15 of the Best Country House Wedding Venues

Written by Lottie Dainton
There’s just something about a country house wedding venue isn’t there?

Perhaps it’s the formal gardens (who else fancies sipping Champagne in the sunshine right about now?) or the luxurious accommodation that makes you not want to get out of bed. What about the endless photography opportunities or the fact that they often feel like a home away from home?

Maybe it’s all of it, but we’ve got a collection that we think you might like the look of…

Stockton House

Tucked away in 8,500 acres of Shropshire countryside on the Apley Estate, Stockton House is a luxurious country house wedding venue that will be opening its doors in April 2022. A family home for well over 300 years, the venue is rich with history and surrounded by woodlands, farms and rivers – it really is as idyllic as it sounds! You’ll also find seven double bedrooms and an enchanting secret walled garden dining room, all of which boast glorious views across the estate. The beautifully vaulted wine cellar also awaits you and your guests – what’s not to love?!

Boconnion

Boconnion is a gem of a country house wedding venue in the secluded Cornish countryside on the edge of Bodmin Moor, set within rolling fields and ancient woodland. The estate consists of a Manor House, farmhouse, barn and beautiful gardens; it’s the perfect fit for a formal affair or a relaxed weekend with your closest friends and family. A newly established wedding venue, the team offer complete freedom for you to celebrate as you wish! They have the option of a marquee wedding up to 250 guests but if you want something smaller and more intimate, you can choose a micro-wedding with just 15 of your loved ones. The choice is yours, but these guys are here to make it happen!

Goodnestone Park

If you want a country house wedding venue that exudes classic elegance, Goodnestone Park has your name written all over it. Located within 150 acres of parkland in Kent, this restored Queen Anne mansion is available to hire on an exclusive basis and promises the perfect quintessential English setting for your special day. P.S – We’ll let you in on a little secret… Jane Austen’s brother tied the knot here! Goodnestone Park is the place for you to make your fairy tale dreams a reality!

The Casterton Grange Estate

A Victorian mansion and country house wedding venue in the Cumbrian countryside, The Casterton Grange Estate is made for couples who want something romantic and rural – yet incredibly convenient! Although it is just a stone’s throw from the M6, it will make you feel like you are a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of busy life. With accommodations, gardens, a lake, tennis court, billiards room and more, this is a wedding venue designed for entertaining, celebrating and making some of the best memories with your favourite people. If this sounds like your kind of deal, we suggest you add this one to your viewing list folks.

Rockbeare Manor 

Close to Exeter City Centre, Rockbeare Manor is a charming country house wedding venue set in 100 acres of glorious parkland. The setting has an undeniable elegance about it, thanks to its lakeside location, manicured lawns and formal terraces. There’s no doubt about it – it’s a truly picturesque venue and you will be inundated with photograph opportunities. It caters for guest lists of all sizes and has a choice of stunning spaces for your nuptials to take place. The team are pretty great too, and always go the extra mile to make sure couples have the dreamiest day imaginable.

Mapperton House & Gardens

This exclusive country house wedding venue in Dorset has been voted the UK’s finest manor house by Country Life magazine – all you need is a few seconds scrolling through their gallery and you’ll see why. Mapperton House & Gardens is home to a rustic barn, Garden Pavilion, Orangery, Coach House, fountains, formal gardens and more. If you want charm, romance and an exquisite setting for your special day, you’ve found it.

Aswarby Rectory

Aswarby Rectory is a country house wedding venue in Lincolnshire that embraces stripped back, rustic charm. Exclusively yours with parkland and private gardens, it will feel like a ‘home from home’ as soon you step through the doors. It has the option of both an indoor and outdoor ceremony, as well as a walled garden, woodland walks and the cosiest fireplaces you can picture. Hands up if you can see yourself getting married here!

Goodwood House

Oh, hello Goodwood House! This exquisite exclusive use stately home resides in immaculate historic parkland in Chichester and has been host to spectacular celebrations and events for over 300 years. It really is the epitome of British style, with a talented in-house Chef, 91 bedrooms, golf courses (yes, two), a racecourse and so much more. Here, you’ll find everything you need for an unforgettable wedding day!

St Giles House

We adore St Giles House, a country house wedding venue in the heart of Dorset. Steeped in history with acre upon acre of parkland, this beloved family home is all about the romance. Decadently decorated, the rooms are filled with traditional fireplaces and family portraits – you’re guaranteed to feel like royalty here! Oh, and did we mention they have an award-winning nightclub that is open until 2am…

Chateau de Redon

We knew we had to include a gorgeous destination country house wedding venue in the mix for you and Chateau de Redon certainly won’t disappoint. Set within a 2-hectare private park in a secluded and exclusive location, this French chateau is subtly charming and effortlessly luxurious, making it the perfect place to gather with your friends and family to celebrate your love story.

Dorfold Hall

One of Cheshire’s hidden gems, Dorfold Hall is a quintessential country house wedding venue that is surrounded by stunning gardens and historic spaces. It’s available exclusively and the team offer a truly bespoke service so that you can have a tailor-made celebration, with gorgeous accommodation, a license for marriage and the promise of a picture-perfect day.

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