Boughton House a stately setting for special day

Boughton House, home of the Duke of Buccleuch

Boughton House, home of the Duke of Buccleuch

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People looking for a beautiful setting for their wedding will soon be able to hire the stable block of a stately home.

Work has almost finished on the stable block at Boughton House, the English home of the Duke of Buccleuch.

The work has been carried out by Stamford-based Messenger Construction and included installing a disabled lift, repairs to the lime plaster, adding new timber panelling for the function room and bar area and a new toilet block.

The renovated stable block, which has been renamed The Tapestry Room, will be available to hire for functions and weddings from the summer.

The Tapestry Room can hold up to 100 people and has a bar, in-house catering facilities and a daytime bridal suite which will include tapestries selected by the Duke of Buccleuch from his art collection.

Property manager Charles Lister said: “We are delighted to be unveiling our new function space.

“The project has been a real labour of love and we believe we’ve created a venue worthy of this wonderful estate.

“Whether it’s a wedding, fundraising ball or conference, Boughton now offers a stylish, indoor setting to cater for all needs.”

Boughton House, which is Grade 1 listed and is known as the English Versailles, is already licensed for weddings and people can hire the Great Hall with its beautiful painted ceiling and impressive fireplace for their special day.

The house is one of the few stately homes in the country licensed to hold ceremonies outside and couples having a summer wedding and feeling optimistic about the weather can hold their ceremony outside in the colonnade.

The house and gardens are open over Easter, from Saturday to Monday, April 19 until 21.

The gardens are open from midday to 5pm and the house from 2pm to 5pm.