outside in milton keynes

Milton Keynes, which is in Buckinghamshire, is a thriving town renowned for its innovative urban planning and vibrant community.

Known as a "New Town," it boasts modern architecture, expansive green spaces, and an extensive network of parks and lakes.

The town offers a blend of cultural attractions, including the MK Gallery and The Stables music venue, alongside excellent shopping facilities like Centre:MK and Xscape, which houses entertainment options like indoor skiing and a cinema.

With its efficient transportation links, diverse cultural scene, and a balance between urban amenities and natural landscapes, Milton Keynes stands as an appealing hub for residents and visitors alike.

Many people choose to host their wedding or wedding reception within Milton Keynes.

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weddings in milton keynes

Getting married outdoors near Milton Keynes offers a picturesque setting for couples seeking a unique and scenic wedding experience. With its abundance of green spaces, parks, and countryside locations, there are ample opportunities to exchange vows amidst nature's beauty. From the charming backdrop of Campbell Park or the tranquility of Emberton Country Park to the elegance of Woburn Estate's gardens, couples can choose from various stunning venues in and around Milton Keynes.

Whether envisioning an intimate ceremony surrounded by lush gardens or a romantic celebration with panoramic views, getting married outdoors near Milton Keynes allows couples to create unforgettable moments in a naturally enchanting setting.


Around milton keynes, there are various accommodation options catering to different budgets and needs.

Hotels: Milton Keynes offers various hotels, including luxury chains, boutique hotels, and budget-friendly accommodations like Holiday Inn Milton Keynes, Jurys Inn, and DoubleTree by Hilton.
B&Bs: Charming B&Bs provide cosy stays, such as Old George Hotel and The White House B&B, offering personalised services and a homely atmosphere.

Serviced Apartments: Apartments like City Stay Apartments and Cotels Serviced Apartments offer a more independent accommodation experience with amenities akin to home.

Guesthouses: There are guesthouses providing comfortable stays in the outskirts and nearby towns like Stony Stratford.

Nearby Areas:
Towns and villages surrounding Milton Keynes, such as Woburn, Stony Stratford, and Newport Pagnell, also offer various accommodation choices.

GETTING TO milton keynes

These options offer convenient access to the whole country.

Milton Keynes has several transport options for reaching the town:

Train: Milton Keynes benefits from excellent rail links. The town has its own railway station, Milton Keynes Central, served by regular trains from major cities like London, Birmingham, Manchester, and Glasgow. The West Coast Main Line provides direct services to and from London Euston, making it easily accessible by train.

Road: Milton Keynes is well-connected by road, situated near major motorways including the M1 and A5. It's easily accessible by car or coach, with good road networks connecting it to nearby cities and towns.

Bus: The town has an extensive local bus network operated by various companies, offering connections within Milton Keynes and to surrounding areas. National coach services also serve Milton Keynes, connecting it to other cities across the country.

Air: While Milton Keynes does not have its own airport, the nearby London Luton Airport and London Heathrow Airport provide international and domestic flights. Both airports are within reasonable driving distance or accessible by public transport.

These transportation options ensure convenient access to Milton Keynes from various parts of the UK by train, road, bus, and air.


We work on a 100 miles radius from our base near Hitchin, Hertfordshire. If you have a space, a venue or a location in mind, let us know and we will do what we can to make it happen. Also, worth checking out our venues page to see some of our favourite spots.

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Choose your perfect place near Milton Keynes

We are exclusive partners at these venues so know they work perfectly for tipi and sail cloth events.

If you have another space, a venue, or a different location in mind, let us know and we can do what we can to make it happen.

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Tip Top Venues Newton Lonville, Milton Keynes
Nestled in an 800-acre farm, this tipi wedding venue offers the perfect setting for couples seeking a unique and unforgettable celebration.  Exchange your vows under the open sky, surrounded by a tranquil lake and the rustic charm of a working farm.
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The Jetty
In rural North Bedfordshire overlooking an 18 hole golf course, The Jetty is not your average wedding venue.  Accessed down a 500m private driveway, past their lakeside holiday cottages, and water lilies you'll find The Jetty, tucked away on the other side of the lake.  You and your guests will feel instantly at home and relaxed with their warm welcome and easy going approach.
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Vanstone Park, Our home
Our home. We have curated everything you'll need for your perfect tipi celebration with options to customise too. As we’re based here you can come and take a look around to get the sense of a tipi space.
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Brook Farm
Part of the Theobalds Park Estate, once owned by King James I. Now a family owned farm, celebrations are held next to a beautiful lake with a walkway to an island giving the wow factor that we all secretly want on our big day. The surrounding woodland allow you and your guests to enjoy tranquil views and soak up its beauty in the great outdoors.

