Best Intimate Wedding Venues

2020 has been a hell of a year, hasn't it? And due to being unable to gather in large numbers, intimate weddings have been the only option, and may in fact be the only option for the foreseeable future. If you are planning a reduced-in-size celebration, you will not be alone! To help you out, I have pulled together this guide to awesome venues perfect for smaller celebrations. This features wedding venues across southern England, and I hope it helps you find your perfect one!

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Flitwick Manor

A fan of country houses? This Georgian manor handily situated between Bedford, Luton, and Milton Keynes is beautiful! It boasts three function suits which are all licensed for civil ceremonies, giving you plenty of choice, and is perfectly suited for small weddings, with all rooms having a maximum capacity of 60 guests. Bonus, you and your guests can stay on-site, and the bridal suite boasts a very cool-sounding tartan four-posted bed!

Intimate wedding venue Flitwick Manor in Bedfordshire
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Moore Place Hotel

Here's another Georgian manor! This lovely venue features a white-columned porch, perfect for wedding photos, as well as a stunning garden, complete with a waterfall. They have four rooms licensed for weddings, and can accommodate eight to 70 guests. They also give the newlyweds a complimentary night in the bridal suite!

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Tofte Manor

This beautiful seventeenth-century manor just north of Bedford is perfect if you want an intimate wedding venue with exclusive use. They allow you to have the place for the whole weekend, including sixteen bedrooms for up to 35 guests to stay on-site! Their gardens are acres of gorgeousness and would make amazing backdrops for your wedding photographs. Inside the house up to 40 can be seated for dinner, and there are a range of licensed locations for your ceremony.

Tofe Manor, intimate Bedfordshire wedding venue
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The Embankment Hotel

Situated in central Bedford with views out over the River Great Ouse, The Embankment is a lovely Victorian hotel. Their charming Blue Room seats 24 and is perfect for smaller celebrations. They also have 20 ensuite bedrooms so no need to leave at the end of the night!

The Embankment in Bedford, an intimate wedding venue
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Moggerhanger Park

One of the bonuses of this venue is that if you're after a religious wedding, it has a small chapel on-site with a capacity of up to 25 guests. The light and airy East Drawing Room is then available for your reception, and can host up to 70. There are bedrooms available to stay on-site, and 33 areas of parkland to explore!

Moggerhanger Park, Bedfordshire wedding venue
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Cliveden House

Luxury Cliveden is perfect for intimate weddings, and offers an amazing array of choice, in a great location just outside London. Overlooking the River Thames and set 376 acres of National Trust parkland, it is one stunning venue. You have a whopping six options when it comes to places to hold your ceremony, ranging from a maximum capacity of 16 to 60. Similarly, there are four options for where you can hold your wedding breakfast, and they're all so lovely, it will be hard to choose!

Cliveden House, luxury wedding venue in Berkshire
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The Roseate

This boutique hotel in Reading has been described as the ‘UK’s Sexiest Townhouse Hotel’ by the Evening Standard, which is a pretty good place to start! The hotel is set in an early Edwardian listed mansion and has loads of wonderful ammenities, including a mini cinema and a spa! They host weddings from two to 52 guests, keeping things lovely and intimate.

The Roseate Reading a luxury intimate wedding venue
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The George at Wraysbury

I had the pleasure of being at The George recently, as I was shooting a wedding at the church opposite, and the groom hosted some guests there beforehand. It's a really lovely venue and has two great options for an intimate wedding. They have a REAL TEPEE in their grounds, which is also heated, making it suitable for weddings all-year-round. This magical location has space for up to 40. If you'd like something more traditional, they also have the Boxers Barn, which has space for 60.

The George pub in Wraysbury, intimate wedding venue
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