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23 UK Countryside Wedding Venues For Your Big Day

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. Manor by the Lake, Gloucestershire

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The name says it all – Manor by the Lake is a gorgeous Victorian-era manor house in the heart of Cheltenham that offers the best of both worlds – seven acres of beautiful grounds around a stunning lake in a Regency spa town setting. This award-winning, exclusive-use manor house is one of the most sought-after wedding venues in Gloucestershire thanks to its seductive combo of period features and amazing outdoor spaces such as the beautiful Italian Garden and Pavilion with a natural woodland backdrop.

2. 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.

3. Seckford Hall Hotel & Spa, Suffolk

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Nestled in 34 acres of landscaped grounds, Seckford Hall is a wedding venue steeped in history and full of character. Their friendly team is experienced in planning all types of weddings to suit all faiths, cultures, and religions. What’s special about Seckford? They have 42 individually designed bedrooms in their hotel and a luxury spa that you and your guests can book in to.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. Slaugham Place, 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 Place. 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!

7. 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.

8. Morden 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 Morden 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.

9. 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.

10. 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.

11. 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!

12. 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.

13. 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!

14. Matara Centre, Tetbury

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Another amazing country house wedding venue 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!

15. 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!

16. 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!

17. 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.

18. 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!

19. 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!

20. 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.

21. 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!

22. 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.

23. 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!


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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