A bride and groom kiss under string lights in a courtyard.

The Best Wedding Venues in Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire, with its rolling hills and picturesque landscapes, has become a sought-after wedding destination for couples seeking a magical, unforgettable experience. We are regular visitors to this area and love working in these incredible venues. From rustic barns to luxurious castles, this gem of a region in South West England offers a huge range of stunning wedding venues to suit all tastes, styles, and budgets. But with so many beautiful options, how do you find the perfect wedding venue for your special day? Let us guide you through the best wedding venues in Gloucestershire, revealing the best kept secrets and breathtaking locations that will ensure your wedding day is truly unforgettable.

If you are booking your dream wedding day in Gloucestershire, we’d love to hear from you. Let’s discover which one of our photography or videography packages will be best for you.

Key Points

  • Discover Gloucestershire’s top wedding venues, ranging from luxurious manor houses and castles to intimate barns and unique unconventional spaces.

  • Enjoy a fairy tale experience with exclusive use of magnificent grounds at Clearwell Castle or an unforgettable day surrounded by the outstanding beauty of the Cotswolds at Kingscote Barn.

  • Affordable wedding venues are also available, such as Hatherley Manor Hotel or Upper Court, for couples who want their dream day without exceeding their budget.

The barn at Berkeley

Discovering Gloucestershire’s Top Wedding Venues

Gloucestershire wedding venues are renowned for their beauty and diversity, catering to couples with varying preferences and budgets. Whether you dream of an intimate wedding in a rustic barn, a fairy tale wedding in a majestic castle, or a modern celebration in a unique setting, Gloucestershire has it all! Let’s unveil some of the region’s most stunning wedding venues, each providing a unique charm and atmosphere that will make your wedding day truly special.

If elegance and grandeur are your top priorities, you’ll be spoilt for choice with the luxurious manor houses and castles that dot the Gloucestershire countryside. For those seeking a more rustic and intimate affair, the region is home to numerous charming barn wedding venues. And for the adventurous couple looking for something truly unique, there are plenty of quirky and unconventional venues to choose from. Regardless of your dream theme, Gloucestershire possesses the perfect wedding venue just waiting for you to find.

The barn at Berkeley

The Barn at Berkeley

The Barn at Berkeley, nestled in the picturesque countryside of Gloucester, is a unique wedding venue that seamlessly combines rustic charm with modern elegance and the fun of an onsite play barn! This enchanting setting provides a captivating backdrop for couples seeking a memorable wedding day, making it one of or favourite venues to photograph and film.

The Barn itself exudes warmth and character with its exposed wooden beams, high ceilings and fairy lights. It offers both indoor and outdoor ceremony options, with its private terrace and gardens complete with a decorative pond. Indoor ceremonies take place upstairs, while the reception and evening party is held downstairs in the spacious main barn.

After eating, what better way to work it off, than to visit the play barn situated next door! Your guests will enjoy exploring the barn, trying the slides or even just watching if they aren’t feeling brave enough for the death slide. It’s such a memorable venue that has so much going for it. We always have so much fun when we work here!

Manor By The Lake

Manor by the Lake

Nestled in the heart of Cheltenham, Manor By The Lake is a Victorian-era manor house surrounded by seven acres of picturesque grounds and a breathtaking lake, providing a wonderful backdrop for wedding photos. This sophisticated wedding venue boasts:

  • Period architecture

  • Stunning outdoor spaces

  • Accommodation for intimate weddings

  • Accommodation for larger celebrations with up to 300 guests

The manor’s flexible spaces, together with their award-winning team, promise a flawlessly executed wedding day that will create enduring memories for you and your guests. Manor By The Lake’s unique spaces include the elegant manor house, with its stained glass windows and luxurious furnishings, as well as the beautiful landscaped gardens that offer stunning views of the rolling hills.

There are so many lovely photo opportunities here, with our favourite spot being the iconic bridge, for that canvas worthy wedding photo. We’ve covered both indoor and outdoor weddings here and love how different you can make a wedding feel by using the space differently. If you’d like any top tips about getting married in this gorgeous venue, we can help!

