If thoughts of roaring log fires, lakes covered in ice and snow-dusted turrets fill you with festive joy, then getting married at a winter wedding venue might be for you.
The perfect spot for your winter wedding will have atmosphere, beauty and year-round charm. Take a look at this list of magical venues which have all three in abundance.
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1. Holkham Hall – Norfolk
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With a vast Marble Hall, impressive Statue Gallery and a temple hidden away in the ground, Holkham Hall on the north Norfolk coast is one of the most beautiful venues in the country. You’ll arrive among the frosty and panoramic landscape of Holkham Park, before warming up in the grand yet intimate halls.
The four staterooms that you can host your wedding are all magnificently dressed for winter so half the work is already done for you. From trees in the Marble Hall to hanging decorations adorning the Saloon, Holkham is full of festive charm and character.
2. Crathorne Hall Hotel – North Yorkshire
With beautiful views across the snow-dusted Leven Valley, the grand Crathorne Hall Hotel is a truly romantic winter wedding venue. Step in from the cold to roaring log fires, mulled wine, beautiful chandeliers and hearty, award-winning food, all in the surroundings of their breathtaking Christmas trees and winter decorations.
For the ultimate in exclusivity, you can privately hire this Edwardian country house 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.
3. Waterton Park Hotel – West Yorkshire
Only reached by bridge, Waterton Park Hotel sits on its own island surrounded by a 26 acre lake. In the winter you’ll be met with breathtaking views as the lake freezes over and snow settles on the surrounding parkland, which was once the world’s first wildfowl reserve and sanctuary. it couldn’t be more perfect for photographs, inside or out.
Inside the Georgian mansion, you’ll find an AA rosette-winning restaurant with a wine list from around the world, a wonderful spa, and warm Yorkshire hospitality. Their dedicated team will be on hand to make sure your winter wedding goes smoothly.
4. Charlton Hall – Northumberland
Nothing is more inviting on a winter day than a roaring log fire, especially one in Charlton Hall‘s baroque fireplaces. Packed with quirky and contemporary styling, this Georgian house has a unique mix of antique tapestries, bold colours and thought-provoking artwork.
The most enchanted part is The Looking Glass function room, complete with a star-lit ceiling, and the atmospheric underground bar vault. With an award-winning chef on hand to create a decadent winter menu, you’ll feel like you’ve wondered into one of the North East’s best-kept secrets.
5. Hatfield House – Hertfordshire
At the end of a winding driveway sits the spectacular Jacobean hall of Hatfield House. Built in 1497, the Old Palace is brimming with history and Queen Elizabeth I even spent her childhood here.
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 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.
6. The Byre at Inchyra – Perthshire
The Byre is a converted cattle barn, bursting with original features and rustic charm, set among the 150 acre, picturesque Inchyra Estate in Perthshire. It comes with its own decorating store so you can turn the barn into your own winter wonderland, with traditional exposed beams just waiting to be hung with fairy lights wreathes, flowers and foliage.
If you want an intimate winter wedding, say ‘I do’ in the chapel-like Stable Room, or choose the Lower Byre to host weddings for over 180 guests. With sweeping lawns and a magical Walled Garden, there’s so many dream spots to take atmospheric wedding photos. The Byre is available for weddings on select dates in December and January, and re-opens in March for the season so book quickly!
7. Theobalds Estate – Hertfordshire
Theobalds Estate prizes itself on being an independent-run venue who spend time with their couples to create a unique, tailor-made day. That means lovingly-crafted menus, focusing on the most hearty, seasonal, local produce; a dedicated team to help you plan from the moment of your enquiry; and the choice of two incredible wedding spaces, plus 55 acres of tended parkland with beautiful Italian gardens. These Italian gardens are a unique spot for your photos.
Festive decorations festoon the house in the Christmas period and gorgeous wintry foliage in January and February so you’ll always have a stunning backdrop to your ceremony and reception. Did we mention there are 140 bedrooms for your guests, plus they can arrange a Turkish kebab van and wine on tap for your reception? Yes, please.
8. The Caves, The Rowantree and Marlin’s Wynd – 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 be 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.
