1. Hawkesyard Estate
Address: Hawkesyard Estate, Armitage Lane, Armitage, Staffordshire, WS15 1PU
Capacity: 85 (daytime) 120 (evening)
This grandiose estate is the ideal location for a fairytale wedding, surrounded by luscious countryside and steeped in history. Hawkesyard Estate can be found on the edge of Cannock Chase, in Armitage Park - the perfect venue for those looking for a very private affair as none of the estate is overlooked and you’ll get the entire place to yourself. When catering to your wedding, Hawkesyard offers the use of their stunning hall, Armitage suite, grounds, orangery, golf club and/or wedding suite and will work closely with you to create the dream setting for your nuptials. We know your wedding photographer or videographer will be chuffed to bits photographing you in such stunning surroundings and Hawkesyard Estate looks beautiful in every season - just take a look at their gallery.
The Hawkesyard Estate wedding package includes wedding breakfast and drinks for 40 day guests and food for 80 evening guests (more guests can be added for an extra cost), the perfect numbers to celebrate with your nearest and dearest. One of our favourite little extras this venue offers is a chauffeur-driven buggy for your guest’s arrival, not to mention an events manager and wedding coordinator who will make sure your big day flows without a hitch… apart from you getting hitched, of course! Once the wedding day is done, there is a gorgeous, quirky bridal suite awaiting the newlyweds, with a tasty breakfast for the morning after.
2. Moddershall Oaks
Address: Moddershall Oaks Country Spa Retreat, Moddershall, Staffordshire, ST15 8TG
Capacity: 130 (daytime) 175 (evening)
Moddershall Oaks’ lakeside wedding venue is encompassed by magical woodland forming, an idyllic backdrop for your ceremony and bringing you ample opportunities for those pictures which are worth 1000 words. Get married outdoors by the tranquil lakeside or opt for the contemporary settings of the indoor wedding space, both of which offer a delightful set for your nuptials. If you have a specific theme in mind, the venue’s wedding suppliers will be very pleased to help bring your dreams to fruition, from flowers to cakes and even stationery. Take the virtual tour of Moddershall Oaks here.
Moddershall Oaks can cater for weddings with up to 130 day guests and up to 175 evening guests, so an ideal choice for those with larger families or extended friendship groups. The venue can cater to all diets for the wedding breakfast and evening snacks, with their team of top chefs creating bespoke offerings for you and your guests. Not only is this a charming wedding venue, but it is also a spa retreat, so you can get your pamper on before the big day or take time for a mini-moon after all of the celebrations.
3. Thorpe Garden
Address: Thorpe Constantine, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B79 0LH
Capacity: 140 (daytime) 200 (evening)
If modern-rustic is the theme of your wedding, then look no further. Thorpe Garden caters for both indoor and outdoor weddings, offering a hand-crafted wooden yurt designed by RIBA, contemporary ceremony room and a summer house which can all be utilised to make your dream wedding day. Set in 3,000 acres of private estate and enclosed inside a large walled garden, there could not be a sweeter setting for your wedding photographs. Thorpe Garden does not have its own accommodation but provides a list of recommended rentals, hotels and B&Bs in the vicinity.
Thorpe Garden can hold 140 day guests for the ceremony and wedding breakfast and welcomes up to 200 guests to help you celebrate into the night. There is an open kitchen with French rotisserie, providing delectable feasts with generous portions for your daytime guests and a variety of snacky foods for the evening party.
4. Moxhull Hall
Address: Moxhull Hall, Holly Lane, Wishaw, Sutton Coldfield, B76 9PD
Capacity: 120 (daytime) 200 (evening)
A stunning Victorian redbrick mansion in the town of Sutton Coldfield, set within 8 acres of gorgeous gardens and woodland - Moxhull Hall is a sight to behold and the ideal venue for a traditional white wedding. Whether you’re hoping for a small intimate wedding or something a little larger, this fabulous venue can cater to your needs. Smaller weddings of up to 40 people can enjoy their wedding breakfast inside the main house and the permanent marquee in the grounds can be utilised to accommodate a larger number. The house itself has 20 newly refurbished bedrooms which are ideal for you and your closest guests, with the bridal suite being complimentary, so the bride and all of the bridesmaids have a place to get all glammed up and ready for the special day.
The Moxhull Hall wedding package includes exclusive and private hire of the hall with the option to add marquees for larger wedding parties. Wedding breakfast, canapes, reception and toasting drinks as well as evening food can all be a part of your personalised wedding package - Moxhull Hall’s expert wedding managers will work with you to create the wedding of your dreams, so all you have to do is create the memories.
5. The Ashes
Address: The Ashes, Leek Road, Endon, Staffordshire Moorlands, Stoke-on-Trent, ST9 9AX
If onsite accommodation is at the top of your list, then this enchanting venue based in the Staffordshire Moorlands is definitely one to check out. Within the 50 acres of privately owned land are splendid traditional barns and a glorious country house which can sleep up to 22 guests, with a special inclusive wedding night suite for the newlyweds. The perfect spot for a country-inspired or vintage-themed wedding with magnificent photo opportunities around the lake, in the apple orchard or in the breathtaking surrounding countryside.
The Ashes is licensed for up to 150 guests and does not charge corkage for those wanting to supply their own alcoholic beverages. The barn building has space for all aspects of your wedding to take place, so there’s no awkward standing around while the room gets turned over. Make your wedding extra special by hiring the venue exclusively, so that you and your wedding party are the only people on site all day (apart from the discreet staff of course).
Fancy checking out this venue right now? Take a look at The Ashes 360 tour here.
No matter where you choose to tie the knot, nothing can beat the love you have for one another and the amazing time you will share with your family and friends. If you’re hoping to get married in the Staffordshire area, then we hope you’ve found your dream venue in our top 5, but if you’re from another part of the UK, we have a really great article about choosing the right venue for you which looks at your budget, your theme, the accommodation, the food - everything you would possibly consider for your dream wedding!