Whatever your wedding style, these 10 wedding venues for 2021 and 2022 are sure to take your breath away.
Hayne Barn, Devon
Why you’ll love this place: If walled gardens and rustic barns get you oohing and aahing like you’re at the front row of a concert, this gorgeous venue is a must visit.
Tell us more! You need a flexible wedding venue for a truly bespoke affair, and this beautifully renovated 17th century grade II farmstead is just the ticket. Chocolate-box pretty and catering for weddings of anything from 20 to 200 guests, you can choose to take your vows indoors in the stunning Threshing Barn or outdoors in the charming walled gardens. It is even possible to hire this desirable venue for just a few hours or several days, depending on your budget.
Max capacity: 230 guests
£: Hire starts from just £500 depending on numbers and season.
The Ampersand Hotel, London
Why you’ll love this place: With its quirky style and fabulous location, this swanky hotel is the perfect backdrop for small but perfectly formed celebrations.
Tell us more! Nestled in the heart of London’s super-hip South Kensington, this fabulous hotel and wedding venue is fast becoming a celebrity favourite! For your ceremony, you will be spoilt for location choices; you can take your pick from the fabulous Library, funky Games Room and cosy Wine Room. We love that this trendy hideaway holds a strict ‘no package’ policy – which means every wedding held here will be as individual as the hotel’s eclectic décor.
Max capacity: 80 guests
£: Prices on request.
Married in a Meadow, Hertfordshire
Why you’ll love this place: Whether you are going festival-fabulous or after a sophisticated marquee affair, this venue lets your imagination run wild!
Tell us more! Tucked away in the Hertfordshire hills, this beautiful, eco-friendly wedding venue site is tucked away in an ancient woodland. Having trouble pruning your guest list? Panic not, because, with its superb views of the rolling countryside, this pretty meadow has room for a whopping 150 guests.
Max capacity: 150 guests
£: Site hire starts at £4,930 for 50 people in a marquee, up to 150 people in a tipi from £9,075.
Seaham Hall, Country Durham
Why you’ll love this: This is where Lord Byron got married back in 1815, and if it’s good enough for him…
Tell us more! This historical wedding venue makes a refreshing – and completely magical – setting for any wedding. Perched on the cliff tops of Durham’s Heritage Coast, Seaham Hall offers 20 individually designed suites – along with a beautiful ballroom – for stylish nuptials, and the award-winning Serenity Spa for some delicious pre- wedding pampering! Well, a bride needs to put in a little prep work for all that ring-flashing and frizz, doesn’t she?
Max capacity: 120 guests
£: A standard wedding package – including drinks’ reception and wedding breakfast, starts at £11,955. Exclusive hire starts at £17,500 for 60 daytime guests.
Scarlet Hall, Cheshire
Why you’ll love this place: Among greenery and sweeping lawns, Scarlet Hall offers a magical setting for the dream country wedding – it was even once a fleeting home for a visiting Prince.
Tell us more! This enchanting farmhouse wedding venue is set within 12 acres of spectacular grounds and boasts enchanting woodlands, carefully pruned topiary and fragrant rose gardens aplenty. An ideal location for outdoorsy brides looking to invest in some major wow factor, we recommend plumping for a romantic outdoor or barn ceremony. Guests will be bowled over by its charm.
Max capacity: 80 guests
£: Venue hire for a three-night stay starts at £6,995 for up to 22 guests and £10,995 for up to 80 guests.
Hawkstone Park Follies, Shropshire
Why you’ll love this place: Providing a spellbinding backdrop to countless films including The Chronicles of Narnia, The Follies is said to be the resting place of King Arthur.
Tell us more! If you are looking for an intimate wedding destination with a difference, what could be more lovely than becoming Mr & Mrs among this ancient and mythical Grade I listed landscape? Showcasing magical woodland, cliffs and sandstone caves, couples can now thrill their guests with a 4×4 drive up to the top of the famous Follies before sipping champagne and taking in the sweeping views on the cliff tops. Next, swing your party to the glittering caves of The Grotto to take your vows. Cave dwellers have never been so glamorous!
Max capacity: 40 guests
£: Packages start from £85 per person, available from April until October.
Kew Gardens, London
Why you’ll love this place: Weddings at these iconic Royal Botanic Gardens are set in a magnificent glasshouse will all manner of decor options available.
Tell us more! Among its 500 acres of woodland, weddings here will see you enjoy use of the sweeping ceilings of the two conservatories, perfect for elegant ceremonies your guests won’t forger in a while. Choose from their four wedding packages – classic, luxury, intimate and iconic. Once you’ve served drinks in the Princess of Wales Conservatory, a unique glasshouse with ten climate zones, tour the gardens in an escorted buggy for scenic photos before dancing among the high ceilings and grand, arched windows of the Orangery.
Max capacity: 300 guests
£: Between £2,000 (intimate ceremony, Mon-Thurs) and £22,000 (luxury ceremony, Sat and Sun), depending on guest numbers and venue use.
The Winston Room at Washingborough Hall, Lincolnshire
Why you’ll love this place: Nothing gives a bride that all-important aisle swagger like a country house wedding.
Tell us more! Already a much coveted wedding venue destination, this fabulous Georgian country manor’s super-stylish orangery, The Winston Room, allows larger celebrations to be held at this glamorous period house, while cleverly managing to keep all the sophistication of the original building. That’s alongside all the must-have mod-cons like a private bar and acoustically-lined walls – so you can really party the night away! Overlooking endless perfectly kept lawns and lush blooming flower gardens, we can’t think of many better wedding venues to become Mr and Mrs.
Max capacity: 110 guests
£: Exclusive 24-hour hire of Washingborough Hall – including 11 bedrooms and suites – starts at £2,000.
The Glasshouse at Combermere Abbey, Shropshire
Why you’ll love this place: Visited by royalty and aristocrats throughout the Abbey’s rich history, you’re sure to feel like a princess for the day.
Tell us more! The Abbey’s famous Glasshouse is sure to stir up feelings of serious old-school grandeur. Tucked among the historic building’s picturesque walled gardens, your guests will love every minute of the ceremony at this wedding venue in the glasshouse before you move to the beautiful Walled Gardens and Pavilion to continue the celebrations.
Max capacity: 60 guests
£: From £2,580 (Mon-Wed, Jan-Feb & November) to £7,680 (Saturdays, May-September).
The Stack, Cornwall
Why you’ll love this place: If you’re after a unique micro-wedding with a difference, a celebration at this former engine house is just the ticket.
Tell us more! In the heart of Cornwall’s Poldark country overlooking the stunning Fal Valley, this former engine house is the perfect wedding venue for boho brides who want an intimate celebration. An enchanting woodland glade forms the setting for your ceremony, while six of your nearest and dearest can stay on site with its sunken hot tub, cinema room and al fresco kitchen with pizza oven.
Max capacity: 40 guests
£: From £3,650 to £5,250 for a three-night stay.
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