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The 57 Best Small Wedding Venues in the UK

Whether you're after a very small wedding venue for under 30 guests or something that still has character with 60 of your loved ones, we've found 57 places you're bound to fall in love with

The Best Small Wedding Venues in the UK

Whether you’re looking for budget hacks to help you save or you’ve always preferred the idea of a more intimate wedding, a small wedding venue can create a fantastic atmosphere for your big day.

If you’re inviting just your closest family and friends, you’ll want a venue that specifically caters for a smaller number of guests. You’ll lose the feeling and mood of your day with 40 people sitting in a huge, empty room meant for 150!

We’ve rounded up 57 venues which are full of character and ideal for everything from two to 60 guests. We've split them up into micro wedding venues (ideal for under 30 guests), small wedding venues (ideal for under 60 guests) and at the end you'll find our pick of great value small wedding venues for those on a tight budget.

If you're specifically after a venue where everyone can stay over, don't miss our pick of small hotel wedding venues

The Best Micro Wedding Venues for Under 30 Guests

1. Treseren – St Newlyn, Cornwall

Treseren is a hidden gem nestled in the heart of the Cornish countryside. Just five miles from a handful of beautiful beaches, this boutique wedding venue offers a stunning setting for an intimate celebration. You can enjoy the house and gardens with up to 20 guests or plan a romantic elopement for just the two of you. When you hire the house exclusively, your accommodation as well as bed and breakfast for 12 guests is included.

You can kick off your weekend of celebrations with a first night feast hosted by owners Emma and Paul. They are passionate about food and will create a laid-back supper with tasty, colourful salads in the summer and hearty meals in the autumn and winter. On your wedding day, you can enjoy breakfast before a relaxing morning of preparations. The house is licensed for civil ceremonies in the gorgeous Wedding Room, or you can say ‘I do’ in the gardens during the summer.

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2. The House at No. 131 – Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

In the heart of the Cheltenham is this beautiful Georgian townhouse with eight individually-designed bedrooms. Hosting a maximum of 56 guests, No. 131 is the perfect spot if your guest list is considerably smaller than that. Stunningly designed, intimate and elegant, you can exchange vows in the lounge or private dining room with your closest friends and family, or even hire the whole house for exclusive use.

There's a outdoor terrace that's perfect for a Champagne reception, before returning inside for a delicious, locally-sourced and seasonal feast whipped up by their talented chefs. They'll be on hand too for the cooked breakfast the following morning to shake off any sore heads.

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3. The Stack - Trelion, Cornwall

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A former 19th century engine house turned intimate wedding venue, The Stack is set in the heart of Poldark country. With refined rustic interiors, beautiful architecture, a woodland glade and the idyllic Fal Valley as your backdrop, it's a magical place to say 'I do'. 

It's perfect for boho couples who want a barefoot luxury Cornish celebration.

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4. Wee Weddings at Crear - Target, Argyll

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Fancy eloping in Scotland or hosting a micro wedding? You could have a 'just the two of us' wedding or up to 8 guests at the romantic Caisealrag Cottage, or a bijou gourmet wedding for up to 30 guests at Crear House.

Nearly 200 acres surrounding Caisealrag Cottage are fully licensed including the sandy beach or the site of an ancient fort looking across to the Isles of Gigha, Islay and Jura - perfect places to exchange vows. Alternatively, the cottage itself, filled with flowers and candles and a warming woodburning stove, is seriously romantic.

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5. Ever After Dartmoor - Tavistock, Devon

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The gorgeous Ever After was built by a husband and wife team for their wedding and the barn now hosts wonderful summer weddings and winter elopements. Although it can hold up to 120 guests, it's their elopement micro weddings that we think are seriously special. They offer exclusive-use, mid-week, two night winter elopement packages from October to April for couples who want laid-back luxury either alone or with up to 8 guests.

The team take care of your accommodation, photography, flowers, styling, Champagne, canapes, wedding breakfast and wedding cake. You'll marry in the rustic barn or by the open fire under their romantic glass roofed terrace and follow with a delicious three course wedding breakfast and a final night in their luxurious honeymoon cottage.

