With plenty of stunning stately homes and country houses, heritage towns, ancient woodlands and wildflower meadows, you’re spoilt for choice with wedding venues in the Cotswolds.
The Cotswolds' nearly 800-mile perimeter predominantly covers Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire – with parts of Wiltshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire included as well – and incorporates vibrant towns like Cheltenham, Witney, Stroud and Cirencester. The region is known for its quaint quaint stone villages, rolling hills, and unique grasslands. As one of the largest protected wildlife areas in the UK, it provides many scenic locations for celebrations of love in its rural towns and villages.
After a wedding at one of the beautiful Cotswold venues below, 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 !
Here’s our pick of the 28 best wedding venues in the Cotswolds.
1. No.131 – Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
The House at No. 131 is the perfect location for an intimate wedding in the Cotswolds. It sits in the heart of Cheltenham is a gorgeous Georgian townhouse that bursts with bold colours and sumptuous textures, antique furniture, and natural light. It’s the ultimate backdrop to your wedding day, with up to 56 of your closest friends and family joining you for the ceremony and reception.
You’ll have exclusive use of the House and its eight beautifully-decorated bedrooms. (Hitched were lucky enough to stay here and we can highly recommend – the roll top baths will be the new star of your Instagram feed!)
Talented chefs will whip up a seasonal and locally-sourced menu, and their beautiful terrace is the perfect place to host drinks in summer and under cosy heaters in winter. Meanwhile, the recommended florist knows just how to curate the dreamiest wildflowers and foliage for warmth and drama. It’s a truly unique venue.
2. Kiftsgate Court – Chipping Campden, Oxfordshire
Set among acres of stunning Gloucestershire countryside, Kiftsgate Court Gardens is a breathtaking place to say, ‘I do’. Packed with botanical romance, the carefully crafted gardens offer the ideal wedding photo spots 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 the food, every element will be decided by you.
3. Stone Barn – Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Set on a peaceful hill overlooking the Cotswold countryside, this historic barn 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 elegantly arched ceilings, huge windows and a large terrace with roaring fire pits, you get the best of both worlds.
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.
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4. Minster Mill – Minster Lovell, Oxfordshire
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 during the summer and roaring log fires and hearty food welcome you in winter. 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 wedding venue choice.
5. Egypt Mill – Nailsworth, Gloucestershire
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.
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6. Merriscourt – Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire
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 & 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 Stone Barn for dancing after dinner. There’s luxury accommodation on-site and the option of arriving in the venue's sumptuous silver Bentley.
7. Blenheim Palace – Woodstock, Oxfordshire
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 and 2,000 acres of parkland house 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.
8. Cogges Manor Farm – Witney, Oxfordshire
This working farm 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.
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9. Hyde House – Stow On The Wold, Gloucestershire
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 civil 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 bridal 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.
10. The Kingscote Barn – Tetbury, Gloucestershire
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!
11. Cripps Barn – Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Barn venues 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. Run by the experienced Cripps & Co team, you’re guaranteed exceptional service and a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
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12. Royal Agricultural University – Cirencester, Gloucestershire
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.
13. Matara – Kingscote, Gloucestershire
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 theme and colour scheme, while a bespoke wedding breakfast menu can cater to the wildest of imaginations.
14. Owlpen Manor – Tetbury Gloucestershire
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 ceremonies, 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.
15. The Bay Tree Hotel – Burford, Oxfordshire
You’ll find The Bay Tree Hotel in the quaint Cotswold market town of Burford. The whole hotel 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 intimate, this really is the dream choice. The hotel is completely dog-friendly so even your furry guests can enjoy the day with you.
16. Manor by the Lake – Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
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 everything 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.
17. Kings Head Hotel – Cirencester, Gloucestershire
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 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 breathtaking 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.
18. Mickleton Hills Farm – Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire
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.
19. The Swan Hotel – Bibury, Gloucestershire
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. A delightful summer house is also an option 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.
20. The Great Tythe Barn – Tetbury, Gloucestershire
The Great Tythe Barn might be five centuries old, but this stunning venue still feels trendy. The rustic-chic property effortlessly blends historic charm with contemporary comfort to create a fairytale setting for those dreaming of a quintessential Cotswolds wedding.
Ceremonies here can take place outside under the gazebo with chairs set up on the lawn or in the magnificent Orangery. For wedding breakfasts and evening receptions, the barn - built with the Cotswolds' classic golden-hued stones - is available for celebrations late into the night.
On top of its beautiful grounds and barn, The Great Tythe Barn also boasts a number of bed and breakfast rooms, self-catering cottages, and guest rooms for up to 90 people. This way, you can all enjoy brunch together the next morning. Pretty divine, right?
