One of the most fundamental aspects of a wedding is the venue. Depending on the atmosphere you’re trying to achieve throughout the day, there are hundreds of stunning locations to choose from across the UK. We have meticulously researched just a few of the most extraordinary and exquisite locations we could find, contriving a list of the 6 best luxury wedding venues that you should be aware of.
Best Luxury Wedding Venues
Looking for the perfect setting for your wedding can be a demanding experience, but managing to find the venue of your dreams, will make the whole task worthwhile. From castles in Cumbria to lavish hotels in London, we have discovered the crème de la crème of luxury wedding venues.
1. Appleby Castle, Cumbria
This 12th-century castle set in the beautiful surroundings of the Lake District boasts stunning architecture, impressive countryside views and authentic decor. Walk in the footsteps of renowned historical residents such as Hugh De Morville and Lady Anne Clifford; an Anglo-Norman knight serving King Henry II, and a 17th-century baroness and literary figure.
There are two locations within the castle that provide the perfect place for a wedding ceremony. Set in the tranquil grounds surrounding the castle is the Garden Rotunda, offering the perfect location for an enchanting outdoor summer ceremony. There is also the elegant oak-panelled ceremony room which boasts majestic views of the valley below, whilst providing an indoor space for you to exchange vows. Alternatively, if you’re after a religious wedding, then there is the local Anglian church just a five-minute walk away.
Raise a glass with your guests after the ceremony in The Lower Hall or mingle on the scenic terrace in the evening. Furthermore, when it comes to the evening meal, the castle also provides their own expert wedding caterers. More information can be found on the Appleby Castle website.
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2. Natural History Museum, London
This national treasure and educational hub can transform into the perfect place to host a wedding reception. The Hintze Hall is the largest area the venue has to offer, and with its high ceilings and Victorian architecture, provides an incredible setting for wedding guests to celebrate. For a more personal and intimate wedding reception, the museum offers out the North Hall and the Earth Hall. Despite both venues being modest in size, they still manage to successfully exhibit the museum’s magnificence and grandeur.
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3. The Earl of Doncaster Hotel, South Yorkshire
Located just minutes outside of the city of Doncaster, this hotel is the ideal place for those couples looking for a unique yet lavish reception venue. The hotel has a capacity for more than 400 guests and offers bespoke wedding packages, suitable for a range of budgets. They also hold a civil ceremony licence, a master of ceremonies and an on site wedding coordinator. Within the hotel, you will have a choice of location to hold the majority of the celebrations; there is the Concorde suite, the Concerto restaurant and the Ballroom.
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4. Kirtlington Park, Oxfordshire
In the heart of rural Oxfordshire resides this 18th-century Palladian mansion; Kirtlington Park. Boasting first class catering, quintessential function rooms and capacity for 120 guests, this country home makes for the ideal luxury wedding venue. There are several civil ceremony rooms available, including The Saloon, the Grey Drawing Room and the Monkey Room, all of which cater for varying numbers. The Great Hall is where the wedding breakfasts tend to take place, with space to accommodate for 120 guests.
Come evening time, the Saloon transforms into a huge dance floor, whilst adjoining rooms are available for those looking to take a more comfortable seat. For more information about this venue and the wedding suppliers they recommend, take a look at their website.
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5. The Shankly Hotel, Liverpool
The Shankly hotel is one of the most iconic and distinguished hotels in Merseyside. Dedicated to legendary football manager Bill Shankly, this venue is the ideal place for football enthusiasts. It showcases an extensive range of sports memorabilia whilst maintaining a high level of elegance and grandeur in the decor. For a rooftop wedding boasting unencumbered views of the city, there is the Garden of Eden venue. Little Eden, however, is a fitting location for a more intimate wedding, located on the ground floor and comfortably accommodating for 100 guests. In order to transform your visions into reality, The Shankly Hotel has a dedicated team of wedding planners on site.
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6. Syon Park, London
This 16th-century house was once home to the Duke of Northumberland and has since been in the family for 400 years. It hosts a number of stunning ceremonies and receptions throughout the year, offering out it’s Great Hall, State Dining Room and Great Conservatory for all occasions. The exalted Great Hall pleasantly seats 120 guests, whereas larger parties will be accommodated for in the Garden Room Marquee which seats up to 600 people. The majority of summer receptions will take place in the Great Conservatory, a predecessor to the original Crystal Palace, where a formal procession through the secluded Queen’s Walk usually takes place. This romantic location is the epitome of luxury wedding venues.
It is worth noting though that Syon Park only hosts civil ceremonies during the winter months (November to March) and won’t entertain receptions again until April.
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This is a collection of just some of the most stately settings in the UK that could provide you with the perfect wedding venue. Whether you’re looking to celebrate on a comprehensive scale or more intimately, if you’re striving for luxury, then these locations are guaranteed to live up to your expectations.
If you have decided that organising a wedding is beyond your skillset, then look into expert wedding planners near you, offering a bespoke and tailor-made service. For professional wedding planners in London, get in touch with Neimierko, who deliver only the smoothest of experiences. If you’re in need of wedding entertainment, then why not consider hiring one of Harry & Edge’s superior photo booths in London, guaranteed to be the root of all laughs throughout your reception.
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