100 Best Wedding Venues 2020

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Thorpe Manor, Natasha & Henry. Credit: Dave Watts Photography

By Isabella Eckett

The very first thing on your wedding checklist should be to discover your dream wedding venue. Our Venues Editor, Isabella Eckett, has tried and tested wedding locations all around the world to bring you the 100 best wedding venues for 2020.

Orangeries & Glasshouses

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St Audries Park, Somerset

This exclusive-hire estate has panoramic views of the Somerset hills and coast. A winding driveway leads to the Gothic manor house with serious Hollywood-location potential. There’s also a church, cottages and lodges nestled around the grounds. The opulent Victorian orangery has a one-of-a-kind golden aisle fit for a princess – there’s everything to love about this setting. http://audries-park.co.uk

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Rushton Hall Hotel & Spa, Northamptonshire

The state-ot-the-art orangery at this 16th-century hotel (with spa) is made for weddings. Inside the beautiful stone facade is a dramatic entrance hall, picture gallery and ornate ballroom. The hotel is the perfect place to house your guests, with roaring fires and four-poster beds. The sunken lawn is wonderful for wedding photos. http://rushtonhall.com

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Gaynes Park, Essex

Not far from the capital, Gaynes Park also offers dramatic skyline views in the far distance. Enter up the long winding driveway through park and farmland and you’ll find countryside bliss. This private estate can be exclusively yours for an elegant wedding. With historic barn, walled garden, orangery and Apple Loft Cottage, it really does tick all the boxes. gaynespark.co.uk

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Kensington Palace, London

This remains a royal residence, only hosting a select number of weddings each year. One of the nest spaces is The Orangery, a light-filled Queen Anne glasshouse. This opens onto a south-facing terrace and lawn. Smaller outside spaces include the Sunken Garden. Or opt for the King’s Gallery – lined with masterpieces from the Royal Collection. hrp.org.uk

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Euridge Weddings, Wiltshire

Euridge has English charm with a Venetian twist. Think moated manor house, castle ruins, sun-drenched terraces and rose gardens and you’ve almost got the measure. The orangery has sparkling chandeliers plus stunning views over the valley, while the ballroom downstairs has a dramatic shell and stalactite entrance. euridgeorangeryweddings.com

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Sezincote, Gloucestershire

This venue only hosts a handful of weddings a year, so it’s as exclusive as it gets. The 200-year- old Indian palace is set in a lovely landscape of temples, grottoes, waterfalls and canals reminiscent of the Taj Mahal. There’s a spectacular curved glass orangery and the Dining Room walls feature colourful Indian landscapes. sezincote.co.uk

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Hamton Court Palace, Surrey

This is an iconic setting for a wedding and The Orangery and Privy Garden – originally designed for King William III – is still t for a king. With marble sculptures and chequerboard floor, the backdrop oozes character and style. Combine it with Little Banqueting House for glorious Antonio Verrio murals and views of the Thames. hrp.org.uk

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Kew Gardens, London

A treasured UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kew has got to be the ultimate venue in London for a garden party. The magnificent 18th- century orangery was once filled with rare and precious citrus trees. You can also walk down the aisle in the stunning Nash Conservatory, a glasshouse moved piece by piece from Buckingham Palace in 1836 – it has our royal seal of approval! kew.org

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Port Eliot, Cornwall

Port Eliot is steeped in history and it is also home to the largest yurt in Europe! The 3,800-acre estate has endless wedding options – say ‘I do’ in the light-flooded Orangery, or opt for a service at St Germans Church or the romantic Boat House. Turn your wedding into a holiday by checking into the Georgian farmhouse. On-site glamping is also available. porteliot.co.uk

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Syon Park, London

One of the last great houses in the capital, this offers a slice of country – and it’s only 25-minutes from central London. The lavish interiors of the main house will make your jaw drop. As the sun sets the bridal procession can be led via the wooded Queen’s Walk to the Great Conservatory, bursting with life thanks to the blooming flowers and exotic palms. syonpark.co.uk

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Aynhoe Park, Oxfordshire

Your jaw will drop the moment you enter this exclusive-hire country pad. The interiors are unique, with taxidermy and valuable collectors’ items throughout. Classical sculptures line the orangery walls. As evening turns to nightfall, guests can head to the secret cellar to discover the owner’s bar, before retiring to their luxurious and beautifully styled bedrooms. aynhoepark.co.uk

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Deer Park, Devon

The sky’s the limit at this Georgian party pad. Available for exclusive hire, the stylish house blends antique furniture, designer wallpapers and rich velvet textiles. Get hitched in the decadent orangery that leads out to romantic Italian gardens. Bespoke best of British menus are on offer. For the newlyweds, the thatched treehouse is an idyllic hideaway. It’s also dog friendly. Hurrah! deerpark.co.uk

