There’s a wedding venue for everyone in the UK, from rustic wedding venues to stately homes, but one thing the country is bursting with is luxury wedding venues.
From old manors with grand ballrooms to swanky London hotel wedding venues, there’s a plethora of luxurious spots up and down the British Isles ready and waiting to host the wedding day of your dreams.
Whether you’re looking for grand and imposing or something on a slightly smaller scale, we’ve got a luxury wedding venue pick that’ll be right up your street.
Get ready to fall head over heels for our dreamy and decadent selection.
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1. Avington Park – Hampshire
Set in the heart of the Itchen Valley in Hampshire, Avington is a beautiful stately home, overlooking Avington lake and positioned on 150 acres of its own historic parkland. The pillared gate way with large wrought iron gates makes an impressive arrival as guests travel down the lime tree avenue.
Steeped in rich history, Avington dates back to 961 where it was mentioned in the Domesday Book. Kings and royal courtiers have graced the house over its long history and still today the house lives up to its name of the party palace, hosting luxury weddings and special events for up to 200 guests.
Italian architecture runs throughout the house, with hand painted ceilings and walls alongside gold gilt plaster work. The River Itchen runs through the parkland at Avington, alongside the house, so you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to wedding photograph backdrops. One of the resident peacocks or other estate animals might make an appearance if you are lucky enough.
Despite its rural and tranquil setting, Avington is conveniently located just four miles from the historic city of Winchester. The gorgeous stately home is easily accessible by train and car, with approximate travel time of around one hour to West London.
2. Monkey Island Estate – Berkshire
Located in the idyllic Berkshire village of Bray, Monkey Island Estate is a secluded island in the middle of the River Thames, earning it some serious points for originality as well as privacy. Formed of two grade II* listed pavilions, the venue offers beautifully restored grandeur with a healthy dose of modern luxury.
You can access the venue via boat, footbridge or helicopter only, giving you the chance to make a grand entrance. You’ll have the choice between the pretty River Room or the decadent Marlborough Ballroom for large celebrations or one of the more intimate spaces on offer for smaller nuptials. A unique floating spa and 41 luxury rooms completes the perfect picture.
3. The Old Course Hotel – St Andrews
You don’t need to be a golfing fanatic to appreciate The Old Course Hotel. The AA five-star hotel and resort is located in a breathtaking setting overlooking the Old Course, Swilcan Bridge and the beautiful West Sands Beach.
You can enjoy these magnificent views from the light-filled conservatory for your ceremony in front of up to 110 guests. After the ‘I dos’ you can retire to the ballroom where you can dine with as many as 130 and dance beneath the glittering chandeliers.
4. Stubton Hall – Lincolnshire
This elegant 19th century house is set in 24 acres of parkland and exudes luxury from the moment you set foot on the magnificent courtyard. Stubton Hall boasts four licensed ceremony rooms, ideal for both large and intimate weddings.
The light-filled Orangery is the perfect space to take your evening celebrations, with an elegant atmosphere reminiscent of the building’s grand history and all the modern touches needed to really get the party started. At the end of the night, 25 lavishly appointed bedrooms await you and your guests.
5. Saltmarshe Hall – North Yorkshire
Grand and imposing, Saltmarshe Hall offers everything a stately home lover dreams of plus much more. The impressive venue has been beautifully restored, ensuring the elegance of a bygone era remains while modern luxuries lie at every turn. From the elegant licensed rooms to the grand staircase and the sumptuous bedrooms, you’ll never want to leave this decadent dream.
You can marry and celebrate indoors or outdoors here thanks to the stunning terrace space, which can accommodate up to 118 people. Whichever you choose, the house will be exclusively yours for the day.
6. Peckforton Castle – Cheshire
Castle wedding venues can be some of the most luxurious settings imaginable and Peckforton is no exception. With arched ceilings, stained glass windows and a seriously impressive entrance, it’s giving us all the fairy tale feels. Surrounded by woodland and perched at the end of of a meandering driveway, we predict you’ll certainly feel like royalty getting hitched here.
The day before your ceremony, you can indulge in some pampering at the on-site spa. The following day, the three AA rosette standard restaurant will be on-hand to whip up your bespoke menu after your ‘I dos’ in one of the five licensed function rooms. After the celebrations you can retire to one of the 48 individually designed rooms.
7. Gara Rock – Devon
This exclusive seaside wedding venue offers modern luxury set against a spectacular backdrop. Gara Rock sits atop a cliff on the south coast of Devon and offers relaxed and elegant weddings that bring the outdoors in, thanks to its glass edged design.
You can hire the entire venue on an exclusive use basis, meaning you’ll be able to throw a laidback celebration in your own private beach house. Spend just the day here or an entire weekend and make the most of the gorgeous bedrooms and luxurious Wild Rock Spa.
