10 Gloucestershire Wedding Venues

10 GLOUCESTERSHIRE WEDDING VENUES

Planning your wedding can be a huge challenge. I remember planning our wedding and thinking where do I even start?! The best place to start is of course with a date… but that cannot be determined without one big part… your venue! Now I know this can be a mindboggling in itself! So here is a list of 10 of my favourite venues in Gloucestershire that I have had the pleasure of working at in 2022! There are of course more (I am sure I will add to this over the next few years but it’s a start and hopefully helpful for you!) but these are a few different ones to get you thinking. There are some Manor House, Barns, Historic buildings and some unique finds in Gloucestershire. I hope these 10 Gloucestershire Wedding Venues help just a little bit in the planning process.  

gLOUCESTER CATHEDRAL

Gloucestershire Wedding Photography

So to start off our 10 Gloucestershire Wedding Venues, I thought what better place to start than in the heart of Gloucester at the stunning Gloucester Cathedral. 

You cannot get much grander than this! The first stone of the Cathedral was laid in 1089 and has seen so much life during that time. Everything from services to weddings to the filming of Harry Potter! One of the most impressive aspects of this Cathedral is the Great East Window. Not only is it a stunning backdrop for your ceremony but it is also the size of a tennis court! You can’t get much bigger than that. 

This venue truly is an outstanding venue with so much to offer. You will have so much choice for where to take your couples portraits. 

Check out Lauren and Joe’s wedding here in May 2022. 

Gloucester Cathedral Wedding
Gloucester Cathedral Wedding
Gloucester Cathedral Wedding
Gloucester Cathedral Wedding
Gloucester Cathedral Wedding

Cotswold Hotel and Spa

Cotswold Hotel and Spa Wedding

Set in the beautiful Chipping Norton countryside, The Cotswold Hotel and Spa offers you a lovely venue with space for everyone to stay. 

One of the best features about this venue is the light and bright ceremony/reception room. Complete with hanging chandeliers and fairy lights. It is perfect for that first kiss photo and your first dance. The space outside is also perfect for group shots and the venue allow you to take off golf buggies for some lovely couples portraits away from your guests. 

Check out the beautiful wedding of Dave and Gemma

Gloucestershire Wedding Photography
Cotswold Hotel and Spa Wedding
Cotswold Hotel and Spa
Cotswold Hotel and Spa Wedding
Cotswold Hotel and Spa Wedding
Cotswold Hotel and Spa Wedding

Stonehouse Court

Post Wedding Photography

Next up on 10 Gloucestershire Wedding Venues, is the lovely Stonehouse Court Hotel. Ideally situated on the outskirts of Stroud with close links to the motorway, Stonehouse is a great venue if you are looking for somewhere with easy access and rooms for everyone to stay. 

One of the best times to get married here (in my opinion) is spring or summer time. The gardens around the hotel are in full bloom and along the canal out the back. Definitely, take some time during your day for some photos out by the water in with the gorgeous flowers. There is also a beautiful willow tree by the waters edge that is the perfect shot for that just married shot. 

Stonehouse Court Weddings
Stonehouse Court Weddings
Stonehouse Court Weddings

MICKLETON HILLS FARM

If you are looking for a more modern barn then Mickleton Hills Farm in Chipping Campden might be just the right fit for you. 

This beautifully restored and expended, family run venue is absolutely gorgeous and worth a visit! If you want a venue that has it all then this is the place for you to book. It has two huge barns to offer you a ceremony area, separate reception area and bar area. You can set up your whole wedding the night before and then stay in one of their lovely cottages. 

There are a number of different locations, both inside as well as outside, for couples portraits. The owners purposely built stone steps to the side of the reception barn, specifically for group shots. You can get that whole group shot with ease knowing everyone will be seen! 

More about Mickleton Hills Farm can be found here. 

Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding
Mickleton Hills Farm
Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding
Mickleton Hills Farm
Mickleton Hills Farm
Mickleton Hills Farm

OVER BARN

Over Barn

Next on our 10 Gloucestershire Wedding Venues we are visiting some barns for a real rustic wedding. Just on the outskirts of Gloucester you will find the wonderful 170 year old Over Barn. 

