16 best English country house wedding venues

Oct 05, 2023 | Planning
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​Cornwell Manor | Taylor and Porter Photography

There's nowhere quite like the English countryside with its rolling green hills, quaint historic villages and majestic manor houses that date back hundreds of years. Fortunately for us, many of these beautiful old properties have been transformed into stunning wedding venues, fusing the historical charm we love with modern amenities and contemporary style. To help you find the perfect setting for a countryside wedding in the UK, we've curated a collection of our favourite English country house venues that offer the ultimate luxury wedding experience.

Wedding venues in the Cotswolds

Cornwell Manor, Oxfordshire

About: Cornwell Manor and the surrounding privately-owned hamlet sits on a 2,000 acre estate, located near Chipping Norton on the Oxfordshire-Gloucestershire borders. It is never open to the public but is now available for exclusive private hire for weddings with accommodation for 24 plus options for onsite glamping. It is in one of the most beautiful areas of the Cotswolds, within easy reach of Heathrow, London and Oxford. Cornwell Manor offers a true luxury home-from-home wedding experience.

Location: Cornwell, Chipping Norton OX7 6TT

Capacity: 200

Price range: $$$$

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Elmore Court, Gloucestershire

About: Elmore Court offers a total escape from reality, fusing history with modern eco-architecture for a one-of-a-kind wedding experience. The house dates back to 1580 and is a wonderfully eclectic mix of different architecture, from Elizabethan through to Victorian. The house (with 16 bedrooms) and handsome gardens are exclusively yours to host your ceremony and reception as you wish, including hire of the purpose built party space, the Gillyflower, which is sound-proof and sustainably built from earth and timber from the estate.

Location: Weir Ln, Elmore, Gloucester GL2 3NT

Capacity: 200+

Price range: $$$

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Euridge Manor, Wiltshire

About: Euridge Manor is an enchanting countryside sanctuary that sits amid a large expanse of private grounds, featuring Georgian-style architecture, sparkling water features, evergreen palm trees, a crumble archway, exquisite topiary, rose gardens, lawns, cloister, a thatched Boathouse... and so much more theatrical grandeur. Hire gives you exclusive use of the orangery, cloister rooms, cottages and cabins give you exquisitely refurbished sleeping spaces for 32 lucky guests.

Location: Euridge, Chippenham, SN14 8BJ

Capacity: 150

Price range: $$$

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Wedding venues in Hampshire

Heckfield Place, Hampshire

About: A beautiful Georgian family home lovingly restored to its historic origins, Heckfield Place is at the heart of a bountiful 400-acre estate in a secluded corner of Hampshire. Less than an hour from London, the estate owners describe it as a living place centered on sustainability and a forward-thinking view on the relationship with the land. Heckfield House is available for exclusive hire for weddings, allowing private use of the house and its 45 rooms, plus its restaurants and grounds.

Location: Heckfield Place, Hampshire. RG27 0LD, England

Capacity: 120

Price range: POA

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​Somerley House

Somerley House, Hampshire

About: If spotting deer and pheasants and dining amid the glow of candles surrounded by hundreds of years of history sounds like your dream setting, Somerley House could be the wedding venue for you. This beautiful Georgian stately home on the Hampshire/Dorset border offers accommodation for 30 plus a range of beautiful spaces to host your wedding, including intimate libraries, a sunlit drawing room and a stunning picture gallery.

Location: Somerley, Ringwood, Hampshire, BH24 3PL

Capacity: 160

Price range: POA

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Wedding venues in Dorset

St Giles House, Dorset

About: Located in the heart of Dorset and home to the 12th Earl of Shaftesbury, St Giles House is an award-winning family home lovingly restored for bespoke weddings. Set within the grounds of the Shaftesbury Estate, the house is surrounded by acres of beautiful parkland, the River Allen and the Sunken Garden - a long beech avenue with the statue of Anteros taking centre stage. St Giles House offers a choice of elegant event spaces plus an after hours cellar nightclub and the striking Riding House accommodation.

Location: Wimborne St. Giles, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 5ND

Capacity: 120

Price range: POA

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​Came House | Kristin Sautter Photography

Came House, Dorset

About: Described as the perfect English country house, Came House is a mid-18th Century gem that has hardly altered in more than two centuries. It is the ideal wedding weekend retreat, offering accommodation for 30 and a choice of beautiful spaces for your ceremony and reception, including an orangery and a 15th century chapel, and for larger celebrations, a luxury sailcloth marquee is available

Location: Winterborne Came, Dorchester, Dorset DT2 8NU

Capacity: 180

Price range: POA

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Kin House

Wedding venues in Wiltshire

Kin House, Wiltshire

About: Getting married at Kin House is like having your favourite hotel all to yourself. Lazy mornings lingering over a hearty breakfast. A yoga class that leaves you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. An expertly crafted cocktail. Think of it as your home away from home – with plenty of indulgent extras. This lovingly restored Georgian manor in the Wiltshire countryside offers 12 bedrooms and a range of beautiful spaces to host your ceremony and reception.

