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 16 of the best new wedding venues that have opened in 2022.
16 of the Best New Wedding Venues for 2022
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 2022, 2023 or 2024 wedding.
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.
Hillhead Farm, Glasgow
Hillhead Farm – situated in Torrance, just a 30-minute drive from the city centre – is set in 500 acres of secluded countryside north of Milngavie, with a magnificent 230sq metre Baya dome structure as its centrepiece.
The dome is 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 multipurpose events space – which is now taking bookings for 2023 – provides a blank canvas for couples keen to design their special day from scratch. However to-be-weds can 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 business was launched in June by the Imrie family, who have owned and operated the land for more than 100 years.
The multi-purpose events space is available to rent on a one or two-day basis from April to September each year, operating around the winter farming cycle and yearly lambing period. Plans are also in place to build six luxury on-site accommodation pods later this year, capable of housing 12 guests.
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.