Best of Britain - South West

Britain has the best wedding venues in the world. Our Best of Britain campaign is here to celebrate just that. Check out the top venues in the South West.

Hamswell House, Gloucestershire

Hamswell House is one of England’s most romantically beautiful and enchanting houses set in stunning gardens amid breathtaking panoramic views. What more could you ask for?

“Hamswell House is a magical place made for entertaining. We look forward to welcoming you here for the celebration of a life time, Rupert and Victoria Legge.” – Rupert, Hamswell House

Launcells Barton, Cornwall

The Wedding Industry Award 2020 “Highly Commended” for Countryside Wedding Venue of the year!! Voted for by couples and an expert panel of judges! Steeped in history and set amidst spectacular wooded countryside, Launcells Barton is a family run wedding & events venue near Bude in northern Cornwall. An occasion as memorable as your wedding day demands a beautiful setting. As well as breathtaking views of the Cornish countryside, Launcells Barton offers exclusive use and an array of different options for your ceremony and reception.

“As a family run venue we only take on a certain amount of weddings each year, so that we can give each couple the time and attention they need and deserve! We really do care about making your day the best day of your life, so not only do we have our experienced on the day team, but we personally co-ordinate your day and we’re here to offer advice and support in the run up, making sure you enjoy every precious moment!” – Lara, Launcells Barton

Hamswell House, Gloucestershire

Hamswell House is one of England’s most romantically beautiful and enchanting houses set in stunning gardens amid breathtaking panoramic views. What more could you ask for?

“Hamswell House is a magical place made for entertaining. We look forward to welcoming you here for the celebration of a life time, Rupert and Victoria Legge.” – Rupert, Hamswell House

Maunsel House, Somerset

Why we’re unique: Maunsel House is unique as the house itself is a 13th century piece of history but this contrasts completely with the modernity of the pergola and the beautiful grounds. Each wedding we hold at Maunsel is so different as every couple comes with a different idea on how they want to use Maunsel and its features. Whether your looking for a traditional wedding in our traditional English Stately home or an outdoors wedding with a ceremony on our lawn and a wedding breakfast under our stunning pergola then we can cater for your dream day!

“Maunsel is the most extraordinary place with plenty of quirky things for you and your guests to enjoy over your wedding! With a dedicated weddings team we will be on hand throughout your whole planning process to ensure your day is perfect in every way!” – Hattie, Maunsel House

The Barn at Upcote, Gloucestershire

“Our beautiful Cotswold countryside location, along with our flexible, relaxed and professional style as well as our fabulous team are just some of the things that make The Barn at Upcote unique. We have all the stunning Cotswold barns you need around our courtyard, and they are perfect for celebrating in whether your guest list is more intimate or closer to 110! The opportunities for your couple photographs in our Secret Garden & farmlands are a great bonus as well.”

“At The Barn at Upcote, we’re here for you every step of the way. Our friendly and professional team are here to make your day as stress free as possible! We would love to help you plan your special day so please get in touch for more information on The Barn.” – Hannah & Alice, The Barn at Upcote

Best Western The Dartmouth Hotel, Devon

At The Dartmouth Hotel, Golf and Spa we are lucky to have an amazing setting for any wedding or civil ceremony. Our grounds provide the perfect setting for a truly beautiful marriage. We have two function suites available for your ceremony, The Dartmouth Suite can seat up to 100 guests looks onto our stunning course with access to a sun terrace whilst Kingsbridge Suite can seat up to 90 people for civil ceremonies.

“At the Best Western The Dartmouth hotel, Golf and Spa we aim to ensure your dream wedding day comes true. We have an expert team of dedicated Wedding Coordinators who will be on hand throughout the planning of your wedding day to ensure that your special day will be the day that you have always wished for. Please feel free to get in touch to arrange a wedding viewing” – Best Western The Dartmouth Hotel

Kilminorth Cottages, Cornwall

Kilminorth offers couples, their families and friends an opportunity to get off grid and have a unique weekend wedding experience in a rural village style venue. No packages to choose from just a beautiful blank canvas to build the wedding you want from suppliers to styling and a great team around you to help you create your special day.

