Earlier in the year we were invited to experience Wasing Park’s Winter Wonderland, to see what this gorgeous barn wedding venue, set in 18thcentury Berkshire parkland had to offer.
On the itinerary was a floral masterclass, afternoon tea by the fire and, of course, a tour of the venue and grounds to see just how a cosy winter wedding would go.
Weddings at Wasing Park
Wasing Park is a dedicated wedding venue, with options for a contemporary or traditional wedding. The parish church of St Nicholas is conveniently situated within the grounds of Wasing Park, just a short walk from The Garden Room and The Castle Barn – lovely reception rooms. It can seat up to 100 guests, and is just the prettiest little church, perfect for a ceremony or blessing.
You can also hold your ceremony in The Garden Room, set within a private walled garden. It is light and fresh, with floor to ceiling windows, and can cater for up to 140 guests.
Maybe not for a winter wedding, but if you were thinking of a summer wedding Wasing Park have a licensed Victorian summerhouse outside, the sweetest space, painted delicately with a mural of flowers, cherry blossom trees, birds and butterflies. Seats can be arranged for up to 140 guests and it is a simply beautiful space for a ceremony.
The Castle Barn is the venue’s reception space, hosting up to 150 guests behind its grand, castle-like façade. Inside, its gentle lighting, beautiful beams and stunning brick interior create a wonderful atmosphere for you to stamp your personality on with your own style of décor and florals. Outside, its terrace looks out over the estate, perfect for evening cocktails or a comforting hog roast.
Staying at Wasing Park
The accommodation at Wasing Park is really lovely. Situated in cottages and old stables, it has a lovely rustic, homely feel. It’s just so warm and relaxing, perfect for your wedding guests after a day of partying. The Old Estate rooms offer nine suites for you and your wedding party, and there’s an additional 17 rooms as well as three self catering properties a short drive away that your guests can stay in. The Honeymoon suite is beautiful – huge and homely, with an enormous bed and plenty of space for relaxing in.
A busy afternoon
A floral masterclass gave us an opportunity to show off our creative flair, arranging stems and blooms under the close supervision of Linz from The White Horse Flower Company. Afternoon tea was a welcome moment to relax by the fire and enjoy some treats, and then dinner followed later, a gorgeous menu of fillet of beef, slow braised shin and buttered Savoy cabbage spring roll, creamed mash, confit shallot and baby carrot with a port wine reduction and sticky toffee pudding for dessert – perfect for a cold January evening.
The staff are friendly, the beds comfortable and the food delicious – the venue is just lovely – definitely one to add to your list if you’re looking for a barn or country wedding. Thanks for inviting us!