10 of the Best Wedding Venues in Lincolnshire
Are you wondering which are the best wedding venues in Lincolnhire? That doesn’t surprise us, because lincolnshire’s a beautiful county for a wedding and there are some wonderful places to choose from.
If you’re planing to get hitched this article provides some inspiration to aid your contemplation at this exciting time of your life. That said, it can also be a potentially stressful time, because of course, you want to make the right decision about where to host your special day.
So in this article we share some of the best wedding venues in Lincolnshire, as rated by folk who’ve already held (their hopefully once in a lifetime) wedding days there.
Detailing a little about each venue and their ratings from a variety of different sources, to hopefully provide information to help you in your quest to ensure you choose the best wedding venue in Lincolnshire for your special day.
1. Allington Manor
Allington Manor prides itself on being a ‘truly special wedding venue’. The Manor is a beautifully restored Grade II Jacobean building situated in Allington, a few miles north of Grantham. Allington Manor, based on ratings from various sites as shown below, is the best rated wedding venue in Lincolnshire with a 4.91 weighted average score.
The venue caters for civil weddings, partnerships and receptions up to a maximum party size of 50. The stunning house and beautiful garden provide a grand setting for a relaxed and intimate celebration. The Manor has 6 themed rooms, each with its own unique character. The pick of the crop The Lords Room for example is well suited to those in search of a little opulence. It has a freestanding roll-top bath, six-foot bateau bed, subtle lighting and seventeenth-century stone surround open fire all combine to create the exclusivity which has been demanded by successive Lords of the Manor for the past 400 years.
With no minimum guest numbers or fixed packages, the team at Allington Manor guarantees to assist with your plans and supervise every aspect of the day with ensuring peace of mind. They restrict the number of weddings held each year to one per weekend, to ensure they promise undivided attention for each ceremony, “sparing no effort in our aspirations to make your day unforgettable at our exclusive use venue”.
Here’s what a couple had to say about their experience at Allington Manor :
“If anyone is looking for a venue for their wedding, then we cannot rate this place highly enough. We had our ceremony and reception here on 30th July and the venue is simply stunning, the gardens are beautiful, but what really made the day extra special was the staff. Leo and his team made sure that the day ran smoothly and nothing was too much trouble for them. From start to finish the whole thing was everything we could have wished for and this is all down to them. All of our guests had an amazing time too and they all said that this place was a little gem! We are so pleased that we chose Allington as our venue and wouldn’t hesitiate to recommend this place to anyone and everyone!!!”
Allington Manor Ratings
Contact: 0140 0 282574
2. Washingborough Hall
Washingborough Hall is another beautiful Grade II listed Georgian Manor house hotel set in three acres of mature gardens, in the heart of Washingborough, a picturesque village 3 miles north of Lincoln. It’s conveniently located behind the lovely village church, so just a short walk to get to the venue following the ceremony.
If a church wedding’s not required, their licensed wedding venue can offer accommodate civil weddings too. This probably is one of the best wedding venues in Lincolnshire, if you’re looking for a little grandeur and opulence.
Washingborough Hall has great credential, it was voted the best ‘Tie the Knot’ hotel in 2018 in the Best Loved Awards and ‘Wedding Venue of the Year 2019’ at the Lincolnshire Taste of Excellence Awards – an accolade won by the venue four times in the last five years.
They can cater for up to 110 guests and all weddings are planned around your individual requirements, with owner Lucy Herring (owner) and Amy Thorne (Director of Romance) overseeing the arrangements to ensure the day runs with sleekness. Amy won ‘Wedding Coordinator of the Year 2017’ for Washingborough Hall Hotel for the East Midlands region in the Wedding Dates awards and was a runner up in the 2019 awards, so you’re in very good hands!
Here’s what a recent wedding couple had to say about their wedding day experience at Washingborough Hall Hotel :
I’ve only just realised that we never left a Facebook review! We had our wedding reception at Washingborough Hall in 2017, and it was the best day of our lives. The food was amazing, the staff were excellent and the organisation of the whole day was just perfect. It couldn’t have been any better! Lucy did the most amazing job of making our day come together…to sum up Washingborough Hall: Great food, Attentive staff. Excellent owners, Fantastic atmosphere, Gorgeous building, Beautiful and immaculate bedrooms. They just make relaxing easy!
