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15 of the Best Wedding Venues in Cheltenham

This Regency town is bursting with amazing wedding venues - from luxury spa hotels to modern barns and a historic pump room built for lavish balls. Not sure where to start? Enjoy our pick of the best wedding venues in Cheltenham.

Best Wedding Venues Cheltenham

If you're after a stunning setting for your wedding, you can't do much better than The Cotswolds. Nestling in the heart of it is Cheltenham, a Regency spa town that's brimming with fascinating history, striking architecture, beautiful countryside charm, and stylish places to eat, drink and stay.

From rustic barns to country manor houses and restored coaching inns, we've picked our favourite wedding venues in Cheltenham and the surrounding area which we're sure you're going to fall in love with. The town itself has so much going on that it's the perfect place for guests to make a weekend of, and it's easily accessible from London and beyond.

Whatever your style of wedding and budget, you'll find your dream Cheltenham wedding venue in our list below.

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1. The House at No.131

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This stunning Georgian townhouse is the perfect venue for intimate weddings and sits just on the edge of the fashionable area of Montpellier in the heart of Cheltenham.

The classical Regency façade is mixed with stylish and contemporary British interiors and your guests will love spending the night in one of No.131's eight bedrooms, which feature bold colours, unique antique furniture, sumptuous beds with Egyptian linens, Aqua di Parma products and roll-top baths.

Best Wedding Venues Cheltenham

You can exchange your vows in the main dining room, which can host up to 56 guests, or the elegant lounge - both of which are licensed for civil ceremonies. The outdoor terrace is a dreamy spot for a Champagne reception before you move back inside The House to dance the night away.

As well as the beautiful ceremony and reception rooms, food is one of the big draws here. No.131 is known for their feasting banquets, but you can have everything from elegant sit-down meals to a BBQ in their sun-trapped garden, all with locally-sourced and seasonal ingredients. That continues the following morning when you can shake off your hangover and reminisce about the day with your loved ones over a scrumptious cooked breakfast.

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2. Manor By The Lake

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Manor By The Lake is an award-winning. exclusive-use country house set on the edge of Cheltenham in the middle of the Cotswolds. Surrounded by seven acres of enchanting private grounds, with a beautiful Italian Pavilion and its namesake lake, this is a a truly spectacular and romantic setting for a wedding.

Licensed for outdoor and indoor ceremonies for up to 300 guests, the team are experienced in catering for large cultural and religious weddings, but can also help plan much more intimate gatherings.

Best Wedding Venues Cheltenham

After a gorgeous wedding in the Grand Ballroom or under the Pavilion, you can enjoy a delicious dinner, from mouth-watering street food, a vegan-friendly feast or a decadent three-course sit-down meal. 

You'll fall into bed in one of their 12 beautifully-appointed bedrooms; think free-standing baths, four-poster beds and luxurious décor. The rooms suit the vibe of the venue so well: luxurious, stylish and romantic. 

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3. Stone Barn

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You'll find Stone Barn on the Gloucestershire-Oxfordshire border, between Burford and Northleach. Perched on a peaceful hill, these adjoining historic Dutch barns offer sweeping views over the Cotswolds and amazing original features, like flagstone floors, a huge open fireplace, wooden beams and cool corrugated iron roofs.

Whether you choose an outdoor ceremony overlooking the glorious countryside or a candlelit indoor ceremony, every spot here is a dream. You can host 120 for the ceremony and 250 for an evening reception, but don't be afraid to host a smaller ceremony here too - it has seriously cosy vibes.

Best Wedding Venues Cheltenham

If you're looking for special touches, Stone Barn has lots, including a giant indoor BBQ (Britain's largest, even!) where they'll generously cater for your guests. The large, open terrace has roaring fire pits to keep guests warm and is the perfect spot for post-ceremony drinks in summer or winter.

It's part of Cripps &Co, a family-run venue group that has over 30 years experience in creating weddings so you're in safe hands here. 

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4. The Barn at Upcote

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Tucked away down a long private drive near the village of Withington, The Barn at Upcote is a beautiful, secluded set of Cotswold stone barns that are ideal for an elegant rustic wedding.

Set around a lovely courtyard, the barns are a dream blank canvas for decorating exactly how you want and their set-up helps your day flow beautifully. You'll find flexible spaces for your ceremony, reception, wedding breakfast and evening entertainment, alongside an on-site bar. All that space means it's great come rain or shine - your day will run smoothly regardless of the British weather!

Best Wedding Venues Cheltenham

There are numerous locations around the venue and on the surrounding farmland that make a gorgeous backdrop for your photos - frankly, the barns alone have stolen our heart!

The Barn at Upcote can hose up to 110 people for your ceremony and wedding breakfast in their Threshing Barn, while a further 40 can join you to dance the night away.

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5. The Frogmill

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We can't get enough of those Cotswold countryside views and The Frogmill has bags of them. Nestled in the hills on the edge of Shipton Oliffe and Andoversford, this 17th century inn is an idyllic spot on the edge of Cheltenham, with easy access from London.

