Magnificent Westonbirt House, one of the finest Victorian stately homes in England, is a truly memorable venue for weddings, celebrations, special occasions and corporate events.
Imposing from the outside, and exquisitely ornate within, Westonbirt was created by Robert Holford, one of the wealthiest men in Britain, who spared no expense to create a sumptuous house to display his collection of fine art and furniture. Built between 1863 and 1870 to replace the earlier Elizabethan manor, it may have been the most expensive house built during the Victorian period. It sits in 200 acres of beautiful gardens and landscaped parkland in the heart of the Cotswolds, and overlooks the famous Westonbirt National Arboretum, once part of the estate.
The interior is pure Victorian theatre. Everything is luxurious and furnished to the very highest standard, with oak and walnut panelling. Holford had a passion for new technology, and the mansion was fitted with gas lighting and a central heating system. Highlights of the house include original 19th-century silk wallpaper and embossed Cordoba leather wall coverings. In the great hall is a stunning fireplace of Carrara marble, and the library retains its original built-in bookcases.
The House has been a boarding school since 1928.