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ANRÁN, Devon

A hidden oasis in the south west, this can be all yours for three nights (minimum) and offers 40 boutique- luxe bedrooms. Hold a mesmerising reception at The Glasshouse then dance the night away at The Hut – a renovated treasure dating back to World War II. With lake, lily pond and courtyard, the photo ops are endless. We love The Cow Shed for a post-wedding BBQ brunch. anran.co.uk

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No.11 Cavendish Square, London

An orangery with lofty glass ceiling in the heart of the West End – who knew! Located in a Georgian townhouse, this is a fresh and contemporary space. Another huge bonus is the pretty courtyard for alfresco drinks. There are numerous other event spaces – many with traditional period features – to add to the property’s charm. 11cavendishsq.com

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Bridwell, Devon

A peaceful countryside retreat, Bridwell is available for exclusive hire. Plan your weekend of pleasure at the 18-bedroom Georgian House with Orangery, Gothic-style Chapel, Parkland and Old Stables. The Lord Ivar and Lady Ivar suites are exquisite, with four-poster beds, fine linen and hand-painted porcelain. Luxe glamping is also on o er here. bridwell.co.uk


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Hales Hall & The Great Barn, Norfolk

Moated gardens and topiary set the scene here for romance. At the heart of the estate is the Tudor barn (biggest brick-built barn in all England) now with all mod-cons. Luxury accommodation includes the converted stable block, gatehouse and Hales Hall. With its 40-foot kitchen, it’s ideal for a champagne breakfast on your wedding day. haleshall.com

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Primrose Hill Farm, Oxfordshire

Looking for something totally unique? Get hitched at this state-of-art glass fronted barn. The former hay sheds are flooded with natural light and perfect for a wedding breakfast. Guests can spill out of the barn, taking in the stunning landscape. The farmhouse overlooking a pond and orchard, will sleep your nearest and dearest. primrose-hill-farm.com

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Caswell House, Oxfordshire

Caswell House is the epitome of English charm, with ancient orchard, walled gardens and manicured lawns. In summer months, you can even exchange vows under its lovely Loggia and host your wedding breakfast in the medieval stone barn. Pamper your team ahead of the big day in the spacious and stylish Dressing Room housed in the former stable block. caswellhouse.co.uk

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Preston Court, Kent

A wedding at Preston Court is unforgettable and, let’s face it, any celebration where guests get to ride a Victorian carousel and steam engine is going to be a crowd pleaser. This enchanting and quirky Kentish Barn also features a magnificent vintage mechanical organ, a jaw-dropping backdrop for those Insta-snaps. prestoncourt.co.uk

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Chapel Barn, Wilderness Reserve, Suffolk

One of the most hotly anticipated openings of 2020, this exclusive- hire property offers fabulous accommodation and outdoor activities. Tie the knot at the long- barn and then party in the lower- level pool area. For the wedding night, there’s a hopelessly romantic one-bed ‘shack’ on a private island. stay.wildernessreserve.com

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Tudor Barn, Eltham

If you yearn for a relaxed barn wedding in the capital then look
no further. This is one of the last remaining Tudor barns in London. With stained-glass windows, exposed beams and a moated terrace, it’s something special. Your dedicated wedding planner will guide you every step of the way, to make that ‘wedmin’ a breeze. tudorbarneltham.com

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Millbridge Court, Surrey

Start the day with bubbles in the Loft – equipped with make-up stations and one-way window looking down onto the ceremony barn. Meanwhile, the groom is over in The Lodge, a whisky-filled man den. At the heart of the venue are adjoining barns with soaring ceilings. Accommodation here includes a cottage for newlyweds. millbridgecourt.co.uk

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The Tythe Barn, Oxfordshire

Ideal for the church and barn combo, this Oxfordshire gem centres on two 14th-century barns – The Nook (a fabulous prep space and quirky wedding suite) and The Shepherd’s Hut. It welcomes events all year round and you will find plenty of options to do something different in its gorgeous blank-canvas spaces. thetythebarn.co.uk

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Merriscourt, Oxfordshire

A hilltop farm turned wedding venue with prime views of Cotswolds countryside, Merriscourt has bags of character. Accommodation includes a large farmhouse, snuggly cottages and restored Pump House. Exchange vows in the rustic stone barn, followed by drinks reception in the idyllic courtyard. There is even a fully stocked pub and beautiful Bentley on site. merriscourt.com

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Old Brook Barn, Essex

It’s close to London, yet you will feel a million miles away at this 16th- century farm. It’s located in pretty countryside, with natural brook, weeping willows and space for an alfresco reception. Family owned,
it has been lovingly restored over almost two decades – think modern with traditional charm. oldbrookbarn.co.uk


