Small Wedding Venues: The Most Intimate Places To Say ‘I Do’

From mansions to restaurants and enchanting walled gardens, these wedding venues are perfect for hosting a more intimate celebration


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.


To help you with your wedding planning journey we’ve gathered together a list of the most stunning small capacity wedding venues that you are going to adore. 

The Bull Hotel – Kent


Situated in the charming village of historic Wrotham, this countryside wedding venue oozes character and charm and will be perfect for your intimate wedding ceremony.

Exposed beams and original stone walls make The Bull, a 600-year-old property, endlessly romantic, whilst the veranda and courtyard areas act as beautiful wedding photo backdrops.

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You and a handful of your guests will be able to finish the day in style by spending the night in one of 11 newly refurbished bedrooms.

The Bluebird Restaurant & Gallery – London


The Bluebird, a restaurant venue which sits in the heart of one of London’s most exclusive postcodes, is among the dreamiest of venues to hold your small and intimate wedding.

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The Beaufort Room is a glorious, intimate reception room which has been elegantly decorated for a stylish and contemporary finish.

What’s more, getting married at a foodie wedding venue will mean your wedding breakfast menu is second to none. The dishes are seriously to-die-for!  

Lindeth Howe – Cumbria


This Cumbrian wedding venue was once home to the writer Beatrix Potter, so it is absolutely steeped in charm and history.

Thanks to the fact that it overlooks the Lake District hills and Lake Windemere, the views from Lindeth Howe are absolutely stunning.

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It has a specialist package for weddings of under 36 people, making perfect for those smaller celebrations.

There’s also a newly opened and exquisitely designed wedding suite which will be the most beautiful place to spend your first night as newlyweds.

The Old Ship – London


If it is a city centre wedding venue you’re after, look no further than The Old Ship – a charming pub in the centre of Hammersmith.

This vintage yet stylish wedding venue is perfectly situated just 10 minutes from Hammersmith’s registry office and boasts stunning views across the River Thames.


It accommodates a maximum of 75 of your closest friends and family, and has three gorgeous reception rooms, giving you the impossible task of deciding where to host your celebrations.

Gunsgreen House – Lothian & Borders


Built by famous architect John Adam in the 1750s and sitting right on the eastern Scottish sea front, this coastal wedding venue certainly isn’t short on character.

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Gunsgreen House is perfect for intimate weddings since the reception rooms (of which there are many to choose from) are all small and cosy, yet you’ll still have exclusive use of the house for the day. We love this spot!

Crown of Crucis – Gloucestershire


Nestled in the heart of the stunning Cotswolds, in the charming village of Ampney Crucis, the Crown of Crucis is the perfect countryside wedding venue for your small and intimate wedding day.

It has been extensively refurbished to create a contemporary celebration space which maintains the Gloucestershire venue’s character and charm.

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This means there’ll be plenty of offerings for wedding photo backdrops (including the beautiful Ampney Brook)!

Patterns – Brighton


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.

It will be the perfect backdrop from which to show off your contemporary wedding décor.

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The upstairs of this Brighton venue can be exclusively hired for parties and small as 30, so if you’re dreaming of an intimate affair then make sure you give this place a visit.

Hotel du Vin – Stratford


From the mouth-watering menu choices and the stunning wine list to the host of beautiful guest rooms, Hotel du Vin is the venue you’ve always dreamed of.


It can accommodate up to 50 seated guests in the gorgeous Charneco event space, but for an even smaller celebration, there are two further dining rooms which seat up to 10 or 12 guests. This venue is divine!

The Plough Inn – Alnwick


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 just 35 guests, so you’ll feel totally close to your loved ones.


Once your special day draws to a close, you can head to the bridal suite: your very own sanctuary for the night. It features sumptuous décor and everything you’d ever need to relax and unwind at the end of the day.

There are a further six bedrooms, too, each individually designed with style and comfort in mind. 

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Fairyhill – Swansea


This countryside wedding venue is as magical as the name suggests.

It is luxurious, exclusive and sophisticated, and the experienced team guarantee first class service and fantastic food. Sounds pretty perfect, right?!

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The traditional chocolate-box Georgian mansion overlooks enchanting lakes and woodlands, and although the glass fronted K-room can cater for up to 300 wedding guests, Fairyhill pride themselves on being able to create the most stunning intimate weddings, too. This place is definitely worth a look.

Cherrytrees – Lothian & Borders


If you are looking for an enchanting wedding venue for an intimate gathering, Cherrytrees is the outdoor venue that dreams are made of.

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. It would be perfect for a summer celebration.

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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 bridal bouquet, table centrepieces and to make your confetti. Doesn’t it just sound perfect!

Woodhill Hall – 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, there is so much to enjoy.

With several special locations to hold your ceremony, you can personalise your day by choosing from the tropical courtyard, Orangery, woodlands, or even the picturesque terrace that overlooks an enchanting 100-acre estate.

The Frogmill – Cheltenham


There are a number of areas which will be exclusively yours if you choose to hold your small and intimate wedding at The Frogmill.

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Perhaps the most jaw-dropping is the Mill room: a chandelier-adorned reception space with vault ceilings and ornate décor.

The room looks stunning with an intimate table arrangement set in the centre – dining in close proximity to your loved ones could not be more special.

De Vere Oxford Thames – Oxfordshire


De Vere Oxford Thames is a stunning barn wedding venue perfect for your intimate celebration. A tree-lined driveway opens up to reveal this gorgeous, sandstone Oxfordshire venue which sits right on the bank of the River Thames. It is picture perfect!

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The Little Barn is ideal for weddings of up to 60 guests and would make the perfect backdrop for your vintage inspired wedding day.

You can hold both your ceremony and evening reception in here resulting in a stress free day surrounded by your nearest and dearest.

George in Rye – East Sussex


Sitting at the heart of the medieval town of Rye in East Sussex, the George offers a stunning location for an intimate wedding celebration.

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The Benson Room would be perfect for your wedding breakfast if you have a very select guest list. It is beautifully decorated, oozes sophistication and would be perfect for a cosy, winter wedding.

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If you’re still looking for more, why not check out our landmark wedding venues which offer the perfect home for small and intimate wedding days!