For couples preferring to have an afternoon champagne reception only, the 16th century Great Hall is a magnificent and impressive room. The entrance is through the stylish Vestibule and along the medieval Cloisters. The vestibule is situated on the east side of the Abbey opening out onto the drive and a car parking area reserved for your guests only. The Great Hall makes an ideal room for the new bride and groom to greet their guests with champagne and canapés and also gives access onto the South Lawn and the rest of the beautiful 30 acre garden.
Alternatively, if you prefer an evening reception you may like to have the drinks in the Great Hall followed by dinner and dancing in the Undercroft. The Undercroft seats a maximum of 150 people. There is also ample space outside for a marquee. We provide a list of recommended caterers whom we have found to be excellent, both in terms of food quality and reliability. These firms are able to offer varied menus so that you can find something that suits you.
We do not charge corkage, so you are free to provide your guests with a variety of drinks to suit your occasion.
A Forde Abbey Wedding is a memorable event. If you have any special wishes we are always willing to discuss them. Please click here to download a pdf of our Wedding Pack.