11 of the best pub wedding venues for relaxed occasions

In search of a relaxed venue space for an informal celebration? Explore some of the very best pub venues the UK has to offer

Updated on 15 July 2024 • Written By Naomi Grant

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11 of the best pub wedding venues for relaxed occasions

Dreaming of a laid-back celebration in a traditional pub setting? The UK is brimming with some of the very best settings, supplying everything from traditional pub grub to gastropub's catering for casual but elegant ‘do’. A British pub is a brilliant choice for couples who are after an easy-going surrounding with lower hire prices and accessible locations with an array of hip photo opportunities.


For all couples tying the knot is an extraordinary moment which will be cherished forever. With plenty to get through before your big day, choosing the right venue type can create some ease whilst ensuring the day runs smoothly. Pub wedding venues specifically come with tonnes of benefits; providing everything from ease of accessibility to cost-effective prices and a broader range of drinks. There is no better way to relax than with a pub wedding! Their unique charm and character work well for casual weddings. With styles and sizes ranging from traditional to contemporary, you will surely find one that fits your big day.

We’ve created this guide to the best pub wedding venues in the UK to help your search. Covering a diverse range of options to suit everyone's needs, we have included large and small venues with historic and modern charm, plus options for different budgets. So whatever stage you're at in the wedding planning process, whether you have a guest list and budget in mind or are simply looking for some inspiration, discover our pick of the best pub wedding venues in the UK to help you achieve a zen celebration space.

The Cadogan Arms, Chelsea

Couple in pub venue

If in search of a classic pub wedding venue in London with vintage charm, The Cadogan Arms makes a terrific choice. Situated a stone's throw away from Chelsea Old Town Hall, with reliable transport links for guests, this fabulous space presents a chic setting for up to 50 guests. The venue offers a broad selection of cocktails and canapes alongside a delightful wedding breakfast menu.
Where: 298 King’s Road, SW3 5UG
Find out more: The Cadogan Arms

Rose and Crown Hotel, Surrey

Rose and Crown wedding set up

Tethered in history, the Rose and Crown hotel offers a delightful venue space suitable for an array of occasions. Built in 1838, this venue exudes Tudor charm through its period characteristics such as; the old archway to the courtyard, high ceilings and large windows which provide views of the surrounding streets. A wholesome spot in the style of a traditional pub, The Rose and Crown is a great location for those who want to bring family and friends together in a warm and authentic space to celebrate their big day.
Where: Surrey, TW9 1SX
Find out more: Rose and Crown Hotel

Kings Arms Hampton Court, Surrey

Kings Arms Hampton Court Surrey

A charming boutique hotel with a glamorous pub space – steeped in history, The Kings Arms first started as a coaching inn and was later given its name after King George the Third. With a selection of private dining rooms, whether you are planning an intimate event or a grand celebration, The Kings Arms will be able to accommodate you and your needs to make your day special. Head over to The Six Restaurant and embark on an unforgettable dining experience of modern British and European cuisine.
Where: East Molesey, KT8 9DD
Find out more: Kings Arms Hampton Court

The Bell in Ticehurst, East Sussex

Pub wedding venue

The Bell is a rustic spot ideal for smaller gatherings. Featuring breathtaking fixtures with a historic flair, the woodland-inspired murals and a string of glittering chandeliers create a magnificent entrance for any bride. Showcasing a private bar area, perfect for canapes, small bites, and cocktails, The Bell is an incredibly relaxed setting for those who want a casual affair with a splash of glamour.
Where: East Sussex, TN5 7AS
Find out more: The Bell

Heathcote & Star, Leytonstone

a wedding breakfast at Heathcote & Star

For a relaxed wedding venue in the capital, Heathcote & Star is regarded as one of Leytonstone's finest pubs, and who are we to disagree. Beloved by locals, here you'll find a neighbourhood charm coupled with a stylish backdrop for your special day. Tie the knot in the Pink Party Room, an intimate space for a ceremony and wedding breakfast of just 30 guests, swathed in baby-pink decor and plush seating. Elsewhere, the Grove Green Room offers a charming, versatile space which can accommodate 200 guests; a spot drenched with natural lighting and boasting some original, Edwardian features.
Where: 344 Grove Green Road, E11 4EA
Find out more: Heathcote & Star

The Red Lion Hotel, Wiltshire

The Red Lion Hotel

Set in Wiltshire, The Red Lion Hotel is a delightful location with romantic 13th-century charm and just stone's throw away from Salisbury Cathedral. With pre-dated fixtures and history at its core, this characterful venue boasts two fabulous ceremony suites and 60 stylish hotel rooms for guests who are keen to spend the night. Need an in-house caterer? Not to worry! With The Red Lion Hotel, their team in on-hand to help.
Where: Sailsbury, Wiltshire, SP1 2AN
Find out more: The Red Lion Hotel

Northern Monk- The Chapter Hall, Leeds

Northern Monk

Something for the socialites! Northern Monk is the epitome of casual and simple but with vast interiors, a satisfying menu of seasonal dishes, and guest ales alongside Northern Monk beers. The liveliest venue on the list, the Northern Monk prioritises comfort and conversation over extravagant interior design. A top pick for a minimalist couple, head to the top floor, and enjoy your unique wedding function in a divine space.
Where: West Yorkshire, LS11 9YJ
Find out more: Northern Monk - The Chapter Hall

The Star Inn Sparsholt, Oxfordshire

The Sparsholt

Situated in the charming village of Sparsholt, The Star Inn is a picturesque place for a smaller wedding. Awake on the day of your ceremony after a well-relaxed sleep in one of their boutique-styled rooms before making your way down the aisle. After the ceremony, you and your guests are set to enjoy an elaborately tailored wedding breakfast in the bright and airy setting of the dining room.
Where: Wantage, OX12 9PL
Find out more: The Star Inn Sparsholt

Wellington Arms, Hampshire

Wellington Arms

A country venue set amidst the panoramic surroundings of Hampshire countryside, Wellington Arms provides an ideal setting to capture the brilliant moments of your day. With 7,000 acres of woodland, parkland, and a stunning Lake Wellington surrounding the venue, Wellington Arms is certain to make your occasion unforgettable. Featuring a bespoke wedding menu; which can be tailored to your taste, a beautiful outdoor setting for ceremonial use and an in-house coordinator.
Where: Hook, RG27 0AS
Find out more: Wellington Arms

The Cricketers on the Green, Surrey

The Cricketers on Green

The Cricketers on the Green is a charming country pub venue set in the idyllic location of Guilford. With stylish, lively interiors and an outdoor Yurt perfect for hosting special occasions, The Cricketers on Green is a perfect pick for those seeking an escape from the buzz of the city. Offering a selection of small dining spaces for celebratory drinks, The Cricketers is great for intimate wedding gatherings.
Where: Pirbright, GU24 0JT
Find out more: The Cricketers on the Green

The Crown at Ampney, Gloucestershire

The Crown at Ampney

Situated in a highly desirable and picturesque spot of the Cotswolds, sits a stylishly rustic pub with 16th-century origins. An excellent choice for couples who don't want to sacrifice a traditional English motif for their big day. The Crown at Ampney offers couples a wide range of settings for use, all of which accommodate a variation of different party sizes. For an outdoor celebration head to their fabulous beer garden and enjoy a refreshing pint of beer on their comfy bench seats.
Where: Cirencester, GL7 5RS
Find out more: The Crown at Ampney

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