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Country House Wedding Venues: The Best in the UK

Dreaming of saying your 'I dos' in a romantic country house wedding venue? You've come to the right place! From 18th century estates to Elizabethan manors, these are the best country house wedding venues the UK has to offer

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Here in the UK, there's no shortage of gorgeous country house wedding venues. These beautiful manors provide an impressive setting for your big day, with a more intimate ambience than the larger stately home wedding venues dotted around the country. Plus, you’re guaranteed grounds more-than-worthy of being your wedding photo backdrop.

We’ve scoured the country to find our favourite country house wedding venues in the UK just for you, most of which come with plenty of accommodation for you and your guests. Ever fancied being Lord or Lady of the Manor? Now’s your chance.

36 Country House Wedding Venues for a Cosy Countryside Wedding

1. Hilltop Country House - Macclesfield, Cheshire

View of plant-covered country house venue from across the lawn

Hilltop Country House is a romantic, 17th century house wedding venue that boasts breath-taking views across the Cheshire countryside. You'll have complete use of the entire grounds, house and marquee for your special day - whether you choose to tie the knot in the billiard room or have an alfresco terrace ceremony.

As well as two indoor bars, Hilltop Country House comes complete some alternative food and drink options - how does an outdoor bar with a built in pizza oven and BBQ sound? Not only that, you can also enjoy four gorgeous en-suite bedrooms. As for the wedding meal itself? Their in-house chef will work with you to create a delicious, bespoke menu for you and your guests to enjoy. 

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2. Sutton Bonington Hall - Loughborough, Leicestershire

Sutton Bonington Hall is an enchanting family home only open a select few days each year for weddings. It’s romantic, intimate and, despite the impressive exterior, has a truly personal and relaxed feel.

Couples will have use of the Great Hall, Library, Dining Room, Drawing Room and the stunning Conservatory which overlooks the gardens for their day-long country house wedding. You’ll also be allowed to use the six classically-designed bedrooms, including the room of the current Lady Elton as your honeymoon suite.

Sutton Bonington Hall can host up to 120 guests, but smaller wedding ceremonies starting from 40 people feel equally at home here.

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3. Kelmarsh Hall - Spratton, Northamptonshire

Kelmrash Hall is an 18th century estate is tucked away in the tranquil Northamptonshire countryside.

The restored Orangery is a beautiful location for intimate weddings of up to 40, while you can fit 100 people in the Saloon and Ballroom. We love the Great Hall and its Italian-pink walls for the Champagne reception – it’s the very epitome of sophisticated English country living. For those of you holding a large wedding, a marquee in Kelmarsh’s beautiful parkland can hold up to 500 guests.

With backdrops from the elegant Saloon – with its unparalleled views across the ornamental lake – to the formal terraces and flower gardens, Kelmarsh Hall is a truly picturesque location for your wedding.

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4. Elmore Court - Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Elmore Court in Gloucestershire is a country house wedding venue like no other. With over 700 years of family history yet plenty of contemporary touches (and a focus on sustainability), it comes as no surprise that it’s consistently rated five stars.

The house has been recently refurbished with the addition of a beautiful new room called The Gillyflower – a light and airy space that would be perfect for your wedding breakfast.

There are several other areas for you to entertain at Elmore too, from the on-site Norman church to the magical Great Hall. The main house sleeps up to 39 guests, plus couples also have access to the beautiful Coach House the night before their wedding.

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5. Brinkburn - Brinkburn Priory, Northumberland

Set in a dramatic wooded ravine on the banks of the River Coquet, this manor house comes with its own church and stable block. Religious ceremonies can take place in Brinkburn Priory, while humanist celebrations and civil ceremonies can take place in the White Room, woodlands or stripped-back grandeur of the manor house.

For a quirkier reception, there’s also a giant tipi your guests will love. Brinkburn truly is a unique, magical country house venue.

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6. Norwood Park Country House, Nottinghamshire

Norwood Park has hosted weddings since the 1650s. They’re a little different now, admittedly, but with that history behind them, you know you can expect a unique day at one of the most impressive country house wedding venues in the UK.

You’ll find beautiful period features everywhere: from the centuries-old wine cellar (perfect for photos) to the antique-filled library, grand staircase and hall with Regency fireplaces, Palladian-style gallery, and rooms full of original Georgian wallpaper.

The highlights of this Georgian family home are the dining room and drawing room, with the latter providing the perfect ceremony spot. The Gallery is the place to party though, with space for 250 guests, a large dance floor, an area for bands, a full bar and an outdoor courtyard.

