Timeless and elegant, a stately manor home can help make your wedding truly unforgettable. If you’ve been looking for the right stately home for your wedding, then look no further, because we’ve found 5 of the country’s best stately homes for weddings.
The ancestral home of the Earls of Harrowby, Sandon Hall sits in the middle of 400 acres of idyllic countryside, and is a short drive away from the parish church, which was founded in the 12th century. The use of the venue also includes access to their wedding coordinator to help you with the planning, and event management on the day, to make sure that your wedding goes as smoothly as possible.
The grounds include numerous beautiful rooms, along with courtyard areas with ancient stones ideal for the backdrops of your wedding photos. Indeed, the breadth of Sandon Hall shows off many of the quintessential stone and floral displays that stately homes are well known for.
Sandon Hall is also partnered with award winning caterers, and you can even have a tipi wedding reception on the grounds. So if you’re looking for a grand setting or want something a tad more unconventional, Sandon Hall is the wedding venue for you!
2. Pennyhill Park
Their Terrace Pavilion is particularly stunning, with a lovely white gazebo overlooking the forest and the surrounding 123 acres of grounds. And costing only £500, this would be the ideal choice if you want a beautiful wedding without having to spend an arm and a leg.
Not only can you and your guests can stay the Pennyhill the night before the wedding so you have one less thing to rush for and worry about on the day, but you’re also invited to stay a few days to relax with your significant other, enjoy their spa and take in more of the the lush countryside before you jet off on your honeymoon.
3. Iscoyd Park
Iscoyd Park is a beautiful Georgian country house, which has been recently restored, and is licensed for civil ceremonies. Alternatively, there is a charming parish church just a 5 minute drive away.
Iscoyd Park’s in-house catering team can offer you near enough any cuisine, favouring country and British classics from a hog roast to delicate canapes. The staff at Iscoyd also like to keep in touch with the happy couples beyond their wedding day; and invite those who get married at Iscoyd Park use of their B&B for their anniversary, which is not something that they offer members of the public (with the exception being on wedding days). And their accommodation is not to be sniffed at, since they were the winners of Hudson’s Heritage Award for Best Wedding Accommodation in 2012.
4. Luton Hoo
Aside from having a truly excellent name, Luton Hoo can also boast a royal opulence, as the Queen and her husband used to to celebrate their anniversary here every year. After all, what bride doesn’t want to feel like royalty on her big day?
Needless to say, the hotel and spa has a 5 star rating, and it was named The Top Rated Wedding Venue in Bedfordshire in 2015 by WeddingDates.
Located on the border with Hertfordshire, this hotel offers something for every variety of bridal couple, including spa services for much deserved pampering, as well as a 9 hole golf course dating back to Victorian times.
5. Chatsworth House
If royalty doesn’t appeal to you, then perhaps pop culture royalty might. Chatsworth House was used to represent the exterior of the fictional Pemberley estate, belonging to the eternally dishy Mr. Darcy, in the 2005 adaptation of Pride and Prejudice.
This stately home has award winning cooks and bakers on staff, and sits elegantly in the middle of an impressive 1000 acres of parkland. If you decide to have your wedding at Chatsworth House, you’ll also have access to their available staff to help you plan the event, and they offer several different wedding packages, including a delightful afternoon tea wedding package.