“Hang in there, it has been a terrible year and we are so disappointed for our brides and grooms but there is light at the end of the tunnel. If you’ve had your wedding moved or cancelled or looking to plan your wedding then please get in touch with us and we would love to share our special place with you.” – Jayne, Kilminorth Cottages

Clearwell Castle, Gloucestershire

I believe that Clearwell Castle is unique because it is a hidden gem in the stunning Forest of Dean. Complete with grand reception rooms, 1 75-foot aisle and accommodation aplenty, the award-winning Clearwell castle offers a magnificent backdrop for your fairy tale wedding. Clearwell Castle is part of Country House Weddings Ltd, a family owned and run wedding venue group that has collectively held over 10,000 weddings between our six exclusive use venues.

“I can assure you that you will have the most perfect wedding day here at Clearwell Castle as we have been making Wedding Day Dreams come true (as a group) for over 30 years. We are passionate about your day and will guide you through your planning from the moment you book your wedding day with us until the special day itself. You will have a Personal Wedding Manager to help you plan your day and to make sure your day runs exactly as you planned. Also rest assured that during these uncertain times your wedding day is protected by our Covid – 19 Promise ‘Should Government legislation surrounding Covid-19 prevent your wedding from going ahead, we will transfer your date to an equivalent package in the future with no additional fee” – Nick

Rockbear Manor, Devon

Rockbeare Manor is an exquisite Grade I listed, Regency country house set in over 100 acres of glorious Devon parkland, near Exeter. Immaculate inside and out, and seating 50 – 160 guests.

“Hi – it’s lovely to meet you and thank you so much for considering Rockbeare Manor for your most special of days. Rockbeare Manor really is a wonderful place. It still gives me goosebumps almost every day – it has such beauty and I’d love for you to experience that too! Our team go above and beyond – we all have an absolute passion for weddings and events and will do everything in our power to give you the most amazing experience from start to finish. We hope to see you very soon x” – Aimee

Priston Mill, Somerset

Set in stunning rural surroundings, yet conveniently close to both Bath and Bristol, Priston Mill is the perfect venue if you’re looking for a wedding in a historical countryside setting.

“Thank you for taking the time to look at Priston Mill as a potential venue for your special day. We would simply love to meet with you to discuss all of the ideas for your wedding day. Join us for a viewing of both our delightful Watermill venue, outside pergola and our 18th Century Tythe Barn. We would love to offer you a tea or coffee and a slice of our world-famous chocolate brownie!” – Aimee

Lulworth Castle, Dorset

Set in 1000 acres of unspoilt parkland, at the heart of the Dorset countryside lies the hidden treasure of Lulworth Castle.

“We’d be delighted to host your wedding and look forward to helping you create a special day unique to you.” – Sarah

Pynes House, Devon

Pynes House is truly a special place combining a rich history with contemporary comforts and a place with which our couples feel a real connection. We specialise in country house wedding weekends (and midweek stays) where you can enjoy time with your friends and family in beautiful surroundings and celebrate your wedding in your own way.

“We are passionate about weddings at Pynes House.Weddings have brought Pynes House back to life and given it new purpose for this chapter of its history. We would be delighted to chat through your plans with you and how they might work at Pynes House, so please do get in touch with any questions or to arrange a visit in person or virtually.” – Kate

Glenfall House, Gloucestershire

Glenfall House is a wonderful Grade II listed manor house, with over 4 acres of stunning grounds; what makes Glenfall different for the normal manor house, is that we allow total flexibility in how you have your wedding; whether this be catering, the structure of the day; or having your pets at the wedding.

