Wedding venues and links
Locations for getting married across the UK and overseas
I have over 25 years of experience in photography. I started my wedding photography business back in 1999. Over that time I’ve covered hundreds of weddings at hundreds of wedding venues all over the UK and on occasions overseas. Probably my favourite wedding abroad was on the Amalfi coast in Italy. The coastline there is stunning! On top of that, you have all the beautiful buildings, the sunshine and of course, Italian food! That said all though the weather might not be quite so reliable the UK is packed with amazing wedding venues. From Berkeley or Clearwell Castle in Gloucestershire to How Caple Court or Homme House in Herefordshire. Down in Somerset, you have the exceptional North Cadbury Court. If you’re a Downton Abbey fan, there is Highclere Castle in Berkshire.
Listed below are wedding venues I’ve covered over the years. Please browse through them and if you have any questions regarding wedding venues or suppliers feel free to contact me today
North Cadbury Court, Somerset
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North Cadbury Court is a beautiful large luxury Country House set in the wonderful Somerset countryside. It is a perfect location for a wedding as the whole house is for hire, including 21 bedrooms and extensive parkland estate.
I covered a number of weddings at North Cadbury Court. Check out my blog to find out more and see more photo samples.This venue is a joy to work in and I’d highly recommend this location to any couple looking for something special.
For more information please go to: www.northcadburycourt.com
Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey), Berkshire
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I had to pinch myself when I covered Anishka & Kesh’s Hindu wedding ceremony at Highclere castle earlier in the summer. Here is the setting of the very famous TV series Downton Abbey. It certainly lives up to it’s name and is grand setting for any wedding.
For more information please go to: www.highclerecastle.co.uk
Cripps Stone Barn, Gloucestershire
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I covered Rebecca & Clives’s wedding here and it was a pleasure to work at this venue. The Stone Barn is elegantly simple and the attached Dutch Barns are dramatic; corrugated iron, polished concrete and sawn oak floors, split-levels and containing (we are pretty sure) Britain’s largest barbecue. The view from the dining area is spectacular, rolling Cotswold hills with not another building in sight.
For more information please go to: www.crippsstonebarn.com
Burton Court, Herefordshire
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At Burton Court they believe that every wedding is an individual occasion that should be cherished.
They organise your wedding with the emphasis on organising the day that you want and not following a pre-set program, flexibility is the key to this.
I covered a number of weddings at Burton Court over the years and I always look forward to going back.
Free free to check out one of my blogs on Burton Court on my website.
Dewsall Court, Herefordshire
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15 acres of house, garden and grounds are exclusively yours for your wedding. Every wedding we have is unique – we don’t do packages, building instead a perfectly individual event which represents our couples – a romantic country wedding, fine dining and elegance, rustic glamour, Dewsall can adapt to any style.
For more Information please go to their website at: www.dewsall.com
Eastnor Castle, Herefordshire
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Eastnor Castle is a dramatic, fairytale castle situated in a 5,000-acre estate in the Malvern Hills within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Surrounded by a lake, deer park and arboretum, with magnificent views of the rolling Herefordshire countryside, the castle is the perfect setting for a romantic wedding.
For more information please go to: www.eastnorcastle.com
Fishmore Hall, Shropshire
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The perfect setting for your Shropshire wedding: a handsome Georgian house licensed for civil ceremonies both inside and outdoors, sublimely romantic views over fields and hills, a light, airy restaurant for smaller weddings and space in the gardens for a substantial marquee.
For more information please go to: www.fishmorehall.co.uk
Hampton Court, Herefordshire
Just imagine sending out your invitations to your friends and loved ones inviting them to your Fairytale Wedding and Reception at Hampton Court Castle!
For more details please visit their website at: www.hamptoncourt.org.uk
How Caple Court, Herefordshire
Set in the grounds of How Caple Court, on the north side of the magnificent old courtyard, is our beautifully restored Concert Barn, originally a seventeenth-century tithe barn. In the heart of the Herefordshire countryside with stunning views of the Welsh mountains.
For more information please go to www.howcaplecourt.co.uk
Rowton Castle, Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Hotel and wedding venue situated near historic Shrewsbury, Shropshire. Fantastic castle weddings, magnificent restaurant and top class accommodation. Specialists in Exclusive Use and Fixed Price Wedding Packages for all budgets
For more information please go to: www.rowtoncastle.com
Parador de Hondarribia, Spain
Parador de Hondarribia is set in an impressive 10th-century castle overlooking the Bidasoa Estuary. It has a charming courtyard terrace and another terrace with fantastic views.
The beautiful castle includes original arches and features such as suits of armour, cannons and spears. There are banquet rooms, courtyards and other charming spaces where you can relax with a drink from the bar.
