Hotel wedding venues in England

Hotel wedding venues in England

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Rothay Manor

Rothay Manor - Stay and Save Special Offer

Ambleside

The flower-bedecked balconies at this manor house hotel offer spectacular views to Wansfell Pike. Dating from 1823, it stands in wooded grounds on the edge of Ambleside.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • vegan-friendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • gourmet
  • wi-fi
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • horse_riding
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Hartwell House

Hartwell House - £125 Per Person Per Night Flexible Special Offer

Aylesbury

‘The three generations were happy with the day. We relaxed over croquet, some played tennis, and we had the library for ourselves.’ Praise this year for this Jacobean-cum-Georgian mansion in an Arcadian landscape, from readers who celebrated a significant anniversary there.
From £200 per night
  • gym
  • weddings
  • golf
  • garden
  • spa
  • wi-fi_
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • honeymoon
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • wi-fi
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • dog_friendly
  • electric_charging_point
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The Cavendish

The Cavendish - Four Nights for the Price of Three Special Offer

Baslow

‘Comfortable, pretty and very English’, the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire’s smart hotel on the Chatsworth Estate delighted readers this year.
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
  • gourmet
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • weddings
  • wi-fi
  • disabled_facilities
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wildlife_watching
  • honeymoon
  • great_breakfast
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Mallory Court

Mallory Court - 'Warwickshire Escape' Four Nights for the price of Three Special Offer

Leamington Spa

An Arts and Crafts house in ‘beautiful’ landscaped gardens, run as a country house hotel, is promoted from the Shortlist this year at the urging of a trusted reader.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • spa
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • tennis
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • vegan-friendly
  • wi-fi
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • baby-friendly
  • golf
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • dog_friendly
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Woolley Grange

Woolley Grange - Gourmet Two Night Break Special Offer

Bradford-on-Avon

Part of Luxury Family Hotels (see also Fowey Hall, Fowey, and Moonfleet Manor, Fleet), a small collection of historic properties, this family-focussed hotel occupies a ‘pretty, rambling’ Jacobean manor house in ‘lovely grounds’ with ‘views across the Wiltshire countryside’.
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  • walking
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  • fishing
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • baby-friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wi-fi
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • electric_charging_point
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The Lygon Arms

The Lygon Arms - Three Nights for the Price of Two Special Offer

Broadway

Between the charm, the picturesque location and the five star service, it is little wonder that weddings here are extremely popular. Medieval features, roaring fires in winter, wood panelled walls and award-winning food, makes for exquisite occasions, whether it’s for two or 100 people to enjoy.
  • dog_friendly
  • child_friendly
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • indoor_pool
  • weddings
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wi-fi
  • disabled_facilities
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • historic
  • honeymoon
  • romantic
  • baby-friendly
  • spa
  • vegan-friendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • for_wine-lovers
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The Horn of Plenty

The Horn of Plenty - 2 night Escape to the Country Special Offer – flexible cancellation

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.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • gourmet
  • wi-fi
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • great_breakfast
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Hambleton Hall

Hambleton Hall - 40th Anniversary Weekday Stay Special Offer

Oakham

‘I find it difficult to make any original comments: all the superlatives have been used by other guests’ writes a Guide regular.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • outdoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • activities
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • gourmet
  • parking
  • wi-fi
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • walking
  • romantic
  • golf
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
  • wildlife_watching
  • honeymoon
  • electric_charging_point
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Lewtrenchard Manor

Lewtrenchard Manor - Winter Warmer Special Offer

Okehampton

A ‘wonderful hotel’ with that ‘special feel’ of family ownership, Sue and James Murray’s manor house delights with its ‘history, beauty and style’.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • gourmet
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • golf
  • for_wine-lovers
  • fishing
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • wi-fi
  • wildlife_watching
  • parking
  • bird_watching
  • great_breakfast
  • horse_riding
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
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Chewton Glen

