Nibley House Gloucestershire – One of the best kept wedding venue secrets in the Cotswolds.
Nibley House Gloucestershire has a long and fascinating history. And today can be your venue for your big day. The grounds and house will allow you to have such an amazing variety of photographs. Something very different from your friends. Very different even if they had their wedding here too!
We simply love this location. Just look at a few of the photos and you’ll begin to see why. At a recent wedding we shot here, we were simply blown away by the house. Its grounds were stunning, maintained by John & Phillip. And because it was autumn, the leaves on some trees were breath-taking. Awesome in fact. Did we mention we love Autumn?
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Nibley House Gloucestershire – History
The House was first built in the early 17th century for John Smythe. He was steward to the Berkeley family of Berkeley Castle, and a prime mover of the Virginia settlement in America.
No-one seems to know why parts of the house were rebuilt in the 18th century. It may simply have been for reasons of social/architectural vanity. The staircases are still fine examples of Jacobean joinery: both the main staircases and the two back staircases.
Nibley House Gloucestershire – Today
Nibley House is a Grade II listed manor house lying directly on the Cotswold Way in the quiet village of North Nibley, Gloucestershire: a high position with stunning views across to nearby Stinchcombe Hill, and sky-filling sunsets over Wales.
Surrounding the manor house are 2.5 acres of flower-filled gardens and 200 acres of hilly farmland and woods, liberally scattered with cows, sheep and horses (with many lambs and foals during the year).
Today, it is a working farm, children’s nursery and venue for celebrations and conferences; as well as bed-and-breakfast accommodation and camping site. All this is owned and run by the Eley family, who have been here for over 60 years and who are exemplars of diversification.
North Nibley is an easy drive for the Badminton Horse Trials, the Cheltenham Festival, Slimbridge Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust and Westonbirt Arboretum; a short distance to the shopping centres of Stroud, Thornbury and Cribbs Causeway; and perfectly sited for day trips to the cathedral cities of Bristol, Bath, Cirencester and Gloucester. Wales, too, is just 25 miles away, over the Severn Bridge.