Wedding venue inspiration - Historic 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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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.

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.

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.