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50 UK Countryside Wedding Venues For Your Big Day

Published date: 21st December 2021 | Author: Claudia Trotman


If you’re looking for a romantic setting for your big day, countryside wedding venues are undoubtedly the place for you. The UK has some of the most idyllic countryside in the world, so why not celebrate this and incorporate it into your big day? 

Whether you’re looking for a rustic barn or a grand manor house, these are our favourite countryside wedding venues with the best views.

1. Trevenna, West Country

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Cornwall is known for its stunning countryside weddings and Trevenna is the perfect place to showcase this. Nestled in 142 acres of gorgeous grounds, the stone buildings and green meadows are idyllic and are sure to give you a memorable day.

2. Hazelwood Castle Hotel, West Yorkshire

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First mentioned in 1086 in the Domesday Book, Hazelwood Castle is the perfect location for your countryside wedding. Steeped in history, Kings and Knights used to roam the halls of this Castle. With luxury accommodation and exclusive hire starting from £4500- what more could you want? If it’s good enough for royalty, then it’s good enough for us.

3. Plas Gwynfryn, North Wales

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Charming, elegant and beautiful, Plas Gwynfryn is nestled in the Welsh countryside and provides a dramatic backdrop of both mountains and rugged coastline. With the opportunity to have an outdoor wedding, this North Wales wedding venue is sure to be unforgettable and is the perfect place for your dream countryside wedding.

4. Stanlake Park and Vineyard, Berkshire

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Idyllic views and a vineyard? Stanlake Park really provides it all. Whether you have your wedding inside or out, the stunning countryside setting is breath taking and feels intimate. At the end of the day your guests can even tuck into some of the beautiful wine on offer there- a win-win for everyone! Prices start at £1600 for exclusive hire.

5. Burton Court, Leominster

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Whether your wedding is big or small, Burton Court is the perfect setting for your countryside wedding. The gardens are beautiful and give the charming atmosphere of English countryside. Top it all off with the beautiful manor house and you’ve got the wedding venue of dreams!

6. Meols Hall Tithe Barn, Southport

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100 acres of grounds means you won’t be short of gorgeous views here are Meols Hall Tithe Barn. With exclusive hire starting at £3960, the photo opportunities are unmatched and with several locations available within this venue, your countryside wedding is sure to be a day to remember.

7. Newhouse Estate, Wiltshire

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This Grade I listed Manor has surroundings that are just as impressive as the interior. Wiltshire are known for their luscious countryside views, and Newhouse Estate is no exception. Drama, luxury and history are shown here in all its glory- all starting at just £1750!

8. Augill Castle, Lake District

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The Lake District is simply stunning no matter the time of year, and being known for its gracious hospitality, Augill Castle has stood at the centre of this for 160 years. Now, it’s the perfect venue for your dream countryside weddings. Stepping into the castle venue feels like something from a fairy tale, and the views outside simply cannot be matched.

9. Slaugham Palace, West Sussex

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If you are looking for something more unique for your countryside wedding for just £1750, look no further than Slaugham Palace. Formally being an Elizabethan Manor house, the ruins are romantic and add a sense of drama to your day. Being in nature also automatically draws your eye to the surroundings, and what a beautiful view you’ll have!

10. Denbies Vineyard, Surrey

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A good countryside wedding should not only have idyllic surroundings but also an interior that is just as impressive as the view. This is what makes Denbies such a perfect venue for your big day- not to mention you and your guests can crack into one of their award-winning wines. 

Not far from the City of London, surrounded by the breath-taking landscaped setting of England’s largest vineyard and looking over National Trust’s Box Hill, the photo opportunities are endless.

11. Pendennis Castle, West Country

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Countryside and coastal views are available at Pendennis castle. Situated on the side of a cliff overlooking the Cornish coat, your guests are sure to be impressed at the beautiful venue. The fortress was built during the reign of King Henry the VIII and it is hard to imagine a location more stunning. 

