Your first night as husband and wife should be spent somewhere really special and wedding venue experts Country House Weddings have just the thing! They’ve given us exclusive access to four of their ultra-romantic first night suites – which is your favourite location for love?

The Gresham Suite at Clearwell Castle

Tucked away in the forest of Dean, Clearwell Castle offers its stunning Gresham Suite for newly married couples. Steeped in elegance and class, it offers the largest whirlpool bath you have ever seen! The imposing Castle boasts a 75’ aisle framed by the Ballroom for those all-important pictures and its sheer size ensures that the bridal suite offers high ceilings, a four poster bed and views that cannot be matched.


The Lady Hood Suite at St Audries Park

Sat high in the Quantock Hills in Somerset, with a stunning view of the sea, St Audries Park in Somerset is a vast manor house with plenty to offer including a bridal suite fit for King and Queen! The deer park that surrounds the house will take your breath away as you enter the long and winding driveway. Tucked away behind the main house, the Orangery offers a bright and magical space in which to say ‘I do’. When it comes to the bridal suite, The Lady Hood at St Audries Park offers the four poster bed, stunning far-reaching views and little extra touches like personalised dressing gowns and a bottle of Champagne.

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The Bridal Suite at Gosfield Hall

The first of the Essex wedding venues is Gosfield Hall, which stands proudly in the small village of Gosfield overlooking the Gosfield Lake. The bridal suite at Gosfield Hall… are there any words? Size and space are plentiful, as are mirrors, the mandatory four poster and the whirlpool bath. While the bride and groom can relax in comfort at Gosfield Hall, so can the guests as all of the bedrooms are enormous and fit to spoil all!


The Granary Suite at Leez Priory

Essex is blessed with two stylish Country House Weddings bridal suites. Leez Priory nestles in the Essex countryside and offers a private cottage called The Granary. The house and grounds at Leez Priory are simply outstanding with absolute seclusion and views over the lakes. The Granary also offers a lovely lounge area to rest your weary feet at the end of the night – close the door and no one would ever know you were there.


And remember, if one night is not enough, how about two? Country House Weddings offer a night before and/or another night after the wedding, just in case it’s just too hard to say goodbye!

Have you found your perfect location for love? If not, check out 50 of the best UK wedding venues right here! And when you find the one, here’s what to ask…