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15 helicopter-friendly Gloucestershire wedding venues

Arrive in style, wow your guests and get some great photos by swooping into your big day in a helicopter. SoGlosWeddings has sought out 15 Gloucestershire wedding venues to land in.

Whether you want to wow your guests, host a celebrity-style celebration, snap some great aerial shots, or just want to go all out on your special day, SoGlosWeddings has put together a list of 15 Gloucestershire wedding venues you can arrive at in a helicopter.

Hotels, castles, manors and more, you’ll be spoilt for choice, so hold off on booking that Bentley, and consider raising the bar for a show stopping wedding at one of these beautiful venues.


1. Ellenborough Park


With a beautiful Cotswold-stone exterior, stunning views of the countryside and perfectly manicured grounds, this five-star country house hotel is quite possibly one of the UK’s most impressive wedding destinations, making it a fitting venue for a helicopter arrival.


2. Charingworth Manor


Situated in rural Gloucestershire, couples getting married at Charingworth Manor can expect to find 40 acres of grounds, stunning views of the surrounding hills, a beautiful orangery, a private terrace and much more, including use of the hotel’s helipad too.


3. Stonehouse Court Hotel


A picturesque 17th century manor house hotel, Stonehouse Court is nestled within six acres of glorious gardens, which not only benefit from beautiful countryside views, but allow for helicopters to land at the venue. See Lucy and David Potter’s relaxed and colourful real wedding to discover how a helicopter at Stonehouse added an extra-special touch to their big day.


4. Cheltenham Racecourse


Follow in the footsteps of royalty and the rich and famous and swoop in on Cheltenham Racecourse, an alternative and impressive wedding venue set against the spectacular backdrop of Cleeve Hill.


5. Manor by the Lake


Enjoy exclusive use of Cheltenham’s picturesque Manor by the Lake and land your helicopter on its manicured grounds, making for some breath-taking photo opportunities.


6. Dumbleton Hall


This 19th century house boasts 19 sweeping acres of woodland, private gardens, a glistening lake and private helipad, making for a stunning location for both intimate and extravagant weddings.


7. The Greenway Spa Hotel


Take in the breath-taking sites of Cheltenham before landing on the Greenway Hotel and Spa’s helipad, surrounded by eight acres of landscaped gardens and grounds, and enjoy a classic Cotswolds wedding at this iconic local venue once favoured by the Queen.


8. Tortworth Estate


For those wishing to fly to the idyllic setting of Tortworth Estate, it boasts its own landing site in the hotel grounds, along with 30 acres of parkland, a 60-foot high atrium and all the grandeur of a Victorian mansion, making for some impressive photos.


9. Stanbrook Abbey


Spanning 50 acres and dating back over 170 years, this unique former monastery is a wedding venue fit for a queen, with stunning views of the Malvern Hills that are sure to be even more impressive as you view them from above.


10. Sudeley Castle


Sudeley Castle is steeped in royal history and is renowned for being a glamorous, chic and beautiful destination. Its stunning ruins and ancient architecture make for wonderful photos, so call ahead and arrange to be flown into its carpark to put the cherry on top of a wonderful wedding.


11. Corse Lawn House Hotel


Charmingly situated in the Severn Valley, Corse Lawn House is surrounded by 12 acres of gardens, is available for exclusive use, and boasts a designated helicopter landing space for your grand entrance.


12. Foxhill Manor


Stretching across an impressive 400 acres of land, Foxhill Manor is part of the luxurious Farncombe Estate, and can offer couples a beautiful ballroom, eight fantastic bedrooms, gorgeous valley-view grounds, dedicated staff, and can even arrange the helicopter transport for you.


13. Elmore Court

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After an extensive refurbishment, the stately home, Elmore Court, has grown from strength to strength as a wedding venue, offering a nearby church to say your vows in, an elegant hall, brand new reception space and plenty of field space, with its front lawn making the perfect place to land in.


14. Bibury Court

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This beautiful 16th century Jacobean manor house has been dubbed a perfect setting for your big day. With six acres of land and framed by the beautiful Cotswold Hills, it’s sure to take your breath away as you fly in – just let the venue know in advance so that they can warn the sheep!


15. Kingscote Barn

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Situated in a secluded valley in Tetbury, Kingscote Barn will be exclusively yours for the big day, with its beautiful terrace garden, rolling green hills, Rose Garden, and unique ‘heli-paddock’ proving to be a photographer’s dream


By Alice Lloyd

© SoGlosWeddings
Wednesday 25 January 2017

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