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30 Best Summer Wedding Venues in the UK

Planning a wedding in the warmer months? Check out our roundup of summer wedding venues to make the most of the Great British Summertime.

Wedding ceremony layout in a forest with wooden benches, an aisle lined by lampposts and two chairs placed under a wooden structure lined with greenery and curtains

Despite our famously wet summers here in the UK, the mid-year months are still considered some of the best months to get married. If you're getting planning a summer wedding, you'll need a gorgeous summer wedding venue to highlight this beautiful time of year, when the sun is (hopefully!) shining and the flowers are thriving. 

Whether you’re looking for venues for your outdoor wedding ceremony or fancy a marquee in the garden of an elegant country house wedding venue, or even want to check out a great British beach wedding venue, take a look at our roundup of the best summer wedding venues - you may just find your dream spot here. 

30 Summer Wedding Venues That'll Take Your Breath Away

We've rounded up 30 of the most inviting summer wedding venues in the UK for you to choose from but let us warn you now, you'll certainly be spoilt for choice with this spectacular selection.

1. Kew Gardens - Richmond, South West London

Wedding ceremony setup in a white conservatory with high ceilings and wood details

London’s iconic UNESCO heritage site Kew Gardens is one of the capital's most iconic summer wedding venues. Here you'll find a variety of picturesque ceremony spaces and garden wedding venues, all set within 300 acres of breath-taking botanical gardens. Nature-loving couples, this landmark wedding venue is the perfect green haven within the big city. 

Intimate weddings will suit the beautiful Kew Palace whilst larger numbers can be hosted in the Nash Conservatory, the Princess of Wales Conservatory and the Orangery.

Hannah James, event manager at the venue says, "Kew Gardens offers a variety of historic venues surrounded by over 320 acres botanical gardens, providing the perfect setting for an unforgettable event. The Gardens are particularly spectacular during the summer months, when they are in full bloom."

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2. Hedsor House - Hedsor, Buckinghamshire

Aerial shot of grey country house with green manicured lawns and gardens

A favoured venue of several famous actors, Hedsor House is a spectacular TV and film venue that has featured in a number of high profile productions. As well as being a prestigious filming location, Hedsor House has also been showered in countless wedding venue awards.

With 100 acres of historic parkland and Grade II listed gardens on offer, you won’t be spoilt for picture opportunities here. At this summer wedding venue you can enjoy some reception drinks on the immaculate lawns and say your ‘I dos’ in an outdoor ceremony in the grounds.

Jenny Barnard, marketing executive says, "The opportunity to tie the knot at a breath-takingly romantic outdoor ceremony on the South Lawn makes Hedsor House an idyllic venue for a summer wedding. Sweeping lawns, majestic Cedar trees and amazing vistas marry together to create a truly magical wedding experience at Hedsor House."

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3. Sidmouth Harbour Hotel - Sidmouth, Devon

Red brick hotel wedding venue with swimming pool and green gardens

If you’re searching for a stylish hotel wedding venues with a sea view, look no further than the Sidmouth Harbour Hotel in Devon. The hotel boasts a gorgeous suite for wedding receptions, complete with a private bar, a top-notch sound system and a dance floor for late night dancing.

If the sun is shining, you can jump in the outdoor pool for a pre-wedding swim and enjoy a champagne breakfast on the sea view terrace - the possibilities really are endless. Vows can then be exchanged in the Connaught Suite with up to 100 of your loved ones, or The Harbour Suite with 70 guests. 

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4. St Ives Harbour Hotel & Spa - St Ives, Cornwall

Outdoor wedding layout overlooking the sea and coastline with gold wooden chairs and roses

Seaside wedding venues don’t get much better than the St Ives Harbour Hotel and Spa. If you dream of a destination wedding but your wedding budget is shaking its head in disapproval, then this Cornwall wedding venue is a beautiful UK alternative.

