Wollaton Hall


Prospect Room

This is a smaller room upstairs in the Hall.  There’s tons of natural light in here which coupled with the architecture of the room, makes for beautiful wedding photos.   

It’s also licenced for civil ceremonies for up to 50 guests, so it’s a beautiful choice for a smaller wedding. 



Wollaton Hall can provide the catering for your big day or you can choose from a list of 3 approved caterers.  As the Hall is a listed building, your suppliers will need to be approved. 


Inside the Camellia House at Wollaton Hall


The Gardens

The Hall is set in beautiful gardens with plenty of features and trees, making for a great backdrop for your photos.  The Hall is set within Wollaton Park.  The park actually spans 500 acres of gardens and parkland and is renowned for the deer who habitat the parkland. 


Wollaton Hall Gardens


A Marquee?

If you have more than 100 guests, you can arrange to have a marquee or tipi in the grounds of the hall.  Anyone who knows me, knows I love a marquee wedding so this option sounds great to me! You still benefit from having access to the grounds and gardens whilst being able to have the marquee styled to your taste.   

Although the building is listed, which can being some restrictions, it still offers a flexible choice of rooms for your wedding and the grounds are the icing on the cake.  A great choice in an accessible location.  You can read more details and download their wedding brochure here.  

Remember, if you need some help with your wedding planning, I have a range of planning services which are all flexible and tailored to your needs.  You can read more here or contact me to discuss what help you need.  


Louise Wearmouth, Founder of Your Fabulous Wedding