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7. Pendrell Hall Country House - Codsall, Staffordshire

There are three gorgeous ceremony locations at Pendrell Hall: a romantic outdoor ceremony under the bandstand; an intimate vow exchange in The Morning Room; and a big celebration in Pendrell’s Ballroom.

This Victorian country house was renovated to help your day flow naturally and add every amenity you could want, from the spacious dressing rooms, to indoor and outdoor spaces for drinks and photos, to the elegant ballroom for dancing the night away. Original features, like carved arches in the entrance hall, mix with contemporary touches for a light and bright country house wedding venue.

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8. Swancar Farm Country House - Chilwell, Nottinghamshire

Exterior of red brick Swancar Farm taken from driveway

For an elegant country house venue with a rustic twist, look no further than Swancar Farm. The Oak Hall – piled high with beams, medieval chandeliers and exposed brick walls that leads onto the courtyard – is full of charm and romance, while there’s also a barn and orangery.

The Old Stables is a self-contained cottage where you and your wedding party can spend the night before the wedding together. Within easy reach of Nottingham, Derby and Leicester, this country house is perfect for every season.

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9. Plas Dinam Country House, Powys

A country house wedding venue and a barn wedding venue - name a more iconic duo, we'll wait. Plas Dinam is a magnificent country mansion set against the backdrop of wildflower meadows and mountains, with the benefit of a party barn that holds up to 150 guests. You’ll get exclusive use of the house for the whole weekend, with accommodation for 34 across 15 lovely bedrooms.

The front of the house makes for a wonderful outdoor ceremony space, while the drawing room or dining hall are perfect inside. After saying your vows, you and your guests can take over the party barn for extra space for evening celebrations and dancing!

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10. Weston Hall - Stafford, Staffordshire

Exterior of Weston Hall photographed from across the lawn with trees and lamplights

With plenty of the original Elizabethan features preserved, Weston Hall in Staffordshire is a country house bursting with character. Stone fireplaces, mullioned windows and oak beams have been combined with elegant contemporary décor for a stylish backdrop to your day.

The venue is a Grade II-listed building and is surrounded by 20 acres of beautiful scenery. Here you can hold your civil ceremony or partnership with up to 110 guests. 

To round things off, you can have a wedding fireworks display here too for the perfect ending to your once-in-a-lifetime day.

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11. Monkey Island Estate - Taplow, Berkshire

Is there anything more exclusive than marrying on a private island? Monkey Island Estate is a luxury hotel set in the middle of the Thames near the charming village of Bray, making this one of the most unique country house wedding venues in the UK. This Grade II mansion has been beautifully restored, maintaining original features with lots of contemporary touches like a unique floating spa.

The Marlborough Ballroom and the River Room are lavish settings for a country house wedding, matched by the delicious food and exceptional service. The Spencer Suite is available for intimate weddings, while a marquee can be set up for up to 400 guests for larger weddings. It can only be accessed by footbridge, boat or helicopter, making for a romantic celebration in our own special retreat.

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12. Holmewood Hall - Stilton, Cambridgeshire

Nestled in the idyllic countryside of Cambridgeshire, Holmewood Hall has plenty of hidden secrets waiting for your guest to explore. Enjoy a drink at the Champagne Bar before letting them move into the Gold Room, complete with a 50ft golden aisle and feature fireplace. Outside sits the bandstand – perfect for summer ceremonies – and the banqueting hall overlooks the lake in their 10 acres of grounds.

This venue is a recent addition to the collection run by Country House Weddings, but you'll be safe in the hands of a team with over 30 years’ experience. This UK country house wedding venue is ideal for any couples looking to escape the busy city for a countryside wedding ceremony

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13. Cain Manor - Headley Down, Hampshire

Cain Manor is a delightful Elizabethan manor house lovingly restored in 2003 which is perfect for any couples planning a romantic and rustic wedding. Sitting on the Surrey-Hampshire border and surrounded by manicured gardens and wildflower-filled meadows, your guests will make a breath-taking entrance up the winding drive through private woodland.

The interior is full of character with oak floors and beams and period features, and can set up to 123 guests. With lots of spots inside and out to marry, including the garden gazebo and Music Room, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

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14. Woodhall Manor - Woodbridge, Suffolk

Whatever your theme, you can have it at Woodhall Manor, an Elizabethan country house wedding venue near the Suffolk Heritage Coast. The grounds here are perfect for a festival wedding or an English country garden wedding, while the interiors can be dressed up for a rustic or grand theme.

Woodhall Manor prides itself on creating bespoke menus for couples to set your big day apart. To end the night in style, the Long Bar has a stage, dance floor, disco lights and eponymous bar so your guests can dance until the early hours.

