Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice was a novel of fantasy and idyllic fiction… right? Wrong. Written on the grounds of Goodnestone Park, Austen was actually inspired by the buildings of the estate back in 1796 — creating the setting for one of the author’s most iconic and memorable bodies of work.
Centuries later, Goodnestone Park is just as awe-inspiring as ever, becoming the quintessential destination of England for grand weddings, events and UK getaways. But going even further, they have announced the unveiling of their first ever Orangery — a custom-made timber-framed marquee perfect for ceremonies, corporate events and any celebration.
Partnering with the progressive marquee specialists LPM Bohemia, the new space will champion eco-luxury and biodiversity while exuding equal parts of grandeur and elegance. And, alongside supper clubs at the Old Dairy Café, horticultural projects and their recent partnerships with MIND for wellness, Goodnestone Park has fast become one of the oldest destinations that are ahead of the times.
Speaking of the new Orangery, John Preston – the Director and Co-Owner of LPM Bohemia – says, “When conceptualising The Orangery’s design, we aimed to seamlessly fuse the historical setting of Goodnestone with a modern sensibility, whilst honouring the timeless gardens via the marquee’s botanical themed lining. We’re delighted to partner with the esteemed estate, on creating such a unique setting that will elevate the property’s wedding and event offerings to a new level.”
So if you’re craving a short getaway or planning one of the biggest events of your life, Goodnestone Park will be excited to host you. For more information on the estate, click here.