Getting married doesn’t have to mean putting on a big, lavish wedding that pushes you to your financial limits.
It doesn’t have to mean inviting people you haven’t seen in years or spending a fortune on food and drink. And it definitely doesn’t mean having to break the bank trying to find your wedding venue.
At the end of the day, getting married is about you two! It’s about being happy and comfortable on YOUR wedding day… And being safe in the knowledge that you’ll be able to afford to live without debt afterwards. Ultimately, it’s about about what getting married means to you both. So you should only spend what you’re both happy to.
And guess what? We’ve put together an incredible list of beautiful yet affordable wedding venues, all in the UK. We’re talking great value, low-cost wedding venues that will still bring a tear to your eye… And NOT because of a five-figure price tag!
Sit back and relax, and flick through our top 28 cheap wedding venues for 2022 weddings.
Take over an entire vineyard and choose from any number of beautiful, rustic spots in which to hold your wedding ceremony, drinks and wedding breakfast at Knightor Winery.
We especially love the wonderfully romantic vaulted threshing barn, which is an ideal indoor space for up to 90 daytime guests and 180 evening guests. Afterwards, you might go for cocktails in the courtyard and enjoy panoramic views across the beautiful open countryside.
This Cornish delight could be yours for between £1,200 and £2,800.
South Green Park is a modern wedding venue in the heart of the Norfolk countryside, and is a great option for budget-conscious couples.
This versatile venue caters to both indoor and outdoor weddings, and offers couples the flexibility to design their day exactly as they wish. The surrounding grounds also provide an excellent opportunity for beautiful wedding photographs.
This low-price wedding venue offers packages starting at just £37 per person.
If you’re dreaming of the quintessential English country wedding, it doesn’t get much better than this!
The Ashes Barns and Country House is one of the most beautiful yet affordable wedding venues in the country.
Nestled in the foothills of the Peak District National Park, you’ll approach the fifty-acre estate via a private driveway, crossing over a 17th-century stone bridge, before casting your eyes upon a magnificent Grade II Listed Country House. This venue features its own lake, majestic pond, formal lawns with blossoming landscaped borders, and an intimate stone courtyard.
This award-winning barn venue has also offers on-site accommodation to guarantee you and your guests the most comfortable and luxurious stay imaginable.
This exclusive-use, no-corkage wedding venue will cost you between £2,450 – £8,950.
The London Shenley Club in Hertfordshire is a truly unique wedding venue, which is able to cater to both small, intimate weddings and larger affairs.
Don’t let the name fool you! This beautiful 19th-century cricket centre plays host to plenty of weddings each year, with many couples opting to use the cricket pavilion long room for their drinks reception and the summer or heated winter marquee for the wedding breakfast.
One thing we know for sure is that the grounds will definitely be immaculate all year round!
Venue hire prices range from between £600 – £2,160. Now that’s cricket!
For those who have never heard of Saltaire, it’s a Victorian model village and UNESCO World Heritage Site located in Shipley, West Yorkshire. And it’s truly beautiful!
Standing proudly within this picturesque model village is Victoria Hall: a stunning Grade II Listed wedding venue — which to our surprise can be hired for just £1,500!
Many couples choose to hire the Grand Main Hall. This is an absolutely incredible space that boasts gorgeous architecture, a balcony, an in-house bar and heaps of space for dining and dancing.
Alternatively, you might choose between the Evans Room (a bright space with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the gorgeous gardens), the York Room (the largest room upstairs with stunning views across Saltaire), or the Glen Room (our favourite, thanks to its tall windows and stunning views).
Journeying across to another Shipley-based wedding venue, we’re sure that The Old Barn at Esholt will tick a lot of boxes for a lot of couples… And yet it’s one of the cheapest wedding venues we’ve listed!
This 200-year-old barn complete with all its original features could be yours for the day for just £325.
If you’re looking to take away the hassle of finding your own suppliers, this budget-friendly wedding venue also offers packages starting at £1,700, which includes a team of professional wedding coordinators to support you throughout the wedding planning process.
