Your wedding should be all about the two of you, a day that you both feel completely special. With an exclusive use wedding venue, you can guarantee all your needs will come first and a beautiful celebration that neither you nor your guests will forget.
At Country House Wedding Venues we have 150 exclusive settings to choose from. While it was hard to whittle them down to our favourites, here are six of the best…
Farnham Castle, Surrey
When it comes to impressive settings, castles are hard to beat. So exclusive use of one of the UK’s prettiest castles on your wedding day is sure to guarantee a celebration to remember. Farnham Castle offers you exclusive use of the venue and grounds throughout your whole day. What’s more, you and all your guests can stay the night too in the 32 spacious bedrooms onsite. There’s a Bridal Suite to get ready in prior to your wedding and options for either a civil ceremony in the bright and airy Lantern Hall or a religious ceremony in one of the two chapels. There’s also a magnificent space for dining in – the opulent and grand Great Hall. The Great Lawn is pretty impressive too and yours to explore throughout your celebrations. Here you can enjoy a game of croquet or two, or just admire the view out onto Farnham. As expected with all luxurious venues, the Castle’s Honeymoon Suite is something special too. Complete with every modern comfort you could wish for and styled to perfection, it’s the perfect place for the two of you to spend the night.
Hedsor House, Buckinghamshire
Looking for a picture perfect venue oozing traditional English charm? Once a residence for royals, Hedsor House can be yours for the day with an exclusive-use wedding package. Set in almost 100 acres of land, with enviable views out onto the River Thames, the Georgian country home will be your very own idyllic space for the day. Years ago it played host to King George III and Queen Victoria, while more recently it has been the setting for classic television and film productions including Sense and Sensibility and Quartet – and it’s not hard to see why. The home has a charming interior full of period features along with awe-inspiring grounds, making it the perfect backdrop for your Jane Austen inspired romance. The venue is licensed for up to 180 for your civil ceremony and there’s space for up to 140 to dine indoors. A marquee is also available for your wedding breakfast and can seat an impressive 1500 guests! Of course, with its prestige comes excellent on site management – so you can be sure that your special day will run exactly to plan.
Sedgeford Hall, North Norfolk
If one day of wedding celebrations is not enough, why not enjoy a long weekend of festivities at Sedgeford Hall? The picturesque Hall, set in the Norfolk countryside, offers all couples exclusive use of the venue and all its facilities for up to three days. When you’re not tying the knot you’ll be able to explore some of the 1,200 acres of woodland and farmland nearby, swim in the private indoor heated pool on site and much more. Your home-from-home for the weekend also offers a main drawing room, three sitting rooms, three kitchens and 13 bedrooms. There’s space for up to 300 guests to join in your big-day of celebrations and a licence for firework finales – making the venue a great choice for even the most lavish of affairs! Sedgeford Hall also boasts a beautiful Drawing Room for your ceremony, gorgeous gardens, ideal for your wedding photographs, and a charming, laid back atmosphere – exactly what you want on your big-day.
St Audries Park, Somerset
St Audries Park is a hot favourite here at Country House Wedding Venues as well as at Wedding Ideas magazine. It won the coveted title of Best Wedding Venue in Wedding Ideas magazine’s awards 2013 and continues to be a firm favourite amongst all our brides. The gorgeous wedding amenities here will see you tying the knot in the stylish Victorian Orangery, feasting with friends and family in the Grand Banqueting Hall, before partying the night away with up to 250 guests. If you chose to get wed here, you’ll also have exclusive use of the charming country house and acres of deer park – plus you’ll be able to stay for up to two nights. On the night before your wedding, you and your nearest and dearest will be able to enjoy a rehearsal dinner before the main event. And after your evening of celebrations, up to 70 of your guests will be able to stay over in the luxury bedrooms at Church Lodge.
Cams Hall, Hampshire
For real Georgian splendour and a day full of quintessentially English charm we’d recommend the 300-year old Cams Hall. Situated in idyllic parkland, in the heart of Hampshire, the chic and stylish venue provides the perfect backdrop for your big-day celebrations. What’s more, the stately home and gardens will be yours for the day, to host your party of a lifetime. The exclusive-use package lets you have full use of the house and all its elegantly appointed rooms, perfect for exploring together and for those newlywed shots. You’ll tie the knot in the Adam-style Oval Room, which combines the romance of the mansion’s historical past with breathtaking views across the grounds. If you have 60 or fewer guests, this room will also be beautifully transformed for your wedding breakfast. Alternatively you continue the party outdoors in a beautifully styled marquee.
Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire
One thing we love about Woburn Abbey is the vast amount of choice it offers to couples on their wedding day. Whether you’re catering for 20 or 200 guests, you’ll have exclusive use of one venues from the start to the finish of your big-day. For those who are looking for classic romance, there’s the Sculpture Gallery set in Woburn’s beautiful grounds. Majestic and elegant, the space will be yours for the day and is the largest of all the venues, with a capacity for up to 248 guests. The stylish Woburn Hotel is the venue of choice for wedding parties of up to 80. It blends period and contemporary design and benefits from an award-winning restaurant that boasts two AA Rosettes. It’s also where you’ll find all of Woburn’s accommodation across 55 splendid bedrooms. If you’re looking for something different, Woburn’s Safari Lodge is a great alternative reception venue. Set in the Safari Park, overlooking Swan Lake, the bright and airy Lodge is a great base for the two of you to explore from. While you won’t get the zoo to yourself, you will get some unbeatable photo opportunities, along with a day you’ll never forget.
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