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In 2011 a newly renovated Iscoyd Park featured on BBCs Hidden Houses of Wales. In the film my family open up to presenter Laurence about the chance we have taken to bring what he describes as a ‘glorious example of Welsh Georgian architecture’ back to life as a contemporary party house for the public.     The show was popular […]

October 29, 2018

Watch: Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen visits Iscoyd

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Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen at Iscoyd Park

In 2011 we were awarded the UK’s Best Wedding Venue by the Hudson’s Heritage Award – the UK’s leading awards for public heritage sites. The win earned us a double page spread in Dream Weddings Magazine as well as local coverage in the North Shropshire Chronicle, the Wrexham Leader and the Shropshire Star. Iscoyd Park has been in my family, the […]

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October 29, 2018

Iscoyd Park named UK’s best wedding venue

Iscoyd Park in the snow

When Jane and Duncan chose our venue for their special day we knew it was going to be a memorable affair: because they are a lovely couple and also because the UK’s number one bridal magazine, Wedding Ideas, would be covering the wedding for their real life section. The article featured some beautiful photography, including the image above that now appears […]

October 29, 2018

Iscoyd weddings in the media

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In their 16 trends for summer 2016 list they suggest ‘befriending the owners [of Iscoyd] in their local’ if you want to ‘join in with the trustafarians’. We were delighted to appear at number one in the list. While The Sunday Times may cite climbing the social ladder as one of the main reasons to visit Iscoyd Park, we have […]

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October 29, 2018

Iscoyd Park: Sunday Times best place to party

Inheriting a country estate sounds like one of the most ridiculous privileges that could be bestowed upon a 30-something in modern Britain. In reality, it’s a bit like being told to look after a dying relative in the middle of nowhere who keeps stealing from your wallet when you’re not looking. When five friends suddenly […]

October 29, 2018

Iscoyd featured in City A.M

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In 2016 we shared our story with The Sunday Times who featured us in their Home magazine along with our fellow country home owners from Canvas & Stone. The two-page feature told the story of how we – Phil & Susie Godsal – inherited a crumbling Iscoyd Park and restored it into a beautiful country home available for private hire for weddings and events. The restoration has been […]

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October 29, 2018

The Sunday Times features the Iscoyd story

The house: It is rare that you walk into a stranger’s house and immediately feel at home. Even rarer when that home is an 18th-century Grade II-listed Georgian pile set in 750 acres of beautiful Welsh parkland. Iscoyd Park has undergone a remarkable transformation in recent years, changing from a crumbling stately home that looked only […]

October 29, 2018

Shropshire Party House: The Telegraph visits Iscoyd

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The whitewashed church is particularly charming with beautiful stained glass windows, family memorials and carved inscriptions. The church has a galleried seating area and can accommodate up to 150 people. We are lucky that we have wonderfully welcoming and friendly rector (revd Veronica), two lovely and very helpful church wardens (Carolyn and Andy) and a […]

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October 25, 2018

Church weddings

In 2009 Philip Godsal and his wife Susie embarked on a major restoration plan to turn the crumbling Grade II listed property at Iscoyd Park into a traditional countryside wedding and events venue. A year and £1 million later the restoration was complete. Here’s their story. A bit of history The house dates back to 1737 and has been […]

October 3, 2018

The restoration of Iscoyd Park

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Iscoyd Park has a rich and varied history with a string of colourful owners. The main house dates from 1737, when William Hanmer bought Iscoyd and added significantly to it; other parts date back to the mid seventeenth century, and there was certainly a dwelling on the site for centuries before that. William Hanmer bought Iscoyd […]

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October 3, 2018

The history of Iscoyd Park

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"Iscoyd Park offers as much gorgeousness on the inside as it does on the outside. It really is one of the best wedding venues in the UK."

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