You’re probably here because you have gotten engaged – congratulations! You’re at the stage of joy, overwhelming love and excitement to start wedding planning, right?
Well, if you are here then I am sure you are looking to choose the right venue for your wedding that will help you create your vision of a fashionable, stylish and opulent day!
As a luxury wedding photographer I love joining couples to capture the day they spend so much time planning, looking forward to and creating to show off their day in true style, and to do this you need a venue that will help you express this vision.
So, to help you out, here are my 11 top luxury wedding venues in the UK.
Kin House is a luxury wedding venue in the UK, located near Kington Langley, north Wiltshire. The Georgian home is set in ten acres of gardens and secluded woodland.
You can enjoy a hotel-style experience, including everything from a full breakfast in the morning to rehearsal dinners, tailored activities, yoga lessons, and movie evenings – perfect to keep everyone occupied during your stay.
You can eat outdoors too, in their private woodland, as well as offering glamping and tent camping in the wide gardens. Making the most of the opulence the venue has to offer, as well as the beauty of nature and fresh air outside!
The venue offers 12 bedrooms that sleep 24 guests, lounges, a bridal dressing room and barbers, bars, and several eating spaces, all designed by Barlow & Barlow.
The main event room can accommodate up to 200 people and includes a bar and a stage for live music to create a true party atmosphere!
Soho House & Co in London and the Sydell Group in New York have collaborated to build The Ned, a hotel, club, and restaurant collection in the City of London.
The Ned, located in the historic old Midland Bank building, was created by Sir Edwin ‘Ned’ Lutyens in 1924 and is a luxury wedding venue in the UK, that you don’t want to miss!
Your wedding day is full of so much excitement and energy, so it’s important to be able to rewind a little, especially after the build-up of planning too! So, the spa and grooming areas at this venue offer a variety of men’s and women’s services – with a 20-metre indoor pool, hammam, hair salon and barbershop, as well as steam and sauna facilities.
They have 250 bedrooms which are decorated with brass and mahogany furniture, chandeliers, and lavishly patterned furnishings. Each room is decorated in the style of the 1920s, with vintage items, hand-knotted Afghan rugs, and rainforest showers.
You have the choice of 8 restaurants in the former Grand Banking Hall serving cuisine from all over the world, from the UK to Northern Italy, North America to Asia.
Hedsor House is an award-winning country home for weddings and events in Buckinghamshire, nestled in 100 acres of historic parkland and Grade II listed gardens.
The space is light and spacious with an oak-panelled Ballroom accommodating up to 150 guests, and the exquisite Italianate domed Central Hall provides a stunning backdrop.
The South Lawns at Hedsor House are the ideal setting for a Champagne reception, with views of the Thames Valley undulating hills.
For your luxury wedding photography, and a grand entrance, walk down the arching ornate staircase to the jaw-dropping and freshly installed Bridal Suite, which boasts a stunning onyx marble bathroom with a ‘His and Hers’ open shower.Do you want to know what truly makes this a top luxury wedding venue in the UK? This venue is loved by many well-known celebrities, including Sir Elton John!
Euridge Manor is a luxury wedding venue in the UK, in Chippenham, Wiltshire. This beautiful hideaway has everything you need for an unforgettable wedding, including picturesque grounds and charming event rooms.
If you love a bit of history then you’ll love their stunning Georgian architecture and they will certainly show off in your wedding photos, to create a luxury wedding album of dreams.
You have a choice of locations for your ceremony, including the Boathouse and the interior Cloister chamber. The former has a wisteria-scented pergola and an Italian-style terrace.
You can create the party of a lifetime with all of your family and friends, and dine and dance the night away in the magnificent ballroom. Up to 150 people can join you here to celebrate – with golden chandeliers and antique candles.
Celebrations can also be held at the Orangery, a stunning space surrounded by fountains and palm trees.
Palm House in Sefton Park is one of my top luxury wedding venues in the UK, located in Liverpool. It is surrounded by nature, both inside and out – for all of you nature lovers and is great to reflect the season of your wedding, whilst preserving its own tropical plants!
Palm house is loaded with green leaves and tropical flowers even when there are no leaves on the trees outside, perfect for a wedding any time of the year.
The Sefton Park Palm Mansion never fails to wow wedding guests, even those who have come before, and even people touring the area!
What makes this venue so luxury? As well as its grand features, the amount of natural light that is let in creates an open space and creates a space for high-quality photos!
Unlike traditional venues, the Palm House always has a view of the time of day, season, and weather outside. When the weather is bright and sunny outside, it is also bright and sunny inside. The light in the Palm House changes frequently as the sun moves.
Before dusk, the sky visible from the inside becomes a bright orange backdrop as it gets darker outside. The Sefton Palm Mansion is wonderfully lighted when the night falls. The night sky becomes a black background, and the lighting nicely highlights the dazzling white ironwork, trees, and plants!
I feel like this is a luxury wedding venue in the UK that most people have heard of – especially if you are attracted to nature and lots of plants!