The award winning venue has a range of stunning rooms filled with natural light and a private terrace where you can sip champagne with your guests. Take advantage of the coastal location and head down to the beach with your partner to take some lovely photos on the golden sands.

Evening receptions can host up to 200 guests, and if you plan to stay over in the hotel accommodation, you can enjoy relaxing in the on-site spa the next day.

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5. Wasing Park - Aldermaston, Berkshire

Red brick single storey building with terrace, surrounded by manicured gardens and trees

Couples who want something slightly different in their summer wedding venue should consider Wasing Park. This woodland wedding venue is full of incredible outdoor settings for a rustic themed celebration in the summer. Whether you choose to tie the knot in the modern Garden Room or the pretty Victorian Summerhouse, or even in the woods themselves, you’ll be totally spoilt for choice.

Those planning a religious ceremony will also be catered for - the 15th century parish church of St Nicholas can be found within the grounds and has beautiful original characteristics, such as stained glass windows.

The al fresco area outside the Castle Barn is the perfect place to enjoy the warm summer air. With sheepskins, fairy lights, candles and a fire pit, there's no better place to relax, catch up and see the stars.

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6. The Gallivant - Camber, East Sussex

Light-filled room set up for wedding ceremony with wooden chairs, palm leaves and floor-to-ceiling windows

A fairy lit reception room and secluded sea view make this East Sussex wedding venue a great choice for your summer wedding. The Gallivant is styled to feel like a New England beach house, making it perfect for beach themed weddings.

The location is also a major draw here, as The Gallivant can be found only 90 minutes from London. Intimate weddings with 30-80 guests can be held here, enabling you to mingle with all your guests on the sand dunes whilst you sip champagne – just make sure that your photographer snaps lots of photos.

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7. The Horn of Plenty - Tavistock, Devon

Country house covered with ivy with a driveway, roundabout and garden furniture

Rustic wedding venues are perfect for a summer wedding as proven by The Horn of Plenty in Devon. You can choose to tie the knot in an outdoor ceremony at this elegant country house, and the surrounding Tamar Valley makes for a breath taking photo back drop.

A marquee wedding venue for up to 200 people can also be set up on the lawn if you’re planning a lavish celebration. Ceremonies of anywhere from 2-90 guests can be hosted in the main house - there's also the option for exclusive hire of the hotel, giving you and your guests the opportunity to enjoy full privacy on your big day. 

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8. Botleys Mansion - Chertsey, Surrey

Wedding ceremony set up in conservatory full of natural light with white wooden chairs, high ceilings and a tree-lined aisle

If you dream of getting married in a spectacular palladian mansion, allow us to introduce you to Botleys Mansion. This superb 18th century venue is romantic both inside and out, with a variety of spaces on offer depending on your preferred wedding style.

Couples are invited to treat the mansion as their own on their wedding day and up to 250 guests can be accommodated here, although intimate celebrations can be arranged as well. Outdoor ceremonies can be arranged, with the manicured gardens acting as a stunning backdrop for your wedding photos. 

If the sun is shining but the weather is nippy (oh those unpredictable English summers!) then the light-filled atrium can host ceremonies and receptions.

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9. Carey's Manor Hotel & Spa - Brockenhurst, Hampshire

Ceremony room with white wooden chairs, leaf and floral hoop and aisle with white carpet

Careys Manor Hotel and Spa has an enviable location in the heart of the scenic New Forest National Park – perfect for summer weddings. If you fancy a complete alternative to an indoor wedding, then the Manor offers its beautiful English walled gardens to couples. Holding your wedding in the flower filled Cedar Garden is a great way to add some wow factor to your day.

Not only that, it’s one of the few wedding venues in the New Forest that offer an outdoor wedding option. If you’re in need of some pampering on either side of your wedding day, then the venue’s SenSpa has a hydrotherapy pool and specially trained therapists – bliss!

