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Posted by Danielle Harvey on 24 April 2020
Visit Heritage, the UK's leading heritage, tourism and destination marketing company, has a stunning collection of wedding venues for you to research while spending hours online during lockdown to plan your wedding from 2021 and beyond.
From stately homes to disused Victorian baths, there's sure to be something for all tastes in locations across the country, from Devon to Northumberland!
Just because everything is on 'pause' right now doesn't mean the wedding planning needs to cease, in fact, it's just as important now than ever to secure your wedding date, venue and suppliers. To have extra time to research, plan, budget, resource and speak with potential suppliers over Skype, Zoom or otherwise can be seen as a positive; many venues have also introduced virtual tours so really, there's nothing stopping you ticking some much-needed tasks off of your wedding to-do list.
Cadhay is a very special wedding venue - a striking Tudor home built around a central courtyard and is surrounded by lawns, ponds and stunning grounds, ensuring the most beautiful wedding photography. It especially suits those who are looking for somewhere atmospheric and individual to extend their wedding celebrations over a longer period of time than just the single day. The couple and their guests can occupy the entire property for a long weekend or a full week, allowing them to create lasting and unforgettable memories for their family and friends. Licensed for civil ceremonies, Cadhay is a beautiful, historic and very special place to enjoy a once in a lifetime occasion. Couples may choose a traditional Church Wedding and then use the Cadhay estate for their Wedding Breakfast and Evening Celebrations with their nearest and dearest staying in the manor house. Alternatively, they could hold the entire Wedding at Cadhay, including the ceremony, the choice is entirely up to them.
Also check out our County Wedding Magazine title Your Devon & Cornwall Wedding
Broughton Hall, North Yorkshire
The Broughton Hall Estate is the perfect setting for bringing friends and family together to celebrate a momentous occasion. Three stunning venues, each totally individual, can be booked alone or combined for a spectacular wedding weekend that will surprise and delight guests. The couples can choose to hold their celebration in a contemporary garden venue designed by Sir Michael Hopkins, a party house aptly named Eden that can accommodate a marquee within its grounds, or the main hall itself where guests can turn their celebration into a magnificent stately memory. From an intimate celebration of 25, to a grand affair of up to 300 guests, the team at Broughton Hall will ensure that every wedding on the estate is designed individually just for the couple.
Also check out our County Wedding Magazine title Your Yorkshire Wedding
Alnwick Castle, Northumberland
Alnwick Castle is one of the UK's most iconic sites – and an iconic wedding venue. There are two venues to choose from, The Guest Hall and Hulne Abbey.The atmospheric Alnwick Castle Guest Hall has a beautifully restored beamed roof and stone archways – a totally stunning wedding venue. The banqueting hall is available throughout the year for wedding ceremonies, and receptions and can accommodate up to 200 guests for ceremonies and 160 for wedding breakfasts. Weddings also have use of the Castle Courtyard or the Gun Terrace, with sweeping views over the gardens.Hulne Abbey is a truly exclusive and enchanting venue, nestled on a hillside in the private parklands of the Duke of Northumberland. Surrounded by medieval walls and founded in the 13th century as a Carmelite monastery, Hulne Abbey is licensed for wedding ceremonies, whilst couples are able to host a reception in the grounds from March-September. Hulne Abbey is brilliantly flexible, allowing celebrations to be as intimate or extensive as each couple imagines – for up to 500 guests.Alnwick Castle is also available for exclusive use for a truly magical experience.
Also check out our County Wedding Magazine title Your North East Wedding
Dunvegan Castle, Isle of Skye
Dunvegan Castle & Gardens is the perfect venue to celebrate a wedding in glorious surroundings. This is a place where history and a warm Highland welcome combine to offer the very best experience. The castle caters for weddings for up to 65 people with the choice of the ceremony being conducted in the grandeur of one of Scotland's most iconic buildings or in the tranquil surroundings of its formal gardens.Dunvegan's bespoke wedding package features the exclusive use of the castle's principal state rooms including the 18th century Drawing Room, North Room, Main Entrance Hall, Dining Room and the adjoining Library.Alternatively, couples can hold their ceremony with drinks and canapes in the beautiful surroundings of the castle's 18th century Round Garden or the Walled Garden which features a Garden Museum and large Victorian Glass House which can both accommodate up to 30 guests.
Holkham Hall, Norfolk
For many centuries, Holkham Hall has wowed guests with lavish parties and remains one of the most beautiful wedding venues in the country. Today, its timeless elegance means it's the perfect location to get married in north Norfolk.Whether couples are planning a spectacular wedding or a more intimate affair, Holkham has a wide variety of venues available to guarantee that couples and their guests will have a day to remember. Wide sweeping parkland landscapes, elegant courtyards and Roman inspired interiors make this stunning country estate a magnificent backdrop for every wedding.Holkham has a number of spaces available, including several stunning venues licensed for civil ceremonies. Spectacular options are also available for evening receptions, from the versatile Lady Elizabeth Wing - a blank canvas to bring a dream wedding to life, the idyllic Temple tucked away in the parkland, or the magnificent setting of Holkham by the Lake.
Also check out our County Wedding Magazine title Your East Anglian Wedding
Adlington Hall, Cheshire
One of the most beautiful country homes in England, Adlington Hall reflects both the history of English architecture and the 700-year story of a single family, the Leghs. As a wedding venue, Adlington Hall is a totally unique place to get married. There are two beautiful indoor venues - the magnificent Great Hall and welcoming Hunting Lodge - and two breath-taking outdoor areas – the historic walled courtyard or the English Rose Garden - to choose from to take your vows, before a drinks reception in the gardens, a beautiful marquee in the grounds, or a reception to remember in the Hunting Lodge. A dedicated team of wedding coordinators ensures that everything runs totally smoothly – through the planning, and on the day itself.
