These are some of the most luxurious wedding venues not just in the Cotswolds, but the UK!
If you’re dreaming of tying the knot surrounded by luxury, look no further than the wedding venues of the Cotswolds. This naturally beautiful part of the UK is blessed with an abundance of ultra-elegant places to tie the knot. Venues that cannot fail to impress your loved ones, and remain classically stunning in your wedding photography.
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But with so many wonderful wedding venues dotted across the Cotswolds, how are you supposed to select which luxury destination to go for? Fear not, our experienced team have put together your shortlist for you. A dream selection of venues. From manor houses and hotels, to castles and country estates. We’ve collated the places you need to visit if you want to sprinkle your big day with a touch of opulence.
Luxury Cotswolds Wedding Venues
Picture-perfect wedding venues, surrounded by magnificent views of the Cotswolds.
This charming Grade 1 listed Palladian mansion sat deep in the heart of the Oxfordshire countryside is an unforgettable place to tie the knot. Its seclusion, and natural privacy on 3,000 acres of parkland gives it a fairytale feel, while its antique interiors offer stately spaces perfect for celebratory moments.
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Kirklington Park is a luxury destination, and ideal for those looking for wedding venues that can host medium to large size gatherings. With a capacity of up to 150 for both ceremonies and receptions, and multiple stately rooms available to exchange your vows in. Following the ceremony, guests can enjoy the expansive grounds of this glorious Oxfordshire venue, and catch up over a glass of Champagne on the terrace, before your wedding reception.
Wedding breakfasts typically take place in the Great Hall, a spacious and beautifully decorated room with breathtaking views. Views that can also be enjoyed in the Saloon, where your guests can dance the night away, and enjoy a late night feast.
Located in Elmore, Gloucestershire, this Grade 2 listed mansion is an exclusive-use wedding venue with stunning views over the Cotswolds countryside. Elmore Court is, of course, grand, and impressive, yet it feels wonderfully homely. Which is likely because the house was designed as a family home, and has stayed as such for 750 years.
The venue benefits from 4 elegant reception and ceremony spaces, each with differing capacities and vibe. The largest room is The Hall, a wonderful ceremony location with a capacity for up to 150 seated guests. Post-ceremony drinks can be held in any other stunningly well-appointed rooms, or outside in the spacious gardens.
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The Gillyflower is where your reception will take place, and it is a spectacular room to party in with loved ones. With space for 200 seated dinner guests, and up to 400 dancing, there’ll be no need to worry about cutting down the invite list. The Gillyflower has recently been fitted with a state-of-the-art sound system, and a modern dance floor. Which were designed in tandem with each other to offer the best listening experience for both those dancing, and those choosing to sit it out. Meaning you’ll be able to chat to grandma, without conversation being drowned out by the DJ.
There are also 16 magnificent bedrooms available on-site, including a luxurious oak-panelled Master Suite. The perfect place to spend your first night as newly-weds.
Hidden within the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, Clearwell Castle is a historic setting complete with every luxury a Cotswolds couple could desire in a wedding venue. Including space, with a capacity of up to 250 for evening receptions. Ideal for those with large families looking for somewhere to take over for the weekend.
Your guests will be impressed from the moment they step foot on the 20 acres of grounds at Clearwell Castle, and spy its grand facade and grounds for the first time. And their amazement will certainly not fizzle out as they explore the many grand reception rooms, and the exquisite ballroom. The perfect location for a ceremony, with its 75ft (22.86 m) long aisle and ornate leaded glass windows. There is also a delightful terrace available for outdoor ceremonies.
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Following your nuptials, and a few celebratory cocktails, your guests can return to the Ballroom, and enjoy the space anew, following its transformation into a charming wedding breakfast space. With a capacity of up to 150 seated, and 250 for evening celebrations, it’s ideal for those with larger guest lists.
There are 35 elegantly put together bedrooms available at Clearwell Castle, including a gorgeous bridal suite and several cottages dotted around the castle grounds.
If you’re looking for luxury and exclusivity when searching for wedding venues in the Cotswolds, Grittleton House should certainly stand out. This privately owned country house offers an incredible big day backdrop, with its gothic architecture, huge working fireplaces and soaring high ceilings. It is as dramatic as it is luxurious, and can comfortably sit up to 400 guests within its largest space. A boast not many wedding venues in the Wiltshire area can make.
The house itself is surrounded by greenery, with stunning views to be had from every angle, especially during your guest’s journey towards the venue. A drive that’ll take them down a private tree-lined path, with the sun glinting through the leaves, and the magnificent house elegantly looming into view. It’s the perfect way to present this stunning venue to your guests, and will really set the tone for the weekend.
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Inside Grittleton House, your loved ones will discover a variety of wonderfully well-appointed rooms to celebrate in, each with its own distinctive look and size. Meaning there is a space for every type of couple, no matter the guest count or aesthetic. Ceremonies can take place inside or out, depending on the weather and preference. During the summer months, the Sunken Italian Gardens offers a stunning spot for an outdoor ceremony.
For those who want to treat their guests to a luxury weekend away, Grittleton House is also blessed with on-site accommodation for up to 90 guests.
From the moment your guests step foot within the grounds of Eastington Park, they’ll be blown away by the setting. An impressive 18th-century manor house, accessed by a picturesque tree-lined avenue, and surrounded by acres of vibrant greenery. It is a picture-perfect place to say ‘I do’.
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Inside, your guests will delight at the classical décor of Eastington Park, with many of the original, ornate features still present throughout the house. Such as the grand fireplaces and statement spiral staircase. The venue continues to impress as you step outside, and wander around the Secret Garden, or spy the pretty pergola – the ideal spot for a licensed summer ceremony.
The Ballroom is the largest of the celebration spaces and can comfortably seat up to 150 for a ceremony or wedding breakfast, and up to 250 for an evening reception. However, there are other smaller, more intimate rooms and outdoor areas you and your guests can enjoy. Making this destination perfect for any size of wedding.
There is also accommodation available for up to 72 guests, alongside a luxurious honeymoon suite.