Sitting discreetly on the edge of the hamlet of Hopton Wafers, Hopton Court is set amidst 1800 acres of rolling Shropshire countryside, allowing guests to enjoy exhilarating views of the Clee Hills and surrounding area. Just west of Cleobury Mortimer, Hopton Wafers is situated between Kidderminster and Ludlow, and not far from Bridgnorth, making Hopton easily accessible from South Shropshire, Worcestershire and the Midlands. The large, five-bay, three-storey house dates back to 1776 and is attributed to John Nash. The veranda was added to the south side of the house in 1812, for the comfort and enjoyment of the owners. The magnificent landscaped grounds are the creation of Humphrey Repton. For over 200 years Hopton Court has been the home of the Woodward family, and it is Christopher Woodward who has spent his time and expertise in organising the refurbishment of the property to its present high standards. Opening out on to its own gravel courtyard, the Coach House has been renovated to provide a modern setting but at the same time retains its historic features including the Stables and tack room. The unique 18th century cast iron conservatory is set in its own beautiful rose gardens and is decorated with flowering shrubs and plants, and accompanied by its Mediterranean décor provides an idyllic setting with the backdrop of the hills and the House. The unique Victorian cast iron conservatory offers a fairytale setting for your Civil Ceremony accommodating up to 70 seated, or 100 standing guests. The flowering shrubs and plants, accompanied by the Mediterranean decor also provides the perfect location for drinks, canapes and photography in the gardens, with the backdrop of the main house. Opening out onto the Courtyard, the fully refurbised Coach House still retains many of its original features including its Stables and Tack Room, and provides an ideal location for your Wedding Breakfast, seating upto 60 guests.
For larger parties a marquee can be positioned in the Courtyard and attached to the Coach House, accommodating upto 150 seated guests. We do understand that some couples may prefer to hold their Wedding Breakfast and evening reception in a marquee at home, but still want to enjoy a beautiful setting for their Civil Ceremony. With this in mind we offer the option of holding your Civil Ceremony in the Victorian Conservatory, followed by Champagne and canapes whilst your photographs are taken within the grounds.
No Wedding at Hopton Court is too small. We are mindful that there are many couples who do not want the complications of a large Wedding but nevertheless wish to get married in beautiful countryside surroundings, in the company of a few close friends and family. We offer a small wedding package for as few as the Bride and Groom plus their witnesses, or for larger parties up to a maximum of 30 guests.