Beautiful barns, incredible rural settings and gorgeous gardens will be the top of your list if you’re looking for country wedding venues in the UK. Thankfully, here at Bridebook, we have found the best (and boy, do we mean the best!) rural wedding venues in the UK’s most glorious areas of countryside.
So buckle up and prepare yourselves for the most dramatic of landscapes with the perfect surroundings in which to tie the knot. And if you’d like to take your search even further, head over to Bridebook’s Wedding Venue Search and click ‘country house’ in the filters.
5 acres of grounds and 4 beautiful licensed rooms belong to a multi-award winning Devonshire country house hotel, The Horn of Plenty. Offering valley views from the outside and classy interiors as you step inside, this unique venue is where all your country wedding dreams come true.
One of the most wonderful rural wedding settings you could hope for maybe Owlpen Manor, where the rustic Cyder House brings an agricultural edge to your country wedding. Along with the romance of the Manor gardens and a magical Cotswolds backdrop, you could be tying the knot in the oldest licensed wedding barn in the area!
The Grade II listed farmhouse of Houchins brings a historical touch to a seemingly contemporary country wedding venue. With the addition of a new barn complex, Houchins manages to wonderfully fuse rustic charm and grandeur and has become a barn wedding setting like no other.
This exclusive-use country house setting dates back to the 18th Century and provides a serene landscape on which to tie the knot. Wentbridge House Hotel offers traditional interiors and glamorous gardens, surrounded by an idyllic country wedding backdrop – the glorious Went Valley.
5. Pynes House, Devon
Set in a 37-acre park and boasting historic charm with contemporary finishes, Pynes House is a Devonshire dream. This stunning country wedding venue exudes beauty, romance and privacy with unbeatable views over magical woodlands and lush lawns. No rural wedding would be complete without having considered this special setting!
6. Knowlton Court, Kent
Follow the tree-lined driveway to the glorious gates of this next venue…Knowlton Court. This family home, in the heart of Kent and surrounded by extensive parkland, is a firm country wedding favourite! Whether you celebrate within the historic Great Hall or make the most of the gorgeous lawns outside, you’ll be able to enjoy your special day here with a personal touch.
Ringwood Hall Hotel is a breathtaking Georgian country house and spa oozing infinite class and elegance. Located on the edge of the Peak District and with 6 acres of formal gardens, you and your guests will have panoramic views for days! The rural wedding venue is nicely finished off with a spectacular honeymoon suite…and let’s not forget the sauna!
This next venue is totally traditional and takes things back to basics. Iscoyd Park has a focus on historic charm, characterful rooms and a magical warmth that you will feel as soon as you step through the door. This unique country wedding setting offers a totally bespoke service, making sure that every wish of yours is granted.
Dating back to the 1680s, this Scottish country castle really is one-of-a-kind! Take a whole 3-day retreat for your wedding, where you’ll stay at the tranquil Logie Country House and have exclusive use of the pool, Grand Ballroom and the newly-renovated stable blocks. Plus, this must be one of the only country wedding venues that has its own cinema room!
If you’re after a hint of grandeur with your country wedding setting, Eastwood Park is the place to see! Meander through the meadows and explore every corner of this 18th Century country house – and you’ll soon discover it’s one of the most romantic backdrops you could choose for a rural wedding.
This splendid venue lies on the grounds of Rufford Abbey’s ruins and boasts 900 years of history! Rufford Mill fuses rusticity with blissful countryside views to create an unrivalled country wedding setting with a difference. With its unique exterior, a beautiful lake and stylish interiors, this rural venue may just win you over.
12. Beeston Manor, Lancashire
Overlooking Beeston Wood and the glorious Lancashire countryside is Beeston Manor, an idyllic rural wedding setting where you’ll feel at home as soon as you enter. Expect home-cooked food, guaranteed exclusivity and an oak-beamed barn exuding rustic charm in which to say your vows.
This gorgeous country house venue is set amid the breathtaking Cumbrian scenery and provides a totally bespoke service to help you create your dream day. Overlooking the River Eden and with endless grounds to explore, you and your guests will have found a gem of a country wedding venue in Low House.
14. Durn House, Aberdeenshire
Durn House is an 18th Century charm which promises a traditional backdrop with plenty of sophistication. The team here specialise in rustic weddings and are ready to create a day personal to you and your partner, so let this Scottish paradise sweep you off your feet for the perfect country wedding setting!
Russets Country House brings contemporary themes and flawless design to the Surrey/Sussex border. This beautifully furnished country wedding venue offers lush lawns, a magical ambience and the very height of luxury (not forgetting the secret nightclub party area. Shh!)
Imagining an outdoor country wedding? Aubourn Hall Gardens & Grounds is the ideal place, with a stunning country house backdrop and acres of exquisitely landscaped outdoor space. This rural wedding setting trumps all others when it comes to alfresco celebrations!
17. Hengrave Hall, Suffolk
History and grandeur are the first words that come to mind when you see the wonderful Tudor mansion of Hengrave Hall. Set amidst 350 acres of Suffolk parkland, this award-winning rural wedding venue boasts unrivalled scenery and the most opulent of interiors, including its very own church.
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Within the glorious surroundings of the Hothorpe Hills, you will find a spectacular country wedding setting that will take your breath away. Hothorpe Hall provides a show-stopping Georgian exterior combined with contemporary rooms and luxury furnishings. And if you’re after a beautiful barn venue, the converted Stables and its original beams is the perfect place to say ‘I do’.
19. Silverholme Manor, Cumbria
Imagine saying your vows against the natural beauty of Cumbria, overlooking Lake Windermere and beside the marvellous country house of Silverholme Manor. Offering a nearby church, a grand Coach House and cosy fireplaces, this country wedding venue is not to be missed.
20. St Audries Park, Somerset
Step inside St Audries Park, where you’ll find never-ending traditional rooms filled with character and the glass-roofed Victorian Orangery to bring the countryside indoors! Not only that, but it is located within 100 acres of deer park and boasts panoramic views over rolling hills and the Bristol Channel. Where else would you want to host your rural wedding?
7 acres of cleverly landscapes gardens and several lavish reception rooms can be found at Manor By The Lake, one of the most opulent and romantic country wedding venues in the area. You’ll feel like a VIP here on your special day once you’ve roamed the grounds and retired to your luxurious honeymoon suite, complete with a grand four-poster bed and deluxe bath side-by-side.
22. Hockering House, Norfolk
Create your own rustic wedding setting at the flexible Hockering House, based in the heart of the unspoiled Norfolk countryside. Either have your ceremony in the grounds of the house or within the magical woodland and be completely at one with nature. And if you haven’t had enough the outdoors by then, you can set up your own glamping spot for the weekend!
Set in the tranquil landscape of impressive oak trees and infinite greenery, Eastington Park is an 18th Century country house where dreams are made. As you make your way down the grand driveway, take in the spectacular exterior before stepping inside and discovering an awe-inspiring spiral staircase. Dance around the regal ballroom in this unique country wedding venue to make your day just perfect.
If you still can’t make up your mind on your UK country house wedding venue, don’t panic! Use our Wedding Venue Search and click on the ‘country house’ filter to narrow down your results. Don’t forget to use our Budget and Checklist features to help you get organised.
And if you’d like to get a little more inspiration for your rural wedding setting before you decide on ‘the one’, have a look at some Beautiful UK Barns, plus see what your special day could look like with this Real Wedding in a Devon barn!