Living in London, I very much enjoy British architecture, history, literature, and culture in general, and it continues to be a constant inspiration for some of our projects.
There are so many amazing places absolutely perfect for an unforgettable wedding in the UK — some are grand and classy, some charming and rustic, but all of them breathing this inherent sense of style, embedded in English culture.
I wanted to share 12 of my most favourite wedding venues across the UK, and maybe get you inspired for your very own destination wedding in one of these gorgeous locations!
This house and park, dating back to the 17th century, have inspired people for generations. Gorgeous estate, now lovingly restored to its original grandeur with the modern touch, encompasses large outdoor territory, but its real gem is the Riding House — original stables building, now converted into luxurious accommodation.
This stately home is sure to make your wedding truly unforgettable. If you like the countryside living with just the right amount of luxury — this is the place.
The decadence of luxurious countryside living found its embodiment in this beautiful corner of Suffolk — Wilderness reserve. The estate is available for exclusive-use hire for only a handful of weddings each year, which guarantees the highest possible level of service and hospitality.
With multiple options for ceremony and reception locations — both indoor and outdoor — your wedding can be as unique and personal as it’s only possible.
Accommodation is equally luxurious, and their collection of holiday cottages, scattered around the estate, is sure to get you excited about rural living. Some of the cottages are completely electricity-free and only lit by candlelight — does it get more romantic than this?
An epitome of luxurious Cornish living, Boconnoc is the place that you’ll never want to leave. The wild beauty of the countryside and the estate grounds around, blooming gardens and a serene lake create the most magical backdrop for any wedding day.
Accommodation options range from luxuriously restored Grade-II listed Boconnoc House for sophisticated travellers to colourful glamping set up for truly bohemian souls.
Hales Hall and The Great Barn are wonderful examples of medieval architecture in a perfect condition. Available to exclusive event hire, this venue will create the most stunning backdrop for a truly fairytale wedding in Norfolk. ‘A walk into the past with all the luxury of the present’ is how they describe the estate themselves and it definitely lives up to it.
Available for exclusive hire and accommodating 25 guests across the estate, it’s a wonderful option for couples looking to incorporate a bit of history and grand traditions into their big day.
Dating back to 17th century, Dewsal is an idyllic escape located in beautiful Herefordshire countryside. What now feels like a luxurious home away from home is a result of loving and careful restoration by a passionate family, who purchased the house back in 1989 after it fell into disrepair. Eclectic and tastefully furnished rooms, combined with utmost hospitality make it perfect for special events. Add to that their seasonal, ethically and locally sourced food, and you’ll get your recipe for a perfect wedding.
It is extremely rare for a Micheline star restaurant to be able to cater for large groups (in this case, up to 120), but Hampton Manor does just that. A paradise for wine and food enthusiasts, it is an utmost welcoming place just outside Birmingham, with food and drinks at the centre of everything they do. The owning family embraces sustainable ethos and creativity, creating a home away from home for their guests.
Each of their 15 bedrooms is individually designed, with thoughtful touches throughout.
If you’re foodies and love countryside hospitality with a luxurious touch ‚ Hampton manor is definitely for you!
With a lovely homey feel, Scarlet Hall is your perfect countryside wedding venue. The venue breathes timeless romance and accommodates parties of up to 120, and their 11 rooms sleep up to 22 people. You can enjoy a relaxing weekend with your bridal party before and after the wedding, feasting on beautiful local produce and indulging with in-house spa therapies.
For the wedding reception and dinner, you can choose between their beautiful rustic barn, or opt for a marquee set on their lovely grounds.
A minimum 3-night stay is required to hold a wedding.
Escape from the ordinary into the magic of English castles and fairytales with Euridge House. This exclusive self-catering venue is available for weddings and licensed to host up to 120 for ceremonies and up to 300 for seated dinners, depending on the location. Each space has a vibrant personality, so you can find what truly speaks to you, whether it’s the signature castle arch, the boathouse or The Orangery.
Two Micheline-star cuisine and one of the most exclusive garden venues in the UK await you at Belmond La Manoir. This 15th century house nestled amidst beautiful countryside just outside Oxford is perfect for an intimate gathering of true connoisseurs (the venue hosts up to 50 for a seated dinner). Enjoy their amazing selection of wines and Raymond Blanc’s cookery school as your pre-wedding activities, exchange your vows in their beautiful walled garden and treat the closest people to an unforgettable feast.
Iscoyd Park is run by Godsal family, who also call it their home, and run it as exclusive hire weddings and events venue. They love working on truly bespoke events and make sure that each wedding celebrated at the estate gets the utmost attention from the team. They also run a special offer for winter weddings!
Set in the beautiful Highlands of Scotland, Achnagairn is a 30-acre estate that can be hired exclusively for weddings. It is comprised of a beautiful 24 bedroom castle, plus 7 mini-manors with further 38 bedrooms among them.
Hosting up to 200 for a seated dinner, the castle is a perfect choice for couples looking for a magical, historic setting, and their vaulted ballroom makes a perfect canvas for either ceremony of dinner.
When Scottish weather permits you can exchange your vows and enjoy pre-dinner cocktails outdoors, in their beautiful landscaped gardens.
Named a “Riviera in the Highlands”, Gleneagles sets the high bar of hospitality standards in Scotland for almost 100 years since 1924. Within just an hour reach from both Edinburgh and Glasgow, Gleneagles estate is comprised of a luxurious 5-star hotel, world-famous golf courses, amazing spa, and most beautiful grounds. With various activities available, from horse riding and falconry to tennis and wildlife photography, you can be sure that your wedding weekend will be anything but boring.
Wherever in the UK you choose to celebrate your wedding, the help of experienced and creative wedding planner you will ensure that you will have the best day of your life, celebrating among family and friends.
At Xenia Motif, we take care of every step of the process: from venue hunting to creative vision and direction of the entire event, management of vendors, budget control, timeline creation, seating plans, as well as coordination on the wedding day itself.
Contact us today to start planning your perfect wedding!