The Orangery at Goldney Hall, Bristol
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From the period drama settings of Downton Abbey and Pride and Prejudice, to the modern day reality TV location of Made In Chelsea, or the sedate and serene setting of Bake Off, you can follow in the footsteps of small and silver screen stars for your big day.
Maxine Briggs, our You & Your Wedding editor, said: “The venue is the first thing that most couples look for after the bended knee moment, as it provides the theme and backdrop to everything else they do.”
With those wise words in mind, here are our top 10 wedding venues with coveted TV and film connections to get you inspired!
Valentines Mansion, Essex
The elegant Orangery at Goldney Hall in Bristol was recently the set of Dr Watson’s eventful wedding in Sherlock. Fingers crossed your wedding won’t be quite as dramatic as Mr and Mrs Watson’s, but there’s no denying their venue choice was seriously stylish.
How about tying the knot at Valentines Mansion in Essex, the beautiful location of The Great British Bake Off – unfortunately Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood aren’t on hand to supply the cake…
Home to Pride and Prejudice’s Netherfield Ball, Brocket Hall in Hertfordshire is where those famous smouldering glances all began: all you need is Colin Firth to meet you at the end of the aisle.
Continuing the period drama theme, Hall Place is Berkshire mansion once chosen as Mrs Crawley’s house in Downton Abbey – aristocratic decadence at its finest!
For a more modern theme, why not choose Bluebird Chelsea in the heart of London’s most decadent district? It’s been backdrop to more than a few smoky looks and awkward silences on Channel 4’s Made In Chelsea.
Brocket Hall, Hertfordshire
For that big-screen feel, you can even hire Clandon Park in Surrey, which was home to Keira Knightley in The Duchess.
Period dramas are one thing, but for a full-scale princess wedding, Leeds Castle in Kent has history and drama in abundance. Having hosted the filming of Elizabeth, expect nothing less than the most regal of wedding days here.
Or, for the ultimate magical wedding day try Searcy’s Champagne Bar at St Pancras Station whose arched iron bars and high redbrick walls are reminiscent of Harry Potter’s first journey to Hogwarts. Wedding photos on Platform 9 ¾ anyone?
It doesn’t get more quintessentially English than The Ritz. Not only is it London’s most iconic hotel, but it also featured in Nineties rom-com Notting Hill.
The 10th and final venue is a very British affair, with the 007 seal of approval. The Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich made an appearance in Skyfall, and is the quintessential English setting on the banks of the Thames.
Clandon Park, Surrey
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