The West Midlands is one of Britain’s most stunning and diverse regions, from the bustling cities of Birmingham and Coventry, to the rolling Malvern Hills and quaint market town of Stratford-Upon-Avon.
Encompassing Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire and the West Midlands, this huge region is packed full of amazing wedding venues.
It’s home to five Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty – the Wye Valley, Shropshire Hills, Cannock Chase, Malvern Hills, and parts of the Cotswolds – plus lots of chocolate-box villages and towns that are the perfect backdrop to your big day.
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If you want somewhere that your guests can make a weekend of and explore, there’s nowhere better. From Shakespeare’s birthplace to the impressive Ironbridge Gorge to the home of Rugby football, there’s plenty of activities to do – if you can tear yourself away from the amazing shopping and restaurants!
We’ve rounded-up the 20 best wedding venues in the West Midlands, whatever your budget.
Warwick Castle – Warwick, Warwickshire
Warwick Castle is steeped in over 1,100 years of history – and the perfect place to host the most memorable day of your life. The magnificent castle grounds and interiors are a beautiful backdrop to a fairytale wedding. You can even embrace the castle theme by throwing a medieval banquet or hiring court jesters and jousters!
Every one of your guests will have heard of this landmark venue. If you’re after a venue with prestige and grandeur, you can’t do much better. With lots of price points for their all-inclusive packages, it’s more affordable than you might think.
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The Bond Company – Digbeth, Birmingham
The Birmingham neighbourhood of Digbeth has reinvented itself as one of the coolest parts of the city – think edgy street art, craft beer bars and a trendy food scene. This converted Victorian warehouse in the heart of it is the perfect venue for those looking for a unique choice of venue.
If you’re after something out the ordinary, The Bond Company beautifully combines idyllic canal-side retreat with a quirky, industrial-chic aesthetic that makes an unforgettable backdrop to your day.
Have your ceremony for up to 120 guests in the romantic Waterside room. The Gatehouse, a converted warehouse, is ideal for your wedding breakfast; and you can party under the stars until the early hours with your friend and family in the outdoor Canopy area. Handily, it’s only 10 minutes’ walk from Birmingham city centre too if your guests need accommodation.
Davenport House – Bridgnorth, Shropshire
At the top of the sweeping drive, you’ll catch sight of this idyllic Georgian house set in the Shropshire countryside. Davenport House has been hosting weddings for 25 years and is one of the best and most experienced in the business.
Surround yourself with elegance and history as you step through the double doors into the Great Hall. Alternatively pick your choice of rooms to say ‘I do’ in or marry between the pillars on the front steps of the House.
Each room has its own chic style and warmth. If you’re going for a glamorous theme with plenty of drama, a lavish venue like this is the perfect stage.
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Safari Venues – Bewdley, Worcestershire
Love animals? How about marrying in West Midland Safari Park? The Georgian manor Spring Grove House is the most classic of the unique settings you can choose here for you big day, where you can also pick from the magical Treetops Pavilion and brick vaulted cocktail bar Cellarz.
The Pavilion can hold up to 450 guests which makes it ideal for an Asian wedding too. You’ll have exclusive use of the wedding venue and beautiful private gardens too.
The real selling points of a wedding here are the animal experiences and amusement area. Trained zookeepers can let your guests meet and hold the cutest (and creepiest!) residents of the park.
You can add wristbands to your wedding packages so they can also enjoy the theme park rides – and you can take some amazing photos!
Moxhull Hall – Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire
Set within eight acres of gardens and woodlands, Moxhull Hall is a beautiful Victorian manor, ideal for indoor and outdoor weddings. The whole place is exclusively yours meaning you can marry in Caliope’s Garden before a marquee reception, or say ‘I do’ in the luxurious oak-panelled Grove Room with roaring fires and beautiful views of the grounds.
As soon as you book, all 20 newly-refurbished bedrooms at Moxhull are reserved for you. It means you can dance the night away with your loved ones and wake you for a celebratory breakfast the next morning with them too. Don’t forget to check out how stunning the bridal suite is too!
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The Durham Ox – Shrewley Common, Warwickshire
Pub venues are ideal if you’re looking for a more relaxed day that’s great value. The Durham Ox in the pretty village of Shrewley Common is one of our favourites.
As well as the pub (which is great for intimate celebrations), they have a set of versatile giant Nordic tipis on their five acre plot which can seat up to 180 guest for a sit-down meal. It makes a truly striking and fun alternative to a marquee and is suitable year-round.
The tipis come complete with tables and chairs, a fire, fairy lights, a chill-out area with sofas and also a sheltered terrace with a manned bar. If you’re after a unique countryside venue for an informal, fun day, this would be top of our list.
