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20 of the Best Country House Wedding Venues in the UK

Author: Hollie Bond

With Summer almost in full swing, we’re dreaming of picturesque days under the sun. There’s nothing quite like a delightful country house wedding venue with panoramic views to suit your relaxed garden party vibe. Keep reading for our favourite countryside venues in and around the UK!

Manor by the Lake

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Manor by the Lake is an award-winning wedding venue in the heart of the Cotswolds. Nestled just outside the Regency spa town of Cheltenham.

This 19th century Victorian Manor house is surrounded by seven acres of award-winning gardens. Including natural woodland, rolling lawns and a glistening lake. With a choice of eight stylish areas licensed for the conduct of civil wedding ceremonies, couples are spoilt for choice.

Whether you wish to say ‘I do’ in the natural splendour of the gardens, under the pavilion or amongst the roses in the Italian Gazebo for a stunning outdoor wedding, this romantic location is ideal for a summer wedding fairy-tale.

Weddings can also be held indoors in one of many quarters amidst the mansion’s elegant stained-glass windows, ornate ceilings, and intricately-carved oak panels. With 12 luxurious bedrooms, guests are also welcome to prolong the festivities both the night before and after the wedding!

Woodhall Manor

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Set in the Suffolk countryside, just a short distance from Woodbridge and the Heritage Coast, Woodhall Manor features all the luxuries of an unusual wedding venue with the preserved architecture and charm of a sixteenth-century manor.

This exclusive-use Elizabethan Manor house dates back to 1566. It overlooks nine acres of immaculate manicured gardens. With 14 luxury en-suite bedrooms and a stunning Honeymoon Suite, Woodhall Manor offers all you need to host the wedding of your dreams.

The Warren Hayes

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The Warren Hayes is a large Grade II listed Victorian country house, set in 22 acres of North Kent countryside, within easy reach of London. The Coney Suite has its own bar and stage area and together with the adjoining Walled Garden, is offered exclusively to couples and their guests for the entire wedding day. It can accommodate over 200 people for a sit-down meal and up to 350 for an evening reception and buffet.

Broadoaks Country House

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This beautiful traditional Lakeland Victorian House offers traditional with modern quirks, outstanding service, well-chosen and elegantly prepared menus and, thanks to plenty of tucked-away private spaces, has a chameleon ability to deliver anything from a luxe celebration for 150 to a ceremony that’s small, but beautifully formed. Broadoaks’ exclusive hire packages include all 16 main rooms for 32 adults with three additional rooms available. Children or additional day guests can be added and up to 100 seated for a wedding breakfast, with up to 150 for an evening function.

Judges Country House Hotel

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Judges Country House Hotel is the perfect location for your wedding. Nestled in the gorgeous South Yorkshire countryside, Judges Country House Hotel, the Good Hotel Guide’s Country House Hotel of the Year 2018, is rated as being one of the very best hotels and restaurants in the UK and Ireland.

The welcoming atmosphere of this historic property with its twenty-one rooms, set in glorious gardens with its first-class food, service and guest amenities offers a truly splendid setting for your magical day.

Highfield Park

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For centuries, Highfield Park has been home to the rich, famous, and notorious. Built in the 1700s, the house sets the perfect romantic tone for your wedding. It offers beautiful photographic opportunities across the Hotel and grounds. The house resonates with a starry quality – a stunning backdrop for photographs as you gather around the ornate staircase under the atrium roof.

Sant Ffraed House

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Sant Ffraed House by Oldwalls is a picturesque grade two listed country house, set within 14 acres of the uninterrupted countryside from every window. Set to open in Summer 2022 happy couples can now book a consultation to set a date! What’s more, Sant Ffraed House will be the only wedding venue in the UK to have an open calendar of weekend availability from Summer 2022.

The Renaissance at Kelham Hall

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Set in 42 acres of picturesque gardens and manicured lawns, offering a balance of opulent elegance and grandeur at every turn. The Renaissance at Kelham Hall is a stunning 18th-century Gothic-style mansion, providing the perfect backdrop for your luxury wedding, meeting, or special occasion. From the most lavish of celebrations to more intimate events, the versatile state rooms overlooking beautiful, lawns, offer endless scope and flexibility to create whatever you imagine.

Holne Park House

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Set within the breathtaking 90 acre River Dart Country Park, Holne Park House is available to use all year round, offering indoor and outdoor wedding ceremonies and civil partnerships. The elegant reception rooms are available on an exclusive use basis, allowing you and your guests to relax and celebrate in private. The interconnecting reception rooms easily adapt to host individually styled weddings.

