Venues & Receptions

Could this former monastery be your perfect wedding venue?

historic Stanbrook Abbey Hotel in Worcestershire grade II listed Pugin Abbey

Brides, grooms and their wedding parties are being invited to take a tour of the historic Stanbrook Abbey Hotel in Worcestershire later this month at the venue’s upcoming wedding fayre. Once home to a closed order of Benedictine nuns, the stunning grade II listed Pugin Abbey will be opening its doors on Sunday, May 29th to future husbands and wives so they can explore the venue and its extensive grounds at their leisure. 

During the day the hotel’s wedding coordinators will be on hand to answer any questions and offer advice and top tips to the brides-to-be.

Weddings at Hoghton Tower

Hoghton Tower wedding venue Lancashire

Imagine travelling up the long enchanting driveway on your special day and arriving to celebrate at the breathe-taking manor house, Hoghton Tower. Visited by the likes of King James I, William Shakespeare and Charles Dickens, it offers a perfect balance between Romance and Lancastrian Heritage. Making the picturesque elegance of 16th century Hoghton Tower, the ideal venue for you to take your first steps into marriage as well as history.

Being the ancestral home of the de Hoghton family, it allows you exclusive hire of the impressive manor house and remarkable grounds and a chance to experience your big day in a relaxed, romantic atmosphere.

Weddings at Weston Hall

Weston Hall, wedding venue in the heart of Staffordshire Countryside

Located in the heart of the Staffordshire countryside, Weston Hall is a magnificent grade II* listed building surrounded by 20 acres of breathtaking scenery. The Hall retains many of its Elizabethan features including open stone fireplaces and oak beams in many of the rooms. These charming original features combined with custom-designed, elegant decor result in a truly magical setting for your wedding day celebrations.

Your wedding represents a single day in complete contrast from everyday life, a celebration that creates the precious memories you will hold forever. It takes more than luck to create such a memorable day, at Weston Hall we pride ourselves on providing you with people you can trust.

Port Sunlight Village Trust - Wedding Venue Hire

Port Sunlight Village Trust The Dell Bridge

Built in 1894 the Old School Room at the Lyceum was originally the main Village School and Church in the historic 19th century garden village of Port Sunlight. When school numbers increased to over 1,200 pupils, the Lyceum building became stretched to capacity and so new larger buildings werebuilt by village founder William Hesketh Lever for his villagers.

The Lyceum with distinctive red brick façade, high mullion windows, vaulted arched ceiling and parquet flooring is the perfect venue for a handcrafted wedding! Adjacent to the building stands a picturesque sandstone bridge which once spanned a creek and now highlights a pretty sunken garden providing a picture perfect location for your wedding album.

Beautifully restored Garthmyl Hall opened its doors to 100s of brides and grooms-to-be at the official launch weekend.

Garthmyl Hall, Powys, Wales, beautifully restored exclusive wedding venue

An extensive restoration project lasting six months has transformed a fading Georgian country family home in Powys into Wales' newest, exclusive wedding venue. 

In excess of 500 people visited the official launch weekend, which proved a great success for all involved. The beautiful sunshine and live music added to the magical atmosphere for visitors to soak up as they wandered through the grounds. Visitors could see firsthand the work done to-date and the exciting future plans for the walled garden.

The Woburn Estate gives couples the opportunity to have their perfect wedding day

The Woburn Estate gives couples the opportunity to have their perfect wedding day


From a small intimate gathering of close friends and family to a lavish reception for up to 250 guests, The Woburn Estate gives couples the opportunity to have their perfect wedding day.

The Sculpture Gallery is set in the beautiful grounds of Woburn Abbey and was constructed by Henry Holland during the 18th Century for the fifth Duke of Bedford. It is one of the most majestic and elegant settings for any ceremony or reception, and with its own private gardens overlooking the Camellia Lake, it guarantees exclusivity. 

Things to consider when choosing your wedding venue

Things to consider when choosing your wedding venue from Hallmark Hotels


Almost anywhere can be considered a potential wedding venue for the magical day - from tree houses to seafronts, castles and hotels to farmyard barns and school halls, and everything in between. However, before you make your final decision, here are some key factors to consider before putting down the deposit on your wedding venue.

Hallmark Hotels is a 28 strong and growing portfolio of hotel wedding venues situated across the UK from city centre locations to rolling countryside settings and manor house style venues.

