On the hunt for the most photogenic country wedding venues in the UK and Ireland? You’ve come to the right place. From stunning Scottish castles to quintessentially English halls, read our guide to the best luxury wedding venues in the glorious British & Irish countryside.
The Best Country Wedding Venues in the UK & Ireland
A stunning 18th-Century Palladian countryside manor house immersed within acres of rural splendour. With six different wedding venues, four spectacular state rooms and a beautiful and traditional church located just half a mile from the Hall, this regal rural estate is the ideal place to say ‘I do’. Breathtaking parkland rolling into the rugged Norfolk coastline, along with a magnificent marble hall.
For the quintessential English setting amid historic gardens, teeming with flowers, birds, herbs and sweet aromas.
A fairytale Scottish wedding featuring bagpipes, turrets and magical woodlands.
Yesteryear opulence and sumptuous interiors at the foot of the Slieve Bloom Mountains in rural Ireland.
A knees-up in one of Devon’s prettiest corners, with its own church and beds for up to 90 people.
Just 60 minutes from London, Primrose Hill Farm is a stunning Grade II listed farmhouse and contemporary barn conversion nestled in rural Oxfordshire. Couples and their guests can enjoy exclusive run of the house and barn for the entire weekend, ensuring the celebrations don’t need to be cut short. The family-run farm offers a familiar, relaxed approach to their tailor-made service that runs from the first visit through to the end of the wedding stay. The Farm Barns, formerly hay barns, feature simple vaulted interiors of lime washed timber paired with expansive glass walls and roaring log fires which all make gorgeous backdrops for the wedding photos.
With capacity for up to 130, the indoor ceremonies in the Coach House are fairytale material, with converted stables offering ten bedrooms and a bridal suite.
Imagine tying the knot in an enchanting Cornish Cavern, where settings range from a romantic vine conservatory immersed in beautiful gardens to a dramatic underground lake. A welcome break from the church-marquee-B&B merry-go-round.
Nestled in the hamlet of Thorpe Mandeville in the Oxfordshire countryside, Thorpe Manor is surrounded by the natural beauty of its 200-acre estate, making it one of the best secluded country wedding venues. The house has been sympathetically restored and renovated by skilled craftsmen, led by the son of the former owner and his partner. The grandeur of this charming, yet informal property is made even more perfect for a wedding by its location opposite the village church.
You need to be a member of the Carnegie Club to bag this epic number for your big day, but, whatever it takes… The sprawling Sutherland castle offers breath-taking landscapes and a decadent Edwardian dining room for exchanging your vows.
Say I do inside Europe’s most romantic hotel and have the Gaelic fairytale wedding of your dreams. With rooms and suites tucked away in turrets, you and your guests will feel like you’re on a magnificent Royal adventure.
This Charming Manor house sits near Chipping Norton on the Oxfordshire-Gloucestershire borders in one of the most beautiful areas of the Cotswolds. The romantic Cornwell lets you create your own unique experience whilst having the whole manor to yourself for a wedding weekend.
A Jurassic Coast gem, The Axnoller sits in a truly private location in one of Dorset’s hidden valleys. Offering luxurious wedding packages for you and your guests, it will sure be an event not to forget.
The ancient tower, manicured grounds and magnificent eight-acre walled garden are just three things we love about this wedding venue, the fact that it’s one of Scotland’s finest sporting estates helps too…
For those who want to say I do away from the hustle and bustle of city life, the Grade II listed Hales Hall is surrounded by lavender-filled gardens, topiary hedges and acres of meadows, fields and woodland to take your breath away. Seating over 200 guests, the venue features award-winning catering as well as state-of-the-art lighting and a sprung dancefloor. It also sleeps 25 guests, so you can spend as long as you like with your family and friends inside the medieval masterpiece celebrating the occasion. The perfect place to set the scene for the wedding of the year…
Once you’ve picked your perfect venue, say ‘I do’ to the right photographer, florist, caterer and DJ with our wedding details guide.