Bridebook Article: Hotel wedding venues
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20 Hotel Wedding Venues in the UK
Your guide to the best hotel wedding venues throughout Britain.
There are many advantages to choosing to have your wedding in a hotel.
Firstly, you’re pretty much guaranteed to have access to expert event organisers who are used to planning all kinds of events at their hotel.
Secondly, the hotel wedding venue you choose will most likely be able to offer a vetted and recommended wedding supplier list to help you build your dream day.
Thirdly, all great hotels know that high quality food is essential. So you’re likely to have some pretty fantastic chefs on site to help you build your wedding breakfast menu and to ensure you deliver an incredible meal to guests on the day.
And the last advantage we want to mention is accommodation…because hotels are pretty au fait with this.
The tough part about choosing to have your wedding in a hotel is that there are so many to choose from, and some ‘do weddings’ better than others.
Fortunately for you, we’ve scoured the country to find the very best hotel wedding venues that the UK has to offer. We’ve started up in Scotland and headed all the way down to Cornwall to ensure we’ve not missed a single hidden gem…
And now we bestow our gift unto you…here are our top hotel wedding venues for 2018 / 2019.
20 Best Hotel Wedding Venues in Britain
Waterton Park Hotel & Spa, West Yorkshire
Fancy getting married on your own little island in the heart of West Yorkshire?
Waterton Park Hotel & Spa is a beautiful country estate that dates back to 1767 and comprises the historic Walton Hall and the more modern Waterton Park Hotel.
This magical hotel wedding venue boasts its very own lake and glorious countryside views. It’s not difficult to see why it was voted The English Wedding Awards Regional Winner for Most Romantic Venue.
Celtic Manor Resort, Newport
The impressive Celtic Manor Resort is set in 2,000 acres of panoramic parkland in the beautiful Usk Valley in Newport, Wales.
This venue is ideal for couples dreaming of a hotel wedding that caters to your specific and unique needs – whether you’re planning a traditional, modern, upmarket or low key affair.
As an added bonus, you’ll receive the perfect wedding day gift from the Celtic Manor Resort in the form of complimentary wedding night accommodation for the bride and groom, discounted rates for your wedding guests and a personalised cake knife.
Wood Hall Hotel & Spa, West Yorkshire
Wood Hall Hotel & Spa is a beautiful country house in Yorkshire that delivers fairytale charm alongside traditional hotel comforts.
If you’re feeling lavish why not arrive by helicopter at this incredible first class wedding venue and take in over 100 acres of surrounding woodland and parkland.
A real hidden treasure just waiting to be discovered.
The Petersham Hotel, Greater London
The Petersham Hotel is an elegant 4-star hotel in Richmond which overlooks Petersham Meadows and the River Thames.
The ornate Italian Gothic 1865 building is steeped in history and would be an ideal choice for couples looking for a hotel wedding venue close to central London but without the huge London price tag.
Expect elegant rooms and award-winning dining at this opulent hotel venue.
Greenwoods Hotel & Spa, Essex
Greenwoods Hotel & Spa is a gorgeous 17th century manor house that delivers that perfect combination of historical architecture as well as light and bright indoor space.
This beautiful Essex based hotel wedding venue is set in extensive landscaped grounds and has been restored to offer contemporary function spaces within a characterful hotel – a match made in heaven if you ask us.
Opt for either a formal or informal wedding and make use of both indoor and outdoor space depending on your preferences and on the size of your wedding party.
The William Cecil, Lincolnshire
The William Cecil lies within the magnificent Burghley Estate, the centrepiece of which is Burghley House, one of the foremost Treasure Houses in the UK.
This is a unique wedding venue that boasts a stunning Garden Pavilion ideal for outdoor summer hotel weddings, and a beautiful garden marquee that awaits your guests after your ceremony.
If indoors is more your thing, choose between three stunning reception rooms in the picturesque hotel itself.
Hallmark Hotels Liverpool Sefton Park, Liverpool
The Hallmark Hotel Liverpool Sefton Park is a beautiful, Edwardian red-brick hotel in the heart of Liverpool situated within 200 acres of stunning parkland complete with boating lake, classical statues and a wonderfully restored Palm House.
Head inside to the recently refurbished Fountain Suite – a beautiful chandelier adorned space suitable for up to 200 guests, boasting state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems guaranteed to ensure your wedding reception makes a lasting impression.
Nailcote Hall Hotel, Golf & Country Club, West Midlands
Nailcote Hall Hotel is a stunning, 4-star 17th century country house hotel and wedding venue in Coventry.
Set in 15 acres of Warwickshire countryside, this hotel and wedding venue is reputed to be one of Britain’s most romantic hotels and one of England’s most beautiful country house hotels. And it’s really not difficult to see how it has earned such a reputation.
Impress your guests by choosing this idyllic hotel complete with breathtaking panoramic views. A photographer’s paradise.
Tip: take a sneak peek at these scenic wedding venues with stunning views to make your decision a little harder. We’re sorry.
Le Petit Chateau, Northumberland
Le Petit Chateau is unlike any other hotel wedding venue you’ve seen before.
Hailed as the UK’s newest, coolest, luxury hotel and voted one of the finest wedding venues in Northumberland, this quirky French-inspired chateau reminds us of a Disney set.
Ornate walls and mirrors meet classic French furniture and sumptuous velvet sofas. Your wedding reception space is rustic yet luxurious, and boasts views out across your very own manicured Mediterranean garden
You’re fairytale wedding really does (and should) start here.
The Vineyard, Berkshire
The name of this hotel wedding venue has caught our attention for all the right reasons.
