Introducing Hawkstone Hall Wedding Venue
Congratulations on your engagement – this is such an exciting time in your lives. As you start planning for your big day, one of the most important tasks will be finding the perfect wedding venue. If you are looking for an impressive, grand country residence that is full of character, then you will love Hawkstone Hall.
Nestled amidst the picturesque Shropshire countryside, with a rich history dating back to the 18th century, Hawkstone Hall exudes grandeur and charm. This stunning estate offers the perfect blend of natural beauty, elegance, and enchantment, making it the ideal backdrop for your special day.
Want to know more? Read on as I explore this stunning Shropshire wedding venue and everything it can offer for your wedding day.
Why Hawkstone Hall is the perfect wedding venue for your big day in Shropshire
Hawkstone Hall & Gardens is the ultimate Shropshire wedding venue, offering an experience unlike any other. Set within rural grounds and acres of magnificent gardens in the beautiful English countryside, this gorgeous 18th-century country mansion provides the perfect backdrop for your special day. With a variety of reception spaces on offer to choose from, Hawkstone Hall is ideal for both small weddings and grand celebrations alike.
Hawkstone Hall Reception Rooms Available for your Wedding
Hawkstone Hall Private Chapel
The private chapel at Hawkstone Hall is the perfect place to exchange your vows and say, “I do.” The chapel offers a unique level of grandeur rarely seen in buildings of this type, boasting a light and airy modern space that is truly one-of-a-kind. It’s the ideal setting for a civil ceremony, with a capacity for around 170 seated wedding guests.
The ballroom at Hawkstone Hall is a grand and breathtaking space that is sure to impress your guests. The ornate ceiling, intricate cornicing, and luxurious gold mirrors create an unforgettable atmosphere for your wedding banquet. With seating for up to 170 guests, you can celebrate your nuptials with all your loved ones in one place.
The Saloon at Hawkstone Hall is a great location for your champagne drinks reception. This sophisticated, bright, open room boasts large oval feature windows that offer breathtaking views out to the gardens. There is also a feature fireplace, and the light-coloured walls are adorned with traditional paintings, combine the perfect blend of contemporary and classic.
The Winter Garden
Hawkstone Hall’s winter garden is a magical space that can be used for any wedding event, from a civil ceremony to a cocktail reception or even a wedding breakfast. The abundance of light that shines through the large floor-to-ceiling windows creates the ideal conditions for wedding portraits. A mosaic-tiled floor adds a unique touch to this already stunning garden oasis, leading to a sweeping dual staircase that connects to the Tapestry Room.
The Tapestry Room
The Tapestry Room is your “something blue” on your wedding day and is ideal for an intimate ceremony. With a capacity for up to 100 seated guests, the room benefits from lots of natural light owing to its dual-aspect windows on either side. The Tapestry Room has a raised platform above which there is a stunning domed ceiling – which is the perfect backdrop for your vows.
The Snug Bar
The Snug Bar at Hawkstone Hall offers a warm and cosy environment to welcome your wedding guests on the day of your wedding. Experienced bartenders serve an array of delicious drinks, including signature cocktails, and there’s plenty of comfy seating for your guests to enjoy and relax.
The Refectory at Hawkstone Hall is well suited for an evening reception, with its large, neutral space that can accommodate any wedding decor and colour scheme. Here, you can cut your cake and share that all-important first dance as newlyweds in front of up to 170 of your loved ones. With doors opening onto the gardens, you can extend the party by bringing the outdoors in and enjoying the picturesque scenery while dancing the night away.
The Man Cave
The Cave at Hawkstone Hall is the ultimate in ‘manspace’ luxury, perfect for any groom and his groomsmen. This exclusive space is accessed down stone steps and is the ideal chill-out zone for the guys to enjoy. The Cave has all the amenities you could possibly want, including a pool table, Fussball table, dart board, arcade game, and PlayStation 4. All this comes with a lounge area, so you can sit back and relax while taking in the atmosphere.
