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The 26 Best Wedding Venues in the Cotswolds

Fall in love with our pick of the best and most beautiful wedding venues in the Cotswolds - from Tetbury to Chipping Campden and beyond.

A bride and groom walking down a field with  stone barn behind them and their guests throwing confetti on them

A bride and groom walking down a field with  stone barn behind them and their guests throwing confetti on them

With plenty of stunning stately homes and country houses, heritage towns, ancient woodlands and wildflower meadows, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to Cotswolds wedding venues

The Cotswolds' nearly 800-mile perimeter predominantly covers Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire – with parts of Wiltshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire included as well.

The region is known for its quaint stone villages, rolling hills, and unique grasslands, and as one of the largest protected wildlife areas in the UK, it provides many scenic locations for celebrations in its rural towns and villages. 

26 of the Best Wedding Venues in the Cotswolds

With so much choice on offer, we thought we'd help you narrow down your search with this edit of the 26 best wedding venues in the Cotswolds, wall with amazing prices and seriously tempting wedding packages

1. Cripps Barn – Gloucestershire

Rustic ceremony room with wooden chairs, soft lighting, plants and candle-lined aisle

Barn wedding venues in the Cotswolds don’t come much more special than Cripps Barn, an 18th-century Cotswold stone barn that can host up to 200 guests. Mixing rustic with luxury, there’s everything from traditional flagstone floors, beams, a medieval chandelier and roaring open fires, to a stylish terrace, fire pits and a spectacular dance floor.

The main event here is the theatrical feast, with chefs flame-cooking food on giant rotisseries and BBQs - ideal for foodie couples! Run by the experienced Cripps & Co team, you’re guaranteed exceptional service and a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

Capacity: Up to 150

Pricing: Menus from £150

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2. Kiftsgate Court – Oxfordshire

Grand exterior of Kiftsgate Court

Set among acres of stunning Gloucestershire countryside, Kiftsgate Court Gardens is a breath-taking Cotswolds wedding venue to say, ‘I do’. Packed with botanical romance, the carefully crafted gardens offer the ideal wedding photo spots to bring your wedding photo ideas to life, and plenty of places to steal some private moments together.

The venue is exclusive-use and hosts just one wedding a week, so you’ll have the team’s full attention and the calm that comes with knowing you won’t need to rush off in order to make way for another wedding.

You can host up to 250 guests in a marquee here and you’ll enjoy all the freedom that comes with a dry-hire venue. From the drinks you serve to your wedding catering, every element will be decided by you.

Capacity: Up to 160 

Pricing: From £10,000

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3. Stone Barn – Gloucestershire

Stone barn exterior

Set on a peaceful hill overlooking the Cotswold countryside, this historic barn wedding venue is an idyllic setting for your wedding day.

It can hold up to 120 for a ceremony or 250 for the evening reception, but we love splitting your day between the Stone Barn and the adjoining Dutch barns, with their elegantly arched ceilings, huge windows and large terrace with roaring fire pits.

A small claim to fame is their giant indoor BBQ, the biggest in the UK! Their in-house chefs will design you a personal menu with a focus on local meats, cooked simply and served generously. Part of the family-run Cripps & Co set of venues, you’ll get the benefit of their 30 years of experience planning weddings.

Capacity: Up to 250

Pricing: POA

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4. Merriscourt – Oxfordshire

Stone exterior of Merriscourt with trees and bench

Set on the border of Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire is Merriscourt: three interlinking Cotswold wedding barns on 500 acres of countryside for you to explore. The gallery barn and lawn is ideal for your drinks reception before you move to the rustic stone barn, which is fully licensed for civil ceremonies and partnerships.

Go for drinks in the courtyard before settling in the light and airy white barn for your wedding breakfast. You’ll finish in the sone barn for dancing after dinner. There’s luxury accommodation on-site and the option of arriving in the venue's sumptuous silver Bentley.

Capacity: Up to 130

Pricing: Menus from £65

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5. Hyde House – Gloucestershire

Wooden barn surrounded by outdoor plants

Choose from the elegant Manor House, The Grange or The Barn for your big day at Hyde House.

Each has their own charm – from the enchanting oak-beamed barn overlooking the Cotswold countryside, to the modern and intimate Grange with a stunning courtyard. Even their beautiful arbour in the gardens is licensed for outdoor wedding ceremonies. You’ll have exclusive use of the entire site and grounds for the duration of your wedding.

