Outdoor wedding venues have so much to offer and garden wedding venues are no exception. Not only are they tranquil and romantic, they can actually save you time and money too.
As floral gardens burst with colour in summer and evergreen escapes thrive all year round, you already have a huge head start when it comes to creating an enchanting backdrop for your big day. We've even included a wedding venue that allows you to pick and use lovely decorative cuttings straight from their own beds.
So, whether you're dreaming of getting married in a spectacular setting that looks plucked straight from the pages of The Secret Garden, or you want a palm tree paradise closer to home, rest assured you've come to the right place.
We've rounded up 24 of the most gorgeous garden wedding venues around the UK that'll have you saying 'I do' amongst blooms, bees and birdsong. All that's left to do is get out the parasol and crack open some Pimm's.
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1. Talhenbont Hall - Pwllheli, Gwynedd
We're starting off our round-up with a simply stunning garden wedding venue.
An estate set within 100 acres of grounds with woodlands, manicured lawns, wooden structures and lakes, Talhenbont Hall in North Wales offers a magical outside backdrop for you to get married in.
You can exchange your vows under the pergola while listening to the tranquil sound of wildlife in the River Dwyfach.
The venue can accommodate up to 42 people overnight in any of their six properties including the charming Lodge, Hall, Conifers, Bothy, Woodbury or Gardeners.
2. Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens - Morcambe, Lancashire
If you're dreaming of a destination wedding but not all your guests can make it abroad, why not bring the tropics home by getting hitched at Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens.
Located on Dorset's Jurassic Coast, this garden wedding venue is steeped in history dating back to 1756, when it was used as a kitchen garden by the first Countess of Ilchester. Now, it's a beautiful botanical paradise to say 'I do' in.
You'll be surrounded by exotic trees, spectacular shrubs and fragrant florals as you marry in the wooden gazebo nestled within the private garden.
Afterwards you and up to 150 guests will have access to the 30 acres of grounds for further celebrations.
3. Solton Manor - Dover, Kent
Kent is often referred to as The Garden of England so, as the name suggests, it has some pretty spectacular garden wedding venues to offer.
One of our favourites is Solton Manor, an elegant manor house and converted barn nestled within 10 acres of pristine gardens and wildlife ponds in the Kent countryside.
You won't have to worry about noises disturbing your special day, this wedding venue offers unbridled privacy and exclusivity.
Whether you choose to marry by the wooden gazebo or celebrate under the cover of the marquee, there is an array of space to hold your ceremony and reception that makes the most of the garden setting.
4. Hever Castle - Edenbridge, Kent
Another breathtaking garden wedding venue in Kent is Hever Castle.
This grand setting is ideal for the summer months when you can truly enjoy the award-winning Italian Garden. Able to accommodate up to 180 guests, your ceremony can take place under the arched columns of the Italian Loggia, overlooking a spectacular 38 acre lake.
If you want a moment alone with your partner, stroll over to the Trevi fountain-inspired water feature. It's a beautiful space and would make a lovely backdrop for your wedding photographs.
5. Matara - Tetbury, Gloucestershire
If quintessentially English gardens aren't for you, Matara in the Cotswolds is a garden wedding venue with a stunning Asian-inspired style.
Adorned with lanterns and bunting, have your ceremony in the Cloistered Courtyard overlooking a magical fern lined pond complete with Koi carp. It'll be so peaceful!
You'll find 14 acres of woodlands, wetlands and wildflower meadows to explore alongside the Palm House, Kitchen Garden Stableyard and the Rose Garden.
With over 1,500 trees planted, three ponds and areas bursting with flora and fauna, this wedding venue really is the perfect garden escape.
6. Woodhall Manor - Woodbridge, Suffolk
From the beautiful Elizabethan architecture to the nine acres of enchanting grounds, Woodhall Manor located near the Suffolk Heritage Coast is a wedding venue sure to impress.
The Dovecote ceremony area will look gorgeous decked out with flowers and confetti, and the walled rose garden is perfect for pictures.
But it's not just the gardens that are special, there are 14 lavishly designed bedrooms that can sleep up to 30 people. We're talking four-poster beds, decadent chandeliers and rustic wooden beams.
The venue also offers a brilliant selection of deals and discounts including complimentary accommodation.
7. Le Petit Chateau - Otterburn, Northumberland
At first glance you might think Le Petit Chateau is a wedding venue in the South of France but it's actually a lot closer to home in the idyllic Northumbrian countryside.
The Mediterranean Terrace provides the perfect backdrop to celebrate your marriage in a gorgeous garden. This space even has a handy retractable roof so you can enjoy the outside regardless of the weather.
