Stunning Countryside Wedding Venues
Do you long for a country wedding but live in the city? Within an hour of the capital you’ll find five gorgeous wedding venues to take your breath away.
London is undoubtedly an exciting place to be based as a couple. Whether you spend your weekends walking hand-in-hand down the Thames, hitting the bars in Soho or hanging out in one of the many parks, you’ll never be short of things to do together. Yet, when it comes to getting married, some couples long for a bit of fresh air and the promise of a beautiful landscape in the background of the photos. Luckily, you don’t have to travel far outside of the capital to find some wonderful Spring wedding locations. Here are five of the best.
Crondon Park, Essex
This is one of the finest Essex wedding venues, found nestled in the pretty countryside and licensed for both civil and partnership ceremonies. It’s set within a Championship golf course and the views of the countryside will make for some truly stunning wedding photos. Couples can enjoy an intimate ceremony in the Baronial Suite before heading to the reception in a 17th century barn constructed from ship’s timber. The bride and groom can even go for a romantic ride in a golf cart around the private grounds.
Stoke Park, Buckinghamshire
Just west of London, this fabulous venue may look familiar to fans of Bond movies and Layer Cake, as it is frequently used as a film location. If the weather hasn’t quite warmed up in the midst of Spring, then a roaring fire will keep your guests comfortable and snug. As well as a choice of three ceremony rooms and the Fountain terrace, the bridal party and guests also have access to 11 spa treatment rooms before or after the main event. What better way to unwind?
Nonsuch Mansion, Surrey
The entire Georgian mansion is available to hire for you and your guests, and what a view each of you can expect overlooking the beautifully manicured grounds. Perhaps the most special aspect of holding your wedding at Nonsuch is the fact that the team don’t believe in wedding packages. As they put it, ‘how dull life would be if all brides wore the same dress’. Instead, they provide an entirely individual approach to your big day, ensuring that it is unique and creates the fondest memories.
Froyle Park, Hampshire
A full range of wedding ceremonies are available at Froyle. If you want to get married outside, then the gardens and dome can easily be transformed into a space to say ‘I do’. Those who wish to get married in a religious service, can exchange vows at St Mary’s church which is just a stroll away from Froyle. Or couples wishing to take advantage of the sheer beauty of the Great Hall or the Drawing Room can opt for a civil ceremony for many sizes of wedding party.
Micklefield Hall, Hertfordshire
This 18th century house is within easy reach of the capital, close to the M25. It’s set within 350 acres of rolling Hertfordshire countryside and is a perfect country house wedding venue. Also used as a film location for various dramas, couples will simply fall in love with The Great Barn, which features a French fountain, log fire and a garden room.
Hopefully you’ve been inspired by some of the exquisite wedding venues that are within easy reach of London. You can get to many of them in under an hour, so you’ll be popular with your wedding guests too!