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Unique guest accommodation options for wedding venues

Posted December 11, 2023
Written By: Greendown Shepherd Huts

Unique guest accommodation options for wedding venues

Sally and James Ashton – Heathy Lea, Chatsworth Estate

Marrying couples need more from their chosen wedding venues than ever before. As well as seeking out the exclusive and inclusive wedding packages that mean better value for money, and more left in the wedding budget, an increasing number of couples are adding on-site wedding venue accommodation to their list of big day wants and needs.

Here at Greendown Shepherd Huts, we understand exactly what it takes to stand out in the crowded wedding market. We’ve already helped a number of UK wedding venues (including Chatsworth Estate’s Heathy Lea and Forbes of Kingennie) to turn their accommodation dreams into a reality, with no disruption at all to their wider business.

As you’ll discover however, keeping things unique and interesting for the couples marrying with you, their VIPs and wedding guests isn’t easy. Here we share the top and most unique accommodation ideas for wedding venues.


A room with a view

For wedding venues that are rich in woodland, taking advantage of the space above is certainly recommended. Treehouse retreats can bring a touch of magic to any venue, not to mention a whimsical and enchanting experience. Their location however doesn’t come without its challenges, with the process of taking your wedding accommodation to new heights fraught with logistical trials.

Camping but not as you know it

Luxury glamping tents are all the rage within the hospitality sector, with the glamping experience a far cry from the back to basics camping we enjoyed in the past. These surprisingly spacious tents offer a unique blend of comfort and adventure, especially when you add king-sized beds, cosy furnishings and private bathrooms.

While a glamorous camping experience for guests, it may not provide the luxury everyone expects on their wedding days.

Converted for pure comfort

Wedding venues can also make use of existing structures to expand their on-site accommodation offering in the most incredible way by transforming barns and other outbuildings into luxurious suites. The vaulted ceilings, exposed beams and rustic interiors will certainly make for a wow factor.

The upheaval of conversion can however prove costly and disruptive, with buildings eyesores during renovation, which is not something you’d want in the backdrop of those wedding pictures!

And the perfect solution…

Shepherd huts of course! Whether making the most of a serene lakeside location or taking yours deep into the forest, a well-placed shepherd hut makes a delightful addition to any wedding venue. Quaint, charming and versatile, shepherd huts are perfect for newlyweds seeking a romantic retreat and bridal parties wanting to get ready on-site in style.

Expanding your wedding venue’s accommodation doesn’t have to be a disruptive process. With the addition of a shepherd hut, your design – which can be chosen from our range or made bespoke – can be constructed off-site in 10 to 12 weeks, delivered, and installed in as little as 24 hours!

Whether buying or leasing a Greendown shepherd hut, the return on investment can be staggering. Just enter your details into our ROI Calculator to view your potential returns.


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Posted December 11, 2023

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