Here at CHWV, we love weddings, and we love summer, so imagine how much we love those amazing wedding venues that let you tie the knot in style and make the most of the great British summertime! We've put together a list of ten of our favourite garden wedding venues from across the country that make celebrating al fresco an incredible option!
1. Gaynes Park
This enchanting barn wedding venue in Essex has the most amazing gardens around, but they're not just there as a pretty backdrop. The beautiful Long Walk and Walled Garden form a romantic outdoor aisle that leads up to The Orangery, giving you a few quiet moments with your nearest and dearest before tying the knot. After the ceremony, make sure you explore the grounds for some truly incredible photo opportunities.
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2. Rivervale Barn
The stunning gardens at this exquisite barn venue in Hampshire provide a wonderful backdrop through the full-length windows of the ceremony barn and, along with the exposed beams and white walls of the venue, create a remarkable country feel to your special day. Complete with a trickling waterfall, tranquil pond and a wealth of secluded spots to explore, this garden is one that you won't want to leave!
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3. Swynford Manor
A striking manor house wedding venue in the heart of rural Cambridgeshire that caters for awe-inspiring weddings both inside and out. Approach the charming pergola, surrounded by lush lawns and mature trees, and exchange your vows in the great outdoors. Then, celebrate your big day with Champagne on the terrace and take in your idyllic surroundings. Perfect!
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4. Oxnead Hall
When it comes to garden wedding venues, this magnificent setting in Norfolk has so much to offer. The outside space includes both formal and open gardens, sprawling woodland and a picturesque lake, making it a truly beautiful place to spend your special day. You can say your vows on the banks of the lake, soaking up your breathtaking surroundings and the glorious summer weather.
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5. Kirtlington Park
This imposing manor house stands proudly amid delightful gardens and rolling parkland, landscaped by Capability Brown. Enjoy a drinks reception on the terrace overlooking your peaceful surroundings, or take to the lawns with your guests and have a bit of fun with some party games. For a garden wedding venue steeped in history, it doesn't get much better than this!
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6. Upwaltham Barns
Set in the picturesque South Downs National Park, this delightful barn wedding venue provides one of the most laid-back and relaxing settings for a magical day. Soak up the sun in the charming courtyard, take a stroll through the beautiful garden, and explore the fields around the farm for some authentic country backdrops for your wedding photos.
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7. Slaugham Place
Slaugham Place is truly unique and unforgettable; not many people can say that they tied the knot under the ruined arches of an Elizabethan manor house now can they?! With a quality marquee on the lawns, you can spend all day celebrating at this spectacular garden wedding venue, and we guarantee you'll have an amazing photo album that you'll love looking back on.
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8. South Farm
If you've dreamt of a country wedding, then this stunning farm could be the one for you. It boasts a characterful farmhouse and breathtaking barn, but the real magic lies in the garden, where you can tie the knot in the charming Summerhouse, which is set over the tranquil pond. With all the colours and scents of the flowerbeds all around you, it's one venue that you simply have to see!
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9. Manor By The Lake
For a wedding day full of grandeur and elegance, this classy manor house in Gloucestershire is just perfect. The house is home to a number of ornately appointed reception spaces, while the magnificent grounds boast a tranquil lake, which could be the setting for a magical ceremony in the sun. Make sure you spend some time in the manicured gardens, preferably with Champagne to toast your day!
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10. Tofte Manor
This delightful manor house in Bedfordshire provides an exquisite hidden gem that's full of charm and character. The stunning venue gives way to an idyllic garden that makes a secluded and private place to celebrate, and is the perfect setting for a marquee, letting you revel in your surroundings as you party through the night.
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So there you have it! Ten terrific garden wedding venues that are perfect for enjoying a bit of time outdoors on your big day. There are plenty more to choose from, however, so take a look at all of the amazing garden wedding venues on offer.