For more information please go to: www.parador.es
Raymond Blanc’s Le Manoir
Le Manoir is licensed to host civil wedding ceremonies, so both formalities and receptions can be held in style. From small intimate weddings to exclusive use of the hotel, we will help you create an unforgettable day.
For more information please go to: www.manoir.com
Stone House Court, Gloucestershire
Stonehouse Court is the perfect venue to celebrate your Special Day. Set in six acres of magnificent gardens overlooking the Cotswold Countryside, the stunning 17th Century Manor House has a mystical romance that sets the scene for a truly magical day.
For more information please go to their website at: www.bespokehotels.com
The Royal Fort House and Circomedia, Bristol
Royal Fort House was built in 1758-62 on the site of a Civil War fortification for Thomas Tyndall, a wealthy Bristol merchant, and his young wife Alicia.
For more information please go to: www.bristol.ac.uk
Clients can choose either to run events themselves (‘dry hire’) or to put all of the planning and preparations into the hands of Circomedia’s highly- experienced in-house event management team.
For more information please go to www.circomedia.com
Berkeley Castle, Gloucestershire
If your looking for that perfect authentic English Castle for your wedding, then you can’t beat Berkeley Castle.
For more information just go to my blog at Berkeley Castle weddings.
Aylstone Court, Hereford
Hardly a day goes by without a party at Aylestone Court whether it be a birthday, anniversary, re-union, wedding or business gathering. Aylestone Court is ideal for celebrations of all kinds for all ages accommodating up to 60 guests. Exclusive hire of the venue is available for weekend house parties & weddings.
For more information please go to: www.aylestonecourt.com
Belmont Abbey, Hereford
A stunning wedding venue just on the outskirts of Hereford, as well as being home to a community of monks, Belmont Abbey is also a wonderful place to get married. It was founded in 1859 and the monks who live at the abbey follow the Rule of St Benedict.y.
For more information please go to: www.hedleylodge.com
Bishopswood House, Herefordshire
Every bride wants their wedding to be the best with personal touches unique to their special day. Bishopswood House is exclusively yours for that special day giving you the flexibility and elegance you require whether you choose to marry in the local church or in a civil ceremony in one of the romantic locations that Bishopswood House can provide.
For more information please go to: www.bishopswoodhouse.co.uk
Flanesford Priory, Herefordshire
Flanesford Priory offers an absolutely stunning setting for special celebrations. The Glebe Room is light and airy with a high beamed ceiling, stone wall and large windows looking out towards the breathtaking Wye Valley. We offer the ultimate venue for any function – corporate events, weddings, celebrations or more informal dinner parties for families and friends, seating up to 50 people. Marquees can be arranged for larger parties.
For more information please go to: www.flanesfordpriory.co.uk
Great Fosters, Surrey
Great Fosters is truly one of the most romantic wedding venues in Surrey. Set amongst 50 acres of stunning gardens and parkland in Egham, it is the perfect setting for a wedding. In addition to hosting wedding receptions,the hotel is licensed to hold civil ceremonies and civil partnerships, both indoors and on the lawn. If you are looking for a beautiful Surrey wedding venue, then look no further!
For more information please go to: www.greatfosters.co.uk
Hedingham Castle, Essex
Hedingham Castle is without doubt one of the most romantic wedding venues in England. The 900 year old Norman keep, the stately grandeur of the Georgian House and the landscaped beauty of the gardens, all enclosed within the privacy of the tree lined grounds of the estate, create a magical haven where romance becomes real.”
For more information please go to: www.hedinghamcastle.co.uk
Hellans Manor, Herefordshire
The Great Barn and the Haywain Barn are available for hire for the wedding reception, parties, business seminars, concerts, school visits, and other functions. The great Barn seats up to 100 people at our tables for parties, dinners, and receptions.
Homme House, Herefordshire
Homme House is a warm, intimate and elegant venue for a wedding celebration, and we look forward to welcoming every couple who may wish to share one of the happiest days of their lives with us at Homme.
For more information please go to: www.hommehouse.co.uk
Hotel Luna & St Andrea’s Catherdral, Amalfi coast, Italy
With such a unique setting and design, your stay at the Hotel Luna Convento is sure to be unforgettable. Here you can enjoy an unbeatable view across the Amalfi Coast.
The guest rooms surround the ancient courtyard dating back to the 13th century when the hotel was once a convent. Founded in 1222 by San Francesco d’Assisi, the church is still used today for weddings and celebrations.
For more information please go to: www.lunahotel.it
Hunton Park, Hertfordshire
As you arrive up the sweeping driveway, surrounded by 22 acres of magnificent rural Hertfordshire parkland, a charming Queen Ann Mansion House comes into view. With its classic Georgian proportions and tall white columns, Hunton Park creates a dramatic air of style and elegance: the perfect setting for this momentous occasion.
