The Old Lodge Weddings

The Old Lodge Wedding Venue

The Old Lodge family is ready and waiting to help you celebrate your perfect day!

7 reviews

Key Facts

Price Band: £ - ££

Typical Price: £6,000

Price Range: £5,595 - £12,000

Hire Price Range: £1,250 - £12,000

Per Person Price Range: £45 - £95

Guests for a ceremony: 100

Guest Capacity (min / max): 20 / 150

Guests for sit down meal: 2 - 100

Accommodation Rooms: 6

Accommodation Capacity: 14

Features & Services

Wedding Reception Venue

Licensed for Civil Ceremonies

Guest Accommodation

Amazing Views

Bespoke & Unique

Wedding Planner on site

The Details

Type of Ceremony

Civil ceremony licensed
Humanist / Celebrant weddings
Outdoor Ceremonies
Receptions Only

Venue Setting


Venue Type

Boutique hotel
Small Hotel
Pubs & Restaurants
Land For Hire / Rent My Field
Unique & Unusual
Intimate Venue
Outdoor Weddings
Eco Wedding Venue

Additional Facilities

Outdoor ceremonies
Exclusive use
Bridal suite
Guest rooms
Orangery Or Marquee
Dance floor
Live music permitted
Discos permitted
Wedding coordinator
Onsite car parking
One wedding per day
Licensed bar
Inhouse Toastmaster
Wedding packages
Bespoke weddings

Catering Options

Inhouse Caterers
BBQ & Hog Roasts


Can we have exclusive use of the venue?

Yes you can, we only do a few a year but there is currently availability for 2023 onwards.

Are you licenced for civil ceremonies?

Yes, we have three licensed areas (our intimate panel room, panoramic restaurant and outside pagoda)

Can we have the wedding ceremony outdoors?

Yes, of course weather permitting, we are in the UK after all!

Do you charge corkage if we supply our own wine?

Yes, we have our own bars on site, so we prefer use of our own alcohol but don't worry, we supply all your favourites!

Can we use our own caterers?

We're a little biased but we don't know why you'd want to use anyone else! We have a full team of chefs on site who can cater for anything from charcuterie boards to grand 3-course meals.

From what time can we get access to decorate the venue?

We are open from 8am every day but early access can be arranged dependant on our diary

What time does the reception need to finish?

Last orders are called at 11.30pm, carriages at midnight, there is an option to extend the bar closing hours for an extra cost

Are there noise restrictions if we have a live band?

No, as long as all rooms are booked by your wedding guests

Are fireworks allowed?

Unfortunately not, due to being on National Trust land in the middle of Minchinhampton Common

Is confetti allowed?

Yes, we just ask that it is biodegradable

Are candles allowed?

Yes we allow naked flame candles, we are open to most decoration ideas

Is there a honeymoon or bridal suite?

Yes we have a lovely honeymoon/bridal suite with a four poster bed and great views overlooking the common

Is there accommodation on site?

Yes we have 6 double bedrooms on site, we also own The Old Fleece (Woodchester) just down the hill which has on-site apartments

Is there additional accommodation nearby?

Yes we own The Old Fleece in Woodchester which has a range of apartments, there are also plenty of hotels nearby within a 10 minute taxi drive

Are your packages customisable?

Absolutely! Our packages are simply a reference point to start planning from and give you an idea of the price for a day at The Old Lodge!

About The Old Lodge

Here at The Old Lodge, we understand that weddings can be stressful celebrations to organise, so why not let us take the weight off and take care of some of the load. With our gorgeous spacious gardens and outstanding views across the Stroud Valley’s, there truly is nowhere more relaxing than this! Licensed for civil ceremonies, we can cater for your whole wedding day from start to finish, including guest accommodation. We are proud to be a fully inclusive venue.

Set in the heart of Minchinhampton Common, Gloucestershire, this 400 year old hunting lodge, with spacious gardens and beautiful views across Stroud Valleys is the perfect place to escape the rush. Set against the backdrop of National Trust countryside, there is nowhere more relaxing to spend your wedding day.
The Old Lodge has a newly refurbished panoramic restaurant which seats up to 100 guests, a cosy bar, several smaller, more intimate rooms, including the panelled room and breakfast room and six tastefully decorated double bedrooms.

Our talented team have years of experience to deliver the greatest customer service and will be happy to show you our menu and package choices, or work with you to devise a bespoke menu and customised wedding plans.

We have lots of parking available for guests who are staying elsewhere, whether they are arriving by coach, taxi, car, helicopter, sleigh, horse or parachute! Our dedicated wedding planner is on hand to help you turn your dreams into a gorgeous reality and take care of any last minute touches. For your special day, nothing is too much trouble.

And there can be no better end to your beautiful day than retiring upstairs to the sumptuous master bedroom, sinking into a blissful, much needed sleep and waking to the gorgeous views across Minchinhampton Common and a delicious breakfast with your fellow guests!

Customer Reviews

"We really did have such an amazing day. Thank you for all your help over the past 18 months and for overseeing everything, it ran so smoothly on the day. So many people have said how lovely the venue was, how excellent the food was and how it was one of the nicest weddings they've been to, also how everything was changed around so quickly without any fuss. Everything was perfect. We really could not have wished for more and really appreciate how helpful you and all the staff have been."

December 2019 "Truly, it was a day we will treasure forever which ran really smoothly thanks to your skill and organisation. Breakfast was also fantastic.. my dad actually said it was the most enjoyable wedding he had ever attended! You all did a wonderful job, it was perfect!"

Claire & Ben, August 2015 "Thank you so much to the team at the Old Lodge who made sure our wedding last Saturday went perfectly. The food was excellent, the staff were very efficient and the professional, yet friendly, atmosphere was just what we were looking for. The views over the common are just lovely and the panoramic restaurant room looked gorgeous for our meal and was then seamlessly transformed to a party venue when the band arrived. Thank you again! If we could we’d do it all again this Saturday!"

Lizzie & Rich, November 2015 “Just wanted to say a proper thank you to you and your brilliant team at the Old Lodge for making our wedding day so wonderful - we were really thrilled with the table decorations etc. and the way that everyone seemed to "go the extra mile" to make things run smoothly for us.”

Rachel & Tim, February 2016 “Thank you so much for the wonderful work that was done to make my son and his new wife's wedding day so very special. Ryan who helped us so much has a special mention for his care to detail and his chirpy manner. The day and evening was absolutely spot on and every part of the day was absolutely fantastic!! The food was particularly good. We arrived for breakfast the morning after and every effort was made to make us all welcome and breakfast was great. I cannot fault the Lodge in any way, the day was wonderful, THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH.” (Mother of the groom)

Kathy & Nigel, April 2016 “Not sure where to start the email because thank you just doesn't seem enough. We had the most amazing day everything was pretty much perfect apart from the great British weather, why couldn't it hold off just for a little while longer while we had the photographs??. We had so many compliments about every aspect of the day and this is down to you and all your hard working staff, so please pass on our thanks.”

Thank you so much to the team at the Old Lodge (Zoe and Danny in particular) who made sure our wedding last Saturday went perfectly. The food was excellent, the staff were very efficient and the professional, yet friendly, atmosphere was just what we were looking for. The views over the common are just lovely and the panoramic restaurant room looked gorgeous for our meal and was then seamlessly transformed to a party venue when the band arrived. Thank you again! If we could we’d do it all again this Saturday!

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The Old Lodge

Minchinhampton, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL6 9AQ

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