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
An idyllic country house set within 38 acres
A magnificent country house wedding venue available to couples an exclusive use basis for 24 hours
A delightful, country house wedding venue is available for your exclusive use for a full 24 hours
Botleys Mansion is an exclusive use wedding venue located in Chertsey, Surrey.
A beautiful Elizabethan style manor house on the border of Surrey and Hampshire
Whitsand Bay Fort
Historic coastal leisure resort overlooking the beaches of Whitsand Bay
Life Conference and Banqueting
Located in the heart of the pink triangle in Newcastle
East Bridgford Hill
With panoramic views down the valley a home that breathes style and grace
Richmond Gate Hotel
One of the most elegant hotels in Richmond
Free Range Ceremonies
An Independent Celebrant conducting wedding ceremonies which can be relaxed, fun, meaningful, romantic
The Wiltshire Hotel Golf & Leisure Club
Set within 250 acres of unspoilt rolling countryside
Sensational styled hotel coupled with high quality service and amazing coastal surroundings
Paul Gapper Wedding Photography
A gay photographer who will capture the special moments on your big day
Moor Hall Hotel & Spa
Attractively landscaped grounds in the summer and open fires and oak panelling in the winter set the perfect romantic scene
Castello Hydra Island
Imagine your wedding on the shores of an idyllic Greek island.
The Honourable Society of Grays Inn
The Honourable Society of Gray's Inn is the perfect peaceful oasis amidst the rush of Central London.
Harriet Adie Harpist
Her repertoire is extensive, covering everything from classical to contemporary pop such as John Legend, Adele, Coldplay, and Katy Perry.
Fully licensed to hold weddings and civil partnerships both indoors and outdoors
A magnificent day awaits you at West Tower Country House Hotel and Restaurant.
Big Pink Taxi
Something extra special for your gay wedding