What ceremony option do you offer?
We have a few options for weddings, whether you are looking for a Church of England wedding in the Church within our grounds, a civil ceremony in our 12th Century Ruins or a blessing in one of our magnificent state rooms. We cater for all faiths and look forward to talking through your thoughts and ideas with you.
What is our capacity?
We can cater for up to 150 guests seated inside the house for ceremonies and your wedding breakfast, or more if you are in a Marquee in our gardens.
Do you have accommodation?
We have 6 newly renovated en-suite guest rooms for the bridal party to use in the house. We also work with nearby Langton Hall (www.langtonhall.org) which can be taken exclusively for your wedding and provide a further 67 beds for your guests with a shuttle to and from Birdsall.
Can we provide our own catering?
All food, with the exception of the wedding cake and evening food, is to be provided by one of our five preferred caterers. If alternative caterers are required for ethnic or religious reasons this can be arranged.
Can we supply our own alcohol?
We have a choice of two bar companies, The Yorkshire Bartender or Louisianna’s, both high experienced and professional companies that can offer drinks packages or free flowing drinks all night. For a corkage fee you are able to bring your own wine and champagne.We do not allow caterers to run wedding bars.
Can we choose our own suppliers?
With the exception of food and alcohol you are free to choose your other suppliers, such as photographers, florists, musicians and entertainers. Our team is here to help you find the right one for you.
Is the venue wheelchair accessible?
We have a ramp (if required) for guests with walking difficulties to get up the front steps and access is possible to all the downstairs rooms. Whilst we do not have any bedrooms that can be accessed by wheelchairs we can advise on local accommodation that is accessible.
Where can we dance in the evening?
We do not allow dancing within the house, due to the fragile nature of the furniture, but we have two evening options; two fantastic garden sites for a marquee in the gardens; on the Terrace or by The Old Ruins. From 2023, we are offering the option of continuing your evening celebrations in an exciting newly renovated space with further details to be unveiled shortly. Watch this space....
How does our planning service work?
At Birdsall House, you are completely taken care of throughout the whole planning process and we will be with you through every step of the way – as well as being there on the day to help make sure the day goes off without a hitch. All you & your guests have to worry about is having the best day of your lives!
Can we have fireworks & lanterns?
Low noise fireworks and sparklers are permitted, we do not allow Chinese lanterns or confetti cannons.
What are the bar and music finish times?
The bar and music must stop by midnight and guests must leave the property immediately, apart from those staying in the house.
How can I make an appointment to view Birdsall House?
We would love to show you around the house, there is so much more to see than we can convey on this site or on our website. Please do get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01944 316 003 and we will find a date and time to suite you.
“Having the freedom and flexibility to plan the wedding we wanted, rather than being restricted by a set package, was most appealing to my husband and I. We wanted a day that was utterly unique and Birdsall House gave us that and so much more. Indeed, we are sure that Lady Cara and her team will make certain that no two weddings are ever the same.”
"What an amazing day! We were made to feel at home from the first time we visited. The house and the setting speak for themselves but it is the people that make this place truly magical. Every single person has had an impact on our perfect day. Thank you all!"
“We had the most wonderful wedding at Birdsall House and it was everything we had hoped for.We felt welcomed like family during the planning and set up of the wedding and well hosted guests on our wedding day. All of the Birdsall team were so friendly, welcoming and went the extra mile from the initial set up through to breakfast the next morning. Above all it was the whole day felt very personal and bespoke to us as a couple.We couldn’t recommend Birdsall House more highly as a destination for future couples looking for a truly magical venue.”
"We knew from the moment we pulled into your driveway that we had found our venue! You were all so reassuring and you made us feel so at home, from the moment we booked we never looked back. The day ran like clockwork, no detail left unnoticed and everything was perfect. The experience of having our wedding at Birdsall has been incredible and I wouldn't change it for the world. We are so grateful to you and your family for opening up your home to us."
"We cannot express how grateful we are for all you have done to make our wedding day such a special day. We really couldn't have dreamt up a better day and so much of that was down to you hard work, dedication, thoughtfulness and kindness of the whole team. Thank you for setting us off on married life on such a high!!"
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