If you are looking for some rustic vibes on your day along with a family friendly venue then look no further! Over Barn not only holds a stunning wedding barn but allows guests to visit the animals in the main farm attraction after visiting hours. 

Over BARN
Over Barn
Over Barn
Over Barn

KINGSCOTE BARN

For our final barn it has to be the amazing Kingscote Barn set in 400 acres of beautiful Binley Farm in Kingscote. The restoration of the barn began in 2003 and opened its doors in 2006 hosting their first wedding in May 2007. So believe me when I say they know how to run your wedding day. 

This barn offers the rustic charm of a barn with 21st century aspects such as a bridal dressing room, eco-pods and the amazing tree house. Not to mention the main barn and gorgeous surrounding scenery of the Cotswold hills. With numerous locations in the grounds of the barn for portraits, you will be spoilt for choice. 

Kingscote Barn Weddings
Kingscote Barn
Kingscote Barn Wedding

EASTINGTON PARK

Eastington Park

Time to head back into the world of Manor Houses for our next Gloucestershire Wedding Venue. This time we are off to Eastington Park. Again this is a brilliant venue if you are looking for an easy to get to venue as it is just off junction 13 on the M5.

If you want a venue with lovely gardens as well as gorgeous inside spaces, then you have to go visit Eastington Park. The gardens at Eastington are a personal favourite of mine as they have so much to offer. They have a pergola, hidden secret walled gardens and a lovely couples swing (big hit with guests). Inside is just as wonderful with a beautiful spiral staircase, lovely ceremony room and light reception room.  

The team that run the venue are also award winning and are absolutely first class on your wedding day. 

Check out more from Eastington Park with the October Wedding of Tom and Marina. 

Eastington Park
Eastington Park
Eastington Park

BOWDEN HALL HOTEL

Set in the beautiful small village of Upton St Leonards, Bowden Hall Hotel is a venue perfect for a wedding at any time of year. I have done weddings in autumn and winter here and all were gorgeous. Set in 12 acres of land and woodland this Cotswold venue even has a small lake at the bottom. 

This stunning Georgian building which is both modern and stylish shows off it’s Georgian features including their grand staircase to perfection. The grounds and building make for a lovely backdrop for any photos. The main terrace area out the front is the ideal spot to capture group shots, confetti and your guests mingling and having a great time. 

To top it off the staff here are wonderful and you can rest easy knowing they have absolutely everything covered! Check out more from Bowden Hall here. 

Bowden Hall Wedding
Bowden Hall Hotel Wedding
Bowden Hall Wedding Photography

LLANTHONY SECUNDA PRIORY

Llanthony Winter Shoot

If you are looking for something seeped in history and in the centre of Gloucester then Llanthony Secunda Priory might be the perfect choice for you. Situated in the heart of Gloucester, right by the historic Docks, it offers the history of the city whilst being right next two hotels for guests to stay. 

With a great choice of reception rooms, Llanthony is one to check out. Your guests even have access to the mini museum on site to learn all about the venue. 

If you want to see some more from Llanthony Secunda Priory then check out these two wonderful styled shoots at the Priory. 

Spring Styled Shoot 

Winter Styled Shoot

Llanthony Winter Shoot
Llanthony Secunda Priory Spring
Llanthony Secunda Priory Spring
Llanthony Secunda Priory Spring

ROCOCO GARDENS

Now time for the last on this list of 10 Gloucestershire Wedding Venues, and probably my absolute favourite. If you are looking for something very different and love beautiful gardens then you should head to the Rococo Gardens in Painswick. 

Stretching over 20 acres of stunning gardens this is not one to be missed. ‘Rococo’ describes a period of art that was high in fashion in the 1700s. Many people showed off their wealth by designing their gardens in such a style. The Painswick Rococo Gardens are the only surviving gardens of this time thanks to extensive restoration work buy the charity. 

It is literally one of the best backdrops for your wedding as it has so many beautiful spots. If you cannot get married there I would highly recommend booking in a post wedding shoot to get some photos in these beautiful gardens.

Want to see more? Check out this June (rather rainy) shoot

Rococo Gardens Styled Shoot
Rococo Gardens Weddings
Rococo Gardens Weddings
Rococo Gardens Weddings

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