Weddings At Hilles House
With its extraordinary setting, bohemian history and relaxed and informal atmosphere, Hilles House offers a unique wedding venue with breathtaking views.
It is available from April to October each year and the Hilles wedding team are dedicated to helping you create a truly bespoke and memorable experience.
We have a licence to host civil ceremonies for up to 100 guests in the Great Hall within the main house, while the custom-built Palace Yurt provides space for up to 250 reception guests.
Costs for Weddings at Hilles House
What these prices include
- The Grand Hall – Licensed for up to 100 for a Civil ceremony
- Use of the Primavera bedroom for the bride & bridesmaids to change
- Full use of the gardens and grounds
- The Palace Yurt with space for up to 250 reception guests
- Attached catering & green rooms
- A wooden bar which you are welcome to stock
- A PA system with 2 AUX inputs
- 150 folding wooden chairs
- Festoon lighting inside the Palace Yurt
- Space in the grounds for overnight Glamping
- Wooden loo block
Your Marriage Ceremony
If you’d prefer a church service, or would like to invite more than 100 guests, Hilles House wedding team are ready and waiting to help facilitate your wedding at one of the beautiful, historic churches nearby such as Painswick (pictured above), Pitchcombe, Cranham or further afield.
Everything else you might need
The following items are not included in the overall cost, but The Hilles House wedding team have put together a list of useful contacts and great local suppliers below:
- Additional chairs (we can provide 150)
- Caterers and all catering hardware
- Soft & alcoholic beverages
- The Registrar
- Musicians / DJ Entertainment
We can highly recommend the following local catering companies, some of whom can stock and run the bar for you
- Birch Catering in Stroud
- Natural Cookery School vegetarian & vegan food, Nailsworth, Stroud
- The Queen and Whippet in Bristol
If you’d like to wow your guests with some spectacular canapés, look no further than LoveBites in Cheltenham.
For the evening meal, The Salt Bakehouse provides delicious sourdough-base pizza on-site, with fresh toppings of your choice.
Erin from Natural Cookery School (above) can also provide a delicious, vegetarian Pad Thai Noodle Bar for an informal buffet-style evening meal.
Tables, Chairs, Loos & Showers etc.
Hilles house can provide 150 folding wooden chairs. For tables, extra chairs, fancy loos and even showers if you are planning on Glamping we can recommend:
If you enjoy a festival vibe, The Cotswold Hay Bale Company can provide hay bales for extra seating, as well as recycled wooden cable reels and oak wine barrels for additional drinks tables.
We are delighted to recommend Victoria Abbosh, a professional makeup artist based in The Cotswolds, specialising in bridal and beauty makeup.
Where will our guests park?
Cars will enter through the South drive, drop off at the House and then go on up to park in the car park.
Coach entrance – North drive, drop off at the car park and then guests will walk down the drive.
Loading and access – The South drive has an arch – Height restriction of 6ft 6. The max weight for both North and South drives is lorries up to 7.5 tonnes. All deliveries to enter down the signed North drive.
Do you provide tables and chairs?
We don’t provide tables, but can provide 150 folding wooden chairs. We recommend Bisley Hire for tables and any extra chairs.
If you’re planning to have your wedding ceremony in the Grand Hall, we will set up the chairs initially, then during drinks reception (which is normally an hour or two) we have time to move them across to the Yurt. We will need some help from the catering team and maybe a few ushers if they are happy to be roped in…
What about catering facilities?
We have a catering tent at the back of the Palace Yurt and caterers will need to bring their own equipment. There is water available from a tap outside the kitchen of the main house. Our recommended caterers are already familiar with our set up.
Can our guests bring confetti?
We like to do our best for the environment, so just natural ﬂower petals or dissolvable confetti please.
What about sound?
We have a basic PA system, including speakers with 2 AUX inputs and a mic, which works fine for the speeches. You can also plug a laptop or phone in later if you have a prepared playlist.
What about the temperature in the Palace Yurt?
We can open all the Yurt doors when it’s hot, there’s usually a nice breeze as we are up high. We don’t provide heaters, but if you’re concerned you are welcome to hire some. The Yurt heats up nicely in the summer months, especially when it’s full of bodies, so it probably isn’t something you need to worry about.
Where can we plug in?
The catering tent has 6 plug sockets, which should be ample for your needs.
Do we need to provide lighting for the evening?
We have a string of festoon lighting which runs around the inside of the yurt, providing a warm, cosy light for the evening festivities.
Can I bring candles?
Unfortunately we can’t allow real candles in the yurt or around it, but there are some really good faux candles and lanterns around.
Can we have showers for camping?
Of course! Our trusted suppliers are:
Where are the loos?
We have a wooden loo block close to the yurt. For weddings of more than 150 guests, we advise hiring extra to avoid queues. Again, we can recommend our trusted suppliers:
Where can we smoke?
We have a no smoking policy in or near to the Yurt, but there is a smoking area outside the Hilles kitchen and the loo block area. We will provide sand buckets for cigarette butts.
What about Rubbish?
Our rule is that all rubbish and recycling is to be taken away by you and your caterers. It can however be stored in the garage until clear up day. Alternatively, a recycling company can provide containers for you to sort your recycling into which they will remove later, for £350