If you want to tie the knot in a relaxed and informal setting with delicious traditional food, then consider a pub wedding venue for your special day. We’ve rounded up some of our favourites for you to browse, from rustic wedding venues to cool and contemporary pubs for the modern couple. So read on for our edit of some of the best pub wedding venues across the UK.
True Lovers Knot
What They Offer: This traditional 16th Century pub is a very aptly named setting for a wedding in the countryside. The True Lovers Knot is located in a very picturesque village in Dorset which makes for plenty of pretty photo opportunities. The team here prides themselves on providing elegant weddings with an intimate feel.
Highlight: If you need a wedding venue with accommodation then the True Lovers Knot offers luxury bedrooms on-site, plus a campsite for the guests who want to make the most of the great countryside location!
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The Rosendale Pub and Garden
Where: South East London
What They Offer: Back in the day this elegant London pub was a Victorian coaching inn, nowadays it’s a tranquil setting for couples who want to get married away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Situated in the village of Dulwich on the edge of London, The Rosendale Pub offers three stunning gardens and two private rooms for wedding parties.
Highlight: The traditional menu serves up a feast of British classics and uses locally sourced ingredients. The chefs even get their meat from the venue’s own farm in Hampshire.
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The Ferry House Inn
Where: Isle of Sheppey, Kent
What They Offer: If you’re looking for a seaside wedding venue around the Kent area, then take a look at The Ferry House Inn. With views across the Swale Estuary, The Ferry House Inn is a beautiful 16th Century pub wedding venue on the scenic Isle of Sheppey. You can say your ‘I dos’ here in the rustic oak barn or celebrate an outdoor ceremony in the wooden gazebo, which has gorgeous views across the Estuary.
Highlight: The Ferry House Inn offers a luxurious bridal suite with an en-suite spa bath for you and your partner, whilst your guests can choose to stay at the venue or in one of their four star self-catering cottages.
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The White Swan Pub and Dining Room
Where: East Central London
What They Offer: The White Swan Pub perfectly combines the friendly atmosphere of a traditional pub with all the sophistication of a refined dining room. It’s situated in the heart of London in an easily accessible location, in close proximity of the iconic Fleet Street. The venue is spread over three floors that each have a different style to suit any wedding day – there’s a traditional pub on the ground floor, a mezzanine level with a stylish bar and a chic restaurant on the first floor.
Highlight: There’s lots of choice when it comes to choosing food here, plus they offer an extensive list of fine wines, cocktails and champagnes to accompany your wedding breakfast.
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The Secret Garden
What They Offer: If you’re looking for a grand pub setting that gives the option of an outdoor wedding ceremony, then The Secret Garden in Kent ticks all the boxes. This stunning historic coach house is located in a pretty rural setting. It offers rustic, oak beamed spaces inside as well as the captivating walled gardens and glass house outside – giving you lots of gorgeous choices for each part of your wedding day.
Highlight: This venues will serve up award winning food from their incredibly extensive range of menus. Whether you want a traditional menu, afternoon tea or a posh picnic, The Secret Garden is the perfect pub venue for the couple who are looking for flexibility.
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The Lamb Tavern
Where: East Central London
What They Offer: If you’re looking for pub wedding venues with a historic location in the city, then perhaps The Lamb Tavern in London’s Leadenhall Market could be your dream setting. The cobbled walkways and Victorian roofs within the market makes for beautiful photo opportunities. Inside the tavern, the whole place can be hired out for your wedding day which gives you exclusive use of all three floors.
Highlight: The dining room can host up to 100 guests depending on whether you want a sit-down wedding breakfast or a buffet and nibbles. This elegant room has views over the market and larger parties of up to 300 can even spill out onto the cobblestones!
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Where: Glasgow, Scotland
What they offer: This unique Scottish venue is full of rustic charm and relaxed vibes. If you’re looking for an intimate wedding venue that has a cosy yet stylish feel, then The Bothy is the perfect choice. There are two private function rooms on offer here depending on your party size – the Snug is ideal for a cosy reception of eight guests whilst the private dining room can accommodate up to 22 for a sit-down meal.
