If you are looking for a gorgeous wedding venue in the Cotswolds then you are in the right place because as a Cotswolds wedding photographer, I highly recommend this place for your happily ever after and joyous celebration! 

If you are looking for a space with a characterful heritage and a tranquil setting then you can at this venue. You can take in the elegant interior design and exceptional attention to detail too, which also makes a perfect backdrop for wedding photos.

In this post, I am going to tell you what to expect from a Blackwell Grange wedding, so you can decide whether this is the ideal venue for your special day.

What You Need to Know About Blackwell Grange

  • Location
  • Exclusively Yours
  • The Vibe
  • On-Site Catering
  • Ceremony 
  • Accommodation
  • Dedicated Planners
The bride at her Blackwell Grange wedding
Blackwell Grange wedding catering


Blackwell Grange is a historic wedding venue in Ilmington, Warwickshire – a tranquil Cotswold location.

This estate, which captures your heart from the moment you arrive, has been a family home for generations and is steeped in history.

You can truly make the most of every wonder of the listed buildings and land.

The bridal party at a Blackwell Grange wedding
The bride at a Blackwell Grange wedding

Exclusively Yours

A Blackwell Grange wedding means the venue is exclusively yours for your special day, and you will have access to all of the listed buildings and grounds they have to offer.

This is ideal as it means you have complete privacy with all of your guests and no disruptions from other people. You can simply enjoy the space and facilities that the venue has for your wedding day.

The Vibe

If you plan to have a Blackwell Grange wedding, you will expect a stunning 16th-century Thatch Barn which has become an integral part of the Blackwell landscape.

The venue has been lovingly restored and is licenced for civil ceremonies. It has original oak beams and barn doors, as well as a magnificent open fire and ambient lighting.

Dining and dancing are held in the modern Orchard Barn, which is illuminated by floor-to-ceiling windows which let in lots of natural light perfect for your wedding photography.

They also offer an impressive dining space, a mezzanine 'chill out' area, a striking helical staircase and a stylish and contemporary copper bar sitting alongside bar stools made from tractor seats and doors panelled with wood from the original water tower.

Every turn reveals expert craftsmanship and exceptional interior design – there is space for every moment of the day!

Blackwell Grange wedding details
Blackwell Grange wedding

On-Site Catering

At a Blackwell Grange wedding, the catering and events team will work with you to plan an unforgettable wedding breakfast. These professionals want this to be the most spectacular meal you have ever had.

Expect it to be delicious, fun, and theatrical from live food stations to barbecues or wood-fired pizza in the Herb Garden. Their talented chefs will delight your guests with food that is a visual and taste sensation for your evening celebration.


Before you enjoy your welcome drinks on the Apple Tree Lawn, exchange your vows in the Barn providing a cosy, beautiful and romantic setting for you.

You can also have your ceremony at the Arbour, an exceptionally picturesque setting located in the estate's breathtaking gardens. This ornate structure adorned with climbing plants, is located between a pair of chestnut trees opposite the Cider Lawn, with a backdrop of lush fields and rolling hills beyond.

You could also have a religious ceremony in one of the many lovely churches in the surrounding villages.


As the sun sets, take in the scenery and relax in the on-site accommodation, 1604, which has ten carefully designed en-suite bedrooms and can accommodate up to 22 guests, including you, and is right next to all the fun and festivities in the Orchard Barn.

You and your loved ones can stay until morning, swathed in the idyll of Blackwell Grange, enjoying breakfast together and reminiscing about your wedding day before leaving.

The bridal party at a Blackwell Grange wedding
Blackwell Grange wedding prep

Dedicated Planners

Your dedicated wedding planners will be on hand from the moment you arrive to assist you in creating your ideal Blackwell Grange wedding.

They will be there, working with you to make your vision a reality, whether you need advice on local cake designers or suggestions on how to make the most of this wonderful venue.

Ready to Plan a Blackwell Grange Wedding?

Now you know what to expect from a Blackwell Grange wedding, I hope it has helped you make your decision as to whether this sounds like the ideal venue for your celebration!

As a wedding photographer in the Cotswolds, I adore helping couples capture their wedding day in all of its beauty, from the emotions to the heartfelt and fun moments and of course, the atmosphere and detail of the wedding venue.

Your venue plays a big role in your wedding day, it is the place you will host your day so you want to ensure it offers the vibe and facilities that will make your day perfect.

Ready to enquire about your wedding photography? Let’s have a chat!