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The 40 Best Small, Intimate & Cosy Wedding Venues From Across the UK

Planning a micro wedding for 30? Tying the knot at a small wedding of 60? Whatever your plan, we have the small wedding venue for you

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Whether you’re looking for budget hacks to help you save or you’ve always preferred the idea of a more intimate wedding, there's no doubt that small wedding venues can create a fantastic atmosphere for your big day.

Don't let anyone fool you into thinking that venues for a small wedding are any less impressive than the ones which host huge dos - that's simply not true. This edit will prove to you that intimate wedding venues can be the most impressive of them all. Trust us when we say you don't have to compromise on any of the aesthetic or vibe when opting for small wedding venues.

And before we dive into our list, helping you find the perfect small wedding venues near me for your hunt, it's important to note that you shouldn't rule out large capacity wedding venues in your search. Just because a venue can hold lots of people, doesn't mean it won't have a small wedding package or gorgeous intimate setting available too.

Small Wedding Venues: 40 of the Best Intimate Spots for Micro Weddings

To help you on your search, we've put together a list of 40 small wedding venues in the UK from every corner of the island, and we've also got advice on how much to budget for a small wedding venue as well - yes, we've really thought of everything. 

And to ensure you don't waste one precious minute of wedding planning time, we've split the list 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.

You can find small wedding venues near you by browsing our small wedding venues directory too!

The Best Micro Wedding Venues for Under 30 Guests

Planning a wedding for just a few family members and close friends? If so, these micro wedding venues are perfect for you.

1. Treseren - Cornwall

A couple embraces in front of a stone building and arch, which is decorated with flowers

Treseren is a hidden gem nestled in the heart of the Cornish countryside. Just five miles from a handful of beautiful beaches, this boutique small wedding venue offers a stunning setting for an intimate celebration.

You can enjoy the house and gardens with up to 22 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, making this the ideal choice for a very small wedding venue. 

Owners Emma and Paul are passionate about food and will create a laidback 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.

But don't just take our word for it - one happy Hitched user said, "There's something inherently precious and magical here, a warm feeling of fondness and familiarity, that resonated with us from when we first went for a viewing last year and stayed with us all the way through to the day we left, having held a wedding weekend that we will reflect on with joy for the rest of our lives."

Capacity: Up to 22 guests

Pricing: Starting at £2,750

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2. Stratton Court Barn - Oxfordshire

Rustic barn laid for wedding meal with long tables, wooden chairs, fairy lights, exposed beams and floral centrepieces

This charming converted barn and micro wedding venue 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 small wedding 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. One Hitched couple said, "A beautiful venue, and with sole occupancy, it provides an intimate setting for your special day."

With indoor and outdoor ceremony and reception options, you truly can have the day you want. And with smaller numbers you could go all out creating a festival wedding or lean into the rustic surroundings with incredible florals.

Capacity: Up to 150 guests

Pricing: Starting at £3,100

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3. Patterns - East Sussex

A bright room with domed windows, featuring a large table and lots of potted plants

Patterns is one of those micro wedding venues that exudes 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 wedding venue can be exclusively hired for parties as small as 30, so if you’re dreaming of an intimate wedding venue, 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 unusual wedding food ideas.

And if you're looking for some great vegan wedding catering at your venue, then look no further than Patterns. One Hitched user said, "We had a 100% vegan wedding and the food was amazing. Dan and the catering team did a great job and all our guests were very complimentary of the food. Many thought they were vegan specialists which says it all!"

Capacity: Up to 200 guests

Pricing: Menus from £35

Deals: Hitched couples get a 10% discount - check out their listing to find out more!

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4. Aswarby Rectory - Lincolnshire

White room laid for wedding meal with long tables, wooden chairs, bottles of wine and dinner candles

A stunning Georgian house set in nine acres of Lincolnshire countryside, Aswarby Rectory is one of the dreamiest small wedding venues in the UK. Packed full of charm and period features perfect for a rustic wedding, it’ll look stunning in your wedding photos.

The rectory has space for up to 100 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.

