If you’re looking for a wedding venue which offers the peace and tranquility of the countryside but is easily accessible from London, Buckinghamshire might be the county for you to say ‘I do’ in.
As a county, Buckinghamshire has so much on offer. From the beautiful Chiltern Hills to the chocolate-box towns of Beaconsfield, Amersham and Marlow, you’ve chosen a county which ticks all of the boxes.
If you’re feeling a little bit overwhelmed by choice on the venues front, take a look at our round-up of the best wedding venues in Buckinghamshire to make your decision a little easier…
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Hedsor House – Taplow
Set within 100 acres of historic parkland is Hedsor House, a stunning Grade II-listed property which has tranquillity and elegance in abundance.
Central London is just 26 miles away, but since this stately home wedding venue is nothing but peaceful, you’d never guess. It really does offer the best of both worlds.
Hedsor combines contemporary features with breathtaking architectural design of the Georgian era. It is approached by a spectacular private kilometre-long driveway and is a total blank canvas from which to create the day you’ve always dreamed of.
We love the Grand Ballroom, a reception room which seats 150 people where you can be served anything from an Asian banquet to a vintage afternoon tea. What’s more, you’ll have exclusive run of the entirety of the house and gardens, plus access to one of the largest and most luxurious bridal suites in Europe. What more could you want?
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Notley Abbey – Thame
Notley Abbey is one of six luxurious and exclusive venues owned by Bijou Weddings. It is steeped in glamour and history and, thanks to its restoration in 2000, makes for a stunning venue for your big day.
It is licensed for ceremonies both inside and out, and the team of award-winning in-house chefs can cater for up to 172 seated guests in the Monks’ Refectory. We love this space – parts of it date back to 1192 and it is stylishly decorated and flooded in natural light.
There’s also the Abbott’s Hall, an equally as stunning reception space complete with oak beams, open fire places and nine luxury bedrooms.
If you get married here you’ll have the property exclusively to yourselves, so you’ll be able to enjoy the big day in a calm and relaxed manner before spending the night and enjoying a hearty breakfast with your loved ones the following morning. What a treat!
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Missenden Abbey – Great Missenden
This venue is perfect for a summer wedding because the grounds are utterly divine. You and your guests will be able to enjoy garden games or post-ceremony reception drinks while taking in the stunning views.
There are a range of unique and historic features which set this venue apart from the rest. From stained-glass windows to vaulted ceilings, the character and charm of the elegant function rooms provide the perfect backdrop for your celebrations.
A team of talented chefs will prepare your wedding breakfast using only the best, locally sourced ingredients, and once the party is over, you can celebrate the first night of married life in the luxurious bridal suite. There are also 57 en-suite bedrooms which can be reserved for your overnight guests.
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Dorney Court – Windsor
It has been in the Palmer family for almost 500 years, and the welcoming family atmosphere makes it magical. Stunning at a winter wedding with roaring log fires or beautiful in the summer when your celebrations can stretch out into the gardens, this is a wedding venue for all seasons.
The Coach House Barn is a lovely reception space option since it has been beautifully renovated to combine historic charm with refined modern design. It can used for ceremonies with up to 200 guests and can seat 120 for a delicious wedding breakfast.
If you’re looking to host something even larger, there is ample space to extend with a marquee, while smaller wedding celebrations can be hosted in the Great Hall – a timeless space seating up to 60.
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Kings Chapel – Old Amersham
Located just 34 minutes from West London, the Kings Chapel is a stunning wedding venue with a newly converted chapel.
If you get married here you’ll be able to have your entire day under one roof – one of the largest free-standing domes in the country, to be precise! There is a breathtaking dining room which seats 120 people for a wedding breakfast and 200 for a cocktail reception, plus an adjoining dance floor, copper and exposed brick bar and intimate walled garden. You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to photograph backdrops!
The list of unique features doesn’t end there. There is also a mezzanine gallery with large arched windows overlooking the quaint town of Old Amersham.
From contemporary fine dining to traditional roast dinners, there are plenty of menu options available, and once your day draws to a close you’ll be able to spend your wedding night in one of 79 on-site luxury bedrooms. What a perfect excuse to continue the celebration to breakfast the next morning!
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Huntsmill Farm – Buckingham
Barn wedding venues are an endlessly popular wedding venue style… and for good reason! Up there with the best of a brilliant bunch is Huntsmill Farm, a newly converted barn which sits within picturesque grounds.
With the ceremony, reception and accommodation all in one magical location, you and your guests can totally relax and leave the world behind as you spend the weekend celebrating your vows.
There is a stunning fairy-lit courtyard which would be perfect for reception drinks in the summer, plus plenty of surrounding farmland for your wedding photos and seven self-catering cottages available on site. The hire of three of these will be included in your wedding package.
If that wasn’t enough, you’ll have the choice of three wonderful caterers to create the wedding breakfast you’ve always dreamed of, plus total free rein on your suppliers. This venue is a blank canvas and you can decorate it exactly as you’d like.
Stoke Park Mansion – Windsor
Set within 300 acres of stunning parkland, the magnificent 200-year-old white stone building boasts eight licensed rooms for your wedding ceremony and will undoubtedly stand out in your wedding photographs.