8. De Vere Tortworth Court – Gloucestershire
This Victorian mansion set against the picturesque Gloucestershire countryside is the perfect place to host an elegant and traditional wedding. De Vere Tortworth Court offers a range of licensed rooms but it’s the glass panelled orangery that’s really caught our eye.
Built in 1874, the glass and stone structure exudes old style glamour and makes for a totally unique spot to say ‘I do’. You can have your ceremony and reception in this space and toast your nuptials as the daylight skies change to night above you through the domed glass ceiling.
9. Brocket Hall – Hertfordshire
The Brocket Hall Estate has been hosting grand celebrations since the 18th century and you’re invited to make your wedding part of its decadent history. The estate boasts not one but three magnificent, licensed event locations: the historic Brocket Hall complete with opulent regency ballroom, the modern barn-style Melbourne Club and the intimate Auberge du Lac restaurant.
Whichever you choose, you’ll be able to make the most of the surrounding 543 acres of surrounding countryside – complete with romantic bridge over the Broadwater Lake – and the luxurious on-site accommodation.
10. Howsham Hall – North Yorkshire
Howsham Hall is a spectacular private, period house available for exclusive hire. Nestled in a secluded valley and yet just 30 minutes from York, you’ll enjoy all the benefits of a remote country venue with the city conveniences just a short distance away. Each and every room here has been sympathetically restored, incorporating contemporary details with historic grandeur.
Howsham Hall boasts one of the most luxurious bridal suites Hitched has ever seen (just check out that bed and chandelier!) as well as 11 further bedrooms, each offering individually designed opulence. With a flexible planning approach, a large selection of event spaces and unbeatable kerb appeal, we predict you’ll fall head over heels for this North Yorkshire gem.
11. Eastwell Manor – Kent
As you ascend the steps and pass the grand fountain, you can’t help but feel awestruck as you approach this Neo-Elizabethan manor house. Eastwell Manor sits within an enormous 3,000 acres of beautifully manicured gardens and comprises of 74 individually designed bedrooms and suites as well as banquet rooms, a Champneys spa and a nine-hole golf course.
You can marry inside one of the oak panelled reception rooms or outside in the stunning Italian garden gazebo. The gorgeous lawns also offer the perfect space for marquee receptions, should you prefer to celebrate outdoors rather inside the manor itself. Either way, you’ll be treated to award winning food and the chance to spend the night in the newly renovated 1920’s style rooms.
12. Clevedon Hall – Somerset
Situated in the stunning Somerset countryside yet just half an hour from Bristol and its airport and rail links, Clevedon Hall benefits from all the seclusion of a country wedding venue with all the convenience of a cosmopolitan hotel. Although it does operate as a hotel, you can rest assured that the house will be exclusively yours on your big day – no sharing with other guests!
You can also choose to marry in the beautiful garden gazebo or inside the magnificent, galleried grand hall or light and airy orangery. After the ‘I dos’ you can enjoy drinks within the manicured grounds before tucking into a meal prepared by a Michelin starred head chef, dancing the night away and retiring to one of the 25 luxury bedrooms.
13. Compton Verney – Warwickshire
Compton Verney is a renowned art gallery and grade I listed Georgian mansion house, making it a unique luxury wedding venue choice. With 120 acres of picturesque parkland, a lovingly restored on-site chapel, multiple galleries and indoor and outdoor licensed spaces, there’s plenty to tempt you to tie the knot here.
Couples and their guests can enjoy post-ceremony drinks in the Italian art galleries or on the beautiful lakeside lawns before heading into the exquisite Adam Hall for a wedding breakfast and party. Every other detail here is totally up to you and you’re invited to use the spaces as you like, the team at Compton Verney are all about bespoke weddings.
14. The Atrium – Shropshire
The Atrium sits on the high street of the quaint Shropshire town of Bridgnorth. The grade II listed building embraces both its Georgian heritage and modern style, creating a variety of luxurious spaces in which to celebrate your nuptials.
The Atrium team invite you to join them following a ceremony in one of Bridgnorth’s many licensed venues or churches and choose between alfresco drinking and dining in the magical Secret Garden or a celebration within the building itself, under the light of the magnificent domed glass ceiling. Whichever you pick, you’ll be treated to a bespoke menu made with seasonal, local produce.
15. Notley Abbey – Buckinghamshire
Built in the 12th century, Notley Abbey has a long and fascinating history – including once being the home of Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh – and was restored as a wedding venue in the early 2000s. A tree-lined driveway makes for a fitting entrance to this magnificent venue while manicured grounds ensure your wedding photographs will look simply stunning from every angle.
