We bring you our edit of the best wedding venues, wherever and whatever you’re looking for! Historic, country, destination, elegant, city…what style will your day take on?
Best Castle Venue
Multi award winning Clearwell Castle definitely has to be seen as part of your wedding venue quest. Firstly, it’s a Castle! Secondly it is exclusively yours for your very special day. Breath taking from the very first impression this grand and luxurious venue offers the ultimate in fairytale weddings.
The Ballroom offers a 75 foot long aisle allowing you to make a fantastic entrance, say ‘I do’ in front of the raised Dias and leaded church-like windows. The reception rooms have a roaring log fire and a baby grand piano for you and your guests to enjoy. Not forgetting the terrace and grounds for those glorious summer afternoons. Dine in style and choose from a vast menu or even make your own! The recently refurbished Cellar Bar offers a great space to dance the night away and really sets the scene. Finally, rest peacefully in one of the many luxurious bedroom suites.
New for 2017 – the Clear Well offers space and facilities for a party of close family and friends the night before to relax and get to know one another. It also adds the option of a further 20 bedrooms for the night of your wedding too! Everything you need to make your wedding day dreams come true.
Best Scottish Venue
The most momentous day of your life demands a suitably dramatic setting – and at Drumtochty Castle the stage is set for an event that’s sure to be truly wonderful. It is difficult to imagine a more magical setting for your wedding than a stunning 19th-century Scottish castle, hidden away in a wild woodland glen. Classical and elegant, the magnificent neo-gothic Drumtochty Castle has stood on the southern edge of Drumtochty Forest since 1812.
Best Hidden Gem Venue
Birtsmorton Court is a picturesque 12th-century medieval moated manor house. Rich in history, it is elegantly decorated throughout to provide the perfect setting for your special day. When you plan your day at Birtsmorton Court, you will bene t from exceptional personal service from the fantastic team. Birtsmorton Court is licensed to hold civil ceremonies with up to 200 guests. Alternatively, if you have always hoped for a church service, the parish church is only a few steps away. There is also luxury accommodation on-site, to sleep up to 16 guests.
Best stylish barn Venue
We are situated on a private and secluded country estate in unspoilt countryside where your dream wedding will be totally exclusive to you and your guests spread over three days. Unlike many other venues who offer a hurried 24 hour event, Doxford Barns creates a relaxed, enjoyable and memorable wedding experience. From tiaras to twine, flowers to favours and everything in between, we’re here to help you design your perfect rural marriage at Doxford Barns – whatever and however you wish it to be! From a restored 18th century ceremony hall to a contemporary, white-oak barn and use of our 3 acre lake as a stunning backdrop for your photos, Doxford Barns really will make your rural wedding dreams come true!
Best Upcoming Venue
CHALTON HALL – COMING SUMMER 2017!
Nestled in rich countryside, surrounded by undulating parkland and stunning woodland a rural country house wedding and events venue is being created by the award winning team at Doxford Barns. The venue will comprise of a striking 18th century country hall, a beautiful barn ceremony hall, luxury accommodation within the venue and further country cottages within the unspoilt and private estate. The hall is surrounded by stunning outdoor areas including a private, tranquil lake – the perfect backdrop for your wedding photos! – and 150 acres of Northumberland countryside, Charlton Hall is set to be the most magical wedding venue of 2017.
Best Festival Setting
Whether you are Bride & Groom, Bride & Bride or Groom & Groom, Camp Katur wants make sure your marriage is full of fantasy and splendour. We have minimal restrictions and are open to the wackiest of suggestions! Let your imaginations flow and make your dreams come true.
Camp Katur is the perfect alternative wedding venue, set within the natural beauty of a 250 acre Camp Hill Estate. We have a variety of venue options available for hire. Areas include our tranquil Woodland Ceremony Area , Rustic outer barn and inner converted Orangery Barn both of which can be transformed into a beautiful, magical venue for your special day. We also have land available to hire for you to source in your own pop up structure such as a Yurt, Tipi or Marquee which make great options for a festival themed wedding !
Our Glamping Village with unique accommodation options including Safari Tents, Tipi’s, Bell Tents, Hobbit Pods, Geo Domes, Betty our 1980’s Retro Caravan and the UK’s only 360 degree Panoramic Woodland Hide Unidome is available to hire. Our Venue is offered as a blank canvas for you to create a totally personal wedding day.
Best Historic Venue
Woburn Abbey is set at the heart of a 3,000 acre deer park, with beautiful grounds created by the renowned landscape designer Humphrey Repton. The Sculpture Gallery, in the grounds of Woburn Abbey was originally designed as an Orangery in the 18th century by the Regency architect Henry Holland for the 5th Duke of Bedford.
The Sculpture Gallery offers a majestic and historical setting for weddings. It is decorated with key pieces from the collection of sculpture and antiquities, including at its centre a Roman Lante Vase, with impressive pieces by leading 19th-century British sculptors together with a copy of the famous Apollo Belvedere. The grand south facing windows look out over the private formal terrace, recently restored rose garden and lake, with distant views into the surrounding deer park.
The Sculpture Gallery offers an elegant backdrop for civil ceremonies and receptions, and can accommodate exclusive wedding parties of up to 250 guests. Two adjoining wood panelled rooms, The Lantern Room and The Long Harness Room, are available as additional reception areas. This venue provides an unrivalled level of service and a quintessentially English country house backdrop to create those all-important special memories.
Best for Romantic Weddings
The world-renowned Eden Project is one of the most spectacular venues in which to hold your special day.
The two monumental biomes offer either a warm Mediterranean environment or an exploration of the exotic in the incredible Rainforest Biome, so whether you decide on the Med or the Rainforest to tie the knot, you’ll transport your wedding to a uniquely magical place.
Should you prefer the excitement of an elopement for the two of you or a larger wedding, Eden offers all manner of personalised ceremonies and receptions. Whatever the Cornish weather, the temperature and backdrop ensures a genuine outdoor feel to your day.
Beautiful evening receptions after dark can also be held in the Med Biome. The low lights on the paths are re ected in the arched ceiling, creating a starry illusion and a sparkling atmosphere, perfect for you to dance the night away.
With a range of wedding and reception packages available, including a winter wedding offer, the dedicated events team will assist you every step of the way.
Best city centre venue
SHANGRI-LA, THE SHARD
The Shangri-La Hotel is the perfect setting for your wedding celebration, with spectacular views, tailor-made menus and experienced, professional staff. The unique venue on level 34 can host bespoke weddings, civil ceremonies and receptions for 20 to 110 guests. The dedicated events team will take care of every detail from beginning to end. The grand staircase and double-height windows behind it showcase exquisite views over London – ideal for your photographs.
Best for Caribbean Weddings
MOUNT EDGECOMBE PLANTATION, GRENADA
a history dating back to 1763 has 28 acres of tranquil grounds and colourful tropical ora. The setting enjoys cool sea breezes, amazing sunsets and panoramic views. For the perfect location for your intimate wedding with your family and friends, or for your truly romantic honeymoon, look no further…