Always dreamed about a wedding with an English country garden? Or perhaps you want to wander the grounds of your unique venue for some extra special photo opportunities?
We’ve found 33 of our favourite countryside wedding venues with lovely grounds to show you – and hopefully, it will inspire your wedding search! If so, head over to Bridebook.co.uk and start a Venue Search using the ‘Lovely Grounds’ filter – but only after you read our list…
This subtropical paradise is Ventnor Botanical Gardens, a truly special backdrop for your unique wedding. 6000 species of plants and trees on the 22-acre grounds create an incredible setting, where you can say your vows overlooking the Meditteranean pond – definitely a venue for botany-lovers!
The stunning French architecture and historic features of Chateau Impney Hotel are one of a kind. However, it’s the grounds that make this venue even more spectacular! Elegant gardens with perfectly preened lawns and extravagant fountains are the icing on the cake here, along with a romantic bridge over the water.
This Asian-inspired dreamland located in the Cotswolds will be one of the best surprises you could hope for while searching for a venue. The Cloistered Courtyard of The Matara Centre boasts an outside area centred by the gorgeous pond as a focal point. Simply glorious!
As the name suggests, this beautiful venue is an East Anglian Wilderness Reserve, with Sibton Park‘s Georgian Manor House as a spectacular backdrop. Arrive via your own private driveway and into the grounds of this luxurious parkland, where you can explore meadows and say ‘I do’ amidst the wilderness.
Smallfield by name, but not Smallfield by nature as the grounds of this glorious venue stretch right around the entire house. The croquet lawn, the water gardens and the courtyard are just a few highlights of the 16th Century Jacobean Smallfield Place.
Make sure you get your camera out for this one, as the Scottish country mansion of Broxmouth Park overlooks idyllic water views. Alongside swans, rustic boats and magical woodland, you’ll find acres of lovely grounds to explore here.
The Alnwick Gardens are home to some of the most spectacular grounds we’ve ever seen! Intricate water features and illuminating features bring these gardens to life at any time of day, and in any season. How about this for a ceremony backdrop?!
8. Crow’s Hall, Suffolk
The outstanding 16th Century Crow’s Hall comes complete with an impressive Tudor Hall and even it’s own moat. But venture further, and you will find it’s wonderful gardens and 300-year-old oak trees located within the 400-acre farm. Fairytale doesn’t even cover it!
9. Chaucer Barn, Norfolk
Award-winning Chaucer Barn offers 4 stunning acres of lovely grounds to wander, while being situated in amongst pretty Norfolk parkland. With magical woodland settings nearby, you can use this venue alongside any wedding theme to make your dreams come true.
This rather rustic yet chic wedding venue is set in a traditional Victorian walled garden, where exposed red bricks and rusty countryside features surround you. The recently restored gardens along with the Grand Marquee make The Walled Garden at Beeston Fields a firm favourite for showing off its glorious grounds.
11. The Pines Calyx, Kent
Eco-friendly and innovative, The Pines is a Kent masterpiece! Set in tranquil gardens within 6 acres, this standout venue boasts contemporary interiors and sea views – the perfect choice if you’re wanting to plan a natural or sustainable wedding!
12. Busbridge Lakes, Surrey
Secluded in it’s own valley, Busbridge Lakes has 3 lakes and a variety of outdoor venue choices to stun you and your guests. Marvel at The Old Coach House, The Gothic Boathouse and The Cedar Tree venue to name but a few of the gorgeous attractions on the land here.
What more could you ask for on a spring or summer day, than to walk down the aisle in the beautiful gardens of The William Cecil? Finish up your day with a celebration of a lifetime within the garden marquee, keeping you just a stone’s throw away from the picturesque grounds.
With dreamy pathways and many varieties of plants all under one roof, the National Botanic Garden of Wales can’t be forgotten in this list! The contemporary architecture of the Glasshouse in addition to the enchanted gardens that extend outdoors, this venue is an utterly romantic choice.
15. The Ferry House Inn, Kent
Seaside venue The Ferry House Inn is home to delightful grounds with dramatic water views and a pagoda ceremony setting. Grab the seaside photo opportunities with both hands here, to make the memories of your big day truly special.
Another coastal venue here, but this time it’s the luxury Braithwaite Estate! Why not relax in the spa before your big day, before wandering the gardens of the 100-acre estate? This private North Yorkshire gem is surely a no-brainer!
A casual cream tea, a festival style with tipis, or a grand marquee…just a few of the ideas you can run with at Country Ways, Little Knowle Farm. This outdoor venue with stunning grounds lets you create your wedding your way – with pretty landscapes all around you.
