The West Midlands is a region of the UK found in the centre of England and bordering Wales. It consists of the five counties of Herefordshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Shropshire.
The West Midlands is characterised by its commerce, and it became a significant location during the Industrial Revolution cemented by the introduction of the railways during the 19th century. There are influential cities and urban areas with wealth which radiated out into the countryside leading to some outstanding and fine architectural gems which have been beautifully preserved plus, the West Midlands has excellent travel links from all corners of the UK.
Despite its strong urban heritage and industrial cities, the West Midlands is home to some stunning landscapes and scenery with pretty market towns and picturesque villages. There are plenty of lovely destinations for a country wedding including historic castles, abbeys and grand stately homes, ancient halls and manor houses. Smaller, niche settings include timbered barns and romantic farmsteads plus a smattering of the unusual including canal and riverside settings, outdoor venues and even treetop locations for a wedding at height.
Away from the industrial centres, there are historic and attractive market towns which can provide the perfect backdrop to say your vows, and with plenty of wedding suppliers and amenities on hand to ensure you have everything you want on your special day. Choose Malvern in Worcestershire, Hereford or Lichfield in Staffordshire. Why not say ‘I do’ in Leamington Spa in Warwickshire or Whitchurch in Shropshire.
The wealth from the commercial and industrial centres of the West Midlands has ensured that much of the beautiful countryside across these five counties, has been well preserved with pretty villages showcasing historic architecture with easy access and great travel links. The rural areas of the West Midlands are authentic and genuine and depending on where you choose, can be remote from the hustle and bustle of the modern world.
The West Midlands can provide a wedding destination to suit most couple regardless of your taste or budget. There is a town or rural setting for just about every wedding with a great choice of approved venues plus some more ‘out of the box’ locations if you want something a little out of the ordinary. There are major road and rail networks throughout the West Midlands with excellent access from and to all parts of the UK and beyond.