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Best wedding venues in Wolverhampton, Dudley, West Midlands, Shropshire, Staffordshire & Lake Vyrnwy

What are the important things in a good wedding venue?

Sharn & Grace, wedding, The Mill Barn, Bridgnorth, Shropshire

Which Wedding Venue?

Make the right choice

Much time is taken in the planning & preparation of your beautiful wedding day. In your mind you have pictured how you & your loved one will look & feel on your very special day & you want your photography to reflect those precious moments!


So we have chosen venues that we feel will deliver all you have hoped for by providing the ingredients for a great wedding and reception. Then all you have to do is adjust those ingredients to taste with your choices of decoration, colours, music, family and friends.

You don't want this moment to fade away after the day is over, so that is where your wedding photographer comes in. After the food is eaten, dress is trashed, flowers have died, the day is over and your memories are fading, you can look to your photos to bring back not just the events of the day, but the emotions, interactions, and even those things that went wrong but now makes a great story to tell.

Hannah & Pete, wedding, Thorpe Gardens, Tamworth, Staffordshire


Great Lighting, great wedding photos

While you are planning your big day, it's worth taking into account the effect light can have on your wedding photography. Natural daylight has the ability to illuminate, highlight & amplify the subject resulting in dazzling, euphoric images! Of course an experienced wedding photographer will create gorgeous images whatever the wind blows in, but there is much you can do in the planning stage to be light aware & benefit from the real splendours of daylight which is essential to produce stunning natural photography.

When considering which wedding venue to choose, opt for a venue that has spacious rooms, with any or all of the following: plenty of large windows, full length glass doors or a glass roof, or think about outside ceremony options. Civil ceremony rooms with no windows & with the rule of no flash photography, will be limiting for your wedding photography, because there is no or little natural lighting. It might well be a glorious sunny day outside but inside could well be dark and gloomy!! The more light, airy & spacious a room is, the more you are allowing your photographer to have the space he/she needs to get the best angle to make the most of the light. A couple who consider light bestows to their photographer almost miraculous powers, enabling him to capture resplendent vivid colour photography, yay! Your photographer will love you for it & you will love the results!


So with all your wedding plans don't forget to include the natural splendours of daylight, both in your chosen venue, the time of year you chose & the time of day you decide to tie the knot! Remember, that in the Autumn & winter months, the light fades quickly, so having a photographer who is a whiz with his own lighting, who can create magic beautiful imagery from the darkness is truly special.

Hannah & Pete, wedding, Thorpe Gardens, Tamworth, Staffordshire

Outdoor gardens on site

Great Lighting, great wedding photos

Beautiful, varied and neat outdoor spaces & gardens will add wonderful variety to your photos on the day. It allows room for parents and children to let off steam especially on a hot sunny day. It may even allow you to have an outdoor wedding if the weather allows. 

  • Travel distance

The further you have to travel to your wedding location, the greater the stress and the more likely the event of things going wrong on the day. So many choose to stay at the hotel or location overnight. So does your venue provide overnight accommodation? If not what are the nearby options? 

  • Parking

It goes without saying that your guests need somewhere to park. So is there sufficient parking for the numbers on your potential invites list? Will the vehicles be safe in the allocated parking area?

Lindsay & Phil, The Park House Hotel, Shifnal, Telford, Shropshire

Staff, food and decoration

Good food & drinks is essential for a great time!

Are the staff welcoming with a nothing is too much attitude? How does the decoration fit with your colour scheme? Very importantly, is the food good? Very little makes us as joyful as good food and drink.

Have a look at some of our favourite wedding venues in Wolverhampton, Dudley, West Midlands, Shropshire, Staffordshire & Lake Vyrnwy

    • The Mount Hotel, Wolverhampton, West Midlands

    • 4* country house hotel

    • Rich history: Past guests included a Queen, Michael Jackson, Tyson Fury and others.

    • Expert Wedding Coordinators will help you plan your wedding, and your personal Wedding Director will oversee the running of the day itself.

    • Deliciously tasting and beautifully presented food. 2 AA rosette restaurant in the drawing room bar & grill.

    • Wedding packages offer a choice of catering, inclusions, and extras, allowing you to pick the perfect package for your budget.

    • Happy to help with bespoke wedding ideas.

    • Beautiful gardens serving as a great backdrop for wedding photography.

    • Indoor ceremony in the luxurious Great hall, or outdoors in the garden

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    • The Park House Hotel, Shifnal, Telford, Shropshire

    • In the heart of the Shropshire countryside

    • Set in a 17th century period property

    • At the edge of the market town of Shifnal, minutes from M54 motorway. Easy access.

