Country wedding venues, rich in grandeur, in beautiful rural settings make for stunning locations and gorgeous outdoor wedding photos. Opulent country houses, once owned by the aristocracy can now be exclusively yours for the duration of your wedding.
Grade I and Grade II listed stately homes, set deep in the heart of the countryside make ideal wedding venues with their endless guest rooms and gorgeous styling. For more informal weddings, pretty farms deep in the countryside, with lovely converted wedding barns are perhaps the most obvious choice when it comes to country wedding venues. Set against acres of green fields and grounds, they are ideal for a rustic style wedding. Decorate with freshly picked wild flowers and trailing foliage for a wonderfully wild country wedding style so different to a chic formal city affair.
Country wedding venues abroad in warmer climes such as the south of France, Spain or Italy, offer their own distinctive European flavours in terms of breathtaking locations, local cuisine and even décor. Some can be a long way out from the nearest town so it’s worth planning a wedding abroad of this type with help from a local wedding planner, to ensure the best suppliers for your big day. Many country wedding venues are set beside picturesque lakes or by rolling hills and valleys with the great outdoors being the backdrop of the wedding.
Even in the UK some more remote rural settings may be difficult to reach by public transport so you may want to consider putting on a special coach for your wedding guests. An historic country house with large picture windows to let the sunlight shine in, roaring open fires to warm you as you step inside from the cold, and large rooms with high ceilings are just some of the most appealing aspects of our recommended country wedding venues.