Hotel wedding venues are a fabulous choice when it comes to finding a backdrop for your big day. Not only do they often have licensed spaces for your ceremony, but they’re experienced in hosting events and have plenty of rooms for guests who want to stay the night.
It’s that offer of beautiful bedrooms that really sets the hotel wedding venue apart from other styles – we love that choosing a hotel will allow you to extend celebrations and stay for an entire weekend. You might even get an on-site spa, golf course or Michelin-starred restaurant to enjoy.
If you’re looking for a hotel wedding venue but you’re not sure where to start, our round-up of the best spots in the UK will help. We’ve scoured the web for the best choices for every budget, so have a scroll and choose your favourite…
1. Chilston Park Hotel – Kent
Chilston Park Hotel is an opulent and sophisticated hotel wedding venue in Maidstone. It’s nestled away in stunning parkland and dates back to the 17th century.
Boasting 23 acres of private grounds, luxurious furnishings, open fires and a range of function rooms, it’s a wedding venue that won’t be forgotten in a hurry. Hire it exclusively and you’ll be able to make yourself at home for the entire weekend.
If you’re having a large celebration, you can combine the Culpepers Restaurant with the Reading Room to make space for 120 guests. A further 80 people would be able to join you for the evening reception. For something even bigger, a 400-person marquee can be erected in the grounds.
As your special day draws to a close, there’s a huge selection of bedrooms for your overnight guests to enjoy. We guarantee they’ll get the best night’s kip.
2. De Vere Tortworth – Gloucestershire
We’re head over heels in love with De Vere Tortworth Court, an enchanting hotel wedding venue set against a backdrop of the picturesque Gloucestershire countryside.
This Victorian mansion exudes grandeur and romance. It has a selection of licensed rooms for your ceremony, plus a range of stunning suites for your wedding breakfast and evening reception.
Upon visiting the venue, you’ll become obsessed with the glass-panelled Orangery which was built in 1874. In the daytime, light floods the room making it the perfect place to say ‘I do’.
After your ceremony, you can take to the gardens for drinks and photographs before enjoying a delicious wedding breakfast and plenty of dancing. Oh, and each of the 201 bedrooms ooze period charm for a luxurious night’s sleep. You’ll wake up the day after your wedding feeling totally refreshed, ready to enjoy a full English breakfast and a day of spa treatments.
3. The Ned – London
Welcome to The Ned, one of the best wedding venues in London. Whether you’re hosting a small and intimate celebration or something large and lavish, this luxurious hotel wedding venue will be totally perfect.
The best part about celebrating your nuptials at The Ned is the fact that everything is under one roof. They’ve even got an award-winning hair and beauty salon in the basement for you and your girls to get ready in!
Across the hotel there are six private hire rooms and terraces, plus eight restaurants with cuisines that span the globe from Asia to Northern Italy.
There are also 252 bedrooms decorated with brass and mahogany furniture, chandeliers, hand-knotted Afghan rugs and rainforest showers. And don’t get us started on the spa and fitness suite…
4. Gileston Manor – Vale of Glamorgan
Dating back to the 18th century, Gileston Manor is a grade II-listed property with walled gardens and a picture-perfect summer house. As you approach the hotel you’ll be greeted by sweeping lawns, a boating lake and views across the Bristol estuary.
There are several options for your vows depending on whether it’s a civil or religious ceremony that you’re dreaming of. Once you’ve said ‘I do’, you can entertain your guests in the grounds with drinks and canapes while your photographer snaps away.
Later, wander through the garden to the spectacular lotus marquee for your wedding breakfast and evening celebrations. This bespoke marquee is chic and beautiful, with twinkling fairy lights and magnificent chandeliers.
Guests can stay overnight in either the luxurious converted Old Coach House or Cheese House. In fact, since Gileston is so beautiful, it seems a shame not to stay for the whole weekend. What do you say?
5. Reigate Manor Hotel – Surrey
This 18th century manor house is situated in the heart of Surrey in a leafy and peaceful location, simply perfect for an elegant wedding celebration.