Chewton Glen - 3 Nights for the Price of 2 Special Offer

New Milton

‘My four-year-old loves Chewton as much as I do, it’s always a struggle to leave.’ ‘We stayed to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary, and it exceeded expectations.’
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • seaside
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • cooking_school
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • wine
  • disabled
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • honeymoon
  • vegan-friendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • for_wine-lovers
  • gourmet
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wi-fi
  • with_cooking_school
  • baby-friendly
  • horse_riding
  • parking
  • wildlife_watching
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Star Castle

Star Castle - Autumn full board Special Offer

St Mary's

With ‘epic’ views across to Tresco and Bryher, the Francis family’s ‘really good hotel’ combines ‘a great setting’ with ‘fabulous historic features’.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • historic
  • view
  • wi-fi
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Soar Mill Cove Hotel

Soar Mill Cove Hotel - Midweek Special Offer

Salcombe

‘We rate this very highly in almost every respect.’ Praise from a reader for Keith Makepeace’s much-loved, family-run, family-friendly, dog-friendly hotel in a ‘gorgeous’ coastal setting.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • view
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • baby-friendly
  • wi-fi
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • parking
  • outdoor_dining
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The Priory

The Priory

Wareham

‘This hotel is amazingly charming.’ A reader was delighted this year by a stay at this 16th-century priory-turned-hotel, ‘in a beautiful location’ beside the church and the River Frome.
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • romantic
  • gourmet
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • wi-fi
  • disabled_facilities
  • golf
  • mooring_available
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wildlife_watching
  • outdoor_dining
  • parking
  • walking
  • weddings
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • for_wine-lovers
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Middlethorpe Hall & Spa

Middlethorpe Hall & Spa - Four Nights for the Price of Three Special Offer

York

Handy for the racecourse, this William and Mary mansion, built for Sheffield cutler Thomas Barlow ‘in the Italian mode’, operates as a hotel and spa, ‘ideal for those seeking individual attention and pampering’.
  • weddings
  • garden
  • spa
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • gourmet
  • disabled
  • romantic
  • wi-fi
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • dog_friendly
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The George of Stamford

The George of Stamford - Sumptuous Sundays Special Offer

Stamford

‘Another excellent stay,’ reports a Guide regular this year, after returning to Lawrence Hoskins’s ‘very traditional’ town-centre hotel, once a coaching inn on the old Great North Road.
From £195.00 per night
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  • weddings
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Lords of the Manor

Lords of the Manor - One Night Complimentary Special Offer

Upper Slaughter

Traditional and cosy, it’s a storybook location for a wedding, catering for anything from two to 60 guests in the hotel restaurant, up to 90 extending across to the conservatory or up to 150 guests in a marquee in the grounds.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • gourmet
  • country_house
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • parking
  • romantic
  • wi-fi
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • for_wine-lovers
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
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Montagu Arms

Montagu Arms - 'Paddle to the Pub' Special Offer

Beaulieu

From an intimate ceremony in the Paris Room to a large gathering in the Terrace restaurant, with Gertrude Jekyll-inspired gardens outside and four-poster suites above, this New Forest hotel can lay on the full Monty.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
  • conference_meeting
  • gourmet
  • view
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • wi-fi
  • parking
  • for_wine-lovers
  • spa
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • electric_charging_point
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The Peacock at Rowsley

The Peacock at Rowsley - 25% Discount Offer

Rowsley

They get so much right at Lord and Lady Manners’s 17th-century manor house hotel. Expect a ‘friendly welcome’, ‘good ambience’, housekeeping ‘beyond reproach’ and ‘interesting old paintings’, many of members of the owners’ family.
  • weddings
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
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  • wi-fi
  • dog_friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
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The Old Bridge

The Old Bridge - 2 nights for the price of 1 100% Flexible Special Offer

Huntingdon

When the proprietors are a Master of Wine and an interior designer, you can count on a smart bedroom and a decent vino. So it is at Julia and John Hoskins’s ivy-clad hotel, centred on a Georgian house, with the Great Ouse flowing just behind.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • conference_meeting
  • wine
  • for_wine-lovers
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  • wi-fi
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Cley Windmill

