If the UK’s good at one thing, it’s gorgeous country house wedding venues.
These beautiful manors provide an impressive setting for your big day, with a more intimate, relaxed feel than a sometimes stuffy stately home. Plus, you’re still guaranteed grounds more-than-worthy of being your wedding photo backdrop.
We’ve scoured the country to find our favourite country house wedding venues just for you, most of which come with plenty of accommodation for you and your guests.
Every fancied being Lord or Lady of the Manor? Now’s your chance.
1. Sutton Bonington Hall, Leicestershire
This enchanting family home is 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 the whole day. 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 ceremonies from 40 people feel equally at home here.
2. Kelmarsh Hall, Northamptonshire
This 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 with a larger guest list, 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.
3. Elmore Court, 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.
4. Brinkburn, 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 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.
5. 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 this venue.
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.
6. Pendrell Hall Country House, 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 venue.
7. Swancar Farm Country House, Nottinghamshire
For an elegant country house 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 the bride and her bridesmaids can spend the night before the wedding together. Within easy reach of Nottingham, Derby and Leicester, this country house is perfect for every season.
8. Plas Dinam Country House, Powys
Want the best of a country house venue combined with a beautiful wedding barn? 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. Then take over the party barn for extra space for evening celebrations and dancing!
9. Weston Hall, Staffordshire
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. You can have a fireworks display here too for the perfect ending to your once-in-a-lifetime day.
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10. Monkey Island Estate, 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. This Grade II mansion has been beautifully restored, maintaining original features and stylish interiors 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 day, 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 on the sweeping lawns for larger guest lists. It can only be accessed by footbridge, boat or helicopter, making for a romantic celebration in our own special retreat.
11. Holmewood Hall, 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.
As 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.
12. Cain Manor, Surrey
This delightful Elizabethan manor house – owned by Bijou Weddings – was lovingly restored in 2003 and oozes romance and rustic charm. Sitting on the Surrey-Hampshire border and surrounded by manicured gardens and wildflower-filled meadows, your guests will make a breathtaking entrance up the winding drive through private woodland.
Able to seat up to 123 guests, the interior is full of character with oak floors and beams and period features. With lots of spots inside and out to marry, including the garden gazebo and Music Room, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
13. Woodhall Manor, Suffolk
Whatever your theme, you can have it at Woodhall – an Elizabethan manor near the Suffolk Heritage Coast. Like the wedding above, the grounds are perfect for a festival-style big day 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.
14. Kingston Estate, Devon
The Kingston Estate near Totnes is the only place to go for an unforgettable 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. The historic house and grounds are exclusively yours for a whole weekend wedding, with space for 70-300 guests. If you want them to stay over, the luxury holiday cottages have a hot tub, games room and indoor heated pool.
15. Ellingham Hall, Northumberland
Exclusive-use hire means Ellingham Hall‘s selection of pretty stone cottages to sleep guests, 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.
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16. Bourton Hall, 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 from its windows, and the Vault Disco & Bar was made for your reception. You can marry here from 1st June 2020.
17. Standon Hall, Staffordshire
Standon Hall is a Grade ll-listed, early 20th century mansion providing a spectacular countryside setting for your 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.
18. Sandon Hall, 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 breathtaking 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. But 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.
19. Buxted Park Hotel, 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 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. Why not tuck in to build-your-own fajitas or have fun at a pimp your prosecco bar?
20. Audleys Wood Hotel, Hampshire
If you're looking for a country house wedding venue 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 garden 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.
21. New Hall Hotel & Spa, West Midlands
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.
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.
22. Homme House, Herefordshire
Homme House is a gorgeous, family-run Georgian country house 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. 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.
23. Merewood Country House Hotel, Cumbria
Overlooking Lake Windermere in the stunning Lake District, Merewood Country House Hotel is an oasis of comfort, warmth and tranquility. With award-winning food, a stunning location and outstanding service, this is an ideal country house 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.
24. Cockliffe Country House, 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. Inside, the house is elegant and luxurious with antique features and rich colours.
With exclusive use of the hotel, unintrusive staff and a relaxed atmosphere, the house will feel like a home from home on your special day.
25. Plush Manor, Dorset
Every country house should come with its own 19th century church, surely? Plush Manor is a picture-perfect home in the heart of Dorset surrounded by nine acres of gardens. The interior mixes classic English style with art and antiques from around the world for a unique feel. It’s even more unusual in having the chapel as a dinner and dancing space – and the pulpit makes for an excellent place to deliver speeches.
The house has on-site accommodation for 14 people and has an indoor pool, so you can take the opportunity the day before or after the wedding to spend quality time with your loved ones and have a mini holiday.
26. Hampton Court House, Surrey
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.
27. Stockton House, Shropshire
Opening in 2022, the 18th century Stockton House will provide a luxurious country 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.
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!
28. Mulberry House, Essex
Set within the Essex countryside, Mulberry House is a family-run 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. Plus, there's even a few alpacas, donkeys and rare birds hanging around to add to your guest list!
29. Hyde House, Gloucestershire
The Cotswolds 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.
30. Arniston House, Lothian & Borders
Follow the path through a gorgeously manicured lawn and you'll come across Arniston House, a picturesque country house 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 exchange your vows: 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!
31. Lainston House, Hampshire
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 wedding venue that oozes 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.
32. Davenport House, Shropshire
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 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 so you can finish the day in style.
33. Ardington House, Oxfordshire
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.
34. Baddow Park House, Essex
Baddow Park House in the heart of Essex is a versatile wedding venue, perfect no matter what style of 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 bridal suite with parkland views. In the morning, sit down for a delicious breakfast to end your wedding weekend on a high.
35. Horwood House Hotel, Buckinghamshire
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.
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.