Broadfield – Bodenham, Herefordshire
Broadfield is an exclusive use country house set in the heart of the Herefordshire countryside. You really can host the wedding of your dream here, whether that’s a tiny ceremony for up to eight in their summer house, or a day for 169 guests in their fold yard.
With ceremony options inside and outside, it’s perfect for both winter and summer weddings, while chefs can whip up a BBQ in the summer and sumptuous three-course meal with all local ingredients in the colder months.
With the venue able to be hired for up to two nights, you’ll have the time to decorate at your own pace.
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New Hall Hotel & Spa – Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham
This elegant hotel is the dream spot for couples who want a truly glamorous day. From arrival by helicopter to a full spa day before your wedding, the New Hall wedding team can arrange it all. With a lily-filled moat and 26 acres of parkland, the outside is just as impressive as within.
Each of the 60 guest rooms bursts with character and charm and plenty of modern comforts.
The ceremony and reception areas are similarly opulent. The Great Chamber’s oak panelling and decorated ceiling feel straight from a film set, while the Garden Pavilion is a magical spot for your wedding breakfast.
Thorpe Garden – Tamworth, Staffordshire
Bursting with flowers and trees, Thorpe Garden is a two-acre walled garden concealed within a 3,000 acre private estate. If privacy and tranquility are non-negotiables on your list, this is most definitely the venue for you!
The ceremony room is a striking glass building, built by RIBA award-winning architect Seth Stein, with glass door leading out to a terrace overlooking the garden.
Your intimate reception area is a hand-crafted yurt, boasting large windows with views over the garden. Fairy lights, flowers and garlands festoon the room creating a magical atmosphere for dinner and later dancing.
And speaking of dinner, fresh, quality ingredients are cooked on their grill, with the whole menu created with you.
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Ludlow Castle – Ludlow, Shropshire
Ludlow Castle is one of the finest in the country; the walls whisper with history and your day can become part of that. You can marry outside or within the Round Chapel in the Inner Bailey, and it suits both large impressive celebrations and more intimate, informal days.
Your wedding package also includes a rehearsal in the space so you can get a feel for it before the day and plenty of time to personalise it to you. The experienced and friendly wedding team will help make your day run smoothly and are on hand right from the start of your journey.
Alcott Weddings – Alvechurch, Worcestershire
Despite it’s prime location, you’ll feel in a world of your own once you walk through the gates of Alcott Farm. You truly can make this day exactly with you want, with the option to go for a blank canvas or have your day fully catered and sorted by their incredible suppliers.
Choose from one of their temporary structures (marquees, yurts or tipis which can host up to 499 people), set opposite their idyllic lake, and decorate to your heart’s content.
If you’re nervous about a marquee in British weather, Alcott Weddings has a full drainage system in place so you can get hitched without worrying about any mud. Phew!
Also on site is a barn-conversion bridal suite and their own wedding celebrant – everything’s covered!
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Birtsmorton Court – Malvern, Worcestershire
How many wedding venues come with their own moat? Birtsmorton Court is a 12th century manor house, rich in history and elegantly decorated. It’s still a family home, which means the dedicated wedding team treat each big day as if it was their own.
As Midlands venues go, this is one of the most picturesque. As well as a terrace above the moat, there’s beautiful parkland and formal gardens, and the stunning Malvern Hills not far away.
Birtsmorton is licensed for civil ceremonies up to 200, but there’s also a parish church close by for church ceremonies. As the evening draws to a close, you’ll have access to their luxury on-site accommodation.
While spring and summer weddings here looks beautiful, it’s also a stunning setting for autumn and winter nuptials too!
Homme House – Ledbury, Herefordshire
Homme House is an elegant Georgian country house, surrounded by 180 acres of gorgeous park and woodland. Sitting on the Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire borders, this country venue is unrivalled for transport links, yet feels utterly tranquil.
There are three areas licensed for weddings, with space for between 90 to 140 guests, plus St Bartholomew’s Church is just on the edge of the Estate for religious services.
What sets Homme House apart is their commitment to making your planning journey as easy and transparent as possible. There’s no corkage, no preferred caterer and no hidden costs or extras, which can take a huge worry off your mind.
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Shustoke Farm Barns, Shustoke – Warwickshire
These 18th century, red brick barns have been lovingly restored with plenty of original features and centre around a bright courtyard, full of ancient olive trees, fire pits and dreamy photo spots!
Set in the heart of the Warwickshire countryside, Shustoke Farm Barns are still handily just 20 minutes from Birmingham and Coventry city centres.
The main barn is full of eye-catching details like flagstone floors and huge, gothic oak beams and can be transformed from candlelit ceremony room to reception room and dance floor easily.
