The team at Country House Wedding Venues share their picks of the romantic locations to say 'I do'...
When it comes to wedding planning, many brides-to-be have that stunning, princess-worthy venue in mind as the setting for their big day. Whether it's because of too many Disney films as a child or because we just really want to feel like royalty for a day, we just can't get enough of breath-taking locations and views to die for. We take a closer look at 13 perfect fairy-tale wedding venues that you'll be desperate to have for your wedding.
#1 Oxnead Hall, Norfolk
This magnificent, Grade II Listed wedding venue has everything. Stunning spaces in which to tie the knot, idyllic grounds mingle and enjoy drinks, and luxurious accommodation to relax in after the festivities are over. It's a perfect destination wedding venue and a wonderful rural escape.
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#2 Farnham Castle, Surrey
Nothing says fairy-tale wedding quite like a castle setting and this amazing building offers history, grandeur and elegance in abundance. You're sure to get that princess feel you've been dreaming of in this truly awe-inspiring wedding venue.
3. Morden Hall, London
This stunning manor house in the heart of South London boasts elegance and sophistication combined with delightful parkland surroundings. Having been recently renovated to an exceptional standard, the venue has been completely redesigned to host exceptional weddings of the highest standard.
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4. Curradine Barns, Worcestershire
For that perfect, rustic fairy-tale wedding, this breath-taking barn venue is a cut above the rest. The delightful barn is brimming with rural romance and offers traditional, 19th Century buildings, a wonderfully secluded courtyard and the most amazing honeymoon suite and bridal preparation room.
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5. Pentney Abbey, Norfolk
We're certain you won't have seen a wedding venue like this before! Tie the knot in the unique and magical gatehouse that dates back to 1380 before celebrating in the medieval barn with all your guests. If you're looking for a venue that's steeped in history, Pentney Abbey is the perfect destination wedding venue for you.
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6. Rowton Castle, Shropshire
This stunning castle provides grandeur and charm like no other venue around. Magnificent inside and out, this incredible venue gives you the chance to say ‘I do' in an elegant and traditional location before taking to the spectacular grounds to celebrate.
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7. Mapperton, Dorset
Hidden away in the tranquil Dorset countryside, Mapperton manor house offers a stunning backdrop for your big day. Strolling through the grounds or tying the knot al fresco at the Garden Pavilion will have you feeling like a summery princess in no time. Secluded, sophisticated and stylish, Mapperton has it all.
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8. Clearwell Castle, Gloucestershire
On the edge of the Cotswolds sits this fantastic example of a castle wedding venue. This idyllic fairy-tale location boasts stylish Georgian décor, delightful landscaped gardens and a grand 75-foot aisle so you can make an entrance that's fit for a princess!
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9. Tyn Dwr Hall, Denbighshire
This gorgeous Grade II Listed venue is nestled away in the North Wales countryside and is a truly magical venue your wedding day. With a choice of remarkable ceremony rooms, no less than three honeymoon suites to pick from, and picturesque gardens with surrounding scenic views of rolling hills. It's an exquisite rural venue that's so easy to get to from across the North West and Wales too.
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10. Berkeley Castle, Gloucestershire
What could be better than an awe-inspiring 12th Century castle for that perfect fairy-tale wedding? Berkeley Castle has hosted kings and queens in the Great Hall, which is the ideal spot for a grand wedding breakfast, and you can feel like royalty too as you enjoy exclusive use of everything that this incredible castle wedding venue has to offer.
11. Wasing Park, Berkshire
It's fair to say that Wasing Park has it all: A striking turreted façade, a sophisticated, rustic charm provided by the Castle Barn interior, the delightful Victorian Summerhouse that's perfect for outdoor weddings AND a boutique hotel for your guests to take full advantage of after the festivities have come to an end. Need I say more?
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12. Kirtlington Park, Oxfordshire
A Grade I Listed manor house that's bursting with history and character, Kirtlington Park is a perfect choice an elegant and romantic fairy-tale wedding. With acres upon acres of flawless grounds to enjoy and exquisite décor throughout the venue, it really is a wonderful setting to say ‘I do'.
13. Leez Priory, Essex
This award-winning Tudor wedding venue is truly remarkable, offering a plethora of beautiful locations for your wedding ceremony within the stunning, red brick Great House. The exposed brick and timber interior provides a delightfully traditional feel while the Great Tower and Carriageway help to create an unforgettable, fairy-tale wedding that's worthy of a princess.
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So there's the list; 13 venues that are just perfect for a fairy-tale wedding! The hard part now is trying to pick just one...
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