12 Venues Fit for a Fairy Tale Wedding
Feel like a princess with these fairytale venues
Article by Ella Howarth
Explore this selection of luxury, fairytale venues we've gathered to give you all the inspiration you need...
1. Bourton Hall
An impressive Italianate-country house with pretty sandstone ashlar detailing, a romantic balcony and two large three-story canted bays that give the notion of a fairytale castle. As soon as you step foot in the door at Bourton Hall, the large reception rooms with their original features will blow you away. The grand staircase is set underneath two stunning glass cupolas that flood the space with natural light, perfect for pictures. Set within 15 acres of lawns, gardens and woodland, and with extensive views across rolling Warwickshire countryside, Bourton Hall has all the charm, elegance and grandeur to form the perfect backdrop for your dream wedding.
Looking to say ‘I do’ in Dartmoor? Set in 275 acres of beautiful countryside and rolling valleys, Bovey Castle is a truly unforgettable wedding venue in Devon. With its rich history, effortless charm and elegance, you can enjoy a castle wedding like no other. Stunning landscaped gardens and period architecture offer the perfect backdrop for wedding photographs, while their experienced wedding team can create any wedding theme. You can hire exclusive use of the venue, perfect for larger weddings and the ultimate private Bovey Castle wedding.
3. Chiswick House
Chiswick House is an 18th-century villa that has played host to lavish celebrations for hundreds of years. Say ‘I do’ under the splendid domed saloon, enjoy drinks and canapés across the ornately decorated Galleries or dine among a lavish collection of art history. The Conservatory is set within the Italian Garden, planted with roses, wisteria and many more colourful blooms.
4. Gosfield Hall
Make an entrance with the 120-foot-long aisle in Queen Charlotte's oak-paneled gallery at Gosfield Hall. With an extravagant ballroom, elegant reception rooms and ten acres of manicured grounds, there are hundreds of beautiful backdrops for your photographs at this Georgian Mansion.
5. Howsham Hall
Exuding architectural grandeur, the Grade I listed Howsham Hall lies to the northeast of York, North Yorkshire, in a quiet secluded valley. After 350 years as a family home, the hall has been transformed into a luxury countryside retreat, finished to the highest standard. With a variety of stunning event spaces and 12 luxury bedrooms, it is a perfect venue for a luxury and romantic wedding day.
6. Hylands Estate
A stunning Grade II* listed, Neo-Classical Mansion and contemporary Grand Pavilion, Hylands House is the perfect setting to host your wedding. Set in over 500 acres of landscaped parkland, the lavish ceremony and reception rooms in the house offer stunning views of the countryside, while the sleek Grand Pavilion accommodates both intimate and large wedding parties of up to 300 guests.
7. Leez Priory
A stunning Tudor house, Leez Priory is full of character and charm. The character in the carriageway is remarkable. The giant oak doors on either side are original, and date back to the 16th century, and the cartwheel chandelier spreads light into space below. The look is completed with the medieval flagstone floor, creating the perfect welcome for your wedding guests. The house is set within 40 acres of private grounds. The inner courtyard includes a croquet lawn and is the perfect sunny spot for your drinks and canapé reception. Make the most of the two lakes, babbling brook and wooded areas for the backdrop of your photographs.
8. Luton Hoo
The ultimate country resort, set in over 1,000 acres steeped in history and elegance, Luton Hoo provides distinctly memorable experiences. Choose between the five-star Mansion House hotel with its royal history, marble interiors and beautiful period rooms and the exclusive use wedding venue Warren Weir. With Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh often returning to Luton Hoo in the early years of their marriage to celebrate their wedding anniversary, it would seem that weddings and civil partnerships at Luton Hoo come with a certain Royal approval.
9. Mallory Court
The historic Mallory Court Hotel and Spa is a beautiful Warwickshire wedding venue with an award-winning events team ready to make your special day one to remember. Set in 10 acres of private grounds with views out onto the countryside beyond, there’s plenty of stunning spaces to choose from as a backdrop to your wedding ceremony or reception.
The in-house florist and accessories supplier can advise you on stunning floral displays and co-ordinations. Plus, there is room for your guests to stay over and make a weekend of your wedding in one of the 43 bedrooms.
10. Palm House Sefton Park
Marry under the glass dome of Palm House surrounded by an abundance of exotic plants. The Grade 2 listed building is flooded with light – a photographer’s dream venue – and filled with a botanical fragrance. Your guests will be in awe when they arrive, dine on delectable dishes underneath palm leaves and party the night away in the lit-up dome.
11. Glen Tanar
Plan for your special day to be surrounded by some of Scotland’s most breathtaking scenery. Situated in Royal Deeside in Aberdeenshire, Glen Tanar is a truly special wedding venue. Say “I do” in the intimate Chapel of St Lesmo before greeting your guests on the lawns, taking in views of the Scottish Highlands. Dine and dance in the Victorian Ballroom, which features a vaulted ceiling adorned with antlers, original oak floors and a roaring open fire.
12. St Audries Park
Hidden away in the Somerset countryside, with views of the Bristol Channel, you’ll find St Audries Park. Whatever the season you’re set to marry, this venue is full of elegance and romance. Say your vows in the glass Orangery before making your way to the Great Hall to keep cosy by the open fireplace in the winter, or greet your guests on the manicured lawns after your confetti moment in the summer months. The traditional Georgian Manor dates back to 1086 and is full of fairytale charm.
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