Steeped in history, this beautiful country house once entertained Henry VIII and has evolved over hundreds of years to become the timeless escape it is today.
A fairytale setting with a unique heritage, Hodsock Priory is the perfect venue for your wedding ceremony, reception and evening celebrations. Whether you are planning an intimate gathering or a grand celebration, take a look as Hodsock Priory offers an inspiring blend of lavish surroundings, superb food and unrivalled, award-winning personal service.
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Hodsock will be exclusively yours, we only host one wedding at a time. We guarantee that it’ll just be you and your friends and family. It’s important to us that everyone feels welcome, can relax and have fun.
We’ve received awards for our service and the relaxed elegance of our venue. We’re always efficient and friendly, here to help you, reassure you, guide you and advise you through the planning of your wedding.
We’ll be there on the day to manage your suppliers and make sure everything runs according to plan so you can be worry-free on the day.
Arrange a personal viewing to come and see our unique Tudor Gatehouse and explore the gardens. They make for dramatic, sensational photography at any time of year.
You can wander through the House, imagine your celebrations taking place, and take a peek at the Bridal Suite where you’ll get ready and stay for the night of your wedding.
We’ll look forward to welcoming you to our family home.
We couldn't have asked for a better wedding day. Of course the venue is absolutely stunning (inside and out) and we felt very privileged to be able to call it our home for the weekend.
For up to 100 people.
For under 25 people.
For under 25 people.
For up to and over 100 people.
For over 100 people.
The Bridal Suite
A sumptuous four poster bed, feather filled and piled high with cushions and soft furnishings, is the feature of this magnificent room. The bedroom commands views of the Hodsock estate, you can see for miles around. Along with the roll top bath, there’s a separate rainfall shower and a wedding dress wardrobe to store that precious outfit.
The Blue Room
The Blue Room brings together retro chic gadgets and Colonial American prints to create a timeless classic room. It’s possible that you’ll never stay in another room quite like this. In the ensuite bathroom you’ll find a roll top bath and shower.
The Green Room
A traditional, stylish room combining vintage prints and modern fabrics. The roll top bath has pride of place in the main bedroom and there’s a separate shower room too.
Luxury and splendour is extended to 20 of your nearest and dearest wedding guests in the former dairy, converted into a five star B&B with 10 stylish, self-contained apartments. There are eight double and two twin apartments, each with a luxury bedroom, en-suite bathroom, living space and self-catering kitchenette. The Courtyard has level ground floor access and we also have a level 2 DDA compliant suite for guests with accessibility needs. We even have one apartment which welcomes a well-behaved dog. The Courtyard has ample parking and can be booked and paid for directly in advance by guests.
Hodsock Priory will impress your guests. We can host large meetings, conferences and seminars in The Pavilion in the main house, or we have a dedicated Meeting Room in The Courtyard, for smaller meetings and events. Our food is presented beautifully, on time and to suit your budget.
Our Courtyard executive meeting room comfortably holds 20 delegates in board room style and up to 25 in theatre style. The Courtyard benefits from having an integrated kitchen and dedicated event team meaning that your meeting runs smoothly and swiftly.
The Courtyard is a WiFi hotspot and has integrated audio visual equipment – which are included in all meeting rates and delegate packages. The self contained meeting centre has a reception area for welcoming and registering delegates.
The meeting room is bright and calm with dark wooden floors and pale walls and there’s lots of natural light from the Georgian style doors. The furniture is modern, functional and comfortable and can be restructured to suit a formal or informal layout.
I really appreciated you giving us a tour and such fabulous history at our networking breakfast. Such great stories about the Hodsock Estate.
Hodsock offers visits for primary and secondary schools.
- Let’s take it outdoors: Nature Arts and Crafts.
- Let’s take Science outdoors.
- Growing and Planting.
- Outdoors with animals: Bugs and Birds.
- Nature Study.
- Outdoor Survival: Eating and entertainment
- We don’t need technology
- Outdoor Survival: Shelters and Dens
Hodsock Priory's history and features
People have lived at Hodsock for over 2000 years, with evidence from The Bronze Age, Roman and Saxon farmers being discovered in the grounds.
In 1086, Hodsock is listed in The Doomsday Book with Ulsi as the owner, pre the Norman Conquest. After this Torald de Lisorlis owned the estate and it passed to the Cressy family through marriage from about the mid 12th Century.
The family owned Hodsock for over 200 years and nine generations and they entertained three kings here: Henry II, John and Edward I.
At the beginning of the 15th Century the estate passed to the Clifton family, through the marriage of Sir John Clifton to Catherine Cressy. They built the Tudor Gatehouse, possibly when they expected a visit from Henry VIII, who visited Hodsock in 1541.
The Clifton’s held the estate for about 350 years and 14 generations until 1765, when it was sold for the first and only time to the Mellish family, who owned the neighbouring estate at Blyth.
The family lived in Blyth Hall until 1806 when Colonel Henry Francis Mellish sold Blyth Hall to Joshua Walker and land to the Foljambes at Osberton to pay off his massive gambling debts. He owned horses that won the St Leger in 1804 and 1805.