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Wedding Venues for the Summer: Our Top Picks

Are you planning a summer wedding and looking for the perfect venue with some added value for yourself and your guests?

Summer weddings are by far our favourite! It’s the perfect season with just enough warmth, the bright blue sky, and the sun shining in all the right places. Unlike the cooler seasons, you can plan an outdoor wedding and really take advantage of all the pops of colour that nature has to offer. What’s not to love?

It’s all the pre-wedding planning and arrangements that may be a hassle. You’re here because you may have been searching for “wedding venues near me.” It’s easy to get carried away and lost in the maze of the plethora of venues here in the UK.

For this reason, we’ve compiled a list of all our favourite wedding venues that are perfect for the warmer weather. But before we take a look, let’s take a look at all the things you must consider before picking your dream venue. 

Things to Consider Beforehand

Here are some of the vital things that you must consider before making a final decision:

  • Venue-recommended suppliers
  • Location
  • Privacy
  • Aesthetics
  • Capacity
  • Facilities
  • Availability
  • Budget & Cost
  • Details 
  • First impressions

The 7 Best Summer Wedding Venues to Get Married

We’ve been in your shoes, searching for all the perfect “wedding places near me” on search engines. Luckily for you, our years of experience in the UK’s wedding industry have equipped us to offer the best help in your search for the perfect summer wedding venues. Let’s take a look at some of our top finds.

1. The Manor at Bickley – Bromley, Kent

If you’re going for an all-things-British theme for your wedding, there’s nothing better than The Manor at Bickley. With a capacity to host 500 guests, it’s located just outside Bromley, nestled in manicured gardens of about 6 acres.

You’ll have plenty of options to choose from, including their indoor event spaces, the open air, or the marquee, where you’ll also find options for dancing, buffets, and seated meals. And to top it all off, your guests can stay at The Manor since it doubles as a boutique hotel.

2. Orchardleigh Estate – Frome, Somerset

Set within a private parkland surrounded by Somerset lakes, this 500-acre beauty is perfect for a gorgeous countryside wedding. If seclusion and relaxation are your ultimate goal for the wedding, this exclusive wedding venue will be the perfect pick.

Moreover, its Victorian walled garden and overall capacity to host 400 guests make for a perfect outdoor wedding setting. You can also create a combined package to utilise its gardens as well as the main house.

3. Deer’s Leap Retreat – South Molton, Devon

The Deer’s Leap Retreat offers the perfect laid-back setting that most couples fancy. And if you’re worried about the unpredictable weather in our country, this wedding venue’s outdoor and indoor spaces will keep your mind at ease.

Like the Orchardleigh Estate, this is one of the many stunning summer wedding venues that offer a special and intimate feel to you and your guests. You can choose to get married in the main farmhouse and the stone barn.

However, we recommend the gazebo by the lake, which offers a cool breeze in the summer warmth and a gorgeous view on top of all the other surrounding natural beauty.

A still of a bride and groom walking towards a wedding venue in Norfolk.
There are plenty of venues to get married in the UK–we’ve created a list of our top picks for summer events.

4. The Pavilion – Alnwick, Northumberland 

The Pavilion hosts one wedding a day, so you can expect privacy and exclusive access in this elegant summer venue. The landscaped ground and indoor wedding venues stretch for about 26 acres and can hold about 250 guests at a time.

The Pavilion room is a perfect outdoorsy indoor wedding owing to its high ceilings and glass walls. Moreover, the venue also offers an outdoor venue full of natural scenery for up to 70 guests in the Arbour Tunnel.

5. Botleys Mansion – Chertsey, Surrey

This 18th-century Palladian mansion is one of the dream wedding venues that will stop you in your tracks as soon as you lay eyes on it during one of your “places to have a wedding near me” searches. It has numerous spaces to match different style preferences and they’re all as romantic as it can get.

You can accommodate your guests here on your wedding day and treat the mansion as your own. The outdoor venue is especially spectacular with its manicured gardens acting as the perfect backdrop for your wedding photos.

6. Wasing Park – Aldermaston, Berkshire

If you’re looking for something unique, this woodland venue will take your breath away. Its rustic feel is perfect for an outdoor summer wedding. You can plan your event outdoors in the woods, the Victorian Summerhouse, or the Garden Room.

Moreover, the 15th-century parish church of St Nicholas, which has stained glass windows and other such original characteristics, is also within the grounds of Wasing Park. So, if you’re planning a more religious ceremony, you could check that out as well.

Adorned with a fire pit, candles, fairy lights, and sheepskins, the alfresco area right outside the barn is where we’d recommend hosting your warm summer wedding.

7. St. Ives Harbour Hotel & Spa – St Ives, Cornwall

If you’re planning a destination wedding within a tight budget, one of the best wedding venues to consider is the award-winning St. Ives Harbour. You can sip champagne on its private terrace and enjoy natural light through its stunning rooms–all the while taking advantage of the coastal beauty it has to offer.

The reception has a capacity to host about 200 guests, which can include hotel accommodation. You can also take a walk down the beach and take some great wedding photos–that is, of course, if you manage to head out of the on-site spa this venue has to offer.

What’s Next?

Once you’ve picked out a venue for your dream wedding, there’s still a lot to be done to have it match your aesthetic and style preferences. That’s where we come in. With our vast experience as expert florists and wedding stylists, we can turn even the most barren of lands into a magical place for your wedding. 

If you’re having trouble shortlisting your wedding venues, we can help you narrow down your list to the one best suited for you. So, what are you waiting for? Get in touch with us now!

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