Finding the perfect wedding venue can be tricky. If you’re the kind of couple who want a wedding venue that hasn’t hosted hundreds of weddings and is new to the market, you’ll love our round up of the best new wedding venues in the UK.
These newly opened wedding venues may have hosted less weddings, but they make up for it in style and individuality. From rustic barn wedding venues to unusual London wedding venues, these new establishments have plenty to offer engaged couples!
1. Silchester Farm – Hampshire
Tie the knot in this luxurious rustic barn in the picturesque Hampshire countryside. Arrive down the tree-lined drive to the stunning 400-year-old Threshing Barn and exchange your vows in this magical, romantic setting, where traditional oak beams are wrapped in warm, twinkling fairy lights.
Guests will love the open plan setting, which includes the chic, exposed brick Old Hen House and cool, modern Silchester Farm Bar. If you want an outdoor wedding, you can say ‘I do’ among the gorgeous courtyards and formal gardens, which are also the perfect place for relaxed reception drinks in the sunshine. With a backdrop of lush green fields and with views over the lovely rolling countryside, this exclusive-use farm wedding venue is a wonderful blank canvas choice for your wedding day.
You can invent your own dream wedding day at Silchester Farm, whether that’s a rustic English country wedding with an elegant, formal wedding breakfast, or a fun, contemporary day with theatrical street food and amazing cocktails. The team will do everything they can to bring your vision to life. End the night by crawling into the luxe bed in the on-site honeymoon suite, the perfect place to finish your wedding day.
2. Curds Hall Barn – Norfolk
Another beautiful rustic-style barn wedding venue, Curds Hall Barn is located among gorgeous Norfolk parkland. You’ll get three days of exclusive hire, giving you plenty of time to set up your perfect day and throw an incredible wedding weekend!
There are two spaces to host your day: your ceremony will be in the rustic, oak-beamed Woodshed, with your reception in the light, airy Barn. If you’d prefer a Church wedding or open-air ceremony, you can have those too, and say ‘I do’ under the big Norfolk skies.
Our favourite part is the Barn, which features floor-to-ceiling glass windows and enchanting views over the landscape. The room layout is completely flexible so you can style the day just as you want, whether that’s a cosy, intimate day with 50 guests, or a grand affair with 150.
You’ll finish your night partying on the dance floor of The Woodshed or the chilling in the loft-style Curds Hall Barn Bar. With a list of trusted suppliers you can leave your plans with, your dream wedding day will be in safe hands.
3. Syrencot – Wiltshire
You’ll approach the stunning country house wedding venue via a long and winding driveway. Get ready with loved ones in the light-filled dressing room before walking through the quaint Walled Garden, past wildflower borders and seasonal blooms, to your intimate Glasshouse ceremony.
After saying ‘I do’, take to the lawn for a drinks reception before heading inside the purpose-built Farmshed. Imaginatively designed to combine elements of the agricultural surroundings with a stunning contemporary interior, the Farmshed is a chic place to celebrate.
As day turns to dusk, gather your guests in a cosy corner of the Walled Garden beside the restored Pump House for wood-fired pizzas. And after all the dancing is done, ascend your own private staircase to The Master Suite back in the main house. There are 12 further bedrooms for your guests to stay in, too!
4. Mortimer House – London
Couples dreaming of getting married in the city should consider Mortimer House – a new wedding venue located in the heart of the capital.
Set inside a majestic six-floor Art Deco building, it boasts stunning architecture, stylish interiors and fabulous food. There are a number of spaces to hire within the building.
The Conservatory is a beautiful space which can accommodate up to 20 guests on one long table. It’s separated from the main restaurant by curtains which make it feel private and exclusive.
Alternatively, the venue’s restaurant Mortimer House Kitchen is available for hire. Or how about the Loft & Gallery? This penthouse-style space is licensed for civil marriages and partnerships and is flooded in natural light thanks to the large Crittall windows.
