Choosing a wedding venue for your big day can be one of the most stressful yet crucial decisions of your ‘wedmin’.

From barn conversions, Grade II-listed properties, farmhouses and hotels, the UK has thousands of wedding venues to pick from, making finalising your list of possible destinations for your nuptials all the more challenging.

Additionally, some wedding venues come with wedding planners, dry hire fees, accommodation, weekend packages, linen hire (yes, that’s a thing) and menu tasting, which makes choosing your wedding flowers, wedding photographer and wedding dress a piece of cake in the grand scheme of things.

That’s why we’ve compiled an in-depth list of the most stylish wedding venues in the UK, no matter the religion, culture, style or party size you wish to cater for.

Here is a list of the top 32 wedding venues in the UK you need to know before saying ‘I do’:


Coworth Park, Ascot

Nestled in the heart of Ascot, Berkshire is a venue perfect for those in search of a countryside wedding just a 45-minute drive from Central London.

Event space at Coworth includes the neutral-toned Oval Room with a private patio, the Garden Room, the Oak Room, The Barn and the gardens (with its beautiful ten-acre wildflower meadow).

For those in search of a smaller ceremony space, guests can wed in The Dower House, Coworth Park’s private house and signature suite, situated on the estate and built in 1775 which overlooks the lake that’s home to Park’s family of swans. Need we say more?

An aisle of wild flowers (during the summer seasons) can be requested, as can a complimentary overnight stay for four people in two Superior Rooms. There are also several nearby churches to choose from.

Find out more here.


Bourne & Hollingsworth

If you’re on the search for a London venue with countryside vibes, then sound the alarm because B&H buildings is for you. Located in Clerkenwell, B&H (as it’s known) restaurant will organise everything for brides and grooms, from the music and canapés to cocktails, flowers and table arrangements, and accommodated up to 12 guests for dinner or 200 guests for a reception (when lockdown restrictions lift). With its white walls, hanging baskets, flowers galore, tall ceilings and the whole site available to rent with up to six rooms, this space is big enough for friends, family and a whole lot of frivolity.

Find out more here.


Northbrook Park Weddings, Surrey

Located within 120 acres of the Surrey countryside, this Grade II-listed, 18th Century manor house is one of the most beautiful venues for a wedding we’ve ever laid eyes on.

With walled gardens, lakes, perfectly-trimmed hedges, peacocks and guinea fowl you can be sure you and your guests will be treated to a seriously impressive array of Instagram-appropriate backdrops on your big day.

The venue is ‘dry hire’ and can accommodate up to a staggering 250 guests for a wedding reception, breakfast or reception inside its stunning a Orangery and Vine Room.

Find out more here.


Hawarden Castle Pavilion, North Wales

A 1920s cricket pavilion located within the Hawarden Estate parkland, this venue is perfect for those in search of a quaint, quirky spot for their big day.

The pavillion’s wedding menu is curated to include food that’s responsibly sourced and local and is served in two ways ‘food cooked on the fire’ (prepared outside on the barbecue and served with sides) and ‘feast’ (three courses served Feast style on platters at the table). This is family-fun, communal dining at its best.

The cricket pitch can be used for any marquees and tents and the venue can provide up to 140 canvas bell tents for up to six people each, complete with camp beds, for those who want to stay the night.

Find out more here.


The Ned, London

If you’ve always wanted to get married in the heart of the capital, then look no further than The Ned. With its Grade I-listed rooms, two terraces, Princes Dome and six private hire rooms, your reception can take place in the Tapestry room, The Saloon and the informal RWB Room, with canapés served on the terraces that overlook the City of London and St Paul’s Cathedral.

The Ned can host up to 120 guests for dinner or 200 guests for a reception meaning you won’t have to bump any of your friends and extended family off your guest list. You can also take over the entire sixth floor of The Ned for a ceremony, drinks reception and dinner, and include extras like a photobooth room, a green room for the band and play area for children.

The newlyweds will also get the chance to stay overnight in the Terrace Suite, with arched windows, a fourposter king-size bed, and their own private terrace.

It’s no wonder this has become the go-to-venue in the City for nuptials.

Find out more here.


