Winter wedding venues come in all shapes and sizes, but there’s no denying one thing: they’re all packed with atmosphere. As the nights begin to draw in and the temperature starts to drop, there’s no better time to look at our 25 favourite winter wedding venues from around the UK. If you’re planning a cosy Christmas celebration, look for rich red reception rooms and dark wood features. Or, if you’re going for a chic icy-fresh look, plate glass pavilions and beautiful lakeside views are your best friends.
This traditional country house in County Armagh really comes into its own under a light dusting of snow. Perfect for an intimate celebration, welcome 40 guests to Newforge House for a sophisticated weekend house party
Or if ‘larger than life’ is more your wedding philosophy, Fennes in Essex is a seriously glamorous Georgian manor that can welcome an incredible 400 evening guests.
Located below the streets of central Edinburgh, Marlins Wynd is a newly restored 500-year-old venue, and an ingenious way to escape the blustery winds of a Scottish winter.
Smeetham Hall Barn
Pretty as a picture and filled with more rustic beams than you can shake a stick at, Smeetham Hall Barn in Essex is housed on a working farm – perfect for a cute snowy reception.
The Pavilion Gardens
A Grade II listed pavilion set within beautiful Victorian gardens, The Pavilion Gardens looks especially dramatic on a frosty morning.
Gilpin Hotel and Lake House
Perched on the edge of iconic Lake Windermere, just imagine the photos you could take by The Gilpin Hotel on a frosty winter’s morning…
Macdonald Houstoun House
What better way to complement the gorgeous white tower house of Macdonald Houstoun House than a blanket of Scottish snow? This venue was once visited by Mary Queen of Scots – expect an equally regal day.
A small London wedding venue that’s big in character, Clissold House‘s light blue domed ceiling would work perfectly with icy white decorations.
With snow and a wedding that your guests will never forget guaranteed, Nevis Range is definitely one of Scotland’s most exhilarating wedding venues – you can even take your vows on the slopes themselves.
If snuggling by the fire in an old English farmhouse is your idea of heaven, Crockwell Farm is definitely one for you. Get ready in one of their rustic cottages, and dangle lights from their walnut tree to create an unforgettable centrepiece and the perfect backdrop for your photos.
If the glowing lamps and tartan details at Hanbury Manor don’t get you in the Christmas spirit, we don’t know what will. At this five-star hotel in Hertfordshire, expect exquisite food and service alongside a cosy English atmosphere.
Tucked away in rural Aberdeenshire, the renovated barn at Aswanley features an enormous fireplace and beautiful cast iron cartwheel chandeliers: the perfect foundation for a homely Christmas reception.
Decked out in cream and tartan, the interiors at Banchory Lodge lend themselves perfectly to a winter wedding. Take your vows in their Function Suite, and you might be lucky enough to look out onto a snow-covered lawn.
What could be better in winter than a historic castle to call your own for the day? Herefordshire’s Eastnor Castle has a lake and a deer park, and did we mention the incredible 19th century Gothic Drawing Room? It’s a definite must-see.
Another stunning winter castle wedding venue, just imagine pulling up to 1000-year-old Warwick Castle in a vintage car with a crispy frost under the tyres…
From the Saxon moat to the Japanese bridge, Great Fosters is one wedding venue that really does have it all. Take some winter styling tips from this incredible ceremony room.
Right out on the western coast of Scotland, a winter wedding at Knockinaam Lodge is definitely one for hardier brides – and guests! But, brave the chilly winds, and you’ll be rewarded with seaside views that span for miles.
Elmore Court‘s sustainably built events venue, The Gillyflower, is filled with twinkling lights and glittering golden decor: we defy you not to feel just a little bit festive.
Seckford Hall Hotel
A luxurious country manor in rural Suffolk, Seckford Hall Hotel would be right at home in any period drama. Make it work in winter with a candlelit evening banquet in the rustic oak-panelled Great Hall.
What could be better than a lantern-lit reception at Syon Park on a crispy cold December night? A favourite winter wedding venue with both A-list celebrities and team Y&YW, you can even hold a twilight ceremony in the Great Conservatory.
Stapleford House Hotel
Have you ever seen a wedding venue looking as gorgeous in winter as this? As well as that photogenic facade, Stapleford Country House Hotel in Leicestershire has a church on its estate, Capability Brown designed grounds and a breathtaking Grand Hall to boot.
Lumley Castle Hotel
The rich red Barons Hall at Lumley Castle Hotel in Durham just oozes Christmas cheer. They can even arrange a visit from Santa Claus to keep little guests entertained!
As well as being the best-preserved 14th century house in England, the grounds at Markenfield Hall just ooze romance – especially with a dusting of the white stuff…
An unexpected wedding gem in the heart of this historic city, the Mansion House at Edinburgh Zoo has more than its fair share of twisting turrets and spires, which look all the more magical under a winter frost.
You might recognise a very wintery looking Blenheim Palace from Kenneth Branagh’s iconic Hamlet film, and what better excuse to recreate a bit of Shakespeare than an icy-cold wedding?
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