If you’re getting Hitched and you, your partner or some of your guests are wheelchair users, one of the most important tasks on your wedding planning checklist will be to find a wheelchair accessible wedding venue.
When choosing your accessible wedding venue, there are several things to keep in mind. Firstly, you need to establish your needs to ensure that your venue can meet them. Get specific with these - do you need ramps? Wide doorways? Disabled parking spaces?
Then it’s time to do some research and work out how to choose your wedding venue, also taking into account location, price and capacity. Looking at reviews from couples who have previously hosted accessible weddings is a great way to get some insight into a venue’s commitment to accessibility. Be sure to reach out to venues and visit them to make sure they’ll be appropriate on the day
Finally, don’t be afraid to advocate for your accessibility needs. Venue staff should be there to help you and answer any questions you may have, as well as assist you on the day if needed.
19 Amazing Accessible Venues You're Going to Love
If you want to read more about other wheelchair users who are experienced in finding a wheelchair accessible wedding venue, check out Eliza Rain’s article for our Already Wedding Ready campaign, all about planning your wedding as a disabled wheelchair user.
From gorgeous galleries to impressive castle wedding venues, we’ve rounded up some of the best accessible wedding venues in the UK who will help ensure that everyone on the guestlist can enjoy your wedding day to its fullest.
1. Dodford Manor - Northamptonshire
This award-winning destination boasts stone and oak barns, which have been lovingly restored to let in natural light while preserving their 17th century charm. You and up to 200 guests can celebrate in the surroundings of this elegant and historic country estate. Choose between the Mortain Barn and the Oak Barn for your dream civil wedding ceremony.
Hitched users are certainly fans of this accessible wedding venue - one described it as the 'best venue ever' and said, "I cannot recommend this venue enough! Dodford Manor is absolutely stunning. We knew as soon as we went to view that it was the venue for us. The grounds are beautiful and there is so much space.
"The staff make this venue even better. They are so helpful and support with everything from recommendations to the set up of the day they really do go above and beyond."
Capacity: Up to 200 guests
Pricing: Menus from £46.75
Deals: Holding a midweek wedding is a great way to save some money from your wedding budget, especially with Dodford Manor's discounted midweek rates. Here, couples can enjoy up to 65% on venue hire thanks to special off-peak rates.
2. Sanderson London - West London
Despite being located in London's West End, Sanderson London manages to feel like a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city. This London hotel wedding venue boasts an eclectic mix of event spaces, each of which has its own aesthetic and backdrop perfect for any type of wedding.
Sanderson London was first built in the 1950s and has since been transformed to include a range of luxurious and eye-catching details. Outdoor ceremonies can be held in the oasis-like Courtyard Garden, while the Gallery is perfect for a banquet dinner. There are also spaces like the Billiard Room and the Terrace Room which are ideal for more intimate ceremonies.
This venue prides itself on its accessible features. The public entrance features a ramp for wheelchair users and their range of accessible suites are wheelchair accessible, hearing accessible and have a roll-in shower, accessible tub and visual alarms.
Capacity: Up to 100 guests
3. Blythswood Square Hotel - Central & Glasgow
Are you looking for impressive accessible wedding venues? If so, then look no further; the pillars, marble floors, wood paneling and luxury guest rooms at the Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel are guaranteed to wow your guests. Up to 80 guests can join to watch you tie the knot surrounded by a mix of modern and Georgian charm.
This showstopping hotel wedding venue can be found right in Glasgow city centre and its enviable location also grants private access to Blythswood Square Gardens - a perfect backdrop for your wedding photographs.
Food is another highlight of this venue, and the in-house team prepares delicious food and drink that put a modern spin on Scottish classics. It's also accessible for wheelchair users, as it boasts accessible self-parking, valet parking, an accessible entrance way and public space, roll-in showers and more.
Capacity: Up to 80 guests
Pricing: Menus from £250
4. Brinsop Court Manor House and Barn - Herefordshire
If you're looking for your dream accessible barn wedding venue, then you've found it!
As well as beautifully rustic interiors and exteriors, Brinsop Court Manor House and Barn also boasts an accessible ground floor super king bedroom and wet room, additional en-suite bedrooms suitable for those with limited mobility, and they can provide ramps for all stepped areas, making all four wings completely accessible.
