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Countryside Wedding Venues: The Most Breath-Taking Places To Get Married

Always wanted to tie the knot in a gorgeous countryside wedding? One of these venues from across the UK could be the setting of your dreams

A couple is walking hand-in-hand towards an old ivy-covered stone castle, with manicured lawns and old trees around it.
Belle Isle Castle

A couple is walking hand-in-hand towards an old ivy-covered stone castle, with manicured lawns and old trees around it.
Belle Isle Castle

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 countryside wedding venues for your big day?
There's a lot to be charmed by in the countryside, whether you want somewhere tranquil and private with lots of history, or somewhere you can be surrounded by wild woodlands and wide open spaces. In this article, we've compiled some of our favourite countryside wedding venues across the country, from Angus to Antrim.

The Best Countryside Wedding Venues Across The UK

The countryside is the ideal place to hold weddings of all sizes, including picturesque elopements, and really lets you make the most of the natural beauty that the country has to offer. Whether you want a rustic wedding venue in Wales or a grand country house in England, get ready to be seriously wowed by these breathtaking countryside wedding venues. 

Countryside Wedding Venues in England

The UK is home to so many gorgeous, rural wedding venues and we've rounded up our absolute favourites. Get ready to find your dream countryside wedding venue in England...

1. Moddershall Oaks - Staffordshire

If you’re looking for a countryside based venue that gives you the option of an outdoor wedding ceremony, look no further than the breath-taking Moddershall Oaks in Staffordshire. With a 72-acre woodland and immaculate grounds, this countryside wedding venue is perfect if you want your day to feel private and secluded.

Your picture perfect vows can take place at the wooden gazebo which looks out across the lake. 

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2. Owen House Wedding Barn - Cheshire

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 countryside 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! 

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READ MORE: Our Favourite Wedding Venues in Cheshire

3. Homme House - Herefordshire

If you’re looking for a stately home wedding venue that is 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 worse.

It's grand and elegant making it one of our favourite countryside wedding venues in England.

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4. Leez Priory - Essex

A wide driveway winds between large lawns and leads up to a red brick Tudor-style castle, with large leafy trees around the frame.

If history is what you're looking for, then look no further than Little Waltham's Leez Priory. This Tudor-era property is chockful of charm and sits atop 40 acres of land, so you can rest assured that you'll be far away from the traffic and noise of everyday life.

Across the grounds, you'll find various barns, lakes, and cottages that are perfect for wedding photos. Whilst you're busy celebrating your newlywed status, your dedicated wedding manager will be working hard in the background to keep everything running smoothly in this gorgeous countryside venue. 

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READ MORE: The Best Wedding Venues in Essex

5. Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve - Kent

Safari van driving past a giraffe in the Kentish countryside

Introducing one of the best countryside wedding venues in England, by a mile

If you and your partner are animal lovers, then consider tying the knot at Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve 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. 

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6. Mythe Barn - Leicestershire 

If you’re looking for countryside wedding venues in England, 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, but the barn would also make one seriously stunning summer wedding venue as it boasts a garden gazebo for (hopefully) sunny outdoor ceremonies. 

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7. Trevenna - Cornwall

  A couple standing in a herb garden with wildflowers. In the background, you can see old stone buildings and tall trees.

Cornish countryside wedding 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.

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READ MORE: The Most Stunning Cornwall Wedding Venues

8. Clearwell Castle - Gloucestershire

A small stone castle structure sits in front of manicured lawns and is surrounded by tall, leafy trees while a stone driveway winds around it

Is there anything more idyllic than saying 'I do' in a castle? What if the castle is hidden away in the Forest of Dean? Clearwell Castle, which dates back to the 15th century, is brimming with scenic spaces where you can exchange your vows, whether you want to spend the day indoors or al fresco.

A tree-lined driveway sets the scene from the moment you enter the grounds, making this a countryside wedding venue that's sure to leave an impression on your loved ones.

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9. Dodmoor House - Northamptonshire

  An intimate ceremony is set up in the courtyard of a renovated venue. Lavender and other plants can be seen off to the side.

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 are late availability dates if you feel up to planning your wedding in six months or less. With four acres of grounds, you'll feel a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of the city. 

To see more prestigious settings like Dodmoor House, take a look at these other award-winning wedding venues.

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10. The Oxfordshire Golf Club - Oxfordshire

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. 

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11. Curradine Barns - West Midlands

Located in the heart of the Worcestershire countryside, the Curradine Barns is a countryside wedding venue that offers 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 dressing room and an indulgent honeymoon suite. 

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12. Wrenbury Hall - Cheshire

If you’ve always wanted to have your own luxurious wedding venue, then do the next best thing and tie the knot at Wrenbury Hall in Cheshire, which offers 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 décor, a stylish Laurent Perrier Bar, and beautiful grounds – this countryside wedding venue in England has it all. 

Countryside Wedding Venues in Scotland

Countryside wedding venues in Scotland have the benefit of some of the most gorgeous rural settings in the UK. Getting married in the Scottish countryside is something all outdoor-lovers should consider.

13. Alexander House Scotland - Perthshire

This traditional Scottish mansion sits high up in the Ochil Hills, near Gleneagles. As you say your 'I dos' at Alexander House Scotland, you can be wowed by stunning views of the Highlands, lowlands, and all the way to Strathearn.

This country house wedding venue has an exclusive-use policy and can welcome up to 120 of your nearest and dearest. You can also hold an intimate elopement here and surround yourself with the beauty of Scotland's countryside. You've a choice of indoor and outdoor wedding locations, with a traditional pole marquee also on offer.