You can marry outdoors in the walled garden or inside the oak panelled Abbott’s Hall or the rustic Monk’s Refectory stone barn. The historic barn was the where the Augustine Monks once dined in 1192 and booking a wedding here means you get the chance to become a part of history by enjoying your wedding breakfast in the very same spot!
16. The Frogmill – Gloucestershire
Opened as a wedding venue in 2018, the 17th century Frogmill is a true Cotswold gem. Combining the quaint stone style synonymous with the Cotswolds with contemporary design usually reserved for sleek city hotels, this luxury wedding venue is one of a kind.
The light and airy Mill Room, with vaulted ceiling and dramatic, modern chandeliers is licensed for civil ceremonies and also makes for the perfect celebration space after drinks on the terrace. When it’s time to kick off your dancing shoes, The Frogmill offers 28 fuss-free luxury bedrooms.
17. Middleton Lodge – North Yorkshire
From the picture-perfect gardens to the immaculately restored sandstone buildings, every inch of Middleton Lodge is an Instagrammable delight. The main house, the first of two venues on the estate, is covered in hand-painted wallpaper and antique furnishings passed down the generations and makes for a luxurious and traditional setting for your wedding.
The recently restored Fig House sits within the walled garden and features exposed brick walls and botanical details as well as magnificent views of the gardens. This is a great choice for summer weddings involving alfresco food choices and sun-soaked drinks. After the celebrations, guests can settle down in one of the 16 bedrooms within the main house or 29 rooms dotted across the estate.
18. Hampton Manor – West Midlands
45 acres of woodland, a daffodil dell and a kitchen garden envelope this magnificent Neo-Tudor house. Grand yet homely, Hampton Manor has been artfully restored to honour its Arts and Crafts heritage while incorporating contemporary touches that root the venue firmly in the 21st century.
The Birches has a light and airy feel simply perfect for ceremonies while the Courtyard room with its glass ceiling and feature chandelier makes for the perfect dining space. The Courtyard Terrace is also a fantastic drinking and dining option for summer nuptials.
19. Merrydale Manor – Cheshire
If its modern luxury you’re looking for, look no further than Cheshire’s Merrydale Manor. Hired on an exclusive basis only, this impressive country estate comprises of a sweeping driveway, luscious parkland, manicured gardens and brand new, purpose-built Merrydale Suite and Bar.
The stunning ceremony room at Merrydale features an arched, beamed ceiling with large windows and neutral décor, allowing you the chance to dress the room to your tastes. The Merrydale Suite is the ultimate in contemporary luxury and offers state of the art facilities, guaranteeing your reception has the wow factor.
20. The Wallace Collection – North West London
Located just behind London’s famous Oxford Street is Hertford House, home to The Wallace Collection, one of the world’s most significant collections of fine and decorative arts. The ideal space for evening celebrations, guests can enjoy drinks and canapés in the galleries as they arrive, with the option to have live music playing.
The party can continue with drinks in the Sculpture Garden and dining in the centrally located Courtyard. As day turns to night, you can watch as the stars ignite the skies through the glass ceiling and the candlelight is magnified in its reflection – sounds pretty magical to us.
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21. Tyn Dwr Hall – Denbighshire
Picture all the beauty, grandeur and history of a grade II listed manor house with the addition of a purpose built, state-of-the-art function space and you’ve got Tyn Dwr Hall. In the hall you’ll find everything you’d expect from a 19th century building: oak panelled rooms, ornate open fireplaces and crystals chandeliers.
As you head into the newly renovated extension, you’re welcomed by large windows boasting unbeatable views of the North Wales hills, an arched ceiling and plenty of space to party. You really can have it all at Tyn Dwr Hall and you can enjoy it over several days thanks to their fabulous on-site accommodation for up to 66 guests.
22. Charlton Hall – Northumberland
Speaking of combining the old with the new, Charlton Hall is a fantastic example of marrying 18th century architecture with thoroughly modern interior design. The hall is set over three floors and includes a library, drawing room, breakfast room, two bars and a speakeasy underground vault.
The brand-new adjoining glass structure, The Looking Glass, is the main celebration space here and features a ceiling resembling a starlit sky as well as an ultra-modern bar and floor to ceiling windows. Catering is handled by the talented in-house culinary team and all other suppliers can be recommended by the experienced wedding coordinator.
23. Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons – Oxfordshire
You’ll feel transported to the fields of Southern France or Italy as soon as you arrive at this luxury wedding venue. Ideal for foodie couples, Michelin-starred menus will be at the heart of your celebrations as well as a selection of whimsical gardens that will be exclusively yours.
Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons can cater for up to 50 guests in their Art Deco style dining room or La Belle Époque Conservatory. Alternatively, you can hire the entire manor house and its gardens for up to 100 guests. At the end of the celebrations, you and your guests can bed down for the night in the 32 individually designed bedrooms – each inspired by Raymond Blanc’s travels – and enjoy the comfortable luxury of this magnificent hotel.
