In this easy-to-follow guide, we walk through our top 10 most intimate outdoor wedding venues in the United Kingdom! Each one of these stunning wedding venues holds unique character and charm, something your wedding guests won’t have experienced anywhere else before.
Temple island, based in Oxfordshire is a venue like something out of a film, this venue is truly picturesque!
“Temple Island is a truly magical and stunning place. I could not dream up a more beautiful location for a wedding. John and I would whole heartedly recommend this venue to anyone wishing to have a unique wedding or special event” – Guy & Sarah
The venue is set a mile and a half downstream from the stunning village of Henley-on-Thames, making it a great location for guests to enjoy the landscape before and after the wedding. In addition, the venue is set on the bank of one of the loveliest parts of the River Thames. As well as being surrounded by forests and green hills, the venue location is quite interestingly the start of the Henley Royal Regatta course.
In conclusion, this unique and authentic venue can be hired for wedding receptions, private parties and corporate events. Be sure to head to the Temple Island website to see the stunning venue gallery for all your wedding inspiration!
“We had a fabulous day but having our reception on temple island really made the wedding. The day went without any hitches and the island looked particularly stunning in the glorious sunshine on Saturday. Our families and guests were amazed by the location and everybody we have spoken to so far have voted the wedding as the best wedding they have ever been to” – Martin and Hayley
The Secret Garden is like no ordinary wedding venue, they favour themselves on being a bit different. The venue is fully licensed, offering two indoor and outdoor wedding venues options. Moreover, the beauty of The Secret Garden is they only ever host one wedding per day, meaning you have the teams full service and attention throughout your special day.
“We had the pleasure of getting married at The Secret Garden and it was unbelievably special! We had been to see a few venues and I’m so relieved we chose The Secret Garden. It’s so picturesque and the team was so accommodating… I’d heard everyone else tell me what a great place The Secret Garden is, and I found out it truly is! What a gem!” – Shaun Loveland
The venue is one of the UK’s most romantic and picturesque venues, specialising in all-inclusive packages to make your day as stress-free as possible. However, they are more than happy to discuss your ideas and needs for the day to ensure you and your partner have the most special and memorable day possible.
The Secret Garden offers ample photo opportunities from their outdoor courtyard to their beautifully walled gardens. To conclude, the team at the Secret Garden guarantee a seamless day from start to finish.
Be sure to check out The Secret Gardens Instagram account for some stunning wedding inspiration ideas.
The Glen Dye cabins and cottages offer a venue like no other. Set in a private estate of around 30,000 acres, the venues cabins and cottages sit in the centre of the estate. In addition, the Cabins benefit by being surrounded beautifully with wild forests and glorious moorland meeting on the banks of the picturesque River Dye. You and your guests will be in such awe of the surrounding, you will never want to leave.
“The Glen Dye Estate is truly a Peter Pan place – a landscape that whispers adventure.”– The Telegraph
The venue features a number of locations for you to host your ceremony as well as having a number of suppliers to provide an array of food such as wood-fired pizza or a hog roast. In terms of accommodation, the venue has a handful of holiday cottages with their own outdoor wood-fired hot tubs. Meaning you and your guests can live a life of rustic luxury.
“The cabins bring travellers into the great outdoors – but not without a luxury or two. Guests can stargaze from personal wood-fired Swedish hot tubs or even just go swimming in the River Dye.”- Lonely Planet
The story about how the couple restored Glen-dye to its picturesque state is a truly heart-warming read, with the duo leaving their jobs in music and design in south London to move up to Glen Dye, it makes you fall in love with the venue that little bit more.
Be sure to head over to the venues Instagram to see the estate in all of its glory.
Hockwold Hall is nestled in-between 40 acres of parkland with the additional 5 acres of charming walled gardens.
“Well, where do I start?! From the moment we viewed the venue 2 years ago we just knew this was the place for us. We booked it straight away and had no hesitation in doing so…We had the venue for the whole weekend which worked perfectly. It allowed everyone to get to know each other a bit better before the main event. They really helped create the relaxed feel we were going for…Thank you again, all the best, Chloe and Sam.” – Chloe Everett
The venue itself is a truly stunning Grade II listed manor building based in Norfolk. The central location of Hockwold Hall makes it an ideal wedding venue for couples in Norfolk, Suffolk, and Cambridgeshire who are looking for a ‘wedding venue near me’. Furthermore, the venue prize themselves on being able to cater for any wedding style or budget.
