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30 Best Pub Wedding Venues for Cool Couples

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A rustic dining room decorated with elegant furniture

A rustic dining room decorated with elegant furniture

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 cheaper hire prices and cool photo opportunities aplenty . 

From country pub 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 pub wedding venue near you. Countless couples fall in love with what pub weddings 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 pub venue will you choose?

30 Pub Wedding Venues for the Coolest Couples

1. The Crown Inn – Oxfordshire

A beautiful dining room adorned with stunning floral decor

Situated in the heart of the charming Oxfordshire town of Woodstock is The Crown Inn, a quaint, grade II-listed pub and boutique hotel wedding venue. This venue perfectly blends original features with a cool, contemporary interior thanks to its recent and thoughtful renovation. It's not hard to see why Hitched users rate it an impressive 4.9/5 stars!

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.

  • Capacity: 15 - 120 guests
  • Pricing: Menus from £100

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2. The William Cecil – Lincolnshire

The facade of the historic William Cecil

We’re obsessed with The William Cecil 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 and outdoor wedding games on the lawn before tucking into an exceptional wedding breakfast.

As well as a Hitched Wedding Award, this venue has also been awarded two AA Rosettes, so we’re certain you won’t be disappointed! Hitched couples have ranked it as five stars, from over 70 glowing reviews.

As your day draws to a close, you'll 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 about this gorgeous pub wedding venue!

  • Capacity: 30 - 120 guests
  • Pricing: Menus from £99
  • Deals: Two deals currently available for Hitched users, including a 2024 package for £8,800!

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3. The Compasses at Pattiswick – Essex

A rustic dining room decorated with elegant furniture

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. And don't just take their word for it - over 110 happy Hitched couples have given this venue a five star review, resulting in them winning a coveted Hitched Wedding Award!

It’s a foodie wedding venue, really, as every dish served is created using only the finest fresh and locally-sourced ingredients. 

Start your day in the beautiful Preparation Suite, complete with its hair and makeup bar, full-length mirrors and a comfy seating area. You'll then be able to enjoy your 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.

  • Capacity: 30 - 120 guests
  • Pricing: From £2,000

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4. The Ferry House – Kent

Exterior of venue with whitewashed walls, thatched roof and greenery

The Ferry House in Kent is a charming 16th-century venue just an hour away from London. It has four 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 both barn wedding ceremonies in the Oak Barn or gazebo wedding ceremonies 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! And well over 100 Hitched couples think so too, as this venue has racked up over 145 glowing reviews, earning them a Hitched Wedding Award for their excellent service.

  • Capacity: 15 - 250 guests
  • Pricing: From £5,790
  • Deals: Two deals are available to Hitched couples on their listing, including a winter weekend package for 2024.

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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 wedding 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! If you’re in the market for a venue with a range of packages, personalised service and fabulous food, this could be the one for you.

  • Capacity: 30 - 120 guests
  • Pricing: Menus from £85

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6. The Prince Albert – South West London

A traditional pub on a busy Battersea street in the heart of the capital

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.

  • Capacity: 25 - 100
  • Pricing: Menus from £35

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7. Crab & Lobster – North Yorkshire

A rich and vibrant event space at the Crab & Lobster pub

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 wedding 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.

  • Capacity: 2 - 100 guests
  • Pricing: Menus from £95

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8. The Rosendale – South East London

A newly married couple pose hand in hand in front of The Rosendale's classic facade

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 wedding flowers, entertainment and photography. It's tried and tested by Hitched couples, with lots of glowing five star reviews!

  • Capacity: 4 - 150 guests
  • Pricing: Menus from £40

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9. 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 a unique wedding venue!

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. Their wedding suite, the Love Nest, comes complete with a copper bath, double shower, wood burner and private roof terrace. It's no wonder it's one of our Editor's favourite venues, but it's also a firm favourite with couples too, with 180 glowing reviews on Hitched!

  • Capacity: 30 - 90 guests
  • Pricing: Menus from £134

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10. Shireburn Arms – Lancashire

Room laid for wedding breakfast with candelabras and tulle bows on chairs

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. It has several glowing reviews from Hitched users, so why not check it out for yourself?

  • Capacity: 50 - 110 guests
  • Pricing: From £3,995
  • Deals: Two deals currently available to Hitched users, including a Spring wedding package

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11. The Princess Victoria – West London

A beautiful dining room at The Princess Victoria that features elegant furniture, a refined chandelier, and eye-catching wall paintings

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…

  • Capacity: Up to 240 guests
  • Pricing: Menus from £32
  • Deals: Two deals currently available to Hitched users on their listing - including a reduced minimum spend for select dates!