The words ‘affordable wedding venue’ and ‘castle’ are rarely seen together… But you’re in luck today because we’ve somehow managed it! We’ve found a magnificent, 15th-century Scottish castle that could be yours for just £500.
On top of offering a choice of traditional indoor and outdoor wedding ceremony options, you can even choose to invest in an in-house wedding coordinator.
The castle’s Honeymoon Lodge blends history with modern luxury, and is set within its own private walled gardens, complete with water features and sculptures by renowned artist, Lucianne Lassalle.
Bridebook Loves: Special discounts are available to NHS, Emergency Services and Armed Forces.
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Forrester Park is a traditional, 16th-century country house in Essex that is surrounded by romantic willow trees and set within beautiful countryside.
This top-quality venue can be hired for between £300 – £1,500. Their charges always include linen, crockery, cutlery, glassware and staff, so there are no hidden extras to worry about either!
What you see is what you get at this low-price wedding venue that marries beautiful scenery with a mix of contemporary and traditional charm and style.
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Hidden away at the end of the tree-lined driveway and nestled between two 18-hole golf courses, you’ll find Chichester Golf Club: a converted flint farmhouse with the capacity for up to 120 guests.
Surrounded by peaceful countryside in the heart of West Sussex, you and your guests can enjoy a mouthwatering menu and first-class entertainment in an exclusive and private rural setting.
Hire of the Cathedral Suite from 2.30pm to midnight starts at £750 and marquee hire starts at £1,750.00.
The Cairn Hotel is a modest, pared-down hotel wedding venue in North Yorkshire that’s perfect for couples seeking a ballroom-style interior but in a relaxed environment.
Guests will be able to choose from a number of gorgeous hotel suites available at affordable prices — ideal for couples who want to have all their favourite people under one roof! Prices at this bargain wedding venue even start at just £30 per person.
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For those looking to put their own stamp on a blank canvas, this rural space situated just five miles from the City of Derby could be perfect.
The Stables Lodge is a beautifully renovated set of Victorian stables, consisting of seven self-contained en-suite apartments and boasting extensive surrounding grounds. We think it’s absolutely perfect for smaller or more informal weddings.
The Stables Lodge is a pet-friendly venue for couples who’d like their special furry friend to be a part of their wedding day.
Venue hire price: £500.
Colehayes Park is a secluded Grade II Listed Georgian mansion that stands in twenty acres of countryside in the heart of beautiful Devon.
This cheap but magnificent wedding venue is designed to suit any style. Whether you want your wedding indoors or outdoors, classic or traditional, bohemian, rustic or modern chic, this spectacular venue has seen (and can do!) it all.
If you get the chance, don’t miss out on a stroll around the grounds and make sure to stop for photographs beside the lake! This venue and its grounds are made to be photographed.
The venue itself can sleep 80+ guests, so it’s ideal for couples looking to hold their pre- and post-celebrations all under one roof.
Exclusive-use venue prices range from £2,995 – £5,642.
The Moorlands is a unique, two-for-one wedding venue that offers both The Marquee and The Loft as options for your special day.
The Marquee boasts floor-to-ceiling windows and breathtaking views over rolling fields, whereas The Moorlands Loft is an idyllic space for more intimate weddings, offering beautiful exposed brickwork and original beams.
Elegant décor such as stylish chandeliers and soft ceiling drapes adorn both the Marquee and Loft. The interiors have been designed with simple sophistication in mind to enable you to dress your wedding venue in any style.
Just a short drive from Halifax, this wedding venue could be yours from between £150 and £2,500, depending on the space you choose and how much of your wedding day you’d like to organise yourself.
The Old Vicarage is a boutique hotel and excellent value wedding venue located in the heart of the historic town of Southwell, Nottinghamshire.
The red-brick Vicarage dates back to 1847 but houses immaculately kept, grand interiors with huge sash windows and sparkling chandeliers. It’s the perfect backdrop for any sophisticated couple on an intimate wedding day.
