We have three areas that are licensed for civil ceremonies, each of which can host up to 80 guests. You can choose between our main ceremony room which was originally the old kitchens and houses a beautiful open fireplace, or our drawing room with its huge Georgian windows that overlook our gardens and grounds.
During the Summer months, if you would prefer an outdoor ceremony you can make use of the arbour within our walled country garden.
The registrar is to be booked and paid for separately.
If you are considering a church or religious ceremony, we have a private wooded walk to St. Denys Church situated next door.
food & drink
We ask that you use one of our five preferred caterers for your arrival and wedding breakfast requirements to ensure that your day runs perfectly. They will cover all aspects of your catering and service needs.
We are however open to alternative suppliers coming on-site for your evening catering. Please contact us to discuss.
We are happy for you to supply your own drink (to be served by your caterer) until the end of the wedding breakfast. We do ask that once the wedding breakfast has finished, you use our supplied bar (we only charge the same as the local).
a typical day
(This is just an example. We will work with you to plan a day that suits your requirements)
09:00am Bridal Party have access to the house
12:00pm Overnight guests arrive and are shown to their bedrooms
1:30pm Remaining day guests arrive
2:30pm Drinks reception with canapés. The perfect opportunity for photographs before re-joining for the drinks reception
3:45pm The wedding party take their seats for the wedding breakfast
6:30pm Cut the cake and spend some time welcoming your evening guests
7:00pm Let the music and dancing begin
8:30pm Time to enjoy the evening food before more dancing
11:00pm The bar and music come to an end
11:30pm All off-site guests to have made their way home, leaving you free to finish off the evening enjoying a night-cap with your overnight guests
8:00am Head to the orangery for our locally sourced continental breakfast
10:00am Time to leave Aswarby Rectory and say your farewells
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Do we need to hire tables and chairs?
Can we only hold our reception with you?
Do you have example table layouts?
Who do we contact to arrange the registrar?
Is there additional accommodation nearby?
Do you offer an extended evening licence?
We may be able to offer selected weddings an extension to 12pm with all non-overnight guests departing by 12.30am (as opposed to our normal 11.00pm finish). We can only do this for a small number of weddings per year, so please enquire directly with us to discuss further.