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.
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.
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.
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.
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.