This is a family-run wedding venue, and the in-house team specialises in delivering an exceptional, highly tailored service with a focus on creativity and individuality.
Packages are priced at between £4,295 and £8,995. It’s a little pricier, but you’ll benefit from dedicated wedding planners, exclusive use of the entire grounds, the bridal suite on the night of your wedding, breakfast for the newlyweds and hotel guests, reception drinks, bottles of house wine for your tables, sparkling wine for your speeches, a three-course wedding breakfast and a choice of evening food.
In our opinion, it’s a fantastic deal for price-conscious couples who refuse to compromise on quality.
If quaint, unique and cheap wedding venues are your thing, The Millstream Bistro may just be perfect.
Described by many as a hidden gem in the heart of Dorset, this glorious little restaurant is nestled by a beautiful babbling brook, tucked out of the way of passersby and offering a peaceful and scenic escape for couples who are seeking a little solitude.
A Michelin-trained chef is on hand to help you create a bespoke menu for your big day, whether you opt for a traditional sit-down meal, an elegant afternoon tea, a relaxed barbecue, or a buffet.
Price per head ranges from £12 to £38, leaving plenty of money left over for an awesome honeymoon.
We’re pretty amazed that you can have an all-inclusive wedding at the remarkable Rotherham Golf Club for 50 guests for just £3,495, one of the best country wedding venues in the UK!
Picture yourself ambling down a tree-lined driveway surrounded by beautiful rolling countryside before arriving at the 19th-century, Neo-Gothic building to a red carpet welcome and a glass of bubbly!
Choose between one of two grand rooms available for civil ceremonies, before heading into The Jack Hulley Lounge (which seats up to 85) or The Fullerton Room for your wedding breakfast or evening buffet.
The Plough at Eaton is a chocolate box delight that dates back to the 15th century and boasts oodles of quintessential English charm.
Formerly a small farm and coaching inn, The Plough also has a surprise in store! Head out back and you’ll find a gorgeous, original 13th-century Oak Barn that serves as a stunning wedding venue, complete with original beams and characterful leaded windows which let in just the right amount of light. Altogether, it creates an idyllic, romantic atmosphere for your big day.
Add to this impeccable catering, gorgeous accommodation and budget-friendly prices, and you’ve run out of reasons not to contact the Plough at Eaton for a viewing.
Prices start at just £30 per head.
For cheap wedding venues in Scotland that don’t scrimp on the “wow” factor, take a closer look at the Ghillie Dhu.
This hotel wedding venue in Edinburgh boasts a dramatic vaulted Georgian Hall and beautifully decorated auditorium for couples seeking grandeur and opulence.
Prices start at £60 per head, and no matter how many guests you’re after or how much you plan to spend on your wedding day, the staff at Ghillie Dhu will always work their hardest to make sure you and your guests have an incredible day. Packages are available but you’re also free to design your day as you wish.
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This rural farm consists of nine rustic stone cottages and barns, and is ideal for intimate weddings and cost-conscious couples.
We love this no-fuss wedding venue for its relaxed, hay-bale style weddings, which are accompanied by breathtaking views of Mumbles and Swansea Bay.
And we really love that the Bridal Suite is included free of charge for the bride and groom (not forgetting the complimentary champagne, chocolates and flowers, of course)!
You and your guests can enjoy freshly prepared menus created in a farmhouse kitchen and served in a quaint dining barn, with packages starting at just £56 per head. And if this seems like the perfect kind of setting to tie the knot, take a look at more farm wedding venues in the UK!
This glorious Clitheroe Castle in Lancashire is a wedding venue with a difference and one that needs to be visited if you’re to truly appreciate the beauty and romance of the site and its surroundings.
Couples will say their vows in The Atrium before heading outside and into the landscaped gardens for photographs.
If quality food is high on your priority list, rest assured that castle chef Patron James Harper is adept at devising menus that cater to all cultures and wedding styles — and with catering prices ranging between £20 and £50 we think you’ll be hard pressed to find a better deal.
Venue hire prices start at £500.
