The Shephard Family

Given as a wedding present to Florence and Philip Shephard in 1934, Hedsor House has remained in the Shephard Family for four generations. Today the house is run under the leadership of brothers Nick, Mark and Hamish Shephard, and the estate has gone on to achieve outstanding success a leading private events and wedding venue in just seven years. 

A personal letter from Alexander Shephard, DL:

In 1934, my parents were very generously given Hedsor as a wedding present by my grandfather, Philip Edward Shephard, whose portrait hangs in the Centre Hall.  After visiting from Bombay, my mother in particular fell in love with the fields of daffodils that cover Hedsor in the Spring and soon after the house became their happy home for many years. 

My father’s bedroom, now the Bridal Suite, was the room I was actually born in and my childhood was spent exploring the house from top to toe.

In this bygone era my parents were so fortunate to have been able to host many parties and I know they would be delighted to see so many wonderful events being held here today.

My three sons, Nick, Mark and Hamish, launched Hedsor House as an events venue in 2008 and it has been an exciting family undertaking ever since. From hosting Nicole Kidman and Dustin Hoffman to restoring the house and grounds to their former elegance, we are delighted to now share Hedsor with all our guests.”

The family extend their warmest welcome for you to visit Hedsor House and explore the possibilities for your next event or your upcoming wedding. 

Our team

Our award-winning in-house team have decades of experience within the weddings and events industries, and will work to ensure your wedding or event runs smoothly and without a hitch. From room dimensions to champagne orders, our team are here to help. We pride ourselves on service and flexibility.

Eddie Hoare, Chairman: Eddie was appointed Chairman in 2010. With nearly 30 years in the events industry, Eddie has been instrumental in leading the business into new markets including corporate hospitality, incentives and public events.

Mark Spiller, House Manager: Following a 20 year career in the hospitality industry, Mark joined Hedsor House in 2009. He manages the house and oversees our events; Mark has been influential in the ongoing development and refurbishment of the house.