Hawkstone Hall Gardens
The grounds & gardens of Hawkstone Hall are nothing short of spectacular. There’s something for everyone here, from the tranquil lily pond and apple orchard to the enchanting secret garden and fragrant rose garden – all providing a beautiful backdrop for your wedding photos. Best of all, the professional team at Hawkstone Hall will provide you with your very own chauffeur-driven “Love Buggy” to whisk you between these picture-perfect locations for your wedding photographs. Keeping your wedding dress pristine and saving your feet for dancing the night away!
Accommodation available at Hawkstone Hall
The Bridal Suite – Bronte Suite (Empress Suite)
The morning of your wedding day is a special time when you and your bridesmaids will want to be pampered and made to feel like royalty. And the Bronte Suite (Bridal Suite) at Hawkstone Hall is the ultimate dream getting ready space for any bride-to-be.
This luxurious suite featuring an impressive 7ft Emperor bed is the perfect place for your bride and bridesmaid preparations – with ample space for hair and makeup, as well as a spacious bathroom.
The Bronte Suite is also the perfect location for the all-important father of the bride reveal. Trust me, there will likely be tears when your dad sees you in your wedding dress for the first time!
Accommodation for your Wedding Guests
Hawkstone Hall has a total of 37 accommodations for you and your wedding guests to enjoy, each with either views of the Shropshire countryside to the front or the Hawkstone Estate Gardens to the rear.
There’s a range of en-suite guest rooms to choose from, including luxury suites and elegant classic bedrooms. The suites are named after famous poets, and the roll-top tubs are a definite highlight, allowing for ultimate relaxation after a long day of wedding celebrations!
Shrewsbury, Shropshire, and the Surrounding Area
Should your wedding guests decide to stay a few more nights and make their stay at Hawkstone Hall into a short break, they will find lots to enjoy in the surrounding area.
Golf enthusiasts will love the nearby Hawkstone Park golf club, where they can tee off against the picturesque backdrop of the Shropshire countryside. For those looking for adventure, Hawkstone Park Follies offers a unique outdoor adventure park filled with caves, cliffs, and woodland to explore. And there’s something for everyone in the historic town of Shrewsbury, which is just a twenty-five-minute drive away from Hawkstone Hall. Here, your guests can indulge in some retail therapy, discover the town’s fascinating history at Shrewsbury Castle & museum, or take in a show at the Severn Theatre.
How to get to Hawkstone Hall
If you’re flying in, the nearest airports are Birmingham, Manchester, and Liverpool, and the estate offers a Helipad for landings by prior arrangement. The closest train station is in Shrewsbury, which has a direct train route to and from London, and from there, you can take a taxi or arrange a private transfer. Hawkstone Hall is well-signposted for those arriving by car and is accessed through an electric gate via Hawkstone Lodge. It’s worth noting that the driveway down to the residence is long but beautifully picturesque.
In summary – Why Hawkstone Hall is the perfect choice for your wedding venue
I’ve worked at many wedding venues across the UK and Europe, and I have to say that Hawkstone Hall really does have all the hallmarks of a perfect wedding venue. From its grand architecture to its lush gardens, this 18th-century mansion exudes charm and sophistication.
Whether you plan on having a large wedding or intimate celebration, there’s a range of reception spaces available to choose from, including the intimate Tapestry Room, light & airy Winter Garden, and grand Ballroom. Not to mention the unique light & airy private chapel, which impresses all.
The immaculate gardens offer the perfect backdrop for those all-important wedding photos. There’s also plenty of accommodation on site for your wedding guests, including a beautiful bridal suite for the newlyweds!
I highly recommend this beautiful Shropshire wedding venue to any couple looking for a dreamy location for their big day!
Are you looking for a Hawkstone Hall Wedding Photographer for your big day?
Your wedding day is one of the most special days of your life, and capturing those precious moments is something I take great pride in. As a Shropshire wedding photographer with a love for storytelling, I’m excited to offer my services to those looking to get married at Hawkstone Hall. Having worked at this incredible venue before, I know firsthand just how stunning this beautiful venue is – providing the perfect backdrop for beautiful wedding portraits. With over 11 years of experience behind my lens, I specialize in capturing genuine, natural moments throughout your special day – while also creating show-stopping couple portraits that truly wow. I would love to hear more about your plans and how I can help capture your wedding day memories. Please do not hesitate to GET IN TOUCH HERE.
I look forward to hearing from you,
Victoria Amrose x