Steeped in over 300 years of history, Valentines Mansion is a beautiful venue. Built in 1696 for the widow if the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Mansion has been home to many families over the years. Today, the Mansion and its restored rooms can be hired for a whole host of events, including weddings and ceremonies. Here’s a brief look at our ceremony rooms and the individual uniqueness they offer.
The Drawing Room
Let’s start at the top…the Drawing Room. Our largest room located on the 1st floor of the Mansion was historically a library and sitting room. During the occupation of the Ingleby’s in the mid-1800s, this room would have boasted tall dark bookcases and opulent seats for the residents of the Mansion. Today, this stunning room is licenced for ceremonies. Take your vows with 70 of your nearest and dearest, and capture beautiful photos of your special day in our largest room. The room also features a romantic balcony with a stained glass window dating back to the early 1800s, and two ornate fireplaces.
The Morning Room
Located on the ground floor, the Morning Room would have been a very busy room in the days when the Mansion was occupied, with the families using this space during the day to attend to correspondence, read the newspaper and instruct the servants in their daily tasks.
Today, you can create your own piece of history in this lovely room. Licenced for ceremonies, the Morning room holds up to 40 guests, and with its beautiful bay window overlooking the gardens and park, it’s the perfect room for you to say ‘I Do’.
The Holcombe Room
During the 1800’s, this fabulous room would have been the breakfast area for the Welstead Family. With panelling dating back to the Victorian times, French doors opening on to a lovely terrace and an elaborate chimneypiece, this stylish room is now licenced for ceremonies.
Ideal for intimate gatherings, the room has a capacity for up to 6 guests and offers beautiful views across the historic gardens and park.
To hire Valentines Mansion, simply give us a call on 020 8708 8100 – the office is open every Monday – Friday, 10am-6pm. Alternatively, visit our web site www.valentinesmansion.com where you’ll find all you need on pricing and capacities plus a gallery of images, as well as a contact form to get in touch.