An introduction to our beautiful country wedding venues

Whatever season you’re planning to tie the knot or your wedding day dreams, there are many reasons why heading to the country to find your wedding venue is a fantastic option. From its timeless, natural beauty and inspiring surroundings to the experience and elegance of selecting a venue steeped in history, there’s a lot to love.

If, like many newly engaged couples, the countryside has stolen your heart, we make it easy to find a beautiful, rural venue to celebrate your very special day.

The Country House Weddings collection is proud to be the home of six stunning venues based throughout the south of England. In this blog post, we share an introduction to each so you can become one step closer to finding the country wedding venue you adore.

St Audries Park – for a taste of coast and countryside

Our beautiful country wedding venues.

Based just a stone’s throw away from Bristol and Taunton, this iconic venue dates back to 1086, with the estate even mentioned in the Doomsday Book. Fast forward centuries later, and St Audries Park now delights couples and their guests as an award-winning wedding venue with accommodation.

St Audries delivers beauty both inside and out, with its traditional Georgian manor house boasting magical views across its 100-acre deer park as well as the rolling Quantock Hills and the Bristol channel.

Clearwell Castle – for a fairy-tale wedding venue

Clearwell Castle in Gloucestershire is as dreamy as it gets. The house and grounds are truly enchanting, with its magnificent façade, church-like ballroom, manicured gardens and grounds nestled within the Forest of Dean making for a romantic retreat. Couples looking to say “I do” outdoors will also find Clearwell’s alfresco bandstand the most charming ceremony setting.

Leez Priory – for a picture-perfect backdrop

Our beautiful country wedding venues.

Voted the ‘Best Wedding Venue’ no less than three times by Wedding Ideas Magazine, Essex-based Leez Priory is a popular manor house setting that’s as pretty as a picture. We’ll let Hitched explain more about why Leez is a fantastic choice for engaged couples in the area or those willing to travel from a little further afield:

“Tucked away in Little Waltham, Essex, Leez Priory is an elegant, Tudor-era wedding venue brimming with historic charm. Nestled amid 40 acres of postcard-perfect parkland, this getaway has been setting the scene for milestone occasions for decades. It is home to numerous cottages, lakes, and barns, and you are welcome to celebrate every stage of your once-in-a-lifetime event here.”

Gosfield Hall – for a right royal occasion

By marrying at Gosfield Hall, you’ll be following in the footsteps of royalty. After its construction in 1545, Gosfield quickly became a favourite with the royals, and even served as a temporary residence on numerous occasions for Queen Elizabeth I.

The history and heritage of Gosfield Hall certainly isn’t lost on couples, with the beauty and elegance of this stunning Georgian mansion – complete with 10 acres of manicured grounds and parkland, lake, ballroom, reception rooms and honeymoon suite – relished by those tying the knot here.

Holmewood Hall – for a truly unforgettable big day

Our beautiful country wedding venues.

With plenty of Tudor charm, a 50-foot-long aisle and an 18-carat gold ceiling, you’ll be surrounded by luxury when marrying at Holmewood Hall.

Whether you choose to say your nuptials surrounded by nature in our bandstand or indoors, this wedding venue offers an idyllic spot in the Cambridgeshire countryside, not to mention stunning lake views and period features galore.

Bourton Hall – for a scenic spot in Shakespeare Country

Bourton Hall offers different yet equally inspiring and charming surroundings. Its Italianate-style mansion is striking, with stunning views of its gardens, woodland, parkland and the rolling Warwickshire countryside beyond providing a dream venue and bespoke wedding day for all of our couples.

You can find out more about our country wedding venues, including details on how to contact on-site teams to book a viewing, right here.

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