On Monday we featured a beautiful summer wedding editorial in the majestic gardens of Middleton Lodge, Wednesday we had Pippa from The W Collection showing you how to create a stylish outdoor lounge setting and today we’re sharing our absolute fave garden wedding venues.
Our Venue Finder is filled with every type of wedding venue that you could ever dream of, from countryside escapes to stylish settings in the city – but in this focus, we’re spoiling you with some of the country’s most Instagrammable garden wedding venues. So, if you want to channel a quintessential English garden feel on your wedding day, keep reading.
Swanton Morley House & Gardens
Located in the very heart of the Norfolk countryside, Swanton Morley House & Gardens is set within 10 acres of beautiful gardens, woodlands and meadows. And if that doesn’t set the scene for you, picture the former stable block with its ceremony room, chill-out area and Mediterranean style courtyard. The space really is the epitome of elegance. A garden wedding venue for all seasons, the grounds look fresh in spring and offer a riot of colour in summer, before turning to rich, warm tones in the autumn and winter.
Mapperton House & Gardens
Voted the UK’s finest manor house by Country Life magazine, Mapperton House & Gardens is nestled in the rolling hills of West Dorset and promises the perfect place for a garden-inspired wedding. You’ll have a selection of ceremony spaces to choose from, including the Garden Pavilion, the Garden Grotto or the Orangery – all of which are as elegant as the other. For your reception, imagine an Italianate fountain, formal gardens and the tumbling countryside as your backdrop. Guess what? This can all be exclusively yours to enjoy!
One of our most recent venues added to the collection, Parish’s House is a picture-perfect garden wedding venue. This stunning Regency property is set in 22 acres of glorious gardens and parkland, just a stone’s throw from Bath with unrivalled views across the rolling Somerset hills. For couples who want an outdoor ceremony, their woodland will tempt you for a blessing, while the lawn offers space for a marquee or summer drinks soirée. If you want an English country garden wedding or a countryside retreat, this is the place to be!
Hotel Endsleigh is a hidden gem in the Tamar Valley and we can’t get enough of this Grade I listed house. It’s rich with charm, history and character, and is set in over 100 acres of fairy tale woodland, gardens and grottos. For couples who are considering a marquee reception, the croquet lawn boasts panoramic views with plenty of space to celebrate. It’s classically elegant with a relaxed feel and stunning surroundings – the perfect ingredients for a magical garden wedding.
The Walled Garden at Cowdray
Looking for a dreamy garden wedding venue in West Sussex? Look no further than The Walled Garden at Cowdray – it’s utterly enchanting! You’ll have exclusivity of the whole venue, with the option for an outdoor ceremony underneath the honeysuckle and rose adorned Pavilion. Intimate or extravagant, the team will be on hand to help with every aspect of your celebration to ensure it really is the day you’ve always wanted, in the most beautiful of settings. What’s not to love?!
Chelsea Physic Garden
This one is an absolute beaut. Say hello to the Physic Garden, a historical wedding venue in the heart of Chelsea. Although it’s located in London, it’ll instantly transport you to a unique, tranquil and botanical oasis, without feeling like you’re in the capital. Who says you can’t have a garden wedding venue in the city? It’s available to hire exclusively and as a ‘dry hire’ venue, with space for a large marquee. Long story short, it’s the ultimate garden party venue and you and your guests are guaranteed to have the best time here!
Sculpture by the Lakes
Hands up if you want an unusual, striking setting to say, ‘ Do’? Then Sculpture by the Lakes will make you weak at the knees! Renowned as one of the UK’s most beautiful sculpture parks, the venue fuses art and nature to provide you with a glorious garden wedding venue. Your reception will be hosted in The Retreat, which has its own exclusive space boasting a lake and views across the Dorset countryside. Escape to Sculpture by the Lakes and celebrate your love story in a scenic, unforgettable setting.
It doesn’t get much more romantic than Bittenham Springs, a lakeside wedding venue in the Cotswolds. The definition of relaxed luxury, you can enjoy an outdoor celebration surrounded by trees, magical views and even their resident swans. Their petal pole marquee is ready and waiting for your reception, as well as accommodation for the main bridal party, a dance floor, catering tent and more. This delightful outdoor wedding venue will be completely yours, with access available a few days prior to the big day.
Tracey Estate Parkland & Gardens
Tracey Estate Parkland & Gardens is a garden wedding venue in Devon with a whole lot of history. Originally 25 acres of arboretum gardens, it now boasts canopies of trees, parkland fields and views across the River Otter. There are various settings on offer, all equally picturesque, along with an area for camping and plenty of room for parking. With a focus on flexibility and a passion for sustainability, the team at Tracey Estate promise the perfect place for you to get wed.
We’ll finish today’s feature with a little slice of garden paradise – meet Kiftsgate in the Cotswolds. This unique venue is recognised by garden lovers across the globe and hosts a limited number of weddings over the spring, summer and early autumn months. Here, you will be spoilt with exclusivity of one of England’s most magical gardens (which is in its prime in May, June and July). So, why not gather up to 250 of your friends and family to celebrate in this magical setting!
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