Chippenham Park, an elegant, Georgian house. Award-winning gardens.
And a lakeside marquee for dinner and dancing. If you’ve dreamt of getting married in a country house, your search for a venue stops here. Chippenham Park is a privately owned Grade II listed house, surrounded by 300 acres of parkland.
Chippenham Park was created by Edward Russell, 1st Earl of Orford, MP for Cambridgeshire and First Lord of the Admiralty, who owned the estate from 1689 until his death in 1727. Russell remodelled the manor house and greatly extended the estate park which now dominates the parish to the south of the village.
Royalty have visited Chippenham on numerous occasions. The first was in 1578 when Elizabeth I knighted Thomas Revett, lord of the manor at the time. William Russell’s bowling green was used at times by Charles I in the 1640s and Charles II also visited in around 1669. The Earl of Orford received George I in 1717, and Edward VII was a regular visitor while Prince of Wales in the 1870s and 1880s. George V may also have attended shooting parties there. Today the manor is open for tours and as a wedding venue, the gardens are known for their daffodil and snowdrop displays in the spring months.