From next year, Purton House will be opening its doors to the public as a wedding venue.
The house has been the family home of the Barkers since the 70s, and now Mrs Barker’s new venture promises to become one of the most impressive wedding venues in Wiltshire.
Among its greatest assets are the beautiful grounds surrounding the property, including a large lake and extensive lawns. Located minutes from the Pear Tree Hotel (which offers civil ceremonies) and St Mary’s Church of Purton, the house is in an ideal position for wedding receptions.
Part of the unique appeal of the venue is that clients will have exclusive use of the inside of the house, which is elegantly furnished throughout. Forty guests can be seated in the Dining Room, or with an adjoining marquee up to 90. Larger parties of 250+ can be accommodated in a marquee on the lawns.
As a family the Barkers have always had a real love for good quality food. Rowie, of course, runs the farm, which is where Talia sources most of her ingredients for her catering business, Cotswold Cooks. Talia will be the caterer for any weddings at Purton House, bringing with her a wealth of experience and expertise.
Mrs Barker will be hosting an Open House event on Saturday 2 November to show people around the house. With prices for the venue kept low for 2014 bookings, those looking to marry next summer might be particularly interested.
The Open House event coincides with a Bonfire Night / Halloween Party at the Farm Shop. There will be pumpkins galore, a roaring bonfire and a few child and animal–friendly fireworks; plus soups, hot drinks and food. Everyone is welcome to both events. Entry is free and the shop will be open late.
Open House Event
Saturday 2 November
12noon – 4pm
Bonfire Night Party
4pm – late