Wedding Ideas sent Sophie Smith to uncover some of the hidden gems around the UK. Which one of these stunning wedding venues would be perfect for your big day?
The Church Restaurant, Northamptonshire
If beautiful historic and cultural heritage is your thing, then this is the venue for you. In fact, the Church is the oldest secular building left in Northampton! With its exquisite, glittering and romantic décor, this venue is perfect for a bit of golden glamour or an art deco celebration.
House for an Art Lover, Glasgow
If you’re looking for a real Scottish treasure, this is it! With a mix of Victorian designs and modern concepts, there is something to suit all tastes. The fantastic music room has to be one of our favourite elements of this stylish, artistic venue.
The House of St Barnabas, London
The magnificent, Grade I listed Georgian building building provides a fascinating setting to hold a wedding reception. Recently restored, The House of St Barnabas offers three beautiful setting for your wedding. The historic rooms provide a stunning backdrop with their Rococo plasterwork and the private courtyard garden, enclosed by ivy-covered walls, makes for more beautiful shots.
A Hard Days Night Hotel, Liverpool
Why not celebrate your wedding day at a truly unique hotel inspired by The Beatles? Set within a classical 1880s building, with rooms named after and designed specifically with The Fab Four in mind, this venue would be perfect for a couple who love rock and roll!
Hilles House, Gloucestershire
We are in love with this striking arts and crafts style house, set on a hilltop overlooking five counties. The view really is quite breathtaking! With the option for an indoor ceremony and an outdoor marquee wedding reception, you can combine all your needs and personal style for an exclusive day.
The Angel Hetton Inn, Yorkshire
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to exchange your vows in a wonderful candlelit, rustic wine cellar with your closest friends and family? At the Angel Hetton Inn, you can do just that! If you’re looking for an intimate wedding venue for a small guest list, this is it!
Polhawn Fort, Cornwall
If you want to be swept away with stunning beautiful views from a coastal location, Polhawn Fort is the ideal venue for your ceremony. Not only will you have exclusive use of the deeply romantic, historic venue, you’ll also have access to the most extraordinary views across the sea as well as having a beautiful beach right at your feet.
Grays Court, York
Grays Court boasts over 900 years of wonderful history. Chose to wed in any of its three stunning locations. From the beautiful walled gardens to the silk-wallpapered Sterne Room with views over the cobbled courtyard, or perhaps in the Jacobean oak-panelled Long Gallery, this boutique hotel is perfect for any style of ceremony.
Nymans, West Sussex
Lose yourself in the peaceful country setting of Nymans. With tons of fantastic locations for you, your guests, and your photographers to explore, there will be no need for any extra entertainment! With secret walled gardens, topiary, clipped lawns and the dramatic ruins displayed in the enchanting grounds, Nymans really is like something from A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
East Bridgford Hill, Nottingham
We love this exclusive boutique country house tucked away in the gorgeous countryside. Holding only a few weddings each year means this venue really is exclusive! Its stylish features include a 1950s-inspired cocktail bar, jaw-dropping views, and many more unexpected treats!
Highclere Castle, Newbury
Perhaps better known for its role as Downton Abbey, this Victorian, Gothic castle really is something special. Who wouldn’t love its magnificent library and baroque painted ceilings? Exchange your wedding vows in the Saloon and treat yourself to the ultimate black tie ball. If you have the budget for this wonderfully extravagant venue, we think it’s well worth every penny. You can be a stunning bride and Lady Mary all in one for the day!
Browsholme Hall, Lancashire
Browsholme Hall is a venue that can offer two amazing options for your ceremony so you can choose either a traditional wedding or a rustic celebration. Whether you choose to get married in the stunning Regency Drawing Room at Browsholme Hall itself or the beautifully restored Tithe Barn, you will be spoilt for choice for magical wedding shots. If you’re brave enough, you can even have a row in the lake – a wonderful experience for newlyweds!
River Cottage, Devon
Fancy spending some time in Hugh’s kitchen? Well you can! The famous River Cottage is an idyllic location for a wedding celebration and it goes without saying that you’ll be fed some of the best food you will ever eat! Perfect for a rustic, country wedding celebration and real foodies, we have a feeling any couple who get wed here will be in for a real treat.