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15. Kingston Estate - Totnes, Devon

Kingston Estate photographed from across the manicured hedges

The Kingston Estate near Totnes is the only place to go for an unforgettable wedding day like no other. Its vaulted nightclub is Devon’s best kept secret, while pre-wedding yoga, arrival by helicopter and giant igloos in the grounds are all possible.

This historic wedding venue and it's grounds are exclusively yours for a whole weekend wedding, with space for anywhere from 70 to 300 guests. If you want them to stay over, the luxury holiday cottages have a hot tub, games room and indoor heated pool - you'll never want to leave!

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16. Ellingham Hall - Chathill, Northumberland

Exclusive-use hire means Ellingham Hall‘s selection of pretty stone cottages, rolling grounds and striking reception rooms are all yours for the day. Fully licensed for civil ceremonies, there is also a chapel available for traditional services.

But it’s the food here your guests will remember, using the finest Northumbrian suppliers and created by their celebrated chefs. Foodie couples seeking to wow their guests, look no further! All this grub can be enjoyed in The Chapel Room, a gorgeous location with high ceilings, an impressive fireplace and beautiful works of art. 

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17. Bourton Hall - Princethorpe, Warwickshire

Bourton Hall is a new, exclusive-use wedding venue in Rugby run by the Country House Wedding Venues group. Right in the heart of romantic Shakespeare Country, this Italianate manor is bursting with history and character, plus 15 acres of gardens that look over Draycote Water.

The gold-leafed former Catholic chapel will make a stunning ceremony location, while the terrace and Champagne Bar are ideal for cocktail hour. The Banqueting Hall has striking views of the surrounding countryside from its windows, and the Vault Disco & Bar was made for your reception. 

As if that wasn't enough, you'll also be offered a three-course wedding breakfast, unlimited venue visits prior to your event and complimentary car parking. 

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18. Standon Hall - Eccleshall, Staffordshire

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Standon Hall is a Grade ll-listed, early 20th century mansion providing a spectacular countryside setting for your country house wedding day. The interiors are full of style and sophistication with grand staircases, stone archways and stained glass windows, so you won't be short of backdrops for your wedding photographs!

The dining area is fresh, airy and flooded with light from large bay windows, giving the room a beautiful ambience whilst you and your guests enjoy a delicious meal.

Whether you're planning to marry in the summer or winter months, there's plenty of space to deck the country house out with floral decorations, green garlands, candles and Christmas trees. Don't be afraid to let your creative flag fly!

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19. Sandon Hall - Stafford, Staffordshire

This neo-Jacobean mansion is a country house wedding venue like no other. Still the private family home of the Earls of Harrowby, you can hire the entirety of Sandon Hall for exclusive use on your big day.

If you thought the outside was breath-taking then you should check out the selection of beautiful rooms. From the lavish library to the stunning saloon this wedding venue combines period charm with modern comforts so you and your guests will feel right at home.

However, our favourite feature has to be the Victorian Conservatory. With tiled mosaic flooring, large light flooding windows and gorgeous greenery, it's a botanical paradise to host your ceremony or reception in.

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20. Buxted Park Hotel - Uckfield, East Sussex

Buxted Park Hotel is a heavenly space to host your wedding day. Choose to marry with 90 friends and family in The Orangery, or hold the ceremony with 120 guests surrounded by lush gardens, with the country house as your backdrop.

There's also plenty of onsite accommodation for you and your guests to stay the night - 44 bedrooms, including seven luxury suites! You'll find high ceilings and four poster beds in the bedrooms and opulent marble with roll top baths in the en-suites.

As for the dining, this wedding venue offers an array of interactive experiences like build-your-own fajitas and a pimp your prosecco bar. Ideal if you're looking for unique ways to entertain your guests.

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21. Audleys Wood Hotel - Basingstoke, Hampshire

Large wedding ceremony room with wooden ceilings

If you're looking for a country house wedding venue in the UK that's as playful as it is elegant, look no further than Audleys Wood Hotel in Basingstoke, Hampshire. With seven acres of private grounds to explore, there's lots of room to celebrate with your friends and family.

You can get involved in a whole host of outdoor wedding games, or even set up a bouncy castle! When the evening arrives, make your way into the beautiful pavilion complete with a private bar for an alfresco party. Set under twinkling fairy lights, you'll be dancing the night away under a starry canopy.

