Editor’s Choice: Wedding Hotel Venues

2019 Editor's Choice Hotels for Weddings

Editor’s Choice: Wedding Hotel Venues

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The Horn of Plenty

The Horn of Plenty - Two Night Signature Tasting Menu Getaway Special Offer

Tavistock

The name doesn’t lie. There’s plenty of good cheer, from falcons to fireworks, for guests at this 19th-century mansion. With four rooms for civil ceremonies, and a host of atmospheric local churches, celebrations can embrace the main house or use a marquee for large parties.
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  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • gourmet
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Seaham Hall

Seaham Hall - 'Sunshine and Dine' Special Offer

Seaham

Lord Byron married Annabella Milbanke at this Georgian mansion turned spa hotel. The union didn’t fare well, but the hotel’s wedding packages, named after their brilliant daughter, Ada Lovelace, include everything from use of the ballroom to champagne.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • spa
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • indoor_pool
  • historic
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
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Gravetye Manor

Gravetye Manor

East Grinstead

Built by ironmaster for his bride, this Elizabethan manor house in lovely gardens laid out by William Robinson is as romantic a venue as you could wish. Exclusive use is available for parties of up to 60, with the wedding breakfast in the glass-walled dining room.
  • weddings
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • historic
  • parking
  • gourmet
  • wi-fi
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Temple House

Temple House

Ballymote

A family home for centuries, this Georgian mansion has witnessed many splendid wedding celebrations. Vast period rooms and a ruined Knights Templar castle by the lake – imagine those photos – are the icing on the cake.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • bandb
  • guesthouse
  • wifi
  • historic
  • country_house
  • wi-fi
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Langar Hall

Langar Hall

Langar

Ceremonies are held in the Indian room, garden room or dining room at this apricot-washed mansion in beautiful grounds in the Vale of Belvoir. Small, informal weddings and partnerships are a speciality.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • wi-fi
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Prestonfield

Prestonfield

Edinburgh

Throw a party in the circular stables ballroom at this 17th-century mansion, or go for something more intimate in the Stuart Room or Italian room. Then how about a night to remember in a silver- leaf sleigh bed in a room with an antique chaise longue and trompe l’oeil drapery?
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • historic
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
  • golf
  • gourmet
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Fischer’s at Baslow Hall

Fischer’s at Baslow Hall

Baslow

Readers who spent their wedding night at this stone manor house on the edge of the Chatsworth estate loved it so much that they returned this year for their 12th anniversary. Ceremonies in drawing room or study.
  • weddings
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • wifi
  • gourmet
  • honeymoon
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Jesmond Dene House

Jesmond Dene House

Newcastle upon Tyne

From the Apartment, hosting ten guests, to the panelled Great Hall for up to 120, from a small supper to a banquet, cakes, flowers, photographers, magicians, all can be arranged at this 19th-century stone mansion in woodland.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • wifi
  • parking
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
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Bingham Riverhouse

Bingham Riverhouse

Richmond-upon-Thames

You can book the garden and garden rooms, and choose anything from canapés to buffet to barbecue at this romantic riverside hotel. Packages include ‘Summer Whirlwind’, ‘Small and Intimate’, and exclusive use.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • wine
  • wi-fi
  • historic
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The Assembly House

The Assembly House

Norwich

You can hire the Grand Hall, the Ballroom, the Music Room, or a less flamboyant space at this landmark Georgian building replete with chandeliers. Best of all, book exclusive use and bag the bridal suite with tester bed.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • honeymoon
  • cooking_school
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
  • historic

2018 Editor's Choice Hotels for Weddings

Editor’s Choice: Wedding Hotel Venues

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The Horn of Plenty

The Horn of Plenty - Two Night Signature Tasting Menu Getaway Special Offer

Tavistock

‘A wonderful place,’ writes a trusted reader, of Julie Leivers and Damien Pease’s long-established hotel on the Devon/Cornwall border
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • gourmet
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Glenfinnan House Hotel

Glenfinnan House Hotel - Three nights for Two Special Offer

Fort William

Built for a veteran of Culloden and remodelled in Victorian times, Jane MacFarlane’s stone mansion stands in a breathtaking situation on the shores of Loch Shiel, with views of Ben Nevis and the Glenfinnan Monument.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • country_house
  • honeymoon
  • wi-fi
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Temple House

