Congratulations to both of you on your recent engagement! We are sure you are thrilled to start your brand new life together as soon as you can, first off though, it’s time to arrange your wedding and your reception party and we realise that picking the perfect venue can come as quite a challenges, that’s why we put together this article to bring you 5 of the best historic wedding venues in the UK. If history is important to you and you like the feel of old, historic venues with plenty of stories behind every corner, then a historic wedding venue is the top choice for you!
There is nothing quite like saying your vows in a venue that oozes rich history all around you, it is almost as if the spirits of people that have passed whisper in the wind as you say your vows. Another added bonus is that the more historic venues tend to be very well fitted out and provide a luxurious environment for you to tie the knot in and then relax and enjoy the company of your family and friends at the reception later on.
Bijou’s Notley Abbey
So the first stop on our list of 5 of the best historic wedding venues in the UK is; Bijou’s Notley Abbey near Thame in Buckinghamshire. This venue is rich with history and provides the very best in accommodation and banqueting facilities, built to accommodate smaller, more intimate weddings, the venue can accommodate up to thirty to ninety guest quite comfortable and offers an atmosphere of refined culture in all the fittings and the rooms.
Deep in the heart of the Surrey countryside you can find Addington Palace. When we say it’s a palace, we were not joking, this venue is absolutely incredible and everything about it just seeps culture and history. From being the venue where Henry VIII’s courtship of Anne Boleyn began, to housing the seat of the Royal School of Church Music, this palace has it all. Built to accommodate up to 120 guests for your reception, this palace is definitely a top venue to consider for both your ceremony and your reception.
If hotels and palaces are not really your sort of idea of a wedding venue and you would prefer the closer comfort and cosy nature of a country-house, then these next two options are for you!
The Grange is a wonderful 14th Centry house which is set in its own mature gardens & woodland and is the oldest of its kind in Northwood.
It offers you a warm and friendly atmosphere, that is dripped everywhere with crystal chandeliers and fine curtains, the leather clad gentleman’s Bar lounge has fantastic service and the best food served from their kitchens.
Kingston Estate near Totnes is an absolutely stunning Georgian country mansion. It is by far one of the most exclusive weekend wedding venues and one of the most historic, with the ability to cater for up to 400 guests for your reception, it definitely is for those couples that are looking for a larger, more impressive wedding that will have many friends and family members in attendance. If you are looking for a venue that has a breath-taking grounds and pavilion for you to have your ceremony and wedding breakfast, right to the ball room for the reception this historic venue just oozes class and history everywhere that you look. The premises is also yours for the day when you hire the venue, so no need to be interrupted by other guests, or have them gate-crash your reception, everything is handled with amazing service.
Shustoke Farm Barn
Last, but definitely not least on the list of 5 of the best historic wedding venues in the UK is Shustoke Farm Barns. Situated in Northern Warwickshire, the Barns are an amazing venue that offer great menus and cuisine. With an amazing outdoor garden, filled with olive trees, they have the ability to cater for up to 189 guests and the garden is perfect for spit barbeques and they even have their own pizza oven! The venue is made up of stunning red brick barns that have many original features. Licensed for civil ceremonies and open until 1am, they offer a historic wedding experience that can’t be beat!
So there you have our list of 5 of the best historic wedding venues in the UK, we are sure that one of them will make your day as special as you want it to be!