UK Wedding Destinations: Top 20 Cotswold Venues
Planning a quintessentially English wedding? The Cotswolds are what you imagine when you think of the English countryside. Villages of honey-coloured stone, country houses and breathtaking landscapes of rolling hills and ancient woodlands. Historic and beautiful, the Cotswolds is an enchanting place for a wedding. Discover our favourite wedding venues in the Cotswolds here.
Set within a private 200-acre estate, Eastwood Park Country House is the quintessential English country house. Surrounded by outstanding views of the Cotswolds, Eastwood Park is nestled in meadows, fields with a long sweeping drive to make your entrance. There are a variety of elegant, romantic function rooms, catering to grand occasions or small intimate celebrations. A large terrace allows your celebrations to spill outdoors, with the stunning backdrop of the sun setting on Berkeley Vale. The in-house catering team, led by our experienced Head Chef, can delight your guests with an incredible wedding menu. With its endless photo opportunities, this romantic Cotswolds venue can make your dream wedding come true.
Want to find out more about Eastwood Park Country House? Get in touch here.
Nestled in 11 acres of blooming gardens, Widbrook Grange is an 18th-century Georgian country farmhouse offering Cotswolds countryside views. Whether you are planning an intimate wedding or a luxurious extravaganza, you exclusively have your own country house for the day. Discover the rustic charm, chic country interiors, log fire lounges and a restaurant run by a world-class chef. You can exchange vows in the rustic converted barn ceremony room with an adjoining conservatory providing access to private gardens. Or, receive a special blessing under a gorgeous weeping willow! Creating a wedding menu is a focal point for any wedding. At Widbrook Grange, Chef Sandor Szucs and his kitchen brigade will create a bespoke wedding menu, exclusively for your special day. So, with the help of an expert wedding coordinator, plan your perfect countryside wedding at Widbrook Grange.
Interested in hearing more? Contact Widbrook Grange today.
Set in 35 acres of parkland, Grittleton House is a beautiful historical home full of character and charm. At the end of a private tree-lined driveway, you’ll find outstanding architectural, gothic features outside with magnificent staterooms and a sweeping double staircase inside. There are several unique, stylish ceremony rooms to choose from. From the warm, rich Central Hall with a stunning arched ceiling and balconies, to the light, airy Yellow Gallery. The Victorian Orangery also has stunning views of the terrace and formal gardens, or you can have an outdoor ceremony in the Sunken Italian Gardens. A Michelin trained chef provides delicious menus full of locally sourced, seasonal produce. Within the main house, there are deluxe bedrooms as well as more ensuite bedrooms in the Old Stables. Grittleton House comes with ultimate flexibility, combining their expertise with your vision to make your dream Cotswold wedding a reality.
Want to learn more about this venue? Get in touch with the team at Grittleton Hall.
Set within 8 acres of stunning gardens, Eastington Park is a beautiful Grade II listed Georgian Manor with magnificent views over the Cotswolds countryside. The 18th-century manor house sits at the end of a tree-lined avenue, offering total exclusivity of the entire house and grounds. Eastington Park can accommodate up to 72 overnight guests, creating the perfect setup for a country house wedding weekend! Included within the 33 rooms is a luxurious Honeymoon Suite. This has its own adjoining dressing room, perfect for getting ready with your wedding party. The elegant Ballroom is perfect for a lavish celebration or you can have an outdoor ceremony in the gardens under a picturesque Pergola. Eastington Park is an award-winning Cotswold wedding venue, perfect for your special day.
Want to find out more about Eastington Park? Contact the team today.
Formerly part of a working farm on the border of the Cotswolds, Cider Mill Barns have been beautifully restored. With oak-frames, vaulted ceilings and panoramic views of the rolling countryside, Cider Mill Barn is a wonderful wedding backdrop. Bramley Barn boasts a stunning room for you and your bridal party to get dressed, just a step away from the ceremony room. With exposed brick and gorgeous oak beams, the ceremony room has a relaxed, rustic charm. If you are looking for an outdoor ceremony, the Courtyard is perfectly nestled between the barn and the established formal gardens. Cider Mill Barn also has a spacious, stylish bar, which is a flexible space perfect for an evening reception.
Want to find out more about Cider Mill Barns? Enquire today.
