Best Bridgnorth Wedding Venues
As a Shropshire Documentary Wedding Photographer I get the joy and the pleasure of seeing LOTS of different wedding venues. Living where I do, quite a number of them are in Bridgnorth and the surrounding area. So here’s my guide to 18 of the Best Bridgnorth Wedding Venues, plus a few ideas for DIY weddings!
Who would have thought that there would be some many different wedding venues to choose from so close to Bridgnorth!
I’ve tried to group them into different types of venue, to make them easier to navigate. Most of them are Bridgnorth wedding venues that I’ve worked at and if I’ve written a blog then there’s a link to it. A few I’ve not worked at.…yet!!
There are short cuts that will take you to each section.
Country House Wedding Venues
Just 5 miles from Bridgnorth, near the village of Worfield, we have Davenport House.
It’s a gorgeous Grade I listed Georgian country house with a huge lawn at the rear, perfect for garden games!
Reasons to choose Davenport House
- Beautiful house and gardens
- Amazing food
- Super friendly team
We’re just over the border into Staffordshire here at the amazing Pendrell Hall, only 15 miles from Bridgnorth.
It’s a glorious romantic Victorian country house with a 6 acre estate to explore. They’ve got 2 indoor options for your ceremony and an outdoor one too.
Reasons to choose Pendrell Hall
- On-site accommodation for up to 60 people
- No corkage!
- Acres of outdoor space (literally!)
I have to admit I was surprised to discover that Delbury Hall is only 17 miles from Bridgnorth.
It’s another lovely Georgian mansion (those Georgians built a lot of country houses!) that looks across water meadows towards Ludlow.
The house is a private residence but makes a fantastic backdrop for your outdoor ceremony or drinks reception.
Later on in the day you head to the converted coachhouse/stables for the wedding breakfast and party
Reasons to choose Delbury Hall
- South facing gardens in the heart of 80 acres of grounds
- For a church ceremony St Peter’s, Diddlebury, is just at the end of the garden
- Beautiful setting for an outdoor wedding
Another Staffordshire venue, Somerford Hall is 20 miles away.
It’s a beautiful Palladian Mansion which reminds me of something straight out of a Jane Austin novel.
As you approach down the long drive you turn a corner and get a fantastic view of the house across the parkland.
Reasons to choose Somerford Hall
- 200 acres of grounds featuring gardens, parkland and woodland
- Limited number of weddings taken to ensure it’s not a ‘wedding factory’
- Perfect for your own Country House experience!
The Old Vicarage
The Old Vicarage is only a 5 minute drive from Davenport House and just 5 miles from Bridgnorth.
It’s a gabled, red brick Edwardian ex-parsonage with 14 bedrooms in the village of Worfield.
Family owned and run they can cater for weddings that range from 10 people up to 100.
Reasons to choose The Old Vicarage
- Orangery Restaurant with views over rolling Shropshire countryside
- Emphasis on local produce
- Perfect for a micro wedding
At the heart of High Grosvenor is a 16th Century Tudor house with the a converted barn and Italian sunroom for your wedding celebration.
6 miles from Bridgnorth it forms something of a wedding venue cluster to the east of the town, along with Davenport House, The Old Vicarage and Bridal Barn.
The barn used to be used as a wine tasting room/cellar and has a lovely rustic feel. The recently added sun room gives a more contemporary feel and can be used for open-air ceremonies with a retractable roof.
Reasons to choose High Grosvenor
- Panoramic views of Shropshire Hills
- Gibus sunroom from Italy gives all weather options
- 5 ensuite bedrooms in the Tudor house
Over towards Newport (17 miles from Bridgnorth) Lilleshall House & Gardens has a fascinating history.
Built in 1831 by the Duke of Sutherland it’s in huge grounds and has gardens inspired by Capability Brown. As you approach the house you pass through the ‘Golden Gates’ which are an exact replica of the ones at the entrance to Buckingham Palace.
After WWII it started hosting summer schools for many major sports governing bodies. This led to the 1966 England football team to stay there for two weeks prior to the world cup!
These days, the house and gardens are a splendid venue to consider for your wedding.
Reasons to choose Lilleshall Hall
- Grade 2* Capability Brown-inspired gardens
- Historical and ongoing sporting connections
- 29 guest bedrooms
Pubs & Coaching Inns
The Hundred House is a country pub, restaurant and hotel which has a 17th Century Oak Tithe Barn you can hire for your wedding.
They take pride in their ‘secret’ gardens that are hidden from view, tucked away at the rear. There’s an enchanted garden, herb garden and marque garden with the later being used for your drinks reception.
Reasons to choose The Hundred House
- Beautiful secret gardens
- Award winning food
- 17th Century Tithe Barn
Ye Olde Punch Bowl
Only 2 miles out of town we have Ye Olde Punch Bowl, a former coaching inn, dating back 700 years to Tudors times.
The restaurant is known locally for it’s Aga carvery and they have a garden gazebo which is licenced for civil weddings. With covered seating for your guests it’s suitable for 3 seasons of the year.