For more information please go to: www.deverevenues.co.uk/en/venues/hunton-park/
Kirklington Park, Oxfordshire
The lovely Grade 1 listed 18th century country house, Kirtlington Park, set in historic parklands with far-reaching views over the Chiltern Hills, is a wonderfully grand setting for your wedding. It has the benefit of being set in the heart of the Oxfordshire countryside whilst also being very accessible for guests as it is situated only five minutes from the A34 and well under half an hour from Oxford and the M40.
For more information please go to: www.kirtlingtonpark.co.uk
Lemore Manor, Herefordshire
The manor house is available for exclusive hire for a few days, where flexibility and freedom for you to plan your celebrations exactly the way you have dreamed of is paramount. Whether you are considering a relaxed informal wedding with a garden party and BBQ, or perhaps a formal or themed wedding with activities and entertainment to suit, there is over 11 acres of gardens and grounds to enjoy with your guests with lovely accommodation, ample parking and excellent facilities. The choice is yours and every celebration at Lemore is unique and truly special.”
For more information please go to: www.lemoremanor.com
Longmynd Hotel, Shropshire
On your wedding day either use the Longmynd for your civil service, or hold your service at a local church. Afterwards our extensive gardens and attractive views make a fabulous setting for your photographs.
For more information please go to: www.longmynd.co.uk
Ludlow Castle, Shropshire
If a Ludlow wedding is what you are looking for, then look no further than Ludlow Castle. Set within the walls of Ludlow Castle, Shropshire – The Beacon Rooms are an exceptional wedding venue with a wealth of original features from impressive sculpted friezes on the walls, to four metre high ceilings and large carved fireplaces.
For more information please go to: www.ludlowcastle.com
Millennium Centre, Cardiff
If you’re looking for your dream wedding venue in Cardiff, Wales Millennium Centre is a unique location with truly superb features. The Centre provides one of the most striking and iconic backdrops in Wales, perfect for capturing stunning photographs and memories of your wedding. Meanwhile, the facilities within the centre offer sophisticated settings for the biggest day of your life, and for wedding parties of all shapes and sizes.
For more information please go to: www.wmc.org.uk/VenueHireandServices/Weddings/
Missenden Abbey, Buckinghamshire
Set in the refined splendour of a medieval abbey with 10 acres of spectacular grounds, Missenden Abbey is the perfect venue for your wedding day.
Licensed for civil weddings and partnerships, our main house is exclusively yours for the day and ceremonies can be held in the Library or the Garden Room followed by canapés and Champagne on our manicured lawns.
For more information please go to: missendenabbey.co.uk/weddings/
The Great Tythe Barn in Gloucestershire
This is a great wedding venue situated near Tetbury in Gloucestershire. I’m just 20 minutes drive away. I regularly cover this venue and always look forward to coming back. This venue has everything any Bride and Groom would expect. It comes complete with rustic barn and gardens. They even have their own resident pigs, which always attract a lot of attention.
For more information on The Great Tythe Barn just go my blog.
Nutfield Priory, Surrey
Nutfield Priory Hotel in Redhill, Surrey is inspired by the Neo-Gothic design of the Palace of Westminster, and is a unique Victorian mansion house in Surrey; a perfect wedding venue in Surrey.
Dating back to 1872, and set in 12 acres high on Nutfield ridge, Nutfield Priory Hotel is a four star country house hotel and spa with a 2 AA rosette restaurant in Redhill.
For more information please go to: www.handpickedhotels.co.uk/hotels/nutfield-priory
Pengethley Manor, Herefordshirppy couple.
Pengethley Manors idyllic setting makes an enchanting backdrop for your big day. We are fully licensed for civil ceremonies however if you would prefer a more traditional ceremony, Hentlands’ stunning 13th century church is available for your wedding service. Allow us to organise a horse and carriage and sweep you back to Pengethley Manor in style.
For more information please go to: www.pengethleymanor.co.uk
Sudeley Castle, Cotwolds
Sudeley Castle, home to Lord and Lady Ashcombe and the Dent Brocklehurst Family, has been described as ‘the most romantic Castle in England’.
Nestled in the Cotswold Hills, Sudeley is a truly unique venue, with a rich history and over 1200 acres of grounds. Romantic ruins and award winning Gardens create a beautiful, dramatic backdrop to your Wedding
For more information please go to: www.sudeleycastle.co.uk
The Charlton Arms, Ludlow, Shropshire
The extensively refurbished Charlton Arms is situated to the south of the medieval market town of Ludlow, ideally located overlooking the River Teme and the historic Ludford Bridge.
Independently owned, the Charlton Arms comprises ten delightful en-suite bedrooms, spacious lounge and bars, a glorious dining room and an impressive function suite. Terraces enjoy some of the finest panoramic views in South Shropshire.
