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Are you looking for a unique or a historic venue for hire? We recommend you to consider one of 100 venues available in our catalogue.
#1

The Saddleworth Hotel

Huddersfield Road, Delph Saddleworth, Oldham, Lancashire, OL3 5LX, Oldham, Greater Manchester
Up to 500 guests
The Saddleworth Hotel is, without question, the area’s finest venue for weddings, parties and family celebrations.

We can accommodate dining up to 400 guests in the ballroom, with evening parties up to 500.


Friarmere will accommodate dining up to 60 and evening party up to 150, each suite with an amazing built-in sound system and light show.


We are licensed for civil wedding ceremonies - both candlelit indoors or outdoors in our beautiful sandstone gazebo - civil partnerships, renewal of vows and baby naming.


A Rolls-Royce motor car is available to ensure you arrive in style.


• Family run hotel specialising in weddings since 1964.

• A unique venue, purpose built to provide all your wedding day requirements.

• Taylor made packages including everything you need for a stress free and enjoyable experience.
#2

Museum of London Docklands

No.1 Warehouse, West India Quay, East London, E14 4AL, London, Greater London
 
Unique settings
The Museum of London is a stunning venue, with a selection of beautiful and unique settings for your wedding. Whether you are planning an intimate ceremony or a large-scale reception we can assure that you and your guests will have a truly amazing experience.


Civil ceremonies

We are delighted to announce that the Museum of London is licensed to hold civil ceremonies. Wedding couples can now exchange their vows in the tranquillity of the Garden Room, the splendour of the recreated 18th century Pleasure Gardens or the modern Sackler Hall with its incredible 360 degree digital ellipse.


Wedding breakfasts and parties

We have a fantastic range of options to offer for your wedding breakfast and evening party, suitable for guest lists of 10 to 350.


The Museum of London not only offers the most amazing backdrop for your special day, but also a team of wedding co-ordinators who will make sure that every detail of the venue is perfect.


Entertainment

We can help guide you to choose the right catering and entertainment, as well as other suppliers to add those important finishing touches.


• Incredible historical backdrop for your wedding in Docklands

• The museum of London Docklands can be booked for Wedding Breakfasts or receptions

• Fantastic catering options from on-site partner Ampersand, who can create bespoke menus for your special day

• Perfect for both intimate wedding breakfasts and larger receptions

• Private outdoor spaces with incredible views over the Canary Wharf sky line

• Late licence options until 1am
#3

The Bold Hotel Bar & Grill

583 Lord Street, Southport, Merseyside, PR9 0BE, Southport, Merseyside
Up to 200 guests
Whether you’re considering the historic and iconic Bold Hotel for business purposes such as a meeting, a training course or a conference – or you’d like to celebrate something really special in luxurious and elegant surroundings, such as a lavish birthday party, a private dinner or a romantic wedding, our dedicated team of experienced event and wedding planners will work with you every step of the way to make sure your day meets your business objectives, or surpasses your personal dreams.

Having recently undergone a multi-million-pound refurbishment, The Bold Hotel is the historic jewel in Southport’s crown, and really is the ideal place to begin your very own ‘happily ever after’. Nestled at the end of a tree-lined boulevard, the beautifully-styled boutique hotel exudes elegance, glamour and sophistication.


• Recently refurbished

• Southport's hidden gem

• 23 beautifully styled bedrooms

• Recommended suppliers available

• We ensure your day will run seamlessly

• Enjoy a hearty breakfast the next morning
#4

Cutty Sark

King William Walk, London, South East London, SE10 9HT, London, Greater London
Up to 400 guests
Royal Museums Greenwich comprises four unique venues available for hire. Located in the UNESCO World Heritage site of Maritime Greenwich – Cutty Sark, the National Maritime Museum, Queen’s House and the Royal Observatory Greenwich offer an epic backdrop for events.

