Large Country Houses and Mansions for Weddings and Wedding Receptions
Anyone who has got married recently will appreciate the difficulties involved in finding just the right venue for a wedding reception.
You may just be looking for a suitable place which can supply a certain quality of catering and service or self-catering accommodation for your guests and a large hall where you can organise your own catering.
Attractive grounds with enough space for a marquee may be another requirement. Or, a pretty setting for photographs.
At certain licensed houses and mansions it is possible to hold the wedding ceremony at your venue, do take a look at the large houses and mansions which are licensed for weddings listed above.
A self-catering venue is excellent for the smaller wedding. Usually only about 22-30 can be accommodated in a large country house or mansion but it is always possible to find additional accommodation in nearby holiday cottages, B&Bs or hotels. You will most likely have to marry in a local church or registry office and hold the reception in a large country house or mansion although certain houses are licensed for wedding ceremonies. Some of them have extensive grounds which are suitable for marquees.
Also do take a look at cottages for honeymoons where you can enjoy something special - that touch of luxury!
If you are in need of some inspiration then read on for details of a selection of self catering mansions and cottages for weddings. For the full listings and best available choice please use the links above.
Manor House in Suffolk - a splendid house with extensive gardens for weddings
Sleeps 20 in 10 bedrooms: Bruisyard Hall, surrounded by lawns is a magnificent former abbey and manor house, set in the countryside of Saxmundham, Suffolk. Catering can be arranged if required. Self-catering accommodation for up to 20 people is available in the house itself.
Sudeley Castle Cottages in the Heart of the Cotswolds - weddings welcome
If you are looking for a venue for a wedding where there is accommodation for a number of people then how about Sudeley Castle Country Cottages in the Cotswolds? There are 13 cottages in total at the Sudeley estate in the beautiful English Cotswolds. To discuss your plans why not give Sudeley Castle a call to find out more. There are pleasant shared gardens at Sudeley Castle Cottages and ample parking.
This is where Liz Hurley married Arun Nayar in 2007.
Chandos Hall, a function room, may also be available to hire by arrangement. These attractive cottages are located near the town of Winchcombe.
Licensed for civil wedding ceremonies
For more information, telephone 01242 602308, or click on the photo above.
Skendleby Hall in Lincolnshire
There is plenty of large, spacious accommodation at this historic house. To give you an idea of scale, there are 5 reception rooms including a large reception hall, a drawing room, a music room, a library and a lounge. Amazingly, there are also 2 kitchens. Also with a conservatory, a dining room, 14 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms/shower rooms, this house has plenty of space for large groups. With a billiards room, a games room and a sauna room, this house could be an excellent choice for you. This large country house can sleep up to 24 people so if you are looking for somewhere with accommodation for just over 20 guests this house could be ideal.
Please click on the photograph to explore this beautifully furnished house that can sleep 20 or more
Large Country House in the west of Ireland - Connemara
This large country house is ideal for a small family wedding. There is a restaurant nearby to provide a sumptuous banquet for your guests. The house has added facilities of swimming pool, sauna and tennis court so that your guests relax and enjoy their stay. The amazing coastline and beauty of the Connemara National Park are around you. Enjoy Irish pubs, the banter and hospitality. Forget about a wedding in some far flung exotic place - Connemara offers a wedding that you and your guests enjoy much closer to home.
What's more this house has a wealth of history and character as it dates back to the 19th centruy. Experience some of the best of county Galway on the west coast of Ireland from this unique self-catering property.
19th century house with beautiful interior
heated outdoor swimming pool
This country house is located in its own mature gardens and yet close to Clifden town centre and all its amenities.
Enjoy luxurious surroundings, the Drawing room boasts paintings and antique furnishings. Enjoy relaxing and spending time by the fire.
Staying at this large country house, you will be in good company, a previous guest at the house was Chelsea Clinton. Great care has been taken with the decor - the bedrooms are each decorated in an individual style with guests comfort in mind.
