The best pub wedding venues with civil ceremony licenses
Pub wedding venues are perfect for couples looking to get married in a beautiful, relaxed setting with plenty of character, traditional British food and all your favourite drinks.
If this sounds like your ideal wedding, consider having your special day at one of the best pub wedding venues in South East England – each pub listed below is licensed to hold civil ceremonies as well as wedding breakfasts, receptions and parties, offering a unique, memorable and affordable venue for your special day.
From rustic to contemporary, there is a dream wedding venue for everyone. View some of our favourite pub wedding venues in London, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Dorset, Surrey and Hampshire listed below.
The Parcel Yard, Kings Cross London
The Parcel Yard in Kings Cross Station is a wedding venue unlike any other. A Grade I listed building that has been lovingly restored, the venue occupies the original Great Northern Railway parcel office and was built in 1852.
There are five stunning private function rooms to choose from, which are licensed for civil ceremonies, and can accommodate up to 70 people.
The Parcel Yard’s dedicated events manager will help you to design your perfect wedding package – working closely with you every step of the way to design a wedding that is as individual as you are. Visit The Parcel Yard Kings Cross for more information and to arrange a viewing.
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The Mill at Elstead, Surrey
Steeped in history dating back to 1647, The Mill at Elstead was originally a corn mill and has since been transformed into a beautiful rustic wedding venue for both small and large weddings. The surrounding landscape has an abundance of photo opportunities to capture your special day.
The first-floor dual aspect Cygnet room overlooking the river Wey is perfect for wedding ceremonies up to 65 guests, receptions of up to 90 guests, and evening celebrations for up to 120 guests. With exposed wooden beams and brickwork, combined with quirky mismatch wooden furniture, the unique venue’s ambiance is both relaxed and intimate. There is also a separate area for dancing the night away.
The Mill at Elstead is located at Farnham Road, Elstead, Surrey, GU8 6LE. Visit The Mill’s website to find out more.
The Bull Hotel, Bridport
The Bull Hotel is a beautiful 16th Century coaching Inn located within the bustling town of Bridport and is a special spot for a wedding ceremony and reception. Home to a beautiful Georgian ballroom and licensed to hold civil ceremonies, The Bull Hotel is a stunning place to dine, drink, stay and party the night away in Dorset and will be the perfect setting for your special day.
You can book the entire venue exclusively, which includes the ballroom, cocktail bar, outdoor courtyard and boutique bedrooms. The pub and hotel can provide sit-down meals for 80 people, buffets and canapes, and includes free tasting sessions as part of the package. There is also an event manager to help you plan your perfect wedding and to ensure everything runs smoothly.
There are beautiful farm landscapes nearby as well as a lovely beach, which will make for the perfect locations for your wedding photos. Located at 34 East Street, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3LF, visit The Bull Hotel for more information and to arrange a viewing.
The Red Lion Hotel, Wendover
Set in the village of Wendover near Aylesbury, The Red Lion is a charming pub wedding venue in the beautiful countryside – just 45 minutes from London.
The pub’s historic coaching inn makes a great wedding venue for both the ceremony and reception, or you can hold your ceremony outside in the rural surroundings if the weather permits. Sporting one of the area's finest restaurants and 23 beautiful boutique hotel rooms, The Red Lion offers warm hospitality that will make your wedding day truly special.
The Red Lion Hotel is located at 9 High Street, Wendover, Buckinghamshire, HP22 6DU. Visit The Red Lion’s website for more information and to arrange a viewing.
The Drayton Court Hotel, London
Standing elegantly in one of London’s greenest suburbs, The Drayton Court Hotel is a beautiful pub, hotel and wedding venue with one of the biggest garden bars in Ealing.
The Ballroom is a private function room and a hugely popular choice for weddings due to its original feature ceiling, chandeliers, private bar, outdoor terrace and plenty of room for up to 110 guests, as well as a live band if you choose. The pub’s events manager will help to create a bespoke wedding package to bring your vision to life.
With 27 boutique rooms, one of London’s biggest beer gardens, a kid’s play area, table tennis and giant garden games, there’s plenty for your wedding guests to enjoy, and luxurious boutique hotel rooms for them to stay in.
Located at 2 The Avenue, Ealing, London, W13 8PH, visit The Drayton Court for more information and to arrange a viewing.
The Five Bells, Stanbridge
The Five Bells is a traditional pub, restaurant and civil ceremony licensed wedding venue in Leighton Buzzard’s picturesque village of Stanbridge, surrounded by picturesque countryside and woodland.
What makes The Five Bells stand out from other wedding venues in Bedfordshire is that it’s a centuries-old Inn full of charm and character. It has a great garden for summer, roaring log fires for winter, a warm family atmosphere, locally sourced food, and an extensive drinks menu.
The Five Bells is located on Station Road, Stanbridge, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, LU7 9JF. Visit The Five Bells’ website for more information and to arrange a viewing.
The Hampshire Hog, Clanfield
With beautiful views over the South Downs, The Hampshire Hog in Clanfield makes a special setting for an intimate country wedding. The stunning venue can host both your civil ceremony and reception, with bespoke packages to create the wedding of your dreams.
The Hampshire Hog is known for its premium food offering, with sit-down dinners, buffets and barbecues among the catering options. The private room can host wedding breakfasts for up to 46 guests, and many more for evening parties. There is plenty of accommodation for your guests, too, with 20 boutique hotel rooms on-site.
The Hampshire Hog is located on London Road in Clanfield, Waterlooville, Hampshire, PO8 0QD. Visit The Hampshire Hog for more information or to arrange a viewing.
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