This stunning property covers over 800 acres of ancient woodland and has a newly built event barn and a 12th century moated manor house. The events spaces are too numerous to name and can perfectly cater to weddings of all different styles and sizes.
Another thing that newlyweds love about this venue is the team. One Hitched user said, "We couldn't have picked a better venue to host our wedding. Our wedding co-ordinator, Carly, made everything smooth from the get go. We found it easy to make personalised touches but also found that when our brains were too fried from planning, they always had something up their sleeve for us to use.
"Every member of staff that we encountered on our wedding planning journey were nothing short of amazing."
Capacity: Up to 250 guests
Pricing: Menus from £45
Deals: Limited dates are left for 2023 weddings, giving couples the chance to get 10% off their wedding package, which includes exclusive use of the house and grounds, house flower arrangements, use of a getting-ready room, an event coordinator and more.
The same package is available with a 30% discount rate for a summer wedding, allowing you to hold a sunny celebration for only £4,445! Limited dates are available.
5. Raemoir House - Aberdeen & Deeside
Tying the knot at a wedding venue in Aberdeen? Then you have to check out Raemoir House. This gorgeous property is just 25 minutes away from Aberdeen and its international airport, making it the ideal choice for a wedding with lots of out-of-town guests.
The house itself is a beautifully refurbished Georgian house which will act as the perfect backdrop for a fairytale wedding. You'll find it tucked away at the end of a tree-lined drive and it boasts a wood-panelled sitting room and indulgently comfortable sofas with open fires, not to mention the ballroom and secluded grounds.
And it just keeps getting better: the entire ground floor of the house is wheelchair accessible and has a spacious toilet facility, as well as accessible parking. Hitched users have described it as 'A dream come true'.
Capacity: Up to 400 guests
Pricing: Menus from £25
6. Ashmolean Museum - Oxfordshire
If you want to tie the knot in a famous and beautiful historic wedding venue, then the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford could be the one for you. This stunning building is the world's oldest public museum, having been founded in 1863, and boasts impressive neoclassical architecture and galleries packed full of amazing art and history.
Whether you're a history buff, architecture nerd or art lover, you'll feel right at home here. It's also a great backdrop for wedding photos, thanks to the grand staircase and gilded chandelier in the entrance. The Italian Renaissance and European Art Galleries are both picturesque and unique spots for a ceremony or drinks reception, thanks to their paintings and sculptures.
Hitched users love how unique this venue is, with one commenting, "It has an air of magic about it and the team work perfectly around the public access to set up for the couple's wedding day. It's a little different to a typical wedding venue and I think that's its charm."
And the best thing is, the whole venue is wheelchair accessible! There are nine blue badge parking spaces, level access from the pavement to the front door, lifts to all floors and level access to public spaces, as well as an accessible toilet on the lower ground floor and floor four.
Capacity: Up to 150 guests
Pricing: Starting at £1,350
Deals: Book this venue in 2023 and you'll receive a case of Champagne delivered right to your door to enjoy after your big day.
7. Buxted Park Hotel - East Sussex
Buxted Park Hotel is an 18th century Palladian mansion house set in 312 acres of East Sussex parkland. This dreamy venue boasts a tree-lined drive, countryside views, a courtyard fountain, manicured gardens and ornamental ponds, making it a breath-taking setting for your wedding day.
The building itself was built in 1722 and is full of romantic period features such as original fireplaces, large sash windows and decorative cornicing.
Despite the great age of the building, wheelchair users will be more than comfortable here. Accessible parking and a drop-off area is available, the main hotel entrance has a ramp, and there are two fully accessible bedrooms available.
Newlyweds have certainly been satisfied with their experiences here - one Hitched user said, "We are so thrilled with how our wedding turned out, and so much of that was due to the incredible experience we had with Buxted Park. Throughout the planning, all the way up until our send off, the entire experience has been flawless.
"We - and our guests - were blown away by the impeccable service, the incredible food, the attention to detail, and the level of care shown by the friendly team."
Capacity: Up to 120 guests
Pricing: Menus from £95
8. Clearwell Castle - Gloucestershire
We love Clearwell Castle, a gorgeous castle wedding venue that also boasts amazing disabled accessibility features. This Welsh wedding venue has disabled parking spaces, access into the castle, and a ground floor bedroom fully equipped for wheelchair access.