    • 4-star hotel

    • Park House Hotel provides 54 rooms within 17th century country house style

    • 2 sunlit rooms for civil and wedding celebrations

    • Holds 120 seated guests for wedding breakfast & 200 for evening reception.

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    • The Hundred House Hotel, Telford Shropshire

    • Best Wedding Venue in the West Midlands 2018, 2019, 2020 & for 2023

    • ALL WEATHER MARQUEE complete with its own dedicated bar

    • 17th Century Tithe Barn is fully licensed for all Civil Marriage Ceremonies

    • Every dish for the wedding breakfast is made from scratch onsite.

    • All dietary needs catered for

    • EVENING food: Hog Roast, Street Food Selection, Pizza Buffet, Bowl Food from all corners of the World! Enhanced Hog Roast, Savoury Buffet Selection, Build a Cheese Bar!

    • Excellent customer service for wedding couples

    • Beautiful and varied gardens

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    • Blog for The Hundred House Hotel

    • Mythe Barn wedding venue, Sheepy magna, Atherstone, Leicestershire

    • Wedding venue set amidst acres of Leicestershire countryside.

    • Civil ceremonies can be held inside in the Oak Barn or outside in the gardens under the Gazebo.

    • A Gallery for finishing touches hair, make-up and dressing.

    • The Stable: another secluded space to get ready before the ceremony.

    • The Oak Barn: A double-height solid oak frame and floor-to-ceiling windows that let the light pour in. Great for wedding photography back drop.

    • The Gazebo: Take in the Leicestershire countryside in the beautifully gardens with views to the River Sence, with space for up to 150 guests seated on the lawn.

    • Food & drinks details: Click link

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    • Moat Hall Barnes, Shrewsbury, Shropshire

    • Near Shrewsbury in the Shropshire countryside, Moat Hall Barns is a sympathetically restored grade II listed historic farm complex.

    • Independent and family-run

    • Licenced for ceremonies

    • Honest, transparent pricing

    • Zero corkage

    • Sustainable heating and air conditioning system

    • Moat Hall Barns welcomes couples who wants to personalise the venue to fit their dreams

    • The 18th century Top Barn features tall vaulted ceilings, exposed wooden beams and original red brick walls. 

    • The Hayloft viewing gallery over The Top Barn doubles as a ceremony & relaxation area.

    • Ceremony locations:

    • The Lake: complete with waterside gazebo and stunning views of the Shropshire Hills.

    • The Covered Yard: a rustic indoor ceremony area within the courtyard.

    • The Hayloft: an intimate mezzanine floor overlooking The Top Barn.

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    • Lake Vyrnwy Hotel, Wales

    • Lake Vyrnwy history click here

    • Lakeside wedding in the middle of Wales. Surrounded by woodlands

    • Ceremony: Drawing room for small intimate ceremonies. Wayfarer Suite for more extravagant weddings with Lake Vyrnwy as your backdrop.

    • Beautiful gardens

    • Wedding photography opportunities at the lake and bridge nearby

    • Incredible views in all directions

    • Tower restaurant: With a stunning view of the lake.

    • Cashless property and only accept card payments

    • Extremely helpful wedding team & staff that are highly professional.

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    • Westmead Hotel, Birmingham, West Midlands

    • Set in the suburbs of Birmingham

    • Dedicated wedding planner

    • Westmead hotel can host both civil ceremonies as well as your chosen religious blessings.

    • Westmead Hotel provides the perfect setting for your traditional Asian weddings

    • Neutral-coloured function suites that you can dress with your chosen colour scheme and decorations. With a list of chosen suppliers specialising in Asian weddings, we can assist you each step of the way.

    • Caters for small weddings from 20 to 220 guests

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    • Aston Wood golf club, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands

    • The Fotherley Suite at Aston wood golf club has exclusive use, with its own entrance, private bar, rest room facilities and outside patio area.

    • Dedicated wedding co-ordinator.

    • With a choice of hot or cold canapés to accompany your reception drinks of Champagne or , Prosecco with  bottled beer.

    • The Fotherley Suite can host up to 140 guests for a sit-down wedding breakfast and similar numbers for a finger buffet with room for dancing,

    • Stunning grounds to capture your wedding photography with ample parking on site.

    • Aston Wood wedding video

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    • West Midlands Safari Park, Bewdley, Worcestershire

    • In the West Midlands safari park, you can incorporate a four-mile safari drive through

    • Spring Grove House: 18th Century Georgian manor house. Landscaped gardens & private terrace.

    • Capacity: 130 with dance floor and 160 without.

