Stately homes are an elegant choice of wedding venue – they really set the scene at a stylish wedding. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite stately home wedding venues to inspire you.
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Penton Park, Hampshire
Penton Park is a beautiful private family home in Hampshire, which has select availability for just 20 weddings a year. It’s a Grade II listed building surrounded by beautiful greenery and is just a few moments’ walk from the pretty village church, which dates back to the 14th century.
Springkell, Dumfries & Galloway
This beautiful mansion house is ideal if you’ve been searching for a stunning Scottish wedding venue. There are luxurious bedrooms onsite, including a relaxing honeymoon suite and two charming cottages – so if you must have a wedding venue with accommodation, this can tick that box. Choose from one of three wedding packages at Springkell or build on the existing one to personalise your day.
Wentworth Woodhouse, South Yorkshire
Wentworth Woodhouse is Europe’s largest private house – ideal if you really want to make an impact with your choice of stately home wedding venue. It’s even wider than Buckingham Palace. As it hosts up to 300 guests comfortably, it’s an ideal choice if you’re looking for a large capacity wedding venue. You can also choose from one of five locations for your wedding ceremony.
Manor by the Lake, Gloucestershire
Fancy hiring your own private manor house for the day for your wedding? You can do this with Manor by the Lake, Cheltenham’s only solely exclusive use wedding venue. The manor house dates back to the Victorian times and is positioned within award-winning Italian gardens and next to a private lake.
Chicheley Hall, Buckinghamshire
This Grade I listed Georgian country house sits amongst 80 acres of gorgeous grounds. There are 48 beautiful bedrooms onsite at Chicheley Hall for you and your guests, and it can host up to 100 guests for the ceremony and wedding breakfast, with capacity for an additional 150 for the evening party.
Boreham House, Essex
Boreham House is an amazing Grade I listed stately home wedding venue. The picturesque wedding venue has a dedicated events team who are experienced handling a variety of events – including Asian weddings, making them a great option if you’re looking for an experienced Asian wedding venue.
Keele Hall, Staffordshire
Keele Hall is a stunning stately home in Staffordshire, nestled within hundreds of acres of lakes, woodlands and beautiful gardens. Choose from two locations within the venue to host your special day at, and enjoy the award-winning cuisine on offer.
Pennard House, Somerset
By booking your wedding at Somerset stately home Pennard House, you can enjoy exclusive use of the house, grounds and gardens for the day. It can host up to 120 guests seated, and more for your evening part. You can also enjoy a complimentary night’s stay in the beautiful bridal suite.
Homme House, Herefordshire
How picturesque is this Herefordshire wedding venue, Homme House? The red brick Georgian building is surrounded by gorgeous greenery, including parkland and meadows that span 180 acres. You can get married at the venue or at the church on the edge of the estate – ideal if you’re after a wedding venue with a chapel onsite. There’s also no corkage, which makes it more of a budget friendly option.
Gregynog Hall, Powys
Hunting for the perfect wedding venue in Wales? Consider Gregynog Hall, a beautiful 800 year old wedding venue in a designated National Nature Reserve which spans 750 acres. The building itself is Grade II listed and the grounds have a Grade I listing, so it’s the ideal choice if you want a historic wedding venue.
Bradbourne House, Kent
By booking your wedding at Bradbourne House in Kent, you’re guaranteed exclusive use of this Grade II listed building. The country manor, which dates back to the Tudor times, has two ceremony suites to choose from and a fruit garden for those who want an outdoor wedding ceremony. Choose from a range of menus and make use of the onsite wedding consultant and toast master to help your day run smoothly.
The Kedleston Country House, Derbyshire
This Grade II listed country house is the perfect choice for couples who want an elegant wedding in a timeless setting. Your wedding ceremony can take place in the Orangery, which is flooded with natural light, before you pose for wedding pictures on the impressive stone staircase within the magnificently restored Georgian building that is The Kedleston Country House.
Wherstead Park, Suffolk
This elegant Georgian mansion building has a bright, contemporary feel. Wherstead Park is located in an area of outstanding natural beauty making it a wonderful setting for your wedding photos. If you want an impressive setting for your wedding, make sure you check out the full-height atrium, which is ideal for receptions.
The Kingston Estate, Devon
This Georgian country mansion is an amazing choice of wedding venue for fun-loving couples who want a wedding to suit their personalities. The Kingston Estate is a blank canvas – when you hire it for your wedding it’s exclusively yours and you can transform it however you see fit. It can also host up to 400 guests at your reception, making it a great choice for those looking for a large capacity wedding venue.
Middleton Lodge, North Yorkshire
Want a wedding in the country? Consider Middleton Lodge, a Georgian country estate in the heart of rural North Yorkshire. If the idea of having your own private mansion for your wedding, complete with staff, chefs and 17 bedrooms onsite appeals to you, then this could be the one. You can party the night away in the Cellar Bar, complete with exposed brick walls and watch the sun come up over the hills. Perfect.
Kirkley Hall, Northumberland
Kirkley Hall is a wonderfully romantic setting for your wedding. It dates back to the 17th century and is a Grade II listed building with space for 140 day guests and 200 in the evening. If you have a larger guest list, you have the option of hosting up to 500 in a marquee pitched in the immaculately manicured grounds.
Hatfield House, Hertfordshire
Want to impress your guests? Consider booking your wedding at Hatfield House, where Queen Elizabeth I spent her childhood. If it’s good enough for a queen…You can choose from the Old Palace, which was built in 1497, or the Riding School, which is better for smaller weddings. Whichever you choose, you’re guaranteed a wonderful day in stunning surroundings.
Weatheroak Hall, West Midlands
This impressive Grade II listed hall is located within Kings Norton Golf Club, making it a good compromise for couples looking for a sporting wedding venue with a classic feel. You can have your ceremony on site at Weatheroak Hall and the bride can get married in the beautiful Bridal Suite, a stylish and calm haven ahead of the most exciting time of your life.
Ardington House, Oxfordshire
This gorgeous Georgian stately home dates back to 1720. The private estate consists of beautiful gardens, elegant lawns and a lake. You can get married in the building or outside on Temple Island before making the most of the grounds for your wedding photos. The chef comes from a Michelin-starred restaurant, so you’re guaranteed incredible food if you host your wedding at Ardington House.
Plas Glansevin, Carmarthenshire
Imagine your guests’ faces as they arrive at the beautiful Plas Glansevin and take in the magnificent white façade. The décor is eclectic and elegant, and with a games room, wood-fired sauna and an outdoor plunge pool onsite, you’re guaranteed to keep everyone amused from the moment they arrive until it’s time to go home.
Friars Carse Country House Hotel, Dumfries & Galloway
This Baronial, castle-like country home is a great choice for wedding planning couples looking for a stately home wedding venue in Scotland. You can celebrate within the venue itself or in a marquee amongst the grounds. Take advantage of the honeymoon suite at Friars Carse Country House Hotel, which has a four-poster bed and a double size Jacuzzi bath.
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