Thornton Manor, Wirral

A celebrity favourite in the north of England, Thorton Manor has countless options for wedding receptions for brides and grooms including The Manor House, the Lakeside Marquee overlook the water, the Walled Garden marquee (that can seat up to a whopping 2,000 guests) and the Dell Pavilion set among a woodland dell.

The property also provides a total of 22 bedrooms and 14 self-catered cottages within the 120 acres of parkland.

Find out more here.


The Brewery, London

Located in the heart of the City of London, this is one of the most popular event spaces for corporate and private parties and can host up to 40 and 1,000 guests. The venue can perform civil ceremonies and civil partnerships, as well as culturally diverse nuptials for Asian, Jewish and Greek communities.

Event spaces include the Porter Run with its timber roof, King George III with its exposed brickwork, the Queen Charlotte, Smeaton Vaults and the Sugar Rooms, which can be split into two spaces.

Find out more here.


The Tythe Barn, Oxfordshire

A wedding venue for all the seasons, the main barn can comfortably host up to 155 for a seated wedding breakfast, with a maximum of 220 for dancing. Meanwhile, the Nook provides the ideal dressing room for the bride and her party to get ready in the morning and St Mary’s – a 12th

Century church in the village of Launton – is just a short stroll away for those wanting a religious ceremony prior to the festivities.

As for food, local caterer Absolute Taste is in charge of the food, so you can count on an extensive menu of seasonal and locally sourced dishes that can be played up or down to suit the style of your day.

Find out more here.


Aswarby Rectory

An 18th Century rectory, Aswarby – located in Lincolnshire – makes for a stunning wedding venue for brides and grooms wanting a chic, understated and seriously beautiful destination for their big day.

Designed to host both indoor and outdoor civil ceremonies, newlyweds are able to invite a total of 120 evening guests, choose from round or trestle style tables, use the site’s gardens and grounds (wait until you see the firepits, pergola and wood burning stove) and spread out across eight bedrooms and a bridal suite following a night of dancing.

If that wasn’t enough, guests who stayed overnight at the country house will be served a locally-sourced continental breakfast to soothe any hangover the morning and the party. Where do we sign?

Find out more here.


The Hoxton, London

If you’re in need of a micro-wedding destination this summer, it’s time to consider The Hoxton in London.

The hotel’s ‘Stuff It, Let’s Get Married’ wedding package is one of the most stress-free offerings we’ve seen in a long time and is much-needed after the spanner Covid-19 put in the works last year, scuppering many nuptials altogether.

By choosing the Hoxton’s package, all you’ll need to do is choose the date of the wedding reception and its organisers will take care of the rest (cake, flowers, dinner, drinks, bedrooms, Bloody Marys for the hangovers) for you.

The package (£6,000 fixed price or £3,000 for the 15-person ‘do) allows brides and grooms to choose up to 30 guests (seated) to attend and includes offers such as The Apartment in Holborn or Southwark site, Nyetimber champagne for all guests on arrival, a post-dinner bar tab of up to 3 drinks per person, a complimentary bedroom for the night, bespoke bouquets by east London florist, Gloria Studio and much more.

If you’re into Studio 54-inspired interiors, bold prints, brass fixtures and pink metro tiles in the background of your photos and frivolity, then this is the place for you.

Find out more by emailing [email protected] for availability.


Garthmyl Hall, Wales

Head to Wales and you’ll soon stumble upon Garthmyl Hall – the perfect place for a civil wedding ceremony or reception following a service in Berriew or Montgomery.

You can choose from the Ballroom, which seats up to 120 people with its gilt mirrors and ornate ceilings, the adorable Summer House, which sits up to 55 guests and has much more of a fresh, intimate feel, or the Walled Garden which seats 150+ guests.

Prices start from £9,000 including VAT which gets you the whole hall – exclusively – for a weekend in 10 bedrooms. The venue also boasts a Cellar Bar, Summer House, Walled Garden, Ballroom and more. The hall sleeps up to 21 with the option to add another 23 in the cottages, Boat House and Hobbit House. You can choose your own suppliers too, giving you a totally bespoke day.

