If you’re local to Buckinghamshire and are on the lookout for a wedding venue in the area, you’re in luck. You have some of the UK’s best wedding venues right in your back garden (metaphorically speaking). There are all sorts of settings available, from the grand and spectacular to the homely and intimate.
If you’ve always dreamed of the perfect rural wedding in the countryside, then Buckinghamshire has it. Is your heart set on a venue closer to the hustle and bustle of nearby London? Buckinghamshire has it. How about 350 acres of parkland for you to all enjoy? Well, Buckinghamshire has it.
You’re spoilt for choice! Without further ado, here are the best wedding venues in Buckinghamshire.
As well as providing an excellent venue for civil ceremonies, Newland Manor Wedding Venue also specialises in Muslim wedding services and Asian wedding services. If you’ve a large Muslim family then Newland Manor’s diamond suite boasts a huge capacity of up to 1200 guests – perfect for a resplendent Nikkah service or a grand Walima ceremony. Newland Manor’s catering will also provide you and your guests with an exceptional halal menu with a vast selection of choices.
There’s also The Manor House, and as you make your entrance along the tree-lined driveway you and your guests will really get a sense of the venue’s grandeur. Will you make your entrance in a Rolls Royce or a simple horse and carriage? The team at Newland Manor are happy to accommodate your vision for your big day.
Newland Manor dates back to the 17th century and is within easy reach of London, Oxford, and Reading. With its high walled gardens, charming wood-panelled interiors, and 250 acres of parkland, you’ll have never seen anything quite like Newland Manor.
From The Blue Drawing Room and South Front Portico to The Temple Room and Marble Saloon, Stowe House wedding venue has numerous wedding spaces available and each has its own unique appeal. The Marble Saloon, for example, draws its inspiration from Rome with a stunning elliptical hall and beautiful pillars. Then there’s The Music Room which is one of the venue’s most prized spaces, and is beautifully adorned with 23 ½ carat gold (and intricate hand-painted walls). The decor is lavish, again taking design cues from classic European art and the stately homes of cities like Verona, Naples, and Milan.
If you’re looking for a romantic wedding with a classic sensibility, then prepare to be swept off your feet at Stowe House.
Stoke Place Hotel
With 26 acres of serene parkland and the stunning backdrop of rural Buckinghamshire, Stoke Place Hotel is a 17th century Queen Anne mansion situated just half an hour from London. The house has gorgeous antique chandeliers, striking bay windows, and impressive sweeping staircases.
Stoke Place Hotel also has its own place in history, as it was built by royal chef Patrick Lamb all the way back in 1690 after he hosted the legendary coronation feast for King James II. With 39 gorgeous rooms and a capacity of up to 200 guests, there’s plenty of room for your guests. Stoke Place Hotel takes inspiration from dazzling period-era architecture to create an awe-inspiring atmosphere that could define your fairytale wedding.
The Five Arrows Hotel
With Michelin star-rated cuisine, gorgeous grounds maintained by The National Trust, and a magnificent reception room built with charming timber and wrought iron, The Five Arrows Hotel is a beautiful wedding venue. It actually consists of two other venues, The Dairy Waddesdon Manor and Waddesdon Manor, both of which we’ll describe below. If you’re looking for something less extravagant (think rustic and relaxed) then The Five Arrows wedding venue is the venue for you.
The reception room (called The Old Coach House) accommodates up to 80 guests (120 with the addition of a pavilion marquee) and is a beautiful combination of old and new. Its timber beams hark back to Elizabethan design, while the bright, airy environment and exposed brick walls give The Old Coach House an almost modern look.
If your wedding is a little more intimate, with fewer guests, then you may be interested in the Rothschild Room which accommodates up to 40 guests. Think of The Five Arrows Hotel when you’re shopping around for wedding venues in Buckinghamshire – you won’t want to leave this off of your list! Carry on reading for a little more information about The Dairy Waddesdon Manor as well as the Waddesdon Manor.
