Keeping costs down when planning a wedding can be tricky. Despite setting a budget at the beginning, the spending can quickly spiral out of control.
We’ve rounded up some of the best cheap wedding venues that look anything but – and will help you budget for the wedding day of your dreams! If you’re specifically looking for cheap wedding venues in London, you can find our pick of the best 19 here, and we've got the top 20 affordable wedding venues in Scotland too.
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1. The Devonshire Fell Hotel & Restaurant – North Yorkshire
We’re all a-flutter at the thought of getting married at this gorgeous boutique hotel in Yorkshire. The Devonshire Fell boasts some of the county’s best countryside views, contemporary and quirky interiors, 16 luxurious bedrooms and incredible food.
It is currently offering an amazing intimate wedding package from Sundays to Thursdays. For £4,960, you’ll get exclusive use of the hotel and garden with civil ceremony room hire, reception drinks, a three-course wedding breakfast for 30 guests, an overnight suite for the wedding couple and more. Friday wedding packages for 60 people cost £6,295.
2. Brickhouse Vineyard – Devon
Tucked away in the picturesque South Devon hills, Brickhouse Vineyard is the ultimate hidden gem. Perfect for intimate weddings, you’ll have exclusive use and complete privacy as you say “I do” among 20 acres of woodland and vines. Naturally, you’ll also have access to some of the best wine the South of England has to offer!
Elopement packages start at £750, and from only £1,250 for an elopement package with a two-night stay, a celebratory meal and a mini wedding cake. Intimate wedding packages with a romantic reception for up to 15 people start from £3,790, and small weddings of 30 guests – with your artisan cake, bridal bouquet, photography and wedding breakfast included! – start from £6,460.
3. Holmes Mill – Lancashire
This former textiles mill in the charming Lancashire town of Clitheroe is the height of modern industrial chic. With exposed beams, naturally textured walls and even some of the former mill machinery, it’s a unique space with tons of natural light and character. Right next door is a luxury hotel with 39 bedrooms for guests.
For 2021, hosting your ceremony at Holmes Mill starts from £950 for midweek civil ceremony room hire, with a minimum spend from £1,500. A midweek wedding package for 60 guests starts from £9,000.
4. The Old Barn at Esholt – West Yorkshire
This 200-year-old barn in the heart of the Yorkshire countryside is the epitome of rustic charm. With everything on offer from a formal banquet to a tea party, and a blank canvas for you to decorate to your theme, you can have exactly the day that suits you. The team at The Old Barn at Esholt has 10 years’ experience planning weddings so you’re in safe hands. It has a civil ceremony licence or various churches and a registry office are close by too.
Room hire is just £400 with a £475 cost for a civil ceremony room if you marry there. Two-course meals starts from £36.25 pp. Alternatively you can opt for an all-inclusive package. They are open to you bringing in your own suppliers as well as using recommended options.
5. Owlpen Manor – Gloucestershire
Think a private Cotswold valley with a 215-acre estate is out of your price range? Think again! Owlpen Manor is a romantic Tudor country house with plenty of spots across the estate to tie the knot. From the church to the Great Hall and Cyder House barn, there’s spaces for 20 to 200 guests. The Old English formal gardens are ideal for your photos. The medieval Cyder Barn dates back to 1446 and features a huge oak cider press for a unique setting.
Having a marquee boosts the price quite a lot, but if you’re after a midweek intimate wedding of up to 40, their package - which includes use of the estate for two nights, a three-course meal, and a bottle of wine per head - costs £4,950.
6. The Waterfront – Staffordshire
The Waterfront is the perfect setting for a wedding in Staffordshire. It is a unique and charming canal-side wedding venue offering bags of character, exposed brickwork and marina views.
If you can’t wait to say ‘I do’, then The Waterfront’s late availability offer could be the answer to your prayers! You’ll get exclusive use of the Crow’s Nest Suite, a three-course wedding breakfast for 40 guests and evening buffet for an additional 40, an in-house DJ, sweet cart and sweets, and much more for £4,950!
7. The Shropshire Golf Centre – Shropshire
The Farmhouse at the Shropshire Golf Centre dates back to 1818 and has beautiful beams and chandeliers in abundance. There’s a separate Library Bar and snug for your guests to relax in and, thanks to the venue’s recent refurbishment, the interiors are stunning.