Also check out our County Wedding Magazine title Your Cheshire & Merseyside Wedding
Myres Castle, Fife
Myres Castle aims to combine impeccable service with the relaxed feeling of staying with friends. The castle dates back to the 1530s with outstanding formal gardens and now offers 10 en-suite bedrooms with additional space in the gate lodge. The Barnquee - a specially designed hybrid between a barn and marquee - built in the gardens with local larch tree supports and is unique to the Castle, offering something away from the norm. There is space to seat 160 guests, a rustic bar, and beautiful light filtering through the canvas roof and the trees above.
Ludlow Castle, Shropshire
Ludlow Castle is one of the finest medieval ruins in England, set in the glorious Shropshire countryside at the heart of the superb, bustling black & white market town of Ludlow. The castle welcomes weddings of all sizes, with plenty of options for a memorable day. Castle House works as a blank canvas for couples; as well as the beautifully appointed Beacon Room there are large kitchens for caterers, a servery and the lantern room for greeting guests. Choose to exchange vows in the Round Chapel for a fairytale setting, entering across a private wooden bridge across the moat or choose The Library for a touch of intimate romance. The options are endless!
Also check out our County Wedding Magazine title Your West Midlands Wedding
Fonmon Castle, Vale of Glamorgan
The wonderfully romantic Fonmon Castle is set in the Vale of Glamorgan, just 35 minutes from Cardiff, and is one of South Wales most prestigious wedding venues – with exclusive use of the castle making the ideal setting for the perfect wedding, large or small.Guests are able to enjoy the luxury and grandeur of a grade I listed venue dating from the 12th century which still retains the feel of being a family home. The Castle is fully licensed for Civil Wedding ceremonies, but it can also be used for wedding receptions after a church or other service. The Hall, Lady Ann's Room, the Drawing Room and Bar area may be used for the reception or alternatively on fine days, the beautiful Fonmon gardens can be used to their best effect for outdoor receptions.
Also check out our County Wedding Magazine title Your South Wales Wedding
Floors Castle, Scottish Borders
Floors Castle & Gardens is one of the most enchanting and flexible wedding venues in the Scottish Borders. Set in Roxburghe Estates, on the outskirts of Kelso, Floors' beautiful, established gardens provide the ideal space for a small intimate wedding ceremony or a large-scale marquee wedding party for creative couples. There is also a bespoke castle wedding package, turning Floors Castle into an exclusive hire venue fit for the finest of celebrations.As part of a wedding package, couples also enjoy a two-night stay in a luxurious self-catering holiday home, the Head Gardener's House. The house was recently renovated by the Duchess of Roxburghe and her team and provides the perfect escape to enjoy your first couple days of married life in the peace and tranquility of Floors Castle's gardens and grounds.Floors Castle's design is as steeped in romance as its history is, making it the perfect wedding venue to create a fairy tale wedding and all couples to celebrate the biggest day of their life in individual style.
Goodwood, West Sussex
From the magnificence of Goodwood House to the classical style of The Kennels and the contemporary luxury of the Hotel, the estate offers a unique range of wedding venues for ceremonies and celebrations. Set in 12,000 acres of historic, majestic parkland Goodwood House boasts stunning backdrops for wedding photos, and with a license to host ceremonies, the couple can host their entire day there. The attentive and dedicated in-house events team will be on hand to assist the couple with anything throughout the planning process, and with the experience of hosting banquets for over 1,000 guests, nothing is too daunting a task for them! The wedding breakfast and evening reception will be completely bespoke, cooked by esteemed chefs using ingredients inspired by Goodwood Home Farm – one of the largest self-sustaining, organic farms in Europe – you and your guests will be privileged to enjoy beautiful dishes full of flavour.
Also check out our County Wedding Magazine title Your Sussex Wedding
Victoria Baths, Manchester
For a wedding with a difference that will be remembered by couples and their guests for years to come, Victoria Baths is the venue to choose. Steeped in history and Victorian grandeur, there are a variety of dramatic and unconventional spaces available which guests can add their own personal flair to. Get married in the deep end of the disused pool, a drinks reception in the Turkish Baths, followed by a wedding breakfast and plenty of dancing. Victoria Baths is licenced for both ceremonies and receptions, with ceremonies being possible on any of five different spaces including the pools themselves and the Turkish Baths Rest Room with its amazing Angel of Purity stained glass window.
Also check out our County Wedding Magazine title Your North West Wedding
St Giles House, Dorset
St Giles House, the finest country house wedding venue in Dorset, is located in the heart of the countryside and licensed to exclusive-use hold civil ceremonies in any of the principal rooms in the house as well as in the park. For an intimate ceremony (up to 20 guests) the delicate shell grotto is a magical setting and for the more traditional ceremony Wimborne St Giles church is located just next door. Surrounded by fireplaces and family portraits, the couple can choose from a variety of principal rooms, accommodating up to 120 guests in the Library and 72 in the Great Dining room and North Drawing room. After the meal, the venue's award winning nightclub and speakeasy bar, with its state of the art light and sound system, awaits the couple and their guests. With no neighbours to tell you to turn the music down guests are free to dance the night away before getting straight into bed in the luxury on-site accommodation for up to 22 people.
Also check out our County Wedding Magazine title Your Hampshire & Dorset Wedding