10 Perfect Venues for a Luxury Weekend Wedding

Updated: Apr 8, 2019

{Garthmyl Hall; Captured by Matt Willis Photography}

Your wedding day is an incredibly special time - not only do you get to celebrate your love with your partner, you get the rare and beautiful opportunity to surround yourself with friends and family from all walks of life, and have them all together under one roof. So, it makes perfect sense that more and more couples are choosing to extend their weddings into fabulous, weekend-long celebrations, to make the most of their special day, and cram as much fun and as many memories into their wedding as possible.

This is an attitude I wholeheartedly support, and planning a weekend wedding, while involving l-o-t-s more logistics, is guaranteed to get me grinning from ear to ear as we plot out three days worth of entertainment and out of the box creative touches to keep your guests feeling surprised, delighted and well-cared-for the whole time.

Finding A Home

Picking the right venue to host your fabulous weekend wedding is likely to be first on your planning list, and there are lots of stunning options out there to consider. To my mind, what makes a venue perfect for a weekend wedding is the following:

  • Flexibility - staffed by people who understand that you want your wedding to be unique, and won’t try to fit you into a cookie-cutter mould or impose a set list of suppliers on you.

  • Variety - a weekend wedding needs a range of different spaces and areas to style across the three days, for a host of different moods. You want there to be an ‘ebb and flow’ to the weekend, with something to suit all characters. (I’ll be writing more on this in a future post, so watch this space.)

  • Accommodation - This one’s an important one. While you might not be able to host every single guest, you want your chosen venue to be able to provide on-site accommodation for at least your immediate family and bridal party. Make this your home away from home for the weekend, and keep the party and the conversation going late into the night, without worrying about calling umpteen taxis.

Here are my top ten venues that tick the above boxes and then some. These stunning country houses are absolutely perfect for a weekend-long wedding celebration. Which is your favourite?


{Captured by Jade Osborne Photography via Coco Wedding Venues}

This beautifully refurbished Georgian house in Wales offers a plethora of options for your wedding. Choose to have your ceremony in the lavish ballroom, light-filled orangery or gorgeous walled garden. Then move things into a marquee for dinner and dancing, or retire to the sumptuous living room or well-stocked cellar bar.

{Captured by Matt Willis Photography}

There are 10 wonderfully appointed bedrooms in the house (and just LOOK at the bridal en-suite - that mural! That tub!), and Julia and the team are currently hard at work converting the stables into a cottage, and building a boathouse on the lake. There is nothing about that last sentence that I don’t love! Once these additions are finished, this impressive country-house venue will be able to sleep more than 50 guests on site.

{Captured by Jade Osborne Photography via Coco Wedding Venues}


{Image via Barton Court}

Nestled in incredible grounds in Herefordshire with the most jaw-droppingly lovely views over the Malvern hills, Barton Court has been sensitively and painstakingly refurbished by owners Linda and James. The house and grounds have got me bubbling over with ideas for how to create magical, memorable weddings for couples who want an effortless, luxury celebration where every last detail has been carefully curated and styled.

{Captured by Through The Woods We Ran}

As well as the beautifully decorated rooms in the main house, Barton Court also boasts converted stables, a honeymoon suite in the clock tower, a gentleman’s club style groom-only space above the Loose Box, and summer time glamping opportunities with bell tents and more, sleeping more t than 50 of your guests.

{Captured by Through The Woods We Ran}


{Captured by Phillip Volkiers}

Found in Gloucestershire, between Bristol and The Cotswolds, Elmore Court is a total gem of a venue. It’s been in the same family for 750 years, and its beautifully restored bedrooms and event spaces are steeped in stories.