If thoughts of roaring log fires, lakes covered in ice and glistening turrets fill you with festive joy, then getting married at a winter wedding venue might be for you. From castles to courts and everything in between, we’ve rounded up some enchanting wintery wedding venues that would be perfect for a frosty and fabulous celebration.
If you and your loved one are looking to tie the knot in a snug, cosy place during the snow-dusted season, you’re in luck. The perfect wedding venue for your winter wedding will have atmosphere, beauty and year-round charm. Take a look at this list of magical winter wedding venues which have all three in abundance.
The 31 Most Magical Winter Wedding Venues in the UK
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1. Marshwood Manor – Bridport, Dorset
Marshwood Manor is a one-of-a-kind winter wedding venue that allows the beauty of nature to speak for itself with every changing season. With both indoor and outdoor gathering spaces that exude charm and enchantment, you’ll feel as though you’re the main character of your very own festive fairytale.
The property’s Victorian brick haybarn is a sight to behold with its vaulted ceilings, natural wood panelling, and its very own terrace. Your festivities need not end once your reception comes to an end, as couples and their loved ones are welcome to stay in the luxury accommodations available.
With both private holiday homes and communal areas throughout the private estate, it’s the perfect place to host a weekend-long celebration. Just imagine the crisp, winter surroundings as you and your guests party in your very own winter woodland.
2. Elmore Court – Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Steeped in over 700 years of history, Elmore Court is an imposing country house that provides a stunning wedding backdrop come rain, shine or snow!
The house was originally built to entertain, so it’s no surprise that it’s a five-star rated wedding venue today. The modern addition of the purpose-built Gillyflower event space puts this historic wedding venue firmly in the 21st century.
With acres of surrounding countryside set within a bend of the River Severn, this winter wedding venue looks simply stunning when covered in a blanket of snow or glistening ice. If that all sounds a little chilly to you, you’ll soon warm up next to the roaring fire or within the cosy and heated corners of Elmore.
3. Ashdown Park Hotel & Country Club – East Grinstead, West Sussex
If you’re after grandeur and glamour, Ashdown Park, a stunning winter wedding venue in West Sussex, could be the one for you.
Nestled in the heart of a 186-acre estate and set at the end of a sweeping drive, your guests will be blown away as they approach this grade II listed mansion!
The large stained-glass windows in the converted chapel make for a romantic wedding breakfast backdrop, whilst the lawns and lakes which surround the house look totally magical when dusted with snow.
4. The Mills Barns – Bridgnorth, Shropshire
A barn wedding venue like this one works as wonderfully for winter weddings as it does in the summer, due to the spectacularly bright reception rooms which allow guests to admire your frosty, countryside surroundings from the warmth of the inside.
The ceremony barn is beautiful and oak framed, whilst the wedding breakfast barn and entertainment spaces are modern and contemporary blank canvases for your own personal touches. Between all three spaces, you’ll find your wedding day flows from one perfect moment to the next.
5. Dewsall Court – Hereford, Herefordshire
For the traditional couples among you, there is a charming ancient church just a short stroll from Dewsall Court. Once you’ve said your vows, you can head back along the lane to the rustic, oak-beamed grade II listed property to dance the night away. What’s more, this venue offers a two-night-stay offer for 20 of your guests! What a perk. You can see more wedding venue packages here.
6. Dorfold Hall – Nantwich, Cheshire
This beautiful winter wedding venue can also accommodate 20 people for an overnight stay, meaning you and a small handful of your friends and family can spend a cosy night in this gorgeous winter wedding venue after the celebrations are over.
7. Northbrook Park – Farnham, Surrey
Hold your entire wedding under one elegant roof and take in the amazing architecture and country garden surroundings. It even has 10 self-catering, eco-friendly cottages on-site that can sleep up to 80 of your guests.
8. Aswarby Rectory – Aswarby, Lincolnshire
Aswarby Rectory is set in nine acres of private gardens and paddocks (just imagine the wedding photographs!) and it has a selection of stunning bedrooms so that you and your nearest and dearest can spend your wedding night in the tranquil Lincolnshire countryside. This place is dreamy.
9. Crondon Park - Stock, Essex
Crondon Park is a beautiful historic wedding venue located right in the heart of the Essex countryside. The 17th century building is available for private hire, meaning that you and your guests can enjoy a peaceful day in the secluded property.
Say your vows in the dignified Ryder Room, before starting to eat, drink and be merry in the Baronial Suite, which has a gorgeous Tudor barn aesthetic. Oak details and soft lighting make this the ideal place to get cosy during the colder months.
All catering is in-house, taken care of by the attentive on-site team who have 25 years' experience in the wedding industry. Staff here recognise that this is your day, and will ensure that everything is tailored to express your unique identities.
If it's rustic visuals, historic venues and exclusive use you're after, then Crondon Park is the venue for you.
10. The Crazy Bear – Great Milton, Oxfordshire
The Glasshouse, the venue’s spacious and elegantly appointed reception room, features countless windows that allow guests to appreciate the beauty of the season while remaining protected from the elements. What’s more, the hotel’s expert events team will work with you to ensure that every detail of your day exudes the magical ambience you’ve always dreamt it would.
