20 of the Best Outdoor Wedding Venues
Author: Emily Perry
When the warmer months are just around the corner, there is no better time to have an outdoor wedding. There is more space for you and your guests to enjoy and celebrate the day in an outdoor space.
To help you find the perfect place for your wedding day, here are a few outdoor wedding venues that are bound to fill you with inspiration!
1. Stanlake Park & Vineyard
When it comes to outside space, Stanlake Park has it in abundance. Not only is it located in Berkshire’s largest wine estate, but the venue boasts 150 acres of gorgeous grounds and gardens, so you are spoilt for space when looking for an outdoor wedding. You can say “I Do” surrounded by the vineyard and the stunning Berkshire countryside. There are three outdoor areas at Stanlake Park, including The Courtyard, The Walled Garden and The Vineyard Barn Lawn, so you have a whole host of spaces for those all-important wedding photos.
2. Notley Abbey
Nestled on the edge of the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire border, Notley Abbey is home to medieval history and stunning spaces. The Walled Garden, parts of which are ruins of the abbey, is a beautiful space for your ceremony. You can choose to have a carpet aisle placed down, or to keep it more rustic you can leave the aisle bare and have a grass walkway. With space for up to 172 people, you and your guests can celebrate in style surrounded by extensive grounds.
3. Manor By The Lake
The Cotswolds is renowned for stunning scenery and miles of natural spaces, and it’s not short of wedding venues either. Located in the heart of Cheltenham, Manor By The Lake is home to 7-acres of private grounds and a serene lake and bridge, a couple’s favourite for photos and taking a peaceful moment as newlyweds. The Manor House wedding venue offers a few different options for your outdoor ceremony, from the Italian Pavilion surrounded by greenery and the Lakeside Pavilion just a stone’s throw from the lake to a ceremony in front of the grand manor arches. You can make the day your own.
4. Hazlewood Castle Hotel
Hazlewood Castle Hotel might be known for its grand infrastructure, but the venue also has extensive grounds surrounding the castle. With 77 acres of landscaped gardens and woodlands, you can escape everyday life and enjoy a day of peace and tranquillity with your loved ones. Licensed for outdoor wedding ceremonies, you can say your vows are surrounded by the blooming cherry blossoms that surround the Garden Pagoda.
5. Hever Castle
Kent is home to rolling countryside views, which is one of the many reasons it’s a popular location for weddings. Hever Castle is a great option for an outdoor wedding, their Italian Garden creates the perfect setting for your ceremony. With stunning views of the 38-acre bay, you really will feel in a world of your own. And just because you are marrying outside of the castle doesn’t mean you miss out on its grandeur. The castle venue itself is the perfect backdrop for your wedding photos, as well as the extensive grounds and lake.
6. Kew Gardens
If you are searching for a venue close to London, Kew Gardens is worth considering. As far as outdoor weddings go, it doesn’t get much better than these botanic gardens. Outside civil ceremonies are offered during the summer months at their Cambridge Cottage, your guests are seated on the lawn as you and your partner share a vow in front of the beautiful French doors of the Drawing Room. You can also serve drinks on the lawn, a great opportunity for you and your guests to enjoy the gardens’ serene surroundings.
7. Hockwold Hall
Another great choice when looking for outdoor wedding venues is Hockwold Hall, a Grade II listed Manor surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens. This outdoor space would also not be complete without a large garden marquee ready for up to 50 guests to enjoy the wedding reception.
8. The Renaissance at Kelham Hall
The perfect outdoor wedding venue is available at The Renaissance surrounded by a beautiful outdoor space. The gorgeous gardens create the perfect setting for your wedding photographs and guests to enjoy the ceremony with exclusive use and beautiful scenery. This venue is ideal for outdoor weddings as your dream wedding can take place amongst the 42 acres of land and beautiful gardens. This exclusive use venue and gorgeous gardens will ensure everything from the wedding reception through to the outdoor wedding, is the perfect wedding.