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6. Fox & Hounds Country Hotel and Treetops Treehouse – Chulmleigh, Devon

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While this Devon hotel has lots of cute spots to say ‘I do’, it’s the Treetops treehouse which we’re obsessed with. Hosting weddings of up to just 10 people (including the couple), it’s intimate, unusual and fantastic for photos.

The newlyweds can then stay in the treehouse for a minimoon escape; it has it’s own log-burning fire in the lounge and copper bath in the master suite. The hotel has a claim to fame too – the largest four-poster bed in Devon.

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7. Stratton Court Barn – Bicester, Oxfordshire

This charming converted barn is set within 50 acres of stunning grounds and gardens in the North Oxfordshire countryside. Stratton Court Barn is full of original features like oak beams, mixed with modern touches like floor-to-ceiling windows looking over the impressive view.

This family-run venue is all about relaxed, friendly and intimate weddings of up to 80, but is great for under 30 guests too. They only host one wedding per day so you don't have to worry about anyone else there regardless of your wedding size. With indoor and outdoor ceremony and reception options, you truly can have the day you want. With smaller numbers you could go all out creating a festival theme or lean into the rustic surroundings with incredible florals.

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8. Langar Hall - Langar, Nottingham

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This elegant and stylish English country house hotel and restaurant is found in the Vale of Belvoir, near Nottingham. Think the fabulous, decadent atmosphere of parties from a bygone era and you have the vibe. Today, Langar Hall hosts small weddings of up to 50 guests with exclusive use of the house.

We adore their vibrant and unique Indian room which holds just 20 guests, or the warmth and light of the Garden Room for slightly larger groups. With French doors opening to the flower filled garden patio beyond, it's perfect for summer weddings. For up to 50, the traditional Main Dining Room is your choice, with high ceilings and impressive Adams pillars.

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9. Cley Windmill - Holt, Norfolk

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You can take over this entire enchanting windmill with sweeping views of the Cley Marshes out towards the sea. It's licensed for weddings of up to 28, including the couple, and you'll marry in the beautiful round Sitting Room. There are six bedrooms which can sleep up to 12 guests (and several more garden rooms outside) so you can arrange a cosy few nights with your loved ones and experience this iconic building and its lovely interiors, plus all this coastal landscape has to offer.

It's a truly unique setting for a wedding and will make a stunning, panoramic backdrop to your day. Cley Windmill is perfect for romantic, intimate and relaxed weddings where your day can go exactly as you want - whether there's a cream tea in the garden or a candlelit dinner in their atmospheric Dining Room.

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10. The Parsonage - Ombersley, Worcestershire

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Head up the sweeping drive to this luxury manor house, swathed in wisteria and with far reaching views across the Malvern Hills. While The Parsonage itself doesn't have a license, it is right next to the beautiful village of Ombersley and its churches and chapels. 

After your ceremony, you can have reception drinks among the topiary lawns or set up a marquee for up to 50 for a relaxed or grand catered reception. The Grade-II manor house has six bedrooms to accommodate guests and is ideal for a smaller wedding day.

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11. Portmeirion - Penrhyndeudraeth, Gwynedd

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The enchanting, Italianate Portmeirion Village in North Wales is set right next to the beach, with acres of winding woodland and full of picturesque colourful buildings.

While it does have a large historic hall you can marry in, we prefer the elegance of their smaller spaces. The Mirror Room is, you guessed, mirrored and fits 14 guests with views over the sea. Alternatively the oak-panelled Tudor Room can fit up to 35. You can host your meal in their beautiful private dining room and drink Champagne on the lawn looking across to the sandy beach.

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12. Patterns – Brighton, East Sussex

Patterns oozes style and sophistication. Not only does it have a terrace which overlooks the iconic Brighton Pier, it pays homage to its Art Deco roots with original stained-glass windows, exposed brickwork and pops of colour.

The upstairs of this Brighton venue can be exclusively hired for parties as small as 30, so if you’re dreaming of an intimate affair then make sure you give this place a visit. They can arrange cheese, pick 'n' mix, ice cream and candy floss stations - perfect if you want to have smaller numbers but invest in a fun guest experience!

