There’s lots of things to consider when choosing a wedding venue but for many of us, we want somewhere beautiful. Whether this is the building itself, the grounds or just some element of the place we fell in love with, that connection plays a big part in the decision about where to hold our event. There is no shortage of beautiful places for a wedding in Worcestershire and here are three to catch your attention.
Park Hall Country House
Park Hall Country House is near Blakedown, Kidderminster and is a classic country house built in 1710 and was a former resident of Queen Anne. The house also has 132 acres of scenery so there are plenty of spots for those important wedding photos.
When you have your wedding or other event in the venue, you take over the whole place. This means there is residential space for 133 people including 45 in the main house and the rest in on-site cottages. The Garden Suite can hold up to 133 people with an additional marquee taking it up to 170. However, facilities can be added on the ground to take capacity up to around 2000 people and you can use furniture hire to ensure you still have the desired look to the space.
Old Castle is a unique location near Colwall that is a Grade II listed building. The main farmhouse dates to the 15th century and has much of its original look, making it a beautiful backdrop for a wedding. A former owner is said to be the inspiration for a character Shakespeare’s plays Henry V and Henry VI. There is also a spectacular Orangery with oak beams and stone floors that makes for an ideal place to hold your wedding ceremony.
The Orangery holds 100 guests while there is also space to add a marquee that can hold up to 260 guests. There are additionally three restored cottages on the site to allow up to 21 people to stay, allowing the couple and a few other guests to enjoy the full benefits.
Huntlands Farm is a stunning red brick and timber farmhouse that enjoys views across the countryside and is also a working farm with over 400 acres, close to the Hereford border near Whitbourne.
The farmhouse can hold around 60 people for wedding receptions and there is also the option to add a marquee outdoors that can hold up to 150 people. Outdoors weddings include little extras such as fairy lights and burning torches to add to the woodlands feel. Inside the farmhouse is capacity for 14 people to stay overnight and there is an additional space for up to 12 people in the neighbouring farmhouse across the field.
These are just three of the stunning locations spread around the country offering the perfect backdrop for your wedding day. Many places offer in-house facilities and also the option to bring in your own companies for areas such as decoration, furniture hire and even catering for outdoor facilities.