1. Curradine Barns, Worcestershire
With bags of red brick charm, Curradine Barns has serious curb appeal for country weddings in Central England. But don't let the plural put you off if you're seeking more intimate wedding venues. The courtyard layout and secluded setting make this perfect for gatherings great and small.
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2. Oxnead Hall, Norfolk
Celebrate a small-scale wedding with your closest family and friends at Oxnead Hall. This stunning venue will soon fill with the murmur of anecdotes, clink of champagne flutes and cheers for the happy couple as you make this private house setting your own.
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3. Bartholomew Barn, West Sussex
Bartholomew Barn enchants couples with pretty stone walls, historic timber beams and striking glazed panels. In the summer, the wedding party can congregate around the water feature beside the barn. In winter, the venue flickers with the glow of the cosy log burner. Remote and romantic, it’s a venue for an intimate wedding you'll never forget.
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4. Sedgeford Hall, Norfolk
The elegant Queen Anne Sedgeford Hall delivers the country house wedding dream on a scale rivalled by the best intimate wedding venues. Tie the knot in the historic Drawing Room before celebrating in the chic Dining Room, with room for 30 guests.
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5. Eshott Hall, Northumberland
Welcoming ceremonies for as few as 10, Eshott Hall ticks all the boxes for intimate wedding venues. The Drawing Room is a traditional ceremony choice, with the open-air Fernery and striking Grand Staircase opening up unique locations to suit every wedding party.
6. Dorfold Hall, Cheshire
The romance strikes you as soon as you turn down the driveway at Dorfold Hall. This red brick, Jacobean mansion is both majestic and magical. Choose this venue for intimate weddings and you'll unlock the door to the elegantly decorated rooms for ceremony and reception, as well as 19 acres of stunning grounds.
7. Notley Abbey, Buckinghamshire
One of the most beautiful intimate wedding venues in Buckinghamshire, Notley Abbey's Abbott's Hall is the perfect choice for a smaller wedding party. Seating up to 60 guests for dinner and dancing, chandeliers illuminate the stone walls while huge windows frame the views.
8. St Giles House, Dorset
The very best intimate wedding venues enable the happy couple to feel like they have been transported to their own private paradise. And that's exactly what 17th-century St Giles House offers, with river views and beautiful grounds. The Shell Grotto, crafted from shells collected in the Caribbean, is an enchanting choice for intimate ceremonies of up to 20.
9. Brinsop Court, Herefordshire
Get married encircled by a moat at this most magical of manor houses in the heart of the Herefordshire countryside. Brinsop Court offers indoor and outdoor ceremonies, as well as beautiful accommodation for up to 33 guests so you can turn the best day of your lives into an entire weekend!
10. Iscoyd Park, Shropshire
Exchange vows in the elegant and light-bathed Garden Room before celebrating into the night with up to 50 guests in the classically decorated Drawing Room at Iscoyd Park. Then as day turns to night, check into the luxurious accommodation and enjoy a soak in your own roll-top bath.
11. The Oak Tree of Peover, Cheshire
Romantic oak beams and gauzy white drapes instantly give The Oak Tree of Peover a charmingly intimate feel. Capture photos beside the lake or amid the rolling Cheshire countryside before gathering in the barn to party the night away.
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