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Dewsall Court, Herefordshire

This exclusive-hire estate with picturesque church, Wainhouse Barn and manor overlooks the Black Mountains. The catering team serve a mouthwatering menu (vegan options are superb). Toast each other with a honey- infused cocktail or Dewsall Gin garnished with garden herbs. By night, discover the secret cellar bar and firepit. dewsall.com

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Hampton Manor, West Midlands

Nestled close to Shakespeare country, this is a modern manor where the friendly team wear jeans and tweed. The Michelin-starred restaurant guarantees guests will be blown away by the quality of the food, with local produce, biodynamic wines and foraged ingredients from the garden. It’s a wonderful setting for couples who enjoy the nest things in life, also full of character and creativity. hamptonmanor.com

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Lime Wood, New Forest

From Monday to Friday this forest retreat is available for exclusive hire. With 33 bedrooms, Hartnett Holder & Co restaurant and helipad, it’s laidback luxury at its best. Italian-style menus are about homegrown goodies thanks to the on-site Smoke House and Greenhouse (with cookery school). Couples can enjoy a signature Bamford treatment at the Herb House Spa in prep for the big day. limewoodhotel.co.uk

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Jimmy’s Farm, Suffolk

Get wed at an old-fashioned farm with oodles of charm. You will have exclusive use of the Celebration Tent, hand-built Eco Roundhouse and 18th-century barn. Put your wellies on and meet the animals, take in the scents of the landscaped herb garden. You can have your own Bell Tent Village for the ultimate glamping experience. Menus are seasonal and straight from the land. jimmysfarm.com

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The Harper, Norfolk

News flash! Wedding specialists, Bijou Wedding Venues open their first hotel this spring. A former glass-blowing workshop brimming with original features, The Harper has 32 boutique bedrooms, luxe spa and dedicated team of wedding experts. Set to be a gem for country weddings, there’s an in-house sommelier and the Bijou kitchen will deliver on any request. bijouweddingvenues.co.uk

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River Cottage, Devon

A famous farmhouse, as seen on TV, this is the picturesque home of Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s impressive cookery empire. You and your wedding party are in for a gastronomic treat because menus are made with the nest organic ingredients sourced from local farmers and fisherman, as well as produce grown and reared on site. rivercottage.net

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Bingham Riverhouse, Richmond-Upon-Thames

Known locally as the Ritz of Richmond, Bingham Riverside is a charming spot. Interiors are incredibly chic and with welcoming staff delivering a laidback vibe. It has a well-earned reputation for outstanding food and you can’t beat the riverside gardens for perfect wedding snaps. binghamriverhouse.com

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South Farm, Cambridgeshire

Family-owned and organic, South Farm grows 200 varieties of fruit, veg and herbs so the eco- conscious team design wonderful wedding feasts. The farmhouse is exclusively yours and boho celebrations can take place in the Tudor Barn, Old Dairy or Summerhouse. Guests can even stay in the farm’s beautifully restored Gypsy Caravans. south-farm.co.uk

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The Fife Arms, Scottish Highlands

Once a coaching inn, this has become one of the hottest Aberdeenshire foodie destinations. The 46-bedroom hotel displays an exceptional art collection and celebrates local heritage. Host a feast with traditional ceilidh or a drinks reception surrounded by the beauty of the Cairngorms. You can hire the whole hotel from October to March. thefifearms.com

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Chewton Glen, Hampshire

The delightful courtyard entrance is home to the large walled garden and James Martin’s cookery school, so food and wine at this classic country hotel are first-class. A romantic ceremony can be held at The Treehouse Hideaway Suite, The Lake Suite has its own private entrance and The Garden Terrace is superb for bigger parties. The hog roast here will delight your guests. chewtonglen.com


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Crockwell Farm, Northamptonshire

This family-run farm has venue has views over the countryside and space to roam. Exclusively yours for three nights, guests can stay in the 18th-century farmhouse and cosy cottages. The cute Dryden cottage comes complete with copper rolltop bath. Marry in the stone vaulted barn, starlit marquee or outside in the romantic Orchard Pavilion. crockwellfarm.co.uk

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Port Lympne Reserve, Kent

A wedding at Kent’s largest safari park means exotic animals on the guest list. Wedding options include the eccentric hotel with Moroccan courtyard and mural-decorated reception rooms. Smaller parties can opt for Giraffe Cottage, with private ranger for tours, or go for glamping at Bear Lodge. aspinallfoundation.org

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Penshurst Place & Gardens, Kent

