Planning a wedding is an exciting time, and there are so many amazing venues to consider for your big day. Whether you’re looking for a chic city venue or a rustic countryside setting, the UK is home to a variety of stunning locations that can accommodate all styles and budgets.
To help you in your search for the perfect setting for your big day, we’ve scoured the UK looking for the most beautiful spots and want to share our favourites with you. From historic homes and romantic castles, to urban gems and even secluded shoreline venues, there’s something to suit everyone. Read on to discover our favourite wedding venues for 2024!
1 of 10 St Audries Park
Set in 100 acres of scenic deer park, St Audries Park is a truly romantic setting for your special day. Nestled in a private estate in the Quantock Hills of Somerset, this enchanting gothic style manor house offers unparalleled elegance and tranquillity. With guest capacities of between 60 and 150, the venue has an intimate and private feel; perfect for creating an unforgettable experience as you say "I Do". A winding driveway through serene parkland leads you to a dramatic entrance whilst landscaped gardens and acres of woodland provide amazing photo opportunities for both you and your guests.
St Audries Park, West Quantoxhead, Taunton, Somerset, TA4 4DS
2 of 10 Blake Hall
Blake Hall is a picturesque wedding venue located in the gorgeous Essex countryside. Home to beautiful manicured gardens and 3 sympathetically restored 17th century barns, this venue is perfect for couples planning a wedding with a woodland or fairytale theme.
A spacious terrace provides the perfect setting for reception drinks and garden games for all to enjoy whilst an exquisite rose garden and ancient trees provide a gorgeous backdrop for your wedding photographs. The venue is also hired on an exclusive basis making it especially ideal for intimate weddings, guest capacity ranges from 60 to 150.
With its history and natural beauty, we had to include Blake Hall in our list!
Blake Hall, Bobbingworth, Ongar, Essex, CM5 0DG
3 of 10 Styal Lodge
Designed and built from sustainable timber and surrounded by gorgeous foliage, trees and flowers all year round, Styal Lodge is a perfect choice for couples planning an outdoor wedding whatever the weather or for those longing for a rustic boho inspired day.
Set in the beautiful Cheshire countryside, the venue is a blank canvas, allowing couples to design their dream wedding from start to finish. We especially love the tranquil lake which provides the backdrop for some truly magical photos!
Styal Lodge Wedding Venue, Station Road, Styal, SK9 4JN
4 of 10 Merrydale Manor
Nestled within acres of beautiful countryside and rolling parkland in the heart of the Cheshire countryside, Merrydale Manor is a luxury country estate which offers a picturesque setting for your special day. Hired only on an exclusive basis, you can rest assured that you and your guests will have the estate to yourselves throughout the day. With a grand sweeping driveway that leads you through luscious parkland, gorgeous manicured gardens and a serene lake, Merrydale Manor offers once in a lifetime photo opportunities for you and your guests. For brides and grooms looking for a country setting with a touch of luxury, Merrydale Manor is an ideal choice!
Merrydale Manor, Chelford Lane, Over Peover, Knutsford, WA16 8UG
5 of 10 The Dougarie Boathouse
Perfect for couples planning an intimate wedding, The Dougarie Boathouse is a unique secluded shoreline venue which is surrounded by spectacular seascape views and stunning Scottish countryside. Originally built for the Dukes of Hamilton to entertain their guests from 1850 onwards, the Dougarie Boathouse is now an exclusive retreat for your most special of days. Just 2 hours away from Glasgow, the venue provides a gorgeous backdrop for your photos. Ceremonies can take place anywhere with many couples choosing to say I do on the beach surrounded by breathtaking panoramic views.
The Dougarie Boathouse, Dougarie Estate, Isle of Arran, KA27 8DT
6 of 10 The Mowbray
Perfect for couples with a vintage theme, we love the unique look and feel of this next venue, The Mowbray. Originally built in 1889 as a steel merchants, The Mowbray has many original reclaimed features still in place, including an original set of sliding factory doors, beautiful red brick architecture and a statement antique ‘40’s chandelier. Coupling an industrial look with warm glowing candlelight and soft velvet green drapes, The Mowbray offers a romantic ambience which is perfect for vintage or art deco inspired weddings!
118 Mowbray Street, Neepsend, Sheffield, S3 8EN
7 of 10 Heaton House Farm
We love a rural, rustic setting for a wedding ceremony and Heaton House Farm definitely ticks all of the boxes. A charming former dairy farm with a collection of beautiful sandstone barns, Heaton House offers the best of both worlds with a warm rustic charm and modern, luxury features.
