Weddings and Honeymoons

25 Great British Venues For Every Style

Whether it’s a rustic barn complete with fairy lights or a country house bursting with character and florals, you won’t be disappointed by these 25 fantastic venues…

 

The UK is home to a magnificent range of wedding venues, from historic castles and stately homes to cosmopolitan restaurants and bars. With a kaleidoscope of choices, there's something to fit every kind of theme and budget. If you're not sure what you're looking for or you have something specific in mind, here we present 25 Great British venues to get you inspired.

Across the 25 venues, we've positioned them into five categories - barns, country estates, grand halls, urban venues and waterside escapes. With this library of 'looks' you can scroll to the vibe that appeals to you the most and discover our handpicked venue recommendations. Whether you're starting out on your venue exploration or you're narrowing down between particular styles, we wish you all the best on your search!

 

Barn Charm...

 

Southend Barns

 

Southend Barns @jessicalilyphotography

Image by Jessica-Lily Photography

Tie the knot at this rustic venue set in West Sussex which takes inspiration from the Dutch term gezellig, prioritising togetherness and enjoyment for you and your guests. Surrounded by luscious landscaped gardens and rural countryside, this venue offers a choice of barns and open-air venues, including The Secret Garden area with a 50 foot aisle to live out your dream wedding fantasies. With both the 200 year-old Threshing Barn and a selection of sofas and fire pits, the day is guaranteed to be a magical experience from morning to night. southendbarns.co.uk

 

Meols Hall

 

Meols Hall

With hundreds of acres of private parkland, Meols Hall is a stunning venue. The Tithe Barn is Southport’s historical Manor House situated in the grounds, this 400 year old barn has been carefully restored by local craftsmen to ensure the venue retains its old world charm whilst combining it with the modern facilities of a fully equipped kitchen and bar. Rich in culture, indulge yourselves in the romance of this historical, rustic setting and soak in the ambience of a candlelit barn to dance the night away in. meolshall.co.uk

 

The Byre

 

The Byre

Image by Photos by Zoe

Your special day is in very safe hands at The Byre in Inchyra with their experienced and supportive team on hand to fulfil your Scottish barn wedding dreams. The 150-acre estate combines high-class professionalism with down-to-earth charm, allowing you to stroll through the avenue of historical apple trees in the walled garden or dance the night away under a sea of flowers and lights on the sprung wooden floors of the lovingly restored barn. thebyreatinchyra.co.uk

 

The Oak Tree of Peover

 

The Oak Tree of Peover by Wyldebee Photography

Image by Wyldebee Photography

This beautiful barn style wedding venue in Cheshire provides you and your guests the opportunity to return to nature. Enhanced by the natural landscaping and floods of natural light, the Acorn Lounge and Ladybird Room are perfect for your ceremony or you can embrace the outside space of the Pavilion and have your guests seated around you on handmade benches as you tie the knot. Guaranteed to create a romantic, wistful atmosphere, this rustic, oak-framed barn style wedding venue is the ideal choice for your wedding. oaktreeofpeover.co.uk

 

Upton Barn

 

Upton Barn by Kamila Nowak Photography

Image by Kamila Nowak Photography

An award-winning wedding venue in Devon, Upton Barn holds a feeling that is hard to put into words. A hidden gem in the countryside, you’ll find it tucked away among a patchwork of fields and rolling hills, ready and waiting for you to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. It’s home to an enchanting walled garden, a picturesque lake, lovingly renovated barns and a team that cannot wait to be a part of your wedding story. uptonbarn.com

 

Escape to the Country

 

De Vere Horsley Estate

 

De Vere Horsley Estate

A secret chapel, beautifully tiled cloisters, and a lakeside 19th century mansion, De Vere Horsley Estate near Guildford creates an unforgettable backdrop for your wedding day. The Great Hall lends a dramatic atmosphere with its vaulted ceiling and oak-panelled walls, and the Sopwith Suite provides an elegant space with original features and timeless décor. The Charles Barry Room sits alongside the Towers Bar making it ideal for evening receptions. Elsewhere, the mansion's cloisters and chapel offer a wealth of unique photo opportunities, while the lakeside lawns and terrace make a wonderful space for your guests to celebrate. De Vere Horsley Estate truly has everything you will need for your special day. devere.co.uk/horsley-estate

 

St. Audries

 

