Leigh Court is a Grade II* listed mansion house near Bristol which has been the backdrop for many wonderful events and is home to several local businesses.
This impressive regency era mansion combines an elegant Palladian exterior with opulent Greek revival interior architecture and lavish 19th-century décor, the result is a breath-taking country mansion that leaves a lasting impression on all who visit.
The estate has rich history that began centuries before the current mansion was built in 1814 by architect Thomas Hopper for Bristol’s first recorded millionaire, Philip John Miles. The site has been a religious sanctuary, a family home, a hospital, and has conquered by, gifted to, and used as a safe-haven by kings for a thousand years.
The royal associations started soon after the Norman invasion, when William the Conqueror awarded the Manor of Leigh to Geoffrey de Mowbray, Bishop of Coutances and Exeter. Under the reign of King Henry II it became a Chapter House for the monks and Abbots of St Augustine’s Abbey. Several centuries later, the estate was surrendered to King Henry VIII during dissolution of the monasteries and Elizabethan mansion was built on the site by Sir George Norton. The royal connections continued in 1651 when King Charles II stayed in disguise at the house for three days during his escape to France, his hosts none-the-wiser that they were harboring the fleeing King. The Elizabethan mansion survived until 1812 when it was replaced with Leigh Court as we know it today.
For many years, Leigh Court was a family home, followed by a brief period when it was converted into a hospital, and now it has become one of the most prestigious venues in Bristol and the surrounding area.
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Our experienced events team provide truly exceptional service, that is every bit as personal and individual as you are. With tailored aspects created right down to the very last detail, we will make sure you get the most out of your event – whether it’s for business or pleasure. You can relax, safe in the knowledge that we’re diligently working behind the scenes on your event, ensuring everything runs smoothly and to plan.
The building is owned by Business West. Our affiliation with the British Chamber of Commerce makes us the most influential business membership organisation in the South West region. Members of Business West Chamber benefit from a discount on Leigh Court corporate venue hire as well as many additional business services.