Clearwell Castle, Forest of Dean

For an enchanting wedding experience, Clearwell Castle, a venerable Gloucestershire wedding venue nestled in the captivating Forest of Dean, is an excellent choice. This romantic castle provides a magical atmosphere for your big day, complete with:

  • The exclusive use of the castle and its grounds for your ceremony and celebrations

  • A dedicated wedding coordinator who will work with you to plan every detail

  • A fairy tale come true

Clearwell Castle’s breathtaking setting is ideal for capturing all-important epic wedding photos, with the castle’s majestic architecture and picturesque grounds providing a stunning backdrop. The castle’s elegant interiors and luxurious furnishings create a sense of grandeur and opulence, making it the perfect wedding venue for couples seeking a truly unforgettable and elevated experience.

With its remarkable location and dedicated team, Clearwell Castle stands out as one of the most wonderful venues for weddings in Gloucestershire.

Sudeley Castle

If you’re looking for a wedding venue steeped in history and charm, Sudeley Castle is the perfect choice. This stunning venue offers a versatile setting for your celebrations, with indoor and outdoor options available for your ceremony and reception. The castle’s romantic atmosphere is enhanced by its honey-hued stone, high beamed ceilings, and twinkling fairy lights, creating a wonderful backdrop for your wedding celebrations.

Sudeley Castle can accommodate celebrations of all sizes, making it an ideal location for a wedding weekend, and offers a choice of exchanging vows inside, outside, or in a marquee on the private lawns with views of the Tithe Barn. The beautiful countryside surrounding the castle adds to its charm and allure, ensuring your wedding day is truly memorable.

With its rich history and versatile spaces, Sudeley Castle is a perfect wedding venue for those seeking a unique and unforgettable experience in Gloucestershire.

Rustic Charm: Barn Wedding Venues in Gloucestershire

Kingscote Barn

For couples who are drawn to the rustic charm of barn wedding venues, Gloucestershire will not disappoint. It’s also the home of one of our favourite barn wedding locations, Kingscote Barn! These venues often feature exposed beams, stone walls, and other rustic elements, providing a romantic and intimate setting for your special day. With their stunning locations, unique character, and warm atmosphere, barn wedding venues in Gloucestershire offer a delightful alternative to traditional wedding venues.

From charming Old Gore Barn and picturesque Cripps Barn to the enchanting Stone Barn, Gloucestershire is home to a variety of barn wedding venues to suit every taste and budget. Each barn offers its own unique features and amenities, ensuring your wedding day is a one-of-a-kind experience that you and your guests will cherish for a lifetime.

Are you a bunting, fairy lights and romantic barn type of couple? Let’s uncover some of Gloucestershire’s most charming barn wedding venues, ideal for couples who yearn for a rustic and romantic atmosphere.

Kingscote Barn, Tetbury

We are regular visitors to Kingscote barn, it’s a stand our venue for us and ticks all the boxes! Nestled within its own private valley within the Cotswold Hills, Kingscote Barn in Tetbury is a picturesque countryside venue boasting a large stone barn, breathtaking views, and exclusive accommodation options. We love all of the finishing touches that have been made with a wedding in mind.

This amazing venue offers a serene and romantic setting for your wedding day, surrounded by the outstanding natural beauty of the Cotswolds – the views are really incredible. Kingscote Barn offers:

  • Stunning gardens

  • Indoor and outdoor ceremonies
  • Impressive accommodation facilities for the bride, groom, and their guests

  • A dedicated getting ready room
  • So many pretty fairy lights and photo opportunities

With its stunning location, beautiful architecture, and dedicated team, Kingscote Barn is a perfect wedding venue for couples seeking a unique and memorable experience in Gloucestershire.

Great Tythe Barn, Tetbury

Located in the heart of the Cotswolds, the Great Tythe Barn in Tetbury is a magnificent 17th-century Grade II listed structure that offers a truly unique and romantic setting for your wedding day. This historic barn provides ample space for your ceremony and reception, as well as accommodation for up to 90 guests on-site, making it the ideal location for an intimate wedding weekend.

Great Tythe Barn’s idyllic surroundings and charming atmosphere make it a popular choice for couples seeking a rustic and picturesque wedding venue. The exposed beams, stone walls, and beautiful grounds create a warm and inviting setting for your celebrations, ensuring your wedding day at Great Tythe Barn will be a truly unforgettable experience.

