Nestled in peaceful countryside on the Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire borders, Homme House is an elegant country estate and the perfect backdrop for a stylish rural wedding.
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Set in 190 acres of beautiful gardens, parkland and natural woodland, Homme House is a warm, intimate and inviting property and an idyllic setting for a classic country wedding.
The estate comprises a magnificent and imposing Grade II listed manor house, complete with stone pillars to the entrance, a dramatic bay window and red brick and stone external dressings, 100 acres of historic parkland, glorious gardens and a Grade I listed 17th Century summerhouse.
Four internal reception spaces and acres of outdoor space, including a croquet lawn, rose garden and walled garden, provide endless options for brides and grooms to create their own bespoke celebration and stage a myriad of stunning photo opportunities.
Civil ceremonies take place in the Hall, the Panelled Room or the Dining Room. With its dramatic flying staircase that leads to the first floor Bridal Suite, the Hall is an attractive location for the drinks reception, cutting of the cake and tossing of the bouquet. Tastefully decorated, the walls host a collection of period paintings and an elegant stained glass light hangs in the centre.
The Panelled Room is an ideal location for the ceremony. Light and airy, the original Georgian panelling and magnificent Jacobean fireplace, adorned with an historic coat of arms, exude a special aura of warmth, romance and tradition which create a memorable setting for the exchange of vows.
Equally inviting is the Dining Room which boasts delicate vintage wallpaper and furnishings and a large bay window which overlooks the main garden. At night, the Dining Room is lit by a beautiful gilded chandelier which twinkles and reflects in the huge mirror above the fireplace.
A hidden gem on the estate is the 17th Century Summerhouse which is also licenced for civil ceremonies. Situated in the beautiful walled garden, the two storey building has been lovingly restored and features an elegant canopy shelter to ensure that weddings continue unhindered by the variable English weather. A peaceful and contemplative place, it is mesmerising in both summer and winter.
For those looking for a traditional religious ceremony, the quaint parish church of St. Bartholomew’s lies on the edge of the estate. Just 1,000m away down the beautiful parkland drive, it can be reached in a few minutes by car or a short walk on a fine day. The churchyard has a magnificent ancient yew tree that has a seat inside the trunk which makes for a lovely and unusual photo opportunity.
The enchanting gardens at Homme House offer far reaching views across the Malvern Hills and the Cotswolds beyond. From carpets of snowdrops and daffodils in the spring, to the cosiness of roaring fires in the winter, the gardens change with the seasons, each one more beautiful than the next.
And when a magnificent day draws to a close, the bride and groom can retire to Homme House’s first floor Bridal Suite. With large floor to ceiling windows, it is flooded with natural light and offers views of the garden and beyond. The newlyweds will enjoy a night of luxury in the mahogany four poster bed, which is complemented by a fireplace and en suite bathroom with sumptuous bathtub. Completely private, the bedroom is separate from the adjacent Bridal Drawing Room which is used for pre ceremony preparations and pampering.
The quality and choice of accommodation in three unique areas at Homme House is superb. Up to 20 guests may stay in nine bedrooms within the main house. The recently renovated 18th Century Coach House (sleeping eight) is tucked away just a short walk from the main house. It boasts a farmhouse style kitchen, drawing room, snug, private courtyard garden and four fabulously appointed double or twin en suite bedrooms.
From May to September, the Summerhouse is also available, providing a rustic and romantic overnight stay for two. With its cosy ground floor bedroom, upper chamber drawing room with wood burning stove, and beautiful bathroom with walk in marble shower, it is an unusual and very private hideaway.
With its unrivalled location close to the Malverns and within reach of the Cotswolds, Homme House is a picture perfect setting for a traditional country house wedding in the glorious English countryside.