The trend for vintage weddings continues into this years UK wedding season. There are many venues around the UK that are perfect for any retro-inspired weddings.
We have put together a list of our favourite UK wedding venues for a fabulous vintage wedding day celebration. All venues pride themselves on their professional service, wonderful food and wine selections, enabling you and your guests to enjoy a lavish day of celebration.
Dulwich Picture Gallery, London
If you want a Victorian theme for your wedding, the Dulwich Picture Gallery has a collection of some of the world’s most famous paintings. From Hockney to Gainsborough hanging against scarlet red walls, this is a stunning wedding venue for the artistic couple. Head outside, and you and your guests can enjoy drinks in lush gardens whilst watching the sun set over the rooftops of Dulwich.
Larmer Tree Gardens, Salisbury, Wiltshire
Another of the UK’s venues that combines vintage Victorian chic with an amazing outdoor space is Larmer Tree Gardens. You can choose any one of the historic outdoor structures for your ceremony, though a particular favourite is the pagoda. Then celebrate by dancing the night away barefoot on the lawn.
Farbridge, Chichester, West Sussex
Perfect for a shabby chic vintage wedding, Farbridge is rustic, rural and with enough exposed brickwork and surrounded by acres of countryside to keep every shabby-chic fan happy. Recognised as one of the UK’s best vintage wedding venues, Farbridge has a flagstone floor and large windows, perfect for the bride in a gently sweeping 1920’s-style gown.
Hartwell House, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
A wonderful mansion house with stunning vintage interiors and elegant marquee. With plush furnishings, feminine colour schemes and antique chandeliers this is one of the grandest of the UK’s wedding venues. Surrounded by acres of sweeping grounds with lakes, you can complete the retro-glam effect by holding your evening reception in their grand marquee.
Daphne’s Restaurant, South Kensington, London
Vintage style is possible in the centre of the UK capital. The restaurant’s conservatory is vibrant and inviting, designed with the colour palettes of Italy. Daphne’s appeal lies in its natural warmth and effortless Italian charm. In summer, the bright conservatory creates an alfresco feel with its retractable roof. In winter, a blazing fire in the open range turns it into an intimate retreat, making it a favourite for an intimate private dining experience for up to 40 guests, or a larger drinks celebration.
Caroline Gardens Chapel, Peckham, London
South London’s crumbling old chapel will have you full of styling ideas for your wedding day. Many of the chapel’s original features remain, including the beautiful stained glass windows. With atmospheric high ceilings and original church features, this venue is fully flexible and boasts naturally excellent acoustics. Opt for eclectic glass bottles and single flowers as table decorations to really bring out the best in this incredible venue.
Beach Blanket Babylon, Notting Hill, London
Located in London’s stylish Notting Hill, and filled with eclectic design features, another of London’s great venues includes antique paintings, large fireplaces and lavish window drapes. The Ballroom events space is perfect for larger wedding parties or the Crypt and Drawing room for atmospheric intimate dinners. This really is the cool bride’s answer to a vintage UK wedding venue.
Sheldon Manor, Chippenham, Wiltshire
This stone-built thirteenth century manor house is a real gem, the perfect venue if you’re looking for charm and character. Hidden among tranquil rose gardens, beautiful grounds and rare woodland, this venue can be your very own country house for the day. They even have a fifteenth century chapel to host your magical wedding ceremony. The wedding pavilion, lined with Elizabethan roses, is the perfect backdrop for an enchanting evening reception. Last, but by no means least, there’s also a poppy-printed vintage marquee, the perfect setting for a quirky afternoon tea party.
The Green Cornwall, Launceston, Cornwall
If you are dreaming of a UK rural retreat for an outdoor ceremony with plenty of bunting, The Green Cornwall fits the bill. This most tranquil of UK venues can host weddings of all styles and sizes from intimate house and cottage weddings. You can also exclusively hire the entire estate for three days. Both the Wedding Barn and Green Room can host your civil ceremony or you can take your vows under the oak arbour, followed by a marquee reception.
Middle Coombe Farm, Tiverton, Devon
Rural wedding perfection can be found at this sixteenth century, Grade II listed thatched farm house wedding venue with bags of vintage character. The renovated cider barn can host a vintage style ceremony for up to 70 guests in a building that blends country grandeur with a magical, romantic atmosphere. They also welcome teepees in their grounds, and you can stay the night in the old farmhouse itself.