The Barn at Upcote, Withington

The Barn at Upcote in Withington is a unique and charming Gloucestershire wedding venue that offers:

  • Indoor and outdoor ceremony spaces, giving couples the flexibility to choose the perfect setting for their special day

  • A generous wedding breakfast area

  • A bar

  • A dance floor

  • A bridal suite

  • Accommodation for eight guests

This delightful exclusive venue ensures that your wedding celebrations, including a drinks reception, are as comfortable as they are memorable.

The Barn at Upcote is an ideal choice for couples seeking a rustic and romantic wedding venue in Gloucestershire. Here’s why:

  • Picturesque surroundings

  • Versatile spaces

  • Dedicated team

  • Beautiful grounds

  • Charming atmosphere

With The Barn at Upcote, your wedding day will be a truly unforgettable experience.

The Frogmill

The Frogmill, Cheltenham

This venue is a special one for us. We have photographed and filmed some gorgeous wedding here. Located near Cheltenham in the picturesque Cotswolds, The Frogmill offers a romantic setting for weddings with pretty gardens. The Mill Room, with its high vaulted ceiling and French-style decadence, offers a fairy-tale setting for the wedding and party.

If you’re looking for a venue with a touch of elegance, accommodation on site and a welcoming atmosphere, this could be for you.

What’s Included:

  • Exclusive use of The Mill Room & The Snug from 9 am to midnight.
  • 9 boutique bedrooms for the wedding night, including the Bridal Suite.
  • Access to the sun terrace for the drinks reception.
  • A variety of tables to cater to different requirements.
  • 150 lime-washed cross back chairs.
  • Exclusive use of the Games Room, featuring shuffleboard, billiards, retro games machine, and table tennis.

Stately Homes and Castles: Luxury Wedding Venues in Gloucestershire

Eastwood Park

For couples seeking luxury and grandeur for their wedding day, Gloucestershire boasts several stunning stately homes and castles that provide an opulent and unforgettable setting. These magnificent venues often feature grand architecture, luxurious interiors, and picturesque grounds, perfect for couples who want their wedding day to be an elegant and lavish affair.

From the enchanting Berkeley Castle to the regal Thornbury Castle and the historic Elmore Court, Gloucestershire offers a wealth of luxury wedding venues to suit the most discerning of tastes.

A particular favourite of ours is Eastwood Park, which we know like the back of our hand, having photographed and filmed almost 50 weddings there over the years. We are recommended suppliers to Eastwood Park, so if you have any questions about how a day there work, please get in touch.

Let’s delve into some of the region’s most opulent and captivating stately homes and castles, an excellent choice for couples seeking to get married in a fairy tale wedding experience.

Eastwood Park, Falfield

We have captured almost 50 weddings at Eastwood Park over the years, so it’s fair to say we know it like the back of our hand. As trusted preferred supplier, we know all of the best photo spots and have a great relationship with the team, who we work alongside to help you wedding day run smoothly.

Eastwood Park is a wedding venue contained within 200 acres of picturesque Gloucestershire countryside. It is conveniently accessible from Bristol, Gloucester, South Wales, and the Midlands. It ticks all of the boxes interns of exclusive use options, a great location for guests arriving from different areas and an impressive house and gardens.

There is ample accommodation here for your entire wedding party which a rate thing to find. The bridal suite with it’s golden tones and luxury finishes is also worth mentioning. We often see wild deer while we are at Eastwood Park photographing and filming a wedding – it’s so magical!

The backdrop of the impressive house makes for some stunning photos, as well as the lovely views from the back of the house and magical clocktower. We’d love to capture your Eastwood Park wedding, let us know if you’d like to see some sample galleries to give you an idea of how your wedding at Eastwood Park could look.

Berkeley Castle

Berkeley Castle, situated in the town of Berkeley, is an ancient fortress home constructed in the 12th century, offering a stunning wedding venue with a rich history and captivating atmosphere. With exclusive use of the castle and its grounds, your wedding day at Berkeley Castle will be a truly enchanting and memorable experience.

The castle’s majestic architecture and beautiful grounds provide a stunning backdrop for your wedding photos, while the luxurious interiors and elegant furnishings create a sense of opulence and grandeur. With its exclusive atmosphere and dedicated team, Berkeley Castle is one of the most wonderful venues for weddings in Gloucestershire, perfect for creating a lasting impression on your special day.