Washingborough Hall Ratings
Contact: 01522 790340
3. Hemswell Court
Hemswell Court wedding venue is sat amongst beautiful landscaped gardens in a former officers mess close to Kirton Lindsey and Hemswell Cliff, just off the A15. It hosts weddings parties of up to 200 and offers 5*AA guest accommodation if required. They do not offer packages as every wedding is unique to them and tailored to their clients needs.
Hemswell Court is a member of Select Lincolnshire, which means they use local produce where available in their menus. If you decide to choose Hemswell Court, it is exclusively yours for the day! Complete with wedding licence, their experienced team can look after every aspect of your important day from cuisine, wine, photographer and so on.
If looking for a civil wedding ceremony, Hemswell Court is licensed for the solemnisation of marriages and they can guide you in the right direction on the necessary formalities.
Here’s what a recent couple had to say about their wedding experience at Hemswell Court :
Right from Thursday evening and our rehearsal dinner, until check out time, there wasn’t anything that was too much to ask. We have had so many compliments from our guests about the beautiful venue and overall day…and an extra thanks to the kitchen for the delicious food. The dishing out of second servings went down very well. Hoping there will be many more occasions in the future, we can attend.
Hemswell Court Ratings
Contact: 01427 668508
4. The Priory Hotel
The Priory is a landmark in Louth and is a Gothic villa designed and constructed by Thomas Epsin, a local artist, amateur architect and mathematician, between 1812 and 1818. The building was the former nautical and mathematical academy (boarding school) and then a retirement home, before being converted into a hotel in the late 1970’s. It’s a quirky, yet stylish Regency Gothic building, combining history, great atmosphere and tranquil grounds.
The venue has won gold Lincolnshire Life Magazine’s Taste of Excellence Food and Drink Awards 2017 for best wedding venue, restaurant and hotel of the year.
The venue has four areas licensed for civil ceremonies: The Espin Lounge (capacity: 80), the most popular The Drawing Room (capacity 40), The Parlour (capacity 20) and the smallest, The Summer House, which was constructed in 1818 by Thomas himself which later became a mausoleum when he died in 1822.
They have 9 bedrooms at The Priory offering comfortable and individual accommodation, in an atmosphere where they say feels like a “home from home feel where you and your guests can kick your shoes off and enjoy your celebrations from beginning to end.”.
Here’s what a recent wedding guest said about their experience at The Priory :
“Just over a year ago … We had the best day of our lives here on our wedding day .. everyone that works here is truly amazing and I was so relaxed on the evening before and morning of my wedding .. I had bagels and smoked salmon with champagne and strawberries for breakfast … and I could not have enjoyed it more .. the food is amazing and our friends said it was the best day of their lives too .. we stayed from the Friday to Monday and were looked after amazingly .. it truly felt like this was our home for the weekend .. if you want to eat/stay/have your wedding here .. I can 110% recommend everything about it”
The Priory Hotel Ratings
Contact: 01507 602930
5. Doddington Hall
Doddington Hall, just a few miles south of Lincoln. It was Lincolnshire Life Magazine’s Taste of Excellence ‘Wedding Venue of the Year’ 2018.
They it’s say one of the most beautiful Elizabethan houses in the country. Still privately owned and lived in, it has never been sold since it was built in 1595 and it is a truly splendid venue with a uniquely exclusive and romantic atmosphere.
The Long Gallery in the main hall, is a stunning room licensed for civil ceremonies and vow renewals. Following a romantic ceremony, you’ll take a two minute walk to The Coach House, a wonderfully private and comfortable location with a beautiful secluded garden.garden, a perfect space for wedding guest to relax post wedding breakfast.
The wedding breakfast menu’s a very local affair as they have their own herd of Lincoln Red Cattle for all beef dishes, plentiful game, their own honey and foraged wild garlic along with fantastic year-round produce from the halls walled Kitchen Garden.
