10 Magical Wedding Venues In The South East
Our lowdown on the very best venues to choose from this year, from opulent manor houses in Kent to grand Italianate estates in Windsor.
De Vere Beaumont Estate
Burfield Road, Old Windsor, Windsor
Rich in British history, the De Vere Beaumont Estate in Old Windsor contains buildings and monuments that date back to the 18th century. A Romanesque style 19th-century Chapel and 40 acres of parkland marry together to create a leading wedding venue in Windsor. The grand estate accommodates 160 guests.
Stroude Rd, Egham
Set amongst 50 acres of stunning gardens and parkland, Great Fosters is a dreamy setting for your wedding day. Whether you choose to exchange your vows in the majestic surroundings of The Orangery and Conservatory, or opt for a more intimate celebration in The Garden Room, the team at Great Fosters work with you to ensure your special day perfectly celebrates your love.
Cliveden Road, Taplow, Maidenhead
Italianate-style Cliveden House is ensconced in the Chiltern Hills in the village of Taplow, Buckinghamshire, and is just 30 miles northwest of London. Owned by the National Trust, the grand property overlooks sweeping gardens and slopes down onto the River Thames. With 10 rooms and suites to choose from on the vast estate, Cliveden is the perfect location to ensure complete perfection from ‘yes’ to ‘I do’.
Fleet Road, Hartley Wintney, Hook
Set on 35 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, The Elvetham is surrounded by Elvetham Heath estate and the Hampshire countryside. With a capacity of 200 guests and easy connections to the M3, M4, London, and Reading, The Elvetham is perfectly located for a secluded wedding.
A grand old Italianate stone estate situated on 55 meticulously manicured acres near Cheltenham in the Cotswolds, Cowley Manor sets itself apart from the typical country house wedding venue. From its dreamy grounds to its boldly furnished rooms, there’s a generous sense of space throughout the property. The icing on the cake is the light and bright Garden Room, offering intimate weddings for up to 30 guests, to a whole-house take over for up to 200 (with a marquee on the top lawn).
Sandy Lane, Betchworth
Set on 16 acres of tranquil Surrey countryside and surrounded by lawns and a garden terrace, Hartsfield Manor combines Victorian grandeur with impressive contemporary comforts and facilities. Hartsfield Manor was designed with space and flexibility in mind. The Brockham Suite caters for up to 40 guests with larger parties able to dine in the Terrace Restaurant.
Breamore House is an Elizabethan manor house noted for its fine collection of paintings and furniture. Fine tapestries adorn the wall, ornate furniture crafted from oak, walnut and mahogany sit regally in the hallowed halls. The main draw of the property is the Saxon Church, built around 980 AD, and is one of the most important and interesting Anglo Saxon Monuments in Hampshire. Breamore caters for 120 guests.
Built in the 12th century, Notely Abbey was once the home of Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh and is steeped in history, romance and glamour. It was fully restored in the early 2000s and is available for exclusive wedding hire throughout the year. Notley is licensed for civil ceremonies both inside and out and the in-house team of chefs can cater for up to 172 guests .
Say ‘I do’ among gilded State Rooms and priceless collections set against striking stonework, and experience the beauty and magnificence of the Grade I listed Blenheim Palace. Its 18th Century baroque architecture, over 2000 acres of picturesque landscaped parkland and award-winning formal gardens make it the perfect backdrop for photographs. Capacity for the palace state rooms and halls is 300 guests.
Mill Farm, Yateley
Rivervale Barn is tucked away in the grounds of historic Yateley Water Mill in Hampshire. Built in 2009, the barn’s capacity is 150 and combines traditional features with a modern aesthetic to create a contemporary barn-wedding venue, full of space, light and neutral tones. Rivervale also features picturesque gardens with a photogenic lake and a beautiful Mediterranean-style courtyard with a majestic copper wishing-tree water feature.