This historic collection showcases pioneering architecture, British art and tales of exploration. The venues are an ideal setting for large gala dinners and awards ceremonies, inspiring daytime conferencing, epic product launches as well as intimate private dining and luxury hospitality.


Conveniently located in Zone 2, Royal Museums Greenwich is just a short journey from Canary Wharf, the Excel Centre and Central London with excellent connections from DLR and mainline rail stations. With Greenwich Pier just a stones throw away from the iconic Cutty Sark and Maritime Museum, see the sights of London from the River Thames on a leisurely cruise to our venues.


• World's most famous sail ship, last surviving Tea Clipper

• Easy to reach, London location in Greenwich

• Licensed for civil ceremonies on the Tween Deck and Dry Berth

• The Tween Deck and Dry Berth are also striking backdrops for your reception

• Stunning, unique location if you want something different from your venue

• One of a kind photography opportunites
#5

St.Giles House

Wimborne St. Giles, Dorset, BH21 5NA, Dorset, Dorset
Up to 150 guests
This beautiful family house has a long and rich history. In the past 400 years it has been at the heart of politics, philosophy and social thought. It's inspired generations of people who have had influence on the world around them. In recent times an award winning restoration has seen it brought back to life and become a family home once again. We are now excited to share it with you.

St Giles House provides an unforgettable experience for you and your loved one to marry in a truly stunning setting.


CEREMONY


St Giles House is licensed to hold civil ceremonies and there are many locations for you to choose from:


HOUSE

GRAND & INSPIRING


Surrounded by fireplaces and old master paintings, you can be married in any of the principle rooms in the house. An unforgettable setting full of history. St Giles can personalise your ceremony to tailor it to your taste. Maximum 120 guests.


PARK

TIMELESS AND NATURAL


Providing you sign the register indoors you can choose the rest of your ceremony to be under the clouds anywhere in the park and let nature be your muse. Perfect for a Spring/Summer wedding when you can enjoy the beautiful setting at St.Giles and create timeless photographs. No Limit.


GROTTO

INTIMATE AND ROMANTIC


This delicate Shell Grotto forms part of the 'Pleasure Grounds' built in the early 18th Century using shells brought back from the Caribbean. It's perfect for couples looking to wed in a unique and magical setting. Maximum 20 guests.


CHURCH

SPIRITUAL & TRADITIONAL


Wimborne St.Giles Church is next door to St.Giles House and was restored by the gothic revival architect Sir Ninian Comper. If you're seeking something more traditional in your cermonial vows, the Church is the epitome of dignified grace. Maximum 120 guests.


RECEPTION


Dine in the main house or in a beautiful marquee under candlelight. A feast is provided to you and your guests by our caterers. Committed to providing the best food and drink, St Giles will ensure your every whim is indulged. Maximum 120 guests (House), No Limit (Grounds).


• Fabulous private home

• Licensed to hold civil ceremonies

• Can accommodate 120 guests in the Church and House for your civil ceremony

• Park is available for larger events, with the capacity to hold a limitless number of guests

• Stone Hall available for your reception and can accommodate 200 guests

• Exclusive use available
#6

Preston Marriott Hotel

Garstang Road, Broughton, Preston, Lancashire, PR3 5JB, Preston, Lancashire
Up to 220 guests
Whether you’re looking for an elegant grand reception or a serene civil ceremony our remarkable wedding venues and welcoming associates will ensure that your day is a resounding success. With over 50 hotels throughout the UK including 10 stunning Hotel & Country Clubs you’ll be sure to find your perfect wedding hotel.

Guidance every step of the way: Marriott Certified Wedding Coordinators can help you determine an overall vision for your wedding and help you execute each detail.


A range of offers to suit every need: From civil ceremonies and partnerships to vow renewals, small intimate occasions to large extravagant receptions for family and friends, we provide bespoke packages and offers to suit every need.


Find your perfect venue at a Marriott Wedding Open Day: Visit one of the Wedding Open Days being held at Marriott hotels across the UK.


