My Top 10 Nottingham wedding Venues in 2023
The select list below represents some of my favourite Nottingham wedding venues. With Nottingham being slap bang in the centre of the Midlands, it a great place to find some fantastic venues to get married. I have had the pleasure of photographing beautiful weddings at some absolute gems in Nottinghamshire. From rustic barns to grand country houses, Nottingham is teeming with wonderful places to tie the knot! I thought I would share a few of my favourites with you along with a few pictures too. So here are a few of my top Nottingham wedding venues:
1. The Mill Hoveringham
The Mill Hoveringham: One of the newest wedding venues in Nottinghamshire. Opening its doors in 2023, this converted Mill is full of rustic charm. The owner Joe takes a laid back approach, thereby allowing you to plan your wedding day to suit your needs. The Mill provides the space, a house to get ready in and a bar. Joe gives you flexibility, and provides various options on how you would like your reception to be run. This results in a laid back personal feel to your wedding. See more of my photos at The Mill Hoveringham here.
2. The Willow Marsh Farm
Willow Marsh Farm: One of my absolute favourites, the attention to detail at The Willow Marsh Farm is beautiful. Simon and Sarah built this venue for their own wedding back in 2018. From the rubble of an old farm building grew something very special indeed. The beautiful dark wood converted barn lends itself to a feeling of grandeur as you walk in, with a giant fireplace to the left and huge barn doors to the right. There are copious spots for gorgeous photographs, with its 160 acres of rolling farmland, grasses and a lake. A stunning venue, with Simon always on site to welcome you making your day very special indeed. View some more of my wedding photos at this Nottingham wedding venue here.
3. Barlow Woodseats Hall
Barlow Woodseats Hall: Situated on the edge of the Peak District, this family run venue provides the perfect setting for the laid back bride and groom who love the outdoors. It is a stone’s throw from Curbar Edge, which is a wonderful spot for those romantic Peak District wedding portraits. Furthermore, the setting has a gorgeous rustic charm, and welcomes your furry friends. The getting ready rooms are quaint and the converted barn is a wonderful spot for your reception. This beautiful wedding venue on the edge of the Peak District can cater for indoor and outdoor ceremonies. View more of my images here.
4. Thoresby Park Weddings
Thoresby Park Courtyard is a wonderful setting for a wedding. It lies right next door to the grand Thoresby Park hotel, which provides the perfect space for bridal preparations. A stone’s throw away from the hotel is the courtyard, and riding hall. Beautiful fairy lights hang from the high beams, making the space feel incredibly magical. The spacious hall can be laid out exactly how you like. It suits a big wedding, but equally does not look too big for a more intimate set up. The ceremony and reception can all take place in the beautiful riding hall, which opens onto a lovely bespoke garden out the back for champagne and canapés. More at Thoresby Park here (though I must update this one with some more recent weddings!)
5. Norwood Park
Norwood Park: I have been visiting Norwood Park for many years. A family owned house in Nottinghamshire with beautiful grounds and a large lake. It also has ancient orchards. You can take a walk down the drive in the evening for those golden hour photos amongst the apple trees. It has some beautiful spaces for you to hold your entire day at one venue, with a gorgeous bright Conservatory where hair and makeup can take place. There is the option for indoor or outdoor ceremony. The open vista outside the house is wonderful for drinks and canapés and it does feel like you are Lord and Lady of the manor! More of my Norwood Park wedding photos here.
6. Hazel Gap Barn
Hazel Gap Barn: I have photographed several weddings at Hazel Gap Barn. It is a wonderful venue with a gorgeous barn setting for your ceremony. The rest of the venue is laid out around a central courtyard. Fire pits can be utilised for toasting marshmallows here in the evenings. The staff here are proficient at styling the space to your exact specifications. Thereby allowing you to add all the personal touches you want. With plenty of chill out areas around the bar, you can add all sorts of styling to make your wedding special to you. The dining area is surrounded by big windows that open out onto the lawn area at the back of the barn, and a beautiful woodland that has bluebells in Spring. See more of my Hazel Gap Barn weddings here.
7. Wollaton Hall
Wollaton Hall: Quite the gothic landmark in Nottingham, and the setting for Batman’s home Wayne Manor in 2012, Wollaton Hall is a fantastic venue to host a wedding. I am very familiar with the grounds as it is a spot I frequent for engagement shoots and I actually shot my first wedding there this year. An intimate affair with a small ceremony in the Camellia House, a gorgeous orangery overlooking the extensive grounds. We also went to the Prospect Room at the top of the house for portraits and out onto the roof as well. Plenty of gorges spots for great photographs and suitable for both intimate small and larger weddings. See more of my photos here.
8. Langar Hall
Langar Hall: I love the intimate and cosy setting of Langar Hall. It is a gorgeous Nottingham wedding venue with a real cosy feel to it. Outside, the grounds are sweeping and there are plenty of opportunities for photos in the driveway, in front of the house or in the kitchen garden. And inside, it is full of little nooks and crannies and has a really warm and welcoming feel to it. It suits small intimate weddings as well as larger weddings. I love the bright orange facade to the house. You can see more of my wedding photography at Langar Hall here.
9. Cockliffe House
Cockliffe House: I have very fond memories of the first wedding I photographed at Cockliffe House a couple of years ago. It was 2021, we were just out of the pandemic. This was one of my first weddings back! And not just for me, but everyone socialising together. I remember all the dancing in the courtyard just outside Cockliffe House, because dancing indoors was still prohibited. Jemma and Lewis danced their first dance outside and it was absolutely brilliant. I had tears in my eyes. For this reason, Cockliffe House will always be a special venue for me. It works brilliantly for a laid back wedding. With ceremony room, and reception area opening out onto the lawn at the side of the house. It is just has a very easy flow to it, and its always great for photos!
10. The Cosy Club Nottingham
The Cosy Club: I’ve gone for a more inner city feel for wedding venue number 10! I absolutely loved shooting this wedding at the Cosy Club in the heart of Nottingham City Centre last year. It was a brilliant venue for a city wedding, and if you like your art deco interiors, this is most definitely the spot for you. With a very sophisticated feel inside and room to fit loads of guests as well as intimate weddings just like Mia & Rob had. It oozes vintage style and you will feel like you are in the Great Gatsby here. And don’t worry about indoor photography. As a lover of window light, this place has little pockets of light everywhere for beautifully lit portraits. Take a look at the photos I got of Mia & Rob there. Just sumptuous.
Nottingham wedding venues chosen by an experienced Nottingham wedding photographer
My experience at all these venues has been really positive. With over 10 years experience as a Nottingham wedding photographer, I have an insight into what sort of vibes you get at the different Nottingham wedding venues. If you want to chat about a particular venue listed please feel free to get in touch. Or simply ask me to view some lovely wedding photography at your chosen venue. There are other venues that I also love and a quick whizz around my site will give you a good insight into many more. Do follow the links below to explore further. Or pop round for a chat. I do love chatting all things wedding over a cuppa tea.
More Nottingham wedding venues:
Rustic, contemporary, garden, outdoors…
Whatever feel you are after for your unique wedding experience, there are plenty of options in the Nottinghamshire area and beyond. I have listed some of these venues below and categorised them into Barn weddings, Country house weddings, tipi weddings, Contemporary weddings, garden weddings, and farm weddings. From the outdoor tipi wedding of Inkersall Grange Farm, to the majestic elegance of Prestwold Hall. All of these venues offer a unique experience for your particular wedding. From Swancar Farm‘s rustic charm to the intimate setting of your own back garden. You can make your wedding pretty wonderful anywhere in Nottinghamshire! Read more below…