What's more, the friendly and welcoming team will be more than happy to accommodate any needs. As one Hitched user said, "We loved how friendly and welcoming everyone was, right from the beginning, and how relaxed and understanding they were about little touches we hoped to incorporate."
When it comes to the venue itself, you and your guests are sure to be impressed. The property stands in 20 acres of beautiful grounds and the building itself dates all the way back to the mid 15th century. The castle blends modern elements with historic architecture and is perfect for different types of celebrations, from outdoor gatherings to grand ceremonies.
Capacity: Up to 250 guests
Pricing: Menus from £100
Deals: If you're still looking to book a wedding venue for a 2023 date, Clearwell Castle are offering their remaining dates with a 20% discount on their all-inclusive package for up to 60 guests. Book before the end of June.
9. Manchester Art Gallery - Greater Manchester
Manchester Art Gallery is a unique wedding venue situated right in the heart of Manchester, making it the ideal quirky city wedding venue. If you're looking for lofty, bright spaces, creativity and a cultural experience, then this is an excellent choice of accessible wedding venues.
From micro-weddings to celebrations of up to 120 guests, this venue has everything you need. A highlight of any art lovers wedding day is a drinks reception in the Pre-Raphaelite Galleries - the beautiful paintings are unmissable.
This venue also prides itself on its physical access features, including disabled parking spaces on Nicholas Street, wheelchair access via the Nicholas Street ramp, a lift at the group entrance on Princess Street, and accessible toilets throughout the building.
Manchester Art Gallery is a great choice according to our Hitched users, who say, "We couldn't recommend the venue or the team at Manchester Art Gallery highly enough. The experience of using different spaces for different parts of the day was so special and guests were blown away at just how much of the gallery you can use."
Capacity: Up to 120 guests
Pricing: Starting at £1,000
10. Audleys Wood Hotel - Hampshire
From al fresco summer weddings to intimate civil ceremonies, Audleys Wood Hotel is ready to accommodate all types of weddings. This stunning accessible wedding venue boasts a number of spaces for couples to say 'I do', and the hands-on team love listening to couples ideas and inspirations so that they can make their dream wedding vision come true.
Just listen to what this Hitched user had to say: "Audleys Wood were amazing with everything. They listened to every idea and detail and made it exactly as we asked. Through emails, meetings and phone calls they were always on hand to help with any query or request."
The Conservatory's high arched vaulted ceiling and gorgeous views make it a top spot for a civil ceremony of up to 120 guests, while the wooden gazebo is the ideal location for a British summer wedding. The light and airy Garden Pavilion is also available for couples who want unparalleled views of the local countryside.
Couples or guests using wheelchairs are well catered to with accessible parking, ramps to the entrance, accessible toilets, an accessible bedroom and more.
Capacity: Up to 200 guests
Pricing: Menus from £120
11. Cooling Castle Barn - Kent
Cooling Castle Barn is a rustic paradise located in Rochester, Kent. This stunning property boasts breathtaking scenery and exceptional service, giving you everything you need to make your dream wedding a reality.
Cooling Castle Barn has three inter-connecting timber-framed barns which are the ideal setting for weddings no matter what time of the year it is. Guests will be welcomed at the Heritage Barn before making their way to the Fathom Barn for a romantic ceremony.
This will all be followed by a delicious wedding breakfast and reception in the Tithe Barn, which can hold up to 250 evening guests. All of the barns are wheelchair accessible wedding venues, and a disabled toilet can be found in the Tithe Barn.
Throughout the day, you and your guests can enjoy exclusive use of the gorgeous landscaped grounds as well as the barns. One newlywed said, "What a fantastic venue to be married in. Myself and all the guests were blown away with the beauty and character of Coolings Barn."
Capacity: Up to 250 guests
12. Bath's Historic Venues - Somerset
They're historic, they're iconic and they're also wheelchair accessible; is there anything that Bath's Historic Venues can't do? This multi-award-winning collection of wedding venues span the heart of the historic city of Bath and offer an abundance of perfect backdrops for your wedding day.
The Roman Baths & Pump Room are a great option for anyone looking for a completely unique and beautiful wedding venue, while Heritage Parks boasts a number of spaces perfect for an outdoor wedding ceremony. Other options include the opulent Grade I listed Guildhall and the inspiring Victoria Art Gallery.
