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Top 5 venues for New Year weddings

What better time in winter is there to celebrate the start of your marriage together than New Year? It’s not only an easy date for your other half to remember for future anniversaries, but a really iconic and statement date: we’re beginning our new lives together! And while a standard New Year’s Eve is sometimes a bit of an anti-climax, when it’s a wedding – once you get the nerve-wracking bit out of the way – your guests are free to simply let their hair down and enjoy the last few hours of the year celebrating with their newlywed loved ones!

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New Year Weddings are great for a number of reasons: Your guests will love that they have plans (no cheesey overpriced nightclubs for them!), a lot of people have the next day off and everyone is in the mood to party. A New Year’s wedding will be exciting, glamorous and full of revelry.

So what does a venue need to make it ideal for a New Year’s wedding? Priority number one should be substantial accommodation for your guests. All the venues below all have plenty of overnight space, that way guests can relax and enjoy your big day, no taxi struggles, and you can save the goodbyes until you’ve had a lazy, hazy brunch on New Year’s Day! Another important part of New Year’s celebrations is the fireworks, so I’ve found venues with perfect locations for New Year’s wedding firework displays! These venues will definitely blow you away! Start your married life with a *bang* in one of our wonderful wedding venues, surrounded by your lovely friends and family.

1.  Eastnor Castle, Hertfordshire

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You and your guests can celebrate your wedding and bring in the New Year in this fairytale castle, staying overnight in one of the 12 luxurious and individual guest bedrooms. Eastnor’s Great Hall, with its high ceiling and roaring log fires in winter months, would be ideal for New Year’s wedding receptions, keeping guests cosy and bringing a touch of occasion to your big day. The Octagon Saloon connects to the Great Hall, and has French windows that open up onto the terrace lawns where drinks and live music can be enjoyed with stunning views – the perfect spot to watch fireworks illuminate the lake; it looks truly spectacular. Read more about the luxurious Eastnor Castle here.

2. Brympton House, Somerset

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The glamorous Brympton House offers plenty of accommodation for your guests to stay in, making it a great choice for New Year’s weddings. Winter wedding couples can tie the knot in a civil ceremony in the stunning Castle House. Then, after a delicious feast in your chosen rooms, the converted Stables are perfectly designed for your wedding celebrations, with a chill-out room, dance floor area and bar – it really is the perfect place to party the night away on New Year’s Eve! As the sun goes down, serve a feast to your guests, perhaps a hog-roast or giant paella on the courtyard as they watch fireworks overhead. It’s the dream finale to your fantastic New Year Wedding. If you love the sound of this gorgeous venue and would like to find out more, look here.

3. The Horn of Plenty, Devon

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With its elegant surroundings and outstanding service, The Horn of Plenty is an independent 4 star hotel that has plenty to offer your New Year wedding revellers. There are two luxury bridal suites to choose from and further luxury en-suite bedrooms for your guests – the majority of which have balconies with stunning views. Situated within an officially designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it is one of the most perfectly positioned wedding venues in Devon. Imagine watching fireworks above that spectacular landscape! Winner of “Best Wedding Venue in Devon 2016” at the South West wedding awards, The Horn of Plenty has breathtaking views of the Tamar Valley.

4. No Man’s Fort, Hampshire

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Spending New Year’s Eve here, on your own private spot out at sea, with a spectacular firework finish could be the wedding you’ve always dreamed of! The most important day of your life demands a setting that can lend the occasion the required sense of drama and magic – and they don’t come any more amazing than No Man’s Fort. As well as being historically and architecturally fascinating No Man’s Fort offers 22 fabulous bedrooms, and the penthouse suite in the Lighthouse provides stunning accommodation for the bride and groom – ample space for your New Year wedding! With a variety of spacious and impressive function rooms, and a range of superb facilities, this is one of the most incredible venues in the world.

5. The Beech Hill Hotel, Cumbria

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The stunning Beech Hill Hotel on Lake Windermere is an idyllic secluded spot for a New Year’s wedding, with accommodation galore for your guests and the newlyweds stay for free. After a civil ceremony, and following your drinks reception and photographs, you will be taken down to the hotel’s private jetty where you can take a cruise around the Lake with your guests on board the two beautiful mahogany boats with brass fittings, that carry up to 35 guests each. As a gorgeous finale to your day of celebrations and to welcome in the New Year you can enjoy fireworks from the vantage point of the terrace, with the lights reflecting across the beautiful lake. Find out more about this incredible Cumbrian venue here!

It was pretty tricky to narrow down our amazing selection of venues, so do go and have a look for more here! If you’re planning a New Year wedding, you might be starting to think about style, so have a peek at our Winter Coverups blog for ideas about how to stay warm!

Let us know if you’re having a New Year’s wedding! We’d love to hear all about your plans, so get in touch @wedven




Siobhan Strode
Siobhan Strode

As a regular wedding attendee Siobhan is our lady on the inside! Married for 10 years to her childhood sweetheart, she's an editor and brings her knowledge and skills to all things wedding related.