For 2019, UKbride has selected some of the very best wedding venues in the UK that will make you go ‘WOW!’ These have all kinds of appeal from grand stately manors and castles to the quirkiest of places to get married in to suit all budgets. Just click on the picture of the venue you like for more information…
50. Barnutopia, Shropshire
Barnutopia has to have a place in our top 50! It’s so unique with glamping and Dutch barns in addition to yurts and the option for outdoor ceremonies on hay bales! Check it out by clicking on the picture.
Best Feature: Uniqueness, character and charm!
49. The Montague on the Gardens, London
For a city centre wedding venue, this beautiful Georgian townhouse in the heart of Bloomsbury transports you to a different world. With beautiful floor-length windows, a terraced area and tremendous views across private gardens and the Bedford Estate, you would think you were anywhere but Greater London and you get the convenience of its location too!
Best Feature: Floor-length windows with private garden view.
48. Crabwall Manor Hotel & Spa, Chester
This incredible manor dates back to the 11th Century so for historical charm, this ticks all the boxes and I mean, just look at it. It looks like it comes straight out of a fairy tale and the interiors are just as charming.
Best Feature: 11th Century fairytale castle.
47. Bristol Harbour Hotel & Spa, Bristol
Their new wedding space opened in 2016 and it’s absolutely gorgeous. It’s somewhere that can really offer that wow factor to guests in the incredible banking hall complete with sky light, pillars and intricate masonry. Oh, it can also seat 312 guests!
46. The Goodwood Hotel, Chichester
The 12,000 acre Goodwood Estate is home to a hotel with 91 bedrooms and reception rooms for parties of up to 150 guests. What we particularly love about this gorgeous hotel is the Cedar Lawn canopy though. It’s such a gorgeous outdoor space with a fun bar to entertain guests in between the ceremony and reception.
Best Feature: Outdoor canopy bar.
45. Cluny Castle, Aberdeen
This incredible Scottish castle looks like a Chateau atop a mountain in France. It is absolutely stunning and clearly deserved a spot on our top 50 just for its elegance and luxury.
Best Feature: Fairytale façade.
44. Brunel’s SS Great Britain, Bristol
This had to have a place – yes, you can get married on a boat first launched in 1843. It was one of the world’s first luxury ocean liners and promises beautiful views, a Titanic romance feel (minus the ending) and a truly unique experience for you and your guests.
Best Feature: Historic luxury ocean liner.
43. The Deep, Hull
There are plenty of fish in the sea, but you’ve picked the one you want to swim with forever. Why not get married with the fish at the Deep in Hull? This aquarium will give you some really unique wedding photos and will really impress your guests.
Best Feature: Sharks, turtles, penguins and jellyfish on your big day!
42. The Roundhouse, Derby
For it’s uniqueness, this venue deserves a place in our top 50. The architecture of this beautiful Derby venue will really impress guests, especially when they discover it was built in 1839 and is the oldest turning shed in the world!
Best Feature: Exposed oak beams and unique architecture.
41. The Great Barn, Norfolk
This Norfolk wedding venue is part of Hales Hall and its exposed oak beams and unique brickwork is enough to impress. However, you can also hire this place for three days and have it all to yourself. That’s right – complete exclusivity!
Best Feature: Moated lawns, fairy lit outdoor area, lavender-lined barn.
40. Chatsworth House, Bakewell
We could show you thousands of photos of this beautiful property because it is just so stunning inside and out. Chatsworth House is surrounded by 1,500 acres of parkland and can seat up to 200 guests in its many ballrooms and dining rooms.
Best Feature: Grandeur and beauty.
39. Dallas Burston Polo Club, Warwickshire
You may want a sports venue for the big day. Well, if it’s a horsey venue you’re looking for, we might have just found your dream spot. You better have a large wedding party too because this venue can cater for up to 750 guests! However, there are many areas to marry in at this super flexible venue.
