12 Historical Wedding Venues We Love

Written by Lottie Dainton
You are in for an absolute treat today – particularly if you often find yourself indulging in the latest period drama on Netflix (we’re pretty sure we’re not the only ones waiting for the upcoming Persuasion movie to be released).

From the second season of Bridgerton to the charming Downton Abbey film, we really can’t get enough of the intriguing history, raunchy romances and architectural delights! With this in mind, we’re taking influence from some of our favourite period dramas and we’re bringing you our historical collection round-up of wedding venues.

Keep scrolling and step back in time…

The Painted Hall

Perched upon the banks of the River Thames within the Old Royal Naval Grounds, The Painted Hall is a jaw-droppingly beautiful place to say, ‘I Do’. With capacity for up to 400 guests, it is recognised across the world for having one of Europe’s most spectacular painted ceilings. Here, you can expect an evening of feasting, dancing and even a game of antique bowling at their Victorian Skittle Alley. It really is complete and utter Bridgerton perfection in the city.

Deene Park Estate

A 500-acre private estate in Northamptonshire countryside, Deene Park Estate promises a majestic setting for the celebration of your marriage. Make your way up the sweeping driveway, enjoy the lakeside views, wander through the elegant formal gardens and fall in love with this incredible marquee wedding venue!

Sudeley Castle & Gardens

Steeped in history, Sudeley Castle is surrounded by romantic ruins, sweeping valleys and magnificent gardens. You’ll instantly feel like you’ve stepped straight into your favourite period drama, with exclusive use of its 1,200 acres of grounds. Whether you want a lavish celebration with up to 600 guests in a marquee or a traditional and intimate church service, this unique venue offers a wedding day like no other!

The Orangery in Holland Park 

For couples looking to host a wedding day full of grandeur in London, look no further than The Orangery in Holland Park. Available for both ceremonies and receptions, its infamous Orangery once played host to an extensive list of the Lord and Lady Holland’s memorable events. With floor to ceiling windows, lots of leafy greenery and a magical atmosphere, you can rely on the setting to provide an exquisite backdrop for your big day.

Hedsor House

Let us introduce you to one of the UK’s most delightful Georgian Stately Homes, Hedsor House, which is famously adored by celebrities, the London elite and beyond. Offering complete exclusivity, this award-winning country house boasts eleven welcoming bedrooms, 100 acres of historic parkland and an ideal location (just 15 miles from Heathrow Airport). And if we’re honest, the magnificent onyx marble bathroom is enough to make you want to move in…


A privately owned stately home in Hampshire, Avington is set within 150 acres of historic parkland bordering the River Itchen. You’ll be spoilt with exclusive use of the entire venue and its grounds, with an endless selection of exquisite photograph backdrops! The impressive portico and three statues that overlook the gardens certainly have an air of ‘Bridgerton vibes’ about them…

Bodleian Libraries

It is hard to find a setting that rivals that of the Bodleian Libraries. From intimate ceremonies to extravagant celebrations, this historic wedding venue in Oxford will certainly provide romance and elegance throughout the entirety of your day.

Ashridge House

Make yourself acquainted with Ashridge House, an award-winning wedding venue in the rolling Chiltern Hills of Hertfordshire. Surrounded by 190 acres of private gardens, this magnificent setting features grand sweeping staircases, marble fireplaces, opulent gold leaf ceilings and so much more! The photography backdrops alone are guaranteed to make you swoon.

Hotel Endsleigh

There’s something a little different about Hotel Endsleigh in Tavistock, Devon. This picturesque wedding venue is a Grade I historic house, featuring fairy-tale woodland, beautiful gardens and oodles of original details. You’ll be able to exclusively enjoy their hand painted wallpaper, inglenook fireplaces and wood panelled restaurant. It’s a place where classic elegance effortlessly blends with contemporary style and stunning surroundings.

Hamswell House

Host a Bridgerton-worthy celebration at Hamswell House in Bath. Located within 50 acres of manicured gardens and country views, you’ll have exclusivity of their 18th century Orangery, the opportunity to enjoy a drinks reception on the terrace or even make the most of their large marquee with seating for up to 200 guests. This South West wedding venue really does have the wow factor element for your wedding day and ALL the Bridgerton vibes.

Mapperton House & Gardens

Recognised as one of the UK’s finest manor houses by Country Life Magazine, Mapperton House & Gardens is undeniably romantic and completely exclusive. It’s graced with a Garden Pavilion, Garden Grotto and majestic Orangery. Not to mention the formal gardens, unrivalled views and tumbling countryside beyond – it is total perfection in our eyes!

Brympton House

Set within 33 acres of beautiful parkland, Brympton House is home to a magnificent lake, a medieval manor house and even an elegant Ballroom. It has everything you need for the ultimate wedding day, where you and your guests will be immersed in Elizabethan grandeur in every corner. Enjoy every second of your time here and extend the celebrations (feasting, dining and Ballroom dancing) courtesy of their 31 luxurious bedrooms. And, of course, it will be exclusively yours for the duration of your wedding day!

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