From country and barn venues to stylish city hotels, these magnificent UK wedding venues are the best of the bunch when it comes to hosting your wedding…
The Best Wedding Venues in the UK Right now
Best barn wedding venues
Doxford Barns, Northumberland
Start your day at this enchanting venue in the Morning Room, a naturally-lit spot that’s ideal for those getting-ready shots, before making your grand arrival in the Threshing Hall, a setting festooned with chandeliers and flowers. Guide guests into the Cart Shed for canapés, then into the Great Barn for a wedding spread.
Milling Barn, Hertfordshire
Milling Barn is a beautiful venue in the rolling Hertfordshire countryside, incorporating traditional character and rustic charm. With its high ceilings and exposed beams, the barn is illuminated with natural daylight flooding through the windows, while the garden and patio offer the perfect space to relax outdoors.
South Farm, Hertfordshire
If boho chic is your vibe, this gem in the Hertfordshire countryside boasts an array of spaces, catering to parties of all shapes and sizes. Impress your loved ones with a ceremony in the Summerhouse, an oak-framed structure overlooking a lily pond that can be styled in any way you wish.
Best for outdoor wedding ceremonies
Hever Castle, Kent
Alfresco ceremonies at this historic landmark are held beneath the arched columns of the waterside loggia, overlooking a lake. Guests are then invited to take a short walk under the flower-clad terraces and through the rose gardens, before arriving at the Guthrie Pavilion for a wedding feast.
Birtsmorton Court, West Midlands
With its grand moat, sprawling lawns and medieval manor house, the scenery at this Grade I listed exclusive-use venue is too good to stay indoors. Wed in the White Garden surrounded by fragrant flowers, a fountain and decorative pergola, before slipping off for a few romantic snaps within the parkland.
Sheene Mill, Cambridgeshire
This postcard-pretty setting on the River Mel has totally transformed since its days as a watermill. Welcome up to 200 guests when you hire out the mill exclusively, with your ceremony hosted in the garden overlooking the mill pond.
Best for romantic backdrops
Blair Castle, Perthshire
Blair Castle is a regal venue in Highland Perthshire that offers an inspiring range of rooms, opulent backdrops, romantic interiors and the most spectacular of gardens in which to celebrate your special day.
The Hare & Hounds Hotel, Cotswolds
This historic sanctuary is loaded with charming features; think original log fireplaces, large bay windows and a whole host of cosy lounges and suites. Ceremony-wise, up to 120 of your nearest and dearest can be seated in either the Westonbirt Room, the Beautfort Lounge or the Breeze House & Gardens.
The Gherkin, London
At 591ft above ground, this exclusive event space at in-house restaurant and bar Searcys delivers 360-degree views across the city, with a civil ceremony licence, dancefloor and DJ facilities all included. Host 260 guests for a glittering cocktail reception, or dine in style and enjoy a seated dinner for up to 140.
Best for stately-home weddings
Hedsor House, Buckinghamshire
As an exclusive-use wedding venue, Hedsor House can become your very own quintessential stately home for 24 hours. Located just 30 minutes outside of central London in the beautiful Buckinghamshire countryside, the property has 12 beautiful guest bedrooms, plus a stunning bridal suite.
Knebworth House, Hertfordshire
With its tall turrets, gargoyles and surrounding parkland, this estate has all the splendour of a live-action Disney film set. The Victorian Library, Edwardian Dining Parlour and Banqueting Hall each make spectacular settings for a blow-out celebration, while the formal gardens are also licensed for ceremonies.
Ashridge House, Hertfordshire
Ashridge House is a spectacular, award-winning wedding venue in Hertfordshire, surrounded by 190 acres of stunning gardens. Once a royal residence, Ashridge House features grand, turreted façades, beautiful gardens and a choice of elegant reception rooms, offering a dramatic, romantic, unique backdrop for your big day.
Best versatile wedding venues
Manor By The Lake, Gloucestershire
Come rain or shine, there’s a wealth of settings in which to say ‘I do’ at this Victorian manor house. Choose from four ceremony spots from within the seven-acre estate: the Maximilian Suite, the Italian Pavilion, the Lakeside Pavilion or the Manor Arches. Each has its own unique backdrop that’s ideal for wedding snaps.
Ashton Lodge, Warwickshire
Ashton Lodge Country House is an exclusive-use wedding venue in the heart of the Midlands. Set within three acres, this wonderful country house provides a unique place to celebrate your special day. Host up to 150 people for a formal sit-down meal, or host a more intimate wedding in the Garden Room.
Hampton Court, Surrey
Whether you’re dreaming of a traditional white wedding or want something unusual, this Tudor palace can pretty much cater to anything. Big blow-out affairs are best held in either the Great Hall, decked out with stained-glass windows, ornate tapestries and marble sculptures, or the Orangery and Privy Garden.