Bridebook Tip: A midweek wedding is much more affordable than a Saturday wedding, so plan ahead to be frugal! Take a look at these wedding budget saving tips for further advice.
The regally named Queen’s Hall proves that it’s possible to hold a royally good wedding on a budget!
This Grade II listed building in West Sussex houses a beautiful Victorian hall with high vaulted ceilings. And while its original Victorian features remain, this venue is well equipped with modern facilities.
Be sure to make the most of the delightful garden with its brand new wedding gazebo — an ideal place to say your vows or hold a sophisticated drinks reception. This venue is ideal for both small, intimate weddings and for larger parties of up to 200.
Average venue hire price: £780
How could a wedding in one of the largest and oldest vineyards in Wales be economical? We hear you — but we promise it can!
Glyndwr Vineyard is nestled in the beautiful Vale of Glamorgan, and it could not be more picturesque. Hailed as one of the best UK venues to offer unique weddings that don’t cost the earth, this is a low-cost wedding venue that should be booked early to avoid disappointment.
Get back to nature and host your barn-style wedding in a beautiful rural setting for just £36 per head.
This well-known and incredibly floral pub is based in the beautiful St Katherine’s Dock, London, and could be yours for the very reasonable starting price of just £30 per head.
Where else could you find a historic, waterside wedding venue in Central London that offers stunning city views, yet somehow feels private?
The Dickens Inn is our top choice for affordable wedding venues in London.
Manley Mere is a stunning lakeside venue in Cheshire, situated in over 100 acres of woodland. In our opinion, it’s also one of the most beautiful outdoor wedding venues in the UK.
This budget wedding venue is a photographer’s dream! After the vows, newlyweds can take a moment to themselves and cross a rickety wooden bridge, fringed by a sweeping canopy of willow trees. Wandering hand in hand beside the glistening lake and through landscaped gardens, it’s the perfect place to capture some beautiful photographs of your special day.
Bridebook Tip: For summer weddings, opt for an outdoor wedding ceremony to truly immerse yourself in the Manley Mere setting.
Package prices range between £12 and £40 per head.
For artsy couples, the 18th-century Tin Music and Arts Centre is a truly unique, low-cost wedding venue option.
Set in Coventry Canal Basins’ former coal storage building, this intimate yet spacious venue oozes character with its exposed brick walls and curved, underground ceilings. Set over two vaults — one side containing the bar and the other a stage and dance floor — the maximum you’ll pay to hire this entire space is £555.
You can also feel good knowing that all proceeds from venue hire are invested back into the venue’s charity and maintenance costs for this spectacular space.
The Mills Barn is setting a new standard for barn wedding venues in the UK! This waterfront beauty is an absolutely perfect choice if you’re looking to wow your guests. And with eight acres of beautiful gardens, your photographer will have backdrops to spare for your photographs! This is definitely one of our favourite cheap wedding venues on the list.
Hayne House is set among 35 acres of gorgeous landscaped grounds, and the venue offers exclusive use for you and your guests.
The brand-new Orangery offers panoramic views of the gardens and when the natural light floods in, it looks absolutely gorgeous. Stunning, right?
Tie the knot while enjoying one of the most breathtaking views in the UK at Raven Hall.
Your guests will be stunned with one of the most popular wedding venues in North Yorkshire, and you’ll have the wedding celebration you’ve always dreamed of. All in all, it’s an idyllic setting at an unbelievably affordable price!
Plan your wedding early to guarantee the best deals!
Now you’ve had time to familiarise yourself with what’s achievable in terms of fantastic venues at affordable prices, it’s time to start planning a few visits for early 2022.
Booking as far in advance as possible guarantees availability and the lowest possible venue costs.
If you’re still debating on where to invest your wedding budget then check out this guide to your wedding budget breakdown. We’ve analysed last year’s average wedding costs, as well as where hundreds of real couples invested their money, to give you an expert guide to your wedding budget.
And if the costs of our cheap UK wedding venues have still left you nervous about spending, take a look at these 22 Wedding Saving Tips to Save You £5,000 or more.
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