5. Stretton Manor Barn – Derbyshire
Stretton Manor Barn is a unique and rural wedding venue set within 22 acres of beautiful Derbyshire countryside. It’s currently undergoing a fabulous renovation and will be available for weddings in October 2020.
The venue is made up of a barn, lounge and terrace area which each link together to create the perfect celebration space. Stretton Manor Barn has a capacity of 140 guests.
The main barn is our favourite space here. It’s full of character and boasts reclaimed stonework, original timber, dazzling chandeliers and an elegant grand piano. Can you picture anything more idyllic?
Stretton Manor Barn is the first barn in the UK with 8-meter-long bi-folding doors that open to reveal a stunning outdoor space. In the summer, you could even say your vows outside overlooking the surrounding countryside!
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6. Halfmoon Farm – Rutland
This family-run venue was only recently opened to the public. After years of hosting private celebrations for friends and family, the team realised the potential of the space and so created a bespoke wedding venue for you to enjoy.
This wedding venue is set within 1.5 acres of open space with stunning views of Rutland Water. The sunsets here make the perfect backdrop for a twilight celebration.
There’s plenty of space for a marquee or tipi, so you can put together your dream day from scratch. If it’s a blank canvas wedding venue you’re after, this place is for you.
7. The Willow Marsh Farm – Leicestershire
Sitting in 100 acres of working farmland, marshland and countryside, The Willow Marsh Farm is one of Leicestershire’s newest wedding venues.
The Farm Barn is the perfect space for your rustic wedding, boasting beautiful exposed brickwork and wood panelling.
This gorgeous venue only hosts weddings in the summer months, and only allows one wedding per week. This means the small, passionate and dedicated team will be able to lend you their undivided attention and create something totally bespoke.
There is space for up to 400 of your friends and family, ample room for a marquee or tipi and overnight accommodation for you and your guests. We’re head over heels in love.
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8. Llangedwyn Barn – Shropshire
Set against a backdrop of the stunning Tanat Valley, it will boast a state-of-the-art function suite, a Manor House with stylish accommodation and a romantic courtyard space complete with fairy lights and fire pits.
What’s more, you’ll be able to enjoy food cooked on an indoor BBQ for that wedding breakfast with a difference. Llangedwyn Barn is now taking provisional bookings, so make sure you don’t miss out!
9. Barrow Hill Barns – Hampshire
Set on a working farm in the heart of the South Downs National Park, Barrow Hill Barns provides the perfect setting for a gorgeous wedding in the Hampshire countryside.
The family-owned farm has been recently and beautifully restored to ensure it combines original features with modern facilities. It also boasts plenty of luxury self-catering accommodation.
The entire site can be hired exclusively for the duration of your celebrations, and the purpose-built Cowshed building has a capacity of 108 seated guests (or 160 standing).
If that wasn’t enough, Barrow Hill Barns welcome animals with open arms, so if you want to include animals in your wedding, do not hesitate to go and have a look around.
10. Milebrook House – Powys
Milebrook House is a relaxed country house wedding venue set on the border between Shropshire and Wales. Dating back to 1760, it’s full of character and boasts romantic log fires, high ceilings and polished parquet flooring.
This small, family-run hotel offers a truly personal service. They can accommodate small and intimate weddings in the hotel’s period rooms as well as larger celebrations in a marquee outside.
The gardens are something to shout about at Milebrook – their outside space is full of hidden gems, perfectly manicured lawns and pretty wisteria.
The venue is available for exclusive hire for the day, or for one or two nights. Overnight hire here includes private use of 10 ensuite bedrooms as well as the Residents Gold Lounge, the private bar, restaurant, dance floor, drinks terrace and gardens. Your wedding will be an opulent affair.
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11. Marshwood Manor – Dorset
Marshwood Manor is a spectacular woodland wedding venue in Dorset which offers couples a whole range of ways in which they can make their wedding bespoke. It’s a completely private yet indulgently spacious wedding venue which you’re sure to fall in love with.