• Four licensed function rooms with a large banqueting suite to seat up to 180 guests

• Complimentary accommodation for the happy couple

• 149 bedrooms

• Preferential rates for your guests’ accommodation

• On-site hair, leisure, health and beauty facilities

• Beautiful grounds, perfect for your important photos
#7

Dartington Hall

Dartington, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 6EL, Totnes, Devon
Up to 300 guests
Dartington Hall is the perfect choice for couples looking for a unique and romantic setting for the most memorable day of their lives.

With its 14th century Great Hall and idyllic grounds, this is the largest medieval manor house in the West of England and possibly one of the most romantic venues in the South West.


Our award-winning venue offers flexible packages allowing you to create a memorable day that is as unique as you are. We also welcome and cater for civil weddings.


What we offer:


- Our five licensed ceremony rooms can accommodate between 30 and 120 of your guests. With each room offering a rich sense of history and style, your ceremony will be as individual as you are.

- We are one of a few selected venues in Devon that offer outdoor ceremonies. The stunning Private -

- Garden is the perfect location for your drinks reception whilst your guests relax and enjoy stunning views across the formal gardens.

- Our Grade II listed formal gardens provide a perfect location for your wedding photographs, against - the stunning backdrop of Dartington Hall and the picturesque South Devon countryside.

- The Great Hall – set in an impressive Grade 1 listed building, with original leaded windows and oak hammer beams, this is a breathtaking venue for your wedding breakfast and can accommodate up to 150 of your guests. The Great Hall can be decorated to reflect your own individual style.

- A selection of elegant private dining rooms for more intimate gatherings.

- 50 four star well-appointed bedrooms overlooking our 14th century Courtyard or gardens offer a blend of heritage and comfort. We offer a range of room styles and prices are available to suit all guests.

- Every wedding is unique and we would be delighted to create a package tailored to your own personal requirements.
#8

West Tower

Mill Lane, Aughton, L39 7HJ, Lancashire, Lancashire
Up to 140 guests
A romantic hideaway amidst rolling Lancashire countryside, West Tower is dedicated entirely to weddings. Built as a family home in 1885, we invite you to enjoy every moment of your special day here, in your home away from home. Say ‘I do’ in your chosen ceremony space, dine and celebrate in the stunning Ballroom, and spend the night in our beautiful bedrooms.

Exclusively yours, we want to create your day, your way. From stunning views over the fields beyond, to characterful spaces, elegant décor and exceptional dining, West Tower is the perfect blank canvas for your wedding day.


Welcome… to West Tower.


• A country house, exclusively yours on your wedding day

• Indoor and outdoor ceremonies, with up to 140 guests seated in the Ballroom

• Seated dining for up to 140 guests in our light-filled Ballroom

• In-house caterers, experienced in offering exceptional dining experiences and flexibility with menu choices

• A Cellar Bar – the perfect place for pre and post ceremony drinks, and for breakfast the morning after your wedding

• Luxury accommodation for up to 43 guests in 18 bedrooms (one with wheelchair access). Further accommodation within easy reach of the venue
#9

Coca-Cola London Eye

Riverside Building, County Hall South East London, London, West London, SE1 7PB, London, Greater London
Up to 30 guests
Every wedding day is special and the Coca-Cola London Eye provides a spectacular setting for your celebration

Imagine taking your vows 135 metres above London surrounded by friends and family, with the stunning views as the backdrop for your photographs.


If love is in the air, Merlin Events London is proud to offer you some magical inspiration and would love to help you to celebrate your special day. Looking for an experience that you will never forget? Look no further!


We have three inspirational wedding ideas; you can choose from our Prestige, Classic or Celebration offers which all include use of our stunning Riverside Rooms (Grade II listed, oak paneled suites) and the iconic London Eye itself.