11. Wasing Park - Aldermaston, Berkshire
Couples looking for a romantic countryside wedding venue should look no further than Wasing Park. Set within the beautiful Berkshire countryside, there are so many opportunities here to host a truly magical winter wedding.
The modern Garden Room is the perfect blank canvas for civil ceremonies, while couples looking for a traditional church ceremony can say their vows in the Church of St. Nicholas that stands within the grounds. Alternatively, your friends and family can gather as you say your vows in the Victorian Summerhouse surrounded by beautiful murals and gardens.
Wasing’s Castle Barn is the focal point here, where traditional features and modern interiors combine to create a truly impressive setting. When the night draws to a close, there's plenty of luxury accommodation on offer at this winter wedding venue, including nine elegant suites plus 17 additional bedrooms and two self-catered options.
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12. Crathorne Hall Hotel – Yarm, North Yorkshire
Guaranteeing you privacy and exclusivity, you can hire this Edwardian country house exclusively for up to 150 guests so every cosy corner and all the gardens are yours to enjoy. You’ll feel like the real Lord and Lady of the Manor.
With 37 beautifully appointed bedrooms, your guests don’t have to tackle any inclement winter weather in the dark either – they can all stay and party on into the night.
13. Charlton Hall – Chathill, Northumberland
The most enchanting part of this wintery wonderland is The Looking Glass room, complete with a star-lit ceiling, and an atmospheric underground bar vault. With an award-winning chef on hand to create a decadent winter menu, you’ll feel like you’ve wandered into one of the North East’s best-kept secrets.
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14. Hatfield House – Hatfield, Hertfordshire
There are two venues at Hatfield House; the Palace for up to 200 guests and the modern Riding School for up to 110. It’s the Old Palace where couples looking for the perfect winter wedding venue should turn. Tapestries adorn the walls, adding character and keeping out the cold, while warm lighting adds a cheering glow to the original brick walls and impressive portraits.
15. Clearwell Castle – Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire
Throughout the winter months, you’ll find the property elegantly appointed with festive decorations and warmly lit by roaring fires. The Ballroom, licensed to hold civil ceremonies, can accommodate a romantic service with friends and family before heading over to the Vaulted Cellar Bar for a celebratory reception.
Throughout the property, you and your photographer are sure to find numerous picture-perfect backdrops for preserving precious memories. Did we mention that there are 15 luxurious bedrooms for overnight guests? Ideal for a weekend-long celebration.
16. The Caves, The Rowantree and Marlin’s Wynd – Lothian & Borders, Edinburgh
This collection of three vaults nestled in the depths of an 18th-century bridge in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town are quite something to behold. If you want a unique wedding venue, The Caves (holding up to 150 day guests and 450 in the evening), The Rowantree (30-60 day guests; 100 evening) and Marlin’s Wynd (20-50 day guests; 130 evening) are an enchanting and atmospheric choice.
Rich in history, every room tells a story, from the main vault – built in the 1540s – that served as a stable to the French Cavalry to its second life as a watering hole for famous Scots such as Rabbie Burns. With exposed brickwork, huge arches and spectacular lighting, these exclusive use vaults are warm, inviting and full of character.
17. Garthmyl Hall – Montegomery, Powys
There’s a cool Gentleman’s Bar and underground cellar bar which are perfect for pre-wedding and reception drinks in winter, plus enough accommodation for 41 guests. You’ll get a stunning honeymoon suite in its own wing of the house so you don’t ever have to leave the cosy surroundings of Garthmyl Hall.
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18. Kew Gardens – Richmond Upon Thames, South West London
You can host a stunning moonlit ceremony surrounded by candles and lights in the breath-taking Nash Conservatory at Kew Gardens, a gorgeous winter wedding venue which exudes charm and romance.
The newly re-opened Temperate House – the largest Victorian glasshouse in the world – is one of the most unique wedding venues in London, while former royal residence Cambridge Cottage is ideal for a boutique wedding.
The Orangery and the Prince of Wales Conservatory can be yours too for the drinks reception and wedding breakfast. Whatever the size of your wedding, there’s a charming and picturesque location at Kew for it.
Set within 300 acres of gardens, in winter the grounds are rich with foliage and jewel tones for beautiful photos, winding paths are lit with lamps to guide your way, and you step in from the chilly air into some of London’s most incredible buildings. What more could you want?
19. Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve – Lympne, Kent
Looking for the ultimate unique wedding venue? How about a safari park complete with amazing accommodation overlooking the animals’ enclosures? If you’re a wildlife fan, you can take your guests on a private winter safari with special animal encounters, before spending your honeymoon night at one of their luxury lodges overlooking the giraffes, rhinos, bears, lions or tigers.
Grade II-listed Port Lympne Hotel has lots of stunning places to say your vows, plus tons of Instagrammable spots like the Moroccan Courtyard, Italian terrace and muralled reception rooms for your photos.
