24 Best Wedding Venues for 2024

Written by Caitlin Hoare
Image by Binky Nixon at Tythe.
We’ve analysed the data, crunched the numbers, and listened carefully to what modern wedding-planning couples look for to bring you YOUR top venues for 2024.

This collection of 24 wedding venues represents the innumerable hours of researching and scouting that couples embark on when searching for their dream wedding venue. But more than that, it reflects our ongoing love for the diverse and versatile venues that are dotted around the country (and Europe) and grace the pages of our Venue Finder, from fairy tale destinations in France to quintessential stately homes tucked away in the English countryside. There are dozens, no hundreds, of options out there. Still, we’ve stuck to a tight edit below, showcasing the top 24 venues that have caught your eye, captured your attention, and been getting the most love on our curated wedding venue directory.

Right then, folks, it’s time to read on… we can’t wait to inspire your venue search.

Northbrook Park

First up is the one and only Northbrook Park. Nestled on the border of Hampshire and Surrey, this historic Grade-II listed, 18th-century manor house is a popular choice for couples, and it’s easy to understand why! Complete with a light-filled Orangery, surrounded by manicured gardens, and just a hop, skip, and a jump from London, it’s become one of the go-to spots for tying the knot in style. With space for up to 250 guests (and 80 staying over), this countryside estate is a sublime option whether you’re planning an intimate gathering or a grand affair.

The Secret Barn

The Secret Barn isn’t your typical wedding venue. Forget about manicured perfection; here, it’s all about the raw beauty of nature. Dog-friendly and with space for tents, this West Sussex venue offers a uniquely laid-back vibe for your wedding day, perfect for those who love the idea of a relaxed, barn-style celebration surrounded by open farmland and breathtaking views…

There’s an orchard primed for your “I dos,” rustic beams that demand fairy lights and old floorboards perfect for dancing. When the night winds down, it’s all about toasting marshmallows over a fire pit, with hay bales for seats and a paddock for camping under the stars. Dreamy!

Bury Court Barn

If you’re looking for something a little more refined, Bury Court Barn offers the best of both worlds: rustic elegance AND modern comforts. This stunning venue in Hampshire features a converted barn with charming oak beams and sleek, contemporary touches, making it a truly versatile setting for any wedding celebration. The private walled garden is yours and yours alone, perfect for reception drinks amidst the greenery, and after the festivities, you can retreat to one of 15 onsite bedrooms, with their Grade-II listed Oast House providing a luxurious honeymoon suite for the newlyweds.

Hedsor House

Hedsor House is the epitome of a Georgian gem that’s graced the pages of Tatler and Vogue as the ultimate “dream venue”, no less. Located in Buckinghamshire and set within 100 acres of breathtaking parkland and Grade-II listed gardens, Hedsor is where exclusivity meets elegance. Complete with an oak-panelled Ballroom, a Centre Hall with an impressive Italianate dome, and stunning views of the Thames Valley (ideal for a glamorous Champagne reception that’ll have your guests talking for years to come!), it’s no wonder celebrities and the London elite continue to call it their favourite.

Elmore Court

Elmore Court, in the heart of Gloucestershire, is an estate with a big heart and a clear vision – marrying sustainability with undeniable style and comfort. The estate prides itself on its exceptional in-house catering, emphasising locally sourced ingredients and treasures from its own kitchen garden, reflecting the traditional virtues of country estate living. With 16 individually styled bedrooms and six utterly gorgeous treehouses offering breathtaking wetland views, Elmore Court is a luxurious, homely retreat that’s incredibly passionate and fiercely conscious of its footprint, encouraging couples to celebrate in a way that’s both grand and grounded.

Tournerbury Woods Estate

Tournerbury Woods Estate, found on the coastal border of Hampshire and West Sussex, is a one-of-a-kind wedding destination, offering both ancient woodland backdrops and splendid seaside views. The dilemma of choosing between these stunning settings for your wedding photos is a delightful quandary to have, indeed! With the capacity to welcome up to 250 guests in its fully equipped marquee, Tournerbury gives couples the freedom and flexibility to handpick their own suppliers in order to bring their dream wedding to life. Thankfully, the super friendly team is always on hand with expert guidance and personalised recommendations should anyone need it.

Middleton Lodge Estate

Middleton Lodge Estate is a North Yorkshire retreat that boasts not only an award-winning hotel and restaurant but also 200 acres of pristine parkland, holistic treatment rooms, and two, yes two, incredible event spaces, both individually available to hire for your wedding celebration. Whether you’re drawn to the Georgian elegance of the Main House, with its grand staircase, expansive reception rooms, and a garden marquee set against a private croquet lawn, or the secluded botanical charm of the Walled Garden and Fig House, Middleton Lodge can (and will) cater to every season and exceed all expectations.

Two Woods Estate

Two Woods Estate is perfect for couples who dream of an outdoor, boho-inspired setting that’s simple yet totally unforgettable. Picture your woodland ceremony with an aisle romantically lined with lanterns and candles, providing a beautiful ambience for up to 100 guests to witness your exchange of wedding vows. If the weather decides to be less than cooperative, the festivities can seamlessly move to the cosy confines of the barn, and for those who love the idea of a night under the stars, ample camping space is also available, complete with essential amenities and a fire pit, creating an intimate end to a memorable day.

Hampton Court House

Located just 11 miles from Central London, Hampton Court House is a distinguished Georgian mansion surrounded by nine acres of remarkable 18th-century gardens. This stately venue combines unique architecture with impeccably maintained rooms, making it an ideal setting for ceremonies and receptions. However, we can’t mention this venue without talking about the gardens, as they are nothing short of spectacular. Featuring a variety of stunning landscapes, including a winter garden with palm trees, a romantic heart-shaped lake, and a distinctive shell-lined grotto, we’ve got all the heart-shaped eyes for this one, folks.

Tythe

Tythe is a venue that we (and you!) keep coming back to. They’ve earned their reputation as one of the country’s most established and successful barn wedding venues for many reasons, but largely due to their perfect fusion of historic charm and contemporary style, set against Oxfordshire’s natural beauty. Tythe’s attention to detail, personalised service, and flexible approach also ensure that every couple’s vision is brought to life with precision and care. Pair this with the stunning natural setting, and it’s no wonder Tythe is a beloved choice for discerning modern couples year after year.

Hamswell House

Nestled in the pretty Hamswell Valley, Hamswell House near Bath possesses a regal backdrop that transports guests to an era of unparalleled elegance and romance. This majestic, family-owned estate captivates all who come here with its stunning grounds, secret gardens, and enchanting architectural details. The property’s early Jacobean architecture, crafted from beautiful Cotswold stone, echoes the sophistication of the English Renaissance. Yet, there are clear European influences that lend it the air of a picturesque French chateau. This dreamy combination has cemented Hamswell House as one of the most quintessential settings in the UK for a fairy-tale wedding.

The River Barn

Lancashire’s hottest new venue, The River Barn, is an idyllic place to exchange vows and celebrate love. They’ve expertly merged the natural beauty of five acres of tree-lined driveways, protected woodlands, and formal walled gardens with the refined charm of exposed wooden beams, contemporary interiors and fire pits. The vibe here is undeniably “rustic elegance”, with cascading greenery, charming features, and backdrops that seem tailor-made for unforgettable photos. Adding to its delightfulness is a 16th-century Manor House, including a secluded honeymoon suite for the newlyweds, and tucked away in the protected woodland are eight ensuite ‘Oak Tree Cabins,’ accessible via a festoon-lit path, providing comfort (and a bit of adventure!) for wedding guests.

Botleys Mansion

Just 30 minutes from London, Botleys Mansion is an exclusive, impressive venue overlooking 56 acres of stunning Surrey parkland. Reached by a dramatic driveway, visitors can’t help but be captivated by the grand Palladian architecture and classical fountains, setting a magical scene for the celebrations ahead that feels worlds apart from the hustle and bustle of the city. Offering exclusive use for the entire day and night ensures that every detail, from the welcome drinks in the gardens to the lavish wedding breakfast in The Atrium under its incredible glass roof, can be tailored to each couple’s preferences.

Petersham Nurseries

Petersham Nurseries has quietly emerged as a favourite for wedding receptions despite not being primarily focused on hosting private events. Located near Richmond Park in Surrey, it’s actually a garden centre renowned for its laid-back atmosphere and stylish interiors. However, take exclusive hire of the Petersham Nurseries café, and you can transform your wedding reception into an immersive experience, where guests dine amidst a lush backdrop of plants and flowers, seated at antique tables within the glasshouse. Here, the emphasis on seasonal and sustainably sourced ingredients ensures a menu featuring the freshest produce, edible flowers, and heritage vegetables from the Petersham House Walled Kitchen Garden. A foodie fave!