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Are you wondering how you could get married outdoors close to Milton Keynes?

You might know exactly the kind of outside wedding you’d like or just where you’d like to get married or maybe neither! It might be you just know that something under cover outside is your vibe and our team of outdoor event experts are here ready to help. We’re on WhatsApp if that’s easier.

Our tipis or sail cloth marquees make the perfect backdrop for your special day, whatever the time of year. The differences between them and the benefits of one over the other are mainly aesthetic. Tipis are more enclosed which can feel more intimate and cosy. Sail cloth marquees open at the side allowing for that view of the countryside. It is England though, so transparent sides are there if the weather isn’t dry!

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Tipis provide a snug and weather-resistant atmosphere for your wedding, offering a delightful amalgamation of indoor comfort and outdoor charm. These versatile structures can be tailored to suit any event size - by connecting multiple tipis, we can host gatherings of over 600 guests or create intimate celebrations in just one. A single tipi is perfect for smaller weddings, offering the option to lift the sides for an open sheltered space. Doubling the number to two tipis creates ample room for dancing, a rustic bar area, or a cozy lounge. The relaxed vibe of a tipi is accentuated by rustic furniture, fire pits, and woven flooring. With their natural tan canvas and wooden pole structures, they effortlessly blend into any setting, making the Hertfordshire countryside an ideal location for your ceremony or reception/after-party. These canvas structures offer endless possibilities for various wedding themes, providing a blank canvas to bring your unique vision to life, unrestricted by the limitations of a permanent venue.

Capacity : From 70 to 600 Guests
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stretch tents

Stretch tents offer an outstanding canopy solution, ideal for ceremonies or intimate gatherings. Their unique design, characterised by open sides, fosters a versatile ambiance, perfectly tailored for your special occasion. These tents' flexibility allows them to be set up as stand-alone structures, providing a customisable space for your event. Incorporating lighting and flooring further enriches the atmosphere, transforming the tent into a welcoming and cozy environment. The adaptability of stretch tents makes them an excellent choice for those seeking a versatile and engaging space that effortlessly accommodates diverse event styles and the distinct requirements of a wedding celebration.

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celeste marquee

The Celeste Marquee stands out as an incredibly versatile and adaptable option for outdoor weddings due to its wide-ranging sizing options. Ranging from a modest 1-pole structure to an expansive 5-pole arrangement, this marquee caters comprehensively to diverse event needs. Its flexibility seamlessly accommodates shifts from intimate gatherings to larger celebrations, accommodating up to 600 guests. This versatility makes it an excellent choice for couples seeking a venue that effortlessly adjusts to their wedding's size and scope. Whether planning an intimate affair or a grand-scale event near Milton Keynes, the Celeste Marquee provides the perfect balance of flexibility and capacity, ensuring a tailored and welcoming space for any wedding celebration.

Capacity : 100 to 600 Guests
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sailcloth tents

Sailcloth tents, with their translucent fabric, naturally infuse a romantic ambiance, perfect for a dreamy wedding overlooking the scenic Buckinghamshire countryside.

Aurora Sailcloths, recently introduced to the UK market, stand as a proud addition to our outdoor event inventory. Be among the first in this locale to host your wedding under these exquisite tents. What makes them exceptional is their unique double-pole structure and generous 18-meter width, offering versatile layout options. The Aurora's flexibility shines through its varied sizes, ranging from two to six poles, accommodating both intimate, cozy gatherings and grand celebrations or wedding receptions of up to 600 people. Experience the allure of these new tents for your unforgettable wedding celebration.

Capacity : From 200 to 600 Guests
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Milton Keynes has a registry office known as the Milton Keynes Register Office. The Milton Keynes Register Office is typically the place where couples can legally marry or form civil partnerships in the area.

There are also a variety of other churches and religious buildings locally as well as a number of other licensed venues, including Woburn Abbey, The Sculpture Gallery, Woburn, Horwood House and Abbey Hill Golf Centre.

Blessing and Celebrant-led Ceremonies

Many couples choose a quieter affair for their actual vows and a blessing / celebrant-led ceremony at one of our venues. Our nearby venue, Tip Top Venues in Newton Lonville is a popular choice for blessings and wedding receptions.

It's possible to have two celebrations either on the same day or not!