Shared with your closest family and friends, more relaxed than a formal affair for 200 and perfectly personalised to suit you as a couple… there’s so much to love about tying the knot with an intimate wedding. And what do you need to bring your bijou big day to life? Intimate wedding venues, of course! Here are out eight of our favourite small wedding venues to set the scene for your celebrations.
1. Sandhole Oak Barn, Cheshire
Say “I do” to getting married at this beautiful oak-beamed barn beside a private lake and you’ll have not one but two charming spaces in which to celebrate. First, exchange vows in the Ceremony Barn, which makes the most of the lakeside views. Then, it’s time to tuck into your wedding breakfast in the Dining Barn. Thanks to the characterful Oak Clock Tower, you can even get married outside, just a few feet from the lake, too!
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2. Davenport House, Shropshire
A manor house might not be your first thought when looking for small wedding venues, but intimate weddings are glorious at Davenport House. The opulent interiors of this Grade-I listed, Georgian wedding venue are bathed in light thanks to the large windows. With a choice of ceremony and reception spaces, this venue promises an elegant experience for weddings, large and small.
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3. Appleby Castle, Cumbria
On the hunt for intimate wedding venues with history? You’ll love the Lake District’s Appleby Castle, which dates back to the 12th century. Marry in the oak-panelled Ceremony Room or outdoors in the picturesque Garden Rotunda, before enjoying a drinks reception with a difference in the atmospheric courtyard.
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4. Bartholomew Barn, West Sussex
Make the most of the Great British countryside with a wedding at stone and brick-built Bartholomew Barn. A glazed wall makes the most of the rural views, while a log-burner keeps guests cosy whatever the weather. The oak beams and exposed brick walls are complemented by the light cast by chandeliers, setting the scene for the most romantic of intimate wedding venues.
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5. Manor Mews, Norfolk
If you’re looking for small wedding venues with all the character of a barn and all the luxury of a country house, you’ll find ‘the one’ at Manor Mews. The Great Barn is the picture of country chic. Think atmospheric lighting, classic tongue-and-groove panelling and exposed bricks, not forgetting the beautiful timber beams that stretch across the ceiling. There’s even a series of stylish cottage and barn conversions for you and your guests to stay in!
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6. The Barn At Upcote, Gloucestershire
The honey-coloured stone and charm of the Cotswolds make The Barn At Upcote one of the most romantic of intimate wedding venues. As you arrive on your wedding day, you’ll journey along a winding driveway past fields and woodland, arriving in the courtyard ready for the celebrations to begin. Check out The Grain Store, which has been designed especially for smaller wedding parties to enjoy.
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7. Curradine Barns, Worcestershire
This barn wedding venue is big on romance and charm, promising couples who marry here a fairy-tale wedding day. Walk down the aisle in the Granary Barn while a string quartet plays from the gallery above. Flickering candles will illuminate the barn’s stunning character features. The cottage gardens and picturesque courtyard set the scene for lovely couple’s portraits, too…
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8. Morden Hall, London
You don’t have to leave the city to find intimate wedding venues with the wow factor. The idyllic Georgian mansion, Morden Hall presides over 250-acres of parkland in South London. A city oasis, this venue works with expert caterers Galloping Gourmet to ensure weddings here are as foodie as they are beautiful.
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Planning on celebrating a small wedding, shared with your nearest and dearest? You’ll love our selection of intimate wedding venues – check them out and you could find ‘the one’ today!