Hagley Hall and Park are among the supreme achievements of eighteenth-century English architecture and landscape gardening. They remain largely the creation of one man, George, 1st Lord Lyttelton.
Hagley, last of the great Palladian houses, was perhaps influenced by nearby Croome Court, but it ultimately derives from Colen Campbell's designs for Houghton in Norfolk.
On Christmas Eve 1925 a disastrous fire swept through the house destroying much of the Library and many of the pictures. Despite boiling lead pouring from the roof through the house, all those within managed to escape. At the height of the blaze when nothing more could be salvaged from inside, the 9th Viscount was heard to mutter 'my life's work destroyed'. It was thus to universal amazement that he and his wife lovingly and painstakingly restored the house, complete, save for the staff quarters on the top floor.
There has been a park at Hagley since the reign of Edward III but the present outstanding landscape was created between 1747 and 1758 with follies designed by Lord Camelford, Thomas Pitt of Encombe, Henry Keene, James 'Athenian' Stuart, and Sanderson Miller.
Hagley Hall, with its rich Rococo decoration surrounded by picturesque parkland, is a remarkable tribute to the artistic achievements of the great eighteenth-century amateurs but still remains a much loved family home.
Friday 4th January to Sunday 10th March 2019 (inclusive).
NB. The house will be closed for a private event on Friday 18th January until Monday 21st January 2019 (inclusive).
A word from the owner
We feel the Hall, its collections, the family and the community are all intertwined and it is important for our mutual heritage that, as far as possible, all these vital connections are maintained.
Let the poetry, romance and beauty of Hagley Hall surround you on your wedding day.
If you are looking for a venue that is yours for the day then Hagley Hall offers you exclusive use and the ability to tailor-make your special day.
At this unique wedding venue, with its magnificent state rooms and expansive parkland you are able to design your own wedding exactly as you wish. We don’t like to offer packages; we like to work with you to create the wedding day you want with our experienced and caring wedding planers helping you to create your unique day down to the last detail.
Hagley Hall is located right on the Worcestershire, West Midlands boarder and not too far from Birmingham city centre.
The exclusive use of the Georgian Palladian Mansion together with our experienced staff and bespoke wedding service ensures that civil ceremonies and drinks receptions will certainly make your special day one to remember. The versatility of the Hall means we can accommodate 110 guests for a seated wedding reception. However if your numbers are larger then we can help you design a marquee wedding working with our handpicked suppliers to ensure that your day is exactly as you want it.
Hagley Hall provides unlimited possibilities for the corporate client. The Hall is located only 10 miles from Birmingham city centre, making us an ideal venue for corporate events in a beautiful rural setting.
Set in 350 acres of spectacular landscaped parkland the Hall, with its ornate State rooms and rich Rococo décor, offers a unique and exclusive venue perfect for any corporate function.
Choose from the historic setting of the Saloon, which seats up to 60, or a reception style event in the striking Long Gallery, where we can cater for up to 250. For smaller corporate parties we offer the richly decorated Crimson Dining Room.
The versatility of our event spaces allows us to accomodate your every need and make sure we create the ultimate experience for your corporate event.