Thornbury Castle, Thornbury

Thornbury Castle, a 16th-century Tudor castle situated in Thornbury, Gloucestershire, offers a dream wedding venue that combines history and luxury in equal measure. The impressive Tudor Hall, luxurious bedrooms, and idyllic grounds provide an unforgettable setting for your wedding day, ensuring you and your guests will be captivated by the castle’s enchanting atmosphere. There are a variety of rooms and suites and even a tower room.

With regards to photos, inside of the castle has retained its charm and you can even find a suit of armour in the entrance hall! Outdoors, you can use the caste as a regal backdrop and there is a feature arch, beautiful gardens (including a secret one) and a stone ruin.

The dedicated wedding coordinator at Thornbury Castle will work with you to plan every detail of your big day, ensuring that everything is tailored to your individual needs and preferences. With its remarkable location and dedicated team, Thornbury Castle stands out as one of the most stunning wedding venues in Gloucestershire, perfect for couples seeking a truly unforgettable experience.

Elmore Court

Elmore Court, a 750-year-old house nestled in the heart of Gloucestershire, offers a unique combination of history and modernity for your wedding day. This stunning venue boasts beautiful English gardens and a romantic event space called ‘The Gillyflower’, which is built using sustainable materials and offers a beautiful setting for both ceremonies and receptions.

With its elegant interiors, charming gardens, and dedicated team, Elmore Court provides a truly unforgettable wedding experience. Whether you’re planning an intimate gathering or a grand celebration, Elmore Court offers a versatile and enchanting setting for your special day, making it one of the most captivating wedding venues in Gloucestershire.

Eastwood Park

Unique and Quirky Wedding Venues in Gloucestershire

For couples seeking a truly unique and unforgettable wedding experience, Gloucestershire offers a variety of quirky and unconventional venues that are sure to impress. From the Asian-inspired Matara Centre to the Gatsby-esque Ingleside House, there are plenty of distinctive venues to choose from, ensuring your wedding day stands out from the rest.

Whether you’re looking for a modern venue with a twist, a historic location with a unique atmosphere, or a truly unconventional setting, Gloucestershire has something to suit every taste.

Let’s discover some of the region’s most unique and quirky wedding venues, ideal for couples desiring an extraordinary wedding day.

Matara Centre, Tetbury

The Matara Centre, situated in Tetbury, is a truly unique and enchanting wedding venue that offers an Asian-inspired cloistered courtyard, banquet and dance hall, and six licensed spaces for civil ceremonies. This distinctive venue provides a tranquil and serene setting for your wedding day, surrounded by beautiful gardens and the stunning Cotswold countryside.

With its versatile spaces and dedicated team, the Matara Centre is the perfect wedding venue for couples seeking a one-of-a-kind experience. The enchanting atmosphere, combined with the opportunity to create a custom wedding package tailored to your needs, ensures that your wedding day at Matara Centre will be a truly memorable occasion.

Ingleside House, Cirencester

Ingleside House in Cirencester is a unique wedding venue that combines the charm of a historic building with stunning modern interiors. This distinctive venue offers a variety of spaces to suit different guest list sizes, ensuring that your wedding day is tailored to your individual needs and preferences.

The dedicated team at Ingleside House will work with you to plan every detail of your big day, ensuring that your wedding is a truly unforgettable experience. With its elegant interiors, beautiful grounds, and versatile spaces, Ingleside House is the perfect wedding venue for couples seeking a unique and memorable wedding experience in Gloucestershire.

Owlpen Manor

Owlpen Manor, a versatile wedding venue in the Cotswolds, caters to country house, rustic, or barn-style celebrations, providing a unique and unforgettable setting for your special day.

With its charming atmosphere, versatile spaces, and dedicated team, Owlpen Manor is the perfect wedding venue for couples seeking a truly unique and memorable experience in Gloucestershire. The stunning grounds and beautiful interiors provide a captivating backdrop for your wedding day, ensuring it will be an unforgettable occasion for you and your guests.

The Hare and Hounds

The Hare and Hounds Hotel is a magnificent wedding venue in Westonbirt’s heart, near Tetbury. The hotel offers a picturesque wedding setting within acres of beautiful gardens and woodland. The venue dates back to 1854 and is characterised by its original fireplaces, big bay windows, and cosy lounges. On the wedding day, couples can have exclusive use of one wing of the hotel, which includes a dedicated entrance, private bar, and direct access to the gardens.

