The UK Wedding Awards 2019 Winners Revealed!

The votes are in and counted! Here are the winners of the 2019 UK Wedding Awards, as voted by you

Larmer Tree Gardens ceremony

It takes an army to make a wedding come together – from your venue to dress designer, florist, hairstylist, photographer and more.

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Every year we ask you to vote for your favourite venues, suppliers, retailers and dress designers in the UK Wedding Awards. You responded in your tens of thousands – and the winners are in!

Run by Hitched and our sister brand You & Your Wedding, the awards recognise the hard work, passion and commitment of those in the wedding industry. From hundreds of entries, our panel of experts whittled down the shortlist but it was up to our brides and grooms who was crowned the best in each category.

Here are the winners of the UK Wedding Awards 2019 – as voted by you!

Wedding Venues: The Winners

From magnificent castles and rustic barns, to chic city venues and stately homes, it was a tough job deciding between hundreds of gorgeous wedding venues. Below you’ll find the shortlist and the winning venue – click on the names to find out more about each.

If you want to see all top 10 of the best wedding venues in the UK, we’ve pulled together all the need to know details and why they deserve to be winners.

Best Barn Venue

WINNER: The Tithe Barn, Bolton Abbey

The Tithe Barn Bolton Abbey

With bags of rustic charm, stunning views over the ruins of Bolton Abbey priory and feast-style dining, it’s easy to see why Tithe Barn took the crown in the best barn category.

SHORTLISTED:
Almonry Barn
Burley Manor
Crondon Park Wedding Venue
Hales Hall & The Great Barn
Alcumlow Hall Farm
The Granary Estates
The Old Kent Barn
The Tythe Barn, Launton
Tudor Barn Eltham
Wharfedale Grange
Winters Barns

Best Castle Venue

WINNER: Hever Castle and Gardens

Hever Castle and Gardens

You fell in love with the history and original features of this magnificent castle venue, which was the childhood of Anne Boleyn. You’ll be spoilt for choice for wedding photo backdrops.

SHORTLISTED:
Amberley Castle Hotel
Augill Castle
Clearwell Castle
Culzean Castle and Country Park
Dundas Castle
Farnham Castle
Glenapp Castle Hotel
Pendennis Castle
Rowton Castle
UWC Atlantic College (St Donat’s Castle)
Warwick Castle

Best City Venue

WINNER: Rum Warehouse – Titanic Hotel Liverpool

Rum Warehouse Titanic Hotel Liverpool

With an industrial-chic feel, buzzing urban location and replica of the Titanic staircase you need to see to believe, there’s few city centre wedding venues that can rival Rum Warehouse.

SHORTLISTED:
Banqueting House
Bath’s Historic Venues – The Assembly Rooms
Bodleian Library
Haymarket Hotel – Firmdale Hotels
Jesmond Dene House
The Bond Company
The Chimney House
The Engine Shed
The Ned
The West Mill Venue
Two Temple Place

Best Coastal Venue

WINNER: Lusty Glaze Beach

UKWA-2019-Lusty-Glaze

How many wedding venues come with their own private beach? This romantic, all-seasons venue is the only one in Cornwall where you can legally marry on the beach – no wonder Lusty Glaze won best coastal venue.

SHORTLISTED:
Carbis Bay Hotel, Spa & Estate
Crear Weddings
East Quay Venue
English Heritage – Osborne House
GG’s Yard
Newton Hall
Pennsylvania Castle Estate
Salcombe Harbour Hotel & Spa
St Ives Harbour Hotel & Spa
The Roslin Beach Hotel

Best Country Venue

WINNER: Larmer Tree Gardens

Larmer Tree Gardens ceremony

Larmer Tree is a truly unique venue, full of exquisite buildings, secret corners, and a quintessential English garden feel. These Victorian pleasure gardens come complete with croquet lawns and roaming peacocks, showcasing the best of the British countryside.

SHORTLISTED:
Brinsop Court Estate
Buxted Park Hotel
Cliveden House
Elmore Court
Hanbury Manor Marriott Hotel & Country Club
Holkham Hall
Le Petit Chateau
Prested Hall
Sheene Mill
The Manor House, an Exclusive Hotel & Golf Club
Wotton House

Best Historic Venue

WINNER: Wilton’s Music Hall

wilton's music hall ukwa

As one of the few remaining music halls in London, Wilton’s is a living monument to the colourful history of the East End. This enchanting venue transports you from the streets of London to a different time and place: exactly what you were looking for from your best historic venue.

