The most picturesque wedding ceremony venues in the Cotswolds
Walking down the aisle is probably one of the most special moments in a person’s life. I know it is mine – I mean watching my couples walk down the aisle 😊 So, finding the truly special place that captures your heart is a priority. Stunning lake views, English rose gardens, and rolling hills of the countryside are all on the checklist for the wedding ceremony venue to be!
Let’s have a look at the most beautiful wedding venues in the Cotswolds that couples travel to from around the world.
Manor by the Lake
Luxury wedding venue Cheltenham
Step through the iron gate into the enchanting seven acres of neatly kept grounds, towards the Victorian manor house sitting by the lake. This wedding venue in the heart of Cotswolds can host up to 300 guests in a marquee. But most importantly, you will walk down the aisle in the most picturesque settings: Manor Arches that offer a dramatic setting for your ceremony, Maximilian – a bright period room with great views from floor to ceiling windows that accommodates up to 100 guests, and Italian Pavilion that is sitting outside amongst the gardens. The cherry on the top must be the Lakeside Pavilion that is the licensed and the most photographed wedding ceremony venue in the Cotswolds.
Ettington Park Hotel
One of the most beautiful outdoor ceremony Orangery in England, I dare to say. With a capacity of up to 90 guests, a perfect private location, and just a step away from the reception hall. Ettington Park Hotel however offers another spectacular outdoor ceremony venue, the Bell Tower. Both historic venues offer a dramatic backdrop, especially when decorated with seasonal floral displays. If you are inspired by Shakespeare and look for a lovely English venue, then this is it.
The Matara Centre
This unique wedding venue in the heart of Cotswolds focuses on well-being, flow, and nature. Good vibes all around. Asian inspired, exclusive use wedding venue is perhaps a surprise to be found in the English countryside, however, it is a very peaceful change. The ceremony takes place outdoors in a tranquil courtyard with a pond. Gardens and the grounds only add to the overall Japanese look.
Quintessentially English 18th century country manor house surrounded by acres of manicured gardens and lakes. The ceremony takes place in a historic Chapel on the grounds or at the front Courtyard of the Manor which creates a great backdrop.
Privately owned Neo classical II Grade listed mansion offers magnificent space for a private marquee wedding with a breathtaking ceremony in the main pillared hall. With magnificent marble pillars and striking orange walls with high ceilings, this is a true hidden gem. For the moment anyway.
With beautiful views of Malvern Hills and just on the border with Cotswolds sits Grade II listed country home within 200 acres of grounds. Family-owned and run house is open to spectacular weddings and celebrations in limited numbers. We are talking about special wedding ceremony spaces and the Homme House offers 3 : Summerhouse – Lawn – Woodland.
The 17th-century summer house offers a wedding ceremony backdrop for up to 110 guests. Long walled gardens and lavender pathways provide charming photo opportunities. The lawn is always available with the woodland in the background and Woodland itself can host up to 80 guests under a canopy.
This stately home is like no other! You can choose from a ceremony in the 13th century Elmore Church on-site, outdoors with the stately home as a background, or indoors in one of the Halls.
Whatever your vision, this wedding venue will be your home for 24 hours and you will get to enjoy the beautiful gardens and all the corners of this stunning property.
Sezincote House and Gardens
Moreton in Marsh
This is a particularly unique wedding venue not to be found anywhere else in the world. In the middle of 3 500 acres of Cotswolds estate stands a 200-year-old Mogul Indian Palace. Yes, it will take your breath away. With temple vibes, waterfalls, and canals reminding us of the most famous Taj Mahal. Sezincote is magical everywhere you look, and adds charm to any event, especially to a summer wedding surrounded by the rolling hills of Cotswolds. As a family-run estate, this wedding venue is open only to a few weddings a year. So if this is the one, you better hurry and book it! Your ceremony can take place in a curved Orangery and a reception in a Persian garden covered by a marquee structure of your choice.
Ragley Hall is a multidimensional wedding venue. From intimate weddings to large celebrations in a marquee. From a Red room to a Greenroom, to a pink hall with high ceilings. It offers a stunning backdrop to an outdoor and indoor ceremony and a reception. But also brings the party vibe in the disco/cellar bar with the full mirrored bar….
This is a family-run estate and you can feel the love and right at home as soon as you drive up towards the magnificent structure. The photo opportunities are endless, and your wedding would need to last 3 days to cover all amazing spots within the estate. If you are looking for a venue that is steeped in English history and will wow your guests – this is it! Not to mention the latest season of the Crown was filmed here … eek!