Choosing a wedding venue is one of the hardest – and most expensive(!) – aspects of your wedding, and it can seem like an endless task trying to pick the best one for you. If you fancy tying the knot somewhere unique, why not pick a brand-new venue for your wedding? Here are the best new wedding venues that have opened for 2023.
Your venue is often the first thing you’ll book for your wedding, with the date you choose guiding the rest of your planning. It’s important to do your research to ensure you absolutely adore the venue you choose and that it meets all of your needs.
Don’t fancy repeating the wedding of a friend or celebrity? While tried-and-tested venues are beautiful, with the rise of micro-weddings and unique ceremonies, a newly-opened wedding venue could be just right for you – and you can guarantee none of the guests will have been before! Read on for our edit of the best new wedding venues to book now for your 2023, 2024 or 2025 wedding.
Best New Wedding Venues for 2023
Water’s Edge at Ewen, Cotswolds
Tucked away in beautiful private grounds in the heart of the sleepy Cotswold village of Ewen is Water’s Edge; one of the most beautiful new wedding and party venues on the Cotswold scene launching in December 2022.
Purpose-built in the form of a contemporary Cotswold barn, this stunning exclusive-use venue marries contemporary style with plenty of traditional rustic charm; perfect for couples in search of low-key elegance for their big day.
Framing a beautiful private courtyard garden, the venue aims brings the outside-in for a relaxed, free-flow vibe for guests. Spanning two stories in the form of an L-shaped barn, the main party space encompasses the barn’s entire ground floor, including a stunning dining room complete with show-stopper open fireplace (perfect for a winter wedding), a large bar and lounge area and open theatre-style kitchen, where guests can watch the in-house chef team work their magic.
Outside is studded with festoon lights and firepits to keep the al fresco party going well into the evening, the space is framed by Cotswold stone walls and pleached Hornbeam trees to ensure total privacy. From here, guests can follow the garden path down into the Water’s Edge’s beautiful grounds where you’ll find a small private lake and outdoor ceremony structure; the perfect spot to say your I-Dos.
Venue hire starts at £5900. Each hire includes two nights of accommodation for ‘you and six guests’.
The Tempus, Charlton Hall Estate, Northumberland
This brand new boutique hotel is set to open in spring 2023 in the grounds of the well-established Charlton Hall Estate, a luxury wedding and events venue in Northumberland, perfect for pre and post-wedding accommodation.
Set to open early 2023, The Tempus will comprise of 15 guest bedrooms including one majestic Boutique Suite and two Junior Suites on the second floor, with idyllic views of the private 150-acre country estate as well as King, Superior King and Family rooms.
With interiors inspired by “the Alice in Wonderland adage of being entirely bonkers”, bold colour palettes, lavish soft furnishings and the use of natural light and materials will create the feeling of a wonderland! The Tempus will also be home to a ground-floor bar, restaurant and orangery offering bistro-style dining and late night-cocktails.
Lineham Farm, Leeds
Lineham Farm is a beautiful new wedding venue set in the heart of Yorkshire, just a few miles north of Leeds. A 17th century farmhouse, surrounded by 120 acres of unspoilt countryside, it provides the perfect backdrop for your big day.
Lineham Farm has opened its doors to brides and grooms looking for a unique venue for their wedding at their 120-acre farm. Leeds Children’s Charity is based at Lineham Farm and every wedding benefits the 2,000+ local children that the charity supports every year.
The farm provides the venue for a limited number of weekends per year. Wedding groups can hire the venue for the whole weekend, with four buildings to accommodate large groups of overnight guests.
Jenny Jones, Fundraising Manager at Leeds Children’s Charity says: “Lineham Farm is a truly stunning setting for couples to create their dream wedding. The farm is licensed for indoor and outdoor ceremonies, and couples are free to use the whole space exactly as they please. It’s a chance for them to design their wedding exactly as they imagine it.”
Hillhead Farm, Torrence, Scotland
Hillhead Farm – situated in Torrance, just a 30-minute drive from Glasgow city centre – has released an exclusive set of images showcasing a glimpse of the fairytale location that show what a beautiful outdoor wedding could look like here.
Set in 500 acres of secluded countryside, the venue’s centrepiece is a magnificent 230 sq metre Baya dome structure built with sustainably sourced, construction-grade spruce timber, cladded with Siberian larch and topped with a waterproof, fireproof canopy, making it a stand-out venue among the miles of surrounding rolling countryside.