SHORTLISTED:
Ashridge House
The Venue at the Royal Liver Building
Duns Castle Estate
Gloucester Blackfriars Priory
Hampton Court Palace
Leeds Castle
Leez Priory
Malvern College Weddings
Manor By The Lake
Bisham Abbey
Weddings at QMUL

Best New Venue

WINNER: Battel Hall at Leeds Castle

Battel Hall Leeds Castle

So many couples are looking for new wedding venues where they can be one of the first to say ‘I do’. With just a year under its belt, newly-restored Battel Hall combined a beautiful, fresh venue with the benefit of years of wedding planning experience from the team at Leeds Castle.

SHORTLISTED:
Birdsall House
East Afton Farmhouse
Fiume
The Orangery at Hayne House
Lapstone Barn
Midelney Manor
The Barn at Avington
The Barns, East Yorkshire
The London EDITION
The Mowbray
Thorpe Manor

Best Pop-Up Wedding Venue

WINNER: Wild Tipi

Wild Tipi weddings

You thought Wild Tipi’s sustainable structures were the perfect blank canvas to host a wedding. Suitable for every season and truly eco-friendly, these tipis claimed the title of best pop-up venue without having to sacrifice any of the amenities and comfort of a permanent venue.

SHORTLISTED:
Black Horse Beamish
Peaktipis
Pennard Hill Farm
Swinton Estate
The Stunning Tents Company

Best Stately Home

WINNER: Blenheim Palace

Blenheim-Palace-weddings

The impressive surroundings of Blenheim Palace have hosted many celebrity nuptials over the years. The five star service, magnificent interiors and 2,000 acres of parkland make it the most luxurious wedding venue in Oxfordshire and a worthy winner of best stately home.

SHORTLISTED:
Goodwood Estate
Gosfield Hall
Hampton Court House
Iscoyd Park
Rudby Hall
Stoke Park
Stoke Rochford Hall
Syon Park
Wrest Park

Wedding Suppliers: The Winners

As well as dreamy wedding venues, we also had a huge selection of amazing businesses enter our wedding supplier categories, including florists, entertainers, bridalwear shops, cake makers and photographers.

Here are the winners, including the incredible gown crowned ‘Wedding Dress of the Year’!

Best Bridal Beauty

WINNER: House of Vanity

house of vanity

Understanding how personal your wedding day look is to you, House of Vanity won you over with their bespoke approach to beauty, hair and make-up, and professionalism.

SHORTLISTED:
Emma Olliff
Hair & Make-Up Design by Gemma Waugh
Kirsty McCall Hair & Make up Artists
Makeup by Becky Flynn
My Bridal Artist
Natalie Kamal Makeup Artist
Rebecca Frances
Team Glam Ltd
Tia Bliss Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist
Tina Brocklebank Make-Up Artist
Trish Rawlins Makeup Artist

Best Hairstylist

WINNER: Hair & Makeup by Gabrielle

hair by gabrielle

Gabrielle guarantees a gorgeous look that’ll last long after the party’s over. With an eye for the perfect style, you loved her focus on enhancing your natural beauty and making you feel at your most confident.

SHORTLISTED:
Charlie Darlow Hair
Makeover Box
Melissa Clare
Pretty Please by Katie
Team Glam Ltd
The Bridal Stylists
The HairdressSir
Totally Flawless
Toto Caelo
Wedding Hair Make Up by Lisa

Best Non-Musical Wedding Entertainment

WINNER: HOOFBOOTH – The Horsebox Photobooth

Hoofbooth

Exactly what it says on the tin: a fun photobooth built inside a rustic horsebox that looks brilliant at any venue! This unusual photobooth has been piquing the interest of couples across the country and its unique and playful theme made it a worthy winner of best non-musical wedding entertainment.

SHORTLISTED:
Airstream Studio
All Steps First Dance
Doris Loves
Little Orchard Alpacas
SKY MAGICIAN

Best Wedding Cake Company

WINNER: Cakes by Nina

cakes by nina

Specialising in handcrafted, luxury wedding cakes, family-run business Cakes by Nina were the trusted choice for the most important cake of your life. Using quality ingredients and able to create everything from quirky to rustic to even translucent cakes, her imaginative and beautiful designs are jaw-dropping.

SHORTLISTED:
At Your Wish Cakes
Confetti & Crumbs
Cottonwood Bakery
Creme Velvet
Edible Essence
Gail’s Cake Pantry
Iced Images Cakes
Juniper Cakery
Little Button Bakery
Stable Cottage Cakes
The Little Sugar Rose

Best Wedding Caterer

WINNER: Ross & Ross Events

ROSS AND ROSS catering

This duo have a long list of satisfied customers. Centred on seasonal produce, quality ingredients and bespoke, memorable menus, their uncomplicated approach to wedding catering – from relaxed sharing boards to five-course feasts – made them a clear winner.

