Are you still looking for your wedding venue in Newbury, Berkshire? Then I hope this article will help.

Hello. My name is Emma and I’m lucky enough to be getting married at Shaw House next month. In fact, we are the first couple to get married at the house under their new exclusive wedding hire. Exciting!

Lisa, the Wedding Manager at Shaw House, asked me to write, from a couple’s point of view, why we chose Shaw House in Newbury as our wedding venue.

Wedding Venue First Impressions

Firstly, for us, it had the wow factor. My close friend, Megan, is a wedding photographer and knows LOTS of wedding venues across Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire (where we live) and she’d heard of a new wedding venue opening up in Newbury and suggested we check it out. My finance and I had already visited a few venues and they just hadn’t felt right. Megan knew we were starting to feel a bit overwhelmed as to where to start and how to choose.

As soon as we drove up the magnificent drive at Shaw House, we knew we were on to a winner. The interior of the house didn’t let us down either. It has a classic but neutral back drop, meaning we can style it to suit our tastes.


Secondly, Shaw House is particularly flexible in terms of what we can do on the day. We really fancied the idea of a BBQ and wanted a very relaxed, informal gathering. On the first viewing, Lisa sat down with us and explained how the weddings worked at Shaw House and how they “don’t do packages”. She asked us what we were looking for and explained that wouldn’t be a problem. Lisa introduced us to Rusty & Roses who are now providing our wedding breakfast BBQ and evening pizzas. Yum!

Everything just felt right about the house. And even though it has a grand, impressive exterior everything about the planning for the wedding has been very relaxed. Lisa is in touch with us every step of the way, she’s even set up a What’s App group chat so we can chat with her and some of our other suppliers making sure we’re all on the same page.

We just can’t wait for our June wedding.

If you would like more information on weddings at Shaw House then please visit our further information page here or call the wedding manager on 01635 279236.