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Waterside Wedding Venues – Our Top Picks

Dreaming of a magical waterside wedding? Nothing makes a wedding day more beautiful than a glistening lake or river. Waterside wedding venues have become popular options for brides who want something classic, luxurious, and quintessentially British. So, if you’re searching for a picturesque venue, look no further! We’ve handpicked some of our favourite waterside wedding venues which will be the perfect backdrop for your big day.

1). Drakes of Brighton

Room 104. Drakes Hotel Bedrooms. photo ©Julia Claxton

With an unrivalled seafront location in the buzzing city of Brighton, stunning interior design, and award-winning cuisine – Drakes has all the elements of a perfect waterside wedding venue. This impressive double Georgian townhouse features a 25 square meter bridal room, with an impressive 7 foot wide handmade bed and floor-to-ceiling windows looking out to the ocean; the perfect post-wedding retreat. This romantic 4-star boutique hotel is a wonderful setting for a bride who wants a seaside wedding.

2). Christchurch Harbour Hotel


Christchurch Harbour Hotel & Spa is a truly magical setting for a wedding, with their stunning water front location. Take your vows against a backdrop of breathtaking harbour views overlooking Mudeford Quay and out towards the Isle of Wight. Sip champagne on the private wedding terrace, or in front of the hotel’s exclusive Champagne beach hut and enjoy your evening reception overlooking the harbour. Waterside weddings don’t get much better than this! 

3). Brinsop Court

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Brinsop Court is peacefully exclusive with a huge amount of character. The estate is complete with its own grand moat and its many inhabitants, tennis court and 800-acre expanse, where guests can explore and adventure. Brinsop exudes historic charm with magnificent interiors and stunning Henry Tipping designed gardens, which have been enjoyed for centuries.

4). Langdon Court

langdon court

It is difficult to imagine a more romantic wedding location in South Devon than the stunning Langdon Court. This quintessentially British Manor is nestled in the rolling South Hams Countryside with gorgeous Jacobean lakeside gardens for your guests to explore. With its rich history and tranquil beauty, a couple looking for a waterside wedding venue can’t go wrong with Langdon Court.

5). Salcombe Harbour Hotel


Salcombe Harbour Hotel & Spa is South Devon’s ultimate waterside wedding venue. Their wedding suite holds up to 80 guests and offers beautiful views across the Salcombe estuary. Couples can take their vows against this breathtaking backdrop and enjoy a Champagne reception with their friends and family on the private terrace. Their wedding packages include a luxury bedroom for the bride and groom as well as full use of the hotel’s ‘world-class’ Harbour Spa. 

6). Sir Christopher Wren Hotel and Spa

Sir christopher wren

Right on the edge of the iconic River Thames, Sir Christopher Wren Hotel and Spa offers the perfect wedding location in Royal Windsor. Combined with contemporary design and award winning cuisine, this unique venue gets the details right. The Thames View Terrace is a breathtaking location for a Champagne reception on the river. We love the dedicated wedding coordinators that help personalise your day with everything from red carpets, to Thames cruises from the hotel’s private jetty!

7). The Chelsea Harbour Hotel

chelsea harbour hotel

This 5-star hotel is set in an exclusive riverside location with spectacular views of the Marina and its glittering array of super-yachts. If you’re looking for a stylish waterside wedding, The Chelsea Harbour Hotel the great choice to host your special day. The majestic Grand Room seats up to 500 guests, or opt for the intimate Bridges or Drakes suites, which overlook the Thames with panoramic views of London. One of the ultimate South West London wedding venues, it’s a perfect choice for a glamorous big day.

8). The Harbour Heights Hotel

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With a private terrace that offers panoramic views of the Poole Harbour, Jurassic Coast and Brownsea Island, The Harbour Heights Hotel is a brilliant choice for a waterside ceremony and reception. This sophisticated and elegant 4-star hotel will provide the perfect backdrop for your big day, and your personal wedding planner will ensure that everything is running smoothly.

9). Sidmouth Harbour Spa

sidmouth harbour

Sidmouth Harbour Hotel is a sensational seaside wedding venue boasting spectacular views across Lyme Bay and the Jurassic Coastline. The hotel’s exceptional waterfront location offers a unique backdrop for breathtaking wedding photographs. Having recently launched its luxury Harbour Spa, this venue is the perfect place to relax and unwind as you prepare for the biggest day of your life. The hotel has 52 bedrooms with stunning coastal views, so the bride, groom and all their guests can stay in paradise.

10). Wootton Park

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Wootton Park is an exclusive, family run wedding venue, set in 360 acres of beautiful countryside, with a unique ceremony boat on the lake and stunning views. The 450 year old Farmhouse bridal suite has a Jacuzzi bath and star-lit ceiling or relax in the Glamping pods, some with private hot tub! If you are looking for a waterside venue with a twist, you’ve found it.


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