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Classic country house styling at Swynford Manor

Host the perfect country house wedding at this stunning Cambridgeshire wedding venue

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The venue

If you’re looking for a romantic and rural wedding with a twist, our country house for weddings is perfect. Swynford Manor was built in the 18th century and is every part the traditional country house from the outside, and brimming with character and charm on the inside. Here’s how to make the most of our classic country house style…

Make an entrance

An arrival at Swynford Manor is like no other (apart from maybe Downton Abbey!). Our country house for weddings sits at the end of a large gravel drive, framed by pristine lawns and paddocks, and is a real sight to behold. Why not travel to the venue in a vintage motor, or hire a horse and carriage to transport you from the road to the front door. Once you’re inside, you’ll be welcomed by a chic checkerboard floor and a grand staircase – just think of the photo opportunities.

The Garden Room

Nothing says country luxe better than a room with a countryside view, and the scenes you’ll be able to see from your wedding reception in the Garden Room are unrivalled. To match the green grounds, flora and fauna outside, why not adorn this space with rustic log piles, plentiful flowers and swirling long branches tangled with fairy lights. No matter the season, you and your guests will feel like you’re celebrating in your very own country manor house for the day.

The Bar

The perfect place for a spot of afternoon tea – think tiers of cakes and vintage crockery – or post-dinner drams and cocktails, the Byron Bar is a suave country house hallmark. In keeping with the rest of Swynford Manor, it’s decorated in sleek shades with a plush grey carpet and a dazzling black bar, and our friendly bar staff will be able to help you set it up with sophisticated champagne glasses or kitsch crockery, depending on the style of your countryside wedding.

Traditional touches

Whichever part of our manor house wedding venue you’re celebrating in, Swynford Manor is designed to be a chic canvas for your own classic country wedding, and welcomes your pick of finishing touches. Why not stack classic novels bound in beautiful covers on your wedding breakfast tables, topping each pile with a candelabra or literature-inspired table name. Milk churns will make for eye-catching and on-theme vases for flowers, and traditional silver styles will work perfectly with the contemporary metallic accents that pepper our country house. Ornate picture frames are a great way of displaying seating charts, and old-fashioned clocks and gramophones placed on windowsills will give your celebration a classic country feel. The options are endless…