Welcome to your Wedding Venue

Set within 250 acres, and built in the 19th century, Charterhouse is located just outside the beautiful town of Godalming, Surrey. Throughout the grounds you will be surrounded by manicured lawns, colourful gardens, and a variety of architectural designs reflecting upon the history of Charterhouse. Wherever you look, Charterhouse is flowing with elegance and character allowing you the opportunity to host a truly unique wedding.

Civil Ceremony

We know that weddings can become expensive very quickly so our aim is to help make your wedding a memorable and joyous occasion, with all the added little touches that help to create a lavish effect without making any sacrifices.

Our tailored Civil Ceremony allows you to experience the personal touch when it comes to saying ‘I Do’ without compromising on finding that special location or being confined to a generic Registrars Office. We have three licensed venues situated within the heart of the grounds, which all cater for different wedding party sizes.

To help support and guide you through your wedding planning, our attentive Wedding Coordinators are here to craft your wedding from day one. We also offer support with working alongside your chosen suppliers ensuring every detail is accounted for.

For those who are moving to another location after the ceremony, we allow you up to 60 minutes following the service to take photos in our magnificent grounds giving you time to take in the occasion before moving on to enjoy the rest of your day.

*Bridal party photos provided by Jane & Oli from www.cotswoldweddings.net 
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Our Three Beautiful Locations

South African Cloister

Surrounded by beautiful lawns, seasonal flower displays, and a rose garden, South African Cloister really provides that idyllic setting to set the scene for a once in a lifetime ceremony.

Inside you will find beautiful carved columns and archways while stone benches run down the length of the main walkway providing neatly positioned areas to add those decorative touches. While natural light pours through from the traditional Victorian gothic windows.

Whether you have your wedding during the summer or winter, this venue can accommodate your individual needs with the surrounding lawn area providing extra space for capturing those precious photographic moments with loved ones and friends.

Our Three Beautiful Locations

Charterhouse Hall

This wood-panelled room, hung with oil portraits beneath a vaulted ceiling, creates a warm and traditional feel in our largest wedding venue. On the south side the tall period windows allow in the warm sunshine to add to the ambience of this unique location.

The stage area at the top of Charterhouse Hall provides the ideal elevated platform for the happy couple to welcome friends and family or simply to take in their special day. You are also welcome to use our grand piano which is housed on the stage if you wish to have a pianist* play before or after.

*The wedding party is responsible for booking pianist

Our Three Beautiful Locations

The Saunders Room

If you are looking to host a more intimate ceremony, the Saunders Room airs an elegance of a stately home drawing room.

Decorated with beautiful golden chandeliers, high beamed ceiling and wooden panelled walls this all helps to make your guests feel relaxed while they await for the ceremony to begin. The small library of beautiful books stored at the top of the room adds to its character.

After the Ceremony

Drinks Reception

For those who wish to continue their day with us, we offer exclusive use in one of the ceremony locations to host a drinks reception along with canapés.  We encourage you to use this time for photo opportunities around our grounds.

In addition to our ceremony locations, Scholars Court is a courtyard area ideal for holding an intimate drinks reception. Bordered on three sides by open cloisters, the design can offer shade or shelter if needed while providing a stunning backdrop.

NB: Canapés are an optional extra.  Drinks can be provided by the wedding party but a corkage fee will apply
*Bridal party photos provided by Jane & Oli from www.cotswoldweddings.net
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Wedding Breakfast

Catering at Charterhouse is provided by our exclusive partner, Elior. Their professional and experienced team are on site throughout the day to freshly prepare your wedding day food. We offer a range of delicious menu choices which allow you to customise your catering for the day.

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In addition we also include:
A wedding breakfast menu tasting session for 2
Use of white table linen, cutlery and china
PA system with microphone for speeches
Use of 2 easels and A1 boards for table plans
All staffing for setup of your wedding breakfast and evening bar
Engraved cake knife to keep
Licenced until midnight
On site parking

We can also provide a selection of light bites for any guests joining you later during the evening celebrations.

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