Choosing your wedding venue can be one of the most difficult, but undeniably the most crucial decisions within your planning process. As a wedding florist, I have had the pleasure to work at some of the most beautiful venues across the country, and I thought it would be helpful to share a list of my Top 20 Luxury Venues in the UK.
Whether you’re considering a countryside manor house retreat, or more of a contemporary feel near the city, I’m sure you will find a venue you adore in this carefully compiled list.
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Euridge Manor is an exclusive venue where fairy tales are created! This unique venue is nestled in the rolling hills of Cotswolds, just a few miles from the historic city of Bath. Georgian-style architecture, sparkling water features, evergreen trees, and rose gardens make this the perfect location for those seeking designation wedding vibes within the UK. Euridge Manor’s private grounds are licensed to hold civil ceremonies in six unique indoor and outdoor locations, such as the spectacular Boathouse and intimate Cloister.
Somerley House is an elegant, historical country estate within acres of truly stunning grounds. Located a stones throw away from the beaches of the South Coast on the Hampshire / Dorset border, this country house is both stunning and steeped in history. It is English tradition and country house charm at its finest. Whether you are looking for an elegant outdoorsy vibe or luxury with a laid back feel, Somerley can certainly accommodate.
Cornwell Manor is the perfect location for an intimate summer wedding in the countryside. This family-owned estate, set within 2000 acres near Chipping Norton includes romantic views over a series of lakes. You may recognise it’s gardens from one of the most famous romantic movies – ‘The Holiday’. Perfect for a multi day event, the manor house can be hired for exclusive weekend use.
Set within 100 acres of historic parkland on the Buckinghamshire estate, Hedsor is perfect for couples based in London who want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Complete with a medieval church on site and a stunning ballroom, along with gorgeous outdoor ceremony space, this venue has everything the discerning and stylish couple would need for an unforgettable wedding day.
Botleys Mansion is a grand, exclusive use wedding venue located in Surrey. The venue is set at the end of a fabulous sweeping driveway, and glamour is apparent from the moment you walk up the stone staircase and into the dreamy hall. The Atirum is a light-filled ceremony space, lit by chandelier light to create a romantic atmosphere for your vows. Alternatively The Green Room is an elegant alternative for more intimate sized weddings. Ideally located only 30 minutes drive from London, Botleys Mansion works perfectly for couples who are looking for peaceful countryside views and stunning manor house, without needing to venture too far from the city.
Clivedon House offers the epitome of glamour and effortless prestige. One of the most luxurious venues in Berkshire, its exclusive use package means you can craft a unique occasion with ultimate privacy. This 17th century mansion house estate has been long-favoured by the royal family (Meghan Markle spent the night before her wedding here) and it’s easy to see why. With manicured gardens and stunning views over the countryside, guests are treated to a taste of grandeur and romance from the moment they enter via the tree lined driveway.
Set within a huge 25,000 acre estate, this 18th century Palladian countryside manor house is home to a host of spaces where you can host your ceremony, the largest accommodating 300 guests, along with room for a marquee within the grounds. The stunning Marble Hall features a stunning 50ft ceiling that really creates the ‘wow’ factor for guests. One of the most beautiful wedding venues in the country, Holkham Hall offers the perfect location to get married in north Norfolk.
Located within 120 acres of the Surrey countryside, this Grade II-listed, 18th Century manor house is one of the most beautiful venues for a wedding. With it’s walled gardens, lakes, perfectly-trimmed hedges, peacocks and guinea fowl roaming the grounds, you can be sure you and your guests will be treated to an unforgettable experience at Northbrook Park.
If you’re searching for a venue with a gorgeous chapel but you have a large number of weddings guests, this is the venue for you. This Shrewsbury wedding destination has the perfect light-filled space that can accommodate up to 200 guests with high, detailed ceilings and superb acoustics for couples wanting a grand affair. Hawkstone Hall’s rural location, blended with custom-designed, elegant decor throughout provides the most breath-taking backdrop for your wedding celebrations.
Located just 25 minutes outside Central London, Syon Park has been hosting events such the 17th century and it’s not difficult to see why! Couples can choose from the Great Hall or the State Dining Room for civil marriage ceremonies and enjoy a reception at the Inner Courtyard or the Colonnade overlooking the water meadows, with an evening party in the Great Conservatory. Bridgerton fans will recognise the famous conservatory from many soirées featured within the series.
Located in southwest London, Kew Gardens is a botanic garden that houses some of the largest and most diverse botanical collections in the world. It covers more than 320 acres of green space and includes tropical glasshouses and a mesmerising treetop walkway. From enchanting gardens to iconic buildings, Kew features an array of event spaces that are designed to create an unforgettable experience for you and your guests.
