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 11 of the best new wedding venues opening in 2022.
10 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 or 2023 wedding.
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.