Uncovering the Best Shropshire Wedding Venues for Your Special Day

Shropshire Wedding Venue Guide by PbArtWorks

Located in the heart of England, Shropshire offers a stunning backdrop for your special day. As an award winning Shropshire Wedding Photographer, I know this beautiful county very well. Not only does it have an abundance of picturesque landscapes and stunning historic castles, it also boasts many grand manor houses, and numerous luxury wedding venues too.

Autumnal canal scene in Shropshire
A stunning Shropshire landscape scene, this is one of my many “selfish frames” taken in autumn along the Ellesmere canal.

Whether you’re seeking a luxurious and elegant setting or a rustic and intimate atmosphere, Shropshire has it all.

Let me guide you through the best wedding venues in Shropshire, ensuring that your dream wedding becomes a reality with the PbArtWorks Wedding Photography Guide

Top 15 Shropshire Wedding Venues

a bride and groom standing under a stormy sky.
Emma and Michael at their beautiful Albright Hussey Wedding.

When it comes to selecting the perfect wedding venue, Shropshire has an abundance of charming and captivating options. From luxurious manor houses to historic castles, rolling countryside and picturesque vineyards, Shropshire is truly an idyllic location for your special day.

Here are the top 10 Shropshire wedding venues, each with its unique charm and appeal to make your celebration unforgettable.

Davenport House

Davenport House is an exquisite Georgian country house steeped in history and charm, offering a stunning backdrop for your wedding day. With a Grand Hall and sleeping accommodations for up to 40 guests, Davenport House provides the perfect setting for a timeless and elegant celebration.

Two brides with smoke bombs in front of a Davenport House PbArtWorks Photography, a Shropshire wedding photographer.

Davenport House’s no-corkage policy allows you and your guests to toast to your new life together without any hidden fees.

Check out the gorgeous wedding of Sat and Ana captured at Davenport House

Rowton Castle

Bride and groom at Rowton Castle wedding.

Rowton Castle is a magnificent wedding venue nestled within 17 acres of picturesque English country gardens and luxurious accommodations. The castle’s unique Roman-style Linden Belvedere serves as a memorable location for your outdoor ceremony, surrounded by the beautiful Shropshire countryside.The Garden Bar Terrace & Grill offers a unique experience where your guests can enjoy toasting marshmallows around fire pits, adding a fun element to your wedding celebration and serving as a delightful alternative to a traditional wedding breakfast.

Read more about this stunning Castle venue in my post all about the weddings I have captured over the years, here. Rowton Castle Weddings

Walcot Hall

Situated in the breathtaking Shropshire Hills, Walcot Hall offers a historic and enchanting setting for your wedding day. The venue’s large turquoise Ballroom can accommodate wedding breakfasts of up to 120 people and evening receptions of 200 guests, providing the perfect space for a grand celebration.

A Walcot Hall wedding ceremony is transformed into a joyous celebration as confetti rains down on the beaming bride and groom.

Walcot Hall’s range of unique accommodations for overnight stays include a quaint cottage, a Victorian Tin Chapel in the woods, yurts, traditional travellers’ caravans, and even a fire truck.

Check out Pip and Gaz’s amazing Walcot Hall wedding to see more from this stunning Shropshire venue.

The Mill Barns

The Mill Barns in Shropshire is an exclusive-use waterfront barn wedding venue offering both indoor and outdoor wedding options. Centrally located between Kidderminster and Bridgnorth, it provides easy access from major motorway networks. The venue boasts stunning gardens, a no corkage fee policy, luxury on-site accommodation for guests, and a sensational wedding night suite for the newlyweds.

The gorgeous grounds of Mill Barns Wedding venue

Being a Dream Team supplier I have been capturing weddings here since it first threw open it’s doors. Indeed I was one of the first photographers in Shropshire to capture a wedding there. The gorgeous wedding of Caeley and Jack. To see more about this incredible venue check out my in-depth guide to all things Mill Barns.

Combermere Abbey

a bride and groom standing next to a lake.

Combermere Abbey has so many amazing features from the Glasshouse, that is flooded with the most perfect natural light, surrounded by a unique and charming fruit tree maze, it is simply breathtaking, the most perfect place to say “I do”.
To the walled gardens, perfect for that after-wedding walk, and for your guests to mingle and relax in while the happy couple take some time to enjoy more of the gardens and then there’s the nearby Combermere Abbey itself, amazing! To read more about this incredible venue check out my in-depth guide and experience what Combermere has to offer. It truly is breathtaking.