Wheelchair access to the Roman Baths is achieved through a series of cleverly linked lifts and ramps, while the Victoria Art Gallery and Guildhall boast ramps and lifts to help you fully enjoy your day.
The staff are prepared to go above and beyond to ensure your day is perfect - just check out this review: "The Roman Baths is an exceptional venue in which to get married and the experience was significantly complimented by the first class customer service we all experienced, from the first point of contact to the evening itself - thank you."
Capacity: Up to 300 guests
Pricing: Starting at £900
13. Oldwalls Gower - Swansea
Oldwalls Gower is a multi-award-winning wedding venue and the flagship venue of the iconic Oldwalls Collection. You'll find it nestled in 50 acres of Welsh countryside with gorgeous beaches just a stone's throw away.
Ceremonies with up to 200 guests and evening affairs with up to 300 loved ones can take place here. Both the Oakroom and the renowned state-of-the-art marquee are ideal locations to hold your ceremonies, and you and your guests can spend the rest of the day exploring the beautiful grounds.
Food is another highlight of this venue, with a team of expert chefs preparing diverse dishes with high quality local ingredients and produce. It also boasts private disabled parking and a fully accessible bedroom with a lower bed, wider doorways and a full wet room.
One newlywed loved everything about this venue, saying, "I would 100% recommend this beautiful venue. We had the most magical day. Everything was absolutely perfect. The team at Oldwalls are brilliant; they were organised, friendly and extremely helpful throughout the day. The food was delicious and the accommodation was definitely five-star."
Capacity: Up to 200 guests
Pricing: Menus from £70
14. The Wellbeing Farm - Lancashire
The Wellbeing Farm truly lives up to its name. This wonderful farm wedding venue was designed with accessibility in mind. The main entrance, reception, toilets, events room and bar are all located on the ground floor and are accessible via permanent ramps, while the ceremony barn itself is accessible via ground floor entrances and platform lift.
Here you can hold your dream barn wedding ceremony with some non-traditional twists, including some animal guests! Booking The Wellbeing Farm will grant you exclusive access to the farm and grounds, as well as wedding planning meetings and an experienced function manager.
Staff are more than happy to help according to this Hitched user: "The Wellbeing Farm did everything they could to give us the wedding we wanted. Every small thing we asked of them, they made work; from the seating to the décor and the food."
It's also the perfect spot for an eco-friendly wedding, as this is the first B-Corp certified venue in the UK.
Capacity: Up to 160 guests
Deals: The Wellbeing Farm offers deals on deals on deals! From packages perfect for winter lovebirds (The £8,995 Snowfully Wedded package, or the £9,500 Frozen Moments package) to the autumnal Fall'en In Love package (£8,995 for 50 all-day guests) to the January Chapter One package and February Love Birds package, you're guaranteed to find something perfect for you.
15. Kingsmills Hotel - Inverness
There's no shortage of beautiful accessible wedding venues in Scotland, and Kingsmills Hotel is one of them. This sophisticated accessible wedding venue is full of historic charm and is the ideal location for any couples looking for a combination of vintage elegance and contemporary convenience.
People planning an accessible wedding will be delighted to hear that this venue boasts five accessible rooms, all of which are completely step-free and equipped with accessible bathrooms with safety pull cords and handrails.
No matter the scale of your wedding, this romantic hotel will be able to perfectly cater to you. Kingsmills Hotel is nestled right in the heart of the Scottish Highlands, giving it a serene and peaceful atmosphere. You can choose to exchange your vows in the Inglis Room, Kingsmills Suite or outdoors in the stunning manicured gardens.
Hitched couples love this venue: one newlywed commented, "Everyone loved the food, rooms, service and staff. We have had the best time and we are so glad we chose the Kingsmills for our wedding. All the small details and our room for the night were so special."
Capacity: Up to 350 guests
Pricing: Menus from £76.50
16. Bredenbury Court Barns - Herefordshire
We love a barn wedding venue here at Hitched, and looking at Bredenbury Court Barns, it's easy to see why. This gorgeous rural wedding venue is perfect for couples seeking to tie the knot in the heart of the English countryside. With on-site accommodation and breathtaking views of the Malvern Hills, you won't want to leave.
You and up to 180 guests can celebrate together in the Orangery or in the gardens before heading to the barn itself for food, drinks and dancing. Previous couples have said, "We could not recommend Bredenbury more highly. We had the very best wedding experience from start to finish. The venue itself is nothing short of perfect, expert lay out, stylish décor and views to die for."
