In the last couple of Wedding Blogs I have talked about Destination Weddings, however we have so many beautiful Luxury Wedding Venues here on our doorstep in the UK. So I’ve put together my Top Ten Luxury Wedding Venue’s in the U.K, to help excited couples with their choices.
1. Aynhoe Park
One-of-a-kind, Aynhoe Park flaunts an eccentric array of bizarre and mesmerising works of Art, including a very famous giraffe and it’s side-kick rocking zebra. A grade 1 listed 17th century country house located in Oxfordshire overlooking the Cherwell Valley. If you’re looking for a unique and luxurious Wedding venue, Aynhoe Park is absolutely that place. With secret spaces around each corner you can be truly elevated to another world, making this a fantastic fairy tale escape for any couple, (oh and a Photographers Dream).
2. The Mandrake
The most incredible 5-Star Boutique hotel in London, featuring beautifully vibrant interiors and an impressive Art collection. The Mandrake is said to be designed to replicate the gardens of Babylon, parts of the hotel are open air space with a courtyard and hanging gardens, creating a lovely natural environment in the centre of this amazing venue. This elegant setting has a wealth of photography opportunities that will make your Wedding Photographs the envy of all.
Oh my goodness, the clue is absolutely in the title. This venue is truly spectacular, comprising of several astounding interior rooms, The Long Library for example is the second longest room in any British stately home. The beautifully elegant Orangery containing huge arched windows, high ceilings, and a glass panelled roof, that gives an impressive sense of space. This room having the advantage of lots of light overlooking the Duke’s Italian Garden, is the perfect space in which to perform your marriage ceremony. Alternatively, the unique Marlborough Room with its stunning chandeliers and large fireplace makes it an ideal space for more intimate ceremonies.
You with have THE MOST unforgettable wedding at Blenheim Palace, which is why it has to be in my Top Ten UK Luxury Stately homes.
4. Stoke Park
This Buckinghamshire mansion is an iconic and supremely comfortable country retreat located in a captivating parkland setting. Stoke Park can only be described as a magical mix of sumptuous luxury and refined elegance. The sheer presence of the venue itself is magnificent. The Fountain Room, which holds Civil Ceremonies, overlooks the terrace, gardens and fountains, it is an exceptional and memorable interior for any Wedding – quintessentially english.
Who doesn’t love the Cotswolds, and Barnsley House, a country hotel, nestled in the idyllic cotswolds countryside doesn’t disappoint. Set in extensive beautifully landscaped gardens in Gloucestershire, with a dedicated spa, private cinema and many luxurious bedrooms to choose from you’ll never want to leave. Barnsley House is evocative of a stunning stately home with the most amazing grounds to compliment. The breathtaking views of the gardens and surrounding countryside, are perfect for your Wedding Day.
Every room within Barnsley House is uniquely designed and furnished to perfection, combining country charm and all those comforts we love, it will leave you feeling very spoilt.
I just love this hotel. Having also Photographed a few pre Award shows here such as the NTA’s this Hotel just screams luxury on entering that iconic lobby. The marble flooring and pillars are beyond impressive. With the combination of a lavish ballroom and a hidden alfresco sanctuary, it is the epitome of elegance and romance. A quintessential lavish London Wedding venue, with an intelligent combination of Victorian beauty with discreet modern services. The Langham is light and opulent, so beautifully perfect for a couple requiring a city Wedding and the ideal lighting for Wedding Photographs.
The impressive Chiswick House is an 18th-century villa which has hosted many luxury events. The stunning Domed Saloon ceiling is an incredible asset to any ceremony space, in addition the perfect, Wedding reception can be held in the ornately decorated gallery rooms.
Wedding ceremonies can also be conducted in the Conservatory, a beautiful area of natural light, set within the Italian Garden, planted with roses, wisteria and many more. It creates the feeling of having an outdoor ceremony within the comforts of indoors. The Italian garden is the perfect romantic setting for your Wedding and Wedding Photographs. For a Photographer the natural light is a dream.
The amazing Claridges, oozing indulgence and richness in design from the moment you enter. From romantic ceremonies to lavish Wedding receptions, Claridge’s can provide any Wedding couple the dream inspiration, care and attention deserved by any engaged couple on their Wedding Day.
All the rooms create the perfect backdrop for saying ‘I do’. From the spacious art deco Ballroom, or the intimate St James, one of the exceptional Mezzanine interiors. The spaces to photograph are endless, you will feel so truly spoilt and your Photographs will be like no other. This venue just had to be in my Top Ten Luxury Wedding Venue’s in the UK.
This exquisite Georgian House retains an intimate, relaxed feel but most importantly, completely exclusive to any Wedding couple looking for that element of discreet.
However, aside from its immense beauty, it is this without a doubt the bespoke touch, combined with extraordinary attention to detail, that differentiates Hedsor House from other venues.
This Wedding venue, creates exceptional personability, executed to the highest professional standards, which allows any couple planning their big day to put heir spin on things.
10. The Lanesborough
Elegance elegance elegance in the best way to describe the Lanesborough. It has this inviting and intimate character that possesses anyone that enters. Whether you are thinking of a small lavish affair or the larger flamboyant Wedding, they allow you to be individual, which when planning your special day is so important. The Lanesborough, enjoys the utterly beautiful English style of a vibrant and luxurious Regency home where Hyde Park is your literally your front garden, could you imagine anything better for your Wedding Day.
If you are planning your Wedding in the UK and would like to chat over your Wedding Photography, head over to my connect page and lets begin your adventure.