Best Country House Wedding Venues West Midlands

Mar 11, 2024 | Wedding

As I’ve been a Birmingham wedding photographer for over a decade now, I’ve seen so many beautiful wedding venues. It seems that having your wedding in a luxury country manor house is as popular as ever and you really are spoilt for choice. I thought it would be helpful to put together a guide to some of the best Country House wedding venues in the West Midlands (in no particular order). I hope it will give you some inspiration and help you decide which venue is the one for you.

Luxury Country House Wedding Venues in the West Midlands

Alrewas Hayes

Situated in Staffordshire, not far from Lichfield and Burton on Trent, is Alrewas Hayes. I’m lucky that I get to photograph at least three or four weddings a year here and it’s simply one of the best! You have a choice of ceremony areas, my favourite being the Orangery. It has floor to ceiling arched windows, that fill the room with light and doors that lead directly out onto a pretty courtyard, that is planted with pretty lavender in the Summer. There’s a sail cloth canopy covering the lower courtyard, which is perfect for sheltering from the hot sun or rain. You have a choice of reception rooms for your guests to enjoy and a lakeside marquee for your wedding breakfast. This is no standard marquee! Think hard wood flooring, soft white drapes and crystal chandeliers. It really does have the wow factor.
The front view of a Georgian country house wedding venue in West Midlands. A black vintage car parked in frontBride and Groom face each other, looking happy during their ceremony in the Orangery at Alrewas HayesGroom wearing a mid blue suit with light blue waistcoat, walking hand in hand with his Bride, in front of a country house in the West Midlands, covered in foliageInterior of a wedding marquee styled with white ceiling drapes and hanging green foliage

Accomodation: 11 bedrooms
Ceremony capacity: 100
Dinner capacity:650
Address: Alrewas Hayes, Burton on Trent, Staffordshire, DE13 7DL
Website: Alrewashayes.com

Bourton Hall

A country mansion wedding venue situated just outside Rugby, in the Warwickshire countryside. There are over 15 acres of gardens to wander in, with a sweeping lawn at the rear, that has a view of the house. There are a choice of stunning locations for your ceremony. Say your vows inside the mansion, in the light filled Italian Room, or why not say I do, in the former Catholic chapel. Bourton Hall has a stunning honeymoon suite, it’s huge! Think high sash windows and a room decorated in neutral tones. It’s the perfect room for beautiful getting ready photos and there’s even a balcony that I’ve used for some romantic couple portraits. Why not take five minutes to yourselves after your ceremony and then enter your reception, sweeping down the grand staircase, to the cheers of your guests.

Bride and Groom share a kiss on the balcony at Bourton Hall. Bride wears floaty off the shoulder wedding dress, with full length veil

room with blossom trees set up for a wedding meal. White table linen and crystal chandelier Grand country mansion house with lawn
Accommodation: 21 bedrooms
Ceremony capacity: 120
Dinner capacity: 120
Address: Bourton on Dunsmore, Rugby, CV23 9QZ
Website: www.bourton-hall.co.uk 

Hampton Manor

Actually described as an exclusive boutique, lifestyle hotel, you really feel like you’re Lord and Lady of your own country estate, so it definitely needed to be included as one of the best country house wedding venues, West Midlands. Hampton Manor is seriously stylish and a must for lovers of amazing food! It has a Michelin starred restaurant and its own Victorian walled kitchen garden. This venue is relaxed and welcoming. Situated in the village of Hampton in Arden, just a 15 minute train ride to Birmingham and just over an hour from London.  The courtyard, where you will have your wedding meal, has a glass atrium room that floods the room with light. There are acres of woodland grounds to wander, so you won’t be short of locations for beautiful wedding photos

Accommodation: 15 bedrooms
Ceremony capacity: 132
Dinner capacity:132
Address: Shadowbrook Lane, Hampton in Arden, Solihull, B92 0DQ
Website: www.hamptonmanor.com