Their Twilight Wedding package starts from just £3,499 for 80 guests. Their popular all-inclusive package with a four-course wedding breakfast, DJ and disco, red carpet arrivals and more starts from £4,599 for 50 guests.
8. The Pumping House – Nottinghamshire
This Grade II-listed, red brick venue in Nottinghamshire is beautifully bright. The original chimney of the old Pumping House is still there and it’s set in six acres right in the heart of Sherwood Forest making a beautiful and distinctive backdrop for photos. It has two licensed civil ceremony rooms, the impressive Engine Hall or tranquil Ollerton Room for the wedding breakfast, plus rooms for drinks and more. Did we mention there’s also 10 self-catering apartments to stay in?
Exclusive-use venue hire prices in 2021 start from £2,800 which includes lots of extras like event security, big ‘LOVE’ letters, fully stocked and staffed bars, the cake stand and knife. Their delicious three-course menus start from £43.50pp plus VAT.
9. Askham Hall – Cumbria
We’re head over heels in love with Askham Hall, a spectacular country house wedding venue in Cumbria. It sits on the edge of the Lake District National Park and is suitable for weddings of any size. We love the barn for a civil ceremony or the outdoor pavilion for an outdoor wedding. There are also 18 luxury double bedrooms for your and your guests to spend the night in.
If you’re looking to marry within six months, their ‘Kiss Me Quick’ package is £3,950 for 50 guests with a late afternoon ceremony and evening meal. Midweek barn hire starts from £1,800 for 45 guests plus you’ll get a discount on their 15 bedrooms, while weekend barn hire starts from £2,800 for 80 guests.
10. Knightor Winery – Cornwall
This unique winery set just above St Austell Bay makes for the most memorable Cornish wedding. You’ll get exclusive use of the whole venue, including the traditional stone barn, farmhouse (which sleeps 12), courtyard and three acres of vines, gardens and a pond. Knightor Winery is perfect for outdoor weddings or a rustic barn wedding for everything from intimate groups up to 180 evening guests.
Their ceremony-only elopement package is excellent value: Monday to Wednesday hire with photographs and a glass of the winery's own sparkling wine is £400. Cosy winter weddings in 2021 are a bargain too – you can hire the venue from just £700 with no accommodation, or £900 including the house for 12 people. Throw in their catering package and you can have a low season wedding for 50 people with wedding night accommodation from £3,500. You get complimentary firepits and marshmallows for toasting with all winter weddings!
11. Bassmead Manor Barns – Cambridgeshire
Fusing historic barns with a contemporary reception space, you’ll love the relaxed atmosphere and spacious, open-plan design of Bassmead Manor Barns. The 300 year-old Rickety Barn has been wonderfully restored to provide a charming, rustic venue for your ceremony with traditional oak beams, wrought iron chandeliers and twinkling fairy lights.
The modern Moat Barn is perfect for your reception drinks, opening out over landscaped ground with roaming peacocks. Then it’s on to the dramatic Bridge Barn for your gourmet wedding breakfast and dancing. Venue hire starts from £2,300 for a midweek, low season 2021 wedding, rising up to £7,250 for summer Saturdays.
12. Globe at Hay – Herefordshire
In the historic town on Hay-on-Wye is the world-famous Globe at Hay. Home to the How The Light Gets In festival, this enchanting former Methodist Church is now a licensed arts and events venue, split into three separate spaces. With inspiring double height ceilings and the original pulpit, it’s a beautiful, intimate space for weddings of up to 60. The in-house chefs can whip up a treat too using local, seasonal meats and veggies for feasting centrepieces.
Exclusive hire starts from £2,000, with non-exclusive hire from just £1,000 and an additional ceremony fee of £500. You get a wedding co-ordinator included, plus waiting staff, boutique furniture, lighting and projectors and a fully-stocked bar. The venue has a cool festival feel, with bags of charm, colour and quirkiness so don’t miss out!
13. The Sitwell Arms – Derbyshire
This former 18th century coaching inn has been transformed into a rustic hotel with beautiful grounds that are perfect for photos. Outside are the lily pond and rose orchard garden, a fishing lake and fountain and even a secret garden. These are all ideal for an outdoor wedding. Alternatively, indoors there is space for up to 200 guests.
