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Top 6 Last-Minute Venues For Your Spring 2022 Wedding

Published date: 28th February 2020 | Author: Hollie Bond

The average time couples spend planning a wedding might be 23.5 months*, but that doesn’t mean you have to wait that long to get hitched.

If you’re looking to get married quickly and prefer the idea of a short engagement, you don’t have to settle for a second-rate venue that no-one else has booked. In fact, you’ll be delighted to hear that some of the most beautiful venues in the country often have last-minute dates and attractive budget-friendly offers that you can snap up.

To help you find the most gorgeous places to get married in spring 2020, we’ve compiled a list of the top 6 wedding venues around the UK that have last-minute availability. Whatever your style, and wherever you want to get married, you’ll find the perfect venue to suit. If you love the look of one of these venues don’t hang around though, because these dates will go faster than you can say “I do”.

Spring 2020 Wedding Venues - 1885 House1885 The Function House, Stainland, West Yorkshire

Small, intimate weddings and exclusive use venues don’t often go hand in hand, but at the characterful 1885 The Function House in Yorkshire you can hire the entire place for just you and your chosen loved ones to enjoy. This rustic and historic country pub is in the most idyllic of locations, overlooking the Pennine Hills in a secluded countryside setting. Inside, the venue is informal and cosy, but still sophisticated enough for your special day. Every wedding at this family-run venue is completely bespoke and there’s a full event management service, meaning last-minute weddings are easy to accommodate and can be organised in a stress-free and fun way for you. Foodies will particularly love this venue, with seasonal and contemporary menus and the chance to work with the chefs to create a unique menu to reflect your day. Book your last minute 2020 wedding here. 

Stifford Hall Hotel, Thurrock, Essex

It is possible to have a lavish country house hotel in a matter of months, don’t let anyone tell you otherwise! Stifford Hall, a glorious 18th century manor house with six acres of landscaped gardens looks particularly romantic in spring and is the ideal last-minute wedding venue option if you’re hoping to have up to 180 guests at your big day. The Regency Room, the main light-flooded space for celebrations, has undergone a complete renovation, mixing pretty period details like a glittering chandelier and beautiful bay windows with a delightfully contemporary feel. The hotel has 97 bedrooms too, so none of your family and friends need to search for somewhere to stay afterwards, making it even more ideal if you’re not giving guests much notice. Small last-minute weddings are just as well catered for with the intimate Garden Suite for up to 60 guests. Have a look at the tempting last-minute wedding date offers here. 

2020 Spring Wedding Venue - WakehurstWakehurst, Haywards Heath, West Sussex

Wedding day backdrops don’t get much more spectacular than a 16th century manor in West Sussex with its own botanical gardens, run by none other than Kew Gardens. Just imagine how incredible your wedding day pictures will look if you choose this magical venue for your spring 2020 wedding, with a picturesque walled garden, rustic woodland and shimmering lakes to pose in front of as well as a Croquet Lawn, the perfect place for a marquee for up to 200 guests. It’s not just the grounds that will wow your guests if you snap up a last-minute wedding date here . The hall is home to charming wood-panelled and period feature-filled rooms, including a Dining Room, Gallery and Library and experienced in-house caterers are on hand to create a feast for a last-minute celebration.

Spring Last Minute Wedding Venue - Elmbridge FarmElmbridge Farm, Worcestershire

Enjoy a rustic romance down on the farm at this unique, exclusive use venue in Worcestershire. Elmbridge Farm is made up of 50 acres of private and secluded land, as well as an atmospheric party tipi, overlooking a picturesque lake, which hosts only a handful of weddings each year. This sublime setting is wonderfully romantic and means you can be completely immersed in nature, but still enjoy all the modern amenities your hearts’ desire, such as contemporary cottages to stay in and luxury toilets. And the icing on the cake? A choice of ceremony locations, including a charming waterside area reached by a bridge and an enchanting forest glade. With all the wedding essentials like furniture and a sound system taken care of, plus excellent last minute offers, Elmbridge Farm makes a last-minute tipi wedding completely possible.

2020 Wedding Venues Last Minute - WakehurstThe Rosendale Public House Gardens, South London

Everything moves at a faster pace in the capital, so planning a last-minute wedding here is a breeze. Especially when you consider that amazing venues like this seriously chic inn with gardens still have availability and attractive offers for spring 2020 weddings. For weddings with up to 150 guests The Rosendale is a stunning choice, with two beautiful light-flooded private rooms that are so elegant you don’t need to spend your precious planning time worrying about the décor. There are even three gardens, a rather unique feature for a London venue, as well as a wedding license so you can hold your entire day here, from the ceremony right through to the last dance.

Woodhall Manor - Last Minute Spring Wedding VenueWoodhall Manor, Suffolk

If the spring weather is on your side, there are few places as idyllic as Woodhall Manor’s enchanting walled garden to say your “I dos”. This historic red brick house near Suffolk’s heritage coast has it all – glorious landscaped gardens, indoor and outdoor ceremony and reception spaces, incredible food and 14 sumptuous rooms for staying over. Plus, there are incredible last-minute offers at this charming country house and an experienced team on site to help turn around and plan your big day in no time at all

So if you simply can’t wait another day to walk down the aisle with the love of your life, don’t let anyone say a last-minute wedding isn’t possible. In fact, last-minute weddings can work in your favour with plenty of amazing offers at gorgeous venues like these, meaning you can save money in the budget to put towards a fabulous honeymoon destination or lots of dreamy décor and entertainment extras. Just make the most of the wedding co-ordinators and events teams on site and be decisive and organised, and your last-minute spring 2020 wedding will be the most magical day of your lives.

*According to a recent survey by Bridebook


Written by

Hollie Bond

Hollie is a lifestyle journalist with over ten years’ experience working in the wedding industry as Lifestyle Editor for You & Your Wedding magazine Also a Regional Editor for Muddy Stilettos, Hollie has written for Square Meal magazine, Family History Monthly, BBC History magazine and Homes & Antiques. In her spare time you can find Hollie in a dance studio practising ballet…

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