The Vineyard is a 5 star Relais & Châteaux hotel, renowned for its impeccable service, 3 AA Rosette restaurant and its award winning 30,000 bottle wine cellar. Yes, 30,000 bottles. Hic.
Located in Berkshire, this impressive country retreat marries class with rustic authenticity for a truly unforgettable wedding that’s yours to design exactly as you like.
White Horse Hotel, Derry
The White Horse Hotel is a relaxed hotel wedding venue situated on the coastal road between Coleraine and Derry/Londonderry.
This modern hotel venue boasts 58 stylish bedrooms and award winning banqueting facilities. Previous newlyweds have praised the spectacular staff and the high quality service they offer, as well as the excellent value for money they believe this wedding venue offers.
The Castle Hotel, Somerset
The exquisite, wysteria coated Castle Hotel is a spectacular wedding venue based in the town centre of Taunton, Somerset.
The upmarket 12th-century Castle Hotel is set in an old Norman fortress and offers cosy rooms and elegant wedding services.
Enjoy a wedding fit for royalty as you say your vows in one of the finest, historic, 4-star hotels in the country.
Tip: to see more venues similar to The Castle Hotel check out our top 29 historical wedding venues in the UK.
De Vere Windsor Beaumont Estate, Surrey
Fancy a wedding in the White House?
The De Vere Windsor Beaumont Estate is a stunning, white Palladian Mansion complete with 19th century ornate Chapel, set in 40 acres of beautiful green grounds.
Located in the charming village of Old Windsor, this grandiose hotel wedding venue offers a selection of elegant spaces for you to choose from – each offering a unique style and providing a different but equally beautiful backdrop for your big day.
Tip: if stunning stately homes are exactly what you’re looking for in your ideal wedding venue, take a look at our top 21 stately homes.
Radstone Hotel, South Lanarkshire
The Radstone Hotel is neatly tucked away in rural Lanarkshire within the picturesque Clyde Valley, offering comfortable, modern amenities and beautiful countryside views.
The gorgeous outdoor courtyard area would be perfect for your champagne reception or arrival drinks as your photographer snaps away at guests framed by the unobstructed Scottish skyline.
Indulge yourself and book the contemporary honeymoon suite that offers yet more of those stunning rural views as well as luxurious modern facilities.
One Aldwych Hotel, London
One Aldwych is a luxury 5 star boutique hotel in Covent Garden offering views of Waterloo Bridge from its refined function rooms – all of which boast original artwork.
This is undoubtedly a beautiful, high class hotel wedding venue for couples who’re seeking elegant sophistication in the heart of Central London.
Expect delicious wedding menus designed by top London chefs and decorate your private wedding space with the help of an award-winning in-house florist.
One Aldwych is licensed for civil weddings and partnerships by The Westminster Register Office so you can start and end your big day all under one rather luxurious roof.
Marine Hotel, Troon, South Ayrshire
The Marine Hotel in Troon is a stunning 4 star spa hotel located on the North Ayrshire coastline, boasting breathtaking views over the Isle of Arran in Scotland.
Situated just minutes away from sandy beaches and close to Fullarton woods, couples have the chance to quietly escape after the wedding ceremony for private photographs in these stunning locations.
This warmly decorated hotel wedding venue boasts fantastic facilities and offers a range of wedding packages that can be tailored to suit your preferences and your budget.
Moorland Garden Hotel, Devon
The delightful Moorland Garden Hotel is located on the edge of Dartmoor National Park in Devon, and delivers a relaxed hotel wedding with attentive staff and organisational support from the start of your wedding planning journey up until the big day.
Say your vows in one of three licensed rooms before heading outside into the moorland gardens or the wonderful wildflower meadow for photographs.
The wedding breakfast will not disappoint as this hotel restaurant has been awarded an AA Rosette for food and service.
The Maynard, Derbyshire
Set within the picturesque Peak District National Park, The Maynard is a stunning country house hotel dating from the 1900’s.
Offering sleek rooms and contemporary furnishings within an area of outstanding natural beauty, it’s not hard to see why The Maynard was recently voted Best Loved Hotel in the Heart of England.
All rooms offer views of the stunning surrounding countryside.
Carbis Bay Hotel, Cornwall
This luxurious hotel is situated in the world-renowned and glamourous St Ives in Cornwall, just a stone’s throw from a beautiful, golden sandy bay.
Boasting stunning sea views that will transport you to far flung corners of the world, the Carbis Bay Hotel has been hosting grand weddings and intimate, romantic gatherings since 1894.
Plan your unique day in this private hotel wedding venue and its award-winning sub-tropical gardens with exclusive access to the Blue Flag beach, providing the perfect backdrop for your wedding photography.
The Inn On The Lake, Cumbria
The Inn on the Lake is a stunning family run hotel wedding venue located within the beautiful Lake District.
This is one of the most romantic venues in one of the most breathtaking parts of the country. Think mountainous hills, 15 acres of sweeping landscaped grounds and a stunning, serene lake; all just waiting to be witnessed (and photographed).
Opt for an outdoor wedding under the garden gazebo or an indoor affair at the AA rosette Lake View restaurant and Suite.
Time to take the next step in your hotel wedding research
Hopefully our shortlist of fantastic hotel wedding venues has whet your wedding appetite and you’re now excited to get out there and start visiting venues.
Get in touch with your top 5-10 hotel venues to organise a visit. Once you get there, make sure that you ask your wedding venue coordinator all the right questions.
Once you’re clear on prices, packages and have made an initial visit to get a feel for the place, we think it’s great to opt for an overnight stay in your favourite one or two venues to truly immerse yourself in the setting before you make your final decision.
If deciding on just a handful of wedding venues still seems like too much of a commitment, check out this article – 10 tips to help you choose a wedding venue.
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