Reigate Manor Hotel boasts a stylish ballroom complete with its own private bar for large scale events as well as a conservatory for more intimate weddings, plus a further two licensed rooms.
As a hotel wedding venue, accommodation for you and your guests is covered thanks to the 50 bedrooms available on-site and a full English breakfast service the morning after the wedding – sounds like a great way to say farewell to guests to us!
6. Pelham House – East Sussex
Situated in the heart of the charming town of Lewes, just over an hour from London and 25 minutes from Brighton, is Pelham House. This beautiful 16th century wedding venue is currently undergoing an incredible transformation, and it’ll soon be reborn to combine the opulence of a country house with the finesse of a private club.
Every detail has been considered here. In fact, getting ready at this hotel wedding venue is an event in itself. Start your day hidden away in the Dressing Room in the Courthope Mews, where you can sip Champagne and watch your guests arrive while adding the finishing touches to your bridal look.
As they make their way into the house, guests will be met by a sweeping staircase and striking hand-painted mural (plus a glass of Champagne or two) before watching you exchange vows in the chic Goring ceremony room. Original bay windows let daylight stream into the space and offer views of the colourful garden below.
After you’ve said ‘I do’, enjoy a delicious wedding breakfast in The Blencowe Room before watching the sun go down from the terrace. At the end of the day, your romantic Pelham Suite awaits. It has its own spacious lounge area and free-standing bath. Your guests’ accommodation is pretty spectacular, too.
7. Rhinefield House Hotel – Hampshire
Situated in the enchanting New Forest, Rhinefield House is one of Hampshire’s most romantic wedding venues. It is reached up a long, sprawling driveway, shaded by majestic copper Beeches and surrounded by lawns and waterfalls.
Whether you’re looking for an outdoor ceremony, an intimate indoor ceremony or something large and lavish, the experienced and professional team will be on hand to help. This venue can accommodate weddings from 12 to 130 guests.
The gardens have got to be our favourite feature of this venue. Elegant and opulent, they’re the perfect place to host a drinks reception (and snap your all-important wedding photographs). There’s even a swimming pool hidden away at the back of the house!
With a luxurious range of accommodation available for both you and your guests, you can extend your stay in this slice of Hampshire heaven a little longer.
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8. The Curtain – London
Cookie-cutter weddings aren’t really The Curtain’s thing. They recognise that every couple is different, so their wedding should be too. Whether you want a grand ball for 300 or drinks and canapés in an intimate setting, they’ll tailor your day to suit you.
We love the outdoor spaces at The Curtain. Their urban courtyard has a retractable roof, so if the weather is fickle the fun doesn’t have to stop!
They even have a custom-built nightclub if you want to throw a celebration everyone will remember. Complete with glitter balls, it’s the ideal space for party animals. All you need to do is bring you best dance move along…
9. Moddershall Oaks – Staffordshire
Surrounded by an enchanting array of fairy lights and private woodland, Moddershall Oaks is a hidden gem which your guests will remember forever.
This hotel wedding venue is particularly perfect for an outdoor wedding ceremony. There’s a handmade gazebo sitting on the edge of a private lake with seating for up to 100 guests.
After you’ve said your vows and enjoyed a drinks reception on the private lawn, you can head inside to continue the party. Moddershall’s function suite comes with a fully customisable interior and moveable walls to accommodate a varying number of guests. Such features, plus the exceptional food and beautiful décor, make it the perfect wedding reception space.
As newlyweds, you’ll be invited to spend the night in Moddershall’s exclusive five-star bridal suite. This is part of the unique “Mini-Moon Spa Break” package and is included in the venue hire charge. Complete with four-poster bed, spa bath, late check-out, a private outdoor hot tub and cooked breakfast, there’s no better way to spend your first day as a married couple.
10. Ellingham Hall – Northumberland
This stunning country hall is set in eight acres of breathtaking Northumbrian countryside, surrounded by extensive gardens. From the moment guests approach Ellingham Hall via the sweeping driveway, they can’t fail to be impressed by the crenelated silhouette of the imposing building.