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10. The Pavilion - Alnwick, Northumberland 

Wooden chairs laid out for a wedding ceremony underneath a wrought iron structure woven with leaves

Add a touch of elegance to your summer wedding by saying ‘I do’ at The Pavilion. This conveniently located summer venue offers 26 acres of landscaped grounds with incredible views, and they only host one wedding a day here so you and your party can enjoy the place to yourselves.

Those holding indoor weddings can enjoy the Pavilion room, full of natural light due to it's glass walls and high ceilings. This space then transforms for evening celebrations of up to 250 guests who can enjoy dancing the night away under twinkling lights. 

Outdoor ceremonies here are also spectacular and take place in the Arbour Tunnel, where 70 guests can be completely surrounded by lush greenery. 

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11. Deer's Leap Retreat - South Molton, Devon

Rustic room with exposed brick and beams laid out for wedding ceremony with white wooden chairs, leaf decor and multi-coloured lanterns

If you and your partner fancy a more laidback affair for your big day, then a wedding at the Deer’s Leap Retreat would be perfect. With lots of stunning indoor and outdoor spaces, the venue will have you covered no matter what the weather decides to do. The rural location of the retreat will make your wedding feel really intimate and special.

If you want to get married outside, the gazebo by the lake (built using their own trees!) is a lovely setting whilst the stone barn and main farmhouse are a rustic indoor alternative. If you’re planning a festival themed wedding here, then you simply must hire a tipi to give your guests the full outdoor experience.

12. Orchardleigh Estate - Frome, Somerset

Aerial view of large grey country estate surrounded by green manicured gardens, rolling fields and trees

Orchardleigh Estate is a beautiful countryside wedding venue set within 500 acres of private parkland and lakes in Somerset. This gorgeous venue is available exclusively to wedding parties – so you can be sure of a relaxing and secluded venue that’s all yours for the day. The Victorian walled garden is the perfect setting for a outdoor summer wedding.

Couples looking for a large capacity wedding venue can marry in the stunning Orangery which can host up to 400 guests. If you want use of the main house as well as the gardens, then there is the option to create a combined package.

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13. The Manor at Bickley - Bromley, Kent

White tudor style country house with sweeping green lawn and trees

If you're looking for a summer wedding venue that embodies the phrase 'quintessentially British', then look no further. The Manor at Bickley can be found nestled in six acres of manicured gardens just outside Bromley, Kent, and can hold weddings of up to a whopping 500 guests. 

This historic wedding venue allows couples to celebrate outdoors, either in a marquee or the open air, or in one of their many indoor event spaces which are also available for seated meals, buffets and dancing. The Manor is also an independent boutique hotel, meaning there's plenty of room here for all your guests. 

A spokesperson for the venue says, "Set in over 7 acres of manicured gardens and lawns, our beautiful venue provides a simply stunning setting for the ultimate summer wedding. Champagne and canapes on the Willow Lawn with the impressive Victorian manor house as a backdrop is truly idyllic, before heading to one of our suites to enjoy your wedding breakfast and party.

"Summer and weddings really are the perfect marriage at the Manor at Bickley!'

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14. The Granary - Deeping St. Nicholas, Lincolnshire

Country house venue surrounded by trees taken from across a road

Looking for a summer wedding venue in Lincolnshire? The Granary can be found in the verdant countryside surrounding West Deeping and boasts an impressive 20 acres of gardens, rivers and streams, guaranteeing to provide an enchanting setting for your big day. 

This Grade II-listed property is ready to host a celebration like no other. Begin your day in the get-ready suite, before moving out into the summer air to exchange your vows. Tents or the vast sky will serve as the canopy for your reception, with some fairy lights and fire pits to add to the venue's charm.

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15. Howsham Hall - York, North Yorkshire

Exterior of large grey stately home surrounded by trees and lawn, with outdoor furniture on the lawn

Stately home wedding venues don't come classier than Howsham Hall. This Grade I listed building is located just outside the historic city of York and offers the perfect escape from the city, as well as the chance to wed in complete privacy. 

