Whether you fancy an intimate affair in a rustic setting or a big ceremony in the countryside with all your loved ones, every wedding venue needs one thing: romance.
Here’s a look at the top ten most romantic venues (in no particular order) in the UK:
1. The Larmer Tree, Wiltshire
Have your wedding in The Larmer Tree, and eleven acres of Victorian pleasure garden are yours. Picture macaws roaming the sky freely, peacocks surveying their surroundings and intimate arbours creating spots for their secret rendezvous.
The quintessential English garden atmosphere makes this an unforgettably romantic wedding spot.
2. Le Petit Chateau, Northumberland
Found in the idyllic Northumbrian countryside is the fairy tale wedding venue, Le Petit Chateau – complete with a fire fountain and all!
No wonder it’s becoming one of the most romantic and well-known venues for getting married.
3. Bishop’s Palace, Somerset
Make your day extra special and romantic by royally saying “I do” in the 800-year-old palace. The outdoor terrace, medieval architecture, acres of gardens and grand Entrance Hall offers plenty of spots to take memorable photos.
The garden terrace in particular is a fantastic spot for post-ceremony mingling and drinks.
4. Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire
Filled with priceless art, antiques and tapestries, the Baroque Palace has rightly been termed “Britain’s greatest palace” – serving as Sir Winston Churchill’s home.
Amidst the extravagant surroundings, you can host a wedding ceremony for up to 2,000 guests. The romantic setting will surely leave everyone in attendance absolutely speechless.
5. Ashridge House, Hertfordshire
The spectacular, award-winning Ashridge House is surrounded by 190 acres of the most romantic and stunning gardens you’ll lay your eyes on.
The former royal residence features beautiful turreted facades, lush gardens and elegant reception rooms, all coming together to serve as a dramatic and romantic backdrop for your wedding.
6. Natural History Museum, London
The Natural History Museum is one of the city’s most iconic venues, offering glorious architecture and intriguing collections to serve as the backdrop of your big day.
Hintze Hall, the largest space here, offers plenty of candles and atmospheric lighting for a romantic celebration that neither you nor your guests will forget for years to come.
7. Battel Hall (Leeds Castle), Kent
Sitting right on the edge of Leeds Castle is the newly-restored Battel Hall, a manor house that dates back to the 14th century.
The intimate venue offers a great mix of modern luxury touches and genuine medieval details preserved from the era. The gardens proudly house blossoming roses, irises and peonies, making for a very romantic view form the ceremonial rooms.
8. Sorn Castle, Edinburg
Well, how’s this for a romantic wedding venue? The year was 1923 – Lord Sorn proposed to Madeline Moncrieff which she accepted, of course.
It was here that he had a stained-glass window designed depicting the cobbled streets of Edinburgh, to remind his maiden of her home town.
9. Hilles House, Gloucestershire
Offering views of five counties, Hilles House is an absolute arts and crafts masterpiece located on the western end of Cotswolds escarpment.
The unique and tantalisingly romantic wedding venue offers a 350 sq. m Palace Yurt which can accommodate up to 250 guests. The nearby village, Queen of the Cotswolds, offers cosy accommodation to suit almost any budget.
10. Hedsor House, Buckinghamshire
Nestled 100 acres within listed gardens and historic parkland, Hedsor House will leave you breathless.
The Georgian manor house blends stylish contemporary features with architectural design from the era, complete with roomy spaces and spectacular rooms to make for one romantic and memorable wedding venue.
If you want to bypass the traditional wedding ceremony, there’s a 12th century church within close proximity.