Gloucestershire wedding venues guide

From fairytale castles and sprawling country estates to intimate locations packed with character, SoGlos’s wedding venues guide rounds up some of the best places to get married in Gloucestershire.


Couples are absolutely spoilt for choice when it comes to stunning wedding venues in Gloucestershire.

To help make those shortlists a bit more manageable, SoGlos has put together a selection of special places to get married in the county.

Cheltenham wedding venues

Weddings at The Greenway Hotel and Spa

In partnership with The Greenway Hotel & Spa  |

About the wedding venue

Built in the 16th century in eight acres of glorious Cotswold countryside near Cheltenham, The Greenway Hotel was once a country estate belonging to a wealthy family whose genealogy can be traced as far back as the 12th century.

The hotel and its award-winning Elan Spa are now part of the Eden Hotel Collection and have recently undergone a luxurious £1.4 million refurbishment.

The Elizabethan manor house offers an idyllic country wedding venue, surrounded by landscaped grounds and rolling countryside.

Weddings at the Greenway are always exclusive to the bride and groom with its one wedding per day policy.

Wedding package options

Packages are built exclusively around the couple's dreams for their big day and include an elopement wedding for just the happy couple (and two guests of their choice, if desired); a small and intimate ceremony and wedding breakfast for between two and 22 guests; or a big wedding for around 60 guests up to a maximum of 130.

There are 21 beautifully decorated bedrooms available at The Greenway Hotel, with four-poster beds and rolltop baths with a view, providing the dreamiest of wedding night stays. 

Couples can choose from The Austen Room for up to 12 guests or the Panel Room for up to 22 — both rooms are elegantly styled with lovely views of the gardens. For larger events, a grand marquee can be hired and erected within the eight acres of grounds. 

The Hide, which is tucked away in a secret part of the hotel's grounds, can also be hired for an intimate wedding of up to 12 guests and an exclusive outdoor private party.

Wedding breakfasts are created under the expert direction of Abhijit Dasalkar, head chef of the hotel's 3 AA Rosette restaurant, working with couples to craft an unforgettable menu.

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The Elan Spa can provide the ultimate relaxing pre-wedding pampering packages before the big day, with facials, massages, body scrubs, hot oil head massages, manicures and pedicures. Guests also have use of the spa facilities, pool and fitness suite, too.

How much do weddings cost?

Couples are asked to enquire with The Greenway Hotel and Spa directly for pricing. 

To book

Call The Greenway Hotel and Spa on (01242) 862352 or email

Cotswolds wedding venues

Weddings at De Vere Cotswold Water Park

In partnership with De Vere Cotswold Water Park  |

About the wedding venue

Situated near Cirencester, De Vere Cotswold Water Park provides an elegant venue for civil ceremonies, blessings and vow renewals, surrounded by more than 100 lakes, rivers and open countryside — creating a picturesque backdrop for the big day.

The contemporary wedding venue provides seven unique and fully-licensed rooms, along with stylish, state-of-the-art accommodation, with 328 hotel bedrooms to house guests.

Wedding package options

Describing itself as a coveted Cotswolds setting to say 'I do', De Vere Cotswold Water Park provides a selection of wedding packages to suit parties of all sizes, catering for extraordinary celebrations from tiny ceremonies of two, to up to 500-guest soirees. 

Couples can pick one of its ceremony rooms to exchange their vows, with a choice of exclusive suites for both small and larger scale weddings.

The lakeside venue, hewn from Cotswolds stone and gleaming glass, offers dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows looking out onto the lake, as well as an adjoining bar and outdoor terrace area — perfect for summertime weddings. 

As for catering, De Vere Cotswold Water Park offers a number of wedding breakfasts curated by the executive chef; as well as hot and cold canapes, children's menus, evening buffets, barbecues and hog roasts.

Those in the throes of wedding planning will have the support of the hotel's dedicated wedding team to help every step of the way, from the very first enquiry to the big day itself.

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Couples can opt for the self-catered wedding package which provides exclusive use of the Kingfisher Suite and Whimbrel Marquee from 7am until midnight; tables and chairs for all guests; access to the on-site ice machine; white table linen, including napkins; a suite for the newlyweds on the night of the wedding and a complimentary bedroom the night before; plus two bedrooms for guests on the night of the wedding, dedicated space for a mobile kitchen and your own wedding coordinator and event manager.

This package can accommodate 700 covers across two function rooms. 

How much do weddings cost?

Wedding packages start from £85 per person; with room hire prices starting from £900; and full venue hire costing £10,000.

To book

Call (01285) 864079 or email

Weddings at Stratton House Hotel

In partnership with Stratton House Hotel  |

About the wedding venue

Situated on the outskirts of Cirencester, Stratton House Hotel dates back to the 17th century and is a beautiful blend of Cotswold period features and modern country details. With 43 bedrooms, a beautiful walled garden, a luxurious spa and the elegant Stratton Suite function space, everything the happy couple needs on the day, or even over the weekend, is on-site.

