Updated: May 10, 2020
Hedsor House – an award winning wedding and event venue, set in 100 acres of undulating historic parkland in Taplow, Buckinghamshire. Just a short 45 minutes’ journey by car from London and less than 30 minutes from Heathrow airport.
With a history dating back to 1166 – a regular haunt of regal guests, to Hollywood royalty, and more recently exclusive weddings and events, its no wonder that with her illustrious history, Hedsor House is Vogues dream wedding venue and loved by many both near and far.
Originally owned by the de Hedsor family in 1166, the Hedsor estate has had many custodians over the last 800 or so years. Hedsor House was originally designed by Sir William Chambers, the architect of Somerset House with design assistance from King George III and Queen Charlotte, who were captivated by Hedsor’s picturesque position high above the River Thames and in such close proximity to London. Hedsor House famously became home to Princess Augusta, Dowager Princess of Wales, King George III mother and founder of Kew Gardens until 1764, when the estate was bought by Lord Boston, who regularly entertained Kings and Queens when they were in residence at nearby Windsor Castle.
In 1795 a fire swept through Hedsor House, badly damaging the building.
The building was later demolished and the current house was built, which was completed in 1868. The house was unusually modelled in an Italian Villa style, with a domed hall rather than a central courtyard. The domed ceiling is the focal point of Hedsor House to this very day, providing the
backdrop to many weddings and events – a perfect location to celebrate and entertain, the very room where Queen Victoria would take tea, when visiting from Windsor Castle.
Today, the Shephard brothers Nick, Mark and Hamish, run the house and estate as a wedding and events exclusive hire venue. Hedsor House has remained in the Shephard family for four generations and was a wedding gift to their grandparents, Florence and Philip Shephard in 1934 from the brother’s great grandfather Philip Edward Shephard. They launched Hedsor House as a venue in 2008 and in a few short years, the estate has gone on to achieve outstanding success and many awards.
Hedsor House is a wonderful wedding and event venue, which is licensed for indoor wedding ceremonies in no less than 5 glorious rooms, hosting up to 150 guests (sit down) or up to 250 evening guests. Marquee options are also available through the Hedsor House preferred marquee suppliers, where you can entertain up to 1000 of your guests in beautiful surroundings. With live music and fireworks permitted, a church only 300m from the House, a 100 acres of parkland as well as being in close proximity to London, Hedsor House is a fabulous venue to celebrate and entertain in, wi
th her 10 generously proportioned bedrooms, which provide a perfect blend of period style and modern facilities, Hedsor can also become your home away from home for you and several of you guests.