Location: Kington Langley, Chippenham SN15 5NA

Capacity: 200

Price range: $$$

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Wedding venues just outside London

Hedsor House, Buckinghamshire

About: Perched high above the River Thames and set in over 100 acres of historic parkland, Hedsor House is a stunning Georgian property within easy reach of central London and Heathrow airport. As you drive down the kilometre-long, rhododendron-lined driveway, you're transported to a world far away from the city bustle to this luxurious stately home with on-site church, vast wedding suite and accommodation for 26 people.

Location: Taplow, Hedsor, Maidenhead SL6 0HX

Capacity: 150

Price range: POA

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​Langdon Court

Wedding venues in Devon and Cornwall

Langdon Court, South Devon

About: Nestled in the green rolling hills of South Devon, Langdon Court is reinventing the country house hotel experience with unparalleled dining, glorious gardens, luxurious accommodation (19 rooms) and stylish exclusivity. Langdon Court is fully licensed for civil ceremonies and offers of number of beautiful locations for your wedding, including an orangery, Victorian patio and rose garden overlooking a lake. Wembury beach is just a short distance from the hotel making it the perfect backdrop for photos.

Location: Adam’s Lane, Down Thomas, Plymouth, PL9 0DY

Capacity: 70

Price range: POA

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Boconnoc, Cornwall

About: Nestled in a secluded corner of south-east Cornwall Boconnoc is a wedding venue like no other. Steeped in history, with ancient woodland, stunning gardens and stately elegance, Boconnoc gives you the freedom to create a wedding day you'll never forget. It has a choice of unique indoor and outdoor locations for your celebrations, including an onsite 800-year-old church and the rustic Stable Yard (perfect for a pre-wedding welcome party) plus accommodation for up to 54.Location: Lostwithiel, Cornwall, PL22 0RG

Capacity: 100

Price range: $$

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Pynes House, Devon

About: Nestled within Devon’s beautiful Exe Valley, with rolling hills that stretch into the horizon, Pynes House offers an exclusive home-from-home experience for the ultimate country wedding weekend. There is a choice of beautifully versatile spaces with stunning vistas for your ceremony and reception, plus 12 double bedrooms and guest pantry for the morning after breakfast. Pynes House also offers options to host intimate midweek weddings with two-night exclusivity for up to 30 guests.

Location: Upton Pyne Hill, Upton Pyne EX5 5EF

Capacity: 130

Price range: POA

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Firle Place, East Sussex

About: Firle is a stunning private estate and historic house set in rolling parkland and right in the heart of the South Downs National Park. It offers a truly spectacular setting for romantic wedding ceremonies and receptions with a wide range of options for different size celebrations. The 2020 film adaptation of Jane Austen's Emma was shot at Firle Place due to its beautifully authentic Georgian style.

Location: Firle, Lewes, BN8 6LP

Capacity: 250

Price range: POA

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Wilderness Reserve, Suffolk

About: Set in the rolling Suffolk countryside amongst 8,000 rural acres, Wilderness Reserve is an exclusive wedding venue catering for a maximum 10 weddings each year. Wilderness Reserve consists of two adjoining estates: Chapel Barn Estate, a 15th century thatched long barn, and Sibton Park Estate, a Grade II* Georgian mansion, which are available to hire separately or together. Both are set in their own private parklands with a collection of beautifully appointed barns, spa farmhouses and cottages offering a total of 86 bedrooms in 18 houses, and a wide variety of wedding reception venues both inside and outside.

Location: Yoxford Road, Sibton, Suffolk, IP17 2LZ

Capacity: 300

Price range: $$$$

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​Hampton Manor

Hampton Manor, Warwickshire

About: Hampton Manor is a Michelin-starred estate for those who love food. Set around a working kitchen garden, you'll discover two award-winning restaurants, an artisan bakery, and contemporary style and home comforts that offer a refuge from the every day. The estate offers space for up to 130 guests for your reception with up to 15 bedrooms and 45 acres of grounds.

Location: Shadowbrook Lane. Hampton-In-Arden, B92 0EN

Capacity: 130

Price range: POA

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​Middleton Lodge | Laura Calderwood Photography

Middleton Lodge, North Yorkshire

About: A private 18th century Georgian estate set in 200 acres of north Yorkshire countryside, Middleton Lodge is the dream escape for a country wedding weekend. Depending on the size of your event, you can hire the entire estate or choose between the sixteen-bedroom Georgian main house with characterful reception rooms, a private bar area, sweeping staircase and garden marquee, or the two-acre walled gardens with Fig House.

Location: Kneeton Lane, Middleton Tyas, Richmond, North Yorkshire

Capacity: 200

Price range: POA


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