The best wedding venues Herefordshire & The Cotswolds
Hi! We’re Marta & Artur, wedding photographers based in Hereford, UK which seems to be a sweet spot when it comes to weddings. Why? Because there are lots of incredible wedding venues Herefordshire and the Cotswolds and Mid Wales that are luxury and truly unique. We give you 100 most amazing venues in and around up to 2h drive from Hereford. We’ve done the hard work so you don’t have to and we hope that you will find our guide useful. Also worth noting… none of the venues has asked us to feature them so there are no paid ads or sponsored links here.
HOW DO I FIND THE BEST WEDDING VENUE FOR US?
Weddings are a very special event in life. They come with so much expectation and stress, but also with so much joy and happiness. If you’re looking for the perfect venue to celebrate your wedding day, Herefordshire and the areas around are a great place to start.
There are so many various wedding venues to choose from, so it can be difficult to decide which one is best for you and your loved ones. However, we think we can help you here! By following the tips in this guide, we’re sure you will be able to find the perfect spot for your big day.
What type of wedding do we want?
- Barn wedding venues – modern & cool and rustic & romantic
- Big impressive stately home wedding venues
- Unique, unusual and alternative wedding venues
- Castle estate wedding venues
- Intimate wedding venues
- Some cool hotels
What to look for when choosing a wedding venue?
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WHAT TYPE OF WEDDING DO WE WANT?
First off, it is important to consider what type of wedding you want. Do you want a traditional ceremony with a church service followed by a reception? Or do you want something more unique and fun? There are many different options available to suit every bride and groom.
Once you have decided on the type of wedding you would like, it is time to look at specific locations. Herefordshire and the counties around have many beautiful places that can be used for your wedding.
1. BARN WEDDING VENUES HEREFORDSHIRE & THE COTSWOLDS
There are many benefits to having your wedding at a barn, including the following:
- Barns are beautiful and rustic places to have a wedding.
- They are often large enough to accommodate a large number of guests, yet intimate enough that you and your guests will feel like family.
- Barns often have outdoor spaces that can be used for ceremonies or receptions.
- Barn weddings can be more affordable than weddings at other venues, since they don’t typically require the same level of infrastructure (such as an indoor dance floor or catering kitchen).
MODERN BARNS ARE SUPER COOL
- The Mill Barns
- Hyde House – we love their new modern barn!
- Brinsop Court – their new barn is amazing!
- Bredenbury Court Barns
- Blackwell Grange
RUSTIC BARNS ARE SUPER ROMANTIC
- Lower House Farm
- Lyde Court
- The Haybarn
- Cripps Barn
- Lyde Arundel
- Barns and Yard
- Curradine Barns
- Shustoke Farm Barns
- The Tythe Barn
- The Great Tythe Barn
- Lapstone Barn
- The Barn at Upcote
- Grendon Court Barn
- Redbank Barn
- Kingscote Barn
- Mickleton Hills Farm
- Redhouse Barn
- Norton Grounds
- The Dragons Gate
- Winkworth Farm
- The Barn at Brynich
- Caswell House
- Aldwick Estate
- Dillington Estate
- Lains Barn
2. BIG STATELY HOME WEDDING VENUES
Not a big fan of barn weddings? No problem! A stately home offers a number of advantages that can make your wedding day truly special and memorable.
- First, a stately home provides an elegant and prestigious setting for your wedding. Guests will feel impressed by the beauty of the property and will appreciate all the effort you put into planning your special day.
- Second, stately homes often come with large ballrooms that can accommodate up to 300 guests. This means you won’t have to worry about running out of space during your reception or having to rearrange tables or chairs mid-ceremony.
- Many stately homes also offer stunning views that can be enjoyed from their grounds.
In our time doing weddings at stately home wedding venues Herefordshire and in the Cotswolds, one of our favourites have been Dewsall Court and Brinsop Court. Both are stunning and unique in their own way and offer so many options to the couples for both rainy and sunny days. If you want to imagine your own wedding day at Dewsall Court – here is our practical guide, enjoy!
Brinsop Court is so versatile. Are you dreaming of getting married in a medieval banqueting hall? No? Then how about a woodland ceremony or a barn? No? Then surely an outdoor ceremony in front of a moat will be something you’ll love. Brinsop Court offers it all and here are just some of the Brinsop Court weddings we’ve photographed there over the years.
- Dewsall Court
- Brinsop Court
- Hellens Manor
- Walcot Hall
- Iscoyd Park
- Elmore Court
- Clevedon Hall
- The Old Down Manor
- Cowley Manor
- Lemore Estate
- Homme House
- Pauntley Court
- Broadfield Court
- Whitney Court
- How Caple Court
- Burton Court
- Moxhull Hall
- Tyn Dwr Hall
- Hampton Manor
- Barnsley House
- Grittleton House
- Plas Dinam Country House
- St Tewdrics House
- Garthmyl Hall
- Cefn Tilla Court
- Davenport House
- Birtsmorton Court
- Manor By The Lake
3. UNIQUE, UNUSUAL AND ALTERNATIVE WEDDING VENUES
If barn weddings, country house weddings or castle weddings are not your jam, how about a school, a college, a church or a warehouse? There are many more wedding venues Herefordshire and in the Cotswolds to choose from and they also make for more fun and quirky photography. Those venues are an absolute joy to explore because there is just so much to discover, so why not break the tradition and go for something totally different and exciting?
