Get ready to wow your guests with our favourite wedding venues with a view… If you’re a city bride with style to rival Carrie Bradshaw, it’s time to plan a slick cocktail soiree in one of London’s shiny skyscrapers. Or, if you’ve got a Pinterest account bursting with boho details, head to some of the UK’s rural beauty spots for wedding venues with a view across rolling countryside. Now all you need is a fabulous photographer to capture it!
1. Searcys The Gherkin
Occuping the top two floors of one of London’s most iconic skyscrapers, Searcys The Gherkin has 360 degree views across the capital. Invite up to 260 evening guests to celebrate at an altitute of 180 metres.
Or, head to Madison, one of London’s most exclusive restaurants, and you’ll have views of The Gherkin itself, as well as The Shard and the London Eye.
3. Stirling Castle
High on a hill and looking out across the city, Stirling Castle is a quintessentially Scottish wedding venue. Head to the Queen Anne Gardens with your photographer to capture both the Renaissance palace and, of course, those views.
4. Cruise Loch Ness
Why settle for just one big day backdrop when you can experience ever-changing views with Cruise Loch Ness? Their boats are licensed for civil ceremonies, so you can really make the most of those iconic (and mysterious) waters.
5. Angel House
Not only is new venue Angel House glossy-magazine-worthy on the inside, it’s right on the iconic Brighton Seafront – photos on the sand come highly recommended.
6. The Royal Pavilion, Brighton
Or, if you’re planning something a little more traditional, Brighton’s Royal Pavilion is perhaps the city’s most iconic venue. Fusing Indian architecture with Chinese interior design, a seriously stylish day comes as standard.
7. North Lakes Hotel and Spa
Right in the heat of the Lake District, we fell in love with North Lakes Hotel and Spa as soon as we saw that incredible view. Turn your big day into one big weekend and make the most of its fabulous spa.
A quirky seaside village in Wales, the cobbled streets and postcard-esque buildings in Portmeirion are set against a backdrop of Snowdonia – how about that for the ultimate photo setting?
Out on the Isle of Purbeck and looking out across Dorset’s beautiful countryside, Wilkswood is a DIY boho wedding venue with a view that will bring out your inner creative. You can even camp (or glamp!) in their fields at the end of the night.
10. Peterstone Court
Located on the north side of the beautiful Brecon Beacons, Peterstone Court has a colourful history that links it to both Charles I and William the Conqueror. We love their blend of Georgian glamour and contemporary elegance – and their passion for fine food.
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11. Kew Gardens
One of London’s most famous destinations and a regal setting for your wedding, the huge glass windows of the Grade I listed Orangery at Kew Gardens look out onto the country’s most fabulous collection of plants.
12. Mount Stewart House
Right on the edge of Strangford Lough, Mount Stewart House‘s neo-classical building Temple of the Winds is available for an al fresco ‘I do’, whilst their Sunken Garden makes a stunning spot for a marquee reception.
13. Limepark Arts and Cottages
A collection of 17th century barns in rural County Antrim, Limepark Arts and Cottages looks out across picture-perfect green fields. Take your vows on their Chamomile Lawn in summer months in front of miles of sunkissed hills.
14. Watergate Bay Hotel
Just north of Newquay and right on Cornwall’s famous coast, a wedding at Watergate Bay Hotel is the most luxurious way to soak up those views aross the Atlantic.
15. Barsham Barns
Barsham Barns in Norfolk is the holiday cottage venue with a difference. Just a few miles from Blakeney Point and its resident seals, their five barns and outdoor space make a stunning setting for a boho celebration.
16. Shilstone Manor
A gorgeous Devon wedding venue with a view right across Dartmoor, Shilstone Manor is surrounded by rolling fields and woodland. Hold your ceremony in the newly restored Georgian house, then head outside to a marquee for your reception.
17. Old Royal Naval College
With Greenwich Park on one side and views across the Thames to Canary Wharf on the other, Old Royal Naval College is in an incredible spot for a city celebration.
18. Rua Reidh Lighthouse
When it comes to wedding venues with a view, there’s no better perch than the top of a lighthouse. Right on the coast of the Scottish Highlands and looking down onto crashing waves, Rua Reidh Lighthouse has drama by the bucketload.
19. Bolton Abbey
If soaring Gothic architecture and flying butresses set your pulse racing,
Bolton Abbey will be right up your street. After all, it’s hard to go wrong with a venue that’s made appearances in Turner’s watercolours and Wordsworth’s poetry.
20. Rossahilly House
A traditional Irish country house in County Fermamagh, Rossahilly House‘s grounds, which overlook the tranquil waters of Lough Erne, are the perfect setting for a marquee reception.
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