There’s a variety of different packages at the Sitwell Arms Hotel, all great value. A winter 2021-2022 wedding is just £2,995 including a three-course meal for 50 guests. The 2021/22 summer garden party package for 50 day guests starts from £4,000; their outdoor vintage wedding package is the same price.
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14. Pavilion on the Prom – Lancashire
Situated on Blackpool's prestigious seafront and inside the award-winning Park House Hotel is the Pavilion on the Prom. This gorgeous ballroom can accommodate up to 130 people for a buffet in a large, open plan and classically decorated space that can host both ceremonies and receptions. There's loads of extra on offer included in your package, like aisle lanterns and chair dressing, but we guarantee your guests won't be able to take their eyes off the seafront views.
Packages start from £3,000 with special rates for midweek wedding packages so get in touch today.
15. The Pilgrims Rest – East Sussex
Bursting with rustic charm, The Pilgrims Rest first opened its doors in 1420 and has hosted celebrations from medieval banquets to Georgian balls, Victorian luncheons to Edwardian tea dances. With three reception rooms filled with history and period features – plus walled gardens outside – this unique venue is available for fully-catered weddings or for you to completely DIY to your taste.
Prices start at £2,450 for venue hire with no corkage charge and exclusive use for the whole day. With a huge amount of flexibility, this stylish Wealden hall house is ideal for those looking for an affordable rustic venue (and you get a dedicated wedding co-ordinator!).
16. The Driftwood Spars – Cornwall
Just a stone’s throw from Trevaunance Cove, The Driftwood Spars is a charming wedding venue with a warm, friendly atmosphere. It’s ideal for intimate or grand celebrations with a panoramic backdrop perfect for your wedding photos. It really sings when it comes to your wedding breakfast: a delicious menu of locally-sourced, seasonal produce, showing off the best of Cornwall. There's even a gluten free micro-brewery on site!
Winter weddings for 40 guests start from £3,300, and 'The Ultimate Cornish Wedding' package starts from £5,250 for 50 guests, but there’s also a ‘design your own’ package option. If you’re looking to elope, it’s £880 for the two of you, with a three-course meal, wine and a two-night stay – plus they provide the witnesses!
17. Limpley Stoke Hotel – Somerset
Just outside the city of Bath is the elegant Limpley Stoke Hotel. Overlooking the spectacular Limpley Stoke Valley, it offers a selection of function rooms that can host up to 200, although you can’t go wrong with an intimate wedding either. With a complimentary bridal suite stay and a dedicated wedding co-ordinator, you won’t need to worry about a thing.
Their ‘Ultimate Offer Package’ is outstanding value. For £2,750, you’ll get room hire, a three-course meal with wine, arrival drinks and canapes, an evening buffet, your honeymoon suite, a master of ceremonies, a red carpet welcome, sparkling wine for the toast and a DJ for 50 people. Alternatively, there are midweek options from £1,700.
18. The Woodman Inn & Thunderbridge Gardens – West Yorkshire
Nestled in a historic hamlet, The Woodman Inn is a picturesque refurbished 18th century country inn. Offering delicious food, stunning surroundings, beautifully-appointed accommodation and lots of personal touches, there’s few places more inviting for your big day.
Choose from the inn, where packages start from £3,999 for 40 guests, or their new venue, Thunderbridge Gardens – an intimate woodland venue set beside a stream in Thunderbridge Forest – where you can host your wedding in their glass marquee from £9,999. Their Winter Wedding package for 2021 to 2022 is £2,999 for 40 guests.
19. Llyn Gwynant Barns – Gwynedd
If you’re into a festival vibe, throw a two day glamping extravaganza on the shores of Llyn Gwynant Lake in Snowdonia, Wales. The Big Barn at Llyn Gwynant Barns is perfect to hold your whole day, while outside are charming private fields where up to 150 guests can camp.
The price for two nights' midweek in 2021 is £4,000, and £4,500 for weekend hire. You’ll get exclusive hire of the venue and campsite for two nights with a fully staffed bar as well as free hire of all kitchen equipment and tableware. If you’re on budget, you can fully or partly self-cater.
