Are you ready to tie the knot?

If you’re in the midst of planning your wedding and are looking for a location that offers natural beauty, historical significance, and a strong sense of community, Malvern could be the perfect choice. 

In this blog, we’ll be exploring five reasons to consider holding your wedding in Malvern. From stunning landscapes to affordable prices, Malvern has everything you need for an unforgettable wedding experience.

So, let’s dive in and discover what makes Malvern such a unique and wonderful location for a wedding celebration! 


1. Malvern is Perfect for a Quaint Countryside Wedding

malvern hills

If you’ve always dreamt of a picturesque countryside wedding with breathtaking scenery and views in every direction, Malvern should be top of your list! 

Recognised as an ‘area of outstanding natural beauty’ (and rightly so), Malvern has everything you could possibly wish for from a countryside wedding location. With the magnificent Worcestershire Beacon and North Hill visible from the town itself, and luscious fields as far as the eye can see, you really couldn’t wish for better surroundings on your wedding day. 


2. Malvern is Conveniently Located 

Great Malvern railway station

Another, more practical, reason to get married in Malvern is its location! Close to a number of major cities, Malvern is well-connected and easily accessible by various means of transportation, including road, rail, and air.

Travelling to Malvern

Arriving by Car: Malvern can be reached from the M5 and M50 motorways, which provide easy access to the town from various parts of the UK. There are also several major roads that run through the town, including the A449 and A4103.

Arriving by Train: Malvern has two train stations, Malvern Link and Great Malvern, which are served by direct trains from various cities, including Birmingham, Bristol, and London. The stations are located on the Cotswold Line, which provides easy access to other towns and cities in the region.

Flights: The nearest major airport to Malvern is Birmingham Airport, which is approximately 45 miles away. There are also several smaller airports in the region, such as Gloucestershire Airport and Bristol Airport, which may be more convenient for some guests.


3. Malvern Has Many Local Amenities 

If you’re staying at a hotel in Malvern for a few days alongside your guests, there are plenty of local amenities to explore. From beautiful walking trails to a whole variety of local independent shops, cafes, galleries, theatres and spas. 

Why not take a wander around the Great Malvern Priory and visit the Malvern Museum to learn all about the history of the town? Or, how about treating yourself to a sumptuous meal in our award-winning Mulberry Tree Restaurant? Offering the finest local produce and perfectly balanced dishes full of flavour, there’s something for everyone.

Here are a few other places worth exploring whilst in town:

  • Priory Park, Clarendon Court, 18 Priory Rd, Malvern WR14 3DR
  • Old Court Nurseries and Picton Garden, Walwyn Rd, Malvern WR13 6QE
  • Just So Malvern gift shop, 92 Barnard’s Green Rd, Malvern WR14 3LY
  • Malvern Hills Gallery, 1 Worcester Rd, Malvern WR14 4QY
  • Malvern Serenity Salon, 4a Court Rd, Malvern WR14 3BL 

With so much to do, there’s never a dull moment in Malvern!


4. A Malvern Wedding Can be More Cost-Effective

wedding planning

With wedding prices soaring over the last few years, sticking to a budget can become tricky. 

Fortunately, you’ll find a variety of wedding packages available across different venues in Malvern and, while prices will vary, on the whole, you’ll find that most places are a little more purse friendly than larger cities or towns. 

This is because, not only are rural weddings cheaper than those in urbanised areas but, in Malvern’s case, the accessibility and convenience mean that guests can easily get in and out of the town without you having to pay for their transport or them having to pay for expensive taxis! 


5. Malvern’s Historic Architecture Adds to the Magic

Great Malvern Priory, Malvern, Worcestershire, UK

Malvern’s traditional architecture creates an idyllic backdrop for weddings and, when coupled with the stunning natural surroundings, it provides the perfect opportunity to capture beautiful wedding snaps. 

With stunning Victorian and Edwardian buildings like the Great Malvern Priory and Priory Gatehouse, there are plenty of unique designs and intricate details that guarantee breathtaking wedding photographs. 

Just a 2-minute walk from The Mount Pleasant Hotel, you also have Rosebank Gardens with its classic Buzzards, terraced paths, beautifully kept lawns and Victorian lamp posts – a great place for a group photo!

You might also be interested in: How to Find the Best Wedding Photographer


Find the Ideal Venue for a Wedding in Worcestershire 

Mount Pleasant Hotel Malvern

If you’ve read through our article and decided that Malvern is the ideal spot for your special day, why not get in touch with us? 

At The Mount Pleasant Hotel, we offer a variety of wedding packages to suit a range of budgets and group sizes. Whether you require a dedicated wedding planner and accommodation, or you simply need a venue with catering and drinks, we’ve got an option for you. 

Let us take the stress out of your special day, take a look at our free wedding brochures and call us to start planning your dream wedding now.