Billesley Manor, The Venue That Inspired Shakespeare

On Sunday 7th April 2019 we performed at Billesley Manor Hotel for the WOW Wedding Shows West. It was a wonderful day and we thoroughly enjoyed meeting all the couples and discussing the music for their weddings!

This venue is a place of magnificent historical significance, as it was at The Billesley Manor Hotel, which dates back to 1086, that William Shakespeare wrote ‘As You Like It’, a pastoral comedy including the immortal line:

‘All the world’s a stage.’

These words were written by William Shakespeare, 1599 at Billesley Manor.
Rhianwen, Wesley & Naomi at Billesley Manor

And, even more incredible than this, it is believed that William Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway in the 11th century All Saints Church on the grounds in 1582.

All Saints Church – where William Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway
in 1582

It’s amazing to think that such an old and small church can hold such historical significance – and it’s wonderful, that thanks to The Churches Conservation Trust, this small church in Stratford Upon Avon is with us here today and is still used for weddings, creating a truly romantic and atmospheric setting for your wedding day!

With so much historic significance, Billesley Manor is the perfect wedding venue for your special day. Set in 11 acres of beautiful Warwickshire gardens, this 16th century Elizabethan manor house offers a rich and stately ambience – an authentic glimpse of English history, combined with all the comforts of modern life, all to accompany you on your perfect wedding day.

Choosing music for your special day is such a wonderful part of your wedding planning. With Bridge Strings, having your favourite music played on strings creates a sense of occasion that will offer something for all your guests to enjoy! Whilst the canapés delight your happy guests, and the laughter is shared with champagne, Bridge Strings will serve the à la carte of beautiful music to add to the cuisine of your love story. In a simple phrase, Shakespeare wrote, “If music be the food of love, play on.”


Thank you to WOW Wedding Shows West for organising the Billesley Manor Hotel wedding showcase and thank you to all the couples who requested their favourite music, it was lovely to meet you and to play for you!

Help With Your Wedding Planning…
If you missed the wedding showcase, here is a list of the wedding suppliers for you to check out. They would be more than happy to help you through the many stages of your wedding planning:
Cooljoolz
Emma Claire Bridal
Thorburns Menswear
Jeff Land Wedding Photographer
The Baking Trey
Kerry Louise Make-up
Betsy Harmony
Oh Photo Booth
Little More Candle Company
Lee Hawley Photography

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