Top Five Venues for Smaller Weddings

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Having a socially distanced wedding is a reality that many couples will face in the coming months. But is it possible to have a wedding with restrictions still in place, while adhering to the distancing rules? The answer is yes.


Be prepared to approach it with an open mind and be willing to make some changes. But rest assured that although your vision for your day may change, the wonderful teams at Fuller’s promise safe spaces in beautiful places that are perfect for your big day.

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THE MILL AT ELSTEAD, SURREY

Dating back to the 17th century, The Mill is a stunning riverside venue with two licensed ceremony rooms. It’s had many different stories over the years, from Oliver Cromwell, it’s role as a corn mill, the place where braids for military uniforms were made and being a WWll hospital. Today it’s a beautifully rustic wedding venue and much-loved pub and has previously been featured in Fuller's list of The Best Winter Wedding Venues in the South of England

The ground floor Cromwell room is perfect for a smaller wedding. It’s normally licensed for up to 26 guests for a ceremony so it’s an ideal size for the current 15 person rule. The room has the same rustic interior as The Mill’s larger room but with the addition of a large Inglenook fireplace. 

Outside there are acres of grounds overlooking Surrey Hills with plenty of photo opportunities - an orchard beside the Mill Pond, the entrance bridge and the pub’s lit archway. To top off your day you may even be greeted by ducks, swans, herons and pheasants while walking across the lawn.

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THE COUNTING HOUSE, LONDON

If you’re looking for a charming and unique wedding venue in the heart of London, The Counting House in Bank is one of the finest and most unique reception venues in the city. It’s easily accessible for guests and the surrounding area is an oasis of calm on weekends - allowing you to relax and enjoy the London wedding you’ve always wanted.

There are three rooms currently available to hire for wedding receptions, complete with the pub’s intricate interior and the option of a quintessentially British menu. With 15 beautiful boutique hotel rooms on-site, you and your guests won’t need to travel far before or after the big day.

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THE DRAYTON COURT HOTEL, EALING

Based in West London, The Drayton Court is one of the oldest pubs in Ealing. It’s an ideal choice for couples looking for something extra special. Until the 1930s, the building was still a hotel with a ballroom, then it became one of the area’s largest pubs in the 1940s. 

The Drayton has two ceremony rooms and one of the biggest pub gardens in the whole of London - a great backdrop for photos.

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THE WHITE SWAN, STRATFORD

Make your day even more memorable by hosting it in the stunning surroundings of the White Swan. Located in the heart of Stratford-upon-Avon and another wedding venue to have been featured in Fuller's list of The Best Winter Wedding Venues in the South of England. 

Steeped in history, The White Swan’s building dates back to 1450. It was used as an inn as early as 1560 when it was known as the King’s House or Hall. The venue has two licensed ceremony rooms, 41 unique beautiful bedrooms and a luxury bridal suite. 

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THE STILL AND WEST, PORTSMOUTH

A Grade II listed building, The Still & West is another fantastic location for a private wedding reception. The newly refurbished venue boasts stunning views over Portsmouth which makes the perfect picturesque backdrop. 

The Still & West was also featured in Fuller's list of The Best Winter Wedding Venues in the South of England and offers a range of wonderful wedding packages. Both the Vanguard Room and the Sundeck can host up to 15 guests with private catering. From fabulous food and drink to the first dance, the venue has had many wedding receptions and is exceptionally popular with the naval community. The brilliant team will be on hand to make all the arrangements and take care of all those little touches that make the day extra special. 

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BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE

Any reduction in final numbers will not be charged for, providing we receive notice before business expenses are incurred. For example, ordering food specifically for the event. A minimum spend may still apply.

We are currently happy to postpone weddings and events that have concerns that their bookings may be affected by coronavirus. The bookings will be amended without any charge but some dates in 2021 may incur a supplementary charge – for example, if the wedding moves from a Thursday in March to a Saturday in July the price difference would be payable.

In all cases, we will be able to offer new dates that will not incur additional costs. We will always aim to be as flexible as possible.

If we cannot find an alternative date which is suitable for you, we will refund your deposit.

Due to the current circumstances, we are trying to be as flexible as we can be in terms of cancellations. Therefore, we have removed fixed notice periods. We would, however, greatly appreciate it if you could provide us with as much notice as possible before your event and to consider moving your wedding/event to an alternative date in the future if at all feasible.

Where possible we will help you to find an alternative date for your wedding/event. However, if no alternative date can be arranged, we will be as flexible as possible to return your deposit to you, assuming no costs have been incurred by the business, such as the ordering of food.

Our teams are on hand to help the whole way. Expect first-class hospitality, exceptional food and drink, and dependable Events Managers to make your event seamless and special: Make an enquiry

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