If you are planning a wedding in the country, you'll love this choice of boutique country house hotels or an historic mansions and majestic stately home wedding venues.
Country houses offer space and flexibility for both wedding ceremonies and receptions. If you've always wanted to get married in an oak panelled picture gallery or beamed library before heading to the gardens for drinks and photos, followed by the wedding breakfast in the dining room, then a country house in London may be the ideal wedding venue for you.
As these venues are country houses first and foremost, they can feel like an elegant home-from-home. Some venues will have guest accommodation on site, usually with traditional decor such as free-standing baths and four-poster beds, while others may have smaller hotels or a Bed and Breakfast in the grounds. This gives you the benefit of a stunning bridal suite as well as accommodation for your family or the bridal party on site.
Many country houses and mansions in London offer beautiful surroundings for the ultimate wedding photography. Many mansions have rolling grounds and manicured gardens, with many wonderful features like lakes, flower gardens and distinctive fountains 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.
When having a wedding in the country it will not only mean 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 London 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
Frequently Asked Questions on Country House and Mansion Wedding Venues in London
What is the cost of getting married in a mansion?
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 won't necessarily require a huge budget to get your own mansion 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. Winter weddings work perfectly for mansion houses too, as they often have large fireplaces and cozy wood-panelled rooms.
Can I book a country house in London for the entire wedding weekend?
You will find that there are plenty of country house wedding venues and mansions that will provide you with exclusive use of the venue on your wedding day. 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, private 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 London using our venue filters.
If I'm having a mansion house wedding what type of wedding dress should I wear?
Mansion houses in London 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! Elegant trains, long veils and ballgown skirts 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 London on Guides for Brides.