This is a must-see for couples craving an alfresco celebration, thanks to its Italian Garden and enormous walled garden (divided into eleven distinct sections). The Inner Courtyard is an enchanting place for an outdoor ceremony, the ancient walls blooming with roses. Inside, Baron’s Hall has all the medieval features you could wish for. penshurstplace.com

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Leez Prioy, Essex

This exclusive-hire Tudor Manor is fit for a princess. You’ll be swept of your feet after saying ‘I do’ up (or outside) the Grand Tower. Your drinks reception can be held on the lawn overlooking the picturesque lake. Create your dream wedding menu with fresh vegetables from the garden and host your feast in the magnificent Great Hall or the delightful rustic Coach House. leez-priory.co.uk

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Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, Bath

Everything at this five-star hotel is exceptional – friendly star, tranquil spa and unique location. The Crescent provides a wondrous backdrop and the beautiful private gardens can be transformed into an elegant wedding setting. The hotel is also available for exclusive hire. royalcrescent.co.uk

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Elmore Court, Gloucestershire

Eco-friendly Elmore Court has an impressive new building, The Gillyflower. Sustainably built, the futuristic space with countryside views is totally soundproof with meadow roof so you can dance to your heart’s content. The grounds here are spectacular, with views over Cotswolds countryside. Food is a forte, sourced locally and from the estate’s own gardens. elmorecourt.com

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Brinsop Court, Herefordshire

This moated manor house has everything you could wish for. Ceremonies can be conducted in the candlelit Banqueting Hall or Elizabethan Library with its ornate sculpted ceiling. For an alfresco setting, choose the historic courtyard under the vine gazebo or head into the woodlands. Fun receptions are encouraged – think live music and food stations. brinsopcourt.com

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Finnebrogue Woods, County Down

Lovers of the great outdoors? Then opt for this magical hideaway in Northern Ireland. Wind through the forest to the giant Nordic tipis in an idyllic lakeside glade. A quirky bridal retreat and outdoor camp area add to the boho vibe. The passionate team here will help to plan every detail, offering a full bespoke decor service. finnebroguewoods.com

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Coworth Park, Berkshire

Home to one of the most breathtakingly beautiful wild meadows we’ve seen, Coworth Park is a quintessentially English wedding venue. The Rose Garden and Lime Grove create endless photo ops, while The Garden Room is designed so that guests can spill outside. For an intimate party, choose the Dower House overlooking the lake with resident swans. dorchestercollection.com

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The Walled Garden at Cowdray, Sussex

An exciting new addition for the Cowdray Events Team, this Tudor Walled Garden sits adjacent to the dramatic Cowdray Ruins. You and your guests can celebrate in this colourful and historic setting, enjoying the delicious scents filling the air from the garden’s plentiful herbs and fruit trees. walledgardencowdray.com

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Hatch House, Wiltshire

This cherished family home has an old-school air of romance. The 17th-century Dutch walled garden with two tiers provides incredible views over the stunning Vale of Wardour and beyond. There are three licensed outdoor areas for ceremonies – the Lime Avenue is a very special way to make an entrance on your big day. hatch-house.co.uk

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Lucknam Park, Wiltshire

The mile-long driveway leading to this Palladian mansion is certain to wow your guests. Set in 500 acres of stunning parkland, the hotel boasts Michelin-Star dining, a state- of-the-art spa, equestrian centre, cookery school, family play facility and two cottages. It’s the perfect spot for intimate weddings, opulent celebrations or romantic escapes. lucknampark.co.uk

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Wasing Estate, Berkshire

This vast estate with multiple event spaces has it all. There’s an exclusive-hire main venue with 26 boutique bedrooms, church and Victorian Summer House. The Secret Walled Garden is perfect for marquee weddings, while Wasing Woodlands is a magical venue for a modern-boho or festival-style day. There’s even a stage for you to perform your vows. wasing.co.uk

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Notley Abbey, Buckinghamshire

Built in the 12th century and lovingly restored, this medieval masterpiece comes complete with fairytale turret. Once the grand home of Laurence Olivier, now yours for the weekend and with nine stylish bedrooms. Exchange vows under The Nook in the ivy-clad walled garden, then follow this with a grand wedding banquet in the Monks Refectory. bijouweddingvenues.co.uk

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Larchfield Estate, County Down

This private walled estate offers a rural haven brimming with character. The 19th-century stone barn, walled garden with orangery, lake and cobbled courtyards are all yours for the day. Guests can check into cottages just moments from the action. We love the luxury glamping truck, Myrtle, for the newlyweds. larchfieldestate.co.uk


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Corinthia London

You are in the best possible hands at this lovely hotel, thanks to wedding specialist Alexandra Pisani and team. Every element is exceptional, from fine cuisine to incredible flowers. Intimate gatherings can be held in The Northall Private Dining Room, and bigger weddings in the superb Ballroom. Westminster and the Thames provide a chic backdrop. corinthia.com