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13. Glen Dye Cabins and Cottages - Strachan, Banchory

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Glen Dye is a 30,000 acre private estate of wilderness forest and moorland in the Scottish Highlands, with cosy cottages and cabins set right at its heart. It's the perfect place to escape it all with quirky outdoor weddings at The Saw Mill and space for a marquee at The Old Lodge Paddock. A maximum of 40 people can be accommodated across Glen Dye's properties making it ideal for a fun, festival-style weekend wedding with just your closest loved ones.

Their four cottages each come with an outdoor, wood-fired hot tub, while the old estate Saw Mill has been converted into a private outdoors paradise. There you’ll find a 1955 Airstream with a giant bed, a fully restored foresters’ kitchen and sitting room, a spectacular outdoor shower and another wood-fired hot tub. Your guests will love spending a whole weekend celebrating in brilliant company, jaw-dropping surroundings and luxury accommodation.

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14. Millbrook Estate and Tree Top Escape - Umberleigh, Devon

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Millbrook Estate's Summerhouse specialises in elopements for just the couple and up to four guests. This tranquil house is among acres of woodland, lakes and wildflowers meadows which are the most stunning photograph locations in both summer and winter. When the weather turns chilly, the Summer house has a roaring log fire, and in warm weather, the doors fold back to let nature in.

If you want slightly more guests, The Nest at Tree Top Escape is an intimate space offering exclusive small weddings for up to 14 guests. You can then spend your wedding night in one of the Tree House's luxury two bedrooms.

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15. Aswarby Rectory – Aswarby, Lincolnshire

A stunning Georgian house set in nine acres of Lincolnshire countryside, Aswarby Rectory is a dream backdrop for a wedding. Oozing with rustic charm and period features, it’ll look stunning in your wedding photos. The rectory has space for up to 80 daytime guests; because it has so much atmosphere, it's ideal for a smaller day of 30 guests or less too. 

Exclusive hire means it’s private and tranquil – perfect for a relaxed, personal day with friends and family. There's eight bedrooms (including a beautiful honeymoon suite) for your nearest ones to stay over and continue celebrations at breakfast in the morning.

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16. House Farm – Cockermouth, Cumbria

New House Farm is a Grade II-listed luxury country house in the picturesque Lorton Valley. Smaller weddings for up to 20 people can take place inside the house, where you’ll enjoy open log fires and plenty of charming original features.

You are your guests will get two nights’ accommodation in their individually-designed rooms so you can make a wonderful weekend of it, and take advantage of the secluded gardens and the babbling brooks and fells beyond. With lots of affordable packages, this is a fantastic choice for an intimate wedding in the beautiful Lake District.

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17. Lindeth Howe - Troutbeck, Cumbria

The Best Small Wedding Venues in the UK

Once home to the writer Beatrix Potter, Lindeth Howe is now a lovely and tranquil hotel that overlooks Lake Windermere and the Lake District hills. It can host everything from elopements for two to weddings for 80, and you'll find the warm, stylish and bright interiors create a romantic and inviting atmosphere for every size celebration.

With award-winning cuisine and a luxurious honeymoon suite, every moment of your big day will be wonderful. The hotel also has dog-friendly rooms if you fancy having your furry friend join you for the big day!

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18. Scarlet Hall - Malpas, Chester

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A fairytale country house venue for rustic and whimsical weddings. Scarlet Hall is set in the heart of rolling Cheshire countryside, with meadows, orchards and garden for photos, and gorgeous views from the house, barn and coach house - all of which are dripping with twinkling fairylights and flowers.

The Hall holds a wedding license for up to 80 guests and there are four beautiful ceremony spaces available to choose from. The barn can seat up to 80 guests, the dining room 50, the living room 20, and the snug can seat 10. A minimum three night stay is required so you and your guests (up to 22 can stay in the bedrooms) can make use of the pool, sauna and games room.

