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30 Pub Wedding Venues for the Coolest Couples

Looking for a pub wedding venue? We've rounded up 30 of the coolest pub wedding venues from across the UK...

A rustic dining room decorated with elegant furniture
The Compasses at Pattiswick
 
Couples dreaming of tying the knot in a relaxed setting with traditional food and just a small number of guests should consider a pub wedding venue. The old English pub is the perfect venue style for laidback couples, offering cool photo opportunities aplenty and cheaper hire prices. 
 
From rustic wedding venues to cool and contemporary city centre pubs, we’ve rounded up some of the best in the UK.
 
Whether you plan on marrying in the heart of the capital or in a quaint countryside public house, our list is bound to feature a property that meets your needs. Countless couples fall in love with what vintage pubs have to offer, and we're not just talking about the local ale.

Entire histories of love, laughter, and fun have taken place in these pubs, and you have the chance to be a part of that history. Which will you choose?

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1. The Crown Inn – Oxfordshire

Situated in the heart of the charming Oxfordshire town of Woodstock is The Crown Inn, a quaint, grade II-listed pub and boutique hotel. This venue perfectly blends original features with a cool, contemporary interior thanks to its recent and thoughtful renovation. There is a welcome modern twist to the interiors throughout.

Say ‘I do’ in one of Woodstock’s elegant churches or the town hall before taking to the pub’s walled terrace for a glass of fizz. After that, you’ll be able to enjoy a delicious wedding breakfast of either Mediterranean feasting dishes, wood-fired small plates or something a little more classic.

From the five boutique bedrooms to the light-filled conservatory and open wood-fired oven, this gorgeous wedding venue is perfect whatever the season.

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2. The William Cecil – Lincolnshire

We’re obsessed with this pub wedding venue. It sits on the edge of the historic Burghley Estate in Stamford and is something really special. Say your vows outside in the romantic garden pavilion or choose one of the venue’s three stunning function rooms inside the hotel itself. From there, you’ll be able to enjoy reception drinks on the lawn before tucking into an exceptional wedding breakfast.

Since this venue has been awarded two AA Rosettes, we’re certain you won’t be disappointed! As the day draws to a close, the happy newlyweds will be able to retire to the luxurious honeymoon suite, while guests can stay in one of the 27 individually decorated bedrooms. There is so much to love.

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3. The Compasses at Pattiswick – Essex

Formally an award-winning gastro pub, The Compasses at Pattiswick has space for up to 150 guests and prides itself on delicious food and exceptional service. It’s a foodie wedding venue, really, as every dish served is created using only the finest fresh and locally-sourced ingredients. Whether you’d love a simple British classic like bangers and mash or a fancy five-course tasting menu, the team can create something to suit you.

Start your day in the beautiful Preparation Suite, complete with its hair and makeup bar, full-length mirrors and a comfy seating area. They’ll then be able to enjoy their ceremony on-site before partying the night away. Whether you’re dreaming of tipis in the garden or a cosy celebration by a roaring log fire, the team will love to help you bring your ideas to life.

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4. The Ferry House – Kent

The Ferry House in Kent is a charming 16th-century venue just an hour away from London. It has 4-star accommodation, spectacular countryside views and unrivalled service. They offer bespoke weddings which are tailored to each and every couple. The venue’s dedicated events team will take a personal approach to your big day and be on hand to ensure everything runs smoothly.

They are licensed to hold ceremonies either inside the Oak Barn or outside under the Oak Gazebo. Afterwards, you can head to the brand new Event Suite which has a capacity of 200 guests. The food is the focus here; the team offer a selection of varied and extensive menus.

The lamb and beef are from the venue’s family farm while the game is from their own shoot and all fresh produce is grown on-site. You know you’re getting the best!

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5. The Bull & Gate – North West London

The newlywed couple embracing under a dusky green archway, which is part of a wall framed with vintage prints

The Bull & Gate is situated in Kentish Town in North London, and it’s one of the most unusual London wedding venues of them all. This venue caters for everything from small and cosy weddings right through to lavish and opulent celebrations. If it’s a small and intimate wedding you’re dreaming of, the upstairs cocktail bar is available for exclusive daytime use and would be perfect.

By night, the venue will come to life with soulful musicians who can entertain you on the venue’s very own baby grand piano. There’s even a dedicated team of mixologists who can delight you with vintage-inspired wedding cocktails! There is so much to love about The Bull & Gate, so if you’re in the market for a venue with a range of packages, personalised service and fabulous food, it could be the one for you.