Cley Windmill - 3 Nights for the Price of 2 Special Offer

Cley-next-the-Sea

All hotels demand upkeep, though it is rare for owners to have to replace a fan wheel or fit new sails. But, then, there is nothing ordinary about Julian and Carolyn Goldee’s B&B.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • baby-friendly
  • dog_friendly
  • wi-fi
  • romantic
  • historic
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • vegan-friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • seaside
  • honeymoon
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Titchwell Manor

Titchwell Manor - 3 nights for the price of 2 Special Offer

Brancaster

‘A log fire was burning in a small sitting room’ when our inspectors arrived on a rainy night, at Eric Snaith’s Victorian farmhouse hotel overlooking field and marsh to the sea.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • honeymoon
  • seaside
  • view
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wi-fi
  • baby-friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • good_value
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Widbrook Grange

Widbrook Grange - 'Escape to the Cotswolds' Special Offer

Bradford-on-Avon

The property is ideal for elegant country weddings - accommodating up to 60 people for ceremonies in the barn and 80 people for receptions, the day is complete with award-winning dining and a bar serving a selection of more than 150 gins!
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  • weddings
  • child_friendly
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  • garden
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  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • indoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
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  • vegetarian_friendly
  • vegan-friendly
  • wi-fi
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • romantic
  • boutique
  • gourmet
  • for_wine-lovers
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  • historic
  • great_breakfast
  • outdoor_dining
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Judges

Judges - 'Accommodation Special Rates' Special Offer

Yarm

Up to 75 people can attend your garden wedding ceremony in the Gazebo at this smart hotel (smaller gatherings in the lounge, garden room and conservatory restaurant). You want a Daimler? A magician? A string quartet? They have the contacts.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • wifi
  • parking
  • country_house
  • conference_meeting
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  • wi-fi
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
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Dart Marina

Dart Marina

Dartmouth

‘Yet again, everything was of the highest standard.’ Regular visitors once more praise Richard Seton’s hotel overlooking the River Dart (come by boat, by all means).
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  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wi-fi
  • weddings
  • mooring_available
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Drakes

Drakes - Summer Break Special Offer

Brighton

‘One of the nicest locations we’ve stayed at.’ Trusted readers enjoyed a night’s stay at Andy and Gayle Shearer’s boutique hotel on the seafront.
  • weddings
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • child_friendly
  • disabled
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • gourmet
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wi-fi
  • for_wine-lovers
  • boutique
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Hotels not in the Guide that you may want to consider

Hotel wedding venues in England

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Hotel du Vin & Bistro Tunbridge Wells

Hotel du Vin & Bistro Tunbridge Wells

Tunbridge Wells

Close to the station, a hotel and restaurant inside a Grade II-listed 18th-century sandstone mansion. Intimate and clubby, there is an open fire in the bar, and Gallic-influenced dishes in the informal restaurant; alfresco dining on the terrace. Modern bedrooms (some overlooking Calverley Park) have plenty of perks: a capsule coffee machine, fluffy bathrobes, chic toiletries for indulgent bathing. Within walking distance of the Pantiles.
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  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • conference_meeting
  • boutique
  • wine
  • wi-fi
  • conference/meeting_friendly
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The Castle Hotel

The Castle Hotel

Lincoln

On the site of the Roman Forum, this sleek Bailgate area hotel is ‘superbly’ located between cathedral and castle. Comfortable, compact bedrooms in the main building, modishly decorated in earthy hues, overlook the castle walls or have views of the medieval cathedral. Courtyard rooms are in the peaceful 250-year-old coach house, all conveniently on the ground floor, with parking just outside.
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  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wi-fi
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • baby-friendly
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Canterbury Cathedral Lodge

