The house is 750 years old and refurbished beautifully, Its light, roomy, decedent, nothing stuffy or over bearing in site. The guest bedrooms are a personal favorite of mine, every one is unique. The original furniture is still in use and the fire places are incredible yet the rooms are welcoming, and a little bit quirky. Like a boutique hotel, one of a kind.
As a wedding venue it holds its head up high among the South Wests finest venues, yet there is a difference.. it carry’s off “grand and elegant” like you wouldn’t believe but don’t be put off if your wedding wishes are for something informal and relaxed. Elmore Court can completely do informal and relaxed.
Next stop the Gilly Flower, an on site venue newly built to accommodate even the biggest of celebrations. Its made of rammed earth and oak from the estate and is totally sound proof (I’ve witnessed a demonstration and boy you can turn up the music in there!) Its in heavy contrast to the house, with a sustainable design, its contemporary yet it compliments its grander but equally elegant neighbor very well. The Gillyflower has the wow factor, and is a canvas that you can make uniquely personal.
From a photographers point of view its heaven, no photographer worth his salt would disagree. So much scope. For me a venue that works well at all times of the year is really exciting. Different venues work better in summer/winter or sun/rain but Elmore Court is definitely an all rounder.
For the first wedding I shot there I walked around on two separate occasions and then went and did some shots a day or so before the wedding to make sure I had everything covered. The wedding in question was in February and Elmore Court and all its snowdrops didn’t disappoint.
If you still feel its a bit grand and not quite what you had in mind go and visit the team. Anselm, the owner is not your usual Lord of the Manor kind of guy, I have met him a few times now and on our first meeting he struck a chord with me, he had achieved so much with his team in refurbishing his family estate and creating the Gillyflower and he genuinely wants people to enjoy the venue and is excited about it’s future. The rest of the team are fab too, welcoming and dedicated.
Its not a corporate set up, its professional but very personal, unique and creative. Like all the best things are.