21 Stunning Stately Homes
Have you always envisioned a grand and dramatic wedding? Are you seeking a bit of royal wedding action in your life? These stately home venues are the closest you’ll get – and they’re pretty special too!
These impressive venues will have you begging for more as you become a King or Queen for your big day. However, if you’re looking for something a little more low-key, use Bridebook.co.uk’s Venue Search and use the filters to find your perfect setting!
1.Boreham House, Essex
This beautiful Grade I listed building overlooks it’s own lake and 35 acres of grounds in the picturesque Essex countryside. Boreham House offers a gorgeous oak carved ceremony room and a marble reception area, so you can experience being Lord and Lady of the Manor for your wedding day.
2. Hengrave Hall, Suffolk
The striking exterior of Hengrave Hall will whet the most demanding of wedding venue appetites, as this breathtaking Tudor mansion boasts 350 acres of parkland as well as it’s very own church in which to say your vows. You won’t need much persuasion after visiting this stately home!
3. Orchardleigh House & Estate, Somerset
Just when you think you’d like to find the perfect stately home venue in the West, we call upon Orchardleigh House & Estate! Not only is the elegant house up for grabs, but also the Italian-style Walled Garden with a gorgeous light-filled Orangery may be the ideal place for your ceremony in the spring and summer time.
4. Stonehouse Court Hotel, Gloucestershire
Stonehouse Court Hotel is a 17th Century stately home venue that dreams are made of! It hosts a plethora of flexible spaces in which to celebrate with your nearest and dearest, including the newly-refurbished Caroline Suite – a stunningly romantic banqueting room that backs onto the private gardens.
5. Port Eliot Estate, Cornwall
Port Eliot will blow you away with it’s breathtaking Georgian Orangery, it’s elegant Boathouse on the river banks, and it’s traditional reception rooms oozing with charm. As the historic seat of the Earl and Countess of St Germans, this enchanting stately home truly is a fairytale setting.
6. Lartington Hall, Country Durham
Gorgeous high ceilings and elegant decor welcome you as soon as you walk into Lartington Hall. On offer is 75 acres of parkland, a stunning Chapel space and the heavenly Ballroom, creating a magical setting for your grand wedding.
7. Ashridge House, Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire’s Ashridge House is a rather royal affair, as it was once home to Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I. On it’s own 190-acre estate, this venue boasts high ceilings, exquisite decor and the grand staircase as a gorgeous focal point.
8. Brocket Hall Estate, Hertfordshire
Dating back to 1760, Brocket Hall Estate is set in picturesque countryside and boasts three fairytale venues for your stately home wedding. The Ballroom is at the heart of this stunning venue – the opulent ceiling was painted by Sir Francis Wheatley, and it was the first place in England to be introduced to the Waltz. How romantic!
9. Irnham Hall, Lincolnshire
Irnham Hall‘s spacious Orangery and it’s very own Church are perfect settings for your ceremony, followed by a glass of bubbly in the Walled Garden. Continue your celebrations in the stunning Summer House before retiring to the onsite luxury cottages with your nearest and dearest.
10. Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire
What a choice you have with the breathtaking Blenheim Palace, where you can choose between several different settings. Literature lovers – here’s The Long Library, complete with grand organ and 10,000 books, or there’s The Saloon, a French-decorated State Dining Room. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg!
11. Cambo Estate, Fife
Bringing together a stunning stately home, a rustic barn venue in the woods and dramatic parkland backdrops, Cambo Estate really does suit all tastes! This Scottish oasis oozes charm and tradition to create the wedding day of your dreams.
12. Allerton Castle, North Yorkshire
This gothic revival castle will really sweep you off your feet! Allerton Castle is a jaw-dropping setting, some key features including the Grand Staircase on which to utilise for a dramatic bridal entrance – amazing photo opportunity right there!
13. Belchamp Hall, Suffolk
Suffolk’s gem of a venue Belchamp Hall is a gorgeous red-brick structure with a long sweeping driveway, stunning stained glass windows and a nearby church in which to say your vows. It’s a must-see
14. Kimberley Hall, Norfolk
Looking for a stately home venue with a modern twist? Kimberley Hall is the place for you – a historic house including a stylish West Wing with chic decor and state-of-the-art-lighting. This venue will light up your life!
15. Penshurst Place, Kent
Penshurst Place and Gardens is a one-of-a-kind stately home venue that lies in a glorious village in Kent. This enchanting Medieval house offers three unique banqueting rooms, not to mention the perfectly manicured gardens where you can take a romantic walk after you tie the knot.
16. Stoneleigh Abbey, Warwickshire
The spectacular lake-fronted Stoneleigh Abbey is an impressive structure with a rich history. Choose from a range of banquet halls, reception rooms and timeless settings in which to host your wedding day – all with stunning views over parkland.
17. Leigh Court, Somerset
Leigh Court‘s Great Hall is truly the heart of this venue – with it’s surrounding double staircase and striking pipe organ, there isn’t a better place to have your ceremony. And if you haven’t fallen in love with it yet, the rest of the 19th Century Greek-style decor throughout the rest of the building won’t disappoint!
18. Holdenby House, Northamptonshire
With 20 acres of luscious gardens and surrounded by endless Northamptonshire countryside, Holdensby House is one to remember. The state rooms of this traditional setting scream grand and romantic – what more could you want?!
19. Capesthorne Hall, Cheshire
No fairytale wedding is complete without the backdrop of Capesthorne Hall! As one of the most prestigious venues within Cheshire, this Jacobean-style building combines history, grandeur, and a touch of contemporary charm too.
20. Plas Dinam Country House, Powys
The magical Welsh venue of Plas Dinam Country House makes the ideal setting for your grand wedding. Float through this beautiful Grade II mansion, have drinks in the wildflower meadow, and feast like Kings and Queens in the glass-roofed Old Stables. Lush!
21. Sennowe Park, Norfolk
Sennowe Park is Norfolk’s delight, offering the stunning Long Room or the Winter Garden for your bespoke ceremony. With a luxury marquee on the grounds and gorgeous views across the land, you can party the night away at this grand stately home venue.
Haven’t found the venue for you? Use Bridebook.co.uk’s Venue Search and click the filter for ‘stately home’ if you would like a grand wedding day!