Old Down Manor Wedding Venue, Bristol

A stylish, modern wedding venue

Old Down Manor, with is modernised interior and 66 acres of grounds, offers excited and loved up couple ample opportunity to make the most of their big day and really live it up.

Map of the Manor and grounds.

Fantastic views

The Manor was built in 1856 on a scarp of land that affords you and your guests unrestricted views west to the Severn estuary and bridge. The Manor has had several owners including those closely associated with the Great Western Railway and Mike Oldfield of Tubular Bells fame

The grounds at old down manor , Bristol

Bob the rebuilder

The house was a residential home until 1953 when it was gutted by fire. It was rebuilt in 1971 and used for residential purposes until the present owners bought it with the aim to modernise the property into the wedding and events venue you see today.

 Old Down House, Bristol wedding venue

Five star quality

The refurbishment included the modernisation of the house and the surrounding gardens to create a 5 star Wedding and Event Venue and a 66-acre Family Country Park. Features include a spectacular Orangery, intimate Bar, indoor Swimming Pool and Cellar Night Club.

Groomsmen and Bridesmaids stand just before the wedding ceremony at Old Down House, Bristol

A place to get lost in

The gardens in front of the house offer plenty of lawn space for games and a marquee. The lawn soon falls down leading to a rockery and a lake; all of which offer great potential for exploration and romantic photography.

Wedding party of the lawn of old Down manor, Bristol

Here’s what Old Down says on the website:

“The beautifully refurbished Manor House and its grounds offer a stunning backdrop which is exclusively yours for the special day. With two choices of venue available onsite we are sure we can provide the perfect location for your special day. Take a look through the details of our spectacular Manor House and rustic Barn and select the venue that is perfect for you. Because you only want to share your wedding day with those you love, our venues our exclusively yours for the duration of your special event. You can enjoy the bespoke reception rooms and indoor pool, in the Manor House or enjoy the walled garden and rustic charm of The Barn, both of which are yours for the day.”

Guests relax on sofas in Old Down Manor, Bristol
View of the severn bridge from Old Down manor, Bristol

Pillow talk

The Manor includes 13 luxury bedrooms and, if you need them, there are a further two cottages on the estate where an additional 26 people can be accommodated ensuring that you and your guests can really make a weekend of it.


There is a resident catering team to ensure you are well fed morning through to night. The Manor offers a number of packages depending on your requirements and prices start from £4,894 for the Manor and £1,200 for the Barn.

Further useful information

1. Hitched

2. Bride Book

Read all about Tegan and Riccardo’s Old Down Manor wedding.

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