A couple pose in the driveway of Waddesdon Manor
© David Bostock Photography

Waddesdon Manor

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Waddesdon Manor is the perfect place to hold your special day and for the first time, a limited number of weddings can be held in the Manor itself.

This is an exclusive opportunity to experience the same privileged lifestyle as Baron Ferdinand’s house party guests, with superlative food, excellent wines and unsurpassed service.

Be inspired

See video highlights from the beautiful marriage of Susmita Das and Arun Wadhwa, held on Saturday 12 August at the Manor.

Video © Sunny Digital Imaging.

Need to know

Indoor ceremony licence 
Indoor civil ceremony capacity 60
Outdoor civil ceremony license 
Indoor banquet capacity 30

Marquee banquet capacity 500
Marquee evening capacity 500
Exclusive use 
Wheelchair access 

Child friendly 
Live music permitted 
Onsite parking 
Finishing time 1am
Extension available 

Interior in the Manor white room
Interior in the Manor white room © Stuart Bebb

Food & drink

Our Executive Chef uses only the best British and seasonal ingredients to produce imaginative, delicious menus, tailored to your exact requirements. For larger marquee events, selected outside catering companies are invited to the house.

Ceremonies & receptions

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Ceremonies

Exchange your vows amidst the splendour of the White Drawing Room, its huge picture windows overlooking the Victorian garden bedding below and rolling landscape beyond. Alternatively, the fabulously ornate Aviary just a stone’s throw from the Manor makes a unique outdoor ceremony venue.

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Receptions

For the wedding breakfast, smaller groups can dine in the coolly elegant Blue Dining Room with its stunning and iconic Ingo Maurer chandelier. The White Drawing Room offers a gorgeous backdrop for slightly larger gatherings, or for large numbers dine and dance in style in a specially erected marquee.

Prices

Exclusive use

April – September

White Drawing Room (ceremony) from 4pm – £25,000

Waddesdon Manor Grounds from 6pm White Drawing Room (ceremony) only from 4pm* – £12,500

* Available in conjunction with a reception at the Dairy.

Capacity

Ceremony:

White Drawing Room – 60 guests

Aviary – 60 guests

Drinks:

White Drawing Room and Red Ante Room – 60 guests

Cellars – 60 guests

Parterre – 500 guests

Marquee – 500 guests

Dining:

White Drawing Room and Red Ante Room – 30 guests

Blue Dining Room – 16 guests

Marquee – 500 guests

Dancing:

Marquee – 500 guests

Clients must appoint an approved planner for all other arrangements for their special day. In-house planner available – please expect to pay approximately 12.5% of your budget for their services. A bespoke quotation will be provided dependent on timescale and wedding size.

All prices inclusive of VAT, subject to change without notice and subject to contract.

History

Drone shot of the Manor
Waddesdon Manor from aerial view © Studio 8

Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild (1839-1898) bought the Waddesdon Estate in 1874. He wanted a country retreat built in the style of a Loire châteaux and soon engaged the French architect Gabriel-Hippolyte Destailleur. The foundation stone was laid in 1877, the completion of the Bachelors’ Wing in 1880 and the main part of the house in 1883 were celebrated with house parties of twenty guests.

Waddesdon was created as a place to entertain guests at Ferdinand’s famous ‘Saturday to Monday’ house parties, and his guests included figures from the social circle around the Prince of Wales, politics, and culture.