Accessibility is of the utmost importance to the team here. Operations and Marketing Manager Ashleigh says, "“Here at Bredenbury Court Barns, we try to be as inclusive and wheelchair friendly as possible to ensure that every couple and guest can enjoy the venue to its fullest.
"We offer ramp access to any part of the venue with steps, accessible toilet facilities and have an accessible bedroom equipped with a modern wet room in our accommodation, providing a comfortable and convenient stay for those who require accessible features. Our fantastic Estates Team can also cordon off our nearest parking spaces to ensure easy access to the venue from our car park.”
Capacity: Up to 200 guests
Pricing: Menus from £46.75
17. Drayton Manor - Staffordshire
Drayton Manor Park and Hotel is a gorgeous hotel wedding venue where you and your guests can enjoy beautiful scenery, glamorous event spaces and luxurious accessible accommodation. Whether you're hosting an intimate wedding ceremony or you're partying hard in a grand celebration, this venue and its wonderful team can make your wedding vision come true.
There are several spacious ceremony spaces to choose from here: The Hamilton Suite can host up to 100 seated guests and offers views across the adjacent theme park, while the larger Tower Suite can accommodate up to 250 seated guests. The Park View Suite is another great option, with its floor-to-ceiling windows.
Once the celebrations have come to an end, you can spend your wedding night in one of the several rooms in the hotel that have been specially designed for accessible use. You can also liaise with the on-site wedding coordinator who will be more than happy to help accommodate any of your accessibility needs.
You're guaranteed a hands-on experience with this team. One newlywed said, "We couldn’t have asked for a better experience; from first contact to the actual day everything was great. The wedding planners were excellent throughout and I had no worries going into our big day."
Capacity: Up to 250 guests
Pricing: Menus from £42
Deals: If you want to reduce the amount of planning for your big day, then take a look at the 'All Wrapped Up' wedding deal, offering a comprehensive package for 50 day guests and 80 evening guests for only £4,299. This venue also offers 15% discount on late availability weddings on remaining dates in 2023.
They even cater to destination weddings thanks to their 'No Place Like Home' package. This deal caters to couples throwing a party after returning from their wedding abroad, and includes room hire, a red carpet, table linen, a wedding planner and more for only £2,445.
18. Best Western Mount Pleasant Hotel - South Yorkshire
With designated parking, an accessible entrance, WC and bedrooms, as well as wide door access to conference and banqueting facilities and direct ground floor access to other rooms, Best Western Mount Pleasant Hotel is a fantastic choice for any couples searching for an accessible wedding venue in South Yorkshire.
This historic hotel has welcomed wedding guests for over 70 years and, in that time, has established itself as one of Yorkshire's best reception and wedding venue. It's a family-run business, and this is clear from its warm and welcoming ethos.
The cottage-style building can be found nestled in 100 acres of lush woodlands and also offers wedding parties a sumptuous menu of award-winning culinary delights. What's not to love?
Capacity: Up to 180 guests
Pricing: Menus from £50
19. Donnington Manor Hotel - Kent
Donnington Manor is a Tudor-style hotel wedding venue located in Sevenoaks, Kent. This estate dates all the way back to the 15th century, allowing newlyweds to celebrate in a setting that combines rustic charm with modern amenities, all set against a beautiful traditionally English backdrop.
It's also a great accessible wedding venue. Weddings and events sales manager Rebecca says, "We are a fully accessible venue with step free access throughout the hotel grounds, entrances and ground floor, and a lift to our first floor bedrooms and function rooms. We have a fully-accessible bedroom available to guests, plus a disabled access toilet in our lobby area.
"Donnington Manor Hotel welcomes all guests and we will always do our utmost to ensure your visit is as safe and comfortable as possible."
Just 90 minutes from London, this prime location gives Donnington Manor the feeling of a tranquil haven while also being easily reachable for guests. From micro weddings in the Cromwell Suite to larger celebrations of up to 150 in the Riverhead Suite, there's a space here for every type of ceremony.
Previous couples have said, " All our family and friends have commented what a great day it was and what a picturesque venue. I would highly recommend to anyone considering choosing this as their wedding venue."
Capacity: Up to 150 guests
Pricing: Menus from £99
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