The English countryside is truly one of the most charming places on earth. Gloucestershire, in its turn, is home to some of the most coveted national parks and historical venues in the country.
If you are thinking about your wedding in Gloucestershire, this post is for you. We gathered the list of our favourite venues in the area, from royal castles to rustic barns, all with its own charm.
Pauntley Court Is a romantic countryside family home, welcoming intimate and large wedding groups for an unforgettable celebration. The house, dating back to the 14th century, is painted in beautiful terracotta-red colour, especially beautiful in the soft evening sun. Their manicured gardens, cosy stylish ballroom interior, as well as unrivaled views of Gloucestershire countryside make Pauntley court a perfect place for couples who are looking for a welcoming cosy feel.
Accommodating 24 guests for an overnight stay, the venue is available for exclusive hire on a daily basis during the week, or for 3-day hire on weekends.
Steeped in history and set among most gorgeous grounds, Manor by the Lake is an exclusive-use wedding venue in the heart of Cotswolds. Available for grand celebrations up to 500 people, the venue is licensed for both indoor and outdoor ceremonies, offering their couples a variety of spaces for an unforgettable wedding, each of them ensuring a wow-factor for you and your guests.
Whether you’re dreaming about spring wedding full of blooms, or a cosy winter wonderland celebration, Manor by the Lake is a great venue to cater for both.
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Set in a tranquil Cotswolds setting, Hyde house is a perfect venue for a wedding celebration. Elegant and contemporary, it coveys a minimal aesthetic full of traditional English character. With the main house, the barn, and the grange at your full disposal, you can choose to style, organise and decorate your ceremony and reception in whichever way you like, using an amazing array of wedding vendors, either recommended by the venue or the ones you personally love.
The thing I personally love is how filled it is with beautiful natural light, be it indoor or outdoor.
A legendary countryside manor set in 5 acres of beautiful landscape gardens, Slaughters manor can be used exclusively for weddings of up to 120 people, and day weddings for up to 24 people.
With your exclusive hire, you will have 19 luxurious bedrooms at your disposal to host the closest guests.
With the very convenient location in the heart of Cotswolds, you and your guests will have a great variety of activities for pre- and post-wedding days, be that visits to charming villages or hiking through rolling hills of English Tuscany.
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Photo by Katrina image
Are you dreaming of a relaxed outdoor wedding, set in welcoming woodlands of the English countryside? Then Bittenham springs might be the perfect venue for you. A true Cotswolds gem, this lakeside venue offers beautiful views of the surrounding nature. It’s private and secluded and includes a lovely petal pole marquee set up, ready for you to take it to the next level with flower decor and lighting.
Accommodation for the bridal party (5 rooms) is available from 2020 onwards!
Stone barn is nothing short of amazing. This wedding venue, part of family-run business Cripps & Co, is a stunning restored stone barn, with oak wood floors and open fireplace.
And then there’s food! They’re known for their incredible BBQs, and you can taste and try all the delicious offerings by visiting one of their Feast nights.
Lovingly restored property in Cotswolds is set to provide a home away from home for couples who choose to host their wedding celebrations here. Perfect for intimate gatherings of up to 40 people (that’s their capacity for licensed civil ceremonies), the venue will be exclusively yours for 3 days and 2 nights, with onsite accommodation for 34 people.
Beautiful manor, dating back to 16th Century, this fully licensed wedding venues is nothing short of amazing. You can host your celebrations indoor or outdoor, and hire the venue with our without their onsite accommodation (however, looking at their swoon-worthy interiors, you’re very likely to want to stay forever!).
Rather than hosting wedding breakfast under marquees, Elmore court created their own “future-rustic” dinner and dancing venue called Gillyflowers, built from the materials sustainably sourced from the estate.
This stunning monument of medieval architecture is a unique wedding venue in the centre of the city of Gloucester. With 2 rooms available for both ceremony and wedding breakfast, Blackfriars Priory retains its original historical magnificence, while incorporating contemporary elements, like a full glass wall overlooking ancient ruins in their North range. Comfortably hosting up to 150 people for a seated meal, it’s a great option for medium-sized wedding groups, looking for some historic depth in their celebrations.
This stunning castle just north of Bristol is steeped in history. It can be exclusively yours for the wedding weekend, Friday to Sunday, including accommodation for up to 36 people. Waking through the same gardens that Queen Elizabeth I strolled in, you can be sure to have a fairytale-worthy wedding.
Romance, history, and magnificence find its perfect harmony in this stunning historical venue.
The dramatic backdrop to your wedding, Sudeley castle hosts up to 140 people in its stunning banqueting halls and pavilion, while marquees are readily available to larger groups of up to 600 people.
Our absolutely favourite feature is Family Library room that can host intimate wedding ceremonies up to 50 people, filled with antiques and old books.
Xenia Motif is ready to help you in planning the wedding you’ve always dreamed of. Whether it is an intimate gatherings of the closest friends or a large scale reception for a few hundred people, we work tirelessly and with ultimate dedication, so that you have the most authentic and beautiful experience.
Reach out today to start planning your wedding with Xenia.