Best Wedding Venues UK Unveiled

Are you a newly engaged couple looking for the best wedding venues, UK wide? While the weather is unpredictable, the good news is that UK wedding venues offer so much choice and variety for whatever type of couple you are. Whether you dream of a luxury castle venue worthy of a prince and princess, or if you’d be happy with a teepee in the great outdoors surrounded by friends, family and a hog roast, there are so many wedding venues to explore. 

While not every place will be a marriage venue, you’ll be set for a great party either way. Let’s jump into the places to add to your list. 

Considerations for Choosing a Marriage Venue

Staring at a map is no place to start when it comes to UK wedding venues! There are many other considerations. 

Exciting wedding venues to consider: England

We’ve scoured high and low to find some of the best and also lesser-known wedding venues in the UK for you to consider. Focusing on the outskirts of London, the midlands and Yorkshire, these represent a good range of properties. 

You might not book based on these but have a look. What sparks an interest for you and what’s a turn-off? 

An outdoor patio or the grand reception room? The idea of simple packages or the thrill of making a bespoke menu for your special day? We hope that this gives some creative options for your further research. 

Grangefields – Derbyshire 

Aerial view of Grangefields Farm. Red brick barn conversion with central courtyard. Property surrounded by green grass fields.

If you like luxury and country life, this could be the venue for you. This new Derbyshire wedding venue is set on the historic Trusley Estate and offers ceremony and dining capacities for up to 160 and 175 guests respectively, outdoor ceremonies and has a show kitchen with various cooking options. With an Argentinian Asado in the courtyard, a state-of-the-art sound system and a late-night licence until 12:30 am, we’re calling all ex-ravers to get married in this spot! 

Newark – The Pumping House

Want a personalised day near the capital that feels like you as a couple? One of the best wedding locations the UK has is in the capital, ready for the airports and a honeymoon shortly after!

Aerial shot of The Pumping House in-between the trees.

The pumping house is a great shout. Featuring a licensed ceremony room, spacious main hall for receptions, 10 luxury suites, and outdoor lawn for drinks receptions amidst three acres of ancient woodlands, all complemented by locally sourced bespoke menus and the flexibility to choose your own suppliers, it’s a great way to have unforgettable celebration in a historic yet contemporary setting.

Berkshire – Cliveden House 

The royal treatment awaits for weddings at the majestic Cliveden House, which has served as a prestigious country house hotel and estate located in Berkshire, England, once hosting influential political and social gatherings. It is known as one of the best wedding venues in the UK. 

2 Intricately decorated long tables. Silver cutlery, tall white candles and white and green flower bouquets.

Elegant is the buzzword that comes to mind when you explore their wedding packages,which are set into the Romantic, Intimate, and Classic options. The day will be tailored to various guest capacities and you can expect to prepare with menu tastings to sample what will be on offer at the private dining rooms and in glasses for your reception drinks! Extra touches make the day, and brides report getting personalised stationery, overnight stays in bridal suites with special touches while having the flexibility for bespoke arrangements as needed. We’d recommend this venue if meticulous attention to detail matters to you as a couple. 

The Tithe Barn – Yorkshire 

The Tithe Barn, a luxurious Yorkshire, UK wedding venue boasts breathtaking views over the historic Bolton Abbey Priory ruins, offering an intimate setting with a capacity of up to 200 guests for ceremonies and feasts and up to 300 for drinks and dancing, featuring an opulent open kitchen equipped with indoor BBQ and French rotisseries, complemented by a state-of-the-art Funktion-One sound system, ensuring pristine audio quality for your special day, all under the ambience of a late-night licence until 1 am, providing unparalleled elegance and sophistication for your wedding celebration.

Inside Tithe Barn, wedding party dancing in room lit up by fairy lights and candles overhead.

North Yorkshire – Gisborough Hall

Gisborough Hall, nestled amidst the picturesque Gisborough Forest and Cleveland Hills, offers a romantic wedding venue in Teesside and North Yorkshire, where seasonal beauty enchants throughout the year, providing an idyllic backdrop for ceremonies indoors or out, from traditional elegance in the Madoc Suite ballroom to rustic charm in The Glass House or intimate gatherings in The Longhull Room, ensuring your special day is tailored to perfection in a setting of timeless luxury and natural splendour.

Shot of the front Gisborough Hall in the snow.

Ready for the best day of your life? 

Selecting a UK wedding venue is just one part of the huge project that is wedding planning and it’s a thrilling time for any couple. Don’t forget you also need to organise everything from outfits and rings to ceremony timings and the honeymoon! 

If it all sounds a bit much, why not take something off your plate by asking for a contribution to a Collection Pot. 

You can have a wedding fund contributed to by all your friends and family, and the best part is it’s 100% free to set up. When the Pot closes, as well as some lovely wishes from your nearest and dearest, you can use the balance to pay any associated wedding fees. 

Explore how easy it is to set up a wedding Collection Pot here.

All set for the big day but planning a dream honeymoon? Why not take a look at how we can help you collect for a honeymoon too? 

Elaine Keep

Elaine Keep is an accomplished content writer with over 15 years of experience in the field of marketing and content creation for many leading brands, where she shares her passion for research and helping others through her articles. You can also find her in 'mum mode', walking in the countryside or enjoying the dreamy combo of a new non-fiction book with a tea and chocolate bar to hand.

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