Choosing your wedding venue is one of the biggest decisions that you will make throughout the entire wedding planning process. From barns and marquees, to manor houses and stately homes, there really is a plethora of options out there! We have been fortunate enough to become recommended suppliers in many stunning wedding venues, which leaves us well positioned to share with you this collection of our favourite wedding venues for 2022/23 .
A formal royal residence of King Henry VII, this is a setting that will surely make a statement to your guests. I am fortunate enough to live very close to Ashridge house and often get to jog past on my morning run. In every weather condition, from sunshine to snow, you can guarantee the house will look stunning. Whether you’ve seen it once or a hundred times, you’ll never not be amazed by the grandeur of this gorgeous building.
What they say: “A magical venue for your fairy-tale wedding. Majestically nestled in National Trust woodland in Hertfordshire’s rolling Chiltern Hills, and surrounded by 190 acres of stunning gardens, Ashridge House is the proverbial jewel in the Estate’s crown.”
The Barn at Botley Hill
One of the newest venues on our list, The Barn at Botley Hill opened their doors to their first wedding couple in July 2019. On walking into the space your eyes are immediately drawn to the awesome glass wall, which provides the perfect backdrop for a live band performance later in the evening. This also creates an unforgettable viewpoint for a panoramic sunset, after which you can spend the night in a charming luxury shepherd hut – perfection!
What they say: “The Barn at Botley Hill is a luxury collection of contemporary Barns with feature floor-to-ceiling windows to enjoy the spectacular countryside setting with panoramic views of the Surrey Hills.”
The Crazy Bear
If ‘quirky’, ‘unique’ or ‘eccentric’ are words that you have on your wedding mood board then The Crazy Bear in Stadhampton might just be the venue of your dreams! And, our acts love performing there too! From afternoon duo performances in the flamboyant garden area, to dancing the night away inside the epic glasshouse, weddings at The Crazy Bear are always memorable.
Real Wedding Video – Watch Skyline performing live at The Crazy Bear – (Coming Soon).
What they say: “On an intimate or grand scale, this will be a unique and memorable celebration. Dramatic interiors and characterful gardens create an exclusive area for your civil ceremony, wedding breakfast and evening reception – also providing a stunning backdrop for your photographs.”
Looking for exclusivity? Lains Barn offers their couples exclusive access of both the barn and grounds, giving an intimate and private feel to your day. The timber-framed space holds endless potential for customisation to suit your wedding theme, while maintaining the gorgeous barn look and feel. The Green, offers a perfect option for an outside ceremony, but can also be used for drinks receptions, wandering musical acts or lawn games, no matter the weather.
What they say: “Lains Barn is a beautiful restored barn in the heart of rural Oxfordshire, dating back to 1750. With its timber beams, sweeping tiled floor and large wooden doors opening onto a manicured lawn, it’s the perfect setting for a magnificent barn wedding.”
If you need any convincing of the truly sublime setting that is Latimer Estate, just check out the sweeping drone footage from the homepage of their website! The chandelier lined Cavendish room is the ideal setting for your wedding breakfast. Then, the partitioning wall will be opened to reveal the dance floor and your wedding band, set up and ready to get the party started!
Watch The Statesmen performing in The Devonshire Room at Latimer Estate.
What they say: “Imagine a wedding day set amidst rolling countryside. Where spaces effortlessly blend modern elegance with majestic original features. Rich with heritage, De Vere Latimer Estate has a wealth of stories to tell and creates a wonderful setting for a wedding day like no other.”
Boasting a large stage, dance floor and fantastic in house PA system, Micklefield Hall is a true favourite for many of our acts (although, perhaps the delicious supplier meals could also have something to do with that!). Above the stage is a discrete viewing area, which your photographer will love to use to capture the atmosphere of the wedding, from speeches right though to last dance.
What they say: “Micklefield Hall is an unforgettable, enchanting and unique venue, providing a striking backdrop for your special day. With a variety of spaces, dedicated managers and exclusive caterers, Micklefield is the perfect choice.”
Whether you need space to land your helicopter, or just want the peace of mind to know that you could if you wanted to, Offley Place has you covered. Hosting your wedding breakfast and reception in the wonderful conservatory space, will enable you to enjoy the Hertfordshire countryside scenery while the glass roof will make for some awesome photo opportunities, both during the day and long after the sun has set.
What they say: “Say ‘I Do’ at Offley Place. Your wedding is the most important day of your life, and our beautiful country manor is the perfect setting for your special day. With many years of experience in planning and running weddings at Offley Place, our specialised team will ensure that your dream wedding becomes a reality.”
Tewin Bury Farm
As well as being a regular stop for us on the wedding fair circuit (where we meet so many of you amazing brides and grooms to-be), Tewin Bury Farm has long been a venue that we have enjoyed performing at. With multiple spaces available including the Tythe Barn and the Meadow Barn, there is something here to suit any occasion.
What they say: “Tie the knot in the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside. Hidden in the beautiful Mimram Valley in the heart of the Hertfordshire countryside, our wedding venues are the perfect setting for your big day; from intimate ceremonies to lavish and grand receptions.”
We love the look of this 14th Century barn so much that we chose it as the backdrop to a recent live video for one of our best selling acts (check this out at the link below). The open space allows for the live band to entertain your guests at one end, while the bar is situated at the other. And, if you’re after some serious wedding inspo, then Tythe’s instagram account is one of the best in the game. Go follow @tythebarnlaunton to see what a wedding here could look like!
Real Wedding Video – Watch Heatwave performing live at The Tythe Barn.
What they say: “Tythe is a collection of beautifully restored Cotswold stone barns and a 12th Century farmhouse set at the heart of ‘Manor Farm’ – the working farm of the Deeley family. You’re only going to do it once, so pull out all the stops. We believe your wedding deserves more than just one day and at Tythe we give you and your guests the run of the place.”