Rustic weddings are all the rage with boho wedding dresses, shabby chic décor and artisanal menus proving popular for modern couples. If you want to complete your rustic wedding day, why not choose a rural UK wedding venue with bags of charm and effortless style.
We’ve picked some of the best rustic venues to inspire you.
St Audries Park, Somerset
Overlooking the Quantock Hills and Bristol Channel beyond, St Audries Park is set in 100 acres of tranquil deer park. The fairytale manor house is an exclusive use venue and there are 35 luxury bedrooms that can be reserved exclusively for your guests. The Victorian Orangery is a unique wedding ceremony option and the banqueting hall can seat up to 130 guests for the wedding breakfast.
Dodmoor House, Northamptonshire
A romantic converted barn, Dodmoor House is a Grade II listed, family-run venue. If you want a rustic location with a personal touch this is a great option as outside caterers and other suppliers are welcome. Set within four acres of landscaped grounds, Dodmoor has wonderful countryside views and as it is situated on the banks of the Grand Union Canal there are plenty of unique photo opportunities, too.
Birtsmorton Court, Worcestershire
A spectacular option in the Midlands, Birtsmorton Court is a medieval moated wedding venue. Within 120 miles of London, Birtsmorton is surrounded by green fields with super views of the Malvern Hills. As well as its rustic credentials, this gorgeous venue has plenty of history to boast about, too. Some of the original foundations were laid in 1241 and much of the moated grange was built in the 15th-century.
Winkworth Farm, Wiltshire
Captured here by Martin Dabek photography, family-owned and run Winkworth Farm is set on the edge of the Cotswolds. It has stunning barns, gardens and converted farm buildings with 220 acres of organic pastureland. Couples can have their wedding ceremony in either the Roundhouse Gardens or The Long Barn for up to 150 guests, or the main Threshing Barn can host a ceremony for up to 200.
Bickleigh Castle, Devon
Standing on the banks of the river Exe, magical Bickleigh Castle has a beautiful thatched chapel, a tranquil location in picturesque Devon and a very special warmth and intimacy. As well as an outdoor license, the venue also offers the Great Hall for wedding ceremonies, with a fully accessible minstrels’ gallery, huge stone fireplace (with a roaring fire in winter) and seating for 120 guests.
Winters Barns, Kent
Set in the glorious Kent countryside, this charming barn venue has vaulted ceilings and stunning grounds. The L-shaped Winters Barns, with cream walls and timber beams, have a ceremony room at one end (seating up to 150 guests) and a reception room (seating up to 200) at the other, so you can move from your ceremony to the reception seamlessly. The reception room has enough space for an opulent top table, but is intimate enough for a warm, personal atmosphere.
Prested Hall, Essex
Prested Hall in Colchester is a country house hotel that offers style, comfort, atmosphere and attentive staff. Exclusive use of the whole manor house, including 16 bedrooms, is available and, for a rustic wedding with a luxurious touch, there is a health club next door including an Elemis spa, massage and holistic treatment rooms and courts for the ancient – and decidedly rustic - game of real tennis.
Dodford Manor, Northamptonshire
This countryside wedding venue Dodford Manor offers a stunning collection of lovingly restored 17th century stone and contemporary oak barns with spectacular rural views. The Mortain Barn is licensed for civil wedding ceremonies and has ironstone walls, oak beams and lots of natural light. A blank canvas, it is perfectly rustic with no decoration or can be dressed to look even more striking.
Tournerbury Woods Cottage, Hayling Island
Located in the Tournerbury Woods micro-estate on Hayling Island, Tournerbury Woods Cottage is a beautiful and unusual wedding reception venue set in 50 acre wooded grounds with direct water access to Chichester Harbour and the Solent. Just 70 miles from central London, you can add a twist to your rustic wedding by taking a trip to the scenic Isle of Wight via Monkey Puzzle, the venue’s own power boat.
Healey Barn, Northumberland
Near the small village of Healey, six miles south of Corbridge in the Tyne Valley, Healey Barn is a classic British barn venue. It is made up of a collection of traditional stone farm buildings surrounding a sheltered courtyard (perfect for a drinks reception in the summer) and looks magical at night with fairy-lit trees, fire pits and lanterns. The setting is truly rustic – as shown by this image taken of Helen and David Scott’s wedding by 2tone Photography.
The Horn of Plenty, Devon
On the border with Cornwall, the Horn of Plenty is an independently owned country house hotel where contemporary meets country chic. Including show-stopping views (and sunsets) across the Tamar Valley, the venue can provide anything from an intimate ceremony to a marquee wedding for up to 200 guests. A great choice for foodies, the Horn of Plenty has earned a reputation for outstanding service and cuisine that has been awarded 2 AA rosettes.
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