As you may or may not know, I do love a DIY Wedding. Whether it’s a marquee in a farmer’s field, a fully functional wedding Barn Venue, or a tipi in your Parent’s garden.
Here are (in no particular order) 10 Venues for your DIY Wedding in Shropshire;
Lakeside marquee Venue
Cheswell Grange is a beautiful lakeside Venue just outside of Newport in Shropshire.
Licenced for civil ceremonies in the purpose-built Boathouse. You can also have a small and intimate wedding reception. For larger Weddings, the marquee can accommodate up to 200 Guests.
Unique Selling Point: The rowing boat for photo opportunities on the Lake!
Rustic Barn Venue
Both indoor and outdoor areas are licenced for civil ceremonies. There is also a tipi available for a chill-out area or whatever use you choose.
There are various options for you and your guests to stay overnight. A shepherd hut or camping options are available.
Unique Selling Point: Where else could you spend your Wedding night in a fully adapted double-decker bus!
Marquee Wedding Venue
Located near Oswestry, surrounded by beautiful scenery. Quaint Country Weddings is a blank canvas for your Wedding Day. A fully lined marquee in a field in the middle of nowhere, perfect and tranquil.
The Venue is not licenced for civil ceremonies, but a beautiful quaint black and white church is adjacent. Alternatively, you could consider a celebrant-led ceremony.
Unique selling point – The nearby Church is just beautiful to have your ceremony in, before the short walk to your reception.
Rustic Barn Venue
Set in a woodland location. The Bridal Barn is a versatile Venue regardless of your wedding style. There is also the option of two tipi’s available to use as you wish.
It is licenced for civil ceremonies.
Unique selling point: Surrounded by woodland and fairy lights. A beautiful fairytale woodland setting.
Versatile, multi-use Wedding Venue
Set within the grounds of a beautiful Georgian Country House. There are a range of spaces available for your Wedding;
THE COACH HOUSE: This can be used for smaller weddings or ideal for your drinks reception if the weather is against you.
THE ORANGERY: is perfect for intimate weddings
THE GROUNDS: You can have your choice of marquee, tipi, or yurt for larger weddings
Hopton Court isn’t licenced for civil ceremonies, although you could have a celebrant-led ceremony or get married in the village church, which is a short walk away.
Unique selling point: A proper blank canvas to make your wedding personal to your chosen style
Purpose-built in 2020, Malthouse Barn is a completely blank canvas for your Wedding style.
The barn is multi-functional and can be divided to create two spaces if needed – one for your civil ceremony, before opening up the dividing doors to reveal the other space for your Wedding reception.
There is also a pagoda outside which is also licenced for ceremonies
Unique selling point: The arched door into the Ceremony area is just beautiful.
There is also a gorgeous and spacious bridal suite available.
Small intimate Country House Venue or Marquee Venue
Situated on the Shropshire/Welsh border, near Montgomery, is Rorrington Hall. The licensed ceremony room within the Hall can accommodate up to 40 Guests. There is a dining room for up to 25 guests for smaller intimate weddings.
There is plenty of space on the lawn outside for larger weddings that can accommodate a marquee to 100 Guests.
Unique selling point – A beautiful black and white building, the perfect backdrop for Wedding photographs
Barn, Tipi, or Marquee Venue
Surrounded by the beautiful Shropshire Hills.
There is the rustic timber barn available to hire on its own, or the option to also hire the adjacent field for a tipi, marquee, or yurt.
Unique selling point: A versatile Venue perfect for festival or rustic style weddings
Georgian Building Venue
Not strictly in Shropshire, but just over the border in Herefordshire, I wanted to focus this as one of the potential venues for your DIY Wedding because of its uniqueness.
Available for Weddings up to 100 Guests. The Lion Ballroom has a licence for civil ceremonies.
Unique Selling point: Perfect if you don’t want to worry about the weather for an outside wedding
Castle or marquee wedding
You can’t get much more of a fairytale wedding than at a Castle!
Many options are available at Ludlow Castle, from an intimate wedding in the Library or a marquee wedding on the Grounds.
The Chapel located in the Castle grounds, the Beacon Rooms, or the Library can hold Civil Ceremonies.
Unique selling point: It’s a castle!
As I have mentioned, Venues for your DIY Wedding in Shropshire are more or less a blank canvas for your Wedding, leaving you to create your style. They are also a blank canvas on your Wedding day – with no one to look after your day and manage it for you. Don’t forget to consider hiring an On the Day Coordinator. Get in touch for more details 07980 679575 or drop me an email.
For more information on planning your Wedding, don’t forget to follow me on Social Media. Click on the links below: