To add the maximum amount of glamour to your day, choose a reception venue with elegance, drama and lashings of the ‘glam factor’. We’ve chosen 10 of the UK’s most glamorous venues to inspire you...
- Wentworth Club, Surrey
Whether or not you’re a member, the Wentworth Club offers a bespoke wedding that is tailored to your needs – and is effortlessly glamorous. After you’ve arrived at the famous golf property through the leafy, rhododendron-lined drive, you can host a grand and glamorous wedding in the ballroom, complete with elegant chandeliers and beautiful paintings, or enjoy a smaller and more intimate occasion in the Ryder Cup room.
Contact venue for further information: www.wentworthclub.com
- Gaucho, London
An unusual and individual choice, Gaucho at the 02 Arena is perfect for a wedding with a sense of ‘futuristic glamour’. Spread over three floors, all featuring the signature cowhide and crystal chandelier design elements Gaucho is known for, the venue has a cocktail lounge with luxurious sunken seating area, a restaurant and balcony lounge and a flexible event space which can accommodate up to 150 guests.
Contact venue for further information: www.gauchorestaurants.co.uk
- Preston Court, Kent
For quirky glamour, consider celebrating your nuptials at Preston Court near Canterbury, where you can get married under an ancient yew tree. With ornamental lakes and gardens, a magical moat island and a pretty rural parish church, there is also a steam museum housed at Preston with old fashioned machinery and vintage fairground rides; wedding photos on a merry-go-round certainly adds the ‘wow factor’ to your day.
Contact venue for further information: www.prestoncourt.co.uk
- Brocket Hall, Hertfordshire
A stately home is glamorous by nature and Brocket Hall, set in Capability Brown-inspired parkland, has been one of the UK’s most fashionable and romantic venues since the 1800s. With all the elegance and glamour of a bygone era the Regency Hall offers brides and grooms grandeur, complete with traditional butler service, and the magnificent ballroom can accommodate 150 guests for a sit down meal.
Contact venue for further information: www.brocket-hall.co.uk
- The Great Barn, Devon
If you want to convey contemporary glamour in an historic setting, The Great Barn has been restored with weddings in mind. Nestling in an idyllic valley, the breathtaking 15th century barn is known as the ‘thatched cathedral’ thanks to its vast, 45ft high oak ceiling. Simple and elegant, the barn is set in a medieval courtyard and boasts stunning walled gardens, perfect for drinks and photographs.
Contact venue for further information: www.thegreatbarndevon.co.uk
- Claridges, London
Famous and revered, Claridges is a hotel synonymous with glamour and all things opulent. A sought after and impressive venue in London’s Mayfair it has a history of state banquets and royal receptions and can accommodate up to 800 guests in grand style. As well as enjoying five star luxury, you can choose from numerous private event rooms suitable for wedding and civil partnership ceremonies, as well as receptions.
Contact venue for further information: www.claridges.co.uk
- The George Hotel, Edinburgh
The George Hotel offers a blend of sophistication, practicality and glamour. Located on fashionable George Street in Edinburgh’s historic New Town, the main wedding suite, King’s Hall, was built in 1827. It has an icing-style ceiling and unique twinkling ‘flight’ chandelier under a glass dome in the centre of the room. Couples can also pop out to the nearby Queen St. Gardens to take photographs.
Contact venue for further information: www.thegeorgehoteledinburgh.co.uk
- BAFTA, London
It doesn’t get more glamorous than the headquarters of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts in central London. Steeped in filmmaking history, there are three rooms licensed for civil ceremonies and couples can also access the garden of St. James’ Church (perfect for reception drinks) and enjoy preferential services at The Ritz, including a chauffeur-driven car from the hotel and a pampering suite for the bride and bridesmaids.
Contact venue for further information: www.bafta.org
- Larchfield Estate, County Down
If you want glamour in a country setting, Larchfield Estate is set in the heart of the rolling scenery of County Down. The main barn dates back to the 1800s but was converted with weddings in mind, making for a glam-tastic winter wedding. And in the summer months, wedding parties can take advantage of the adjoining four-acres of photogenic walled gardens, ideal for drinks and canapés.
Contact venue for further information: www.larchfieldestate.co.uk
- The Red Barn, Surrey
The Red Barn is ideal if you love traditional (and glamorous) food and drink. The delightful private pantry has its own Aga and is perfect for smaller wedding receptions, with home-cooked food served straight to the table, and the barn itself can accommodate up to 140 seated guests. The paddock outside is great for hosting arrival drinks and hog roasts or BBQs can be hosted in the garden.
Contact venue for further information: www.geronimo-inns.co.uk