Top 10 Outdoor Wedding Venues
Published date: 16th July 2020
As the warmer months are just around the corner, there is no better time to have an outdoor wedding. With social distancing rules still firmly in place, you and your guests will have much more space to roam in the fresh air. To help you find the perfect place for your wedding day, here’s a few outdoor wedding venues that are bound to fill you with inspiration!
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 really spoilt for space. 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.
If you are on the hunt for an intimate, outdoor venue surrounded by nature and screams botanical, then Trevenna might be the perfect pick for you. Not only is it home to 142 acres of stunning countryside, but their Arbour is a beautiful location for your ceremony. You can also choose how you want to make your entrance to the alter, from a walk beside the pond to an aisle across the lawn. They even make sure the aisle is wide enough that no dresses get caught on the way down!
A Welsh countryside haven, Bron Eifon is a beautiful country house nestled in 5 acres of grounds, making it the perfect venue for an outdoor wedding. The house itself is full of character, its charm evident from its exterior, not just the rooms inside. Located on the Llyn Peninsular, outdoor ceremonies are offered from April to September in their Wedding Gazebo, surrounded by idyllic views and landscaped gardens as you say your vows.
You don’t have to travel far for a wedding on the beach. Osborne House is rich in romantic history, known as the honeymoon location of George V and Queen Mary, and has the option of marrying on beach right next to the venue. Not only a beautiful location to say “I Do” but you will also find yourselves surrounded stunning sea views across The Solent. If sand isn’t for you, there are three other outdoor spaces for your ceremony. Choose between The Belvedere Terrace, The Walled Garden or The Dubar Lawn to find the perfect spot for your wedding.
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.
As far as outdoor weddings go, no one does it quite like Slaugham Place. Steeped in history, it was formerly a moated Elizabethan manor house, the moat and ruins of the manor remaining and fantastic for unique wedding photos. A strictly outdoor venue, you can hold your ceremony under the stunning stone arches of the old manor house, with gorgeous gardens and unspoilt woodlands serving as a backdrop. You really will feel a world away from day-to-day life.
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 couples’ favourite for photos and taking a peaceful moment as newlyweds. The venue offers a few different options for your outdoor ceremony, from the Italian Pavilion surrounded by greenery and the Lakeside Pavilion just a stone throw from the lake, to a ceremony in front of the grand manor arches. You can really make the day your own.
Hazlewood Castle Hotel might be known for the 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 surrounded by the blooming cherry blossoms that surround the Garden Pagoda.
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 creating 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 back drop for your wedding photos, as well as the extensive grounds and lake.
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 ceremonies are offered during the summer months at their Cambridge Cottage, your guests seated on the lawn as you and your partner share vows 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 serene surroundings the gardens have to offer.