Wow factor wedding venues in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire
03 Jun 2019
Find the perfect backdrop for your big day with this host of wedding venues in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire
De Vere Wokefield Estate, Reading (Berkshire)
A sweeping drive, stunning lake, picturesque gardens and an elegant Victorian mansion house combine to create an idyllic backdrop to say “I do” at De Vere Wokefield Estate.
For grand weddings of 300 guests to more intimate gatherings of 20, the mansion house is steeped in traditional beauty inside and out. Packages include everything you’ll need to create a memorable day from a red carpet arrival, right through to your stay in the Honeymoon Suite.
Self-catered weddings can take place in the modern and spacious Wokefield Suite which is located in Wokefield Place, a separate venue to the mansion house.
The venue also offers an 18 hole golf course, driving range, outdoor activities and swimming pool so you and your loved ones can enjoy a weekend celebrating. What's more, with three dining options to choose from, you will be spoilt for choice.
Bisham Abbey (Berkshire)
A Grade I listed manor house, the former holiday home of Henry VIII and a wedding venue like no other...this is Bisham Abbey. Stage your civil ceremony in one of the iconic rooms and the Great Hall for up to 120 guests with its 100ft vaulted ceiling and original stone fireplace. For something a little more intimate, the Warwick Room seats up to 90 guests. The Riverside Lawn is the ideal spot for a warm weather wedding with the sun glinting off the river. The luxury Bridal Suite is the perfect way to end your perfect day, while guests can stay in one of 50 rooms on site.
Located near the vibrant market town of Marlow, Bisham Abbey is easily accessible from the M4/M40, with rail links from London to High Wycombe and Maidenhead just 15 minutes away. Your dream venue awaits.
Castle Hotel, Windsor (Berkshire)
One of the most elegant buildings in Windsor, offering a unique blend of the traditional and the contemporary, is the Castle Hotel, Windsor. As part of the MGallery Hotel Collection, Castle Hotel has been lovingly restored to preserve all the flavour and elegance of the hotel’s rich history, making this the dream backdrop for your wedding day.
Today, resting magnificently on a quintessentially English high street, the Castle Hotel retains this reputation more than ever. A venue with extraordinary imagination and panache, and the largest ballroom in the whole of Windsor - for 260 guests.
Planning your perfect day can feel overwhelming, but the venue's dedicated wedding team will make the entire experience a joy from start to finish. The superbly appointed wedding planner will bring years of experience, creativity and a wealth of ideas to help you plan and prepare even the most intricate details, meaning everything happens exactly as you want it to.
Missenden Abbey, Great Missenden (Buckinghamshire)
This 12th century medieval abbey is set amid 10 acres of beautiful Chiltern grounds which perfectly blends history with today’s contemporary wedding celebrations.
The main house is exclusively yours for the day and ceremonies can be held in the Library or the Garden Room with up to 100 loved ones, where you can make a stunning entrance down the double staircase. This is then followed by a beautiful wedding breakfast within the vaulted ceilings and stained glass windows of the dining rooms or within a marquee on the luscious grounds.
Memorable weddings happen at Missenden Abbey, so let it be your wedding venue for an unforgettable day.
Taplow House Hotel, Taplow (Buckinghamshire)
Taplow House Hotel is one of the finest wedding venues in Buckinghamshire and the surrounding areas. The terrace overlooks six acres of beautifully landscaped gardens. Inside you will find an impressive but relaxed setting with rooms that are beautifully appointed and a wealth of period charm, floor-to-ceiling mirrors and Georgian features. An award-winning kitchen ensures a culinary experience throughout and the elegantly decorated bedrooms are the perfet sanctuary at the end of your special day.
Taplow House Hotel has an experienced sales team providing exceptional organisation and attention to detail. The team understand that a decision regarding something as important as your wedding day cannot be made before considering every detail; they therefore encourage you to visit before making that final decision. A venue that takes pride in delivering a day to remember, giving you years of fond memories.
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The Tythe Barn, Bicester (Oxfordshire)
The Tythe Barn is an exclusive 14th century thatched barn tucked away on a working farm. This stunning country wedding venue flaunts a gorgeous rural setting with expansive manicured lawns, pretty pergolas and pathways and a selection of large stone barns which together ooze character. The family-run business is well-known for its faultless attention to detail and is loved by couples for its flexibility and relaxed atmosphere.
The venue offers both indoor and outdoor ceremonies, exclusive hire and the award-winning in-house caterers are top-notch. The Nook is the luxurious barn dedicated and reserved for the bride and her bridesmaids to get ready in and the Bridal Suite is a charming shepherd's hut with wood-burner and en-suite. The friendly and dedicated team are there to help you every step of the way...it’s perfection in the countryside.
The Great House, Reading (Berkshire)
Marry on the river. Near the city but a world apart, The Great House hotel is designed for freedom. The Great House provides the beautiful riverside location, delicious food and elegant suites to retire to...everything else can be tailored to your needs. The Dining Room at The Great House Lodge is naturally lit and surrounded by its own terrace overlooking the river. The Great House Lodge can host a ceremony for 110 and an evening reception for up to 200 people.
Contemporary, the 49 guest rooms and suites are decorated with a modern feel. A deluxe room is included in your wedding package.
The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
The Ashmolean Museum has been telling human stories since 1683 – why not add yours? Celebrate your special occasion in a rich treasure house. Be inspired by an award-winning building, marvel at world-renowned collections and enjoy outstanding hospitality. The Ashmolean’s experienced events team, exclusive catering partner and hand-picked suppliers will work with you to bring your dream celebration to life.
The Museum is a source of wonder, inspiration and reflection and, as such, will not fail to impress you and your guests. Something old, something new. The galleries are filled with treasures, from thousands of years old to the present day. Celebrate in galleries filled with Old Masters, dine among Greek and Roman statues or treat your guests to a tour of the contemporary art galleries. The collections create a stunning backdrop to any event and a wealth of opportunities for some amazing photography.
The Swan, Nr Reading (Berkshire)
On the borders of Oxfordshire and Berkshire, The Swan at Streatley occupies one of the most beautiful stretches of the River Thames.What could be better than a riverside wedding?
With space for friends and family to relax, celebrate and have fun, the riverside event space can host up to 130 seated. The lawns and gardens offer the perfect backdrop; arrive by boat, car or helicopter, and choose how you want your day tailored to you.
Bedrooms are light, restful spaces, so stay the night and continue your celebration into the next day. A suite is included in your wedding package.
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