Hyde House itself has 20 bedrooms for your guests and a newly-renovated wedding suite. With a spacious bar to continue the celebrations late into the night to a catered breakfast the next morning, everything you could want is covered here.

Capacity: Up to 150

Pricing: From £2,500

Deals: Late availability for a select number of Saturdays in October and December 2023.

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6. Old Gore Barn - Gloucestershire

Wedding ceremony room with woodburning stove, candelabra and greenery

You'll find the charmingly rustic Old Gore Barn in the picturesque village of Calmsden, Gloucestershire. Here, rustic interiors and creative catering options combine to give you and your partner a truly unforgettable wedding experience. 

Exchange vows in front of a wood burning stove, where you can celebrate with up to 120 wedding guests. Drinks receptions can be held in the courtyard, where you can enjoy stunning views over the Cotswolds countryside, before moving on to the long barn for a feast of stone baked pizzas, Middle Eastern dishes and gelato. 

You can also enjoy the services of a devoted team of wedding planners to help you out throughout the entire wedding planning process.

Check out this incredible real wedding at Old Gore Barn here.

Capacity: Up to 150

Pricing: From £7,700

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7. Matara – Gloucestershire

Garden of Matara house

Choose Matara if you’re looking for something completely different in the Cotswolds. From the Asian-inspired cloistered courtyard to the glass-domed banquet hall, you’ve got six distinctive indoor and outdoor locations to host your truly unique day.

Set on 28 tranquil acres, Matara is a beautiful setting for creative couples. You can make the entire space your own with your wedding theme and colour scheme, while a bespoke wedding breakfast menu can cater to the wildest of imaginations.

Capacity: Up to 200

Pricing: From £3,500

Deals: Winter wedding package from £8,625 (2024 dates) and £9,300 (2025 dates) for 75 guests. Special weekday hire prices from £3,000 (2023), £3,800 (2024) and £4,000 (2025).

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8. Owlpen Manor – Gloucestershire

Exterior of Owlpen Manor with married couples outside

Hire Owlpen Manor for your wedding and you’ll have exclusive use of an entire Cotswold valley for your whole wedding weekend! There’s a medieval cyder barn dating back to 1446 which is perfect for couples seeking a historic wedding ceremony, or you can head to the nearby Church of the Holy Cross or the romantic great hall in the Tudor manor house.

The old English formal gardens are a fantastic location for a marquee if you’d prefer something a little more outdoors –  and why wouldn’t you with such an amazing view?

The estate boasts nine holiday cottages, sleeping up to 40 guests, and plenty of extra space for glamping so you really can turn it into a weekend to remember.

Capacity: Up to 120

Pricing: From £3,250

Deals: 10% off for Hitched couples. Winter and midweek wedding packages also available.

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9. The Swan Hotel – Gloucestershire

stone building covered with climbing ivy

Covered in ivy and surrounded by a manicured English garden, The Swan Hotel couldn't be more picture-perfect for your Cotswolds wedding. The hotel is situated in the charming village of Bibury, which the poet and designer William Morris believed was the most beautiful town in England. We guarantee that your guests will fall in love with everything about this tranquil and serene setting.

At The Swan Hotel, you and your partner will have your choice of locations for your ceremony and wedding breakfast. A richly furnished library is available for intimate gatherings of up to 26 and features a large original fireplace and red walls. The signet room can seat as many as 110 and has large windows that bathe the tartan carpeting and blue walls in natural light.

There's also a delightful summer house available for outdoor ceremonies, and after a festive evening, you can retire to the hotel's 22 rooms for a luxurious overnight experience.

If a relaxing wedding in the heart of the Cotswolds is what you're after, we couldn't recommend this getaway more. 

Capacity: Up to 110

Pricing: Menus from £95

Deals: 2024 summer wedding package from £6,000. Late availability winter wedding package in November 2023 from £3,750.

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10. The Barn at Upcote - Gloucestershire

Barn building with outdoor ceremony setup

The Barn at Upcote is a beautifully unique wedding venue featuring several quintessential Cotswolds barns positioned around a central courtyard, giving couples the opportunity to throw both large and smaller wedding celebrations.

Depending on your preferred seating plan, this venue can host 100 guests for a wedding ceremony and up to 150 for the evening reception. 

A beautiful courtyard and stunningly refurbished barns complete with oak beams and exposed brick means that there's no shortage of great photo backdrops here. When it comes to the evening time there's plenty of space for a DJ to help you dance the night away to your ultimate wedding playlist!