SHORTLISTED:
Arabella Reeve Catering
Caviar & Chips
Dine
Gastro Catering
Horseradish
Portfolio Events Catering
Saffron Caterers and Events
Saunts Parties and Events
The Cheshire Dining Experience
Thomas the Caterer
Tie The Knot Wedding Catering

Best Wedding Day Finishing Touches

WINNER: Shropshire Petals

Shropshire petals

No wedding is complete without confetti – and you chose Shropshire Petal’s natural petal confetti as your favourite wedding finishing touch. It’s biodegradable, eco-friendly and comes in a huge range of colours (plus a pick and mix option) so your petals will fit exactly with your wedding scheme.

SHORTLISTED:
Beebombs
Beetle Juice Events Ltd
Doris Loves
neon and blush weddings and events
Sam T Made It
Signwriting by Hannah
The Lovely Bubbly Co
The Perfect Wedding Shop
Vintage Monkeys (Unique Vintage Rentals Ltd)
Wedding in a Teacup
Wonderland Wedding and Event Creche

Best Wedding Florist

WINNER: Hedges and Flowers

Hedges-and-Flowers

Some people know exactly how they want their wedding to look, others are completely daunted. Hedges and Flowers stood out for their ‘let us choose’ option – where you can leave your wedding flowers in their capable hands – as well as their stunning bespoke arrangements.

SHORTLISTED:
Chic Weddings & Events
Chirpee Flowers by Steph Willoughby
Emily&Me
Issy and Bella Floral Design
Kelly Louise Floral Artistry
Leeds Castle Floristry Team
Mary Jane Vaughan Designs
Stock Florist
The Flower Boutique
Wedding Flower Company
Winsor Flower Studio

Best Wedding Musical Act

WINNER: Lula Weddings

Whether you want a ballad for your walk up the aisle or someone to get everyone on their feet, Lula Weddings was the perfect choice of winner for best musical wedding act. Reliable, friendly and happy to learn new songs for your big day, Lula’s vocals are guaranteed to make your day more special.

SHORTLISTED:
Bride and Groove
Down for the Count Ltd
Dukebox Discos
Earcandy
Hip Operation
LDN Entertainment Ltd
Nicola Veal – Harpist
Sensation Band
Silver Service Singers
Sister Sax
The One Night Band

Best Wedding Photographer

WINNER: Tom Halliday Photography

tom halliday photography

Adaptable to every style and theme of wedding, and with an eye from dramatic ‘just of two of you’ shots you’ll want framed in pride of place in your home, Tom Halliday took the title of best wedding photographer. He knows how to make the most of bad weather and dark skies – a much-needed talent in the UK!

SHORTLISTED:
Creative Wedding Duo
Dan Ward Photography
Fresh Shoot Studios
Julia and You Ltd
kellianne Photographer
Mindy Coe Photography
Natasha Hurley Photography
Neil Atkinson Wedding Photography
The Fromm Shoppe
The Wild Bride
Will Patrick Wedding Photography

Best Wedding Planner/Stylist

WINNER: La Fête

LA FETE WEDDING PLANNING

From intimate Tuscan weddings and Moroccan desert extravaganzas to luxury London nuptials, La Fête’s founder Charlotte Ricard-Quesada takes the crown as best in the business as a wedding planner. You loved her understanding of colour and aesthetics, as well as the safe and secure hands you could leave your vision in.

SHORTLISTED:
Cocoon Events SA
Design Elegance Limited
Ever After Celebrations
Maddison J Creations
Mary Cushen Wedding Planner
Not Your Average I Do
Revelry Events
Saheli Events
Sophisticated Weddings Ltd

Best Wedding Stationery

WINNER: Junie Poonie Designs

junie-poonie-designs

With an ability to bring to life the personality of each couple through their stationery and little touches, Junie Poonie Designs creates “utter loveliness” and was the deserved winner of best wedding stationery.

SHORTLISTED:
Cartalia Stationery Studio
Daisy Foster art prints and stationery
Jeccabox
Little Pea Designs
Natalie Klug Wedding & Graphic Design Studio
Nicety Studio
Papier

Best Wedding Transport

WINNER: RedRoutemaster

REDROUTEMASTER

Offering you the chance to arrive at your wedding in style in a true London icon, best wedding transport winner RedRoutemaster not only solved the problem of how you move your guests between the ceremony and reception venue, but make for a truly memorable wedding day photo backdrop.

SHORTLISTED:
Dorset Dubhire
Red Carpet Cars
Vintage Dreams Wedding Cars
VW Weddings Wales
Wedding Cars For Hire

Best Bridal Accessories

WINNER: Ivory & Co.

Ivory and Co

With a stunning range of vintage-inspired to contemporary designs for every budget, Ivory & Co stood out in their category for the elegance, beauty and choice of their range. From tiaras and veils to pendants (and even cufflinks for grooms), Ivory & Co lead the way in bridal accessories.

