So, you’ve found your perfect Wedding Venue in Herefordshire. Your family and friends are coming from far and wide to be a part of your special day and you want to show off the best that Herefordshire has to offer. Famous for its picturesque countryside, quaint market towns and world famous cider, it is understandable why Herefordshire is a Destination Wedding location in the UK.
As more and more couples opt for a Wedding Weekend we have put together some ideas to make sure that you really make the most of your Wedding in Herefordshire. There are so many amazing places to choose from,
Situated less than 4 miles from Parkfields, Ross is a charming, historic market town with plenty of character. This quaint town has all of the modern amenities you could hope for, whilst maintaining a laid back atmosphere that truly reflects the Herefordshire lifestyle. Ross-on-Wye has been recognised as the original birthplace of tourism and to this day it is packed full of historical buildings, tea shops and country style pubs.
If you’re looking for high street shops, good quality restaurants set amongst a warm and friendly atmosphere, then look no further than the town of Monmouth, just over the border in South Wales. Just a short, 10-minute drive from Parkfields, Monmouth is a firm favourite with visitors and locals alike. Perhaps best known as the birthplace of Henry V, Monmouth boasts a whole host of historical sites, people and buildings from the Nelson Garden to The Town Hall.
If your dream Wedding Weekend in Herefordshire wouldn’t be complete without a stroll through some of the most dramatic countryside views in the world then you are in luck. Parkfields Country House has the advantage of being situated in the Wye Valley. The Wye Valley has been designated an area outstanding natural beauty and is an internationally important protected landscape. Whether you and your fiancé are keen outdoor enthusiasts, wanting to canoe your way down the River Wye or you’re looking for a post-picnic stroll, this world famous spot will provide something for everyone! .
At the end of a long day of exploring Parkfields Country House will provide you with the perfect place to relax, unwind and spend that all important quality time with your family & friends.
So why not turn your celebrations in to a Weekend Wedding and make the most of your time in glorious Herefordshire.
What is the thing you remember most about your Wedding day? The speeches? The food? The rather tipsy dancing?
Here at Parkfields Country House we believe the most memorable occasion happens right at the beginning of the celebrations when that special someone takes that walk down the aisle. At the time it can feel like the most nerve wracking experience of your life however this little collection of photos will show you that this is an experience you will treasure forever.
Here at Parkfields Country House we can offer an choice of beautiful rooms for your Wedding Ceremony that will help provide the perfect back drop for those photographs that you will treasure forever! So if you are looking for the perfect Wedding Venue in Herefordshire then you have come to the right place!
We love it when couples pick the chillier months to celebrate their special day. Crisp sunny days, warm cosy fires and the perfect excuse to get the mulled Cider out early!
Our family run Venue is the perfect spot for a Winter celebration with everything happening indoors you have the most fantastic setting for an intimate and truly romantic Wedding. Winter is the perfect time for a real fairytale Wedding. The colder days and darker nights create an intimate, festive atmosphere and when you can have a totally elegant celebration!
If your are brave enough to warm and and head out in to the gardens you will find the most beautiful spots for those Wedding photographs that you will treasure for a life time.
Whether you’re planning an ice white winter wonderland or a fabulously festive-themed affair, we have the perfect setting for your special day. The unpretentious splendour of Parkfields and its breathtaking surroundings ensure that all of our Wedding Celebrations experience the service that only a bespoke Venue can deliver.
Here at Parkfields we are privileged that so many of our couples have chosen to celebrate in the Winter and judging by the photographs it is easy to see why……
Entertain clients, host a team-building event or reward staff with an exceptional day that will excite, challenge and leave a lasting memory with every guest – Land Rover Experience Eastnor offers something a bit different to your normal corporate away day. So, when Julie & Simon were offered the opportunity to take a test drive they jumped at the chance! (plus, I was quite keen to get them both from under my feet for the afternoon!)
Simon made the most of the opportunity by taking to the wheel for this ultimate off roading experience. Julie on the other hand made her option of Simon’s driving skills quite apparent. The words “scream if you want to go faster!’ come to mind!