Newlyweds loved its combination of beautiful interiors and excellent service, with one saying, "Not only is the venue overflowing with character and set in beautiful grounds; but what made our day was the attention to detail and the genuine care and concern shown by Richard and Donna to make sure every detail was perfect."

Capacity: Up to 100 guests

Pricing: POA

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5. New House Farm - Cumbria

Underground function room with exposed stone walls, round tables, wooden chairs and purple floral centrepieces

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 wedding packages, this is a fantastic choice for an intimate wedding in a beautiful Lake District wedding venue

New House Farm has received rave reviews on their Hitched listing, packed full of praise such as "Everything about the venue was perfect and we had the most amazing day! So many guests commented on how fabulous the venue was. We loved that we were able to completely personalise every part of our wedding, making it unique to us."

Capacity: Up to 130 guests

Pricing: Starting from £500

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6. Weddings at the Stack - Cornwall

outdoor wedding venue with wooden chairs, a white tarp covering, wooden arch and plants

A former 19th century engine house turned intimate wedding venue, Weddings at 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'. 

If you're a boho couples who want a barefoot luxury Cornish celebration, then this is the dream wedding venue for you. The small wedding venue also boasts views over the magnificent Fal Valley. Couples can also choose between having a civil ceremony at the property or exchanging vows at a religious ceremony in one of the nearby chapels or churches. 

The team at The Stack will work tirelessly to ensure you have the celebration of your dreams, and will give you access to their list of recommended suppliers and local wedding planners. 

Capacity: Up to 40 guests

Pricing: Starting at £3,750

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

Tall wood treehouse nestled among lush foliage in a large tree

Devon-based couples listen up: if you're searching for 'unique small wedding venues near me', then you've hit the jackpot with this one. While this Devon hotel wedding venue 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 its 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.

The Fox and Hounds Country Hotel has a wealth of other beautiful features - a red brick façade, restaurant, summer house, refurbished rooms, and more!

You won't be able to drag yourself away - just listen to what this newlywed had to say: "The food was delicious and everyone went out of their way to make sure it all went to plan. It really was a special day for us and we are so grateful to everyone who was a part of it for making it so memorable."

Capacity: Up to 200 guests

Pricing: Menus from £50

Deals: They offer a 10% discount for Hitched couples - check out their listing to find out more.  

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8. Langar Hall - Leicestershire

A stately orange house is surrounded by manicured hedges and a lawn

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 at a cosy intimate wedding, the traditional Main Dining Room is your choice, with high ceilings and impressive Adams pillars.

Capacity: Up to 150 guests 

Pricing: Starting from £10,000

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9. Alladale Wilderness Reserve - Ross-shire

grey stone house overlooking the scottish countryside with deer on the lawn

There is no shortage of beautiful and unique wedding venues in Scotland, and Alladale Wilderness Reserve is no exception. With exceptional views over the Scottish countryside and complete tranquillity, this is the ideal venue for couples looking to escape the hustle and bustle of a city wedding.

But what sets this place apart is that it's one of the only small wedding venues with such a limited capacity. Fit for weddings of just 20, micro wedding venues really don't come much more exclusive than this place. 

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. You and up to 20 guests can enjoy this beautiful very small wedding venue. 

Capacity: Up to 20 guests

Pricing: From £15,000

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The Best Small Wedding Venues in the UK

For weddings of up to 60, these small wedding venues fit the bill perfectly. They are cosy enough to feel small and intimate, but big enough to host a few more of your nearest and dearest. 

10. Lindeth Howe - Cumbria


If you're looking for original venues for a small wedding, you're in luck. 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 smaller 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 wedding rooms if you fancy having your furry friend join you for the big day!

With a prime location and air of tranquillity, you're sure to leave feeling happy, just like these Hitched users: "The day ran so smoothly and Tony and the team couldn't do enough for us. Our guests all had a fabulous day and commented on how wonderful the food was! We can't wait to come back and visit!"

Capacity: Up to 100 guests

Pricing: Menus from £99

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11. Riddle's Court - Edinburgh

A couple stands on a balcony overlooking the busy streets of Edinburgh

Choosing between all the beautiful Scottish venues for small weddings can be a tall order. 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. If you're looking for a city wedding venue with incomparable views of famous landmarks, this is the place for you. 