This glorious venue boasts an array of outdoor and indoor venues. With the garden marquee being able to accommodate a capacity of up to 250 guests. The beauty of the garden marquee is that it is quite literally a blank canvas. Because of this, you are given the freedom to decorate however way to suit your wedding style or theme. In addition, Hockwold has an array of trusted suppliers to suggest anything from catering to photographers. Finally, be sure to check out all the venue has to offer over on their website below.
“Hockwold hall is a beautiful venue. The sweeping lawns, and hidden gem of a gazebo. Perfect for a wedding! Complete with stunning rooms and that is well decorated. Plenty of space for socialising and having a ball of a time. Would definitely visit again!” – Kate Skylar
Also be sure not to miss Hockwold’s wedding fayre in January 2022!
Set in the glorious Essex countryside, Gosfield Hall is only a 30-minute drive from Stanstead and is easily accessible from the M11. The venue boasts a romantic Georgian mansion on its grounds, featuring an elegant ballroom, bar and library as well as an impressive 23-bedroom suite also available for you and your guests to enjoy.
“We had an incredible wedding at Gosfield Hall on 27th September 2020… Our guests had a brilliant time and were very complimentary about the quality of the venue, overnight accommodation, and food. At what is an uncertain time for couples, I could not recommend Gosfield Hall enough. They were reassuring, helpful, and went out of their way to put on a day we will remember for the rest of our lives” – Alex, Groom
As well as its stunning manor, Gosfield hall offers stunning gardens, lawns, and vast open parkland for you to explore at your leisure. Gosfield Hall offers its venue up as a stunning outdoor venue with the option to wed its couples in the stunning outdoor courtyard. The original carriageway is the venues licensed setting for this, and you can choose from the inner or outer courtyard setting for your fabulous wedding ceremony!
Over their 12 years of experience hosting weddings, anniversaries, birthday parties and every event imaginable. The guys at Talton Lodge aim to make every event more magical than the next. The venue aims to – ‘Provide something for everyone to give the yin and yang of blissful contentment’
“Back in September, we were invited to Jo & Millie’s wedding celebrations. Wow! What a magical weekend. Talton House a beautiful 18th Century Manor House set in the most beautiful grounds along with Talton Lodge and the quirkiest magical outside accommodation, an orchard wagon, a tree boathouse, yurts and tipis…Thank you for such a lovely weekend” -Maggie Hall, via Trustpilot
For parties and all manner of events, the venue is able to provide the whole site for 3 days! By providing two linked giant tipi marquees, the lawns and a fully operational cocktail bar, this venue can make your festival themed wedding a reality. In addition to all that that venue can provide a bonfire, a chiminea on the pavilion bar, path lanterns, t-lights and all the staff you need to help get you set up. Furthermore, they even have a diesel heater option and an Indian tented bar extension to keep you and your guests cosy. This venue can really do it all!
The venue pride themselves by always going that extra mile, as well as offering up their location, they are happy to chat and help you organise anything for your big day from music, late-night food stalls, magicians, fire jugglers, lighting technicians, PAs and generators.
Be sure to check out this venue’s wonderful gallery over on their website, the perfect place to gain some inspiration for all things weddings!
Treseren is truly a venue like no other. Set in the stunning Cornish town of Newquay, the venue is nothing short of perfection. The venue owners Paul and Emma have shared their lovely story over on their website, the humbleness of the tale makes you fall in love with the venue just that little bit more. Tresseren caters for all manner of weddings, with a focus on intimate, micro and elopement.