21. The Frogmill – Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
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 fairytale.
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 minstrelsy 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 games in the lounge as you celebrate the next step forward in your relationship.
22. Hilles House – Stroud, Gloucestershire
A romantic Grade-II Arts and Crafts home on the edge of the Cotswolds, Hilles House and the Shropshire Hills are the ultimate backdrop to your wedding day.
In the summer, choose to celebrate in opulent style in one of the largest Palace Yurt’s in Europe, which seats up to 250. You can marry inside in the Big Hall, which is decorated with antiques, historic paintings, fireplaces and coats of arms for a magnificent setting.
You’ll have full use of the grounds, terrace and secret nooks throughout the estate – but Hilles House is as perfect for intimate weddings as huge celebrations. They only host a limited number of weddings each year so your wedding is bespoke and truly memorable.
23. Painswick Rococo Garden – Stroud, Gloucestershire
Painswick Rococo Garden is the country’s sole surviving complete rococo garden. Designed as a pleasure garden in the 1740s, this hidden valley offers spectacular views across the countryside and lots of intriguing garden buildings to suit your day.
The magnificent Red House can accommodate up to 100 guests and features a fabulous carved stone doorway for the ultimate entrance. Eagle House fits 40 and the intimate, rustic Bothy is made for just 20.
This is a truly unique and romantic location, unmatched anywhere else in the country. Whether you want to go inside or outside for your ceremony, there are numerous options here.
24. The Slaughters – Lower Slaughter, Gloucestershire
Lower Slaughter is one of England’s prettiest villages, and sitting in the heart of it is The Slaughters Manor House. This 17th-century home combines stylish contemporary interiors with luxurious country house charm.
It hosts one of the Cotswolds’ most acclaimed restaurants, with Executive Chef Nik Chappell on hand to create your wedding day menu. Chef Nik focuses on local and seasonal produce matched with the in-house sommelier’s wine selections.
You can have a day ceremony in the Chapel, an intimate part of the restaurant, the spacious Lounge, or an outside marquee in the lavender-lined gardens. The Oxford Room, with its elaborate stucco ceiling and views across the grounds, is ideal for your reception. Ask for the Coach House for an extra special bridal suite.
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25. Caswell House – Brize Norton, Oxfordshire
The lovingly-restored medieval barns at Caswell House reflect the fascinating history of this rural estate. Built in honey-coloured Cotswold stone with flagstone floors and oak beams, it embraces a true rustic feel but with luxurious, modern touches like underfloor heating and mood lighting.
Within the 450 acres of countryside are an ancient orchard, walled gardens and a historic moat, so there’s plenty of places to pose for photographs. You can choose to marry inside or outside, but wherever you pick, you’re guaranteed complete privacy.
26. No1 Abbey Row – Malmesbury, Wiltshire
Right on the edge of the Cotswolds, in the market town of Malmesbury, is The Old Bell Hotel – and in its northern wing the private events venue No1 Abbey Row. Holding intimate weddings of up to 60 guests, the new Garden Room welcomes you for celebrations, complete with a private terrace and walled garden.
The venue's excellent wedding packages take all the stress away from planning, and include a three-course interactive feasting-style wedding breakfast. End the night with a short walk back up the stairs to the country house hotel for a cherished day with your nearest and dearest.
27. Lords of the Manor – Upper Slaughter, Gloucestershire
This magnificent 17th-century Cotswold manor is bursting with charm. Its stunning function spaces and 26 en-suite bedrooms are set among rolling fields, manicured lawns and even a private lake on the grounds for that ultimate wedding day backdrop.
There’s a choice of places to exchange vows at Lords of the Manor – the Garden Room overlooking the Walled Garden and light-flooded Conservatory are two of our favourites, while a little parish church is a few minutes’ walk from the hotel.
This venue is a fantastic choice year-round, with summer drinks on the lawn in the sunshine and warming fireside receptions in winter. Don’t miss the amazing food either!
28. WildWood Bluebell – Moreton in Marsh, Gloucestershire
In the heart of the Cotswolds is WildWood Bluebell, a beautiful wildflower meadow you can turn into your own private wedding venue.
There’s plenty of space and tranquility in the meadow, bluebell wood and traditional barn – all of which can host your big day – and there’s even a glamping area (with hot tubs!) so you can make a weekend of it.
The utterly romantic woodland setting of WildWood Bluebell is ideal for bohemian outdoor weddings. Set up tipis for a festival feel or play with lots of different themes. You can party under the stars or rent decked-out yurts with fire pits. The venue has recommendations for local suppliers, from you can hire adorable Hobbit huts and luxurious tipis.
With no bar license you can bring your own drinks which makes it a really affordable wedding venue.