Canterbury Cathedral Lodge

Canterbury

Within an architect-designed complex, this contemporary hotel enjoys a ‘prime position’ in the ‘serene grounds’ of the UNESCO-designated World Heritage site. At breakfast in the busy refectory or on the terrace, a ‘small buffet’ and ‘well-served’ hot dishes lay heavenly foundations for the day. Guests have free admission to the cathedral and its precincts, and discounts at local restaurants, ‘many within easy walking distance’.
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  • historic
  • disabled
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  • wi-fi
  • weddings
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • baby-friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • child_friendly
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Glewstone Court

Glewstone Court

Ross-on-Wye

Smartly refashioned into a stylish modern country house hotel, a Grade II-listed Georgian manor in glorious Herefordshire countryside, just beyond the town.  Popular for weddings and special events, the family-run hotel has bedrooms with garden views, and a fine-dining restaurant.
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  • historic
  • weddings
  • conference/meeting_friendly
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The Belmont

The Belmont

Leicester

On leafy New Walk, this welcoming family-owned town hotel is formed from a row of Victorian residences. It is within easy reach of the city and station, the King Richard III Visitor Centre and the University.
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  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • disabled
  • conference/meeting_friendly
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Tillmouth Park Country House Hotel and Restaurant

Tillmouth Park Country House Hotel and Restaurant

Cornhill-on-Tweed

Time stands still at this handsome Victorian Gothic-style mansion surrounded by extensive, well-kept grounds and woodland. It is filled with rich wood panelling, beautiful paintings, antiques and ornate stained glass windows, and run by ‘such polite, consistently friendly, obliging’ staff’. On comfy sofas by roaring log fires, dreams of a bygone age are conjured by the galleried baronial hall. Dinner is an elegant affair in the candle-lit restaurant. Mount the grand staircase to spacious, traditionally furnished bedrooms, equipped with a refreshment tray, dressing gowns and luxury toiletries. Wake to a sumptuous cooked-to-order breakfast.
  • parking
  • garden
  • country_house
  • weddings
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • child_friendly
  • dog_friendly
  • great_breakfast
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Wynnstay Hotel & Spa

Wynnstay Hotel & Spa

Oswestry

In the town centre, a family owned hotel in a renovated and extended Georgian building, overlooking a historic Crown Bowling Green. Neat bedrooms have modern bathrooms. The old coaching house has been converted into a gym and spa with beauty treatments and a heated indoor pool. In a former grocer’s, Wilsons Bar & Restaurant has comfy booths, a courtyard garden and conservatory and Mediterranean dishes on the menu.
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  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • wi-fi
  • weddings
  • indoor_pool
  • spa
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • vegan-friendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • gym
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The Walnut Tree Inn

The Walnut Tree Inn

Northampton

Convenient for Silverstone, the hotel once served as a stopover for Victorian railway travellers: high speed trains still run along its front. The restaurant is popular for rib eye steaks and seasonal menus. Bedrooms are straightforward; breakfasts are tasty. Music and comedy events are regularly held. On the outskirts of Blisworth, 6 miles from Northampton,
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  • garden
  • child_friendly
  • baby-friendly
  • parking
  • weddings
  • vegan-friendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
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Grey Street Hotel

Grey Street Hotel

NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE

A former bank, the Georgian building (Grade II listed) has a handsome array of arched windows, ornate stonework and pediments. Inside, the hotel is modern, enlivened with bright splashes of colour. Stylish and dog-friendly bedrooms have high ceilings, a lap top safe and tea- and coffee-making facilities. Beauty treatments are available. No on-site dining at the moment, but a ‘Grab and Go’ breakfast bag is offered, and nearby bars and restaurants are plentiful. On one of the city’s finest streets (some traffic noise), the railway station, metro and quayside are all a short walk away.
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  • weddings
  • wi-fi
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • dog_friendly
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Tickton Grange

Tickton Grange

Beverley

Set in sixteen acres of gardens, fields and woodland, the Whymant family’s hotel is in a sympathetically updated Georgian-style house, three miles from the market town of Beverley. Individually designed, the elegant bedrooms range from Intimate to Suites, spread between the main house , the farmhouse wing and The Granary, a separate stone cottage. Some rooms have a fireplace, beams, a four-poster bed, garden views. All have homemade biscuits, chilled water, fresh milk; books to browse. Lunches and dainty afternoon teas are served in The Library. For dinner, East Yorkshire’s larder influences the restaurant’s modern British menus.
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  • weddings
  • gym
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • vegan-friendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • child_friendly
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The Old Hall Hotel

