The first port of call is finding the perfect wedding venue. From barns to hotels to private gardens, the options available are endless. Take a look through the venues in your local area below.
Choosing your wedding venue is one of the biggest decisions you will make when planning your wedding. It can also be one of the most challenging. Your venue is going to have a huge impact over the look and feel of your special day, so it makes sense to spend as long as you need to find the perfect place.
Many people look for venues that are unusual, different, or unique. You might also want an exclusive venue, private to you and your guests. Move away from the big chain hotels and you will find a wide array of local wedding venues brimming with character and history.
A good place to start your search is here online.
Browse stunning wedding locations near to you from the comfort of your sofa. An online search can quickly reveal everything you need to know about a venue. Dip into beautiful photography. Take a virtual tour through hallways and reception rooms. Find important information like floor plans, capacities, availability, and cost.
When it comes to venue planning, we know what matters most. This is how we are able to answer some of your most frequently searched terms like “wedding venues near me”, setting you up with your area’s most breathtaking venues.
A local wedding is a special thing. Different parts of the UK have their own unique range of characterful wedding venues, manor houses, and rustic barns, as well as modern hotels and stately homes. Couples opting for a spiritual or humanist ceremony are free to choose an outside wedding venue. For legal ceremonies, the licensed room must have permanent walls and a roof, although the definition varies and many gazebos have been licensed as long as they are classed as a permanent building. Whichever building type you choose, local wedding venues are stunning places for you to tie the knot, rich in atmospheric and history. They can be harder to find, but with time and patience you can uncover the perfect place to get married.
Choosing a suitable wedding venue will be the biggest decision in your wedding planning, and finding the right wedding reception venue to suit your budget and style can be a challenge. Many people are looking for something unusual, different, or unique, but finding the right venue to match the vision can often be difficult. A good place to start is online where you can look at photos of local wedding venues, and get a feel for what is in your area. Different parts of the UK have their own unique range of unusual and historic wedding venues, castles and old rustic barns as well as modern hotels, manor houses and stately homes.
If you have carried out your wedding legalities in a church or a Registry Office, your choice of wedding reception venues is unlimited as you won’t need it to be licensed for weddings. This can also keep the cost down as these venues tend to be less busy so offer great wedding packages to encourage you to book.
Civil wedding venues enable you to hold both the legal wedding ceremony and the reception in the same hotel, barn, stately home or castle. These complete wedding venues have one or more rooms licensed for civil ceremonies, and there is usually a charge of around £500 to use the room, plus the cost of the Registrars attending. Although this seems expensive for room hire for just an hour or two it is comparable with the cost of a church wedding and it can reduce other costs such as traveling- so can be perfect if you are having a budget wedding!
Most couples want an exclusive venue, without anyone there but their own guests. The cost to take over the complete wedding venue can be high if it had a lot of bedrooms that you are unable to full, and those venues with a very popular restaurant open to the public would need a very large wedding reception booking to justify closing. The same tends to apply to golf clubs and country clubs with private members; they will be reluctant to hire out their entire venue for weddings on bank holidays and popular dates.
Elaine has over 15 years of experience working with wedding venues, and advises many of the top hotel and venue brands on their wedding marketing. She has a deep understanding of statistics that can accurately predict the online populaity of a particular venue and she is happy to share that knowledge with wedding couples and venues.