Capacity: Up to 100

Pricing: From £3,200

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11. The Great Barn - Oxfordshire

Exterior of barn with patio and pink foliage

With its picturesque surrounding lakes and woodland, The Great Barn seems like something straight out of a fairy-tale! This 250 acre farm is still fully operational today and has been in the same family for three generations. 

This venue boasts several indoor and outdoor ceremony spaces, with capacities ranging from 50-175 for ceremonies and evening receptions. There's also a gorgeous outdoor space to relax by the fire pit and unleash your competitive side with some fun outdoor wedding games

When the night has drawn to a close, you and your new spouse can enjoy your wedding night in the beautiful renovated garden cottage, an ideal space to begin married life together. 

Capacity: Up to 175

Pricing: From £3,450

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12. Dovecote Barn - Oxfordshire

Exterior of barn wedding venue with slate roof and well-kept plants

Whether you're having a civil ceremony, partnership ceremony or a vow renewal, Dovecote Barn could be the venue for you. This countryside wedding destination offers incomparable views of the Cotswolds countryside, making it an unmissable spot for couples planning a rural wedding ceremony. 

Here you'll have a choice of either a barn or a tipi for saying your vows, each as charming as the other. After the 'I dos' have been done, your guests can enjoy a cocktail reception while you and your spouse make the most of the beautiful grounds for your wedding photos. 

Wedding breakfasts and meals are held in the rustic barn, with a delicious range of menus that can be catered to your tastes.

Capacity: Up to 200

Pricing: From £4,750

Deals: Winter wedding packages available from £5,150 for 2023 dates and £5,850 for 2024 dates. Micro wedding packages from £4,050 for 15 - 30 guests.

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13. Stratton Court Barn - Oxfordshire

Wedding breakfast setup with wooden chairs, fairy lights, chandelier and plants

Dating all the way back to 1872, Stratton Court Barn is a beautiful barn wedding venue situated in the charming North Oxfordshire countryside. Here you'll find oak beams, vaulted ceilings and flagstone flooring - perfect for any rustic wedding ceremony

Couples can choose between holding an indoor wedding ceremony in the refurbished barn itself, or an outdoor wedding ceremony in the dedicated ceremony woods. Event spaces here can accommodate up to 80 guests for a ceremony and up to 150 for an evening reception. 

There's also a comfortable two-bedroom cottage for you and your new spouse to enjoy on your wedding night. Don't forget to make the most of the beautiful grounds, including the private gardens and lake. 

Capacity: Up to 150

Pricing: From £3,100

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14. The Frogmill – Gloucestershire

Ceremony room with white chairs and chandeliers

Adorable inns tucked into the bucolic countryside might be the bread and butter of the Cotswolds, but few stand out as distinctly as The Frogmill. Sitting on the outskirts of Cheltenham, this bed and breakfast is straight out of a fairy-tale.

Built in the 17th century, this mill has been lovingly restored and converted into a full-service inn and wedding venue. For your ceremony, the property presents a light and airy mill room that you will enter through a historic gallery that was imported from France. The definition of romantic, this entranceway and ceremony space will take your breath away.

A steepled get-ready suite made from traditional Cotswolds stones will also be at your disposal during the festivities. In this suite - adorned with wooden accents and period pieces - you can prepare with your wedding party, sip Champagne, and make timeless memories. 

During the day you can stroll through the manicured grounds, admire the vintage watermill, and play wedding games in the lounge as you celebrate the next step forward in your relationship. 

Capacity: Up to 200

Pricing: Menus from £55

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15. Mickleton Hills Farm – Gloucestershire

Red brick farmhouse exterior with manicured lawn

Romance and relaxation meet at Mickleton Hills Farm, a Cotswolds wedding venue nestled idyllically on 40 acres of sheep farms. Here, you'll enjoy a unique, four-day wedding package that comes with exclusive access to the property, four cottages, and the seclusion to throw a truly unforgettable soiree.

The venue is licensed for civil ceremonies and civil partnerships in its 18th-century grain barn, where you will tie the knot surrounded by exposed brick and beams. Afterwards, you can tuck into your wedding breakfast in the atmospheric oak-framed party barn, which can accommodate up to 150 guests.

The staff at Mickleton Hills Farm will go above and beyond to ensure your celebration is one for the books. Ahead of the festivities, they invite you and your partner to a private wine tasting with their suppliers, and on the big day, provide a fully stocked bar. 