• Licensed for civil ceremonies

• Your own Private Capsule

• Flowers and Champagne within the package

• Say 'I do' 135 metres above the exciting city of London

• Your own personal host

• The most exciting location in london
#10

Northcote Manor Hotel

Burrington, Umberleigh, Devon, EX37 9LZ, Umberleigh, Devon
Up to 100 guests
Welcome to Northcote Manor, the perfect stage for an unforgettable wedding celebration. Weddings here at the Manor take precedent and enjoy run of the house. Whatever you choose, we’re here to make it happen.

When you host your Devon wedding at Northcote, the Manor is exclusively yours. Everything you see from the cosy lounges to the picture-perfect gardens and the sixteen bedrooms are yours to enjoy. Your dedicated Wedding Planner will take your dreams and ideas, helping you to make the most of this much-loved country house wedding venue.


Weddings at Northcote Manor offer:


Choice of 3 licensed venues for your civil ceremony (space for up to 90 guests)

Two AA Rosette dining for up to 90 daytime and 180 evening guests

Accommodation for 32 guests in 16 gorgeous bedrooms/suites

Woodlands and views over the River Taw and surrounding valleys

House flowers and elegant ‘Cheltenham’ chairs

Run of the Manor, including lounges and gardens

Dedicated, experienced wedding planner to assist
#11

Mile End Park Gallery

Clinton Road, Mile End Park, London, East Central London, E3 4QY, London, Greater London
Up to 260 guests
Tower Hamlets has a vibrant arts scene, a host of festivals, family and community events, activities for the young and old, and cultural events for all.

• Stunning lake view venue located in the heart of London’s East End

• Remarkable views

• Can hold up to 260 guests

• Blank canvas so you are free to create your own special day

• A short walk from Mile End Underground Station

• Outside caterers welcome no corkage charged
#12

Southwark Cathedral

London Bridge, SE1 9DA, London, Greater London
Up to 200 guests
Southwark Cathedral offers a unique venue for your conferences, meetings and special events in historic surroundings in the heart of Bankside.

Southwark Cathedral’s conference and events team are ready to help you plan your event. From a choice of 6 meeting rooms, two beautiful outsides spaces and the historic Cathedral interior. We have an onsite catering partner, Elior, who look forward to offering you the best in corporate and event hospitality together with the personal attention to detail that is so appreciated by our clients.
#13

Holywell Estate

Holywell Estate, Swanmore, Hampshire, SO32 2QE, Swanmore, Hampshire
Up to 300 guests
A new and unique wedding venue within the South Downs National Park situated in 900 acres of private land. Holywell is a truly magical setting.

With breath taking views across unspoilt parklands, Holywell has several excusive venue options to suit your special day. The rose garden is ideal for more intimate parties, complete with a fully equipped summer house kitchen. There is also the option of a marquee majestically placed in front of the manor house, with sweeping views over the ancient woodland avenue. Here, you are not limited to numbers.


At Holywell, everything is bespoke to your day, including support and guidance throughout the planning. With a consolidated and trusted suppliers list in place, as well as a host of nearby hotels, Holywell offers a truly incredible experience.


We have an extensive list of preferred marque and catering suppliers who will ensure your event runs seamlessly from start to finish.


• Situated in the New South Downs on a 900 acre Estate

• Private and exclusive

• Stunning walled garden surrounded on four sides by the original walls

• Breath taking views

• Landscaped gardens

• Bespoke trusted suppliers list
#14

Newland Hall

Roxwell, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 4LH, Chelmsford, Essex
Up to 200 guests
The Manor of ‘Newlanda’ belonged to King Harold before the Norman conquest, and was the only land-holding in Roxwell specifically listed in the Domesday Book of 1086. It was so named because it was created out of untamed forest on ‘newly won land’. The land was held by Eustace, Earl of Boulogne. At the beginning of the 13th century Newland was held by Ralph de la Neweland, and for the next two centuries it remained in the hands of his descendants.The first reference to Newland Hall (rather than just Newland) was made in 1447. Original records exist for Manor Courts held at Newland Hall from 1448 onwards. There is strong evidence that Newland Hall was one of the places of retirement for the lascivious King Henry VIII.