Netley Hall

Netley Hall is a historic country estate located in Shropshire, England, that is renowned for its picturesque setting and serves as a popular wedding venue. Here is some information about Netley Hall as a wedding venue. Netley Hall is situated in a rural and tranquil area, providing a serene backdrop for weddings. It is often chosen by couples seeking a countryside wedding with beautiful landscapes Netley Hall offers a variety of options for hosting weddings. The main venue is the grand Netley Hall itself, with an incredible staircase.

a bride and groom standing in front of a chandelier.
Charlotte and Tom, sharing a moment on the grand staircase at Netley Hall

A Georgian mansion with stunning architecture and elegant interiors, Netley Hall truly is one amazing wedding venue.

Pendrell Hall

a bride and groom standing in front of a large mansion.

Pendrell Hall, with its magnificent private gardens and woodland walks, offers a stunning setting for your wedding day. To ensure a seamless and stress-free experience for couples during the planning process, Pendrell Hall also provides an online wedding planner tool.

The elegant and luxurious ambiance of Pendrell Hall makes it an ideal choice for couples seeking a romantic and enchanting wedding venue.

Iscoyd Park

A bride and groom elegantly walking out of Iscoyd Park, captured beautifully through wedding photography.

Situated near the border of North Wales, Shropshire, and Cheshire, Iscoyd Park is a private country house which hosts bespoke weddings and events. With its rich history and the Godsal family’s stewardship since 1843, the venue offers a mix of traditional charm and contemporary styling. Romantic and intimate, Iscoyd Park provides a tailored wedding experience, ensuring every celebration is as unique as the couples who choose it. If you’d like to see more about this incredible venue, then have a look at Charlotte and Harry’s amazing day there.

Hawkstone Hall

Imagine exchanging vows in a grand 18th-century country manor, surrounded by exquisite gardens and impressive architecture. Hawkstone Hall, located in North Shropshire, is the epitome of elegance and luxury, providing the perfect wedding venue for both grand and intimate celebrations. Hawkstone Hall’s elegant Saloon and captivating Chapel, among other spaces, make it a perfect place to celebrate your wedding. The “love buggy” at Hawkstone Hall adds a unique touch to your special day, allowing you and your guests to explore the 88 acres of stunning gardens.

Stockton House

Stockton House is a stunning Georgian wedding venue nestled within 8,500 acres of Shropshire countryside on the Apley Estate. Stockton House’s exclusive hire deal includes:

  • Access to the house and grounds
  • Bedrooms with breakfast
  • A bespoke menu
  • Wines from the cellar

This provides a luxurious and personalised experience for your special day.The venue also offers a wine and cheese tasting evening in the vaulted cellar the night prior to the wedding, as well as an informal BBQ in the garden.

Malt House Barn

Malt House Barn is a modern barn wedding venue, seamlessly blending traditional features such as wooden beams high ceilings and stonework with contemporary amenities like expansive glass windows and a comprehensive heating and air conditioning system.

Malt House Barn’s Garden Gazebo, which can accommodate up to 150 guests, provides a charming setting for outdoor ceremonies.

Ludlow Castle

For a regal and elegant setting, Ludlow Castle offers an unforgettable wedding experience. Ludlow Castle, with its unique ceremony rooms and beautiful gardens, serves as a stunning backdrop for weddings of all sizes.

The Library at Ludlow Castle, a quaint yet grandiose chamber located within Castle House, offers a truly magical setting for your special day.

Countryside Charm: Rustic Shropshire Wedding Venues

If you’re seeking a wedding venue that exudes countryside charm, Shropshire offers a variety of rustic wedding venues that will make your special day truly memorable. From the Bridal Barn, nestled within private woodland, to the magnificent private gardens of Pendrell Hall and the Grade II listed Berwick House and Gardens, these venues provide the perfect backdrop for a romantic and enchanting celebration.

Pimhill Barn

A bride and groom sharing a romantic kiss in the sun-drenched woods of Pimhill Barn, Shropshire.

Located in the heart of Shropshire, Pimhill Barn offers a distinctive and enchanting setting for weddings and events. This 16th-century barn, set amidst picturesque gardens with breathtaking views of the Shropshire countryside, provides a magical backdrop for any wedding.

Pimhill Barn is a versatile venue that allows couples and event organisers to personalise the space, making each wedding truly unique.

Bridal Barn

a bride and groom standing in a field under a stormy sky.

Bridal Barn is a beautiful rustic wedding venue situated on 80 acres of private woodland in the Shropshire countryside. With delightful features such as:

  • Wooden beams
  • Ancient stonework
  • Unbeatable views
  • A tipi in the woods

Bridal Barn offers a truly enchanting atmosphere for your special day.

With a capacity to accommodate 120 seated guests, Bridal Barn is an ideal choice for both intimate gatherings and larger celebrations.

Berwick House and Gardens

Berwick House and Gardens, a Grade II* listed Georgian-Victorian wedding venue, is situated just one mile north of Shrewsbury Town along the River Severn. Surrounded by 2,500 acres of undulating hills, forests, gardens, and agricultural land, Berwick House and Gardens provides a captivating and enchanting backdrop for your special day.

