Are you waiting to find your fairytale castle in which to marry your Prince or Princess? Well look no further, as Bridebook.co.uk have put together a list of the top classic venues so you go ahead with planning your traditional wedding.
If you want more choice than our top 32, use our Venue Search and click the ‘Classic’ filter to find plenty more gorgeous settings that you are sure to fall in love with!
1.Carlton Towers, North Yorkshire
Carlton Towers is the most perfect venue to start off our ‘classic’ search with! This Yorkshire beauty is truly what dreams are made of, as Gothic architecture, high ceilings and 250 acres of land will surround you during your celebrations. So romantic!
2. All Saints Chapel, East Sussex
You can’t get much more traditional than a church wedding, and All Saints Chapel is a spectacular choice! Guaranteed to make the hairs on your arms stand up, the Belgian altar and unique stained-glass windows of this Grade I listed building will be simply unforgettable.
3. Missenden Abbey, Buckinghamshire
This Medieval abbey has a classic castle exterior and boasts 10 acres of gorgeous grounds, with stunningly romantic decor and stained glass windows. Whether you choose to tie the knot in the Garden Room or the Library, your classic venue search is not complete without a trip to Missenden Abbey.
4. Clearwell Castle, Gloucestershire
Every Princess has their Knight in shining armour, and Clearwell Castle is the place to live out that dream! In the depths of an enchanted forest, you will find this fairytale venue oozing with exquisite interiors and plenty of splendour. Make this exclusive setting all yours for your magical wedding day.
5. The Elvetham, Hampshire
The Elvetham mansion house is definitely an unforgettable one, steeped in historic charm and grandeur. The impressive exterior gives the ‘wow’ factor, while luxurious furnishings make your classic wedding as comfortable (and as stylish!) as possible.
6. East Dene, Isle of Wight
The Victorian mansion house of East Dene has nearly 200 years of history, 10 acres of gorgeous woodland and a totally bespoke service in which you can design your perfect day. Wood panelled rooms and original features will make you swoon over this classic venue!
7. Tor House, Cornwall
This Cornish gem is Tor House, a classy Grade II listed building with bright and spacious rooms. As well as exclusive use of the beautiful gardens and luxurious accommodation, this simple venue is quite simply a fabulous stately home.
8. Thornton Manor, Cheshire
Built in the 19th Century and oozing with ornate decor, Thornton Manor offers an array of settings for your classic wedding. Whether you choose the gorgeous ceremony room or the secret garden’s Waterside Pavilion, you’ll be in the perfect place to live out your dream.
9. Pitcalzean House, Highland
If you’re after a small and sophisticated celebration, Pitcalzean House may be the venue for you. This classic Georgian country house offers 33 acres of land, a croquet lawn and endless traditional charm for the most perfect Scottish wedding!
10. Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa, Wiltshire
Lucknam Park not only boasts ultimately romantic rooms and luxury decor, but also delectable dining, beautiful bedrooms and a spa for a relaxing retreat. Make your classic wedding as intimate or as grand as you like with this picture postcard backdrop – you can thank us later!
11. Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh
Ramp up the tradition with a ceremony in the Siegfried Room at Edinburgh Napier University, followed by a classy wedding breakfast in the impressive 20th Century chapel. Filled with period features and plenty of character, this building could be the place to make your vision a reality.
12. Ivy Hill Hotel, Essex
Nestled in the Essex countryside is Ivy Hill Hotel, a marvellous venue offering function rooms with a touch of splendour and quintessential charm. Spill out onto the beautiful landscaped gardens for your drinks reception before sitting down to a classic wedding breakfast in this venue of bliss.
13. Burrows Lea Country House, Surrey
Ride up to the entrance of Lea Burrows Country House by horse and carriage or vintage car to start your classic wedding in style. This gorgeous traditional venue has 30 acres of gardens and woodlands for you to explore throughout the day, until you step inside to enjoy unique fireplaces and detailed decor. And all of this in the picturesque setting of the Surrey Hills!
14. Trereife Park, Cornwall
This Georgian estate is a family-run wedding venue with incredible style. Offering traditional and luxurious rooms and apartments for you and your entourage to stay in, Trereife Park can cater for small and large weddings – not forgetting the simply stunning backdrop of the surrounding gardens.
15. Melville Castle, Edinburgh
If you’ve always dreamed of a fairytale castle wedding, Melville Castle is the one! Ornate State Rooms and The Ballroom are just some of the classic settings on offer for your wedding – high ceilings, period features and glorious landscapes will make you pinch yourself!
16. Kippilaw House, Scottish Borders
Whether you fancy an intimate feast, a grand party in the Ballroom or simple ceremony in the private gardens, Kippilaw House has it all. The ethos here at this beautiful country house is to create what you want without loads of restrictions, so you can really plan your classic wedding day the way you dreamt it.
