Within the United Kingdom there are many beautiful and charming small towns that provide the perfect location and backdrop for your wedding. With lush green hills, clear air, country cottages and charming architecture, small towns in Britain add character, elegance and a little bit of a rustic feel to every wedding. Here we’ve listed some of the most beautiful and charming small towns that would make perfect wedding venues.
Tobermory, Isle of Mull, Scotland
Tobermory, on the west coast of Scotland. The waterfront is a romantic setting for any couples special day. The County building’s ceremony room has great views over Tobermory Bay, Sound of Mull and the hills of Morvern and Ardnamurchan. You can now hold your wedding ceremony anywhere on the island, even up Ben More if the weather allows. And celebrate after with a single malt from the Tobermory Distillery.
Blakeney is famous for its coastal walks. It is a quiet seaside village with dramatic expanses of marshland with plenty of wildlife. Blakeney House caters for wedding receptions and Bayfield Estate, close by is a Georgian country house that offers ten acres of grounds, 2 lawns and a dedicated marquee for a dream wedding.
Ballintoy, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Have your wedding reception on the cliffs of Ballintoy, at the McShane Glen Cottages where you can hire vast tents known as Giant Hats and a Kungsornen for a chill-out area with an open fireplace, external floodlights and more. Ballintoy is just around the corner from the stunning Giant’s Causeway and the Carrick-a-rede rope bridge and has unobstructed views of the sea. A film location for Game of Thrones, you can also marry at the elegant white church perched on the hill above the village.
Portmeirion, Gwynedd, Wales
An unexpected Italianate Village in North Wales, designed and built by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis between 1925 and 1975, this small town by the sea has miles of sandy beaches, extensive sub-tropical gardens, stunning views and amazing architecture that includes colourful cottages that all make an ideal backdrop for your wedding photographs.
Just two hours from London, Lavenham was once a wealthy medieval trade hub. It remains a charming small town with it’s haphazard looking buildings and stunning 15th century church. The 14th century cottage De Vere House was used in the filming of Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows Part One. One wedding location in Lavenham is Alpheton hall and church that dates back 900 years when it was said to have been occupied by Aelfflaed, sister-in-law to Edmund I of England, after which the place was named.
Just 3 miles to the west of Penzance and pronounced as “Mowzul”, this is one of the wildest and most rugged places in the British Isles. With its cobbled streets, traditional fisherman’s cottages, picture postcard harbour and olde-worlde public house, Dylan Thomas spent his honeymoon in Mousehole in 1938 and it remains the perfect place to stay after your wedding day.