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12. The Bulls Head – Kent

The façade of the Bull's Head Hotel featuring vibrant greenery and the venue's name in a striking golden font

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 honeymoon suite – a relaxing space which comes complete with roll top bath, four-poster bed and original fireplace.

  • Capacity: 10 - 180 guests
  • Pricing: From £300

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13. The Grange – West London

A street view of the elegant Grange pub standing proudly on a leafy Ealing street

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. If you're planning a winter wedding, 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 wedding 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.

  • Capacity: 20 - 80 guests

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14. The Secret Garden – Kent

Outdoor pagoda with well-kept gardens and spaced wooden chairs

The Secret Garden is a captivating and elegant countryside wedding venue known for its beautiful food and peaceful ambience - and it's a two-time winner of the Hitched Wedding Awards. 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 wedding 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? There are plenty of five star reviews from Hitched users too, if you need any further persuading. 

  • Capacity: 2 - 150 guests
  • Pricing: Menus from £85

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15. Bickley Mill Inn – Devon

Ceremony set up with exposed beams, trees and chairs with bows

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 perhaps a more cosy rustic wedding venue, this place is the perfect backdrop - and plenty of Hitched couples agree, as it has lots of glowing five star reviews on its listing!

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.

  • Capacity: 20 - 150 guests
  • Pricing: Menus from £25

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16. Coach House at The Dog and Fox - South West London

Room laid for wedding meal with round tables

Right beside The Dog and Fox Hotel in the heart of the beautiful Wimbledon Village you'll find Coach House, a gorgeous events space first established in 1800. Here you'll find an effortless blend of the old and the new, ideal for either a quaint pub reception or an all-out party. 

This venue follows a neutral colour scheme, allowing guests to add their own personal touches to the décor. The event room can host wedding ceremonies of up to 120 guests, as well as standing receptions for parties up to 300. 

There are also 28 hotel suites on offer here, as well as a variety of tailored wedding packages to accommodate you on your big day. 

  • Capacity: 30 - 300 guests
  • Pricing: Menus from £125

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17. The Frogmill – Gloucestershire

Rustic exterior of the frogmill

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's also a winner of the Hitched Wedding Awards! 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 in this beautiful Cotswolds wedding venue

  • Capacity: 50 - 200 guests
  • Pricing: Menus from £55

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18. The Fleece Countryside Inn – West Yorkshire

A view of the charming Fleece Countryside Inn from the side

Things don’t get much better than the Fleece Countryside Inn, a two-time Hitched Wedding Awards winner and 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!

  • Capacity: 20 - 280 guests
  • Pricing: Menus from £80
  • Deal: Late availability options are available on their Hitched listing

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19. The Bridge – Cheshire

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 - and you can read all their glowing five star Hitched reviews if you're still not sure! 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 bring all your wedding photo ideas to life amidst the greenery.

  • Capacity: 2 - 200 guests
  • Pricing: Menus from £15
  • Deals: Two deals available, including an exclusive 10% discount for Hitched couples!

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20. The White Horse – West Sussex

Pub exterior with thatched roof and trees

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 wedding venue 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? 

  • Capacity: Up to 150 guests

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21. The Crab & Boar – Berkshire

Pub exterior with thatched roof, patio furniture and rolling hills in the background

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 wedding venue'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. 

  • Capacity: 40 - 140 guests
  • Pricing: Menus from £70

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22. 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! 

  • Capacity: 20 - 450 guests
  • Pricing: Menus from £55

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23.  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. 

  • Capacity: 30 - 80 guests
  • Pricing: From £6,240
  • Deals: There's currently a deal on twilight weddings available on their Hitched listing!

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24. The Depot – North London

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. 

It has over 20 five star reviews from happy Hitched couples, so if you need any further convincing, why not check them out?

  • Capacity: 60 - 250 guests
  • Pricing: From £7,000
  • Deals: There's a reduced minimum spend for select dates in 2024!

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25. Heist Bank – West London

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

Heist Bank in West London is a truly timeless classic. They say that variety is the spice of life, and that's 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!

  • Capacity: 30 - 300 guests
  • Pricing: Menus from £60

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26. The Welldiggers Arms - West Sussex

Brick exterior of pub beside a forest

Rustic wooden beams, roaring fire - you can't get a more quintessentially British pub than The Welldiggers Arms! Tucked away in the West Sussex countryside, this gem will give you a much-needed escape from the hustle and bustle, as well as breath taking views across the South Downs. 

