Are you and your partner lovers of life in the city? It makes sense to get married in your favourite city then! We’ve looked at cities across the UK to find the best city wedding venues to inspire you as you search for the perfect place to say ‘I do’. If you love the vibrant bustle and noise of city life, this is for you!
The Ned, a hotel, club and collection of restaurants is a brand new wedding venue offering a high-end wedding experience for couples seeking the best of the best. The gorgeous building décor marries a classic 1920’s feel with modern and light colours to create a wedding backdrop that is simply to-die-for.
As well as its beautiful décor, The Ned is also home to over 250 bedrooms which ensure that you and all of your guests can spend the night together – making it the perfect spot for couples who have friends and family travelling down to the Capital for their special day.
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With six different reception rooms and eight restaurants to choose from – you can ensure your chosen combination will grant you a unique and personalised experience; what more could you ask for?
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Theatrical couples will be delighted to discover that they can tie the knot at this contemporary theatre in the heart of the UK’s second city. Overlooking Centenary Square, the REP is close to the Town Hall and the library making it the perfect location for photo opportunities. You can also pose on the stage and get great group photos on the seats. The central venue can host 250 guests in the day and 400 for an evening celebration.
The Town Hall Manchester
By marrying at Manchester’s beautiful Town Hall, you’re forever linking yourself with the city and all it has to offer. The building is considered to be one of the finest examples of neo-Gothic architecture in the UK, making it a striking backdrop for your big day. This landmark venue can host up to 250 guests for your wedding ceremony and the following celebrations.
Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
Cultured couples will love the idea of celebrating their marriage at the Bristol Museum & Art Gallery. The Edwardian-Baroque building boasts amazing glass vaulted ceilings, grand sweeping staircases and romantic balconies, all perfect for creative wedding photo opportunities. There are a range of packages to suit all budgets and styles of wedding, and you can even offer your guests something extra in the form of private viewings of the exhibitions.
Radisson Blu Hotel
If you’re looking for a small, intimate wedding venue, the Radisson Blu Hotel in Leeds can host up to 60 guests in one of two beautifully decorated function suites. If you’re the kind of bride who has already picked out the perfect 1920s style wedding dress, you’ll love the Art Deco inspired White Rose Suite, which is perfect for Gatsby themed parties. If you’re looking for a wedding venue with accommodation, there are 147 rooms so all your guests can stay on in style.
St Fagans National History Museum
Those on the hunt for a wedding venue that is steeped in history should consider St Fagans National History Museum, situated in the capital of Wales. The venue is surrounded by beautiful grounds and woodland, and has a choice of options when it comes to your ceremony and reception so you can really tailor your day to suit your needs and style of wedding party. Whether you opt for a celebration at the castle with a marquee, or you go for the smaller Concert Hall, or any of the other available options, you’re guaranteed a dream day.
Hard Days Night Hotel
Liverpool will be forever famous as the city that gave the world the Beatles, and if you’re a huge Beatles fan how better to honour it than to have your wedding at the Hard Days Night Hotel in the city? The Beatles inspired hotel can host weddings for up to 110 guests and has a range of accommodation available for the newlyweds and their guests so you can really make the most of your trip. If you believe that love is all you need, this is the venue for you!
The Corinthian Club
This Grade A listed building in the heart of Glasgow can host wedding parties of 12 right up to 300 and has a range of spaces across five floors, so you’re sure to find the perfect location for your wedding. The classic-meets-contemporary style of the Corinthian Club is the perfect blank canvas, and the expert team can recommend a host of local Glasgow suppliers to ensure your day runs smoothly.
This gorgeous restored Grade A listed church is just a stone’s throw from Edinburgh Castle, placing it in a prime location in the city of Edinburgh. Choose from a range of packages put together by the dedicated events team, or meet with the team to discuss your requirements and have a bespoke day put together to suit you. The stunning space at Ghillie Dhu is perfect for couples who want something a little different for their wedding.
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This Grade II listed venue in the heart of Nottingham fuses beautiful, Victorian architecture with modern and contemporary spaces, resulting in a unique blend of old and new. Whether you go for one of the three classic Victorian character rooms or one of the nine airy and modern suites, you can take advantage of the beautiful courtyard and delicious catering at the Arkwright Rooms, which will guarantee a day you or your guests will never forget.
The Leopold Hotel
The Leopold Hotel proudly declares itself to be the first luxury boutique hotel in Sheffield, making it the perfect choice for couples who like the finer things in life. The Grade II listed building is made from beautiful Yorkshire sandstone and was lovingly restored to become a 90 bedroom four star hotel. Choose from one of four private suites, complete with contemporary chandeliers and enjoy the delicious menus, made using local and seasonal produce.
Newcastle United Football Club Ltd
Are you searching for the perfect sporting wedding venue? If so, consider Newcastle United Football Club Ltd. The venue boasts some of the most impressive conferencing and banqueting facilities in the north east – making it a worthy contender for your venue even if you’re not a fan of Newcastle United. And if you are, surely it’s the perfect location to celebrate your marriage…howay the lads!
The City Rooms
This Georgian wedding venue, set in the heart of Leicester, dates back to 1792. The gorgeous décor of this large capacity wedding venue makes in a popular choice for Asian weddings – and the City Rooms connections with some of the most innovative and creative suppliers in the Midlands means your day will truly be one of a kind. Your dedicated wedding coordinator will be on hand during the planning process to ensure everything goes to plan.
The Midland Hotel
The Midland Hotel, in the midst of Bradford, has everything you could need for the perfect wedding venue in the city. Choose from either the Princes Ballroom or the French Ballroom for your celebrations, and take advantage of preferential accommodation rates for the 90 en suite bedrooms on site. The bride and groom can also enjoy a complimentary night’s stay at the venue – perfect.
