10 UK stately home wedding venues
12 Oct 2016
Fuse comfort and luxury in a stately home wedding venue for your big day
Stately home weddings are on the rise. For couples who want to go grand but in a homely and inviting way, a stately home ticks all the boxes. Here are 10 of the UK's best stately home wedding venues...
1. Birtsmorton Court, Worcestershire
Birtsmorton Court is an exclusive-use manor house surrounded by its own moat. Choose a ceremony in a parish church within the grounds, or from three different civil ceremony locations, including outside in the secluded white garden. There’s a marquee to dine in and a barn filled with fairylights, for you to dance the night away.
2. Gosfield Hall, Essex
If stately is your style then look no further than Gosfield Hall. Boasting many elegant reception rooms, this mansion is exclusively yours for your special day. Dine in style in the former Marquis of Buckingham’s Ballroom with hand-painted ceiling and glittering chandeliers. The bridal suite is also an absolute a must-see.
3. Notley Abbey, Buckinghamshire
Notley Abbey offers a home-from-home environment for your wedding on an exclusive-hire basis, for up to 190 guests. The impressive stone barn, known as The Monks’ Refectory, is perfect for hosting a wedding banquet – cooked by Bijou’s team of expert chefs – and a choice of nine beautifully-appointed bedrooms are yours to enjoy for the night. Read more here.
4. Wrenbury Hall, Cheshire
Dating back to the Domesday Book, Wrenbury Hall is an idyllic 16th century country residence in the heart of the breath-taking Cheshire countryside. This little piece of history has been making brides' dreams a reality for the past 18 years, welcoming over 1000 wedding parties. The beautiful dark oak staircase of Wrenbury Hall, is believed to be 400 years old and gives some idea of the hall’s antiquity and heritage. Read more here.
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5. Osborne, Isle of Wight
With opulent staterooms, flower framed terraces and a private beach, Osborne provides an inspiring setting for a wedding fit for royalty. Granted a wedding license for the first time in its history, be the first to write the next chapter in the story of Queen Victoria’s seaside home. Read more here.
6. Buckland Hall, Wales
If you have always dreamed of getting married in a beautiful, picturesque, country mansion, nestled among the splendour of Brecon Beacons, then Buckland Hall is the perfect venue for you. You can tie the knot in the beautiful, historic country house while taking advantage of the stunning views and superb landscaped gardens. All perfectly suited for you and your guests to eat, drink and celebrate together under one roof.
7. Brinsop Court, Herefordshire
Brinsop Court is a Grade I listed 13th century moated manor house nestled within its own 800 acre estate in the picturesque Herefordshire countryside. A magical, exclusive-use venue with flexibility a key. With various places to marry on-site, at Brinsop it’s your wedding, your choice. Everything revolves around you.
8. Clevedon Hall, Somerset
Owned and run by the McCarthy family, Clevedon Hall has undergone extensive refurbishment since 2010 to create one of the most desirable venues in the South West. Overlooking Clevdedon Bay, Clevedon Hall is a Grade II listed building that was built in 1852 for Bristol-based sugar tycoon Conrad William Fitzel 1st. Read more here.
9. Dunston Hall, Norwich
Dunston Hall is situated in the heart of Norwich’s picturesque countryside. The Elizabethan-style mansion was built in 1859 and is set in 150 acres of wooded Norfolk parkland. Exuding elegance and sophistication, the wedding venue offers a dedicated team of wedding planners who will work closely with you to create your perfect day.
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10. Ashridge House, Hertfordshire
Ashridge House was built in 1283 where it began life as a Benedictine monastery. Steeped in history, the venue - which sits amid a 190-acre estate - is licensed for civil ceremonies and partnership ceremonies of up to 120 guests. The venue can cater to up to 400 guests for a more informal evening reception.