The Most Gorgeous Wedding Venues in the Cotswolds

Minster Mill is an idyllic Cotswolds wedding venue full of rustic charm
Minster Mill is an idyllic Cotswolds wedding venue full of rustic charm | © paul weston / Alamy Stock Photo
Sarah Dawson

When it comes to beautiful places to get married, you can’t beat the charm and romance of the Cotswolds. Rolling hills, historic manor houses and the famous Cotswold stone all make for an idyllic wedding setting. Here’s our guide to the most gorgeous wedding venues to book now – alongside a handpicked selection of luxury hotels in the Cotswolds for you and your guests.

1. Sudeley Castle

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Sudeley Castle & Gardens, Gloucestershire, England, UK
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Steeped in 1,000 years of history, Sudeley Castle is a stunning wedding venue. Nestled within a valley, surrounded by hills, it’s no wonder the castle has been called the “most romantic place in the Cotswolds” and with just a limited number of weddings held here each year, couples get to plan a day that’s totally unique to them. The award-winning landscaped gardens and atmospheric Banqueting Hall provide perfect photo opportunities at a venue that is off-the-scale gorgeous, and fit for royalty.

2. Cripps Barn

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With its flagstone floors and welcoming open fireplace, this beautiful old Cotswold stone barn is the ultimate in informal elegance. The large terrace is the ideal spot for guests to mingle with a glass of Champagne taking in the panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, while the gardens with their festival-vibe firepits foster a relaxed vibe. Couples can marry in the barn, or make the most of the scenery and say their vows in the picturesque woodland glade. It’s a boho bride’s dream.

3. Cornwell Manor

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Cornwell Manor and its surrounding estate measuring 800ha (2,000 acres) couldn’t be more picture-perfect. A proper get-away-from-it-all country idyll, Cornwell manages to be both romantic and luxurious. The manor is available for exclusive hire so couples can really put their own stamp on their special day. Whether you opt for a laid-back marquee celebration on the croquet lawn, or a grand dinner in the spectacular Ballroom, this is a venue guaranteed to impress, and create memories for you to enjoy for a lifetime.

4. Hilles House

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High up in the Cotswolds Hilles House boasts unrivalled views across five counties. Built in the Arts and Crafts style of architecture, the grand house and its vistas are what wedding photographers’ dreams are made of. Make the most of the exquisite interiors and marry in the Big Hall (a romantic setting for civil ceremonies), then enjoy a drinks reception on the terrace before celebrating in a stylish marquee on the lawn. You and your guests can then proceed to party the night away, taking in the unbeatable view.

5. Sezincote House

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Sezincote House Gloucestershire England UK
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“India in the Cotswolds” is how Sezincote House describes itself – and it’s truly a unique find. Built 200 years ago, this dramatic house fuses Hindu and Muslim architecture to create an Indian palace in the heart of the English countryside. The gardens are equally impressive, with temples, grottoes, waterfalls and canals reminiscent of the Taj Mahal. Sezincote House is a magical summer wedding venue – and won’t be confused with any other.

6. Minster Mill and the Old Swan

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With the sound of birdsong and the River Windrush meandering through, the village of Minster Lovell is so idyllic it’s hard to imagine anywhere more beautiful. The Minster Mill and its sister hotel the Old Swan make a dream setting for chic, rural wedding celebrations in this Cotswold gem. Couples can marry outside in the Garden Temple, in the romantic riverside gardens, then enjoy a delicious wedding breakfast in the restored Malthouse barn, with its stunning views over wildflower meadows.

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