Enchanted Manor The Fairy Tale Wedding Venue

Written by    Last updated: October 21, 2016

Once upon a time, on an island surrounded by beauty, there stood a grand Victorian Manor House. Step inside the Enchanted Manor: a truly unique, award-winning fairy tale wedding venue with sea views and more.

Enchanted Manor image by Neil Hunt | Confetti.co.uk

The Enchanted Manor

The Enchanted Manor is a magical place in idyllic, secluded and tranquil surroundings, on the beautiful Isle of Wight. It is a real escape with its own private gardens, filled with wildlife, pagodas and gazebos for a most unique wedding ceremony.  The manor house has much of its original features, Victorian fireplaces, incredible doll’s house style four-poster beds, roll top baths, and even a garden spa tub villa to unwind and gaze at the stars and moon above.

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This is a place unlike any other. Stepping into the Enchanted Manor is like falling into a dream in which you are the star of an old fashioned fairy tale storybook, where the owners are the good souls who simply cannot do enough for you. Even after 30 years of weddings, their passion for this magical place and for every wedding that is held there, is as strong and real as ever.

There are so many lovely finishing touches to every part of the venue, from whimsical, ethereal murals to ceilings painted with perfect blue skies and calming white clouds. They have thought of everything and dearly want your stay to be as wonderful as possible. The reviews from brides and grooms who have held their weddings there are testimony to the good job they do. This is such a pretty, happy place, it really is enchanting.

An Island Location

The Enchanted Manor is located in the most stunning area of outstanding natural beauty, overlooking St Catherine’s bay, with its dramatic coastline and famous light house. And, like every good fairy tale, the house is surrounded by nature, with red squirrels, badgers, birds and other wildlife regularly seen.

St Catherines lighthouse Enchanted Manor | Confetti.co.uk

An Extraordinary Wedding Venue

This is an unusual exclusive-use island wedding venue for the bride and groom looking for something quirky or different with tranquil gardens, scenic countryside and coastal views. For outdoor ceremonies, the gardens feature ornate pagodas and a Victorian style gazebo amid an eclectic array of garden ornaments and follies. There is a spa, hot tub and therapy room for luxury spa treatments plus an outdoor barbecue grill hut. Offering exclusive hire to suit every budget, from just the ceremony to a complete wedding package with luxury accommodation for friends and family.

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The History of the Enchanted Manor

Built in 1838, The Enchanted Manor has been visited by royalty and nobility. At the turn of the last century, the manor house made history as the first radio broadcast in the UK was sent from there by the famous inventor Marconi. Several years ago, Ric and Maggie Hilton transformed the long forgotten building into the award winning wedding venue you see today. Fairy fantasy artist, Josephine Wall, provided the inspiration for the style of the venue and has painted much of the interior, which has brought her fans from the across the globe to admire her paintings, some of which are exclusive to the venue.

Find out more about this amazing wedding venue at Enchanted Manor. Photos by Neil Hunt Photography.

And everyone lived happily ever after.

This article was written by

Kate Thompson
Kate Thompson is Confetti's features editor and wedding expert, and has worked in the wedding industry for 15 years. A widely published lifestyle writer, she has made BBC television and radio appearances discussing wedding trends in the UK.

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