Kidderminster Town Hall

Where: Central Kidderminster.

What: 1855 historic complex with two rooms to get married in, one with medieval panelling or the Victorian Music Room with a William Hill Organ that can take 450 guests!

Weddings: Yes, licensed for weddings (2 rooms). Lots of others for your reception. You can’t bring your own alcohol to this venue however.

Who: Ask for  Joanne Bowkett when phoning 01562 732158. or e-mail her on  joanne.bowkett@wyreforestdc.gov.uk

Webwww.kidderminstertownhall.org.uk/weddings.aspx

Park Hall

park hall worcestershireWhere: In Worcestershire countryside near Kidderminster. Easy for M5.

What: Queen Anne mansion (1710) set in 132 acres of parkland.

Weddings: Whole site can be booked for your exclusive use. Licensed for civil ceremonies with reception facilities and loads of room for marquees etc.

Who: Contact Anneka on 01562 700602 or e-mail her on enquiries@parkhallcountryhouse.co.uk

Web:  www.parkhallcountryhouse.co.uk

Homme House

homme houseWhere: Just outside Ledbury (Herefordshire).. so nearly Worcestershire!! an hour from Birmingham and Bristol using the M5 and M50.

What: The wonderful historic family home of Jocelyn and John Finnigan – warm and welcoming, – perched above open flowery (see pic) parkland with the Malverns/Cotswolds beyond.

Weddings: Licensed for weddings. You can choose how you use the site.. very few ‘house rules’ – – room for a marquee and/or use the dining room (for 100), good parking arrangements, lovely gardens and such nice people to help you (when you want it). No corkage either.

Who: Jocelyn looks after weddings.. call her on 01531 660419… or e-mail wedding@hommehouse.co.uk.

Web: www.hommehouse.co.uk

The ARK at Alvechurch

the ark at AlvechurchWhere: Close to M42, but deepest Worcestershire.

What: Amazing (even futuristic) village hall right next to the Medieval Church in Alvechurch, a superb, modern, warm, dry, fully equipped hall available for functions including wedding receptions.

Weddings: Its joined to the church!

Who: Call Ian Price on 0121 447 7955 or e-mail thearkalvechurch@yahoo.co.uk

Web:  www.thearkalvechurch.co.uk.

Stratford Upon Avon Town Hall

Where: Right in the centre of Shakespeare’s very own Stratford-upon-Avon.

What: Stone-built Georgian Town Hall with crystal chandeliers, sweeping staircases etc. an English ‘Gone with the wind’!!

Weddings: Licensed for weddings  in the elegant first floor ballroom for a sit down reception for up to 120 guests.

Who: Emma Evans on 01789 269332, e-mail: emma.evans@stratford-tc.gov.uk

Web: www.stratforduponavontowncouncil.com and click here to go to the weddings section of the site.

Alveston Pastures Farm

alveston pastures farm warwickshireWhere: In the rolling (silent) countryside just outside Stratford-upon-Avon, deepest Shakespeare country.

What: A secluded barn surrounded on three sides by open countryside.. great views, peace, calm, tranquility, a maze, lawns etc.

Weddings: Not licensed for weddings, but a great reception venue, one of our favourites.

Who: Call Marion Clayton-Wright (she is so helpful) on 01789 840378, or e-mail marionclaytonwright@hotmail.co.uk

Web: www.alvestonpasturesfarm.co.uk although the website doesn’t mention wedding receptions.

Lord Leycester Hospital

Lord Leycester HospitalWhere: Central ancient Warwick, perched on the town walls in fact.

What: A superb complex of rambling medieval half-timbered buildings still functioning as almshouses but with a Guild hall and Great Hall for weddings and some great spaces for photographs.

Weddings: Both the Guild Hall and Great Hall are licensed for marriages.

Who: Contact the Master’s office on 01926 491422 or e-mail them at info@lordleycester.com

Web: www.lordleycester.com

Hatton Village Hall

Hatton Village HallWhere: Outside the village of Hatton, between Solihull and Warwick.

What: A Victorian village hall of quite some pretensions.

Weddings: Licensed for weddings and rooms for receptions. Good kitchens.

Who: Janice books the weddings and looks after the place and she lives on site. Call her on 01926 484692 or e-mail her via the contact form on their website (see below).

Web: www.hattonvillagehall.co.uk

Broom Court

broom courtWhere: Deepest Shakespeare country, between Stratford-upon-Avon and Evesham.

What: 600 acres of Warwickshire countryside surrounding a 17th century brick manor house.

Weddings: Not licensed for weddings but perfect for your reception.

Who: Contact Anne on 07590 536768 or e-mail her at anne@countryhouseoccasions.so.uk. Mention that you wish to use your own caterers at the first enquiry.

Web: see www.broomcourt.co.uk

Hadsham Farm

Hadsham Farm Wedding VenueWhere: North Oxfordshire, Nr Banbury, but nearly in Warwickshire.

What: Located in a secluded Cotswold valley in north Oxfordshire, yet only 10 minutes from Banbury, Hadsham Farm provides a stunning lakeside tipi wedding reception venue suitable for up to 200 guests between the months of May and September. They offer exclusive use of the venue for you to create a truly bespoke wedding experience – no set suppliers and no corkage – just hire the venue and create your own unique occasion over 3 tranquil days – no rush, no hurry and minimal restrictions!

Weddings: Not licensed for marriages, but another amazing reception site.

Who: Phone Charlie Taylor on 07920 587406, or e-mail him at   cwstaylor@hotmail.co.uk

Web: www.hadshamfarmweddings.co.uk/