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The 10 Most Instagrammable Wedding Venues in the UK Revealed!

A recent analysis of hashtags on Instagram have revealed the UK's most Instagrammed and Instagrammable wedding venues. Ready to scroll and like?

Red brick country wedding venue with green grounds, a blossoming tree and benches

Weddings are a tradition that have stood the test of time, but there’s one thing in particular that has really brought the world of weddings into the 21st century - and that’s Instagram! No one can deny the impact that social media, and specifically the dreamy content on Instagram, has had on this industry.

From destination hen do pictures with the whole gang in matching hen party outfits and viral first dance videos with couples showing off seriously killer moves - the social media platform has transformed the ideals of weddings and we’re here for it.

Instagram, along with other social media sites such as Pinterest and TikTok, have given wedding industry experts an insider look at emerging wedding trends and viral challenges related to weddings. Not only that, it's also helped us define and discover the most Instagrammable wedding venues

The Top 10 Most Instagrammable Wedding Venues in the UK

As well as being the home to viral wedding content, Instagram is also the home of hashtags, which is exactly how UK digital printing specialists Aura Print discovered the most Instagrammable wedding venues in the UK.

After analysing the 249 award-winning wedding venues from this year's Hitched Wedding Awards, they ranked them by number of hashtags to devise a list of the top 10 most Instagrammable wedding venues in the country. Ready to dive into some data? We certainly are!

1. Hatfield House - Hertfordshire

Exterior of a red-brick venue with manicured gardens and a statue

Nestled in the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside, you'll find Hatfield House, a 400 year old wedding venue with three unique wedding spaces. Couples can choose between the magnificent Tudor Old Palace, the historic Riding School and the stunning Knot Garden to say 'I do', before continuing the celebrations with drinks and dancing. 

With so much to offer couples, it's easy to see why this historic wedding venue eared 34,814 mentions on Instagram, landing it at first place on the list. Like the look of the scenic backdrop? Discover more Hertfordshire wedding venues now. 

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2. Hedsor House - Buckinghamshire

Exterior of sand coloured country house wedding venue with bride and groom standing outside

Hedsor House in Buckinghamshire is grandeur galore. One of the most luxurious wedding venues of its kind, this stately home wedding venue sits within 100 acres of manicured lawns and gardens. Is there a better backdrop for Instagram-worthy wedding pictures? We think not...

A favourite haunt of a range of recognisable stars, this celebrity wedding venue is frequented by a number of famous faces, so we’re not surprised it racked up a whopping 25,387 mentions on Instagram.

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3. Cripps Barn - Gloucestershire

Wedding ceremony set up with foliage, exposed brick walls, wooden chairs and an aisle lined with pillar candles

Coming in at number three, it's the stunning Cripps Barn in Gloucestershire. Barn wedding venues are one of the most popular wedding venue styles to tie the knot at, and looking at Cripps Barn makes it easy to see why. This charming rustic wedding venue features flagstone floors, rustic beams, and a roaring open fireplace, as well as stunning views of the Gloucestershire countryside. 

The grounds are full of amazing photo opportunities and your wedding meal will be cooked by the talented on-site chefs. All of these amazing features mean that Cripps Barn was mentioned 23,356 times on Instagram. 

Dreaming of a wedding in one of the most quaint locations in the UK? Browse our edit of the best wedding venues in the Cotswolds for breath-taking spots to say your vows. 

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4. Ashridge House - Hertfordshire

ornate room decorated for wedding breakfast with round tables, white chairs and white floral centrepieces

Historic wedding venue Ashridge House was mentioned 22,217 times on Instagram, earning this Hertfordshire wedding venue fourth place on our list. This stunning location was once residence to King Henry VIII, Elizabeth I and Prince Edward, and is now licenced for civil ceremonies of up to 180 guests. 

The building combines romantic gothic and Italian architecture and has some amazing features - we're talking chandeliers, marble fireplaces, gold-leaf adorned painted ceilings and a whopping 190 acres of landscaped gardens. Wow - need we say any more? 