Kew Gardens is a historic wedding venue in Richmond Upon Thames, South West London, surrounded by magnificent surroundings – offering a range of spaces to choose from.
Cambridge Cottage and the Nash Conservatory are both certified for civil ceremonies – with room for up to 80 guests for your ceremony and wedding breakfast, plus an extra 40 for your reception, the cottage is excellent for small gatherings. The Nash Conservatory can be rented on its own or as part of a multi-venue package. This 19th-century glasshouse can accommodate 200 guests for your wedding ceremony.
This UNESCO World Heritage site uses the proceeds from weddings to fund essential conservation, educational, and scientific programmes that aid in the preservation of our earth.
Chiswick House is a luxury wedding venue in the UK, which is a stunning villa located in magnificent Italianate grounds. It is one of West London’s most sought-after venues.
It was designed by the 3rd Lord of Burlington in 1728 and is England’s first and most prominent Palladian mansion, with its magnificent neo-classical architecture and elaborately gilded salons – its surroundings are everything you could imagine.
The gardens’ grandeur and calm engulf you from the moment you arrive. Duke’s Avenue offers a lovely tree-lined entrance to Chiswick House, where two sweeping stone staircases lead right into the Domed Saloon.
St Giles House, located in the heart of Dorset and home to the 12th Earl of Shaftesbury, is an award-winning family property that has been meticulously restored for luxury weddings, like yours.
You are surrounded by acres of parkland, the River Allen, and the famed Sunken Garden, a long beech avenue with the Anteros statue taking centre stage.
Civil ceremonies for up to 200 guests can be held in any of the 5 main rooms or in the outdoor gardens – perfect for any time of the year. The cosy appeal of the 18th-century shell-walled grotto is simply enchanting for a small, intimate gathering of up to 20 people – so, if you plan for a small ceremony but then a big party afterwards – you can do this!
Enjoy your cocktail reception in the sunken garden, dine in the main home surrounded by fireplaces, then dance the night away in their nightclub equipped with cutting-edge lighting, systems, and expansions that are open until 2 am.
The house, the accommodations, and the nightclub are all yours!
Elmore Court is a country house wedding venue in Elmore, Gloucestershire. Its Grade II listed mansion contains over 760 years of family history but is nonetheless incredibly young in heart. It is sustainably run, rated 5 stars and provides a wonderful background.
It was owned by the Guise family for nearly 50 years and was used as the owner’s party pad before being completely rebuilt for weddings and parties in 2013. Elmore Court has been meticulously upgraded over the years, including the addition of a spectacular soundproof reception space, The Gillyflower.
It is made of rammed earth and natural materials and creates a unique atmosphere for you and up to 200 friends to dine and dance the night away.
The Victorian walled garden has been renovated and now grows a large portion of the seasonal vegetables and herbs used on wedding tables – you’ll have a luxury wedding day along with high-quality, fresh food for you all to enjoy.
The freshly restored Coach House can be used by your bridal party to get ready and relax.
As well, they offer 16 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 35 people.
Syon Park is a luxury wedding venue in the UK, located in Brentford, Middlesex, Greater London. The house offers you a stately and majestic Great Hall, fit for 120 guests. Or, their State Dining Room, fit for 50 guests.
In the secluded Inner Courtyard, you can have drinks with your guests after your ceremony, with parterres of white and cream perfumed flowers, the Colonnade overlooking the water meadows, or the State Apartments.
As the sun sets, your guests can follow the newlywed couple in a traditional procession along the wooded, isolated Queen’s Walk to the Great Conservatory.
This gorgeous forerunner to the original Crystal Palace, adorned with palm, exotic flowers, and trees, can accommodate 150 to 160 seated guests for food, or up to 200 for a standing buffet during the evening.
The Walled Garden Marquee can accommodate larger gatherings of 200 to 600 seated guests (or 800 standing). This is a discreet bespoke party structure set in a secluded walled Garden on one side of Syon House, which is available for hire from May to September.
The Wilderness Reserve is an undulating Suffolk landscape located two hours from London.
This is a lovely luxury wedding venue in the UK, as it is made up of two estates: the Chapel Barn Estate – a 15th-century thatched long barn, and the Sibton Park Estate – a Grade II* Georgian palace.
These are nestled in private parklands and have a collection of fitted barns, spa farmhouses, and cottages with 86 bedrooms in 18 buildings and a variety of wedding reception spaces for 60-300 guests, both inside and out.
This venue is the perfect blend of luxury, grandeur and cosy, relaxed vibes – perfect for a big celebration with your loved ones and then allowing you to wind down and relax during your stay.
Now you know my 11 top luxury wedding venues in the UK, you’re spoilt for choice and you can go away and plan out exactly what venue will fit your needs and vision. Like you, I am a lover of anything fashion-forward, stylish and opulent, so I may be the luxury wedding photographer you need to capture your day in true style! Let’s chat.