Better yet, additional day guests can be added for £60 per adult or £30 per child, (evening guests are charged at £10 a head) just in case you’re finding it hard to cut down on numbers.

Find out more here.


Painswick Lodge, Cotswolds

A former hunting lodge, the Grade I listed property dates back to the 12th Century and located just a 20-minute drive from Cheltenham, with uninterrupted views down the Painswick Valley.

The house has been owned by the same family for 95 years and continues to be the family home for the third generation.

Exclusive hire is available, as well as bed and breakfast rooms for guests, and a marquee can be erected so there is ample space for drinks and food outside.

Included with Painswick Lodge is exclusive use of the gardens and grounds including ample parking, the option to host a post-wedding BBQ or Brunch the following day, a wedding night stay in the Shepherds Hut for the bride and groom (prices start from £6,000).

Find out more here.


Alrewas Hayes, Staffordshire

Live out your lady-of-the-manor fantasies at this stunning country house in the heart of rural Staffordshire. The location is complete with manicured lawns, a purpose-built barn and space for up to 650 guests.

Whether it’s the light-filled orangery, the lobby or the idyllic outdoor courtyard, there are plenty of spaces to choose from in which to say ‘I do’.

You can hire out the whole estate for a wedding takeover, with the addition of 11 beautifully appointed bedrooms (and even space for glamping!) so guests won’t have far to flop at the end of the night.

Find out more here.


Aynhoe Park, Cotswolds

Located among some 250 acres of countryside in the Cotswolds is the 17th Century, 28-bedroom stately home of wedding dreams.

A 50-minute drive from London, this unusual estate is as bonkers as it is brilliant with its interiors filled with taxidermy, ornate chandeliers, marble statues and glitter balls.

Guests will be treated to a reception in the Orangery (40 people) or in the Salon and Dining Room (120 people). There are up to 16 large bedroom suites with additional 10 apartments. There’s even a secret subterranean bar, games room and snug, wine cellar.

As they say at the venue: ‘Nothing turns into a pumpkin when midnight strikes at Aynhoe Park.’

Find out more here.


Anthology Farm, Cheltenham

You’ll be fighting other brides and grooms across the world for a wedding date at Anthology Farm. The converted 18th Century barns are settled in 500 acres with a heated indoor pool and a farmhouse table for pre-wedding breakfasts.

A ceremony can be held in the grounds of the farm inside a bell tent or marquee, where canapés and croquet on the lawn are available, or at one of the quaint churches nearby.

The farm is available for hire from May to September for up to 70 guests, with up to 50 guests at the wedding brunch on the Sunday included in the cost. Marquees, catering tents and toilet facilities are not included in the cost and carriages are at midnight.

Find out more here.


One Marylebone, London

Built in 1826 on its own ‘island’ and designed by Sir John Soane, the venue has become a top London wedding destination given its interiors and stone’s throw distance from Regent’s Park.

The venue can host up to 350 guests given its two venue spaces which include Sloane Hall (think mosaics, 27-feet ceiling and stained glass windows) and the Galleries for more intimate ceremonies and receptions.

Find out more here.


Hawkstone Hall And Gardens, Shrewsbury

If you’re dreaming of a large-scale soirée with up to 200 guests in a Chapel, your prayers have finally been answered.

This Shrewsbury wedding destination has the perfect light-filled space with high, detailed ceilings and superb acoustics for brides and grooms wanting a grand affair.

There’s also the Saloon in the mansion house, if you’re all about the small and intimate do, and a garden marquee for those with guest numbers of 700 plus. Yes, really.

Find out more here.


Syon Park, Middlesex

Since 1603, Syon Park has been a go-to destination, located 25 minutes outside Central London, for parties and private functions, and it’s not hard to see why.

Brides and grooms can choose from Syon House’s Great Hall (120 guests) or the State Dining Room (50 guests) for civil marriage ceremonies and enjoy a reception at the Inner Courtyard or the Colonnade overlooking the water meadows, with an evening party in the Great Conservatory (200 guests).

As the sun begins to set, guests will follow the couple via the wooded Queen’s Walk to the Great Conservatory, which can be filled with candles for a true fairy-tale setting before dancing the night away.

