Why Schools Make the Best Wedding Venues

Schools for weddings: why schools make the best wedding venues


Picture the scene; a happy couple exchanging vows in a beautiful panelled room, sunlight flooding in through elegant arched windows onto the wood floor. After the ceremony, everyone gently wander outside to immaculate grounds, filled with mature trees and with views over parkland that seem to stretch to the horizon. Visualise happy, laughing guests entering a grand hall for a delicious wedding meal, tables decorated with crisp linen and fresh flowers. The chilled wine is ready to pour, and a tasty starter waiting to be served.


This venue is charming, elegant – and affordable. It’s exclusive, private – and available during the popular summer months. There’s no rush, no hassle, no worries over timings because this is an exclusive hire, from the spacious car park to the bride’s changing room.


Needless to say, it’s also a school. So many of our private and independent schools are practically perfect in every way for weddings. Yet they remain an untapped resource by the wedding trade, from wedding planners and organisers to the brides and grooms themselves.


Country house style weddings

Unlike country house hotels where facilities are often shared with other guests or even weddings, or private country house hire where everything has to be brought in, schools have almost everything required onsite. There are booked-lined libraries and wood-walled recital rooms for delightful drinks receptions. There are beautiful sunlit rooms for ceremonies that lift the spirits. There are magnificent great halls and dining rooms that evoke a sense of occasion – so lacking in modern hotels function suites! Most of all, the attentive staff are there just for that wedding, offering a level of service that’s rarely available in commercial venues.


Have we convinced you? If so, call us now and we’ll start finding the ideal school venue for your own wedding or your client’s.



Posted on: 1 August 2017