Once the party's over, you and your partner can spend the night in the King's Chamber, a 16th century apartment converted into a dreamy honeymoon suite full of modern comforts. Not only that, it was once used by King James VI of Scotland to host a dinner party!

One rave review reads, "Such a gorgeous hidden small wedding venue and so close to the castle and the Royal Mile. It was exactly what we had imagined and it doesn’t need a lot of décor or flowers as the venue speaks for itself."

Capacity: Up to 80 guests

Pricing: Menus from £45

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12. Hidden River Cabins - Cumbria

A wedding party stands on the balcony of a large log cabin, while the newlyweds stand below

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 has opened up a dedicated wedding barn that can hold up to 250 people, all their cabins, their reception and Hidden River House are licensed, making them the perfect selection of small wedding venues in the UK.

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.

One Hitched user was particularly pleased with their experience here, saying, "Our wedding day at Hidden River Cabins was absolutely everything we could have hoped for and more - the setting was breath-taking, the cabin itself was gorgeous and perfect for our small party (8 guests plus an idiot dog) and the staff were amazing. We wanted a nice low-key, relaxing day and it was 100% perfect."

Capacity: Up to 250 guests

Pricing: POA

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13. Sparth House Hotel - Lancashire

White country house wedding venue surrounded by trees and photographed across a lawn

Booking your wedding at Sparth House Hotel means 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 exudes Georgian splendour and boasts extensive, beautifully maintained gardens which are perfect for bringing all your wedding photo ideas to life. 

The Regency Room and the Restaurant are the best spaces for intimate ceremonies and small weddings, 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!

Newlyweds have described it as "The most stunning venue. Every little detail has been thought out by the team here, its second to none."

Capacity: Up to 100 guests

Pricing: Starting at £4,500

Deals: If you're planning a winter wedding, don't miss out on this venue's fabulous deal, offering Friday and Saturday wedding packages in winter 2023 for only £7,285. This deal includes exclusive hire, prosecco, a three course wedding breakfast, the use of wedding planners, and more!

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14. The Old Vicarage Boutique Wedding Venue –  Nottinghamshire

A two-storey brick building is set back from a swaying field of lavender. Seating areas with umbrellas and white patio furniture is out front.

Set in the historic town of Southwell, The Old Vicarage Boutique Wedding Venue is one of the area’s best kept secrets, and a gem when it comes to small wedding venues in the UK. With only 60 weddings taking place in this East Midlands wedding venue each year, you can be sure that you're guaranteed quality, intimacy and exclusivity. 

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! 

If you're looking for a foodie wedding venue, then you're in luck. You and your guests can feast on a menu from a Michelin-trained chef before resting their head in the eight tastefully-designed bedrooms. One newlywed described it as, "The perfect intimate wedding venue to have your special day in."

Capacity: Up to 100 guests

Pricing: Menus from £55

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15. The Priests House - North Yorkshire

A newly married couple stands at the top of an aisle in a stone church. A large window sits behind them. Their guests sit on pews around them.

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.

But if more intimate wedding venues are what you're after, check out the House itself - a cosy room with log fires, wooden beams and atmospheric historic artefacts.

There's almost too many benefits to name - one Hitched user lists "The venue and its setting is absolutely stunning and has been restored impeccably, the people are lovely, professional and very accommodating, and the food was fabulous!"

This small wedding 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.

Capacity: Up to 77 guests 

Pricing: Menus from £100

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16. Frogmill - Gloucestershire

Light and airy room laid for a wedding ceremony with white wooden chairs, exposed brick, floral decor and pillar candles in lanterns

There are a number of areas which will be exclusively yours if you choose The Frogmill as one of the small intimate wedding venues to consider. 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.

But don't just take our word for it: one Hitched user said, "The team went above and beyond to make our day special, nothing was too much trouble, and they stayed on top of every detail. We had high hopes and they excelled on every front!

