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7 Wedding Venue Ideas

Wedding Venue

With venues in the UK being able to apply to become approved marriage premises, there is a whole range of different types of venue you can now get married at. We’ve listed a few below to get your imagination flowing, but there are many more. And if you put in the time to carry out the research, you will find your dream venue.

Stately Homes, Castles and Country Houses

Stately Homes

These are probably the most desired types of wedding venue and are perfect for a real fairy-tale touch. They can however also come with a hefty price tag but you may find a great deal. If this is your dream type of wedding venue, then try and see as many as you can, and get as many quotes as possible.


Wedding Barn

If you’re going for a country/rustic themed wedding, barn conversions can be a great option for this.

Barns can be made to look absolutely beautiful, though most probably are anyway, and have real character with their wooden beam frames. They are often also located in the countryside, which can provide great photo opportunities too!

Sporting Grounds

Hotels and golf clubs

If you’re a sports fan, and love a local team, then why not check their grounds out as a venue. Many sporting grounds will have function rooms, and rooms that overlook pitches and stadiums. If you’re looking for a function room for your wedding, this could still be an option, even if you’re not very sporty.

Hotels and Golf Clubs

Hotels and golf clubs

Hotels and golf clubs can be great venues for a wedding. Most will have function rooms, and with a range of locations from the low end to the high end, there’s bound to be something that fits your requirements.

Plus, you also have the added advantage of your guests, and yourselves, only having a short walk to bed afterwards!


TWedding Marquee

Marquees can be found as permanent structures along with your traditional venue, or as temporary structures in back gardens and in fields.

They are great in the fact that you have a complete blank canvas to really put your own stamp on, but this could end up costing more in the long run if you’re dressing a temporary structure.

If you have decided to have a marquee in a garden or field, don’t forget that you will also need to find somewhere to have your ceremony, as you are unable to marry in temporary structures.

Restaurants and Pubs

Restaurant Wedding

By having a restaurant or pub as your venue, then you can really taste test beforehand.

You will often find that you would not need to pay a venue hire fee either, as you are paying them directly for food and drink, rather than getting in a caterer. You should, however, make sure that the room/restaurant/pub is reserved exclusively for your hire, if this is what you want.

The More Unusual

The More Unusual

As well as the more traditional Civil Ceremony venues, there are also more unusual venues from treehouses, to Zoos, to caves, to museums.

The internet is the best way to gain ideas for unusual wedding ideas. Get your ideas written down and then think about how you can make it work within the area of your choice. If you’re lucky enough, you may live close to some unusual venues that would perfectly fit your dream wedding!

Don’t forget that you need to ensure the venue you choose is licensed for civil ceremonies. If it’s not, then you would need to find somewhere to legalise your marriage too.

If you haven’t already done so, please also take a look on our 9 Things To Look Out For When Searching For Your Wedding Venue article.