12 intimate Cotswold wedding venues

From cosy country manors to chic hotels, SoGlos handpicks 12 exquisite venues which are perfect for an intimate Cotswold wedding celebration.

By Chloe Gorman  |  Published
SoGlos handpicks our favourite venues for an intimate wedding celebration.
SoGlos handpicks our favourite venues for an intimate wedding celebration.

Whether you’re planning a low-key wedding or looking for somewhere to host the perfect cosy celebration, SoGlos handpicks 12 Cotswold venues which are ideal for intimate dos.

From elegant hotels to delightful drawing rooms, these beautiful settings are perfect for hosting a small celebration, encompassing both licensed venues and places for a memorable reception.

Intimate weddings at Wyck Hill House in Stow-on-the-Wold

Boasting glorious grounds, a charming rural setting and stunning interiors, county couples searching for a lovely Cotswold venue are sure to fall for Wyck Hill House in Stow-on-the-Wold.

Offering beautiful garden views, an ornate ceiling and opulent décor, The Adams Room welcomes up to 70 guests for the ceremony and 40 for the wedding breakfast; while the elegant Heythrop Suite can accommodate up to 16 guests for a truly intimate do.

Intimate weddings at Cowley Manor near Cheltenham

Cotswold couples can say their vows at the beautiful Cowley Manor near Cheltenham, with an intimate wedding for up to 50 guests, including tailored catering for the occasion.

The Terrace Suite offers three rooms – with the Garden Room providing gorgeous views for the ceremony before spilling out into the quirky Billiard Room and the cosy Library for drinks and canapés. There’s also the terrace outside the Garden Room for guests to enjoy, providing a glorious outdoor space in summer.

Intimate weddings at Dumbleton Hall in Evesham

Cosy up with your loved ones in the Cotswolds with an intimate celebration at the glorious Dumbleton Hall, offering a relaxed rural retreat for those special celebrations and a spectacular oak-panelled Shire Room for small weddings.

Catering for up to 30 guests for the ceremony and wedding breakfast, Dumbleton Hall’s Shire Room promises a characterful setting, complete with a stone mantelpiece and French windows which open onto the rolling lawns.

Intimate weddings at The Painswick

A contemporary boutique hotel within a picture-perfect Cotswold setting with views across the Slad Valley, The Painswick is designed for small and stylish weddings, with its 16 deluxe bedrooms promising a lovely retreat at the end of the night.

County couples can choose from the chic Morley Horder lounge for parties of 24 guests, or The Clutterbucks for totally intimate celebrations of up to 12 guests; with the stylish restaurant able to fit up to 60 for a delicious meal.

Intimate weddings at Glenfall House near Cheltenham

With gorgeous gardens offering panoramic views of the surrounding Cotswold countryside, Glenfall House provides a picture-perfect backdrop for your big day.

Offering wedding parties exclusive use of the venue during the ceremony, it can accommodate up to 80 guests in total, with 'micro' wedding packages for up to 15, 28 and 40 guests respectively, for the ultimate intimate celebration.

Intimate weddings at The Swan Hotel in Bibury

Situated in what William Morris called 'the most beautiful village in England', The Swan Hotel in Bibury is a quintessential Cotswold venue that's perfect for intimate weddings. 

As well as stunning surroundings overlooking the River Coln, The Library at The Swan accommodates wedding parties of up to 26 guests, with the hotel also boasting 22 bedrooms between the main hotel and its garden cottages, so wedding guests can enjoy the evening worry free - and wake up to a complimentary breakfast the next morning. 

Intimate weddings at Court House Manor in Painswick

With luxurious interiors, glorious gardens and characterful features, Court House Manor in Painswick is home to 11 decadent guestrooms and offers exclusive hire of the entire manor for up to 22 guests.

Boasting private access to the picturesque Painswick Church, Court House Manor also offers the perfect backdrop for photographs, as well as having a pool area and snooker room for some post-wedding entertainment.

Intimate weddings at Stone Barn near Cheltenham

A traditional Cotswold barn located in the peaceful hills of the Gloucestershire countryside, Stone Barn is a family-run business with cosy fires and an open kitchen, making it the perfect location to celebrate your big day.

With more than 30 years of experience, the team know how to create the perfect day including designing and creating a personal menu and flame-grill food on what is said to be the biggest giant indoor BBQ and rotisserie in the UK! Couples and their guests can also choose from a range of nearby accommodation, including The Stump Pub, Montreal House, Casina Cottage and The New Inn, so they can dance the night away without a care.

Intimate weddings at Lodge Park near Northleach

National Trust venue, Lodge Park, is a spectacular 17th century grandstand situated within the grounds of the Sherborne Estate. 

Its Little Hall has room for up to 60 guests, ideal for intimate ceremonies, with the beautiful Front Lawn providing a lovely spot for photos, toasting the happy couple, enjoying garden games. There's plenty of accommodation nearby, too. 

Intimate weddings at Twyning Park near Tewkesbury

Overlooking the beautiful River Avon just outside the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Twyning Park promises complete privacy for wonderful wedding celebrations. Its delightful drawing room is ideal for intimate dos, with capacity for up to 25 guests.

Complete with timeless characterful features including a stunning fireplace, the drawing room offers a tranquil setting, while the venue’s secret garden, gorgeous grounds and lawns provide a beautiful backdrop for photos.

Intimate weddings at The Slaughters Manor House in Lower Slaughter

Brides and grooms looking to host an intimate wedding reception within a quintessential Cotswold setting can indulge in the splendour of The Slaughters Manor House, which blends French style with country charm.

Perfect for cosy celebrations, The Oxford Room accommodates up to 24 guests and boasts beautiful views over the gardens. What’s more, with an enticing menu tailored to the newlyweds’ wishes, guests can enjoy a truly intimate atmosphere.

Intimate weddings at The Greenway Hotel and Spa near Cheltenham

Offering intimate wedding packages for up to 20 guests, as well as elopements with ceremonies for just the two of you, The Greenway Hotel and Spa, on the edge of the Cotswolds close to Cheltenham, is an ideal choice.

Its intimate wedding package includes a choice of two rooms for your ceremony, as well as a drinks reception, three-course wedding breakfast and a prosecco toast; while the elopement package lets couples tie the knot in a beautiful room, before enjoying Champagne and canapes, a spa treatment, a seven-course tasting menu complete with a wine flight and a night in the bridal suite, with breakfast to wake up to on your first day as husband and wife. 

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