Focus on… our wonderful English wedding venues in all their glory!

Hello lovely you! It’s time to set feet firmly on the ground once again with our ‘Focus On’ series about the moments that make a wedding. This time we’re looking at wedding venues… and odd choice perhaps, but venues play a huge part in creating the atmosphere of your wedding day. From rustic and cosy to chic city locations, English wedding venues come in all shapes and sizes. These are some favourites!

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English wedding venues – full of character, history and unique charm | credit Vickerstaff Photography

I asked for photographers to share their best images of English wedding venues for this feature and they certainly didn’t disappoint! The images on this blog post are my picks from all of those submitted, and I’m only sorry I couldn’t share them all. So – is your venue on the list? Which is your favourite photograph? Thank you to all the photographers who shared images for this feature – and enjoy. Claire xxx


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Capesthorne Hall wedding venue | Photography credit Martin Hambleton

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Birtsmorton Court wedding venue | Photography credit Steven Carter Hewson


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as beautiful by night… wedding venue photography credit Sam Clayton


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Sweeping staircase – a classic English wedding venue | Photography credit Phil Drinkwater

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The classic stately home wedding venue | Photo credit Simon Hudspeth

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Botleys Mansion Surrey wedding venue | Photography credit Martin Price


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Adlington Hall wedding venue | Photography credit Martin Hambleton


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Hedsor House wedding venue | Photography credit Martin Price


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St Audries Park wedding venue | Photography credit Simon Biffen


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Thornton Manor wedding venue | Photography credit Martin Hambleton

I’d love to know how you chose your wedding venue, or if you’re still searching are you looking for classy elegance, character and rural charm, history or something else? I often blog real weddings where the bride and groom have told me they didn’t need much in the way of venue styling… because their venue had so much character of its own they really didn’t need to! And that’s before we start talking about Christmas weddings

My thanks to all the photographers featured in this ‘best of’ English wedding venues blog post:

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Claire Gould

Claire spends her days writing - either in beautiful calligraphy or online. She lives on the edge of the English Lake District only minutes away from the beach, where she loves to escape and unwind. Claire's calligraphy can be found at Claire launched the English Wedding Blog in November 2009 - it's been a top 10 UK wedding blog ever since, with a regional focus we hope you LOVE.



  • We really do have the finest wedding venues in the world in this country! And thanks for including 2 of my photos in this feature Claire.

    • Claire Gould
      7 years ago

      I’d love to do a little tour of the best! From these images they just look amazing. And for me the best include the cool ones and the odd ones… hehe!
      Martin you’re really welcome, I loved your wedding venue photos 🙂
      Claire x

  • Simon Wilson
    7 years ago

    Great post Claire, but can I point out that the second photo is of Arley Hall ( rather than Capesthorne. 🙂

  • banquet venue Ilford
    7 years ago

    These are classy wedding venues of all time. The locations were amazing and it must have been a great time to spend at these venues. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

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