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Hold a mesmerising wedding up in the clouds. You simply can’t beat the views from this hotel, located on the 34th floor of The Shard. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide panoramic views of the city. Make a dramatic entrance down the grand sweeping staircase. Walk down the aisle with the London skyline as your backdrop. The wedding photos will not disappoint, whatever the season. shangri-la.com

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Rosewood London

The Rosewood is a wonderful choice for an uber-stylish couple. Atmospheric low lighting, rose-gold finishes and statement marble staircase (featuring an aviary) make it an incredible place to tie the knot. From family gatherings to grand affairs, the heritage property has your party sorted. Then check into one of the hotel’s townhouses for the ultimate start to married life. rosewoodhotels.com

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The Berkeley

Opt for a ballroom a air at The Berkeley and pre-wedding pampering is sorted as you automatically gain exclusive membership for Cloud 9 Health Club and Spa (9 weeks prior). You’ll also be introduced to Belgravia’s finest wedding suppliers and receive a complimentary consultation with A-list couturier Phillipa Lepley. The hotel is contemporary and chic, so great for a modern celebration. the-berkeley.co.uk

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The Lanesborough

An elegant classic packed with gorgeous reception spaces, this is a superb choice, whether you’re going for a small dinner or swanky party. There’s an award- winning spa, Michelin-starred chefs and a fleet of chauffeur-driven cars. Hyde Park is your front garden – watch the Household Cavalry pass by from your suite. oetkercollection.com

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St Ermin’s Hotel

There’s something so chic about tying the knot just around the corner from Buckingham Palace. From the moment you pull up at the tree-lined courtyard and enter the lobby, you’ll be dazzled. Nearly everything is white marble, including the curved staircase and balcony mezzanine. The Crystal Ballroom is magnificent – created by theatre designer JB Briggs. sterminshotel.co.uk

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With a history of state banquets and royal receptions, iconic Claridge’s can happily host up to 400 people. Effortlessly elegant, you will receive a five-star service from the moment you enquire. Your dedicated coordinator will curate everything from the wedding breakfast to the first dance. No idea is too big, no detail too small. For guest lists of 60 plus, you’ll be given keys to a complimentary suite for your wedding night. claridges.co.uk

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The Savoy

With a legendary international reputation, The Savoy has played host to royalty and stars down the years. Arrive in style in one of the hotel’s cars – a Rolls Royce Phantom or Bentley Mulsanne. Exchange vows at the Queen’s private chapel next door. The Lancaster Ballroom can accommodate up to 500 guests for your reception, while access to Embankment Gardens allows for ample photo opps. thesavoylondon.com

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House of Commons

It’s hard to imagine waltzing through these guarded gates, exchanging vows and partying, but you absolutely can! The in-house team are (naturally) experts at planning events and will even arrange a guided tour for your wedding party. The sumptuous Terrace Pavilion overlooking the Thames and Westminster Bridge is the place to raise a glass. parliament.uk

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Banqueting House

A wedding at Banqueting House is guaranteed to be a memorable red-carpet a air. The Main Hall with painted ceiling by Rubens is breathtakingly- beautiful. The vaulted Undercroft is equally atmospheric. This is part of the Historic Royal Palaces portfolio, meaning you will have your own event manager to guide you on accredited suppliers for catering, flowers, furniture and entertainment. hrp.org.uk

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The Hurlingham

Once you enter the Hurlingham gates, you’re transported into an oasis. You can hold an intimate ceremony in the beautiful Terrace Room, flooded with natural light thanks to mirrored walls and floor-to-ceiling glass doors. For even more wedding wow walk down the aisle in the Palm Court, accommodating up to 800 guests. hurlinghamclub.org.uk

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This lavish new boutique hotel offers something unique and is
ideal for couples who want a mix of traditional and new. Housing a meticulously restored former chapel, The Baptist, this octagonal double- height space has sumptuous decor and a sense of occasion to impress your guests for ceremony or after- party. Other areas include the rich and seductive Committee Room and elegant Library. loscarlondon.com

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The Connaught

Sophisticated, with lashings of old-school charm, The Connaught is one of Mayfair’s best kept secrets. There are elegant spaces for intimate weddings or larger parties, and a ceremony can be conducted at neighbouring Farm Street Church. The team will ensure your wedding is unforgettable, while the delicious seasonal menus are mouthwatering. the-connaught.co.uk

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The Dorchester

The Dorchester can accommodate every wedding imaginable – a party for 1,000 guests is a breeze. For a VIP guest list, the Ballroom Suite boasts its own entrance on Park Lane. Crush Hall, Silver Room and the Gold Room also have the wow factor. For an intimate celebration choose the Penthouse & Pavilion, with glam decor by Oliver Messel and a stunning terrace. dorchestercollection.com