After the ceremony you may wish to enjoy reception drinks and canapés on the lawn whilst listening to a string quartet before receiving your guests for the Wedding Breakfast.


Due to exclusive use, all of the above options will be available to you. There is no requirement for you to commit to any particular location for the ceremony when you book your wedding with us. You can alter your ceremony plans any time – right up to the last minute!


We will, of course, ensure that contingency arrangements are in place in case of unsuitable weather.


Please contact us for a personalised detaiuled emailed quotation based on your expected numbers.


• 100% Guaranteed Exclusive use available of the house, gardens and marquee.

• Stylish, full of character, and steeped in history. Listed in the Domesday Book of 1086.

• Over 20 Years experience of running Weddings

• Same dedicated Coordinator for organising and running your day

• Only 4.5 miles west of Chelmsford City Centre

• Please contact us for a detailed emailed quotation.
#15

Lord's Cricket Ground

St John's Wood, London, North West London, NW8 8QN, London, Greater London
Up to 400 guests
One of the most celebrated buildings in the sporting world, the Pavilion never fails to make an extraordinary impression.

Built in 1889, this fine example of Victorian architecture commands breathtaking views across the Ground.


At the heart of the Pavilion, the opulent and elegant interior of the Long Room makes a magical place for a ceremony and wedding breakfast for up to 200 people. Fronting the Pavilion, the Long Room is a world-famous sight at Lord’s, offering uninterrupted views of the hallowed turf.


It is filled with the world’s finest collection of cricketing art and is permeated with the history of the game. Drinks can be served in the adjoining Long Room Bar or on the Pavilion Roof Terrace before the meal begins.


From the Terrace you can indulge in the spectacular vistas of the Ground, it is an idyllic place for your guests to enjoy drinks out in the sun.


The Long Room is a fairy-tale venue for a sparkling winter occasion or an airy summer wedding.


• Conveniently located North West London sporting venue

• Hold your day in a Grade II listed pavilion, or in the modern J.P. Morgan Media Centre

• Can offer adaptable locations for your breakfast

• Point of contact available for support and help throughout the planning process

• Talented Head Chef can tailor several menus to suit your taste

• In house pastry chef that can create scrumptious cakes and patisserie
#16

Compasses At Pattiswick

Compasses Road, Pattiswick, Essex, CM77 8BG
Up to 150 guests
Aside from weddings and corporate events, The Compasses at Pattiswick provides an ideal location to gather friends and family to celebrate your special occasion. Our venue is perfect for anniversaries, christenings, birthday parties or simply an excuse to gather your nearest and dearest in beautiful surroundings with attentive service and excellent food.

With so many years of experience in event management, The Compasses team will work with you to put together your perfect party – taking care of all the arrangements for you or working alongside you as we tackle the exciting arrangements together.


From formal seated dinners to buffets, BBQs and hog roasts, our flexible catering team allow us to tailor any event to suit your requirements, leaving you free to relax with your guests and a glass of bubbly!


• Licensed to hold civil ceremonies

• Bespoke packages to suit all budgets and requirements

• Exclusive hire available, with grounds to accommodate marquees or teepees

• Tailored menus created using fresh, locally sourced produce

• In house florist and prop hire available

• Countryside setting, located just off the A120 and just 20 minutes from Stansted Airport
#17

Wherstead Park

The Street, Wherstead, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP9 2BJ, Ipswich, Suffolk
Up to 300 guests
We are home to one of Suffolk and East Anglia’s most versatile party venues; our glass-roofed Atrium with a year-round temperate climate, has space for up to 320 for a formal dinner or 500 for an informal affair. Alternatively (or additionally!), our lovingly restored Grade II Listed Georgian Mansion provides a dramatic and sumptuous space for an informal reception up to 150 or a meal for up to 60. Our grounds are perfect for fairs and festivities, too!

