At Friern Manor, we are passionate about weddings. Our team here is exceptional and between us we will ensure that your wedding day is like no other. From the moment your guests arrive, as they are warmly welcomed by our uniformed bellhop, they will already be feeling that something very special awaits them.  From inspired menus, exquisitely presented and silver served by our highly trained staff to summer barbecues on our beautifully manicured lawns, from an intimate celebration for only the closest family to a larger gathering with all your friends too, from stunning winter ceremonies lit by candlelight to champagne and strawberries in the summer sun, one thing is guaranteed, it would be OUR privilege to host your very special day.

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The Perfect Wedding Venue


Friern Manor Country House Hotel, built in circa 1790, was transformed in the late 1980s to one of the county’s foremost exclusive hotels. Being amongst the first properties in England and Wales to benefit from the change in the Marriages Act 1994, it now boasts unrivalled facilities for wedding ceremonies within its unique setting.

Playing host to many small intimate weddings to the larger social gatherings, Friern Manor has three distinct locations for the solemnisation of marriages. The Dunton Room provides for the smaller intimate wedding for those who would prefer a more relaxed environment than that of the registry office. The Old Coaching Stables caters for larger ceremonies, perhaps providing the alternative to the church wedding. This room is designed with openness, its walls are flanked with Georgian styled glazing providing uninterrupted views of the landscaped grounds. It also benefits from a baby grand piano enabling a pianist to play for the ceremony and wedding breakfast. The South Lawns Conservatory is probably the most adventurous conception since the changes in the Marriages Act were applied to England and Wales.

This unique area brings to the conclusion a substantial redevelopment, now providing for an unrivalled wedding ceremony. Marry in the South Conservatory, under its Portland stone canopy, whilst guests are seated on the South Lawn under a luxurious awning of white canvas and silk linings. The 25-metre aisle, flanked with pedestals and urns with complementing summer flowers, ensures that any bride will be made to feel like a princess for the day. As one would expect from a venue such as this, the care and attention doesn’t just stop at the building. A whole host of luxury awaits both you and your guests from crystal glassware to English bone china from competent trained staff to an unparalleled level of service, not to mention our award-winning cuisine. You can rest assured that your special day will be memorable for all.

Friern manor conducts itself in a very professional manner, yet still manages to be a family-run establishment. Our wedding day was perfect in every sense. Many of our guests have since complimented on the lovely ceremony. We have, and will continue to recommend Friern Manor as the best venue for a wedding, with attentive staff and high standards.

Mr & Mrs O'Dear

We would like to thank you for making our wedding day the best day of our lives. We both can honestly say that if we had to do it again we would not change a thing. Qulte simply we can't pay you and your staff a higher compliment than that.

Mr & Mrs Smallcombe

I do not expect this is the first or by no means the last letter of congratulations you will receive. We all appreciated the advice, help and sheer professionalism of your staff, we felt like guests rather than the hosts.

Mr and Mrs Fox

We would like to express our utmost appreciation and delight, your staff truly upheld. Your motto 'dedicated to quality'. All the staff acted as if the success of our wedding was as important to them as it was to us.

Mrs K Stuart