If you’re looking for a wedding venue with a difference, active couples can give their nuptials a unique and personal theme by choosing a venue with a seriously sporty link.
From football grounds and golf courses, to rowing clubs and racing tracks, we’ve selected some of our favourite sporting wedding venues!
Bath Racecourse is not just a great venue choice for couples who love horse racing but it also benefits from an amazing location, with views across Bath and Bristol.
Named after the famous Royal Crescent, the function room can hold up to 180 guests and even has a roof garden for an elegant outside drinks reception.
If you’re planning a really big celebration, the Paddock Pavilion can hold up to 300 guests within a glass-fronted marquee.
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The London Rowing Club
Situated in Putney on the banks of the River Thames, the historic London Rowing Club has been in existence since 1856.
Weddings are coordinated by the in-house events team, who use their combined experience to make the London Rowing Club one of the most popular events venues on the river.
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Stoke Park is a super impressive Palladian Mansion in Stoke Poges in Buckinghamshire.
If the building itself isn’t amazing enough, the 300 acres of beautiful natural parkland and manicured gardens form the perfect backdrop for your day. Inside, the venue is steeped in elegant luxury, for a magical wedding day in stunning surroundings.
Bank of England Sports Centre
Steeped in English tradition, this private members’ sports club in Roehampton is set in 32 acres of award-winning grounds and is close to the stunning Richmond Park.
The Bank of England Sports Centre offers a range of versatile indoor and outdoor spaces for weddings. It’s also the host venue for the Wimbledon qualifying tournament and is situated next door to the newly built National Tennis Centre – perfect if you’re giving your day a tennis theme.
Have you always dreamed of getting married on an aeroplane? That dream could be a reality at the Brooklands Museum in Surrey, where you can say your vows on-board Concord.
The unique venue has a range of options for your wedding day from the Art Deco styled Members Lounge, to the Blue Bird Room which has views across the motoring village.
Not only is this venue totally different, but there are in-house caterers and the capacity for up to 230 guests!
Norwich City Football Club
Delia’s Canary Catering at Norwich City Football Club will provide you with incredible spaces, service and food for your wedding day.
Hold the entire celebration under one roof, as the club has elegant suites that are suitable for both the ceremony and reception. Stag and hen dos can also be held here – the match day experiences are well worth checking out!
Moor Park Golf Club
If you’re looking for a country venue with grandeur and plenty of photo opportunities, then Moor Park Golf Club will certainly tick all the boxes!
This splendid white mansion house has hosted royalty over the years and is now the perfect sporting wedding venue! As you would expect, the Hertfordshire venue has a fabulous golf course and also hosts regular tennis tournaments.
Kingswood Golf and Country Club
The Kingswood Golf Club is an impressive estate which you and your photographer will love – there are so many gorgeous photo backdrops to choose from! The Surrey-based club is popular amongst golfers and is considered by many as one of the finest courses in England.
The club has a lovely selection of suites for the ceremony and reception, including the glamorous Dining Room with its own ballroom and terrace.
Newcastle United Football Club
Say your vows at the famous St James’ Park, home of Newcastle United Football Club. Even if you’re not a ‘Toon Army’ fan, you’ll still want to get married at this iconic Tyne & Wear wedding venue for the award-winning food and incredible pitch backdrop.
All couples get a special gift included in their package and there’s even the chance to give your wedding party a tour of the grounds!
Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa
A venue that’s quintessentially English, Chewton Glen is a luxurious hotel and spa venue in the New Forest that is perfect for country garden weddings. This five star Hampshire wedding venue has a brilliant location and is only a short walk away from the sea!
Sporty couples will love Chewton Glen as it offers a golf course, four tennis courts, 130 acres of land for jogging and cycling, clay pigeon shooting, archery, falconry and buggy racing! Visit our galleries for more Great British wedding themed ideas and images.
Itchenor Sailing Club
Itchenor Sailing Club is a gorgeous seaside wedding venue in West Sussex. With undisturbed views over Chichester Harbour, the club caters for weddings of all sizes and is available throughout the year.
If you’re planning a summer wedding you can make the most of this waterside venue by arriving or departing via boat!
Pine Ridge Golf Club
Ranked in the country’s top ten public golf courses, Pine Ridge Golf Club has a huge 18-hole course – so seize the chance and perfect your golfing skills or just let off steam and have some post wedding fun!
This stylish wedding venue in Surrey is surrounded by natural beauty and you can enjoy majestic views over the golf course as you celebrate your special day.
Hiring Temple Island for your wedding day is like having your own little private island dor all your loved ones! What’s more, this romantic and intimate wedding venue marks the start of the famous Henley Royal Regatta rowing course.
Temple Island is a picturesque Oxfordshire venue and, as it’s an island after all, everyone arrives in style by boat!
Bisham Abbey is a gorgeous 13th Century Abbey, once home to actual royalty in the form of Henry VIII! The venue is located on the banks of the River Thames in the pretty town of Marlow.
Ceremonies are held within the Warwick Room, a traditional space dating back to 1680, with a 14 metre aisle and views across the Abbey Lawn.
The Great Hall is the perfect spot for your wedding breakfast with a 400 year old fireplace and wooden mantle, which was a gift from King James I.
The Bristol Golf Club
For a golf club wedding venue in Bristol that is brimming with history, this Grade II listed building is the ideal choice. Set in 200 acres of parkland with plenty of photo opportunities on the actual course, Bristol Golf Club isn’t short of pretty scenery.
Inside the club itself, there are various licensed rooms and you can eat and mingle with guests in the Clubhouse Bar and Restaurant.
Westerham Golf Club
Westerham Golf Club is an extremely popular setting for weddings, and it’s not hard to see why! The location of this Kent wedding venue is beautiful and you can hold your reception in the Valence Suite, which has grandstand views over the 18-hole golf course.
The spacious suite has high ceilings, a private bar and dance floor – you can bust out your best dance moves on the night of the wedding and enjoy a spot of golf the day after!
Liverpool Cricket Club
Couples who are keen cricket fans will love the Liverpool Cricket Club. This established wedding venue in Merseyside combines tradition with the contemporary and has a variety of fantastic settings, such as the club house.
There’s plenty of space for a large marquee, which you can customise to fit your theme. The Liverpool Cricket Club also has experience in planning multi-cultural weddings and the team are experts at hosting events throughout the year.
Ham Polo Club
Ham Polo Club is a sophisticated pavilion wedding venue in Surrey that dates back to the 18th century, so it has plenty of sporting history!
The venue will be exclusively yours, so you can fully enjoy the grand setting of the club and surrounding 23 acres of grounds. The Pavilion is suitable for both the ceremony and the wedding breakfast – your guests can even dine underneath a canopy of vines!
Buckinghamshire Golf Club
The golf club at Denham Court Mansion is country house elegance at its finest and the 18-hole course is a fantastic backdrop to your special day.
The top notch service you receive is parallel to the magnificent surroundings – Buckinghamshire Golf Club really does provide a range of options for your wedding day. A marquee wedding in the well-tended grounds can also be held for larger parties – perfect for weddings in the warmer months!
This racecourse wedding venue in Leicestershire has the capacity for up to 700 guests, so there’s plenty of space for weddings of all sizes.
The Nelson Suite and Club Suite have panoramic views over Leicester Racecourse and you can hold your ceremony or partnership at the Grandstand or Owners and Trainers Lounge for an unforgettable experience.
If you love the idea of an unusual venue but you’re not much of a sports fan, a musueum wedding venue is a great alternative!