Worcestershire in the heart of England, a place of tranquil beauty, rich in history and noted for its iconic black and white half-timbered cottages and houses. Worcestershire offers some of the most stunning scenery anywhere in the UK with the Malvern Hills, the Vale of Evesham and the Northern Clent Hills just some of the picturesque destinations in this beautiful county.
There is no shortage of stylish approved venues both traditional and contemporary in Worcestershire, whether you are looking for a country setting an attractive town location. Historic abbeys, stone castles, stately homes and grand Georgian mansions are on offer alongside discreet and hidden venues like mills, timbered barns and romantic manor houses. There are also outdoor venues designed to make the most of this exceptionally beautiful and peaceful county including woodland settings and even a safari park.
Choose the county town and cathedral city of Worcester for a stylish town wedding with pubs, restaurants and hotels ranging from the historic to the uber contemporary. Escape to Malvern, a Victorian spa town at the foot of the Malvern Hills surrounded by the most amazing scenic backdrop and with plenty of pretty villages and historic market towns. What is called ‘The Malverns’ also includes Tenbury Wells in the Terne Valley and the ancient riverside town of Upon upon Severn. One of the prettiest and most popular villages is Broadway, part of the Cotswolds located in Worcestershire, with distinctive honey-coloured architecture and a pretty high street with the iconic Broadway Tower, once home to the that well known doyen of the Arts and Crafts movement, William Morris.
The River Severn is a significant feature throughout Worcestershire and can make the perfect waterside setting for a town wedding. Consider Bewdley which has an attractive and historic Georgian town centre and stands at a crossing of the River Severn on the edge of the Wyre Forest. The village of Bredon lies at the foot of Bredon Hill beside a different waterway, the River Avon. With Iron Age earthworks, Bredon has a folly called Parson’s Folly which stands inside the earthworks – the folly was built in the 18th century to make sure that the hill, which stands at 991 feet in height, could be rounded up to the full 100 feet.
Foodies will love to plan their wedding menu with such an abundance of local produce on offer – a great taste at the wedding banquet and the possibility of sourcing everything from nearby suppliers. Worcestershire is not just famous for its distinctive brown sauce but also for its heritage as a fruit growing area with many Worcestershire apple varieties as well as plums and pears – pears actually feature in the coat of arms for Worcestershire County Cricket club – so there is no excuse not to serve the finest fruit juices, punches and cider on your special day.
Just a stone’s throw from the Cotswolds, Worcestershire offers easy access from the West Midlands. Despite its seclusion and tranquil environment, Worcestershire has excellent travel links with a motorway, the M5, good rail connections with a direct service to London Paddington, plus easy access to the international airport in Birmingham.