Wedding venue inspiration - Riverside venues

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.

Riverside venues: 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.


Riverside venues: 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.


Riverside venues: Monkey Island Estate, Berkshire

Monkey Island Estate, Berkshire

Sprawling across seven acres, Monkey Island Estate in Bray, Maidenhead, can be booked in its entirety for couples looking for an exclusive island wedding. It's sat in the lush countryside surrounded by manicured gardens boasting uninterrupted views of the River Thames. This oasis offers 41 luxury bedrooms and suites and six Private Residences, adjacent to the island, each spacious and charming in design and an ideal accommodation choice for friends and family or for newlyweds to spend their first night together. Couples can also retreat to the romantic Shepherd's Hideaway.


Riverside venues: Cherwell Boathouse, Oxfordshire

Cherwell Boathouse, Oxfordshire

Couples wanting a quintessentially English wedding venue in Oxfordshire will enjoy the views that this family-run restaurant, punt station and riverside venue has to offer, perched on the banks of the idyllic River Cherwell. Wedding celebrations take place in a choice of areas. The marquee located on the terrace enjoys wonderful river views and is available year-round accommodating groups of up to 130 guests. The Lower Boathouse is open from mid-April until October and enjoys a rustic vibe. Slightly smaller groups of up to 50 loved ones can enjoy fine dining in the Conservatory that features underfloor heating during winter and can be turned into an al fresco space during summer. The Restaurant is another stylish option – a converted Victorian boathouse, it seats up to 75 people.


Riverside venues: Badgemore Park, Oxfordshire

Badgemore Park, Oxfordshire

Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, this leisure and lifestyle destination offers a stunning photographic backdrop for weddings. Nestled within 120 acres of parkland in a countryside setting, it boasts breathtaking views, an 18-hole golf course, a secluded Walled Garden home to eight private bedrooms available on a bed and breakfast basis, and a pond and water fountain – a wedding photographer's dream.


Riverside venues: Marlow Rowing Club, Buckinghamshire

Marlow Rowing Club, Buckinghamshire

This wonderful wedding venue is situated right on the River Thames next to the famous Marlow Bridge, Marlow, Buckinghamshire. The balcony leading from the clubroom located on the second floor of the building enjoys some of the best views in Marlow.


Riverside venues: Venue Henley, Oxfordshire

Venue Henley, Oxfordshire

Set within 30 acres of neatly manicured lawns, a picturesque sunken garden and a collection of specimen trees gifted to the Greenlands estate over many years is this elegant wedding venue located within the University of Reading, in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. The stunning backdrop of the River Thames commands views of the surrounding river meadows and beyond.


Riverside venues: Minster Mill, Oxfordshire

Minster Mill, Oxfordshire

This newly refurbished luxury hotel wedding venue is set in 65 acres on the banks of the River Windrush in the heart of the quintessential Cotswold village of Minster Lovell. Surrounded by glorious gardens, pretty wildflower meadows and peaceful woodland, it provides a timeless atmosphere in a unique rural setting.


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