9. Garthmyl Hall – Powys
Plenty of things set this impressive Welsh manor house apart, not least that you get exclusive use for three whole days when you book. With no set suppliers or pricey corkage fees, you have full flexibility to make your day just as you want. This means a whole choice of winter-friendly caterers, whether that’s classy comfort food of fancy pie and mash, a traditional roast or a warming, vibrant and far-flung cuisine.
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.
10. Tall John’s House – Powys
Restored in 2018, this beautiful stone barn is a brand new wedding venue. Tall John’s House combines the lofty beams and romantic windows of the traditional barn with modern underfloor heating, permanent loos and cool background lighting to make an incredibly comfortable venue for those chilly winter months.
Sitting among the hills of the Llangorse Lake Valley, you’ll have views of the Black Mountains and loads of privacy. You’re allowed fireworks and confetti, plus your three day rental includes two nights in their adjoining cottage and their honeymoon cottage, so you can make a real celebration weekend. With no set suppliers or corkage, you can go wild with your winter mulled wine!
11. Kew Gardens – South West London
You can host a stunning moonlit ceremony surrounded by candles and lights in the breathtaking Nash Conservatory at Kew Gardens. It’s just one of their venues that calls out for a winter wedding.
The newly re-opened Temperate House – the largest Victorian glasshouse in the world – is one of the most unique 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 ground 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.
12. The Bishop’s Palace – Somerset
Is there a more picture-perfect start to your married life than walking over a drawbridge into a grand 800 year old medieval palace? With 14 acres of gardens including icy waterfalls, a frozen moat and frosty wells, you’ll be spoiled for choice for places to take your winter wonderland wedding photos.
Previous guests have said they’ve experienced “the finest wedding breakfast ever tasted.” Whether you’re royalty or not, you and your guests will be treated like it at this unforgettable venue.
13. Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve – 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.
14. Hillbark Hotel and Spa – Cheshire
Hosting a large wedding? Hillbark Hotel‘s luxurious, year-round Ballroom marquee is able to fit up to 500 guests and offers views across the scenic Dee Estuary. Smaller guest list? Inside the hotel you can hold a more intimate wedding in their Great Hall or Dining Room, each done up in chic winter style with candles and chandeliers complementing the dark wood.
The house has a fascinating history, including being rebuilt brick-by-brick, and includes plenty of cosy rooms and period features to explore. The Great Hall has a Jacobean fireplace from 1527 from Sir Walter Raleigh’s house, William Morris stained-glass windows and even a pair of 13th century church doors. It’s full of cool finds you guests will love.
15. One Marylebone – London
One Marylebone is a former church in the heart of London that is designed for fairytale weddings. The venue is timelessly elegant with lots of modern grandeur like shimmering crystal chandeliers, gilt mirrors and vast windows flooding each room with light.
The venue’s dedicated wedding coordinators will ensure your winter wedding here is a breathtaking occasion. With three spaces offering civil ceremonies and partnerships, you can choose from intimate or grand, with each lending itself beautifully to stylish, festive decor.
16. Huntsham Court – Devon
Photogenic is a bit of an understatement for Huntsham Court, a Baronial mansion in Devon. You’ll have exclusive use of the entire house including accommodation for 80 and almost everything you could imagine on hand to make an amazing wedding weekend: a spa, cookery school, fencing, and everything from tennis courts to a five-a-side pitch.
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.
17. The Horn of Plenty – Devon
If ‘country house hotel’ screams romantic Christmas film at you like it does us, you’ll love The Horn of Plenty. This elegant hotel is situated on the edge of Dartmoor with views from the wedding breakfast room across the Tamar valley. It’s made for more intimate weddings, with the house holding between 20 and 90 guests comfortably.
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 yout settle down for a mulled wine in front of their log fires instead?
18. Salomons Estate – Kent
Located close to London, Salomons Estate is found in Tunbridge Wells and 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 mansion house has function spaces from just 50 guests but also specialises in large Asian 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.
19. Devizes Town Hall – Wiltshire
The Town Hall in Devizes sits proudly as one of the South West’s most regal wedding venues. It oozes elegance and charm and, thanks to its sense of Georgian grandeur, would be the perfect winter wedding venue.
With a license to hold your wedding ceremony, you’ll be able to spend your entire day at Devizes Town Hall. There’s a choice of beautiful function rooms which will suit every style of ceremony.
