So you’re engaged, woooo!! It’s so overwhelming, so exciting and holy crap now you have to actually plan a wedding! So first things first what do you think of? Oh yes, a venue to have said wedding! I know that finding a venue can be a long and overwhelming process so I have narrowed it down to my Top 5 UK wedding venues that I think, tick all the boxes! This is likely the first wedding you have planned so I’m sure you could use a little help pointing you in the right direction or at least breaking it down into what kind of look and vibe you are wanting to achieve. Do you want rustic? Elegant? Industrial? Urban? Minimalist? Luxurious? Or are elopements or destination weddings more your thing? (this will be a whole other post) Let’s hope that wherever you are at, that this helps you a little. So here goes!
The Tithe Barn | Bolton Abbey
There is no wonder this venue is super popular throughout the year, and even for weekday weddings. The interior of this barn is absolutely stunning, with it’s high beams and huge space it is such a special place for a wedding. Perfect for the couple that are looking for a rustic yet elegant feel for their wedding day. You can have both your ceremony and reception here and it is great for weddings of all seasons! With the grounds of the beautiful Bolton Abbey super close by this has to be one of my favourite venues of 2019! If you are looking for a venue that is great for photography and videography, is simply stunning, has incredible staff and amazing food, you need to look at The Tithe Barn. And if this venue is a little too far away from you, the company behind it – Cripps and Co have various options to choose from around the UK and they are all amazing!
The Mowbray | Kelham Island, Sheffield
The Mowbray was built in 1889 and was originally used as a steel and iron merchants, now it is one of the most sought after venues in the Kelham Island hip and urban area of Sheffield, alongside it’s sister venue – The Chimney House. If Sheffield urban industrial style is your jam, The Mowbray is the perfect unique venue for you to have your wedding day. Situated in the cool Kelham Island area of Sheffield there are plenty unique photo opportunities for your couples portraits, including the amazing street art dotted around. The Mowbray also has a beautiful roof terrace for your drinks reception, and provides even more photo ops for you. The staff are incredible and will go above and beyond to suit your wedding needs and provide you with the best experience. Also, the food is a massive perk – it’s delicious and a proper feast! This space allows you to have a luxurious experience which is easy to put your own stamp on. Their signature champagne fountain is just one of the many touches that will impress your guests upon entering this stunning and versatile room.
Website: The Mowbray
Hornington Manor, York
Hornington Manor is a unique luxury barn wedding venue situated in the North Yorkshire countryside. As stated on their website “The Grade II listed Manor was built in 1770 and has been lovingly restored to provide luxury self-catering accommodation, which is now the perfect setting for your dream wedding.” It is a working farm with many picturesque areas surrounding the property, the front lawn is a perfect setting for your drinks reception and as you will see in the wedding film below, can be set up for various activities – the crazy golf set up looked amazing outside the manor house. The have a dedicated wedding coordinator and recommended catering suppliers that always bring the goods. You will get the most out of this venue with good weather, however the barn is so big you will be totally fine here for a winter wedding too! I am doing another one here on New Year’s Eve this year and I can’t wait to experience it in the winter.
Website: Hornington Manor
Horsleygate Hall | Cordwell Valley
The grounds are just amazing and will give you a great English Tea Party vibe to your wedding. Amongst the gorgeous landscape of the Peak District, there are plenty of photo opportunities. There is a lawn area that many couples choose to pitch a Tipi or Marquee on. This couple chose the wonderful Tipi Unique who I definitely recommend! You can get ready in the gorgeous self-catered cottages on site, this place is a maze so you don’t have to worry about bumping into each other in the morning, there are plenty of places to hide! You can set up outdoor games and have different things going on in each section of this place, every corner you turn there’s another hidden garden, it’s just so beautiful and highly recommend going and having a viewing! That being said, my couple planned their wedding here all the way from Australia so you can be assured that the staff are just fantastic to work with and will cater for your every need. With exclusive use of this gorgeous place all weekend, Horsleygate Hall is a top UK wedding venue.
Website: Horsleygate Hall
Isle of Skye | Scottish Highlands
Ok ok I know this isn’t a ‘venue’ as such but oh my god this place! If you are wanting a small intimate wedding or elopement, The Isle of Skye is just simply stunning. This area has no shortage of picturesque spots and I am more than happy to help you with your location planning as I have explored the area and have the insider knowledge. Gorgeous Airbnbs to for your getting ready shots, plenty pubs around for rest stops, bad weather hideouts and food breaks for your perfect full day elopement. If you are planning a wedding here I highly recommend an indoor space for your evening reception if you are having guests and there are some gorgeous options such as Eilean Donan Castle, Dunvegan Castle and the venues by Skye Weddings to choose from.
I will keep updating you all on new and exciting top UK wedding venues that tick all boxes. Stalking your top wedding photographer and videographer choices can help a LOT when finding the best wedding venues, you have been drawn to their style and weddings for a reason so they have more than likely been to wedding venues that you will LOVE. I’m here to help keep the wedding planning exciting not stressful, so ask me anything – I’ve been to a LOT of weddings. You can find my contact form HERE