Deciding on your ideal wedding venue is an key part of your wedding planning.
There is a huge choice of different venue types in the East Midlands including hotels, barns, country manor houses, romantic castles as well as chic city and town centre locations.
Check out these stunning wedding venues and those further afield in our listings below.
Where are the venues?
Losehill House Hotel & Spa is situated in the heart of the Peak District National Park, in a secluded spot on the side of Lose Hill. With stunning views overlooking Win Hill, the hotel's embraced by the countryside near Hope, equidistant from the wonderful villages of Castleton and Edale, all in the midst of some of the best walking and outdoor activity countryside in England. Couples can discover an intimate country house venue with exceptional facilities, from the swimming pool, sauna, steam room and hot tub on the terrace, to the lift to the two floors of bedrooms. The public areas are spacious and luxurious, including the reception area and lounge bar. People fall in love with the beautiful panoramic views from the Grafene Restaurant, which offers light from all corners of the orangery. This room is available for a civil ceremony and the lounge areas for entertainment in the evening. The orangery caters for up to 90 people, while The Moorgate suite caters for up to 40 guests – both are ideal for a civil ceremony and reception. A marquee on the croquet lawn will create a fantastic venue to accommodate up to 120 guests for a sit-down meal. If lovebirds are looking for something more private, then the dining room is perfect.
Located in the heart of Kegworth village, wedding venue Yew Lodge Hotel offers three terraces and a small but very beautiful garden ideal for photography. The hotel has been extended over the years and on first visiting, lovebirds will soon realise that it's a lot bigger than first thought. Ceremonies can take place in the Mulberry suite, which has two walls of windows and a capacity of up to 90 guests. Another licenced space is the Forest Suite, which is fully air-conditioned and has beautiful French windows – this suite can set up to 150 guests if required.
Wedding venue Fawsley Hall Hotel & Spa is a historic architectural gem nestled in the Northamptonshire landscape and packed full of period charm and character features. The venue instantly makes couples feel like they've stepped back in time, yet the original features blend seamlessly with contemporary décor and a modern style. The Tudor Great Hall at the heart of the venue is the jewel in its crown, with a huge vaulted ceiling, beautiful leaded windows, an impressive stone fireplace and tapestries draped on the walls.
Secluded in the heart of some of England's most picturesque and enjoyable countryside, wedding venue Stapleford Park Country House Hotel and sporting estate is a magnificent 17th-century house with a relaxed country home atmosphere. Enveloped within Lancelot 'Capability' Brown's calming landscape of the 1770s, the grounds at Stapleford Park are naturally enchanting. Take in the manicured parterres, the walled garden and 19th-century ha-ha, which provides both a protective barrier and an unbroken view of the tranquil landscape beyond.
Papplewick Pumping Station is an incredibly ornate venue featuring decorated columns, stained glass windows and highly polished brass work. Built between 1882 to 1885, this venue was made in a Gothic revival style of architecture and set amongst formally landscaped grounds – a breathtaking example of Victorian engineering. The venue's grounds feature an ornate cooling pond, a wealth of trees, flowers and varying colours of rhododendrons that give the bride and groom almost endless possibilities for photographs. The engine house porch ensures group photos are perfectly framed and poised. The ceremony takes place on the mezzanine between the historic beam engines that once pumped water out of the ground, making it a very special location for a wedding ceremony with 80 loved ones. Furthermore, there's a 35m x 14m parterre lawn capable of hosting almost any size of reception marquee couples could hope for with up to 100 guests.
Located in a wildlife haven and a picturesque setting, The DoubleTree by Hilton Nottingham offers couples the perfect fusion of city glamour and rustic charm. Only one mile from the City of Nottingham, guests will arrive at a long driveway with fountains and landscaped grounds with established woodland. Offering the perfect mix of nature surrounding the hotel, this property offers a quiet retreat away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Brackenhurst resides within 500 acres of beautiful countryside in the heart of Nottinghamshire; a rustic and relaxed rural estate that offers the perfect setting for an outdoor wedding. By combining the picturesque setting and a handpicked selection of incredible suppliers, couples have the opportunity to customise each element of the day and create a completely bespoke experience. The venue currently holds receptions only and can advise couples on several places to legally marry nearby – it is planning to get a civil ceremony licence for 2021. The wedding reception will be hosted in the Main Hall garden with the Grade II listed Main Hall providing the perfect backdrop to the day. The immaculately manicured lawns edged with woodland and secluded lake provide the perfect setting for any outdoor structure such as tipis, marquees or sailcloth tents. The beautiful lake and woodlands surrounding the reception area provide the perfect opportunity for photos and guests to explore.
Located in the middle of the countryside with views of rolling hills and fields, Overgrown Acres Weddings offers a perfect setting for a wedding, boasting seven acres of meadows including woodlands and a play area. Through the secure gates, the driveway leads guests into the woods and through overhanging trees dressed in lights to experience a memorable entrance from the car park flowered arch onto the red carpet walk to the tipis.