You and your partner can tie the knot in the main function room which has space for 70 guests, as well as large windows overlooking the nearby woodland. There's also an alfresco function space featuring a covered terrace to adapt to all seasons of British weather, and it's right beside the beautiful cottage-style gardens. 

After the celebrations are over, you and your guests can retire to the 14 boutique suites. Best part? They're all dog-friendly

  • Capacity: Up to 100 guests
  • Pricing: Menus from £45

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27. Bourne Valley Inn - Hampshire

Exterior of bourne valley inn

Nestled in the picturesque village of St Mary Bourne, Hampshire, you'll find Bourne Valley Inn, a charming bed and breakfast wedding venue with rustic interiors and beautifully manicured gardens. 10 minutes from Andover and 30 minutes from Newbury, this is the perfect spot for any couples looking for a rural wedding venue

The on-site barn has space for 80 guests to enjoy your wedding ceremony, complete with fairy lights and high beams. There's also the option to hire the entire pub exclusively for an all-out celebration. The venue also offers luxurious cottage-style rooms for those who want to stay the night. 

This venue also boasts Rosette-level chefs who are happy to work with couples to create a bespoke wedding menu. Delicious!

  • Capacity: Up to 80 guests
  • Pricing: Menus from £45

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28. The Pilot - West London

Room laid for wedding meal with long tables and fairy lights

You don't have to leave the city to escape the noise. The Pilot in Chiswick offers couples a haven away from the hustle and bustle, despite being located right by Chiswick High Street. Magic? Maybe... 

This venue can hold up to 250 guests, with the option to either hire a private room or the entire venue. The main wedding setting is in the secret garden behind impressive barn doors. The Wellesley Room, as it's known, has plenty of space for celebration, with room for 80 guests for a standing reception and a covered terrace outside. 

You'll also have an event planning team on hand to help you throughout the entire wedding planning process

  • Capacity: 10 - 90 guests
  • Pricing: Menus from £30
  • Deals: Exclusive 10% discount for Hitched couples

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29. The Station Kitchen - Dorset

interior of train carriage decorated in vibrant colours with booths

If you're looking for a totally unique wedding venue, then look no further! The Station Kitchen in Dorset is guaranteed to have people talking about your ceremony for years to come. Here, you can celebrate in a restored WWII vintage train as well as the adjacent station house. 

The Station Kitchen itself can hold up to 40 guests, while the Station House Cocktail Bar offers seating for 25 and the New Carriage can hold an additional 35 guests, giving you plenty of options for intimate ceremonies and large celebrations. 

The food here is another major talking point. This menu is a celebration of West Country produce and British seafood, and you can find the likes of pan-roasted lemon sole, wild mushroom, champagne and truffle linguine, and West Country gelato.

  • Capacity: 40 - 75 guests
  • Pricing: Menus from £35

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30. The Dukes Head - South West London

White exterior of the Dukes Head pub illuminated at dusk with outdoor seating

The Duke's Head is a Victorian Grade II-listed building overlooking the River Thames, right at the start of the Oxford and Cambridge University Boat Race. Combining elegance, history and classic pub charm, this is the ultimate pub wedding venue. 

Both small and grand weddings can be celebrated here. Event spaces include the Wolsey Room on the first floor, which can host up to 50 guests, or The Coxswain, with space for up to 80 guests for a delicious wedding lunch. 

When it's time to party, you and up to 120 guests can move down to The Rowing Club, where there's plenty of space for live music and dancing the night away. 

  • Capacity: 25 - 150 guests
  • Pricing: Menus from £39

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Can a Pub Become a Wedding Venue?

Pub weddings have been massively on the rise over the past few years, so if you've ever considered turning your pub into a wedding venue, now's the time. And good news - it couldn't be easier. 

Any pub can easily become a wedding venue. The first and most important thing to do is to apply for the correct licenses, which can usually be done through your local council. Usually this will just be a marriage and/or civil partnership licenses. 

It's easy to become a licensed wedding venue, but throwing a great wedding at your property may take some more work. Once you've decided to start hosting weddings, think about your space - are there multiple places to tie the knot? What are their capacities? How are they decorated, and will you let guests bring some of their own decorations?

It's important to also think about the type of food and drink you'll be serving your wedding parties. Will you offer a bespoke menu and work with couples to design their own? With this in mind, have a think about the types of wedding packages you'll offer. 

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.

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