Glamping at Hopton Court

Events at Hopton

Beardy Folk Festival
21st to 23rd June 2019
at Hopton Court

Orbit Fitness Festival

Orbit Fitness Festival
28th to 30th June 2019
at Hopton Court


Play Festival

Returning to Hopton Court

12th to 16th August 2020

Audio Farm Festival

Audio Farm Festival

Returning to Hopton Court

3rd to 8th September 2020



Hopton Court Weddings and Private Celebrations

Hopton Court sits discreetly on the edge of the hamlet of Hopton Wafers, between Ludlow and Kidderminster. Set in parkland, amidst 1800 acres of beautiful Shropshire countryside, visitors enjoy exhilarating views from the house and gardens. The house is the private home of owners Chris and Sarah Woodward who do not get involved in your wedding, but who do offer recommendations for local suppliers including wedding coordinator Lynda Smallman of LMS weddings and local Independent Celebrant Penny Thompson to ensure your planning as well as your special day goes beautifully smoothly. 

Hopton Court and the Hole in the Wall Event site, is available for a Facility Fee, for you to organize your own weeding, party, event or festival. We are a DIY venue and you are free to make all your own decisions as to how you want to run your function, and who you wish to use and how much you want to spend. Hopton Court does not offer event packages’, but instead gives you the opportunity to make your own mark, creating and styling your special day just the way you want it.

Venue hire packages for smaller weddings, naming ceremonies etc.

The grounds offer a variety of ceremony options all with stunning views.  The most favourite space is the Victorian Conservatory.  Inside, under its stunning curved roof with stone walls bedecked with sweet smelling flowers, or outside, with the conservatory providing a stunning backdrop to your nuptials.  The conservatory also provides a lovely space for smaller more intimate occasions, Renewal of Vows, special anniversary celebration or Baby Naming.

There is a lovely old Coach House too, woodland and a choice of marquee sites with plentiful catering facilities for large numbers of guests.


























The venue has an area in the Walled Garden for camping if your guests want to stay over, and a new Glamping site opens on the Estate this summer.

Hopton Court offers something different and very, very special and perfect for your special day if you are looking for something really different.

We do not have a brochure as such but all the information is on our website.  As far as catering is concerned, we do have local caterers who we can recommend, or you can bring your own.

There are standard charges for the hire of the venue and you can see details of this on  We require a 50% deposit on booking and the balance two calendar months before the event as laid out in our ‘Terms and Conditions’.

If there is anything specific you wish to know or you would like to make a visit, please contact Chris and Sarah Woodward at .

Appointments to visit can be made in the following times.
Monday to Friday 9.30am to 6.00pm
No visits possible on Weekends and Bank Holidays.

Civil Ceremonies

We do not hold a license for Civil Ceremonies but if you do want to get married at Hopton Court, we recommend that you can contact Penny Thompson at Hibiscus Ceremonies

Working with an Independent Celebrant for your wedding will give you the freedom to create the wedding ceremony of your dreams in the venue of your dreams, without restrictions on content or length of time.

Penny will work with you to create and deliver a Wedding Ceremony that you and your guests will remember for years to come. A ceremony that reflects you as a couple, your lives together, your dreams and aspirations. 
As a member of the Independent Association of Celebrants Penny has ten years previous experience as a Registrar and so able to advise and help with the legal requirements of your Marriage.

It is important to note that Hopton Court is not licensed for Civil Weddings and so you will work with Penny as your Independent Celebrant for your ceremony.

Penny also offers, civil partnerships, vow renewal, anniversary celebrations and baby naming’s. “I am happy to chat with you about Hopton Court, but please contact the venues direct if you have any questions or would like to make an appointment to view or wish to discuss costs”.

For more information visit Penny’s Web site at




Church Ceremonies

If you wish, there is also the lovely Anglican Church in Hopton Wafers, St Michael and All Angels. It is used on many occasions when weddings take place here and is only a five-minute walk from the venue. See

And, if you are not the DIY type ..........

Having your wedding at the beautiful Hopton Court is perfect for you to have your bespoke wedding, your way, but have you thought about who will take care of the smooth running of your wedding day, to ensure that you can enjoy every precious moment? If you are not the DIY type, then we recommend that you contact Lynda Smallman at LMS Weddings.

If you are dreaming of an outdoor ceremony in stunning surroundings, Lynda will give you the opportunity to make your own mark, creating and styling your special day just the way you want it.

LMS Weddings, provide ‘On the Day’ Wedding Coordination services and Lynda makes sure that your wedding day goes exactly the way you have planned it.

LMS Weddings will liaise with all of your wedding suppliers before, and on the day so that you don’t have to.  Lynda works with your Guests to guarantee that they are in the right place, at the right time, she will guide you through the day to ensure that time doesn’t run away with you (which is inevitably does) but at the same time leave you to capture every moment with friends and family.

Lynda says…………………… “This is an amazing DIY wedding venue, offering the opportunity to really do your own thing for larger weddings”.

For more information please contact Lynda at LMS Weddings.  07980 679575 or email