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10 Most Instagrammed UK Wedding Venues

Posted by Danielle Harvey on 3 March 2023

Hatfield House Credit: Hatfield HouseWith over 278,000 UK weddings expected to take place in 2023, there's no doubt that couples across the country are already scrolling through Instagram in search of inspiration! With this in mind, Aura Print has discovered the most Insta-worthy and beautiful wedding venues of the UK. Analysing over 200 venues around the UK, they searched Instagram to discover which venue was being talked about most, narrowing it down to the 10 most desirable wedding venue locations in the UK.
 

In first place is Hatfield House, with  34,814 mentions on Instagram. 
This award-winning venue has more than 400 years of history, beautiful gardens and a highly trained team to create the perfect wedding - big or small. There are many locations around the property that you can book for a wedding ceremony, some of which include the chapel, the old house and the gardens. The chapel has beautiful handcrafted stained glass windows crafted in the 1600s. Childhood home of Queen Elizabeth I, this stunning historical setting makes for a picture-perfect wedding fit for a royal. 

two brides outside historic houseCredit: Hedsor House

The second most Instagrammable wedding venue is Hedsor House, Buckinghamshire with 25,387 mentions. This Georgian manor house was built in 1166 and sits on more than 100 acres filled with beautiful gardens, with 13 bedrooms, and is completely yours during your booking. The house has been used for filming purposes as well as events, one of the most memorable being The Golden Compass (2008). A dramatic backdrop for an extremely memorable wedding. The ceremonie take place in a grand ballroom and the specially crafted Grade II listed gardens. Perfect for a luxurious and exclusive wedding.

brick barn interior with floral hanging, guests lined up in aisles Credit: Cripps Barn

In third place is Cripps Barn, Cirencester with 23,356 mentions on Instagram. A renovated barn from the 18th century in the immaculate Cotswolds. With rustic weddings becoming the rage it's no shock that Cripps Barn scores so high on the list. The rugged edges, exposed beams and natural elements sell itself to an Insta worthy venue. With a 150 person dining capacity, state of the art sound system and a beautiful setting, it's guaranteed to be a beautiful ceremony. The team has also ensured you will have an amazing after party with their late night licence making the fun last even longer. What more could you want?

aerial view of Ashridge HouseCredit: Ashridge House

In fourth place is Ashridge House, Hertfordshire, with 22,217 mentions on Instagram. This beautiful estate is one of the oldest on the list, with 700 years of rich history coating its walls. Previously a royal establishment, home to Henry VIII and Elizabeth I - it is also where she was later arrested for treason! Full of secret passageways and lush gardens to explore Ashridge House is sure to make your guests gasp. Each room is bathed in elegant gold, transporting the wedding into a fairy tale. With space to accommodate the whole wedding party in the 190 bedrooms in the house there is no need for the dream to end. They'll even throw in a jacuzzi for good luck.

interior of Elmore Court Credit: Elmore Court

The fifth most Instagrammable wedding venue is Elmore Court with 21,205 mentions. This stately home was built around 1580 and shows many different types of architecture throughout the mansion. The property grew as time went on as can be seen from the traditional Elizebthian architecture to the Victorian features on the more modern parts. Weddings can be done inside or out, with many different aesthetics being accommodated by the unique collection of styles found around the estate. It has something for everybody that's for sure.

10 Most Instagrammed UK Wedding Venues: based on their Instagram mentions total

1 Hatfield House, Hatfield, 34,814 
2 Hedsor House, Hedsor, 25,387
3 Cripps Barn, Cirencester, 23,356
4 Ashridge House, Berkhamsted, 22,217
5 Elmore Court, Gloucester, 21,205
6 Stone Barn, Cheltenham, 20,125
7 Leez Priory, Little Waltham, 14,817
8 Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, 14,052
9 Beamish Hall Country House Hotel, Beamish, 12,492
10 Sandhole Oak Barn, Congleton, 12,019

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