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30 Stunning Modern Wedding Venues in the UK

Published date: 4th January 2022 | Author: Caitlin Martin


If rustic or historic wedding venues aren’t your style, then a modern wedding venue might be what you’re looking for. Expect floor to ceiling windows, purpose-built venues and revamped listed buildings. This is certainly an interesting list with a diverse range of locations for you to choose from.

1. China Fleet Country Club

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China Fleet Country Club is an impressive looking modern venue in the United Kingdom with a dedicated wedding coordinator, onsite accommodation and onsite catering. You can host up to 150 guests for your big day then dance the night away in style by making use of the venue’s DJ facilities.

2. Wynyard Golf Club, Durham

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Nestled within 200 acres of stunning parkland, this modern wedding venue offers indoor and outdoor ceremonies and accommodates up to 120 guests for your wedding breakfast. The location of this venue makes you feel like you’re in your own little world with greenery as far as the eye can see. For larger weddings, opt for the Wellington Suite, or for a more intimate wedding choose the Dukes suite. You can host your entire wedding day here from I Do to Goodnight!

3. Brooklands Hotel, Weybridge

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This modern wedding venue with art deco inspired interior is located in Weybridge. It features the world’s most historic motor racing track running through reception as well as a critically acclaimed restaurant. After hiring this venue you’re provided with your own personal wedding planner to help decide on every detail. The Brooklands Hotel is licensed to hold civil ceremonies in the Brooklands, Napier, and Soloman Suites, plus your guests can retire to one of its 131 bedrooms after the party is over!

4. The Marquee at Ridgeway, Caerphilly

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Dreaming of a marquee wedding? This modern family-run marquee at Ridgeway Golf Club is stunning and perfect for a contemporary wedding. You can choose to hold your ceremony either indoors or outdoors and you’ll even be picked up in a brand new S Class Mercedes so you can arrive in style.

5. Trevenna, West Country

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Trevenna is an exclusive use modern wedding venue in the Cornish countryside. Get married in the romantic Threshing Barn or in the Arbour where you can say your vows with the Cornish landscape as your backdrop. The large glass contemporary windows mean the view will be with you all day. This wedding venue hosts up to 120 guests with room to stay for up to 40 of them. The perfect venue for a couple wanting a barn wedding!

6. Old Thorns Manor Hotel, Golf & Country Estate, Liphook

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This modern manor wedding venue is set in 400 acres of beautiful Hampshire countryside and can host the entirety of your wedding day from I Do to Goodnight. Old Thorns can host intimate weddings or one-of-a-kind 500 guest weddings! There are 150 ensuite bedrooms in the hotel or there are also self-catering apartments and glamping pods that your guests to book for their stay. The contemporary bridal lounge features full-length mirrors and plenty of room for you and your bridesmaids to get photo-ready in style. With 6 ceremony locations to choose from in the manor, you’re spoilt for choice!

7. Botley's Mansion

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Find your perfect modern wedding venue at this 18th Century Grade II* listed Palladian Style Mansion in Surrey. Your special day can include up to 250 guests with onsite accommodation available as the mansion is exclusively yours. Your wedding party is sure to be impressed by the grand staircase!

“Botleys Mansion is one of three romantic and exclusive-use wedding venues owned by Bijou. With several opulent reception rooms, a stunning Atrium,12 luxury bedrooms, and stunning parkland grounds it’s even more impressive when viewed in person.”

Catrin Marks @ Botley’s Mansion

8. Ascot Racecourse, Berkshire

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This modern wedding venue is perfect for a race fan! Wedding packages here include a ceremony and reception or just your reception if you wish. This wedding venue is sure to impress, accommodating everything from small stylish gatherings to grand banquets. With a collection of spaces to choose from for your celebrations, Ascot Racecourse might be perfect for your special day!

9. Mour Hotel, Nottingham

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This contemporary hotel wedding venue is great for the couple that wants their guests to stay onsite as there’s plenty of accommodation. Packages start from £5,000 which includes drinks, your wedding breakfast, an evening reception, a DJ and more! Perfect for couples located in Nottinghamshire.

