Ever dreamed of a winter wedding? When summer is long gone and the nights draw in, there’s plenty of romance to be found in the colder months. Check out our picks of the most beautiful winter wedding venues in the UK below.
Top UK Winter Wedding Venues
Spring and summer are notoriously known as the most popular seasons when it comes to choosing a time of year to tie the knot, with venues and suppliers often booked up one to two years in advance.
Opting for a winter wedding and all of the season’s highlights is often overlooked in the planning process, but saying ‘I do’ at this time of the year can be utterly magical. Think roaring fires, lantern-lit receptions, hygge-style hospitality and wholesome winter comfort food.
Make your winter wedding one to remember with our shortlist of incredible winter wedding venues in the UK.
Kew Gardens, London
If you’re looking for a truly historic winter wedding venue in easy reach of London, Kew Gardens is a renowned wedding venue. Although the gardens come into their own during the summer months, a winter wedding here is spectacular in equal measure.
With high ceilings and arched windows, the 18th-century orangery offers an alternative for up to 200 guests. Guests can head to the Prince of Wales Conservatory for drinks, while the stunning glass house houses ten temperature-controlled climatic zones.
Stationers’ Hall, London
For a winter wedding venue in the city that ticks the romantic, historic and traditional boxes, why not consider Stationers’ Hall? Situated a few minutes’ walk from St Paul’s Cathedral, the Hall is available to hire seven days a week, either in their Courtroom or Livery Hall for civil ceremonies. Both lend themselves to a cosy winter wedding with their stained glass windows and armorial banners that add a real sense of occasion.
Original features provide a unique backdrop for your nuptials, while the Court Room or Stock Room offer two fabulous spaces for your drinks reception. The secluded – heated – garden also offers an oasis of calm for those important wedding snaps.
South Farm, Cambridgeshire
Want your winter wedding in the countryside? The elegant buildings and enchanting grounds of South Farm, tucked between leafy Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire, is a wonderful choice. The beautiful Tudor Barn can hold up to 146 for a seated wedding breakfast with an additional capacity of 250 for evening receptions. Smaller weddings can also be accommodated in the elegant Drawing Room, the rustic Old Dairy or the stunning Horse Barn.
South Farm prides itself on offering guests the finest organic food, grown and reared on their own smallholding. It also has a luxurious bridal suite, plus four additional bedrooms and a unique fleet of Romany caravans and Showman’s wagons. They can accommodate up to 24 guests with any number of winter campers welcome too.
Deer Park Country Hotel, Devon
Deer Park Country House Hotel, set in the rolling hills of East Devon, prides itself on offering bespoke weddings to couples. Recently voted the best venue in the South West Tourism Awards – it’s not difficult to see why this quintessentially English hotel is so in demand and perfect winter wedding venue.
Couples will enjoy exclusive use of Deer Park for their special day, offering uninterrupted use of the 80 acres of grounds and the country house. What could be more romantic than fairly-light lit nuptials in the beautiful arched Orangery, complete with toasty underfloor heating?
Warbrook House, Hampshire
If a snow-covered, tree-lined driveway is your idea of the perfect winter wedding, you’ll want to consider Warbrook House in Hampshire. Designed by renowned architect John James in 1724, this Grade I listed mansion boasts an unforgettable scene and setting. A winter wedding package is available to couples with additions like a hot chocolate bar and even a snow machine if the real thing doesn’t appear when required.
Fully licensed for civil ceremonies, Warbrook has a number of rooms to marry in, as well as their Garden Suite. It also has semi-permanent marquee set within their grounds and 74 bedrooms spread across the Estate in the Mansion House, the Grange, the Gatehouse – there are even dog-friendly rooms so you can bring your pooch along.
Kings Chapel, Buckinghamshire
Set in the beautiful historic town of Old Amersham, Kings Chapel is a hidden gem tucked away in the picturesque Chiltern Hills. This fabulous little find is perfectly suited to an intimate and festive winter wedding celebration. The team at Kings Chapel firmly believe that no two weddings should be the same and work on a totally bespoke basis.
They will work with your budget to create the magical day that you’ve always dreamed about. The venue is licensed to hold ceremonies for up to 120 guests in the impressive domed Main Hall, and brides can make their entrance via a tiered balcony or choose to marry on the candlelit mezzanine. Guests can also take advantage of the 34 bedrooms onsite to rest their dancing feet once the day comes to a close.
The Granary Estates, Suffolk
Tucked away in the charming village just outside Newmarket in Suffolk stands The Granary Estates. These stunning 18th century barns offer couples the perfect setting for an impressive yet relaxed celebration for a winter wedding. Accommodating up to 175 guests for a civil ceremony, the barns complement a range of popular styles and trends too.
As the seasonal chill sets in, soft lighting, candles and fairy lights adorn the barns, with a roaring fire pit is set in the enclosed courtyard perfect for toasting marshmallows. Then, the self-catered Granary Cottages provide a modern and serene solution for those needing onsite accommodation, with Meadow Cottage’s make-up lounge ideal for bridal parties to get ready in.
Hartwell House & Spa, Buckinghamshire
A genuine Jacobean manor house, Hartwell House is an extraordinary property just outside of London, set in 90 acres of gardens and parkland. It has a complete wedding planning service and can also cater to more intimate occasions for around 70 people.
