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.
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.
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.
Buy our e-book with suggested formats, music and wordings for civil partnership ceremonies - just £1.99 click here.
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
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.
Other useful stuff
Click on the green links to find out:
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
Do you want gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender staff and customers to feel valued? Then book our Diversity Training seminar.
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
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.
The White Hart Inn
A classic English Inn given a swirl of modernity thanks to a recent renovation
Villandry St James
A sumptuous venue suitable for up to 400 guests
Highly skilled, professional, conservatory-trained musicians.
A relaxed atmosphere for you to come along with your family or friends to choose the right dress for you
Woldingham Golf Club
You are guaranteed a truly memorable setting for your special celebration
Surrey National Golf Club
The clubhouse boasts grandstand views of the lakes, fountains and course beyond
Westerham Golf Club
Offering stunning views over the undulating Kent North Downs
A full service, event and wedding planner company in Malta
The Ship Hotel
An independent boutique hotel, bar and restaurant in Chichester
The Samuel Pepys
Fantastic views of London and exclusive use of venue
In and Out
The sparkling chandeliers, sweeping staircase and fireplaces will fulfil your wedding wishes whatever the season
The soaring architecture, sunlit spiral staircase and spectacular sculptures embody the elegance of this venue
London Hilton on Park Lane
The iconic London Hilton on Park Lane is the perfect place to celebrate your wedding day
A wonderful wedding car hire service with vintage vehicles
The Westcliff Hotel
A grand Victorian hotel overlooking the Cliff gardens and Thames estuary
Best Western Alicia Hotel
Set in 200 acres of parkland we provide the best of services