If you are looking for a breathtaking wedding venues then don't miss our hitched edit of truly wonderful wedding venues
From ancient castles and country houses to chic, boutique hotels there is more choice than ever when it comes to picking a place to get married. If you’re still deciding where to take the plunge, here’s a very special selection featuring 10 of the most wonderful UK wedding venues.
- Kings Hotel, ChristchurchThis Georgian mansion’s stunning location means you can sip champagne with your guests in the heritage grounds then head across to The Kings Arms Bowling Green with the magnificent Christchurch Castle ruins and river bank as the backdrop for your photographs. The boutique decor and intimate setting of the Kings Priory venue mean it’s perfect for some fairytale romance, with your own private bar and dance floor for after the ceremony.
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- Rowton Castle, ShropshireThere is no better place to enjoy the most romantic day of your life than in a fairytale castle. And there are lakes dotting the acres of picturesque gardens around 17th century Rowton Castle, a few miles from Shrewsbury. There has been a castle on this site for nearly 800 years and with four-poster beds in seven of the bedrooms, you can step back in time after a wedding in the Gothic Cardeston Suite, or intimate 18th century-style Georgian dining room.
For more information visit: www.rowtoncastle.com
- Worton Park, OxfordshireTucked away in a hamlet a few miles from Oxford, Worton Park is an idyllic rural wedding venue with several historic buildings to choose from for your ceremony, blessing or reception — and two wedding planners on hand to make sure it goes smoothly. Fulfil your country house fantasies at The Rectory with its garden gazebo, or tie the knot in the Blue Room, which opens out onto a poolside patio.
For more information visit: www.wortonparkweddings.co.uk
- Castle Fraser, near AberdeenDating back to the 16th century, Castle Fraser is the perfect romantic venue for a traditional, old-world ceremony. Set among 120-hectares of gardens and woodland, there’s even a special rooftop platform with amazing views across the River Don valley for your photos. The castle’s licences allow you to choose a civil, religious or humanist ceremony, and you can either say “I do” in the impressive Great Hall, or the castle can organise marquees on the lawn.
For more information visit: www.nts.org.uk
- Tylney Hall, HampshireWith its avenue of trees, a picturesque rose garden and musicians playing in the minstrel’s gallery, award-winning Tylney Hall is the most romantic Hampshire country house. The stunning mansion is surrounded by 66-acres of historic gardens and you can marry in an oak-panelled suite overlooking the lake, an intimate suite gazing out to the countryside, or a third building with its own private garden.
For more information visit: www.tylneyhall.co.uk
- The Dorchester Hotel, LondonFor luxurious city chic, it’s hard to beat one of London’s most exclusive and iconic hotels, The Dorchester on Mayfair’s Park Lane. The Ballroom suite has recently been restored to recapture the opulent glamour of the original 1930s art deco style, with mirrored panels, subtle gold and crystals sparkling throughout. And there’s no “one-size-fits-all” menu here — you can choose a la carte for up to 500 guests.
For more information visit: www.thedorchester.com
- Ettington Park, Stratford-upon-AvonThis magnificent Gothic mansion has been the home of one of England’s oldest families, the Shirleys, since 1086, and still has plenty of luxurious aristocratic touches from antiques and fine art to decorative friezes. Set in 6,000-acres, there’s a Norman church for blessings, as well as three other rooms for civil ceremonies, including the book-lined Library and wood-panelled Long Gallery. There’s even a fairytale wedding package on offer, with your very own red carpet.
For more information visit: www.handpickedhotels.co.uk
- Sundridge Park, KentIf you want a venue fit for royalty, Sundridge Park has played host to King Edward VII and Napoleon III. Couples have exclusive use of the Grade I listed 18th century house, which includes three licensed rooms with original details including twinkling chandeliers. With spiral staircases and garden terraces, it’s the ideal fairytale spot — but for the ultimate fantasy, the venue is also renowned for its themed weddings, as featured in the TV show, Wedding House.
For more information visit: www.sundridgepark.com
- The Mansion, LeedsFrom the tree-lined approach to the sweeping staircase and suite of ballrooms, you’ll feel like you’ve escaped reality on your wedding day at The Mansion. The Grade II Regency building, which opened in 2009 after extensive renovations, looks out to Roundhay Park and every last detail is tailored to you. A Dine venue, started by the founder of Leeds’ first Michelin starred restaurant, it’s perfect for gourmets; the company’s chefs have even cooked for Prince William.
For more information visit: www.dine-services.co.uk
- Lodge Park, GloucestershireThis exquisite 17th century National Trust property, in the heart of a deer park, is stylish and sophisticated as well as being a magical wedding venue. You can hire the whole property and pick one of two halls that are licensed for civil ceremonies, including the atmospheric Great Room. With a magnificent fireplace and double doors opening onto the balcony, you’ll have a magnificent view of the surrounding countryside.
For more information visit: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/LodgePark