    • Treetops Pavilion:320 guests with dance floor & 350 without.

    • Cellarz: Vaulted brick cellar with wine & cocktail bar. 115 standing guests & private parking

    • Can rent safari lodges

    • Wedding core packages

    • A reception drink to welcome your guests.

    • Three course wedding breakfast served with tea, coffee and chocolate mints.

    • Two glasses of wine during your meal.

    • A glass of something sparkling to toast your marriage.

    • Evening catering.

    • A dedicated member of the management team to guide you through your day.

    • Red carpet upon arrival.

    • Use of silver cake stand and cake knife.

    • Unusual photo opportunity for the married couple to have a relaxed fun photo taken within West Midland Safari Park’s Theme Park.

    • West Midlands Safari park brochure: Click here

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    • Weston Hall wedding venue, Weston Bank, Weston, Stafford

    • Shrewsbury Suite: For intimate wedding ceremonies. Has  views reaching far across the Staffordshire countryside.

    • Westminster Suite: The largest open space at Weston Hall, with two beautiful stone fireplaces and oak beams throughout.

    • The Talbot: Intimate setting for a civil ceremony or wedding breakfast. It has a large stone fireplace and 3 sets of mullioned windows framing the countryside.

    • The Conservatory: light and airy space ideal for smaller civil ceremonies and wedding celebrations. With its own private entrance.

    • Weston Hall is located in the Staffordshire Country side, and five miles from the M6.

    • More about rooms & spaces: click here

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    • The Lake at Barston, Barston, Solihull, West Midlands

    • ·       200-seat restaurant with views over the Barston Lake near Hampton in Arden, Solihull. 

    • ·       21 acres of water and surrounding parkland.

    • ·       Stunning lake backdrop.

    • ·       Dedicated wedding team for the day.

    • ·       Menu can be adjusted to suit your wishes, with dishes made by their qualified team of chefs.

    • ·       Fully licensed for Civil Ceremonies and Civil Partnerships, enabling you to have the wedding itself on site.

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    • Somerford Hall, Somerford, Brewood, Stafford, Staffordshire

    • Somerford Hall is an 18th-century Palladian style mansion house at Brewood, Staffordshire

    • In the process of being renovated and updated

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    • Pendrell Hall Wedding Venue, Codsall Wood, Wolverhampton, West Midlands

    • Pendrell Hall is a Victorian Country House with a private six-acre estate

    • Convenient location in the West Midlands

    • Located in south Staffordshire with easy access from Wolverhampton, Birmingham, Telford, Stafford, Shrewsbury and Lichfield.

    • Pendrell Hall is one of the area’s most picturesque No Corkage Wedding Venue

    • Choice of 3 Ceremony Locations (for up to 170 guests)

    • Exclusive Use of the Country House and Grounds

    • The Option to Supply Your Own Drinks with No Corkage Fee

    • Onsite Guest Accommodation

    • Your Wedding Night Suite Included

    • An Award-Winning Events Team: Meet the team

    • Dream Team Wedding Suppliers

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    • Thorpe garden, Tamworth, Staffordshire

    • Thorpe Garden is licensed for civil marriage ceremonies

    • Hand-crafted wooden yurt & contemporary Ceremony Room

    • 140 person capacity (ceremony & feast)

    • 200 person capacity (drinks & dancing)

    • Outdoor ceremonies for 140 in the Summer House

    • Open kitchen with rotisserie

    • Late night license until midnight

    • Outdoor fire pits for guests to keep warm (or toast marshmallows)

    • Yurt and the Ceremony Room both have advanced underfloor heating and candles

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    • Park Hall Hotel, Wolverhampton

    • Easily accessible by car from anywhere in the West Midlands, with a maximum capacity for 550 guests, and offers 74 guest bedrooms.

    • Two wedding suites, the Ballroom, and the Orangery.

    • The Orangery: a split-level room with a private bar, glass ceilings, marble floors, and wall-to-ceiling glass doors.

    • The Ballroom: newly-refurbished ballroom has space to host up to 550 seated guests, and is furnished with handmade chandeliers, mirrored columns and natural lighting.

    • licensed wedding venue for outdoor weddings in the garden pagoda, with distant views of the Staffordshire countryside.

    • Caters for Multicultural weddings 

    • you can hire your own caterers, as this is a dry hire wedding venue.

    • More about the Ramada Park Hall Hotel


If you love beautiful light filled wedding photography in Wolverhampton, Dudley, the West Midlands or the surrounding counties of Staffordshire, Worcestershire, Derbyshire, Shropshire or Gloucestershire, give Norbert Campbell Photography a call on 07848983328. We would love to hear from you.


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