On the hunt for wedding venues with a chapel on-site? If you’re planning a religious ceremony and want to minimise travelling time between the church and your reception, a wedding venue with a chapel is the perfect solution to maximise your party time. Or, if you’re dreaming of a winter celebration, wedding venues with chapels mean there’s no need for your guests to turn intrepid explorers on the icy streets. Have a read of our favourite wedding venues with chapels, and get some serious W-day inspiration along the way.
All Saints Chapel
Perfect for hosting a civil wedding in a traditional religious setting, All Saints Chapel in Eastbourne is a little different from the rest. Grade II* listed and with soaring Gothic arches, we defy you not to feel just a little bit mystical in this unique venue.
Old Royal Naval College
An extraordinary venue to say the least, Old Royal Naval College made a recent appearance in the James Bond blockbuster Skyfall. The chapel itself was originally built to the designs of Sir Christopher Wren, and now features breathtaking neo-classical Greek-inspired interiors.
Ideal for a winter wedding, the 13th century village church is just seconds from Pennard House, so you and your guests won’t need to worry about traipsing through the snow. Later on, move to their Coach House for a dazzling evening reception.
Caroline Gardens Chapel
Caroline Gardens Chapel in London’s trendy Peckham is a real wedding venue with a difference. A former 19th century chapel, this hot venue is top of our list for a creative celebration in the city. And, with stained glass windows and high ceilings to boot, there’s no shortage of photogenic features, either.
Rudding Park Hotel
Voted number one hotel in the UK in the hotly contested TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards, you’re definitely in safe hands at Rudding Park Hotel. Featuring soaring vaulted ceilings and Gothic details, their 19th century chapel is a stunning setting for your all-important ‘I do’.
St Augustine’s Priory
A historic medieval building in the Garden of England, St Augustine’s Priory is bursting with history. The priory can host traditional religious ceremonies – be sure to stop under their warped beamy entrance for a few photos.
A medieval moated manor in Worcestershire, Birtsmorton Court has access to the neighbouring church via a private garden pathway. In summer months sip champagne on the terrace before a lavish marquee dinner.
You might recognise Hedsor House as Nicole Kidman’s residence from The Golden Compass, but you can create your own romance with their ‘blank-canvas’ policy. Make sure you escape to their 100 acres of woodland for a few photographs with your man before heading under canvas for a marquee reception.
The venue’s newly refurbished bridal suite completes the list of reasons to get married here. With multiple make-up and hair stations, as well as a luxury and clean finish, it’s the perfect way to start your special day.
Arley Hall and Gardens
A grand Cheshire house with stunning redbrick architecture, we’re more than a little bit in love with Arley Hall and Gardens. The private St Mary’s Chapel lies in their extensive gardens, and can host a religious blessing. In addition, you can hold a civil ceremony under The Alcove in the gardens.
Historic, iconic and dramatic, Stoke Park‘s white facade is a showstopper. While the chapel isn’t licensed for religious ceremonies, it’s a stylishly decorated space with an open fire that’s just asking for an intimate winter wedding.
Fit for a King and Queen, Peckforton Castle‘s chapel was built in 1851, and can host a seriously atmospheric wedding blessing. Come evening time, dial up the drama with a display from their on-site falconry.
With Boconnoc Church situated right next to the main house, it doesn’t get more convenient – or tranquil – than this Cornish wedding venue. The 14th century church can seat 240 guests, and looks out across the estate and surrounding hills.
One of the most iconic buildings in Britain, a wedding at Blenheim Palace is guaranteed to be a spectacular occasion. Birthplace of Winston Churchill, and the recent location of Marvin and Rochelle Humes’ wedding – the Orangery is uber glamorous.
Finding stunning wedding venues with a church on-site can be a tricky business, but luckily Cowley Manor provides a solution to all our W-day conundrums. The 12th century St Mary’s church is pretty as a picture, and conveniently located on the estate – perfect!
A fabulous country house in rural Essex, the local parish church of All Saints sits within the estate of Braxted Park. For your reception, Braxted’s indoor and outdoor spaces can welcome anywhere between 30 and 350 guests.
A magical Kentish barn that’s just perfect for a fun, vintage celebration, Preston Court‘s gardens adjoin to the churchyard of neighbouring St Mildred’s. This fabulous venue prides itself on flexibility: from a retro circus theme to a quintessentially English garden party, the choice really is yours.
The Mill Forge
If wedmin all gets a bit too much, you could always pack up and head to Gretna Green. Just inside the Scottish border, The Mill Forge has hosted many a runaway wedding within its intimate chapel and 17th century farm buildings.
Overlooking the famous city of Canterbury, St Edmund’s is in pole position for some mind-blowing views. A collection of mid-Victorian buildings, which of course include their chapel, St Edmund’s can seat up to 120 guests for a private religious service.
The Orchardleigh Estate
A breathtaking Victorian mansion in rural Somerset, The Orchardleigh Estate is the country retreat that dreams are made of. Not one but two churches are located on the estate: The Orchardleigh Church, which is known as ‘The Island Church’, is surrounded by the house’s moat, while All Saints Church Lullington is by the north entrance gate.
How Caple Court
A rustic tythe barn in rural Herefordshire, How Caple Court oozes vintage charm. Neighbouring St Andrew’s church might date back to the 13th century, but is laid on Norman origins – we love their stunning stained glass windows.