24. Glazebrook House – Devon
Set in the breathtaking Devon countryside within its own secluded grounds is Glazebrook House. This luxury boutique hotel wedding venue has a Georgian façade with a modern surprise behind every corner! With an Alice in Wonderland theme running throughout, this wedding venue is perfect for literary couples or simply those who love quirky touches.
You can marry on the grand staircase here, in the ambient restaurant or in the magical gardens that surround the stunning building. Sweeping lawns and mature trees make for the perfect wedding photo backdrops in the summer while the surprising interiors are perfect for winter snaps.
25. The Pear Tree – Wiltshire
Brides needn’t worry about sorting a ‘something old and something new’ when marrying at The Pear Tree thanks to its seamless blending of 16th century architecture and modern design. The old vicarage is surrounded by manicured lawns and a terrace simply perfect for summer celebrations and boasts a large, state-of-the-art orangery at the rear for year-round parties.
You can prepare for the day here in the Cascade dressing room before exchanging vows in the airy Blossom ceremony room before drinks in the magnificent grounds and a celebration to remember in the orangery. Finally, the day ends with a stay in the luxurious Moonglow honeymoon suite.
26. Cliveden House – Berkshire
The Duchess of Sussex, aka Meghan, stayed here the night before her wedding to Prince Harry and so we reckon if it’s luxurious enough for actual royalty, it’s luxurious enough to make our list! To reach the venue, guests must make their way up the sweeping driveway and past the fountain of love – giving a taste of the romance to come.
It’s not just the opulent interiors that will make guests feel like royalty as they step through the doors of Cliveden House, it’s also the exceptional service and attention to detail offered here. You’ll be given exclusive use of the house and can host 120 within it or up to 250 in a marquee in the grounds. You’ll also be given all 38 bedrooms on-site and use of the spa and leisure facilities for the duration of your stay.
27. The Marylebone Rooms – West London
Fancy a wedding celebration in the city? The Marylebone Rooms is a great wedding reception choice for couples saying ‘I do’ in central London. Designed by the award-winning team at Michealis Boyd, the venue offers eclectic décor, state-of-the-art equipment and flexible event spaces.
Spaces here vary from covered outdoor terraces to intimate dining rooms and opulent bar areas with ambient lighting and a private entrance. Every space is fitted with individually controlled sound and lighting, giving your celebration a high-end and personalised feel. The team here are also happy to personalise menus and drink selections, ensuring your day is as unique as you are.
28. Iscoyd Park – Cheshire
Nestled in idyllic parkland on the border between Wales, Shropshire and Cheshire is the 18th century, grade II listed Iscoyd Park. The family-run venue invites you to make Iscoyd your own and hire the venue on an exclusive use basis for a day or even three.
Iscoyd boasts three licensed rooms as well as a picturesque church at the edge of the grounds. There is also an exclusive cottage on the edge of the estate for the night before the wedding and wedding morning preparations, as well as luxury bedrooms within the house for the night of the wedding. You can drink and dine here in the marquee, Garden Room or newly renovated Coach House.
29. Dewsall Court – Herefordshire
This exclusive use venue is nestled within 12 acres of picturesque Hertfordshire countryside, with breathtaking views over the Black Mountains. At Dewsall Court you’ll find open fires, a billiards table, luxury touches and even a late-night party den!
You can marry in the ancient church at the bottom of the garden or within one of Dewsall’s many elegant indoor and outdoor spaces. All bookings come with a two-night stay for 20 guests, exclusive use of the grounds for photographs and drinks and the services of a dedicated wedding coordinator.
30. Hedsor House – Buckinghamshire
If lavish is what you’re looking for, look no further than the magnificent Hedsor House. The grade II listed building and its majestic parkland make for a fantastic first impression and the interiors certainly don’t let it down.
You can celebrate with up to 60 guests in the Centre Hall or 150 in the Grand Ballroom or even take your dining alfresco in the historic gardens. Everything from vintage afternoon tea to Asian banquets and Jewish receptions can be catered for here and the team are happy to work to make your wedding dreams become a reality.
31. Titanic Hotel Liverpool – Merseyside
From grand manor houses to inner city luxury with industrial vibes, we love Titantic Hotel Liverpool for its contemporary opulence. Floor to ceiling windows and steel beams decked with festoon lights all make for a unique and impressive wedding venue.
The function spaces aren’t the only detail we’re lusting after here though, we’re also more than a little tempted by a stay in one of the 153 luxurious rooms and suites. With warehouse style details and magnificent riverside views, as well as the use of a renowned spa, we’re all in!
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