St Audries

This picture-perfect manor house is set in a serene and tranquil deer park with panoramic views of the rolling Quantock Hills that reach as far as the Bristol Channel. With their famous ornate ceiling in the gilded drawing room lovingly dubbed the ‘Burst of Angels’, your day is in heavenly hands. Let your wedding cake have pride of place in the bay window and be bathed in sumptuous sights of the orangery behind. St Audries is the perfect backdrop for your special day. audries-park.co.uk

 

The Grange Country House

 

The Grange Country House

This stunning 14th Century country house, set in its own woodland and gardens, has been restored to the highest standards for your special day. The dedicated and talented team will ensure your day goes seamlessly and Grange Country House becomes your home for the day. The recently renovated orangery-style marquee is a fantastic complement to the country house, boasting gorgeous floral displays for that wedding ‘wow’ factor. thegrangenorthwood.co.uk

 

The Retreat at Elcot Park

 

The Retreat at Elcot Park by Tom Greenly

Image by Tom Greenly

For a country house wedding to remember, The Retreat at Elcot Park has everything you need to feel refreshed for your big day. With use of the spa facilities throughout your stay included in your wedding package, indulge in a facial or a couple’s massage to start your marriage in the best way. Offering oodles of drinks receptions and food tasting and menus, your guests will be left dreaming of the delectable treats on offer here. retreatelcotpark.com

 

Grand Halls

 

Bourton Hall

 

Bourton Hall

A striking 18th Century Italian Renaissance-style country hall with 15 acres of picturesque gardens and woodland, this venue is straight out of a fairytale. The Italianate Chapel boasts marble panelled walls and an ornate wood and gold leaf ceiling, perfect for your ceremony, while the Chandelier Bar is adjoined to the terrace, perfect for sunnier days. For winter weddings, get cosy in front of the feature log burner. bourton-hall.co.uk

 

Brockencote Hall

 

Brockencote Hall

Celebrate your marriage at Brockencote Hall, an enchanting wedding venue where you can be assured that your wedding will be as perfect as you have always dreamed. Their dedicated team will assist you every step of the way so you can sit back, relax and enjoy the occasion. The idyllic Worcestershire setting makes it a dream venue for weddings and the house, with its grand approach, French inspired architecture and beautiful features such as the lovingly restored dovecote, is the perfect backdrop for your big day. brockencotehall.com

 

Gosfield Hall

 

Gosfield Hall

As the winner of the 2018 UK Wedding Awards, Gosfield Hall offers you and your wedding guests an elegant ballroom, bar, and endearing library, as well as so much more! 23 dreamy bedroom suites are also available, as the ideal accommodation for all of your family and friends. Situated in over 10 acres of striking greenery, Gosfield Hall offers well-manicured gardens, lawns, and romantic, open parkland, perfect for those treasured photographs. You can also make use of their resident wedding planner, who will help you make the best use of this gorgeous venue. gosfield-hall.co.uk

 

Holmewood Hall

 

Holmewood Hall by Dan Waters Creative Photography

Image by Dan Waters Creative Photography

Set in 10 acres of picturesque grounds, offering character and style at every turn, Holmewood Hall is a stunning 18th century Tudor-style mansion, providing the perfect backdrop for your dream wedding. With Personal Wedding Managers to guide you and a dedicated team of chefs to create your bespoke menu, the team at Holmewood Hall are backed by 25 years of experience in making wedding dreams come true. The Gold Room with it's stunning ceiling and 50 ft aisle provide the perfect place to exchange your vows and take those first magical steps into married life… holmewood-hall.co.uk

 

Storrs Hall

 

Storrs Hall

Collaborating 17 acres of landscaped grounds with the peaceful lakeside location of Lake Windermere, Storrs Hall promises to make your day one to remember. Make your grand entrance by boat on their private jetty and tie the knot in the Georgian Drawing Room flooded with natural light. Storrs Hall is a haven of stunning backdrops for those all-important photographs. storrshall.com

 

Town & City Chic

 

Arden Hotel

 

Arden Hotel

The Arden Hotel is a stylish and sophisticated choice for a unique wedding day. Whether you are planning an intimate gathering for a handful of people, or an exclusive use celebration with the whole hotel at your disposal, your big day will be in safe hands. Their award-winning chef will design a special menu for your reception, complemented by some of the world’s finest wines and Champagnes to help you celebrate in style! theardenhotelstratford.com

 

Bristol Harbour Hotel

 

Bristol Harbour Hotel

Say ‘I do’ in the grand Sansovino Hall, an architectural masterpiece dating back to 1850 at the Bristol Harbour Hotel. An absolute dream of a wedding setting for your first dance, spin under the ornate skylight and beautifully detailed ceiling before your guests join you on the dancefloor. Have an intimate dinner in The Vault, the perfect blank canvas to create a truly unique setting with white interiors and flecks of gold for a timeless look you can stamp your theme onto. Weddings in Bristol have never looked better. harbourhotels.co.uk/bristol

