Looking for a weekend retreat to house all your loved ones? Look no further – our editors’ share their favourite exclusive-use wedding venues from across the UK.
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Deer Park Country House, Devon
Looking to tie the knot somewhere that exceeds ‘wedding venue’ expectations? Deer Park in Devon is an immersive wedding retreat and one of the UKs best kept secrets for hosting the ultimate exclusive-use wedding. Your guests are guaranteed to be blown away by this multi-award-winning venue with such a vast array on offer, stretching across 80 acres in the most serene South West Coast setting. If you’re looking to stretch celebrations across several days, various activities and formats, from pre wedding yoga sessions to cocktails at sunset in the walled garden, there’s plenty there to entertain guests and the wedding party. Deer Park has some of the best accommodation we’ve seen, including a heavenly treehouse for the newlyweds.
Discover more about Deer Park here.
Wilderness Reserve, Suffolk
Orangery? Walled garden? Georgian mansion? Check. This exclusive-hire estate has it all. Put your guests up in the coolest accommodation – a pink farmhouse, electricity-free cottages and a cleverly converted fruit and veg glasshouse. Explore the vast landscape on Pashley Bicycles. Guests can enjoy tennis, clay-pigeon shooting, fishing, archery and more. Add some wedding wow with a Woodland Firefeast or Bonfire Experience. Just don’t forget your wellies!
Discover more about Wilderness Reserve here.
Lucknam Park, Wiltshire
Standing pillared-and-proud along a mile-long, beech and lime-framed drive, Lucknam Park packs that period drama appeal. Tall 18th century windows peer over velvety lawns, topiary and acres of tamed parkland and gardens, while the building’s buttermilk-stone mirrors that of nearby Bath’s handsome crescents. The courtyards and spectacular grounds are what photographers dream of – an idyllic, Jane Austen-style backdrop for truly knockout wedding pictures.
Discover more about Lucknam Park here.
Cornwell Manor, Oxfordshire
Deep in the bucolic thickets of North Oxfordshire, Cornwell Manor casts its wisteria-smothered Georgian symmetry over acres of landscaped gardens and its very own hamlet, including a Norman church. As the Cotswolds switch on the sunshine and the Laurel-carved gardens glow an ethereal green, there is a sense that you have found the prettiest patch of England: undulating countryside, woodland and lakes serving as a soft, watercolour backdrop for the couple’s vision and all the photographs.
Discover more about Cornwell Manor here.
Hedsor House, Buckinghamshire
Hedsor House is the ultimate party pad. A pink rhododendron-lined driveway leads to the spectacular family-owned manor house. Strikingly symmetrical, it’s a dream for those all-important wedding snaps. Get hitched at the nearby medieval church or Centre Hall with domed ceiling in the main house. There’s a stunning Bridal Suite with large dressing area for all your maids.
Discover more about Hedsor House here.
Heckfield Place, Hampshire
Art lovers will be in heaven here. From the moment you enter the Georgian manor, you’re treated to an array of carefully curated pieces – its entrance hall, lined with abstract works, is particularly impressive.Interiors are stylish yet beautifully paired back with original features creating the main canvas for a modern colour palette and a mix of contemporary and classic pieces. Adding to the country home ambience, fresh flowers from the cutting garden are loosely arranged in vases dotted throughout rooms on sideboards and tables. Naturally, the drawing room is at the heart of the house and features deep, squishy sofas, a grand piano and roaring fires in winter months.
Discover more about Heckfield Place here.
Four Seasons, Hampshire
A mere one hour drive from Central London, Four Seasons Hampshire is a sprawling country estate ramped up with Four Seasons panache. Inside, glamour meets traditional country house, with mirrored walls, chandeliers and comforting country wallpaper. Here, its all about outdoor activities (riding, hiking, falconry, cycling, tennis, birdwatching…) and, of course, the food.
Discover more about Four Seasons here.
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