BIRDSALL House has reopened for private tours and viewings for couples searching for a wedding venue.

The house is open for viewings by appointment only, and are restricted to two per day with a maximum of four people per visit.

Adapting to people’s changing needs following the Covid-19 pandemic, the library will also now be available for wedding ceremonies.

A room previously kept for private use it suits smaller gatherings for 25 people and is licensed for civil ceremonies along with a range of locations within the house and grounds.

This means the entire main wing of the house is now available for exclusive use for weddings and events to enable couples to host weddings unique to them and have the day they want even if required to follow social distancing practises.

This includes a ballroom, dining room and a state room named the Oval Room, the width of which was built to equal the spectacular jump of Henry Willoughby’s horse in 1790.

The house was built on the ruins of a monastery from the twelfth century, with some of these ruins still visible at the front of the house. There are also options for an outdoor wedding with both the Veranda and a temple overlooking the lake licensed for ceremonies. Once Churches are able to re-open, St Marys Church also sits within the grounds.

Lady Cara Willoughby, said: "Birdsall House has so much history yet this latest challenge has certainly never been seen before.

“It is obviously a very uncertain time but Birdsall lends itself well to these ever-changing restrictions. We never book in more than one event per day or one wedding per weekend.

“This means you can book with confidence knowing that should social distancing measures be eased you can adapt your event.”

To book an appointment to view the house and grounds, email or visit