A “hidden gem” surrounded by rolling green farmland, the farm has 15 luxury accommodation rooms available and can cater to 150 - 300 guests. Tie the knot under a sparkling crystal chandelier or go for a more natural look with rustic wooden beams, the venue provides couples with a completely blank canvas to plan their dream wedding from start to finish.
Heaton House Farm, Rushton Spencer, Macclesfield, SK11 0RD
8 of 10 Grand Station
Formerly Wolverhampton's Low Level Railway Station, built in 1854, the Grand Station is a unique grade II listed venue which combines timeless elegance with grandeur and decadence, a perfect choice for The venue features two grand banqueting halls which are bursting with opulent charm and cater to 300+ guests.
We especially love the fact that the venue offers a range of wedding packages for Traditional, Asian, Hindu, Muslim, Caribbean and African Weddings. The venue also won the 'Wedding Venue of the Year' award at the 2023 British Asian awards and was also the subject of a BBC 2 documentary, entitled 'Hidden World of Hospitality'.
Grand Station, Sun Street, Wolverhampton, WV10 0BF
9 of 10 Parklands Quendon Hall
Quendon Hall is a beautiful wedding venue located in the stunning Essex countryside. With exquisite landscaped gardens and deer roaming the landscape, this luxurious 17th century mansion house is perfect for couples looking for a romantic setting with a touch of grandeur or for couples planning a fairytale inspired wedding. An exclusive use venue, Quendon Hall has a beautiful selection of reception halls to choose from, with enough space to cater for 40 to 500 guests. Whether you’re planning an intimate event or a more lavish occasion, Quendon Hall is a picturesque setting for your special day.
Parklands, Quendon Hall, Quendon, Essex, CB11 3XN
10 of 10 Cornwell Manor
Easily one of our favourite wedding venues, Cornwell Manor is often described as one of the prettiest houses in England. Set in the beautiful Cotswold countryside, the house is also home to a touch of Hollywood glamour as Jude Law and Cameron Diaz famously shared a kiss in the water gardens at the front of the house in the 2006 film, The Holiday. A perfect choice for a romantic day, couples can tie the knot in a small Norman church just two minutes’ walk from the house, in the galleried ballroom, or at the front of the house next to a gorgeous Italianate fountain.
Available from June to the end of September and hired on an exclusive basis, the manor sleeps 24 and is an ideal choice for couples planning an intimate celebration surrounded by close family and friends.
Cornwell Manor, Cornwell, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire OX7 6TT
Tips for Choosing Your Wedding Venue
It can be easy to fall head over heels for a particular venue without considering practicalities such as capacity, location and even catering. To help you with you to get started, here are some handy tips which will hopefully help you to narrow down your choices:
1. Establish Your Style
Before you start searching for venues, decide what style of wedding you want. Do you want an outdoor garden setting or a historic manor house for a more decadent occasion? Do you prefer a traditional church ceremony or something more modern? Establishing your vision early in the process will help you to narrow down your search.
2. Set Your Budget
It’s so important to decide exactly how much money you can allocate to your venue. Once you have established a budget, look for a venue which will give you the best value for money – even if this means compromising on some minor details.
3. Plan Your Guest list
Your guest list should be taken into consideration when picking your wedding venue. The size of your wedding will have a large impact on the type of venue you choose and you'll want to ensure the space can accommodate all your guests comfortably.
4. Check Availability
Before you fall in love with a particular venue, make sure it is available on your chosen wedding date. Here you’ll also need to think about what time of year you’d like to get married. Have you always dreamed of an outdoor spring or summer wedding with clear skies and sunshine? Or would you prefer a more autumnal day with a rustic look and feel? Perhaps you’re a cosy winter bride at heart! Whatever the season, it’s important to ensure that your venue of choice has availability well in advance.
Often prices during high seasons are higher due to the high demand (May to September) so choosing a date and checking availability is hugely important.
5. Consider the Facilities
It’s also important to think carefully about the facilities available at your chosen venue. Will you need caterers? Does the venue have onsite accommodation? Does the venue include entertainment options with your booking? Checking these details beforehand will save you from running into any last minute problems.
6. Ask Plenty of Questions!
Finally, don't be afraid to ask questions! Having a good understanding of what the venue can provide will help ensure you get the most out of your space and will also help to ensure that your day runs as smoothly as possible from start to finish.
List Curated by Amy
We hope these tips will help you with your wedding planning and that our hand-picked selection of venues has given you plenty of ideas and inspiration for planning your special day. Love Amy x