Chillington Hall is first and foremost a family home, and it has a charm that despite its formal facade will stay with you forever. The Hall offers beautiful and spacious interiors and was designed for entertaining. We are able to offer exclusive use as well as more flexibility than some other venues, and we are committed to making your day a joy for all present.
Within the Hall we have some fantastic spaces for those all important photographs. The staircase is a masterpiece of Italian plasterwork that will set off the all-important dress or morning suit to perfection, and you can make yourself at home in our beautifully light and airy Drawing Room. Outside we have hundreds of acres of gardens, parklands and woods just for you, as well as a stunning Lake with ornate bridges and follies, all of which will add classical style to the most important photographs of your life.
Chillington Hall does not hold a wedding licence, but can hold non-legal ceremonies or blessings. This is ideal if you wish to complete the legal formalities the day before at the registry office, and enjoy a more individual ceremony on your special day.
If you're getting married nearby, Chillington is the ideal location for your reception. Imagine you and your guests driving up the Avenue towards the house, before enjoying cocktails on the lawn or beside the fire in our cosy Drawing Room. When the happy couple returns from their photo shoot, we can sit down to eat! We can seat up to 80 guests in the Grand Saloon, or up to 24 guests in the Dining Room.
Or how about a romantic candle-lit meal for just two?
Our highly trained and talented Chef and kitchen staff can provide all manner of tempting menus. What would you like? A sophisticated drinks reception, a formal sit-down meal, or a relaxed, vintage style afternoon tea? Let us know.
Of course, you'll need somewhere to catch your breath on such an exciting day. Chillington Hall is able to offer the Bride and her party their own room so you can arrive in the morning and get ready at the venue before a ceremony, or you might use as a space to change after the reception and before departing. We have a stunning bedroom with a painted 4 poster bed which was designed for the family for one of their own weddings. Just the place to relax and enjoy a glass of champagne with your attendants, before making a grand entrance down the stairs and into the Marble Hall.
Cost to hire the Hall for a Wedding Reception
Prices to hire the Hall for a Wedding reception or ceremony vary depending on individual requirements and whether the wedding is to be held on a weekday or on a weekend.
The Wedding venue hire prices include exclusive use of the Hall and the grounds for 4 hours, chair covers with a coloured sash of your choice, set up of the ceremony room (if required) and wedding coordinator up to and on the day of the wedding. If you plan on having an engagement/pre wedding photo shoot then the grounds and the Hall can be made available to you.
Although Chillington Hall does not hold a civil ceremony licence, you can still use the Hall for non legal ceremonies or blessings. We may also be able to arrange for you to conduct your blessing in our beautiful grounds (dependent on agricultural activity on the Estate). We have some beautiful local churches and registry offices nearby.
Menus and Beverage Options
We can offer optional additions such as a drinks reception, canapés or Wedding Breakfast to make your day extra special; If you are looking for something that is not listed please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be more than happy to help. Please follow the links to some sample menus and beverage options.
How to book
Once you have decided that Chillington Hall will be the location for your special day, please contact us to check availability of your chosen date. We can hold a date for you provisionally for 2 weeks. We will then require a deposit to confirm your booking.
The non refundable deposit will be 50% of your venue hire fee with the remainder & any additional costs settled 6 weeks before your Wedding date.
Chillington Hall is unable to hold legally binding or civil ceremonies, evening receptions with a band or disco or erect Marquees on site for Wedding purposes.