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Dry Hire Wedding Venues

Are you looking for a blank canvas wedding venue? Finding a venue that offers dry hire is going to give you the flexibility to create your dream wedding, whether you already have a list of wedding suppliers, want to fulfill a particular wedding theme or want a minimalist look, a dry hire wedding venue is ideal for you.

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Rutland Hall Hotel Wedding Venue in Oakham

Timeless Elegance in the Heart of Rutland & Leicestershire's Stunning Countryside

1 review

Rutland, Exton


10-500 guests

Couple walking in the courtyard of wedding venue, Hockwold Hall
Emma Feaviour Photography


Hockwold Hall Wedding Venue

Manor House Wedding Venue

62 reviews

Norfolk, Hockwold Cum Wilton

£5,500 - £9,650

60-200 guests

Bron Eifion Hotel and Wedding Venue North Wales

Late Availability Offer


Bron Eifion Hotel and Wedding Venue

Exclusive Luxury Coastal Wedding Venue and Hotel

23 reviews

Gwynedd, Criccieth

£80 - £120

30-150 guests

voco Manchester


voco™ Manchester - City Centre Wedding Venue

City Weddings at voco™ Manchester

Greater Manchester, Manchester

£4,000 - £8,000

20-200 guests

Deene Park Estate Marquee Weddings Northamptonshire


Deene Park Luxury Outdoor Weddings

A Marquee Venue Like No other!

75 reviews

Northamptonshire, Deene

£5,250 - £10,800

50-400 guests

Interior of the Mallard Suite set for wedding reception


The Mallard Suite Wedding Venue

Pretty Wedding Venue in Uxbridge set Alongside the River Frey

33 reviews

West London, Uxbridge

£3,500 - £7,500

20-300 guests

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Bosworth Hall Spa & Hotel


Bosworth Hall Hotel Wedding Venue

Escape to the grandeur of Bosworth Hall Spa Hotel for a wedding day filled with elegance and unforgettable memories in the heart of Leicestershire

8 reviews

Leicestershire, Market Bosworth

£5,000 - £15,000

50-275 guests

Warbrook House


Warbrook House Wedding Venue

Magnificent Mansion House Hotel Wedding Venue in Hampshire

12 reviews

Hampshire, Fleet

£7,500 - £12,000

30-150 guests

Bride and Groom holding hands outside Easthampstead Park
Photographer Paige Mary Photography

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Easthampstead Park Wedding Venue

Romantic Historic Victorian Mansion Wedding Venue with Exquisite Gardens

23 reviews

Berkshire, Wokingham

£9,500 - £20,300

4-110 guests

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Dry hire is where you hire the wedding space itself and nothing else. In most cases, you won't get the chairs, tables or decor and you are then needing to bring in any external wedding suppliers to decorate, cater and more. If you want to start with a complete blank canvas then dry hire is ideal for you.

Choosing a dry hire venue is great if you have a dream decor plan and want a blank canvas to bring that vision to life. Or if you have found your perfect wedding suppliers already then dry hire will mean you can bring them in with no issues from the venue. Dry hire is also an option for you if you want a specific themed wedding. Such as a minimalist theme wedding or art decor themed wedding. You will be able to bring your preferred suppliers in to bring your theme to reality! 

Venues that have a dry hire option are also typically good for Asian, Jewish, Caribbean and other traditional weddings where you may need to bring in a ceremony fixture (such as Chuppah or a Mandap) and specialist caterers. We have a huge range of wedding venues that offer dry hire, from wedding barns to manor houses, you will be able to choose the perfect venue and create your dream wedding from scratch!

FAQs About Dry Hire Weddings

When you opt for dry hire, it means you're renting just the wedding space itself without any frills. You often won't get the chairs, tables, or decorations included. Instead, you'll have the freedom to bring in your own wedding suppliers for catering, decor and more. If you dream of starting with a blank canvas and personalising every detail, dry hire is the perfect choice for you.

Choosing a dry hire venue often gives you the freedom to choose your wedding caterer. Some venues have a variety of approved caterers, offering a range of delicious options from food trucks to exquisite tasting menus. If you have a specific cuisine in mind, a dry hire venue is your best bet as they are usually more flexible. Just make sure to check with the venue before booking a caterer who isn't already approved, as there may be certain safety or hygiene requirements they need to meet.

In some cases, dry hire can be a much cheaper option than choosing a venue with wedding packages, especially if you plan to supply your own food and drink. However, you must remember to calculate the separate costs of food, drink, furniture hire and decor to understand exactly what the total cost will end up being. Many wedding packages include most of these costs and while they may appear more expensive on paper, can work out better. It all depends on your personal preferences as a couple.