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14 Luxury Wedding Venues That Will Take Your Breath Away

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Follow in the footsteps of royalty or draw inspiration from the celebrity set by marrying at one of these fabulous luxury wedding venues.

Emily Deane
14 Luxury Wedding Venues That Will Take Your Breath Away

If there was ever a time to treat yourself to a taste of the high life, it’s surely on your wedding day.

From selecting the perfect dress or suit to drinking champagne and hiring a show band to keep you and your guests entertained, there are plenty of ways to make your day extra-special.

Choosing the setting for your big day is one of the biggest wedding planning decisions you’ll make and will set the tone for the entire celebration.

While we love laidback nuptials in rustic barns and urban warehouses, we reckon there’s nothing quite like a luxury wedding venue. From the stylish décor to the manicured grounds and the sumptuous suites where you’ll kick off your dancing shoes at the end of the night, a luxury venue will inject plenty of glamour into your big day.

If it’s glamour and decadence you’re dreaming of, look no further than our round-up of the very best luxury wedding venues in the UK. Each as individual as it is luxurious, there’s something for every couple here.

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14 Luxury Wedding Venues That Will Take Your Breath Away

1 Blenheim Palace

14 Luxury Wedding Venues That Will Take Your Breath Away

The birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, Blenheim Palace is the perfect luxury wedding venue pick for history lovers. A magnificent example of Baroque architecture, this impressive Oxfordshire stately home is nestled within 2000 acres of picturesque parkland and formal gardens.

Beyond the imposing walls, you’ll find a range of settings for all parts of your big day. Whether you’d like to say ‘I do’ on the manicured lawn with the palace as a backdrop or in the stunning Marlborough Rooms, there are plenty of options at Blenheim.

After your vows, you can head into the spectacular Great Hall or Long Library for a reception with up to 300 guests. Planning an even larger party? Blenheim Palace boasts a range of incredible marquees on the South Lawn, designed to host large and extravagant weddings.

2 Cliveden House

14 Luxury Wedding Venues That Will Take Your Breath Away

Did you know the Duchess of Sussex prepared for her Windsor Castle nuptials at Cliveden House? Fit for a real-life princess, this stunning Berkshire wedding venue is the definition of luxury.

The grade I stately home offers a range of celebration rooms to both say ‘I do’ in and toast your marriage afterwards and each space is luxuriously decorated.

If it’s a lavish celebration that you’re dreaming of, you’ll certainly achieve it at Cliveden with bespoke weddings and exclusive use hire available. If you’re lusting after luxury on a budget, there are a range of intimate midweek wedding packages to choose from, each including a three-course wedding breakfast and a night in the stunning bridal suite complete with champagne.

3 Colshaw Hall

14 Luxury Wedding Venues That Will Take Your Breath Away

Home to the rich and famous, it’s no wonder the leafy county of Cheshire boasts one of the most luxurious wedding venues in the country.

Colshaw Hall is a grade II listed country manor nestled within a private family-owned estate, giving couples the chance to become lord or lady of the manor for the day.

Seamlessly combining old style glamour with contemporary design, Colshaw Hall offers three reception rooms within the hall itself and a range of newly built options elsewhere on the estate. The fabulous, vaulted stable is the star of the show for us, with its large windows, timber beams and views of the picturesque grounds.

We’re also particularly impressed with the lavish Makeup Lounge for bridal preparations and The Den for pre-wedding drinks and a round of table tennis!

4 Rise Hall

14 Luxury Wedding Venues That Will Take Your Breath Away

Rise Hall in Yorkshire is home to one of our favourite bridal suites. The Swift Suite, with its sumptuous furnishings, large windows and fabulous en suite, is a major draw here.

We’re also head over heels for the elegant drawing and morning rooms as well as the light and airy orangery – ideal for indulgent wedding breakfasts.

You can hire Rise Hall exclusively for the day or for the weekend, starting on Friday evening and extending until midday on Sunday, making it a great choice for those looking to host a whole weekend of celebrations.

