10 Best Rustic and Historic Wedding Venues in United Kingdom
Rustic wedding theme has been super popular for the last few years. It’s very natural with lots of outdoorsy elements. Think wood, lace, plus country flowers and grasses. It is so relaxed with it’s laid back atmosphere. Just picture a barn wedding venue, with naked cake and beautiful flowers that look like you handpicked them from your garden.If you love this idea, than you’ll love these rustic and historic wedding venues that we picked for you. From the charming barns, to the largest indoor jungle, to the 860 year old church. Check them out below!
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1. THE EDEN PROJECT
Eden Project [photo: www.edenproject.com]
Location: Cornwall, UK
If you’re looking for a unique venue to hold your rustic wedding ceremony, the Eden Project is perfect for you. Located in Cornwall, this largest indoor jungle in the world with its bright blooms and fragrant aromas of herbs, provides a beautiful and memorable backdrop for your ceremony. Just imagine how beautiful your pictures would look like. You can also give your wedding that extra touch, and allow your guests to arrive on bunting decked land train or if you are a little more daring, you can make a big entrance by flying down on SkyWire or abseiling into the ceremony. Cool, right?
Receptions at Eden Project can be held in three different venues, unforgettable Rainforest Biome ( capacity up to 400 guests), the world’s largest conservatory with tropical vegetation, a waterfall and bamboo huts, a truly fabulous Mediterranean Biome (capacity up to 400 guests) with magical ceiling which can create the illusion of thousands of stars, and beautiful Gallery (capacity up to 500 guests).
Best of all, by choosing to marry at Eden, their team will assist you in every step of the way.
2. THE MERCHANT ADVENTURERS’ HALL
The Merchant Adventurers’ hall [photo: www.merchantshallyork.org]
Location: The Hall, Fossgate, York, YO1 9XD
What a beauty! The Merchant Adventurers’ hall was built between 1357 and 1361, before most of the craft or trade guild halls in Britain, it is Grade I Listed building and Scheduled Ancient Monument. Not only this building has so much history to tell , but it is perfect for holding a charming rustic wedding. And best of all, it can easily accommodate 20 to 180 guests. Large ceremonies are held in stunning timbered Great Hall, whilst small ceremonies (20 people or less) are held in the elegant Governor’s Parlour.
3. BEACH WEDDINGS BOURNEMOUTH
Bournemouth Beach by Samantha Davis Photography [photo:www.beachweddingsbournemouth.co.uk/ ]
Location: Foot of the West Cliff Lift, Bournemouth BH2 5AA
Looking for something unique that is filled with relaxed and fun atmosphere? How about rustic beach wedding? They have been extremely popular for the last few years. And there are so many reasons why. From the laid-back spirit, a magical seaside sunset, to the toes in the sand and relaxing music, beach wedding really brings out that special smiles and feelings. Don’t you agree?
We found the perfect venue for you. Beach Weddings Bournemouth offers amazing packages, from the simple and intimate celebration right on the beach, to the saying “i do” at twilight on the beach followed by delicious fish and chips and bubbles, to the charming picnic on the beach package which includes intimate wedding ceremony and after that enjoying the delicious food from gorgeous picnic hampers on the sand.
4. BRITSMORTON COURT
Britsmorton Court by Jarek Lepak Photography [photo: birtsmortoncourt.com]
Location: Near Malvern, Worcestershire, WR13 6JS.
Just a couple of hours from London, in the heart of the West Midlands country side, you will find this truly stunning venue, Britsmorton Court. Dating back to 1241, it is perfect for rustic wedding. And with 350 acres of private estate, we are sure you will have the endless opportunities to take dreamy wedding photos too.
At Birtsmorton Court you will find medieval moated manor house, the beautiful White Garden, unique church and a stunning barn filled with fairy lights for your evening reception.
You can choose from three different romantic locations for your civil ceremony. From the Great Hall and Garden Room which are both indoor options for up to 200 guests, to the beautiful White Garden.
If you would love to have a church ceremony, at Birtsmorton Court you will find that too. The country parish church can accommodate up to 115 guests.
5. THE CHURCH RESTAURANT
The Church Restaurant [photo: www.thechurchrestaurant.com]
Location: 67-83 Bridge Street, Northampton, Northamptonshire NN1 1PD
Are you looking for something charming and unique? How about this Church? Formerly known as St John’s Church, it is a Grade 1 listed venue and the oldest secular building in all of Northampton. Over 860 years after it was originally built, the Church has now become a modern restaurant in which you can have elegant, intimate and truly unique wedding, or extravagant and unexpected wedding. It is up to you to choose which one you would prefer.
6. HORSESHOES BARN AT THE HOUSE MEADOW
Horseshoes Barn at the House Meadow [photo: thehousemeadow.co.uk/]
Location: Worsenden Farm, Fosten Lane, Biddenden Kent, TN27 8EL UK
Beautiful Kent landscapes have always left people speechless. And because of that, you won’t be able to resist this location perfect for a rustic bohemian wedding. This venue can accommodate a large number of guests making it perfect for big weddings that are up to 110 guests, but also smaller, intimate ones. Gorgeous surroundings, an option of decorating it in your own style, and perfection to the very last detail just shows how much this venue is a perfect choice. And it’s not just because it’s fully reserved for the whole 2018, but for the 2019 too!