The Gardens are a lovely mix of rockeries, lily ponds and plants. The outdoor heated swimming pool can be used from June 1st to September 20th. There is also a tennis court for those who enjoy keeping fit and a sauna for your relaxation and enjoyment.
Click on a photograph of the house for more information about self-catering in Ireland.
The Tallow Factory - for a wedding in Suffolk
Located directly opposite the gates of Dedham Church in Dedham on the Essex/Suffolk border, the Tallow Factory (sleeps 10), has provided accommodation for wedding parties every year since 1995. It is a short hop for the bride or groom and /or the guests.
The owner's of the Tallow Factory can offer advice on catering, cake makers and lovely locations for a wedding breakfast. Another cottage to accommodate 9 is just across the road.
Both cottages are situated in the heart of Constable Country. Please click on the photograph for details.
The Old Rectory in Dorset - weddings very welcome
Spectacular Georgian Rectory, sleeps 25.
The Old Rectory country house in Dorset offers accommodation in 11 generously sized bedrooms. There are 4 receptions for socialising and entertaining including a large drawing room complete with grand piano. The dining room seats up to 24. There is also an attractive garden. There is a village pub nearby and the beach is just over a mile away.
It is possible to have marquees in the grounds for various events including weddings.
Click on photo of this mansion for contact details.
Symondsbury Manor near Bridport in Dorset for Weddings
Symondsbury Manor is an attractive country house, located in the quaint village of Symondsbury. The area is an area of outstanding natural beauty and is great for long walks or a relaxed holiday near the coast. If you have a special occasion such as a wedding planned, it is possible to erect marquees by arrangement.
Symondsbury Manor offers comfortable accommodation, sleeping up to 23 in 11 bedrooms. Please click on the photograph of the manor for more information and interior photos.
Telephone Peter on 01308 456288, or 07956220974 for bookings
Marry in Scotland
Scotland is always great for weddings. Years ago when the age of getting married without parental consent in England used to be 21, lovers would frequently elope to Gretna Green, just over the border and marry. Scotland holds other benefits for weddings; there are numerous pretty country churches, you can hire a piper to pipe the guests into the church, anyone with Scottish connections is entitled to wear a kilt, the reception and accommodation for your guests will be much cheaper than in many parts of England, plus it's just so romantic.
Take a look at some of the accommodation on offer in Scotland, especially the large country houses and consider a wedding north of the border. The owners of the accommodation would be pleased to advise.
Celebrate your wedding at Pine Lodge in Lincolnshire
Pine Lodge is an extensive and unusual self-catering property on the edge of village of Tetbury in the Lincolnshire Wolds. It has large gardens where a marquee can be erected for wedding receptions and parties.
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This spacious house is well suited for large groups as it sleeps up to 20 in its 11 bedrooms and has a total of 10 bathrooms/shower rooms. There are also 3 reception rooms and a dining room which seats up to 20. There are also excellent leisure facilities here including an indoor heated swimming pool for the exclusive use of guests, a Jacuzzi and a sauna - perfect for guests to relax before and after your wedding. For entertainment there is also a full size pool table indoors as well as a table tennis table, five-a-side football goals, badminton nets and two barbeques outside.
Click on one of the photograph of the cottage for details or telephone 01507 524081, Mobile 01917 569 349
Large Lodge near Newark in Nottinghamshire - perfect setting for a wedding
This large self-catering house in Lincolnshire is set amongst beautiful lakes and woodlands and could make for an excellent venue for large group holidays. This lodge also specialises in weddings.
With 100 acres of grounds, Gorse Lodge could be a great choice for a wedding reception and also for tying the knot! Gorse Lodge is licensed for civil ceremonies which can take place in the oak hall. For more information and details on wedding packages do call or email Gorse Lodge for further advice.
