20 Best of British Wedding Venues
Find your perfect setting with our round up of 20 great British venues
Surrounded by gorgeous gardens, enclosed by tall trees, Tylney Hall is a romantic country house venue in Hampshire. With a high vaulted ceiling, minstrels’ gallery and grad staircase, the interiors are grand and create and old-world atmosphere. Beautiful in every season, Tylney hall is a beautiful venue for traditional couples who want to wed in style.
2. Polhawn Fort
Complete with drawbridge, this cliff-top fort stands tall among sweeping lawns. Tie the knot inside the fort or go a more Bohemian vibe out in the summerhouse with its endless coastal views. Follow steps that lead down Polhawn Cove, a secluded beach for you to steal a moment together or paddle in the waves with your wedding party. A dreamy venue that believes every wedding should be as unique as the couple marrying.
3. The Grand York
York stands at the centre of Great Britain, situated midway between Edinburgh and London, and here you’ll find the breathtaking The Grand York hotel. With sweeping staircases, Edwardian architecture and original features The York is guaranteed to impress, making it the perfect wedding venue. Whether you plan on hosting an intimate celebration or a grand affair, The Grand York has the perfect event space. As well as plenty of photo opportunities within the hotel, York itself provides the perfect backdrop for your couples photographs with the city’s beautiful architecture and history. A wedding at The Grand York is bespoke and tailored to suit the needs of the happy couple, and can include a range of pre and post wedding celebrations, from spa treatments to afternoon tea, and event the use of the hotel's Cookery School.
4. Hatch House
A home away from home, Hatch house is tucked away in Wiltshire. The family home of Sir Henry and Lady Rumbold, a warm welcome awaits you in the tranquil countryside setting, with views of the Lake Wardour. Hatch House has the luxury of being licensed to hold wedding ceremonies in the dining room, the porch, and also in the pavilion on the second tier of the walled Dutch garden, leaving you with a myriad of choices of how and where you imagine spending your big day.
5. Missenden Abbey
A wedding at Missenden Abbey is sure to be memorable for all the right reasons. Surrounded by 10 acres of private grounds, the 12th century medieval abbey is the perfect setting to say “I do”. After your ceremony enjoy welcome drinks and canapés on the lanes before heading into the dinning room, boasting valued ceilings and stained glass windows, for your wedding breakfast. Guests can stay in comfort in one of the venues 56 bedrooms, allowing them to party into the night before heading wearily to bed.
6. The Greenway Hotel and Spa
The Greenway Hotel and Spa is a 16th Century, Elizabethan manor house. Offering a stunning and historic wedding venue in the Cotswolds, the venue is surrounded by landscaped grounds and beautiful countryside – the picture perfect backdrop to celebrate the most important day of your life with friends and family. There is room for your guests to stay over too, with 21 bedrooms available so that you can all really enjoy your time together.
7. Brockencote Hall Hotel
Celebrate your marriage at Brockencote Hall Hotel, an enchanting wedding venue where you can be assured that your wedding will be as perfect as you have always dreamed. Their dedicated team will assist you every step of the way so you can sit back, relax and enjoy the occasion.
The idyllic Worcestershire setting makes it a dream venue for weddings, whether a small reception, a civil celebration or a huge event with all the bells and whistles. The house, with its grand approach, French inspired architecture and beautiful features, such as the lovingly restored dovecote, will make the perfect backdrop for your big day.
8. Clearwell Castle
Your ceremony entrance will be nothing less than spectacular as you glide down the 75 foot long aisle in the Ballroom at Clearwell castle. Here, with the castle as your backdrop, you will feel like royalty for the day. Sitting proudly in the Forest of Dean, Clearwell castle has just about everything any couple could dream of. With a host of reception rooms, 20 acres of grounds and the magnificent exterior of the castle, there are countless areas for photo opportunities. The in-house chefs will cook up a magnificent three-course meal, before you hit the dance floor with your nearest and dearest.
9. Tunnels Beaches
As far as a coastal location goes, it doesn’t get much better that Tunnels Beaches. The modern venue is set into the cliff, over looking one of three private black sand beaches – all of which you can take advantage of for dramatic couples photographs. Enjoy a fabulous spread of barbecued delights, while you watch the waves roll in. With the stunning setting and relaxed atmosphere, if you are lucky with the weather, you will feel like you’re marrying abroad!
