A Very British Wedding: 4 of our Favourite UK Wedding Venues
The land of hope and glory, Historic castles, breathtaking cliffs and extensive green meadows, the UK is a popular wedding destination among both British and foreign couples. With Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding still fresh in everyone’s minds, and the birth of the new Royal baby around the corner, more and more couples are choosing the UK to host their nuptials.
Here we share a list of our favourite UK wedding venues to help you filter your search for the perfect place to seal your love on British soil.
Blenheim Palace (Oxford, England)
A formidable English country house, Blenheim Palace is the principal residence of the Dukes of Marlborough. A popular UK wedding venue amongst celebs getting married in the UK, the building is defined by many as Britain’s greatest palace.
Surrounded by 150 acres of gardens, a variety of hidden routes to explore, its majestic State rooms and its unparalleled cultural heritage make this unique Oxford palace the perfect place to host an exclusive wedding!
Prices available for weddings for up to 300 guests. Castle can also host luxurious weddings of any size or style upon request
The birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, Marvin and Rochelle Humes sealed their love in this stunning English palace.
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Authorship: © Blenheim Palace 2019
Cliveden House (London, England)
This magnificent Victorian three-storey mansion hit headlines all over the world when it was announced that Meghan Markle stayed there before her wedding to Prince Harry. A popular UK wedding venue among locals and international couples given its history and proximity to London, Cliveden House recently featured on Channel 4’s ‘A Very British Country House’.
Taking the Dukes of Sussex’ wedding as a point of reference, the TV show referred to it as ‘a playground for the aristocracy and the super-rich’. A very accurate description considering the building’s past inhabitants and undoubtedly, the perfect place to tie the knot if you’re dreaming with a royal-style wedding.
Up to 230 seated guests
This historical mansion has been home to an earl, three countesses, two dukes, a Prince of Wales and the Viscounts Astor.
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Authorship: Cliveden House
A stunning country house that represents the blend of various architectural periods, Aynhoe Park is equipped with unique rooms for wedding ceremonies and receptions. Refurbished and embellished over the years, the house’s interiors have survived numerous events and happenings such as the English Civil War.
Attracted by its splendid gardens, hundreds of couples pick Aynhoe Park as their wedding venue as is one of the best hotels for weddings held both indoors and outdoors. You can host your civil ceremony in the stunning outdoors, and have your reception in one of the spectacular rooms: extravagant, elegant and adaptable to each couple’s personality!
150 guests for ceremonies and up to 300 guests for receptions
Oasis singer and guitarist Noel Gallagher chose this magnificent country house to celebrate his 50th birthday, and fashion and lifestyle influencer, Lydia Millen Gordon, tied the knot here.
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Authorship: Aynhoe Park
Bovey Castle (Devon, England)
An eminent 20th-century mansion, Bovey Castle is located on the edge of Dartmoor National Park. Skirted by 275 acres of countryside, this extraordinary building’s elegance and charm attracts hundreds of couples annually.
The castle’s breathtaking views and variety of spaces to host your ceremony and reception makes it the number one choice for many couples planning to tie the knot in the South West. From big outdoor ceremonies under the English southern sun, to intimate weddings in the castle’s Portico or South Terrace, Bovey Castle’s diverse settings and iconic English countryside views make it the perfect venue for a very British wedding.
Up to 130 guests
British diver Tom Daley got married in this astonishing Devon mansion
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Authorship: Bovey Castle
Despite their differences, each of the above UK wedding venues have a common factor: all of them offer a unique backdrop, with the added bonus of British history, architecture and signature landscapes. These all play an important role when hosting a very British wedding, especially for those looking to add that royal touch!