Find out more here.


East Quay Building, Whitstable

It’s time to take a trip to the seaside for your big day and head to the East Quay Building – a licensed wedding venue slap bang in Whistable Harbour with sea views.

Oozing coastal charm, this former oyster gradient room boasts a large dining room, dance floor, stage and open-plan kitchen, as well as a mezzanine level and can be filled with flowers, candles and twinkly lights.

We couldn’t think of a sweeter spot on the beach in the UK to toast to a happy couple.

Find out more here.


Cripps Barn, Gloucestershire

This 18th Century Cotswold stone barn is the perfect choice for those wanting to celebrate with style in the countryside. With its glass and timber doors, flagstone floors, wooden beams and open fireplaces, it’s a gem in the heart of the English countryside.

With a late night license until 1am (a rarity in wedding destination circles), the barn has a 150 person capacity for the ceremony and wedding breakfast and 200 maximum capacity for evening guests. Alternatively, there is also the Oak Pavilion which is situated in a woodland glade in the gardens of the barn, for those wanting an outdoor wedding.

Brides and grooms have the choice of an abundance of wedding foods on offer, cooked over open flames on barbecues and rotisseries.

Find out more here.


Sopley Mill, Dorset

A renovated watermill surrounded by the Avon River overlooking the water meadows, Sopley Mill is an idyllic spot for a countryside ‘I do’ moment. Located minutes away from Bournemouth and Christchurch, the Mill is split into three floors, including one seating space and a kitchen and another for a dance floor and ceremony room.

The Mill can hold 100 guests at the ceremony and sit down wedding breakfast and up to 140 guests for a more informal style wedding or additional guests in the evening. In the summer, the terrace is perfect for drinks and canapés outside while in the winter, the owners can light two log fires, candles and switch on the twinkly lights for a more cosy, romantic feel.

Oh, and did we mention there’s onsite parking for 80 cars and no corkage fee? What more could you want?

Find out more here.


High House, Essex

Hidden within six acres of English countryside, High House is a quaint venue for those wanting to mix barn-style weddings with a touch of class.

Ceremonies can take place in the Essex barn, which dates back to 1750 (max capacity 120), or outside in the grounds under our the thatched gazebo. Reception drinks commonly take place in the stable courtyard overlooking the pond and a marquee can be set up for a wedding breakfast and dance party depending on your style of affair.

Following the festivities, the brides and grooms can retire to the ‘Brides Cottage’, which is tucked away among the property with its own secret garden.

Find out more here.


Newton Hall, Northumberland

It’s rare to find a venue that can offer a romantic beach on the Northumberland coastline and an Enchanted Chapel in the grounds of Newton Hall but that’s exactly what you get with this Alnwick-based haven.

Choose to have your big day take place on the beach, in the Garden Sweet (built on the footings of the Hall’s original orangery), the Hall or Enchanted Chapel.

Whether it’s a champagne barbecues and fish ‘n’ chips by the sea or vintage-style beach huts and picturesque meadow views, the team at Newton Hall are ready to cater to every bride and groom’s whim. Guests can also book one of the Hall’s 21 boutique bedrooms.

Find out more here.


Hedsor House, Buckinghamshire

A dreamy wedding venue, Hedsor House stands proudly amongst 100 acres of parkland and Grade II-listed gardens just a short car ride away from Central London. The Georgian manor house can seat up to 60 guests in the Centre Hall or 150 guests in the Grand Ballroom, with the rather conveniently located 12th Century St Nicholas’ Church 300m from the house for Church of England ceremonies.

Wedding packages start at £5,950 + VAT, with the House offering a Bridal Suite and 10 guest bedrooms. Celebrities including Nicole Kidman, Dustin Hoffman and Tom Hardy are all fans of the site and we’re sure you will be, too.

Find out more here.


The Hospitium, York

Located in York, the 14th Century Hospitium is a two-storey listed building set within the beautiful York Museum Gardens in the city centre.

The wedding party and guests have exclusive use of the building, with its Medieval stone walls and latticed windows, and can enjoy a seated dinner (130 guests), drinks receptions (180 guests) and seated buffet (110 guests).