“For me, working at Glenfall House isn’t a job; it is a real honour to host weddings for such lovely couples. The amazing thing for me is that every couple leaves as part of our Glenfall Extended Family; coming back to see us on a regular basis, sharing their exciting news (I especially love the news of the new patter of little feet or paws!). I look always look forwards to showing couples around Glenfall House, I love seeing the expressions on their faces when they first see our gardens, and I love the wow of everyone when they first see our ensuites in our bridal suites !” – Dianne



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Brympton House, Somerset

Considered by Country life to be the most beautiful house in England, Brympton House is a Grade 1 listed house set in 33 acres of stunning parkland with a magnificent lake, a choice of ceremony spaces, dining spaces and a dedicated Party Barn for the after party! Brympton House offers a different space for every part of your day, allowing you and your guests to flow from space to space – using every part of the house and preventing your guests from hanging around.

“Firstly, a huge congratulations on your engagement and thank you for considering Brympton House for your wedding. Of all the things that make this romantic Exclusive use Country House truly special is that: BRYMPTON HOUSE ALLOWS YOU TO CREATE A TRULY BESPOKE WEDDING. We hope to welcome you to a personal viewing of the house to discuss your plans further.”

Old Down Manor, Bristol

Old Down Estate is the ‘a home of wedding excellence’, a stunning manor house set in 66 acres of beautifully situated parkland. Our manor house has panoramic views across the River Severn. Our landscaped gardens are surrounded by dozens of rose beds, one of many photograph opportunities.

“Huge congratulations on your Engagement and thank you for considering Old Down Estate for your special day! Our Dedicated team will make planning fun and stress-free. Old Down Estate is the perfect venue for your Wedding Day, soak up the panoramic views from every window; admire the crystal chandeliers as you travel down the sweeping Bath stone staircase and revel in the decadence of a Manor House which is exclusively yours for the day. We would love to hear from you!”

Crowcombe Court, Somerset

Crowcombe Court is a Grade 1 listed Manor house nestled on the edge of the Quantock Hills, voted the most Romantic wedding venue in the regional finals of The English Wedding Awards 2019. With four indoor function rooms and the beautiful Pagoda for your outdoor ceremony, this really is the perfect place for your dream wedding. Not only that we have the vaulted undercroft where you can dance the night away with your loved ones. We have a newly refurbished Getting Ready Room and Honeymoon Suite which are both included in your package. The best bit is all weddings have exclusive use of all function rooms on the day of your wedding, you will also have a dedicated wedding coordinator from the moment of booking and with you on the big day.

“We are so excited that you are considering Crowcombe Court as your wedding venue! We would love to show you around and tell you more about this beautiful estate. We are ready and waiting to make your wedding dreams come true.” – Sophie

Shillingstone House, Dorset

Shillingstone House is a possibly unique venue which offers a completely blank canvas for couples to plan the wedding of their dreams. We offer you four days to create and celebrate your wedding.

“We would love to welcome you to Shillingstone House and show you round our beautiful grounds and gardens and very much hope that we can become the venue for your celebrations. We will be here to support you from your first visit to waving you goodbye on your honeymoon and like to think that Shillingstone becomes your home for the four days of your wedding.” – Caroline

Berwick Lodge, Bristol

Berwick Lodge is described by our couples as the South West’s best-kept secret. Its romantic seclusion and stunning grounds make a beautiful location for your wedding and the personal service and support from our wonderful wedding co-ordinator Simone, is second to none.

“A big hello from me, Simone. I’m the wedding coordinator here at Berwick Lodge. I LOVE everything about weddings, in particular getting to know you and being here to help from your initial viewing to your wedding day itself. I so look forward to meeting you to view our beautiful venue.” – Simone

The Manor House, Wiltshire

Nestled within Castle Combe village in the wooded Bybrook Valley lies the 14th century Manor House – there is no more idyllic or romantic a setting in which to celebrate your marriage. With an abundance of beautiful rooms to choose from, award-winning dining, bespoke packages and a dedicated wedding co-ordinator who understands that it’s the little details that make all the difference, we’re poised to plan everything to perfection. Just for you.

Parish’s House, Somerset

Parish’s House design manages to mix sweeping grandeur with a feeling of warmth and intimacy, possibly as it is still the family home to the Bakers. Skittles With Scarlatti, a life sized bronze sculpture and water feature from contemporary artist Philip Jackson makes a wonderful statement entrance to the house. There are eight acres of grounds here, including some truly majestic trees that have stood here for hundreds of years.