Cefn Tilla Court

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Cefn Tilla Court is a privately owned Grade II * listed country estate located 4 miles from the picturesque village of Usk in Monmouthshire. Cefn Tilla Court sits within 120 acres of beautiful countryside and offers the perfect setting for your upcoming celebrations. Whether you are looking for a wedding venue that is exclusively yours or a venue for a whole weekend, Cefn Tilla offers you complete freedom and flexibility. The beautifully landscaped gardens, front lawns and ornamental lily pond offers a peaceful and scenic setting for a drinks reception and capturing those special memories.

Pennard House

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Nestled in the rolling Mendip Hills, Pennard House is a beautiful, family-owned Georgian Manor house, surrounded by secluded gardens, wildflower meadows, and winding cider orchards. It’s a truly magical venue for your countryside wedding. With everything within walking distance, your tailor-made bespoke wedding day takes place in one charming location, with complete exclusivity, whether it’s for one day or an entire weekend!

Notley Abbey

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Notley Abbey is an exquisite country house that is entirely yours for your whole wedding day. The team’s meticulous attention to detail and discreet service perfectly complements Notley Abbey’s enchanting atmosphere and luxurious accommodation and will make the most important day of your life flow seamlessly – from start to finish.

Botleys Mansion

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Botleys Mansion is an 18th Century Grade II* listed Palladian Style Mansion and has recently been restored to its former glory. It now boasts opulent reception rooms, a stunning Atrium and 12 luxury bedroom suites with lavish contemporary bathrooms. Set in rolling Surrey parkland, the magnificent surroundings are perfectly complemented by the gourmet food and discreet service delivered by the team.

Cain Manor

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Cain Manor is a magnificent Elizabethan manor house with a spectacular banqueting hall, accompanied by drawing rooms with open fires, 13 luxury bedrooms and beautiful gardens with commanding views over the Surrey countryside. Spend your exclusive day at Cain Manor and its beautiful grounds.

Ellingham Hall

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Ellingham Hall is a privately owned venue set in eight stunning acres of the Northumbrian countryside. From traditional exteriors to contemporary finishes, the Estate includes the elegant country house with 29 bedrooms, extensive gardens and two unique ceremony spaces for up to 140 day and 180 evening guests for a unique and entirely exclusive two-night wedding experience.

Rise Hall

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Rise Hall has been hosting impeccably stylish weddings for over a decade. Precious moments of uncomplicated happiness are the team’s constant inspiration and it is with this in mind that they welcome you to experience Weddings at Rise Hall. Rise Hall has 31 individually styled bedrooms, offering guests a stay in a romantic bedroom and allowing guests to experience a quintessential English country house with modern, luxurious comforts.

Weston Hall

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Set in the heart of the breathtaking landscape of Staffordshire, Weston Hall is the perfect location for a wonderful wedding celebration. The magnificent Grade II listed building and the encircling 20 acres of gorgeous views provide a captivating setting for your big day. Many of the building’s original Elizabethan features have been retained in order to maintain the character and charm of the building. The stone fireplaces, the mullioned windows and the oak beams create a traditional ambience in the rooms. These original features are paired with a custom-made, stylish décor.

Bourton Hall

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Bourton Hall can be found nestled on a ridge overlooking Draycote Water in Warwickshire. Exclusive use of house and grounds, and expansive views allow for flawless photograph opportunities, or for winter weddings enjoy the variety of elegant & spacious reception rooms, each with stunning period features. With ample on-site accommodation, for you and your guests to retreat to at the end of the day, including a stunning & spacious bridal suite with a dressing room, this venue really does have everything you’re dreaming of and more.

Horn of Plenty

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The Horn of Plenty is a truly stunning wedding venue that combines romantic country house splendour with exquisite photographic opportunities. As you enter the sweeping drive, the dramatic view of the Tamar Valley will take your breath away. This Georgian manor house then draws you into its welcoming, stylish interior, where the helpful and experienced team will take good care of you and your guests.

Tissington Hall

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Whether you hold your ceremony in the Hall or across the parkland at St Mary’s, Tissington Hall offers the perfect reception locations. From April to October the custom-built semi-permanent marquee on site has been specifically designed to house a fabulous celebration in the gardens. The Arboretum Pavilion offers gorgeous panoramic views across the parkland. It is finished to the highest standard with stunning crystal chandeliers and starlit ceiling which produces a relaxed, romantic atmosphere. This can accommodate 150 seated for your wedding breakfast and up to 200 evening guests.


Written by

Hollie Bond

Hollie is a lifestyle journalist with over ten years’ experience working in the wedding industry as Lifestyle Editor for You & Your Wedding magazine Also a Regional Editor for Muddy Stilettos, Hollie has written for Square Meal magazine, Family History Monthly, BBC History magazine and Homes & Antiques. In her spare time you can find Hollie in a dance studio practising ballet…

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