Highlight: The country inspired décor is rustic with a contemporary feel. Long tables, exposed brickwork, wooden furnishings and low level lighting make this a beautifully unique venue.
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The New Inn Hotel
What They Offer: This medieval coaching inn dates back to the 15th century and is rich in history. Although it still retains some of its historic features, The New Inn Hotel is now decked out in all the contemporary facilities you’d expect for a day as special as your wedding. The venue has four well-stocked bars that serve up the finest British ales, plus their elegant Regency Suite can accommodate receptions of up to 80.
Highlight: The décor and vibe at the New Inn Hotel exudes cosiness so you and your guests can feel right at home. The exposed beams and original features add plenty of charm and character to the place – plus you and your partner can stay in a room with a grand four poster bed!
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The Riverbank Bar and Kitchen
What They Offer: This riverside venue in Nottingham has lovely views of the River Trent and the entire venue is available to hire for weddings. The décor of the venue is stylish and contemporary with some beautiful rustic features to retain that cosy atmosphere. The homemade dishes here are inspired by traditional favourites and are sure to go down a treat with your guests.
Highlight: If you want a hearty meal that you know you’ll enjoy, then take a look at the menu which is packed with delicious burgers, steaks, appetisers and a variety of pub classics – all the dishes are freshly made and use locally sourced, seasonal produce.
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What They Offer: The Talbot is a charming and historic coaching inn that provides a great choice of settings for your wedding day. There are five function rooms altogether, including a rustic 15th century barn which looks utterly enchanting when lit up with fairy lights. The Talbot has a varied blend of modern and historic décor, providing a lot of flexibility for any wedding day.
Highlight: The accommodation at this hotel wedding venue is totally luxurious. The superior double room is perfect for couples and you can even arrange pet-friendly accommodation if you’re bringing any furry four legged friends to your wedding!
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The Oyster Shed
Where: East Central London
What They Offer: If you’re looking for pub wedding venues that have a unique twist, then the nautical themed Oyster Shed is a brilliant option. This modern wedding venue boasts a riverside location along the banks of the Thames and an incredible view of The Shard through its floor to ceiling windows. The Oyster Shed will certainly put a stylish and contemporary spin on the classic pub wedding.
Highlight: If you’re planning to tie the knot at the weekend, then you can hire The Oyster Shed exclusively for your reception. This will give you full access to both of the light and spacious floors, plus the chic outdoor terrace of this unusual London wedding venue.
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Bentley Brook Inn
What They Offer: This country inn in Derbyshire is the perfect setting if you want a rural location for your wedding. The Tudor style exterior of the Bentley Brook Inn will impress your guests, who will feel right at home once they step inside this warm and welcoming venue. With low hanging beams and exposed stone walls, the Bentley Brook Inn has a clear rustic vibe with a traditional feel.
Highlight: There are loads of great attractions in the surrounding area if you’re staying for a longer trip, such as Alton Towers, Chatsworth House and the Peak District National Park.
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Bickley Mill Inn
What They Offer: Couples looking for an intimate pub wedding venue should definitely consider Bickley Mill Inn in Devon. Formerly a flour mill that dates back to the 13th Century, this family owned building is now a contemporary venue that provides a gorgeous retreat for weddings. The venue boasts elegant rooms, welcoming staff and fantastic food.
Highlight: The pretty gardens are an amazing spot for summer celebrations, however the Bickley Mill Inn also makes a stunning winter wedding venue too with its roaring log fires and cosy interior.
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Where: Greater Manchester
What They Offer: Lock 91 is a trendy pub wedding venue in Manchester, boasting an eclectic bar and lounge inside this old loch keeper’s cottage. Take exclusive use of the venue on your wedding day so that you can enjoy all that this quirky setting has to offer. The Lounge and Terrace are ideal for smaller parties and offer lovely views across the canal, whilst the Victorian Attic and Study are more suited to a guest list of up to 150.
Highlight: If you want to celebrate a stag or hen here, Lock 91 offer a range of experiences such as bourbon and cocktail masterclasses.
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To see more rustic venues in rural locations, take a look at our favourite woodland wedding venues.