We love the Chateau Ballroom which has spectacular views across the gardens and palm trees. With a set of outdoor firepits provided, you and your guests will be kept toasty no matter how late the celebrations go on for!
8. The Pavilion - Alnwick, Northumberland
The Pavilion is a wedding venue that provides the ultimate garden setting thanks to its multi-award winning Alnwick Garden.
Inspired by the Duchess of Northumberland and designed by the world renowned Belgian landscape firm Wirtz International, it includes over 10 different types of gardens within it!
Our favourite feature? The Grand Cascade with its fabulous water fountains and manicured hedges. Up to 400 guests can join the reception party in the glass walled Pavilion room and enjoy a delicious meal overlooking it.
Whether the garden's in bloom in summer or frosted over in winter, you're bound to have a spectacular day at this garden wedding venue.
9. Glemham Hall - Sweffling, Suffolk
If you're getting hitched in the warmer months, Glemham Hall has a number of romantic garden features that will be perfect for your big day.
Nestled in the corner of the walled rose garden is The Summerhouse, where you can exchange your vows in front of 95 guests. Surrounded by borders of fragrant lavender and romantic roses it'll not only look stunning, but smell gorgeous too.
After the ceremony, make your way through a secret garden entrance lit with strings of twinkling fairy lights to The Marquee, where you and up to 170 friends and family can enjoy a tasty meal.
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10. Roulotte Retreat - Melrose, Lothian & Borders
Planning an intimate celebration? Roulotte Retreat in the heart of the Scottish Borders is perfect for small weddings, elopements and vow renewals.
Your ceremony can take place in the gorgeous wildflower meadow garden next to your very own French hand-carved Roulotte, or amongst the pine trees on the The Studio deck.
You can even get involved in ancient traditions to enrich your ceremony. Why not try your hand at drinking from the quaich or take part in a candlelit twilight celebration?
The wedding venue offers accommodation for 22 guests boasting eco hot tubs and an outdoor eco sauna so everyone can relax in style.
11. Dewsall Court - Hereford, Herefordshire
Dewsall Court is a grade ll listed estate set within 12 acres of picturesque Herefordshire countryside.
Their garden space is homely yet spectacular, with rustic canopies where you can host your ceremony with stunning views of the Black Mountains. At the bottom of the garden, you'll find a charming ancient church - perfect for those wanting a religious ceremony.
As for the food? Think sustainable, locally sourced and home grown produce made into fresh and delicious dishes by expert chefs. We challenge you to check out their food gallery without your mouth watering!
12. Hamswell House - Bath, Somerset
Conveniently located near enough to Bristol, Bath and the M4 for quick transport links, Hamswell House is easy to get to but so beautiful you won't want to leave.
You and your partner can enjoy a wonderful, private ceremony in the beautiful plant covered 18th century Orangery while your guests watch and listen outside on the lawn.
Following the ceremony, explore the romantic walled gardens before heading to the marquee for a delicious dinner. It can accommodate up to 240 guests for a sit down meal so no one will be left off your invite list.
13. The Old Kent Barn - Swingfield Minnis, Kent
Garden wedding venues and barn properties work wonderfully together if you want a rustically romantic location to get married in, and The Old Kent Barn is the ideal combination of the two.
With two barns on site of the 2.5 acres of garden, it's an ideal spot for a spring or summer wedding.
The paved seating area for outdoor ceremonies has to be our favourite feature. It has a rose and wisteria covered aisle and is able to accommodate up to 150 guests.
Plus, with a team of dedicated gardeners on site on a daily basis the venue is kept in mint condition.
14. The Walled Garden at Cowdray - Midhurst, West Sussex
Garden wedding venues don't come much more quaint than The Walled Garden at Cowdray in West Sussex.
With red brick walls, wooden doors and wonderfully wild flowers it's a seriously romantic venue that looks plucked straight from the pages of a book.
Get married in the outside Pavilion, before enjoying a drinks reception and playing games in the garden.
There's plenty of shady spots to take cover on hot days, with two charming indoor spaces available.
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15. Cherrytrees - Peebleshire, Lothian & Borders
Cherrytrees is a lovely Victorian walled garden wedding venue with a few fabulous touches that will really make your day extra special.
The venue has opened a beautiful cutting garden, producing seasonal flowers that can be used in bouquets, posies and centrepieces. We think it would be a lovely idea to keep them to dry after the wedding as a keepsake from the big day.
If you're after a Scottish wedding it'll be truly magical to be surrounded by seasonal Scottish flowers when you say 'I do'.
16. The Secret Garden - Ashford, Kent
With a name like The Secret Garden, it's no surprise that this garden wedding venue is an enchanting option for your wedding day.
