Just because these wedding venues are cheap, it doesn’t mean they’re not fairy-tale worthy.
Your wedding venue will likely take up the largest slice of your budget, almost half, potentially. And it will play a significant role in the look, and feel of your big day, which is why couples typically book their wedding venue first, at the very beginning of their planning journey.
Knowing how much their choice will dictate the aesthetic, and the amount they’ve got to spend on the rest of the celebration. If your budget is tight, or you’re not willing to splash too much cash on a venue, worry not. There are so many affordable Cotswold wedding venues that look anything but cheap. Beautiful spaces that would make the perfect place to tie the knot, without breaking the bank.
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Affordable Cotswold Wedding Venues that Don’t Feel Cheap
Whether you’re dreaming of marrying in a sophisticated hotel, or would prefer something a little more rustic, we’ve got the place for you. Affordable and undeniably stunning Cotswold wedding venues that’ll help you free up more of your budget to spend on other suppliers! Or help you indulge in that luxurious honeymoon you’ve been dreaming of…
All-inclusive wedding packages offer an easy way to keep costs down, as everything is included within one set price. You know what you’re going to get, and there are typically a range of options available for different budgets.
Stratton House Hotel has three wedding packages available, each with a capacity of up to 50 guests. Starting from just £4,250, including everything you could need to tie the knot in style. At this price, you should expect to also pay for things like accommodation and drinks, for example. But special rates for guest stay are included in whichever package you choose.
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This may not be one of the most affordable, or ‘cheap’ Cotswold wedding venues. But its package options make it very appealing for those on a budget. When booking a venue solely as a space, and then arranging your own suppliers, it can be more difficult to keep the numbers down.
Not only will you have to negotiate with every supplier, but you’ll also need to ensure everything you need is booked. Without going into the red. Going all-inclusive will stop you from overspending, and save stress over negotiation.
Beyond the price, Stratton House Hotel is an elegant 17th Century hotel that artfully blends period features with modern details, and amenities. Located on the outskirts of Cirencester, you’ll find nature all around, with many indoor and outdoor places to celebrate in.
A key tip for making any of our beautiful Cotswold wedding venues affordable, is to marry off-peak. Whether you choose a winter wedding instead of a summer one, or go for a midweek celebration, you’ll be saving money. Get married on a Wednesday, or a Sunday, in December and you could be paying less than half what you would in July/August. And The Great Tythe Barn would look stunning decked out for a festive wedding!
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This award-winning 16th century barn wedding venue is ideal for those looking for something a little rustic, but with up-to-date features. It is surrounded by quaint old farm buildings, which gives it a charming rural feel, while also offering plenty of chic spots for accommodation. With B&B rooms and cottages all available on-site. This historic Tythe barn has a capacity for up to 200 dining guests, and 350 for evening receptions. Making it one of the larger spaces on our list.
The Great Tythe Barn looks sumptuous, luxurious and a cut above the average. But, it can be snapped up for as little as £3,200 for a Sunday wedding in January, February, or March 2024. We understand that may not make it the cheapest wedding venue in the world. But if you want to splash out on luxury suppliers, and venue, but don’t have the budget for both, this is the perfect midweek/out-of-season compromise.
If you’re searching for really affordable Cotswold wedding venues. Places that offer everything you’ll need for a ceremony and reception, minus any frills or unwanted extras – Hilton Puckrup Hall has to be on your visit list.
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Located in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, and surrounded by stunning countryside, this cheap, yet idyllic wedding venue knows who to host dream celebrations. Their experienced team will thoughtfully organise every last detail of your ceremony, and/or reception for up to 200 guests. There are multiple manicured areas outside, ideal for taking your wedding photographer off to capture a few portraits. While the versatile ballrooms inside can be easily customised to suit any couples’ needs.
Prices at this sophisticated venue start from as little as £250 for ceremonies, and reception room hire is from just £700 in 2023. These prices may change in 2024, and will depend on the time of year you choose to tie the knot in.
Finding somewhere spectacular to tie the knot on a budget can be hard, but we think we’ve got somewhere you’ll love! The De Vere Tortworth Court offers an unparalleled ceremony space, in terms of impressiveness, and at a price, you will not believe.
Its Victorian architecture, fused with contemporary elegance, really sets it apart from other affordable Cotswold wedding venues in the area. The Orangery in particular is a stunning conservatory space with its sweeping ornamental glass ceiling, and refined brickwork. A space that’s flooded with light while feeling intimate, and a little rustic.
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There are a collection of other wedding spaces available, indoor and out, each with their own unique attributes. The maximum capacity for this venue is 280.
In 2023, you can book a ceremony at The De Vere Tortworth Court for as little as £1500, for weddings between November and March. Which is no small price, but an incredible deal when you consider how magnificent the space is. Well worth a tour!
Gift your wedding some festival vibes, without paying Glastonbury prices… By creating your own bespoke celebration at Hadsham Farm. This is one of the most affordable tipi style Cotswold wedding venues, and is ideal for those wanting to soak up the sun and enjoy the countryside on their big day.
The permanent tipi available on-site at Hadsham Farm is suitable for up to 250 seated guests, and comes complete with all you could need to host an outdoor wedding. Such as land hire, toilets, lighting, sound, furniture, a wedding suite and even hot showers! Prices start from just £5,950 for a midweek wedding. Rising to £9,950 on a weekend. Which is not a lot, considering all that’s included, and the fact you’ll have exclusive use of the space for 3 days! Which would be so much fun over a sunny weekend.
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If you feel comfortable in your ability to source catering, and any other suppliers necessary, Hadsham Farm offers a fantastic base to start from. Especially if you’ve been dreaming of a boho, tipi style celebration.