Berwick House and Gardens, offering exclusive use for weddings, events, and parties, allows you to create a truly remarkable celebration in a stunning venue.


Unique and Unconventional Shropshire Wedding Venues

A Davenport House wedding captures the beautiful moment of a bride and groom standing on the stairs of an old building.
Sat and Ana share a kiss on the stunning staircase at Davenport House.

For couples seeking a wedding venue that stands out from the crowd, Shropshire offers a range of unique and unconventional venues that will make your special day truly unforgettable. Some of these unusual wedding venues will include:

  • The picturesque setting of The Shropshire Golf Centre
  • The stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ironbridge Gorge
  • The quirky accommodation options at Walcot Hall

These venues provide a distinctive and memorable experience for you and your guests. Whether you’re looking for a traditional church ceremony, or a grand manor house, Shropshire has you covered.

Ironbridge Gorge

For couples seeking a truly unique wedding backdrop, the Ironbridge Gorge, a spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Site situated in Shropshire, offers a breathtaking setting. With a range of wedding venues available at Blists Hill Victorian Town and Coalbrookdale, such as the Ironbridge Gorge Museum, classic hotels, and scenic gardens, your wedding day will be a truly memorable experience surrounded by the natural beauty of of this historic site.

With outstanding natural beauty and its picturesque views, the Ironbridge Gorge offers a stunning location for a wedding.

Hencote Vineyard

Hencote Vineyard provides a picturesque and serene setting for your wedding day. With stunning panoramic views of the Shropshire countryside, the venue offers an idyllic backdrop for your celebration.

Hencote Vineyard offers excellent overnight accommodation options for your guests with The Grange, a Georgian farmhouse with seven en-suite bedrooms, private gardens, and a hot tub, and the Glamping Village, comprising 10 luxury lodges with wood-fired hot tubs and private verandas. These grand country houses provide a perfect setting for a memorable stay.

The View, their restaurant, is an ideal venue for a wedding, boasting panoramic views and the capacity to accommodate up to 150 guests.

Small and Intimate Wedding Venues in Shropshire

For couples seeking a more intimate and personal wedding experience, Shropshire offers a range of small and intimate wedding venues that provide the perfect setting for a cozy and romantic celebration. From the charming Western Valley Hotel, to the historic Market Drayton Manor, and the boutique hotels in Shrewsbury Town Centre, these venues offer a warm and inviting atmosphere for your special day.

Western Valley Hotel

Western Valley Hotel is an idyllic location for small and intimate weddings. The venue boasts stunning gardens and a tranquil ambiance, providing the perfect setting for a cozy and romantic celebration.

Western Valley Hotel offers a range of wedding packages to accommodate any budget, ensuring a truly memorable and affordable special day.

Market Drayton Manor

Market Drayton Manor offers a historic setting for small and intimate weddings, with stunning views of the Shropshire countryside surrounding the venue. The manor provides a picturesque and serene atmosphere for your special day, ensuring that your wedding is a truly unforgettable experience.

Market Drayton Manor, one of the most charming small wedding venues, offers a range of wedding packages for couples seeking a small and intimate wedding celebration.

Shrewsbury Town Centre Boutique Hotels

For couples seeking a smaller, more personal wedding experience, Shrewsbury Town Centre Boutique Hotels provide a range of intimate venues that offer a warm and inviting atmosphere. With a variety of boutique hotels to choose from, such as Prince Rupert Hotel and Mercure Shrewsbury Albrighton Hall Hotel and Spa, you can find the perfect setting for your intimate wedding celebration.

Shrewsbury Town Centre Boutique Hotels offer a range of wedding packages, including civil ceremonies, receptions, and evening entertainment, for an unforgettable special day.

Budget-Friendly Shropshire Wedding Venues

For couples looking to celebrate their special day without breaking the bank, Shropshire offers a range of budget-friendly wedding venues that provide a stunning backdrop for your wedding without the hefty price tag.

From the affordable Best Western Valley Hotel in the West Midlands to the picturesque North Shropshire Golf Club and stately homes with flexible packages, these venues offer the perfect setting for a memorable and cost-effective wedding celebration.

Best Western Valley Hotel

Best Western Valley Hotel, situated in the picturesque Ironbridge Gorge overlooking the River Severn and the acclaimed Dale End Park, offers a beautiful riverside setting for your wedding day.

Best Western Valley Hotel offers a range of affordable wedding packages, ensuring a memorable and budget-friendly special day.

North Shropshire Golf Club

North Shropshire Golf Club provides a picturesque backdrop for budget-conscious couples seeking a memorable wedding day. With stunning views of the Shropshire countryside surrounding the venue, North Shropshire Golf Club offers a truly unforgettable setting for your special day without breaking the bank.

