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

Loch Awe Boathouse
Perfect waterside location for an intimate wedding

Core Clapton
Magnificent restored Edwardian parish hall in the heart of Clapton

Ruby B Ceremonies
I love to hear your story and work with you to plan, prepare and perform your Ceremony

Hamswell House
An historic manor house on its own estate with an orangery and picturesque walled gardens

Horton Grange Country House Hotel
Available for exclusive use

Village Hotel Club Cheadle
We love the planning, we love the preparation, we love the smiles and laughter on the big day, we love helping happy couples bring their dreams to life. We simply love weddings at VILLAGE!

Double Tree by Hilton London Docklands Riverside Hotel
Unique riverside wedding destination

Algarve Wedding Planner
From small, intimate weddings to large lavish occasions

The Forest Centre
Eco-friendly venue with stunning backdrop and all profits spent on new woodlands

Tower MediaUK
Professional filming and outstanding results of your special day

Temple of Peace
A Marble Hall, Art Deco lighting and 34 feet picture windows

Stephs Flower Barn
We will create floral designs that reflect your personality and occasion

Holiday Inn Express Marcos New York Italian
Get married in our stunning garden room

Forrester Park
A traditional style country house based around a 16th century barn set in beautiful countryside with attractive gardens

Horwood House
An idyllic country house set within 38 acres

Notley Abbey
A magnificent country house wedding venue available to couples an exclusive use basis for 24 hours

Botleys Mansion
Botleys Mansion is an exclusive use wedding venue located in Chertsey, Surrey.

Silchester House
A delightful, country house wedding venue is available for your exclusive use for a full 24 hours

Cain Manor
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

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.