The 25+ Most Popular Salisbury Wedding Venues updated for 2021!
Salisbury is home to some absolutely stunning venues to suit a full range of budgets and is the perfect setting for a memorable wedding day. As a Salisbury Wedding Photographer being able to capture the special moments and stories of weddings at these venues is an absolute privilege. Below is a curated list of some of the most popular wedding venues in Salisbury, Wiltshire. With a mix of stately homes, stunning outdoor venues perfect for the summer months, barn weddings for couples looking for a rustic theme for their day, Hotel venues with top quality service, or a golf course venue for its sweeping views across the courses, Salisbury has plenty to offer anyone planning a Wiltshire wedding.
All venues listed below are within a 30 min drive of the city centre
(Due to Covid-19, some of these venues may be temporarily closed or have a limited number of wedding guests.)
What are the best Stately Home wedding venues in Salisbury?
This romantic country wedding venue is one of my favorites in the area. With multiple locations for couples portraits including an intimate Walled garden, it’s the perfect setting for a stunning English wedding in the country.
2. Antrobus House
This exclusive use wedding venue a short drive from Salisbury in the heart of Amesbury recently opened its doors to hosting wedding ceremonies and receptions. With affordable pricing, this Grade II listed building, with stunning Queen Anne styling, together with beautiful gardens serves as a wonderful backdrop for wedding photos.
3. The Manor Estate
The character and charm of this Manor House wedding venue immediately strike you as soon as you arrive! With 3 unique ceremony options, exclusive use and beautiful grounds outside for memorable photos, this venue should definitely be on your visit list.
4. Burcombe Manor
For those looking for a complete package, Burcombe Manor a short 4 miles from the city centre is an idyllic venue to celebrate your wedding day. Set in a wonderful 3 acres of grounds with options for a marquee on the lawn, it makes for a fantastic country wedding setting. In the evenings, the venue is lit by fire torches to really make it warm and cosy and has amazing opportunities for memorable photos!
5. St Giles House
A beautiful Country House a short drive from Salisbury, surrounded by the idyliic Dorset countryside. This venue is equally suited to couples looking for a small intimate ceremony where the unique Shell Grotto can be used or for larger weddings the other magnificent indoor rooms or the park outside. Into the evening, St Giles House has a wonderful nightclub and bar perfect for celebrating the night away and one of my favourite parts of the day to photograph!
6. Hatch House
If you want wedding photos with an intimate, personal and romantic feel, Hatch House is a spectacular venue right in the heart of the Wiltshire countryside. There are plenty of options for portraits, especially in the 17th century walled gardens. The nicest thing about this venue though is how private and personal the venue feels, with exclusive full use of the grounds and gardens gives you the ability to make your wedding your own!
7. Newhouse Estate
Newhouse Estate is an impressive wedding venue and hosts a multitude of photographic opportunities both throughout its grounds and inside. With 3 rooms available for your ceremony, followed by a marquee for your reception and party, it is a perfect choice for couples looking for the quintessential country wedding!
What are the best Barn wedding venues in Salisbury?
1. River Bourne Community Farm
Couples looking for something different, unique and versatile for their wedding day should definitely consider River Bourne Community Farm. This venue is ideal for couples looking to do things DIY and for the country feel, surrounded by farmyard animals with a large barn to host your reception! The water meadows in the grounds make for a wonderful spot for couples portraits along with the farm animals (imagine a photo with an Alpaca on your wedding day!)
2. Bowerchalke Barn
This rustic 16th century Barn venue in the heart of Wiltshire will instantly make any couple fall in love with it. With the opportunity to decorate the barn to your style and theme with hay bales and rustic furniture and intimate lighting a plenty, you and your guests will certainly be wowed! The barn is full of character and charm which will result in some timeless photos of you and your wedding guests.
3. Kingsettle Stud
Perfect for Humanist ceremonies and for couples looking for a super versatile wedding venue to create their day exactly how you want it, Kingsettle Stud is certainly the wedding venue for you! With super friendly staff who will help you create the perfect day. The Stalls, Maze and Wall Garden are amazing spots for intimate boho couples photos and with exclusive use you will certainly have a day to remember!
4. Barford Park Farm
A stunning 17th century Barn venue sitting on a fabulous 300 acre site providing beautiful views of water meadows bordering the river Avon making it a wonderful backdrop for your wedding photos. This family run business provides a high quality and personal service and is well worth visit.
Outdoor wedding venues close to Salisbury
1. Larmer Tree Gardens
Quite simply, Larmer Tree Gardens is one of the most beautiful outdoor wedding venues in the South of the UK. For couples looking for a quintessentially English country wedding, this is the place. Featuring exclusive use Victorian gardens, an iconic Roman Temple plus roaming peacocks and macaws you are in the perfect sot for some enchanting and magical wedding day photos.
2. Cholderton Rare Breeds Farm
With options for a barn wedding, woodland ceremony or a vineyard wedding, Cholderton Rare Breeds Farm is a beautiful wedding venue perfect for couples looking for something a little different. With a fantastic team on hand to help you plan your day, the farm is a wonderful setting for unique wedding photos with its amazing views across the Wiltshire countryside!
3. Weddings in the Wood
This magical venue situated in the New Forest, just a short drive from Salisbury is the perfect place for couples to say ‘I do!’ With 2 wonderful options for ceremonies and 2 intimate woodland locations for blessings, couples can have a truly unique wedding day. Naturally, your wedding photos will look incredible with an abundance of outdoor space and is one of the best outdoor spaces in the south to tie the knot.