This 28-bedroom hotel is picture-perfect, with extensive grounds, a river and watermill, and restored period features. The dramatic vaulted ceiling in the airy Mill room is great for ceremonies and has a beautiful minstrel gallery imported from France that makes for a truly romantic arrival of the couple and wedding party.

Best Wedding Venues Cheltenham

The raised sun terrace is one of our favourite spots and overlooks the landscaped gardens. It's the perfect spot for reception drinks with loved ones and your photographer will thank you for giving them such a backdrop to shoot at. 

On cooler days, The Snug can host you inside  - don't be fooled by the name, there's plenty of room for all your guests in this classically-styled lounge. Think cost sofas, rustic-luxe wooden décor and plenty of Cotswold charm so you'll feel totally relaxed.

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6. Cheltenham Town Hall

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You won't find anywhere more central than Cheltenham Town Hall, a Grade II-listed jewel in the town's crown.

From the moment you enter, you'll be bowled over by the grandeur - the Corinthian columns outside, intricately decorated ceilings and rooms within, and function spaces bursting with elegant features. 

Best Wedding Venues Cheltenham

There are a variety of different size and style spaces so it can suit intimate and large celebrations as well as allowing you to host your whole day there. Able to host anywhere from six to 900 guests, it really is a versatile spot for your wedding.

If you want a dramatic and enchanting venue at an affordable price point, this is for you.

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7. Hyde House

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Hyde House in Fosseway is a modern, stylish and relaxed barn wedding venue which seats 150 guests. The stunning courtyard overlooks the Cotswold countryside and their lovely gardens, which include the Arbor for outdoor weddings.

There are two barns here - The Grange where you'll have your ceremony and The Barn which is a beautiful oak-beamed dining hall. The Barn is a blank canvas space that each couple can put their stamp on and comes with a comfortable lounge bar, a spacious suite to get ready and an upstairs lounge.

Best Wedding Venues Cheltenham

The team's ethos is 'your day, your style' and they'll go out their way to made a wedding at Hyde House personal and unique to your and your guests.

Able to host between 75 and 175 guests, the catering team will fill you up with fantastic locally-sourced food while the wedding planning team will help you out through the entire planning process and be with you on the day. At the end of the night, there ae 20 on-site bedrooms to fall into.

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8. Queens Hotel Cheltenham

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On the famous Promenade is The Queens Hotel Cheltenham, an iconic landmark hotel with a history of royal connections and views over the affluent Montpellier district. Dating back to 1838, the striking Regency architecture inside and out provides incredible photographic opportunities, including their magnificent staircase.

The stunning interiors complement that dramatic exterior. The Regency Suite is an elegant and stately grand function space that boasts chandeliers and floor-to-ceiling windows that flood the space with natural light.

Best Wedding Venues Cheltenham

The suite can host up to 110 guests for your wedding breakfast and 150 for evening dancing. For smaller events, The Orangery is ideal and the friendly wedding team will go above and beyond to accommodate all your needs (as well as offering planning and advice whenever you need it!)

The hotel has 84 beautiful bedrooms, each stylishly decorated to provide the perfect end to the day. 

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9. Pittville Pump Room

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This enchanting, Grade I-listed building in the idyllic Pittville Park is an impressive space to hold your wedding ceremony and reception. Since its grand opening in 1830, the Pump Room has hosted sophisticated functions straight out a Jane Austen novel and it's waiting to host your romantic day.

With a peaceful lake, ornamental brides and plenty of natural beauty, the park is a stunning spot to capture your wedding photos.

Best Wedding Venues Cheltenham

The Pump Room is a two-storey building dominated by a large central Hall where you'll have your ceremony and wedding breakfast. This elegant, domed room with sparkling chandeliers can host up to 180 seated guests and 400 for an evening reception. Don't dismiss it, if you want a smaller wedding though; there are five licensed ceremony rooms so you can marry in one of the more intimate rooms.

Pittville Pump Room stands out for its Victorian industrial glamour and is surrounded on three sides by a colonnade of Ionic columns. It's a unique venue that you'll have all for your own for the day.

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10. Cheltenham Ladies' College

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Founded in 1853, Cheltenham Ladies' College is a landmark in the town centre. Bursting with timeless grandeur, it's a magnificent space that reflects the amazing history of Cheltenham.

Whether you choose an intimate wedding for 50 or a grand party for up to 220, weddings of every size can be catered for her.

 

Best Wedding Venues Cheltenham

Inside the main college site is Princess Hall, a Gothic hall with pitch pine woodwork that will bring a real wow-factor to your day. Did you know it was one of the first buildings in Cheltenham to have electric lights? Now its a stunningly lit space that will make jaws drop when you and your guests walk in.

You'll have exclusive use of the hall plus grounds and gardens for the day of your wedding so there's so many spots for photographs. There's lots of perks to marrying here beyond the backdrop - you can bring your own wine and Champagne for the reception drinks and meal!