Best Feature: 600 acres of manicured polo lawns.
38. Hampton Manor, Solihull
Why not have the best of both worlds? Enjoy a modern dining environment in a beautiful historic home. This place enjoys 45 acres, a Michelin-starred dining room, a Victorian walled garden and just a five minute taxi ride from Birmingham International. Oh, and did we mention it is stunning?
Best Feature: Bright, airy and flexible atrium and Michelin star food.
37. Carbis Bay Hotel, St Ives
Who needs a destination wedding when you can get married here? Hope and pray the weather turns out well, but that’s the only flaw we can find in this exceptional Cornwall wedding venue. Walk along the beach, get gorgeous coastal wedding photos and enjoy panoramic views right from your wedding breakfast.
Best Feature: 12 areas to choose from and photos on the beach.
36. Hever Castle, Kent
This gorgeous southern castle dates back to 1270, once the home of Anne Boleyn. It is surrounded by a moat and offers three gorgeous locations to get married in. It also boasts five star luxury accommodation and there’s an Italian Garden to enjoy canapés under the beautiful ancient arched columns.
Best Feature: The moat and the history of this magnificent castle.
35. The Manor Barn, Salisbury
For a beautiful intimate wedding in the countryside just two miles from Stonehenge, you won’t find anything like the Manor Barn. It offers rural charm, a church that is just a short walk away and a Secret Garden, perfect for those dream wedding photos.
Best Feature: Intimate setting and rural, rustic charm.
34. Oldwalls Gower, Swansea
You can’t get a more picturesque setting than the one you can get at Oldwalls Gower. It can give you the perfect unique wedding photos set within 50 acres of Welsh countryside.
Best Feature: Jaw-dropping coastal location.
33. The Bond, Birmingham
This is a really quirky wedding venue for the more contemporary couple. Get hitched in converted warehouses situated in a beautiful outdoor wharf-side setting surrounded by industrious buildings and street art.
Best Feature: Canal-side location and large canopy area outside.
32. Merrydale Manor, Cheshire
Your wedding will always be exclusive at Merrydale Manor with an incredible ceremony room featuring oak beams and limestone floors. There’s a lake and jetty set within manicured lawns. There are rooms too for guests to stay the night!
Best Feature: Oak beams and exclusive use.
31. The Belsfield Hotel, Cumbria
Imagine saying ‘I do’ on the shores of Lake Windermere with this incredible view? It’s worth travelling for even if you don’t live in the area. The Belsfield Hotel is a Laura Ashley Hotel which means the interiors are absolutely beautiful too.
Best Feature: Fine furnishings and perfect location.
30. Carlton Towers, Goole
If you’re fans of Downton Abbey and your dream would be to marry in the grand mansion in the show, Carlton Towers is reminiscent of that beautiful building. But that’s just beginning – you can exclusively use this grand manor, there are 16 stunning bedrooms and three magnificent state rooms.
Best Feature: How it feels like the Carnarvons’ manor!
29. Trump Macleod House, Aberdeen
Not only is the venue something out of a fairytale book, it also features secret stairways, traditional log fires and a whisky bar to experience the best of Scotland. It’s the perfect winter wedding venue.
Best Feature: Winter romance and Scottish beauty.
28. Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve, Kent
Ok, what really is better than having giraffes as guests on your day? This award-winning venue includes a VIP Private Safari Tour and can accommodate 300 guests!
Best Feature: VIP private safari tour.
27. The Oak Barn, Kent
If you’re looking for a beautiful barn with exposed oak beams and character, you’re looking for the Oak Barn in Kent. It’s especially beautiful in the winter with its cosy fireplaces and panoramic countryside views.
Best Feature: A raised stage to say your vows on and the exposed beams!
26. Roslin Beach Hotel, Essex
You just need to click the picture for this one and scroll through the photos on their UKbride page. This is the perfect coastal venue with floor to ceiling windows displaying the coastal view, stunning design, incredible food and beautiful accommodation. Perfect for modern couples.