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19. Allbright - Mayfair, London

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Found in the heart of Mayfair, this gorgeous private members club features five floors of sophisticated and contemporary event spaces. With a relaxed yet elegant ambience, and a soft and calming colour palette that suits all themes, you'll find yourself feeling at home immediately in this modern and stylish venue. There's a rooftop terrace that offers amazing views over London, an on-site beauty salon where you can get ready with your wedding party, and its own restaurant and bar.

Allbright was created for women to connect, create and collaborate and you'll find that vision instilled in every aspect of your day. Your menu will be designed by Executive Chef Sabrina Gidda from BBC’s Great British Menu and the carefully curated wine list comprises bottles from all-female suppliers. Your dedicated wedding coordinator will be on hand to ensure every moment of your joyous day goes smoothly. Check out their packages tailored to small weddings.

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20. Riddle’s Court – Edinburgh

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This hidden gem in the heart of Edinburgh is a former merchant’s home, steeped in 400 years of history. There are a variety of rooms to choose from at Riddle’s Court, each bursting with charm and character.

With beautiful spaces to host parties of 12 guests and up, this is an ideal intimate Scottish wedding venue, just off the Royal Mile and with views of the castle.

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21. Hidden River Cabins – Carlisle, Cumbria

If you’re after a small rustic wedding venue, these gorgeous log cabins set in serene woodland in the Lake District are the ideal unique choice. While Hidden River Cabins is opening up a dedicated wedding barn for 2020 that can hold up to 250 people, all their cabins, their reception and Hidden River House are all licensed for more intimate weddings.

If you and your guests want to truly get at one with nature among the beautiful woodland and River Lyne, you can host your reception in an open-air tipi or marquee. The site is calling out for friends and family to join you for a lovely wedding weekend.

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22. Cherrytrees – Kelso, Lothian & Borders

If you are looking for an enchanting wedding venue for an intimate gathering, Cherrytrees is a dreamy outdoor venue. Just a stone’s throw from the Scottish-English border, it is a lovely Victorian property and walled garden suitable for up to 50 guests. 

There are so many extra special touches which make this venue even more wonderful. You can feast on home-grown vegetables and meat from home-reared livestock as part of your wedding breakfast. What’s more, flowers handpicked straight from the wall garden can be featured in your bouquets, table centrepieces and to make your confetti.

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23. Petersham Nurseries - Covent Garden, London

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There are two Petersham Nurseries, one in Richmond and this one in Covent Garden, both of which are little oases of calm in the hustle and bustle of London. You see host up to 40 in the beautiful and serene private dining room, which features mirrored walls and a stunning chandelier for a warm and romantic atmosphere. The room can be transformed with seasonal florals, furniture and foliage to suit your theme, but it's already incredibly stylish and sophisticated just as it comes.

Foodie couples will love the delicious menus on offer. The family-run Haye Farm supplies the poultry, eggs, organic fruit and vegetables so you know your guests in are for a special meal with seasonal flavours, fresh produce and meat that's been reared with love and care. 

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24. Sparth House Hotel - Clayton-Le-Moors, Lancashire

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You'll have exclusive use of this Grade-II listed manor house and your choice of three ceremony rooms, each with their own individual character. The whole house oozes Georgian splendour and boasts extensive, beautifully maintained gardens which are perfect for your photos. The Regency Room and the Restaurant are the best spaces for intimate ceremonies, with their elegant and chic interiors. Almost all their food is sourced locally and within the Lancashire borders, and your menu will feature a modern twist on the Best of British.

Sparth House Hotel is family-run and the team take pride in treating each couple like they're family too. You'll have use of the 16 bedrooms upstairs, so if you're having a small wedding you might be able to have all your guests stay over with you and join for breakfast in the morning!

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25. Errichel – Aberfeldy, Perthshire

This private estate in the Tay Valley makes beautifully bespoke weddings. The Thyme Roundhouse at Errichel is great location for a small wedding, with a warm, farmhouse atmosphere and a cosy whisky snug library. As it’s only able to host 40 guests, their chef will work with you to create a personal menu so you have a day that’s every bit as unique as you are as a couple.