Marshwood Manor is made up of four spaces: the Courtyard, the Woodland Bower, the Haybarn and the Wildflower Meadow.
The Woodland Bower is among the most magical of places to be married in the South West. You’ll cross the stream on a living bridge before saying your vows in the heart of the ancient Dorset woodland. The trees themselves create a mystical amphitheatre for your guests to marvel.
From there, take to the courtyard for reception drinks. It’s the perfect space for a band, a bar or even a firepit. You could also use it in the evening for street food vans or relaxed dining.
For your wedding reception, The Haybarn would be perfect. It’s a glorious indoor space for ceremonies, dining and dancing with doors that open onto its own private terrace. There’s a vaulted ceiling plus stylish interiors, making it perfect for weddings in the summer or winter.
12. Villiers Barn – Essex
Hoping to host your big day in one of the best wedding venues in Essex? Then add Villiers Barn to your shortlist! It’s a brand new wedding venue opening in 2020 close to Thorpe-le-Soken.
The barn is set in an idyllic location, surrounded by beautiful gardens, tranquil lakes and incredible countryside views.
The former coach house has been transformed into a gorgeous bridal suite which is located between its own courtyard and swimming pool. It’s the perfect place to start your big day!
Although there is no overnight accommodation for anyone except the wedding couple, the venue is located just four minutes away from the award-winning Lifehouse Spa & Hotel. They have partnered with Villiers Barn to offer special rates on accommodation and spa days for you and your guests.
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13. Woodstock Weddings and Events – Yorkshire
Woodstock Weddings and Events is a unique and rustic wedding venue nestled within 20 acres of peaceful countryside.
It can be reached within just 12 minutes from York city centre, making it easily accessible for all of your guests.
Recently opened for weddings, it’s licensed to hold civil ceremonies both inside and outside. There is plenty of tranquil outdoor space to enjoy in the summer months.
The main barn can host up to 300 guests while still offering a charming and intimate experience. There’s a mezzanine level which overlooks the main dance floor and a licensed bar. There’s also a separate cocktail bar in the stables outside to enhance your celebrations.
14. Wingrove House – East Sussex
While Wingrove House may look a little like an idyllic old American villa straight from a movie, this brand-new venue is actually nestled in the Sussex village of Alfriston. Great for intimate weddings, you can invite up to 100 guests for your exclusive-use wedding here and, thanks to the 16 freshly refurbished bedrooms, you can also make a weekend of it and invite your nearest and dearest to stay.
The vibe is serene and relaxing, perfect for couples seeking the elegance of their own country manor while retaining the homely feel of a more intimate venue. You and your guests can enjoy drinks on the terrace as you take in the stunning views of the South Down National Park or cosy up in the inviting lounge area or stylish dining room. However you choose to use the venue, you’ll enjoy total privacy and seclusion.
Wingrove House is licensed for civil ceremonies, giving you the opportunity to effortlessly plan your day in one space. If a church ceremony is on your must-have list, you can make the easy walk over to the Parish Church – a stunning building known as the Cathedral of The South Downs.
15. Cartmel Old Grammar Country House – Cumbria
Located in the idyllic Lake District village of Cartmel – once named one of New York Times’ top travel destinations – Cartmel Old Grammar Country House is a truly charming wedding venue. New to the weddings market, the old school house has been transformed into a calm and stylish oasis within.
Striking the perfect balance between quaint country vibes and contemporary touches, guests will be wowed whether they’re enjoying a Pimms under the shade of an umbrella on the terrace or tucking into a wedding breakfast prepared by the caterer of your choice in the Georgian dining hall.
Choice is a key element at Cartmel Old Grammar Country House, with the venue offering total flexibility when it comes to catering and how you use the space. You can enjoy a hog roast or street food on the terrace or feast upon a candlelit three-course meal indoors, the team will be only too happy to create the perfect day for you.
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