Picking the perfect venue for your big day should not be a last-minute decision as you want it to be an unforgettable experience for you, your partner and all of your guests. To help you narrow down your search, we have compiled a list of the best winter wedding venues in the UK. So, keep on reading and find your dream location to begin married life.
Your guide to the best winter wedding venues in the UK
When selecting a venue for your winter wedding, there are several things you must take into consideration. Firstly, you need to ensure it aligns with your vision and fits the aesthetic you and your partner have in mind. You should also confirm the capacity of the venue as you don’t want to be left in the awkward situation of narrowing down your guest list because the venue can’t accommodate for all your friends and family. Location is also an important factor to think about as your guests may not be able to travel far, so picking a venue on the other side of the country may be in impractical choice.
If you have no idea where to begin when it comes to selecting a venue, you could start by creating a mood board full of design ideas and features which you wish to showcase at your wedding. From this, you can then find a venue which can cater for all your creative winter-themed ideas. An absolute must for any wedding venue is a photo booth. A photo booth allows you and your guests to capture all the memorable moments from the day and have a printout keepsake to take home. With our wedding photo booth hire in Bracknell you can choose from a selection of packages that will complement your theme and meet the needs of you and your significant other.
Kew Gardens is renowned for being one of the most mesmerising botanical gardens in the world, full of a diverse collection of plants and stunning architecture. A wedding at Kew Gardens is guaranteed to be a unique, once in a lifetime experience which you and your partner can cater specifically to you meet your needs. Kew offers several wedding packages, with their most popular ones being:
Perfect for any season, but ideal for winter months where you want to feel extra cosy, Kew Garden’s intimate weddings are held in the stunning Cambridge Cottage which accommodates up to 120 guests. The charming period building offers breathtaking views of the picturesque and secluded Duke’s Garden, which is the perfect backdrop for the all-important wedding photos.
With the classic wedding package, you and your significant other have the opportunity to exchange vows in an enchanting 19th century glasshouse – the Nash Conservatory. Featuring floor-to-ceiling windows on three sides, this venue will give you the perfect view of frosted trees during the winter.
After your romantic ceremony in the Nash Conservatory, you and your guests will be transported across the gardens in the Kew Explorer for dinner in the iconic Temperate House. This freshly restored venue is home to 10,000 species of plants from the world’s temperate zones, allowing you and your guests to dine and dance in a space that is bursting with life.
The Granary Barns
In the charming village of Woodditton, you will find the exclusive wedding venue which is The Granary Barns. With a maximum standing capacity of 240 guests, this venue is ideal if you are planning to have a large winter wedding. Included in your wedding package is a dedicated and enthusiastic events management team who are there to help you through the entire process and turn your wedding dreams into a reality. You will also have exclusive use of the courtyard and surrounding areas (perfect for reception drinks) and a fully licensed bar with evening event bar staff. This idyllic, countryside venue is made for winter weddings as you can use soft lighting, candles and fairy lights throughout the barn to distract from the seasonal chill. The roaring fire pit which is set in the enclosed courtyard is also perfect for you and your guests to gather round in the evening, wrapped up in blankets and toasting marshmallows. When the magical day has come to an end, you and some of your guests can unwind and sleep comfortably in the self-catered granary cottages.
Holkham has been a national favourite wedding venue for centuries as its timeless elegance has attracted many couples to exchange vows in one of the several stunning venues available. Working alongside first-class suppliers, your winter wedding is guaranteed to run smoothly and no detail will be ignored.
Holkham’s hand-picked Clifford wedding package features a ceremony in the light and airy Courtyard Room of The Lady Elizabeth Wing. You will be able to delve into a selection of delicious canapés before sitting down to a mouthwatering three-course wedding breakfast. Then, when you carry your celebrations into the evening, everyone in attendance will be able to enjoy light evening food. To match your colour scheme and theme, you are also able to select a number of winter-inspired flower arrangements which will be displayed in the venue using vintage vases and tea lights.
Located in the scenic Hertfordhsire countryside, Moor Park provides the perfect setting for your winter wedding. Standing proudly within 300 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, the 17th century mansion is a spectacular backdrop for wedding photos which promises to exceed your expectations. The frost parkland and frozen lakes which surround the venue in the winter means the grand interior is all the more inviting to guests. Having received the Silver Bridebook Wedding Awards 2018 Badge of Excellence, Moor Park has an excellent reputation for hosting bespoke, romantic wedding ceremonies.
This awe-inspiring venue gives you the wow factor from the minute you and your guests are welcomed in the main hall. This phenomenal room features classic 17th century inspired artwork and sculptures which will definitely impress your guests.
If you choose Moor Park as your venue, you will be assigned a dedicated wedding co-ordinator to help you and your partner design the ultimate food menu. Expertly planned by their European and Asian catering teams, you have complete flexibility to create a tasty menu that will be enjoyed by everyone. This archaic room can then be turned into a spacious dance floor with an area for entertainment in the evening. For entertainment which will appeal to guests of all ages and provide hours of amusement, we recommend using photo booth hire in Maidenhead. With unlimited customised photo printouts, a variety of different quirky props and instant social media uploads, any of our photo booths are the perfect finishing touch to your winter wedding.
When it comes to winter country house weddings, Hedsor House is one of the best in the UK. This versatile venue is suitable for both intimate and larger weddings. You can opt for a ceremony in the Centre Hall, holding up to 60 guests, or a luxury wedding in the grand ballroom which has a capacity of 150. One of the best things about Hedsor House is its prime location. Being only a stone’s throw away from central London, you and your guests are ideally situated in close proximity to all the amenities the capital city has to offer.
It is no surprise that this deluxe country house has been deemed as Vogue’s Dream Wedding Venue with its breathtaking aesthetic, bespoke wedding packages and gorgeous guest bedrooms. For ultimate luxury, we recommend The 1776 Wedding Package as it includes exclusive use of the house, grounds, bridal and twelve guest bedrooms. You and your guests will also be served a three course bespoke wedding menu which includes your choice of table/glassware, champagne, wine and evening food.
The ultimate winter wonderland wedding
Once you have found your perfect venue, you can effortlessly transform it into a magical winter wonderland by using our Christmas photo booth hire in Salisbury. With life-sized polar bears and snow-dusted winter forest trees, you can bring the North Pole to your wedding and make the most out of the chilly season.