Gate Street Barn is a beautiful and traditional country barn set in the Surrey countryside, with friendly staff and a relaxed atmosphere. The barn is built of oak reclaimed from trees that were felled by the infamous 1987 "hurricane". It's located just south of Bramley, near Guildford in Surrey - it's one of my favourite venues and also one of the closest!
Aviator Hotel Farnborough Hampshire wedding venueIf your tastes run to the ultra-modern rather than the traditional, then the Aviator Hotel in Farnborough Hampshire may just be the perfect place for your wedding celebration. From the sweeping modern lines of the exterior to the stylish but comfortable interior, it's definitely different from most hotels and country wedding venues. The hotel is owned by TAG Group, whose other ventures include TAG-Heuer luxury watches and sponsorship of the Williams and McLaren Formula One racing teams. They also own Farnborough Airport which is adjacent to the hotel (handy if your guests are flying in by private jet!)
Langshott Manor Surrey wedding venue If your idea of a perfect wedding venue is an Elizabethan manor house set in landscaped gardens in the Surrey countryside, but still within easy reach of London, then take a look at Langshott Manor, near Horley in Surrey. Built in the 16th century, it combines the modern amenities you would expect with traditional features such as red-brick walls, oak beams, four-poster beds, and open fires.
The Landmark Hotel London is a deservedly popular wedding venue in Marylebone - combining a central location, some old-world glamour and style, and a stunning modern glass-roofed atrium. Once upon a time it was the Great Central Hotel, serving nearby Marylebone station, terminus of the Great Central Railway, and the last of the major London railway hotels to be built (it opened in 1899), in the Gothic Revival style.
Gosfield Hall was built in 1545 by Sir John Wentworth, who was a member of the household of Cardinal Wolsey. Gosfield is a Grade 1 listed building that was visited by Queen Elizabeth I. The exterior looks newer as it was remodelled in the 18th century, as was the Grand Salon, but the central courtyard still retains the old Tudor style. Later Gosfield Hall was the home of King Louis XVIII of France after the French revolution. Nowadays of course it's one of Essex's finest venues for civil ceremonies and wedding receptions.
Thornton Manor in Cheshire is an elegant Grade II listed country house originally owned (and much extended) by Lord Leverhulme, founder of the Lever Brothers soap company. It was built in the mid-19th century in an Elizabethan style and is now one of Cheshire's premier venues for weddings and corporate events.
Brympton D'Evercy Somerset was described by Christopher Hussey of Country Life magazine as "the most beautiful house in England". Brympton is located in 33 acres of Somerset parkland, and was built in the 14th and 15th centuries, with later additions. It is a stunning and captivating venue and I am pleased to be one of their recommended photographers.
Ramster Hall Chiddingfold Surrey is a 17th century manor house which has been expanded and updated over the centuries and is now one of the most popular and atmospheric wedding locations in Surrey. Set in 25 acres of parkland and gardens, it was one of the first private homes to be licensed to conduct civil ceremonies.
The Walled Garden Cowdray, near Midhurst in West Sussex is a unique wedding venue. It's a Grade 1 listed building, set around a restored Tudor walled garden in the grounds of the ruined manor house of Cowdray Park - a place where Henry VIII and Elizabeth I once walked, and now a private and exclusive location for weddings.