One of the big focuses here is on feasting dinners. The barn’s gallery looks into the open kitchen through a large glass wall, so guests can see the chefs at work on a giant rotisserie during post-ceremony drinks. Outside, there’s an outdoor BBQ (which can grill up to 6 whole lambs at a time!) where chefs can also cook up a feast.
Bespoke By Nature – Longtown, Herefordshire
With the dramatic Black Mountains as a backdrop, you’ll struggle to find a more secluded, picturesque wedding venue than Bespoke By Nature.
The beautifully restored medieval barn sits in the spellbinding surroundings of Lower House Farm and offers a truly rustic wedding setting for up to 108 guests.
There are no constrictive wedding packages so you’re free to create a completely bespoke day, full of personality and unique touches. One of the big selling points here is the delicious food – think local lamb and beef, organic vegetables and seasonal produce, all lovingly prepared.
There’s enough accommodation here too to extend it into a weekend of celebrations with your guests!
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The Mill Barns – Bridgnorth, Shropshire
This newly-built barn sits on eight acres of landscaped waterfront gardens, meaning you can have an indoor or outdoor wedding right on their lake.
Custom-designed around the flow of the wedding day, every aspect has been thought about – from the bridal dressing room to the oak-framed ceremony barn, the terrace for drinks to the stunning wedding breakfast barn for dinner and evening entertainment.
Not only do you have The Mill Barns exclusively for the day, you can supply your own drinks with no corkage and put up your guests in the on-site bedrooms.
It’s centrally located between Kidderminster and Bridgnorth, with easy motorway access, making it a great hub for greats from across the West Midlands.
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Alrewas Hayes – Burton on Trent, Staffordshire
Now that’s a ceremony room! Alrewas Hayes specialise in Asian weddings and grand receptions, with their Grand Pavilion able to hold up to 650 guests. But don’t dismiss it if you’re having a much smaller day. There’s two beautiful rooms in the house – like The Gallery, above – ideal for more intimate weddings.
The Grade-II listed, Queen Anne residence is full of period features and stunning photo backdrops, which extends into their manicured grounds outside.
The in-house chefs can produce a fine dining menu worthy of the top restaurants, as well as Asian wedding specialities. In their 10 luxury bedrooms, you’ll find The White Company toiletries, a Nespresso machine and more. This Staffordshire venue is true luxury indeed.
Curradine Barns – Kidderminster, West Midlands
These two 19th-century brick barns have been restored into a wedding venue full of rustic charm and character. The Granary Barn is perfect for your wedding ceremony and can hold up to 110 guests; afterwards head to the Barley Barn for a sit-down dinner.
We love the street food-style menu you can also choose: from wood-fired pizzas to mouth-watering BBQ, it’s cooked before your guests’ eyes in the charming courtyard. Even more, we love that Curradine Barns include their ‘Currabooth’ photo booth completely free of charge to help capture those memorable moments forever! Every little thing is thought of here.
With a great location just four miles from Ombersley, it’s easy to reach. Handy, as the bridal dressing room is open from 10am for you and your bridesmaid to get ready in style.
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Hampton Manor – Solihull, West Midlands
At only an hour from London and 15 minutes from Birmingham, Hampton Manor ticks the box for easy to reach. It also ticks the boxes for a striking Neo-Tudor Gothic house filled with stained glass windows and William Morris-printed walls, a Michelin-starred restaurant, 45 acres of woodland, a daffodil dell, and a beautiful walled kitchen garden.
Describing itself as a ‘restaurant with rooms’, Hampton Manor’s food and drink is naturally the main event. Your meal will be the best of locally-sourced produce, while their wine director will help you pick the best organic wines to accompany. If you’re a foodie couple, this is one not to miss!
The old courtyard has been transformed into an opulent glass-roofed atrium to host your wedding breakfast – and which looks particularly impressive for winter weddings.
Mixing modern design with the Arts and Crafts history makes for a wonderfully stylish venue. There are 15 individually-designed rooms and suites for you and your guests, with two pamper rooms next door to treat yourself before the big day.
The Bridal Barn – Wolverhampton, Shropshire
For a secluded and utterly enchanting day, hide yourself and your guests away in the blissful peace of the Shropshire countryside. Bridal Barn is an ancient sandstone building, lovingly converted into a unique, rustic venue.
Aside from the barn, you’ll also have access to the tipi in the woods – reached by a candlelit path – and warming fire pits in the yard for your guests to take themselves away for quieter moments. It’s a truly magical venue.
Because they believe they can give you the best wedding day ever, Bridal Barn has lots of cost-effective packages so everyone can host their day there. There’s a self-catering option, and no corkage fee so you can choose you own suppliers or provide your own drinks.
With the night coming to a close, you can end your evening in the romantic shepherd’s hut newlywed accommodation.
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