Wilderness Reserve is a collection of exclusive-use cottages, farmhouses, manors and barns, hot tubs and spas — all set in 8,000 acres of private Suffolk countryside. Consisting of two estates: Chapel Barn Estate and Sibton Park Estate, each is available separately or together and can be exclusively yours for two or three days – perfect if you’re planning a more relaxed, multi-day wedding experience. Wilderness Reserve caters for a maximum of 10 weddings per estate each year, so this is the ultimate exclusive and unique venue for those who want a bespoke experience.
With a grand Italian-style exterior and stunning iconic interiors, this is the perfect choice for couples who are looking for countryside chic. Featuring 31 bedrooms, a multi award-winning spa including heated indoor & outdoor pools, locally sourced food, and 55 acres of Grade II listed gardens, Cowley Manor is the perfect place for a luxury wedding weekend in the Cotswolds.
Named by Tatler as ‘The most glamorous place to say ‘I do’ in Hampshire’, Pylewell Park is a stunning estate with a manor house dating back to the 17th century. With a choice of both indoor and outdoor ceremony spaces, including a unique sail structure with panoramic views overlooking the Solent and Isle of Wight, there’s also a church just outside the grounds. The Pavilion gives marquee vibes with an outdoor terrace adorned with festoon lights to create an atmospheric evening for your guests.
If you’re searching for an opulent British venue then look no further than St Giles House. This spectacular, award-winning 13th century mansion is filled with beautiful architecture. Located in the Dorset countryside, this fabulous venue is licensed to hold civil ceremonies for up to 200 guests in any of the 5 principal rooms, or choose the outdoor parkland for an al-fresco experience. For a small, intimate gathering of up to 20 guests the intimate charm of the 18th century shell lined grotto is simply magical. Enjoy your drinks reception in the sunken garden, dine in the main house surrounded by fireplaces and family portraits and dance the night away in their nightclub.
The Avington Estate is the perfect backdrop for celebrating the most special day of your life. Nestled in 150 acres of beautiful Hampshire countryside, alongside the river, expect luxury, romance and complete exclusivity. Avington is quintessentially British, befitting of its royal history and riotous reputation (Avington has a rich history, tracing back as far as 961 AD, recorded in the Doomsday Book). Charles II is credited with Avington’s party reputation! Portraits of the Tudors and kings continue to adorn the walls of this incredible estate. The estate boasts rolling green lawns, cattle, and expansive trees; the house sitting proudly as the focal point. Avington is also a dry hire venue, meaning your wedding will be a completely bespoke affair.
This unique Country House wedding venue is located within the South Downs National Park in West Sussex. Findon Place features a Georgian Manor House and estate with 53 acres of both private formal walled gardens, estate parkland and woodlands. Interiors include tall ceilings and south facing windows with wonderful light and graceful interiors that remain neutral and easily adaptable. Outside there are formal and informal gardens, manicured lawns and wild parkland. Woodlands, stables, swimming pool, kitchen garden and tennis court are all on site and privately enclosed. If you’re looking for a tranquil, private weekend country retreat – this is the venue for you.
Once a Royal residence, Ashridge House is a spectacular award-winning wedding venue in Hertfordshire, in the rolling Chiltern Hills, surrounded by 190 acres of stunning gardens. With a statement, sweeping staircase for guests to ascent (or you can say your vows here too!), the interiors of this venue are dramatic to say the least. Ashridge House offers various options for your wedding breakfast too, ranging from 40 to 280 guests. For larger weddings, a marquee can be constructed on the lawns. With 190 on-site bedrooms, the venue is perfect for couples with a large guest list.
At Waddesdon couples have the choice between two exclusive-use venues within the estate; The Dairy, a tranquil waterside setting amidst glorious gardens, and the The Manor, one of Europe’s last remaining Rothschild properties. Set against the background of a gorgeous lake, The Terrace is a magical ceremony space. The West Hall and Winter Garden provide two spacious indoor rooms for dining and dancing, whilst The Wedding Cake pavilion needs to be seen to be believed and is like something straight out of a fairytale!
Came House is an enchanting Palladian Country House and private estate in the heart of Thomas Hardy’s Dorset, ten minutes from the wonderful Jurassic coast. The stunning domed conservatory offers space for up to 165 guests, one of the largest offerings in this area. The extensive formal gardens provide an excellent location for the post-ceremony drinks reception, complete with croquet on the lawn and many backdrops for photographs. The Saloon, Morning Room and Conservatory interconnect with the garden terrace to take the outside in.
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