If you are wanting a country wedding in Bedfordshire, you can't go wrong with a boutique country house hotel or an elegant mansion house wedding venue.
Country houses and stately homes have stunning spaces for both wedding ceremonies and receptions. If it has always been a dream of yours to get married in a picture gallery or orangery before heading to the grounds for cocktails and an evening reception in the ballroom, then a country house in Bedfordshire sounds like the perfect venue for you.
As mansions and country manors are houses first and foremost, they can feel like an elegant home-from-home. Some venues will have accommodation on site, usually with beautiful decor such as roll-top baths and four-poster beds, while others may have smaller hotels or B&Bs in the grounds. This means that you’ll have the advantage of a beautiful bridal suite and accommodation for immediately family or the bridal party on site.
The surroundings of many mansions and country houses in Bedfordshire create fabulous photo opportunities. Many mansions have rolling grounds and manicured gardens, which may feature everything from fountains and lakes to rose gardens and mazes. There are plenty of opportunities for beautiful wedding photos both inside and out - your wedding photographer will be spoiled for choice! Make sure to take in the gardens on your venue viewing, even if you’re marrying in the winter.
Being out in the countryside not only means that you’ll have stunning wedding photos, but also privacy for your wedding day. The peaceful setting and views over the countryside make your wedding in Bedfordshire a romantic getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Country house hotels and mansion house wedding venues are perfect for you if:
- You've always wanted a fairytale wedding day
- You want an outdoor element to your reception
- Light and airy spaces appeal to you
- You want a variety of locations for your photos
- You need a small amount of luxury accommodation
Country House and Mansion Wedding Venues in Bedfordshire - FAQ
How much do mansion venues charge for wedding hire?
As with all wedding venues, costs for stately home and country house weddings vary, but you may be surprised at how affordable some of the options can be! You don’t always need to have an A-list budget to get your own mansion in Bedfordshire for your wedding. If you’re looking to cut costs, then consider a midweek wedding or marrying in the low season, such as early spring or late autumn. A mansion venues are ideal for winter weddings, as they often have large fireplaces and cozy wood-panelled rooms.
Can I book a country house in Bedfordshire for the entire wedding weekend?
Many country house wedding venues and mansions will offer you venue hire on an exclusive use basis. This means that the venue is yours alone for the duration of your wedding. Sometimes this will be for your wedding day alone, and in other cases, you can hire your wedding venue for an entire weekend for you and your guests. This may incur an extra charge, but if you want an exclusive retreat for guests with catering staff on hand, then this could be the perfect wedding weekend for you. You will be able to find exclusive use country houses in Bedfordshire using our venue filters.
What style of wedding dress is fitting for a mansion house wedding?
Mansion houses in Bedfordshire come with plenty of original features, such as marbled staircases, dazzling chandeliers and classical artwork. Play up the drama of your surroundings with an equally glamorous wedding dress! Floor length veils, impressive trains and princess gowns look right at home in the ballrooms and art galleries of a manor. Satin or lace fabrics with vintage details are well suited, as they're reminiscent of English socialites. Whatever dress you decide to wear on your wedding day, you will be able to find your dream mansion in Bedfordshire on Guides for Brides.