For charm, character and plenty of luxury, country house wedding venues are just what you need! We’ve taken a closer look at a handful of our favourites in the South East which we think you’re going to love.
1. Robert Denholm House
If a traditional setting with an unbeatable romantic atmosphere is your thing, then this country house wedding venue is for you. The impressive place has a choice of elegant ceremony options and the grounds offer the perfect space for a marquee. The house provides a stunning backdrop while you celebrate your day.
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2. Stansted Park
This magnificent manor house is suitably grand and makes for an unforgettable wedding day. Surrounding by idyllic countryside and complete with an amazing traditional style, it’s a venue that you really have to see.
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3. Russets Country House
Contemporary and intimate, this country house venue is full of style and character. Relax in this picturesque setting, soak up the sun in the lush gardens and enjoy the chic décor of the Banqueting Room while you wine and dine.
4. Botleys Mansion
Peaceful, secluded yet just 30 minutes from London, Botleys Mansion is a stunning escape to the country. With a rich history combined with a breathtaking contemporary style, there’s nowhere else quite like it!
5. Notley Abbey
For a country house wedding venue that exudes romance and style, this Grade I listed mansion is just the place. Lovingly restored while still preserving its authentic features, you and your guests will have an amazing time celebrating in the stone barn and chic reception rooms.
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6. The Elvetham
This spectacular and truly unique venue boasts a stunning red brick and gothic-styled exterior. Inside is wonderfully traditional, while the grounds and gardens offer an endless choice of photo locations to discover with your photographer.
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7. Southdowns Manor
This striking house stands proudly in the heart of the South Downs National Park and provides beautiful ceremony settings both inside and out. What could be more picturesque than tying the knot under the Gazebo with the glorious countryside all around you? For peace, privacy and luxury, Southdowns Manor has everything you need.
8. Marlston House
Marlston House offers grandeur, elegance and a unique place in which to enjoy your special day. This intimate Berkshire setting has a delightful traditional style and is complete with a wealth of antique furniture and period features. The stained glass windows in the Great Hall are a must see! 60 acres of surrounding parkland will mean that you and your guests have plenty of space to enjoy.
9. Breamore House
The 16th-century country house is set in beautiful grounds and looks out over the Avon Valley for a truly picturesque backdrop. It remains true to its original style, décor and features and is home to historic paintings and stone fireplaces for an authentic place to tie the knot.
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10. Penton Park
You’ll find this charming country house in the heart of the Hampshire countryside. The Ballroom leads directly to the marquee in the grounds which boasts clear panels along one side to make the most of the spectacular views of the grounds. It's an ideal setting for enjoying the summer weather and celebrating with up to 180 guests in a versatile location.
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11. Hedsor House
Delightful, dramatic and with bags of authentic style, this breathtaking house has elegance and sophistication in abundance. After exchanging your vows in the dramatic Atrium and a mouth-watering wedding breakfast in the Grand Hall, the brand-new Honeymoon Suite is an amazing way to end your special day.
And there you have it, a collection of characterful country houses in the South East that could be the perfect setting for your big day!
Want to see even more beautiful places to tie the knot? Then check out all our other wedding venues in the South East and see if you can find ‘the one’.