“Over the past decade the grounds and the gardens have brought us the most joy, and we can’t wait to share them with you on your wedding day.” – The Baker Family

The Ashridge Great Barn, Devon

The Ashridge Great Barn offers the unique opportunity for couples to really make their wedding day their own in a stunning setting which we’re lucky to be able to share. Every decision, from which suppliers to choose to how you want to structure your day, is in your hands and our experienced staff are here to make it happen just as you imagined. The beautiful gardens, as well as the surrounding woodland, offer the opportunity for outdoor ceremonies with the Barn itself providing a lovely rustic atmosphere to celebrate together and party the night away afterwards. Need a break? Why not take a breather around the fire pit to admire the night sky or snuggle up in the snug for a romantic moment.

“Do you have a vision for your perfect wedding day? Here at Ashridge we’re passionate about bringing your dreams to life alongside you by providing support along the way as well as a stunning setting for your celebrations. Each wedding is unique and special to us, we feel privileged to be part of so many beautiful celebrations of love and look forward to hearing how we can help with yours!” – Cat

Cornish Tipi Weddings, Cornwall

We’re all about the wildly romantic outdoor wedding – and we’re the closest you can get to a legal outdoor wedding in the UK. If you’re dreaming of a green wedding, wedding by water or the best outdoor venue you can find then you’ve come to the right place. You can choose a woodland glade or lakeside ceremony, and decorate the big marquee to your heart’s content. Our secret valley is 5 minutes from the wild Atlantic coast with a matchless backdrop of trees and sky, shimmering lake water and magical Cornish earth. Oh and there’s great camping with real campfires and spacious tipis for your friends and family to stay in while you celebrate – memories and pictures for a lifetime.

Buckland House, Devon

Buckland is set in 280 acres of private land with landscaped gardens, an outdoor pool and boating lake for guests to enjoy. Inside there is a galleried ballroom with a curved glass dome, an impressive space for dining or dancing in style!

“We offer the magnificence of a Georgian mansion with the friendliness of a family home, combined, to make the perfect venue for a wedding just how you want it to be and we are there along the way to put you in contact with local suppliers and offer advice when needed.” – Tamsin

The Horn of Plenty, Devon

Classic Georgian Country House Hotel with 5 acres of grounds and stunning views across the Tamar Valley and beyond. On a clear day you can see for over 40 miles.Fabulous food. Design your own bespoke wedding breakfast menu with our Head Chef, with 3 choices for each course. Super-helpful team who will go the extra mile to create your perfect day, your way. Newly refurbished public rooms, plus fantastic new terraces

“Congratulations on your engagement, you must be so excited! Welcome to The Horn of Plenty, we can’t wait to help you through this exciting journey. A wedding is something to be truly celebrated, it’s all about you!” – Julie

Oxleaze Barn, West Sussex

Oxleaze Barn is based on a family run farm in he Cotswolds, it oozes rustic charm. Oxleaze is perfect for winter weddings with underfloor heating and an open fire, and in the summer, the doors are thrown open onto the tuscan looking courtyard. There are options for indoor and outdoor ceremonies, a beautiful secret garden and flexibility with suppliers such as caterers.

“Hello! Congratulations on your engagement! At Oxleaze we pride ourselves on offering flexiblility with lots of choice so choosing your venue doesn’t provide limitations. At the heart of Oxleaze are our lovely team, we are all on hand throughout your wedding planning to provide reassurance, advice and help you to stay excited!” – Faye

Lusty Glaze Beach, Cornwall

Lusty Glaze is a unique beach wedding venue in Cornwall, UK. Situated in a secluded cove on the outskirts of Newquay, our coastal venue is located on its own private beach with spectacular sea views across the Atlantic Ocean. Uninterrupted seascapes, fiery sunsets and dramatic cliffs make our little cove one of the most romantic places on Earth – there’s nowhere more perfect to start married life than with sand between your toes, the sea around your ankles and a spectacular Cornish sunset as your backdrop. A truly spectacular location, Lusty Glaze is the only venue in Cornwall where you can legally marry on the beach, available to hire on an exclusive-use basis – what could be more romantic than having your own private beach on your wedding day? Fully licensed for civil wedding ceremonies, elopements, blessings, vow renewals and receptions, our weddings are totally tailored and personalised to each couple, with a dedicated team on hand to make sure your special day is utterly perfect, unique and individually unforgettable. Our stunning location is the ideal venue for your special day, with beautiful scenery, golden sands, fiery sunset skies and a relaxed, laid-back and romantic atmosphere.

