Looking for rustic barn, cool castle or chic city wedding venues – we’ve got some of the best right here thanks to Emily Berryman, in part 2 of our ultimate roundup…

Bickleigh Castle, Devon

From moated grounds to a beautiful 6th century chapel, every inch of Bickleigh Castle in Devon will make you feel like a princess – and the best news is that wedding packages start well under £10,000. Capacity: 200, Cost: £6,500

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Hever Castle, Kent

The childhood home of Anne Boleyn – mazes, wood panelled interiors and a whopping 35 acre lake are guaranteed to wow your guests at Hever Castle in Kent! Capacity: 250, Cost: Start at £160pp

Hedingham Castle, Essex

Candlelit ceremonies combined with out-of-this-world grandeur? What’s not to love about Hedingham Castle? Capacity: 160, Cost: Wedding packages start from £2,950

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Clearwell Castle, Gloucestershire

Set within the Forest of Dean, our readers were so taken with this venue they voted it ‘Best Wedding Venue’ twice! Capacity: 250, Cost: From £2,000
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Berkeley Castle, Gloucestershire

With roaring fires and breathtaking views, this medieval fortress is picture-perfect for every season. Capacity: 180, Cost: Wedding packages from £4,900

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Auchen Castle, Dumfries

Everyone from leading politicians to rock royalty has fallen for the charms of this jewel of the Scottish borders. The glamorous A-list choice for couples! Capacity: 130, Cost: From £1,790

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Belvoir Castle

Belvoir means ‘beautiful view’ in French. And with gothic towers and sweeping staircases aplenty – we can see why! Capacity: 150, Cost: From £6,250

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Farnham Castle

Built by the grandson of William the Conqueror, no less – be sure to take a stroll through the manicured gardens. Capacity: 150, Cost: From £2,600

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Eastnor Castle, Herefordshire

We are smitten with the castle’s rolling 5,000 acre estate and deer park – just think of the amazing wedding snaps… Capacity: 150, Cost: Wedding packages from £7,450

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The Castle Hotel, Somerset

With its rich heritage and tranquil rose garden, this Norman fortress simply oozes romance. Superchefs Gary Rhodes and Phil Vickery both started their careers here! Capacity: 125, Cost: £45pp

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The Lowry, Manchester

The jewel of this award-winning landmark? The circular Compass Room with its 360-degree views of the city, baby! Capacity: 200, Cost: Hire starts at £960

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Cardiff City Hall, Cardiff

This has to be Wales’ premier function venue – whether you have 30 or 300 guests this is always a memorable place to party. Capacity: 500, Cost: £POA

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The Natural History Museum, London

Amaze and delight your guests with this legendary location in the heart of the capital. What’s a wedding without dinosaur bones anyway?! Or a giant whale floating above your head! Capacity: 650, Cost: £POA

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The Prince Albert, London

This Camden-based gastro pub provides a vibrant setting for city slicker nuptials, offering down-to-earth luxury. Capacity: 120, Cost: Start at £2,500

Sketch, London

Famed for its imaginative interiors and fabulous food, if Alice in Wonderland opened a restaurant – this would be it! Capacity: 500, Cost: £POA

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Lace Market Hotel, Nottingham

Claiming pride of place in Nottingham’s trendy lace market area, this up-beat boutique hotel is ideal for small but stylish celebrations. Capacity: 80, Cost: From £45pp

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The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle

A former Victorian warehouse, this bright and airy gallery provides a blank canvas for brides who want to showcase their own style. Capacity: 200, Cost: From £2,500

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Caledonian Club, London

Situated in the heart of swanky Belgravia, this private members club occupies five floors of cosy nooks and grand architecture. Capacity: 200, Cost: Start at £4,000

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No.11 Cadogan Gardens, London

Previously a haunt for Victorian artists and poets, this iconic hotel is simply dripping in delicious decadence. Capacity: 70, Cost: £POA

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Hard Days Night Hotel, Liverpool

If you like your romance with a hint of rock and roll, this quirky Beatles inspired hotel, housed next to the legendary Cavern Club, is just the ticket. Capacity: 200, Cost: £70pp
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Cliff Barns, Norfolk

Loved by the Fashion Pack, this hip prairie style ranch is packed full of unique touches – including a crazy dressing up corridor! Capacity: 120, Cost: Hire starts at £150pp

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The Barn at Bury Court, Hampshire

This beautiful oak beamed barn has access to both front and courtyard gardens – stock up on fairy lights for extra twinkle. Capacity: 180, Cost: From £3,750

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Cripps Barn, Gloucestershire

An isolated stone barn that is both rustic and ready to wow in the heart of picturesque Gloucestershire. Wedding guests can even camp rather than drive home, perfect if you’re planning a festival theme! Capacity: 200, Cost: From £1,100

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The Priory Barn, Hertfordshire

Built in 1541 by James Needham, the King’s carpenter, The Priory strikes the perfect balance between rural and contemporary. Capacity: 180, Cost: From £6,000

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The Main Barn at Wantisden Valley, Suffolk

The Main Barn is a beautifully restored brick and flint building – marquee lined for extra wow factor! Capacity: 300, Cost: Starts at £2,415

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Gate Street Barn, Surrey

Always an elegant choice, this beautifully furnished barn in the Surrey Hills will leave your guests absolutely spellbound – guaranteed! Capacity: 130, Cost From £1,800

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South Farm, Cambridgeshire

The perfect setting for the good life – wedding breakfasts at this eco barn take advantage of the 200 varieties of fruit and veg grown on site! Capacity: 200, Cost: From £87.50pp

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The Green, Cornwall

Exclusive-use hire lasts for three days in this luxurious hideaway – which gives plenty of time to hit Cornwall’s amazing beaches! Capacity: 120, Cost: From £4,000

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Chaucer Barn, Norfolk

An award-winning barn that’s banned the ‘one size fits all’ approach to weddings, which means you can channel your inner designer! Capacity: 160, Cost: Starts at £2,835

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Curradine Barns, Worcestershire

Red brick barns set around a flower filled courtyard, with a romantic Granary Barn for civil ceremonies. Capacity: 110, Cost: Wedding packages start from £1,845

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Still haven’t found your perfect place in the UK? Perhaps you’d prefer to tie the knot abroad? One of these gorgeous locations just might fit the bill!

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