Best Feature: Contemporary style and creative design.
25. Crieff Hydro Hotel, Scotland
This enormous four star estate and resort has over 215 bedrooms, 55 lodges, its own cinema, gym, leisure pool, spa, restaurants and the very best wedding facilities. They can accommodate every request where possible and tick so many boxes pre-wedding, at wedding and post-wedding.
Best Feature: The amount of services this venue can offer.
24. The Secret Garden, Kent
The Mersham Le Hatch Estate is home to the beautiful Secret Garden wedding venue. It features a private glasshouse, a coach house and the beautiful bandstand outside to tie the knot in.
Best Feature: They only ever host one wedding a day.
23. The Orangery, Port Talbot
This 18th century venue with over 850 acres of beautiful parkland features monastic ruins and a gothic style mansion – Margam Park – for the most jaw-dropping wedding photos that will contrast beautifully with the stark white style of the Orangery.
Best Feature: Stunning interiors perfect ofr a wedding.
22. The Royal Hospital, Chelsea
Home to the Army veterans the Chelsea Pensioners, this stunning venue has hosted grand events for over 300 years and has a number of beautiful state rooms to host your big day. You could also have a marquee wedding here – it’s a really flexible and stunning setting on the Thames.
Best Feature: All profits go to help fund care of the Chelsea Pensioners.
21. The Coombe Farm Trust, Devon
Have you ever wanted to tie the knot outside? Well now you can in style! This absolutely beautiful venue comes with a Grade II listed farmhouse and restored barn, 200 acres of privately owned Devon countryside, a thatched cider barn and hot tub and outdoor pool!
Best Feature: Ancient oak tree site for woodland ceremonies.
20. Le Meridien Piccadilly, London
Oak-panelled banqueting rooms, an incredible wedding menu and a lengthy history makes Le Meridien one of the hotspot venues in central London. We love the luxe design of the interiors and wedding rooms!
Best Feature: A historic venue right in the heart of London.
19. Hampton Court House, London
How stunning is this 18th century mansion? You can hire it exclusively, there is no corkage, free parking, 35 minutes from Waterloo, a huge variety of caterers to choose from and it looks like this…why haven’t you booked this venue yet!
Best Feature: It ticks all the right wedding boxes.
18. Alderley Edge Hotel, Cheshire
For a really modern style, Alderley Edge Hotel can accommodate up to 120 guests, they host only one wedding a day and there are luxury bedrooms for guests. It’s a perfect venue for brides in this area.
Best Feature: The strong focus on weddings at the hotel.
17. Hargate Hall, Buxton
A country house in the middle of the Peak District is attractive enough, but when the venue has hosted such beautiful marquee receptions, it’s a no brainer! You’re also able to choose everything you wish to choose at this venue; you don’t have to pick off a selected list of suppliers.
Best Feature: Exclusive use including accommodation all weekend.
16. 106 Pall Mall, London
A Venetian style 19th century members club in the heart of London, 106 Pall Mall is the perfect wedding venue with secluded gardens, a capacity of 300 guests and accommodation. It is absolutely beautiful and certainly has a sense of occasion.
Best Feature: Plenty of function rooms oozing regal charm.
15. Hadlow Manor, Kent
With chandeliers, French doors and beautiful gardens, you would be mistaken for thinking you were in the south of France at this lovely wedding venue. The Grade II listed Georgian manor house has rooms, a private outdoor area for your ceremony and catering.
Best Feature: The French feel and stunning exterior.
14. Barcaldine Castle, Argyll & Bute
The sheer variety you can have at this venue makes it definitely one of the best. You can have a really sweet intimate ceremony for up to 36 guests or you can have exclusive use of the entire castle and its six bedrooms. You can also have your photos taken in the magnificent castle, in the surrounding woodland or by the loch!
Best Feature: The flexibility it can provide.
