Friern Manor Country House Hotel, built in circa 1790, was transformed in the late 1980s to one of the county’s foremost exclusive hotels. Being amongst the first properties in England and Wales to benefit from the change in the Marriages Act 1994, it now boasts unrivalled facilities for wedding ceremonies within its unique setting.
Playing host to many small intimate weddings to the larger social gatherings, Friern Manor has three distinct locations for the solemnisation of marriages. The Dunton Room provides for the smaller intimate wedding for those who would prefer a more relaxed environment than that of the registry office. The Old Coaching Stables caters for larger ceremonies, perhaps providing the alternative to the church wedding. This room is designed with openness, its walls are flanked with Georgian styled glazing providing uninterrupted views of the landscaped grounds. It also benefits from a baby grand piano enabling a pianist to play for the ceremony and wedding breakfast. The South Lawns Conservatory is probably the most adventurous conception since the changes in the Marriages Act were applied to England and Wales.
This unique area brings to the conclusion a substantial redevelopment, now providing for an unrivalled wedding ceremony. Marry in the South Conservatory, under its Portland stone canopy, whilst guests are seated on the South Lawn under a luxurious awning of white canvas and silk linings. The 25-metre aisle, flanked with pedestals and urns with complementing summer flowers, ensures that any bride will be made to feel like a princess for the day. As one would expect from a venue such as this, the care and attention doesn’t just stop at the building. A whole host of luxury awaits both you and your guests from crystal glassware to English bone china from competent trained staff to an unparalleled level of service, not to mention our award-winning cuisine. You can rest assured that your special day will be memorable for all.