The Best Country House Wedding Venues in the UK

August 12, 2020

Venue Guides

It’s no secret that I absolutely LOVE a country house wedding. There’s something about stately home venues that ooze grandeur. And when it comes to choosing your perfect wedding venue, I can’t think of a more romantic setting than a country house in the English countryside.

We are well and truly spoilt with incredible wedding venues here in the UK. From luxurious hotels and show-stopping orangeries to historic museums, castles and even palaces! Today, however, I wanted to dedicate a post to the best country house wedding venues in England.

Whether you’re looking for a homely manor house, a breathtaking stately home, or a quirky country house that could be yours for the weekend. In this post, you’ll discover some of my favourite country house wedding venues in the UK.

Hedsor House

Beautifully grand yet homely and welcoming, Hedsor House is an exclusive country house in Buckinghamshire. Hedsor offers a blank canvas for your wedding so you are free to let your ideas run wild when it comes to styling and design. With twelve stunning bedrooms and THE most spectacular bridal suite onsite, you’ll feel immersed in luxury for your entire wedding day.

Somerley House

A hidden gem in the heart of Hampshire, Somerley House is a spectacular stately home on the private Somerley Estate. Their ornate picture gallery is a breathtaking space for ceremonies and receptions alike. Coupled with beautiful grounds and unspoiled views, Somerley is an inviting exclusive-use wedding venue that you’ll never want to leave.

Aynhoe Park

Flying giraffes, and zebras, and unicorns – oh my! Aynhoe Park is a wonderfully quirky yet undeniably timeless country house in the heart of Oxfordshire. Renowned for it’s incredible collection of taxidermy, this stately home will be exclusively yours for your wedding day. The house also has a several exquisitely decorated bedrooms so makes a perfect venue for a multi-day celebration. Embrace the extravagance and let your imagination run wild!


Cornwall wedding venue Boconnoc is a beautiful, versatile country house that offers a luxuriously private setting for your big day. Miles away from city life but with easy transport links, Boconnoc will be a home away from home for the duration of your wedding. There’s also ample accommodation onsite, so you’ll be sure of a warm welcome.

Kirtlington Park

Located in beautiful Oxfordshire and just a stones throw from the Cotswolds, Kirtlington Park is a stunning Palladian mansion with breathtaking gardens and incredible event spaces. There’s also eight gorgeously decorated bedrooms for you and your closest family to enjoy. This delightful country house wedding venue will steal your heart as soon as you drive up to it!

Holywell Hall

Holywell Hall is a true hidden gem! This charming Lincolnshire wedding venue is gloriously romantic and quintessentially English. You’ll have total freedom to make this exclusive country house entirely your own throughout your wedding day. There’s also an array of newly-refurbished bedrooms, making this the perfect space for a weekend wedding.

Thorpe Manor

A delightfully homely Georgian country house in Oxfordshire, Thorpe Manor is exquisitely intimate and truly luxurious. With the space to host a marquee wedding in the grounds you are free to let your imagination run wild. And the real show-stopper? The 14 beautifully designed bedrooms, complete with all of the welcoming, homely touches you could dream of.

Pynes House

Located just outside Exeter, Pynes House is an exclusive Devon wedding venue that has been lovingly restored to offer unrivalled luxury. With twelve beautiful bedrooms for your guests, you’ll receive a warm welcome for the whole of your wedding weekend. The opulent event spaces and breathtaking grounds will mean you’ll never want to leave.

Elmore Court

Unique, quirky and brimming with history, Elmore Court is a stunning Cotswolds wedding venue. The house itself is wonderfully classic and an undeniably memorable setting for your day. And to see you through until the early hours, ‘Gillyflower’ is a totally unique, purpose built reception space. There’s also 16 individually designed bedrooms for your guests to enjoy throughout the celebrations.

St Giles House

St Giles House is a breathtaking, historic country house situated in the heart of Dorset. With an array of stunning reception rooms, uniquely charming decor and even an underground nightclub, it’s a total hidden gem! Onsite accommodation comes in the form of converted riding stables, which have been lovingly restored to offer unrivalled luxury. Quirky, timeless and undeniably charming!

Are you dreaming of a country house wedding in the English countryside? I offer country house wedding planning services throughout the whole of the UK and I’d love to hear from you! Get in touch to learn more.

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