For more information please go to: www.thecharltonarms.co.uk
The Feathers Hotel, Ledbury, Herefordshire
As a Grade 2* listed building The Feathers Hotel in Ledbury, Herefordshire makes a beautiful venue to hold your wedding. We have two rooms fully licensed for civil ceremonies in Quills and The Courtyard Rooms.
The Courtyard Rooms make an ideal space for your wedding breakfast with room for up to 100 guests. Overlooking the Garden which could be used for drinks and photos of your arrival or use our original staircase as the backdrop to your first pictures.
For more information please go to: www.feathers-ledbury.co.uk
The Lake Country house, Powys
The Lake Country House Hotel is set in amongst fifty acres of picturesque Welsh riverside grounds, with beautiful gardens and woodland walks. Its location makes an ideal venue for your special Wedding. Our personal attention will ensure the most important day of your life will be full of cherished memories to look back on for years to come.
For more information please go to: www.lakecountryhouse.co.uk
The Mill Hotel, Shropshire
The Mill Hotel is set in 8 acres of beautiful Shropshire Countryside, located in Birdsgreen, Alveley, midway between Bridgnorth & Kidderminster. Once a 16th Century flour mill, The Mill Hotel has been carefully restored and extended to provide a first class establishment in a delightful and unique setting.
For more information please visit their website at: www.themill-hotel.co.uk
The Priory, Herefordshire
At The Priory Hotel your wedding is in safe hands. Throughout the many months leading up to your wedding we are here to help you plan the day of your dreams. The venue is licenced for civil marriage ceremonies providing a romantic setting to exchange your special vows
For more information please go to their website at: www.hotelpriory.co.uk
The Swan Hotel, Cotswolds
Let us, at the Swan Hotel in Bibury help make the most important day of your life extra special – from the most intimate wedding ceremony to a very grand occasion and celebration. There is a choice of charming rooms where registrars can conduct a civil marriage ceremony.
For more information please go to: www.cotswold-inns-hotels.co.uk
Tortworth Court, Gloucestershire
It is hard to imagine a more idyllic setting for a wedding or function than this Cotswolds country house hotel venue. Perfect for weddings, banquets, private parties and special occasions, Tortworth Court Hotel will bring a sense of grandeur and occasion to any event.
For more information please go to: tortworth-court-hotel.four-pillars.co.uk
Upper Court, Gloucestershire
Upper Court in the idyllic Cotswolds is a truly magical place to celebrate the most special day of your life.
You can exchange your vows in a civil ceremony in the elegant Manor or, if a church wedding is your dream, slip through the gardens to the neighbouring ancient Church.
With 15 acres of gardens and grounds, including a private lake, it is the quintessential spot for a country house wedding.
For more information please go to: www.uppercourt.co.uk
Walcott Hall, Shropshire
You only have one chance to make a first impression and often if your guests feel the right ambiance at the beginning of a celebration, this mood follows on throughout the day. Part of the charm of this unique wedding location is that it lends itself to different themes extremely well. Whether you’re looking for formal or informal, traditional or alternative, interest for the young or old, this unique location can cater for them all.
For more information please go to: www.walcothall.com
We are a lively five-piece dancy folk-rock band and we have been entertaining audiences through mid-England and Wales with our idiosyncratic, self-composed music and silly hats for over five years now. Apart from seeing us perform at a venue or festival, you can also hear our music by tuning in to the BBC Radio Midlands Sunday Night Folk Show, on which we regularly perform live acoustic sets, or by purchasing one of our albums.
Handmade Personalised Wedding Stationery, including Invitations, RSVP cards and Table Plan. All designs can be customised and a bespoke service is available.
At jt cards you will find a selection of handmade cards. Each card is individual, some may have similar embellishments but the wording or background colour will be different, ensuring these really are one-off items. If you have a special occasion coming up and can’t find a suitable card on our site, email me to tell me what you would like and I will let you know what I can do.
Burgoynes (Lyonshall) Ltd provide marquee hire for Weddings, Parties, Corporate Events, Festivals and Agricultural Shows.
Bamboo Florists Ledbury
We have been delivering our stunning bespoke flowers since November 2010. We are passionate about flowers and get our inspiration from the variety of colours, textures and shapes flowers offer to create both classic and modern designs. Attention to detail and presentation is important to us and we endeavour to offer that little extra of something special.
The Complete Forge
Crafts such as blacksmithing have evolved into an art form. Those who have evolved are known as artist blacksmiths and they do all sorts of interesting work,’ Andy Dawson, Co-ordinator of Creative Industries. William Catcheside, A professional artist blacksmith of 7 years works from his self- built workshop in Hereford.