"The venue itself is so beautiful with the right mix of traditional and modern, and the spaces for ceremony, drinks, dinner and the party are perfect. Our guests still mention how amazing the food was!"

Capacity: Up to 200 guests

Pricing: Menus from £55

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17. Newton Hall - Northumberland

Room set up for wedding ceremony with wooden chairs, an aisle lined with foliage and pillar candles in lanterns, exposed beams, hanging low light and a glass window revealing a waterfall

Let us introduce you to one of t he most enchanting small wedding venues on this list. Located in Alnwick, this spot has plenty of magical spaces for you to choose from for your big day. As well as stunning outdoor weddings, we love the beautiful Enchanted Chapel for intimate ceremonies with a unique connection to nature thanks to views of the cascading water feature. 

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 a range of stunning wedding packages, there’s something here for everyone.

Hitched users have left glowing reviews packed full of praise such as: "We had a fantastic day – so well organised, food was delicious. All the staff are so helpfully on the day, and every one of our guests were made to feel really welcome on the day. Nothing was a bother and it was better than we could have imagined!"

Capacity: Up to 250 guests

Pricing: Menus from £30

Deals: There's deals on deals on deals at Newton Hall! Couples tying the knot in winter should check out the Winter warmer package for 55 adults. At only £3,995, this includes a complimentary honeymoon suite, three course wedding breakfast, table wine, a wedding coordinator, and more!

There's also a summer package from £9,995 for 60 adult guests, as well as The 'Say 'I Do' at Dusk' package at a stunning £1,995 for 40 adults - here's everything you need to know about a twilight wedding

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18. The Hundred House Hotel - Shropshire

barn area laid for wedding breakfast with round tables, white tablecloths, covered white chairs with bows, exposed beams, bunting, fairy lights and LED letters spelling LOVE

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 wedding venue that suits lots of themes, from rustic and vintage to glam.

The rustic oak beams continue in the bedrooms where seven of the nine have cool swings in them. A family-run business with a devoted weddings team, you're sure to be in safe hands at this intimate wedding venue. 

Want some proof? One Hitched user commented, "We have just had an amazing wedding at the Hundred House. They are so organised and everything went smoothly. Very accommodating to what we wanted from the day. Absolutely amazing!"

Capacity: Up to 140 guests

Pricing: Menus from £35

Deals: If you're looking for a small wedding package, you're in luck. The Hundred House Hotel offers a 'Small & Intimate Wedding Package' from as little as £3,249 for 40 day guests and 60 evening guests. 

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19. The Secret Garden - Ashford

Pergola structure with white wooden chairs socially distanced for a wedding ceremony surrounded by manicured gardens

Not so secret anymore! We’re letting the cat out the bag about this gorgeous small wedding venue. With a peaceful backdrop of rural Kent, this intimtae 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.

But don't just take our word for it: one newlywed said, "The team were brilliant, organised, so friendly and incredibly professional on the day. The venue itself is stunning, it really was the most perfect backdrop to our special day. We had a lot of guests saying how the food was the best wedding food they'd ever eaten."

Capacity: Up to 150 guests

Pricing: Menus from £85

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20. The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh - Lothian & Borders

Chairs set up for wedding ceremony in a wood panelled library with a fireplace and chandelier

If you love small wedding venues with drama and atmosphere, choose the Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh’s New Town.

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 breath-taking space lined with books and balconies and a grand fireplace at each end - perfect for bookworms looking for a library wedding venue!

As a city centre wedding venue and a historic wedding venue, the Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh really gives couples the best of both worlds. One newlywed said, "This was such a beautiful venue. We didn't even consider buying aisle decorations or centrepieces. Communication was great throughout and the staff were very professional and accommodating on the day."

Capacity: Up to 170 guests

Pricing: POA

Deals: Couples planning a romantic elopement can enjoy a unique package for only £899, which include the use of the Queen Street Gardens for photos! There are also different packages for different times of the year: a wedding in February 2024 can start from £2,850 while winter weddings start from £2,295. 