12. Birtsmorton Court, Worcestershire

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Once your guests set their eyes on Birtsmorton Court, they are bound to be impressed. We can think of few venues as stunning as this. Set in the heart of the renowned Worcestershire countryside, the House of the venue is stunning and historical in its own right, with a moat surrounding the property. Set your eyes on the surroundings, however, and it soon becomes clear why this is a favourite for couples enjoying a countryside wedding.

13. Dodmoor House, Northamptonshire

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An atmosphere of rustic countryside is more than achieved here at Dodmoor House. With wooden beams and a gorgeous, converted barn, the countryside wedding venue is charming and beautiful. They have a proven good track record of hosting weddings and the surrounding views provide the perfect opportunity for photos. Prices for this venue start at £3500 for exclusive hire.

14. Woodside Hotel, Warwickshire

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Woodside Hotel is an Edwardian mansion nestled in the countryside, just stone’s throw away from the historical town of Kenilworth. If you are looking for a historical venue with impressive views, look no further. A friendly, inviting and warm atmosphere is what you’ll be greeted with for your countryside wedding.

15. De Vere Beaumont Estate, Windsor

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Windsor is known for their grandeur, style and finesse. De Vere Beaumont Estate is no exception to that. While the backdrop of rolling hills is impressive, the beauty of the manor house is just as enchanting and is perfect for the couples looking for luxury and charm. Prices start at £145 per person with a variety of packages on offer.

16. Fennes, Essex

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Located in the heart of the gorgeous Essex countryside stands Fennes, the exquisite Georgian manor house that will create a memorable day for your countryside wedding. At £6000 for exclusive hire, you are sure to impress. Idyllic surroundings steeped in history and amazing food- what more could you possibly need?

17. Modern Hall, Surrey

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It’s no secret that Surrey is home to some of Britain’s best countryside views and stepping into Modern Hall is proof of that. While it seems close to London, the venue is surrounded by swooping National Trust parkland that will give you endless photo opportunities. The perfect countryside wedding venue.

18. The Oak Tree of Peover, Chesire

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Countryside weddings by no means have to be old fashioned. The Oak Tree of Peover is a contemporary venue set in the middle of the Cheshire countryside with prices starting at £4300. Oak beams and natural light means that even when you’re inside, you and your guests can always feel at one with the beautiful surroundings.

19. The Orangery Suite, Wimborne

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Nothing shows idyllic English countryside more than the Orangery Suite. Nestled in the beautiful Dorset countryside, the charm and character of this venue will take your breath away for prices starting at £1295. With the option to get married outside, this countryside wedding venue is everything you could possibly want for a stunning day.

20. The Green, West Country

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Surrounded by moorlands, The Green provides an opening of heavy woodlands that gives an enchanting atmosphere. Charmingly exclusive and giving a feeling of complete privacy, this rustic venue feels encompassing and romantic. Countryside views and a rustic barn- this venue really is beautiful. 

21. De Courceys Manor, South Wales

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If you’re looking for luxury without compromise on the views- De Coureys Manor is the place for you. At the entrance to the manor, you are greeted with rolling greenery and tall trees revealing a simply stunning historical manor house. This grandeur is echoed all throughout the venue and presents endless photo opportunities. For exclusive hire, prices start at £2000.

22. Rumbolds Farm, West Sussex

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On the border of Surrey and Sussex, Rumbolds Farm sits on 130 acres of idyllic countryside grounds. The farm itself is charming and historical- really giving couples that romantic feeling of intimacy, whilst still having endless grounds at their disposal. Romance is very much alive here and your guests are bound to feel it too.

23. Mount Ephraim Gardens, Kent

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While the countryside views are undeniably gorgeous- the private gardens at Mount Ephraim Gardens are simply stunning. Water features and beautiful colourful flowers frame the venue and feels romantic, enchanting and as if you were stepping into a story. The perfect backdrop to your big day with prices starting at just £1500.