There is a selection of packages available, each including event management and planning support, ensuring your day is seamless from start to finish.

5 Babington House

14 Luxury Wedding Venues That Will Take Your Breath Away

Part of the Soho House group, Babington House is a popular place to say ‘I do’ within the celebrity set. A-listers such as Eddie Redmayne, Jamie Dornan and Aaron Taylor-Johnson have all tied the knot at this Somerset gem and, upon viewing the stunning house and the 18 acres of surrounding countryside, it’s easy to see why.

Babington is available for exclusive hire only, meaning you’ll have the place entirely to yourselves. You can prepare for your nuptials in the Cowshed Spa, relax in one of the 33 bedrooms and enjoy champagne in the grounds before heading into the orangery for a decadent wedding breakfast.

Civil ceremonies take place in the orangery and the library, while Christian weddings can be catered for at the Church of St Margaret just a stone’s throw away.

6 Combermere Abbey

14 Luxury Wedding Venues That Will Take Your Breath Away

The walled gardens, surrounded by enchanting woodland, provide a magnificent backdrop for outdoor ceremonies and summer drinks receptions at Combermere Abbey.

Indoors, the newly refurbished pavilion with its midnight blue walls and ambient lighting is the perfect space for a lavish wedding breakfast.

Our favourite spot at Combermere Abbey, however, is the Edwardian Glasshouse. With a blossom tree at its centre and large windows that bring the beauty of the gardens in, we can think of few better places to say, ‘I do’.

The Keeper’s Cottage - another new addition to this Cheshire wedding venue - provides the perfect place to prepare for your big day. We adore the plush velvet furniture and makeup stations – it’s like having your very own private, luxury beauty parlour!

7 De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms

14 Luxury Wedding Venues That Will Take Your Breath Away

Situated in West London, an area synonymous with luxury, De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms features a fabulous ballroom, glamorous penthouse and rooftop terrace.

The ballroom, with its vaulted ceiling and abundant chandeliers can accommodate up to 750 ceremony guests and a whopping 1500 standing reception guests.

If you’re hosting something a little more intimate, De Vere has plenty of options. The light-filled Crown Suite can accommodate around 250-300 guests, while the elegant drawing room can fit 250 dinner guests.

Rooms come in pairs at this London gem, meaning you can exchange your vows in one room and move seamlessly into another for your celebrations.

Dry hire and complete packages including food and drink are available here, meaning you can allow the experienced team to take care of everything for you or bring in your favourite caterers and tipples.

8 Gosfield Hall

14 Luxury Wedding Venues That Will Take Your Breath Away

Walk in the footsteps of royalty at Gosfield Hall, once a temporary residence of Queen Elizabeth I and, later, King Louis XVIII of France. The French influence can be seen in the Rococco Bridal Suite with its four-poster bed, gold ceiling rose and hand-painted detailing.

You can say ‘I do’ in the oak-panelled Queen Charlotte’s gallery, the Grand Salon or outside in the inner courtyard. Queen Charlotte’s gallery boasts a 120-foot-long aisle and dual aspect windows, while the Grand Salon features a hand-painted ceiling and double height sash windows.

The ballroom is the real jewel in Gosfield’s crown with its exquisite high ceiling, crystal chandeliers and decadent gold detailing. Here you can host up to 116 guests for a bespoke multi-course meal, prepared on-site by a team of experienced chefs.

9 Euridge Manor

14 Luxury Wedding Venues That Will Take Your Breath Away

While it may be situated in Wiltshire, Euridge Manor feels a million miles from the British Isles. The magnificent Italianate terrace will transport you to Mediterranean shores and the charming portico on the edge of the serene boating lake provides the most romantic ceremony setting.

Indoors the orangery guarantees to impress your guests with its ornate, crystal chandeliers and lantern roof. Complete with palms and other greenery, the Mediterranean feel continues, lending a unique feel to your celebrations.

