We've put together a definitive list of our 15 favourite wedding venues that have that something special when it comes to summer and provide the perfect location to celebrate in the sun.
1. Mythe Barn
Light and airy, Mythe Barn has a beautiful summery garden and secluded courtyard that's just perfect for celebratory drinks in the sun. Outdoor weddings by the oak gazebo and surrounded by the rolling Leicestershire countryside are pretty special too.
2. Delbury Hall
Spanning over 12 acres and exclusively yours, the beautifully landscaped gardens at Delbury Hall include ornamental lakes, rose gardens, a carp pond and a 30-foot water fountain. At night, the venue comes to life and is wonderfully illuminated for some amazing photo opportunities. The pretty Garden Pagoda is an idyllic spot for summer civil wedding ceremonies.
Mapperton stands proudly in a lost Dorset combe among tumbling hills and rolling countryside. The sprawling grounds descend from the croquet lawn through formal topiary and down to the wild garden, offering an unspoilt landscape where couples can explore tree-lined paths which lead to secret archways and the pond. The natural stone Garden Pavilion provides an idyllic open air location for exchanging your vows.
4. Morden Hall
Offering a rural haven in bustling South London, Morden Hall is a stunning Georgian manor house with spectacular views over its grounds from both of its ceremony rooms. In the gardens, guests can soak up the sun on the banks of the River Wandle and enjoy the serenity that this venue provides.
5. Slaugham Place
An amazing and atmospheric wedding venue, Slaugham Place presents historical moated ruins and breath-taking grounds. The three magnificent stone arches immediately set the scene and look sensational when lit at night. Exuding romance, the enchanting ruins are wonderful for weddings or the first dance and bring a sense of prestige to Slaugham.
6. West Tower
West Tower is a magical country house venue that provides an amazing outdoor space, with lavishly redesigned gardens and acres of well-tended grounds, parkland and pathways that provide a splendid location to celebrate with your friends and family. Ceremonies can also be held in the garden with the ornate gazebo acting as the perfect focal point.
7. Pentre Mawr
Nestled in the foothills of the Clwydian range in North Wales, Pentre Mawr is a beautiful country house hotel set in 200 acres of parkland, woods and meadows. The grounds offer a beautiful walled garden that provides an amazing backdrop for pictures, and luscious lawns with a gazebo for musicians. Alternatively, check out the African Safari Lodge for a completely unique wedding day!
8. Saltcote Place
With its enviable location offering breath-taking views, Saltcote Place is one of East Sussex's most luxurious country houses. The two reception rooms both offer panoramic sea views and couples can also choose to marry inside the marquee in the extensive grounds. Hold your drinks reception in the loggia in the formal garden for maximum summer enjoyment.
9. Cripps Barn
Authentic and utterly romantic, Cripps Barn is a magical place to get married. For outdoor weddings, the woodland glade is a superb structure standing proudly in the grounds. With its aged tree trunk frame, wood detail, slate tiled roof and stone floor it is a stunning place to say ‘I do'. Make the most of the scenic backdrop and capture some fantastic photographs.
10. Brympton House
In the midst of the rolling Somerset hills, Brympton House is an exceptional country house wedding venue. The idyllic grounds are the perfect setting to while away a summer's day and The Temple, is a unique and charming location for you to tie the knot whilst overlooking the stunning lawns and lake.
11. Southdowns Manor
In the heart of the South Downs, Southdowns Manor provides a delightful countryside setting that's easily reachable from London. For an outdoor wedding, the Gazebo in the garden is a wonderful option. With its delicate and intricate design, the white wrought-iron frame is exquisite. Enclosed by a charming patio that's surrounded by formal lawns, wisteria walkways and ancient walls, the grounds offer a breath-taking backdrop.
12. Cooling Castle Barn
Idyllic walled gardens, picturesque views and peaceful surroundings all make this Kent barn venue one of the most popular around. The Pavilion is the perfect spot to say your vows and bask in the summer sun, or to celebrate with drinks and canapés surrounded by your nearest and dearest.
13. Winkworth Farm
On the edge of the Cotswolds, Winkworth Farm offers magnificent views and beautiful grounds in which to say your vows. The Round House, made from traditional Cotswold stone and an impressive turreted roof, is the perfect place to tie the knot while enjoying the sun and wonderful and fragrant rose garden.
14. Bordesley Park
Bordesley Park is an idyllic barn and marquee wedding venue situated in a secluded location in the heart of Worcestershire. Attention to detail is paramount, with the estate boasting formal gardens with a perfectly manicured lawn and a walled garden complete with football posts, loggia, secret gateways and fairy-lit gazebo and trees, catering for every summer wedding desire. Enchanting and magical, Bordesley Park allows for outdoor weddings too.