20. Huntsham Court – Tiverton, Devon
The house is rented as self catering, but there’s an expert list of suppliers, housekeepers and butlers that can help you out. This means you can throw an incredible winter wedding with no hidden fees or corkage charges and with complete flexibility.
21. The Horn of Plenty – Tavistock, Devon
The grounds and private corners will be ideal for your wedding photos. That is, if you can tear yourself away from the food, created by their award-winning chef. Why don’t you settle down for a mulled wine in front of their log fires instead?
22. Salomons Estate – Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Located close to London, Salomons Estate in Tunbridge Wells is a true representative of why Kent is known as the Garden of England. Even in the depths of winter, their 36 acres look enchanting, with snow-covered woodland and a beautiful lake.
This wintery mansion house has function spaces from just 50 guests but also specialises in large weddings – their Victorian Theatre is the ideal place to hold a Mandap and hosts up to 250 guests.
At its heart, the Grade II-listed mansion still retains the romance, luxury and magic of its Victorian heritage, and really lends itself to chic and elegant decor of a winter wedding. To make the day even more special, you can choose to have an amazing roast for your meal, theatrically carved at your table.
23. Spitalfields Venue – Shoreditch, East London
Nestled in the heart of vibrant Shoreditch, this landmark wedding venue is a unique and unforgettable backdrop for your winter wedding day.
If you’re a member of the congregation or live in the parish, you can hold your ceremony there at Christ Church Spitalfields. If not, you can still take advantage of the grandeur of this 18th-century Baroque church for your reception and its adjoining Hall and Crypt.
Start your reception with a warming mulled wine as guests come in from the cold. Then enjoy your hearty wedding breakfast in The Nave, a bright, Tuscan-columned hall, which will look stunning dressed up for a winter wedding. Dripping with rich wood and golden chandeliers, it’ll be easy to add wintry touches like trees, fairy lights, candles and foliage to create your wonderland theme.
With a glamourous backdrop and the opportunity to add your own personal touches, this romantic venue is the ideal winter wedding in London.
24. Wollaton Hall & Deer Park – Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Couples looking for a winter wedding venue with fabulous grandeur and breath-taking architecture will love Wollaton Hall and Deer Park. The stylish design of this venue, along with its unrivalled setting, makes it a gorgeous choice for your winter wedding.
One of our favourite wedding décor trends is greenery and minimalist, botanical designs, and this winter wedding venue suits that theme perfectly!
25. Newton Hall – Alnwick, Northumberland
This multi-award winning venue is everything you could ever want from a winter wedding venue. It is romantic, bold and totally charming. Add in its proximity to the sea and you’ve got a stellar combination.
Sitting in the heart of Northumberland’s spectacular countryside, Newton Hall offers something for everyone. From the whimsical décor to the chandelier-lit garden room and incredible menu options, you’ll be blown away by how wonderful this place is.
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26. Birtsmorton Court – Birtsmorton, Worcestershire
Birtsmorton Court is one of the most picturesque winter wedding venues in the West Midlands. It is a medieval, moated manor house, and we could not dream up a more perfect winter wedding venue if we tried.
You’ll celebrate your day here in complete serenity, and the stunning terrace which would overlook an icy lake makes for the perfect wedding photo backdrop. As does the aptly named White Garden… and the entrance hall. The possibilities are endless!
27. The Ferry House Inn – Sheerness, Kent
This Kent wedding venue not only has gorgeous interiors such as the oak barn room, it’s also home to idyllic surroundings, too. Couples can enjoy the beautiful farmland location of this venue whatever the season.
28. St Albans Museum & Gallery – St Albans, Hertfordshire
This magnificent, Georgian Hertfordshire wedding venue is the ideal choice for a winter wedding, particularly since it has recently undergone a £7.75 million renovation. The chandelier-lit Assembly Room looks gorgeous when adorned with festive décor, and can perfectly cater for everything from a small and intimate gathering to a large celebration.
You could even add a museum tour to your day’s itinerary to get your guests mingling and allow you to steal a moment to yourselves.
29. Lillibrooke Manor & Great Barn – Maidenhead, Berkshire
You can’t get a much more romantic wedding venue than Lillibrooke Manor. The Great Barn can accommodate up to 220 of your friends and family – it has a beamed ceiling and impressive wrought iron chandeliers which make for the most wintry of settings.
If you’re having a larger wedding, then the adjoining Engine House is bursting with equal amounts of festive character, and can hold a further 80 guests. Just imagine that barn surrounded by a dusting of snow!
30. As You Like It – Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne
Whether your wedding is set to be tastefully traditional or daringly different, this restaurant wedding venue in the centre of wonderful Newcastle is an urban, romantic hideaway and the perfect place to begin your happily ever after.
The quirky and cool interiors lend themselves amazingly to a winter wedding, and if you’re after a foodie wedding venue then the vast menu choices at As You Like It will be sure to tickle your taste buds.
From Geordie sharing plates to Spanish feasts and flaming cocktails, there are so many delicious ways you can impress your guests!
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