is a unique concept, combining luxury accommodation and an authentic countryside experience, all set in a 5000-acre estate. Our journey began more than 20 years ago with the restoration of our Arcadian landscapes by renowned landscape architect Kim Wilkie. Now covering 2 separate estates, Wilderness Reserve features over 15 properties with almost 100 bedrooms sensitively restored by local artisans.
As one of the most unique wedding venues in the UK, we host just a handful of weddings a year. This lets us work closer with the bride and groom to create the most memorable wedding, one that reflects their vision and personality. The estates are available as exclusive-use wedding venues, with all their beautiful buildings and sweeping landscapes, so the potential is infinite. Without any of the restrictions and compromises that come with a hotel, the couple has the freedom to create their own distinctive countryside wedding.
We are known for our luxury rural wedding aesthetic, pairing the highest standard of hospitality with truly creative vision. Being able to bring people's family and friends together across 5000 acres makes us one of the most sought-after wedding venues in the UK. We have held the grandest celebrations – for example, our Fire Feast offers locally sourced fish, meat and organic vegetables cooked in blazing central fire – but also more intimate weddings.
There is nothing better than waking up on your wedding day and feeling like you’re at home. Taking Wilderness Reserve as an exclusive-use wedding venue means you can take a house for the bride’s family and a house for the groom’s. With bridesmaids just next door, turn living rooms into hair and make-up stations and take the Walled Garden for the grooms to make Saturday morning about that last round of snooker and a cheeky tipple from the liquor cabinet.
For those seeking an authentic countryside wedding near London, we have options for both a quintessential Manor House wedding in our iconic Sibton Park Estate or a luxury barn wedding in our Chapel Barn Estate. Both bring an added charm to the classic wedding venue.