Cheylesmore Manor House, Coventry, Warwickshire.

Cheylesmore Manor is an historic building in Coventry City Centre and is the home of Coventry's Registry Office. Parts of the building date back to 1250 and Edward the Black Prince and Henry VI were among the royals who lived there.

Cheylesmore Manor is a 13th-century medieval house and former royal palace in the heart of historic Coventry. The manor was probably built in 1237 for the Earl of Arundel. The first record of the name 'Cheylesmore Manor House' came in 1275. The manor later passed to the crown, and when Edward III exiled his mother, Queen Isabella, from court in 1330 it was to Cheylesmore Manor that she retreated. Edward, the Black Prince, and Henry VI were among those who lived at the Manor House. Remnants of the house survived the Second World War but were demolished in 1955 as part of the post-war development of the town.

As a massive history lover I enjoy nothing more than shooting weddings at the wonderful Cheylesmore Manor which is steeped in history. You can feel the history in the beams, the doors and floors.

Inside the venue has a warm glow about it with wooden beams, stone fireplaces and huge oak doors.

Outside the venue has a lovely wooden bridge in the central courtyard which is an ideal location for photographs.

How many rooms are there?

Cheylesmore Manor has three rooms ranging in size to suit your wedding,

The Black Prince Room has a wealth of original features including a magnificent vaulted beamed ceiling with an amazing stone fireplace and is furnished to a high standard with medieval chandeliers. This is the largest of the Manor’s ceremony rooms which can accommodate 50 people. 

The Queen Isabella Room, with its beautiful beams to both walls and ceiling, this room is tastefully furnished to a high standard. The room holds up to 20 people, which includes the couple. With direct access into the room from the archway outside, once the ceremony is over you will exit from the opposite side of the room passing through a second huge oak door into a large stone flagged courtyard, with the Manor House as a backdrop, providing delightful opportunities for your important photographs and memories of your special day. 

The Library Room is a room with stunning beams to both walls and ceiling and is furnished to a high standard. The room accommodates up to 10 people, including the couple and their witnesses. The room is on the ground floor of the Manor House making it accessible to wheelchair users.

Unfortunately, there is no aisle in this room and therefore you will be unable to make an entrance. The couple will be invited into the room ahead of the guests before the ceremony commences.

Contact Cheylesmore Manor for more information and booking.

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Cheylesmore Manor House, Coventry