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5. Elmore Court - Gloucestershire

Aerial view of country house wedding venue surrounded by trees and fields

Racking up an impressive 21,205 mentions on Instagram, Elmore Court is a Grade II-listed country house wedding venue in the heart of Gloucestershire. This mansion boasts over 760 years of history and is sustainably run, making it the ideal choice for an eco-friendly wedding

Elmore Court was built to entertain, and has been carefully refurbished to even include a soundproof reception room. With plenty of wedding venue accommodation, get-ready areas, a fire pit and in-house catering with home-grown produce, this spot is not one to be missed. 

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6. Stone Barn - Gloucestershire

grey stone barn wedding venue with manicured foliage

Tucked away on a peaceful hill outside Cheltenham, Stone Barn offers unparalleled views over the Cotswold countryside. The quiet and beautiful location, historic aesthetic and roaring fire pits are just some of the reasons why this wedding venue has received 20,125 mentions on Instagram. 

Couples having a rustic wedding ceremony will love the stunning features at Stone Barn - the flagstone floors, huge open fireplace and wooden beams make a great Insta background. The Cripps & Co. wedding planning team will also be on hand to help you out with any wedding venue décor ideas

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7. Leez Priory - Essex

Red brick country wedding venue with green grounds, a blossoming tree and benches

Packed full of historic charm, Leez Priory is an elegant Tudor-era venue tucked away in 40 acres of picturesque parkland. Whether you're having an intimate elopement or a grand celebration, Leez Priory offers a range of eye-catching spaces perfect for tying the knot. 

The grounds here are packed full of numerous cottages, lakes and barns, adding some English countryside charm to your wedding pictures. Be sure to Instagram your snaps to add to the 14,817 mentions Leez Priory has already gathered. 

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8. Dulwich Picture Gallery - South East London

Wedding breakfast taking place in a picture gallery with gold-framed portraits

Art lovers listen up - did you know that you can celebrate your marriage in Dulwich Picture Gallery? These rich rooms are full of art and make an ideal background for fun candids and posed photographs. If you want to add a more outdoorsy feel to your snaps, take a wander around the garden, which is full of English oaks and mulberry trees, not to mention the iconic architecture of the building itself. 

Dulwich Picture Gallery has been mentioned 14,052 times on Instagram and we can see why - just imagine how great these elegant portrait-filled walls will look on your feed! Love how iconic this building is? If so, you'll adore these landmark wedding venues from across the UK.

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9. Beamish Hall Country House Hotel - Durham

Country house wedding venue photographed from across the lawn

A 700 year long history, exclusive hire, stunning parkland, striking interiors - it's no surprise to see Beamish Hall Country House Hotel on this list, with 12,492 mentions on Instagram. There's a fabulous selection of rooms here, including the Victorian Winter Gardens Orangery and the wood-panelled Shafto Hall.

Couples will be spoilt for choice with all the different dreamy backgrounds. But don't just take our word for it - this Durham wedding venue offers guided tours for any prospective newlyweds, so you can see its beuaty for yourself! 

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10. Sandhole Oak Barn - Cheshire

Barn wedding venue set up for ceremony with oak panelling, fairy lights, floral arch and an aisle lined with pillar candles

Another barn wedding venue to round things off (see, we told you they were popular!), and this time it's Sandhole Oak Barn in Cheshire. Here you'll find an elegant rustic atmosphere as well as an unmatched sense of tranquillity. 

You can also add some personal decoration touches and take some snaps down by the lake, perfect for adding to Sandhole Oak Barn's 12,019 mentions on Instagram. 

And inspirational wedding venue pictures aren’t the only trend on Instagram we've spotted. We’ve seen the birth of floral wedding arches, champagne towers, geode wedding cakes and botanical wedding themes all blowing up on the addictive picture platform. We’re just wondering what the next trend will be!

Speaking of Instagram, here’s a list of the hottest celebrity wedding trends - many of which were spotted on their feeds...