Reasons to choose Ye Olde Punch Bowl
- Garden Gazebo for outdoor weddings
- Private veranda with views of the hills
- Family-run venue
The Fox Inn at Stourton
The Fox is on the edge of Kinver and dates back to the 18th century.
There’s a large function room with sun terrace over-looking the HUGE lawn at the rear.
Reasons to choose The Fox Inn
- Sun terrace to enjoy the view
- Capacity up to 150
- New bedroom suites
Barn Wedding Venues
Mill Barns is definitely a venue that has the wow factor!
It’s a purpose built wedding venue that incorporates the existing mill pond and gardens.
The interior is flooded with light so works really well whatever the weather
Reasons to choose Mill Barns
- The Mill Wheel ceremony barn
- No corkage and exclusive use
- Perfect all-weather venue
The Cowshed — Woodhall Farm
This is definitely a DIY venue, with the 18th century cowshed working as a blank canvas for your wedding plans.
They’ve got seating space for up to 120 and then a separate dance barn!
You get the venue from Friday to Sunday too, giving plenty of time to get everything set up.
Reason to chose The Cowshed
- Original wooden beams, lime-washed walls and grass courtyard
- Weekend hire
- The Dance Barn
The Bridal Barn
The Bridal Barn is near to Claverley and is set in a 100 acre private estate.
It’s got a giant nordic tipi, firepits and shepherds huts.
Reasons to choose The Bridal Barns
- Giant Nordic Tipi
- Fairytale venue
- Set up the day before
Best Bridgnorth Wedding Venues — Somewhere a bit different!
How does getting married in an Italian Garden sound? With lime trees, a dovecote, fountain and possibly the odd peacock, Arley Arboretum is just the most beautiful place for a ceremony.
Or, you’ve also got the choice of Arley House, for an indoor ceremony, or St Peter’s church, which is part of the estate.
Overlooking the river Severn at the bottom of the valley and within earshot of the Severn Valley Heritage Railway you feel like you’re in a really magical place.
Then afterwards, after drinks in the walled Italian Garden you’ve got the choice of a reception in Arley House, or a marquee/tipi on the lawn in front of the arboretum.
Reasons to chose Arley Arboretum
- Outdoor ceremony in the Italian Garden
- Variety of reception options
- Chance to explore the arboretum
Rock Village Hall
When you think village hall you might think peeling paint and dodgy plumbing. But Rock Village Hall is a lovely modern building with a lovely village feel and a very eco-conscious construction. The interior feels like a modern wedding barn and is a great space to hold your wedding reception.
It’s only 2 minutes from Rock church as well if you want to go for a religious ceremony.
It’s got it’s own kitchen facilities for your caterer to use and an area that can be set up as a bar.
Reasons to choose Rock Village Hall
- Village hall vibes
- Great facilities
- Grass area at the rear for garden games
Castle Hall, Bridgnorth
Castle Hall is right in the middle of High Town in Bridgnorth and is licenced for weddings.
If you’re looking for an intimate venue for your ceremony then this could be right for you.
Reasons to choose Castle Hall
- Central Bridgnorth
- Licenced for weddings and has a large room that can be used for a reception
- Just around the corner from the castle and gardens
Blists Hill Museum
Perhaps when you hear Blists Hill you think ‘Ironbridge’, but it’s much much more than that, it’s an entire Victorian village! You really need to check out their wedding brochure to see all the different options they have for weddings but they include the Engine Shop, the Furnace Kitchen, the Forest Glen Pavilion and a traditional pub.
You’ve even got the option of hiring the Victorian fairground!
Reasons to chose Blists Hill
- Getting married in a piece of history
- Choose from The Forest Glen or The New Inn pub
- Hire a Victorian Fairground
Severn Vallery Heritage Railway
A wedding reception on a moving steam train? Yes please!
The Severn valley railway is one of the many heritage railways that have been set up around the country to preserve some of our industrial heritage. It runs from Kidderminster in Worcestershire to Bridgnorth in Shropshire through some beautiful countryside and pretty little hamlets.
Reasons to chose Severn Valley Railway
- The experience of having your wedding breakfast on a train
- Stunning views on the journey
- A piece of history
DIY Bridgnorth Wedding Venue Ideas
So perhaps you don’t want to hire a venue, you want to do it yourself.
I’ve photographed lots of weddings that have followed this route and it can make a wonderfully personal day.
Here are a few examples
Marquee at a cricket club
This couple got married at their local church and then erected a marquee at the cricket club in Claverley. With a family connection to the club it was a lovely place for the reception.
Church then parents house
After a ceremony at the gorgeous St Mary Magdalene Church in Bridgnorth High Town the reception was in the back garden of the Bride’s parent’s house.
Party in a back garden tent
Finally, we have a party that took place a little while after the couple had actually got married.
Their celebration took place at the Groom’s grandparents with an open-sided large gazebo. Local caterers provided the food and the family provided the garden games for entertainment.
So there you have it, my round up of 18 fab wedding venues around Bridgnorth.
Hope it’s been of use!!
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