21 Apr The Best Wedding Venues in Staffordshire
Staffordshire is a charming part of England, with rolling fields and sleepy canals. Countryside weddings are very popular in Staffordshire, with gorgeous manor houses and cute barns that make the most of their glorious surroundings.
Here are some of the best wedding venues in Staffordshire.
1) Weston Hall Wedding Venue
With mullioned windows, stone fireplaces, and oak beams, Weston Hall has had of its original features lovingly restored. Many of its elegant ceremony and reception rooms over stunning views across the Staffordshire countryside, and the terrace – complete with ornamental water fountain – is the perfect spot for reception drinks or photos.
The venue was recently licensed for outdoor ceremonies, and with only one wedding per day, couples can pick and choose where they want each part of their special day to take place.
2) The Ashes Barns Wedding Venue
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The Ashes Barns is an exclusive hire wedding venue located at the edge of the Peak District. Nestled in 50 acres of rural countryside, visitors approach via a tree-lined driveway that builds anticipation for what’s to come. The venue itself is gorgeous, with a stone country house and two rustic barns with a courtyard in between.
Your nearest and dearest can stay overnight, as the venue can accommodate up to 22 people. The 17th century west barn is breathtaking, with exposed brick walls, oak beams, and a Juliet balcony.
The grounds are just fabulous with pristine lawns, a cute pond, and countryside as far as the eye can see.
3) The Heath House Wedding Venue
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The Heath House is a family-run business, and the owners open their doors to couples looking to celebrate their special day. Drone footage is a must when hiring a wedding videographer at this magnificent venue to showcase the 124-acre estate.
The lawns are perfect for garden games (available to hire from the venue), and a walled garden sits in front of the ornate orangery, which is available for outdoor ceremonies.
Large weddings can be accommodated in the semi-permanent marquee, that offers excellent views of the house and is kitted out with toilets and a built-in kitchen for catering.
4) Moddershall Oaks Country Retreat Weddings
Moddershall Oaks is a country spa retreat, so they know a thing or two when it comes to pampering guests. The day after their wedding, the couple can enjoy a 2-course lakeside lunch and have full use of the spa facilities, including a 25-minute treatment.
For those who love the great outdoors, the venue is licensed for outdoor ceremonies at a beautiful lakeside setting. If the great British weather doesn’t hold up, then the Moddershall Oaks has a bright and airy indoor ceremony room that can accommodate up to 130 guests.
5) Sandon Hall Wedding Venue
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Sandon Hall is a magnificent 18th-century country mansion located 5 miles northeast of Stafford. With its own church, the venue can accommodate weddings, civil ceremonies, or receptions. There’s a choice of elegant rooms (all licensed for ceremonies) with high ceilings and ornate original features.
For summer weddings, a tipi reception can be arranged outside, perfect for larger weddings, and for taking in the beauty of this exquisite venue. The glorious gardens offer stunning backdrops for reception drinks and photos, as does the lovely conservatory, abundant with luscious trees and plants.
6) Pendrell Hall Wedding Venue
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Whether you’re looking for an intimate, large, or outdoor wedding, Pendrell Hall has it all. This romantic garden wedding venue has acres of grounds to explore, from manicured lawns to walled gardens, and elegant courtyards to wild woodlands.
Say ‘I do’ outside under the charming bandstand, with equally charming indoor alternatives should the weather not behave. Take a moment (or a photo) in front of the lovely water fountain, or enjoy a romantic drink around the contemporary fire pit.
7) Dunwood Hall Wedding Venue
Dunwood Hall is a charming Grade II listed country house built in 1871. It was originally developed with entertaining in mind, so the rooms flow one into the other for seamless mingling and include the magnificent music room, dining room, drawing room, and orangery.
Three acres of beautifully manicured gardens await outside for reception drinks and enchanting backdrops for photos and video. Elegant fountains, pretty ponds, and vine-covered walkways make for a glorious couples shoot, and in the warmer months, festoon lighting creates an enchanting setting for evening drinks.
8) Hilton Hall
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Hilton Hall is an incredible Staffordshire wedding venue set among 25-acres of lakeside lawns, gardens, and woodland. The hall itself is stunning, but the venue has so much more to offer. Around the grounds are characterful early Victorian outbuildings, such as the stable block with a clock tower and courtyard and Grade I listed garden conservatory. Nestled in the picturesque grounds, the garden conservatory is the outdoor ceremony that dreams are made of!
Hilton Hall can accommodate wedding parties up to 650 people in its large marquee with a separate bar area, located just a short stroll from the main house.
9) The Boat House at Aston Marina
The Boat House at Aston Marina is a unique waterside wedding venue on the banks of the Trent and Mersey Canal. This modern and minimalist building is the perfect blank canvas for creating your perfect wedding, and the large bi-fold doors mean that you can enjoy the waterside views, whatever the weather.
Making the most of the location, the venue has a gazebo for outdoor ceremonies with a paved seating area for friends and family. The surrounding grounds and marina jetties are perfect for filming and photographs, and you might hear the odd ‘congratulations’ as narrowboats glide by.
10) Swinfen Hall
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Swinfen Hall is a grand Georgian Hall with an abundance of period features, such as ornate stained-glass windows and impressive columns. Become Lord and Lady of the manor for the day by hiring exclusive use of the entire house and grounds.
Set in 100 acres of parkland, you and your guests can enjoy reception drinks on the cocktail terrace that overlooks the deer park and lake, or stroll hand-in-hand around the pristine gardens.