Shack revolution, an urban, industrial black canvas for truly unique weddings, is one of our favourites. It is located in Hereford city centre and just waits for your creativity to run wild. Crumplebury is simply awesome and we fell in love with it the moment we saw it. It is modern, unique and offers great indoor and outdoor spaces! And if you are a foodie, great food and creating memorable experiences that revolve around it are at the heart of all they do.
- Shack Revolution
- The Forge – one of the most unusual wedding venues in Hereford
- Tretower Court
- Deer Park Hall
- The Left Bank Village
- Woodland Tipi & Yurt
- Euridge House
- Burlton Manor
- The Giraffe Shed
- Blackfriars Priory
- Kifsgate Court Gardens
- Westonbirt School
- The Orchard at Munsley
- Coddington Vineyard
- The Mule Shed
- Drovers Barn
- The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
- Hawkstone Hall
4. CASTLE ESTATE WEDDING VENUES
Castle estates can be a beautiful and unique venue for weddings. They come in all shapes and sizes, so it is important to consider the size of the estate before choosing it as your wedding venue. Some estates may be too large for a small wedding ceremony, while others may be too small and lack features that would make them ideal for a larger event.
It is also important to consider the surrounding area, as some estates may be in more rural areas while others may be in more populated areas. Ultimately, it is important to choose a castle estate that will fit your wedding vision and needs. Here are just a few castle wedding venues Herefordshire and in the surrounding counties.
- Clearwell Castle
- Hampton Court Castle
- Eastnor Castle
- Rowton Castle
- Berkeley Castle
- Sudeley Castle
- Warwick Castle
- Cardiff Castle
5. INTIMATE WEDDING VENUES
When choosing a location for your intimate wedding, there are a few things to consider. First, think about what type of wedding you want. An intimate ceremony in the privacy of your own home may be the perfect fit for you, while others may prefer a more public setting with family and friends in attendance.
Once you have decided on the type of wedding you would like, it is important to think about your budget. Do you want to spend a lot of money on an exclusive venue or do you want to find a less expensive option? Once you have decided on the type of venue and budget, it is time to think about what kind of vibe you would like for your wedding.
If you are looking for something rustic and vintage, then a rural location may be the perfect fit. If, on the other hand, you are more interested in something more modern and sleek, a city center may be better suited. Regardless of the location you choose, make sure to consult with an experienced event planner to ensure that your wedding will be exactly what you envisioned.
The Green Man is one of our favourite intimate wedding venues Herefordshire, because of the amazing food, the charm of their rooms and the proximity of some great views.
Glewstone Court is another great venue that offers that homely, intimate vibe, beautiful rooms, some great views and the vineyard! And there is also a little lake nearby!
- Glewstone Court
- Brooks Country House
- Parkfields Country House
- The Green Man
- Wilde Lodge
- Woodbank House
6. COOL HOTELS AS WEDDING VENUES
They come in all different shapes and sizes but each one on our list offers something unique. The Elms Hotel and Alexander Park have a great spa. The Green Dragon Hotel and the Castle House offer an independent style and historic city centre ambience in the very heart of Hereford. Nuthurst Grange has a stunning barn and an outdoor area for your wedding celebrations as well as some great gardens and outdoor spaces for your wedding pictures. Hotel wedding venues Herefordshire and in the surrounding counties are truly versatile.
- The Elms Hotel
- The Green Dragon Hotel
- Nuthurst Grange
- Dumbleton Hall
- Frogmill Inn
- The Priory Hotel
- Castle House
- Ellenborough Park
- Whatley Manor
- Llangoed Hall
- Alexander Park Resort
- The Royal Lodge
WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN CHOOSING A WEDDING VENUE?
When choosing a wedding venue, it is important to consider a few key factors. First and foremost, the venue should be able to accommodate your specific needs and desires. For example, if you are looking for a large space in which to hold your ceremony and reception, then a traditional wedding venue like a church or hall may not be the best choice for you. On the other hand, if you are interested in hosting an intimate affair with just your closest family and friends, then a private residence may be more ideal.
Some wedding venues Herefordshire and in the Cotswolds may be more affordable than others, but it is always worth checking out various options before making a final decision. Additionally, some venues may have cheaper monthly rates if you are willing to commit to a longer term agreement.
SHOW US MORE PICTURES FROM THOSE WEDDING VENUES!
If you’re planning your wedding, paying a visit to some of the awesome wedding venues Herefordshire, in the Cotswolds and the surrounding counties are the perfect place to look. With so many amazing venues to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect one for you and your spouse-to-be. Why not visit our blog again for some fresh photos from those venues? Or you can just get in touch with us and we’ll share more pictures with you.
You can also opt for a marquee wedding – Herefordshire countryside as well as the Cotswolds and Mid Wales offer incredible views and here are some ideas about planning your perfect MARQUEE and TIPI WEDDING.
ARE YOU READY TO CHAT WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY WITH US?
As wedding photographers we can share so many useful tips and tricks with you. We have spent years in this business, refining our craft, seeing so many fantastic wedding venues Herefordshire, venues in the Cotswolds and Mid Wales, that we will be more than happy to chat about it with you to help you choose the best venue for you. Scenic backgrounds, lighting, style and theme – we’re your people! If you’d like to chat more about a particular venue or setting, just get in touch and we’ll be happy to share what we know and give you a better feel for the venue.
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