Celebrate your wedding day at our beautifully preserved 17th century mansion. Based in the heart of Monmouth, Drybridge house is the perfect venue for your special day. 

We have a license for marriages and civil partnerships and have a number of beautiful rooms for you to choose from. Our experienced team will help support you every step of the way, to create a memorable day. 

We can accommodate up to 150 guests and have the luxury of a fully licensed bar with a range of drinks packages on offer. 

There are a number of local catering services who can help create the perfect menu for your wedding breakfast or reception and we are happy for you to contact these directly. From the traditional to the exotic, a wide range of delicious meals await.


Historic Drybridge House has been at the heart of the Welsh border community of Monmouth since the 15th century. Much of the distinctive character of the building we see today, created by the Crompton-Roberts family, dates back to 1671.  

The interior of the main house still contains numerous carefully preserved original features, such as the studded door to the Pantry Community Café, parts of the oak paneling and the staircase.  

The intricate, decorative stone carvings, some of the beautiful carved fireplaces and the clock tower above the stable block are also contemporary with the Crompton-Roberts’ expansion of the original house which stood on the site. Portraits of Charles Crompton-Roberts and his wife Mary can still be found in the Gallery.  

Over time Monmouth has encroached on the extensive wooded park and grounds which originally surrounded the house and the building has been extended to enable it to serve numerous functions over the years.  

The historic character of Drybridge House and its associated stable block has, however, been sensitively maintained. The gardens which now front the building, and which feature a variety of mature trees, are lovingly tended by enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteers from the Bridges Centre, creating a delightful setting for photographs. They also offer additional outdoor space for larger celebrations.  

These are just a few of the features which make Drybridge House such a unique and attractive wedding venues; to which can be added its proximity to the centre of Monmouth and to the towns new 60 bedroom Premier Inn. The town and surrounding Wye Valley also offer a wide choice of other accommodation options for overnight stays.  

The Crompton Suite is full of character and is situated in the oldest part of the building. The Suite is ideal for small to medium sized weddings.  

The Ballroom with its grand atmosphere and intricate character features is situated at the heart of the impressive suite of rooms which occupy the ground floor of the original Drybridge House.

The Roberts Room is a charming, intimate, half paneled room off the entrance hall which features a stylish bay window overlooking the garden. The Roberts Room is a popular choice for small and intimate marriage and partnership ceremonies. It can also provide a haven for older guests or younger children if needed during your stay. 

The Gallery is the original wood paneled entrance hall to Drybridge House and features high windows and a magnificent carved wooden balcony. The Gallery brings a sense of classical elegance to any event. This space can also be used to accommodate larger guest numbers.  


The Agincourt Suite is a spacious, well equipped extension to the original building and is ideal for larger weddings and evening parties. The Agincourt Suite has a stage, sound and lighting equipment as well as access to a private patio garden via French doors.  

The recently refurbished Crompton Bar is set within a traditionally paneled and beamed room in the older part of the building. The Crompton Bar is fully licensed to serve alcoholic drinks and offers the versatility of choice for many popular draught beers and ciders.  


Great care has been taken during the development of Drybridge house to ensure that its public spaces are as accessible and welcoming as possible to those with limited mobility.  


Drybridge House is a welcoming, inclusive, multi faith venue, licensed to hold legally recognized marriages and civil partnerships. We offer a choice of rooms in which ceremonies can take place; from small and intimate to spacious and stylish and capable of accommodating up to 150.  

Booking a Registrar 

To enable you to  hold a legally recognized marriage or civil partnership ceremony at Drybridge House, and to ensure all the formalities are completed and undertaken correctly, the ceremony will need to be conducted by a Monmouthshire County Council approved registrar.  

You will need to confirm that a registrar is available on your chosen date, make a booking and pay their fee (£475 in April 2022) direct to Monmouthshire County Council.  

For further details and/or to book your registrar please contact Register Office, Monmouthshire County Council, Rhadyr, Usk, Monmouthshire, NP15 1GA (email: 

We also welcome humanist and all other types of commitment ceremonies.  


Every wedding reception at Drybridge House is a unique and individual event, tailored to your wishes and needs. We look forward to working with you to make sure that your celebration is everything you imagined it could be. We have many years of wedding experience and have hosted numerous wedding ceremonies, receptions and parties; from smaller, more intimate celebrations to gatherings of up to 150 seated guests.  

Monmouth’s most accommodating wedding and civil partnership venue

You can choose from a variety of reception styles, room combinations and table layouts in the older part of the house with its ballroom, gallery and historic atmosphere. The Crompton Suite caters for celebrations of up to 100 seated guests. 

For larger celebrations (of up to 150 seated guests) the light and airy Agincourt Suite features a patio garden accessed through French doors. It is also the perfect venue for evening parties and comes equipped with its own PA system and disco lighting at no extra cost. Plug­ and-play your own party music or take advantage of the stage area to accommodate a professional DJ or live musicians. 


Choose from a variety of room combinations and table layouts in the historic Choose from a variety of room combinations and table layouts in the historic, older part of the house; or choose the light, airy and spacious Agincourt Suite, which offers access to the patio garden through French doors. All the public rooms on the ground floor at Drybridge House are exclusively yours for your wedding day.  

Room Capacities  

  • THE AGINCOURT SUITE: up to 150 guests seated.  
  • CROMPTON SUITE (Main House): up to 100 guests seated.  

Below are three examples of room layouts available to you, more can be downloaded from our dedicated wedding website:  

Potential Room Layouts

What we can offer you

Really competitive prices, unbeatable flexibility, and the promise that we’ll do our very best to ensure, whatever style of wedding you’re dreaming of, we’ll make it happen just as you’d hoped for.


  • Really competitive prices
  • Complete flexibility
  • A warm and friendly welcome
  • Choice of rooms and room-styles
  • An experienced team
  • Help with planning
  • Useful contacts & discount offers
  • Extensive free parking
  • Licensed bar
  • Your choice of quality outside catering
  • Great photographic locations
  • Inclusive multi-faith venue
  • Humanist celebrations welcome
  • Fully accessible facilities


Proceeds from weddings at Drybridge House help support the community activities of the Bridges Centre (Charity no: 1079085)

What some our lovely customers have had to say

“We would 100% recommend Drybridge House to anybody that is looking for a venue. The venue is beautiful, the food is wonderful and the staff are fantastic – what more could you ask for.”
Ian & Emma


“Nice relaxed atmosphere, we found it easy to ask for anything we needed. Thank you for making our wedding day so memorable. A lovely place for a wedding.”
Steve & Sally


“The flexibility of Drybridge House allowed us to put our own mark on our wedding day from decorations to catering, it really made our day unique and special to us – great value for such a stunning venue.”
Elizabeth & Andrew


“Drybridge house was the perfect place for our wedding. It has so much character, we’re so glad we had our special day in such a beautiful venue. All the guests said how much they loved it, and that the atmosphere was so friendly and welcoming!”
Megan & Jarrad


“We had an absolutely fantastic day in a beautiful, historical house. We had so many comments on what a lovely venue and atmosphere. We were made to feel very special and appreciated, being able to have the flexibility to make our day personal to us. We wouldn’t have done it any differently! “
Jane & Jason


“Thank you for everything you did for us, both in the lead up to our day and on the day itself. You made our day absolutely perfect, and help make memories that we will cherish for a lifetime.”
Lucy & Aidan