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20. The Plough Inn – Cheshire
The idyllic village of Eaton is home to the historic Plough Inn. Lovingly restored, the 15th century coaching inn now has a stunning oak barn for weddings of up to 70 and 17 stylish bedrooms for your guests to stay in. The food here is what’s really special – hearty favourites and lots of different evening options.
The Plough Inn does a fantastic offer of a £2,022 wedding package for 50 guests in January, February or November 2022. Intimate weddings of under 35 guests cost £50 a person all-inclusive.
21. The Great Barn – Oxfordshire
Nestled within 250 acres of stunning wooded estate in Oxfordshire is The Great Barn, a beautiful rustic wedding venue perfect for your celebration. It boasts three picturesque lakes, a beautiful dressing room, gorgeous gardens and a bar complete with log fires and comfy leather sofas.
Their 2021 rates start from £3,950 for midweek, low season hire, and catering is from £40pp. Contact them for special discounts and late availability offers.
22. Logie Country House – Aberdeen & Deeside
Yes, you really can get a magnificent Scottish country house on an affordable budget! Logie Country House dates back to 1492 and is a grand, award-winning, exclusive-use country house and estate in the beautiful Aberdeenshire countryside.
The whole house and estate can be yours for two to three days. It sleeps 42 and is dotted with open fires, antiques, sumptuous bedrooms, cosy four-poster beds, courtyards, and coats of arms. Did we mention the indoor infinity pool, cinema, two hot tubs and a private island?
Late availability and off-peak prices start from under £5,000, with catering from £36 per person (including vat), meaning your budget can stretch further than you think. They are now offering new micro wedding packages for up to 20 people until Spring 2021.
23. The Bull Hotel – Kent
The Bull Hotel is a unique and beautiful country inn located in the heart of Kent. It dates back 600 years, has bags of character and boasts exposed beams and original stone walls. We love The Buttery – a spacious function room which flows out onto the veranda and courtyard, where guests can enjoy reception drinks and get photographs taken.
Intimate weddings for 15 people cost from £2,500 until March 2021, while all-inclusive wedding packages for 50 guests start from £4,500 with other packages available for 30 and 40 guests.
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24. Warley Park Golf Club – Essex
Located in the charming village of Little Warley, near Brentwood, Warley Park is a truly scenic setting for your big day with options for both indoor and outdoor weddings.
The Lakesview function room boasts stunning panoramas across the surrounding lakes and golf courses, and it can accommodate 120 guests for a formal sit-down meal. Outside, their lake-front pier is perfect for a summer ceremony or as a photo backdrop at any time of the year.
All-inclusive packages start from £2,999 for 45 guests for the ceremony and unlimited evening guests. This includes your DJ, three-course wedding breakfast, and evening buffet.
25. Inkersall Grange Farm – Nottinghamshire
Tipi venues are traditionally a bit more expensive, due to the fact they’re only set-up during late spring to early autumn and venues need to provide toilet, bar and catering facilities too. Inkersall Grange Farm tipis are great value and a magical experience.
You get three giant hat tipis, one chill out tipi, tables, chairs, a fire pit, dance floor, bar facilities, luxury on-site toilets and all your electricity and water supply included. Prices start from £4,299 for a weekday wedding.
26. The Vicarage Hotel - Cheshire
This Grade II-listed inn in the heart of Cheshire has been lovingly restored with vibrant and quirky interiors. There are lots of different licensed areas, like the intimate Games room and the atmospheric Library. We love the vintage-feel Garden Room which sits 70 guests and is a wonderful bright, rustic space. Looking for something bigger? The Vicarage's Main Bar can hold up to 230 guests to dance up a storm!
Cosy and romantic autumn and winter 2021 packages start from £3,500, while spring and summer 2021 packages are from £4,000.
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27. Victoria Hall – West Yorkshire
The UNESCO World Heritage site of Saltaire is a truly unique setting for your wedding day. It’s a Victorian model village in Shipley, and in the heart of it is the Grade II-listed Victoria Hall. It has a choice of beautifully decorated, atmospheric rooms that can host up to 350 guests for an evening reception – ideal for Asian or Jewish weddings.