The hotel also has an eclectic history. It originally belonged to a local wool merchant and has had many different owners throughout the centuries, with the building even being used as a military hospital for the US Air Force during the Second World War. Fast forward to the present day, the hotel is a wonderful culmination of careful extensions, tasteful refurbishments and thoughtful modern additions, to ensure your wedding is as spectacular as can be.

Wedding package options

Stratton House offers three tiers of wedding options, as well as bespoke packages that can be tailored to the couple's needs. Each package includes arrival drinks, a three-course wedding breakfast with drinks, a night's stay for the couple on the day of the wedding and hire of the Stratton Suite as standard.

Arrival drinks can be taken in the atmospheric walled garden or the elegant lounge bar, with all table linens are provided for use during the event. It also offers preferential room rates for guests wishing to stay at the hotel before or after the wedding, so family and friends can make a whole weekend of the celebrations.

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The beautiful backdrop of the peaceful walled garden provides an ideal place to capture those picture-perfect moments for the photo albums. Plus with full use of Stratton House's wedding coordinator on the day, everything is sure to run smoothly.

How much do weddings cost?

Packages start at £4,250 based on 50 guests attending the entire wedding, with additional guests costing £85 per person.

The hotel can host up to 80 guests for the wedding breakfast and up to 120 for the evening reception.

To book


Weddings at The Lygon Arms

In partnership with The Lygon Arms  |

About the wedding venue

Steeped in 600 years of Cotswold history, the honey-hued exterior of The Lygon Arms promises a warm, cosy and characterful setting to say 'I do...'

Licensed with Worcestershire County Council to provide civil ceremonies, tie the knot within the intimate environments of one of the hotel's private rooms.

Proudly home to Grill by James Martin, The Lygon Arms boasts a reputation of incredible food and drink menus which betrothed couples can book and secure for their big day.

Couples can choose between the rooms available to book; the Cromwell Room, The Drawing Room and the Edinburgh Room for their celebrations — or pull out all the stops by exclusively hiring the coaching inn in its entirety.

Wedding package options

The Lygon Arms can create the perfect day, whether you're after a small, private ceremony or a wedding bash full to the brim with family and friends.

The Sweet Simplicity package includes a three-course menu for guests, as well as half a bottle of house wine per person; while the Picture Perfect package features five different canapes to welcome guests, one glass of Champagne or non-alcoholic alternative for each guest at the reception, and a three-course menu alongside half a bottle of house wine per person during the wedding breakfast.

For the ultimate wedding day revelry, opt for The Complete Celebration package. This includes five canapes, two glasses of Champagne or non-alcoholic alternative for each guest at the reception, a fabulous four-course feast alongside half a bottle of house wine per person, and a specially designed floral table centrepiece to bring it all together.

The Just the Two of Us wedding day package is an extra-special unique bundle that celebrates love in the most intimate and personal way.

It includes a ceremony for two in the Cromwell Suite, a floral table centrepiece, followed by a bottle of Champagne to toast your nuptials with.

A dinner for two paired with a bottle of wine is also included, along with an overnight stay for two nights in the hotel's master suite, as well as a one-hour spa treatment for the bride and groom midweek, after the wedding itself.

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For a wedding that is bound to impress, The Lygon Arms's Exclusively Yours package truly lives up to its name.

From 4pm on the day of arrival until 11am on the day of departure, up to 100 guests can join the happy couple in the Grill by James Martin restaurant, housed within 'one of the most theatrical settings in the Cotswolds', complete with minstrel's gallery and a roaring fire.

Each area of the hotel, from the cosy nooks and snugs to the bars and lounges, can be decorated however you wish — creating a personalised affair to remember.

As well as making use of the glorious gardens and courtyard for pictures, parties will receive help from a dedicated event manager for the duration of the event; full use of the spa and pool facilities; assistance from a professional toastmaster; and the magical touch of professionally made stationary.

How much do weddings cost?

Book your big day at The Lygon Arms by choosing from one of its stunning packages.

The Just the Two of Us package costs £1,750 from Sunday to Thursday and from £2,200 from Friday to Saturday.

The Sweet Simplicity package costs £85 per person; while the Picture Perfect package is priced at £120 per person; and The Complete Celebration package costs £165 per person.

Enquire direct for prices regarding the exclusive hire of The Lygon Arms for your wedding day.

Room hire charges apply and are additional to the packages.

To book

Call (01386) 852255 or enquire at

Weddings at Merriscourt

In partnership with Merriscourt  |

About the wedding venue

Spend your special day in your own exclusive hamlet in the Cotswolds...

Created from three lovingly-restored barns, independent wedding venue Merriscourt combines rustic beauty with exquisite interiors, luxury on-site accommodation and panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.

With a pretty courtyard in which to gather for drinks, access to all three barns to accommodate each part of the day and exclusive hire of the entire venue for up to three days, Merriscourt offers bespoke packages to suit all budgets, tastes and guest lists.