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21. Crab & Lobster - North Yorkshire

A couple ties the knot in front of their seated loves one. A low ceiling above them features bunting and a chandelier

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

If you're looking for small intimate wedding venues with something different about them, you've found it here. As one of our Hitched users said, "This is no ordinary wedding venue. All the little quirky attention to detail makes it extraordinary and the perfect setting for our perfect day."

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.

Capacity: Up to 100 guests

Pricing: Menus from £95

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22. The Elephant Hotel - Berkshire

Room set up for wedding ceremony with gold chairs, fake plants, a plant-lined aisle, hanging lamps and gilded furniture with wood panelling

There’s 22 individually-designed rooms at this quirky hotel wedding venue 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 intimate wedding venue exclusively for a unique wedding weekend like no other.

Hitched users have said, "We were able to have the ceremony, evening reception, and stay overnight all in one place which made the running of our day smooth and relaxing. It's close to the river, serves great drinks, and offers a variety of food options (we had afternoon tea!)."

Capacity: Up to 150 guests

Pricing: Menus from £50

Deals: Good news for champagne lovers: you can receive a complimentary champagne drinks reception when booking the venue's 'All Taken Care Of' package, which will get you wedding day hair and makeup, exclusive use, a three tier wedding cake, champagne toast, and more. 

There's also a New Years Eve 2023 package on offer for £10,495 - that's an impressive £1,505 discount! This caters up to 80 people and includes exclusive use, a couple's bedroom of your choice, a three course wedding breakfast, flute of prosecco and more. 

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23. Matara - Gloucestershire

Exterior of a country house wedding venue with manicured gardens and bunting across the back door

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 hayloft ‘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. Matara truly is a standout option for unique venues for small weddings. 

You can also get creative when thinking of ways to entertain your guests, just like this recently married Hitched user: "It is a wonderful venue, full of character and different areas to explore. The outdoor area is amazing and we filled it with games for our guests."

Capacity: Up to 200 guests

Pricing: Starting at £3,500

Deals: The 'Exclusively Yours' package gives couples exclusive use of the venue throughout an entire weekend, as well as a personal wedding coordinator and several meals. Prices vary depending on the time of year, but start from £17,625. 

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24. The Gallivant - East Sussex 

A couple stands hand-in-hand on a sandy beach, looking out to sea

If you're on the hunt for small wedding venues by the sea, this unique coastal venue in Rye is just the ticket. The Gallivant is a stylish beach house and the front garden is the beautiful Camber Sands Beach. We love a beach wedding venue here at Hitched, and The Gallivant is a truly unmissable one.

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.

One Hitched user had this to say: "The venue is gorgeous, the service impeccable, the food and drink absolutely sensational, and the drinks reception on the Dunes in the sunshine, with the brilliant Ben on the piano, genuinely was the stuff of dreams."

Capacity: Up to 80 guests

Pricing: Menus from £312.50

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25. The Plough Inn - Cheshire

Rustic barn set up for wedding breakfast with wooden chairs, white tablecloths, dinner candles, exposed beams, fairy lights and hanging foliage

Combining traditional Georgian architecture with chic and contemporary styling, The Plough Inn in Alnwick is the perfect setting for a small intimate ceremony. The Northumberland wedding 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.

You're also guaranteed a delicious wedding breakfast - our users say, "The food was incredible and all our guests said it was the best wedding food ever."

Capacity: Up to 115 guests

Pricing: Menus from £40

Deals: 2024 winter weddings are calling! The Plough Inn's '2024 Winter Wedding Package' covers canapes, a three-course wedding breakfast, glass of fizz, glass of wine and evening buffet for 50 guests and will only set you back £2,424!

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26. Carfraemill - Lothian & Borders

Marquee dressed for wedding ceremony with white wooden chairs, floral decor, floral arch, pillar candles in lanterns, purple curtain and fairy lights

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 prepared with ingredients from fabulous local suppliers. 

Carfraemill is an excellent choice of small wedding venue in Scotland - Hitched users certainly think so! One commented, "There is definitely something to be said for picking a smaller, more personal venue and I have absolutely no second thoughts about choosing Carfraemill as our wedding venue."