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22. New Hall Hotel & Spa - Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands

Exterior of venue surrounded by hedges and a moat crossed by a bridge

Your wedding day will feel like a fairy tale at New Hall Hotel & Spa, England's oldest listed inhabited moated house. From the ancient lily-filled moat to the oak panelled rooms complete with crystal chandeliers, every inch of this country house wedding venue is undeniably grand - it's a truly unique wedding venue. 

With 60 spacious bedrooms, there's enough space for all of your guests to enjoy an unforgettable night. You can expect hand carved four poster beds, stone fireplaces and floor-to-ceiling stained glass windows. Before you rest your head you'll want to have an evening celebration. Relax with up to 50 guests in the The Great Chamber, or party the night away with up to 200 people in The Garden Pavilion.

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23. Homme House - Ledbury, Herefordshire

Homme House is a gorgeous, family-run Georgian country house wedding venue that truly makes the most of the English countryside. Surrounded by five acres of gardens and 180 acres of historic parkland and woodland, you can take dreamy photographs with whimsical wild flowers as your backdrop - the perfect accompaniment to a wildflower bouquet!

Despite its tranquil and calm setting, this wedding venue has excellent transport links - the M50 and a train connection to London are only a short distance away. If you're after a religious ceremony, St. Bartholomew's Church is located on the edge of the Homme House Estate.

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24. Merewood Country House Hotel - Lake District, Cumbria

There's no shortage of beautiful wedding venues in the Lake District, and Merewood Country House Hotel is no exception. Overlooking Lake Windermere, this venue is an oasis of comfort, warmth and tranquillity. With award-winning food, a stunning location and outstanding service, this is an ideal country house wedding venue for couples who don’t want to worry about a thing.

The lake is a perfect backdrop to wedding photos, while the beautifully-appointed interiors are the perfect place to lay your head at the end of the night.

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25. Cockliffe Country House - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Cockliffe Country House is a secluded rustic retreat that will take your breath away. The 17th century house has an enchanting French chateau façade, with arched windows and turreted corners. Beautiful lavender sprigs only add to the Provençal feel.  Inside, the house is elegant and luxurious with antique features and rich colours.

With exclusive use of the hotel, experienced staff and a relaxed atmosphere, the house will feel like a home from home on your special day.

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26. Hampton Court House - East Molesey, Surrey

Hampton Court

Overlooking one of London’s most secluded Royal Parks, Hampton Court House is certainly a venue fit for a king or queen! With nine acres of enchanting 18th century gardens and superbly styled rooms, a wedding day here is guaranteed to impress.

Hampton Court House offers complete exclusivity to its couples, so you’ll feel as though it’s your home for the day. You can make use of every inch of the house and its gardens, marrying outdoors in the summer months or hosting a cosy winter wedding indoors during the cooler months.

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27. Stockton House - Shifnal, Shropshire

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The 18th century Stockton House will provide a luxurious country house wedding venue for couples wishing to marry within the rolling Shropshire hills. Brimming with antique furniture and oil paintings, the house harks back to an era of glamour and sophistication that’s simply perfect for elegant wedding days.

Be sure to check out the 100-seater walled garden dining room, the ideal place for you and up to 100 guests to enjoy a drinks reception. 

Couples are invited to enjoy a wine and cheese evening in the vaulted cellar the night before the wedding, followed by a stay in one of the seven luxurious bedrooms on-site – sounds pretty dreamy to us!

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28. Mulberry House - High Ongar, Essex

Red brick country house surrounded by trees and manicured garden

Set within the Essex countryside, Mulberry House is a family-run wedding UK country house wedding venue that offers so much for you and your guests to explore. When you first set eyes upon this historic building, the traditional Georgian architecture is sure to impress, and that's before you've even stepped foot through the doors.

Marry indoors in the Mulberry Suite surrounded by exposed beams and decadent chandeliers, or in the Marquee adorned with fairy lights and with private decking. If an outdoor wedding ceremony is what you're after Mulberry House is more than ideal - it has 22 acres of stunning grounds complete with lakes and wishing wells.

Not only that, there's even a few alpacas, donkeys and rare birds hanging around to add to your guest list! Truly one of the most unique wedding venues in Essex

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29. Hyde House - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Barn wedding venue with exposed beams and wooden chairs

You're spoilt for choice when it comes to Cotswolds wedding venues - it is home to some of the most beautiful countryside settings and Hyde House makes full use of this. Combining rustic romance with a stylish and relaxed décor, this wedding venue is a country house at its best. The star of the show is The Grange, a beautiful, light-filled barn that can seat 150 guests for your ceremony.

It features a stunning courtyard for you and your guests to enjoy a few post-ceremony drinks while overlooking never-ending fields. There's 20 on-site bedrooms available that are chic and spacious, giving you ample space to get ready before the big day. 