Wedding package options

Fully-licensed civil ceremonies and partnerships can be conducted in the Stone Barn, with high, vaulted ceilings, Cotswold stone floors and seating for up to 150 guests. Arrival drinks and canapés can be enjoyed in the Gallery, the second of three barns, featuring an eclectic curation of art collected over the years by owners, the Astor family; while the wedding breakfast can be taken in White Barn, a spacious and tranquil room with lofty ceilings and atmospheric lighting. Ideal for all seasons, the Gallery can also accommodate up to 150 guests for wet weather drinks receptions, with doors opening out on to the courtyard and wedding lawn for sunny spells. The party then transfers back to the Stone Barn for the evening reception with music, dancing and entertainment into the small hours. 

The all-important wedding breakfast is prepared and cooked by Merriscourt's head chef and his team, whether that's an extravagant four-course menu or a social sharing feast. With classic and seasonal dishes on offer, menus feature three price levels depending on the desired price per head and number of courses — plus there's the option to include additional extras such as amuse-bouches, pre-desserts and cheese courses.

The extensive wine cellars and drinks menus offer the ideal accompaniment to your meal, with all tastes and requirements catered for at every stage of the day, from arrival drinks, the wedding breakfast toast to final orders at the bar. Menus, decorations, colour schemes, suppliers and everything in between are all tailored to each couple, with no request considered too much trouble.

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Merriscourt also boasts six on-site cottages which are available to book exclusively for wedding guests, as is its 1961 Bentley wedding car, which can transport the happy couple from up to 40 miles away.

How much do weddings cost?

Enquire with Merriscourt directly for pricing.

To book


Weddings at Wild Thyme and Honey

In partnership with Wild Thyme and Honey  |

About the wedding venue

Following a multi-million-pound refurbishment, Wild Thyme and Honey is home to 24 ultra-sophisticated rooms and suites, including No. 3 London Road, an exclusive honeymoon suite, ideal for celebrating life's best moments, with a private hot tub and barrel sauna.

Plus, there are three beautiful event spaces to choose from; the Wild Thyme and Honey Event Suite, The Secret Garden Room and The Courtyard.

Run with the belief that your wedding is an intimate expression of your love story, the team believes every element of your day should express that individuality.

The Wild Thyme and Honey philosophy is to deliver a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Let your imagination run wild — the team is happy to be flexible, so you can personalise your special day to be as individual as you wish.

Wedding package options

Due to the experiential nature of Wild Thyme and Honey, the team doesn't offer packages as such and, instead, focuses on working with couples to create bespoke menus for built with your food and drink favourites.

Things like personalised cocktails, alfresco live cooking on the Argentinian Grill and feasting-style seasonal menus can all be offered as options along with more traditional upgrades such as English sparkling wines and canapes.

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Guest capacity ranges from 24 to 140, so there's a tailored space to suit every wedding whim. The beautiful Ampney Brook provides a pretty backdrop for photos and the fact that every special day is carefully curated to the couple's specific desire makes for a perfectly personalised day.

How much do weddings cost?

Please enquire for pricing. 

To book


Stroud wedding venues

Weddings at The Sub Rooms

Photo credit © Falkenburg Photography.
In partnership with The Sub Rooms  |

About the wedding venue

Built in 1833 and situated in the heart of the beautiful Cotswold market town of Stroud, the Grade ll listed The Sub Rooms makes for an unforgettable venue for a wedding celebration.

With its stunning Georgian architecture, unique art-deco bar and timeless interior decor, the location provides a memorable setting in which to conduct your wedding ceremony and dinner — or alternatively, to host a drinks reception for your guests!

Wedding package options

Ceremonies at The Sub Rooms are available in two different rooms — the George Room is the smaller of the two and is suitable for a maximum of 60 guests. It features a stylish and modern interior, retaining its original 19th century composition, making for an idyllic space for intimate ceremonies.

As well as having recently been acoustically treated, the George Room has lighting features which are independently controlled by The Sub's lighting technician, meaning the atmosphere can be uniquely tailored to your taste for the special day.

Secondly, the Regency-style Ballroom, with its high ceiling, grand chandeliers, sprung maple dance floor and magnificent views from the balcony terrace is suited to a maximum of 500 standing guests and 400 seated. 

Also having been treated by renowned acousticians, the space allows for great sound to match the beautiful surroundings, as well as room for your chosen entertainment and dancing. 

The Sub Rooms wedding packages are available with full catering options from their kitchen and the skilled hands of their Chef Lynsey.

Complete your day with a delicious and show stopping wedding breakfast, or work with them to create a street food menu for something more casual.

The team will ensure your day is planned and coordinated perfectly and can direct you to a talented local network of professionals to help you create your dream wedding — including celebrants, photographers, florists, stylists, and bakeries.

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Adding some extra magic to your special day, the on-site Art-Deco Bar offers a brilliant spot to enjoy appetizers and drinks such as a local selection of ales and regional wines. The room also features a built-in sound system, so can be used to enjoy post-ceremony celebrations.

What's more, the bar links directly to the Ballroom, meaning guests can enjoy somewhere quieter to catch up with friends and family over a drink. 

How much do weddings cost?

Please enquire for pricing. 

To book

Call (01453) 796880 or email

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