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11. Wyck Hill House Hotel

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A country house hotel is a great option if you have guests travelling to your wedding. Wyck Hill House Hotel is an 18th century manor house with 50 acres of grounds and 55 en-suite bedrooms so all your loved ones can celebrate with you on the wedding day and the following morning.

The hotel has been lovingly modernised but retains a traditional countryside charm. You can hire the whole hotel exclusively and enjoy it as a private manor house or just have the rooms you need for a more intimate wedding.

Best Wedding Venues Cheltenham

The Adams Rom overlooks the beautiful gardens and has French doors which lead onto the terrace. It's licensed for up to 80, while the light and airy Lord Rissington Suite can host up to 120 guests for the wedding breakfast and has stunning views over the Windrush Valley. For intimate weddings, the Heythrop Suite is an elegant dining room that can accommodate up to 16 guests. 

Want even more space? They can set up a marquee for you on the lawn and be among the pretty views.

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12. Lodge Park and Sherborne Park Estate

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Not far from Cheltenham is Lodge Park and the Sherborne Park Estate and it is well worth travelling for. Found near Northleach in Gloucestershire, this 17th century Grandstand and beautiful surrounding grounds are available for exclusive hire,

Built purely for entertaining, everything has been thought of here. The Great Room is a truly impressive space for a ceremony and reception for up to 80 guests and features a huge fireplace which makes it perfect for autumn and winter weddings.

Best Wedding Venues Cheltenham

The balcony off the Great Room is perfect for photos, as is the Little Hall which is a great location for your drinks reception and opens onto the large lawn. This is also where you can host small civil ceremonies for up to 50 guests.

If you opt for an outdoor ceremony, the grounds are spectacular. Take a stroll through the woodland walk with its hidden benches and dappled light and then return to the lawn where a large marquee for 200 can be erected. It's ideal for a large wedding breakfast feast followed by music and dancing into the night.

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13. The Swan Hotel

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In the nearby town of Cirencester is The Swan Hotel, which sits on the banks of the River Coln. This enchanting 18th century country house is clad with ivy and surrounded by well-manicured English gardens that guests can lose themselves wandering in. 

Abounding with charm, The Library is the spot for small weddings. It accommodates up to 26 guests and features rich red walls, beautiful wooden floors and a magnificent original fireplace. The adjacent Signet Room can seat up to 100 ceremony guests and had a stylish tartan carpet and fine chandeliers. For open-air ceremonies, the delightful Summer House is hidden in the garden and a wonderful nature-filled spot.

Best Wedding Venues Cheltenham

The hotel has 22 cos bedrooms for guests and the couple get to spend the night in the Whooper Garden Cottage. This romantic retreat has its own hot tub and is the perfect place to spend your wedding night as newlyweds.

The Swan has an in-house catering team who will be happy to work on a personalised menu with you, while their wedding team are happy to support you in every way and make sure the day runs smoothly. It might not be in Cheltenham itself, but this Cotswold hotel is a hidden gem that deserves the short drive.

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14. Ellenborough Park

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From the moment you arrive down the sweeping driveway, you'll fall in love with the elegance and charm of Ellenborough Park. This country manor house hotel is found in 90 acres of rustic parkland beneath Cleeve Hill, near Cheltenham, and offers so many beautiful locations for photographs.

Walk through the hotel's original 15th century front door and you'll find yourself among stylish interiors that are full of modern touches while retaining a sense of the hotel's long history. There are six dedicated wedding spaces in the hotel, each of which have their own character, and there's a 19th century stone gazebo in the grounds for outdoor weddings.

Best Wedding Venues Cheltenham

Exclusive-use of the hotel is available which includes all 61 of its luxury bedrooms. As it's licensed for civil ceremonies of up to 140, this means your entire guest list can stay over and wake up with you the next morning to carry on the celebrations (or make use of the pool and spa).

The team work tirelessly to ensure you have a memorable and bespoke wedding that's tailored just to you and your partner. 

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15. Cowley Manor

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Cowley Manor in Charlton Kings is an ideal location for a country wedding. You can hold an intimate wedding here for up to 50 guests or take over the whole manor for impressive celebration for up to 200.

Exclusive-use of the whole manor includes all 30 bedrooms, the 55 acres of grounds which includes lakes, springs and cascades, the main house and stable block, so there are tons of amazing places for your guests to explore and you to take wonderful photos. Your guests would also be able to enjoy full use of the award-winning luxury spa - a fabulous treat!

Best Wedding Venues Cheltenham

The interiors are modern and fresh at Cowley Manor, with the best of British design mixed with original artwork and bespoke furniture. Large weddings can take place in the magnificent Ballroom, while small weddings are made for the Garden Room and adjoining Billiard Room. Both offer amazing views over the upper lake and grounds, and there's also a cosy Library which has access to the terrace.

The team have lots of fantastic wedding packages and are able to cater to each couple's needs. From casual BBQs to five-course meals and fancy afternoon tea, your day can be as relaxed or formal as you want.

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