“Welcome to Lusty Glaze, our utterly dreamy, totally secluded, private little cove on the north Cornish coast. If you’ve already visited us down here at the beach, you’ll know how stunning our little Cornish cove is. We get to look at the views every day and they still blow us away! If you haven’t managed to get to us just yet, we’d love to show you around at a time that suits you. We might be biased, but we think our little cove is the most romantic place on Earth with its fiery sunsets, uninterrupted sea views across the Atlantic Ocean and first dances under the stars… We’ve helped hundreds of couples say ‘I do’ over the past 10 years, with each ceremony unique in its own special way. No matter what your vision may be, we’re here to help create your dream day. Being a wedding coordinator really is the best job in the world, especially in a location as spectacular as ours. Whilst it might sound like cliché, we love nothing more than seeing our happy couples relax, have fun and make incredible memories on their big day. We’re here to be involved in your big day as much or as little as you like, and we hold a wonderful list of local suppliers such as DJs/bands, florists, make-up artists and photographers. If you have any questions about our beautiful venue or would like to learn a little more, please drop us a message – we’d love to hear from you! Love, Lisa & Naomi x”

Old Bridge, Somerset

Old Bridge is a beautiful 16th C. Manor house in rural South Somerset with lovely gardens around a fabulous marquee. We offer a very friendly family environment for you to plan the best day of your life, with a lot of freedom to choose the organisation of the day, the catering, entertainment, the decor inside and outside the marquee and completely exclusive access the day before and day after to set up and take down. No corkage, no VAT, no hidden costs. There are tables and chairs for up to 200, a lovely large dance floor, stage, bar, catering area, fairy lights and more – what more could you wish for!

“We are a small family business who take your needs and wishes very seriously and are here to support and assist you all the way through – look at our testimonials on our Bridebook listing! We know this is a very difficult time, but we are here to calm you down, take the load and stress, invite you into our home and let you feel confident that choosing Old Bridge is the first big ‘tick’ off your list, and you can come and see us as often and when ever you want. We really look forward to meeting and getting to know you.” – John

Upton Barn and Walled Garden, Devon

Upton Barn & Walled Garden is an award-winning exclusive use venue set amidst the beautiful Devon Countryside. With so many stunning spaces to choose from you could have your outdoor ceremony in our beautiful Walled Garden. For a romantic indoor ceremony our fabulous Cider Barn is just magical with its fairy lighting and glazed gable end looking out over the garden. The wider estate has glorious views over to the Blackdown Hills and makes a great backdrop for your wedding photographs.

“Upton is such a unique and special place. We put our heart and soul into restoring the walled garden for our wedding and have continued to transform it ever since. We love to share our stunning venue with our wonderful couples to help make their wedding dreams come true. We can’t wait to welcome you to Upton Barn so you can discover #thatuptonfeeling for yourself.” – Claire & Richard

Minterne House, Dorset

The character if Minterne is what makes us unique, it is the most exquisite backdrop and manages to be both grand and intimate at the same time. As soon as you walk through the doors you are enveloped in a warmth that you cannot emulate or ‘buy’. It is a truly special House. On top of this, we work with incredible suppliers who have same ethos when it comes to our bespoke approach to each weddings, this ensure couples have the wedding day they truly want and not one that they are shoehorned into.

“Organising a wedding is an magical yet large undertaking; I am here to help and support couples in any way possible. Flexibility and a personal approach is super important to both Minterne House and me; I approach every wedding with fresh eyes and ears and if there is a way to make something possible, I will go out of my way to make it happen for our couples.” – Sarah

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