Finding a dream wedding venue is usually the starting point of planning your day. We travel far a wide for weddings but a little closer to home there are some amazing places to get married in Nottingham right on our doorstep.
So what better place to start than by shining a light on a few favourite Nottingham wedding venues.
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Relaxed photographers who shoot weddings in a natural style. We love rural weddings, natural surroundings, barns, farms, country houses are just our thing.
Knowing the kind of look and feel you’d like for your day is the starting point. As you’re probably finding out, wedding venues vary hugely from the small and intimate, rustic and rural venues, industrial chic, all the way through to stately elegance and every style of wedding venue in between.
Unless you already have your heart set on a particular wedding venue it can be pretty overwhelming trying to find wedding venues that are the right fit for your day. So the ones we’ve highlighted below are a few of the best wedding venues in Nottingham.
Willow Marsh Farm is tucked away in rural East Midlands, right on the border of Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire.
If you like all things rural and rustic and want a relaxed intimate feel for your day, then you’ll be hard pressed to beat this gem when looking for barn wedding venues in Nottingham. Think old barns, rustic stone and exposed brickwork, authentic wood panelling paired with period furniture and vintage lighting and you’ll start to get the idea. And if you’re looking for authenticity then it doesn’t get more authentic than Willow Marsh. The barn is actually situated on their working farm and created from Simon and Sarah’s old cattle barn! It’s a truly unique wedding venue that we’re sure you’ll completely fall for!
Staying with all things rural and rustic…next up is Hazel Gap Barn. The barn is one of the more well known Nottingham wedding venues on our list. It’s so popular that it even brought the surrounding roads to a standstill on an open day!
Situated in North Nottinghamshire, Hazel Gap is a beautiful red-brick barn and perfect for wedding ceremonies, especially if you're looking for intimacy and atmosphere. The barn boasts exposed traditional oak timber beams and arches with a wow-worthy fireplace at the far end.
The team at Hazel Gap are exceptional and definitely know how to set the mood with a warming mix of fairy lights, giant candelabra and candle lanterns fill the barn with subtle light creating a warm intimate space for your day. It’s always a joy to photograph wedding at Hazel Gap Barn but we particularly love that it sits alongside woodlands that we can explore for photos. We highly recommend you check it out as it gets big ticks in the rustic and rural boxes and many more!
When thinking of wedding venues why limit your search to bricks and mortar? If you like the idea of a wedding marquee but somehow it doesn’t feel as relaxed or intimate as you’d like, then the perfect alternative is a stretch tent. Yes we said a tent…but this is no ordinary tent and if you fancy really being in the countryside, look no further than the ohh so stunning Oaktree Farm wedding venue.
Unique and rustic, this is a stretch tent Nottingham wedding venue tucked away in the heart of the countryside. It always feels quite magical to us because on arriving, you wander through the farm, past their Alpacas (amazing!) through a field and then all of sudden you find yourself in a larger field with a lantern lined path leading though the grass, the full length of the field up to the tent itself. Step inside and and you're in a magical space with rustic furniture, fairy lights, festoon lights, an industrial chandelier and and even solid wood flooring throughout! All of this is discreetly nestled in a field.
Owners Dan and Natalie are the creative force behind Oaktree which actually sits on the farm itself, nestled in their chic smallholding. The personal touch runs though Oaktree farm, it’s a stunning venue and once you meet Dan and Natalie you won’t look back!
Next we’re taking a journey just south of Nottinghamshire for what is probably the very first barn wedding venue in the country. That alone is enough of a reason to have Donington Park Farm on here but if the idea of having your reception in an original pig sty and partying in a threshing barn sparks your imagination then you really need to experience Donington Park Farm first hand in all its rural rustic glory.
Built in the 1720’s the original brick and timber barns are full of character and charm with the capacity to hold wedding parties from the the small and intimate through to parties of up to 300! Donington Park Farm has a wonderful personal touch with authenticity running through it - it’s a family owned venue.
The barn is surrounded by spectacular views as far as you can see so we don’t need to go far for some wild rural landscapes to create a few laidback portraits of you both on the day. Donington Park Farm is without doubt special, unique and packed with rustic charm. You can have a peek now via a virtual tour on the website!
This next Nottingham wedding venue actually has a Lincolnshire address but a Nottinghamshire postcode (NG34) so that’s good enough for us and gives us the green light to wax lyrical about Aswarby Rectory, an exclusive-use country house wedding venue.
Most couples say that when you discover ‘the’ venue, you just know instinctively that it’s the wedding venue for you…pretty much as soon as you see it. Well for those of you who get giddy over the natural elegance of country houses then Aswarby Rectory is one for you to take seriously. We’d be surprised if you don’t fall for it before even stepping inside!
The Rectory is an elegant Georgian house set in the heart of the countryside and surrounded by 9 acres of private gardens, paddocks and woodland. Oh and the gardens and grounds include fire pits and even a festoon-lit pergola and wood burning stove for the perfect evening setting! The Rectory was fully renovated in 2017/18 and so stylishly too, the house is breathtaking with its understated rustic style and natural elegance. This is a wedding venue that doesn’t need to shout to get attention it's a spectacular choice for relaxed intimate weddings!
We hope you've be inspired and spotted your ideal venue! Next you'll need someone to perfectly capture your wedding in Nottingham. We're based in Notts so we can definitely be there for your day! Check us out and if you get a good feeling from our photos, drop us a message and we’ll get back to you asap.