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26. Spring Restaurant - Strand, London

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Located in the iconic Somerset House, Spring Restaurant is an idyllic space for your wedding. Their garden dining room, The Salon, caters for weddings of up to 36 people in a romantic and cosy inner atrium that's full of light. With festoon lighting twinkling from the glass ceiling and tall olive trees growing in the corners of the room, it's a truly magical experience dining inside.

The biggest draw is, of course, the food. Treat guests to a private dining experience with seasonal produce and accompanying florals coming from Fern Verrow biodynamic farm in Hereford. Head chef Skye Gyngell's philosophy is heartfelt, wholesome, unfussy and convivial food with sharing plates at their heart. If you want a larger wedding, you can also marry in the restaurant.

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27. The Old Vicarage Boutique Wedding Venue –  Southwell, Nottinghamshire

Set in the historic town of Southwell, The Old Vicarage Boutique Wedding Venue is one of the area’s best kept secrets.

You’ll have exclusive use of the luxurious house, and can even have your ceremony outdoors under their bandstand – hand-built by the Amish in Pennsylvania! Guests can feast on a menu from a Michelin-trained chef before resting their head in the eight tastefully-designed bedrooms.

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28. The Priests House - Bolton Abbey, North Yorkshire

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Standing within the shadow of the majestic 12th century ruins of Barden Tower is The Priests House. For weddings with more than 32 guests, marry in the lovingly restored Old Chapel with its large, grand windows, rustic stone walls and characterful original features. Smaller wedding celebrations take place in the House itself - a cosy room with log fires, wooden beams and atmospheric historic artefacts.

The venue is in the picturesque Wharfedale Valley, providing incredible views as a backdrop to your day. Outside of the chapel there's a courtyard, lawn and orchard that are perfect for your reception drinks. You'll have access to their catalogue of wedding decorations, free of charge, and an award-winning in-house floristry service.

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29. The Frogmill – Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

There are a number of areas which will be exclusively yours if you choose to hold your small and intimate wedding at The Frogmill. Perhaps the most jaw-dropping is The Mill Room: a modern, chandelier-adorned reception space with vault ceilings and ornate décor.

The room looks stunning with an intimate table arrangement set in the centre and the other half of the room open for drinks and dancing. Celebrating with your loved ones is always special, but we love with the action takes place in one room with everyone involved.

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30. The Royal Pavilion – Brighton

One of Brighton’s most famous landmarks is ideal for an intimate wedding. Just a stone’s throw from the beach, this exotic palace was used as a residence by Queen Victoria; now it can be the regal setting to your day.

The Royal Pavilion has lots of ceremony room options that suit a small wedding. The Red Drawing Room can seat 44, while the Music Room holds 90. Both feature sumptuous interiors and wonderful architecture, adding to the opulent experience of marrying in such an iconic building.

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31. Newton Hall – Alnwick, Northumberland

This enchanting venue in Alnwick has plenty of magical spaces for you to choose from for your big day. As well as stunning outdoor weddings, we love the stylish Hall and the romantic Glass House for intimate ceremonies.

Your wedding at Newton Hall will be truly distinctive – there’s stunning lawns and a nearby beach, 21 quirky boutique bedrooms for your guests to stay in, and bold, stylish décor throughout. With 11 pricing levels, there’s something for everyone.

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32. Glazebrook House – South Brent, Devon

Glazebrook House is a quirky boutique hotel, bursting with cool, contemporary interiors and literary flourishes. Glazebrook can host up to 72 of your nearest and dearest for a wedding, either outside in their magical gardens, in the restaurant, or even on the grand staircase.

With nine Alice in Wonderland-inspired bedrooms, this luxury venue is perfect for those who want something out the ordinary and truly special.

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33. The Hundred House Hotel – Norton, Shropshire

From fairy-lit swings and an enchanted secret garden to the “Lovers’ Walk” in the herb garden, there’s so many mesmerising spots for photos at The Hundred House Hotel. Their Tithe Barn is a 17th century beamed, blank canvas barn that suits lots of themes, from rustic and vintage to glam.

Those oak beams continue in their bedrooms where seven of the nine have cool swings in them. A family-run business with a devoted weddings team, you’re in safe hands here.

