If you’ve always dreamed of tying the knot somewhere in the heart of the countryside, then why not make this vision a reality and choose one of these stunning wedding venues in the country for your big day. From rustic wedding venues to grand stately homes, get ready to be seriously wowed by these breath taking countryside wedding venues.
If you’re looking for a countryside based venue that gives you the option of an outdoor wedding ceremony, then look no further than the breath taking Moddershall Oaks in Staffordshire. With a 72 acre surrounding of woodland and immaculate grounds, this venue is perfect if you want your day to feel nice and secluded. Your picture perfect ‘I dos’ can take place at the wooden gazebo which looks out across the lake.
This five star mansion was where tennis champ Andy Murray chose to marry artist Kim Sears – oh, and did we mention that the place is owned by him too! Inside, Cromlix Hotel is all about historic décor, seriously luxe bedrooms and marble bathrooms, providing a truly elegant setting for your big day. Venture outdoors and you can enjoy 34 acres of woodland and grounds with a tennis court which features the colours of Wimbledon (naturally).
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This beautiful Georgian country house is nestled in the heart of the Devon countryside, making it ideal if an idyllic location is on your venue checklist. Shilstone boasts a rustic barn that has undergone a transformation to make it perfect for ceremonies with a view. If you have a large guest list, a marquee can be set up in the pretty walled garden – which boasts an impressive stone fountain and views of the surrounding lakes and rolling hills.
Owen House Wedding Barn
Get ready to fall in with this large capacity wedding venue in rural Cheshire, which is also an actual working farm! Lovingly converted in 2013 to transform it into the perfect venue, Owen House Wedding Barn has plenty of space for a large guest list and is able to accommodate 150 for a ceremony and over 190 for the evening party. All of the pretty grounds, which include paddocks, orchards and a flower covered pagoda, are available for photographs. As if all that wasn’t enough, a live band can be set up to play in the outside patio area and dogs are permitted before the wedding breakfast!
If you’re looking for a stately home wedding venue that is extremely photogenic and features plenty of parkland and woodland, then Homme House in Herefordshire could be the perfect place for you. This elegant Georgian country house also features a 17th century Summerhouse for outdoor civil ceremonies – it even has a canopy shelter too, just in case the unpredictable British weather takes a turn for the worst.
Port Lympne Wild Animal Park and Mansion
If you and your partner are animal lovers, then consider tying the knot at Port Lympne Wild Animal Park and Mansion in Kent. Located in the heart of an animal reserve, this unique wedding venue can cater for up to a whopping 400 guests. The mansion features lots of stunning rooms for your ceremony and reception, including the Spencer Roberts Room which has been adorned from ceiling to floor with animal murals. If you want to take your wedding to a ‘wilder’ level, you can even arrange for everyone to go on a VIP safari.
If you’re looking for countryside wedding venues in Leicestershire, then the stunning Mythe Barn is certainly a setting to consider. Contemporary yet timeless, Mythe Barn is delightfully charming and provides complete exclusivity for every wedding, so you can enjoy this idyllic venue all to yourself. Not only that, the barn would also make one seriously stunning summer wedding venue as it boasts a garden gazebo for (hopefully) sunny outdoor ceremonies.
Cornish venues don’t get more beautiful than Trevenna – a cluster of traditional stone barns that offer a variety of picturesque backdrops for your big day. Although you can tie the knot in a civil ceremony at Trevenna, if a nearby chapel is a must in your search for countryside wedding venues, bear in mind that the St Neot Church is just a mile away. With 142 acres of surrounding Cornish countryside to explore, you could turn the wedding into a long weekend and take advantage of the three day hire option.
Where: Vale of Glamorgan
If you’re searching for Welsh wedding venues that promise a spectacular setting, how about choosing an actual castle? Hensol Castle in Vale of Glamorgan is an enchanting place that looks like something out of a fairytale – it dates back to the 17th century and features sweeping staircases and impressive towers and turrets. For a gorgeous photo opportunity, head to the wooden jetty that overlooks the serpentine pond.
Voted ‘Best Countryside Wedding Venue’ in the National Wedding Awards, Dodmoor House is certainly worthy of this title and boasts landscaped grounds, Grade II listed barns and a rustic courtyard area for weddings. There’s no corkage charge here which is good news for your budget, plus there’s late availability dates if you feel up to planning your wedding in six months or less.
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The Oxfordshire Golf Club
It’s a rural location combined with luxury all the way at the Oxfordshire Golf Club, a splendid 50 bedroom hotel and spa in the heart of the Chilterns. Although it boasts beautiful countryside surroundings, this sporting wedding venue is still located in an easily accessible place from London and the Midlands, so guests travelling from far and wide can find their way smoothly. If you and your partner are keen golfers, you won’t be able to resist the Club’s impressive course that was once a European Tour venue.
Where: West Midlands
Located in the heart of the Worcestershire countryside, the Curradine Barns offer photo opportunities galore. These 19th Century brick barns have undergone a beautiful restoration, whilst still retaining their country charm. From a ceremony surrounded by exposed brickwork and a glittering chandelier in the Granary Barn, to a sumptuous wedding breakfast in the stylish Barley Barn, there’s truly something for every couple here – there’s even a bridal dressing room and an indulgent honeymoon suite.
If you’ve always wanted to have your own luxurious country house, then do the next best thing and tie the knot at Wrenbury Hall in Cheshire, which offers fully exclusive use to wedding parties at no extra charge. This large capacity wedding venue has the space to host a reception of up to 300 guests, but is also just as perfect for intimate celebrations if this is what you prefer. Grand staircases and decor, a stylish Laurent Perrier Bar and beautiful grounds – this venue has it all.
Slebech Park Estate
If wedding packages aren’t for you and you’d rather take a more bespoke approach, then Slebech Park Estate could be the perfect setting for you. Surrounded by awe inspiring views across the Dau Cleddau Estuary and the Pembrokeshire countryside, this Welsh wedding venue isn’t short of a few photo opportunities. No matter whether you want a grand or small, glamorous or rustic celebration, you can have it all here.
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