Gay Wedding Venues and Services

Everything you need to plan your gay wedding

Choose from over 800 gay-friendly wedding venues and suppliers across the UK and abroad.

Thanks to new legislation, same sex couples can now celebrate gay marriage as well as civil partnerships in England and Wales.

See our comprehensive guide to planning your gay wedding.

We have lots of articles covering all aspects of planning a gay marriage, including questions to ask a wedding venue manager, choosing catering, flower decorations and wedding rings and how to entertain wedding guests.

We give tips on creating a timetable, setting a budget and choosing the wording of a civil partnership ceremony or gay marriage.

We feature stories of same-sex marriages so you can learn from other people's experiences.

Use our search venues to shortlist the gay wedding venues that suit your needs and budget.

Or if you want us to search for you, click on the free search service button and we will contact gay-friendly venues that match your criteria.

To find gay-friendly wedding suppliers in your area, such as a photographer, musician or entertainer, click on the green link or scroll down page.

To advertise on this site, click here

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LG Photography

We have a wide range of venues including castles, hotels and country houses. The directory also includes photographers, gay wedding planners and caterers.

To find unusual venues, click on the button on the right hand side of this page. See the special offer from The Royal Scotsman.

If you want to find all the venues and services in a particular county use the links on the left hand side, for example, click on England and then London to find venues and services in London. To find venues or services overseas, click on weddings abroad.

We are often adding new wedding venues and suppliers so if you don't find what you are looking for, come back soon. See the latest entries at the bottom of this page.

Special offer
Buy our e-book with suggested formats, music and wordings for civil partnership ceremonies - just £1.99 click here.

Check out our Amazon store for a range of civil partnership gift ideas

A Very Pink Wedding
Co-founder of this site, Nicola Hill has written a book A Very Pink Wedding: A Gay Guide to Planning Your Perfect Day. There are so many money saving tips, you'll save the cost of the book instantly. Order your copy from good book shops. If your book shop doesn't stock it, please ask them to order it from HarperCollins.

"Your book was invaluable and became a bible as the weeks progressed, thank you for all your tips and useful advice."

Trish and Julie

To read more reviews, comments and information about A Very Pink Wedding, click here.

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Demuth Photography

We, Nicola and Laura, (picture above and top right) set up this directory when we were planning our own civil partnership in 2005. We wanted to find wedding venues and suppliers that would welcome gay men, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people on their special day.

Visit our gay honeymoons page for great ideas for a romantic holiday after your civil partnership, including a special feature on the Galapagos Islands.

Other useful stuff

Click on the green links to find out:

Answers to frequently asked questions about civil partnerships

What people think of the website

Ideas for decorations at your civil partnership

Click on the articles button on the left hand side to find a wide range of other useful information about gay weddings.

To see photos of our wedding and find out how it went, read Nicola and Laura tie the knot

Diversity Training
Do you want gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender staff and customers to feel valued? Then book our Diversity Training seminar.

Editorial services
We can also help wedding venues with their promotional wedding brochures, newsletters, websites and exhibition material.

We can make sure the wording is appropriate for gay and lesbian clients, supply images of same-sex couples and handle the design and print. Click here for more information

Latest entries

For a truly unique, intimate and beautifully romantic wedding or reception venue, think Oddfellows

Unitarian Chapel Godalming
In a garden setting, this simple 18th century building, with plain-glass windows and no religious symbols

The Chester Grosvenor
Steeped in elegance and tradition, The Chester Grosvenor offers a distinctive and thoroughly charming backdrop for your wedding day

A professional wedding disco and DJ hire business

Celebration Car Company Gloucestershire
We offer a very professional service with our two magnificent cars

A very private location for a romantic wedding

Alexander Thomas Harpist
Alexander combines a striking look with immaculate presentation, powerful playing and expert musicality

Valentines Mansion & Gardens
A truly unique venue in a beautiful setting

Diamond Light Photography
You can rely on Diamond Light Photography to capture your important day

Ampfield Golf
A beautiful setting, fantastic food and exceptional service.

Mannings Heath An Exclusive Golf Club
Hidden from civilisation, amidst the impressive landscape of the South Downs.

Royal Berkshire an exclusive hotel
Greet your guests as they wander past the romantic fountain and congregate on the landscaped lawns

Polly Percombe
A professional wedding planning business, covering Somerset, Dorset, Devon,Bristol and Wiltshire.

Wedding Outlet
Designer outlet selling dresses with 75% off retail price

Fanhams Hall an exclusive venue
This Jacobean manor house combines glamour and style in a romantic setting

Mercure Burford Bridge
On the slopes of the beautiful Box Hill

BEST WESTERN PLUS West Retford Hotel
The West Retford Hotel is an elegant 18th century manor house. The five acres of beautifully landscaped gardens will make the perfect backdrop for your photographs and will bring your wedding day dreams to life.

ArcelorMittal Orbit and The Podium
An amazing venue with stunning views of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Salomons is a stunning Victorian mansion combining elegance and history.

David James Floristry
David James Floristry provides beautiful bespoke floristry for gay marriages and civil partnerships.

Credit: if you like the design of this website click here and we can put you in touch with our gay-friendly and highly affordable web designer whom we are very happy to recommend, having used his services to build our site.