Combermere Abbey // Sophie & Josh

Combermere Abbey

Sophie & Josh chose the stunning Combermere Abbey for their late afternoon wedding on one of the hottest days! Getting ready at the cottages on site and then the informal ceremony in the glasshouse. Guests were then guided to the lawn for mingling and canapes. Wedding reception in the stunning marquee with a surprise of singing waiters.

The Combermere Abbey Estate is made up of over 1000 acres of landscaped grounds, walled gardens and rolling parkland. The stunning Victorian Walled Gardens are home to Combermere’s exclusive use wedding venue. It’s the perfect spot and wedding guests love exploring the gardens during the day. They really are beautiful, I especially love the Fruit Maze which surrounds the Edwardian Glasshouse. Apple and pear trees have been meticulously planted to create a maze, at the centre of which stands the Glasshouse. Don’t worry though, your guests won’t get lost en route to your wedding ceremony. They can take a direct route around the edges! 

The Edwardian Glasshouse is filled with natural light. It’s a lovely spot for couples to say their wedding vows, underneath a stunning blossoming tree that sits in the centre of the space. Combermere really did bring the “outside in” when they renovated the Glasshouse. 

Straight after the wedding ceremony the double doors are flung open and couples can exit straight into a cloud of confetti! It’s the perfect setup, guests gather outside, right in the centre of the Fruit Maze, and cover the newly weds in handfuls of colourful confetti before enjoying drinks and canapes. 

When it’s too hot for the Glasshouse (and believe me, it can get very warm in there!) then couples can get married outside, either amidst the fruit trees in the centre of the maze or have a more intimate ceremony in one of the smaller walled gardens. 

Jess Yarwood