One of the biggest decisions you have to make when planning your wedding is bagging a dream venue. For many, it’s not just a case of choosing a space that can host your every wish, it also has to be guest-friendly too. Size is another consideration as this can significantly affect cost and how many of nearest and dearest you’ll be able to fit in. Above all else, your budget is often the final but major decider when all these other aspects are factored in.
Research is the key to choosing the perfect wedding spot. Alongside this, visiting the venue several times will give you a good feel for the space and an image of what your big day could look like.
So to help you get an idea of the type of venues out there, check some of our top picks in South East England that offer locations for small and grand ceremonies.
Topping our list of Hampshire wedding venues is the grand country estate of Somerley. This majestic manor sits on 7,000 acres of beautiful land and creates the perfect setting for a large wedding party. The estate can cater to up to 300 guests and gives you the choice of both indoor and outdoor events, of course depending on the great British weather.
You don’t have to share it either, as Somerley isn’t open to the public and can be hired for exclusive use.
Address: Ringwood, Hampshire, BH24 3PL
Combe Manor Barn, Hungerford
For anyone looking to wed in a captivating countryside spot, there is a wide selection of wedding venues in Berkshire to inspire your day. A popular choice for intimate and rustic occasions is the enchanting 19th century Combe Manor Barn.
This location sets the scene for a romantic ceremony with antique beams and elegant tapestries creating a charming ambience. The beauty of this venue is that you can imagine your own theme within the space and experiment with a boutique feel.
Address: Combe Manor, Combe, Hungerford, Berkshire, RG17 9EJ
Denbies Wine Estate, Dorking
Whether you’re planning a big white wedding or a small family event, Denbies Wine Estate is the perfect option for all wedding party sizes. Catering for occasions of between 70 to 400 guests, this stunning location is an excellent choice for ceremonies outside of London. The venue itself is nestled in the Surrey Hills, and you can have pictures within the luscious vines, plus a backdrop of panoramic countryside views.
Address: London Road, Dorking, Surrey, RH5 6AA
There is a range of wedding venues in Surrey so be sure to check out this spectacular region for a variety of event settings.
Tournerbury Woods Estate, Hayling Island
Are you looking for the perfect venue overlooking beautiful waters? Then Tournerbury Woods Estate could be for you. This secluded setting offers views across Chichester Harbour and caters to wedding parties of all sizes. This wedding spot not only has guest accommodation but also for an affordable touch provides camping facilities to make the day accessible to everyone.
Address: Tournerbury Lane, Hayling Island, Hampshire, PO11 9DL
This is just a snippet of the range of wedding venues around the South East to give you some much-needed inspiration for your big day. Don’t forget to check out Pinterest too for those all-important bridal themes and décor ideas to match your location.