So if you’re planning to have your wedding in 2020, now would be a good time to make your reservations. We are sure that both you and your guests will enjoy it. Your guests will get to explore the beautifully natural landscaped grounds, which provides stunning photographic opportunities. How to decorate it? For rustic look, we recommend field flowers that Kent has in abundance. Use jars, bottles and candles, to contribute to the whole theme. Wooden chairs and tables perfectly fit the interior and will be simple to decorate.
7. SANDHOLE OAK BARN
Sandhole Oak Barn [photo: www.sandholeoakbarn-weddings.co.uk]
Location: Manchester Road(A34), Hulme Walfield, Congleton, Cheshire, CW12 2JH
Cheshire is a county in the northwest of England, bordering the Merseyside and Manchester on north, Derbyshire on the east, Staffordshire and Shropshire on the south and Wales on the west. And in this pretty county lies beautiful Sandhole Oak Barn, surrounded by breathtaking nature and landscapes. Farm is owned by David and Veronica Worth, and you could say it has been like that always. The Worth family roots in the area go back even further. David’s mother’s family have lived with a mile of the farm for at least 130 years, while his father moved from the neighbouring parish of Marton when he married David’s mother in 1947. Romantic, right ?
Because of all this romantic landscape and the Worth family history, this could be a perfect place to start your new life chapter. Also, this family believes that they are the first one who started having farm wedding ceremonies in Britain, so it’s a must to have them featured int his article, right? We also have to mention that you can see Welsh cob ponies and Himalayan yaks peacefully grazing on this farm. Your youngest guests will be thrilled. You can have up to 145 guests. Farm is also surrounded by a lake so it makes for a great photo location and for a decor as well. Farm is equipped with: full size wooden dance floor, under floor heating, and many more.
8. THE GREAT BARN DEVON
The Great Barn Devon [photo: thegreatbarndevon.co.uk ]
Devon is a grand dutchy in southwest England. It borders Cornwall in the west, and dutchies of Dorset and Somerset on the east. It’s souther shores are located on the English channel, while northern are on the Bristol Channel. We could say that this is one of more romantic places in whole Britain. A nice, charming and rustic land, perfect for all bohemian and romantic souls. And because of this, this is a perfect location for those types of weddings.
The Great Barn is a part of Place Barton. It’s a family estate owned by Emma and John who moved there from London. After buying the Place Barton and rebuilding it, they made it available for weddings. Emma and John are also available for organizing the wedding, Emma will help you with her ideas, and John will help you with furniture and even music. They will make your wedding less stressful to organize, and that is always nice to know and have, right? Interior is filled with history, rustic look, and if you want, it can become a real bohemian paradise. Add a lot of ivy, field flowers and candles. And not only that the interior is beautiful, the surroundings and gardens are looking like they came out of a movie. We could say that they have a real English charm. There is also a parking lot for 45 cars, and you can have up to 150 guests.
9. THE GREAT BARN AT LYDE COURT
The Great Barn at Lyde Court [photo: lydecourt.com]
Herefordshire is a county in the West Midlands of England, governed by Herefordshire Council. It borders Shropshireto the north, Worcestershire to the east, Gloucestershire to the south-east, and the Welsh counties of Monmouthshire and Powys to the west.
In this county lies beautiful Lyde Court, which is simply breathtaking. This farm dates all the way to the 14th century and hasn’t changed much since then. It has kept all of it’s character, soul and beauty. It’s a perfect venue for romantic and bohemian weddings. As a matter of fact, it’s perfect for all types of weddings!
Lyde Court is set in a private and isolated Herefordshire valley, yet is astonishingly only two miles from Hereford City centre. We could say that stone walls, vaulted ceilings, elm beams and arrow slit windows create an atmospheric awe inspiring venue. Decorate it with peonies, english roses and field flowers. Because this farm has kept all of it’s details, you won’t need to adjust it too much to achieve a rustic look. It a perfect venue if you have a big wedding, because it can hold up to 250 guests.
10. CRESSING BARNS
Cressing Barns [photo: cressingbarns.co.uk/]
Essex is located in eastern England. And there lies Cressing Temple. Cressing Temple itself is steeped in history dating back to the 1100’s when it was given to the Knights Templar and home to three Grade I listed barns as well as Tudor built Walled Gardens. In the 13th Century the Barley and Wheat Barns were constructed.
This place is filled with history, from Tudors, the Knights Templar… So if you’re in love with not only rustic and bohemian, but history as well, this place will leave you in awe. This venue is fit for small and large wedding as it can hold up to 300 guests. There are also packages that are inspired by history. For example, the Anne Boleyn package named after the second wife of king Henry the 8th. A big love that ended tragically. But it brought England Elizabeth the First, who made England flourish. You can also pick different packages like Aragon & Saymour, named after kings wives, and of course, Henry package. Very clever, right? Being that the whole place is packed with history, achieve the bohemian and rustic look with english flowers, candles and other details that will fit perfectly with this beautiful location.
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