Somerley House

Nestled in Hampshire’s vast countryside, Somerley House offers a truly bespoke wedding experience, blending the elegance of its grand setting with the warmth of a family welcome. The estate caters to a range of wedding styles, from the luxurious Main House and bohemian Walled Garden to enchanting woodland ceremonies in Somerley Woods – there’s a wedding setting to suit every style and whim. With a dedicated wedding team focused on tailoring every detail, Somerley ensures each celebration is personalised and unforgettable, where the guests feel invited to be part of something truly special.

Hooe’s Yurts

Based in Devon but delivering across the UK, Hooe’s Yurts offer a versatile range of venue spaces, allowing couples to choose from a singular yurt to an interconnected yurt palace! Therefore, with the flexibility to link various yurts together, they can cater to weddings of all sizes, enhancing each setting with bespoke carpets, textiles, and specially designed furniture that complements the yurts’ distinct charm. The standout 44ft double-height yurt, popular for larger gatherings, can be combined with medium and small yurts to designate separate areas for dancing, dining, and unwinding, making every moment of the celebration uniquely memorable and distinctly yours.

Findon Place

You can’t help but immerse yourself in the Georgian elegance and Bridgerton-esque charm of Findon Place, a quintessential manor nestled in the South Downs National Park. Across its 53-acre estate of formal gardens, parkland, and woodlands, Findon offers a breathtaking backdrop for weddings, embracing versatility, exclusivity, and privacy. Inside, the manor features lofty ceilings and light-filled rooms with adaptable, neutral interiors, while its outdoor spaces blend manicured lawns with wild natural beauty. With Team Findon at your service, you can expect a wedding where every detail reflects timeless luxury and nothing gets overlooked.

Styal Lodge

Constructed from sustainable Finnish timber, this Cheshire venue’s open-plan layout, accentuated by high ceilings and expansive windows, bathes the space in natural light and offers stunning views across the landscape. The interior remains intentionally minimalist, providing couples with a versatile canvas to bring their wedding visions to life. But beyond its architectural beauty, Styal Lodge is also home to meticulously landscaped gardens, where couples and their guests are encouraged to explore and enjoy. This unique venue represents the perfect mix of sustainability, natural charm, and bespoke sophistication, which is why it remains a popular choice for our couples.

Bake Barn at Fonthill

Bake Barn in Wiltshire is a truly stunning but wonderfully rustic wedding setting. Offering dry-hire flexibility, it allows you to fully tailor the space to your Pinterest board, from the barn’s interior, with its raw stone walls and wooden beams, to upstairs, where a versatile loft space awaits your creative transformation. Go big with blooms or drape textiles to your heart’s content, here, anything is possible! Steps away, Fonthill Lake and surrounding fields provide a picturesque backdrop, proving that Bake Barn is an ideal venue for couples seeking rural beauty but with a flexible approach.

Le Château Charmant

Set against the Dordogne’s rolling hills and vibrant sunflower fields, Le Château Charmant offers an idyllic setting for a destination wedding in France. With its 4-star interiors, newly renovated barn, and meticulously kept gardens, every aspect of the venue promises a picture-perfect celebration. The château doesn’t stop at visual appeal; it extends into luxurious comforts such as their heated pool, ensuring guests enjoy every moment of their stay. Offering exclusivity for multi-day events, they invite you to bring up to 180 of your loved ones for a spectacular, sun-kissed wedding.

Cigarral de las Mercedes

In the heart of Spain, overlooking the historic city of Toledo, Cigarral de las Mercedes is yet another unparalleled venue for your destination wedding. Harmonising natural beauty with architectural style, lush gardens, and timeless decor, this villa exudes sophistication. Imagine exchanging vows with a sparkling lake as your backdrop and the breathtaking Toledo landscape stretching beyond. Dreamy, no? The venue also boasts 33 boutique hotel rooms and four distinctive villas, each designed with an eye for luxury and complete guest comfort. This wedding “resort” offers a comprehensive experience, including complete exclusivity and a personal touch that turns your wedding into a truly unmissable occasion.

100 Barrington

With its exposed brick walls, high ceilings, and metal pillars, 100 Barrington captures the essence of a stylish urban warehouse space. You might not be surprised to discover that this gem is right in the heart of Brixton, London.

The centrepiece, a stunning handmade, mother-of-pearl shell chandelier composed of 1,892 shells, is a real showstopper and brings a luxurious vibe to the party. As a versatile blank canvas, they invite couples to personalise the space to match their wedding aesthetic; whether they go for lavish decorations or prefer a more understated, stripped-back vibe, this refined, contemporary events space has fast become a popular choice for modern couples looking for something a little bit different.