Top 10 Luxury Wedding Venues in the UK
If you’re getting married this year, and looking for somewhere with decadent surroundings, when it comes to luxury wedding venues UK couples are spoilt for choice.
Here, we look at our top ten, in no particular order...
1) Blenheim Palace
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This is where Winston Churchill was born, and it boasts more than 90 acres of formal grounds. These include a rose garden, water terraces and an Italian garden, all set against the backdrop of parkland and the rolling Oxfordshire countryside. The venue has a team of specialist wedding planners, and celebrations can take place here from 5 pm onwards.
2) The Badminton Estate
The estate belongs to the Duke of Beaufort and is set in the heart of the Gloucestershire countryside.
Here you can enjoy your wedding inside (the North Hall has room for 120 guests) or in a gorgeous marquee beside the deer park. Meanwhile, West Wing rooms are ideal for civil ceremonies and dancing.
3) Goodwood Estate
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This 12,000-acre venue in West Sussex has been home to the Dukes of Richmond for over three centuries. Famously, motorsport and horse-racing events are held here, including, ‘Glorious Goodwood’ on the racecourse on the Sussex Downs.
The estate has a wide range of venues from the hotel to Goodwood House and The Kennels, any of which would make a spectacular backdrop to your special day.
4) Sorn Castle
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This Ayrshire venue provides a bespoke wedding service and can lay on everything from a formal banquet to an intimate wedding breakfast.
It’s a super-luxurious venue, with an 8,000-acre estate, with the castle and the original keep, dating from the eighteenth century, at its heart, available for exclusive hire.
5) Hilles House
Built on the edge of the Cotswolds with panoramas over five counties, this unique venue has a rather Bohemian feel to it and has its incredible Palace Yurt for hire with room for up to 250 guests.
While there isn’t any accommodation in the house itself, the local village of Painswick, the ‘Queen of the Cotswolds’ caters for all budgets.
6) Hedsor House
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Johnny Depp has described this Georgian house as ‘amazing’. This beautiful place was designed by the architect who created Somerset House, and the drive, a half-mile long, is just one of its talking points.
Despite the 100 acres of parkland, and tranquil listed gardens, Hedsor, in Buckinghamshire, is just 45 minutes from London.
6) 30 James Street, Liverpool
Built in 1896, this award-winning venue is a stunning, Grade 2-listed place that was formerly the White Star Line shipping company HQ.
It’s right by the Albert Dock and recreates the splendour and opulence of a cruise-liner.
8) Spitbank Fort, Hampshire
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For a truly unique wedding experience, why not get married on your own exclusive island fort in the sea?
This 150 year-old man-made fort was originally constructed as military fortresses to protect against French and later German invasion, but has now been revitalised as a luxury hotel and events venue.
9) One Great George St, London
This prestigious setting in London’s Westminster offers a total of seven licensed rooms for your wedding. The main foyer has astonishing high ceilings and is flooded with natural light.
Get married here whether you want something lavish or intimate – St James Park is just across the way.
10) Cliveden House, Berkshire
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This provides the last word in luxury, and it’s where Meghan Markle spent her last night as a single woman. The Grade 1 stately home features an intriguing history, having been made famous in the 1960s by the Profumo affair.
It has sculpted gardens and function rooms for up to 60 guests, all lavishly decorated. The French Dining Room, for example, has stunning views over the river.