5 reasons why to choose a country house wedding venue

1. Exclusivity – Country house wedding venues offer exclusive use. The venue is all yours for the day.
2. Rural setting – Often situated in pretty countryside, so you’ll get a feeling of escaping the hustle and bustle.
3. Plenty of photo locations – country manor houses always have different rooms you can use and beautiful gardens for you to swan around in, giving so many opportunities for photo locations
4. Indoor and outdoor locations – If the weather doesn’t behave, you’ll have options.
5. Space – set in their own grounds and gardens, a country house wedding means your guests will feel like they’ve got space to wander and enjoy the setting

Iscoyd Park

The most beautiful wedding venue in Whitchurch, Shropshire. A historic family home, that has been in the Godsall family since 1843. The family have poured their heart and soul into Iscoyd Park and have the ethos that they want couples who hold their wedding with here, to feel like the house and gardens are their home too. Stunning inside and out. There is so much to explore in the gardens and grounds. Think manicured lawns for a game of croquet, English roses in full bloom and a lavender beds. There’s a woodland walk, a picturesque lake and even an old piano and swing in the grounds. The team are constantly improving the venue and have recently refurbished the old Dovecote, for outdoor ceremonies. The interior is just as beautiful, with a light filled ceremony room and 18 individually designed bedrooms, that rival a five star hotel for style and luxury.

Accommodation: 18 bedrooms
Ceremony capacity: 130 Garden Room or 150 Dovecote
Dinner capacity: 150
Address: Whitchurch, Shropshire, SY13 3AT
Website: www.iscoydpark.com

Newly married Bride and Groom holding hands and walking in front of their country house wedding venue Iscoyd Park. Groom wears bright waistcoat and white shirt

Wedding guests chatting and enjoying the gardens planted with lavender and roses at a Summer wedding reception at Iscoyd Park

Smiling newly married Groom in bright blue suit holds hands with his Bride and walks down the aisle at Iscoyd Park

Davenport House

Nestled in the Shropshire countryside, close to pretty village of Bridgnorth, is Davenport House. This impressive, historic Georgian House, sits at the end of a sweeping driveway and gives all the Bridgerton vibes you could wish for a wedding on a luxury country estate. You can have an outdoor or indoor ceremony and there are cottages in the grounds where you can stay the night before with your bridal party, so plenty of space for getting ready. You can then move across to the main house for your finishing touches and to get dressed.

Front view of Davenport House with it's portico and sweeping driveway Mother of the Bride, helps the Bride button up her princess style wedding dressDavenport House dressed for a wedding meal
Accommodation: sleeps 40
Ceremony capacity: 150
Dinner capacity: 150
Address: Worfield, Bridgnorth, WV15 5LE
Website: www.davenporthouse.co.uk

Moxhull Hall

An absolutely stunning mansion house, set in acres of secluded grounds in Sutton Coldfield. The grounds of this beautiful venue are lovingly cared for and provide so many pretty spots for your wedding photos. In Autumn, there are rich golden oak trees and during the spring and Summer the gardens are bursting with pretty flowers. Moxhull Hall offers indoor and outdoor ceremonies, so you are really spoilt for choice. Their outdoor ceremony area ‘The Secret Garden’ is totally secluded in a magical sunken garden, it really is beautiful. The indoor ceremony room, The Oak Hall, is classically elegant and available for up to 120 seated guests. Moxhull Hall is a perfect venue all year round wedding venue. You can make the most of the pretty grounds with its ornamental pond and fountain or enjoy a cosy vibe, if you’re planning a winter wedding.

You can even get ready at the venue, as tucked away, in a secluded part of the grounds in the gorgeous, light filled Bridal Studio. Such a great space for a fun morning with your Bridesmaids/men. This venue has a stunning Bridal Suite and lots of guest accommodation. As I live in Sutton Coldfield myself, it’s my closest wedding venue. I love shooting here.

Red Brick luxury mansion house wedding venue, framed by colourful Oak trees in Autumn The Garden Room at Moxhull Hall dressed for a wedding ceremony Bride holding a bouquet of Autumn coloured flowers with rust ribbons, holds her dress in one hand and walks under a foliage covered pergola, smiling at her Groom, after their Moxhull Hall wedding

I’d love to hear from you if you’re planning a wedding in a country house. Head to my contact form or you can take a look at my wedding photography portfolio if you’d like to see more of my work.



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