The venue seamlessly blends modern luxury with period architecture to create an elegant backdrop for weddings, all while maintaining a boutique hotel feel that will have guests feeling right at home.
There are 29 beautifully presented bedrooms on-site and they are available for a two-night wedding celebration for up to 56 guests. Our favourite is, of course, the bridal suite which is decorated in gothic style with a gold bed, chandelier, double sink in the en suite and claw foot bath – dreamy!
11. King Street Townhouse – Manchester
Hosting only a limited number of weddings every year, King Street Townhouse is an exclusive and stylish five-star hotel wedding venue with contemporary interiors and a charming façade. If you get married here, you’ll have the run of the entire house for your special day.
There’s a selection of spaces available to host the ceremony onsite. Alternatively, the hotel will arrange a personal chauffeur to take you to and from your preferred destination.
The 6th floor rooftop provides the ultimate wow-factor. With exceptional views over the city and Manchester’s iconic Townhall, it’s a wonderful space for reception drinks. Downstairs on the first floor, you’ll find a duo of interconnected rooms rich in bespoke and stylish touches. They’re an elegant backdrop for intimate weddings.
Exclusive hire of this spectacular venue includes use of all 40 stylish bedrooms and suites. They’re each filled with beautifully boutique touches, giving your guests a night of relaxation and unrivalled luxury.
12. Goodwood Hotel – West Sussex
Set in the heart of the 12,000-acre Goodwood Estate is the Goodwood Hotel, a picture-perfect wedding venue.
If you’ve been dreaming of a festival wedding, then their brand new canopy is ideal. It’s situated on the pretty Cedar Lawn and perfect for all manner of dining options, from a simple Champagne reception to an informal barbecue or afternoon tea.
It’s the food that really sets this wedding venue apart from others. Goodwood’s award-winning Head Chef has been busy curating a selection of seasonal menus and sumptuous feasts, using the freshest of ingredients produced on (or within minutes of) the Goodwood Estate.
On-site, you’ll also find a health club, treatment rooms and two golf courses. Why not stay for a little longer and enjoy a driving day or flying lesson over the Sussex Downs? There’s plenty to entertain you.
READ MORE: How to Plan a Festival Wedding
13. Rushton Hall Hotel & Spa – Leicestershire
With a brand-new orangery built in 2017 alongside a state-of-the-art kitchen and additional luxury bedrooms, Rushton Hall Hotel & Spa has positioned itself as one of the area’s best wedding venues.
The grade I listed hotel features acres of picturesque grounds that can be enjoyed from the elevated position of the hotel and the surrounding terraces. The venue is licensed for civil ceremonies and so you can spend your entire day here from preparations in The Stableyard Spa to the moment you sink into one of the hotel’s beds.
There are 51 elegant bedrooms here, each boasting exceptional interior design and fine antiques, guaranteeing a luxurious stay that guests won’t forget in a hurry.
14. Harbour Hotel & Spa – Bristol
Fusing together two iconic former banks in the heart of Bristol, Bristol Harbour Hotel and Spa is a spectacular hotel wedding venue.
If the venue’s central location doesn’t have you sold, the Sansovino event space certainly will. The former Lloyds Bank banking hall was designed by architect William Bruce Gingell and inspired by Sansovino’s 16th century Venetian library. It is undeniably elegant.
The space has a capacity of 300, and thanks to a sky light, private bar and large dance floor it really is the perfect place for your celebrations.
If that wasn’t enough, the stunning HarSpa was recently named the fifth best spa in the country, making it the perfect place to unwind before and after your wedding. Or how about a cheeky spa hen do at your future wedding venue?
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15. Hanbury Manor by Marriott – Hertfordshire
With stunning period features and spectacular grounds, Hanbury Manor Marriot Hotel is one of Hertfordshire’s most enchanting hotel wedding venues.
Here at Hitched HQ, we’re obsessed with the Summerhouse. With floor-to-ceiling glass walls, wooden beams and views which stretch across the lawns, we couldn’t imagine a more beautiful backdrop for your vows.
