Editor’s Choice: Wedding Hotel Venues

2018 Editor's Choice Hotels for Weddings

Editor’s Choice: Wedding Hotel Venues

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The Horn of Plenty

The Horn of Plenty - Luxury Gourmet 3 Night Break

Tavistock

‘The amiable staff at this charming country hotel make you feel like a guest in a good friend’s house.’
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
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Llangoed Hall

Llangoed Hall - Pre-Christmas Escape

Llyswen

Deep in the Wye valley, this privately owned 17th-century manor house stands in ‘a great atmosphere of peace’, overlooking green meadows leading to the river.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • historic
  • view
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Hipping Hall

Hipping Hall - The Dales Escape Two-night break

Cowan Bridge

In green grounds at the foot of Gragareth, this ‘friendly, unstuffy’ hotel makes a cushy base for travellers exploring the Yorkshire Dales and the southern Lakes.
  • weddings
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • country_house
  • gourmet
  • wine
10% discount voucher
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Glenfinnan House Hotel

Glenfinnan House Hotel - Three nights for Two Special Offer

Glenfinnan

A Victorian remodelling of an 18th-century inn, this stone mansion stands tall in a ‘beautiful situation’, with lawns stretching to the loch, and views of Ben Nevis.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
10% discount voucher
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Budock Vean

Budock Vean

Mawnan Smith

‘The beautiful location, wonderful service and excellent food keep us coming back.’
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • indoor_pool
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Temple House

Temple House

Ballymote

History hangs about Roderick and Helena Perceval’s Georgian mansion, approached via a drive through sheep-grazed parkland.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • bandb
  • guesthouse
  • wifi
  • historic
  • country_house
10% discount voucher
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Langar Hall

Langar Hall

Langar

Down an avenue of lime trees stands this characterful hotel, its apricot-washed facade a welcome sight to its legions of loyal fans.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
10% discount voucher
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Penally Abbey

Penally Abbey

Penally

Overlooking the Pembrokeshire coast, Melanie and Lucas Boissevain’s chic hotel is ‘clearly on the up’.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • view
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Goldstone Hall

Goldstone Hall

Market Drayton

All is peaceful at John and Sue Cushing’s 18th-century manor house hotel, approached down a country lane embraced by green fields.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
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Bingham

Bingham

Richmond-upon-Thames

‘Sumptuous’ inside and out, Ruth and Samantha Trinder’s refined hotel on the River Thames is in a ‘tranquil spot’ that belies its easy connection to the scramble and dash of London.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • wine

2017 Editor's Choice Hotels for Weddings

Editor’s Choice: Wedding Hotel Venues

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Star Castle

Star Castle - 10% discount all year

St Mary’s

‘Everything you’d expect from a really good hotel is here,’ writes a trusted Guide correspondent in 2017, fresh from celebrating the holidays at the Francis family’s characterful hotel above Hugh Town.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • indoor_pool
  • historic
  • view
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Boath House

Boath House - January/February & Valentine Week's special offer

Auldearn

There are whisky and castle trails to strike out on, but begin, perhaps, with a stroll around the Matheson family’s ‘lovely’ mansion – ‘the grounds are wonderful,’ say Guide inspectors in 2017.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • gourmet
  • country_house
  • spa
  • b&b
  • disabled
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Langar Hall

Langar Hall

Langar

Down an avenue of lime trees stands this characterful hotel, its apricot-washed facade a welcome sight to its legions of loyal fans.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
10% discount voucher
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The Lord Crewe Arms

The Lord Crewe Arms

Blanchland

The flagstone floors, cavernous fireplaces, labyrinthine corridors and barrel-vaulted crypt bar ‘reek of history’ at this cheerfully updated medieval abbot’s lodge in a conservation village on the North Pennine moors.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • historic
  • gastropub
  • wine
  • disabled
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Hotel Endsleigh

Hotel Endsleigh

Milton Abbot

Olga Polizzi’s countryside retreat, at its origin a Regency fishing lodge created for the Duchess of Bedford, is today an ‘unpretentious, wholly enjoyable’ hotel ‘decorated with charm and taste’.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • gourmet
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • historic
  • view
  • disabled
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Jesmond Dene House

Jesmond Dene House

Newcastle upon Tyne

In ‘an oasis of calm’, Peter Candler’s ‘impressive, imposing’ hotel stands in ‘an attractive wooded dell, with paths leading into woodland for exploration’.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • wifi
  • parking
  • disabled
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The Coach House at Middleton Lodge

