Stratford-upon-Avon – an ideal wedding destination

Stratford-upon-Avon is a picturesque locale for your perfect wedding day. Offering both history and modern amenities, it will provide a memorable experience for both you and your guests.

Wedding_photo Located 35 km (22 miles) from Birmingham, Stratford-upon-Avon is a market town in Warwickshire, England. It is best known as the birthplace of William Shakespeare.

Stratford-upon-Avon developed as a market town during the Middle Ages with the original charter for the town being granted in 1196. In 1769 David Garrick hosted a three day Shakespeare Jubilee. This well-attended event led to this town becoming a tourist attraction.

Wedding Venues in Area


There are many wedding venues to choose from both in and around Stratford-upon-Avon. Three you might want to consider are The Stratford Hotel, Macdonald Alveston Manor, and Stratford Manor.

The Stratford Hotel is a four star hotel in the heart of Stratford-upon-Avon. Ideal for smaller weddings, the site hosts only one wedding per day, offers discounted room rates for guests, and provides a dedicated event planner to help you create the wedding of your dreams.

The Macdonald Alveston Manor is a Tudor mansion located on the south side of the River Avon. On the property is the famous Cedar Tree, rumored to be the location of the first performance of Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream. It also offers spa facilities including a swimming pool, sauna, and steam room. This venue also hosts only one wedding per day.

Stratford Manor is a perfect location for a larger wedding. It includes 104 bedrooms and can host up to 300 people at an event. It is located in Warwickshire, just outside the town of Stratford-upon-Avon. It offers a health club and spa.

Things to See and Do in Stratford-upon-Avon


The area offers much to do and enjoy. Fans of Shakespeare will want to visit his birthplace and the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Your guests can enjoy some shopping at the Maybird Shopping Park and Maybrook Industrial Estate. Both offer a wide range of stores. Other attractions include the the Stratford Butterfly Farm and the Stratford Armouries. There are also several churches of various denominations.

Stratford-upon-Avon is Easy to Get To

Wedding guests arriving by car can use junction 15 off of the M40 motorway. Train access is available from both Birmingham and London. Birmingham airport is conveniently located 29 km (18 mi) away from Stratford-upon-Avon.