The hotel offers 42 country-style bedrooms for guests, and for the bride and groom, there’s the Game Keeper’s Cottage, a romantic retreat with a super king-size bed and private hot tub. The venue is licensed for civil ceremonies and can accommodate receptions for up to 150 people. The hotel also offers exclusive use for weddings and is dog-friendly.

Affordable Wedding Venues in Gloucestershire

For couples on a budget, there are still plenty of beautiful and affordable wedding venues available in Gloucestershire. From charming manor houses to rustic barns, there is a venue to suit every taste and budget, ensuring you can still have the wedding day of your dreams without breaking the bank.

Let’s uncover some of Gloucestershire’s most affordable wedding venues, fitting for couples desiring a beautiful and memorable wedding day without the hefty price tag. From the historic Old Lodge in Stroud to the elegant Hatherley Manor Hotel and the charming Upper Court, there are plenty of options to choose from, ensuring your wedding day is as special as it should be.

The Old Lodge, Stroud

The Old Lodge in Stroud is a historic venue with modern interiors, an outdoor pagoda, and space for up to 100 guests. This charming venue offers planning services and bed and breakfast, ensuring your wedding day is as stress-free and enjoyable as possible.

With its stunning views and wonderful atmosphere, The Old Lodge is an affordable yet beautiful wedding venue in Gloucestershire, perfect for couples who want a memorable wedding day without spending a fortune. The dedicated team will work with you to ensure every detail is taken care of, allowing you to focus on enjoying your special day.

Hatherley Manor Hotel

Hatherley Manor Hotel, a 17th-century manor house, offers a choice of wedding packages, indoor and outdoor function suites, and accommodation for up to 400 guests. This elegant venue also has a spa on-site, ensuring you and your guests can relax and unwind before and after your big day.

With its luxurious interiors, beautiful grounds, and a dedicated team, Hatherley Manor Hotel is an affordable wedding venue in Gloucestershire that doesn’t skimp on quality or atmosphere. From intimate gatherings to larger celebrations, this charming venue ensures your wedding day will be a truly unforgettable experience.

Upper Court

Upper Court is an elegant manor house with beautiful gardens, a parish church for ceremonies, and a choice of marquee or indoor reception spaces, ensuring your wedding day is tailored to your individual needs and preferences. The stunning grounds and charming atmosphere make Upper Court an affordable yet beautiful wedding venue in Gloucestershire.

With its versatile spaces and dedicated team, Upper Court is the perfect wedding venue for couples seeking a memorable and affordable wedding experience in Gloucestershire. The beautiful gardens, picturesque setting, and charming interiors provide a captivating backdrop for your wedding day, ensuring it will be an unforgettable occasion for you and your guests.

Summary

In conclusion, Gloucestershire offers a wealth of stunning wedding venues to suit every taste, style, and budget. From rustic barns and luxurious castles to unique and quirky venues, there is a perfect wedding venue waiting to be discovered in this enchanting region. No matter your vision, Gloucestershire’s diverse range of venues ensures that your wedding day will be a truly unforgettable experience, creating lasting memories for you and your guests.

Frequently Asked Questions

What types of wedding venues are available in Gloucestershire?

Gloucestershire boasts a variety of wedding venues to suit all tastes, from rustic barns to luxurious castles and stately homes. There really is so much choice here. If you’re not sure on the type of venue to book, you should try a few different styles, such as manor House, barn and hotel to see what’s right for you. You’ll know it’s the right one when you see it!

What is the price range of wedding venues in Gloucestershire?

Gloucestershire offers venues ranging from £500 to £30,000, making it an ideal destination for couples looking to have a memorable wedding day. You can usually get a special offer on a Monday-Thursday wedding or for a last minute booking. If a venue has had a cancellation, they may sell the package at a discount.

What is the most luxurious wedding venue?

Thornbury castle has everything you need for a luxe and opulent wedding day. It’s a top venue for us, due to its history and beautifully decorated rooms. The food is also incredible!

Are there affordable wedding venues in Gloucestershire?

Yes, there are many affordable wedding venues in Gloucestershire, ensuring couples can find a beautiful and memorable venue for their special day, even when working with a budget. There is a register office in Yate, with a Kingsgate park nearby for taking your wedding photos.