There is a venue to suit every wedding in the West Midlands, from historic manor houses and grand castles, to traditional and contemporary barns located in rolling English countryside. Whether you want a small, intimate wedding, or a larger, more lavish affair, there is the perfect place to exchange your vows in the West Midlands.
Calling all West Midlands brides, below are five of the best wedding venues near to you that you simply must see:
1. Mythe Barn, Leicestershire
Situated on secluded farmland and surrounded by the stunning British countryside, Mythe Barn is a wonderfully romantic rural retreat. Fantastically stylish, the barn, which can host civil ceremonies and wedding breakfasts for up to 150 guests, is purpose built, perfectly blending traditional and modern design. The exterior is thoroughly contemporary with the use of brick and timber teamed with floor-to-ceiling glass panels, while the interior is authentic with exposed brick walls and oak beams. A focal point at this beautiful venue is the gazebo in the garden. This striking aged-oak wooden frame stands proudly at Mythe Barn, providing a pretty backdrop for an outdoor wedding.
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2. Rowton Castle, Shropshire
Breathtakingly beautiful, Rowton Castle is an enchanting place to exchange vows. Magical from the moment you arrive, with its sweeping driveway, authentic stone exterior, grand arched entrance and traditional towers, it is a most prestigious setting for weddings of up to 110 guests. Internally the castle offers a number of elegant reception rooms, each very opulent with ornate open fireplaces, chandeliers and vintage furniture. This historical venue also boasts the Linden Belvedere; a classical Roman-style cream pillar structure which is used for outdoor ceremonies and photography.
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3. Whitney Court, Herefordshire
Whitney Court is a charming Edwardian country house set in over 1,000 acres of glorious grounds. Within the house itself there are a number of beautifully dressed reception rooms, including the drawing room, which can seat 132 for the civil ceremony, and the dining room, which can seat 120 guests for the wedding breakfast.
The drawing room is dramatic and full of character with its mahogany panelled walls and intricate ceiling detail, while the dining room is elegant and exquisite with pretty duck egg blue walls, luxurious gold curtains framing the full height windows, antique furniture and chandeliers. For couples with more guests, a marquee can be erected in the garden at Whitney Court, allowing for up to 250 people.
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4. Curradine Barns, Worcestershire
Located in idyllic and undulating countryside, Curradine Barns is a picturesque place to get married. The venue comprises a set of restored 19th Century traditional brick barns situated around a traditional horse-shoe shaped courtyard and a renovated farmhouse offering luxury accommodation. Both the chapel-like Granary Barn, typically used for civil ceremonies, and the informal and inviting Barley Barn, used for the wedding breakfast and after party, can host 150 guests.
What makes Curradine Barns so magical is the charming courtyard; with pebbled pathways, trees full of fairy lights, plenty of outdoor seating surrounded by bay trees and planting pots spilling over with scented lavender and season flowers, it is a pretty place for guests to enjoy a drink.
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5. Packington Moor, Staffordshire
Packington Moor is a rustic and most romantic wedding venue. Two historical barns located on a 700 acre arable and livestock farm allows for a simple yet sophisticated wedding celebration. Oak Barn, which can seat 120 for the civil ceremony, is grand with high vaulted ceilings and a minstrel gallery as well as reminiscent of times gone by with authentic beams, exposed brickwork and stained glass windows.
The contemporary Malt Barn caters for up to 160 guests. It is a blank canvas for brides and grooms with white walls, wrought iron chandeliers and oak beams and pillars. Ensuring newlyweds steal a few precious moments together, a secret garden has been created with a romantic wisteria walk, allowing brides and grooms to walk hand in hand and reflect on their special day.
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