The brand new wedding venue – which is now taking bookings for 2023 – provides a blank canvas for couples keen to design their special day from scratch. However, couples can also choose to work with a list of Hillhead Farm’s recommended suppliers, including caterers Spitting Pig Scotland, stylists 88 Events and floral specialist Flowers by Marion.
The Gailes Hotel & Spa, Ayshire, Scotland
Gailes Hotel & Spa and is one of Ayrshire’s leading spa hotels and it has recently unveiled a new luxury wedding suite following an extensive £250,000 makeover – including the new purpose-built outdoor wedding pavilion, perfect for a beautiful outdoor wedding.
Just 40 minutes from Glasgow, The Gailes Hotel & Spa has transformed its ‘Lagavulin Suite’ and Rooftop Conservatory into one of the most stylish and contemporary wedding venues on the Ayrshire coast.
The Lagavulin Suite has the flexibility to host smaller, intimate weddings, as well as more extravagant gatherings for up to 250 guests, including civil and religious ceremonies.
The Holcombe, Somerset
Located in the heart of Somerset, just 30 minutes from Bath, The Holcombe overlooks rolling countryside and is just perfect for a wedding reception. The stunning 17th restaurant with 11 contemporary guest rooms is set in the northeast of the Mendip Hills with views across to Downside Abbey.
Hiring The Holcombe for a wedding includes exclusive use of all 11 bedrooms, the bar, restaurant, snug and all of the grounds – including a gorgeous new “Mediterranean” garden.
The Holcombe is now taking bookings for 2023 and provides a blank canvas for couples looking to tailor their special day from scratch.
Exclusive hire of The Holcombe for weddings is based on a minimum of 40 guests and priced at £6,000 including 11 bedrooms sleeping 22 guests, exclusive use of the bar, restaurant, snug and all of the grounds. Wedding breakfast & drink packages start from £120 per person.
The Best New Wedding Venues for 2022
Kin House, Wiltshire
This new luxurious wedding venue has just opened in July 2022. Kin House is a beautifully restored Georgian manor house in the Wiltshire countryside on the edge of the pretty village of Kington Langley.
This Grade II listed private property is set within 10 acres of walled gardens and private woodland and has been painstakingly and sensitively restored to its former glory over the last year with interiors led by the British design studio Barlow & Barlow who are known for their eclectic combinations of antique furniture, bold prints and bright colours.
The stately-home wedding venue comprises of 12 stunning ensuite bedrooms, multiple bars, dining and lounge spaces, a glamorous ‘Dressing Room’ for the bridal party and a speakeasy-style Barbers for male grooming treatments ahead of the big day. Attached to the side of Kin House is Kilvert Hall, a stylish banquet hall with space for up to 200 guests to dine and dance the night away. The stunning woodlands also offer the perfect setting for alfresco feasting and outdoor wedding ceremonies.
Kin House looks to provide the ultimate hotel experience that’s tailored exclusively to private events, including weddings, and a talented in-house team of chefs are on hand to create delicious menus and feasts tailored to all preferences and needs. During a stay, you can enjoy yoga classes, croquet, movie nights, and more.
Venue hire for a full weekend wedding starts at £37,500.
Wild Thyme & Honey, Cotswolds
This intimate riverside wedding venue lies in the heart of the Cotswolds. Following a multi-million-pound refurbishment, Wild Thyme & Honey is now home to three magical event spaces: Wild Thyme & Honey Event Suite, The Secret Garden Room (for intimate ceremonies of up to 20) and The Courtyard.
The boutique country hotel and riverside wedding venue can cater for up to 140 guests and is home to 24 luxurious rooms and suites, including No. 3 London Road, their exclusive honeymoon suite – comprising a sumptuous four-poster bed, spacious living room, dressing and makeup area, barrel sauna, jacuzzi and outside patio – perfect for newlyweds.
The wedding concierge bring years of experience with an address book brimming with helpful, reliable, and trustworthy relationships including, but not limited to; stylists, floral designers, photographers, all manner of entertainment, set designers and much more, whilst the award-winning culinary team are committed to creating exquisite dishes and the perfect menu tailored to suit all tastes and preferences. There is also The Crown at Ampney Brook, the hotel’s onsite British country pub with private dining.
Room hire starts from £2,000.
The Cadogan Arms
The Cadogan Arms located in the heart of Chelsea’s bustling King’s Road has launched a new wedding reception offering, for pre and post wedding celebrations. The location offers a range of different offerings, including a stand-up private canapé and cocktail reception in the stunning private dining room or a seated meal within the cosy semi-private dining room of the pub.