In all seriousness, although they both had a great time, the purpose of the event was to meet the team at Land Rover Eastnor and to check out what they had to offer. Over the past few years Parkfields has specialised in providing the supercar experience to our corporate clients but when Land Rover was thrown in to the mix it was quite a revelation!
Of course, 2016 is a landmark year for Land Rover with the last of the Defender model rolling off the production line. However, the team at Land Rover Eastnor give their guests the opportunity to experience driving this iconic vehicle over the challenging course.
So, if you fancy adding that bit of excitement and adrenaline to your next corporate event at Parkfields why not let us arrange a Land Rover Experience day!
Thanks to Land Rover Eastnor for the invite and for showing us some of the best that Herefordshire has to offer! (And for giving me a lovely quiet afternoon!)
Meet Steph & Dan – This gorgeous couple chose to say “I do” here back in August 2015.
Here is their Parkfields story
What made you choose Parkfields Wedding Venue in Herefordshire?
It was the first venue we viewed, from the literature we knew we would like it but as soon as we turned into the long gravel drive and saw the idyllic building, lawns and pond we were sold! The other factors that made us choose the venue were having exclusive use of the venue and grounds, the reviews we had read from other couples and the attitude and professionalism of the in house wedding planner Amy.
What food did you have?
I can easily remember this as every guest commented on how good the food was. For starter we had Warm Stilton Tart with Red Onion Marmalade & Baby Leaves. Main – Roast Breast of Chicken Wrapped in Herbs & Pancetta with a Wild Mushroom Compote & Roast Jus. Dessert – Warm Chocolate Brownie with Vanilla Ice Cream.
What were the top two things you wanted at your wedding?
The two things we would not compromise on were complete Exclusive Use of the Venue and a tranquil setting/location in Herefordshire. Parkfields easily accommodated both of these, especially the location given they offer full use of the whole venue and its 11 acres of grounds.
Any stand out moments or comedy error that happened throughout the day?
When exchanging our vows Stephanie’s ring would not fit so I sucked her finger and it went straight on like a dream!!
Do you have any wedding regrets or would you have done anything differently?
We had 8 children all under the age of 4 so in hindsight I wish we had hired a children’s entertainer for when photographs were being taken, but apart from that it was an amazing day and I would do it every Saturday if I could afford it!
Ok, so you’re recently engaged and probably getting bombarded with shed loads of info from loads of different Wedding Venues in Herefordshire?
Let us make it easy! Here is what Parkfields can offer you:
1) Your own (not so) little pad in the Herefordshire countryside for the whole of your celebrations!
Make the most of this unique estate dating back to 1740 is set in 11 acres of rather unspoilt grounds – Parkfields really is a Unique Wedding Venue and its all yours!
2) Team Parkfields! We have an awesome team here at Parkfields that make everything we do possible! Every person is just as important as the next from the Boss man that mows the stripes in to the croquet lawn, Jackie who is particularly fond of pruning the roses and not forgetting a shout out to Benny, our incredible kitchen porter. (Or dish technician as he prefers to be known!) It is these guys that make Parkfields one of the Best Wedding Venues in Herefordshire!
3) Something a bit different! A unique, magical yet sophisticated Wedding Celebration that is completely focused on you and your magnificent guests!
4) NO PACKAGE WEDDINGS! Who wants the same as the rest anyway? This is your Wedding and YOU deserve to have the celebration that YOU want!
5) A Choice! An array of beautifully individual Wedding Ceremony and Wedding Reception Rooms to choose from providing a slightly more modern twist on a classic Georgian House.
6) Beds – 25 of them to be precise! After all, Weddings are exciting yet exhausting occasions and who doesn’t like a Gloucester Old Spot for breakfast!
It really is that simple! X
We invite you to come and join us on Sunday 21st February 2016 from 11.00am -3.00pm
Come and enjoy a glass of bubbly as you discover the perfect venue for your
The Parkfields Team will be on hand to discuss every aspect of your special day along with a handful of local suppliers that provide that added bit of inspiration!
For more information call: 01989 750138 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
No appointment necessary!
Now, we know that Parkfields is the perfect setting for all types of Wedding celebrations in Herefordshire from intimate midweek family celebrations to a full on traditional affair. However, believe it or not, there are some common misconceptions about Parkfields Country House Wedding Venue and I’m here to explain why they are simply not true!