The Hilton Cambridge
If you’re looking for an elegant venue to host your ceremony and reception at, with a convenient location in the centre of Cambridge, take a closer look at the Hilton. There are 198 bedrooms on site, so you and your guests can stay in the city, and you can also have photographs taken in Corpus Christi College’s beautiful Bursar’s Garden or on the Old Court Lawn.
The Tempest Inn
Where better to get married in Brighton than right on the sea front? The cave like interior, complete with exposed brick walls, gives The Tempest Inn a contemporary and quirky feel, whilst the amazing location provides ample photo opportunities. This unique venue can host up to 500 people, making it the ideal choice if you have a large guest list.
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York Castle Museum
If you want a wedding venue with a difference, consider York Castle Museum. By hiring the venue, you’ll get access to the Victorian street, Kirkgate and the adjoining galleries for your celebrations. The wedding ceremony can take place on the recreated Victorian street, before it is transformed for your wedding breakfast. It’s definitely different to your average venue and will result in some amazing photos!
The Vestry Restaurant and Bar
This beautiful wedding venue in Southampton dates back to 1846 and features fabulous wooden beams and gorgeous stained glass. Consider the Vestry if you want a city wedding venue with plenty of character, as well as a charming space for celebrations and incredible food on the menu.
St Mary’s Guildhall
History buffs will adore St Mary’s Guildhall, conveniently located close to city centre hotels and transport links, as they can walk down the aisle in the medieval Great Hall, enjoy their wedding breakfast on ground Shakespeare performed on and celebrate in a place where royals from the past would feast. You can even arrange for the bells to be rung from the neighbouring cathedral spire, for a real traditional sense of occasion.
Bath’s Historic Venues
Say your vows and celebrate your wedding in a truly breath-taking location by choosing one of Bath’s Historic Venues – including the Roman Baths and Pump Room, the Assembly Rooms, the Guildhall and the Victoria Art Gallery. In-house caterers Searcys provide mouth-watering food and the elegant Georgian rooms provide the perfect settings for the fanciest of celebrations.
The National Waterfront Museum
Are you searching for the perfect wedding venue in Wales? If so, consider the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea, which combines a modern venue with a location that is rich with history. The 100 year old dockside building is the perfect place for your ceremony, but if the weather is good why not marry outdoors on the Marina Balcony? We have a round up of venues with amazing outdoor ceremony space to inspire you if that’s your thing.
The Oxford Union
If you’re marrying at Register Office or one of the beautiful churches in Oxford’s city centre, consider hosting your celebration at the Oxford Union, which has the perfect central location. The debating chamber can host up to 120 guests for a sit down meal, or there are smaller rooms available for more intimate celebrations.
Charlotte House Hotel
The new Orangery at Charlotte House Hotel is the perfect space to celebrate a wedding. It’s light and airy and looks out over the beautiful Northern Courtyard. The venue’s location in the city’s cathedral quarter, opposite the castle, makes it a prime location for unforgettable wedding photos too.
Palm Court Hotel
This small hotel in the heart of Aberdeen’s West End is perfect for intimate weddings, and has 23 beautifully decorated, contemporary bedrooms on site so you and your wedding party can make the most of your surroundings. There are four function rooms at the Palm Court Hotel to choose from and the venue can host 90 for the day and up to 140 for the evening.
Doubletree by Hilton
This beautiful building started life as a Scottish mansion house, but is now the perfect wedding venue for your ceremony and reception in the form of the Doubletree by Hilton. The venue is conveniently located in Dundee, but the beautiful grounds and dreamy setting make it easy to forget you’re so close to the city.
Norwich City Football Club
Another one for the sports fans! Norwich City Football Club is also an amazing choice for foodie couples, as the menus are created by the famous chef, Delia Smith, so you’re guaranteed an incredible wedding breakfast. You can also have your wedding pictures taken alongside the pitch, in the changing rooms and get everyone together in the stands for a unique take on the group shot.
Quirky couples will love the interesting décor at Oddfellows in Chester – which includes chairs and tables on the ceiling, ideal for unusual wedding photos. If you like good food, you’ll love the catering, which includes menus designed by Michelin-starred chef Simon Radley and includes the popular Mad Hatter’s Tea Party wedding breakfast.
The Goodwood Hotel
If it’s important to you that your city wedding venue has lots of green space, consider the Goodwood Hotel in Chichester, which is located on the 12,000 acre Goodwood Estate. You can have your wedding ceremony outside in the grounds, before enjoying fresh local food. Stay over with your guests and take advantage of the two golf courses and the magnificent health club.
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The Alverton won the prestigious Best City Wedding Venue award in the 2016 UK Wedding Awards, making it a winning choice for a city wedding as far as we’re concerned! If you love the idea of marrying in a library (and we have even more library wedding venues for you if that’s the case) then this could be your dream come true.
This five star, luxury boutique hotel has a rich and vibrant history – literature lovers will delight in learning that the eccentric romantic poet Lord Byron married the owner of Seaham Hall’s daughter at the venue in 1815. The venue started life as a grand cliff top hotel on the coast in the 18th century, but following a £2million investment, it’s now a beautiful wedding venue in the north east.
Canterbury Cathedral Lodge
This striking wedding venue is set within the grounds of the UNESCO designated world heritage site that is Canterbury Cathedral, providing an incredible backdrop to your wedding snaps. The 35 comfortable bedrooms on site at Canterbury Cathredal Lodge have views of the cathedral, and those who stay can enjoy entry to the site as part of their visit.
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