Their packages are very clear cut with no hidden costs. Although they don’t include catering, you can get use of the rooms, bar staff, substantially discounted drinks packages, a wedding coordinator with unlimited contact and meetings, fairy lights and tablecloths from £3,000.
28. Polhawn Fort – Cornwall
Sitting on the western tip of the Rame Peninsula is Polhawn Fort, an extraordinary wedding venue which looks out across miles of ocean and the rugged Cornish coastline. It certainly has the wow-factor. If you get married here, you’ll have exclusive use of the entire venue for two or four days, allowing for an extended tailor-made wedding with total privacy. The Grand Hall seats up to 120 people, and there is space for up to 20 guests in a range of stylish bedrooms.
Micro weddings until February 2021 cost £3,995 for a midweek wedding and £4,995 for three nights' hire from Friday to Monday. Midweek, low season venue hire starts from £3,985 in 2021.
29. Sheene Mill - Cambridgeshire
Sheene Mill is a romantic, boutique country venue situated right on the River Mel and surrounded by lovely landscaped gardens. The 16th century former flour mill has lots of its original features like open fireplaces and exposed beams, adding to its character and charm. It's licensed for indoor and outdoor ceremonies, and you'll love posing for pictures with their resident swan Will.
Intimate weekday weddings for 30 people start from £3,750 with a three-course meal, evening food and exclusive use of the venue all included. A weekend wedding for 60 guests will cost £8,500.
30. Inglewood - Cheshire
How spectacular is Inglewood Manor! Inside you'll find oak-carved rooms, roaring open fires, and three licensed ceremony rooms, while outside, you can marry on the large balustraded terrace which looks out over 38 acres of manicured lawns and shimmering lakes. Upstairs there's 29 individually-designed, luxury bedrooms to rest your head. It's a truly impressive setting for your big day, and might cost you less than you expect.
Inglewood has two all-inclusive packages, one for 2021 and one for 2022. The 2021 packages costs £5,000 for 50 guests and includes everything from your photography to a three-course meal, DJ, venue dressing, LOVE letters, a postbox and drinks package. The 2022 package includes the same but comes in at £7,000. Amazing value for everything included!
31. Sopley Mill - Dorset
Stunning views are guaranteed at Sopley Mill. This former watermill looks over the wild Avon water meadows and is flanked on both sides by the River Avon. You'll have exclusive use of the three floors: a chill out/drinks area on the ground floor with a terrace that's licensed for ceremonies; a dance floor and ceremony room on the second floor; and the kitchen and reception room on the top floor. You'll have so much space, yet the whole venue feels cosy and romantic and is easily adaptable for formal and informal celebrations.
There's no corkage charge at Sopley Mill which makes it ideal for affordable celebrations. Winter venue hire starts from just £1,000 and their midweek hire rates are all below £2,000 year-round. If you're after some help organising, they will happily make up a package for couples wanting to marry on Sundays to Wednesdays.
32. Denbies Wine Estate - Surrey
Denbies is England's largest vineyard and a wonderful backdrop for your wedding. Nestled within 265 acres in the heart of the Surrey Hills, you can combine the Conservatory Atrium and Garden Room for larger weddings, or choose the Gallery Restaurant with panoramic views of the vines for intimate celebrations. There's also a romantic and unique candlelit cellar that's ideal for pre-reception drinks or a wine tasting session.
Denbies have frozen their 2020 prices for 2022 if you book before the end of December. There are also dates still available for 2021 with packages starting from £65pp for 70 guests. Included in that are a three-course meals and lots of Denbies award-winning wine to enjoy!
33. Redworth Hall Hotel - Durham
This gorgeous Jacobean manor house is set within 26 acres of stunning grounds. You'll arrive up the sweeping drive to its impressive façade and enter into the wood-panelled rooms. The Great Hall is perfect for your wedding breakfast, with lots of warm wood, rich colours and sumptuous furnishings. Coupled with delicious food and great service, it'll be a truly memorable day.
Redworth Hall Hotel's 2022 packages start from £3,800 for 40 day and 60 evening guests. Their fantastic package includes a dedicated wedding coordinator and toastmaster, three-course wedding breakfast, evening buffet and select drinks, plus your honeymoon suite and a complimentary three months membership to their health club before the wedding.
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