Botleys Mansion boasts several flexible spaces for your wedding reception. On sunny days, of course, the grounds and surrounding parkland provide a beautiful backdrop for photographs and other activities. Inside, the modernity of the Atrium complements the more traditional lean of the Piano Nobile and, with careful planning, it is possible to enjoy both elements of the Mansion during the natural flow of your wedding day. The in-house Bijou Weddings catering team exists solely to work with you to ensure that the food and drink on your day are precisely what you want and need.
For wedding breakfasts for up to 80 guests, the Green Room offers a traditionally grand entertaining experience for wedding celebrations. Crisp white table linens perfectly complement the gentle décor and abundance of natural light.
The Atrium, with its two wings that can open up for a larger wedding breakfast, offers a very flexible space for wedding receptions. The central Atrium itself is perfect for any numbers up to and including 140 guests – each wing can be opened up to add capacity for approximately 120 guests on each side. For weddings not using the entire space, keeping part of the room closed during the wedding breakfast offers the ability to open up later on, giving your guests an exciting surprise and, furthermore, allowing the evening’s entertainment to set up out of sight – thus ensuring no disturbance and, what’s more, allowing seamless transition from the banquet straight into the first dance. The Fountain Wing boasts a splendid sparkly dance floor, with set up for your DJ, and the Temple Wing is home to the bar and some comfortable seating areas.
During the evening, Botleys Mansion offers a choice between keeping all of your guests together in one space (the Atrium) for the evening’s festivities, or using the Piano Nobile floor to give more of a house party feel. If opting for the latter, the Dining Room, Morning Room and Library all offer delightful spaces in which to relax, mingle, and enjoy your evening buffet and drinks. There is also space (in either scenario) for any additional fun that you’d like to introduce – be it a roving magician, a Photo Booth or a couple of casino tables. The Green Room is an excellent choice for music and dancing.
Botleys Mansion, as a member of the Bijou Wedding Venues family, benefits from the experience of Bijou’s in-house brigade of banqueting chefs. Banqueting catering is a very specialist branch of the hospitality industry and requires specific processes and practices. The Bijou Chefs are full-time specialists who only work in our banqueting kitchens. Our menus and kitchens are designed with banqueting in mind and in the knowledge that each dish needs to be served in large numbers, at top quality, in very short spaces of time. Of course we also maintain relationships with our suppliers in order to serve what we serve at the best possible price.
Fireworks are possible at Botleys Mansion, subject to discussion with and approval from the local council.
Botleys Mansion enjoys the advantage of a late licence for entertainment and for serving alcohol. This means you can extend your celebrations into the early hours without fear of disturbing any neighbours. Furthermore, of course, given that Botleys Mansion is an exclusive use wedding venue, we are always happy to serve nightcaps to any overnight guests once the non-residents have departed.