Wedding venue inspiration - Country havens

Deciding on your ideal wedding venue is an key part of your wedding planning.

There is a huge choice of different venue types in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire including hotels, barns, country manor houses, romantic castles as well as chic city and town centre locations.

Check out these stunning wedding venues and those further afield in our listings below.

Country havens: Sheepdrove, Berkshire

Sheepdrove, Berkshire

The long private drive across the Lambourn Downs to Sheepdrove allows the bustle of day to day life to slip away and the sheer beauty of this wedding venue to be fully appreciated. Surrounded by fields and woodlands, with spectacular views across the rolling downland, Sheepdrove offers intriguing outdoor spaces over four-square miles and with unrivalled exclusivity. Picture-perfect opportunities include, an aromatic physic garden, stunning lake with boathouse, ancient woodlands and miles of rolling pasture.


Country havens: voco Oxford Thames Hotel, Oxfordshire

voco Oxford Thames Hotel, Oxfordshire

As you approach this hotel wedding venue, the sweeping tree-lined driveway opens up to reveal the beautiful Cotswolds stone buildings, which surround the Medieval barns and the grade II listed, 15th-century manor house. Nestled within 30 acres of grounds, this charming hotel sits on the bank of the River Thames, providing the most picture-perfect setting.


Country havens: Fison Barn, Earth Trust, Oxfordshire

Fison Barn, Earth Trust, Oxfordshire

Nestling at the foot of the Wittenham Clumps nature reserve, wedding venue Fison Barn is set amidst 1,200 acres of countryside. This stunning and beautifully maintained nineteenth-century barn boasts original oak beams which have been lovingly restored and local Western Red Cedar has been used on the exterior cladding.


Country havens: Royal Berkshire Hotel, Berkshire

Royal Berkshire Hotel, Berkshire

Set in 15 acres of beautiful grounds close to Ascot, Berkshire this Queen Anne mansion includes a large lawn and terrace and a walled garden and fountain plaza and offers understated elegance, relaxed comfort and impeccable service for small intimate gatherings or large family affairs on your wedding day. You can choose to have your ceremony and reception in The Berkshire Suite with up to 140 guests for the ceremony and reception of up to 200. For more intimate affairs, there's the Marlborough and Wentworth Suites, each with capacity for 80 of your loved ones, or the Library Suite for up to 30. And in summer, the Walled Garden is available for outdoor ceremonies with up to 140 friends and family.


Country havens: Notley Abbey, Buckinghamshire

Notley Abbey, Buckinghamshire

This historic wedding venue, located on the Buckinghamshire/Oxfordshire border is impressive from the moment you drive through the gates. Exclusively yours for 24 hours, Notley Abbey can host wedding ceremonies both inside and out for up to 172 loved ones in a choice of three locations: the Abbot's Hall for an intimate celebration, The Monks' Refectory for a larger group or the enchanting walled garden. Enjoy the grounds, gardens and ambience of the beautifully restored country house before heading down the covered Cloisters Garden walk to the Monks' Refectory – a chandelier-lit, characterful stone barn, bursting with history and rustic glamour. There's room for up to 172 guests for the wedding breakfast and 250 guests for an evening reception, as well as nine guest suites, ensuring no one will turn into a pumpkin.


Country havens: Stratton Court Barn, Oxfordshire

Stratton Court Barn, Oxfordshire

Built in traditional Cotswold style and dating back to 1870s, wedding venue Stratton Court Barn comes complete with exposed beams, high ceilings and a touch of contemporary chic. Tie the knot in the Main Barn in front of up to 100 of your loved ones, the newly built Stables with up to 25 guests or opt for an outdoor ceremony in the front courtyard. The inviting façade is flanked with pretty olive trees, while behind the farmhouse, there's the owners' private garden for secluded bride and groom photos. There's also a bridal preparation room in the main farmhouse.


