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9 Best Wedding Venues in Northamptonshire

Author: Sophie Drew

On of the first steps in the wedding planning process is to search for wedding venues. Planning to get married in unique region of Northamptonshire? Well, you’ve come to the right place. These wedding venues will be sure to impress you and your loved ones. We know that it’s hard to find wedding venues that you really love because there are so many factors to consider during your search. From barn wedding, to outdoor ceremonies, to waterside venues, and affordable wedding venues, this county has it all! to We have carefully curated the very best wedding venues in Northamptonshire to help take the stress out of your wedding planning.


1) The Barns at Hunsbury Hill

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The Barns at Hunsbury Hill is a charming wedding venue for your wedding ceremony and reception. This hidden gem provides unrivaled countryside views of rural South Northamptonshire. This is a tranquil location full of character with converted farm buildings, a courtyard, and landscaped lawns. This exclusive use barn wedding venue is modernised but still retains its original rustic charm with exposed wooden beams, stonework, and solid wood floors, so you get the best of both worlds. This venue can comfortably accommodate up to 85 guests for a civil ceremony and a hearty wedding breakfast. They can also host up to 180 guests for an evening reception with a bar in the patio area leading from the main barn. This barn wedding venue is ideally located in the picturesque Nene Valley, yet only 3 miles from Northampton town centre and Junction 15, M1. Sounds like the perfect wedding venue to me.

2) The Great Barn Aynho, Banbury

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Set in 250 acres of gorgeous grounds on the Oxfordshire/ Northamptonshire border, The Great Barn Aynho is a romantic venue with historic charm. The converted 18th-century barn is divided into two rooms, The Aynho and Croughton Rooms, which are both licensed for civil ceremonies. The Croughton Room can sit up to 144 for a wedding breakfast and holds up to 175 for evening guests. Family-run wedding barn is situated near popular locations including Oxford, Northampton, Milton Keynes, and small market town Banbury. Couples get exclusive use of this venue and grounds giving you privacy and intimacy. There’s no minimum spend on the bar or catering and you get your day tailored to you. The Garden Cottage is also available on-site for overnight accommodation the night of your wedding. If you love rustic barn weddings, this is the perfect wedding venue for you.

3) Rushton Hall Hotel and Spa

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Rushton Hall Hotel and Spa, a magnificent Grade I Listed Northamptonshire hotel, is also one of the region’s finest wedding venues, and its picturesque grounds and 16th-Century architecture provide the perfect setting for your special day. From the moment you enquire to the arrival on the big day, their wedding team will cater to your every need, ensuring that you have a truly bespoke and personal day to remember. The hotel wedding venue is licensed to hold civil ceremonies, giving you the opportunity to enjoy a whole day of romantic celebrations at Rushton Hall. They also ensure that you will be the only bride and groom at the venue on the day so the whole space is exclusively yours, offering you a special and intimate experience with your loved ones. Each of their 51 luxurious rooms is individually designed, boasting exceptional interiors and fine antiques so you.

4) Whittlebury Park

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Next on the list of Northamptonshire wedding venues is Whittlebury Park, which is home to three magnificent wedding areas. The Orangery is a dedicated wedding venue, licensed for civil ceremonies, whilst The Pavilion adjacent to the old cricket pitch and woods offers an alternative choice for your reception venue. The Atrium is also licensed for Registry weddings with unmatched views across the ancient oak parkland & tranquil lake beyond. It’s adaptable for intimate weddings but it can host up to 400 wedding guests, so it works for everyone. This privately-owned wedding venue is ideally located on 700 acres of enchanting oak parkland, between Northampton & Milton Keynes. Their grounds are the perfect place for taking those all-important and memorable wedding day photos. This family-run wedding venue accommodates outdoor weddings, intimate and grand weddings, and Asian weddings and has accommodation so you can celebrate overnight.

