Whether you opt for a warm and cosy day or a sparkling, glittering celebration, winter weddings are absolutely brilliant. To set the scene for your big day, you certainly need the right venue. We’ve selected some of our favourite winter wedding venues for you here and you can be absolutely sure that they are all perfect for wonderful winter weddings.
1. Notley Abbey, Buckinghamshire
Notley Abbey is a beautiful and breathtaking setting for your winter wedding. There’s a grand oak fireplace to warm you heart and floor-to-ceiling windows to let in lots of light and let your guests look out over the frosty ground. You’ll also be able to choose gorgeous indoor spaces for your ceremony and reception and at the end of the night, there’s no need to travel in the cold as you can make the most of the luxurious honeymoon suite.
2. Leeds Castle, Kent
For a grand and impressive winter wedding venue, look no further than Leeds Castle. We love the history and the stunning ceremony and reception rooms. The Banqueting Room is the ideal location for a seasonal feast or you can take over the Maiden’s Tower with its private garden and accommodation. We love the laidback style of the Fairfax Barn too!
3. Leez Priory, Essex
Boasting Tudor fireplaces, oak panelling and wooden beams, Leez Priory is the perfect winter wedding hideaway. Having won handfuls of awards, Leez Priory has it all and it’s a grand venue that offers a warm welcome. Check out the oak panelled Cocktail Bar and the intimate vaulted Cellar disco area. Whatever the weather, you’re also spoilt for choice when it comes to locations for photos at Leez Priory and the secret gardens look amazing on a wintery day.
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4. Delbury Hall, Shropshire
Just outside beautiful Ludlow, you’ll find the even more beautiful Delbury Hall. We love the mix of traditional and modern details here and The Stables provides the very best overnight accommodation for guests looking for a seasonal escape. This really is the perfect location for winter weddings in the countryside as you’ll have lots of gorgeous indoor spaces with views over gardens, lakes and rolling gardens.
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5. Skinners’ Hall, London
Skinners’ Hall in London offers a cool city location combined with a rich history and total exclusivity. The grand fireplace in the Outer Hall is a fabulous backdrop for a ceremony and the warm and welcoming atmosphere sweeps you up from the moment you arrive. The Great Hall is perfect for your wedding breakfast and then move your party to the brilliant Court Room. Having so many options on site makes planning your dream winter wedding super simple.
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6. Pentney Abbey, Norfolk
For a winter getaway in the country, we heartily recommend Pentney Abbey. With everything you could possibly need on site, from a chic bridal preparation room and wonderful guest accommodation to romantic ceremony and reception spaces, you can hide yourselves away and celebrate in style. The firepit in the Barn’s courtyard is a great spot for snuggling on wintery evenings and the medieval Banquet Hall is an inviting and impressive spot for a feast to remember.
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7. The Ashes, Staffordshire
Just a stone’s throw from the Peak District National Park is The Ashes. This collection of restored barns is a simply glorious venue and every detail is absolutely perfect. We love the warm natural stone, the original timber beams and the fact that the space is all yours. And, when it comes to space, there’s plenty of it. You can celebrate with up to 150 lucky guests and create a winter wedding that no one will ever forget in this stunning setting.
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For more winter wedding ideas, take a look at our guide to the very best winter wedding colour schemes.