Temple House

Ballymote

Sheep crop the grasses in the parkland around Roderick and Helena Perceval’s classical Georgian mansion overlooking a lake and a ruined 13th-century castle – a working private estate rather than romantic Grand Tour fantasy.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • bandb
  • guesthouse
  • wifi
  • historic
  • country_house
  • wi-fi
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Langar Hall

Langar Hall

Langar

Readers ‘had a really lovely, relaxing stay’ at Lila Arora’s apricot-washed Georgian mansion, approached by an avenue of lime trees amid sheep-grazed pastures.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • wi-fi
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Hipping Hall

Hipping Hall

Kirkby Lonsdale

‘A wonderful place,’ write readers this year, of Andrew Wildsmith’s first venture, between Lake District and Yorkshire Dales.
  • weddings
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • country_house
  • gourmet
  • wine
  • wi-fi
  • golf
  • fishing
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Goldstone Hall

Goldstone Hall

Market Drayton

For ‘a quiet weekend in a friendly, characterful hotel among bucolic surroundings’, John and Sue Cushing’s red brick Georgian manor ‘fits the bill perfectly’.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
  • wi-fi
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Bingham Riverhouse

Bingham Riverhouse

Richmond-upon-Thames

Tourists should ‘forget fancy London hotels’, say readers, and instead head out to Ruth and Samantha Trinder’s hotel close to Richmond Park, with tranquil riverside garden and terrace.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • wine
  • wi-fi
  • historic
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Llangoed Hall

Llangoed Hall

Brecon

A romantic Jacobean mansion, first opened as a hotel in 1990 by the late Sir Bernard Ashley, remains home to his ‘fabulous collection of paintings, sculptures and antiques’.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • historic
  • view
  • wi-fi
  • gourmet
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Budock Vean

Budock Vean

Falmouth

Hidden within wooded acres on the Helford river, this 18th-century manor house was recently revamped, acquiring ‘a fresh feel’.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • indoor_pool
  • wi-fi
  • historic
  • gym
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Penally Abbey

Penally Abbey

Tenby

‘An attractive building’ in a ‘tranquil setting’ with view of Carmarthen Bay, Melanie and Lucas Boissevain’s 19th-century neo-Gothic house is today as a smart, ‘happy, well-run’, hotel.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • view
  • seaside
  • wi-fi

2017 Editor's Choice Hotels for Weddings

Editor’s Choice: Wedding Hotel Venues

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Star Castle

Star Castle - Family Stay Special Offer

St Mary's

‘High standards are maintained,’ writes a devoted fan, following a New Year stay at the Francis family’s hotel, forged from a 16th-century fortification.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • indoor_pool
  • historic
  • view
  • wi-fi
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Gregans Castle Hotel

Gregans Castle Hotel

Ballyvaughan

On the Wild Atlantic Way, with views across the ‘dramatic’ Burren Hills to Galway Bay, ‘delightful’ Gregans Castle is ‘the epitome of understated country-house hotel luxury,’ writes a Guide regular this year.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • country_house
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
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Langar Hall

Langar Hall

Langar

Readers ‘had a really lovely, relaxing stay’ at Lila Arora’s apricot-washed Georgian mansion, approached by an avenue of lime trees amid sheep-grazed pastures.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • wi-fi
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The Lord Crewe Arms

The Lord Crewe Arms

Blanchland

A ‘lovely drive over moors’ leads to this hotel in a North Pennines village built from the stone of a dissolved 12th-century abbey.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • historic
  • wine
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
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Hotel Endsleigh

Hotel Endsleigh

Tavistock

A Regency cottage-orné, built by Jeffry Wyatville as a fishing lodge for Georgiana, Duchess of Bedford, is run today in characteristic relaxed-chic style by Olga Polizzi (see also Tresanton, St Mawes).
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • gourmet
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • historic
  • view
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
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Jesmond Dene House

Jesmond Dene House

Newcastle upon Tyne

Above the dene (ravine with a stream), surrounded by ‘attractive woodland’, sits Peter Candler’s ‘impressive’ 19th-century hotel.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • wifi
  • parking
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
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The Coach House at Middleton Lodge

The Coach House at Middleton Lodge

Richmond

Developments are afoot at this hotel, centred on a Georgian coach house, ‘in a glorious setting on a huge estate with beautiful walled garden’.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • gourmet
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • activities
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
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Roundwood House

