The wedding world has moved with the times and micro weddings are so popular now due to Covid. So I’ve put down a few reasons why a small wedding is a new way to consider getting married and celebrate the next chapter in your life and your love story.
Planning a wedding doesn’t mean you need to go big, micro weddings are very romantic, personal, and can be so intimate. I have put together a list of the best unique small venues to suit guests under 30:
Treseren – St Newlyn, Cornwall
The House at No. 131 – Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
The Stack – Trelion, Cornwall
Wee Weddings at Crear – Target, Argyll
Ever After Dartmoor – Tavistock, Devon
Fox & Hounds Country Hotel and Treetops Treehouse – Chulmleigh, Devon
Stratton Court Barn – Bicester, Oxfordshire
Langar Hall – Langar, Nottingham
Cley Windmill – Holt, Norfolk
The Parsonage – Ombersley, Worcestershire
Portmeirion – Penrhyndeudraeth, Gwynedd
Patterns – Brighton, East Sussex
Glen Dye Cabins and Cottages – Strachan, Banchory
Millbrook Estate and Tree Top Escape – Umberleigh, Devon
Aswarby Rectory – Aswarby, Lincolnshire
House Farm – Cockermouth, Cumbria
Lindeth Howe – Troutbeck, Cumbria
Scarlet Hall – Malpas, Chester
Allbright – Mayfair, London
Riddle’s Court – Edinburgh
Hidden River Cabins – Carlisle, Cumbria
Cherrytrees – Kelso, Lothian & Borders
Petersham Nurseries – Covent Garden, London
Sparth House Hotel – Clayton-Le-Moors, Lancashire
Errichel – Aberfeldy, Perthshire
Spring Restaurant – Strand, London
The Old Vicarage Boutique Wedding Venue – Southwell, Nottinghamshire
The Priests House – Bolton Abbey, North Yorkshire
The Frogmill – Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
The Royal Pavilion – Brighton
Newton Hall – Alnwick, Northumberland
Glazebrook House – South Brent, Devon
The Hundred House Hotel – Norton, Shropshire
Pauntley Court – Pauntley, Gloucestershire
The Museum Inn – Blandford Forum, Dorset
House For An Art Lover – Glasgow
The King’s Croft Hotel – Pontefract, West Yorkshire
Holiday Inn Milton Keynes East – Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire
Kings Gap by Wildes – Hoylake, Merseyside
The Old Royal Naval College – London
Alladale Wilderness Reserve – Ardgay, Sutherland
Ballogie Estate – Aboyne, Aberdeenshire
No 1 Abbey Row – Malmesbury, Wiltshire
Arnos Vale – Bath Road, Bristol
Arta – Glasgow
Woodhill Hall – Otterburn, Northumberland
Fairyhill – Gower, Swansea
Carfraemill – Lauder, Lothian & Borders
The Plough Inn – Alnwick, Northumberland
The Gallivant – Camber Sands, East Sussex
Matara – Tetbury, Gloucestershire
The Elephant Hotel – Pangbourne, Berkshire
Beeston Manor – Preston, Lancashire
BAad Glasgow – Glasgow
The Crab and Lobster – Thirsk, North Yorkshire
The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh – Edinburgh
The Secret Garden – Ashford, Kent
Both of you can put all your time and energy into being creative with those dreamy Pinterest aisle ideas, elegant wedding invitations, intimate dining seating plans/ decorations, and wedding favours. Put a positive spin on this. Because it is a smaller wedding, this equals a smaller budget to work with.
If you’re an introverted person and hate to be the centre of attention then having a micro wedding will enable you to feel less pressure from family or friends. Keep it small number wise. It’s a win, win really.
Have you ever considered elopement? Many couples are adventures and want to experience travelling the world. Packing their bags and off they go. Eloping involves getting married in the most spectacular, breathe taking places, with very limited guests or no guests at all on a mountain top, in caves, under the sea etc the list just goes on and on there is so much awesomeness out there. I personally would pick getting married under the northern lights and stars.
-Micro weddings allow you to connect with the people you love and care about in a relaxing atmosphere. Unlike bigger weddings when your time is spread thinly with each guest to get around to everyone, so with a smaller guest list this way you can really spend time with those dear close family and friends without feeling rushed.
-Weddings are times to create some memories, so why not plan a unique activity or throw a surprise in for your guests? For example, a photo booth, DIY cocktail bar, glitter bar, hot chocolate bar, singing waiters, giant games, palm readers, farm animals for petting, fire performers, live band, bouncy castle, String Quartet, Acoustic Soloist, wheel of fun, date ideas box, casino tables, serve street food, Harpist, space hoppers, mini-golf, silent disco, doughnut bobbing, karaoke, ice cream stall, prosecco drinks van, magicians, Caricaturist, fireworks display, fairground rides, sparkler send-off or Doughnut wall etc.
-Micro weddings enables you to save money, with fewer hours, guests and requirements to plan you can put the pennies away for your future plans, like saving for a house, new car or planning on starting a family.
-Many couples get married now with a small and intimate ceremony. They plan to have a blessing and throw a huge party later, and wow what a fantastic idea and something sweet to look forward to.
-Save the money for a huge honeymoon and go see the world together and experience those starry warm nights swimming in the ocean, walking the most spectacular mountain or jungle routes, eating local street food and experiencing the popular tourist attractions, embrace the culture and learn a new language.
I hope these points give you some food for thought and help you plan the wedding you truly desire.