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.

Same sex couples can now celebrate gay marriage as well as civil partnerships in the UK.

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.

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.

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Special Offers

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.

"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

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

Cherish Life Celebrant
As an independent Celebrant I am not restricted by religion, customs, time or place. I endeavour to create a unique and individual ceremony, specific to your personality, style and beliefs.

Bourton Hall
A stunning Italianate-style mansion wedding venue, rich with grand reception rooms & historic features and surrounded by manicured grounds, parkland and sweeping views across the Leam valley –Bourton Hall is the perfect wedding venue for you.

Moat House Stoke on Trent
Best Western Plus Stoke-on-Trent Moat House is one of Staffordshire's premier wedding venues located in a historic, quiet and central location in the city of Stoke-on-Trent.

Spread Eagle Hotel
Gay Managed 16th Century Hotel in the Market Town of Thame, Oxfordshire. 35 Boutique rooms including 3 Suites and 9 Garden Rooms.

Fredricks Hotel and Spa
A tranquil hidden gem with a sense of luxury and calm, and a wonderful blend of exceptional service, cuisine and experienced event professionals ensure you have the perfect wedding.

Sam Goodchild Sussex Celebrant
Inspiring you to add the ‘wow factor’ to your ceremony! Sam Goodchild is a Sussex based Celebrant who believes you deserve more than an ‘off-the-shelf’ wedding ceremony.

Holmewood Hall
A stunning Tudor Gothic style mansion, surrounded by 10 acres of manicured grounds and parkland, steeped in history and exuding elegance, Holmewood Hall is the perfect venue for you.

Frensham Pond Country House Hotel and Spa
Our privately-owned countryside hotel offers an abundance of natural charm and beauty, along with a relaxing atmosphere and a truly romantic setting.

Hilton Puckrup Hall Hotel
Set on the edge of the Cotswolds with a spa and 18 hole golf course.

The Wellbeing Farm
The Wellbeing Farm Wedding and Events Venue provides a unique experience guaranteed to impress your friends.

Kew Palace
Situated within the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Palace is one of London's most prestigious event venues, whose beauty and history promise to fascinate and enchant your guests.

Samlesbury Hall
With gorgeous oak panelled rooms, striking facade and beautiful grounds, Samlesbury Hall is a photographers dream

Hampton Court Palace
Hampton Court Palace is simply one of the most stunning wedding venues in the country.

Kensington Palace
Located within tranquil Kensington Gardens, an inspiring wedding venue

Banqueting House
Enter the elegant entry hall and follow the grand staircase leading to the majesty of the Main Hall

Hillsborough Castle
An extraordinary Georgian mansion with its 96 acres of lush grounds

Burgh House
A beautiful Queen Anne era gem steeped in over 300 years of history

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

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