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 Ellenborough Park

In partnership with Ellenborough Park  |

About the wedding venue

Built in the 15th century, this country house estate provides the perfect traditional backdrop for those all-important wedding photos, while the modern luxuries within ensure that guests feel truly indulged.

Offering an Indian-inspired spa, Taittinger terrace, fine dining restaurant and 61 beautifully appointed rooms and suites, Cheltenham’s five-star Ellenborough Park hotel promises the finest luxury in town.

Wedding package options

As well as exclusive use options, Ellenborough Park offers flexible packages adaptable to wedding parties of all shapes and sizes.

With an elegant Georgian chapel on the grounds, couples can also choose to exchange their vows and hold their wedding breakfast and evening reception on the same site.

Catering options can be arranged to suit most budgets, with a selection of menus crafted using locally sourced ingredients.

Depending on the time of year, guests can be entertained with garden games on the Mews Lawn, or enjoy their canapes and fizz under cover in the Horse Box Bar.

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Couples can choose from six dedicated wedding spaces, including the wood-panelled Royalist room for intimate weddings, a stone gazebo in the garden for outdoor ceremonies and the option to create an extended dining area by erecting a marquee in the grounds.

The venue will also treat newlyweds to a complimentary stay at the five-star hotel on their wedding night, complete with breakfast in bed, full use of the spa and a bottle of champagne to share a toast to wedded bliss.

How much do weddings cost?

Book your wedding at Ellenborough Park by 1 September 2022 and you can take advantage of its late availability To Have and To Hold wedding package, from 1 October 2022 to 28 February 2023, with prices starting at £5,300 for 40 guests, catering included.

Beyond that, venue hire for 2023 and 2024 weddings ranges from £1,500 to £4,000 with a minimum food and beverage spend of £125 per person, based on minimum guest numbers of 70 people on Saturdays, or 50 people from Sunday to Friday.

To book

Call (01242) 545454 or visit

Weddings at Leonardo Hotels

In partnership with Leonardo Hotels  |

About the wedding venue

Part of a chain of renowned hotels, Leonardo Hotels woodsy roadside venue in Cheltenham boasts 122 stylish and spacious bedrooms, a restaurant, bar and leisure club, all with easy links to Cheltenham Racecourse and the town's train station - making it a prime wedding location for guests who may be travelling from outside Gloucestershire.

The venue and all of its suites provide easy access to landscaped grounds, with a decked terrace and a water feature providing a stunning backdrop for the special day.

Wedding package options

Leonardo Hotels works with soon-to-weds to create flexible, bespoke packages that sit under an all-inclusive price to help stay within a specific budget. This also allows those tying the knot to customise every detail of their big day, from room hire and food and drink, to entertainment and overnight accommodation. 

The venue is licensed to hold civil ceremonies within its six function rooms, with the flexibility to adapt each space as required. Whether seeking a romantic, intimate ceremony with your closest friends and family or planning to say 'I do' with a larger wedding party, the hotel's sure to be a great space to host your dream wedding.

Designed to take care of all of your needs, happy couples can choose to include a wedding co-ordinator to help with the planning; a menu tasting for two; red carpet arrival; sparkling wine or beer on arrival; a three-course wedding breakfast; chair covers and sashes; and much more to create their tailor-made day. 

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As Leonardo Hotels Cheltenham offers six rooms licensed for civil ceremonies and partnerships, couples are able to host their entire day at one unique location, from sunrise to sunset - meaning there's less stress on the big day. 

How much do weddings cost?

Please enquire for pricing. 

To book

Call Leonardo Hotels on (01242) 232691 or visit

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, Cotswold Water Park provides an elegant venue for civil ceremonies, blessings and vow renewals, accompanied by breathtaking landscapes including more than 100 lakes, rivers and open countryside, creating a picturesque backdrop for the big day.

The contemporary setting 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', Cotswold Water Park provides a selection of wedding packages to suit parties of all sizes, catering for extraordinary celebrations from two, up to 500 guests. 

Couples can choose to exchange their vows in one of seven fully licensed and contemporary ceremony rooms, 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, an adjoining bar and outdoor terrace area - perfect for summertime weddings. 

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

Those in the throes of wedding planning will have the support of Cotswold Water Park'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 onsite ice machine; white table linen, including napkins; a suite for the newlyweds on the night of the wedding; a complimentary bedroom the night before the wedding; two complimentary bedrooms on the night of the wedding; dedicated space for a mobile kitchen; a wedding coordinator; and an event manager.

This package can accommodate 700 covers across two function rooms. 

How much do weddings cost?

Wedding packages start from £77 per person; with room hire prices starting from £800; and full venue hire costing £10,000.

To book

Call (01285) 864000 or visit

Tewkesbury wedding venues

Weddings at Hilton Puckrup Hall

In partnership with Hilton Puckrup Hall  |

About the wedding venue

Hilton Puckrup Hall is a regency manor house in Tewkesbury, complete with croquet lawn, conservatory bar and wedding suites able to accommodate weddings big and small - including the Gloucester Suite for up to 100 and the Ballroom for up to 200 guests.

Wedding package options

All packages comprise a wedding coordinator, menu and wine tasting for the happy couple, white linen tablecloths and napkins, a cake stand and knife, wedding host for the big day, red carpet arrival, dance floor for the evening reception and complimentary suite for your wedding night.

However, the venue can also create tailor-made packages just for you. 

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The range of canapés, starters, main courses and desserts to choose from on the wedding menu at Hilton Puckrup Hall is seriously impressive.

Pea, mint and ricotta arancini sound like a delicious way to start your wedding breakfast - as does twice-baked blue cheese and walnut soufflé.

Among the mains, garlic and thyme beef shin with creamed mash and red wine jus features alongside mixed bean cassoulet and roast trout served with crushed new potatoes and shellfish bisque.

As for desserts, the indulgent Black Forest gateau with its stunning mirror glaze and morello cherry decoration immediately caught our attention.

And from 2023, the venue is offering outdoor ceremonies on the croquet lawn too!

How much do weddings cost?

For weddings in 2023, Hilton Puckrup Hall charges £5,800 for 60 guests, inclusive of all day room hire, reception drinks, a three-course meal, tea and coffee, toast drink, evening food, evening DJ and preferential room rates for guests. Additional guests cost £75 all day, or £25 for the evening reception only. 

To book

Call Hilton Puckrup Hall on (01684) 271504 or email

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