Whether you’re super popular, have a massive family or just can’t bear the thought of crossing any names off your guest list, we have a list of amazing large capacity wedding venues that could be perfect for your big day.
Regardless of whether you have hundreds or thousands on your wedding guest list, you’ll be able to host them all in one of these wedding venues. Maybe start working on your table plan now, just so it’s ready in time…
Chateau Impney Hotel - Worcestershire
One of the most romantic-looking wedding venues around, Chateau Impney Hotel offers a backdrop of grand French architecture and various elements of luxury. The gorgeous wedding venue is set on 140 acres of picturesque grounds and can play host to weddings of up to 850 guests!
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Spitalfiends Venue – East London
Located in the midst of East London’s hustle and bustle is the incredible Spitalfields Venue. This totally breath-taking building is dressed head-to-toe in the most beautiful architecture and has a sought after London location that makes guest commutes so easy. The venue holds parties of more than 400 guests with ease and is the perfect location for a big celebration.
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Blenheim Palace - Oxfordshire
Located in the exquisitely beautiful Oxfordshire countryside is Blenheim Palace, a wedding venue which is guaranteed to blow you away. From the grand exterior to the 2,000 acres of picturesque landscape, there is very little this venue can’t offer you. They can also provide catering for weddings as small as 12 to as large as 2,000 guests – now that’s impressive!
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Victoria Warehouse – Manchester
Manchester is home to a variety of gorgeous wedding venues, but one that really stands out to us here at hitched is Victoria Warehouse. The industrial yet totally romantic ambiance within the venue is just mind-blowing and you can host your wedding here with as many as 900 guests on your invite list.
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Banqueting House – South West London
Another city wedding venue and boy is it impressive. Banqueting House in South West London was originally built for entertaining guests of the monarch in the 17th Century – that’s how grand it is! With a variety of different packages and exclusive hire available, we really recommend you take a closer look…
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Kensington Palace – West London
We really adore what Kensington Palace has to offer… The rich history of the venue and spectacular infrastructure are just two of the many selling points here. The venue can host weddings with up to 400 guests and has a real timeless feel to it.
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Dryburgh Abbey Hotel – Lothian & Borders
This Scottish wedding venue can host up to 200 people for a marquee banquet. The award-winning Dryburgh Abbey Hotel has won accolades such as 2014 Wedding Hotel of the Year (Scottish Borders) and 2013 Wedding Planner of the Year. You can marry by the river or in one of four licensed suites, before celebrating with all your guests.
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Stoneleigh Abbey - Warwickshire
This gorgeous wedding venue is perfect for those who want a fairytale setting for their wedding venue. Stoneleigh Abbey can seat up to 300 guests and has a number of locations to choose from when it comes to hosting the different parts of your special day. There are also award-winning caterers so all your guests can enjoy Michelin-inspired food.
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Addington Palace - Surrey
Addington Palace is a stunning historic wedding venue set in 168 acres of beautiful Surrey countryside.
If you're planning a large and extravagant event then the permanent Royal Marquee can cater for weddings on up to 850 guests. This beautiful self-contained event space has its own kitchen, bar, toilets and a private entrance to welcome your guests.
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Oakley Court – Berkshire
Oakley Court is a romantic Victorian Gothic mansion, built by Sir Richard Hall-Say in the style of a French chateau for his new French wife – it’s the very epitome of romance! The Berkshire venue can cater for up to 150 guests within the venue itself, or a marquee in their picturesque grounds can host up to 500 people.
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Cutlers’ Hall – South Yorkshire
Cutlers’ Hall can host up to 400 guests and also has specialist packages for those planning an Asian wedding. You can choose from one of their existing wedding packages or work with the wedding planning team to create an experience that's unique to you and your guests. It’s the ideal choice for a grand wedding.
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The Waldorf Hilton – Central London
If you’re obsessed with the idea of having a 1920s style wedding, consider the Waldorf Hilton as the stylish setting that will help you recreate the glamour of the jazz age at your wedding. The venue can host up to 380 guests for the sit down meal, and up to 500 guests for your evening reception. You're guaranteed delicious food, fine wine and a stylish setting if you opt for a wedding here!
