Northamptonshire is justly celebrated for its glorious countryside - but we think it should also be famous for its beautiful wedding venues!
You'll find some truly wonderful rustic barns, elegant country houses and cosy country pubs in this East Midlands county. There are also some more unusual options, from a floating restaurant to the atmospheric remains of a 17th-century estate.
What makes our favourite Northamptonshire wedding venues stand out is the fact that they really reflect their location. That may be through outdoor ceremony spaces and al fresco party areas so you can really immerse yourselves in the stunning scenery; sometimes it's by creating menus using the best local produce.
Our edit will be a great starting point for your search - but remember, you'll find even more wedding venues in Northamptonshire in our directory to delight you and your guests.
Happy venue hunting!
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1. Dodford Manor
What makes Dodford Manor one of Northamptonshire's finest barn venues is that it combines rustic charm with excellent facilities and attention to detail.
Each of the 17th-century oak and stone barns has been carefully restored to serve a different purpose, from the Grain Store for getting ready to the glass-walled Oak Barn for your reception.
Dodford is a flexible venue, allowing you to put together a personalised celebration. You can design a bespoke menu with the caterers, and there's no corkage charge.
2. Courteenhall Estate
A wedding at Corteenhall Estate is always a special affair - this privately owned estate only hosts a small number of weddings every year.
The grounds are glorious, and for guest lists of over 60, the estate arranges a marquee to give you the full effect.
You can have your ceremony at the on-site church, or have an outdoor humanist ceremony or blessing surrounded by parkland and gardens.
3. The Barns at Hunsbury Hill
Looking for a Northamptonshire wedding venue with plenty of rustic charm? Check out The Barns at Hunsbury Hill, a former working farm that's been converted into a delightful celebration space.
The High Barn has soaring beams and exposed stonework, and is licensed for ceremonies.
Outside, there's a heated patio area with bar, so you can your guests can toast your newlywed status amid beautiful countryside.
4. Deene Park Estate
Deene Park Estate is a magnificent venue for an outdoor wedding in Northamptonshire. Surrounded by 500 acres of parkland and gardens, and with that grand house as the backdrop, you're guaranteed some amazing wedding pictures.
From drinks in the Long Border Gardens to a reception in the silk-lined marquee in the Walled Garden, you'll be surrounded by beauty at every stage of your wedding.
The venue can also arrange tipi weddings by the lake or in surrounding woodland.
5. Crockwell Farm
Northamptonshire countryside wedding venues don't come much prettier than Crockwell Farm. It's an exclusive-use venue, so you'll have your very own rural idyll.
Even better, the venue doesn't book weddings on consecutive days, so you'll have plenty of time to set up - and plenty of privacy!
Celebration spaces include the oak-beamed barn and permanent marquees, and there's the Orchard Pavilion if you want an outdoor ceremony.
6. The Granary at Fawsley
Located in a serene valley on the Fawsley Estate, The Granary at Fawsley is an exclusive-use venue with plenty of charm.
For smaller guest lists, there's the Fawsley Suite, which seats up to 45 for a wedding breakfast and which is licensed for civil ceremonies.
Got a larger guest list? You'll want the marquee-lined barn, which can seat up to 160.
There's also on-site accommodation across ten individually designed bedrooms.
7. Fawsley Hall Hotel
Fawsley Hall is a historic Northamptonshire hotel with period charm a-plenty. From the splendid Tudor Great Hall to the elegant Georgian Knightly Court, it's the ideal backdrop for a memorable wedding.
The landscaped grounds are simply breathtaking, with plenty of photo opportunities for your first pictures as newlyweds.
We'd suggest staying on for a romantic minimoon for a couple of nights after the wedding - there's a spa and pool you'll want to explore...
8. The Saracens Head Hotel
Looking for a cosy pub wedding venue in Northamptonshire? The Saracens Head feels wonderfully welcoming and intimate.
We say 'cosy' - this 400-year-old former coaching inn can actually seat 80 guests!
There are two licensed ceremony spaces and 21 bedrooms, making it a choice that's both practical and pretty.
9. Hinwick Hall
Hinwick Hall has everything you'd want in a country house wedding venue, from stunning grounds with lakes and gardens to a main house that's full of period charm.
It's an exclusive-use venue, meaning perfect privacy for you and your guests.
10. Sedgebrook Hall
Sedgebrook Hall is a Northamptonshire hotel wedding venue with a variety of stylish spaces to suit different guest list sizes.
For smaller weddings, there's the pretty Elm Suite, which holds up to 30, while the Mulberry Room can seat up to 60. For larger parties, there's the Oak Suite, which seats 120, or 200 standing guests.
This flexibility also extends to the ceremony spaces - you can choose to get married indoors in one of the elegant licensed rooms, or under the pagoda on the lawn.
11. Brampton Grange Estates
Brampton Grange Estates comprises three beautiful barns ideal for country-elegant ceremonies, receptions and evening parties. The fact that you have three separate spaces means there's no waiting around for areas to be reconfigured as the day goes on - weddings simply flow.
While the barns can hold up to 300 evening guests, they can be arranged to suit smaller weddings, too.
There's also a gorgeous country house on site with accommodation, as well as three converted cottages.
12. Stoke Park Pavilions
Stoke Park Pavilions has the romantic feel of a secret garden. These Inigo Jones pavilion buildings are what's left of grand 17th-century country estate Stoke Park.
Surrounded by dreamily pretty parkland, this is a uniquely atmospheric spot for a wedding.
You can have your reception in the West Pavilion, a former ballroom, or in a marquee in the grounds. The venue is exclusive use, so you and your guests can enjoy perfect privacy.
13. The Guildhall Northampton
The Guildhall Northampton is an undeniably grand wedding venue, with magnificent Victorian architecture and period features.
The venue hosts ceremonies and receptions, and has a variety of different spaces to suit your wedding style.
There's even a courtyard and cloisters so you and your guests can enjoy an outdoor reception in the warmer months.
14. The Ark
For a wedding venue with a unique location, make sure you check out Northamptonshire's The Ark. Moored on the River Nene, this charming boat is an ideal reception space if you want something your guests won't have seen before!
This exclusive-use venue can host up to 120 guests.
As well as the indoor reception space, you'll find three outdoor decks for taking in the beautiful surroundings - and getting some special wedding photos!
15. Kelmarsh Hall
Looking for a country house wedding venue in Northamptonshire? Kelmarsh Hall should be on your must-visit list.
This elegant 18th-century manor can host weddings of different sizes. For weddings of up to 40, there's a light-filled orangery; on the other end of the scale, you can use the luxury marquee for up to 500!
Surrounded by manicured gardens and woodland, the estate feels wonderfully secluded, and as it's an exclusive-use venue, you can celebrate with your loved ones in perfect privacy.
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