If you’re on the hunt for a place to tie the knot, then you’ll love this guide to our favourite UK wedding venues! Don’t forget to check out part 1!
Hampton Court Palace
For true majesty, the famous Hampton Court Palace in Surrey is hard to beat! Having played host to kings and queens of England, from Henry VIII and his six wives to William III and Mary II, Hampton Court Palace is the perfect venue for couples looking for real grandeur. Host up to 220 guests in the medieval Great Hall or The Orangery and Privy Garden, or opt for a more intimate gathering of up to 50 guests in The Little Banqueting House. Whichever you choose, your guests are sure to be blown away!
A medieval abbey built in the 12th century, this breathtaking venue on the Buckinghamshire-Oxfordshire border has incredible features both inside and out. From the tree-lined driveway to the historical cloisters, and the Walled Garden to the oak-beamed Abbot’s Hall, this setting makes for a truly magical wedding day. Notley Abbey can host up to 190 guests for a ceremony and reception, and benefits from a late license so that you can dance the night away.
A 16th-century mansion in the heart of rural Essex, Leez Priory lends stunning Tudor charm to any wedding day. The venue boasts 40 acres of picturesque grounds, including lakes, lawns and a sweeping driveway, as well as an amazing seven licensed settings for your wedding ceremony. The spectacular Great Hall can seat up to 74 guests for your wedding breakfast, and the newly converted Coach House can seat up to 100 guests.
You can always count on Laura Ashley hotels to feel special, and The Belsfield in the Lake District is no exception. Set on the shores of the iconic Lake Windermere, The Belsfield Hotel is surrounded by natural beauty – ideal for jaw-dropping wedding photos! A unique combination of Victorian Italianite architecture and all-glass modernity, The Belsfield features 62 exquisitely-decorated bedrooms, sumptuous dining and space for up to 125 guests to celebrate with you.
For true rustic beauty, Cain Manor has to be one of our top picks for UK venues. Set on the Surrey-Hampshire border, this secluded venue is the perfect blend of barn and country manor, and can host up to 123 wedding guests for a wedding reception and up to 170 later on in the evening. There are also 14 luxurious bedrooms for your bridal party to use on the night of the wedding, including an incredible bridal suite for the newlyweds.
If you’re a princess bride dreaming of your own castle, then you’ll love this award-winning venue in the Forest of Dean! Clearwell Castle is a grade II listed venue with all the impressive features you’d expect of a castle, including the magnificent Ballroom with its 75ft aisle. The Ballroom can seat up to 150 guests for the wedding reception, and thanks to new accommodation built in 2017, there are now 39 bedrooms in the castle and grounds for your guests to retire to.
With its Grade I listed Regency house, 19th century chapel, landscaped gardens and lush woodland, Rudding Park has to be one of the most beautiful wedding venues in Yorkshire! As well as these historical features, Rudding Park also boasts an incredible rooftop spa, which is perfect for relaxing before or after the big day. Weddings of all sizes can be catered for here, from gatherings of just eight guests all the way up to 200 guests and beyond.