Historic wedding venues in Salisbury
1. The Guildhall
An iconic Grade II listed building right in the heart of Salisbury City centre, this venue features elegant rooms full of history with packages to make your wedding day truly unique. With numerous ceremony and reception rooms available, couples have plenty of choice on planning their big day all while having a historic backdrop for breathtaking photos.
2. Medieval Hall
What better than celebrating your wedding ceremony in a 13th century Great Hall. Steeped with history, this venue will ensure you have a memorable ceremony surrounded by a stunning timber framed roof, a wonderful minstrel gallery great for capturing photos from and an original central hearth. This appealing wedding ceremony venue will appeal to any couple looking to celebrate their wedding day in the heart of Salisbury.
3. Old Wardour Castle
Couples looking for a truly unique and magical wedding setting need look no further than Old Wardour Castle for their Salisbury wedding. The imposing ruins with evocative gothic stairways and doorways are so unique for incredible photographs and will seriously impress your wedding guests. Your ceremony will be held within the romantic stone walls before entertaining your guests on the nearby courtyard and surrounding lawns. This charming venue will be unforgettable setting for your amazing day!
Hotel wedding venues in Salisbury
1. Rhinefield House Hotel
Driving down the treelined driveway to this sensational wedding venue, you are immediately greeted by the incredible gothic and Tudor architecture of this 19th-century venue. Rhinefield House screams elegance throughout and is a truly magical wedding venue. With stunning grounds surrounded by the beautiful New Forest, with a plethora of picture spots your wedding photos will be undoubtedly epic!
2. Gray Manor Hotel
This boutique wedding venue situated on the Hampshire / Wiltshire border is a fantastic spot in the countryside for your wedding day. This recently refurbished venue with a dedicated helpful team is a great choice for couples looking for a fresh and modern wedding.
3. Best Western Red Lion Hotel
Located in the heart of the city and a short stone’s throw from the iconic Salisbury Cathedral is this fantastic 4-star 800-year-old hotel wedding venue. The Best Western Red Lion Hotel is one of the oldest hotels in Europe and is a great choice for couples looking to celebrate their wedding in a venue with buckets of history with some amazing photos to go with it.
4. The Legacy Rose and Crown Hotel
With picturesque view across the river, this charming and pretty hotel wedding venue is a real treat! With 2 ceremony options including a stunning Orangery, the romantic views looking out to the Cathedral are great for wedding day portraits.
5. Grasmere House Hotel
This idyllic wedding venue with stunning river views over looking Salisbury is a great choice for couples looking to have both their ceremony and reception in the same location for a complete stress free day! Situated close to the city centre, with its sweeping lawn next to the river, it is a great spot for romantic Bride and Groom portraits!
6. Mercure White Hart Hotel
With a natural and elegant decor throughout, the Mercure White Hart Hotel in the centre of Medieval Salisbury is a fantastic venue throughout all seasons of the year. Featuring a beautiful flowered courtyard for intimate photos along with a real log fire inside for stylish portraits, this venue ticks all the boxes for a perfect wedding day.
7. Milford Hall Hotel
This picturesque wedding venue with gardens backing on to the river is a great choice for couples looking for a quaint intimate wedding. With the luxury Lime Tree Spa situated inside the grounds of the hotel, couples can make a whole weekend of their wedding.
Golf Course wedding venues in Salisbury
1. Salisbury and South Wilts Golf Club
Close to the city centre, this venue is a wonderful reception location, with a large function room to entertain your wedding guests. With sweeping views over the golf course serving as a wonderful backdrop to some unforgettable wedding photos!
2. Rushmore Golf Club
Another fantastic Golf club wedding venue with a fantastic team to make your day special in every way with excellent catering and those golf course views for amazing portraits of you both!
3. Salisbury Racecourse
If you are looking for lots of space and great location to celebrate your wedding reception and throw a big party, Salisbury Racecourse situated on the outskirts of Salisbury is absolutely ideal. With 2 large function rooms and a permanent dance floor it is a great venue to host your wedding. With great views across the Wiltshire countryside, your wedding photos will be spectacular and ones to remember!
Reasons why I love photographing Salisbury wedding venues
Rich history and architecture
The medieval cathedral is home to the world-famous Magna Carta, the Grade II listed Arundells Museum, the 13th century High Street Gate, The Poultry Cross and The Guildhall. They all stand as a proud testament to Salisbury’s rich and mystical history and make the perfect backdrop in all of my images.
Few cities are small enough to explore by foot. This means that when I shoot wedding photography in Salisbury there’s always times to take some gorgeous portrait images at some of the cities most iconic landmarks. Salisbury’s compact size makes it perfect for guests too as they can walk to everything they could possibly want or need.
Salisbury has a really chic feel. Its riverside location is adorned with boutiques, restaurants, cafes, markets, bars, art exhibitions, street artists and theatres. It manages to have all the vibrancy of a city but with a relaxed vibe that you only find in the South West of England. With all this on offer why wouldn’t your wedding guests want to make a weekend of it.
Despite being a city, it has lots of green spaces. Salisbury’s beautiful meadows, nature reserves, parks and green spaces give Salisbury a ‘chilled out’ feel even when it’s busy and give me natural and pretty backdrops in my images.
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