10. The Deck, London's South Bank

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Appreciate London architecture? This might be the wedding venue for you. This stylish contemporary event space features retractable doors so if you’re getting married in the height of summer, you can bring the outdoors in. The venue is licensed for indoor and outdoor ceremonies so you can have the London skyline as the backdrop for your ceremony. Surely the best view of the city!

11. Fairyhill, Swansea

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The stunning contemporary venue is located within 24 acres of gardens in the Swansea countryside. The historic Grade II listed Georgian house was extended in 2017 to become this modern wedding venue. There’s luxury accommodation, two stylish bars, a gents lounge and a garden room for you to enjoy. This is one of our dream wedding venues in the UK!

12. Merrydale Manor, Knutsford

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Merrydale Manor is situated in Knutsford, Cheshire. One of our exclusive use venues, with onsite accommodation and onsite catering. The venue was purpose-built in 2017 but feels like an old stately home that has been modernised and has since been very popular, you’d be missing out if you didn’t have your wedding day here!

13. Matara Centre, Tetbury

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A modern setting for your wedding in the Cotswolds, The Matara Centre hosts tailored wedding celebrations that reflect the personal meaning of union for the couple. There’s an Asian inspired courtyard, a banquet hall with a stunning glass dome at its centre with extensive gardens which will make the perfect backdrop for your photos. This venue is exclusive use and boasts onsite accommodations for your guests.

14. Greenwich Yacht Club, London

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This unique modern place to get married in London is the Greenwich Yacht Club. It is nestled between the O2 and the Thames Barrier in South East London. There are two event spaces to choose from, the river rooms and the clubhouse. A great contemporary space for your modern style!

15. De Vere Cotswold Water Park, Cotswolds

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This picturesque wedding venue is set in the United Kingdom’s beautiful Cotswolds. This modern destination offers seven unique wedding spaces, all of which are licensed for civil ceremonies so all you have to do is decide between the venues. The marquee space offers gorgeous views over the countryside and the Starling Suite offers lake views through floor-to-ceiling windows.

16. Hilton Edinburgh Carlton

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This modern hotel wedding venue is sure to meet your requirements! It’s ideally located in Edinburgh and features a beautiful staircase for your wedding pictures. What makes this wedding location even better is that there is plenty of accommodation for your friends and family. This is perfect for a modern luxury wedding!

17. The Cinnamon Kitchen, London

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The Cinnamon Kitchen is located in the City of London and is the second venue of celebrated Chef Vivek Singh. If you’re a fan of Indian Cuisine then this is the modern wedding venue for you. Wedding packages start from £75 for a 3-course menu, the venue hire and restaurant service.

18. Kings Oak Hotel, Hertfordshire

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The exclusive use Kings Oak Hotel is perfect for a modern wedding. It borders Essex and London placing it in an ideal location within the United Kingdom for all your guests. We love that this venue is nestled in the Epping Forest and offers onsite accommodation for your nearest and dearest.

19. Swynford Manor, Newmarket

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Located in Newmarket, not far from Cambridge, Swynford Manor is a gorgeous country house with a bridal preparation room, garden room and terrace. This modern wedding venue is exclusive use and although it was built in the 1800s, it feels surprisingly contemporary. There’s plenty of space to stay at Swynford Manor too with 13 rooms including the Bridal Suite, which is situated at the top of its own staircase.

20. RSA House, London

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Situated at the heart of London’s West End, this venue is one for theatre fans! The grade I listed building embraces both Georgian splendour and modern style to provide a variety of luxurious spaces in which to hold your special day. This interesting venue is great for a modern wedding and offers you exclusive use for your wedding day.

21. Victoria Warehouse, Manchester

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Have you been looking for unique modern wedding venues? Victoria Warehouse is something quite interesting, it offers an industrial backdrop filled with character for the less traditional bride. Victoria Warehouse is almost 100 years old and holds two event spaces for you to choose from, The Bays for up to 250 guests or The Cotton Sheds for up to 900 guests. Perfect for a grand wedding!

22. 4th Floor Studios, London

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This Whitechapel wedding venue is exclusive use and is an interesting space to hire in East London. Guests arrive through a discreet doorway then are wowed but the large studio space is full of character. There are three large studio spaces available over two floors which can be booked individually or as a whole, depending on your specific budget requirements. Be sure to head up to the rooftop for your wedding photography!

