August 24, 2022

It's a Harvestival and you're invited

It's a Harvestival and you're invited
Emerald Paper Design
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Our next wedding open day is here!
Sunday 11th September 12.30 PM - 4.30 PM.

We will be bathing in that end of summer glow and full of all the sights and sounds we've enjoyed this deliciously HOT summer of no restrictions.

We can promise you the abundance of the harvest and a jolly good time so come along, take a sip of our signature cocktail and delight in the fun and games we have planned.

Read on for (an ever-updating) taste of what's to come...

Cotswolds countryside wedding venue estate from above with rolling hills, lush fields and walled garden all around with exlcusive use and weekend weddings available
Clem Stevens

Private Tours of the house

Back by popular demand! Private tours of the house will once again be available for those happy newly engaged couples still searching for their perfect wedding venue for 2024 and beyond.

(We are now fully booked for this year and next!)

One of our friendly wedding coordinators will guide you through the house, give you a little history of the place, and talk you through how we do weddings here in detail allowing you to envision your day and decide if Elmore is the perfect venue for you...

Please get in touch with Team E to secure your slot life@elmorecourt.com 

12th Wedding venue venue with accommodation including copper baths and four poster beds in the cotswolds
Rob Tarren
Tour the house and see all it has to offer

Treehouse first look!

Big news. For the first time ever we will be able to take you on a little wander from the house down the track and along into the field to see the first of our treehouse accommodation in construction. 

There are 4 timber frames up and ready for cladding, and Luke will be on hand to show you the exciting plans for the inside of the treehouses and talk you through it all.

So if you're keen to get a first peek at our treehouse retreats look out for Luke on the day, he'll be doing a tour at 1.30 and again at 3.30.

Be the first to see our new treehouse accommodation in construction!

Go wild in the walled garden

Cynneth will be in his favourite spot in the walled garden to help any keen gardeners build a bug hotel and create a mini salad bowl to take home from the greenhouse.

Forage for bricks and tiles and create a cosy bug hotel for the wild creatures of the walled garden.

Go to the greenhouse for a little seed planting challenge, make a mini salad bowl to take away and grow at home!

Seed planting challenge: make a mini salad bowl to grow at home

Wedding stationery & design

Our beautiful Harvestival flyer (and also the map you'll receive on the day) has been designed by the talented Emma of Emerald Paper design.

If you look closely at the illustration above you'll see a bountiful harvest featuring all the fruits and vegetables currently growing in the walled garden at Elmore which will be ripe and juicy by September's open day, and a little gathering of furry friends have taken the opportunity to feast on nature's delights whilst they can!

You are actually very likely to see Mr Fox picking blackberries off the bushes in the walled garden at this time of year, so this whimsical image is also based entirely on the facts of nature at Elmore.

Emma will be joining us on the day so feel free to chat to her about creating your bespoke invitations and other wedding stationery. She may even do a spot of live watercolour painting

September wedding fair illustration with harvest fruits and animals feasting for an open day at wild wedding venue elmore court
Emerald Paper Design

Wedding florals

We are very pleased to announce the incredibly talented and lovely mother and daughter team Amber Persia will be back and filling the Gillyflower with a bountiful harvest of flowers and fruits to inspire and delight you.

Floral aisle with tall green and white flowers for a spring wedding at elmore court
wedding flowers decorating the end of outdoor seating for jewish ceremony on the lawn
James Davidson
Bright pink and orange wedding table decor with flowers and candles at Jewish wedding reception in the summer at elmore court
James Davidson
Bright red, pink and orange wedding flowers in dining room at elmore court wedding venue in gloucestershire
Eve Dunlop
Warm wedding flowers in yellow, orange, red and pink with statue in centre against a red patterned wallpaper at mansion house elmore court in Gloucestershire for a wedding fair
Eve Dunlop
Journal
Dark wedding flowers on tables in reception venue
Jacob malinski

Wedding furniture hire

Furniture on the move will be returning with their contemporary take on wedding hire...

Stylish sofas transform wedding reception with chill out area
Rob Tarren

Every Event Hire

Fun, games, flags and surprises by our long term supplier Every Event Hire

The luxe collection

The Luxe Collection will be transforming the dining room with their luscious styling and table decor

luxury wedding table with crescent moon sign
Lucy Davenport

Food glorious food

Alongside the tasty creations coming out of the Elmore kitchens (canapes are a dead cert, there could be bread and other delights too...) we will also have some fun food stalls and trucks in the Gillyflower meadow:

Marvellous Medicine are back serving delicious stone baked pizza from their beautiful little trailer

Soul fries will be serving up the perfect side! Next level Hand cut Loaded fries with soul...

There's no fear of post food & cocktail slump either.