17. Innes House, Moray
Nestled in the Scottish countryside, this 17th Century country house is as traditonal as you can get. The gardens of Innes House make the perfect backdrop for you to say your ‘I do’s, before dining in the unique marquee that brings the outdoors in. Finish your day by dancing away in the formal Ballroom!
18. The Bull Hotel, Northamptonshire
In the heart of Peterborough city lies The Bull Hotel, a Grade II listed venue with heaps of character and charm. Combining historic features, gorgeous lighting and timeless furnishings, this classic hotel might just steal your heart.
19. Durker Roods Hotel, West Yorkshire
This stunning manor house was transformed into Durker Roods Hotel in 1975, where the staff welcome whatever wedding ideas you have! After admiring the classic exterior, take a peek inside the hotel and find a fairytale staircase, alongside plenty of beautiful rooms in which to host your special day.
20. Landguard Manor, Isle of Wight
Oozing endless amounts of history and charm, Landguard Manor is an Isle of Wight gem. Surrounded by gorgeous grounds and picturesque landscapes, this manor house venue plays host to an array of stunning formal rooms for your traditional wedding.
21. Langrish House, Hampshire
Whether you’re after a gorgeous summer ceremony in the gardens or you’d prefer a more cosy affair next to the fireplace in the colder months, Langrish House can accommodate you. It’s wood-panelled room is the hub of this classic venue, while also offering spectacular views over the Hampshire countryside.
22. Hadlow Manor Hotel, Kent
This Georgian manor house dates back to the 18th Century, where each of the reception rooms – The Goldings Room, The Hadlow Suite, and The Garden Room – take on slightly different styles of timeless class. Backing onto Hadlow Manor House are the stunning lawns, providing an utterly romantic scene in which to set your day.
23. Coombe Trenchard, Devon
The Edwardian house of Coombe Trenchard offers an oasis of woodlands, streams and gardens for you and your other half to explore after you’ve tied the knot. Have a formal feast in the Grand Hall or a more relaxed ceremony under the Tower- but we know one thing is for certain: this classic venue is what dreams are made of!
24. The Ivory Pavilion, County Antrim
The Ivory Pavilion is the clean-cut and traditional juxtaposition to next-door Galgorm Castle. Enjoy the fabulous grounds with rustic walls and lush flowers, before spending quality time with friends and family in the pavilion underneath luxurious ivory ceiling drapes. Even more classic rooms can be sought out in the 17th Century castle!
25. Ripley Arts Centre, Greater London
Ripley‘s Victorian country house has plentiful period features, and one room that stands out is the Hampton Court Palace-inspired Music Room. Complete with grand piano and views out to the Sensory Garden, this is the place to celebrate for a classic feel.
26. Donnington Valley Hotel & Spa, Berkshire
The 4-star hotel of Donnington Valley overlooks the picture-perfect Berkshire countryside. Stylish chandeliers hang above the timeless reception room, letting tons of natural light in – not to mention the relaxing spa facilities and luxurious bedrooms. You can’t go wrong with this elegant venue!
27. Corse Lawn House Hotel, Gloucestershire
The Georgian Corse Lawn House Hotel sums up ‘classic’ in a nutshell. With a traditional exterior and fronted by it’s own pond, the style continues indoors with formal dining rooms and bedroom suites with a period feel. Be a Prince and Princess for the day here!
28. The Rembrandt Hotel, Greater London
A historic Edwardian building with luxurious reception suites in the hustle and bustle of Knightsbridge – this is The Rembrandt Hotel! Enjoy a relaxing massage or treatment in the health & fitness club, and rest your head after a busy wedding day in an elegant bedroom with views of the Victoria & Albert Museum. If you’re looking for somewhere classy where you can indulge, this is it!
29. Warbrook House, Hampshire
130 acres of gardens surround the Grade I listed Warbrook House, which has an exterior oozing grandeur. Stepping inside, you’ll find elegant lighting, ornate decor and romantic drapes, making it a fab traditional venue choice. It even has it’s own canal – so romantic!
30. Cantley House Hotel, Berkshire
Among the Berkshire countryside lies Cantley House Hotel, a magnificent red-brick country house that takes you right back to a true classic feel. Filled with period features and furnishings, this venue has surprises round every corner – and for us this was the stunning Oak Room. Imagine walking down the aisle here!
31. Whittlebury Hall Hotel & Spa, Northamptonshire
Feel like royalty at Whittlebury Hall Hotel & Spa as you make a grand entrance down the long, winding driveway and receive a spectacular red carpet reception. This lovely building seeps tradition on the inside and out, and will make the ultimate quintessential backdrop.
32. The Kia Oval, Greater London
As one of the Capital’s oldest sporting venues, this classic Victorian style building is steeped in history. The Kia Oval offers the Pavilion’s Long Room where walls are lined with charming artwork and ceilings are decorated with stylish chandeliers. But most importantly, let the experienced staff do all the hard work while you enjoy your memorable day.
These are only a few of our gorgeous traditional venues, but be sure to peruse our Venue Search and click the ‘Classic’ filter to find the perfect wedding venue for you!
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