The wedding day is one of the most important days in your life, and it's perfectly natural to want everything to be perfect.
You spend a lot of time planning every detail to make sure your wedding day is memorable. Everything comes down to the wedding venue, though.
They create the atmosphere, give your wedding a unique touch, and represent the place where your marriage has officially started.
In other words, wedding venue is not just a room or space big enough to host all your family and friends; it represents love, respect, and harmony.
Your wedding venue should portray all the values that you and your future spouse value. Getting married and planning the whole thing is exciting just like choosing the right venue.
You’ll think of these days someday and cherish every memory you made while planning the wedding. Let’s take a look at some of the best wedding venues in the United Kingdom.
Holkham Hall, Norfolk
Holkham Hall is a country house that was built back in the 18th century in the Palladian style for Thomas Coke, 1st Earl of Leicester.
Thanks to the rich history and elegance Holkham Hall is considered one of top ten most magnificent palaces, castles, and houses in England today.
Different events are held today at Holkham Hall including weddings.
The timeless elegance of the place makes it a perfect venue for your nuptials regardless of whether you're planning a more intimate or spectacular wedding.
Various packages are offered to make sure your big day is unforgettable and properly organized.
Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire
Blenheim Palace is a monumental country house built between 1705 and 1722. It’s the principal residence of the Dukes of Marlborough.
Interestingly, it’s the only non-royal building in England with the title of the palace. Also, Sir Winston Churchill was born inside this Palace.
Baroque architecture makes Blenheim Palace a perfect place for your wedding with six venue options suitable for 2000 guests.
Over 90 acres of gardens surround the Palace. Evening ceremonies with up to 250 guests are held in Orangery or Marlborough Room which also has a fireplace.
Barnsley House, the Cotswolds
Barnsley House is an ideal wedding venue for brides who want a simple, yet elegant countryside wedding.
Built in the 17th century, Barnsley House is set in exquisite gardens, and every room has a unique design.
Comfortable and sophisticated interior with a traditional country charm make this place every bride-to-be's dreams come true.
The main house with 18 luxurious bedrooms is designed in such a manner to combine both modern and traditional features.
This fully accommodates different needs and preferences of newlyweds and their wedding plans.
Hedsor House, Buckinghamshire
Hedsor House is a breathtaking mansion built in the 12th century in Italianate style.
Set in more than 100 acres of private parkland and in close proximity to London, Hedsor House is a wonderful choice for your wedding.
Once a couple chooses Hedsor House as their wedding venue, Hedsor House becomes theirs exclusively for the most important day of their lives.
Different wedding packages are available to match your budget.
Plus, various amenities are available, and you get to choose the best ones that fit your wedding plans.
Aynhoe Park, Aynho, Banbury
Aynhoe Park is the 17th-century country house which hosts exclusively bespoke wedding celebrations.
Every wedding reception is as unique as the couple who chooses this venue for the first moments of their married life.
The best thing about Aynhoe Park is that it hosts different kinds of wedding celebrations as it strives to suit different styles.
They beautifully arrange marriages from classic fairytale-like weddings to rock’n’roll decadence.
Their private Cotswolds house is licensed to hold civil ceremonies and partnerships while the Baroque church is available for more traditional approaches.
Bedrooms are elegant, extravagant, have a lot of space for your family.
The Ned, London
Unlike venues mentioned above which are, basically, country houses and palaces The Ned is a luxury hotel set in the former bank headquarters designed in 1924.
The sophisticated hotel has 250 rooms, ten restaurants, six private events spaces, gym, spa, and members’ club. It is located in the very heart of London.
All spaces in the hotel have vintage chandeliers, ample domed windows that allow plenty of natural light, and walnut paneling.
You can choose the venue based on the number of guests. For example, the tapestry room has a capacity of up to 210 people while the Saloon hosts 120.
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Heaton House Farm, Cheshire
Heaton House Farm is an award-winning wedding venue.
It's ideal for couples who want a peaceful, serene, picturesque countryside wedding.
The farm extends for 165 acres with a lot of space for sheep and cattle which make your wedding photos beyond gorgeous.
The rustic venue hosted the first wedding 20 years ago and thanks to hard-working team it has become one of the most sought-after locations for couples from the area and across the UK.
Heaton House Farm has 15 rooms, and it is a licensed venue meaning you can get married right there.
Scheduling this farm as your wedding venue also allows access to grounds, beautiful scenery, and other amenities.
Wellbeing Farm, Lancashire
Wellbeing Farm is not a regular wedding venue.
Located in Lancashire countryside, Wellbeing Farm hosts fun, quirky, and magical weddings with animals roaming free and giving your reception a unique vibe.
If you're an animal lover who also loves the rustic yet elegant look, then this is the ideal wedding venue for your big day.
Donkeys, llamas, alpacas are just some examples of cute animals you can have at your wedding and photos of course.
Their Wedding Barn and Wedding Pavilion are fully licensed so you can get married there.
The Mansion, Leeds
The Mansion is a venue that dates back to the 19th century.
Today it hosts weddings, corporate events, and private events. The luxury wedding is just 15 minutes away from Leeds city center.
The venue features bridal changing facilities, landscaped gardens, outdoor reception space, water view, in-house wedding coordinator, disabled access, and other amenities. The church is within walking distance.
Thus eliminating all the fuss that comes along when church and wedding reception venue are far away from one another.
The venue also has a dance floor, wedding license, and sound system.
Achnagairn Castle, Inverness, Scotland
Achnagairn Castle is a five-star exclusive-use venue located seven miles from Inverness.
The venue has a proper fairytale-like setting. While you can rent just the reception venue for wedding purposes, it's also possible to hire the whole place for more privacy.
The castle has 60 individually-designed bedrooms where your friends and family can stay.
Scotland Highlands make Achnagairn Castle an ideal location thanks to the picturesque landscapes and serenity they ooze.
Plus, you can do both get married and have a reception on a single location.
The Monastery, Manchester
The Monastery is an award-winning wedding venue located in Manchester and well-known for its amazing architectural design.
It does it make you feel like you’re in some movie, The Monastery also comes with various amenities such as archangel garden, full catering service, complimentary parking, and others. This is definitely your dream wedding come true.
Skibo Castle, Dornoch, Scotland
Skibo Castle is a castle whose history dates back to 1211; it’s located in Scotland Highlands overlooking Dornoch Firth.
The castle has a timeless and classic interior design arranged in Edwardian splendour style.
Madonna and Guy Ritchie got married in this castle that covers 7500 acres of land that you can explore.
This is a highly exclusive place that you can visit, get informed, and then make a decision whether it’s the perfect wedding venue for you and your future spouse.
Other locations to consider
- Moor Park Mansion, Hertfordshire
- Busbridge Lakes, Surrey
- Coombe Trenchard, Devon
- Penton Park, Hampshire
- Fulham Palace, London
- The Ritz, London
- Woodhill Hall, Northumberland
- Mussenden Temple, Northern Ireland
- Dulwich Picture Gallery, London
The choice of a wedding venue can make or break the wedding and, of course, your goal is to make this day a memorable one for you, your spouse, and family and friends.
There is no “one size fits all” rule in terms of choosing the ideal venue for your wedding.
You need to opt for the venue that meets your needs, preferences, budget, wedding theme, the number of guests, and other factors.
Fortunately, the UK is rich in marvellous wedding venues that also host ceremonies, receptions, and also make sure every couple regardless of their wedding style has the perfect day.
Write down the list of criteria, do a little bit of research, and narrow down your selection of the best wedding venue for your perfect day when you'll start a new chapter of your life.
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