 

RSA House

 

RSA House

RSA House is a stylish and romantic Georgian townhouse, providing a historic yet modern backdrop for your London wedding. The magnificent marble floors, sweeping staircases and elegant spaces will not cease to amaze you. Dine in style in the Benjamin Franklin room, overlooking the Strand and flooded in natural light, it’s the perfect way to start married life. Also, their wedding team will be by your side every step of the way to ensure your day goes off without a hitch! thersa.org

 

The Grand York

 

The Grand York

York stands at the centre of Great Britain, situated midway between Scotland and England, and this city boats the elegant The Grand York hotel. With sweeping staircases, original features and Edwardian architecture this venue is out to impress. Fulfill your urban wedding dreams with this chic hotel and whether you plan on hosting an intimate celebration or a grand affair, The Grand York certainly lives up to its namesake! thegrandyork.co.uk

 

Kings Head Hotel

 

Kings Head Hotel

Whether you are looking for an intimate celebration, a lavish wedding reception or a lively evening party in the cellars, the Kings Head Hotel in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, is the perfect backdrop for your wedding day. The contemporary décor complements any colour scheme, so can be made to tie in with your theme perfectly, whilst the original historic features including oak flooring, wood panelling and brick fireplaces offer stunning photo opportunities at every turn. From exciting canapes to delicious dishes and fantastic wine, they will help to make lasting memories with your loved ones. kingshead-hotel.co.uk

 

By The Waterside

 

Bovey Castle

 

Bovey Castle

Set within the rolling hills of Dartmoor national park, Bovey castle is an English gem perfect for your great British wedding. Harnessing an effortless charm and elegance with its classic wood interiors and detailed stone arches, you can relax and enjoy your day in opulence. The stunning waterside bridge is the perfect chance to get those all important couple photographs. boveycastle.com

 

Cowdray House

 

Cowdray House by Roberta Facchini

Image by Roberta Facchini Photography

Nestled among the rolling hills of the South Downs national park, Cowdray House offers 110 acres of manicured gardens, 22 luxurious gardens and opulent reception rooms. Buck Hall, with its vaulted ceiling, stained glass windows and minstrels gallery is the ideal backdrop to say ‘I do’. Steeped in character and style, this venue is a magical location. Migrate to the Dining Room to dance the night away with your nearest and dearest and make some memories to last a lifetime. Make sure you get some photographs with your brand new spouse by the stunning waters situated within the specially designed gardens. cowdray.co.uk

 

New House Farm

 

New House Farm

New House Farm situated in the stunning Lorton valley and surrounded by the Lakeland Fells is a special location, originally built in 1650, New House Farm has retained many of its original features but combines them with a touch of elegance and sophistication to create an atmosphere of a bygone era. Sitting rooms with open log fires, individually designed bedrooms with heavenly beds, delicious duvets and wonderful changing views go to create this unique private venue. The secluded gardens, babbling brooks, enchanting pond and stunning Lake District scenery add the finishing touches to a fairytale wedding and provide the perfect backdrop for memorable romantic photographs. newhouse-farm.com

 

St Ives Harbour

 

St Ives Harbour Hotel

Overlooking gorgeous sandy beaches, azure blue waters and a postcard-perfect harbour, St Ives Harbour Hotel & Spa is the perfect location to say ‘I do’. Voted one of Cornwall’s best wedding venues, the venue boats several celebration spaces, including the Harbour Suite with sweeping panoramic views of the coast to give you the feel of a beach wedding without having to rely on the British weather! Make full use of the Terrace to say your vows and then migrate onto the beach for photos, games and guaranteed memories to treasure. harbourhotels.co.uk/st-ives

 

Cheswell Grange

 

Cheswell Grange

Cheswell Grange is a unique and private venue offering the opportunity for a truly personalised lakeside wedding – be that a small intimate event or a large celebration. Cheswell Grange can cater for events up to 180 guests and all events are DIY so you can fully tailor your special day to reflect your wishes. The gorgeous boathouse is fully licenced to hold civil ceremonies and the traditional Barker ‘Celeste’ marquee completes the laid-back, romantic feel of the venue. Cheswell Grange is situated in a gorgeous rural location, right on the bank of the lake, amidst rolling farmland, perfect for your occasion. cheswellgrange.co.uk

 

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