1) “Wow, that place looks expensive!!!!”
I know I have pointed this out many times before but Parkfields it only costs £1500.00 for 24 hours Exclusive Use! (some people pay more than that for a cake!)
This is the starting point for your celebrations and then this allows you to build the Wedding Celebration that you want! Just as a quick example if you would like to celebrate with 60 guests at a reception offering prosecco, canapés, a three course meal, wine, toast drinks & evening snacks you would be paying less than £6,000.00!
If you are worried about budget why not get married on a Sunday with your closest family & friends? Or you could of course take up our Winter Wedding Promotion!
Click here for more details! https://www.parkfields.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/WinterOffers2015.pdf
2) “Parkfields does not look big enough for our celebrations!”
When considering a Wedding venue in Herefordshire, capacity is a very important consideration. Its probably best to work out a rough guest list and look at venues that suit that number.
We find that ALOT of people perceive Parkfields to be a little on the small side but I can tell you that its simply not true! With seating for up to 90 day guests for a Ceremony & Wedding breakfast we can cater for quite a sizeable celebration. You can always invite more guests for the evening of course!
The Parkfields 11.5 acre estate is made up of 7 different Reception Rooms which is wonderful because it means that your celebrations take place in different areas. Why not take a look at our virtual tour to see it for yourself: https://www.parkfields.co.uk/virtual-tours/
3) “You have to take 12 bedrooms as part of the hire!”
There is a little bit of truth to this one but these bedrooms are not a direct cost to the bridal party, your guests would simply be asked to pay for accommodation as they check out. If you have Exclusive Use of a beautiful, grade 2 listed Wedding Venue in Herefordshire for your Celebrations then you will have a cue of guests wanting to stay!
If you are really worried about not being able to fill 12 bedrooms you could always hire under the Winter Promotion and that way you are not required to take any bedrooms at all!
We know that choosing the perfect Wedding Venue in Herefordshire for you can be quite a challenge. Here at Parkfields we do everything that we can to make sure you have all of the facts before you make that one big decision!
Always loved the idea of an intimate Winter Celebration?
Well here is a little incentive!
At Parkfields if you book your Wedding during any of our low season months
We will waive the £1500.00 Venue Hire fee!
We simply ask for you to pay for the individual reception rooms you would like to use.
This is how it works:
Room Hire 12 noon – 12 Midnight
The Main House (Inclusive of 3 reception rooms) – £500.00
The Garden Room – For Wedding Breakfast of 30 or more – £250.00
The Coach House is offered on a complimentary basis with all Civil Ceremony Bookings
These celebrations are for a minimum of 20 and maximum of 90 guests in total.
We have up to 22 en-suite guest bedrooms that you would be more than welcome to use however this is not a compulsory element.
All prices are inclusive of VAT.
Dates: 2nd January – 31st March 2016 & 1st – 30th November 2016
Subject to availability & excluding Bank Holidays
For more information please call: 01989 750138 or email: email@example.com
Parkfields Country House, Pontshill, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, HR9 5TH
So far Parkfields has had an amazing year of Weddings (with some even more spectacular ones to come) and we are delighted to inform you that as a result we have been nominated for not just one but TWO awards!
Some of our wonderful customers have put us forward for each award and we are over the moon! (It certainly makes those late nights and sore feet worth it!)
The first nomination is with ‘You and Your Wedding’ in connection with www.hitched.co.uk. This award would be for “Best Countryside Venue” and we would very happy campers to be granted with this title. That decision is now in the hands of the judges and we will certainly let you know how we get on!
The second nomination came via ‘Guides for Brides” (www.guidesforbrides.co.uk) This is an incredibly special award to be nominated for as it is based on our customer service skills and feedback we have received.
This is where we kindly ask for your help!
The link below will take you to the voting page and if you are one of our lovely Parkfields couples from past and were delighted with the customer service that you received then we would be ever so grateful for a little vote 😉 As an incentive Guides for Brides will enter you in to a prize draw to win John Lewis vouchers.
The whole team at Parkfields are 100% dedicated to our customers and the fact that we have been nominated for any award makes us very proud indeed! We love what we do and long may it continue!