If the Summerhouse isn’t for you, there’s also Poles Hall (which has a capacity of 120 for a ceremony and 144 for a seated dinner) or the Garden Court. The Garden Court can hold a ceremony for 80 people before hosting 120 diners and 160 in the evening.
After your celebrations, you and your guests will enjoy luxury accommodation. There’s even a spa, leisure club and an 18-hole championship golf course if you’d like to extend your stay.
16. Widbrook Grange Hotel – Wiltshire
If it’s an intimate vibe you’re going for on your big day, might we suggest Widbrook Grange Hotel? The 18th century farmhouse venue can host ceremonies for up to 60 people and receptions for up to 80, making it a great choice for those wishing to keep things small yet special.
The hotel features beams and character features aplenty as well as a range of more contemporary features including a quirky gin bar that would look right at home on a wedding Pinterest board or Instagram page.
Bedrooms here combine rustic country details along with on-trend design features that will ensure your ‘getting ready’ photos look super stylish.
Speaking of photos, Widbrook Grange boasts 11 acres of surrounding Wiltshire countryside meaning you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to incredible photo backdrops.
17. Nunsmere Hall Hotel – Cheshire
Nestled in the heart of Cheshire’s Delamere Forest is Nunsmere Hall Hotel, a stunning Edwardian property with a beautiful lake in its grounds. It was built in 1900 and exudes a sense of timeless class and elegance.
After your ceremony, take to the gardens for your photographs and a drinks reception. The lake, parkland and Italian sunken gardens make for the perfect backdrop.
Inside, there are a number of dining rooms with the capacity to hold 80 guests. For a larger wedding, there is plenty of room for a marquee for up to 200 guests in the grounds. Whatever size your guest list, the food and drink will be remembered by your loved ones for a long time to come.
For your overnight guests, there are 28 bedrooms and eight suites, all of which have been individually designed for a relaxing night’s rest. There’s no better place for a charming country retreat.
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18. Lainston House – Hampshire
Just two miles north-west of Winchester is Lainston House, a breaktakingly beautiful 17th century mansion nestled in 63 acres of countryside.
As you turn down the long, sweeping tree-lined drive, you’ll be transported to a world far away from the hustle and bustle of every day life.
This wedding venue is perfect for celebrations in every season. At a summer wedding, guests will sip bubbly and enjoy canapés on the rolling lawns and terraces. At a winter wedding, guests will mingle in the perfectly appointed Drawing Room or Dawley Barn while sipping mulled wine.
If you’d like to turn your wedding day into a weekend full of celebrations, there are 50 luxury bedrooms for your guests to rest in. Each bedroom is individually designed and totally gorgeous.
19. Lazaat Hotel – Yorkshire
Nestled away in the heart of the East Yorkshire countryside, just a short distance from Hull, is the Lazaat Hotel. This wonderfully appointed and flexible venue is ideal for weddings of any size and style.
It has a relaxed vibe and inviting ambience, with a selection of light-flooded function rooms ideal for any guest list. There’s also a fantastic selection of wedding packages to choose from, plus comfortable accommodation and an exceptional team of caterers.
The gorgeous Pavilion Suite is a perfect choice for your ceremony. It’s hidden in the hotel grounds, has a capacity of 150 guests and has its own private entrance. Your photographer is sure to capture some glorious pictures of the moment you say ‘I do’ if this is the ceremony space you choose.
The largest function space in the hotel can host up to 380 evening guests and comes with its own kitchen. Dance the night away with your loved ones before retiring to one of the hotel’s beautiful bedrooms.
20. Peterstone Court Hotel – Powys
This exclusive-use venue has been hosting weddings for over 25 years, meaning you’re in safe and experienced hands when you book your big day here. Peterstone Court Hotel provides an inspiring canvas on which to project your own personal style and the team are only too happy to help you make it happen.
You can keep things traditional here in the Pen-Y-Fan ballroom or the Beacons View room or do something a little different and take advantage of Peterstone’s #wedfest tipi package. If those options still don’t take your fancy, you’re welcome to hold an extravagant celebration in a marquee on the grounds.