This is a true diamond of a venue to find in York.

Find out more here.


Heaton House Farm, Cheshire

‘Arrive by helicopter or a horse-drawn carriage; get married in a barn or celebrate with an outdoor ceremony.’ This is Heaton House’s opening statement on its website so if that doesn’t tempt you to book a wedding there immediately, nothing will.

This sixth-generation family-run working farm is a true pot of gold among the hundreds of wedding venues to choose from in the UK, with its on-site caterers, purpose-built bridal preparation room, interconnected sandstone barns, outdoor patios and countryside views.

Find out more here.


Kilminorth Cottages, Cornwall

How does the sound of a 32 acre estate complete with an orchard, wild meadows and woodlands sound as the backdrop for your big day?

A private land, Kilminorth is ideal for those wanting to create a bespoke wedding experience for guests, whether it’s with bonfires, fireworks, hay bales, bunting and festoon lighting or gourmet menus and and home-cooked food.

Indoor venues on site include the Contemporary Cottages, the Farmhouse and the Old Store while outdoor options include a marquee, The Farmhouse Courtyard, the Chy Hos and the Wood Store.

Find out more here.


Cooling Castle Barn, Kent

Weddings can be held at the Fathom Barn or outside in the Pavilion at this adorable Kent venue.

The Moat House is where the bridal party can get ready while the Heritage barn is where your guests will get the party started before you arrive. Those wanting a church ceremony can book a slot at St James’ Church which is a short stroll from the Barns so all bases are covered here.

After a wedding feast, the Tithe Barn will be set up for the evening party and optional hog roasts, a BBQ, Mexican, Indian, Spanish or even a finger buffets to keep your guests full while the drinks are flowing.

Find out more here.


Iscoyd Park, Cheshire

A family home more than a grand wedding venue, Iscoyd is one of the most laid back and friendly venues to choose for a big day.

The 18th Century, Grade II-listed Georgian property has three licensed rooms for civil wedding ceremonies and a church on the estate which is located a five-minute drive from the house. Guests can stay in one of 14 bedrooms on site and there’s also the option of a four-bed cottage and Iscoyd Cottage for the bridal party the night before the big day.

The marquee, Garden Room and Coach House are the perfect places for the partygoers to hang out during the day, in addition to the stunning gardens for a midday stroll before settling down for a wedding breakfast and evening reception (max 160 guests).

Find out more here.


Polurrian on the Lizard, Cornwall

Not many rooftops offer guests the view of the sea, but that’s exactly what’s up for grabs with a book at the Polurrian Hotel.

Sitting on the cliff tops gazing over Mounts Bay, the Edwardian property has views from Mullion, to St Michael’s Mount, 12 acres of gardens and its own secluded beach.

Say ‘I do’ in the ceremony room before enjoying a wedding breakfast with your loved ones in ‘The White Space’, followed by drinks on the sun terrace and a night’s rest in one of 41 individually styled bedrooms. You can even rent out the hotel for two nights so the party doesn’t have to stop when the sun goes down.

Find out more here.


Hillbark Hotel, Wirral

Famous for its fairytale wedding setting and 5* hotel, Hillbark is a top choice for couples.

Hillbark sits among parkland, overlooking the Welsh Hills and Dee Estuary, and can host up to 5,000 guests throughout its unique spaces including its gardens, Great Hall, Dining Room and ballroom.

The hotel is also licensed for Civil Ceremonies, both indoor and outdoor, while there are numerous churches nearby to choose from. The team at the Hotel also specialise in Asian and Multicultural weddings.

Find out more here.


The Oak Tree Of Peover, Cheshire

This oak-filled, vine-covered wedding venue lies in the heart of Cheshire and a 165-acre estate where guests can enjoy drinks and canapés on the terrace following a civil ceremony in either the Acorn Lounge or Ladybird room.

In the summer months, the Outdoor Pavilion also serves as the perfect backdrop for an outdoor ‘I do’ moment while the open fire and outdoor fire pit tables will provide some much needed warmth in colder climes.

The family-run venue can accommodate 108 seated guests and up to 180 evening guests and works with local suppliers.

Find out more here.

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