I have the great honour of attending hundreds of wedding. When you attend as many weddings as I do you get to see a wide range of venues, so I thought I’d compile my knowledge into a list for you.
I’ve tried to cater to a range of budgets and types of venues.
That is harder than it first sounds though because I am generally booked for country house weddings and that does limit the different styles of venues I get to see, however, I’ve put together the most expansive list I can for you!
These venues cover the East of England, London and surrounding areas, as that is where most of my couples are based. There are venues further afield I would be happy to recommend, just drop us an email and I’ll be happy to send you over some recommendations.
Without further ado, here’s my top 10 favourite wedding venues:
Without a doubt, one of the most beautiful wedding venues in the country. This is the venue that was the feature of the Channel 4 programme “A Very British Country House”. This venue is certainly not for everyone but, if you are looking for something completely unique, with service to rival the very best, Cliveden is a surefire hit!
A stunning location for a wedding. There are very few venues that have a more impressive ceremony room, that’s for sure! From the moment you drive up to Ashridge House you understand why I love this venue so much.
The food is to die for. It’s that simple. I can’t think of a place with better food. The venue is lovely but isn’t perfect, which is why I’m so glad they recently purchased Langley Abbey and now do weddings there too so you can match their incredible food with a venue that matches!
This venue is a fantastic choice for those wanting the convenience of a hotel (for guests etc) but the privacy of a wedding venue. With the venue being in a separate part of the building to the main hotel you can be safe in the knowledge that no hotel guests will accidentally stumble into your wedding day (always a concern in a hotel!)
With two different venues you can exactly what you want at Brocket Hall. If you’re after a stunning country house steeped in history, Brocket has got you covered. The hall is simply stunning and is ideal to cater to all manner of weddings. Equally, if you want a slightly more modern feel, the golf club can cater to your wedding perfectly.
To say Somerleyton Hall has got some history behind it would be an understatement! The place is covered with family portraits from the Crossley family, the owners of this wonderful Hall. No matter what style of wedding you are trying to evoke, this is the venue for you!
Again, with 2 different venues, Luton Hoo can cater to all types of weddings. A huge advantage of Luton Hoo is it’s proximity to Luton Airport. While you would have no idea you were so close while you were there, you can be at the airport within 15 minutes. This is ideal for those keen honeymooners, or if you plan on inviting people who are having to come from abroad.
I have to admit it has been a few years since I last performed here but it still holds a special place in my heart as an amazing venue.
A fantastic way to end this post, with a venue that will blow you away from the moment you drive up to it. With it’s own private beach on the Norfolk coastline and the grand Marble Hall, Holkham is a top choice for film crews looking to give their shows the wow factor.
If you decide to go and check out any of these venues, please do let them know you found them on this blog post, it would mean the world to me! Also, let me know how you get on in the comments below!
Until next week,