10. Maunsel House
Maunsel House has a reputation of being relaxed, flexible and friendly. With weddings ranging from the tastefully traditional to the daringly different, choose from a formal dining experience or a luxurious laid-back affair. Licensed to share you day with up to 170 family and friends, Maunsel House and its professional wedding and events team will ensure your wedding dreams come true. With exclusive use of the manor house and gardens, including four sensational ceremony spaces, embracing both indoor and outdoor settings, the choice is endless for creating the perfect day.
11. The Runnymede on Thames
On the bank of the River Thames, The Runnymede Hotel is such a pretty place to celebrate your marriage. Arrive by boat before heading to one of two licensed suits for your ceremony. On sunny days, enjoy a river cruise as a married couple on the hotels private boat, before enjoying Champagne and canapés with your guests on the terrace. Extend your stay and enjoy the hotels spa and restaurant with your friends and family after the wedding day.
12. Headland Hotel
Perched on the craggy cliff edge of Fistral beach, renowned for its long stretch of golden sand, rolling waves and great surfing, stands the Headland Hotel. The red bricked, Victorian hotel boasts panoramic ocean views from almost every window. A standout drinks reception is one held on the hotels terrace, with the sea providing an aquamarine blue backdrop for your group photographs.
13. Meols Hall Tithe Barn
Found in the grounds of Meol’s Hall, sits the Tithe Barn. The 400 year old barn has been restored by local craftsmen to showcase many original features, like the original brick walls and beamed ceiling. Enjoy an award-winning menu with up to 120 guests before taking advantage of the countryside-setting for romantic couples photographs.
14. Ashdown Park
An elegant country house, Ashdown Park is set in the forest said to have inspired A.A. Milne’s Winnie The Pooh, Ashdown Forest. Vaulted ceilings, stunning stained glass windows, neo-Gothic architecture and fabulous grounds, you and your guests will be blown away when they arrive at Ashdown Park.
15. Southend barns
Nestled in the quaint little village of Donnington in Chichester, Southern Barns is an idyllic setting for romantic nuptials and exquisite receptions. The Secret Garden is the newest new entry and a picture-perfect spot to exchange vows. Surrounded by manicured gardens and a pretty courtyard, the 200-year-old Threshing Barn is the perfect canvas to add to and truly make your own. Rustic yet sophisticated, this welcoming barn can be transformed into your dream venue.
16. Holmewood Hall
Nestled away in the tranquil countryside of Cambridgeshire, a stunning Tudor Gothic-style mansion, Holmewood Hall. Say your vows in the Gold room, which features a 50 foot long aisle and and 18-carat gold ceiling. Or for an outdoor ceremony, marry under the Bandstand, surrounded by pristine gardens. Surrounded by ten acres of manicured grounds and parkland, steeped in history and abounding with elegance, Holmewood Hall is the perfect, exclusive-use wedding venue in Cambridgeshire.
17. Holkham Hall
At the heart of this 25,000-acre estate on the Norfolk Coast sits Holkham Hall. A Palladian mansion and family home for over 300 years, Holkham specialises in one-of-a-kind celebrations that inspire creativity and wonder. The unspoilt sand dunes, breath-taking landscapes, sparkling lakes and grand interiors offer endless possibilities for spectacular events.
18. The Torridon
A luxury wedding venue in the Highlands, The Torridon boast the most magnificent views across Loch Torridon – you are sure to get stunning photographs here. With exclusive use, the 58 acre estate will become your own for the duration of your stay. Arrive in style by helicopter and enjoy a day filled with fine food, fresh air, pipers and perhaps a dram or two of whisky. You could even get involved with some land or sea adventures at the resorts activity centre.
19. Hedsor House
Hedsor House has earned itself a reputation for being one of the UK’s most exclusive places to say, “I Do”. Set within 100 acres of historic parkland in Buckinghamshire, the house and grounds can be hired in their entirety for civil wedding ceremonies, blessings and receptions, with capacity for up to 150 guests. Couples marrying at Hedsor can now also include their dog in their wedding for some prefect pictures and furry entertainment!
20. The Byre at Inchyra
The Byre at Inchyra is an award-winning wedding estate set in the heart of Scotland. During the warm months, you can plan your event outdoors, amidst the enchanting woodland, or if you prefer indoors, the barn is a picturesque option. The historic barn has been restored to offer commodity and luxury, without compromising its rustic charm. A blank canvas for you to adorn and transform into your dream setting, the Byre is the jewel in the crown of the estate.
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