Top Wedding Venues in the UK – Poppy Carter Portraits

Searching for your perfect wedding venue in the UK? Let me help! As a wedding photographer I spend a huge amount of time in some of the most beautiful venues in the country!

What makes your ‘perfect’ venue depends on so many things… Guests numbers, how many days you will be celebrating, the overall aesthetic you are looking for, guest accommodation available and many many more! This list is just a few of my personal favourites and they vary greatly in style and budget.

I am lucky enough to have shot at all of these venues multiple times and am on the recommended suppliers list for lots of them too so if you are looking for your wedding photography please do reach out via the contact page on my website here.

The Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, London.

From enchanting gardens to iconic buildings, their venues are designed to create an unforgettable experience for you and your guests – all within easy reach of central London. The perfect setting for a landmark occasion. Kew will always be my favourite venue in the UK and it’s not hard to see why. You have your choice of locations to hold your celebrations from a 19th century glasshouse to the colourful Princess of Wales Conservatory, Kew’s tropical glasshouse or for a truly breathtaking reception the world’s largest Victorian glasshouse, Temperate House. A glistening cathedral, the freshly restored venue is home to 10,000 species of plants from the world’s temperate zones, offering you and your guests a rare opportunity to dine and dance in a space that is truly alive. If you are planning a destination wedding to London this is the perfect venue. The team are an absolute joy to work with and will look after you from start to finish. For more information click here.

Euridge Manor.

Nestled in the rolling hills of the Cotswolds, a few miles from the historic city of Bath, lies Euridge Manor. Their enchanting countryside sanctuary sits amid a large expanse of private grounds, featuring Georgian-style architecture, sparkling water features, evergreen palm trees, a crumble archway, exquisite topiary, rose gardens, lawns, cloister, a thatched Boathouse – and so much more theatrical grandeur!  It is a space for escaping the everyday, for celebrating the extraordinary and for watching the magic unfold. This is what dreams are made of. More information here.

Kirtlington Park, Oxfordshire.

Located close to Oxford, Kirtlington Park is a breath taking Palladian house set in stunning gardens and Capability Brown designed parkland. Their fabulous state rooms, grounds and gardens make the perfect setting for celebrations and events. I am lucky enough to be on the recommended suppliers list for this incredible private home & it never ceases to ‘wow’ me every time I walk in. Kirtlington Park is one of the finest country house wedding venues in Oxfordshire. The exclusive use wedding venue allows you and your guests full use of the grounds and a selection of beautiful rooms. With a spacious Bridal Suite, that’s yours to get ready in, stunning state rooms and first-class catering, your wedding day here will be everything you’ve dreamed of and more. More information here.

Micklefield Hall.

Nestled in the Hertfordshire countryside, just 25 miles from London, Micklefield Hall is a stunning country venue. Steeped in history and surrounded by manicured gardens, Micklefield Hall is an all-inclusive and exclusive venue. Boasting an award winning, Grade II listed, 16th Century, tithe barn, romantic temple, and rose gardens, Micklefield Hall provides a picturesque back drop to any special occasion. With three licensed areas for civil ceremonies, space for up to 200 guests and exclusive caterers, Micklefield Hall is the perfect venue for your wedding, corporate event or special party. I am a recommended supplier at Micklefield and absolutely love working there – the team and family are my absolute favourites and always the biggest pleasure to work with! Click here for more.

Hedsor House.

Hedsor House is fast becoming my most visited wedding venue – I’m so lucky to be on their recommended suppliers list – and it really is always an absolute pleasure to shoot there. When you choose Hedsor House for your luxury wedding, the stunning Georgian house with beautiful bedrooms and exceptional grounds become exclusively yours for the most important and special day of your life. Perched high above the River Thames and set in over 100 acres of historic parkland, Hedsor House has proved to be the perfect wedding venue for civil ceremonies, blessings and receptions of up to 150 guests, with a further 100 friends welcome for your evening party. Located a stone’s throw from central London, Hedsor House is ideally located close to all the amenities of the city and Heathrow Airport. But as you drive down the kilometre-long, rhododendron-lined driveway, you and your guests will feel a whole world away from the bustle of the city. No bride or groom will ever forget the moment they step out of the luxurious Bridal Suite, descend the Grand Staircase adorned with magnificent 12-foot portraits of Hedsor’s former royal guests, to see all of their family and friends in the stunning Centre Hall. Hedsor House is the proud recipient of many titles and awards, and are especially proud of being voted as Vogue’s Dream Wedding Venue

The Bodleian Libraries, Oxford

Set in the heart of the ‘city of the dreaming spires’, the Bodleian Libraries are a historic venue steeped in romance and elegance. Some of our grandest rooms are licensed for weddings, all in Oxford’s historic Bodleian Library: Divinity School, Convocation House and Chancellor’s Court. Whether you want a small and intimate ceremony, or a jubilant celebration with all of your friends and family, the Bodleian Libraries will provide the most magnificent backdrop to your wedding day. The venue has three spectacular rooms used for large and smaller, more intimate weddings and events, and is housed in a remarkable group of buildings forming the heart of the University in the centre of Oxford. The word ‘breathtaking’ comes to mind when viewing the architecture and interior design. You’ll also recognise this incredible space from countless movies! I’m also a recommended supplier here and know all the best locations for pictures. More information here

Want to see more full weddings from some of these incredible venues? You can head over to my blog or ask to see more when you enquire with me for your wedding photography via the contact page here.