Roundwood House

Mountrath

Infused with warmth, Paddy and Hannah Flynn’s Georgian mansion beneath the Slieve Bloom mountains may be a little lived in, but few hotels can touch it for character.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • guesthouse
  • wifi
  • historic
  • country_house
  • view
  • guest_house
  • bird_watching
  • wi-fi
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Boath House

Boath House

Nairn

‘We were looking forward to our stay,’ write Guide insiders, on returning to this classical Georgian mansion in ‘wonderful grounds’, rescued from ruin in the 1990s by Don and Wendy Matheson.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • gourmet
  • country_house
  • spa
  • b&b
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
  • walking
  • bird_watching
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The Assembly House

The Assembly House

Norwich

Dripping with chandeliers, replete with plaster mouldings, this glorious Regency confection may have served as a camouflage factory in the Second World War, but these days it positively flaunts its opulence.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • honeymoon
  • cooking_school
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
  • historic

2016 Editor's Choice Hotels for Weddings

Editor’s Choice: Wedding Hotel Venues

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Knockinaam Lodge

Knockinaam Lodge - Gourmet Weekend Special Offer

Portpatrick

In the lea of the cliffs, overlooking a private beach on the rugged Galloway coast, Sian and David Ibbotson’s Victorian hunting lodge offers a great sense of escape.
  • weddings
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • historic
  • gourmet
  • view
  • wi-fi
  • seaside
  • fishing
  • golf
  • child_friendly
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Watersmeet

Watersmeet

Woolacombe

‘Beautifully located’ on the South West Coastal Path, this former Edwardian gentleman’s retreat has clifftop views of the three-mile-long beach.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • spa
  • wifi
  • seaside
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • view
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
  • golf
  • parking
  • bird_watching
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The Ollerod

The Ollerod

Beaminster

In March 2018, the then owners sold what was then Bridge House to Silvana Bandini and Chris Staines, she a former general manager at The Pig near Bath, he one-time executive chef at the Abbey Hotel, Bath.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
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  • historic
  • parking
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Ballymaloe House

Ballymaloe House

Shanagarry

‘Remains a flagship in its idiom,’ writes a trusted reader, of this legendary enterprise, centred on a wisteria-draped Georgian house grafted on to the remains of a Norman castle.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • tennis
  • gourmet
  • country_house
  • outdoor_pool
  • historic
  • cooking_school
  • wine
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
  • golf
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
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Bingham Riverhouse

Bingham Riverhouse

Richmond-upon-Thames

Tourists should ‘forget fancy London hotels’, say readers, and instead head out to Ruth and Samantha Trinder’s hotel close to Richmond Park, with tranquil riverside garden and terrace.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • wine
  • wi-fi
  • historic
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Rose in Vale

Rose in Vale

ST AGNES

In summer, swags of roses adorn the Doric porch of James and Sara Evans’s ‘elegant’ if much extended Georgian country house in a secluded valley in the village of Mithian.
  • swimming
  • weddings
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • swimming_pool
  • disabled

Find your perfect wedding venue

From Sussex to Scotland and everywhere in between, hotels across the UK are the ideal locations for weddings because they really know what they are doing.  The difficulty is finding the ones that really stand out as individual and characterful destinations with the best of style, design and, king of all attributes, customer service.

The Good Hotel Guide was built on an ethos of quality and identity, and at no time are those elements more important than when you’re planning a wedding.  A time to look after and entertain all the people who are closest to you, the hotels we have found, from boutique hotels to grand country house hotels, city townhouses to the most elegant of rustic country pubs, all include those highly desired qualities in our collection of UK wide hotel wedding venues.

The collection includes a wide variety of locations, not just in terms of counties and cities, but varying from lakeside hotels near Windermere to mountainside locations in Wales, seaside hotels in Devon and Highland hotels in Scotland.

Each has its own approach to weddings, and many have in-house planners who make the whole process that much more carefree for the bride and groom.  Food is a high priority in most places, and a tricky one to coordinate outside a hotel venue, adding another tick box in the reasons for choosing a hotel as your wedding venue.

Whether you’re looking for a grand event at the likes of Lewtrenchard Manor or a small and intimate occasion, there’s something for every wedding occasion amongst this collection.

Last updated: June 15, 2019