Breathtaking country house wedding venue Maunsel House in Somerset opened its doors to press and wedding planners last week in an exclusive wedding showcase and, of course, Wedding Ideas was there to see it…

Situated at the heart of a 2,000 acre estate on the outskirts of the village of North Newton in Somerset, Maunsel House is most definitely not a hotel, but rather a much-loved family home.

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The ultimate wedding venue for couples seeking a residence that’s steeped in history, Maunsel House also offers complete flexibility. Quite simply, you book it and stage a takeover! This is a rather grand ‘home from home’ setting that is exclusively yours to celebrate in, however you wish, for as long as you choose to book for.

Despite the grandeur of Maunsel’s reception rooms, they have an intimacy that creates a very warm, relaxed feel. With capacity for up to 200 guests, plus accommodation to host up to 76 guests overnight, this is the ultimate party house!

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Guests at the wedding showcase were treated to an al fresco afternoon tea in the pergola, accompanied by Earl Grey Martinis and live jazz, and then shown around the house by Isabel Smith of Isabel Smith Wedding Consulting.

Evening celebrations commenced with cocktail hour at 7pm when the canapés were served by Maunsel’s in-house catering team. Wild Mushroom Tarts with Enoki and Chervil, Butternut Squash Risotto Balls and Seared Tuna Niçoise in Crispy Cones were accompanied by the finest Champagne.

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The call through to dinner in the ballroom came at 8pm, where we marvelled at the floristry by Dinah Taylor from Inspiration Wedding Flowers and were treated to a wonderful speech by Maunsel’s owner, Sir Ben. Following the exquisite three-course candlelit dinner, we retreated to the library for tea, coffee and petit fours, plus an abundance of fine port. After-dinner dancing was provided by Starturns.com.

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We love this country house as a wedding venue, and not just because it’s only a few moments away from Wedding Ideas HQ! To book your own viewing, see the website or call the team on 01278 661076. Need even more country venue inspiration? Click here!