It is just 30 minutes from Central London (not that you’d guess, thanks to how peaceful it is) and has 49 stunning, contemporary bedrooms available for you and your guests.
You’ll also be assigned an experienced wedding co-ordinator who will take care of every detail of your dream day, from the menu – which award-winning Chef Chris Wheeler creates – to the outdoor fireworks and your weekend access to the leisure facilities.
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Nether Winchendon House – Thame
Nether Winchendon is a Tudor and Medieval manor house set within seven acres of pristine gardens. It is a truly breathtaking wedding location.
If you’ve been dreaming of an outdoor wedding ceremony, take to the lawn to say ‘I do’. Alternatively, you can say your vows inside the 18th Century Carriage barn – a quaint and rustic spot which will blow your guests away.
After you’ve said your vows, you can continue your celebrations in the very same barn, but if you’re looking to host a larger celebration, there is ample space on the lawns to erect a state-of-the-art marquee or tipi.
From its 400-person capacity to the stunning overnight accommodation and on-site beautician and hairdresser, there is so much to love about Nether Winchendon House.
Chicheley Hall – Newport Pagnell
From the second your guests make their way up the tree-lined drive, they’ll be wowed by Chicheley Hall and all it has to offer.
This stunning Georgian country house wedding venue is the perfect setting for you and your guests to enjoy your whole day. You can choose between the historic Main House and the modern Wolfson Centre for your celebrations, both of which are licensed to host civil ceremonies.
There is space for 100 people for your ceremony and wedding breakfast, and capacity for 150 for the evening festivities, plus a range of packages to choose from.
If that wasn’t enough, there are 48 stylishly designed en-suite bedrooms, delicious in-house catering and the offering of a Master of Ceremonies or Toastmaster. Every detail has been considered!
The Pavilion at Lane End – High Wycombe
The Pavilion at Lane End is a modern wedding venue and the perfect blank canvas for your wedding day.
Set in 26 acres of landscaped grounds and with views over the Chiltern Hills, the Pavilion is a venue which will be exclusively yours on your wedding day.
Say ‘I do’ either outside under the Garden Gazebo or inside the Pavilion Room before reception drinks on the lawn and a wedding breakfast to remember. The minimalist nature of this wedding venue means it lends itself perfectly to any wedding theme you might be dreaming of, and elegant china, glassware and table linen will help every aspect fall together.
There is a range of accommodation on-site plus a fitness centre and scope for outdoor fireworks, entertainment and more!
De Vere Latimer Estate – Chesham
It was once owned by the Lord of Chesham, so is steeped in history, and it is surprisingly located just five minutes away from Chalfont and Latimer station – which is on the Metropolitan tube line. Guests travelling from London will be so thankful!
The Cavendish Suite is a beautiful space for your ceremony and wedding breakfast thanks to its panelled walls, chandelier-adorned ceiling and endless stream of natural light. There is also access to a terrace and views over the stunning grounds.
Previous couples have taken to the grounds for an outdoor wedding breakfast, whilst others take full advantage of the swimming pool, sauna, steam room and gym. The possibilities are endless.
The Tudor Barn – Burnham
The Tudor Barn in Burnham was built in 1505 and offers you elegance, romance and rustic charm.
It is a barn wedding venue complete with timber beams, a stunning mezzanine banquet hall and landscaped gardens. These six acres make for a perfect place for you and your guests to explore and as a spot for outdoor wedding games or reception drinks.
The main Banquet Hall holds up to 130 guests for your wedding breakfast with the capacity for another 50 people in the evening. The Garden Room can also be used for civil ceremonies of up to 90 guests – it opens out onto a spacious patio and lawn, ideal for summer celebrations.
With all of these details plus its close proximity to the M4, M40, M25 and Heathrow, we can’t think of a more idyllic place to host your big day.
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Stoke Place – Stoke Poges
Perfect for weddings in any season, the venue’s Queen Anne Mansion House is regal and elegant and is set within 26 acres of parkland.
Hiring the mansion house exclusively for your big day is an incredible experience. You’ll have 39 bedrooms, ample space within the house for up to 200 guests to explore and the stunning grounds all to yourself. You’ll also be treated to an in-house Wedding Manager to ensure everything runs smoothly.
With a fantastic range of options to suit all budgets and added bonuses like a helipad and fitness centre, this venue is totally worth a look.
Bisham Abbey – Marlow
Bisham Abbey is the perfect spot for an outdoor wedding. Previously home to Henry VIII, this stunning and majestic 13th century abbey in Marlow is steeped in history and provides a truly romantic backdrop for your special day.
It sits on the banks of the River Thames and caters for everything from small and intimate weddings to larger celebrations in the grounds of the Abbey.
Host your ceremony in the Warwick Room, a space which dates back to 1680 and boasts an original stone fireplace and 14 metre aisle.
You and your guests can then take to the Great Hall – a magnificent reception room with a 400-year-old fireplace which was a gift from King James I. The space seats 120 people in comfort and style, and the catering choices are second to none!
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If you’re not taken with these rural wedding venues, why not take a look at our round-up of the best wedding venues in London? Perhaps a city centre celebration is more your cup of tea…