Capacity: Up to 300 guests

Pricing: POA

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27. Fairyhill - Swansea

Grey country house wedding venue with ivy and patio furniture

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 small intimate weddings too.

This newlywed Hitched user put it best: "The service and style is amazing. Beautiful venue in a beautiful part of wales that offers full exclusivity and stunning food."

Capacity: Up to 150 guests

Pricing: Menus from £70

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28. The Old Royal Naval College - London

A white stone building sits behind a driveway and a green lawn

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 venues for a small wedding. 

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 150, can be hired exclusively.

Hitched couples love this landmark wedding venue - one newlywed commented, "The Admiral's House was the perfect venue for us. The staff were fantastic through the planning to the day itself, and helped ensure everything ran smoothly. The food was excellent and the chef was very patient with all our menu requirements and last minute requests."

Capacity: Up to 150 guests

Pricing: POA

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29. Weddings at Scarlet Hall - Cheshire

A cavernous wood-panelled room set with chandeliers and long draping fabric

A fairytale country house wedding 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 fairy lights and flowers.

The Hall holds a wedding license for up to 80 guests and there are four beautiful venues for small weddings 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, giving you plenty of small wedding venues options within one spot.

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.

Capacity: Up to 80 guests

Pricing: Starting at £6,750

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30. AllBright Mayfair - London


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 wedding themes, you'll find yourself feeling at home immediately in this modern spot.

It's perfect for couples who are seeking small intimate wedding venues in the heart of the city, and there's even 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, as will the venue team - just check out this review: "The whole team came together and really made us - and our guests - feel so looked after and the day so special."

Capacity: Up to 60 guests

Pricing: Menus from £100

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31. Tunnels Beaches - Devon

Outdoor wedding venue with pagoda, white chairs and views of beach and cliffs

If you want to exchange your vows with a sea view, then Tunnels Beaches could be the beach wedding venue of your dreams. This scenic intimate wedding venue is a stunning private beach where you can host every stage of your celebration from rehearsal to reception. 

You can also say your 'I dos' in the tranquil garden overlooking the Devon sea and Lundy Island. Indoor ceremonies are an option too, as the state-of-the-art building has got you covered for your vows, receptions and after parties thanks to the venue's late license. 

This unique location means that your friends and family can explore tunnels, coves and beaches throughout your day, all of which have paved and gently sloping tunnels to make them accessible for all. 

But don't just take our word for it, a recently married Hitched user said, "Tunnels Beaches is 100% the most amazing venue in the UK. The views, food and staff are all incredible. Book it."

Capacity: Up to 160 guests

Pricing: POA

Deals: The venue is offering 15% venue hire discount for select dates still available in 2023 - visit their listing for more information!

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32. The Town Hall Hotel - London

Exterior of a grand white building

There's no shortage of gorgeous hotel wedding venues in London, but not all check the small wedding venues box as well.

The nation's capital boasts some truly stunning spaces to hold your city wedding, and The Town Hall Hotel in Hackney caters perfectly to smaller dos. This luxurious hotel has several event spaces perfect for couples and their guests on their big day and has been operating as a wedding venue since 1909. 

We love the elegant De Montfort Suite as a place to hold your post-vow celebrations, with its high ceiling, large windows and exposed wooden floors creating an atmosphere of sophistication. It even has a grand piano, ideal for some light jazz during your drinks reception. 

Beautiful interiors mean that you and your partner are guaranteed beautiful wedding photos, just like this Hitched user: "The venue is really beautiful, both inside and out, which provides a lovely backdrop to the big day.

"The Council Chamber is a particularly gorgeous art deco room, and the rest of the hotel is very nicely styled (lots of marble, wood panelling, plenty of plants, nice lighting). This all makes for really nice pictures."

Capacity: Up to 120 guests

Pricing: Menus from £150

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33. Borthwick Castle - Lothian & Borders

Sandstone castle venue with two towers and archway

Luxurious, romantic, picturesque - you won't want to miss out on this stunning small wedding venue in Scotland. Borthwick Castle is nestled within the beautiful Midlothian landscape and boasts an impressive 600 years of Scottish history. 