Situated in the Cotswold countryside, Heythrop Park is a magnificent 18th-century mansion catering from 70 to 800 guests! The stunning Orangery Room has floor to ceiling windows and fantastic views over the Italian gardens and south lawns. The Enstone is an elegant room perfect for larger wedding parties, while the Ballroom is stylish and contemporary. The Ballroom has its own kitchen, a private entrance and leads out into the Moroccan courtyard. Perfect for a lavish celebration. There is also a permanent marquee ready to host the most extravagant of wedding parties. There are also 17 luxury bedrooms as well as a further 341 en-suite bedrooms. At Heythrop Park Resort, your wedding can be a truly unforgettable celebration!
Love the sound of Heythrop Park? Get in touch here.
Nestled in the gorgeous town of Burford, The Bay Tree Hotel is full of historical charm and contemporary style. Warm, relaxing and welcoming, this hotel is the perfect retreat for your wedding day. As a small country house hotel, the Bay Tree Hotel is ideally suited to exclusive use weddings. The Hawthorne Room, the Conservatory with its stunning views over the Cotswolds garden or even the Summer House in the garden itself, all make wonderful spaces for a romantic country wedding.
Interested in having your wedding here? Get in touch with The Bay Tree Hotel today.
Nestled in the Cotswolds, Great Tythe Barn is a gorgeous, Grade II listed barn. The 16th-century Cotswold stone barn is the focal point of the Estate, surrounded by former farm buildings, now transformed into accommodation for 90 guests. Beautifully restored, this historic barn retains many of its original features such as exposed stone walls and wooden oak beams. Yet it still incorporates modern comforts such as atmospheric lighting and tall glass entrance doors for natural light and views of the courtyard. With a superb selection of menus and a wedding coordinator to assist throughout, you can create the perfect dream wedding.
Want to learn more? Get in touch with the team at Great Tythe Barn today.
Set in 2,000 acres of Cotswold countryside, Cornwell Manor is a classical Georgian manor house. This romantic house is now available to hire exclusively and is a photographer’s dream! From the croquet lawn to the walled garden, you’ll find the perfect backdrop for your wedding memories. There are a number of ways to celebrate your marriage at Cornwell Manor. Perhaps an intimate ceremony in the elegant Ballroom followed by a lavish dinner? Or a church wedding followed by a beautiful marquee? There is also the option for an outdoor ceremony overlooking the house and lakes, with a sharing board feast in giant Teepees.
Want to find out more about Cornwell Manor? Get in touch here.
Hidden away in a rural location, the Barn at Upcote has a picturesque location in a beautiful Cotswold valley. The Barn at Upcote is a stunning set of barns and buildings that have been lovingly restored, with attention to historic detail combined with modern convenience. These barns act as beautiful blank canvases, so you can make your day as personal as possible. You can decorate the barns to your taste to make your wedding totally unique. The professional team is at your disposal to help deliver the event of your dreams and the entire site is full of photo opportunities. Combining beauty with flexibility, you can create an unforgettable wedding experience at the Barn at Upcote.
Like the sound of The Barn at Upcote? Enquire today.
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Set in the charming village of Castle Combe, The Manor House is an idyllic 14th-century building. This magical venue is dedicated to creating the perfect wedding day for you with carefully selected packages and tailored wedding days. There are several ceremony spaces for you to choose from. The Dunstanville Suite is an impressive room in a secluded setting at the rear of the hotel. It has a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, five wrought iron chandeliers and two terrace areas with stunning views across the woodland valley. The Bybrook restaurant also has exposed oak beams with sparkling chandeliers and a wall of windows which fill the room with natural light. Outside is the Garden Pavilion. Based on a Victorian design, this gorgeous space incorporates fluted columns and ornate intricate patterned panels with picturesque views of The Manor House and grounds.
Want to learn more about The Manor House? Get in touch here.
Nestled in the beautiful Cotswold countryside, Hyde House combines traditional yet stylish design with a relaxed atmosphere. The Grange is the beautiful, modern wedding ceremony barn, featuring a stunning oak-beamed dining hall. A fantastic blank canvas allowing you to put your own stamp on the space. In addition, the barn includes comfortable lounges and a spacious bridal preparation suite. It also features a stunning courtyard overlooking the Cotswold countryside. In the stunning gardens is the outdoor ceremony space where couples can get married underneath the Arbour. Perfect for an idyllic countryside wedding.
Has this venue caught your attention? Get in touch with Hyde House here.
Set in the heart of the Cotswolds, the magical Matara Centre is a truly unique wedding venue. This Regency-era house has 28 acres of gardens, including an incredible Asian inspired Cloistered Courtyard. There is also a beautiful banquet hall as well as 5 anterooms, which contributed to the 6 ceremony locations: 3 indoors, 3 outdoors. There is also on location accommodation available for up to 28 people, including the honeymoon lodge, the large Regency home, and converted haylofts. At the Matara Centre, you are able to create a truly individual wedding experience, with wedding coordinators to guide you through the entire process.