After the ceremony within the ballroom, library or at the nearby church, you and your guests can take to the terrace and enjoy the spectacular Brecon views with canapés and drinks.
At the end of the night, you and select guests can settle down for the night in the 12 stunning bedrooms available at this boutique hotel. The spa and pool will be waiting the following day for anyone wishing to extend their stay.
21. The Crown Inn – Oxfordshire
Here at Hitched HQ, we’re huge fans of quaint and quintessentially British pub wedding venues, and The Crown Inn is up there with the best. It is situated in the heart of charming Oxfordshire, just a stones’ throw from Blenheim Palace.
Perfect in every season, the inn has been thoughtfully restored with a modern twist throughout. There is a light-filled conservatory, five individually designed bedrooms and an ivy-clad walled terrace.
After saying ‘I do’ in one of Woodstock’s elegant churches or the pretty Town Hall, spill out into the gardens for a glass of fizz on arrival.
For your wedding breakfast, you can choose from Mediterranean feasting dishes, wood-fired small plates or something a little more traditional. Whatever you choose, the team will create a truly delicious wedding menu just for you.
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22. Cragwood Country House Hotel – Cumbria
Nestled on the shores of Lake Windemere and with magnificent views over the Langdale Pikes and surrounding fells, Cragwood Country House Hotel has an enviable location.
It’s licensed to hold marriage and civil partnership ceremonies, which means you can spend your entire day in one place. You can choose to say ‘I do’ either inside the stylish ceremony room or outside under the garden gazebo.
The lakeshore location offers you the opportunity to follow your ceremony with a Champagne cruise from the hotel’s private jetty, which is a truly unique touch.
Afterwards, you’ll enjoy exceptional food and drink before dancing the night away and spending the night in one of 23 individually designed bedrooms. We’re huge fans of this place!
23. Fowey Harbour Hotel – Cornwall
Sitting in an enviable position on the water’s edge is the 19th century Fowey Harbour Hotel, a boutique hotel with a decidedly coastal theme and plenty of bright, airy and stylish spaces.
You can say your vows here in the beautiful Spinnakers Suite before sipping champagne on the terrace overlooking the glistening harbour. Guests are free to mill around the surrounding gardens or the stylish and contemporary bar area complete with plush velvet seating and large windows.
There are 37 newly restored bedrooms here each with a stylish take on the coastal theme and little luxuries including The White Company toiletries, complimentary gin and tea and coffee making facilities. It definitely sounds like somewhere we could call home for a night or two!
24. Mercure Brighton Seafront Hotel – Brighton
Your guests will be impressed with the hotel’s striking Victorian façade from the moment they arrive on your wedding morning, and they’ll continue to be impressed for the entirety of the day.
The hotel has four rooms which are licensed to hold civil ceremonies, allowing you to spend your whole day in the lavish location. Following your ceremony, you and your guests can enjoy your wedding breakfast and evening reception in the stylish Ballroom. There is space for 180 guests.
If that wasn’t enough, there are 123 bedrooms to accommodate your overnight guests, as well as a Bridal Suite for the happy couple. The hotel had a full refurbishment in April 2019, so you’re sure to be impressed.
25. Pennyhill Park – Surrey
If you’re on the hunt for a luxurious wedding venue with an award-winning Michelin-star dining experience, you should seriously consider Pennyhill Park.
This ivy-clad 19th century mansion house is located in Surrey, just 45 minutes away from London. It enjoys a total tranquil location and offers exclusive-use to every couple.
From the luscious gardens (which are perfect for a drinks reception and photographs) to the 123 stylish bedrooms and range of function suites, there is so much to love about getting married here.
If that wasn’t enough, you and your guests can make the most of the award-winning 45,000-square foot spa. There is no where better to spend time being pampered ahead of (or after) your big day.
If you’ve still not found the wedding venue of your dreams, you might like to consider something a little more rustic. Take a look at our pick of the best barn wedding venues in the country.