• Lloyd Richard

Small Wedding Venues for 30 Guests


Small Wedding Venues for 30 Guests

Small Wedding Venues for 30 Guests

From 4 July, gatherings of more than 30 people will be permitted but only in certain public places as set out in law. This will include all licensed venues where legal marriage ceremonies can take place however it is strongly advised that numbers are restricted to 30 for public health reasons.


"So I am delighted that places of worship will be able to reopen for prayer and services –including weddings with a maximum of 30 people, all subject to social distancing." Prime Minister, 23rd June 2020.


With this in mind, I thought it would be helpful to list the best small wedding venues that I have worked at. Most of these small wedding venues are in Hampshire, so they are easily accessible for anyone getting married here. I can give a little insight into your options when choosing the best place to have a small wedding. These venues have the ability to host small weddings. All the while without it looking out of place and most of them have outside spaces to get married in. Not only is getting married outside a wonderful experience, but it is also safer during this COVID-19 era.

Places To Have Small Weddings


Outside wedding at Pitt Hall Barn

Have you ever wanted to get married in a forest, surrounded by swaying trees and the birds singing? Ditching the aisle for a woodland track and you're halfway to a fairytale wedding. This is a unique wedding venue, to say the least, and should be up there even if you were planning a wedding without considering social distancing.

small wedding outside wedding venue

Intimate Tipi Weddings

Real Wedding: Tipi Wedding Hampshire

I am guilty of saying that many weddings I have attended have been in my top selection (not that I keep score, honest). But Mea and Toby did what they wanted to do, they looked at what was important to them and went with it. They hired a field, put a couple of tipis in it, filled it with different food vendors and an eclectic mix of musician and even a comedian! Voila! You have your very own festival. The bonus of a festival wedding is that it can easily adhere to the government's rules on social distancing at weddings.

Quote from Philippa at Love Tipi: "Tipis not only provide a stunning venue for your Wedding but are also versatile structures. The sides of the Tipis can be lifted to create more space for social distancing Wedding guests, with smaller Tipis available for more intimate ceremonies"


Small Wedding Venue

Small Wedding at Three Choirs Vineyard

Real Wedding: Three Choirs Vineyard Wedding Photography

Three Choirs Vineyard is one of my favourite venues, it's located in Shedfield near Southampton. To start with it has 4 different locations to get married in, two of which are located outside. You have The Gazebo, The Vine Room, Byre (outside), and the Old Winery (outside). Sam and the staff pay close attention to the detail and what is important to you. I have no doubt that they would have this cosy venue adjusted to suit the current situation.


Small wedding in a Vineyard
Small Wedding outside at Three Choirs Vinyard

Outside Wedding at Field Place Manor

Real Wedding: Field Place Manor Wedding Photography

Field Place Manor is another wedding venue that can host a more compact wedding assembly. The best part is that you don't have to compromise either, the outside area is beautiful! The elegant outside ceremony location is braced by a stunning wildflower garden on the peripherals. This compliments the barn backdrop perfectly.


Intimate wedding at field place Manor
Small wedding venues for 30 guest

Outside Wedding at Southend Barns

Real Wedding: Southend Barns Wedding Photography

Southend Barns have always been a top wedding venue in West Sussex, this is due to it's impeccably kept grounds and very attentive staff. Now, with small outside ceremonies being the go-to for 2020, I'm sure they will be able to host a perfect wedding for anyone that wants to book. There is no compromise when comparing either the inside or outside location, both are incredible choices for a small wedding.


Outside wedding for 30 people at southend Barns
Southend Barns intimate indoor wedding venue

Outside Wedding Reception at Cain Manor

Cain Manor, hosted by Bijou which translates to small and elegant. This barn certainly does live up to being small and elegant, with its beautiful barn on the chic grounds it is one of the finest venues I have worked at. A Cosy Country House is how they describe themselves and it does fit that description perfectly. The barn has huge doors that lead to the courtyard so you could have them open providing a nice breeze throughout. Alternatively, you can choose to have your wedding outside on the patio or next to The Music Room.


Cain manors outside wedding reception area for a small wedding

Spacious Wedding at Clock Barn

Real Wedding: Clock Barn Wedding Photography

Clock Barn is likened Cain Manor in the fact that they have an impressive barn and outside area. The barn has plenty of space to accommodate up to 30 guests safely whilst still adhering to the government guidance. Once you have said the I do's you have the exclusive use of the grounds and can take the time to mingle with your friends and family.


Spacious wedding reception at Clock BArn

Intimate Wedding at Bartholomew Barn

Real Wedding: Bartholomew Barn Wedding Photography

If I was going to choose a venue for a small wedding Bartholomew Barn would be high on my list. It allows for all your guests to gather around the large fish pond in the courtyard. All the while you stand inside the intimate barn to exchange your vows.