Stately Homes with Flexible Packages

Stately Homes with Flexible Packages offer customisable options, allowing couples to tailor their wedding experience to suit their budget.

With a range of services and amenities to choose from, Stately Homes with Flexible Packages provide a truly remarkable and cost-effective wedding celebration.

Wedding Packages and Planning Services in Shropshire

Planning your dream wedding in Shropshire has never been easier, thanks to a range of wedding packages and planning services available in the region. From inclusive wedding packages that bundle essential services and amenities, to professional wedding planners and coordinators who offer invaluable support throughout the entire planning process, Shropshire has everything you need to ensure a seamless and stress-free wedding experience.

Whether you’re looking for a traditional church ceremony or a more modern outdoor celebration, Shro

Inclusive Wedding Packages

Inclusive Wedding Packages bundle essential services and amenities for your special day, simplifying the planning process. These packages typically include:

  • Venue hire
  • Catering
  • Decorations
  • Music
  • Photography
  • Other services

They provide a one-stop solution for couples looking to save time and money during the planning process.

Many venues in Shropshire offer inclusive packages, ensuring that your dream wedding becomes a reality without the hassle of coordinating multiple vendors.

Wedding Planners and Coordinators

Professional Wedding Planners and Coordinators are available to assist in planning and executing your dream wedding in Shropshire. They offer a range of services, including:

  • Selecting the ideal venue
  • Overseeing the budget
  • Organizing vendors
  • Providing counsel on wedding etiquette

With their expertise and experience, wedding planners and coordinators provide invaluable support throughout the entire planning process.

Some of the available wedding planners and coordinators in Shropshire include:

  • Arty’s Events
  • Lydia Powell Wedding Planner
  • LMS Weddings
  • Atelier Weddings
  • Elisabeth Shell Events
  • Peach Perfect Weddings
  • Your Story Events

Online Wedding Planner Tools

To ensure a seamless and stress-free experience, Online Wedding Planner Tools are available to help couples stay organized and on track throughout the planning process. These easily accessible digital resources provide features such as:

  • Budget tracking
  • Guest list management
  • Vendor management
  • Timeline tracking

These tools allow couples to focus on the more enjoyable aspects of planning their special day.

In Shropshire, venues such as The Mill Barns offer a bespoke online wedding planner, while Hitched and Wedding Planner provide free wedding planning websites and guides.

Summary

From lavish manor houses and historic castles in beautiful countryside to rustic barns and unique, unconventional venues, Shropshire offers a wealth of wedding venues to suit every taste and budget. With the help of wedding packages, professional planners, and online tools, planning your dream wedding in this picturesque region has never been easier. As you embark on your journey towards your special day, let the charm and beauty of Shropshire create the perfect backdrop for a truly unforgettable celebration.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are some examples of unique and unconventional wedding venues in Shropshire?

For unique and unconventional wedding venues in the picturesque Shropshire countryside, consider The Shropshire Golf Centre, Ironbridge Gorge, and Walcot Hall’s Tin Chapel, Yurts, Caravans, and Fire Truck.

Are there any budget-friendly wedding venues in Shropshire?

Yes, there are budget-friendly wedding venues in Shropshire, such as the Best Western Valley Hotel, North Shropshire Golf Club, and various stately homes offering flexible packages.

What services are typically included in inclusive wedding packages in Shropshire?

Inclusive wedding packages in Shropshire typically include venue hire, catering, decorations, music, and photography services.

What are some small and intimate wedding venues in Shropshire?

Small and intimate wedding venues in Shropshire include Western Valley Hotel, Market Drayton Manor and boutique hotels in Shrewsbury Town Centre.

Are there any wedding planners and coordinators available in Shropshire?

Yes, there are wedding planners and coordinators available in Shropshire, such as Arty’s Events, Lydia Powell Wedding Planner, LMS Weddings, Atelier Weddings, Elisabeth Shell Events, Peach Perfect Weddings, and Your Story Events.

Phil Barrett
Phil Barrett

Phil Barrett is a seasoned photographer with a rich background in creativity. Starting his journey as an illustrator and designer, Phil's work graced the greeting cards of some of the world's largest producers. After two decades in the industry, a twist of fate led him back to university, where he founded PbArtWorks, initially envisioned as a design and photography agency. However, it was his unique approach to wedding photography, characterized by its natural, unforced essence, that truly resonated. For over a decade, Phil has captured weddings across Shropshire, Cheshire, North Wales, and beyond. Beyond weddings, Phil's passion for photography is evident in his leisurely strolls around his town, capturing its scenic beauty. Whether through pen, brush, camera, or lens, Phil's ultimate goal remains consistent: to create beautiful imagery that brings joy to people. His mantra? "Good enough is never good enough."

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