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Edition London

The Basement at the Edition London is a Soho hotspot. The electric late-night atmosphere will ensure your guests hit the dance floor. Alternatively, The Penthouse offers 360-degree views from its balcony. Menus here are designed by Jason Atherton of insta-famous Berners Tavern. editionhotels.com


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Four Seasons, Hampshire

This 500-acre estate not far from Farnborough originally housed a medieval palace. Today, the luxury hotel represents the very best of Britain and all we have to o er when it comes to impeccable period style. Your personal Wedding Manager will ensure everything is exceptional and, from mesmerising oral arrangements to a ten-tiered cake, anything is possible. fourseasons.com/hampshire

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Hever Castle, Kent

Marry your prince charming at this spectacular castle. Once home of Anne Boleyn, it still lives up to royal standards. Enjoy the stately grandeur of the castle itself, the country-house style of The Astor Wing or the stunning lakeside location of The Guthrie Pavilion. Guests will love the stone-arched palazzo with its very own Trevi fountain. hevercastle.co.uk

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Stoke Park, Buckinghamshire

Romance is in the very fabric of this stunning white Palladian mansion. The award-winning hotel and country club is set in 300 acres of dreamy parkland. For a pre- wedding pamper head to the spa (with outside pool). The south-facing Fountain Room has breathtakingly beautiful views over the terraced gardens and the palatial ballroom will dazzle your guests. stokepark.com

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Thicket Priory, North Yorkshire

One of Yorkshire’s nest, this was designed by the architect of Buckingham Palace. Recently renovated, the 35-bedroom pad has a magnificent ballroom, private chapel, wonderous reception rooms, 18 acres of gardens, a pretty lake and even its own bandstand. Secret passageways add to the excitement of making this your wedding base. thicketpriory.co.uk

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Bourton Hall, Warwickshire

Tucked away in beautiful countryside with far reaching views, imposing Bourton Hall is an 18th- century manor house combining grandeur and style. The entire estate is yours for your special day, including the former Catholic chapel – a characterful setting for saying ‘I do’. This is the newest addition to the established Country House Weddings collection. bourton-hall.co.uk

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Botley’s Mansion, Surrey

This 18th-century Palladian mansion has London-smart charm, with fabulous interiors and sparkling chandeliers. An intimate ceremony can be held in the elegant Green Room or opt for the light-flooded Atrium. A rework display can be arranged for a dazzling wedding send-off. bijouweddingvenues.co.uk

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Culloden Estate & Spa, Northern Ireland

Originally a palace, this is one of Ireland’s most prestigious hotels. Standing proudly on the Holywood Hills, the views over Belfast Lough and the County Antrim coastline will definitely impress your guests. Opt for the Stuart Suite and Lady Jane Tower for an opulent big day. The spa is the perfect place to pamper with your bridesmaids. hastingshotels.com

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Cliveden House, Berkshire

Cliveden has played host to Britain’s jetset down the years. From the manicured grounds to the showstopping main house, it’s a sensational backdrop. Hold a wedding in the Rococo French Dining Room or a smaller gathering at Spring Cottage. You can even take a cherished private moment in one of the estate’s vintage boats. clivedenhouse.co.uk

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Clearwell Castle, Gloucestershire

This fairytale castle lies in the Forest of Dean and has a stunning ballroom and grounds. There are 15 castle rooms and homely cottages. Book the ‘night-before’ package at The Wyndham to add to the romantic escape. clearwell-castle.co.uk

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Holkham Hall, Norfolk

Holkham Hall sits in 10,000 acres of rustic parkland and the long tree-lined avenue is an impressive entrance point. The Marble Hall with Cinderella staircase is just made for a ceremony. While this is a glorious spot in every season, it’s incredibly atmospheric decked with greenery for romantic winter celebrations. The team here take wedding decoration to the next level. holkham.co.uk


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Cowdray House, West Sussex

This incredible private home offers tennis courts, outdoor pool, croquet lawn, secret bowling alley and helipad. Situated within the 16,500-acre Cowdray Estate, you are promised complete privacy. Dine in Buck Hall under the astonishing vaulted ceiling or in the wood- panelled Dining Room. Expect all the luxuries of a five-star hotel. Bliss! cowdray.co.uk

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Achnagairn Estate, Scotland

For an enchanting wedding choose this estate in the Scottish Highlands. Guests can stay in the castle or luxury lodges. Get ready in the enormous bridal suite with four-poster. Sip champagne in the formal gardens before heading to the magnificent ballroom. There are plenty of country pursuits on offer and staff go the extra mile. perfect-manors.com