There's so many areas for you to explore and make use of, like the vintage Glass House. It can accommodate ceremonies of up to 50 guests and seated dining for 24 people in the private herb garden.
The venue even offers a handy range of rental items such as cake stands, garden games and china. We think it would be perfect for a summer garden tea party!
17. Micklefield Hall - Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
Micklefield Hall is set on a private 350 acre farm and is a magical garden wedding venue to tie the knot.
We adore the unique temple for ceremonies, which was a romantic birthday gift from the previous owner of Micklefield Estate to his wife. It's situated in front of a circular pond, grand stone staircase and 450-year-old oak tree, making for some truly spectacular wedding photographs.
Located just 25 miles from central London, it has great transport links no matter where your guests are travelling from.
18. Larmer Tree Gardens - Salisbury, Wiltshire
Larmer Tree Gardens is a unique, Victorian garden wedding venue perfect for couples who want an English country wedding with a twist.
The gardens have a collection of beautiful buildings to marry in, from the Lower Indian Room with sliding glass doors and ornate carvings, to the Roman Temple with a domed roof and marble floor.
As for the food, from plated formal dining to sharing platters and barbeques, professional chefs Nick and Mike are there to cater for your needs.
And if that wasn't enough to get you excited, there's even peacocks and macaws roaming around!
19. Kew Gardens - Richmond Upon Thames, South West London
A UNESCO World Heritage site with renowned botanic gardens, when you tell your friends you're getting hitched at Kew Gardens they're bound to be impressed.
Exchange your vows in the colourful Princess of Wales Conservatory which has 10 different climate zones before hosting your evening reception in the breathtaking Victorian glasshouse, home to 10,000 species of plants.
Your guests can even tour the gardens in escorted buggies for photos!
Perfect for conscious couples, if you get married here you will be contributing to support Kew's vital conservation, education and research programmes.
20. Thorpe Garden - Tamworth, Staffordshire
Thorpe Garden nestled in the Staffordshire countryside is an ideal garden wedding venue no matter what the unpredictable UK weather throws at you.
It has a number of spaces you can utilise that make full use of the walled garden while still keeping you dry.
The Ceremony Room, designed by RIBA award-winning architect Seth Stein, is a fabulous place for you to exchange your vows, with glass doors opening out onto the garden.
The hand crafted Yurt with large windows for garden views is also perfect for an intimate dinner, drinks and dance.
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21. The Ventnor Botanic Garden - Ventnor, Isle of Wight
A wedding at The Ventnor Botanic Garden on the Isle of Wight will be an unforgettable occasion. With picturesque sea views, this garden wedding venue is like no other.
Surrounded by 33,000 rare, exotic and beautiful plants, the sub-tropical backdrop makes for some stunning wedding photographs. There's even a Mediterranean pond lined with 16-foot-tall Echium flowers.
Tie your garden wedding venue in with the food by having a botanical themed three-course meal.
The venue's menu includes delicious items such as mushroom risotto, fennel-crusted sea bass and eucalyptus poached pear.
22. The Coral Garden at Dalloway Terrace - London
You don't have to head to the countryside for a gorgeous garden wedding venue. The Coral Garden at Dalloway Terrace provides a stylish garden setting in the centre of the city.
Inspired by British summertime, the chic space can be decked out with florals by McQueens Flowers, making for a spectacular garden oasis.
It has a gazebo covering and heaters so you won't have to worry about you or your guests getting cold or wet, simply snuggle up by the log burners.
With a serene and idyllic atmosphere you would never guess this garden wedding venue was only minutes away from Tottenham Court Road tube station.
23. RHS Garden Wisley - Ockham, Surrey
RHS Garden Wisley, set in the rolling Surrey Hills, is a charming garden wedding venue able to cater to a variety of different budgets.
We love the Waterlily Pavilion, set upon a peaceful waterlily-filled lake facing the iconic Laboratory Building. Alternatively, the Chinese-style Butterfly Lovers Pavilion located on the edge of the lake is beautiful.
If you have a little extra to spend, the breathtaking Glasshouse is a spectacular location for your wedding reception that allows you to celebrate amongst an exquisite collection of tropical plants.
No matter which area you go for, you'll be celebrating in style.
24. The Gardens - Nettlestead, Kent
As we already mentioned, there's an awful lot of amazing garden wedding venues in Kent and we couldn't resist finishing our round-up with another.
The Gardens is a wedding venue with 16 individual gardens to explore. From wisteria adorned wooden arches and lavender paths to manicured lawns next to bright red poppies, every corner of The Gardens is stunning.
Up to 130 of your loved ones can join you in The Gazebo for your wedding ceremony. Situated in the centre of the grounds it'll provide a 360-degree view of the gardens and is sure to impress.
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