As the venue is a stone’s throw away from the iconic Kensington & Chelsea Old Town Hall, it makes for the perfect wedding reception venue for couples looking for a local and stylish London location.
The much loved jaunt will offer a variety of different wedding packages which can be tailored to suit all requirements. The Rose Room can be hired exclusively for up to fifty guests, with a combination of separate tables and bar seats available, and table service throughout. The Dining Room can be reserved for semi-private or private use and can accommodate up to thirty five seated, and fifty seated and standing guests. For larger wedding parties, The Cadogan Arms is also available for exclusive hire.
The Cadogan Arms infamous Feast Menu has been created by Executive Chef Alex Harper, designed specifically for large groups, and is available alongside their full drinks menu. The dedicated events team will be on hand to work with wedding planners on drinks reception options and bespoke beverage offerings.
Just a few moments away the Chelsea Registry has always been an iconic wedding venue and has hosted the weddings of many notable, rich and famous people such as Hugh Grant, Judy Garland, and Bobby Moore.
Walcot Hall, Shropshire
The newly-relaunched Walcot Hall is set within 30 acres of grounds, including one of Britain’s finest and most eclectic arboretums, which now has 15 quirky self-catering holiday cottages and 10 glamping ‘hidden treasures’ located around the estate.
The accommodation varies from the traditional to the unique; the iconic Tin Chapel tucked away in the arboretum, Yurts, Shepherds Huts, the Dipping Shed and Wheelwright’s Shop.
Walcot Hall also offers an incredible freestanding Ballroom dating back to 1800 seeing over two centuries of magnificent occasions with ornate ceilings and showstopping chandeliers.
Walcot also has an onsite pub, The Powis Arms, right by the front gates that champions seasonal menus and local suppliers. This also has rooms, so in its entirety a wedding party can use the estate to accommodate all their guests.
Chapel House Estate, Kent
This former Kentish family estate is about to become a luxurious wedding venue, opening in spring 2022. Once a family home, Chapel House Estate has now been redesigned as an exclusive-use luxury venue for weddings of up to 120 guests among 25 acres of beautiful Kent countryside.
The estate is home to multiple options for the wedding ceremony itself, including a wild apple orchard and walled courtyard, with beautiful three bedrooms for three couples as well as private lodgings scattered across the estate, gardens and woodland.
This beautiful hotel in Covent Garden opened at the end of 2021, and offers countless elegant spaces inside the historic, grade II-listed building famously known as The Bow Street Magistrates’ Court and Police Station. Interiors have been designed in collaboration with New York-based interior design studio Roman and Williams, with several beautiful bedrooms for the happy couple and weddings guests to stay.
The light-filled atrium is particularly impressive, as well as the Magistrates Ballroom with its private dining rooms, a separate bar and a dedicated entrance from the street using the original courtroom entrance, perfect for seated dinners and cocktail receptions for the ultimate stylish London wedding.
The Old Deanery, North Yorkshire
Not technically new, but after a period of closure, The Old Deanery – a stunning Jacobean mansion opposite Yorkshire’s Ripon Cathedral – has been newly revamped. Set within beautiful grounds, the venue features a romantic reception room, several public spaces and 10 charming bedrooms, which have been lovingly renovated since its purchase and mean it’s now primarily a wedding and events venue that will be open by spring 2022.
The Old Deanery is a great choice for couples that have had to cancel their weddings because of COVID-19 but want to avoid long waiting lists with other venues to reschedule. Their exclusive wedding package can be adapted to suit each couple, including private use of the property, a red-carpet entrance and welcome drinks upon arrival.
Callow Hall, Derbyshire
This exclusive-use venue is an elegant Victorian country house in the Peak District with treehouses for the bridal party and newly-married couple that add a unique element to the celebrations. Nestled among ancient woodland and meadows, the newly-opened Callow Hall offers a number of beautiful rooms for everything from drinks receptions and civil ceremonies to wedding breakfasts, for up to 80 guests exclusively.
With 28 beautiful suites, luxurious outdoor-bath adorned Treehouses and glamping Hives to call your own, exclusive use of this country bolthole takes away the stress of finding accommodation and transport for guests. What’s more, guests can also enjoy the likes of afternoon tea in the Secret Garden, picnics by the brook and a sauna and steam room that offers organic and thermal spa treatments.