The Assembly Room is the ultimate example of Georgian glamour. Beset with chandeliers, infinity mirrors, imposing portraits and a dramatic ceiling, it can accommodate up to 150 of your nearest and dearest as you say your vows and then dance the night away! If you need a little more space, the Corn Exchange has a capacity of 240 guests.
If that wasn’t enough, you’ll be pleased to know that the team are totally dedicated to each and every wedding and offer a range of packages. You’ll also be able to choose from one of four fabulous caterers to serve your wedding breakfast.
20. Dewsall Court – Herefordshire
Dewsall Court is a barn wedding venue which sits in the heart of the idyllic Herefordshire countryside – you couldn’t get more quintessentially British if you tried!
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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.
21. Spitalfields Venue – East London
Nestled in the heart of vibrant Shoreditch, this landmark venue is a unique and unforgettable backdrop to your 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 it’s adjoining Hall and Crypt.
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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. Then end you evening with dancing in their atmospheric Crypt.
With a brilliant London location, this romantic venue is ideal for a winter wedding with guests travelling from afar.
22. Dorfold Hall – Cheshire
Dorfold Hall is a Jacobean stately home and has plenty to offer when it comes to winter weddings. The white-brick-walled Coach House is the perfect home for a festive wedding, with style and elegance at the forefront of its décor.
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The beautiful 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.
23. Northbrook Park – Surrey
Renowned as one of the county’s most prestigious wedding venues, Northbrook Park is a listed 18th century estate that would provide the perfect backdrop to your winter wedding. It’s white ceremony room is a stunning blank canvas that fits with any festive theme you throw at it.
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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.
24. Aswarby Rectory – Lincolnshire
This stunning Georgian house would make the most beautiful winter wedding venue, thanks to its cosy and rustic interiors.
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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.
25. Wollaton Hall & Deer Park – Nottinghamshire
Couples looking for a winter wedding venue with fabulous grandeur and breathtaking 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.
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One of our favourite décor trends is greenery and minimalist, botanical designs, and this wedding venue suits that theme perfectly!
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26. Newton Hall – 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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27. Birtsmorton Court – Worcestershire
Birtsmorton Court is one of the most picturesque 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!
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28. The Ferry House Inn – Kent
For couples who want to host their winter do in a pub wedding venue – let us introduce you to the adorable and charming Ferry House Inn.
This Kent wedding venue not only has gorgeous interiors such as the oak barn room, it’s also home to idyllic surroundings, too.
Couples will enjoy the beautiful farmland location of this venue whatever the season.
29. Upper House Hayfield – Cheshire
Upper House Hayfield in Cheshire is a magical wedding venue with a festive atmosphere. The stunning grounds will look phenomenal on a crisp, winter’s morning and will also make for a magical backdrop when it comes to your wedding pictures.
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The authentic beamed ceilings and original fireplace give their ceremony room a warm, cosy atmosphere and the rustic lights are a fabulous finishing touch.
30. St Albans Museum & Gallery – Hertfordshire
For couples looking to hunt down a unique wedding venue, St Albans Museum and Gallery could be the perfect choice. After all, not many people can say they’ve got married in a museum!
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.
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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.
31. The Mills Barns – Shropshire
The Mills Barns in Shropshire opened for weddings back in spring 2017 and has quickly become a much loved corkage-free venue with plenty to offer couples.
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.
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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.
32. Ashdown Park Hotel & Country Club – East Sussex
If you’re after grandeur and glamour, Ashdown Park in East Sussex could be the winter wedding venue 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. We love this place!
33. Carlton Towers – North Yorkshire
Carlton Towers is a privately owned Victorian Gothic-style stately home which is perfect if you’re looking to hold your celebrations in a glamorous wedding venue.
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You’ll have exclusive use of the whole property which includes three grand state rooms, 16 individually decorated bedrooms, the gallery, bar, lobby and dance area.
If that wasn’t enough, 250 acres of parkland surround the house, so you’ll have ample (hopefully snow dusted) photograph opportunities.
34. Lillibrooke Manor & Great Barn – 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.
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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!
35. As You Like It – Newcastle
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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For even more inspiration, be sure to check out our winter wedding ideas for tips on decor, dresses and lots more!