30 beautiful wedding venues you have to see

We've shortlisted 30 of the most gorgeous venues from all corners of the UK

The beginning of your wedding planning journey is likely to commence with that gargantuan task of find your dream wedding venue. With endless locations to explore and so many beautiful wedding venues to decide between, it can seem a little overwhelming, but we are here to banish any stress. Discover our round-up of 30 of the most aesthetically pleasing venues…

30 beautiful wedding venues

 

Cowley Manor Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire

Cowley Manor

With spaces like the Billiard Room and Library, your intimate wedding for up to 50 guests will feel like a country house weekend. Guest list closer to 200? Party in a marquee on the top lawn.

Searceys at the Gherkin London

London

Searcy’s at the Gherkin

The panoramic vistas from the sky-high venues are breathtaking, with ceremonies for up to 140 guests, followed by dinner watching the sunset or a jazzy cocktail reception for 260. And all in the heart of the city.

Rise Hall Yorkshire

Yorkshire

Rise Hall

Famous for being the lovingly restored project of Channel 4’s Sarah Beeny, this Grade-II listed stately home is available for exclusive use with all 30 bedrooms and a ballroom that holds up to 200 guests.

Hatch House Wiltshire

Wiltshire

Hatch House

High on the list of most beautiful wedding venues for a reason… this venue also has a licence for the pavilion on the second tier of the walled garden with the option of more seating on the lawn below.

Elmore Court Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire

Elmore Court

There’s the Grade II-listed Elmore Court and there’s a 13th-century church less than a mile away, or have a civil ceremony at the main house then party at the contemporary Gillyflower building. 

Bovey Castle Devon

Devon

Bovey Castle

Located in the spectacular Dartmoor National Park, it has a host of rooms for all party sizes. Invite up to 130 at the romantic outdoor summerhouse, or go grand in the stately Cathedral Room with its Minstrels gallery.

Five Four Studios Manchester

Manchester

Five Four Studios

A chic, bright-white blank canvas, these former warehouses in Salford are perfect for creative couples looking for something chic and contemporary. Up to 60 for a ceremony, 120 for dinner or 200 for a great party.

House of Commons London

London

House of Commons

One of the world’s most iconic buildings. Hold a ceremony in the Members’ Dining Room for up to 150 or 60 in the Jubliee Room. Reception spaces can hold up to 170 seated or 200 standing.

Beaverbrook Hotel Surrey

Surrey

Beaverbrook Hotel

Beaverbrook can host weddings Monday to Thursday in The House (up to 45 guests with 18 bedrooms) or The Garden House (50 guests, 11 bedrooms), with the option of a marquee for up to 120. And it’s under half an hour from Gatwick if guests are flying in.

Laura Ashley The Belsfield Cumbria

Cumbria

Laura Ashley The Belsfield

As beautiful wedding venues go, this one is pretty special. Idyllic gardens here overlook the iconic Lake Windermere, so your wow-factor shots are guaranteed. Plus there are 60+ designer bedrooms for all your happy guests.

beautiful wedding venues Kimpton Fitzroy London

London

Kimpton Fitzroy 

A mosaic of spaces makes this city hotel as versatile as it is glamorous. Choose from a variety of layouts – seated dinner, theatre-style, cabaret-style – in a number of rooms, including the ballroom which holds 400!

Sibton Park Suffolk

Suffolk

Sibton Park

A stunning lighting fixture inspired by foliage will wow up to 120 guests in The Orangery. The venue is part of Wilderness Reserve, a 5,000-acre private estate of exclusive-use country houses and holiday cottages.

Southend Barns West Sussex

West Sussex

Southend Barns

There’s a new outdoor ceremony garden tucked between the flint barn and the field of alpacas, or choose the exposed beams of the Dairy Barn itself, which can seat up to 90 guests.

Down Hall Hotel & Spa Essex

Hertfordshire

Down Hall Hotel & Spa

Beautiful woodlands and a new wedding gazebo can welcome up to 180 guests, plus they throw a great private dinner or barbecue the night before for close family.

Burley Manor Hampshire

Hampshire

Burley Manor

A floor-to-ceiling brick chimney and vaulted ceiling makes a great backdrop for a ceremony or wedding breakfast. And the log fires look spectacular in winter.

Bourton Hall Warwickshire

Warwickshire

Bourton Hall

This striking Italianate-style mansion and former Catholic chapel is surrounded by 12 acres of gardens, woodland and parkland overlooking Draycote Water.

The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor Buckinghamshire

Buckinghamshire

The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor

With either sunlight or candlelight twinkling against the picture-perfect lake, the Dairy is a tranquil spot for ceremonies (up to 160), banqueting (130) or an idyllic marquee celebration (200).

Thicket Priory North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire

Thicket Priory

The ballroom can seat up to 200 guests, although smaller spaces can cater for more intimate affairs, including the sweet gazebo. They even have a Rolls Royce Silver Cloud so you can roll up in style.

Monkey Island Estate Berkshire

Berkshire

Monkey Island Estate

With a variety of stylish spaces, including a ballroom, you can only access this romantic bolthole on the Thames via footbridge, boat, or helicopter making it feel very A-list.

Gilpin Lake House Lake District

Lake District

Gilpin Lake House

If the serenity of the Lakes appeals, exclusive use of Gilpin Lake House offers a stunning setting, Michelin-starred chefs and the choice of the conservatory or marquee for your party.

Belmond Le Manoir Oxford

Oxfordshire

Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons

Michelin-starred canapés are not the only temptations on the menu here. The suites and gardens at this exquisite Oxfordshire gem made famous by Raymond Blanc are equally stunning.

Unusual Venues Edinburgh

Edinburgh

Unusual Venues

If you’re after an evocative atmosphere, hello! This three-venue group can offer you underground caves, vaulted cellars or an old tavern, all based in Edinburgh’s historic Old Town.

The Merchant Hotel Belfast

Belfast

The Merchant Hotel

With its exciting choice of rooms, this city winner offers a host of theming styles, from Victorian grandeur to Art Deco. There’s even a roof garden with mountain views.

The Brunswick London

London

The Brunswick

This elegant Georgian house on the South Bank is full of magnificent chimneypieces, period furniture and panelled rooms filled with quirky artifacts that make for a a fun wedding. The food is great too.

Grantley Hall North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire

Grantley Hall

Choose between a marquee, the main hall filled with period features or the contemporary Grantley Suite. Located in the Japanese Garden, the suite comes with its own private terrace and bar.

Hampton Manor West Midlands

West Midlands

Hampton Manor

At the heart of this restaurant with rooms is the Michelin-starred menu, but there’s also a rustic barn for your vows and a lovely old stone courtyard for amazing photos.

The Vineyard Berkshire

Berkshire

The Vineyard

The clue’s in the name here – the wines from the world-famous cellar are superb, as is the beautiful art, elegant service and decadent menus.

BMA House London

London

BMA House

The elegant Grade-II listed house is ideal for a smart city celebration. Four rooms are licensed for ceremonies for up to 200 guests, plus there’s a chic courtyard for drinks.

Orchardleigh Estate Somerset

Somerset

Orchardleigh Estate

This privately owned estate sleeps up to 85 guests and is smack in the middle of the countryside, so you can dance until dawn and no-one will care. Churches on the estate, plus an indoor and outdoor licence mean a wide choice of ceremony spots.

Holkham Hall Norfolk

Norfolk

Holkham Hall

The palatial grounds at Holkham Hall offer plenty of stunning ceremony (and photo) options, from the marbled hall with its 50-foot ceiling, to the divine Temple tucked away in the surrounding woods.

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