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30. Arniston House - Midlothian, Lothian & Borders

Grass path leading up to a country house wedding venue

Follow the path through a gorgeously manicured lawn and you'll come across Arniston House, a picturesque country house wedding venue in Scotland that dates back four centuries. With plenty of impressive architectural details to see, expect grand columns spanning multiple floors and intricate woodwork on the domed ceiling.

The Orangery is a delightful space to hold your country house wedding: from the dramatic arches to the original stone walls, it has a magical atmosphere.

As the day turns to night, you and your guests can step outside to watch a spectacular fireworks display over the back of the wedding venue. If that's not a wow-worthy way to end the celebrations we don't know what is!

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31. Lainston House - Kings Worthy, Hampshire

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Located just two miles from the picturesque city of Winchester, Lainston House is a gorgeous 17th century country house. Set on 63 acres of lush countryside, large enchanting gates reveal this stunning venue that exudes English garden charm.

It's complete with a beautiful 12th century chapel ruin that'll make an ideal backdrop for your wedding photographs, plus 50 luxury bedrooms ensure your loved ones can also stay the night after a day of celebrations. As for the food? We're talking exquisite cuisine whipped up by the previous winner of Hampshire Chef of the Year.

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32. Davenport House - Bridgnorth, Shropshire

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Davenport House is a Grade I-listed Georgian country house wedding venue that boats ample space for you and your guests to explore, yet will still feel intimate and romantic thanks to the natural flow of the connecting rooms.

As you enter the house you'll find the stone floored Great Hall, the perfect place to say 'I do'. From there, make your way into the Saloon, where stone steps will lead you to the stunning terrace overlooking a lily pond where you can enjoy drinks and wedding canapes.

For the reception, dine in the elegant Drawing Room before heading back to the Great Hall. It can be transformed into a magical dance floor for your reception to finish your day in style.

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33. Ardington House - Wantage, Oxfordshire

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There's something truly tranquil about a wedding venue with a lake and Ardington House boasts an idyllic waterside setting perfect for your wedding photographs. The lakeside marquee has a dining area that can accommodate 200 guests and is adorned with chiffon drapes and a chequered dance floor.

Decorate the ceiling with fairy lights and you can dance under a canopy of twinkling stars. As for the country house itself, the beautiful Georgian building dates back to 1720 and is an elegant and chic property that stylish couples will adore.

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34. Baddow Park House - Chelmsford,  Essex

Red brick exterior of Baddow Park House

Baddow Park House in the heart of Essex is a versatile wedding venue, perfect no matter what style of country house wedding you're planning. If a festival-themed celebration is up your street, the outside log shed bar will be an excellent touch to your boho day. After something a little more glam? Host your wedding breakfast in the fresh and contemporary Orangery. 

Baddow Park also boasts nine luxury bedrooms for guests that wish to stay overnight, plus a beautiful wedding suite with parkland views. In the morning, sit down for a delicious breakfast to end your wedding weekend on a high. 

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35. Horwood House Hotel - Bletchley, Buckinghamshire

Ceremony room with floral display at the front and white chairs

Built in 1911, Horwood House Hotel has opened its doors for your special day after undergoing a £5.5 million renovation. The treelined driveway makes for a seriously impressive entrance, which will be ideal if you're thinking of hiring a classic car or an unusual wedding car

Backdrops don't come much better than this wedding venue as it overlooks a picturesque lily pond and acres of gorgeous countryside, as well as lush, manicured gardens. You can enter the outdoor ceremony space through a secret garden gate, where you'll exchange your vows in a pretty pavilion. Or, for a winter wedding, The Manor Lounge provides an idyllic setting, complete with a cosy fireplace. 

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36. Shotesham Park - Norwich, Norfolk

Wedding meal layout with round tables, exposed beams and chandeliers

Timeless charm, modern luxury, fairy-tale wedding - these are just some of the words that may spring to mind when you first lay eyes on Shotesham Park. This country house wedding venue can be found just outside Norwich and is the ideal romantic countryside setting for your big day. 

Here you'll find a state-of-the-art Preparation Room, as well as a Mediterranean-inspired courtyard, where guests can mingle after the vows have been said. Afterwards, you can eat, drink and be merry in The Oak Room before heading to the honeymoon suite when the party draws to a close. 

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If you’ve been inspired to go for an impressive venue, make sure you read our pick of 21 amazing stately homes and large capacity venues.

Alternatively, you might want something completely different – what about a rustic wedding venue, outdoor venue or festival venue?