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Hawkstone Hall is currently undergoing an extensive refurbishment program, you can find a schedule of the works taking place below.

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We’re delighted to welcome brides, grooms, & locals to Hawkstone Hall on Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th January from 10:00am to 3:00pm, for our open weekend, following the completion of phase 1 of our refurbishment.

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Autumn 2017

Refurbishment begins, starting with the painting & installing of new fixtures and fittings in some areas of the main hall. Viewings of the main hall and gardens are also available during this stage.

December 2018

12 luxury suites are complete. Weddings and Events are held in the main hall and gardens from this point onwards. Refurbishment of a further 25 bedrooms in the 1960’s wing continues.

May 2019

Works are completed in all areas resulting in a total of 37 suites & bedrooms which are available for use. During the refurbishment period, please don’t hesitate to contact one of the team at our sister venue, Weston Hall, to arrange your viewing, on 01889271082

A Very Big House in the Country

Ceilings gilded with gold, lily ponds, waterfalls, sweeping staircases, four poster suites & a private chapel. And that’s just the beginning.

Hawkstone Hall & Gardens offers the perfect combination of character, charm, natural beauty & heritage. The 37 bedroom, 18th century, country mansion enjoys far stretching views across the Shropshire countryside and onwards to the Welsh valleys. This rural location, blended with custom-designed, elegant décor throughout, provides the most breath-taking backdrop for your exclusive wedding celebrations.

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Your Gardens

Our extensive gardens span across 88 acres of stunning Shropshire countryside. Within easy reach of the Hall itself are so many of nature’s hidden gems, including our peaceful apple orchard, secret garden, lily pond & waterfall, to name just a few. Many of the garden’s age-old trees and trails have been listed for their outstanding natural beauty and each of these incredible settings are available for you and your guests to enjoy throughout your celebrations.

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Your Bridal Wing

Sip champagne with loved ones and truly savour those final moments before walking down the aisle. Hawkstone Hall provides you with a breath-taking space to make all of your bridal and bridesmaid preparations on the morning of your wedding day. A huge, light and airy space, the Bridal Wing offers individual hair & make-up stations, comfortable seating, dress hanging rails & space to enjoy a relaxed breakfast buffet, whilst you sit back & anticipate all that is to come.

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Your Love Buggy

Our beloved love buggy, enables you to access the most picturesque parts of our gardens for your wedding photographs, with minimal walking required. Our driver will escort you to any areas that your photographer wishes to access during your drinks reception. The apple orchard, secret garden and lily pond, all provide the most beautiful backdrops for those ever-lasting moments

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The History

The Estate originally formed part of a Manor acquired by Sir Roland Hill MP in 1556 and remained the seat of the Hill family for almost 350 years. Hawkstone Hall is understood to date from circa 1700 with subsequent alterations between 1719 and 1725. There was then more substantial remodelling and enlargement in 1750.

The original Estate of the Hill family was broken up by 1906 when Hawkstone Hall was sold to the Liberal politician George Whiteley, later Lord Marchamley. He renovated the Hall and reduced the original wings in length. Between 1973 – 2017, the Hall was owned by the Catholic church & run as an International Pastoral and Retreat Centre with residential accommodation.

In June 2017, the Hall was acquired from the church, by The Distinctly Hospitable Group. The group carried out a major refurbishment to Weston Hall in Staffordshire in 2012, and have since been operating as a highly successful hotel, restaurant & wedding venue. More recently in 2015, they acquired & refurbished the Saracens Head, which is now operating as a gastro-pub & hotel. The refurbishment program at Hawkstone is now well underway, which will see the Hall transformed into a luxury wedding & events venue, with a total of 37 suites & bedrooms.

“I never felt that anything was too much trouble for them”

“Every part of the day was perfect, we didn’t have a worry in the world all day long.”

Denise Humphries ~ Bride

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