SHORTLISTED:
Britten
By Harriet
Freya Rose
Glitzy Secrets Ltd
Harty Vintage Bridal and Chic
Paradox London
Rainbow Club

Best Bridal Boutique

WINNER: Dos Hermanas – The White Collection

Dos Hermanas The White Collection

Two bridal boutiques in neighbouring North Somerset towns means double the choice of dresses so there really is something for every bride. Run by two sisters, The White Collection won over the judges with its high level of choice and service.

SHORTLISTED:
Anya Bridal Couture
Creatiques Bridal Boutique
Fross Wedding Collections LTD
Ian Stuart Blewcoat
Morgan Davies (Hitchin)
Morgan Davies (London)
Serendipity Brides
The Dressing Room
The Tailor’s Cat
The Wedding Club
Truly Bridal of Surrey

Best Bridal Party Attire

WINNER: Maids to Measure

MAIDS TO MEASURE

With an extensive selection of designs, colours and sizes, you thought specialist bridesmaid shop Maids to Measure made the whole process fun, easy and stylish.

SHORTLISTED:
Black Tie
Elizabeth Bessant
Gown Bridal
Impeccable Menswear
KING & ALLEN BESPOKE TAILORS
Motee Maids
Wedding Pearls

Best Jewellery

WINNER: Jon Richard Jewellery

jon richard jewellery

An exceptional choice for accessible prices for the bride, bridesmaids, mother of the bride and wedding guests ensured Jon Richard’s win for best jewellery.

SHORTLISTED:
Anais Rose
Buckley London
Glitzy Secrets Ltd
Ivory & Co.
Purely Diamonds
Ruby & Oscar
Savvy+Sand

Wedding Dress of The Year

WINNER: Charlene Dress by Maggie Sottero Designs

Maggie-Sottero-Charlene

You adored this vintage-inspired, universally-flattering dress by Maggie Sottero. With a beaded bodice covered in Swarovski crystals, scooped back and tulle skirt, there’s no wonder this glamorous gown won Wedding Dress of the Year.

SHORTLISTED:
Elbeth Gillis Bridal – Ava Dress
ELIZA JANE HOWELL – Lucille Dress
Ivory & Co. – Paparazzi’s Dream Dress
Justin Alexander – Style 88050
Katya Katya London – Lake Dress
Sanyukta Shrestha – Sarah with Big Skirt

Best Retailer Gift List

WINNER: The Wedding Shop

the wedding shop gift list

The flexibility of your list and huge selection of gifts – including experiences, cash gifts, subscriptions, artwork, honeymoon and charity funds, as well as your usual homeware – made The Wedding Shop the first choice for best wedding gift list.

SHORTLISTED:
Prezola
The Wedding Present Co.

Best Wedding Travel Company

WINNER: Sandals & Beaches Resorts

ukwa-2019-sandals-destination-wedding

From destination weddings to luxury all-inclusive honeymoons, Sandals’ unrivalled service, beautiful selection of Caribbean resorts and added extras make them the leader in wedding travel.

SHORTLISTED:
Honeymoon Dreams
Kuoni UK
The Turquoise Holiday Company
TUI UK&I

Editor’s Choice Awards

Sarah Allard, Editor, Hitched

WINNER: Le Petit Chateau

le petit chateau

Le Petit Chateau is quickly becoming one of our most popular venues on Hitched – and for good reason! Not only do they have stunning options for ceremonies – from the enchanting ‘Belle Époque’ chapel to the romantic Mediterranean Terrace – but they really do go above and beyond for their couples thanks to their dedicated team of professionals and 11 flexible pricing levels, which is why they’re my Editor’s Choice.

“Whether you’re looking for a traditional wedding or something a bit different, Le Petit Chateau combines luxury with its unique French-chic style for a day to remember.”

Michelle Royle, Group Editor, You & Your Wedding

WINNER: TUI

TUI weddings

“For couples who want to plan a wedding abroad, TUI is the great choice, as they offer weddings in 70 venues in 16 different countries! From Iceland to Mexico, Ibiza to Jamaica, the destination list is amazing – and the prices are incredible. With planners at every resort, TUI can help you arrange every last little detail.

“I’ve chosen TUI because they really do cater for every type of ceremony – from same-sex blessings to tiny elopements, or huge, luxurious days to barefoot beach vows.”

Peta Hunt, Editor-at-Large, You & Your Wedding

WINNER: Justin Alexander

Justin Alexander style 88050

“As a long-established family bridal company, with four other sister brands, Justin Alexander knows about creating flattering shapes and styles. I loved their new collection from the moment I saw the show in New York this year – created for modern brides, the dresses are bang-on-trend but still very wearable.

“They have used fabrics with soft textures, beading and floral embroideries with plenty of strong silhouettes and interesting necklines. From my point of view, these dresses are a dream to shoot and a joy to wear, so what’s not to love?”

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Congratulations to all the winners of the UK Wedding Awards 2019!