This is an exclusive use intimate wedding venue, granting you total privacy on your wedding day. The surrounding grounds and castle walls are the wedding photography backdrop of dreams, and there's a choice between the magnificent Great Hall, Garrison and Stateroom as the place to exchange your vows. 

Guests are guaranteed to be blown away, just like on this Hitched user's big day: "We have had so many compliments from our friends stating that it was the best wedding they have ever attended; the castle, the grounds, the food it was everything we dreamt of and more!"

And if you just can't bear your party coming to an end, the castle boasts accommodation with the promise of a delicious full Scottish breakfast in the Great Hall the next day. Delicious!

Capacity: Up to 80 guests

Pricing: Starting at £11,500

Deals: Booking your wedding at Borthwick Castle in January or February 2024 will allow you and your guests to enjoy complimentary canapes during your drinks reception. 

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34. Pauntley Court - 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 small and intimate wedding celebrations stretched out over a weekend. Pauntley Court also boasts space for 24 to stay on-site so you can continue the celebrations across more than one day!

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.

Couples tying the knot at Pauntley Court can expect a truly magical time. One Hitched couple said, "Our wedding weekend at Pauntley Court was simply magical. The house was a perfect base for our close family and friends for the weekend, everyone was in awe of the beautiful interiors and attention to detail throughout."

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 100 reception guests.

Capacity: Up to 100 guests

Pricing: Starting at £6,250

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The Best Cheap Intimate Wedding Venues

If you're planning a wedding on a budget, check out these small wedding venues in the UK that won't break the bank. And if you want more bargain inspo, we have a roundup of the best cheap wedding venues in the UK with prices from just £22.50 per person!

35. Kings Gap - Merseyside

Round table with wooden chairs, fake tree centrepiece, chequered floor, LED letters saying

Kings Gap by Wildes is a wonderful restaurant, with bags of contemporary charm. The Garden Room is a perfect small intimate wedding venue, 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. 

Capacity: Up to 150 guests

Pricing: From £300

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36. Holiday Inn Milton Keynes - Buckinghamshire

Room laid for wedding breakfast with white tablecloths, wooden chairs, chandeliers, floral centrepieces and fairylights

Holiday Inn Milton Keynes is a magnificent Georgian building located in rural Newport Pagnell, surrounded by tranquil countryside. Situated just off junction 14 of the M1 in Buckinghamshire, this is the ideal location for any guests commuting from out of town. 

The small intimate wedding venue is licensed for both civil ceremonies and partnerships and can accommodate any type of ceremony, from small gatherings to large celebrations. The recently refurbished Lovett Suite has a modern take on a traditional Georgian aesthetic and features an adjoining conservatory opening onto a courtyard. 

It's one of those really popular venues for a small wedding, and for good reason too. One newlywed said, "Our wedding was a super experience. The event was well organised, the staff were experienced, professional and always available. The venue was superb and ideally set up."

Capacity: Up to 200 guests

Pricing: POA

Deals: Go semi-exclusive with this venue's package for only £7,000, which includes access to both wedding suites, the hotel grounds and 25 bedrooms for your wedding guests. 

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37. The Museum Inn - Dorset

A brick inn with a thatched roof and large sign that read The Museum

If a classic British pub wedding is your dream, but you're searching for small intimate wedding venues, then The Museum Inn just might be the venue for you. Formerly the village hall of Farnham, Dorset, this quaint venue for small weddings boasts incredible views of the Dorset countryside. 

One of the venue's highlights is The Shed, a gorgeous venue with enough room for 60 guests. Situated just a stone's throw away, it features a vaulted ceiling and large windows, as well as a warm and inviting atmosphere. It even opens up onto a light-flooded courtyard area, perfect for an outdoor drinks reception. 

This is also a wedding venue with accommodation, allowing you and your guests to enjoy cosy guest rooms above the pub and Mole's Cottage, which sleeps up to 16 people. 