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6. The Prince Albert – South West London

Next up is another London wedding venue, but this time one which is in the west of the city. The Prince Albert sits in the heart of Battersea, close to the park, and offers an elegant wedding day setting. From the large selection of guest ales and craft beers to its contemporary terrace and rustic interiors, this venue has a lot to offer.

Why not host your wedding breakfast in the Bridge Room? It can accommodate 80 standing guests or 50 seated. Either way, it’s the perfect backdrop for your wedding photographs.

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7. Le Café du Marché – East London

Le Café du Marché is a characterful wedding venue set in a French restaurant in East London. It’s probably more of a restaurant than a pub, but it’s so charming we couldn’t not include it. After all, where else can you get an authentic taste of France in the capital? Tucked away down a cobbled mews, this charming venue has been run by the same family for the past 30 years. You’re sure to get excellent service!

The light and airy first-floor private dining room has space for up to 62 people for a sit-down meal or 120 for canapés. That said, if your guest list is short and select, this venue will be perfect for you too. Of course, the food here is the star of the show, and the menu includes authentic, provincial French dishes made from fresh and seasonal ingredients.

The venue’s most popular dishes include soup de poisson, la cote de boeuf, braised beef bourguignon and duck confit.

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8. Crab & Lobster – North Yorkshire

Set in the heart of the North Yorkshire countryside is Crab & Lobster, a welcoming and luxurious pub and restaurant wedding venue. It holds a civil ceremony license meaning you can spend your entire day in one location and enjoy every moment. We love that you can choose to marry outdoors if you don’t want to say ‘I do’ inside one of the characterful function rooms!

After your romantic ceremony, make the most of the beautiful surroundings and capture your all-important wedding photographs while enjoying a glass of bubbly. A delicious and memorable wedding feast will follow, and luckily, there are packages to suit all budgets.

Whether you’re after a relaxed BBQ or canapés and a traditional sit-down wedding breakfast, there is something for everyone.

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9. The Rosendale – South East London

We’re obsessed with The Rosendale, a relaxed and chic wedding venue in London’s leafy village of Dulwich. Once a Victorian coaching inn, it exudes handsome elegance and features a large bar and dining area, three enchanting gardens and two stunning private rooms.

You can exclusively hire either of these private rooms as well as the venue’s alfresco areas. The West Room can seat up to 100 plus a further 60 for a reception, while the more intimate East Room can host up to 40 guests for a cocktail party.

The food here is hearty and predominantly British, including meat from their very own Locks Drove Farm, and the team will be happy to help with flowers, entertainment and photography.

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10. The Bell Inn – East Sussex

Three long dining tables set for a reception in a room with multiple chandeliers and forest-themed wallpapered walls

How cool is The Bell Inn in East Sussex? This venue has a laidback, quirky ambience thanks to its loving restoration. The building looks as though an eccentric nobleman has travelled around the world and stuffed every nook and cranny full of curiosities from his travels. It is truly unique!

The main function room can cater for 70 sit-down guests and 120 for your evening party. Whether you would like to get married at The Bell or simply head there after your ceremony to celebrate your marriage, the space will be yours for the day.

On top of all of this, they’ve even got fabulous on-site accommodation for the night of your wedding. The Love Nest comes complete with a copper bath, double shower, wood burner and private roof terrace.

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11. Small Beer Brewery – South East London

Wedding guests mix and mingle at the industrial-chic Small Beer Brewery

Say hello to the Small Beer Brewery, a wonderfully flexible event space in South East London with a cool industrial décor throughout. This might not technically be a pub, but it does brew beer, so it’s basically the same thing right? If you’ve been hunting for a blank canvas which you can totally transform, there really is no place better than here.

There is ample space, and the team will be on-hand to assist with everything from your food to the room layout and sourcing the perfect band for the evening. Whatever style you decide on, booking the Small Beer Brewery will ensure you create the best memories and toast the beginning of your next chapter with a glass of South East London’s finest brew.

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12. Shireburn Arms – Lancashire

From the moment you step inside the Shireburn Arms, you’ll know it is the exact place where your wedding dreams can come to life. It’s a quintessential English country inn in a charming village with far-reaching views over the Ribble Valley countryside. They have a civil ceremony license, a fabulous function room with its own bar, and 18 beautiful bedrooms.

The space lends itself to small, intimate and bespoke weddings, but what it lacks in size it more than makes up for in beauty thanks to its gardens, grounds and décor. You’ll be able to sit down with up to 100 guests and admire the recent renovations, fabulous food and historic 17th-century features.

