Choosing your wedding venue is without doubt the single most important decision you will make when planning your wedding as it affects everything from that point forward - not only will it be the visual and physical backdrop to your day, forever captured in the photographs and video, but your decision will also affect how many guests you can host, whether the ceremony can be on site or not, the flow of your day in terms of the style, set up and layout of the rooms and how you use them throughout the day and evening and lastly, whether you are are tied to their caterers and suppliers or not. Much to consider!
If you are looking for a wedding venue in Surrey, below are my top picks for a variety of different reasons. Read on to find out!
This beautiful Grade II* listed housecan accommodate up to 100 guests for a wedding ceremony, reception and dinner and is conveniently location less than an hour from London, near Leatherhead. As a privately owned venue, it has the benefit of being able to be flexible to couples exact needs and differs from many venues as it does not charge corkage, it doesn’t offer packages you have to choose from and there is no accredited supplier list you have to pick from (except for caterers). This venue is best known for its stunning surroundings, glorious interiors, impeccable service and impressive attention to detail.
Reason I love it: private ownership means flexibility
This Georgian Grade II listed gem, located near Epsom, nestles in 300 acres of parkland and is one of Surrey’s most treasured historic venues. The venue is licensed to hold civil ceremonies for up to 120 guests and accommodates guests over a series of interconnecting rooms. Exclusive caterer, Bovingdons, boasts a Michelin trained head chef who creates dishes using only the finest seasonal ingredients.
Reason I love it: completely exclusive to you
Botleys is a spectacular 18thcentury Grade II listed Palladian mansion, set within 56 acres of parkland, and located in the heart of Surrey, near Chertsey, just 30 minutes from London. This grand country house is licensed for wedding ceremonies both inside and out and the house itself has a number of different rooms which accommodating numbers ranging from 60 to 250 guests. Key features include the glorious Temple Gardens, where you can say your vows, and the elegant contemporary Atrium, a modern, large & bright space for either your ceremony or your dinner (or both!) with its grand sweeping staircase and stunning sparkling chandeliers. Catering is provided by the in house banqueting chefs.
Reason I love it: flexible spaces so suitable for all sizes of weddings
Loseley House is situated in 1,400 acres of glorious rolling countryside, just 3 miles south of Guildford. Loseley House offers the panelled Great Hall, a magnificent backdrop for civil ceremonies and the elegant Drawing Room. Receptions are held in the 17th Century Tithe Barn which is also licensed for ceremonies.
There is also a spectacular 3 acre walled garden, perfect for civil ceremonies, reception drinks and wedding photographs and also the option of installing a marquee for larger weddings.
Reason I love it: Beautiful historic and characterful backdrop for a marquee wedding – best of both worlds
Four Seasons Hampshire
(Although officially in Hampshire, this venue is right on the Surrey border so I just had to include it in my top 5!)
If you are seeking a venue which offers the style and service of a 5* London hotel but also beautiful parkland surroundings, then this 500-acre country estate located only an hour from central London is for you! Dating back to 1728, the heritage-listed manor house around which the Hotel is built has spectacular views over the countryside. The hotel offers a variety of event spaces accommodating weddings for 10 – 200 guests. Notable features include the stunning Walled Garden, licensed for civil ceremonies, the impressive Ballroom with its own terrace and incredible views over the Estate and of course the luxury spa, perfect for pre wedding pampering!
Reason I love it: exquisite luxury wrapped up in peaceful country estate location - and the indoor -outdoor pool!
To find out more about any of these, or if you would like more ideas and recommendations, just get in touch!