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34. The Secret Garden – Ashford, Kent

Not so secret anymore! We’re letting the cat out the bag about this gorgeous wedding venue. With a peaceful backdrop of rural Kent, this country wedding venue is dedicated to making your day unique to you.

The Secret Garden can offer catering options from posh picnics and afternoon tea to a la carte, plus vintage props, fairy lights, chintzy china, bunting and large candle lanterns are available for your use. There’s five spaces to hold your big day: the Glass House, offering smaller vintage weddings with its own private herb garden for alfresco dining, is our favourite choice for an intimate wedding venue.

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35. The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh – Edinburgh

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For drama and atmosphere, choose the Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh’s New Town as your wedding venue.

There’s three rooms that can be used to host your ceremony and reception. The Cullen Suite is a Regency room full of natural light and period features that can fit up to 40 guests, while the awe-inspiring New Library is a breathtaking space lined with books and balconies and a grand fireplace at each end.

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36. The Crab and Lobster – Thirsk, North Yorkshire

Set in the market town of Thirsk in the heart of the North Yorkshire countryside is Crab Manor, and the Crab & Lobster Restaurant. With acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, fountains and terraces, this is a perfect place to say ‘I do’.

There’s packages to suit all budgets and tastes, whatever your guest list size, and accommodation that’ll make this venue feel like a true escape. To sleep in, there are log cabins, a thatched beach hut and beautifully located garden rooms, each with their own hot tub and two boasting their own sauna – this truly is a unique small wedding venue.

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37. BAad Glasgow – Glasgow

The award-winning BAaD is found in Glasgow’s iconic Barras Market. Filled with light and post-industrial chic decor, it’s a versatile blank canvas that can be arranged to host everything from 25 to 250.

There’s a heated courtyard and a reclaimed parquet mezzanine level leading through to the A’Challtainn Fish Restaurant and Bar who’ll provide your delicious, seasonal and local wedding breakfast. 

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38. Beeston Manor – Preston, Lancashire

If you’re a foodie couple, you’ll love Beeston Manor. Head chef Julie Bickerstaffe-Smith and her team are happy to provide you and your guests with whatever you want to eat – just ask! This family-run barn prides itself on treating every wedding like it’s their own, and that’s the real vibe here.

Beeston Manor is set against rolling countryside views, while inside the oak beams rooms are romantic and exude character. They happily accommodate smaller weddings and create a package unique to you.

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39. The Elephant Hotel – Pangbourne, Berkshire

There’s 22 individually-designed rooms at this quirky hotel in Berkshire, so you’ll be able to wake up to breakfast with your closest family and friends. The Elephant is excellent fun to explore, with romantic secret gardens, fireside lounges and beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces.

Within easy reach of London, Reading and Oxford, you couldn’t feel further from the hustle and bustle in the leafy, riverside village of Pangbourne. Hire the venue exclusively for a unique wedding weekend like no other.

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40. Matara – Tetbury, Gloucestershire

Set among 28 acres of grounds in Kingscote Park in the Cotswold, Matara has a tranquil, ethereal energy. All food is fresh and seasonal; you’re encouraged to be as creative as you like with decorations; and your guests can dream the night away in their converted haycroft ‘zen rooms’ (there’s a honeymoon lodge and large Regency home too). It’s ideal for a wedding weekend with your loved ones.

The most stunning place to exchange your vows is the Asian-inspired cloistered courtyard, but we also love the banquet and dance hall, with a glass dome at its centre.

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41. The Gallivant - Camber Sands, East Sussex

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For a truly romantic wedding, choose this unique coastal venue in Rye. The Gallivant is a stylish beach house and the front garden is the beautiful Camber Sands Beach. You can take over the whole house, including its 20 gorgeous bedrooms, amazing bar stocked with English fine wines, and incredible chef team who'll cook meals to die for.

Their private dining room, The Cabin, seats 14; the Dining Room seats 30; and you can have up to 80 in the Summer House. Wherever you choose, take a short walk to the dunes for unforgettable reception drinks.