Norsted Manor Farm, Kent
Norsted Manor Farm in the rolling Kent countryside is home to a rural, secluded lakeside setting for a beautifully rustic celebration. This exclusive-use venue allows you to have use of the enchanting woodland that looks onto panoramic views, with the team taking a personal approach for each couple.
A truly beautiful choice for a boho, rustic outdoor wedding, you can choose to have your ceremony by the lake or in the meadow, with a range of tipi and marquee styles available from April through to October. The included catering is another highlight, with fresh, local ingredients used throughout.
Runa Farm, Durham
Opening in spring 2022, Runa Farm is a rustic-inspired hotel, country pub and wedding venue, combining natural rural beauty with Ibiza-esque vibes. Their onsite, ornate chapel is the perfect place to start the proceedings, then there’s everything from open fields for festival farm weddings – think open-air vows, live music and outdoor dining – to chic, Mediterranean-style celebrations at the Old Barn.
Food is another highlight, whether you want welcome drinks in the meadow, private dining the night before on the terrace or pizza in thee outdoor kitchen. Following the celebrations, guests can either go glamping or stay in one of the 28 beautiful suites, many with their own private gardens, secluded terraces and sunken hot tubs.
House of St Barnabas, London
This new London wedding venue is a hidden gem in the centre of Soho, blending quintessential English architecture with eclectic decor, alongside an an onsite chapel and private garden that’s perfect for a stylish wedding in the capital. This grade-I listed Georgian building and private members’ club has a license for marriage as well as the availability to hire exclusively for up to 60 guests for a seated ceremony and dinner.
Enjoy a cocktail reception in the secluded garden before an intimate dinner in the dining room surrounded by art from contemporary British artists including Banksy, Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin – with a multitude of nearby hotels and options for post-wedding celebrations. What’s more, 100% of the surplus goes directly towards supporting the work of their Employment Academy to break the cycle of homelessness.
Sant Ffraed House, South-east Wales
The newest venue from luxury wedding venue operators Oldwalls, Sant Ffraed is a country house with a difference. The grade-II listed building offers space for you and 150 guests among 330 acres of historic estate and peaceful countryside views in what is one of Wales’ only wedding venues with availability for 2022.
Sant Ffraed House will offer an exclusive wedding experience, with substantial on-site accommodation, two bars and an evening entertainment space, alongside views of Sugar Loaf mountain and just 10 minutes from the high-end market town of Abergavenny.
Hotel La Tour, Buckinghamshire
This modern hotel in Milton Keynes is set to open in April 2022 and will be home to Buckinghamshire’s highest restaurant. This stylish retreat offers weddings on their dedicated events floor with a sun-soaked outdoor terrace, bar area, mood lighting and access to your own private outdoor terrace in a stylish space for whichever style of wedding you want.
There’s the option to create your own menu to make your wedding uniquely yours, while coming evening, with over 200 bedrooms meaning all guests can stay over, perfect for a post-wedding brunch the next day.
The Loft at The Rabbit Hotel & Retreat, Northern Ireland
Just 20 minutes from Belfast, this new wedding venue is a 33-bedroom boutique hotel which has a bar, restaurant, banqueting suite and wedding venue, called The Loft. The exclusive-use venue is available for up to 140 guests and features elegant staircases, chandeliers, fireplaces, a dramatic bar and statement marble dining tables under the high vaulted ceilings, as well as a spacious outdoor terrace featuring a pergola, lounge area and outdoor fireplace that overlooks a beautiful lake.
Post (or pre!) wedding, guests can enjoy the spa’s hot tubs, a salt chamber, Swedish sauna, Roman inspired baths and a beach complete with heated sand, lakeside cabanas and a bar in what is sure to be one of Northern Ireland’s most iconic wedding venues.
Following a major transformation, this new wedding venue and grade-II listed country house is open for wedding bookings from summer 2022. In the heart of Durham, Whitworth is set to offer all-inclusive wedding packages in whichever style you choose, from eco-friendly, rustic farmhouse style to all-out glamour, surrounded by 75 acres of beautifully romantic surroundings in a tranquil setting with manicured lawns, historic deer park and secret enchanted forest!
Guests can enjoy use of the 29 boutique bedrooms and suites, many with free-standing baths and private roof terraces, plus there’s a complimentary honeymoon suite. That’s alongside their award winning in-house chefs that offer the likes of vintage tea parties, fine dining, meadow picnics, hog roasts and Asian banquets.