We know that a great event demands great food, and our partnership with the fantastic Patricia Sharman and Company means we offer an occasion worth remembering. From school proms to Christmas party nights in Ipswich, Wherstead Park will deliver your event seamlessly and our events professionals will be on hand throughout, meaning you can relax and enjoy yourself.


• Stunning Georgian mansion

• A modern, contemporary Atrium

• Every occasion held here is a completely bespoke event

• Spectacular, beautiful staircase

• Superb food and drinks

• Ideally located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
#18

Dulwich Picture Gallery

Gallery Road, London, South East London, SE21 7AD, London, Greater London
Up to 250 guests
Dulwich Picture Gallery is the world’s first purpose-built public gallery and home to one of the finest collections of Old Master paintings in the world.

Within easy reach of central London, Dulwich Picture Gallery is a stunning setting for entertaining and can host a variety of different events. The grand Soane Gallery and contrasting contemporary event spaces and gardens make Dulwich Picture Gallery the ideal venue for corporate events, private parties and bespoke weddings.


Our Events Manager and list of approved suppliers will help to create a truly unique occasion that you and your guests will remember for years to come.


Why Dulwich Picture Gallery?


- Marry in the world’s first purpose-built art gallery


- Beautiful landscaped gardens & architecture


- 200 years of history


- An oasis of greenery & tranquillity just 15 minutes from central London


- Licensed for civil ceremonies
#19

Fulham Palace

Bishop's Avenue, West London, SW6 6EA, London, Greater London
Fulham Palace is a versatile & unique West London venue. Set in 13 acres of botanical gardens, this country house provides an inspirational setting for many celebrations and corporate events. Your guests will delight in the tranquil surroundings as the Palace becomes exclusively yours to hire.
Our savvy in-house events team can bring your celebration ideas to life, whatever the occasion. Friendly yet professional, and with a wealth of knowledge they will ensure that all runs smoothly from planning to completion.


Fulham Palace offers the choice of seven rooms which you can hire exclusively. The versatile rooms vary in style from Tudor to Georgian and are flooded with natural light. Thirteen acres of gardens, including two private spaces, are ideal for balmy summer parties and provide a historical backdrop for your photographer to capture special memories.


Four rooms within Fulham Palace are licensed for civil ceremonies.


The Great Hall, features beautiful wooden panelling, classical cornicing and a gothic fireplace.

Seats up to 110 guests

Bishop Terrick’s Drawing Room, an elegant room with a classical ornate ceiling and views over the south lawn.

Seats up to 50 guests

Bishop Terrick Dining Room, with its tall Georgian windows and feature fireplace this room is ideal for intimate ceremonies.

Seats up to 25 guests

Bishop Sherlock’s Room, was fully restored in 2006 and is now available by special arrangement. It is a light and airy room with large windows and a magnificent Rococo ceiling.

Seats up to 80 guests


• Varied and versatile rooms

• Award-winning food

• Beautiful grounds including courtyards and fountains

• Personal and excellent service

• Licensed for civil ceremonies and blessings

• Wedding planners
#20

RSA House

8 John Adam Street, London, West Central London, WC2N 6EZ, London, Greater London
Up to 200 guests
The RSA House offers a well-equipped events venue in central London for hire, including for conference, weddings, Christmas and private celebrations. The House combines Georgian splendour with high quality contemporary design and is a versatile space suitable for a variety of events. Over 260 years this historic building has been home to some of the most creative thinkers who have been dedicated to shaping the future through ideas and action.

The House is licensed to hold civil ceremonies and has a wide range of rooms suitable for both intimate gatherings and ceremonies for up to 150 guests, offering Georgian grandeur, contemporary style and some surprising spaces all under one roof


• Licensed to hold civil ceremonies

• Available for reception-only weddings

• Choose from the grand Great Room or the intimate Vaults for your celebrations

• Charity Grade 1 listed building, steeped in over 250 years’ worth of fascinating history

• Unrivalled London location

• Charity organisation

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