The Great Hall is the stuff dreams are made of. Here couples can exchange vows in front of a stone fireplace in a room filled with polished floors, chandeliers and views of the front lawn, where you can later host your drinks ceremony in the summer air. 

Rebecca Barker, business development manager says, "The gardens and grounds at Howsham Hall are perfect for a summer wedding! Guests can relax with views of the surrounding countryside for drinks and canapes. As the evening reception begins, the outdoor riverside terrace is magical, the ideal spot to watch a sunset."

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16. Southdowns Manor - Petersfield, Hampshire

View from under a white pergola of an outdoor wedding ceremony layout with white wooden chairs and a red carpet down the aisle with a country house wedding venue in the background

What could be more idyllic than a summer wedding in the country? Southdowns Manor is located right in the heart of Southdowns National Park, giving it picture-perfect views of the English countryside. This historic manor has been reimagined as a boutique hotel combining classic elegance with modern interiors, making it a suitable venue for your wedding, regardless of style or theme. 
Intimate weddings, large gatherings, indoor or outdoor - Southdowns caters for them all. There's even a Grade I listed church located in the nearby parish of Trotton for any couples planning a religious ceremony. The bright modern Banqueting Room is ideal for receptions, and you can even decorate them yourself according to your own wedding theme
Marketing manager Cressa Jerrard says, "At Southdowns Manor, we specialise in making your wedding day everything you imagine – and more. Our award-winning venue and its spectacular grounds immediately make you feel like you’re away from the stresses of the world as you enjoy the seasonal blooms that come to life during the spring months.
"We’re lucky to host weddings in the perfect backdrop of the South Downs countryside, but our weddings offer so much more than merely aesthetic appeal. There’s no better way to celebrate your love than on our beautiful grounds. Walking down the aisle and exchanging your vows in the sunshine with the longer evenings and warm weather, summer is the perfect time to enjoy an outdoor reception."

17. Fennes - Braintree, Essex

Planning a fairytale wedding? Then you have to check out Fennes! This Georgian manor house wedding venue can be found surrounded by 100 acres of picture-perfect grounds in the Essex countryside, and is perfect for intimate weddings and grand celebrations alike. 
If you want to enjoy the summer air, this venue has an on-site gazebo available for your ceremony, as well as a number of other indoor spaces. Newlyweds can retire later that evening to the honeymoon cottage, and there are 13 extra bedrooms to accommodate friends and family. 
Fennes is renowned for it's outstanding customer service, and it offers couples the opportunity to either make the most of their fabulous on-site caterers or bring in their own wedding catering


18. Battersea Park - Wandsworth, South West London

Wooden chairs arranged around an ornate bandstand surrounded by green trees

The luscious Battersea Park is undoubtedly one of London's most enviable city wedding venues. The park covers 200 acres and has gorgeous open spaces, tree-lined avenues and tropical gardens, as well as three landmark wedding venues with iconic views of London. 
Couples planning an summery outdoor ceremony should look to the Victorian Bandstand, an ornate structure with 360 degree views of the park's green trees. There's also the Bowling Green Pavilion and Lawn with blooming flower beds and views of Battersea Power Station, while indoor ceremonies can be held in the Grade II listed Pump House Gallery. 
This central location is surrounded by pubs, restaurants and bars, so you'll be absolutely spoiled for choice when it comes to planning your wedding reception.

19. Heaton House Farm Wedding Venue - Macclesfield, Cheshire

Here at Hitched we love farm wedding venues, and Heaton House Farm is a great example of why. This quintessentially charming venue has been family-run for six generations and can be found nestled in the rolling hills between Cheshire and Staffordshire, providing the perfect photo backdrop for an outdoor summer wedding. 
Picturesque outdoor areas, such as the oak pagoda, are available to tie the knot at throughout the 165 acre property, as well as some gorgeous sandstone barns with oak beam interiors. Couples will also be offered the help of the in-house wedding planner and events team who are more than happy to provide some expert advice for the big day.

