15 Sporting Wedding Venues for 2021
Published date: 3rd August 2021
Are you a big sports fan? Then why not spend your special day at a sporting wedding venue?
Whatever you like to spend your time doing, whether it’s teeing off at the golf course, feeling the rush of the racehorses coming home, or kicking about on the pitch, we’ve compiled a list of 15 exhilarating sporting wedding venues across the United Kingdom that’ll give all your guests a good reason to cheer you on.
1. The Manor, West Yorkshire
Set in the heart of the spacious and picturesque Cockersdale Valley, The Manor is one of many evergreen and idyllic golf club wedding venues in England.
This course, set over 170 acres of stunning and exclusive parkland and licenced to host your civil ceremony, features a gorgeous function room with breathtaking views over The Manor’s gorgeous grounds, giving you an amazing backdrop for your wedding.
If that wasn’t enough to convince you, this venue comes equipped with a handy team of wedding coordinators to make sure your day is the best that it can possibly be. If this sounds good to you, this private country course has your name written all over it!
2. The In & Out Naval and Military Club, London
Fancy a sporty gentleman’s club-feel for your wedding? The In & Out, located in Mayfair in the heart of London, is more than happy to offer you the full package. This venue has seen its fair share of sporting events due to its history as a club for Her Majesty’s Armed Forces and has a classy and elegant feeling you won’t be able to find anywhere else.
This truly unique house is able to host your ceremony and reception in one of its many bespoke function rooms that’ll leave you spoiled for choice. The extravagant spaces within this venue are sure to make to jaws drop and even more likely to make you feel like a sports star on your wedding day!
3. Old Thorns Manor Hotel, Golf & Country Estate, Hampshire
As you might have guessed, golf clubs are especially popular among sporting wedding venues due to the pristine nature of their grounds as well as the elegant and refined nature of the sport that they house.
Old Thorns Manor in Hampshire is the quintessential golf club venue, featuring everything you could want from a wedding venue, including the ability to hold civil ceremonies and partnerships as well as the ability to host up to 500 guests at one time.
The course itself extends over 400 acres of the South Downs National park and features luxurious accommodation and everything is provided for you, including a space to suit your wedding size as well as generous food and catering – it’s no surprise that this sporting venue was designed and preferred by Peter Alliss, the Voice of Golf himself!
4. Ascot Racecourse, Berkshire
Everyone knows the excitement of the Royal Ascot every year, but I doubt that many know the excitement of hosting their wedding day there! You may not have heard, but Ascot Racecourse boasts a team of expert wedding co-ordinators that have been hosting expert weddings for many years in their famous open spaces.
This remains as one of the most flexible wedding venues in England, featuring a range of packages to align with how you would like to spend your special day, from a full package with a ceremony and reception, or just an evening booking to host your ceremonies. Each space inside the massive building range from intimate to epic, perfect for any kind of occasion, as well as a dedicated catering and events team what’s not to love?
5. Lyme Regis Golf Club, Dorset
It’s easy to be overwhelmed with the abundance of golf club venues to choose from, but make no mistake – choosing the right one for your wedding day is essential to making it the best it can possibly be.
If you’re looking for something a bit more coastal and open, Lyme Regis Golf Club may be perfect for you. With the world-famous Jurassic Coast providing a tranquil backdrop for your wedding and located near the historic town of Lyme Regis, this Golf Club features 100 full acres of parkland at your disposal on your big day.
The actual venue features everything from a licensed bar to a dance floor and seats up to 150 for an evening celebration. This venue prides itself on giving you the option to create your wedding in your own image, offering plenty of space and choices so that you can make your special day your own. Oh, and did we mention the delectable carvery restaurant?
6. Trailfinders Sports Club, West London
Nothing can beat that nostalgic feeling of rolling up to a sports club as a child on a cold, wintery morning in the back of your parents’ car ready to play football, rugby or whatever else sated your youthful mind.
Trailfinders offers the chance to relive that feeling for your wedding day and gives an experience you won’t be able to find anywhere else. One of the more unique sporting wedding venues, this club is more than happy to offer you private and exclusive use of its 18 acre grounds for a ceremony of any size, from something small and intimate to a large, grand event.
Their Victorian style Olympic pavilion combines period features with a contemporary twist and is an ideal site to host your celebration. If you fancy something a bit more modern, their spacious Centenary Room may be up your alley. Whatever your wish may be, this is an ideal venue for sport lovers!
7. Wynyard Golf Club, Durham
Located within the exclusive Wynyard Estate in the Durham Countryside, this award-winning private golf club offers an amazing blank canvas for your wedding celebration. Surrounded by beautiful tree lines and woodland, this venue offers plenty of space to sit outside for an indulgent glass of fizz, whether it’s out in the sun or under the shade of one of the great canopies.
Their Wellington suite offers an ideal space for a wedding breakfast and a max capacity of 120 people at once, while their other locations, such as their Duke Suite has a capacity of 50 and is perfectly fitted for an intimate celebration.
