Wedding couple smiling in front of the bookshelves in the study.

Weddings in the Study

William Gaskell’s study has been carefully restored with Victorian furnishings and an incredible selection of books from the period. This cosy book-lined room is perfect for a small and intimate ceremony for up to 10 people. This includes the couple and 8 guests.

Order of the day

The couple will arrive first and you can access Elizabeth Gaskell’s bedroom as a prep room and private space. Guests will enter through the original front doors into the entrance hall. They are then free to mingle and explore.

Our wedding coordinators will ensure that everyone is seated so that you can make a grand entrance down the sweeping staircase. The important part comes next… you get married!

After the ceremony, you can enjoy a drinks reception in the entrance hall and period rooms. You can mingle with your guests, wander around the house and garden and take some beautiful photos.

If you wish, you can also have your reception at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House. Our Servants Hall is the perfect space for your wedding breakfast and dancefloor!

If the Study sounds like the perfect choice for you, please contact our wedding coordinators by completing the enquiry form below. Alternatively, email or call 0161 273 2215.

If you’re wedding party includes more than 10 people, you will need to book the Drawing Room or Garden for your ceremony. But don’t worry, all of our couples have exclusive hire of the house on their wedding day so you can access all of the rooms.


“We had our wedding ceremony and drinks reception at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House – it was an amazing day. Each room is beautiful – there is a gorgeous grand piano for a pianist which we had. A huge thank you to Katie, Elizabeth Gaskell’s House’s Wedding Coordinator, who was amazing at planning and organising the day, our suppliers were contacted, each element was carefully thought out. There were a lot of compliments on the hospitality shown to everyone. For an intimate wedding, I recommend EG House and Katie! ❤️”

Lateisha & John – Married July 2023

A Large Cheerful, airy house, quite out of Manchester smoke.

Charlotte Brontë on visiting the House, 1851