A jewel in the Staffordshire countryside, Hawkesyard Hall, formerly home to Nathaniel Lister and Josiah Spode, provides a breathtaking backdrop to a wedding day. The Hall and its captivating gardens, sit amongst acres of delightful ornamental parkland; for those people tired of characterless hotels and banqueting suites, and is able to offer something entirely different.
The Wedding Team at Hawkesyard Estate are led by Operations Manager Andre Goncalves who has worked at some of the top wedding venues in Staffordshire, including Lakelands and Albrighton Hall. The venue holds a civil licence allowing delivery of the complete day from the Marriage at the Hall to the afternoon or evening reception in the Parkland Suite. Limited rooms are available for overnight stays.
Set in over 200 acres of beautiful Staffordshire countryside is the historic Armitage Park Estate, St. Thomas's Priory Golf Club offers a challenging 18 hole championship golf course, new covered practice range, extensive short-game facilities and the state of the art European Golf Performance Institute, covers all your golfing needs.
The recently refurbished clubhouse boasts Bar 19 with daily specials and guest ale's on offer. All types of functions can be catered for in The Manhattan suite upstairs, with a patio overlooking the 18th green (this can seat 120 with an option for 200). Within the estate lies the spectacular 19th century Hawkesyard Hall, a grade II listed building surrounded by six acres of mature and picturesque gardens making St. Thomas's a fantastic place to play golf,.
The Hawkesyard Estate at Armitage Park is home to a 19th century Grade II listed country house and St Thomas’ Priory Golf Club. The estate was purchased by Nathaniel Lister, (poet and author, Member of Parliament for Clitheroe and uncle of Baron Ribblesdale) following his marriage to Martha Fletcher a Lichfield heiress and he built the house in the Gothic Revival style about 1760. Josiah Spode IV, greatgrandson of Josiah Spode bought the estate in about 1840 and the house was much altered and extended. During the Spode occupancy the house was known as Spode House. Josiah Spode was High Sheriff of Staffordshire in 1850.
On Spode's death in 1893 the estate was left to a his housekeeper Helen Gulson who had a vision of Mary in the gardens of the Hall.