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. Syrencot – Wiltshire
It won’t take much for you to fall in love with Syrencot, a beautiful Wiltshire wedding venue with an enchanting walled garden at its heart.
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!
2. 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.
3. 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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4. Halfmoon Farm – Rutland
On the hunt for a beautifully bohemian festival wedding venue? Halfmoon Farm in Rutland is a spectacular choice.
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.
5. 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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6. Llangedwyn Barn – Shropshire
A brand new addition to the Cripps & Co family, Llangedwyn Barn is a historic Welsh barn wedding venue which will be open to host weddings from spring 2020.
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!
7. 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.
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8. 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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9. 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.
10. 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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11. 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.
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Now you’ve chosen your shortlisted wedding venues, you need to know what to ask at your viewing. Here are the 32 questions you should ask your venue before booking.