When you’re planning the wedding of your dreams, it’s only natural you’ll want a glamorous setting to host your big day in. We’ve rounded up our favourite glamorous wedding venues which have the most beautiful exteriors, stylish interiors and stellar service.
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Shangri-La Hotel at the Shard – London
If you want to dazzle your guests and give them a taste of the high life, the Shangri-La Hotel at the Shard is literally the venue for you – at 125 metres above sea level it’s the highest wedding venue in London. There are amazing views across the capital, a 24-hour wedding and civil partnership license and an infinity pool that can be reserved for exclusive use – seriously glamorous. Browse our favourite city wedding venues for more ideas.
The Earl of Doncaster Hotel – South Yorkshire
The Earl of Doncaster Hotel is a four star, art deco hotel located just minutes from the city of Doncaster. It has an opulent décor, perfect for couples who aren’t afraid of bold details and want a lavish wedding to suit their style. We love all the intricate details, and the bedrooms at the venue are seriously stylish too.
Proud Cabaret Brighton – East Sussex
Those who want a good dose of retro glamour at their wedding should take a closer look at Proud Cabaret Brighton, which has a decadent, ‘Roaring 20s’ feel to it. The striking decoration and vintage style lighting make it the perfect setting for those full of vintage wedding ideas. You can even have a cabaret or burlesque act perform for your guests.
The Italian Villa – Dorset
For those looking for a more classic style of wedding venue, the Italian Villa in Dorset could be for you. It looks as though it belongs on a sun-drenched Italian vineyard, but it’s nestled amongst 10 acres of beautifully manicured gardens. You can say your vows on the balcony overlooking the gardens, before enjoying amazing food with your guests.
On The 7th – Greater Manchester
This chic wedding venue is an exclusive members lounge within MediaCityUK. It’s not your traditional wedding venue – it boasts an eclectic and iconic style which will appeal to couples looking for something sleek and stylish for their big day. There’s a late night bar at On The 7th and no restrictions on music – perfect if you plan to party the night away.
Newbury Racecourse – Berkshire
If you’re looking for a large capacity wedding venue, consider Newbury Racecourse, which can host up to 1,000 guests. You can have an intimate ceremony in the fancy-sounding Royal Box or an extravaganza in the glass-fronted Grand Stand, with views across the race course and 300 acres of countryside.
Blenheim Palace – Oxfordshire
Blenheim Palace has seriously glamorous credentials – it’s played host to celebrity weddings, such as pop power couple Marvin and Rochelle Humes. Choose from six spaces and a range of packages at the 18th century palace and make use of the 2,000 acres of ground for your wedding pictures.
St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel – London
This beautiful building has plenty of glamorous details – the Gothic Revival metalwork, gold leaf ceilings, hand-stencilled wall designs and the grand staircase, which is perfect for your wedding photographs. There’s also an elegant roof terrace at St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel you can enjoy.
Eden @ The Shankly Hotel – Merseyside
Eden Weddings and Events at the Shankly Hotel could be the perfect setting for your special day. There is indoor and outdoor space for your special day, including a roof terrace with panoramic views of Liverpool and its iconic buildings. There is luxury accommodation on site and a range of delicious menus which can be tailored to suit your needs.
Angel House - East Sussex
The meticulously restored Angel House is the only historic regency town house available for weddings in Brighton and Hove. It is beautifully decorated and overlooks the iconic Angel Peace statue and the sea. After your wedding, you can spend the night in the ‘Best Bedroom’ at this coastal wedding venue, which has to be seen to be believed…
Carlton Towers – North Yorkshire
The enchanting Carlton House is a privately-owned Gothic-style country house which is perfect for glamorous weddings. When you book your wedding at Carlton House, you have access to three incredible state rooms, 16 individually designed, beautiful character bedrooms, a dance area, bar and more.
The Hurlingham Club – London
The Hurlingham Club is a traditional Georgian club house surrounded by 42 acres of grounds. It borders the Thames and has a selection of settings to choose from when it comes to celebrating your big day.
The Mount Hotel - West Midlands
South Staffordshire wedding venue the Mount Hotel has a timeless style that is perfect for playing host to glamorous weddings. There is a talented events team on hand to help make your dream wedding a reality, and 65 recently refurbished bedrooms so your guests can stay in style.
The Laura Ashley Belsfield Hotel – Cumbria
Fans of interior design will adore the Laura Ashley Belsfield Hotel, which boasts beautiful and stylish décor throughout. Explore six acres of lush grounds, which lead to the shore of Lake Windermere. There’s a purpose built suite to host your evening party in, and a pretty terrace that is perfect for drinks and canapés.
Guildford Harbour Hotel - Surrey
This four star luxury hotel in Surrey was once the home of Lewis Carroll, who wrote 'Alice in Wonderland'. The Guildford Harbour Hotel hints to its former famous occupier with its charming decor, but there's also a contemporary twist. Take advantage of the 183 bedrooms and the luxury bridal suite - it's ideal if you're looking for a wedding venue with accommodation.
Cambo House & Estate – Fife & Angus
Whether you want a party in the woodland or the grandeur of a stately home, you’ll find exactly what you need at Cambo House & Estate. The elegant venue is perfect for a classic wedding with a timeless style, or a romantic rustic extravaganza!
Hampton Court Palace – Greater London
You know a venue will be seriously glamorous when its history includes some of the most decadent royals, like Hampton Court Palace. This amazing historic wedding venue has a variety of locations to choose from when it comes to celebrating your wedding and each one has a story to tell.
Crewe Hall – Cheshire
Crewe Hall is a Grade I listed Jacobean mansion house, nestled amongst eight acres of beautifully kept gardens. If you love the idea of marble fireplaces, ornate plaster work and carved wood, and classic stained glass windows, this is the wedding for you.
Crossbasket Castle – Central & Glasgow
Crossbasket Castle is the newest luxury hotel to open in Glasgow. The venue has seriously glamorous credentials, as it will host celebrity chef Michel Roux Jr and his daughter Emily Roux's first restaurant in Scotland. It’s undergone a multi-million pound renovation and is ready to host your wedding in effortlessly elegant style.
Botleys Mansion – Surrey
This 18th century, Grade II listed Palladian mansion underwent a full restoration in 2010 and is now available for weddings on an exclusive hire basis. There are 11 stylish bedrooms on site and a luxurious bridal suite for the bride and groom to enjoy. As Botleys Mansion is part of the Bijou Weddings group, you’re guaranteed excellent service and impeccable style.
Fulham Palace – London
This venue in the heart of London boasts award-winning food, beautiful décor and even a private chapel on site. Fulham Palace has a package-free approach so your day can be tailored to your needs. You can celebrate your wedding with the venue or outside in the beautiful grounds.
For even more glamorous wedding venue ideas, browse our round up of celebrity wedding venues for more ideas.