24. Mortons House Hotel, West Country

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Mortons House Hotel is shaped into an L to honour Queen Elizabeth I. Now, it is the perfect location for your big day. While this history of the venue is etched into the very walls and celebrated throughout, the true star of the location is the surroundings. Peaceful and idyllic greenery surrounds you and provides the perfect countryside wedding venue.

25. Three Choirs Vineyard, Southampton

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With the option to get married overlooking the vineyard and gorgeous views beyond, Three Choirs Vineyard truly is a beautiful countryside wedding venue. Romantic and relaxed, this venue will prove a hit with guests- especially when they get to crack into a bottle of the wine made on site. For exclusive hire, prices start at £2000.

26. Chilston Park, Maidstone

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Surrounded by trees and set back away from the rest of Kent, Chilston Park is a sight to behold. With a vast lake on ground, a beautiful manor house and endless countryside views, this venue is nothing short of remarkable. Gather your friends and family outside and revel in the stunning views.

27. Pudding Pie Hill & The Fox and Goose, Derbyshire

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Named after an ancient Viking board game played by monks who used to reside there, Pudding Pie Hill is a countryside wedding venue steeped in history, even giving the guests a chance to play the board game themselves. Just stand outside and revel in the views of green idyllic hills surrounding you. It is the perfect wedding venue for you and your guests and it is sure to create a memorable day for all. Besides, with exclusive hire starting at £300, it’s an absolute steal.

28. Layer Marney Tower, Essex

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If you’ve been dreaming of a castle wedding with vast turrets and green surroundings, Layer Marney Tower is the countryside wedding venue for you. Terracotta walls and an impressive history are the first things that come to mind here but you might find yourself surprised at the modern touches that provide the best mixture of history with contemporary. Besides, the photo opportunities are endless.

29. Armathwaite Hotel and Spa, Lake District

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Historical, modern and beautiful are just a few words that come to mind when you think of Armathwaite Hotel and Spa. With the backdrop of the Lake District, this really is the ideal countryside wedding venue. Expanses of idyllic surroundings and that atmosphere of the great outdoors are alive here for just £75 per person.

30. Woodhall Manor, Suffolk

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Tucked away as the hidden of the Suffolk countryside, Woodhall Manor stands proud near the coast and submerged in greenery. The Manor itself is stunning and steeped in history and provides a relaxed and romantic feel encased in the walled gardens, while still giving the undeniable air of luxury. If you’re looking for a countryside wedding venue- look no further.

31. Crondon Park, Essex

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Talk about a fairy tale, country house wedding venue, Crondon Park hasn’t earned its reputation as one of the top wedding venues in Essex for no reason – and set in the stunning valley of Crondon, once you see it for yourself, you’ll understand why! And if you’re looking for a venue that is traditional and historical with a modern wedding venue twist, look no further!

32. Oldwalls Gower, Swansea

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Located within 50 acres of the beautiful Welsh countryside *swoon*, is Oldwalls Gower, one of the flagship multi-award-winning wedding venues by the Oldwalls Collection. And based at the heart of Gower – Britain’s first designated area of outstanding natural beauty – we couldn’t think of a better location for your wedding photos. As well as that, if you’re looking for a beach wedding, there are a wide variety of award-winning beaches just a stone’s throw away – how amazing does that sound.

33. Tissington Hall, Derbyshire

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Uniquely located in the heart of Derbyshire is Tissington Hall, a fantastic location with multiple ceremony spaces to spend your big day with your nearest and dearest! Whether you’re planning a larger, outdoor wedding in the Arboretum Pavilion or you’re looking for a more intimate occasion in their newly renovated Carriage House, there’s well and truly something for everyone. Who wouldn’t want this stunning, historic location as their wedding backdrop!