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13. The Princess Victoria – West London

Situated in the heart of delightful Shepherd’s Bush is The Princess Victoria, the perfect pub to host your dream wedding day celebration. Rather than an over-the-top affair, a wedding hosted here will be understated and focused on the things that truly matter.

You’ll have the choice of exclusively booking out the entire pub, or celebrating in their stunning 1829 room. This room, decorated in stunning deep greens can host between 50 and 90 guests depending on whether you wish for them to stand or be seated. The entire pub has a capacity of 280.

There’s a range of menus which will ensure your guests are talking about the food for years to come, plus over 100 gins, 40 craft beers and award-winning wines. Oh, and don’t get us started on the luxurious bedrooms…

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14. The Bulls Head – Kent

The Bull’s Head Hotel in Chislehurst is the perfect place to host your romantic wedding. It has a lovely ambience and the stylish function rooms are sure to wow your guests. This pub wedding venue can accommodate weddings of between 10 and 180 guests, so whatever size your guest list, you’ll be able to host your big day here.

If that wasn’t enough, it sits within close proximity of a number of local churches, perfect for your religious ceremony! If it’s a civil ceremony you choose, the venue is licensed, so you’ll be able to say your vows on-site before enjoying a delicious wedding breakfast from the pub’s team of chefs. When the day draws to a close, you and your new husband or wife can retire to the lavish suite – a relaxing space which comes complete with roll top bath, four-poster bed and original fireplace.

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15. The Grange – West London

Located in leafy Ealing in the west of London is The Grange, a unique, stylish and laidback wedding venue which offers quirky spaces in abundance. Whether you’re planning a summer celebration or a cosy winter gathering, this pub wedding venue would be the perfect choice.

The Summer House, complete with exposed brick walls and palm-printed interiors, works perfectly alongside the Conservatory in the summer months. In the winter, the Reading Room offers something truly special.

When it comes to serving up delicious meals, The Grange has a fantastic reputation. Their menu is innovative and delicious. From canapés to the cake, you’ll be delighted by every dish. The Grange has a capacity of 120 guests when combining multiple rooms and the garden. It has stunning views across Ealing Common which will make your day one to remember.

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16. The Secret Garden – Kent

The Secret Garden is a captivating and elegant countryside wedding venue known for its beautiful food and peaceful ambience. It offers five different locations from which to say “I do”. The stunning Gazebo, surrounded by The Wildflower Meadow, Peter Rabbit Orchard and Flower Cutting Garden is the perfect choice for a summer ceremony.

If you’d rather combine the best of both indoors and outside, choose The Courtyard or the intimate Glass House. For warm and cosy winter ceremonies, The Chapel is simply gorgeous. After saying your vows you’ll be able to take to one of the stunning reception areas.

We love the Victorian coach house – it has a wonderful beamed ceiling and French doors which open onto a south-facing undercover terrace. What’s not to love?

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17. Bickley Mill Inn – Devon

You can’t get a venue more quintessentially English than The Bickley Mill, a beautiful 13th-century former flour mill which is as convenient and it is secluded. Steeped in history and charm whilst maintaining a contemporary atmosphere, this pub wedding venue lends itself to a whole variety of wedding themes.

Whether you’re dreaming up something elegant and modern or cosy and rustic, this place is the perfect backdrop.

The Bickley Mill Inn is a family-owned business, and the experienced and friendly team will be able to attend to every detail. Although it has a capacity of up to 150 people, this venue is just as special for intimate weddings of up to 25. There are also 13 individually designed en-suite guest bedrooms and a range of packages.

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18. The Frogmill – Gloucestershire

The Frogmill in Gloucestershire is one of the largest pub wedding venues in this edit, sitting within the rolling Cotswold Hills and on the edge of Andoversford. It boasts extensive grounds, 28 picture-perfect bedrooms, a river and watermill and charming interiors. The Mill Room is perfect for your ceremony.

It has space for up to 150 guests, is flooded with natural light and boasts dramatic vaulted ceilings and gorgeous ornate chandeliers.

Take to the landscaped gardens (or to The Snug on colder days) for a glass of celebratory fizz, before enjoying a first-class wedding breakfast. In between stints on the dance floor, your guests will love to explore all of the little nooks and crannies of this venue long into the night. The Cotswold charm is very real.

