The Best TV and Film Wedding Venues: As Seen on Screen

Consider hosting your wedding at a venue that's appeared on the silver screen - you might find the setting of your favourite film or TV show

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Do you and your partner love going to the cinema or snuggling up in front of the latest TV series? Why not incorporate your passion into your wedding by choosing a stunning wedding venue from your favourite film or TV series? We’ve rounded up some amazing wedding venues that have been featured in TV and film.

We also have an edit of the best castle wedding venues, if you’re looking for a grand venue with a story to tell…

Jimmy's Farm

Jimmy's Farm Wedding VenueImage: Nick Ilott

Nestled in the heart of the Suffolk countryside, you'll recognise the beautiful 17th century barn at Jimmy's Farm for its appearance in the BBC show of the same name. Run by Jamie Oliver's best pal Jimmy Doherty, the farm is fully licensed for weddings and will make for a day to remember: not only will an old-fashioned working farm be your backdrop, but there's also a wildlife park which younger guests will love and a romantic Butterfly House. Definitely one for the foodies!

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Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace where James Bond Spectre was filmed

The beautiful Blenheim Palace, in Oxfordshire, has featured in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, James Bond film Spectre and The Scarlet Pimpernel, to name just a couple of famous films! The country house, which is the principal residence of the Duke of Marlborough, has two ceremony locations on site and six different locations to host your reception. These ideas for the most romantic locations at Blenheim Palace should help you find the perfect spot for your wedding photos too.

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Cornwell Manor

Cornwell Manor where the Holiday was filmed

If you love the film The Holiday (and let’s be honest, who doesn’t?), you will recognise Cornwell Manor from Graham and Amanda’s (Jude Law and Cameron Diaz) romantic lunch date. You can recreate the scene where they playfully push at each other as they walk down the garden steps. Cornwell Manor is in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire.

Leeds Castle

Leeds Castle, where Elizabeth was filmed

Leeds Castle, situated in Kent, can be seen in the 1998 film Elizabeth, which stars Cate Blanchett. You may also recognise the stunning venue from our round up of the best castle wedding venues! The castle and grounds were also seen in a 1978 Doctor Who serial called The Androids of Tara.

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Valentines Mansion

Valentines Mansion where the Great British Bake Off is filmed

Fans of The Great British Bake Off, rejoice. You can host your wedding at Valentines Mansion, the same venue where Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry sampled cakes from the UK’s keenest bakers. Why not embrace the theme and encourage your guests to bring their own cakes to your reception for a novel sweet buffet idea? The newlyweds get to be the judges, obviously. If you are in love with this idea, make sure you read all about the Bake Off themed hen party you can have...

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Chatsworth House

Chatsworth House where Pride and Prejudice was filmed

Chatsworth House in Derbyshire has had its fair share of screen time. The striking mansion, which is home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, has had a starring role in The Duchess, a biography of the 18th century Duchess of Devonshire, played by Keira Knightley, and has also been in Pride & Prejudice, The Wolfman, Death Comes to Pemberley and a BBC documentary about the estate.

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The Covent Garden Hotel

The Covent Garden Hotel where Match Point was filmed

Tennis fans should pay attention – this stylish hotel featured in Match Point, a Woody Allen film which starred Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Scarlett Johansson. The tennis scenes were filled at the Queen’s Club, but the restaurant scene in the film took place at The Covent Garden Hotel.

Bluebird

Bluebird Kings Road where Made in Chelsea is filmed

Bluebird on the King’s Road is the perfect choice of wedding venue for couples who are obsessed with Made In Chelsea. Pretend you’re one of the Chelsea set as you and your guests enjoy the amazing food and sip champagne in the super cool surroundings.

Searcys St Pancras Grand

Searcys St Pancras

True Potterheads might want to pose for wedding pictures at Kings Cross, the iconic setting of Platform 9¾. However, hosting a full wedding there may be a little disruptive for the commuters – instead consider Searcys St Pancras Grand. It’s within walking distance of those amazing photo opportunities…

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Hedsor House

hedsor house tv and film wedding venue

This award-winning wedding venue in Buckinghamshire has been the setting for several films and TV shows, and it's easy to see why. Hedsor House boasts one of the biggest bridal suites in Europe and was once described by Johnny Depp, who filmed Mortdecai there, as "the most amazing place". You might recognise it from films such as The Boat That Rocked and The Golden Compass, as well as a whole host of TV shows.

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Brocket Hall

Brocket Hall where Pride and Prejudice was filmed

If you secretly wish you were marrying Colin Firth (that’s fine, we do all the time) then why not marry in the location where the TV series of Pride & Prejudice was filmed, Brocket Hall in Hertfordshire. The Grade-I listed country house has also been used in The Queen and Johnny English Reborn.

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Goldney Hall

Goldney Hall where Sherlock was filmed

Goldney Hall has a day-to-day life as a halls of residence for the University of Bristol. Aside from its normal job, the Grade-II listed building, which dates back to the 1600s, is used for weddings and has featured in numerous films and TV series, including Sherlock, The Chronicles of Narnia, Truly, Madly, Deeply and the 2002 Christmas episode of Only Fools And Horses.

