The perfect time for romantic and stylish wedding celebrations, the longer days and lighter nights of springtime hold the promise of a fabulous summer ahead. We’ve searched the length and breadth of the UK to bring you our pick of the best venues for a stunning spring wedding; they’re guaranteed to put a spring in your step!
Gaynes Park, Essex
With sweeping views of the London skyline and surrounded by English countryside, farmland and woodland, Gaynes Park is a contemporary barn wedding venue in a traditional rural setting that boasts immaculately restored listed barns, an Orangery, breath taking gardens and boutique luxury accommodation. In springtime the venue truly has the ‘wow’ factor, with natural light illuminating the wedding settings and the spectacular gardens coming into bloom. Ceremonies can take place in one of three locations: the Orangery, Gather Barn or Mill Barn. Equally stylish with stunning contemporary touches, each one offers warmth, ambience and dramatic views of the elegant gardens outside.
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Upwaltham Barns, West Sussex
With its stunning location in the South Downs National Park, Upwaltham Barns is surrounded by idyllic British landscape that forms a beautiful backdrop when springtime arrives. The venue offers a collection of fine 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 and bring the outdoors in. Making the most of the outside space, the celebrations can spill outside into the charming courtyard, where guests can sip champagne in the sunshine, and relax in the secluded Moroccan Snug; a colourful and cosy chill out seating area perfect for a drink and stargazing as the night draws in.
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Slaugham Place, West Sussex
Situated close to the village of Slaugham, Slaugham Place is an amazing and atmospheric waterside wedding venue; historical moated ruins sit in breath taking grounds and are complemented by the venue’s ultra-modern marquee. Elegant, grand and full of character, Slaugham Place features the Grade II listed ruins of an Elizabethan manor house. The ruins, including three magnificent stone arches and original walls and window frames of the manor house, immediately set the scene and look sensational when lit up at night. Exuding romance, the enchanting ruins are wonderful for weddings, particularly for exchanging vows, the first dance or simply for couples to share a few special moments together as man and wife.
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Clock Barn, Hampshire
A superb, traditional Hampshire barn distinguished by an historic thatched clock at its entrance, Clock Barn is justly renowned for its rolling scenery that offers a picturesque backdrop in the months of Spring. A luxurious wedding venue that is full of character, the impressive barn is a magical setting for weddings boasting high ceilings, exposed beams, oak pillars and wrought iron chandeliers. Clock Barn has a rustic feel and period charm which lends itself perfectly to both the ceremony and wedding breakfast and is an exceptionally beautiful place to celebrate your special day.
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Mythe Barn, Warwickshire
Without doubt, Mythe Barn is one of the Midlands’ best barn wedding venues. Situated on a farm in the rolling Warwickshire countryside, it is a real rural retreat that comes alive when spring appears. The barn itself is purpose-built for weddings. The design and attention to detail at Mythe Barn is sensational, fusing traditional and modern features. Making the most of the warmer weather in springtime, couples can marry in the pretty gazebo which stands proudly in the garden and is a fabulous focal point for exchanging vows in the open air. Striking and full of splendour, Mythe Barn is an expertly designed modern barn set in the heart of a charming farm and gardens, making it a most appropriate setting for a spring wedding celebration.
Images © Samantha Jane Photography
The Ashes, Staffordshire
Nestled in enchanted parkland and approached via a long, tree lined, private driveway, The Ashes is a magnificent Grade II listed residence and collection of lovingly converted barns. Set in lush parkland, the estate features a picturesque lake, three courtyards, two historical barns and a fabulous cottage that was once a working dairy. The main house reveals itself on the way up the driveway, and positioned close by are the West Barn, East Barn, Old Dairy and Coach House. Elegant and stylish, the warm colours of the natural stone barns offer the promise of something magical and complement the lush grassland, colourfully planted borders and formal lawns of the wider estate.
Perfect for spring weddings is the Coach House; featuring an immaculate stone archway it lends itself perfectly to an elegant ceremony in the great outdoors with views over the stunning parkland and beyond.
Images © K & L Photography
Kirtlington Park, Oxfordshire
Located close to Oxford and overlooking the charming Chiltern Hills, Kirtlington Park is a stunning 18th century Grade I listed manor house. Set in historic parkland, it is a prestigious and luxurious wedding venue that will take your breath away. The Palladian country house was built in the 18th Century and stands proudly in the middle of perfectly manicured lawns. On arrival, you are transported back in time, admiring the house’s rich heritage. The entrance is exquisite, with a double staircase meeting at the arched front door. The intricate stone work, sash windows and original ornate design of the building’s exterior have been retained, ensuring its history and character remain evident. The grounds are vast and well planted with lush green lawns great for spring celebrations and a picture-perfect backdrop for photographs all year round.
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