There are three cottages on-site for guests to stay in as well as an adorable pine-clad cabin and a two-bedroom apartment, allowing guests to relax and enjoy the luxury of Euridge Manor for that little bit longer.

10 Hedsor House

14 Luxury Wedding Venues That Will Take Your Breath Away

Situated a stone’s throw from London in the Buckinghamshire countryside, Hedsor House offers all the beauty and tranquillity of a country wedding venue with the convenience of the capital.

Set within 100 acres of stunning parkland, this Georgian venue offers decadent weddings for up to 150 guests.

You can say ‘I do’ in the Centre Hall or head to the 12th century St Nicholas’ Church located just 300 metres from the house. As you exchange your vows, the Hedsor team will be hard at work ensuring the grand ballroom is ready to go for your luxury wedding reception.

Decked out with a four-poster bed and Tiffany blue accents, the Lavinia Suite is the ideal sanctuary for newlyweds to retire to after a night on the dance floor. With an adjoining private dressing room and a spacious en suite with double sink and shower, this wedding suite is the largest in Europe.

11 St Giles House

14 Luxury Wedding Venues That Will Take Your Breath Away

As luxurious as it is Insta worthy, St Giles House has style in spades. The team at this Dorset venue specialise in creating bespoke weddings and can lend a helping hand with everything from design to planning and ensuring your wedding day is as sustainable as possible.

The Georgian house has been sympathetically and stylishly restored, showcasing the original features while injecting a healthy dose of contemporary design.

The rooms and grounds are all licensed for ceremonies and a church lies just outside of the gates, so there are plenty of options here.

After hours, you and your guests can head downstairs to the secret basement nightclub and continue celebrations into the early hours.

12 Tyn Dwr Hall

14 Luxury Wedding Venues That Will Take Your Breath Away

Make the most of the breathtaking Llangollen countryside and say ‘I do’ under the pergola at Tyn Dwr Hall. If you’d prefer to stay indoors, you can exchange your vows in front of the grand fireplace in the 19th century ballroom.

Following the ceremony, you can move firmly into the 21st century with a wedding breakfast in the state-of-the-art Garden Room. The Garden Room features floor to ceiling windows, allowing you to really make the most of the surrounding unspoilt countryside.

With an illuminated bell tower, enchanting turrets and ancient forests on the doorstep, this really is a fairy tale wedding venue.

13 Findon Place

14 Luxury Wedding Venues That Will Take Your Breath Away

Findon Place features an enchanting mix of period charm and luxury interior design to create a dreamy wedding venue for modern couples.

Rooms painted in muted shades, an abundance of classical Georgian features and plush bedrooms make this West Sussex gem one of our favourites in the region.

Here you can marry in the traditional English country garden surrounded by borders packed with peonies, roses, lavender and dahlias. Not only is this a beautifully romantic spot to say your ‘I dos’, it also makes for a stunning wedding photography backdrop.

If you’re planning a wedding weekend, why not make the most of the heated outdoor pool in the grounds? There is also a tennis court and plenty of woodland walks to keep you and your guests amused.

14 Old Course Hotel St Andrews

14 Luxury Wedding Venues That Will Take Your Breath Away

Whether you’re a keen golf fan or not, Old Course Hotel St Andrews is a tempting wedding setting option – particularly if it’s luxury you’re looking for.

The light-filled conservatory features a statement chandelier at its centre and views of the famous old course to the front, making it a wonderful ceremony setting.

For your evening reception, it doesn’t get much grander than the ballroom with its glittering chandeliers and private bar area. If you’re inviting more than 130 guests, the Hall of Champions is the ideal spot. With capacity for 450 guests inside and an outdoor terrace area for drinks receptions, the hall is fit for the largest and most extravagant celebrations.

Extend the luxury with a stay at the Old Course Resort & Spa, a five-star hotel with spectacular views of West Sands Beach. Here you can indulge in a pre- or post-wedding treatment at the Kohler Waters Spa and, of course, play a round of golf on the hotel’s championship golf course.

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