Capacity: Up to 150

Pricing: POA

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16. Manor by the Lake – Gloucestershire

Ceremony room with wood panelling and chandeliers

Situated in the regency spa town of Cheltenham, Manor by the Lake is an award-winning Cotswolds wedding venue with a spectacular setting and an impressive façade. Guests won’t fail to be impressed as they make their way up the sweeping driveway and through the manicured grounds.

Couples can marry within the stunning grounds, underneath the shade of the beautiful Italian pavilion or within the opulent interior. Large-scale and lavish weddings are at home here as much as intimate celebrations with only a handful of guests.

Manor by the Lake prides itself on its varied and delicious catering options, providing lots of alternative food ideas, from a vegan-friendly menu to street food and decadent sit-down banquets.

Plus, with 12 beautifully appointed bedrooms, you and your chosen guests can stay to enjoy the comfort and tranquillity of this stunning venue for a little bit longer.

Capacity: Up to 250

Pricing: POA

Deals: Save £2,500 on bookings in January 2024 and get free bedroom accommodation. Save £2,000 on bookings in February 2024 and up to 50% off additional evening guests. NHS and military workers get up to £500 discount on wedding day bookings.

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17. The Kingscote Barn – Gloucestershire

Barn ceremony room with exposed beams, chandeliers, flowers and wooden chairs

The terrace at Kingscote Barn was made for drinks receptions – nestled in the Cotswold Hills and set against the backdrop of gorgeous rolling countryside. After sweeping down the private drive, you’ll be met by the rustic 17th-century stone barn which will be exclusively yours for the day.

The barn is a photographer’s dream all year round, with lambs running around the lush fields in spring, the romantic rose garden in bloom in summer, fantastic autumn colours, and twinkling fairy lights and cosy candles in winter. Add in no corkage charge, a blank canvas for your décor, and room for 34 guests on-site and we’re sold!

Capacity: Up to 150

Pricing: From £3,000

Deals: Winter wedding packages for 2025 dates bailable from £7,500 for 50 guests. Midweek wedding packages for 2025 dates bailable from £7,500 for 50 guests. Winter 2024 weddings available from £6,900. 

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18. Blenheim Palace – Oxfordshire

Sandstone exterior of Blenheim Palace with bride and groom

The birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill certainly still lives up to its illustrious history. If you’re after a grand and impressive wedding venue for an unforgettable day, Blenheim Palace is it.

The spectacular Baroque stately home wedding venue has 2,000 acres of parkland house with six unique venues, plus there’s space for a marquee - should your guest list rival that of the royal family.

The great hall, saloon and long library will take your breath away and can host weddings of up to 300. The orangery and marlborough room are among the equally magnificent but more intimate spaces. Their dedicated events team will make the planning process as smooth as can be.

Capacity: Up to 1,000 

Pricing: Menus from £6,500

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19. Kings Head Hotel – Gloucestershire

White bright wedding breakfast room with tall indoor blossom trees and white chairs

Nestled in the quaint town of Cirencester, Kings Head Hotel is an elegant location for your nuptials.

This boutique hotel has a number of spaces for celebrations of all sizes, including the chic white-walled assembly room, cosy library wedding venue and historic Corn Hall. Originally built in 1862, the corn hall has room for 300 guests and is adorned with period furniture and architectural flourishes. 

Best of all is the hotel's magnificent vaulted cellar, which is guaranteed to wow your guests. This breath-taking stone wine cellar can be used for entertaining your guests during your wedding breakfast or drinks reception. The hardwood floors even make for a great dance floor as you celebrate with your loved ones in this hidden gem. 

Capacity: Up to 150

Pricing: From £65

Deals: Get 10% off assembly hire fees when booking a January or February 2024 wedding. Free overnight stay when you book a 2024 wedding at the Kings Head Hotel.

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20. Minster Mill – Oxfordshire

A gravel courtyard surrounded by light brick barn buildings at dusk

Set in the picture-perfect Oxfordshire village of Minster Lovell is Minster Mill. This glamorous converted mill and barn is now bursting with sleek Scandi chic interiors, enchanting Cotswold stone exteriors and 65 acres of idyllic grounds.

Perfect for every season, lush wildflower meadows come alive for summer weddings and roaring log fires and hearty food welcome you at your winter wedding. Marry inside in the malthouse barn or outside in the garden temple, or you can even set up your own marquee. 

Romantic and luxurious – this a brilliant choice for your wedding venue in Cotswolds.

Capacity: Up to 100

Pricing: Menus from £195

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21. Egypt Mill – Gloucestershire

A stone path leading up to a stone brick barn with a lake to the front

Egypt Mill Hotel and Restaurant is a 16th-century mill set on the riverside of the historic market town of Nailsworth. Water gardens and private lawns outside are a dream setting for drinks and canapes, while inside there’s space for up to 120 guests for dinner in the charming oak-beamed room.