Wynyard offers plenty of indoor and outdoor space for everyone to use, so your guests can mingle while you retreat to the perfect backdrop of the course to take some unforgettable photos. Tee off your married life in style at this elegant Northern golf club!
8. Burnley Football Club, Lancashire
If you thought a golf club wedding was an exciting prospect, how about a Premier League Football Ground? Burnley Football Club offers exclusive use of their football stadium for your special day, giving you access to everything the club has to offer.
You have the choice of several function rooms, all of which are perfect to host any style of wedding, as well as expert catering with menu choices to suit any budget. If that wasn’t enough, you’ll be able to snap some photos in the historic grounds, including on the pitch and in the home team dressing rooms. If you’re football mad, this is the perfect wedding venue to create a special day in a league of its own!
9. Bearwood Lakes Golf Club, Berkshire
This beautiful golf club set in the heart of Berkshire is certainly a venue to remember. Bearwood Lakes Golf Club offers a limited amount of weddings to non-members and is more than sure to make your wedding completely unique.
Their versatile Clubhouse offers a gorgeous space for your ceremony with capacity for up to 60 people, as well as providing space for up to 120 guests for a wedding reception that’ll be sure to make you feel satisfied and well cared for by their talented chefs and event planners.
If you’re looking for a venue surrounded by hundreds of acres or parkland as well as a luxurious clubhouse at your disposal, look no further.
10. Sandford Springs Hotel and Golf Club, Hampshire
Sandford Springs is one of many gorgeous venues in the historic centre of the county of Hampshire. This venue provides a stunning backdrop for your wedding in every way shape and form, with its stunning location offering gorgeous views across the surrounding countryside.
The venue itself can accommodate up to 80 guests for a ceremony and can host an evening wedding reception with a capacity of 200 people at once. There is also ample parking space for your guests and marquee facilities if you’d like an outdoor celebration. It’s truly an all year round wedding venue!
11. Reigate Hill Golf Club, Surrey
Known for its areas of outstanding natural beauty, rolling hills and stunning gardens, Surrey is home to many well-known and indulgent wedding venues. Reigate Hill Golf Club is no different, being the perfect venue for a sport-based wedding.
Set in the Surrey Hills, this venue offers 162 acres of private estate on the picturesque hills for you and your close friends and family to enjoy on your big day. They offer two function suites with views over their sublime and well-kept lake, offering space for up to 120 in their Waterside Ceremony Venue and up to 30 for an intimate celebration in their Lakeview Room.
If that wasn’t enough, their expert team pride themselves on tending to your every need and helping you plan your big day. What more could you want?
12. Cottesmore Hotel Golf and Country Club, West Sussex
Cottesmore offers a truly perfect venue to host a wedding day to remember with its historic country house surrounded by several acres of sprawling golf course, all at your disposal. In addition, the house combines the charm of original features with the wow factor of a modern function room feel with several different rooms at your behest.
The stunning Challis Suite is a great space for over 170 guests for an evening celebration and plenty of space for a reception, and the Barn Room, vaulted with oak beams, can accommodate up to 150 guests.
If you’d like to stay the night in one of their 26 hotel rooms or 7 self-catering lodges you’ll be treated to spa and salon features as well as a sauna and swimming pool – good luck finding the will to leave once you get here!
13. Weald of Kent Golf Course and Hotel, Kent
There’s no wonder the Weald of Kent is so well known – heavily wooded areas with gorgeous shade and groves for thousands of acres at a time, not to mention its elegant golf course which is open for weddings!
The Weald of Kent Golf Course is surrounded by stunning lakes that are sure to provide the perfect backdrop for your big day and plenty of incredible photo opportunities so you newlyweds will have plenty of memories from your wedding to remember forever.
The venue is yours to hire for the big event and professional staff with over 20 years experience hosting weddings are more than happy to assist you with any problems or requests you may have surrounding your wedding. Venue hire starts at £3250, so get booking!
14. Essex Golf and Country Club, Essex
This venue features a gorgeous setting over the perfectly-kept ground and offers a selection of different spaces to host your ceremony or reception in. Choose between their Mustang and Conservatory Suite with a private bar, dance floor and patio area as well as the spacious Flights Suite for up to 170 guests for a function and 250 for an evening reception.
They even offers 42 ensuite bedrooms so that everyone can stay the night – what more could you really want?
15. Boringdon Park Golf Club, West Country
Some of you may think we’ve saved the best for last, and it’s easy to see why. Boringdon Park is an exciting venue in the South West that is always happy to cater to whatever style of wedding that you may want to create.
The venue features several fantastic photo opportunities around the spacious course, including the historical Triumphal Arch which forms the perfect photography backdrop. There is also a private apartment for the wedding party, a flexible functions suite for any size with a private entrance for the happy couple, a personalised menu, and entertainment provided through their expert list of suppliers.
There’s something for everyone here and we guarantee you’ll be able to create the wedding of your dreams at Boringdon.