34. The Warren Hayes, South London

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Nestled in the quaint village of Hayes in Kent is the Warren Hayes, a stunning Grade II listed Victorian country house, surrounded by 22 acres of beautiful North Kent countryside, and to make it even better, it’s within easy reach of London if you want to keep the wedding party going. Sounds like the perfect place to spend your wedding day if you were to ask us!

35. Heaton House Farm, Macclesfield

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Located along the rolling hills of the stunning Cheshire countryside is Heaton House Farm, a charming wedding venue, fit for the most amazing of weddings. If you’re looking for a venue with a fantastic view for a romantic outdoor ceremony, this may just be the wedding location of your dreams. And sweeping across over 165 acres of land, from Cheshire to Derbyshire with four gorgeous ceremony spaces on site, we couldn’t think of a more magical place to spend your wedding night!

36. Alcott Weddings, Worcestershire

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If you’re looking for a more unique location for your special day, Alcott Weddings, located in North Worcestershire in the countryside, may just be the country house wedding venue of your wildest dreams, even without a dance floor to bust some moves. With a wide variety of marquees and tipis to choose from, surrounded by magical forest and lakes (and with room for up to 499 guests), we have no doubt that your wedding will go down in the books as one of the most amazing events of your nearest and dearest’s lifetimes with a gorgeous outdoor ceremony!

37. Matara Centre, Tetbury

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Another amazing country house wedding venue based in The Cotswolds (no surprises there), the Matara Centre is a wonderful, whimsical place to spend your special day with your nearest and dearest! Stretched over 26 acres of land, with a whole host of fantastic ceremony spaces, plus on-site accommodation for your guests (with wedding breakfast) and a beautiful bridal suite, this is the perfect unusual location to celebrate with your friends and family to make memories that will last a lifetime. And fantastic for an outdoor ceremony too if that floats your boat!

38. Essex Barn @ The White Heart, Essex

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Who doesn’t love a good barn wedding? We know we definitely do, and if you’re looking for a barn-style, country house wedding venue, you’ll absolutely love Essex Barn @ The White Hart, nestled along the border of Essex and Suffolk! For a romantic, tranquil celebration with your nearest and dearest in the British countryside, book your special day here! And what a fantastic location for your wedding weekend photography too – just wow!

39. Wick Farm, West Country

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One for the history fans, Wick Farm was first founded in 1372 (yes you heard right, almost 700 years ago) and has since been renovated for the most amazing wedding celebrations! And surrounded by 37 acres of stunning countryside, only 8 miles away from Bath with beautiful gardens, making it the perfect location both for you and your nearest and dearest!

40. Sandford Springs, Hampshire

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Located amongst the beautiful rolling hills of Watership Down (we all know the famous movie based here too, tissues all around) in Hampshire, Sandford Springs Golf Club is just about the most perfect setting for your special day. And they also offer a wide variety of bespoke wedding packages to ensure your day is as unforgettable as possible, memories are sure to be made!

41. Scorrier House, West Country

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Cornwall is one of the most beautiful locations to spend your day within the UK, think of rolling hills and beautiful beaches – sounds amazing to us! And with space for up to 120 guests and room for 160 for a buffet at the reception (or a wedding breakfast), it’s no wonder Scorrier House is known as one of the biggest exclusive use venues in Cornwall, with stunning grounds to explore all to yourself. Surrounded by 400 acres of countryside and historical gardens ensures privacy for your big day, as well and beautiful backdrops for wedding day photos.

42. Rockbeare Manor, Exeter

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Rockbeare Manor is a beautiful Regency manor house nestled in the famous Devonshire countryside. What was once used as a private family home is now the perfect location for you to spend your special day with your loved ones. And it’s exclusive use too, meaning privacy is ensured at all times if that is what you’re looking for (we think it’s rather romantic). A beautiful country house, with even more beautiful surroundings for your wedding photography, sounds perfect!