You’ll get special rates for guests on the 32 en-suite bedrooms, which make for the perfect base from which to explore the whole of the Cotswolds. With easy transport links to Bath, Bristol, Cheltenham and Gloucester – plus free parking for guests – it’s a handy spot if you’ve got guests travelling in.

Capacity: Up to 150

Pricing: Menus from £50

Deals: £500 off when you book your wedding on New Year's Eve 2023.

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22. Cogges Manor Farm – Oxfordshire

Stone country house wedding venue

This working farm wedding venue in the idyllic rural Oxfordshire countryside is a stunning setting for a rustic wedding. Cogges Manor Farm features two beautiful 17th-century barns and a manor house, in which you can marry and host your reception. You can even include the farm animals in your special day!

The Wheat Barn can accommodate 200 guests, while the intimate Barley Barn is ideal for dinner or as a separate dance or ceremony area. With large outdoor spaces, a walled garden, orchard and manor house lawn, you’re spoiled for choice for drinks receptions and photo backdrops.

Capacity: Up to 140

Pricing: POA

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23. Royal Agricultural University – Gloucestershire

Aerial view of building surrounded by fields and forests

The elegant Royal Agricultural University is one of the most iconic buildings in Gloucestershire – a beautiful Tudor-style building constructed with Cotswold stone in vibrant Cirencester. With 25 acres of manicured grounds and its own private Victorian chapel, you’ll find the perfect space to say ‘I do’, take your photos and host your wedding reception.

The 16th-century Bathurst Wing is full of atmosphere and history and is ideal for your wedding breakfast and evening party. With B&B accommodation also available on site, you’ll be able to continue the party at breakfast the next morning as you take in the beautiful surroundings.

Capacity: Up to 100

Pricing: From £75

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24. The Bay Tree Hotel – Oxfordshire

a stone pub wedding venue with vines growing up the sides

You’ll find The Bay Tree Hotel in the quaint Cotswold market town of Burford. The whole hotel wedding venue can be yours for the wedding so once the final guest is in, they’ll close the doors and allow you to celebrate just in the company of your family and friends. The hotel has 21 individually-decorated rooms and suites so there’s no need to worry about taxis home either.

The venue has three licensed rooms to choose from, holding from 12 up to 90 guests. If you want an intimate wedding ceremony, this really is the dream choice. The hotel is completely dog-friendly so even your furry guests can enjoy the day with you.

Capacity: Up to 85 

Pricing: Menus from £99

Deals: Exclusive hire wedding packages available for 2023 and 2024 wedding dates from £9,000.

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25. Three Ways House - Gloucestershire

Exterior of three ways house with climbing ivy

Often known as the jewel in the crown of the quaint Cotswolds towns, Chipping Campden is home to the Three Ways House hotel, an idyllic Cotswolds wedding venue perfect for both ceremonies and receptions.

You'll find several places to host your wedding ceremony in this hotel wedding venue. The Terrace Room can accommodate up to 60 guests, while the Hidcote Room, with a capacity of 30 sat in a theatre-style setting, is ideal for smaller weddings.

Hungry? The Three Way House restaurant boasts an AA rosette award for their delicious seasonal local menu. There are also a variety of packages on offer for couples - the most expansive package includes musical entertainment, a master of ceremonies and champagne!

Capacity: Up to 60

Pricing: Menus from £84

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26. The Old Lodge - Gloucestershire

A bride and groom walking down a field with  stone barn behind them and their guests throwing confetti on them

If you're looking for beautiful views of the Cotswolds, spacious gardens and a charming pub atmosphere, then look no further - The Old Lodge has it all. Nestled in the heart of Minchinhampton Common, this pub wedding venue is ideal for those seeking a warm countryside wedding.

Here you'll find three licensed spaces for ceremonies with up to 100 guests, including a gorgeous outdoor pagoda. You'll also have a restaurant, plush bedrooms and some cosy hideaways on site to make your stay even better.

Capacity: Up to 100

Pricing: Menus from £38

Deals: Late availability summer 2023 wedding package deals available.

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After a wedding at one of the beautiful Cotswold wedding venues above, your guests will be ready for a weekend exploring all the amazing food, shops and sights on offer in this picture-perfect region. You’ll be in the perfect place for a mini-moon too, with numerous inns and BNBs at your disposal!