11 unique wedding venues in and around Gloucestershire

From world-famous venues and retired aeroplanes to wonderful woodlands, SoGlos has found 11 unique venues that promise a memorable celebration, in and around Gloucestershire.

By Zoe Gater  |  Published
From enchanting orangeries to art-deco bar spaces, check out 11 unique wedding venues in and around Gloucestershire.
In partnership with The Sub Rooms  |  thesubrooms.co.uk
The Sub Rooms

Located in the heart of Stroud, the Sub Rooms was originally built in 1833 and been home to a wide variety of performances including drama, live music, ballet, stand-up comedy and celebrity speakers ever since. Plus, there’s an art-deco themed bar for guests to enjoy, too.

If you're dreaming of a unique wedding venue which is sure to blow guests away, look no further. You're spoilt for choice in Gloucestershire with a host of incredible backdrops scattered across the county — from the picturesque rolling hills of the Cotswolds to exclusive hire of the estate where Dick Whittington was born.

Catering for sports fans, adrenaline junkies, aviation enthusiasts and cultured couples, SoGlos has found 11 of the most unique and quirky wedding venues that the region has to offer.

The Sub Rooms in Stroud

Situated in the heart of the beautiful Cotswold market town of Stroud, the Grade II listed Subscription Rooms were built in 1833 and make the perfect venue for a wedding celebration.

Widely known for its Georgian architecture, art-deco bar and timeless interior decor, this stunning building provides a memorable setting in which to conduct your wedding ceremony and dinner or to host a drinks reception for your guests — the perfect venue to put your stamp on, whether you're looking for something funky and alternative or a more traditional set up. 

Ceremonies take place in the iconic Ballroom with its high ceilings, grand chandeliers and magnificent views from the balcony terrace. This is also where the receptions take place, with the option of using the George Room for smaller drinks receptions. 

Beaufort Polo Club in Tetbury

For budding brides and grooms who love a bit of sporting entertainment, hosting their celebration at Beaufort Polo Club is a great option, with the added benefit of its secluded setting in the Cotswolds countryside.

There’s a host of special packages for couples, with the choice to host the wedding reception in The Beaufort Marquee, or have an intimate celebration in The Club House. With the chance to cheer on the polo whilst sipping on Champagne, it’s sure to be a big day to remember.

Negus 747 near Cirencester 

The sky's the limit! Having been retired from London Heathrow in 2020 and purchased for just £1 by Cotswold Airport near Cirencester, aviation enthusiasts can choose to host their dream wedding on board the Negus 747, which has been transformed into an extraordinary event space.

Previously part of the 747 fleet, couples can venture into First Class or dance under disco lights on the aircraft, offering a maximum capacity of 220 guests, making for an unforgettable milestone occasion. 

Perrygrove Railway in Coleford

One of the county’s most unique venues, Perrygrove Railway allows couples to tie the knot in a beautiful Forest of Dean setting; from the ancient woodlands to steam attractions, expect the wedding party to be wowed!

Couples can choose from two characterful venues, with a number of distinctive finishing touches available; hire a steam traction engine, host a treasure hunt, or serve a traditional afternoon tea.

Clearwell Caves in Coleford

Venture 100ft underground at Clearwell Caves in Coleford to experience a wedding celebration like no other in the venues impressive underground caverns, which display some of Britain's oldest underground mine workings.

Previously featured as the backdrop for many programmes such as Dr Who, Merlin, His Dark Materials and more, couples will struggle to find a venue as memorable, magical and as utterly unique as the caves. 

Pauntley Court in Gloucester 

Packed with warmth, character and charm and offering many magical garden rooms for a one of a kind wedding, Pauntley Court offers the ideal backdrop for both an intimate wedding or larger affair, with a marquee. 

The official birthplace of Dick Whittington, the unique venue even offers exclusive hire of the estate for three days and two nights, providing 10 beautiful bedrooms sleeping up to 24 guests. 

The Wilderness Centre in Mitcheldean 

Nestled in 30 acres of picture-perfect woodlands, meadow and pastureland, and boasting panoramic views, The Wilderness Centre in Mitcheldean is ideal for nature-loving brides and grooms.

With a friendly team that’s dedicated to bringing each couple’s dreams to life, the venue allows for flexibility, while the stunning surroundings provide a glorious backdrop for those all-important wedding photos.

Cheltenham Racecourse

The jewel in jump racing’s crown and a world-famous venue — a wedding at Cheltenham Racecourse is sure to be a memorable day for the happy couple and their whole party.

One of the largest wedding venues in Gloucestershire, and with a spectacular backdrop of Cleeve Hill, it’s the perfect setting for lavish celebrations and intimate parties; expect first-class catering, dedicated event management and a brilliant atmosphere.

De Vere Tortworth Court Hotel in Wotton-under-Edge

Located in Wotton-under-Edge, The Orangery at De Vere Tortworth Court is a unique, self-contained venue which was originally built in 1899, offering stunning views over the Cotswold grounds. The ornate, glass-panelled conservatory provides a sense of grandeur, individuality and exclusiveness, ideal for a truly memorable wedding event. 

Its ornamental domed glass ceiling and stone windows along with rich heritage touches make for an enchanting and unique venue, from dusk until dawn.

Blackfriars Priory in Gloucester

A breath-taking medieval venue, Blackfriars Priory in Gloucester is the perfect spot for an unforgettable wedding celebration and can host up to 200 guests.

The 13th-century site has been sympathetically restored to offer historical features, gloriously high ceilings and a spectacular space to celebrate your wedding day.

Prescott Speed Hill Climb in Gotherington

One of the UK’s most prestigious racing venues, Prescott Speed Hill Climb provides a backdrop that’s as iconic as it is beautiful. With panoramic views across the Cotswolds, the Clubhouse is perfect for wedding celebrations.

Offering something pleasantly unique, the Clubhouse is home to a fully-stocked long bar, dance floor and terrace, allowing for alfresco drinks, soaking up the views, and hitting the dance floor.

In partnership with The Sub Rooms  |  thesubrooms.co.uk

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