Top 5 wedding reception locations

Posted on by Naomi

Every couple wants the perfect celebration to complement their ceremony, but with so many locations to choose from it can be difficult to make a decision.

Whether you’re looking for an intimate wedding reception or a huge celebration, here are our top 5 locations to assist with making your choice.

Country house

Surrounded by beautiful gardens, host your wedding reception in a scenic country house. Within a quiet location, you can enjoy your special day with all your close friends and family undisturbed.

Many country houses offer spaces to host a wedding dinner and party, as well as a beautifully presented garden to use as a backdrop for your all your precious photos.

In the summer you could be permitted to set up a marquee in the garden, so you can enjoy the English sunshine surrounded by miles of countryside.


If you’re hoping to find a venue that’s perfect for the ceremony and reception, many hotels offer all-inclusive packages at negotiable prices.

What’s more, you can book accommodation at the hotel for you and your guests, so everyone can enjoy the day and night.

When it comes to prices, some hotels can be flexible and change the packages they offer to suit your needs and wedding budget. Look around your desired area to find out the range of hotels that offer all inclusive packages.


OK, at first this idea does seem a little underwhelming, however barns are a great place to get creative with your decorations and gives you plenty of room to go from reception dinner to dance floor.

Whether you want the quiet of the countryside or just want to celebrate your wedding with a stunning view, barns are ideally located away from busy public areas.

However, with this option you may have to organise the catering yourself which can become costly if purchased separately to the venue.

Local Civic Centre

Civic Centres are the central hub for a town’s entertainment, with flexible event spaces and some even come with a private bar.

Depending on what your local Civic Centre provides, it can be a cheaper solution if you’re inviting a large number of guests to celebrate your wedding.

Visit your local centre to find out about what wedding packages they offer and availability.

Garden party

If you can’t afford to hire the building, hire the garden! Many venues offer a cheaper solution to enjoy your special day; however this may be an option for summer weddings.

Hire a marquee, with a gorgeous manor house as the background to your memorable photographs.

The English weather may make this option a gamble, but the marquee can provide the perfect shelter for you and your guests. 

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