8 intimate Cotswold wedding venues

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

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

From elegant hotels to delightful drawing rooms, we’ve hand-picked eight beautiful settings that are perfect for hosting a small celebration, encompassing both licensed venues and places for a memorable reception.


1. Intimate weddings at Wyck Hill House


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.


2. Intimate weddings at Cowley Manor

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.


3. Intimate weddings at Dumbleton Hall

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.


4. 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.

The Painswick has also reduced its cancellation policy to 7 days prior with a commitment to be understanding with regards to Covid 19.


5. Intimate weddings at Court House Manor

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.


6. Intimate weddings at Stone Barn

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.


7. Intimate weddings at Twyning Park

Overlooking the beautiful River Avon, 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.


8. Intimate weddings at The Slaughters Manor House

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.


By Zoe Gater


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Friday 11 June 2021

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