9 Stunning Countryside Wedding Venues Near London
By Kelly Collins /London Venue Expert
Wed 7th Dec 2022 Wedding Venues
If you’re planning a countryside wedding near London, there are plenty of picturesque venues to choose from. Head out to the stunning Surrey Hills for a conveniently close destination, or make a weekend of your wedding festivities in beautiful Kent.
There are country estate wedding venues near London with beautiful gardens, or you can choose a converted farmhouse if you want something a little more rustic.
Whether you are looking just outside of London or to the Surrey countryside wedding venues, there’s sure to be a gorgeous venue and destination that’s perfectly suited to your dream day.
1. Kirtlington Park in Oxfordshire
Kirtlington Park is a spectacular Grade I listed Palladian mansion in the Oxfordshire countryside. This exclusive country house for hire offers stunning views across the Chiltern Hills, forming a perfect backdrop for wedding festivities and photos. You’ll love the light-filled and stately rooms that set a regal backdrop that feels timeless.
2. Cowdray House in West Sussex
Cowdray House sits on a sprawling estate surrounded by the picturesque rolling hills of the South Downs National Park. With a feeling of English elegance, this magnificent country house wedding venue dates back to the mid-19th century. Enjoy champagne with your friends and family in the immaculately landscaped gardens before heading into the cosy interior spaces for an intimate, candlelit reception.
3. Kew Gardens in Richmond
Kew Gardens is one of London’s most recognisable wedding venues, and for good reason. The enchanting spaces and manicured gardens include the largest Victorian glasshouse in the world. Weddings on the multi-acre property allow dozens of gorgeous photo ops, while feeling totally exclusive and tucked away when you’re enjoying your ceremony and reception inside the private venues.
4. De Vere Wokefield Estate in Reading
Surrounded by 250 acres of parkland in Berkshire, just outside Reading, De Vere Wokefield Estate is the perfect place to experience an unforgettable British countryside weddingy. This circa-1500s classical manor house has been transformed into a luxury hotel with both indoor and outdoor spaces suitable for weddings. Host your picture-perfect day on the lawns in a grand marquee or head into one of six modernised reception spaces, including some with lake views.
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5. Cave Hotels in Kent
Cave Hotels is a fairytale wedding destination, offering tranquil surroundings and luxurious amenities. A laidback approach to wedding ceremonies and a peaceful getaway awaits those seeking a relaxing getaway at Cave Hotels. Kent’s gorgeous countryside makes it easily accessible as a weekend trip for guests, filled with celebratory gatherings.
6. Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve
Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve seamlessly integrates wedding celebrations with its picturesque surroundings. Located in the Kent countryside, Port Lympne offers manicured gardens and hidden courtyards perfect for an elegant, romantic wedding among lush greenery.
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7. Hatfield House in Hertfordshire
Hatfield House, a magnificent old palace on the Tudor Trail built in 1485, offers a romantic and storied wedding setting. An old-world romance is evoked by the large and beautiful park surrounding it, while manicured gardens and a garden maze perfect the countryside setting.
8. Hampton Court Palace in Molesey
Hampton Court Palace in Molesey should definitely be at the top of your list regarding the most historic venues in Britain. Weddings on these stunning grounds come to life in this 16th-century wedding spot, a favourite for centuries. Its splendid gardens and grand halls make this venue a countryside dream come true! Check out the Garden Room for a countryside vibe.
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9. Addington Palace in Croydon
The historic setting of Addington Palace in Croydon dates back to the 18th century. With its elegant ballrooms and grand views of the surrounding countryside, this majestic venue makes for a breathtaking place to host your wedding. The abundance of lush trees provides an idyllic atmosphere that is perfect not only during ceremonies but also for receptions.