The Dairy Waddesdon Manor
Inspired by the grand architecture of Renaissance-era France, The Dairy Waddesdon Manor is a hidden gem of the Buckinghamshire hills. Built by Baron Ferdinand (a self-confessed champion for 18th-century French architecture and design), The Dairy Waddesdon Manor wedding venue boasts an impressive collection of historical artefacts including an ornate writing desk made specifically for Queen Marie-Antoinette and a gorgeous carpet (plus tapestries) taken directly from the chapel of Versaille palace. Then there’s the ‘Renaissance Museum’ which houses a prized collection of precious items from as far back as the 1500s. Truly impressive!
We’ve not mentioned the gorgeous gardens and impressive wine cellars, either! You and your guests will love exploring the grounds of The Dairy Waddesdon Manor – they’re beautiful. And the wine cellars? Whether you’re a connoisseur or not, you’ll definitely appreciate the years-old wine selection!
The neighbouring Waddesdon Manor has something for everyone, from breathtaking views of surrounding Buckinghamshire to an extraordinary array of historical artefacts. The gardens are one of Waddesdon Manor’s prime attractions – designed for Baron Ferdinand’s many guests, they’ll give you the perfect opportunity for photographs you’ll cherish for the rest of your lives.
Waddesdon Manor’s horticultural delights are another major attraction, and dependent on which season your wedding is there will be everything from bluebells to chestnut trees. They’ll make for a lovely backdrop for your photographs!
De Vere Horwood Estate
This 20th-century manor combines traditional and modern settings to create a wedding venue that has something for all tastes. You’ll have an entire 38 acres for your exclusive enjoyment, along with the beautiful Pytheas Garden and lily pond. The De Vere Horwood Estate accommodates is made up of the Manor Lounge (which has a bar area of up to 90 guests), the Eyre Suite (which accommodates for up to 100 guests), and the Cook Suite (which has its own lounge and bar with capacity for 250 guests). The De Vere Horwood Estate even caters for a seated wedding breakfast, accommodating for up to 190 guests!
Shortlisted for the ‘Best Country Venue 2016’ award (UK Wedding Awards), this beautiful wedding venue in Buckinghamshire has all you need for a perfect day.
As well as providing for Asian and Jewish weddings, Dorney Court wedding venue gives you a vast selection of spaces from its landscaped gardens and Coach House Barn to the Great Hall and Gale Cottage (a short walk away from the Coach House Barn). The 12th-century church is one of the main attractions, and is the perfect setting for a modern wedding with classic undertones. You’ll also want to take photographs on the lush green lawns that surround the main building!
This picturesque wedding venue has it all, from homely and intimate spots to grand and impressive spaces where you can celebrate your marriage with all your friends and family.
If you’re looking for wedding venues in Buckinghamshire and want a little slice of history, then Notley Abbey is for you. This medieval country house is located on the Buckinghamshire/Oxfordshire border and, with its Royal connections, it’s a real historical monument. You and your guests will be in awe as you walk around the grounds sampling the history of Notley Abbey and its lush environs.
Here’s a little bit about the history of Notley Abbey: after several years of unfortunate neglect, this incredible building was restored to its former glory in 2006 and, since then, has become a go-to wedding venue for couples across the UK. As you approach the tree-lined driveway that leads onto the grounds, you’ll get a real sense of just how many memories have been made at Notley Abbey. Why not make your own happy memories with you and your partner? With a huge capacity of 172 guests (and an evening capacity of 250), a gorgeous bridal suite, personal wedding planners, and exclusive use of the vast estate, you’ll have the perfect day at Notley Abbey.
Poundon House wedding venue is a family-run wedding venue in Buckinghamshire and it sets the bar high for its luxury, style, and glamour. Ran by a brother-sister team, Poundon House gives you the service of a family business and will attend to every possible whim.
Built in the Edwardian era (a time where extravagant hospitality was in vogue), Poundon House is perfect for entertaining large numbers – it has three interlinking ground floor reception rooms which all lead on to the south-facing terrace. It can also provide for all manner of Asian ceremonies with is 350-guest capacity in the reception marquee.
If you’re looking for luxury, style, and romance, then look no further than Poundon House.
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