Small weddings have always been some of my favourites, they are always super chill, personal, emotional and just down-right lovely. There are big advantages to a small wedding and I freaking love them. I’ve put together a little post on some of the mini venues I’ve shot at over the years. If you’re planning a small wedding these could work well. They’ve each got their own unique style and vibe which I think’s even more important if you’ve got a mini guestlist. All of these are in Essex and Suffolk, so perfect if you’re based in East Anglia or if you’re looking for somewhere just outside London.
Small wedding venues
For boho brides who love delicious food. The Old Parish Rooms is a lovely little venue tucked away in Rayleigh, Essex. The space works perfectly for small, intimate weddings with a ceremony area on a seperate mezzanine level. It’s kept lots of the original features but has a contemporary feel to it too.
For the quirky couples. If you love colour and kitsch and want a fun, unique venue this is the one for you. You can hire the whole house so guests can spend the weekend and there’s plenty of space for a ceremony and party. Amy prides herself on giving each couple their own experience too. So no two weddings will be alike.
For the romantics. Tucked away in the beautiful Suffolk countryside Butley Priory is a real hidden gem. Again there’s accommodation for the guests and an intimate space for a ceremony and meal plus lots of wonderful grounds to explore and coast and countryside round there is insanely lovely.
For the foodies. If you love your food you can’t go wrong with the Swan. A hotel and Spa, you can spend the weekend here relaxing and indulge in amazing food. You’ll have your own ceremony room and a courtyard away from the main pub. Lavenham is a quintessentially English town with tonnes of history.
For the countryside lovers. If you want a real treat on your wedding day you can’t go wrong with the amazing Ickworth House. A National Trust property with acres of gardens and grounds to explore. The ceremony room is in a library and your guests will be spoilt for choice with marvellous rooms to stay in.