A captivating wedding venue

A wedding at Abbots Oak Manor is the stuff of fairytale – standing proud on the border of Charnwood Forest where deer, rabbits and their wild friends roam it’s an award-winning venue that’s nothing short of magical.

Having been lovingly restored to its historical best, every room has received luxurious modern touches making it one of our counties most exclusive, award-winning hotels and venues. The former home of Sir Matthew Joyce, Abbots Oak Manor was a true labour of love for the owners Anthony and Sarah Kurr who purchased the near derelict house in 2013. Wanting to bring the building back to its former glory and to open the doors once again to the public, the dynamic duo couple created a boutique hotel, bar and wedding venue and brought the house back to life injecting modern luxurious touches whilst working tirelessly to maintain the unique original features with the help of many skilled local tradespeople.

Dating back to the 1500s, the Grade II listed brick and stone country house was formally a chapel and boasts beautiful oak panelled rooms, open fires in abundance and the real jewel in its crown, a magnificent Tudor staircase. There are two locations within the venue suited to civil ceremonies, the Oak Room and The Cedar Room, the latter comes complete with open fire, chandeliers, specialist Gin bar and an oak sprung dancefloor and can cater for up to 50 guests. In addition, happy couples can opt for a reception in the recently re-designed Garden Room with plenty of natural light, contemporary furnishings, as well as a gorgeous view of and access to the beautiful garden.

The all-important wedding menu is inspired by locally sourced fresh foraged ingredients from the picturesque wooded areas at the property as well as from the developing kitchen garden. Renowned Chef Paul Leary is at the helm with his over 25 years of high quality catering experience he loves to work with a couple and their tastes – he will most definitely not stand for anything less than original dishes with exciting flavours as have been known to be lacking at some wedding breakfasts!

With such a stunning building as a wedding backdrop, any theme or style of wedding is seamlessly catered for, we loved it so much we chose the venue as our exclusive wedding shoot location for this issue, it’s simply romance in venue form! Hosts Anthony and Sarah are honoured that many couples are choosing their manor to be the place in which happy wedding day memories are created.

Sarah told us: “2017 was quite a year for us! Winning the ProCon regeneration project of the year as well as our win at the Niche Business Awards and now booking many weddings for 2018, it’s been a whirlwind but just shows how all that arduous work has paid off! We are honoured to be a wedding venue of choice for an ever-increasing number of couples – the house really comes into its own when hosting such wonderful, special events.”

The exclusive boutique hotel comprises of eight stunning luxurious bedrooms, all large and beautifully appointed, with open fireplaces, original wooden and stone mullion windows and contemporary décor. En-suite bathrooms, luxury king sized beds, nespresso machines, fluffy towels and toiletries are also part of the experience at Abbots with newlyweds having a bridal suite stay included. The further seven bedrooms can of course be hired by your most esteemed wedding guests and with plans for further accommodation in the foreseeable future this destination venue will provide a home from home with added luxury for exclusive, truly memorable wedding occasions.