5) Dodmoor House, Weedon Beck

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Dodmoor House is an award-winning wedding venue. This stunning venue features grade II listed event barns and a rustic courtyard set upon 4 acres of gorgeous grounds. As a family-owned-and-operated establishment, the venue offers personal service and bespoke wedding packages for couples to choose from. Dodmoor House has many function spaces suitable for hosting all aspects of your wedding day. Their Courtyard Barn is charmingly romantic for civil ceremonies. The barn can comfortably accommodate up to 100 guests in a theatre-style layout. Your guests can enjoy a drinks reception in the courtyard while you take advantage of the gorgeous backdrops for memorable wedding photos. How perfect does that sound? The romantic Catsby Barn is the ideal space for your wedding breakfast and evening reception. It can host 96 guests seated for dinner and 180 guests for your evening reception.

6) Barton Hall, Kettering

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Barton Hall is an award-winning wedding venue located in Kettering, which features contemporary accommodations and some truly once-in-a-lifetime event spaces that will be sure to impress you and your loved ones. From the light and airy Orangery to the classy Charles Suite, this wedding venue is magnificent. This wedding venue can host both intimate and grand celebrations, and can comfortably accommodate up to 150 guests. The couple will have access to their manicured grounds for an afternoon photoshoot, before exchanging vows in the picturesque orangery. Inside, you’ll find a bright and airy space, minus the oranges, which boasts an impressive dome-shaped glass ceiling. Wedding breakfasts are held in the Charles Suite, which provides a picturesque view of Kettering, Northamptonshire. This wedding venue perfect place to wine, dine and dance with your loved ones and toast to new beginnings.

7) Hellidon Lakes, Daventry

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Next on the list of wedding venues in Northamptonshire is Hellidon Lakes. This scenic lakeside wedding venue is located in Daventry, Northamptonshire. It’s nestled on 220 acres of rolling hills making the perfect backdrop for photography. Their wedding coordination team is friendly and dedicated and will go above and beyond to ensure that every detail is taken care of, no matter how small. You and your loved ones can enjoy canapes and have a drinks reception on their terrace which is the perfect spot for cocktails and provides an unforgettable view of the countryside. Weddings at Hellidon Lakes can take place in any of the individually decorated function suites. The Holywell Suite is where ceremonies are held. Wedding breakfasts can be hosted in the Marston and Warwick Suites. The largest of these rooms can host up to 300 guests.

8) Wicksteed Park, Kettering

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Wicksteed Park wedding venue is surrounded by 147 acres of picturesque parkland with a scenic lake, a vintage carousel, and a narrow-gauge steam train. Whatever you need, the attentive events team is dedicated to making your wedding day personal and special. This wedding venue is licensed for civil ceremonies and includes 3 unique event spaces. The light and airy Terrace Suite that overlooks their gorgeous grounds can comfortably accommodate up to 150 guests. The Pavilion is an Edwardian ballroom full of elegant modern touches and charming period features. It can accommodate 800 guests, and its spacious dance floor is ideal for those of you who like to dance the night away. What more could you want? Their Garden Room provides panoramic views of the surrounding areas and can accommodate up to 100 guests, so it’s perfect for intimate events.

9) The Stanwick Hotel

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Last on the list of wedding venues in Northamptonshire is The Stanwick Hotel. It’s located on 2 acres of gardens in the beautiful Northamptonshire countryside providing you with the perfect backdrop for your wedding day. There is a range of uniquely styled function rooms that are licensed for civil ceremonies with up to 80 guests. Their conservatory restaurant is the perfect location to wine and dine with a view. They can also offer ceremonies and partnerships outside in our beautiful outside wedding garden pavilion. The venue can seat up to 130 guests for a wedding breakfast and 250 guests for evening receptions. The Garden Conservatory can seat up to 80 guests, and ceremonies held outside in the Pavilion can host up to 130 guests. Save the best until last they say!

That’s all for our list of wedding venues in Northamptonshire. We know searching for wedding venues and the stressful process of planning weddings but hopefully, we have given you some ideas with this list of our favourites. Make sure you check out all of these impressive options and then you can find out more information if any of them caught your eye. Remember, it doesn’t hurt to enquire about more than one wedding venue as you can never have too many options, and you don’t want all of the dates to fill up. If none of these wedding venues captured your heart, don’t worry! We have several other guides that you can use for inspiration.

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Sophie Drew

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