Planning your wedding is always a fun, exciting and let’s face it nerve-wracking time in anyone’s life. Add the inevitable conversations about whether to have your wedding inside or outside and it can sometimes feel overwhelming.
Try not to panic, (we know, easy for us to say) we have compiled a list of our best wedding venues the beautiful county of Northamptonshire has to offer with their own unique, inviting outdoor spaces to hold your wedding ceremony.
Deene Park Estate –
Deene Park has a multitude of options for your wedding celebrations, with the grounds only being offered on a handful of dates throughout the year this luxury, private and exclusive venue is the place to see!
Their garden pavilion is licensed for civil ceremonies and offers an idyllic setting for that big moment on your wedding day. Situated within a walled garden, historic red brick, scented white blooms, and vast lawns, this is a picture-perfect place to start married life.
Deene Park is steeped in history and with astonishing grounds, this wedding venue will be sure to wow not on you but your guests too.
You can view all their ceremony and reception options here
Stanwick Hotel –
Set in 2 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens in the rolling Northamptonshire countryside The Stanwick Hotel provides the perfect backdrop for your special day.
The Stanwick Hotel has the stunning Garden Pavilion, a white wedding pavilion situated on a private paddock within their gardens. The pavilion is set back from the main lawn in a secluded area against a backdrop of beautiful gardens with picturesque views whichever way you turn. They also have an additional 3 ceremony rooms to choose from if you wish.
You can look at all the options The Stanwick Hotel has to offer here
Skylark Farm –
It’s easy to fall in love with Skylark, with views over Northamptonshire and Warwickshire from their garden area, you and your guests can enjoy sitting and dining outside. Their outdoor ceremony option is out of this world. You will have exclusive use of the entire site for your day. They are licensed for outdoor ceremonies for a small surcharge. The space for your outdoor ceremony is a blank canvas for you to use your imagination or better yet, the team at KTV would be happy to go through your ideas and bring them to life.
The Owners of Skylark Sam, and Dave live onsite and are happy to help with any needs or questions you may have, you can find out more about this superb venue here
Crockwell Farm –
Crockwell Farm is a privately owned 400-acre farm. Surrounded by fields on all sides, it is an idyllic, secluded, and very beautiful spot.
Leading from their lovingly planned and maintained gardens is their Orchard with a tree-lined aisle and permanent gazebo perfect for hosting outside ceremonies for any number of guests. They also have backup locations should the English weather not play ball.
You can find out more about weddings at Crockwell Farm here
Sedgebrook Hall –
Sedgebrook Hall is a stunning outdoor garden wedding reception venue in Northampton. Offering gorgeous views of the countryside, period features, and Victorian architecture what’s not to love!
They have a stunningly designed pagoda set in their beautiful gardens perfectly placed surrounded by mature trees, seating up to 120 people this space is ideal for large or small services. With another 3 rooms to choose from for your ceremony, there is a space at Sedgebrook Hall to suit everyone.
You can find out more here.
Kelmarsh Hall -
Kelmarsh Hall is a Grade I listed country house surrounded by Grade II listed Gardens set in the heart of a traditional agricultural estate. 10 acres of breath-taking gardens for you and your guests to enjoy throughout the day.
Although Kelmarsh does not have an “outdoor” ceremony space per se, they do offer the use of their spectacular Orangery. Licensed for civil ceremonies their orangery is a beautiful setting for an alternative outdoor wedding.
The Orangery sits up to 35 guests making it the perfect place for smaller, more intimate affairs. They also have 3 other designated rooms available for your ceremony or wedding breakfast and you can find out more about them here.
Best Western Rockingham Forest –
Set on the outskirts of Corby close to the historic Rockingham Castle, The Rockingham Forest hotel is the ideal setting for that small, intimate wedding.
This unique setting with elegant surroundings and a stunning, large wooden outside pagoda surrounded by a wonderfully placed deck area which is the ideal setting for your outdoor ceremony. Lush lawns and mature shrubbery also add to the intimate feel of your special day.
You can find out more about Rockingham Forest weddings here.
Kettering Park Hotel & Spa –
Kettering Park Hotel and Spa is in an ideal location on the outskirts of Kettering close to major road networks, They are a beautiful traditional venue with flexible options for civil ceremonies and there is nowhere better suited to this than their outdoor Pagoda. Stunning White with billowing white curtains are the absolute perfect place for you to say your vows.
Beautifully manicured gardens and a wonderful area for your guests to chat, mingle and enjoy your special day. You can find out more about hosting your wedding at Kettering Park Hotel & Spa here.
Outdoor weddings are hugely popular, and we can totally see why!
This small list is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to venues with outdoor options, do ask your venue if they have a space suitable and of course making sure they have all the legal requirements needed.
We would love to help you plan your Outdoor Wedding so feel free to pop us a message or book a consultation at our Design studio here.