Gravetye Manor, West Sussex
Pioneering the great English Garden, Gravetye Manor has its roots in romance, having been built by Richard Infield in 1598 for his bride, Katharine. Just outside of London, Gravetye offers bespoke winter weddings and exclusive use of the property, it caters to 60 guests for the ceremony and wedding breakfast – the restaurant even has a Michelin star, so you can expect big things. Take advantage of a dedicated wedding coordinator and 17 beautiful bedrooms to occupy at the end of the day.
Hambleton Hall, East Midlands
A classy country hotel overlooking Rutland Water, Hambleton Hall is a former 19th-century hunting lodge made into a luxurious venue perfect for winter weddings. Spacious and decadent, the team at Hambleton Hall are no strangers to weddings, with a variety of spaces to personalise your ceremony. This includes the Private Dining Room, The Study, The Restaurant and the Croquet Suite that caters for 60 people.
An awe-inspiring country house, Lewtrenchard Manor is a family run hotel in the charming Dartmoor valley. Looking out on magnificent gardens, Lewtrenchard dates back to the early 1600s, so inside it is remarkably ornate – the perfect opulent setting for a winter wedding with twinkling Christmas trees, fairy lights and candles. There are multiple rooms for sophisticated receptions, as well as accommodation for the whole wedding party.
Star Castle Hotel, Isles of Scilly
A family-run hotel located on the Garrison and a short walk from the centre of St Marys Island, Star Castle Hotel is surrounded by the ocean and is every inch the storybook setting. Choose from three unique, cosy spaces for your winter wedding ceremony, all of which look out onto the dramatic surrounding landscape.
Soar Mill Cove Hotel, Devon
Just outside the popular seaside town of Salcombe, Soar Mill Cove is a modern hotel in a beautiful coastal location. For anyone who loves a proper sea view, this one takes all the prizes. A short walk to the beach, the view is ever changing from dramatic to serene and there isn’t another building in sight. The hotel can cater for up to 120 people in a choice of rooms that champion the view. Tuck into local seafood dishes at dinner and guarantee pictures that everyone will be envious of.
Middlethorpe Hall, York
Spacious and serene, set amongst the most spectacular gardens, Middlethorpe Hall is a National Trust gem. It offers everything you’d expect including dramatic fire-lit halls and beautifully furnished rooms. In 20 acres of gardens, the hotel has a number of areas within the grounds that make for enchanting wedding scenes. From the 18th century Dovecote to the intimate Yellow Room. Personally, we love photos in the fragrant rose and lavender garden.
Cliveden House, Berkshire
Cliveden House is a regal looking mansion on the River Thames, peppered with artwork and rooted in history. From the suits of armour to the gorgeous fireplaces, Cliveden House is undoubtedly a beautiful winter wedding venue, decorated beautifully for Christmas, if you choose to get married in November or December. From exclusive use to more intimate ceremonies, winter weddings at Cliveden House are all done with impeccable style and attention.
Gilpin Hotel, Cumbria
A small, family run hotel, the Gilpin in the Lake District’s Windermere is bursting with books, plump sofas, Victorian flower gardens and even a llama paddock. Within the grounds of the hotel, the contemporary Lake House is an addition that has wowed guests since its opening in 2010. The Gilpin also boasts six individual suites and spa facilities, and its cosy nooks and crannies are the perfect space for a wonderful winter wedding overlooking the lake.
Glenfinnan House Hotel, Scottish Highlands
On the idyllic shores of Loch Shiel, Glenfinnan House Hotel is a beautiful, warm and welcoming country-style house tucked away among the gorgeous Scottish Highlands. Just imagine – mulled wine and open fires in the drawing room as you look out on the snow-dusted landscapes before an intimate wedding breakfast.
Carlowrie Castle, Edinburgh
Just 10 minutes from Edinburgh airport, Carlowrie Castle is a wonderful exclusive-use wedding venue that combines comforting luxury with excellent hospitality. Expect award-winning food, an array of homely spaces – including a cosy sitting room and bar – and gorgeous decor for the most idyllic of winter weddings.
Seaham Hall, Durham
A spectacular example of how to update a valued historic building, Seaham Hall has a rich history and abundance of style within its walls. Perched on a clifftop on the Durham coastline, this is a truly immaculate winter wedding location, with imaginative menus and a variety of venue spaces.
Pylewell Park, Hampshire
For the ultimate country house wedding, Pylewell Park in Hampshire offers a range of spaces to make the day yours, from its bedrooms to its bars, all with a distinct homely feel. They endeavour to make each and every one of their weddings and events unique and personal – and the countryside location looks particularly stunning against the frosty backdrop of a winter wedding.
Askham Hall, Cumbria
Finally, our last pick, Askham Hall, is a Grade I listed Elizabethan mansion surrounded by terraces, topiary and lawns. Its mixture of antiques and bohemian English furnishings, and reception rooms filled with books, paintings and views that stretch across the gardens, make it a wonderfully quaint setting for a winter wedding. Weddings are held in the ancient converted oak beamed barn which you can decorate as you wish – Christmas wedding, anyone?
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