43. The Bell in Ticehurst, Ticehurst

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Described as “ultra characterful, with its eclectic and playful interiors” by the writers at Conde Nast Brides Magazine, The Bell in Ticehurst is definitely an eccentric wedding location to spend your big day, with gorgeous one of a kind decor, which is the perfect place for wedding photography. Think old typewriters, ancient novels and safari chairs, 30’s-style suitcase and mismatched chandeliers, quirky isn’t the word really!

44. The Granary at Fawsley, Northamptonshire

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Set in the charming heart of the beautiful Fawsley Estate, The Granary at Fawsley is a family-run, stunning wedding venue located in Northamptonshire. With a series of converted barns tucked into a little valley available as part of your big day and stunning views of the countryside beyond, The Granary is the wedding location of every couple’s wildest dreams.

45. Kings Chapel, Buckinghamshire

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King’s Chapel, located at the end of the Metropolitan line from Central London isn’t known as zone 9’s best wedding venue for no reason! And setting in the beautiful rolling hills of Chiltern, it well and truly is the best of both worlds, especially if you’re looking for a countryside venue that isn’t far from the big city. And with the stunning 18th-century building acting as your surroundings for the day, fond memories are sure to be made!

46. The Tithe Barn, Dorset

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If you’re looking for an exclusive use venue space for your big day, you’ll love The Tithe Barn, located in the heart of the Dorset countryside. As you approach up the beautiful venue, along the tree-lined path, you are met by the grand gates to the Manor and enter into a haven of tranquillity with goldfish and lilies on the pond and marvel at the subtle majesty of the Medieval Grade II* Listed Tithe Barn. Talk about magical wedding venues!

47. Burlton Manor, Shropshire

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New for 2022, if you book your wedding at Burlton Manor, you’ll be one of the first couples to ever spend your day at this versatile wedding venue. But fear not, this stunning venue acts as a blank canvas for your special day and is run by a fantastic team of amazing planners, sure to make your day as magical as you hope it to be. And with such beautiful surroundings, it won’t be hard to manage either way!

48. The Reading Room, Norfolk

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Wow, how amazing does the wedding location look, even from first glance you can tell your big day here is sure to be a magical experience shared by everyone! The Reading Room is believed to date back to the early 17th century and is located in the heart of the North Norfolk countryside, making this unique venue the location of your dreams and will also be exclusively yours for the day. There’s also a church mere minutes away from the venue if you fancy a church ceremony (imagine those stained glass windows).

49. Ardencote, Warwickshire

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If you dream about getting married with a view of a magical lake, the Ardencote may just be your dream wedding venue. Nestled in a charming 83-acre estate of landscaped parkland and gardens, it offers tastefully appointed accommodation, superb catering, and two stunning wedding venues, perfect for your big day. Perfect for larger weddings or for a more intimate ceremony. And if you’re looking for an outdoor wedding ceremony, there’s also an Outdoor Pavilion for ceremonial use! What an amazing country house venue.

50. Yarlington Barn, West Country

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Set in the stunning Somerset countryside is Yarlington Barn, the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the world. The lakeside views that back onto whimsical woodland make for the perfect wedding backdrop and many ceremony spaces available for your big day are perfect no matter your wedding theme. How perfect does that sound!

Final Thoughts

When it comes to wedding venues in the UK (we can’t all afford destination weddings), there’s no doubt that venues in the countryside top the list of the best places to spend your big day. Whether you’re looking to have a larger celebration or for somewhere that accepts more intimate weddings, from a country house venue to a marquee, there’s well and truly something for everyone. So keep this in mind whilst searching for wedding venues in the UK. Happy viewing!

CT

Written by

Claudia Trotman

Claudia has recently graduated university with a degree in Magazine Journalism and Production. Previously having worked for OK! Magazine, she now spends her time freelancing and running her own personal website. Based in the Cotswolds, she spends most of her free time exploring the local area with her dog, discovering new restaurants and seeing her friends.

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