A wedding blessing overlooking one of the world’s most beautiful sunsets

Pool at the Alantur Hotel, Turkey to delight all members of your wedding party

A wedding blessing overlooking one of the world’s most beautiful sunsets along the Turkish Turquoise Coast, a long stretch of wide-sanded beach bedecked with roses and lanterns on which to say your ‘I Do’s ‘, Alanya’s loveliest hotel, the newly refurbished Alantur Hotel is sure to delight all members of your wedding party.  

Nestled elegantly on a wide swath of inviting beach fronting the deep blues of the Mediterranean Sea in the shadow the majestic Taurus mountains, this modern resort,  just steps from the water, is in an ideal location.  Set within a naturally rich botanical garden, Alantur Hotel is an oasis of calm and beauty -and the perfect starting point of the rest of your lives.


Ellenborough Park has partnered with The Cotswold Perfumery to launch the new Unbridled package


Choosing a perfume for a loved one is a tricky task in any relationship, which is why Ellenborough Park has partnered with The Cotswold Perfumery to launch the new Unbridled package. Tapping into the personalisation trend, brides-to-be, newlyweds and couples can design a bespoke scent to wear on the big day or treasure as the ultimate mini-break keepsake.

Chief perfumer John Stephen, one of only six independent scent creators in the UK, will lead small classes for Ellenborough Park guests on making one-of-a-kind perfumes from his 300-year-old workshop in Bourton-on-the-Water.

Myweeteepee – Little Spaces for Little People

Myweeteepee – Little Spaces for Little People


When planning a wedding, it is sometimes difficult to find little things for children that not only let them have fun, but which also fits within the whole look of the day. For children the day can feel long and parents want to enjoy themselves too, so it is important to make sure they are entertained and occupied so everyone can have a great time.

Beautiful in design, the Myweeteepees offer children a perfect hideaway to play in, read in or chill out in whilst looking so stunning they look great in any room, garden or wedding setting.

Wrenbury Hall has been making bride’s dreams a reality for the past 18 years

Wrenbury Hall Wedding Venue - Sarah and Shaun


Wrenbury Hall, an idyllic 16th Century country residence in the heart of the breathtaking Cheshire countryside. This little piece of paradise has been making bride’s dreams a reality for the past 18 years, welcoming over 1000 wedding partiesand more recently introducing a stunning Laurent Perrier Bar, that oozes style and sophistication. As such, they know a thing or two about how to realise the ultimate day of love.

Here they give some top tips on how to plan a wedding:

Keep it private 

Ling Ling Mykonos – for the Fashionista Bride

Ling Ling Mykonos open air wedding venue


Ling Ling Mykonos is the ultimate open air wedding venue for a couple looking for a chic and stylish destination in which to say their I Do’s.  Instagram ideal, and part of the iconic Hakkasan family, Ling Ling has reimagined the Hakkasan DNA ever so slightly to create a restaurant concept that oozes culinary excellence in one of the world’s most achingly stylish locations. 

A wedding as individual as you

A wedding as individual as you


There’s a reason why your wedding day is called your Big Day. It’s the only occasion in your life when you’ll have all the people you love in the same room on the same day. It’s the most extraordinary feeling for any couple. Your dedicated wedding team at the Preston Marriott Hotel will make sure that your day is the perfect expression of who you are.

After years of proudly hosting weddings, we understand that what is most important is that you have your day your way. Our wedding packages start from £2,750 and are based on a minimum spend, not maximum numbers or set packages.

A Wedding Venue for All Seasons

Combermere Abbey A Wedding Venue for All Seasons on the Cheshire/Shropshire borders


Combermere Abbey is an exclusive and unquestionably romantic wedding venue on the Cheshire/Shropshire borders. One aspect which makes this venue unique is its harmony with nature, an ever-changing kaleidoscope of colour as the seasons come and go. Each season there is a different facet of this enchanting venue to enjoy. 

With 180 degree views of the world’s only fruit tree maze and English walled gardens to be enjoyed from The Glasshouse, wedding ceremonies take place in the ‘outdoors-in’. Breathtaking views of this magical horticultural vist a are complemented by the neutral and elegant interior décor, enhanced by silk floral displays or your own floral displays. 

Timing the knot

Martyn and Amy Kingston on their wedding day at Nottingham city centre wedding venue, St James Hotel


TIME is certainly of the essence for newly-engaged Nottingham couples as popular Nottingham city centre wedding venue, the St James Hotel, sees a huge increase in bookings this year.

Wedding venues are notorious for being booked up a year or more in advance - but the St James Hotel is seeing a significant increase in the number of couples not wanting to wait a long time for their big day.