If you are searching for a large country house in Lincolnshire that enjoys a tranquil setting with beautiful views of lakes and woodlands then this place could be for you. The house sleeps up to 12 people in 6 bedrooms. Of note there are also 6 bathrooms. Gorse Lodge can be hired for self-catering breaks and catering can also be arranged upon request at extra cost. By arrangement it is possible for marquees to be set up within the grounds which can be just perfect for wedding parties.
Please click on the image for more details.
A wedding venue at a golf club in Sussex, self-catering accommodation and club house for reception
Attractive log cabins in the quiet Sussex countryside. Enjoy use of the club's facilities and enjoy country pursuits nearby.
Facilities at this country club include 2 eighteen-hole golf courses, a gym and tennis courts. There is also a leisure complex with an indoor heated swimming pool with spa, a steam room and a sauna. For pampering treatments for the bride to be and other ladies, there is also a beauty salon. Treatments are available at extra cost.
From the clubhouse bar and restaurants there are attractive views over the golf course.
The changeover day for these pine lodges in Sussex is Friday. Weekly lets only.
Beautiful country house for your wedding in Dorset - great photo opportunity
Chaffeymoor Grange is a large country house set within 5 acres of countryside in Dorset.
Chaffeymoor is a house of historical interest and dates back to the 17th century. The house now offers comfortable accommodation and is a rural retreat, ideal for house parties, family reunions, special birthday celebrations, large family holidays and weddings. The house is licensed for civil marriage and partnership ceremonies for up to 60 guests. There are a number of attractive features at this special property including exposed beams and large fireplaces.
Please click on the photograph shown to find out more about renting this beautiful mansion in Dorset for your wedding.
Luxury cottage location in 5 acres with room for a marquee in Powys, mid Wales
Attractive cottage in a lovely location near Hay, the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons in the peaceful Wye Valley. There are three high quality 5 star cottages at Glanhenwye: Yellowdrama, Jessica and Margaux Rose, situated in this special part of Wales. Glanhenwye is located in five acres of grounds in total providing space and privacy for each cottage.
Please click on the cottage photographs for details of this wedding venue.
Large Mansion in a beautiful setting in Wales for Weddings
Plas Glansevin is a large country house, located in 10 acres of Welsh countryside near the Brecon Beacons. Plas Glansevin may appeal to you if you are looking for a special secluded venue with beautiful grounds for your wedding reception.
The Mansion and Coach House can accommodate 62 guests in total. There is a huge dining room which seats up to 62. This is a special country house for that special occasion. For relaxation there is a sauna and outdoor pool.
There is a large kitchen if you wish to self cater but outside catering can be arranged if you prefer.
There is a one acre field within the grounds for functions where a marquee can be erected if required. Call Plas Glansevin to talk about your plans and to plan that special event.
Please click on the photograph for contact details.
Amazing location for a wedding reception in Cumbria near border with Scotland
This could be a truly romantic notion - marry in Gretna Green, a few miles away and hold the reception is a lovely atmospheric castle with superb features that will look amazing in your wedding photographs. Be king and queen of your own castle in Cumbria near the Scottish borders for your wedding.
Brackenhill Tower is full of medieval features adapted to provide a luxurious and comfortable setting for your special event.
The Tower sleeps up to 10 people in 4 bedrooms (additional accommodation nearby).
The bedroom arrangements:
- two double bedrooms,
- a master bedroom and
- a bedroom with four single beds.
All bedrooms in the castle have en suite bathrooms.
There is an impressive Great Hall for dining, which is very atmospheric.
Up to 10 people can be accommodated in the tower house. If additional accommodation is required, there is a Jacobean cottage available for rent. Brackenhill is an atmospheric venue for that reunion or special occasion.
Brackenhill Tower offers memorable and atmospheric accommodation. You could have the most amazing photos to look back on and remember a special anniversary party, engagement or small wedding.
Please click on the photograph shown of this unique castle property to consider whether you would like to host a reception in this romantic setting.
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