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.
Hilles House is available for weddings from April to October each year, while the Palace Yurt is available from May to September. 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
Hilles house Grand Hall is licensed for civil ceremonies for up to 100 guests. For ceremonies in the Grand Hall or for Humanist ceremonies outside, the charge is £650.
|Number of Evening Guests in Palace Yurt||Cost|
|up to 100||£8,500|
|101 to 150||£9,500|
|151 to 200||£10,500|
|201 to 250||£15,000|
What these prices include
- 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
Over the last few years we’ve worked with many caterers and have decided to recommend the following, for their excellent food, quality and service:
For Evening food we can recommend the following:
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.
Fireworks, we work with one supplier – please discuss your requirements directly with Chase Lane Fireworks
We are delighted to recommend Victoria Abbosh, a professional makeup artist based in The Cotswolds, specialising in bridal and beauty makeup.
Signature Blue have some wonderful Shepard huts which you can hire with them directly, these also include the “carabella” with its own double bed, shower and toilet.
What people are saying about Hilles House Weddings...
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. We also we provide a canopy of fairy lights, and you are welcome to bring your own additional lighting.
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 supplier is:
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?
All rubbish must be cleared from site; you can either do this yourselves or for £350 we can arrange this for you.