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


Broadoaks Country House
Gay owned country house with a beautiful view and secluded gardens

Hambledon House
A place where modern luxuries meld with old world charm and character.

The Clerkenwell Centre
A large modern venue in the heart of London offering exemplary service to bring your dreams to life

Walletts Court
In the romantic heart of White Cliffs Country, a pocket of sheer perfection

The Man in the Red Coat James Hasler
James will allow you both to really relax and enjoy your celebration so that you can have as much fun as your guests

One Whitehall Place
The ideal venue for your special day, overlooking the River Thames and the London Eye

Blackstock Barns
Two stunning wedding barn venues in one beautiful location

Holdsworth House Hotel & Restaurant
An historic manor set in beautiful gardens

Bumpkin Chelsea
Our wonderful garden room is a perfect setting for an al-fresco wedding reception

The OId Inn Crawfordsburn
A 400 year old thatched coaching inn on the edge of a country park.

Criterion
Beautiful opulent Grade II listed building with a solid gold mosaic ceiling, marble walls and jewelled fireplace.

Pentre Mawr Country House
It's becoming harder to find somewhere that's really unique - but not impossible.

Marmadukes Town House Hotel
We offer a homely, intimate setting for weddings from just two people up to a maximum of eighty.

Swagger & Swoon
Choose from a huge range of ties, bow ties, cravats and cummerbunds

Puma Cheltenham Park Hotel
A beautiful Georgian country house set in captivating grounds

Dale Hill Hotel and Golf Club
Our Dale Hill suite with panoramic views across the Weald accommodates receptions from 50 up to 200 guests.

Purely Flowers
A family run business that brings an unrivalled range of wedding arrangements

Bloomsbury House
This Grade II listed building has a beautiful spiral staircase for you to sweep down.

Woolton and Hewitt
Fabulous fine quality wedding rings for your fabulous gay wedding

Kingswood Golf and Country Club
Our beautiful light, bright and renowned golf club offers a variety of suites to suit all sized receptions

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.