Holdsworth House

Holdsworth House where the Last Tango in Halifax was filmed

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Holdsworth House is an elegant Jacobean manor which was built in 1633. The Yorkshire wedding venue has plenty of claims to fame, including featuring in the BBC series Last Tango in Halifax. The venue also hosted The Beatles on John Lennon’s 24th birthday! You can enjoy a Last Tango themed night away at Holdsworth House if fans fancy a mini-moon!

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Somerset House

Somerset House, which has been included in several films

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Somerset House is a huge and unique part of London’s cultural scene and has featured in many films throughout the years. The striking venue can be seen in James Bond film GoldenEye, Tim Burton classic Sleepy Hollow and in the opening scenes of everyone’s favourite Christmas rom-com (and another Keira Knightley hit), Love Actually.

Heatherden Hall – Pinewood Studios

Heatherden Hall at Pinewood Studios

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In 1934, Charles Boot and J. Arthur Rank joined forces and turned Heatherden Hall into a studio project. The first production to take place at Pinewood was London Melody in 1936, and 60 years later the studio had produced over 600 film. These include Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Oliver Twist, The Great Gatsby and most of the James Bond films. Marilyn Monroe also acted here in The Prince & The Showgirl, which was her only film made outside of Hollywood.

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Eltham Palace

Eltham Palace where Jekyll and Hyde was filmed

English Heritage site Eltham Palace & Gardens has had a starring role in lots of TV shows and films. The building, which fuses art deco style with medieval history, has featured in ITV’s Jekyll & Hyde, Revolver, Brideshead Revisited and Bright Young Things. It is also a popular location for music videos for any pop lovers out there! Cheryl choose it as the location for Parachute, Florence + The Machine picked it for Shake It Out and Marina and the Diamonds choose to film the video for Froot there.

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Kenwood House

Kenwood House which featured in Notting Hill

Kenwood House is a dreamy choice of wedding venue if you’re looking for a city wedding venue with a country feel, as it’s situated on Hampstead Heath. It’s also starred in a number of famous films, including Notting Hill, Mansfield Park and Venus.

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Highclere Castle

Highclere Castle where Downton Abbey is filmed

You'll likely recognise Highclere Castle from Downton Abbey. If you want to host your wedding at the grand castle, which has a rich history, including housing the 5th Earl of Carnavon who helped to discover Tutankhamun’s tomb, why not consider going all out with the Downton feel and have a 1920s wedding dress?

Alnwick Castle

Alnwick Castle which featured in Harry Potter

This is another fabulous choice of wedding venue for fans of Harry Potter; Alnwick Castle was used as Hogwarts for the first two films. It has also been used in Downton Abbey for the Christmas special, Elizabeth and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. 

Groombridge Place

Groombridge Place where Pride and Prejudice was filmed

This moated manor house near Tunbridge Wells was one of the locations for Joe Wright’s film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. The 2005 film featured the venue as Longbourn, home of the Bennets. Arthur Conan Doyle, the author of Sherlock Holmes, often visited Groombridge Place too – you can recognise the setting in some of his stories.

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Berkeley Castle

Berkeley Castle where Wolf Hall was filmed

BBC period drama Wolf Hall was filmed at the 12th century Berkeley Castle, which is situated in Gloucestershire. The Tudor drama starred Homeland’s Damian Lewis as Henry VIII. If you want an opulent wedding and to walk in the steps of the characters that inspired Wolf Hall, this venue could be for you.

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Durham Castle

Durham Castle where Harry Potter was filmed

When filming the Harry Potter franchise, Hogwarts was comprised of lots of stunning historic buildings from across the UK. Durham Castle was one of those places – in the Philosopher’s Stone movie, Harry can be seen in front of the cloisters in the snow covered quad as he releases Hedwig from his hands. The venue is also in the Chamber of Secrets, in the scene where Ron, Harry and Hermione turn animals into goblets.

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Old Royal Naval College

Old Royal Naval College where Skyfall was filmed

Film buffs may know that Empire magazine referred to London’s Old Royal Naval College as "the most popular filming location in the world". Recent films which used the venue include Cinderella, Les Misérables and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, as well as in the James Bond hit Skyfall and rom-com Four Weddings & a Funeral.

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Sandown Park Racecourse

Sandown Park Race Course which featured in Love Actually

Sandown Park Racecourse in Esher has had its time in the spotlight in a couple of films, mostly masquerading as an airport! The venue stars as the airport Colin ventures to for his jaunt to Wisconsin in Love Actually and also as Johannesburg Airport in Cry Freedom.

Chavenage House

Chavenage House where Poldark was filmed

If you want a wedding venue with several varied claims to fame, consider Chavenage House. The Gloucestershire venue has seen the BBC adaptation of Tess of the D’Urbervilles filmed there, as well as Lark Rise to Candleford, Grace and Favour and most recently Poldark. Cider with Rosie was also filmed there, as well as part of Noel’s House Party.

Longleat House

Longleat House which has featured in several tv shows and films

What could be cooler than getting married at a safari park? How about a safari park that’s been featured in various films and TV shows? Longleat in Wiltshire was the first stately home to open to the public, and had the first safari park outside of Africa. Animal Park was filmed there, as well several episodes of Dr Who. Why not browse even more zoo and safari wedding venues if you love this idea?

If you’re on the hunt for an unusual wedding venue with a story to tell, make sure you browse our round up of unusual wedding venues in London for more ideas.



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