Wedding venues near Loughborough – Leicestershire wedding venues

Pros and cons of wedding venues near Loughborough – Leicestershire

The venues here include Loughborough but also  Quorn, Rothley, Sutton Bonnington and  Castle Donington.

When you’re looking for a wedding venue, there are several questions to ask yourself apart from budget, whether they are available on your date and how many people it can accommodate.

Do you want somewhere with accommodation so the guests can stay over?

Do you want the ceremony and the reception in the same place to avoid people traveling in between venues?  Do you need parking?  You can also  arrange a bus to take your guests to the venue.

Do you want exclusivity so there aren’t other people apart from your party?

How accessible does it need to be?

Do you want to bring your own caterer? alcohol? Or do you prefer a place with its own catering and bar?

I am local to all these wedding venues near Loughborough but also travel further. If you’re looking for local wedding venues, please also see Leicester wedding venues which covers South Leicestershire. Do get in touch if you want recommendations for local vendors, to discuss your wedding and what you need in terms of photography. Don’t be shy, I’d love to hear from you.


ramada hotel wedding venue in Loughborough

Ramada Hotel 

Pros: Central to Loughborough- Several rooms available- Very charming inner courtyard for photos and mingling- Car Park- Accessible- Accommodation- Very friendly staff- In house car and catering-Licensed for registry weddings-

Cons: Not exclusive


Loughborough Burleigh Court Hotel wedding

Burleigh Court Hotel

Pros: Accommodation and car park, In-house bar and catering- Attached to the university so gives onto a nice walk under trees that leads to remembrance gardens and other green areas- although in heels it feels further away than it is- Several rooms available

Cons: Not exclusive- Limited possibilities for outdoors group shots.


Prestwold hall wedding photographer

Prestwold Hall

Pros: Beautiful venue indoors and out, beautiful gardens with view on the countryside, plenty of safe space for kids and adults- Church attached to the venue- Several rooms available- Exclusive- Mostly accessible although the getting ready room is at the top of the stairs- Very light reception room- Licensed for registry weddings indoors and outdoors- Lived-in so has a real life feeling- In house bar and quality catering- Car Park- Licensed for registry weddings.

Cons: You have to drive there- No accommodation- Pricey.

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Beaumanor hall wedding photographer

Beaumanor Hall 

Pros: Beautiful historical venue with many areas inside and out for guests and to take photos. There is even a playground for kids but they’d need supervision. The main staircase is one of the most obvious attractions but there are many beautiful places including King Richard’s room used as a getting ready room. There is also the possibility to shoot the whole wedding party from a window just above the door at the back of the building- you can actually see the window on the photo above. Car park. Accessible- In-house bar and catering- very good food-

Cons: No accommodation- the area around the stair case is very dark and needs flash. Photographing the couple on the stairs requires lighting.

See a wedding here – and a birthday party here

Bawdon lodge farm wedding venue for tipi, marquee and barn weddings near Loughborough

Bawdon Lodge

For outdoor weddings, there are many things to consider such as: the weather- it can be muddy, how do you keep people off the mud? Toilets. Accessibility. Catering and bar.

It’s a clean slate so you can make it totally yours, but there are more things to think about and organise. A wedding planner can help with these weddings.

Pros: Car Park, barn and field so perfect for tipi, marquee, yurt and barn weddings. Work with a team of professionals- Sami Tipi- Thomas the Caterer- Benessamy Events  are all used to work at Bawdon Lodge  so you know you’re in good hands

Cons: The barn needs decorating, lighting and heating, tipi and marquee weddings aren’t for everyone.

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Rothley court wedding

Rothley Court Hotel

Pros: Beautiful venue for up to 85 guests with gardens and its own chapel- Car Park- Accommodation: 30 bedrooms- Accessible- In house bar and catering- Enough beautiful spaces inside to get great photos even if it rains all day- Licensed for registry weddings- availability of small and big rooms depending on the size of your party.

Cons: Not exclusive.

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Quorn Grnage hotel wedding reception 

Quorn Grange Hotel

I shot a wedding there for Gift of a Wedding and the family requested that the photos stay private.

 Pros: Accommodation- Car park- Accessible- In house catering and bar. Licensed for registry weddings inside and outside – Up to 100 seated guests or 180 for an evening reception. Gardens

Cons: Not exclusive.

quorn country hotel wedding

Quorn Country Hotel

Pros: Nice interiors-  Several rooms available for up to 180 guests- Licensed for registry weddings- Beautiful orangerie for registry ceremony for up to 110 guests – Accommodation, catering, bar and car park- Accessible- Gardens.

Cons: Not exclusive.

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Quorn Village Hall wedding

Quorn Village Hall

Pros: Pretty village hall inside, quite spacious, with a stage. Car park- Kitchen- Perfect for a DIY wedding- Accessible.

Cons: No accommodation- No catering or bar – No outdoor area for photographs or mingling-

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loughborough boat club wedding

Loughborough Boat Cub

Pros: Spacious, with two rooms and a green area by the river- Car Park- Accessible- They offer onsite bar, catering hire, chair covers and cutlery-

Cons: No accommodation. The dining hall is quite dark as soon as you’re away form the doors-

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wedding venue near Loughborough: sutton bonington

Sutton Bonnington Hall

Pros: a stunning venue both indoors and outdoors, for up to 120 guests. In-house catering- the food is great! Licensed for ceremonies. Exclusive. Accessible reception rooms. Six bedrooms. Car park

Cons: I can’t think of any except if you want more accommodation.

Castle Donnington Manor Hotel Wedding

Castle Donington Manor Hotel

Pros: Accommodation, in house bar and catering, gardens, car park, licensed for registry weddings.

Cons: the venue says they are an exclusive venue but this needs checking since it’s a hotel.

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Donington Hall wedding venue

Donington Hall

Pros: Stunning venue inside and out with many available rooms, beautiful staircases and acres of gardens, woods, a deer park and fishing lake-  Licensed for registry weddings- Accommodates up to 700 people but I’m not sure how many for a wedding- Car Park. Welcomes marquees- Teams up with caterers and transport companies but you can hire your own. Exclusive.

Cons: A whole room has animal trophies on the walls that some people might find against their beliefs. Pricey