With many couples spending around £50 a head on catering for their big day, it’s no wonder why some choose to self-cater – and for that, you need the perfect self-catered wedding reception venue! Do things your way with no set wedding menus and pricey canapes – just you and your guests eating some scrummy dishes in your ideal setting.
So stop fretting over your figures and be prepared to drool over the possibilities at these stunning venues with in house catering facilities. And don’t forget, you can always have a look yourself using our Bridebook.co.uk ‘In House Catering Venue Search’.
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1. Hunters Hall, Norfolk
Hunters Hall has a rustic Victorian feel with a gorgeous red brick structure and charming features nestled in the Norfolk countryside. This exclusive-use venue makes sure that you have the run of the place on your special day, ideal for being in charge of your food and drink.
The glorious range of contemporary and period barns at Redhouse Barn would make the perfect backdrop to serve an in house wedding breakfast or relaxed buffet. Have access to the site from early in the morning to get in extra preparation for a stress-free day!
If you’re feeling daring, choose venue hire only at the exclusive-use Quantock Lakes and be totally in charge in the creation of your big day. Whether you want a laid-back BBQ next to the lakes or a quaint afternoon tea beside the fireplace, the wonderful scenery here will not disappoint.
The minimalist but equally stunning Boat House at Aston Marina is the place for a waterside retreat in Staffs! With venue hire from just £2,000, you’ll have plenty of budget left to choose your own menu and enjoy your favourite tipples next to the beautiful marina.
The self-contained and private feel to Crondon Park Golf Club means you can do things exactly as you wish. This family-run 17th Century Baronial Hall has all the feels of grandeur and sophistication, and a self-catered celebration could mean you don’t have the grand prices to go with it!
The recently renovated rooms at The Grand Hotel ensures there will be a setting to suit every happy couple – and your catering can be like that too! This in house catering wedding venue lets you enjoy the run up to your day and not be frantically searching for the perfect caterer once you’ve found this wonderful beachside gem.
Experience an intimate wedding breakfast in the Dining Room at Middleton Lodge Events, a fairytale Georgian building with a countryside backdrop. Otherwise, enjoy homemade canapes in the gardens and let the staff be at hand to help serve self-catered dishes. Yum!
With hardly any restrictions, Gants Mill & Garden is the ultimate DIY option of self-catering wedding venues. Take a walk around the delightful gardens before sipping on your own alcohol (with no corkage charge – which makes it taste even better!) and feasting on your favourite meal.
The luxury barns ooze grandeur, romance and history. However Lillibrooke Manor & Barns are on hand to help you have your dream day, so if it’s a picnic on the lawns or a simple buffet that you’re after, this wedding reception venue with self-catering facilities may be the one for you. Here are some more romantic places to tie the knot if you need a little inspiration.
10. Iscoyd Park, Shropshire
The exclusive-use family home of Iscoyd Park ensures you have everything you wish for your wedding day, including having the site for the whole weekend if you’d like! The traditional building and relaxing gardens here are the ideal place to host your own self-catered wedding celebrations.
Take your seat in the authentic stone barn at Danby Castle for a truly unforgettable wedding breakfast experience! Surrounded by unrivalled landscapes of the North York Moors, this in house catering wedding venue mixes history with a homely feel for you to enjoy while you dine with loved ones.
12. Hayne House, Kent
The countryside setting of Hayne House boasts not only the manor, but a brand new contemporary Orangery on site – a perfect self-catering wedding breakfast location. Close by to the facilities of the house and adjacent to the pretty gardens, you could be hosting a heavenly summer dining experience on your big day. And if you’re feeling in the mood for more stylish locations to get wed, take a look at these breath-taking modern wedding venues.
13. Beeston Manor, Lancashire
The family-run and guaranteed exclusivity of Beeston Manor means nothing can hold you back on one of the most special days of your life! You’ll come across beautifully neutral decor, an oak-beamed barn and the blooming Beeston Wood – does anyone fancy an Alice in Wonderland inspired wedding breakfast in the woodland?!
14. South Farm, Cambridgeshire
With venue only hire starting from just £550, South Farm could be your self-catering wedding venue dream! Step out of the Grade II listed house and into the enchanting gardens or the barn for a simple alfresco meal…followed by games on the lawn and retiring to your very own Romany Caravan.
The 18th Century Hatfeild Hall is fit for royalty with its striking exterior and lavish decor – and some of the stunning rooms would truly suit a self-catered celebration. Get your guests involved with some of the preparation, and then sit down together to enjoy what you have all created.
Pendrell Hall combines Victorian charm and lush modern interiors to create an in house catering wedding venue that’s hard to forget! With venue hire starting at £2,000 (and 3 incredible bridal suites to choose from!), choosing a self-catered celebration here would be easy on the bank balance as well as becoming a dream day.
Russets Country House is a delightful self-catered wedding reception venue where anything goes! You and your guests have private access to the house and landscapes gardens, so whether you’re after a formal in house dining experience or a laid back buffet with your nearest and dearest, you won’t be disappointed!
Take a whole 3 days away for your wedding celebrations at Hales Hall & The Great Barn, where you and your guests can chip in with the catering on the medieval estate surrounded by wild meadows. This reception venue definitely has the wow-factor! For a few more incredible places to get married, take a look here.
The laid-back ambience and no corkage charge are just a couple of the perks of hosting a self-catered wedding at The Ashes Barns & Country House. Be served homemade canapes and your favourite tipple on the stone courtyard while overlooking the Peak District National Park!
Exclusively yours for a truly unforgettable day – Woldingham Golf Club is a venue with in house catering options to knock you off your feet! Timeless furnishings with crisp contemporary interiors make an elegant backdrop for your wedding breakfast, so all you have to do is choose what is on your menu!
So if you think self-catering your wedding day is for you but you haven’t quite found the perfect venue, go ahead and search our In House Catering Venues here.
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