The Old Hall Hotel

Buxton

Reputed to be England’s oldest hotel, the characterful building dates back to 1573, and has accommodated many illustrious Elizabethans, as well as the hapless Mary Queen of Scots. Today’s guests appreciate its blend of tradition with modernity and its great location opposite the beautiful Pavilion Gardens and Buxton Opera House.
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  • dog_friendly
  • weddings
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One Warwick Park

One Warwick Park

Tunbridge Wells

Near the Pantiles, a former brewery and school house is now a modern hotel with sophisticated, neutral-toned bedrooms and suites (some in the neighbouring Townhouse are more contemporary and have a separate entrance). Breakfast is buffet-style. Informal dining as well as a la carte menus are served in Seventeen restaurant. Situated by Cumberland Walk, al fresco morning snacks, cocktails, and light bites can be enjoyed on The Terrace.
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  • weddings
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • spa
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • child_friendly
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Stanbrook Abbey

Stanbrook Abbey

WORCESTER

Rich in history and notable architecture, a hotel (Hand Picked Hotels) on the outskirts of Worcester that was originally inhabited by a community of Benedictine nuns. Guests today can wander the Abbey’s calming stone cloisters and 26 acres of gardens. Peaceful bedrooms (some in an adjoining manor house) may have a four-poster bed, or Gothic-shaped headboards. Private parties and weddings are held in the former chapel. George’s Bar, contemporary in style, with views over the lawn and terrace, serves refreshments throughout the day.
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  • parking
  • garden
  • weddings
  • conference/meeting_friendly
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The Rutland Arms Hotel

The Rutland Arms Hotel

Bakewell

Well located in the town, a comfortable hotel in a handsome building dating back to 1809. It makes a good base for hikers and visitors to Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall nearby. Bedrooms (some recently refurbished in the main house; some with a 4-poster bed) are also in a courtyard building across the road. Dining is in the elegant Square Restaurant or in the lively Juniper Pizza and Gin bar.
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  • parking
  • weddings
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • walking
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Victoria Hotel

Victoria Hotel

Whitby

On a clifftop, this comfortable, old-style hotel affords glorious coastal views over Robin Hood’s Bay.
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  • parking
  • weddings
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Oulton Hall

Oulton Hall

Leeds

Occupying an 18th-century mansion this large hotel (part of QHotels group) sits in beautifully landscaped gardens, SE of Leeds. It has a spa, conference and wedding facilities, and a 27-hole championship golf complex in its grounds. Leeds train station is 5 miles away.
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  • spa
  • weddings
  • wi-fi
  • country_house
  • parking
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The Eaton Hotel

The Eaton Hotel

Birmingham

Established for over 30 years, a friendly, family run hotel 2 miles outside the city centre. Simply furnished bedrooms have modern bathrooms. Steaks are a speciality in the traditional silver service Regency restaurant; a three-course set menu is available during the week. There is outdoor seating in the pretty patio garden.
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Great Northern Hotel

Great Northern Hotel

Peterborough

Across from the station, a mid-Victorian railway hotel, that has comfortably accommodated travellers since its inception. American novelist, Nathaniel Hawthorne was a guest here. Befitting its past, the well-equipped bedrooms have been updated in classic style. Home-cooked food is available throughout the day in the coffee shop, and every evening in Restaurant Circa 1852; afternoon teas and roasts at weekends.
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Woughton House – Mgallery By Sofitel

Woughton House – Mgallery By Sofitel

Milton Keynes

In parkland, a white-painted country house hotel blending classic with contemporary twists. The cheerful lounge has yellow seating, and retains its period features. Oversized headboards add statement to individually styled bedrooms. British cuisine is served in Seasons restaurant overlooking Ouzel Valley Park, or outside on a sunny, decked terrace in summer. Children are offered special menus and board games for rainy days. On the outskirts of Milton Keynes, the hotel is a popular wedding venue.
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Home Farm Bed & Breakfast

