Venues

Lovely wedding venues with outside ceremony opportunities

If you are dreaming of an outdoor wedding ceremony in stunning surroundings here are some fabulous venues that I highly recommend and which have so many options to choose from you could just be spoilt for choice. None of these venues offer “event packages” instead they all give you the opportunity to make your own mark, creating and styling your special day just the way you want it and on your big day they will be exclusively yours. All venues offer opportunities for weddings,  civil partnerships, vow renewal, anniversary celebrations or baby namings.

Brook Farm Berrington Worcestershire

If you’re looking for an intimate, exclusive, beautiful rural garden setting for you celebration Brook Farm is just perfect. Owners Steven and Stephen offer you the opportunity to create an enchanting natural ceremony space under the canopy of a graceful willow, surrounded by beautiful gardens, or in a hideaway, magical woodland dell.

With creative lighting including chandeliers in the trees, whichever space you choose it will be picture perfect! An outdoor screen and music allow you to tell your own special story in pictures and in song.

The spaces are really versatile with indoor and outdoor opportunities, it has a large conservatory with views of the Worcestershire countryside, intimate outdoor seating areas and space for a marquee, all giving you lots of flexibility for daytime and evening events. It is just perfect for intimate celebrations as well as larger parties of up to 100 guests.

Brook Farm can also sleep up to 16 guests with exclusive use of a Grade II listed farmhouse (sleeps 10), The Granary studio (sleeps 2), The Hen House  (sleeps 2) and award-winning, Hop Pickers’ House (sleeps 2), the perfect romantic cottage.

There’s plenty of on-site parking and pets are very welcome!

Field Farm,  Worcestershire

This private unique garden with its sweeping views of the Worcestershire countryside is a truly beautiful venue for your bespoke ceremony.

Just imagine wandering along the pretty winding grassy path through gently swaying flowers in your gorgeous wedding gown, to be greeted by your groom, under the soaring roof of the ancient Dutch barn festooned in Rambling Rector roses.

If that’s your dream, then this is the garden venue for you. It could not be more beautiful.

The gardens are planted and managed by award winning gardeners Kim and Rob Hurst and your wedding flowers prepared by their award winning daughter India Hurst of vervainflowers.co.uk.

This one won’t cater for your whole wedding but as a ceremony venue followed by champagne and canapés in stunning surroundings with your reception held at a nearby location, it really is quite perfect.

Hopton Court Estate, Shropshire

This is an amazing DIY wedding venue, offering  the opportunity to really do your own thing for larger weddings.

Hopton Court sits discreetly on the edge of the hamlet of Hopton Wafers, between Ludlow and Kidderminster. Set in parkland, amidst 1800 acres of beautiful Shropshire countryside, visitors enjoy exhilarating views from the house and gardens. The house is the private home of owners Chris and Sarah Woodward who do not get involved in your wedding, but who do offer recommendations for local suppliers including local wedding coordinator Linda Smallman of LMS weddings to ensure your planning as well as your special day goes beautiful smoothly.

The grounds offer a variety of ceremony options all with stunning views. My personal favourite space is the Victorian Conservatory. Inside, under its stunning curved roof with stone walls bedecked with sweet smelling flowers, or outside, with the conservatory providing a stunning backdrop to your nuptials. The conservatory also provides a lovely space for smaller more intimate occasions, Renewal of Vows, special anniversary celebration  or baby Naming.

There is a lovely old coach house too, woodland and a choice of marquee sites with plentiful catering   facilities for large numbers of guests,

The venue has fields for camping if your guests want to stay over and a new Glamping site opens there this summer.

Hopton Court is also licensed for firework displays.

Stockton Bury Gardens, Herefordshire

This four-acre garden is home to a medieval pigeon house, kitchen garden, water gardens, well-planted borders and an award-winning orchard.

Whatever your special occasion it can be celebrated in the heart of this gorgeous garden, under a very pretty arbour or in the award-winning orchard, between the months of April and September.

The pillar garden makes a fabulous ceremony space. You and your guests will be seated on rustic benches and surrounded by the beautiful aroma of the well-stocked borders. Or, for something different why not consider a ceremony in the award-winning apple orchard?

This is a relatively small venue suitable for up to 40 guests. The photography opportunities are endless with options to use the medieval pigeon house, water garden or stone folly as a backdrop.

Stockton Bury have their own on-site restaurant and catering team and two indoor spaces to ensure you are covered for blips in the English weather.