Winter Warmer UK Wedding Venues
Cosy up around the fire for your big day with these winter warmer venues, full of indulgent lounge areas and roaring fireplaces, they are the cosiest spots to say ‘I do’.
Have exclusive use of The Torridon for your luxury Highland wedding in Scotland. Picture this: a magnificent country house, luxury guest rooms, a stunning Highland landscape, fireworks and a romantic rosy dawn breaking across the loch. All this makes The Torridon the perfect place to spend your special day this winter. You might even stumble across the Highland cattle!
The Gailes Hotel & Spa
Located just 40 minutes from Glasgow, The Gailes Hotel & Spa has transformed the ‘Lagavulin Suite’ and Rooftop Conservatory into one of the most stylish and contemporary wedding venues on the Ayrshire coast. The new upgrades include new soft furnishings, glamorous lighting and designer touches, as well as a new purpose-built outdoor Wedding Pavilion located in the hotel’s private gardens. The perfect location to cosy up to your love as fireworks sparkle overhead!
11 Cadogan Gardens
A chic and eclectic space in the heart of Chelsea, 11 Cadogan Gardens is the ideal choice for everything from your hen do celebrations in the Mirror Room to an intimate wedding reception in the Chelsea Bar. With modern apartments all decorated in an individual style for your guests and a library full of plush sofas to sink into after tying the knot, we guarantee you’ll have a stylish and classy day!
Packed with glamorous backdrops and photo opportunities, Adare Manor is straight from a fairytale. Located in the storybook village of Adare, Limerick, this venue has a lush 840 acres of rolling parkland and winding woodland to mix modern glam with stunning natural beauty. The Grand Ballroom offers sparkling chandeliers and a sweeping staircase for that grand winter entrance.
Set on the coastal edge of the New Forest among 130 acres of Hampshire countryside, Chewton Glen is a picturesque oasis that encapsulates rural luxury at its finest. The individually designed hotel bedrooms look out over pristine gardens, where there’s also the possibility to stay in a private treehouse and get cosy with your new spouse. Grab a drink in the Colonel Tinker’s bar for a true taste of the high life!
With 69 elegant bedrooms and suites, The Goring has a grand yet boutique feel, and every guest is welcomed to feel as though they are at home. At every turn, the hotel offers a variety of beautiful features, including a refined cocktail bar, a Michelin star restaurant and a spectacular Verandah that looks over the snow-covered lawn in the heart of the city.
Romance and glamour is tailored to your wishes at this Grade I stately home which has played host to guests as prestigious as American Presidents and royalty - a testament to the level of service you can expect. With 47 luxurious bedrooms decked out with cosy fireplaces and fluffy beds at Cliveden House, indulge in pure luxury at this gorgeous Berkshire venue.
Nestled among the rolling hills of the South Downs national park, Cowdray House offers 110 acres of manicured gardens, 22 luxurious gardens and opulent reception rooms. Buck Hall, with its vaulted ceiling, stained glass windows and minstrels gallery is the ideal backdrop to say ‘I do’. String a multitude of fairy lights above you as you dine for a warm and welcoming end to your special day.
Glen Tanar Estate
Widely regarded as one of Scotland’s finest wedding venues, the magnificent Victorian Ballroom at Glen Tanar has hosted celebrations for over a century. Built in 1869, the unique ballroom provides a spectacular space for every stage of your wedding, from dining to dancing they have you covered! With its vaulted ceiling adorned with over 700 antlers, to its original oak floors, the ballroom is airy, luxurious and spacious. Decked out with candles and your loved ones, it’s the warmest welcome to married life you could wish for.
As the winner of ‘Best Stately Home Wedding Venue’ at the British Wedding Awards 2020, Gosfield Hall offers you and your wedding guests an elegant ballroom, bar, and warming library to relax in. 23 dreamy bedroom suites are also available as the ideal accommodation for all of your family and friends. You can also make use of their resident wedding planner, who will help you make the best use of this gorgeous venue.
A lovingly restored Georgian manor in the Wiltshire countryside, open for private parties, retreats, high times or down time, get cosy in Chippenham at Kin House. You are guaranteed exclusivity for you and your loved ones at this stunning venue, meaning your nearest and dearest will be by your side throughout your stay. Brimming with cosy spots to reflect on your special day, Kin House is calling your name for a winter wedding!
Surrounded by sensational Devon countryside and organic farmland, this dream wedding location offers exclusive use of its grounds for you. As seen on the River Cottage TV series, the spectacular backdrop features the renowned River Cottage Farmhouse Kitchen Garden, a beautifully restored 18th century Threshing Barn and grounds full of fruit trees, streams and meadows. A true cosy British wedding!
Nestled in the heart of the Lake District, Rothay Manor offers an elegant retreat. Set amidst mature gardens, they are the perfect venue for your intimate wedding. With a Dining room, Bar Lounge and Drawing Room with comfy seating, all generations can feel comforted and cosy at Rothay Manor. They also offer dog-friendly accommodation so even your four-legged friends can get involved!
The Glasshouse Hotel
Set in the heart of Edinburgh, The Glasshouse offers an iconic piece of history in modern times. The 77-room hotel features a rooftop garden with breathtaking panoramic views of the city and an award-winning Snug, where your guests can unwind in a cosy setting to enjoy bespoke cocktails, and of course the chance to enjoy a few drams of Scotland’s national drink - whisky. So cosy up with your true love and a warming drink at The Glasshouse.
The Retreat at Elcot Park
For a country house wedding to remember, The Retreat at Elcot Park has everything you need to feel refreshed for your big day. With use of the spa facilities throughout your stay included in your wedding package, indulge in a facial or a couple’s massage to start your marriage in the best way. Offering oodles of drinks receptions and food tasting and menus, your guests will be left dreaming of the delectable treats on offer here.
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Happily ever after begins at the stunning Thornbury Castle in Bristol, fitted out with halls, dining rooms and luxurious bedchambers, get ready to have full reign over your special day. With a rich Tudor history and wedding packages inspired by the wives of King Henry VIII, you can be reassured that your plunge into married life will begin in the lap of luxury.
Let Tylney Hall in Hampshire set the perfect wedding scene as musicians play in the minstrel’s gallery and your guests raise a glass to the happy couple within gorgeous Georgian interiors. A Grade II listed building with an old world sense of charm, they offer the Tylney Suite and the more private Hampshire Suite so no matter the size of your guest list, your celebrations are bound to be big.
Wild Thyme & Honey
Wild Thyme & Honey is home to three magical event spaces: Wild Thyme & Honey Event Suite, The Secret Garden Room and The Courtyard. The boutique Cotswold country hotel and riverside wedding venue offers 24 luxurious rooms and suites, including No. 3 London Road, their exclusive honeymoon suite – comprising a sumptuous four-poster bed, spacious living room, dressing area, barrel sauna, jacuzzi and outside patio – perfect to cosy up with your love.
If those cosy venues weren't enough to wet your appetite, then check out our feature on the 10 Top Hotel Wedding Venues for 2023 according to the Good Hotel Guide.
Words by Natalie Thomas ( Contributor Features Editor, Europe)
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