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It’s so easy to see why the summer is such a popular time of year to get married. From vibrant colour palettes and colourful seasonal flowers to delicious dishes and fantastic, fun themes, the summer months certainly create a stylish setting for a very special wedding celebration.
With so many venues offering outdoor spaces, make the most of the Great British scenic landscape and escape to the country for a rustic and romantic wedding.
Here are our five of the best summer wedding venues:
1. Lemore Manor, Herefordshire
The great outdoors is a must for weddings at Lemore Manor as the venue offers two distinctively different open-air options to exchange vows.
The first is the simple yet very romantic setting of the bandstand; a quaint place that makes the most of the garden views and extensive grounds. The second is the grand and more formal location of the front steps of the stunning 17th Century manor house. Elevated by a few steps and framed by the arched stone entrance, with guests seated on the front lawn, exchanging vows in this spot is magical and memorable.
With 11 acres of land, the grounds at Lemore Manor set the scene for the superb garden party and barbeque; and informal wedding celebration in the heart of the Herefordshire countryside.
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2. Upwaltham Barns, West Sussex
With its stunning location in the South Downs National Park, close to the cathedral city of Chichester and the West Sussex coast, Upwaltham Barns is surrounded by idyllic British landscape forming a beautiful backdrop.
The venue boasts a collection of traditional Sussex flint long barns, each carefully restored. These beautiful buildings retain many original features and incorporate some thoroughly modern touches such as the floor to ceiling windows which offer exceptional views of the rolling countryside, bringing the outdoors in.
Ensuring the celebrations spill outside is the charming courtyard, where guests can sip champagne in the sunshine, and the secluded Moroccan Snug; a colourful and cosy chill out seating area perfect for a drink while watching stars as the night draws in.
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3. Brympton House, Somerset
Say ‘I do’ in the ruins of a Roman-inspired temple. Constructed with antique stone and featuring four pillars and an aged brickwork backdrop, the temple will take your breath away. Peaceful, private and pretty, with up to 200 guests seated by the pathway in front of the Temple, it is a truly unique spot to be wed.
With a sweeping driveway surrounded by green lawns, tree-lined lanes, a lake, enchanting gardens and quirky courtyards, couples can easily escape to steal special moments together within Brympton House’s glorious grounds, while guests can explore the picturesque surroundings at their leisure.
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4. Manor Mews, Norfolk
Situated close to the sandy beaches of the East Coast, Manor Mews is well placed in a picturesque spot of the country. As such, it is a much sought-after wedding venue during the summer months.
The Great Barn, a traditional brick and flint Norfolk farm barn, is a beautiful building that has been carefully restored blending traditional design features, such as exposed brick walls, with contemporary touches, including panelling to the walls and large glass doors, allowing lots of natural light fill the space.
A rustic and romantic wedding venue, the spacious courtyard and generous grounds are superb spaces; perfect for guests to gather for reception drinks. Really making the most of the secluded rural setting are the outdoor hot tubs with some of the cottage accommodation; a fun addition for family and friends enjoy.
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5. Wasing Park, Berkshire
Set in 18th Century parkland, getting married outdoors at Wasing Park is a magical experience, with the option to exchange vows in either of the venue’s two enchanting outdoor spaces, each allowing for approximately 150 guests.
The Victorian Summerhouse is traditionally built with a white wooden frame. The spectacular building is surrounded by green lawns and with views of the grade II listed buildings, while internally, it boasts a unique mural of flowers, cherry trees in bloom, birds and butterflies hand painted by renowned muralist Clarissa Parish.
Alternatively, the Garden Room is a contemporary building set within the pretty walled gardens. The full height windows flood the space with natural daylight, while distinctive glass ceiling lights create colourful reflections which make for a most romantic ambiance.
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