9. Ellingham Hall
The manicured gardens make Ellingham Hall a stunning outdoor wedding venue to hold your outdoor ceremony with natural landscapes and ancient woodland, the views are idyllic. The exclusive use wedding venue also includes a country house with a choice of 5 indoor and outdoor spaces to exchange your vows whatever the weather may bring.
10. Sant Ffraed House
One of Oldwalls collection’s newest wedding venues is this grade two listed country house which only opened up this year. The venue is surrounded by 330 acres of the historic estate and even has views of sugar loaf mountain. Civil ceremonies can take place outside the gorgeous venue with a stunning backdrop and in the fresh air or inside the lavish modern property. The natural light flowing throughout this country house also ensures the perfect wedding day will be well-lit.
11. Henblas Country Park
An outdoor wedding venue steeped in family-owned welsh farmland. The Henblas Country Park is perfect for an outdoor wedding ceremony, with unparalleled views of the Snowdonia Mountains. A unique wedding venue with lots of photo opportunities.
12. Cefn Tilla Court
The Lilly ponds and landscaped gardens make Cefn Tilla Court a unique and beautiful wedding venue to have the perfect wedding with your family and loved ones. There are plenty of walks around the surrounding area for you and your guests to enjoy, alongside a range of activities.
13. Bourton Hall
If flawless photos and a summer wedding are what you are looking to plan, look no further than Bourton Hall, which overlooks Draycote Water in Warwickshire. The house and grounds both have stunning views of the countryside and the Portico adjoining the front terrace is an idyllic outside ceremony setting for an outdoor ceremony. This outdoor wedding venue will not disappoint.
14. Crondon Park
This outdoor wedding venue has won the 2019 award for the best countryside wedding venue in Britain. Need we say more? Crondon Park is set in the valley of Crondon with beautiful views of the countryside and a championship golf course. A drinks reception can take place with the fully stocked integral bar inside and there are plenty of places to capture special memories with your wedding guests.
15. Taunton School
This stylish new venue went under a 3.6 million pound investment to become a sparkly new wedding venue. The purpose-built facility is energy efficient and makes the perfect backdrop for wedding ceremonies. Wedding photographers will have a fantastic opportunity to capture your wedding photos in the beautiful outdoor space to produce gorgeous wedding photographs for you and your partner to look back on.
16. De Vere Beaumont Estate
This stunning property can hold up to 550 guests, which makes it an ideal venue for a lavish large wedding ceremony. The unique venue even has a chapel if you decide on an indoor ceremony. However, with 40 acres of grounds, there is no shortage of where to get married outside in the private gardens. The stunning grounds and private location make this the ideal venue to tie the knot.
17. Wickham Estate
The outdoor space at this wedding venue is exclusively yours and in and amongst a converted winery, your day will be surrounded by rolling hills, a vineyard and all of your friends and family. The relaxed atmosphere is perfect for a romantic wedding ceremony.
18. Woodhall Manor
The beautiful romantic outdoor ceremony space outside the restored Woodhall Manor can be nothing short of perfect. Close to the Suffolk Heritage Coast, the beautiful gardens are a gorgeous place to tie the knot and celebrate the day with all your loved ones. The stunning grounds will be a talking point for all your guests and create memories for years to come.
19. Southdowns Manor
Southdowns Manor recently won Wedding Venue (Hotel) Of The Year, South East Region at The 2022 Wedding Industry Awards! This gorgeous manor house is perfect for an outdoor wedding venue as there is an exclusive use venue option which will ensure the grounds are completely closed off for just your wedding party.
20. Cornish Tipi Weddings
For the ultimate cornish outdoor wedding venue, look no further than Cornish Tipi Weddings, perfect for intimate weddings. There is a marquee available where garden games can take place and the private location ensures all your guests can have a fun time under the stars and surrounded by fairy lights. Your outdoor wedding ceremony will have the perfect setting under the canvas Pavillion.