Work has begun on a new events venue in the grounds at Coombe Abbey which will provide a new outdoor space for weddings and other bookings.
It is expected to launch in September.
The design has been influenced by the current, smaller summerhouse, located adjacent to the moat and overlooking the serpentine lake and Victorian gardens.
The summer-house is deteriorating and has been deemed unfit for purpose.
June Picken, sales director at Coombe Abbey and Ron Terry, its general manager, are pictured with Cllr Kamran Caan, and Cllr Rois Ali , of Coventry City Council, which is funding the work.-