10 amazing locations to get married in England

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Header image by fabulous Lake District wedding photographer Jaye Peg Photography

We are lucky to have a diverse landscape and some spectacular venues for weddings in England. Here are some absolute faves from our real wedding archives to inspire your wedding venue search! Is yours on the list?

1. The Lake District

I’m biased: I am SO biased. But home for me is on the edge of the Lakes and I can’t think of anywhere more beautiful to get wed than the Lake District. You can catch up with all our latest Lake District weddings on the blog. Favourite venues include Broadoaks Country House, New House Barn, and The Gilpin Hotel.


Stunning wide shot of a bride and groom at Coniston coppermines - by Hannah Hall Photography

England’s most breathtaking bits – gorgeous groom and bride photo by Hannah Hall Photography

2. Tortworth Court

South Gloucestershire’s sought after wedding venue with its breathtaking Orangery dating back to 1874. We’ll start at WOW and leave you to admire the space! Photos by Greg Shingler – see more pics from C&R’s Tortworth Court wedding here.


3. The Garden of England

I’ll admit Kent might get a little more sunshine than the Lakes – and it’s definitely a few degrees warmer! We adore The Ferry House, hidden away on the Isle of Sheppey and an award-winning, inclusive, forward-thinking wedding venue bursting with character!

The Ferry House Kent wedding venue by Danny Jack Photography. See more from Faye & Dean’s wedding here.

4. Longstowe Hall

A historic country estate in Cambridgeshire, Longstowe Hall is also used as a film set! We fell in love with Longstowe after seeing Sam & Jamie’s wedding, with images by our friend and amazingly talented Cambridge photographer Damien Vickers.


5. Matara Centre

See our beautiful Matara Centre inspiration here – images by Ampersand Memories

Matara is wonderfully quirky, beautifully designed and with a genuine approach to creating habitats for nature. At the heart of the Cotswolds, it’s adaptable and caters for weddings of 25 – 200 guests!

6. The Peak District

While I live near the Lakes now, I was born in the Peak District. Safe to say, it’s a location close to my heart – and makes a stunning backdrop for weddings. The Peak District is also easier to travel to than the Lakes! Maïlys and Tom were married at Dunscar Farm, and the views are simply out of this world! Photos of their day are by lovely Peak District Photographer John Mottershaw.

Beautiful outdoor wedding photograph set in the Peak District. By John Mottershaw Photography


7. Pembroke Lodge

It would be weird if we didn’t include London… and there’s such an amazing range of venues in the capital. Pembroke Lodge is unique: situated at the highest point of Richmond Park, offering indoor and outdoor ceremony spaces and a choice of suites for wedding receptions. The views are incredible, as you can see from Maria & James’ wedding, with stunning images by Liam Collard Photography.



8. Dorset

We couldn’t possibly choose just one venue in Dorset: there are so many we adore! Sopley Mill has all the rural charm, Helthfelton House has stunning manicured gardens and Abbot’s Court feels like your own secret hideaway! It’s Dorset’s magical coastlines that make the place extra special for unforgettable weddings. The photos here are by lovely Dorset wedding photographer Nathan at Libra Photographic.

9. Willow Grange Farm

There’s something very special about this wedding venue on a Cambridgeshire working farm. We’ve featured a handful of Willow Grange weddings on our blog over the years, and heard wonderful reviews of the place from our couples. Hanna & Caitlin’s wedding was especially beautiful, and they had this to say about the venue:

Willow Grange Farm is beautiful and helped create a really relaxed and fun environment for the day and the gorgeous weather meant people were able to spend the whole day outside, from the ceremony under the pagoda to drinks outside the tent and then food and dancing in the tent. Oh and the sunset was incredible! Plus we had lots of guests stay on site which was a real bonus, and their commitment to sustainability is what made us select them in the first place. The team at Willow Grange Farm, Clara and Hannah especially, are just wonderful; they helped us plan all the details in the lead up to the day and stayed calm throughout, no matter how stressed we were! On the day they were both amazing, making sure everything ran smoothly and being the cogs behind the scene that made the whole day fantastic. The venue and the team have had so many compliments from out guests.

The beautiful images are by Willow Grange Farm wedding photographer Damien Vickers, based in Cambridge.

10. Layer Marney

Last but not least! I remember featuring Layer Marney on English Wedding right back in 2009 when we started out! It’s instantly recognisable and very deservedly a favourite Essex venue. I absolutely adore these photos of Elly & Hugo’s Layer Marney wedding, by documentary wedding photographers York Place Studios.

For more fabulous UK wedding venues check our Directory – and if you’re a wedding venue owner, here’s how to be a part of English Wedding!

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 www.byMoonandTide.com. 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.


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