23. Bunny Hill Weddings, Yorkshire

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Would you prefer to marry outdoors in the arbour, beneath blossom trees in the garden room or in the industrial style mezzanine lounge? The choice is yours at this exclusive use venue located in the heart of the Yorkshire Wolds.

“Bunny Hill offers a boutique hotel feel for exclusive hire, combining elegant guest rooms, a large industrial luxe barn, mezzanine lounge, a dedicated ceremony room and creative in house catering options. Set within a rural location with welcoming outdoor spaces, woodland and even a zip line, Bunny Hill is the venue of choice for those wanting to make the most of their time with family and friends in a relaxed and private setting that offers quality service alongside the freedom and flexibility to create a day that’s truly unique to you.”

Sharon @ Bunny Hill Weddings

Image credit: Ray and Julie photography

24. Searcys at the Gherkin, London

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Are you a fan of the city lights illuminating the night sky? That could be the backdrop to your evening wedding celebrations if you choose to get married at the Gherkin, one of London’s most iconic landmarks. Floors 39 and 20 are exclusively yours when you choose to marry in this location and your ceremony can have up to 140 guests with up to 260 for your glittering cocktail reception. Modern architecture is shown at its finest here!

25. The Nomad Hotel, London

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The Nomad Hotel in London mainly features vintage decor but when you reach the decadent modern ballroom, you understand why this space is on this list. This ballroom was originally a Magistrates’ Courtroom but it has been redesigned as a contemporary formal space for private events such as your big day. Perfect for the bride that isn’t all about white!

26. Foxtail Barns, Staffordshire

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This brand new barn wedding venue is part of a small group of family-run, privately owned, barn wedding venues in the West Midlands. This contemporary venue is exclusively yours for your wedding day with a supply your own drinks option with quirky guest lodges onsite and a wedding night suite included. There is no onsite catering but there’s a highly commended list of recommended caterers that are ready to whip up a delicious feast for your wedding day.

Image credit: James Andrew Photography

27. Sandy Cove, Devon

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Do you love to be beside the sea? Not all modern wedding venues have a view like this one. This location is exclusive use, unique, secluded and incredibly romantic. The Venue at Sandy Cove provides a magical backdrop to your wedding photos and the wedding team will work tirelessly to ensure you know how to make your Sandy Cove wedding unforgettable.

28. Hampton Manor, Hampton-In-Arden

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If you’re looking for a contemporary wedding venue in the countryside, look no further than Hampton Manor. There are 15 bedrooms for your loved ones, and a Michelin starred restaurant to provide your incredible wedding catering. The Courtyard area brings the outside in for your celebrations ensuring there’s plenty of natural daylight. This venue doesn’t accept external catering but who would want it when there’s a Michelin star restaurant on site!

29. The Anthologist, London

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The Anthologist in London is definitely not for the traditional couple as there’s nothing about it that resembles a church but there are lots of charming features to be appreciated by the modern couple! There’s a large open plan space to take you from your wedding ceremony to your wedding breakfast. This is a gorgeous setting in the heart of the City with a variety of flexible spaces catering for up to 400 with food and drink packages to suit your wedding budget.

30. Carus Green, Kendal

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This golf and leisure club could provide the perfect modern wedding venue for your special day. It is located in the Lake District near the town of Kendal and provides a relaxed environment for you to celebrate with your loved ones. There are large balconies and floor to ceiling windows so you’re never far from the sunshine and spectacular views of the Lake District landscape. A perfect Lake District wedding venue!

We hope this round-up of 30 modern wedding venues has helped you to find your perfect venue whether that’s near the beach or in the countryside with a tree-lined driveway! All you need to do now is decide on your honeymoon destination

CM

Written by

Caitlin Martin

Caitlin is our Marketing Executive. Caitlin is passionate about weddings and organisation, so enjoys writing content that will help you plan your dream wedding! In her spare time, Caitlin enjoys spending time with her partner and taking walks on the nearby beach with her Newfypoo puppy, Bruno.

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