Shakespeare’s country is what many refer to Warwickshire as. It’s a great scenic place in central England that’s perfect for beautiful weddings. Not only is Warwickshire convenient for family members all across the country to get to but it also provides acres of countryside to marvel at both during the journey and whilst staying there.
So what does Warwickshire have to offer when it comes to wedding venues? We looked at 3 hugely popular venues in the area and gave our own take on them.
Located in Southam, just outside of Warwick and not too far from Leamington Spa lies the historic Warwick House. Perfect for couples who would like a historic and classy wedding venue. The venue has been restored over years and preserved exactly as it has been for over 200 years.
Not only does this venue offer exclusive celebrations and civil ceremonies but it also offers stunning views from the terraces and a mansion for the reception.
Warwick room can accommodate for anything up to 60 guests and provide simple but elegant decoration with classy chandelier lighting and high ceilings.
Located close to Kenilworth (which brags a castle of it’s own) is a charming Edwardian mansion called Woodside. This has flexibility for couples being able to use the indoor or outdoor licensed settings for the wedding or reception. Woodside contains 32 acres of gorgeous English landscape which can provide great wedding photos that all will remember for many years to come.
The rooms can cater for up to 180 guests for dining and has 74 ensuite bedrooms which includes a luxurious bridal suite. Guests can enjoy the grounds as well as extensive leisure facilities that compromise of a swimming pool, tennis courts and croquet lawn. There’s even a 9 hole mini gold course to keep everyone occupied!
Mallory Court Country House
Leamington Spa is a beautiful town located in Warwickshire, and that’s where our next wedding venue is based. The Mallory Court Country House Hotel was originally build during the first world war in 1916 and offers affordable and sophisticated settings for smaller wedding ceremonies. The Knights Suite can cater up to 150 guests for the wedding breakfast with an award winning catering team at your command. There are plans in the pipeline for brand new spa facilities, so make sure you keep up to date via their Book of Weddings listing.
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.
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.