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Huntsham Court, Devon

You can have everyone under one roof at this 40-bedroom manor. Food trucks, late-night DJs, staff or no staff – it’s up to you. Breakfast in PJs is encouraged and you can spread out across five reception rooms. On your wedding eve, have a Date Night Dinner – recreating whatever you had on that fateful first rendezvous. huntshamcourt.co.uk

holmewood hall Best wedding venues

Holmewood Hall, Cambridgeshire

Looking for a venue to hold a grand ceremony? The decadent Gold Room at Holmewood Hall is it, with its 50-foot aisle and 18-carat gold-leaf ceiling. In summer, marry outside at The Bandstand looking over the wonderful parkland. The Tudor-style mansion has 15 beautiful bedrooms, Banqueting Hall, plus The Vault for a late-night tipple. holmewood-hall.co.uk

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Hedsor House, Buckinghamshire

Hedsor House is the ultimate party pad. A pink rhododendron- lined driveway leads to the spectacular family-owned house. Strikingly symmetrical, it’s a dream for the wedding snaps. Get hitched at the medieval church or Centre Hall with domed ceiling. There’s
a Bridal Suite with large dressing area for all your maids. hedsor.com

holbrook manor Best wedding venues

Holbrook Manor, Somerset

This stunning Georgian country retreat has a quintessentially British flavour. Recently renovated, it’s the perfect balance of old and new. Guests will love the boutique- style bedrooms looking out over the Wessex countryside. Walk down the aisle in the Garden Room. You can even tie the knot in the pretty Summer House. holbrookmanor.com

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Sibton Park, Wilderness Reserve, Suffolk

Orangery? Walled garden? Georgian mansion? Check. This exclusive-hire estate has it all. Put your guests up in the coolest accommodation – a pink farmhouse, electricity-free cottages and converted glasshouse. Guests can enjoy tennis, clay-pigeon shooting, fishing, archery and Pashley bike rides. wildernessreserve.com

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Thorpe Manor, Oxfordshire

This 14-bedroom family home has been beautifully restored and now it’s ultra-stylish with antique French furniture, an impressive cinema and relaxed country kitchen. The owners, Natasha and Henry, were the first to marry at the venue, meaning no detail has been missed. Bespoke menus, friendly butlers and fun activities (such as wine tasting or flower arranging)
all add to the experience. thorpemanorhouse.co.uk

gosfield hall Best wedding venues

Gosfield Hall, Essex

Marry your Prince Charming at this Georgian former palace. The 23 bedrooms include the The Rococco Bridal Suite, designed during the residency of Louis XVIII. Make your way down the 120-foot aisle in Queen Charlotte’s oak panelled gallery or in the Grand Salon with its hand- painted ceiling and baby grand piano. The original carriageway
has recently been renovated for an outdoor vow exchange. gosfield-hall.co.uk

cain manor Best wedding venues

Cain Manor, Surrey

You can make yourself at home at this rustic venue (available for exclusive hire) on the Surrey- Hampshire border. With views over the Golden Valley, it’s a truly tranquil setting. At the heart of the venue is The Music Room with thick oak-beams and cathedral- style windows. There’s a beautiful bridal suite and 12 further bedrooms for your very special guests. bijouweddingvenues.co.uk


grand hotel tremezzo Best wedding venues

Grand Hotel Tremezzo, Italy

There is nowhere more luxurious than Lake Como and this Belle-Epoque palace on the water’s edge, has hosted many opulent parties. Candlelit Sala Contessa is the place for decadent dinners, while the hotel’s leafy park has spectacular outdoor dining (and dancing!) options. grandluxuryhotels.com

chateau du bijou Best wedding venues

Chateau Du Bijou, France

Located in the Rhone Valley wine region, the stunning landscape here is sure to impress. It’s everything you’d hope for – warm stone exterior, original shutters, 20 bedrooms, swimming pools, tennis courts and lavender gardens. You can choose your own caterers and bring all of your own wine, making it totally flexible. Dress with fresh sun flowers for the ultimate Provençale look. bijouweddingvenues.co.uk

Chateau Du Bijou Best wedding venues

Parklane Limassol, Cyprus

A sun-drenched beach resort not far from Limassol, Parklane
has plenty of accommodation for guests, plus adult-only suites that are perfect for honeymooners. Say ‘I do’ at the charming chapel nestled in the grounds or on the Great Lawn with the Med as your backdrop. Other highlights include a splendid ballroom and lovely spa. marriott.com

