The Dorothy Clive Gardens

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25th March 2023
The Dorothy Clive Gardens, Willoughbridge
About The Dorothy Clive Gardens
Brimming with a relaxing and intimate atmosphere, The Dorothy Clive Garden is a beautiful 12-acre country wedding venue located in Shropshire. Nestled on the borders of Cheshire and Shropshire, this exquisite English garden offers a scenic backdrop all year round for a lavish marquee celebration. Here you can enjoy plenty of photo opportunities to create a plethora of memorable moments for you and your guests.

Facilities and Capacity
The Dorothy Clive Garden offers a riveting selection of licensed ceremony settings enveloped in natural beauty. The Belvedere Pavilion lies at the top of the garden and provides the most magnificent outdoor location for up to 150 seated guests. Elsewhere, the Bryan Mayer Pavilion is a chic rustic setting ideal for smaller weddings of 70. Afterwards, you are free to embrace a wedding feast and drinks reception in any manner you please. You could return to the Mayer Pavilion for a sweet country dining experience with 40 friends and family. Alternatively, you can hire the generous Paddock Lawn for a marquee or tipi reception with no limit on your guest numbers. Meanwhile, the Lower Tea Lawn is readily available for those embarking on a micro wedding of 15. Here in the heart of the garden, you and your loved ones can share the day in a cosy marquee, affectionately called the Little Hat.

Services Offered
The Dorothy Clive Garden offers you absolute flexibility across all elements of your day, from the duration of your stay to your desired dining space. You can feel free to enjoy a weekend celebration or simply get married in the garden and hold the wedding breakfast at a local restaurant or hotel. The venue boasts a variety of outside caterers to give you the option of a buffet, hog roast, or afternoon tea. You are also welcome to enlist your own culinary team. A thoughtful selection of wedding packages are available, including ceremony-only or photography-only options. No matter which package you choose, a wedding coordinator will be on hand to guide you through this stunning scenic garden.
The Dorothy Clive Gardens, The Dorothy Clive Garden, Market Drayton, TF9 4EU

Emma- Married at the Belvedere Pavilion in 2020

Jane and all the staff at the Dorothy Clive Garden. Sincere thanks from both of us for helping to make our wedding on Saturday 5th October 2019 so memorable.

Jane and the Dorothy Clive Garden Team. Thankyou for all your hard work, care and attention. With your help you made our wedding day really special. We can’t tell you how much we appreciate all your time and effort.

Our wedding at the Dorothy Clive Garden was an amazing day. The location was perfect, and the gardens are so beautiful for photographs. The staff were superb, and everything ran smoothly. Jane’s attention to detail really made us feel special by planning our day exactly as we wanted. Annie and her catering team provided such lovely tasty food. Our guests really enjoyed the day and complimented the wedding cake and delicious Afternoon Tea. Everyone was so friendly and professional, with nothing too much trouble.

Thank you so much for everything you did to help us make our wedding happen. It really was the best day of our lives. It wasn’t an easy road with lockdown but you’ve done all you can to help it go ahead every step of the way. We can’t thank you enough. We’ll see you next year for the party!

Couple who married at The Woodland Pavilion in 2022

The Woodland Pavilion at the Dorothy Clive Garden, although small, is an ideal place to hold an intimate wedding ceremony in a rural setting. It is a roofed structure with a flagged floor and wooden background wall and several large pillars.
It is tucked away in a quiet corner of the garden, giving considerable privacy to your celebration, even on busy days.
There is the opportunity to decorate and furnish the area to your wishes, in a short space of time, making it into a very personal space.
There are several outdoor areas for an “after ceremony get together” and, if like us, you are blessed with wonderful weather on the day, you will certainly have a magical day to remember.