Are you looking for the perfect luxury country house hotel wedding venue near London?
Or are you searching for the best country house hotels for smaller weddings?
For couples who engage us for our signature full wedding planning, finding them the perfect venue is all part of the service and whist each brief is unique, we know that for all our couples, their venue has to offer the highest levels of exclusivity, luxury and a stunning destination location.
For couples looking to host their wedding near - but outside of - London, in a luxury country estate, our recommendations always include some of the UK's top stately home venues and country house hotels. Should your guest numbers exceed the capacity of your chosen venue, it is often possible to install a beautiful marquee in the grounds to create the space you need. We work frequently in London's top hotels as well but for this blog we are looking only at venues outside London
In a previous blog, we offered our top recommendations for exclusive use venues (https://www.couture-events.co.uk/post/top-exclusive-use-wedding-venues-with-accommodation-near-london) but these are not always suitable for weddings of a more intimate nature with lower guest numbers - this is where the following country house hotels really come in, as their minimum numbers can accommodate weddings for 8 guests and upwards, without compromising on luxury.
For couples lookig for unparalleled levels of service from their destination wedding venue, the following would be top of our list to consider.
The Four Seasons, Hampshire
This historic estate has the honour of being the romantic haven where Henry VIII met the first of his six wives, Catherine of Aragon. These days, the combination of its luxurious Georgian charm and it's proximity to nature and peaceful surroundings means that it offers couples the very essence of quintessential English country living. In addition to the on site facilities you'd expect from a hotel of this level, we can arrange a selection of country pursuits such as on-site clay pigeon shooting, fishing on the estate’s Belvedere Pond and canal boating along the Basingstoke Canal which runs through the Park itself.
The hotel offers a number of options to accommodate weddings of various sizes throughout the year. The minimum numbers here are 10 guests and the maximum is 200. Ceremonies and drinks receptions can be held in the stunning Walled Garden or if preferred, inside in one of the beautifully refurbished suites; for larger numbers, the ballroom is the perfect option for your wedding breakfast and dancing with the adjacent suites which can be styled to create a chill out space or a stylish after dinner bar.
We are delighted to be a recommended wedding planner at the Four Seasons Hampshire so if you have any queries or would like further information, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
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Coworth Park, Ascot, Berkshire
The iconic white building of Coworth Park is set within 240 acres of beautiful parkland near Windsor and offers its couples the opportunity to experience the timeless romance of rural England. It is a veritable oasis of tranquillity, only a stone's throw from London yet offering a peaceful and luxurious refuge from all the hustle and bustle of city life.
The hotel has 3 beautifully styled rooms for indoor ceremonies and your wedding breakfast, some featuring terraces giving guests access directly to the manicured lawns. However the jewel in the crown of Coworth Park is most definitely its incredible 10 acre flower meadow - the most romantic location for your wedding ceremony, followed by drinks and photos in the stunning rose garden. Minimum numbers at Coworth Park start at 20 guests and the maximum is 100 guests.
We are delighted to be a recommended wedding planner at Coworth Park so if you have any queries or would like further information, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
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Cliveden House, Berkshire
Cliveden House is one of the ultimate destination wedding venues in our opinion, offering unrivalled luxury & comfort in exquisite English countryside. As Britain's highest rated five red star hotel and also one of the foremost hotels in the world, it, offers exceptional levels of elegance, grandeur and style whilst retaining a unique sense of intimacy and tranquility. The staff there clearly adore the House and look after the guests exquisitely.
With minimum numbers starting from just 8 guests, it is the perfect destination for an exclusive, luxurious yet intimate wedding. For larger weddings of up t 120 guests, the entire House can be hired exclusively along with all 48 bedrooms and the beautiful 3 bedroom Spring Cottage - once Countess of Orkney’s summerhouse. For weddings wth over 120 guests and up to 230 guests, a beautiful marquee can be erected on the lawns to your exact specification.
Cliveden House is of course where Meghan Markle chose to spend the night before her wedding to Prince Harry so naturally offers guests the guarantee of utmost discretion..
Pennyhill Park, Berkshire
In 123 acres of rolling Surrey parkland, this elegant 19th century manor house is a wonderful option for your country house wedding venue. With 124 luxurious bedrooms, it can host weddings of up to 240 guests in the Balmoral Suite or up to 120 in the Library. Minimum numbers start at 30 guests. Surrounded by much glorious grounds, outdoor weddings can be held in the Terrace Pavilion adjacent to the Lily Pond Terrace. Located just 45 minute from London, Pennyhill Park is a fabulous option for couples looking for a luxury hotel wedding venue with close proximity to both London and the rolling countryside of England.
To discuss any of these venues, or to receive a venue proposal tailored to your exact specification in terms of style, location and budget, just drop us a line to firstname.lastname@example.org and let us do the hard work for you!