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42. The Plough Inn – Alnwick, Northumberland

Combining traditional Georgian architecture with chic and contemporary styling, The Plough Inn in Alnwick is the perfect setting for a small ceremony. The Northumberland venue’s restaurant, Restaurant Amelie, offers an intimate and rustic setting for your civil ceremony and dining for up to 40 guests, so you’ll feel totally close to your loved ones.

You’ll have the sumptuous honeymoon suite as your sanctuary for the night. There are a further six bedrooms, too, each individually designed with style and comfort in mind.

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43. Carfraemill – Lauder, Lothian & Borders

There’s a space at Carfraemill to accommodate weddings of every size, whether that’s the beautiful marquee, oak-panelled reception room, country-chic private room, or hillside farm and barn. Weddings of three or 300 will feel equally at home and special.

With 10 bedrooms and a further two cottages, all your loved ones will be able to stay the night and wake up to views of the Lammermuir Hills and a delicious local Scottish breakfast.

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44. Fairyhill – Gower, Swansea

This countryside wedding venue is as magical as the name suggests. Fairyhill is luxurious, exclusive and sophisticated, and the experienced team guarantee first class service and fantastic food. The traditional chocolate-box Georgian mansion overlooks enchanting lakes and woodlands, which can all be seen from the panoramic glass windows of their ceremony room.

Although it can cater for up to 300 wedding guests, Fairyhill pride themselves on being able to create the most stunning intimate weddings too - you can see Jody and Dan's real wedding with just 17 guests to see exactly what we mean! This place is definitely worth a look.

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45. Woodhill Hall – Otterburn, Northumberland

Woodhill Hall does weddings for fewer than 30 guests beautifully. In fact, it does weddings for all numbers beautifully, but if you’re looking for a small and intimate wedding venue in stunning Northumberland then your search could be over.

This quirky and unique venue gives you a surprise around every corner: from the 16 gorgeous bedrooms that are brimming with individuality to the terrace which overlooks the magical 100-acre estate and the tropical courtyard, there is so much to enjoy.

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46. Arta – Glasgow

You’re unlikely to find any other Spanish haciendas in Glasgow, that’s for sure. Arta is a unique venue with a choice of seven sumptuous rooms split over three floors that boast a relaxed Mediterranean vibe. It’s a restaurant in its day-to-day life so you’re guaranteed a delicious Spanish feast.

While it can hold up to 400 people, their smaller rooms are perfect for intimate weddings. Each has the same maximalist vibe, with rich colour, twinkling lights, abundant foliage and cool art.

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47. Arnos Vale – Bath Road, Bristol

If you want something a bit different, Arnos Vale is a gorgeous venue among the woodlands of a garden cemetery. Set in the heart of Bristol, it has three unique areas to host your day: their woodland wedding venue, the Underwood Centre; the elegant Spielman Centre with grand pillars and steps; and the Grade II-listed Anglican church. Each has individual atmosphere and character and is perfect for weddings under 80 guests.

Their professional onsite caterers Cleverchefs offer delicious menus that are perfect for your wedding celebrations, from beautifully presented canapes or classic barbeques, to lavish formal dining experiences.

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48. No 1 Abbey Row – Malmesbury, Wiltshire

Housed in the northern wing of The Old Bell Hotel on the edge of the Cotswolds, No 1 Abbey Row can host a beautiful day for up to 60 guests. Choose from their light and airy garden room or have an intimate outdoor ceremony in their private grounds. It’s ideal for a small, country chic wedding.

No.1 Abbey Row has a private terrace and walled garden which are perfect for small, sunny ceremonies, before a three course interactive, feasting-style wedding breakfast. Their comfy bedrooms are the perfect place to end the night.

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49. Ballogie Estate – Aboyne, Aberdeenshire

If your guest list is under 50, Ballogie House could be the perfect choice. Their Orangery is ideal for intimate weddings and boasts uninterrupted views across the estate.

Ballogie has recently been refurbished and is a wonderful location to spend a whole weekend: don’t miss the beautiful lounge, dining room, orangery, kitchen with Aga, games room, six en-suite bedrooms and honeymoon suite.

