For the perfect winter wedding, look for a location with atmosphere, beauty and year-round charm. If picturesque lakes covered in ice, snow covered turrets and roaring log fires would add the finishing touches to your winter wedding then take a look at these incredible venues.
- Armathwaite Hall, Lake District
Armathwaite Hall is always picturesque, but during the winter months it is utterly stunning. As well as the spa, lake views and deer park, your guests will adore the wood panelled public rooms and real log fires. But the highlight – before or after your winter wedding – is taking a dip in the outdoor hot tub.
Contact venue for further information www.armathwaite-hall.com
- Mountains Country House, Kent
Mountains Country House, built in 1866, is nestled in 26-acres of private parkland. Couples can have an intimate winter wonderland wedding ceremony in an exclusive Victorian country house, or why not take advantage of the luxury marquee, with heating for the cooler months.
Contact venue for further information www.mountainsevents.co.uk
- Butley Priory, Suffolk
Much loved by Mary Tudor, historic Butley Priory has been called the “most romantic house in England”. Unparalleled for tranquillity and romance, couples can enjoy an atmospheric winter wedding with blazing log fires and candles – and over Christmas, the house is decorated with fairy lights and a 12ft Christmas tree.
Contact venue for further information www.butleypriory.co.uk
- Crathorne Hall, North Yorkshire
A magnificent country house set in stunning grounds and gardens overlooking the Leven Valley on the edge of the Yorkshire Moors, Crathorne has lots to offer during the winter months. Celebrate your winter wedding in style with warm hospitality, roasting real fires and sensational seasonal food.
Contact venue for further information www.handpickedhotels.co.uk/hotels/crathorne-hall/
- Savill court, Surrey
Hidden in 22-acres of secluded wooded parkland, approached through wrought iron gates and with striking red and white brickwork, Savill Court Hotel & Spa offers stylish winter weddings. The venue has a special “Snowflake Ice Crystal” package on offer for couples planning to tie the knot before 31st March 2012.
Contact venue for further information www.MacdonaldHotels.co.uk/SavillCourt
- Great Fosters, Surrey
With roaring fires, award-winning food and warm, friendly staff, Great Fosters is magical in winter. The hotel can hold civil ceremonies and, although it is in an idyllic, peaceful location, it’s close to Heathrow, the M25 and M4, making it easier for your guests to get there, whatever the weather.
Contact venue for further information www.greatfosters.co.uk
- Wakehurst Place, West Sussex
Set in a 180-acre country estate and conservation area managed by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Wakehurst Place is like a winter fairytale come true. From the last Friday in November, weddings held in the Mansion House will have the UK’s tallest living Christmas tree as part of the celebrations; an impressive asset for fabulous winter wedding photography.
Contact venue for further information www.kew.org/venues/wakehurst
- The Ashes, Staffordshire
A magnificent Grade II home with two barns, The Ashes offers a wonderful rural setting for winter weddings. Dusted in snow and with swans swimming on the lake, it’s as pretty as a Christmas card. Inside enjoy the atmosphere and character of a barn with stone flagged floor and wooden beams.
Contact venue for further information www.theashes-venue.co.uk/
- Cameron House, Loch Lomond
At Cameron House, they say that “true love finds its place by the bonnie banks” - and the timeless splendour of the Highlands makes an awe-inspiring backdrop to your winter wedding. With breathtaking views over glittering Loch Lomond, your big day will be as legendary as the majestic setting.
Contact venue for further information www.devere-hotels.co.uk/hotel-lodges/locations/cameron-house.html
- Fishmore Hall, Shropshire
A privately-owned boutique hotel overlooking the charming town of Ludlow, winter weddings at Fishmore Hall have all the seasonal trimmings and luxury of a country house celebration. And why not have a fairytale wedding ceremony too, in nearby Ludlow Castle.
Contact venue for further information www.fishmorehall.co.uk