10 Best Wedding Venues in UK

SET IN 20 ACRES OF STUNNING LAWNED GARDENS AND WOODLANDS, Holbrook Manor is the perfect spot for the romantic country-house wedding of your dreams. This elegant Georgian venue offers the ultimate bespoke service to create a special and memorable day, including exclusive use of the entire property! Nestled in idyllic Somerset countryside, and just two hours by train from London, Holbrook Manor is not only an enchanting venue but also a luxurious home from home for you and your guests.

It’s the ideal place to relax with loved ones, happily knowing the house is all yours for the big day and that the staff will tend to your every need. Whether you long for a Champagne reception on the sunny terrace or a cosy winter wedding beside a roaring log fire, Holbrook Manor takes care of every detail, thanks to an experienced wedding-planning team and talented in-house chefs. Choose from six licensed areas for the ceremony, including the intimate Summer House, where you can say your vows in the great outdoors with unspoilt garden views. There’s also the newly refurbished Morning Room for stylish ceremonies for up to 60.

Afterwards, indulge in a sophisticated wedding breakfast with 150 guests beneath sparkling chandeliers in the Garden Room. Then dance the night away alongside 250 of your nearest and dearest in the manor house itself or within a fairy-lit marquee in the grounds. But the celebrations don’t need to end there. With 20 charming bedrooms and a spacious bridal suite for essential touch-ups and quiet time, Holbrook Manor encourages your party to unwind and savour their escape to the country, with facilities including a tennis lawn and health spa complete with indoor pool, sauna and steam room. We can’t think of a more blissful way to start married life…

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Sibton Park at Wilderness Reserve SUFFOLK 160 £

POA Honey-hued Georgian manor Sibton Park is surrounded by parkland – which means jaw-dropping views from the drawing room and the Orangery. Your celebration is bespoke from start to finish, whether you want huge balloon sculptures that wrap around the house or a pre-wedding pool party. There are plenty of digs for guests on site and only a handful of weddings are held each year, upping the exclusivity. wildernessreserve.com

Wasing Park BERKSHIRE

A room in a private walled garden, a Victorian summerhouse and St Nicholas church: these are the excellent ceremony choices at the 4,000-acre Wasing Estate. Celebrations continue at the red-brick Castle Barn – think of it as a blank canvas you can decorate as you please. Galloping Gourmet caterers are in charge of the food and there’s a raised stage for a DJ or band. wasing-weddings.co.uk

Huntsham Court DEVON

The staff at this country house on the border of Exmoor National Park have a brilliant little black book of contacts and suppliers, whether you want to organise a festival-like party with a 1950s cocktail caravan and rip-roaring live bands or transform the Great Hall into a sultry cabaret bar. The Victorian dovecote in the grounds is a romantic setting to say ‘I do’. huntshamcourt.co.uk

Brinsop Court Estate HEREFORDSHIRE

Whether you want a woodland wedding, a formal ceremony in the Banqueting Hall or something more low-key in the Elizabethan Library, this Grade I-listed, 12th-century manor house with a moat has it nailed. With your choice of caterer, the food is fantastically flexible, too, from Prosecco vans to street-food canapés. Round off the night at Ivy Cottage with a glass of fizz in the hot tub under the stars. brinsopcourt.com

Kingston Estate DEVON 250 £

POA The event planners at this Georgian mansion in Totnes are full of great suggestions to make your big day unique, from games of crazy golf to pop-up sweet carts. You can get hitched in the 18th-century walled garden, a barn or the main house; then have a party in the Undercroft nightclub and arrange late-night munchies in The Big Yurt. kingston-estate.co.uk

St Audries Park SOMERSET 130 £

A winding drive through parkland leads to the entrance of this handsome, exclusive-use Gothic manor house. Get married in the light-filled Victorian Orangery before a wedding breakfast in the Banqueting Hall, which overlooks the rose garden and 100-acre deer park. There’s a cocktail bar, Champagne bar and drawing room, while the fountain is a pretty backdrop for pictures. countryhouseweddings.co.uk

Goodwood House SUSSEX 245 £120

So much is special here: the organic farm at the heart of the 12,000-acre estate; the army of butlers to make sure everything runs smoothly; the Van Dyck paintings in the ballroom. Not to mention posing with a vintage aircraft or carousel, if you fancy. Ten-bedroom Hound Lodge is the perfect pre-bash sleepover for the bridal party and there’s a vintage bus to ferry guests around on the day. goodwood.com

Thorpe Manor OXFORDSHIRE

This Georgian manor, set in a 200-acre estate, opened its doors as an exclusive-use venue last year. And it’s a game-changer! Marry in the Flower Room or Summerhouse; have welcome bubbles by the baby grand in the entrance hall; and spend your first night as newlyweds in the dreamy bridal suite. There’s also a croquet lawn, hot tub and games room. Larger parties can spill out into a marquee where there’s no corkage fee – yippee! thorpemanorhouse.co.uk

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