Pick Of The Crop: Best UK Vineyard Wedding Venues
We all love an unusual wedding venue and what could be more unique than getting hitched at a beautiful vineyard in the UK? Whether it’s saying your vows nestled among the vines or the endless wedding photograph opportunities that a vineyard naturally offers – there are more and more wineries across the UK opening their doors to potential brides and grooms to celebrate their special day.
As Spring is trying desperately to spring (after what feels like the l o n g e s t winter EVER) and we look forward to the wedding season ahead, we’ve rounded up our favourite UK vineyard wedding venues that tick all the boxes for location, scenery and the element of surprise! Shall we?
West Street Vineyard, Essex
Located in the pretty village of Coggeshall, this boutique micro-vineyard prides itself on appreciating that every wedding is different by offering couples the opportunity to bespoke their special day. No wedding packages to see here! From marrying amongst the vines to a relaxed afternoon tea or BBQ reception – flexibility is key and the team at West Street will work with you to create the day you’ve always dreamed of. Offering space to accommodate up to 150 guests, this fabulous 6 acre plot even includes a play area to entertain the little people! With the option of providing formal or casual dining – the chef at West Street will work with you and your budget to create the perfect menu to wow your guests, accompanied by an impressive range of wine from their vines, some dating back 30 years.
Recently awarded with a gold medal from the International Wine Challenge as the only venue in East Anglia to win the Cellar Door Award – this vineyard is proud to share its amazing views, grapes and personalised service to create your perfect Wedding day.
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Yorkshire Heart, Nun Monkton, York
Situated in the picturesque village of Nun Monkton, lies Yorkshire Heart – an award-winning family run vineyard that provides a simply gorgeous setting for your wedding reception. The venue isn’t currently licensed for ceremonies but provides the perfect location for a reception or informal ceremony after the legalities have been completed.
Set amongst 35 acres of beautiful vines, couples can choose to celebrate in their on-site marquee that can accommodate up to 140 for a sit-down meal or up to 200 for a standing reception. An impressive variety of menus will satisfy all taste buds and an award-winning selection of home-grown wines and craft beers will help the celebrations along their way! Why not make the most of the setting and invite your guests to stay overnight at the vineyard – tents, caravans and motor-homes are all welcome to stay in the grounds or you could even organise for a local yurt company to set up your own glamping village!
The welcoming team at Yorkshire Heart are on hand to help at every step of the way to ensure your day is as unique as possible.
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Trevibban Mill, Cornwall
Nestled in the heart of the Cornish countryside lies the stunning Trevibban Mill – a working vineyard that offers couples a magical exclusive-use option for their big day. This award-winning venue, located near to the north Cornish coast and with pretty Padstow next door is fully licenced for wedding ceremonies and can accommodate up to 120 guests for a reception in their ‘Upper Deck’ event space. Renowned for its excellent cuisine, Trevibban boasts ‘Appletons’ – a Michelin listed restaurant on site that offers couples flexible menu ideas for the celebrations – all washed down with estate-made award winning wines.
With views to die for across the St Issy Valley, 11,000 vines, 1,700 apple trees and a wonderful flower garden – Trevibban offers couples endless photography opportunities in a truly beautiful setting. An eco-lodge is available for the bride and groom plus lakeside glamping for up to 40 guests – why not make a week-end of it and take advantage of the fabulous location with your nearest and dearest? Beachy walks and award-winning local cuisine…what’s not to love?
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Three Choirs, Hampshire
At the foot of the Meon Valley sit the beautiful Three Choirs Vineyard – a 30 hectare site that offers couples the opportunity to tie the knot nestled amongst the vines and rolling hills of Wickham. Fully licensed for wedding ceremonies, the happy couple can choose to say ‘I do’ under an elegant wooden gazebo if an outdoor/rustic feel to their nuptials is on their wish-list. For those not so trusting in Mother Nature, the Byre offers a more sheltered alternative, whatever the weather!
The Old Winery provides the perfect reception venue accommodating 50-80 guests for a wedding breakfast and an additional 150 guests for the evening celebrations. With 10ft oak doors in which the newlyweds can make their entrance, this room has the wow factor in spades. Not forgetting the endless photo opportunities that the vines provide – Three Choirs offers couples a truly spectacular backdrop for those all-important wedding snaps.
Wild Gastro are the vineyard’s chosen caterer who will work with the bride and groom from the outset to create a menu to suit even the most fussiest of guests!
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Bluebell Vineyard, Sussex
Located on the edge of the beautiful Ashdown Forest in Sussex lies Bluebell Vineyard – an award winning estate set amidst acres of vines in which to celebrate with your nearest and dearest. Set amidst bluebell covered woods (from where their name originates), the estate offers a stunning location for a quintessentially English wedding.
Following a drinks reception on the pavillion terrace or beside the vineyard ponds, couples can enjoy their wedding breakfast and evening festivities in a fully-lined marquee overlooking the vineyard, which holds up to 120 comfortably (with the possibility to increase up to 180); the marquee offers a blank canvas so you can decorate the marquee to your personal taste and theme as desired. With award winning ‘Hindleap’ wines to accompany the celebrations, the team at Bluebell offer a complimentary tasting to couples to help choose the perfect wine for their big day – everything has been thought of with this fabulous venue and nothing is too much trouble.
As the name suggests, photo opportunities to capture the day are endless at Bluebell Vineyard – with 70 acres to wander in, you’ll be spoilt for choice!
FIND OUT MORE bluebellvineyard.org/weddings
Brickhouse Vineyard, Devon
Brickhouse Vineyard is an idyllic location for a small and romantic Devon wedding venue. Set amongst 20 acres of beautiful countryside, the lovingly restored 18th century, Grade II listed Round House is licensed by Devon County Council for legal weddings and ceremonies.
Each couple dreams of finding a hidden gem with a picturesque location – and that’s what you’ll find in this tucked away vineyard. Full of charm and history, the Round House is a beautiful, thatched timber structure that creates a unique open space overlooking the vineyard. The glass doors open up so you can enjoy the newly landscaped gardens planted with wild flower meadows, iris beds and native trees with some great places for your wedding photos.
Brickhouse Vineyard specialises in small and intimate weddings. If you want a romantic and personal ceremony that is all about your special day, without the stress and hassle of trying to please everybody else, this is the perfect place for you!
FIND OUT MORE brickhousevineyard.co.uk/devon-wedding-venue/
Guest Writer Sarah Spreckley, TLC Ltd