The Phoenicia, Malta Best wedding venues 2020

The Phoenicia, Malta

Located in the historic capital Valletta, The Phoenicia is an Art Deco gem steeped in island history. A smart refurbishment has given it real star quality, with stunning gardens and infinity pool for a party overlooking Marsamxett Harbour. Rooms are charming and the food here is a real star. With easy flights from the UK and a superb climate for much of the year, this is a great choice for a sunshine wedding with dreamy island minimoon. phoeniciamalta.com

Adare manor Best wedding venues 2020

Adare Manor, Ireland

A spellbinding 19th century castle, Adare is unlike anything else in Europe. Make an entrance into The Grand Ballroom, with sweeping staircase and private terraces offering views of the River Maigue – ideal for a grand wedding banquet. Its master chefs and sommeliers will create a divine menu built around your heart’s desires. adaremanor.com

mont rochelle Best wedding venues 2020

Mont Rochelle, South Africa

Fancy celebrating in the winelands? Sir Richard Branson’s 26-bedroom personal hotel and vineyard is just under an hour’s drive from Cape Town. You can exchange vows in the Rose Garden against a backdrop of the Klein Dassenberg Mountains and the team here will create a tailored wedding experience as unique as the setting. montrochelle.virgin.com

marigot bay Best wedding venues 2020

Marigot Bay, St Lucia

On one of the world’s most beautiful islands Marigot Bay Resort & Marina has bagged a top spot – writer James A. Michener called it the most beautiful bay in the whole Caribbean. This is a super- chilled place, with lovely gardens for a ceremony and all sorts of couples’ pampering opportunities, including private treehouse dining. marigotbayresort.com

jamaica inn Best wedding venues 2020

Jamaica Inn, Jamaica

Jamaica Inn is old-school island life, the perfect place for an intimate wedding, although they cater for up to 100 guests. It is still family owned and sits on a perfect beach outside Ocho Rios. Former guests include Winston Churchill and Kate Winslet, but it’s the friendly personal service that make it a one-off. jamaicainn.com

elounda Best wedding venues 2020

Elounda Peninsula, Crete

Greece’s largest island is not short of places for an Insta-worthy wedding, but Elounda Peninsula offers more – Six Senses Spa, all- suite accommodation with private pools and views over Mirabello Bay. There’s also a lovely rustic church. Weddings here are created around you, and with endless scope to do something wildly romantic. eloundapeninsula.com

grand velas riviera Best wedding venues 2020

Grand Velas Riviera Maya, Mexico

Luxury with Mexican verve, this offers standout glamour – sparkling Caribbean to one side and Yucatan jungle to the other – so you are spoiled for places to tie the knot. Personal wedding planners organise celebrations of every size. You have to stay on for pampering as the spa has been judged one of the world’s most luxurious by Forbes. rivieramaya.grandvelas.com


marquees Best wedding venues 2020

Magnakata, Teepees

A teepee is perfect for creating a relaxed and boho atmosphere. The canvas blends beautifully into countryside, while the exposed poles inside can be decorated with foliage and fairy-lights. Opt for wooden trestle tables and sharing platters for the ultimate laidback reception. A bespoke decor service is on o er here, so you can deck yours out with the coolest accessories – the giant dance floor disco globe is a must! magnakata.com

marquees Best wedding venues 2020

Raj Tent Club, Indian Style Tents

Handcrafted in India, these lush canvas creations are destined to dazzle. They celebrate the country’s rich heritage, featuring hand-crafted tassels, embroidery, block printing and weaving. Just add silk cushions, brass lanterns and soft furnishings to create an exotic palace. Each tent can be customised to suit your wedding theme – the cream drapes are simply divine for wedding backdrops. rajtentclub.com

marquees Best wedding venues 2020

Pearl Tents, English Style

These charming tents are produced in the UK and made from an uber-luxurious white canvas. Intended for a gorgeous garden setting, there’s plenty of scope to put your own stamp on the space. Inside, the vaulted ceilings and signature pyramid top add to the wow factor. Add a trendy pavilion bar, sweeping terrace or veranda for an alfresco vibe. pearltents.co.uk

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Papakata, Sperry Tents

Hang out in the Hamptons much? If so, you may have come across Sperry Tents as they are iconic for parties in the US. Becoming increasingly popular in the UK, they are crafted from oyster-coloured canvas with clear sidewalls which can be opened up if the sun’s shining. A blend of traditional and modern styling, they provide a very elegant backdrop for your big day. Papakata also o er a great line in teepee tents. papakata.co.uk

Good Intents Best wedding venues 2020

Good Intents, Modern Marquees

This award-winning company has given the traditional marquee a serious revamp. With state-of-the- art clear roofs (and/or sides), the effect is to flood your party space with natural light. The team relish a challenge and specialise in building marquees in unusual spaces. They also encourage incorporating beautiful garden features, bringing the surrounding landscape in. goodintents.co.uk


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