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19. The Fleece Countryside Inn – West Yorkshire

Things don’t get much better than the Fleece Countryside Inn, a Yorkshire wedding venue which overlooks the beautiful Ryburn Valley in West Yorkshire. The team believe your wedding day should be exactly as you’ve always dreamed, whether its intimate and laidback or large and opulent. You can host your entire day at The Fleece Countryside Inn, or simply head there for your reception.

There is space for up to 250 guests, overnight accommodation for the couple and their family and extensive menu choices. If that wasn’t enough, the pricing and packages at this venue are super simple so you don’t have to worry about added extras. You can get exclusive use of the wedding suite, patio and private bar, all without breaking the bank!

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20. The Bridge – Macclesfield

A quaint pub venue nestled in a postcard-perfect village

We feel that The Bridge in Macclesfield is exactly the kind of pub wedding venue that drew you to this list. Upon arrival, your nearest and dearest will be charmed by its classic façade, and their delight will surely continue when they see what the interior is like.

Traditional pub furniture, luxurious guest rooms, and timeless décor are just a few of its impressive features! You can also head outside to the gardens to get some dreamy wedding photos amidst all the greenery.

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21. The Plough Alnwick – Northumberland

Located in the historic market town of Alnwick and near to Alnwick Castle, the Plough Alnwick offers a relaxing and beautiful environment to enjoy your special day. It perfectly combines the elegance of traditional Georgian architecture with chic and contemporary styling, making it ideal for couples on the hunt for something a little out of the ordinary.

You can choose between two spaces for your ceremony and reception. We love The Coach House which can accommodate 85 for ceremonies, 110 for your wedding breakfast and up to 150 in the evening. The star of the show has got to be the magnificent staircase which is just built for making a grand entrance.

There is also Restaurant Amelie which offers an intimate and rustic setting for up to 35 guests. If that wasn’t enough, The Plough has a fantastic reputation for food. The Head Chef will work with you to mix and match their menu and create something totally individual that your guests will remember forever.

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22. Antillean – South East London

A dynamic banquet hall featuring elegant furniture and exposed wooden beams

If you are looking for a simple and stylish venue with a welcoming atmosphere, then be sure to check out Antillean in South East London! A chic restaurant bar serving mouth-watering Pan-Caribbean cuisine, it is a wonderful place for celebrating with your nearest and dearest. 
 
You can enjoy every stage of your once-in-a-lifetime celebration at Antillean, from your rehearsal to your reception. The best bit? It can comfortably accommodate up to 250 standing guests, making it ideal for both intimate and large-scale events. Another benefit of its city centre location is that a wide array of hotels are within walking distance.
 

23. Jones and Sons – North London

An industrial-chic event space with refined furniture

Defined by its industrial-meets-chic look, Jones and Sons in North London has an inviting quality that is sure to delight you and your partner. While the event spaces and facilities are second to none, the acclaimed cuisine is this venue's unique selling point. Owner Andy Jones leads a team of accomplished chefs, all of whom cannot wait to enhance your wedding with an exceptional dining experience.
 
Jones and Sons houses an impressive 4,000 square feet of flexible space that comprises a restaurant, cocktail bar, and function room. Passionate about facilitating memorable weddings, the experienced staff has been in the business since 2013.
 
Their winning combination of delicious food, artisan cocktails, and stellar customer service has charmed countless couples, and you have the opportunity to experience this excitement by choosing Jones and Sons as your wedding venue. 
 

24. The Glasshouse – New Malden 

A traditional pub interior with elegant furniture and decor

The Glasshouse in New Malden has a traditional pub feel with a modern twist. Ideal for intimate and large occasions, this venue is known for its versatile event spaces, state-of-the-art amenities, and diligent staff. Complete with a wide selection of beers and delicious Italian and British-inspired dishes, it is a fantastic spot for dining and dancing with loved ones. 
 
At The Glasshouse, you can choose from two distinct event spaces. The ground floor function room is suitable for intimate dining experiences and standing receptions for up to 100. Alternatively, you can host your celebration in the beer garden, a charming event space that boasts a canopy, string lighting, heating, and rustic furniture.
 
Given its proximity to London's thriving centre, your out-of-town guests shouldn't have any trouble finding a plush hotel! 
 

25. The White Horse – Chichester 

A happy couple pose by the entrance to the charming White Horse pub

If you look up 'classic pub' in the dictionary, you will probably find yourself looking at a photo of The White Horse in Chichester. Featuring elegant event spaces and rustic surroundings, this West Sussex getaway is guaranteed to wow you and your guests. The venue is also home to reception marquees, a glamping site, and a vintage van bar. 
 