Country havens: Worton Hall, Oxfordshire

Worton Hall, Oxfordshire

Sitting within 450 acres of rural farming countryside, wedding venue Worton Hall was rebuilt in 2014 in the traditional Cotswold style as a flexible, exclusive-use venue. Tie the knot in the Hayloft Gallery, which holds up to 120 friends and family, or with 280 loved ones in the Main Hall, with its whitewashed walls, Yorkstone floor and oak woodwork. Alternatively, get married outdoors in the wooden pagoda, also with up to 280 guests. There's also a wealth of photo opportunities, from the Little Orchard and the weeping willow pond to Worton Lakes and a private woodland.


Country havens: Lillibrooke Manor, Berkshire

Lillibrooke Manor, Berkshire

This stunning Grade II listed Great Barn radiates rustic charm through its original beams and exposed brickwork – a picture -perfect Berkshire wedding venue! Dramatic chandeliers, fairylights and ivy dress the venue making it the perfect setting for a ceremony, wedding breakfast and reception for up to 170 loved ones. It's accessed by a tree-lined driveway snaking through sprawling gardens and grounds and adjacent to it sits the Engine House which can host up to 80 ceremony guests. Originally built as an animal engine on the working farm, it has been lovingly restored with its original beams and windows overlooking Lillibrooke Manor itself.


Country havens: De Vere Beaumont Estate, Berkshire

De Vere Beaumont Estate, Berkshire

De Vere Beaumont Estate is a picturesque hotel wedding venue set in the world-famous royal borough of Windsor. Once home to various families of the British aristocracy, there is an air of enchantment that grips you from the moment you arrive. This 44-acre estate of stunning grounds which includes natural ponds, manicured gardens and quirky sculptures; is free for guests and visitors to explore – there's even Hunter wellies available to borrow from reception! Walk down the drive, and this sense of regal company strikes when casting eyes on the English Palladian architecture of the White House building standing tall above the surrounding countryside.


Country havens: De Vere Latimer Estate, Buckinghamshire

De Vere Latimer Estate, Buckinghamshire

Nestled in 30 acres of rolling countryside in a small quintessentially British village, the estate has landscaped gardens surrounding the mansion house – an idyllic wedding venue - with sweeping views over the Chess Valley. Latimer Estate really is situated within an area of outstanding natural beauty, from the moment you arrive at the tree-lined drive and you cannot help but be captivated by its grandeur.


Country havens: The Monks’ Barn, Berkshire

The Monks’ Barn, Berkshire

Based in Hurley, a picturesque village on the River Thames between Henley and Marlow, The Monks' Barn is a Grade II* listed Medieval venue offering for ceremonies, wedding receptions and parties. It was built using flint and chalk in the 13th century and has a private lawn and secure car park. It has beautiful flagstone flooring throughout and has a separate dancefloor, bar area and its unique features can be complemented by your own personal touches with the flexibility to use your own caterer, florist and furnishings Couples have the choice of anywhere inside or outside on the lawn to tie the knot with up to 150 loved ones.


Country havens: Ufton Court, Berkshire

Ufton Court, Berkshire

Ufton Court is a charming and historic Tithe Barn and Grade I listed Tudor manor house wedding venue set in secluded grounds and approached by a sweeping driveway lined by ancient oak trees – an undiscovered gem to many couples looking to celebrate their special day. With its white-washed walls and stone floor, the 16th-century barn is the perfect blank canvas, while the high ceiling and oak beams provide the ideal space for light canopy displays – it looks truly magical.


Country havens: Lains Barn, Oxfordshire

Lains Barn, Oxfordshire

Wedding venue Lains Barn is set in rural Oxfordshire countryside in the beautiful Vale of the White Horse. The barn backs onto wheat fields and natural woodland with far-reaching views towards the Chiltern hills. Lains Barn is a beautifully restored, listed barn with a timber-framed space dating back to 1750, the main barn features a festoon light-lined gallery, custom-built bar and a beautiful original oak wood block floor. Large glass doors open onto a lawned courtyard.


Country havens: Combe Manor Barns, Berkshire

Combe Manor Barns, Berkshire

The sweeping valley of Combe is one of the most unspoilt and beautiful locations in the South of England. The backdrop of wedding venue Combe Manor – a beautiful seventeenth-century family home – is spectacular, the lawned courtyard adjacent to the barns open are perfect for guests to mingle with views of the rolling grounds and formal gardens.


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