Your wedding venue is essentially where your marriage will begin. You will walk down the aisle, share your first dance, and your loved ones will toast to your happiness. But your venue offers so much more than that. Your location can hold a special meaning such as where you proposed, had your first date, or even first met. It can also complement your theme, provide necessary amenities, such as catering, rooms to get ready, and even rooms in which your out-of-town guests can stay.
There are so many different aspects that a venue can offer, and many more to consider when choosing the perfect one.
We understand that your wedding venue will be the base for your big day. That’s why, here at Storyteller Cakes, we have put together a few things you should consider when searching for your perfect wedding venue. If you want a venue that will allow your big day to shine, be sure to keep reading to discover more:
Nestled in the heart of the dreamy Cotswolds in the Regency spa town of Cheltenham is Manor by the Lake, an award-winning exclusive-use venue. If you’re looking for a grand venue in a spectacular setting, then look no further - you’ve found it right here.
Licensed for both indoor and outdoor ceremonies, there are plenty of stunning spaces to choose from come rain or shine. From the grand ballroom to the beautiful Italian pavilion, whether you’re planning an intimate gathering or a lavish extravaganza, Manor by the Lake will provide the perfect backdrop.
Stone Barn is situated on a peaceful hill with sweeping views over the glorious Cotswold countryside. This historic building was transformed into a wedding barn by Cripps & Co, a family-run business that has nearly 30 years’ experience in creating weddings. The barn is located between Burford and Northleach on the Gloucestershire-Oxfordshire border.
Stone Barn’s generous interior is enhanced by flagstone floors, a huge open fireplace, and wooden beams. It is an idyllic setting for a ceremony during the day and is transformed into a dance floor for the evening. This barn can hold up to 120 guests for a ceremony or 250 guests for your evening reception.
Cripps Barn is an 18th century Cotswold barn, set in the heart of the countryside near Bibury in the beautiful Coln Valley. With its flagstone floors, rustic beams and roaring open fireplace, this historic building has been transformed to provide a wedding barn for all seasons.
Ceremonies are held in the main barn, whose solid stone structure is finished with a medieval chandelier, a large stone fireplace, a huge candelabra and two huge entrances bringing light in from a large terrace on one side and the sun-filled Oak Room on the other. They can accommodate 120 guests in this room, with a further 30 guests seated in the Oak Room with a view through to the ceremony.
From the moment you set foot in the welcoming yet luxurious lobby you’ll feel it, true distinction.
Tewkesbury Park is unique for a whole host of reasons:
The Cotswolds Suite and exclusive-use Berkeley Bar - perfect for celebrations of up to 200 guests - with floor to ceiling glass and a backdrop that must be seen to be believed.
Historic suites, each with its own style and décor, just perfect for your wedding night.
93 bedrooms, all fully refurbished and ready for your guests, so no one has to worry about driving home on the night.
With a civil wedding license and a range of events suites to suit you, you can enjoy as much or as little of your wedding day with us as you like – with everything under the one roof, or just an evening reception with a difference.
Cowley Manor in Gloucestershire is a stunning country house and wedding venue set within a wonderland of lakes, meadows, cascades, and woodland. The place can be yours exclusively for both civil ceremonies and receptions.. You can also take your vows at St Mary’s Church, situated within the estate. The bright, tastefully decorated rooms and the beautiful surrounding gardens create an enchanting setting. Add to this an exquisite cuisine and the high-quality services, and you’ve found an ideal location for your wedding.
Weddings at Cowley are about the two of you. Every couple is different and so is every wedding. Everything here is bespoke and designed to make your big day special. Their Wedding Planner is on hand to help you create and plan your perfect event. They have a coveted Black Book that can help them source just about anything you’d like to make things turn out just how you’d like them – from vintage fairgrounds with games on the Top Lawn, to outdoor cinemas.
Glenfall House based in the Cotswolds, just outside Cheltenham in Gloucestershire, is a stunning venue which is dedicated to weddings and events.
Dating back to the 17th Century and with over 4 acres of glorious historic gardens and grounds, this breath-taking private manor house has been extensively renovated to cater for luxury weddings. Glenfall House is exclusively yours and whether you’re planning a lavish summer wedding, or an intimate winter ceremony they pride themselves in offering something special and unique for everyone.
On arrival, they can arrange a beautician to come to your room and the bridal party will have the chance to indulge with pampering and beauty treatments whilst getting ready with your closest friends and family before your entrance to the Manor. Guests will be greeted inside the grand drawing rooms or outside on the terrace overlooking the gardens, before taking their seats either in the Glen or outside by the Alcove ready for the “I do’s”.
As a bride or groom to-be, it’s important that you have the wedding of your dreams. These are a few venues and things to take into consideration when choosing the location to begin your marriage. Here at Storyteller Cakes, we believe that your wedding day should be absolutely perfect for you, from the person you marry to every wedding detail. If you are ready to begin planning your wedding day, feel free to reach out for assorted cake samples and a consultation.