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50. Alladale Wilderness Reserve – Ardgay, Sutherland

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All your nearest and dearest will be able to stay over at Alladale. This traditional Scottish lodge sleeps 14 while a further two nearby cottages sleep 12 more. Just an hour’s drive north of Inverness, Alladale is set in 100 sq kilometres of magnificent Scottish Highlands and is the perfect backdrop for animal-loving couples.

The lodge itself is bursting with luxury: a sauna, fully equipped gym, resident chef, billiards room and drawing room with a baby grand piano are just some of what you’ll have access to.

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51. The Old Royal Naval College – London

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This grand and historic building offers a range of stunning spaces for weddings. While The Old Royal Naval College may be most famous for its large Painted Hall – thought to be the finest dining hall in Europe – it also has its fair share of intimate spaces.

The Admiral’s House is the oldest building on-site with a history dating back to 1660. The house comprises of a range of light and airy rooms, with the largest able to accommodate 70 for a reception and 60 for a sit-down meal. Rooms can be hired individually or the whole house, with a capacity of 90, can be hired exclusively.

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52. Kings Gap by Wildes - Hoylake, Merseyside

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Kings Gap by Wildes is a wonderful restaurant, with bags of contemporary charm. The Garden Room is perfect for an intimate affair, with its Garden Terrace available for outdoor ceremonies. Whatever kind of wedding breakfast you want, the restaurant is happy to whip it up, whether it's a sweet afternoon tea or a full three-course wedding breakfast.

Prices start at £1,995 so it's an affordable option for couples looking for modern elegance. You'll also get discounted room rates at the adjoining hotel for guests and there's an overnight stay for the newlyweds included so you'll all be able to continue celebrations at breakfast. 

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53. Holiday Inn Milton Keynes East – Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire

The Georgian Manor House at the Milton Keynes Holiday Inn is a surprisingly pretty place to host your wedding. There’s a variety of sizes of space, but we adore the Lovett Conservatory that opens up onto the courtyard for up to 24 guests and the Lovett Suite for up to 90. A full package for 40 day guests and 70 evening guests, which includes a DJ, master of ceremonies and two-course breakfast, costs less than £3,500.

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54. The King’s Croft Hotel – Pontefract, West Yorkshire

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Choose from the elegant hotel or – our favourite spot – the Wedding Pavilion at the King’s Croft Hotel for your big day. The Pavilion can hold up to 80 guests but works brilliantly with much smaller ceremonies too and has spectacular panoramic views across the hotel’s eight acres of beautifully landscaped grounds. It’s romantic, relaxed and affordable – tick, tick, tick!

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55. House For An Art Lover – Glasgow

With a backdrop of Bellahouston Park, the striking House for an Art Lover will catch your guests’ eyes as they arrive. Inside, the Mackintosh Suite is inspired by the art and architecture of renowned Scottish artist and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

There’s three different spaces to host your day, including the stunning Music Room, and the unique Oval Room will be both your private sanctuary for the day as well as a beautiful photo spot. Wedding packages for 40 guests start from £2,900.

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56. The Museum Inn – Blandford Forum, Dorset

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This quaint country pub is home to a separate events space that was formerly the village hall called The Shed. Set off a flood-lit courtyard, The Shed is a flexible area for up to 34 seated and 60 standing guests with vaulted ceilings and large, bright windows. The Museum Inn is a great intimate wedding venue run by a friendly and experienced team and offers fantastic wedding rates.

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57. Pauntley Court – Pauntley, Gloucestershire

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This beautiful, historic family home can be hired on an exclusive use basis for three days and two nights, making it the ideal spot for intimate wedding celebrations stretched out over a weekend. Pauntley Court also boasts space for 24 to stay on-site and operates on a corkage-free basis – so feel free to crack open your favourite wine!

With a Norman church nestled at the edge of the grounds, you can say ‘I do’ in a religious ceremony here before taking a short stroll through the garden and enjoying your wedding reception drinks within the leafy grounds. Up to 40 guests can be accommodated indoors for a civil ceremony or wedding breakfast and couples also have the option to pitch a marquee or tipi on the grounds for up to 130 reception guests.

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If you’re looking to keep your wedding to a strict budget, read our guides on planning a wedding for £3,00 and how to plan one for £5,000.

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