Home Farm Bed & Breakfast

Milton Keynes

In Beachampton, a picturesque village a short drive from Milton Keynes, a beautifully restored 300-year-old farmhouse with three inviting bedrooms and a well-equipped gym. Breakfast includes freshly laid eggs and honey from the owners’ hives. Footpaths lead across the fields; the village pub is a stroll away. Bletchley Park, Woburn Abbey and Silverstone nearby.
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Dunster Castle Hotel

Dunster Castle Hotel

Dunster

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Warwick Hall

Warwick Hall

Carlisle

Stroll along the river Eden, fish for salmon, brown trout and grayling, or just relax in the inviting fire-lit drawing room of this imposing country house; a lovely terrace overlooks the water. Informal and dog-friendly, the B&B has immense, well-appointed rooms with spectacular views of the grounds. Breakfasts feature home produced and local fare; a three-course dinner may be pre-booked. On an estate with a large walled garden, four miles outside Carlisle.
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The Upper House

The Upper House

Stoke-on-Trent

Set in 10 acres of landscaped gardens and woodland, this country house was built in 1845 for Josiah Wedgwood’s grandson. It is now a family-owned hotel and popular as a wedding venue. A grand staircase leads to characterful bedrooms, some with a balcony; others are in an annexe. A wood-panelled lounge has stunning views across the valley. Open to non-residents, home-cooked food is served for brunch, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. 4½ miles S of the city; 10 minutes off J15 on the M6.
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Potbank

Potbank

Stoke-on-Trent

Converted from former design studios of the Spode pottery works, a modern aparthotel with an on-site café. Spacious suites are kitted out with a kitchen area and comfy sofa. The industrial-design café has bare brick walls, large windows and interesting repurposed features. It is open (Mon-Sat 10am-4pm; Sun 11.30am-4pm) for breakfast, snacks, lunches and afternoon tea, and can be hired for weddings and functions. A short distance from the town centre. On-site parking is available.
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RNLI College

RNLI College

Poole

Set up as a training centre for RNLI volunteers, this purpose-built structure overlooks Holes Bay in Poole Harbour. Alongside crew members, visitors can stay in comfortable, jauntily decorated bedrooms (each with a double bed, work desk, seating and stunning view of the harbour). Breakfast and bistro food is served in the light and cheerful Riggers restaurant facing the waterfront; the Slipway bar has drinks and nibbles. Tours of the facility (which include a wave tank and simulator) can be pre-arranged. Every £1 spent goes towards providing equipment, training, and support for those saving lives at sea.
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It is such a broad topic to talk about hotel wedding venues in England because from Devon and Dorset to London and Manchester, the breadth of style and opportunity is as vast and diverse as the couples planning their big days.

English hotels come in all shapes and sizes, that will come as no surprise, but when you’re trying to choose one for a wedding, the details become all the more important.  England’s history comes to life in some of its spectacular country house hotels such as Hartwell House in Aylesbury, which was once the home of an exiled Louis XVIII of France, while somewhere like Budock Vean capitalises on a contemporary seaside renovation, spotless hospitality and a spectacular waterside location.

Style and numbers are invariably the starting points when planning a wedding, and England’s hotels offer variety in both.  Whether you’re planning to get married at the hotel in question or simply have your reception there, intimate environments somewhere like centre of Oxford or sweeping estates on the remote cliffs of Devon are all opportunities worth exploring and many of them have wedding planners within their teams who can help to make the planning processes that much easier as well.

Food is a high priority at any wedding, juggling cost and quality is a headache most of us would rather avoid, and once again this is something your hotel can help with.  Delightful details such as locally made wines (English wines appear to be having their moment in the spotlight) and local delicacies such as seafood in the South West at hotels including Burgh Island are the details that make these hotels stand out as wedding destinations.

Last updated: December 08, 2019