The combination of traditional gardens and newly refurbished 19th Century building makes an ideal setting for a wedding on lovely grounds. Quorn Grange Hotel can be transformed into your very own paradise with its quaint gardens and outdoor space. Sweet!
19. Hatch House, Wiltshire
The idyllic landscapes of the Wiltshire countryside surround the Hatch House family home, which dates back to the 17th Century. Explore the Dutch Garden and the Pavilion setting within the garden’s stone walls and grand gates with your nearest and dearest.
20. Priston Mill, Somerset
Have the most splendid outdoor ceremony at Priston Mill‘s very own Watermill, beside pristine lawns and beautiful flowerbeds – or take the celebrations into the 18th Century Tythe Barn and let your guests spill out into the gardens for a breath of fresh air. What a stunning venue!
21. Eriviat Hall, Denbighshire
The stately home of Eriviat Hall boasts a 1 mile-long sweeping driveway, plenty of parklands, wildlife and deer roaming freely across the landscape. This secluded venue is not only a North Welsh oasis, but will let you your dreams become reality in the spacious grounds.
The 7-acre garden of family-run Brobury House proves a delightful venue, with a nearby magical woodland to explore on your wedding day photo shoot. Then sit down for a feast in the garden marquee to enjoy this exclusive-use setting (and all the amazing views that come with it!)
23. Dunedin Country House, East Riding of Yorkshire
Luxury venue Dunedin Country House has beautiful Victorian terraced gardens wherein you can walk the aisle and tie the knot underneath the branches. Follow the bridal pathway and through to the kissing gate to experience the most romantic grounds of this private house venue.
24. Mitton Hall, Lancashire
In the unspoiled countryside setting of Ribble Valley lies Mitton Hall, a magnificent 15th Century manor house steeped in history. Step into the brand new Conservatory, where you can experience nature from the other side of the glass. Perfect during dark spells of British weather!
25. Eslington Villa Hotel, Tyne & Wear
Offering 2 acres of sunken gardens and stunning landscape, Eslington Villa Hotel is a country house venue with gorgeous surroundings. In front of this exclusive-use hotel is possibly the best picture-postcard setting you could have!
26. Rumbolds Farm, West Sussex
The 16th Century Barn of Rumbolds Farm comes complete with ancient oak forests and surrounded by 100 acres of pastureland. Sip bubbly on the sunny patio or wander out to the lake for some waterside views of the gardens. Sounds like bliss!
27. Mytton Fold Hotel & Golf Club, Lancashire
Picturesque views over the valley; a romantic garden bridge; glorious meadows – these are just a few of the features of Mytton Fold Hotel & Golf Club. If you want to enjoy the outdoors with your friends and family on the most memorable day of your life, this venue’s lovely grounds will do the trick.
28. The Garden Barn, Suffolk
Situated in the grounds of Little Bradley Hall is The Garden Barn, which opens out onto extensive lawns, water features and valley views. The 18th Century Barn is surrounded by colourful flower borders and is an ideal venue for a quaint outdoor ceremony.
You can expect 17 acres of glorious grounds and views over the Welsh Mountains at Willington Hall Hotel. Steeped in history and dating back to 1829, this green paradise is home to The Garden Temple where you can get hitched beside Mother Nature herself.
30. Woldingham Golf Club, Surrey
With so many lovely lawns to explore at Woldingham Golf Club, why not take a newleyweds golf buggy to drive around the site? Enjoy breathtaking perspectives across the Surrey countryside as your nearest and dearest are charmed by this spectacular venue.
Sub-tropical gardens, exotic plants and dramatic sea views of the Cornish coastline are on the menu at Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens. Get lost in your own fantasy land at this special venue, where the most romantic and intimate of ceremonies take place high up in The Garden Pagoda.
32. Hayne House, Kent
The newly built Orangery at Hayne House is flooded with natural daylight while allowing you and your guests to enjoy magnificent views of the gardens. The mixture of traditional house features and contemporary additions within a tranquil Kent village is surely a winner here – we’re in love!
Founded in 1673, Chelsea Physic Garden has a long history and a long list of plants (over 5,000!). Known as London’s Secret Garden, this hidden gem is really a unique setting for a romantic outdoor ceremony with beautiful surroundings.
Wow! What stunning gardens and grounds those venues had. If you didn’t find the one for you or you want to keep looking, it’s easy to start a Venue Search on the Bridebook.co.uk site. Just use the ‘lovely grounds’ filter if you want your very own outdoor paradise!
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