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The Fable – Central London
The Fable is the Happenstance’s sister venue and shares its cool style. It can host up to 1,000 guests which makes it the perfect choice if you can’t see an end in sight when it comes to your wedding guest list. Weddings at The Fable can be bespoke – designed around you and your partner to suit your personality and needs. Inspired by Aesop’s fables, it’s a fairytale setting for your big day!
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Pendennis Castle – Cornwall
Couples who want the classic fairytale wedding should consider a wedding in a castle. Pendennis Castle is the most beautiful setting for a happy ever after by the sea, and the on-site marquee can host 1,500 guests for dinner, 1,000 for dinner with dancing or 2,000 for a drinks reception. It’s ideal if you want a historical wedding venue to host your large wedding party.
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Melville Castle – Lothian & Borders
If you’re looking for a castle wedding venue at the other end of the country, why not check out Melville Castle Hotel, situated in Edinburgh. The castle boasts a permanent marquee within the grounds which can host a large number of guests – there are also 32 guest bedrooms and the bride and groom can enjoy the bridal suite, with compliments of the hotel!
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Birmingham Botanical Gardens – West Midlands
Nature lovers who also want a city wedding will love the Botanical Gardens in Birmingham! The Garden Suite is accessed via the beautiful Tropical House and Glasshouses, making it a scenic walk, and can host up to 400 guests. The Terrace Suite, which has a private entrance via the Cacti House, can host up to 300 people for a drinks reception.
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HMS Warrior – Hampshire
Those looking for a wedding venue with a difference will love the HMS Warrior 1860. This historic wedding venue has a beautiful setting in Portsmouth’s harbour with views across the sea. The ship can accommodate 288 guests for a formal reception, or up to 600 people for a standing reception.
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The Drapers’ Company – Central London
If you have 700 names on your wedding guest list, Drapers’ Hall is for you! The historic venue is ideal for those who want a wedding venue with a claim to fame – it featured in the King’s Speech. The London wedding venue can host up to 700 for a reception and 270 for a wedding breakfast – perfect if you have lots of people to invite.
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Froyle Park - Hampshire
Froyle Park dates back to 1086 and is a gorgeous, historic wedding venue set within 80 acres of picturesque parkland. The Grand Ballroom can host up to 300 guests and there is no corkage fee, so it makes providing drink for so many people much more affordable. You can also marry outdoors under the Dome in the perfectly tended to gardens.
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The Venue - West Midlands
The Venue is the ideal choice if you’re looking for a venue that can host a large amount of guests in the West Midlands. The Upper Suite can host up to 800 for the wedding breakfast and evening reception, and the room is gorgeously decorated with chandeliers and a wooden dance floor. It also features a large stage – crucial for your evening entertainment!
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Grand Connaught Rooms – Central London
The Grand Connaught Rooms in Central London have a wealth of experience in hosting a range of different events, including Asian, Greek, Jewish and Caribbean weddings. The striking wedding venue can host up to 550 guests and is the perfect choice for those who want a luxurious wedding in the finest setting.
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Hilton Brighton Metropole – East Sussex
If you’ve been dreaming of a seaside wedding surrounded by up to 1,000 of your closest friends and family members, then the Hilton Brighton Metropole could be perfect! The gorgeous art deco inspired interior is ideal for a decadent, 1920s style wedding. There are also 185 guest rooms too.
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Mountains Country House – Kent
This Grade II listed venue can host up to 240 guests for a sit down meal in the permanent marquee on site. The marquee at Mountains Country House includes a dance floor, a bar, toilets and a carpeted floor. It’s a blank canvas, which is perfect if you have a vision in mind already.
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If you haven’t found your ideal large capacity wedding venue here, don’t panic! There are plenty more wedding venues to browse on hitched, including castle wedding venues and rustic barns - many of which can host a large amount of guests.