Keeping costs down when planning a wedding can be tricky. Opting for a cheap wedding venue can make a huge difference to the cost of your day, meaning you can splash out on a few other things like your wedding dress, cake or photographer.
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 22 affordable wedding venues in Scotland too.
Whether you wish to marry in a rustic barn, elegant hall, or an industrial-meets-chic former factory, there are a variety of wedding venues out there that are both affordable and adorable, saving you more money in your wedding budget.
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1. 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 £1,300, and from only £1,950 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 30 guests – with your artisan cake, flowers, photography, and wedding breakfast included! – start from £3,200.
2. 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.
Holmes Mill has menus starting at £35 for wedding breakfasts. It can accommodate anywhere from 50 to 150 guests for a lovely intimate celebration.
3. 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 £425 with a £500 cost for a civil ceremony room if you marry there. Two-course meals start from £38.05 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.
4. 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 are 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.
5. 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, an evening buffet for an additional 40, an in-house DJ, sweet cart, sweets, and much more for an affordable price!
6. 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 £4,000 for 75 guests. Their popular all-inclusive package with a four-course wedding breakfast, DJ and disco, red carpet arrivals and more starts from £5,199 for 50 guests.
7. 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 on 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 are also 10 self-catering apartments to stay in?
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. Globe at Hay – Herefordshire
In the historic town of 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!
12. 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 packages at the Sitwell Arms Hotel, all of which are of 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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13. The Venue at Sandy Cove – Devon
Situated in Ilfracombe, Devon is The Venue at Sandy Cove. This gorgeous property is a classically decorated space that can host both ceremonies and receptions. There are loads of extras included in select packages, like colour wheel up-lighting and lavish décor pieces, but we guarantee your guests won't be able to take their eyes off the seafront views.
Packages for exclusive venue hire start at just £1,500 for January and February. The venue's exclusive hire package includes the use of the venue as well as the gardens for the day and evening of your wedding.
14. 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.
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 coordinator!).
15. 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 microbrewery on site!
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16. 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 honeymoon suite stay and a dedicated wedding coordinator, you won’t need to worry about a thing.
17. 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 are fewer places more inviting for your big day.
Choose from the inn, where packages start from £4,999 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 £10,999. Their Winter Wedding package for 2023 to 2024 is £3,000 for 40 guests.
18. 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 £2,023 wedding package for 50 guests in January, February, or November 2023.
19. The Great Barn – Oxfordshire
Nestled within 250 acres of stunning wooded estate in Oxfordshire is The Great Barn, a beautifully 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 2022 rates start from £3,450 for midweek, low season hire. Contact them for special discounts and late availability offers.
20. 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?
21. 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 that flows out onto the veranda and courtyard, where guests can enjoy reception drinks and get photographs taken.
Winter wedding packages for 50 day guests and an additional 50 evening guests start from £7,500 for midweek days.
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22. 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.
23. Dungarthill House – Perth
If you and your partner are planning a DIY wedding and are in full-on wedding planning mode, then Dungarthill House in Perth, Scotland, might be the perfect venue for you. Unique from a lot of venues, this Victorian country house is available to rent on a weekly basis, so you can plan a multiple-day wedding and still have plenty of time to set up.
Weekly hire of this wedding venue starts as low as £4,400 during winter months and £5,500 during autumn months. The house can accommodate up to 21 guests with overnight accommodations, so it'd be a great place for you and your wedding party to stay and continue the celebrations!
24. 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 wonderfully bright, rustic space. Looking for something bigger? The Vicarage's Main Bar can hold up to 230 guests to dance up a storm!
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25. 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 weddings of all sizes and styles.
Their packages are very clear cut with no hidden costs. Although they don’t include catering, you can get use of multiple rooms, fairy lights, a wedding coordinator with limitless contact and meetings, and tablecloths from £3,000.
26. Polhawn Fort – Cornwall
Sitting on the western tip of the Rame Peninsula is Polhawn Fort, an extraordinary wedding venue that 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.
Venue hire for November 2022 starts at just £5,685. Micro weddings from January to February 2023 cost £4,700 for a midweek wedding and £6,225 for three nights' hire from Friday to Monday.
27. 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.
28. 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 are 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 is offering a prime dates package for select days in late 2022 and early 2023, which costs £7,000 for 60 guests and includes exclusive use of the venue and a food and drinks package. Their prices get even better for mid-week 2023 dates, which start at just £5,000.
29. 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. If you're after some help organising, they will happily make up a package for couples wanting to marry on Sundays to Wednesdays.
30. 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.
Packages for 2022 start from £90pp for 70 guests. Included in them are three-course meals and lots of Denbies award-winning wine to enjoy!
31. 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 £3,864 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 overnight suite and a complimentary three-month membership to their health club before the wedding.
32. Church Farm Estate – Wiltshire
Located in Kington Langley, Wiltshire, Church Farm Estate is a super versatile venue that would be suitable for so many different couples. The grounds of this estate are home to a stunning natural meadow that offers the perfect setting for an outdoor celebration of love, whether it's under a marquee or in the open air.
Nearlyweds can hire the site only (no marquee included) for just £4,325 during 2022. With the venue rental, you will gain access to an extensive list of preferred suppliers and contacts, storage for early delivery of decor and hired goods, and up to three days of access before your big day to supervise the finishing touches. Accommodation, guest camping sites, and more are available for an extra fee.
33. The Dragon's Gate – Herefordshire
For an outdoor wedding in the Welsh countryside, The Dragon's Gate is an open-air space that can host a number of marquees and tipis for a celebration underneath the stars. This tranquil location features 12-acres of picturesque scenery that you and your photographer will adore.
You can rent out the indoor barn venue which can host up to 150 guests for £3,000 or The Field for £2,500 which can accommodate up to 200 guests. In addition, this stunning venue can provide cuisine and bar packages as well as overnight accommodation for an extra fee.
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