20. Queen's House - Greenwich, South East London

Queen's House is a former royal residence that's still fit for royalty! This gorgeous building was designed by the famous architect Inigo Jones in the 17th century and sits in the middle of leafy Greenwich Park. This city wedding venue has some seriously awesome views of Greenwich, the Thames and the Canary Wharf, too.
You and up to 120 guests can celebrate here. Summer time is the perfect time to enjoy drinks on the lawn, as well as snapping some unforgettable wedding photographs. 
If you fancy moving inside for your wedding breakfast, then the Great Hall is the place to be, boasting stunning black and white marble floors. Queen's House allows you to choose from a carefully selected list of suppliers, bringing you one step closer to your dream wedding. 

21. Elmore Court - Gloucester, Gloucestershire

If you're searching for a dreamy countryside wedding venue, then look no further. Elmore Court is a Grade II listed building with a whopping 760 years of history, where sustainability is the priority. 
There's a variety of places here where your summer wedding could take place, such as the newly renovated Walled Garden, the lawn, the house itself or, for religious ceremonies, the nearby church. Fun fact: the Walled Garden has recently been renovated and now grows many of the vegetables that you can find on your wedding plate.
This is the perfect summer wedding venue for any couples planning an eco-conscious wedding ceremony. Parts of the estate are now being rewilded, and long-horned cows can be spotted roaming around the luscious property. 

22. fforest - Cardigan, Pembrokeshire

fforest is a unique wedding venue in South Wales, perfect for nature-loving couples seeking to tie the knot outdoors. If you want to have your wedding surrounded by woodland, wildlife and the wonderful Welsh summer, this could be the venue for you. 
Yours for an entire weekend, fforest covers 200 acres and features many different ceremony spaces, including tipis, party barns and a tiny stone pub. With such variety, you can plan a wedding that feels truly unique and personal. 
A spokesperson for the venue says, "fforest offers luxury, comfort and excellent service combined with the simplicity and pleasures of outdoor living, set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, wrapped in woods, wildlife and wonder.
"You, your friends and family take over all of our accommodation and event spaces for the whole weekend, as well as our tiny pub, woodland sauna and large communal firepit, with our wonderful team providing all of your food (and pouring your drinks!) from your arrival on Friday through to your late departure following a relaxed morning-after slap-up Welsh barbecue brunch."

23. Buxted Park Hotel - Uckfield, East Sussex

Fancy tying the knot in the midst of the great English countryside? You're not the only one. Countryside wedding venues such as Buxted Park Hotel in East Sussex are immensely popular, during summer and throughout the rest of the year too.
This hotel wedding venue boasts a courtyard fountain, 18th century manor house, manicured gardens and ornamental ponds, all nestled within an impressive 312 acres of well-kempt grounds. There are a variety of locations for getting hitched here which cater from ceremonies of between 40-120 guests. 
Once the party's over, guests can relax and unwind in one of the hotel's 44 guest bedrooms, or they can even stay the night before to prepare for the big day.

24. Dodmoor House - Weedon Beck, Northamptonshire

Barn wedding venues are a popular choice for any couples planning a picture-perfect rustic ceremony - and Dodmoor House is no exception. This Grade II-listed barn has four acres of lush grounds, as well as a charming courtyard ideal for enjoying post-ceremony drinks and playing outdoor wedding games in the summer air. 
The Catsby Barn is the perfect place to hold your evening celebration, with enough space for 96 seated guests and 180 standing guests. Once the partying's over, you and your spouse can retire to the honeymoon suite, where you'll enjoy a four poster bed, lush seating and an en-suite. 
The best part? Rental of the venue includes a complimentary night in the honeymoon huite with breakfast for two the next morning. Count us in!