They can accommodate up to 120 for your wedding breakfast and 150 for the evening reception. There’s also the opportunity to stay in their bridal suite, holiday cottages and individual en suite rooms within the beautiful setting of the Doddington Estate.
Here’s what a recent wedding guest said about their experience at Doddington Hall :
We just wanted to say a huge thank you for making our wedding the most perfect & magical day. All of your hard work made the day run so smoothly and we didn’t have to worry about a thing! It’s like you knew what needed doing before we had even had time to think of it. All of our friends & family mentioned how excellent the staff were & how hard they had worked. Doddington Hall will forever have the most special place in our hearts!
Doddington Hall Ratings
Contact: 01522 699162
6. The Bustard Inn
If you’ve a smaller wedding in mind, The Bustard Inn (also featured as one of Lincolnshire’s best gastropubs!) could be a great choice.
The food is highly regarded too and the venue is a beautiful grade II listed stone building in Stone Rauceby situated between Sleaford and Ancaster, dating back to 1860.
You’ll have full use of this historic venue during your special day, which can seat up to 60 guests during the day, with lots of space in the evening for more people and dancing.
They don’t have their own rooms, but can recommend nearby accommodation and transport services for your guests.
Here’s what a recent wedding guest said about their experience at The Bustard Inn :
We recently held our wedding ceremony and reception at The Bustard Inn and can not recommend it highly enough! Lesley and Hannah were fantastic throughout and could not be more obliging. They managed to make the whole process a most enjoyable experience for us! We had a party of 45 people for both the ceremony and three course meal afterwards and the room has the perfect atmosphere for a small gathering such as ours. The food was of such high quality, both large in quantity and flavour no one left the room hungry! The staff were attentive and very friendly. We had the most fantastic day and cannot thank you enough for making our day so special to us.
The Bustard Inn Ratings
Contact: 01529 488250
7. Petwood Hotel
Petwood Hotel is situated in Woodhall Spa offering elegant seating and unique heritage. The hotel was once a home of Dambusters and is now one of the most memorable places to stay in Lincolnshire.
The hotel is set within 30 acres of landscaped gardens offering selection of rooms for weddings of all sizes, from intimate wedding for two to a large-scale wedding for 140 guests. They offer to cover Summer Weddings, Winter Weddings and Outdoor Weddings.
Petwood Hotel Ratings
Contact: 01526 352411
8. Gunby Hall
A homely country house dated 1700 set in Victorian walled gardens at the foot of the Lincolnshire Wolds. It’s based in Gunby, half-mile long drive away from Spilsby.
Say ‘I do’ at Gunby and enjoy your special day in style. Gunby’s Music Room is licensed to hold wedding ceremonies for up to 50 guests.
Gunby Hall Ratings
Contact: 01754 890102
9. The Dower House Hotel
Situated on the edge of the pretty North Yorkshire market town of Knaresborough in Woodhall Spa. The Dower House & Spa is a pretty 3* hotel which offers 29 individually styled rooms, award winning Storm Restaurant and onsite Imagine Spa.
Just a stone throw from the Historic city of York and the cosmopolitan city of Leeds, the Dower House & Spa is perfectly placed for visiting these cities or the nearby Yorkshire Dales.
The Dower House Hotel Ratings
Contact: 01526 352588
10. Laceby Manor Resort
With 150 acres of beautiful parkland and eye-catching rural views, Laceby Manor caters for both large wedding celebrations and smaller intimate gatherings.
The venue is licensed to host indoor civil ceremonies and partnerships in the Fairway Suite and outdoor weddings under The Belvedere. Although it is our 10th pick of the 10 of the best in Lincolnshire, it is one of the finest wedding venues with lots of happy reviewers.
Laceby Manor Resort Ratings
Contact: 01472 873468
If you’ve had experiences with these venues, we’d love to know your views, please share in the comments section below. Also have we missed any gems? Let us know which wedding venue in Lincolnshire you rate as the best.
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These reviews are not the personal opinions of The Yellow Belly. They are ranked using a weighted average, formulated from online research of various review sites as detailed.