Wedding venue inspiration - Venues

Deciding on your ideal wedding venue is an key part of your wedding planning.

There is a huge choice of different venue types in the North West including hotels, barns, country manor houses, romantic castles as well as chic city and town centre locations.

Check out these stunning wedding venues and those further afield in our listings below.

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The Beech Hill Hotel & Spa, Cumbria

Overlooking Windermere, the four-star Beech Hill Hotel & Spa is nestled in acres of tranquil countryside and boasts an award-winning restaurant, 57 on-site bedrooms and water sports facilities. This exquisitely furnished hotel has a luxurious spa, with two treatment areas, a Himalayan sauna, a steam room and a pool.

Edgar Wood Victoria Park, Manchester

Edgar Wood Victoria Park is an exciting, romantic wedding venue in Manchester standing in more than an acre of manicured gardens. This Grade I listed building was designed by and named after world-renowned architect Edgar Wood, and is widely regarded as one of the most architecturally significant buildings in Europe. Located just 10 minutes from St Peter's Square, the stunning Art Nouveau architecture is perfect for all weddings.

The North Lakes Hotel & Spa, Cumbria

The North Lakes Hotel & Spa is located on the edge of the picturesque town of Penrith and is easily accessible from the M6 motorway. Just a short walk from the hotel is the historic Penrith Castle and a wonderful selection of shops, cafes and restaurants.

Weddings at The University of Manchester

The University of Manchester is made up of several properties, all of which can be used for weddings. Manchester Museum, Christie's Library and Whitworth Hall centre around the Old Quadrangle, a beautifully maintained courtyard with space for private parking and drinks receptions. Dating back to 1873, these neo-Gothic properties were designed by the famous architect, Alfred Waterhouse and his son. These Victorian buildings have striking features and offer plenty of places to take photographs.

Didsbury House, Manchester

Didsbury House, originally known as Park House, is a Grade II listed property that dates back to the 1890s. Newly-refurbished this luxury Victorian townhouse is a statement in individual design, incorporating influences from all around the world. The charming venue is situated in leafy surroundings and is just four miles from Manchester City Centre and the airport, with easy access to the M60.

Hallé St Peter’s, Manchester

Hallé St Peter's is a grand venue situated in the centre of Manchester, at the heart of the resurgent area of Ancoats. The Grade II listed property recently underwent a multi-million-pound extension and is used as the principal rehearsal space for the Hallé Orchestra. The deconsecrated church and new Oglesby Centre have been transformed into luxurious spaces and have already been nominated for a series of architectural awards including the RIBA prizes. The elegant interior and breathtaking architecture, create an unbeatable atmosphere and offer plenty of places to take photographs.

Eleven Didsbury Park, Manchester

Nestled away in the leafy suburb of Didsbury, Eleven Didsbury Park offers a homely feel with calming neutral tones intertwined with stunning artwork, open fireplaces and exposed brickwork. The Walled Victorian Garden invites lovebirds to relax and unwind with an abundance of wonderful flora and fauna to explore. The Victorian villa has 20 on-site bedrooms for guests to choose from, comfy sofas and a neutral décor through, ideal for couples wanting to add their own touches.

Ribby Hall Village, Lancashire

The Spa Hotel won Best UK Day Spa at the 2019 Good Spa Guide's Awards and boasts fabulous facilities and a 2AA Rosette dining area. Each luxury room, suite and penthouse come with complimentary ELEMIS toiletries, speciality tea and coffee, interactive TVs, 24-hour room service, free Wi-Fi and a pillow menu. Brides and grooms-to-be will feel refreshed after visiting the Aqua Thermal Journey and booking a relaxing treatment with one of the highly-trained therapists.

Shaw Hill Golf & Spa Hotel, Lancashire

Shaw Hill Golf & Spa Hotel is a Grade II listed Georgian manor in Lancashire. Built by the Crosse family circa 1700, the triple award-winning venue is owned and ran by the Stokes family. Guests will be impressed by the 192-acre golf course, 30 on-site bedrooms, health club, restaurant, VIP lounge, spa and bar. Accessible by a private driveway in Whittle-le-Woods, the property is surrounded by a stunning 18 hole golf course, perfect for taking photographs.