Want to find out more about Matara Centre? Get in touch here.
Situated on the edge of the Cotswolds, No.1 Abbey Row is located in the Old Bell Hotel, a luxurious country house. You have exclusive use of the North Wing, where the stunning Garden Room is the centre of your celebrations. No.1 Abbey Row also has a private terrace and walled garden. This features an outside ceremony space where you can marry under the Belvedere. There is also a feasting style menu, based on locally sourced fresh produce as well as a team of dedicated planners who will help you create an unforgettable wedding day.
Want to learn more about this venue? Contact the team at No.1 Abbey Row.
Situated in the heart of Chipping Campden, one of the prettiest towns in England, Cotswold House Hotel & Spa blends contemporary style with traditional Regency architecture. With its warm golden stone and two acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, this venue promises a memorable wedding experience. The Montrose Suite is a barn style room with raised ceiling and exposed beams, meaning you can get that barn effect wedding with all the benefits of a hotel in the heart of the Cotswolds. You can enjoy your reception drinks in the Gin Garden, followed by exquisite food. Options include a traditional sit-down meal, afternoon tea or the more relaxed bowl food or BBQ in the beautiful gardens.
Like the sound if Cotswold House Hotel and Spa? Get in touch here.
De Vere Cotswold Water Park is a flexible wedding venue with versatile reception rooms to accommodate a range of set-ups, sizes and decor. This gorgeous venue is flooded with natural light and surrounded by breathtaking views, perfect for photo opportunities. These spaces include an impressive 450-guest capacity marquee or the glass-fronted Kingfisher Suite. This boasts beautiful views across the lake that can be enjoyed from the private decking as well as its own private entrance.
Want to find out more about De Vere Cotswold Water Park? Get in touch here.
Nestled in its own private valley, the Kingscote Barn is a beautifully restored 17th-century barn. The barn has exposed Cotswold stone walls and original beams, streaming with natural light through large glass doors. These lead out onto the south-facing lawn and terrace with gorgeous views across the valley. There is also a small courtyard, ideal for BBQ’s which hosts an incredible woodfired pizza oven! Also, a beautiful rose garden is perfect for romantic photographs. Experienced event managers will guide you through the organisation for the day, ensuring your wedding runs perfectly.
Interested in seeing this venue? Enquire with Kingscote Barn today.
A magical blend of romantic riverside gardens, stunning wildflower meadows, traditional Cotswold stone buildings and superb fresh local food awaits at Minster Mill! Nestled in a quintessential Cotswold village, Minster Mill is an enchanting, historic venue on the banks of the River Windrush. An outdoor ceremony can take place in the idyllic Garden Temple, situated in 65 acres of wash meadows and framed by weeping willows and creeping roses. On the other hand, there is the Malthouse and the Barn. Both beautiful traditional Cotswold stone buildings, they overlook the river and are perfect for intimate or large gatherings.
Want to find out more about Minster Mill? Get in touch here.
Made from classic Cotswold stone, the Hare and Hounds Hotel sits within a romantic setting of beautiful gardens and woodland. This historic venue is full of character with original fireplaces, bay windows and cosy lounges. Whether you’re planning a big, traditional wedding or an intimate occasion, the hotel has something for you. You can have exclusive use of one hotel wing to celebrate your special day. This also includes a private entrance and direct access to the blooming gardens. Not only are the grounds a wonderful backdrop for your wedding photos, but they are also home to the timber-framed Breeze House, perfect for outdoor ceremonies. The Westonbirt Room is another gorgeous space with a neutral colour scheme, woodland-inspired wallpaper and fairy-light-filled tree, ready to be transformed into your dream wedding.
Like the look of this venue? Contact the Hare and Hounds Hotel today.
Egypt Mill is a beautifully converted, 16th-century venue nestled in the Cotswolds. Whether you are looking for an intimate gathering or a grander reception, this stunning venue offers three distinct spaces for your ceremony. The celebration rooms are full of character with exposed beams and original features dating back to the building’s history as a working mill. There are even two original water wheels in the restaurant, as well as a flagstone floor and unique objects. With a riverside setting, delightful water gardens and private lawn Egypt Mill is an enchanting wedding venue for your big day.
Want to learn more? Get in touch with Egypt Mill today.
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