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THE TOP 10 STYLISH UK WEDDING VENUES TO BOOK FOR 2023

UK WEDDING PLANNING ADVICE BY EMILY 25TH JANUARY 2022

After completing the first initial steps of planning your wedding, choosing your wedding venue is the biggest decision you will make during the planning process. It will be the stylish backdrop to your entire day, contribute to the largest chunk of your budget and be the foundation of your entire wedding design and guest experience.

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Being a luxury wedding planner that solely plans occasions throughout the UK it's really important to keep up to date with the most beautiful venues that align with the weddings I love to be involved in planning. Here is a list of my top 10 stylish UK wedding venues to book in 2023 complied of gorgeous orangeries full of light, Georgian inspired manors to add a contemporary edge to, London city wedding venues steeped in glamour and decadence, and luxury country estates that lend themselves to multiple day events.

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WILDERNESS RESERVE

Luxury Country Retreat Wedding Venue

Wilderness Reserve is a collection of exclusive use country estates set in 8000 acres of quintessentially British countryside. Divided across Sibton Park and Chapel Barn estates, choose from either a grade II*-listed Georgian manor house, complete with an orangery or a restored 15th-century farm shed, designed to host those looking for a superlative barn wedding venue.

A UK wedding venue that is absolutely perfect for hosting an epic wedding weekend Wilderness Reserve really is one of my favourites. Fill your weekend's itinerary bike riding through the parklands, huddling around a bonfire in the woods sipping champagne, picnics on the lakes in a rowing boat, wine tasting, and enjoying relaxing spa treatments. 

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SYON PARK

Beautiful UK Orangery Wedding Venue 

Syon Park is just 9 miles from Charing Cross, but this UK wedding venue feels like stepping into a palace of Graeco-Roman splendour. The Great Conservatory is a hugely ornate glass orangery and is one of those venues that speaks for itself and is filled with exotic plants from all corners of the world. 

Being dry hire Syon Park lends itself to curating an exceptional experience and design choosing every detail from the catering to the lounge furniture, floorplan and beyond. I can't wait to execute Rebecca & James' day here later this year and turn this structure into an Italian Courtyard.

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CLARIDGES

A Glamorous London City Wedding Venue

This 5* London hotel in the centre of Mayfair is the perfect compromise of mixing timeless elegance with contemporary relevance. The Ballroom would be my space of choice, its monochrome backdrop hints to the roaring '20s and could be softened with huge floral installations or kept minimalistic increasing the glamour. 

The menus are French-inspired with twists from culinary around the world and soaked in decadence. From lobster risotto to caviar canapes the glamour doesn't stop at the architecture of Claridges.

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EURIDGE MANOR

The Cotswold's Lost Orangery

Euridge Manor is an absolutely spectacular venue in the UK's beautiful Cotswolds. It boasts unexpected delights at every corner, Euridge is an intricate setting complete with orangery, boathouse, and expansive grounds. The backdrop of the space lends itself to a truly magical day.

There is a vast range of options in terms of unique ceremony spaces, dining and dancing areas, and smaller sheltered areas to enjoy drinks and canapes. Another dry hire venue that provides an amazing canvas for a couple to really sew their story and style into. 

I am here in May for Emily & Joe's 3-day spring wedding this year. They decided to appoint my Full Wedding Planning & Design Service to really elevate their guest experience and help with the challenging logistics of such a huge space with endless possibilities! 

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HOLYWELL HALL

Country House Luxury Wedding Venue

Holywell House is a majestic Grade II* listed Georgian Hall and beautiful grounds in Lincolnshire and the perfect exclusive wedding venue for pitching a quintessentially English Marquee.

Host your ceremony amongst the walled gardens or in the quaint chapel just meters away from the House and overlooking the lake. It really is a hidden jewel that provides the most spectacular backdrop to your wedding day. I am extremely lucky to be planning Amber & Bens marquee wedding here this year and utilising all the gorgeous spaces on offer including a private art deco bar, bowling alley and Orangery.

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BABINGTON HOUSE 

A Soho House Wedding Venue 

Built in 1705, Babington House is a Grade II-listed Georgian manor set in 18 acres of English countryside in the heart of Somerset, 30 minutes from Bath. Soho house is at the top of their game for hospitality and I have always loved visiting their venues. 

If you want incredible tasting food with a relaxed yet refined style and atmosphere this luxury wedding venue is for you. On your wedding day, you and your guests dine in their stunning orangery overlooking the lake, and you can spend multiple days enjoying the surrounding grounds, spa or even book their pitch for a spot of cricket! You do need to be a Soho House Member to book exclusivity of this venue though! 

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THE LANESBOROUGH HOTEL & CELESTE RESTAURANT

Michelin Starred London Wedding Venue 

Regal and elegant The Lanesborough Hotel in London exudes class and decadence. This boutique hotel situated on the corner of Londons Hyde Park really feels like a home away from home with all the luxuries of a 5* hotel.

After your ceremony in the St Georges Room, enjoy a reception in The Great Hall a marble masterpiece surrounding a grand staircase. Then step into Celeste and enjoy a culinary journey with your guests in this Michelin starred restaurant. The stunning space of Celeste has a huge scope for design, varying levels, high columns, and a dome skylight that floods the space with light. 

This London city wedding venue is a real diamond and also features in my top UK wedding venues for foodies!

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HECKFIELD PLACE

Luxury Country Hotel In Hampshire

Heckfield Place epitomises a country haven, the Georgian House is fashion-forward and effortlessly welcoming. Surrounding the hotel are its grounds complete with a walled garden, lake, and farmland which has enabled Heckfield to build a self-sustaining relationship between house and grounds. 

Another excellent UK wedding venue to host a weekend wedding Heckfield has numerous spaces to enjoy eating, drinking relaxing and unwinding. Including a beautiful glasshouse, 'The Little Bothy' a natural spa, badminton courts, and cinema.

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WOOTTON HALL

A Brand New Luxury UK Wedding Venue

Wootton Hall is a brand new UK wedding venue I discovered that has only opened this year for exclusive hire. The gorgeous house and grounds are nestled in the Lincolnshire countryside and offer exclusivity of the contemporary country house, a luxury barn, Italian style terrace, private golf course, and beautiful grounds to pitch a marquee.

All menus here are completely bespoke and they are all about creating an experience unique to any couple that books their wedding venue, a wedding venue to watch for sure!  

Lots of my clients come to us with an incredible wedding venue in mind and it's our job to really research into its capabilities and operations in order to get the most out of its potential for your day.

 

However, if you're struggling with finding your UK wedding venue I can help you conduct an expert venue search, researching venues that relate to your style, location, and budget. Then we will schedule and attend all the site visits alongside you where we ask all the relevant questions relating to the venue’s capabilities, logistics, and take detailed notes.⁠

To download my Full Wedding Planning & Design Service Brochure click here, or you have any questions email me on hello@inaweweddings.co.uk 

 

I would love to help you design an incredible wedding day,

Emily x

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