Wedding venue inspiration - Manor house, Stately homes

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.

Manor house, Stately homes: Kingston Bagpuize House, Oxfordshire

Kingston Bagpuize House, Oxfordshire

Set in acres of lush parkland with roaming deer, and rolling lawns for croquet and drinks, the exclusive-use wedding venue Kingston Bagpuize House also boasts raised terraces, pavilions for private photos and ceremonies, and wildlife ponds and follies - all providing the ideal backdrop to any wedding or event!


Manor house, Stately homes: Woughton House, Buckinghamshire

Woughton House, Buckinghamshire

Following an extensive refurbishment, Bucks wedding venue Woughton House, in the Ouzel Valley Park outside Milton Keynes, is perfect for an idyllic countryside wedding. The Clubhouse Suite can accommodate 180 loved ones for a sit-down meal and 250 for an evening reception, and there are 50 stylish bedrooms, including the converted stable Gallery rooms. The intimate, romantic atmosphere of the venue lends itself to possibilities beyond the big day, from pre-wedding get-togethers to anniversary celebrations.


Manor house, Stately homes: Milton Hill House, Oxfordshire

Milton Hill House, Oxfordshire

Milton Hill House is a traditional Georgian house wedding venue within 22-acres of land, what more space do you need with your family and friends? The original white building is a perfect backdrop for those all-important wedding photos and with plenty of outdoor areas for guests to mingle in, old oak trees really frame the feel of the grounds with flowers blooming in the summer – it's very quintessentially English.


Manor house, Stately homes: Phyllis Court Club, Oxfordshire

Phyllis Court Club, Oxfordshire

A breathtaking wedding venue riverside setting, Phyllis Court is an elegant historic manor made up of graceful buildings and 18 acres of manicured lawns sweeping down to the River Thames with views of the Chilterns countryside beyond.


Manor house, Stately homes: Cliveden House, Berkshire

Cliveden House, Berkshire

Surrounded by expansive National Trust-managed gardens and woodland with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside and the river Thames, the majestic, Grade I listed Cliveden House wedding venue is a 19th-century Italianate masterpiece.


Manor house, Stately homes: Hedsor House, Buckinghamshire

Hedsor House, Buckinghamshire

Set in almost 100 acres of private parkland, the exclusive-use wedding venue Hedsor House was completed in 1868 and modelled on the Italian villa style. Brides will find it hard not to feel like a princess as they appear from the bridal suite and descend the grand staircase alongside 12ft portraits of the Hedsor's former royal guests. Couples can tie the knot in the house with up to 150 loved ones and there's even a Medieval church on the grounds. When it comes to the reception, the newly refurbished Grand Ballroom can seat up to 150 for the wedding breakfast, and there's room for up to 250 friends and family for an evening reception.


Manor house, Stately homes: Dorney Court, Berkshire

Dorney Court, Berkshire

With its lattice windows, characterful wooden framework, steeply pitched gable roofs and playfully decorative chimneys, wedding venue Dorney Court provides a fairytale backdrop for weddings. There are two contrasting indoor spaces in The Great Hall, offering the original features of a Tudor home steeped in history whereas The Coach House Barn, having been newly renovated, provides a light and airy space full of rustic charm. You can tie the knot in either with 55 or 120 friends and family, respectively, and there's also a 17th-century church in the heart of the picturesque grounds offering services for 100.


Manor house, Stately homes: 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.


Manor house, Stately homes: Colston Hall, Buckinghamshire

Colston Hall, Buckinghamshire

This striking grade II listed wedding venue is surrounded by grounds and pretty gardens making a picture-perfect setting for photographs and for entertaining al fresco - a beautiful backdrop! Awash with neutral colours it's facade and interior will compliment any big-day them, with it's large halls and rooms providing a wonderful atmosphere for a grand, yet relaxed day.


Manor house, Stately homes: Danesfield House Hotel and Spa, Buckinghamshire

Danesfield House Hotel and Spa, Buckinghamshire

The whitewashed exterior of wedding venue Danesfield House sits in 65 acres of impressively landscaped gardens, full of glorious touches, including wisteria, lavender, pretty fountains and waterfalls, all looking out towards the River Thames and the Chiltern Hills.


Manor house, Stately homes: The Mill House Hotel & Restaurant, Berkshire

The Mill House Hotel & Restaurant, Berkshire

This stylish hotel wedding venue is set within the stunning Berkshire countryside offering beautifully landscaped gardens that display something new every season. The River Loddon runs alongside this garden providing a beautiful backdrop for big-day photographs plus there's a lovely sunny terrace and a working fountain. The front of the marquee is framed with stylish ornamental Hawthorne trees while the front of the house boasts a traditional Georgian frontage with tall bay windows and traditional red brick.


Manor house, Stately homes: 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.


Manor house, Stately homes: Missenden Abbey, Buckinghamshire

Missenden Abbey, Buckinghamshire

Set amidst 10 acres of picturesque grounds in the heart of the Chilterns, Medieval 12th-century Missenden Abbey boasts a stunning summerhouse, pond and a 500-year-old cedar tree – there are photo opportunities aplenty at this exclusive-use wedding venue! After a devastating fire in 1985, Missenden Abbey was lovingly recreated and restored to its former glory with the addition of new architectural design; it perfectly blends history with modern aesthetics, yet still features unique stained-glass windows.


Manor house, Stately homes: 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.


Manor house, Stately homes: 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.


Manor house, Stately homes: Baylis, Berkshire

Baylis, Berkshire

This impressive Berkshire wedding venue is accessed via a long driveway; based in Slough it's a magnificent Grade 1 listed mansion house that's been renovated into a state-of-the-art venue featuring a stylish glass frontage and an impressive floral entrance area. Inside, the magnificent décor is dripping in statement crystal chandeliers. Ceremonies and receptions take place in a variety of chic function suites, from the Eton and Chesterfield areas seating up to 40 guests in theatre-style seating to Baylis 1 located on the ground floor allowing for up to 700 loved ones.


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