Capacity: Up to 75 guests

Pricing: POA

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38. House For An Art Lover - Central & Glasgow

A couple holding hands laughs as they walk across a lawn away from a large white house with many windows

With a backdrop of Bellahouston Park, the striking House for an Art Lover will catch your guests’ eyes as they arrive. It's one of those small wedding venues that reallt stands out for all the right reasons. 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. 

Glasgow-based couples looking for 'small wedding venues near me' will be delighted with everything this small intimate wedding venue has to offer. One newlywed said, "So many of our guests told us they’d had the best time at our wedding; that they loved the venue, how helpful the staff were - it was truly special getting married there."

Capacity: Up to 150 guests

Pricing: Menus from £66.50

Deals: Fancy a wedding in the sun? This venue's Summer 2023 Wedding Package is the ideal option for weddings of 60 day guests and 80 evening guests and includes venue hire, prosecco, a Master of Ceremonies, three course menu, table stationery and more!

If a chillier wedding is more your cup of tea, the 2024 Winter Wedding Package will cater to all your needs for only £3,340. Invite 40 day guests and 80 evening guests, and you can receive benefits such as venue hire, half a bottle of wine with your three course meal, a cake stand and knife, and more. 

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39. Bathen House - Somerset

an exterior image of small wedding venue bathen house with great britain flags flying from it

If you're after small wedding venues at a steal of a price, you'll love Bathen House in Bath, Somerset.

This luxurious wedding venue comes at a surprisingly reasonable price, with all-inclusive wedding packages starting from just £2,800. The capacity here is perfect for small, intimate weddings of between 30 and 40 people, an there are 12 bedrooms for up to 24 people to stay overnight. 

What's more, you can go all out and hire this hotel exclusively, having the entire place  to yourselves, making you and your guests feel completely at home for a night or two. 

Capacity: Up to 40 guests

Pricing: From £70

Deals: Couples who book a wedding reception at Bathen House for before 2026 will receive exclusive use of the entire hotel by booking a minimum of eight overnight rooms. 

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40. Larmer Tree Gardens - Wiltshire

Outdoor wedding venue with stone structure, floral decor and chairs

Larmer Tree Gardens is a beautiful English country wedding venue located in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Here you'll find 11 acres of Victorian pleasure gardens available for exclusive use, as well as the impressive Larmer Tree, an excellent example of Victorian splendour. 

Couples can choose between one indoor and two outdoor locations for their wedding ceremony, each of which is full of character and can cater to a civil ceremony. And you won't have to worry about the weather either, as this venue offers full flexibility. 

Hitched couples love this venue - just look at what this satisfied newlywed had to say: "Larmer Tree really is a very special and unique venue and we would very much recommend it.

"The gardens are very large and varied so there's plenty of places for great photos and for guests to go and explore. All our guests loved the venue and had only positive things to say about the whole day."

Capacity: Up to 150 guests

Pricing: Menus from £70

Deals: From May to September, couples can enjoy a Secret Garden Wedding Package for up to 30 guests. Venue hire comes in at only £1,500, and the package also includes tables and chairs, marquee and deckchairs, and garden games. 

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How Much is a Small Wedding Venue? 

The cost of a wedding venue, whether that's for a large celebration or venues for small weddings, can vary greatly depending on a number of factors. The location, amenities, time of year and the type of venue can all have a huge impact on how much you and your partner end up spending. 

There are some types of venues that typically cost less than others. Properties such as town halls, parks and private residences are generally seen as more affordable options than more traditional venues like hotels or restaurants. 

How Much to Budget for a Small Wedding in a Private Venue?

If you're looking for a ballpark figure for your wedding venue hire, our Hitched National Wedding Survey placed the average wedding venue hire in 2022 at £8,400, with the average wedding cost ending up at £18,400. 

If you're considering tying the knot in a private venue, there are several things to bear in mind. Firstly, does the venue charge a venue rental fee? This can vary in cost according to location, size and popularity.

From then on, be sure to find out everything that's included with your venue hire - some will include things such as linen, wedding catering and decorations whereas others will require you to pay for these yourselves. 

If you're looking to save money on your intimate wedding, you have to check out our roundup of the best small wedding packages.

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