Couples can add a regal touch to their big day by tying the knot at De Vere Horsley Estate, located in East Horsley, Surrey, which featured in Netflix’s award-winning series The Crown. In season two, episode six, the striking historic Horsley Towers can be seen on screen as the German Marburg Castle in Hesse. The estate also featured in the 2016 film, Alice Through the Looking Glass starring Helena Bonham-Carter.
Horsley Towers features the stunning Great Hall, chapel and beautifully tiled cloisters, and sits alongside a picturesque lake, perfect for those looking for a truly unique venue for their special day. Horsley Towers and grounds can be hired out exclusively for events so you can celebrate in total privacy and enjoy full use of the Mansion House including three function rooms; private bar; luxury bedrooms; and acres of grounds, guaranteed to offer you and your guests an unforgettable experience.
Couples can host a drinks reception on the terrace and lawns which offer a fairy tale backdrop. Inside the Towers, The Great Hall offers a dramatic space with a vaulted ceiling and oak-panelled walls with space for up to 120* guests. The Sopwith Suite provides an elegant space with original features and timeless décor with space for up to 130* guests, and The Charles Barry Room sits alongside the Towers Bar making it ideal for evening receptions.
The 19th century mansion house has a rather regal history; designed by Sir Charles Barry, who also designed the Houses of Parliament and Highclere Castle, it was originally the marital home of Lord Byron’s daughter, Ada Lovelace, the well-known mathematician, and writer. Ada was regarded as one of the world’s first computer programmers, owing to her pioneering work on Charles Babbage’s mechanical general-purpose computer, the Analytical Engine. The property was later bought by Sir Thomas Sopwith, the inventor of the Sopwith Camel aeroplane.
Horsley Towers has recently undergone a multi-million-pound transformation, including the iconic Great Hall, renovated to ensure the property retains many of its original features dating back to 1822.
Set in acres of Surrey parkland, the estate is surrounded by perfectly manicured grounds and a large lake offering an idyllic backdrop for your wedding day. In addition to the 28 bedrooms in the Horsley Towers, Horsley Place, a distinctive contemporary hotel set within De Vere Horsley Estate, has a further 152 bedrooms for wedding guests to stay in.
*Due to social distancing, the venue’s capacity is currently lower.