Blackwell Grange In The Making

Our Story

Our Story

The Story So Far

My wife Didi, son Archibald and I are delighted to welcome you to our beautiful wedding venue. Blackwell Grange has been our family home since 1944, when my grandparents moved here after serving in WW2.

My grandfather created a breeding stud for National Hunt racing, which he successfully ran with my father as the trainer until their retirement in the 90’s. Since I joined the family farming partnership, we have concentrated on breeding several pedigree sheep flocks, that we run alongside our arable farm at Blackwell Grange.

Now, with the fourth generation in residence (Archibald may be small but he has big ideas!), my wife Didi and I discussed what our future at Blackwell Grange should be. With Didi's background in surveying and interior design and my late father-in-law's expertise as a quantity surveyor, we had a lot of in-house knowledge.

“We are privileged to be the keepers of this beautiful place… and we want to share it with you. Enjoy complete privacy in our romantic, exclusive setting.”

WILLIAM AND DIDI VERNON MILLER

It did not take long to realise that within the heart of this beautiful Cotswold farm was a stunning collection of 16th and 17th century buildings crying out for some love! From that point, their days of holding grain and bedding horses were numbered.

With a careful diversification plan of restoration, the vision of Blackwell Grange was born.

We are thrilled with Didi’s design concept of blending 'old and new'. The restoration of the 16th century Thatch Barn now sits within the grounds of the bespoke-designed Orchard Barn; a true 21st century masterpiece of architectural and engineering design. The flow and flexibility that this collection of buildings now offers will make for a truly unforgettable wedding day.

As one recent couple said, “This is the venue that just keeps on giving!”

In addition to the restoration project, this venue would not have been achieved without the collaboration of our Events Team, Galloping Gourmet. We are delighted to welcome them on board, with their exceptionally talented chefs and intuitive event planners. With over 25 years of experience within the wedding industry, your wedding dreams are in safe hands. Their knowledge, willingness to accommodate all matter of requests to suit each individual couple and passion is infectious. We have all been caught 'red handed' in the state-of-the-art kitchens, sampling the delights of our unique menus!

We hope this website captures some of the magical spirit of Blackwell Grange and tempts you to start your married life here. We look forward to meeting you in person very soon.

Best wishes
William, Didi and Archibald Vernon Miller

Find out more

To find out more information about Blackwell Grange, give our wedding team a call on 01608 698798 or click on one of the links below.