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14. Arniston House - Midlothian, Lothian & Borders

A couple kisses in front of an impressive four-story stately home, while a man in a kilt tries to run out of the frame

With centuries of history and a regal facade, Arniston House in Midlothian combines the charm of the countryside with the elegance of a stately home. Opt for exclusive use of the Orangery and grounds and spread your wedding festivities across an entire weekend.

With original stone walls, dramatic arches, and a walled garden, this Scottish countryside wedding venue is sure to make an impression. End the night with a firework display to truly go out with a bang! Just because it's a countryside wedding venue doesn't mean you're hours away from the nearest town – Edinburgh city centre is just 11 miles away. 

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15. Forbes of Kingennie Country Resort - Angus

A large stone and wood building sits by the waterside, while a wide path leads around the property and into the trees at the back

Host an unforgettable countryside wedding in Scotland at Forbes of Kingennie Country Resort. Easily accessible from both Glasgow and Edinburgh, this property is perfectly convenient for anyone traveling to celebrate with you from out of Scotland.

Lavish celebrations and micro-weddings are both welcomed here, whether you want a cosy fireside gathering or a marquee-based soirée that overlooks the Tay estuary. Plus it's dog-friendly, so you can exchange your vows with your furry companion by your side. This resort has several customisable wedding packages to help make the planning process more straightforward for you.

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16. Norwood Hall Hotel - Aberdeen & Deeside

A couple walks hand in hand along a stone path, with trees all around them

Run away to the woods of Aberdeen at the luxurious countryside wedding venue that is Norwood Hall Hotel. This Victorian Scottish mansion dates back to the 19th century and sits amongst acres of secluded woodland.

If that's still not exclusive enough for your wedding, then you'll love the property's one-wedding-per-day policy, making sure you and your guests will be the only ones making the most of the hotel's grand staircase, wood panelling, and breathtaking fireplaces. There's even an intimate library space for a cosy get-together like no other.

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READ MORE: The Most Charming Library Wedding Venues

Countryside Wedding Venues in Wales

Next stop on our rural wedding journey is our round up of the best countryside wedding venues in Wales and these Welsh rural spots give England and Scotland a run for their money. 

17. Hensol Castle - Vale of Glamorgan

If you’re searching for Welsh countryside wedding venues that promise a spectacular setting, how about choosing an actual castle?

Hensol Castle in the 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. 

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18. Slebech Park Estate - Pembrokeshire

If wedding packages aren’t for you and you’d rather take a more bespoke approach, then Slebech Park Estate could be the perfect countryside wedding 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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19. Caer Llan - Monmouthshire

A view of the outdoor patio area of a stately building, with manicured grounds and views leading down to the countryside

Surround yourself with the beauty of Wales' rolling hills in Monmouth's Caer Llan. With event spaces including a gazebo and patio, it'll be easy to make the most of the beauty of the countryside around this stately setting.

If you'd rather celebrate indoors, there's an elegant ballroom on offer that can fit up to 100 guests. The team at this countryside wedding venue in Wales knows that you'll probably have a unique vision for your day, and they're ready to work closely with you to help make it a reality.

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20. Erw Glas Campsite - Conwy

A couple is sharing a kiss in front of fields and views of far-off mountains

Sitting on the border of Snowdonia National Park, this Welsh countryside venue truly shows all that the rural Wales has to offer. Erw Glas Campsite has a bespoke ceremony hut, where you can stand to exchange your vows whilst your guests sit on the lawn in front.

It lets you appreciate the wild beauty of your surroundings whilst still having the comfort of all the modern comforts you might need. Host your wedding breakfast and reception in the marquee and at night, make your way to the fire pit and outdoor area. 

Want to see more breathtaking venues? Have a browse through our favourite historic wedding venues.

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Countryside Wedding Venues in Northern Ireland

Now to the fourth corner of the UK, we have our favourite countryside wedding venues in Northern Ireland. The Irish countryside has so much to offer couples in terms of outdoor settings and rolling hills. The only downside to this is you can only choose one, which will be a tricky feat with this lineup. 

21. Belle Isle Castle - Fermanagh

A couple is walking hand-in-hand towards an old ivy-covered stone castle, with manicured lawns and old trees around it.

With a name like Belle Isle Castle, you know this countryside wedding venue in Northern Ireland is going to be a special one. Sitting at the heart of a scenic estate on a hidden island, the castle is complete with ivy-covered walls and a view of the nearby Lough Erne. It will help you bring all your fairytale dreams to life. You'll have a whole team of staff on hand to support you, too.

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22. Lusty Beg Island Fermanagh

A couple walks down a small path away from a stone-covered house

If celebrating on an island is on your countryside wedding venue must-have list, then you're in luck with Lusty Beg Island.

Views of the surrounding lake and woodlands will make it feel like a true escape from everyday life, whilst the range of set packages makes planning your day here a breeze. You can also stay overnight here and make the most of your time in the countryside of Northern Ireland.

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23. Glenpark Estate - Tyrone

A couple is holding hands and walking past several replica historic structures. In the background, you can see ancient woodlands.

Tucked away in the rugged majesty of the Gortin Glens, you'll find Glenpark Estate. This countryside wedding venue sits on 43 acres of woodland and is home to replica 17th-century buildings, perfect if you want to add some history to your day.

Some of these include a stone monastery and an ancient round tower, which will act as stunning backdrops to your wedding photos. Host your wedding celebrations over several days at the estate, because there are enough bedrooms for up to 20 people to stay overnight.

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If these have whet your appetite for countryside escapes, continue to explore these countryside wedding venues.