Feel beautifully at home
Homme House is our Grade II* listed country home nestled in 200 acres of rural Herefordshire countryside close to the Gloucestershire border, with beautiful views of the Malvern Hills and Cotswolds beyond.
Family owned and family run, we offer Homme on an exclusive use basis with an approach not like commercial venues, but as a warm and welcoming family home that’s relaxed and as flexible as possible.
Homme is not a high volume, commercial, cookie cutter wedding venue. We open and share our beautiful home for a limited number of very special occasions, all on an exclusive use basis, for everything from a simple and intimate wedding ceremony and canapé reception, to a full weekend gathering, giving you the flexibility to have the day you desire. In doing so we enjoy providing as much support as you want through the process of planning your wedding, as well as helping to ensure that the wedding day itself runs as smoothly as possible.
For a weekend wedding, exclusive use of all our reception rooms, accommodation and grounds is from 09:30am on Friday to 12:30pm on Sunday. This gives you the freedom to settle in, set up and relax knowing everything is just as you want it for your wedding day, and ensures a relaxed start to married life once the celebrations are over.
As an alternative, weekday weddings at Homme offer the flexibility to enjoy the house and its surroundings for shorter hire periods, from 4 hours on a Tuesday or Wednesday.
For either, the reception rooms and grounds can be used in many different ways; we will do our best to accommodate even the most unusual ideas.
Homme House is licensed for civil ceremonies in a choice of 3 spaces within the main house:
THE PANELLED ROOM 80
A room full of Georgian character with wood panelled walls, polished oak floor and Jacobean fireplace. The space is flooded with light from a golden tiered chandelier and the three full length sash windows overlooking the grounds.
THE DINING ROOM 110
A beautiful room decorated with chinese antique furniture, antique gilt mirror and chandelier, with a full length sash bay window overlooking the gardens.
THE HALL 25 An intimate space ideal for smaller ceremonies with the backdrop of the
impressive flying staircase.
Civil ceremonies should be booked through the Herefordshire County Council Register Office. The team will be happy to assist with any enquiries:
01432 383 261
Registration Service, Herefordshire Register Office, Town Hall, St Owen Street, Hereford HR1 2PJ
Set in the beautiful surroundings of our Walled Garden, Homme offers the romantic backdrop of our 17th century Grade I listed Summerhouse for a garden ceremony in warmer months. The two options are as follows:
THE SUMMERHOUSE – OUTSIDE
The ceremony entrance is through a wisteria covered pergola, and the ceremony seating nestles between flower beds and wild flower meadow. The Upper Chamber of the Summerhouse, with its vaulted ceiling and views over the Malvern Hills, is a beautiful and intimate option for the signing of the marriage schedule.
THE SUMMERHOUSE – INSIDE
Ceremonies of up to 12 guests can take place in the intimate space of the Upper Chamber of the Summerhouse itself, with the wood burning stove adding a cosy and romantic warmth to the room in colder months.
The long borders, cherry walkway or espaliered apples provide lovely settings for confetti after the ceremony. The ceremony can be moved to take place inside in poor weather, with you only needing to make the decision on the morning of your wedding.
Homme House is surrounded by 5 acres of beautiful gardens, full of interest throughout the seasons, whether it be banks of snowdrops and daffodils early in the year, the wildflower meadows, wisteria & lavender of midsummer or the autumn colours of the acer glade and parkland trees.
With a woodland backdrop and unspoilt rural views, the main lawn is an ideal area for reception drinks, croquet and other garden games, as well as a marquee for a larger wedding.
Below the lawn, guests can wander Cherry Walk to discover the secluded water feature and bog garden. The upper lawn leads up to the traditional Rose Garden, a quiet and intimate space, with a beech arch leading through to the 2 acre walled garden.
Benches are provided throughout the gardens for guests to relax and enjoy the surroundings, with three patio areas for larger groups.
In poor weather, guests can mingle inside the main house reception rooms. The Panelled Room and Library both have open fires and are connected by the spacious Hall.
HOUSE WEDDING BREAKFAST 80
MARQUEE WEDDING BREAKFAST
110 (Civil) 120 (Church)
Food & Drink
At Homme we give you complete freedom to choose the perfect caterer for your day. We will provide you with any recommendations and support you might need based on our years of experience working with a range of excellent catering partners, though you are very welcome to choose your own caterer should you wish.
We also allow complete freedom and flexibility when it comes to the evening catering, allowing you to choose anything from a mobile pizza oven to arranging your own evening nibbles.
At Homme we do not impose an in house drinks list or charge a corkage fee, giving you the freedom to select exactly the drinks you would like on your wedding day without any costly surcharge. We will take delivery of the drinks you have chosen and chill them for enjoyment on the day at no extra cost.
We also offer the option of a pay bar through a designated supplier, for which Herefordshire pub prices are charged.
Homme House can host up to 120 guests for evening celebrations. Dancing takes place inside the house, with the Library offering a quiet, cosy space in which to relax by the fire in colder months. Situated in the Hall, the bar area neatly links all the reception rooms, with the Dining Room available for evening food.
There are endless options for evening entertainment, from a casino in the Library to fire bowls and sparklers outside the house.
Our premises licence allows for bar service until 23.30, evening music until 23.45 and for all non-resident guests to be with us until no later than 00.15. A list of local taxi companies is provided, and non-resident guests are welcome to leave their cars in our car park for collection the following day.
Staying at Homme
We offer guest rooms in 3 spaces at Homme, allowing you to accommodate up to 32 in 14 bedrooms for your wedding.
All of the available accommodation is reserved for you and is in your gift, with no obligation to use any or all of the guest rooms, so you can decide exactly who you would like to have staying with you for your wedding.
Guests staying only on the wedding night are encouraged to check in as early as they would like to on the day, to settle in with plenty of time to prepare for the proceedings.
A continental breakfast is served in the guest kitchens on the morning of the wedding. On the morning following the wedding, either a continental or a hearty Herefordshire cooked breakfast is served in the main Dining Room so that you can have everyone together for breakfast.
We encourage our overnight guests to make themselves at home in the house and to explore the surrounding gardens during their stay.
If you would like to know more about weddings at Homme or would like to visit us, do get in touch – we would be delighted to meet you and show you Homme. We like to allow around 2 hours for a private viewing, a cup of tea and a chat.
01531 660 864
07764 346 725
HOMME HOUSE Much Marcle Ledbury Herefordshire
Google Maps: use ‘Homme House’
Other mapping/satnav: use ‘St. Bartholomew’s Church, Much Marcle’ What3Words: use ‘candle.precluded.unravel’
On entering the Estate beside the church follow the parkland drive for 1000m before a left turn up to the car park and house.