They say it’s grim up North, but not if these lovely wedding venues have anything to do with it. Getting married in Scotland offers the chance for a true outdoor ceremony, both Scotland and Yorkshire have legendary countryside and Cheshire and Merseyside wedding venues range from glorious mansions to rustic barns. Here are some of our wedding venues in the North.
Originally built for the Murrays of Blackbarony, this impressive 16th century tower lies in 25 acres of wonderful countryside of the Scottish Borders. Features of the grounds include Limes Avenue, the original entrance laid in the 1620s, Ewe Tree Walk leading to the Altar (for ceremonies) and The Summerhouse - now a popular setting for weddings. Barony Castle also offers bedrooms for guests along with spa leisure facilities.
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This privately owned Georgian mansion in West Calder is surrounded by a 3000-acre country estate with landscaped gardens, woodlands, lochs and parkland. There is a choice of settings for your ceremony including the 200-year old round Rondavel, beside the loch or in the charming Victorian summerhouse. Harburn House offers a honeymoon suite for the wedding couple, self-catering guest accommodation and is available for single day or weekend hire.
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Nostell Priory is a Palladian house in Nostell, West Yorkshire that and was built on the site of a 12th-century Augustinian priory in 1733. Get married in the Top Hall or the Orangery and celebrate with a wedding reception in the Riding School with its grand piano and mezzanine. There are photo opportunities aplenty, with the formal rose garden and lakeside walks being particular favourites.
Knowsley Hall is a magnificent mansion in Merseyside set in 2000 acres of parkland that can be the setting for your wedding. You’ll have use of the finely carved oak Entrance Hall and Jacobean Room, the grand staircase for a show-stopping entrance, the Green Drawing Room, the Library with its backdrop of regal white and gold bookcases, the paneled Walnut Drawing Room and, last but not least, the 18th century Stucco Ballroom with sprung dance floor. There are also individually designed 16 bedrooms available for wedding guests.
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Sandhole Oak Barn
A unique barn wedding venue near Congleton in Cheshire, Sandhole Oak Barn stands on the bank of a beautiful eight-acre lake. Constructed from “green” oak, the barn has a contemporary feel and is light and welcoming. The Clock Tower is licensed for civil ceremonies outside, and the barn has a ceremony area with French doors that open out onto a verandah over the lake. The wedding couple have their own cottage for the wedding night and key guests can stay overnight in 17 luxury en-suite bedrooms.
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For more information, or to visit any of these wedding venues, please call our friendly team on 01244 571208 or email Isabel.