Whether you desire an intimate event involving you and a few loved ones, or a larger celebration, The White Horse has the means to facilitate your needs. Small gatherings can wine and dine in the barn, while big groups can make use of the dining area and private gardens.
 
When the festivities draw to a close, you can spend the night in the luxurious glamping facilities. What better way to spend your wedding night? 
 

26. The Crab & Boar – Newbury

The entrance to the traditional Crab & Boar pub in Newbury

Ever dreamt of celebrating your nuptials at a countryside pub? Newbury's Crab & Boar gives you the chance to do just that! Aside from its classic charm, idyllic surroundings, and luxurious guest rooms, this Berkshire gem's magic lies in its welcoming and wholesome atmosphere. To top it off, the venue boasts a talented culinary team that excels in making mouth-watering wedding meals. 
 
Every year, countless couples enjoy celebrating their nuptials in the beautiful English countryside, and The Crab & Boar pub brilliantly exemplifies the reason why. It is home to a variety of versatile function spaces replete with rustic and refined décor, and guests who require accommodation can enjoy overnight stays in the luxurious bedrooms.
 
Whether you desire a winter wedding or a summertime celebration, this venue hosts milestone occasions all year round. 
 

27. The Rabbit Hole Streatham – South West London

An Alice in Wonderland-inspired wall painting overlooks luxurious furniture at The Rabbit Hole Streatham

For all of you bibliophiles out there who read Alice in Wonderland as children, the Rabbit Hole Streatham in South West London is guaranteed to pique your interest. Its beautiful fusion of luxurious furniture, vintage décor, and striking literary artwork makes it one of Streatham's most intriguing pub venues. 
 
You can kick off your celebration in the beer garden, a vibrant space that boasts Alice-inspired murals, fairy lights, and floral displays. The pub's interior is replete with details reminiscent of its 19th-century heritage, ideal for history buffs. Throughout your day, you are welcome to sample the pub's selection of refreshing beers, cocktails, and ciders.
 
If all this sounds appealing, it's time to fall down the rabbit hole and get hitched at this London gem! 
 

28. The Moat – Wrotham

Elegant furniture arranged for a reception at The Moat

We are winding the clock all the way back to the 14th century with this delightful pub in Wrotham, Kent. Though it features an abundance of historic architectural details, The Moat nevertheless evokes an element of modern luxury that nearlyweds will adore. The exposed wooden beams, elegant chandeliers, and rustic furniture will create the perfect atmosphere for your romantic occasion.
 
After posing for photographs beside the original fireplace, you and your loved ones can head into the indoor reception space to wine and dine. You will also be entitled to exclusive access to the barn, taproom, and courtyard — distinctive event spaces designed to inspire awe.
 
Drawing inspiration from your vision, the seasoned event team will work to make your fairy tale wedding a reality at this hideaway in the Garden of England. 
 

29. The Depot – Islington

A vibrant interior decorated with rustic furniture and elegant adornments

The Depot in Islington is ideal for those looking for a vintage-meets-vogue wedding venue in the heart of the capital. Rustic furniture, elegant décor, and classic pub features are just a few of this hidden gem's highlights. Whether you are planning an intimate event or a large soiree for several hundred, this versatile venue is able to accommodate all sizes of weddings. 
 
While The Depot's magic lies in its wonderful facilities, another major plus is its ideal location. The property resides near transport links to Caledonian Road and Kings Cross, while the sights and sounds of Central London are not too far away. Refreshing craft beer, mouth-watering food, and unforgettable memories await you at this Islington establishment. 
 

30. Heist Bank – Kensington & Chelsea

Vibrant greenery and intimate string lighting hang above rustic furniture at this Heist Bank event space

Last but certainly not least, we have a truly timeless venue for you — Heist Bank in Kensington & Chelsea, West London. They say that variety is the spice of life, and that proverb is certainly demonstrated by this hidden gem. Classic and contemporary décor fuses beautifully to create a striking aesthetic, and retro entertainment is provided by the 1920s foosball table and Nintendo 64 - ideal if you're looking for unusual wedding entertainment ideas
 
As for the facilities, Heist Bank is home to a dining room and a games room, both of which can be hired together or separately. Up to 140 of your friends and relatives can join you to mark your marriage here, so it is particularly suitable if you intend on hosting an intimate or medium-sized wedding. There is also a traditional wood-fired oven that can cook delicious pizzas!
 

So now you’ve chosen your wedding venue – but what next? Take a look at our ultimate wedding planning checklist which will tell you when to do every step in the wedding planning process.