25. The Woodlands - Lutterworth, Leicestershire

The Woodlands is a beautifully original country wedding venue in Leicestershire. Here you'll find space for indoor and outdoor wedding ceremonies, as well as a tipi and a fire pit area - perfect for a festival wedding.
There's plenty of room for post-ceremony fun here. Three well-lit indoor spaces are available, as well as a bar and dancefloor, while outdoor celebrations can make the most of the beautiful grounds and scattered lodges and snugs. 
One thing you definitely shouldn't miss out on are the breakfast packages. These are all-inclusive and range from three course meals to grazing boards, perfect for filling up the next day. 

26. River Cottage - Axminster, Devon

Owned by celebrity chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, River Cottage is the ideal setting for any couples searching for a foodie wedding venue. This quaint cottage sits within 65 acres of organic farmland a stone's throw from England's iconic Jurassic Coast. 
Couples can choose to tie the knot in the farmhouse itself, the rustic Threshing Barn, or outdoors in the walled garden. No matter which one you choose, you can hold your evening celebrations in the Threshing Barn to make space for up to 120 dancing guests. 
At River Cottage, you'll be offered the services of the on-site wedding planner to make sure your day runs smoothly from start to finish. Not only that, but accommodation for six people will be included in your wedding package - choose them wisely.

27. Talhenbont Hall - Pwllheli, Gwynedd

Nestled in 100 acres of private woodland and first built 1607, Talhenbont Hall is a historic wedding venue that offers a fully exclusive experience. This is truly one of the most impressive wedding venues in North Wales
The terrace outside the Hall is the perfect place to enjoy some drinks and wedding canapes in the summer air. If you want to make the most of the weather, there is plenty of space throughout the grounds to erect a marquee wedding venue. As the night draws to a close, you and your guests can make the most of the terrace and fire pit at the rear of the house. 
There are six properties throughout the estate, giving you several options for overnight accommodation for both you and your guests. 

28. Matara - Tetbury, Gloucestershire

If you're searching for a more unusual wedding venue, then you have to check out Matara in Gloucestershire. This Cotswolds wedding venue can be found in a 28 acre retreat and is heavily inspired by Asian architecture. 
Matara is very open to couples making their own unique stamp on the venue through personalised themes and colour schemes. There are three indoor and three outdoor spaces for wedding ceremonies, each with their own distinctive character to make your day unforgettable. One of the most popular options is the Cloistered Courtyard, filled with eye-catching foliage and a koi pond. 
Between promises and parties, your guests will love exploring the expansive grounds - and you'll love snapping some unique wedding photographs there. From rose gardens to stable yards, this venue really does have it all. 

29. Lusty Glaze - Newquay, Cornwall

If you're planning a summer wedding, there's no better place than at a beach wedding venue. And if you're in the UK, there's no better place for beautiful beaches than Cornwall. Lusty Glaze can be found in a secluded cove near Newquay and the venue boasts a private beach, perfect for tying the knot exclusively. 
There's also the option to host your nuptials indoors at The Top Deck, which can host up to 120 guests and boasts a bright interior filled with natural light. You can host a larger evening celebration in the marquee, which has space for up to 250 standing guests. 
The wedding planning process is a breeze here, as Lusty Glaze offers many different wedding packages, as well as the expert advice of their wedding planning team to help you craft the seaside wedding of your dreams. 

30. Le Petit Château - Otterburn, Northumberland

You don't need to go to France to get hitched in your dream French chateau wedding venue! Le Petit Chateau in Northumberland brings all the magic of Mediterranean France to the great British countryside. 
Romance and fantasy come together in this venue's Belle Époque chapel with it's grand marble fireplace. There's also the option to tie the knot in the Ballroom with floor-to-ceiling sliding doors that open on to the Mediterranean Courtyard, an ideal location for a wedding breakfast in the summer air, created specially by the in-house chefs. Ooh la la!
If you fancy feeling the summer air on your skin, check out our roundup of the best outdoor wedding venues - perfect if you want a sun-kissed glow!