The Coach House at Middleton Lodge

Richmond

Horses and coaches once trundled up the tree-lined avenue to this former stables in Yorkshire countryside; today, James Allison’s ‘low-key, relaxing’ hotel attracts a rather smarter set.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • gourmet
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • activities
  • disabled
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Roundwood House

Roundwood House

Mountrath

The vista stretches over open pastures from Paddy and Hannah Flynn’s Georgian mansion, standing in extensive grounds below the Slieve Bloom mountains.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • guesthouse
  • wifi
  • historic
  • country_house
  • view
  • guest_house
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Gregans Castle Hotel

Gregans Castle Hotel

Ballyvaughan

In the otherworldly limestone landscape of the Burren, with distant views across valley and mountain to Galway Bay, husband-and-wife team Simon Haden and Frederieke McMurray run their 18th-century manor house as an ‘absolutely top-rate hotel’.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • country_house
  • disabled
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The Assembly House

The Assembly House

Norwich

‘Ideally situated’ in a quiet pocket of the city, this ornate building has hosted entertainment for more than 260 years, from genteel balls and concerts to waxwork exhibitions and a cinema.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • honeymoon
  • cooking_school
  • disabled

2016 Editor's Choice Hotels for Weddings

Editor’s Choice: Wedding Hotel Venues

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Knockinaam Lodge

Knockinaam Lodge - Third night B&B Free

Portpatrick

On a sheltered cove on the wildly scenic Galloway coast, Sian and David Ibbotson’s stone hunting lodge is liked for its ‘tranquil setting’, its ‘professional, friendly, caring’ staff, and its fine collection of single malts.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • historic
  • gourmet
  • view
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Watersmeet

Watersmeet - Winter Indulgence Break

Woolacombe

Above Woolacombe Bay, this former Edwardian gentleman’s retreat is today a ‘comfortable, relaxed’ hotel owned by Amanda James.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • spa
  • wifi
  • seaside
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • view
  • disabled
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Bridge House

Bridge House

Beaminster

‘The welcome is always friendly’ at Joanna and Mark Donovan’s ‘likeable’ country hotel in a former priests’ house dating back to the 13th century.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
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Ballymaloe House

Ballymaloe House

Shanagarry

‘Excellent all round.’ It is more than 50 years since farmer’s wife Myrtle Allen launched the modest restaurant that would burgeon into hotel, shop, café, cookery school and event space.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • tennis
  • gourmet
  • country_house
  • outdoor_pool
  • historic
  • cooking_school
  • wine
  • disabled
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Hotel TerraVina

Hotel TerraVina

Netley Marsh

A hotel that ‘lifts the spirits’ – with regular wine tastings and cellar tours to raise them even higher – the Bassets’ Victorian villa on the edge of the New Forest is an oenophile’s delight.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • wifi
  • outdoor_pool
  • wine
  • disabled
10% discount voucher
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Bingham

Bingham

Richmond-upon-Thames

‘Sumptuous’ inside and out, Ruth and Samantha Trinder’s refined hotel on the River Thames is in a ‘tranquil spot’ that belies its easy connection to the scramble and dash of London.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • wine
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Rose in Vale

Rose in Vale

St Agnes

In summer, swags of roses adorn the Doric porch of James and Sara Evans’s ‘elegant’ if much extended Georgian country house in a secluded valley in the village of Mithian.
  • swimming
  • weddings
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • swimming_pool
  • disabled

Find your perfect wedding venue

From Sussex to Scotland and everywhere in between, hotels across the UK are the ideal locations for weddings because they really know what they are doing.  The difficulty is finding the ones that really stand out as individual and characterful destinations with the best of style, design and, king of all attributes, customer service.

The Good Hotel Guide was built on an ethos of quality and identity, and at no time are those elements more important than when you’re planning a wedding.  A time to look after and entertain all the people who are closest to you, the hotels we have found, from boutique hotels to grand country house hotels, city townhouses to the most elegant of rustic country pubs, all include those highly desired qualities in our collection of UK wide hotel wedding venues.

The collection includes a wide variety of locations, not just in terms of counties and cities, but varying from lakeside hotels near Windermere to mountainside locations in Wales, seaside hotels in Devon and Highland hotels in Scotland.

Each has its own approach to weddings, and many have in-house planners who make the whole process that much more carefree for the bride and groom.  Food is a high priority in most places, and a tricky one to coordinate outside a hotel venue, adding another tick box in the reasons for choosing a hotel as your wedding venue.

Whether you’re looking for a grand event at the likes of Lewtrenchard Manor or a small and intimate occasion, there’s something for every wedding occasion amongst this collection.