The Green Coffee Machine are on the case with organic fairtrade coffee served from their van.

Leave room for pudding!

Our neighbours Wholly Gelato will be serving a variety of their award winning artisan ice cream!

Marvellous pizza at Another Wilder Fair
Soul fries!
AWARD WINNING WEDDING ICE CREAM
Eve Dunlop
Guests tucking into Wholly Gelato ice cream at Another WIlder fair in March
Little green coffee machine van in Gloucester
Little Green coffee machine

Photobooths

Photo booths look so good in The Gillyflower meadow and are such fun for guests. This time around we'll have

Belle Studio with their much loved silver trailer photo booth.

Made you look with their simple photo booth and backdrop setup.

Enjoy!

Silver trailer photo booth at a fun summer wedding at Elmore
Mid century modern photo booth in a field for a wedding
Made You Look photobooth

Pitch up and play

Wedding childcare doesn't get better than this. Pitch up and play will be bringing their dens and magic to show you how much fun a wedding with children can be.

Pitch up and play

Wedding cake inspiration

We will have not one but two creative cake makers at this wedding fair, the wonderful Vanilla Pod Bakery and Cake Daydreams will both be on hand for all your cakey questions and we're sure they'll come armed with tasty samples to taste too.

A three tier wedding cake by Cake Daydreams for a wedding with a pink and red scheme at the Court
3 tier wedding cake by Vanilla Pod bakery

Wedding photographers

We have a whole gang of talented togs with us this time around! Yay!

Gary Nunn will be showing off his glamorous wedding photos and video (and possibly creating us a little film on the day)

Tom Durn will be snapping away in his stylish photojournalist way and on hand to tell all you need to know about your wedding photography.

Rob Tarren will be here recording the day in his bright and joyful documentary style, and will happily chat to you about it all too!

Take a look below for some of our favourite works of theirs to get a feel for their unique styles...

Party wedding venue with cool lighting and funktion one soundsystem
Gary Nunn
Soundproof party wedding reception venue with dining space with magical lights, dance floor and disco lighting
Lush Imaging
Wild flowers and trees line the aisle of beautiful wedding hall in a stately home mansion house in the cotswolds
Rob Tarren
Gangster bride and groom posing outside stately home wedding venue bride lifting dress to show garter
Tom Durn

Music

We have a seriously incredible musical lineup for you this time! Something for everyone including some festival favourites and old friends.


The hall will be full of the beautiful sounds of Harlano Weekes and the CK Gospel Choir...

 

and the powerhouse of talent that is Abi Phillips on rotation!

What a treat!!

Abi Phillips singing at our Autumnal gathering back in 2019

German Jukebox

Oompah! Oompah! So pleased to be having the fabulous German Jukebox band back at Elmore. The best bavarian jukebox you'll ever see.

Cut a Shine

Hoedown and ceilidh madness bound to get you swinging your partner with the best of them. Don't miss Cut a shine!

Fun wedding band for ceilidh and hoedown
Cut a shine

The Swing Ninjas

As if that wasn't enough of a power-packed punch, we will also be welcoming festival favourites The Swing Ninjas who will be bringing their blend of UK swing with New Orleans spirit to spice things up...

Not to be missed!

Elmore church

The lovely people of Elmore church (St John the Baptist) will be here to answer all your questions on church weddings so make sure you have a chat with them on the day if you're interested in marrying at church.

Couple and Vicar in midst of wedding ceremony at the stunning Elmore church in England with high ceilings, stained glass windows and gold details
Lush Imaging
Elmore church is known as the prettiest church in England to marry in

Sommelier with samples!

Our very own dearest sommelier Andy Cole (yes, Leesa's husband) is back repping Elmore wines and talking you through all the best wines for all the food you're thinking of, and yes of course he comes prepared with samples to taste test too!

Yum.

Andy at our last wedding fair

Magic

Our fave magician Darren Campbell will be back to wow you and your guests with real life magic for weddings

Recycle my wedding

Our lovely friend's from Rock My Wedding will be here with Recycle My Wedding: a brilliant sustainable alternative to wedding dress shopping.

Be sure to pop into the master suite in the house to check out what they're up to.

Hair & Makeup

We have talented bridal makeup artist joining us at our Harvestival:

Jessica Rose is a cruelty free makeup artist based in Cheltenham who creates luxurious looks!

Bridal makeup for the modern bride by Jessica Rose at Elmore Court
Jessica Rose makeup artist
Bridal makeup by Jessica Rose

We'll be unveiling much more over the coming months so check back soon to see what's new! If you're as excited as us, tell us you're coming over on our Facebook event here and you'll be the first to hear all the news and suppliers booked as they're released.

Can't WAIT to see you all.

With love & anticipation,

Team E 
xxx

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