“We chose Treseren to celebrate our small intimate wedding with our family of 15 and of course the dogs. Emma, Paul and the whole team made our special day BEAUTIFUL. An amazing venue with a team that truly cared about all the little details that made our big day and stay a memorable experience. Our wedding day was absolutely what we desired, and our dream came true with the help of the team at Treseren” – Christopher & Tamara
The packages are as follows:
Intimate Wedding weekends for up to 22-
This package includes exclusive use of your very own country house and grounds for the duration of your stay. With the addition of bed and breakfast accommodation for up to 12 of your guests, including the wedding couple, plus up to 10 additional day guests for the ceremony and reception.
Micro Weddings exclusive use for up to 12-
This package is the perfect option if you wish for a get together with those closest to you and share a really special and intimate celebration!
Elopement runaway weddings, Just the two of you-
The perfect package for just the two of you. You will get to stay in style at the cosy Skye Cottage or in Middleton, the elegant master suite in the Shepherds House. Enjoy tea, coffee and homemade cake on your arrival and relax and unwind before the big day.
Be sure to check out the venue website below for anything you could need to host your perfect wedding!
Based in East Sussex, Wickerwood farm is just as unique as it is purely picturesque. The venue offers couples exclusive access to rural farmland with wild woodland and a large lake dotted with water lilies, perfect for an unlicensed ceremony.
The venue is available for those couples looking for somewhere special to create their own DIY wedding, this is perfect for those couples with an ideal theme or wedding style in mind. However, alternatively the venue is able to offer a personal planning and styling service if that is something you might require.
“Wickerwood is the best! It’s a beautiful venue and the service supplied by Jude is second to none – she is lovely, responsive and so creative to make the venue work to your vision. She is genuinely amazing, and I feel so lucky to have found this gem. We had our micro wedding here yesterday, which shall be followed by our big wedding next year…You could not wish for anything more from a venue or a venue owner”- Beth Elker
This venue can offer up a luxurious bell tent for you and your guests as well as the option of a 3-day weekend hire, meaning you get to share the morning after the night before with your closest friends and family! Wickerwood Farm is quite conveniently located only 1 hr 30 minutes from central London, 30 minutes from Tunbridge wells and 45 minutes from Brighton, meaning you and your guests will have no problem accessing the location.
Scrivelsby Walled Garden is set in a truly magical location. Being surrounded by mystical parkland, it has both a 250-year-old formal garden and a wild-flower meadow within its grounds. Hidden in the heart of Lincolnshire, St. Benedict’s the Estate church, is located a short walk across the adjacent field. The venue includes exclusive use of all the facilities and an adjacent space for those who wish to camp, which is the perfect addition to any festival-themed wedding.
“I couldn’t rate Scrivelsby higher. The process leading up to our wedding was made simple and stress-free, the organisers and suppliers were fantastic. Our day was perfect, and our guests commented on how fabulous the venue was… We even managed to fit into the tipi a 30-piece swing band as well as 120 guests!” – Megan Whitaker
The truly beautiful walled garden contains three giant & one midi tipi which are linked together. The tents can cater for events with up to 160 guests! In addition, with a variety of table and seating options that can be tailored to your specific requirements, Scrivelsby Walled Garden provides a bar, indoor and outside fire pits and stunning views across the wild meadow garden.
Be sure to check out the venue’s virtual tour on their website!
Set in the stunning Northamptonshire countryside lies Crockwell Farm. Located close to the Oxfordshire and Warwickshire borders and within easy access of both the M40 and M1 motorways, Crockwell is the perfect venue for your guests to make the journey to.
Crockwell is a family-run venue offering exclusive use of the space for your wedding over three days, with a very personal approach always in mind! In terms of accommodation, the farm cottages house nine en-suite bedrooms with scope to accommodate up to twenty-eight guests.
“We cannot recommend this beautiful venue enough. We knew it was the place we wanted to celebrate our special day from our first visit, and we had the most perfect wedding made possible by the brilliant team who made sure everything was organised in advance and ran to plan on the day. Thank you all! Sophie & Dan” – Sophie Nash
Finally, with an abundance of beautiful outdoor spaces, the orchard pavilion is the perfect area for guests wanting something a little different. Guests can wander through the gardens to find the stunning orchard. Littered with lime trees, maples, cherry and damson trees, it is the perfect setting for any small and intimate wedding. The pavilion area has all that is needed for a civil ceremony as well as a great sound system for music and speeches!