Deciding on where to tie the knot isn’t easy. Do you want to stay close to home? Or perhaps you’re not bothered about getting married locally and fancy hosting your special day in another part of the UK? Whether you’re a home bird or a nomad, here you can find some of the best wedding venues across the British Isles. Take a look; they’ve certainly got the ‘wow’ factor.
EnglandEastnor Castle, Hertfordshire
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Every girl wants to be a princess for the day. And every man wants to be her prince. Why not get married at Eastnor Castle in Hertfordshire? If this castle was a good enough stand in for Windsor Castle in W.E then you’re certain to feel like royalty at this venue. This impressive castle is not only spectacular to look at, it’s striking on the inside as well what with its 60ft ceilings in the armour-lined Great Hall and a Goth Drawing Room. If you’re having a really big wedding, pitch a marquee next to the lake and the castle will be a magnificent backdrop.
IrelandLusty Beg Island, Fermanagh
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Tucked away in the heart of Northern Ireland’s Fermanagh Lakelands is a hidden treasure knows as Lusty Beg Island. This 75-acre private land is accessible by boat, offering a truly secluded location for a happy couple to say “I do”. This unique venue is a paradise surrounded by natural beauty including a fine lake view which makes for a stunning ceremony spot. Where will you sleep? You’re well and truly spoilt for choice; think wooden lakeside cabins, charming courtyard B7B rooms and self-catering houses.
ScotlandWaldorf Astoria, Edinburgh
This historic hotel had a £24million revamp in 2012 so it looks as elegant as it did when it first opened in 1903, except, of course, it has gracefully welcomed modern touches such as the luxurious Guerlain Spa. Now, who wouldn’t want to have a much needed pre wedding day pamper here? Waldorf Astoria is set in the Scottish capital and offers stunning views of the Edinburgh Castle, which make for a spectacular backdrop for those cherished wedding photos.
WalesLLangoed Hall, Powys
Chris Eason under CC 2.0Situated in the stunning Wye valley is a magnificent county hotel: Llangoed Hall. If you haven’t heard of it before it’s because this idyllic wedding venue is a hidden treasure tucked away in the heart of the Welsh countryside. This elegant Edwardian manor is beautifully festooned in Laura Ashley décor as the property was once owned by the late Sir Bernard Ashley, widower of the iconic British designer – who knew?! If you’re looking for a stylish venue that’s able to offer scenic views for photographs that you’ll cherish for a lifetime, you’ll fall head over heels for Llangoed Hall. So there you have it, now you know our pick of the best wedding venues in the UK. Have you purchased your wedding rings? If not then be sure to take a look at our extensive selection of beautiful rings that will perfectly complement platinum engagement rings.