13. Solent Forts, Portsmouth
If it’s different you’re looking for, this wedding venue certainly ticks the box! You can marry on your own private Napoleonic fort off the coast of Portsmouth and there are two to pick from. They are both fit to luxury standards to cater for weddings and large parties.
Best Feature: It’s individuality and exclusivity.
12. Worthing Dome, West Sussex
This beautiful seaside wedding venue is just the right distance away from the beach – right next to it – and is a really unique feature to the landscape in West Sussex that if you’re local to the area and you’re talking about where you got married, most will know exactly where you mean. Oh, and the wedding facilities are top notch.
Best Feature: Uniqueness and closeness to the beach.
11. Denbies Wine Estate, Surrey
Ever dreamed of walking a Napa Valley aisle or wandering around a vineyard in France after tying the knot? You don’t need to go all the way to California to have a wine wedding! Denbies Wine Estate in Surrey is absolutely picture perfect.
Best Feature: The glass atrium for weddings filled with fairy lights.
10. Stoke Park, Buckinghamshire
We don’t really need to explain this one. Just look at it. Over 1,000 years of history, 300 acres, 49 luxurious bedrooms and plenty of state rooms to choose from to marry in.
Best Feature: The grandeur and uniqueness of the exterior.
9. Mount Stuart Trust, Argyll & Bute
This gothic manor in Scotland is unique even to Scotland’s vast collection of enormous manors. The property is huge sitting on 300 acres of parkland. What’s even better is that you can have exclusive use of the whole thing on your wedding day!
Best Feature: Entirely bespoke packages. You start with a blank sheet.
8. Millennium Gloucester Hotel, Kensington
Imagine celebrating the best day of your life under this canopy of palm trees and a glass atrium. It’s so unique and deserving of a spot on this list of incredible UK venues.
Best Feature: You get a dedicated wedding planning team!
7. Nothe Fort, Weymouth
This is a Victorian fort that can provide you with reenactors, cannon fires and musket fires for your big day. Travel back in time and live the life of Victorian kings and queens for your wedding.
Best Feature: The most amazing photo opportunities everywhere.
6. The Petwood Hotel, Lincolnshire
This gorgeous Edwardian Grade II listed country home was once a princess’s favourite destination, used by the Dambusters and now offers all inclusive weddings for as little as £5,000! They can cater for 2 or 200.
Best Feature: The stunning parkland and gardens.
5. The Chesterfield, Mayfair
If you’re getting married in London, this hotel will offer a truly luxurious city centre wedding day. Enjoy award-winning dining, a professional on-hand sommelier and packages starting from just £95 per person.
Best Feature: The variety in rooms to enjoy.
4. ZSL London Zoo, London
Who wouldn’t want to get married with giraffes, penguins and elephants?! You would be mistaken for thinking that the London Zoo isn’t just a great location to get married in because of the animals. The food is exquisite and the venue itself is gorgeous.
Best Feature: Complimentary access to the zoo for you and your guests.
3. Newlands Bishop Farm, Solihull
Book with this venue and your money goes to the Family Care Trust. You also get an incredible day and night in tipis filled with fairy lights, trestle tables and decorations while taking wedding photos in the surrounding countryside. What a great venue!
Best Feature: Exclusive use from Friday through to Sunday.
2. Peckforton Castle, Cheshire
Many castles that host weddings are usually drop dead gorgeous on the outside but are dated and unattractive inside. At Peckforton Castle, you can have the best of both worlds. The interiors are stunning and the outside matches it.
Best Feature: The only intact medieval style castle in the UK.
1. Highcliffe Castle, Dorset
Finally, this romantic castle on the coast certainly deserves a spot on our 50 incredible wedding venues in the UK. Just look at it! It’s an all-in-one venue – a castle for history, coastal for beach photos, landscaped gardens, a wedding coordinator – what can’t this venue offer?
Best Feature: A venue that fits into every category.
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