20 Exclusive Use Wedding Venues

Your wedding is most likely going to be one of the best and most memorable days of your life, right? So you’ll want to have a fab time with all your guests and not worrying about anyone crashing the wedding.

Here at Bridebook.co.uk, we’ve put together a list of some of our wonderful exclusive use wedding venues so that you and your husband or wife-to-be can enjoy some privacy on the big day.

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1. Kings Chapel, Buckinghamshire Wedding Venues

Kings Chapel is an historic wedding venue in the town of Amersham, very close to London. The converted chapel has a main hall that is absolutely breathtaking, along with other function rooms that exude elegance.

2. Peckforton Castle, Cheshire

Medieval style dining room in Peckford Castle, an exclusive use wedding venue in Cheshire.

Dating back to 1851, the medieval style Peckforton Castle boasts vaulted ceilings, rustic stone interiors and even a candle-lit cellar for an intimate ceremony. Arrive by helicopter on the lawns for that extra touch of VIP to this exclusionary place to get married!


3. Hunters Hall, Norfolk

Hunters Hall barn set up with chairs and an altar, for a wedding ceremony.

Offering both the Victorian Barn and the Starlit Barn for your big day, you’ll have the whole site to yourselves at Hunters Hall within the Norfolk countryside. Experience an authentic country wedding as you get ready in the Farmhouse Lounge and stay on-site in one of the historic buildings.


4. Maidens Barn, Essex

Maidens Barn set up for a wedding lunch.

Say your vows in the privacy of the gardens or in the beautiful new Oak Barn in rural Essex. Maidens Barn combines rustic features with touches of luxury to make every bride and groom feel special – even the secret bridal accommodation of Hideaway Cottage has a feel of exclusivity about it!


5. Melville Castle, Edinburgh

Newlyweds stand in front of Melville Castle, Edinburgh

Feel like royalty at Melville Castle as you have a whole country estate for the day. Oozing Scottish charm, grandeur and opulence, the magical Ballroom provides views across the many acres of parkland and woodland, so it’s safe to say you won’t be disturbed by a single soul.


6. The Oak Tree of Peover, Cheshire

The Oak Tree of Peover, an exclusive user wedding venue

Expect plenty of natural light cascading through the exquisitely designed wooden barn at The Oak Tree of Peover. Of all exclusive wedding venues, this one is contemporary yet rustic and has definite vibes of chic written all over it. For more barn wedding venues just like this one, take a look here. h


7. Beeston Manor, Lancashire

Beeston Manor in Lancashire

Guaranteed exclusivity is high up on the list at Beeston Manor, so you and your guests can have the run of the place. Nearby woodlands and stunning countryside landscapes provide the backdrop to this blank canvas venue, making it the ultimate rural wedding wonderland.


8. Busbridge Lakes, Surrey

Busbridge Lakes in Surrey, bridemaids approach wedding ceremony by the lake.

Just when you think there can’t be any more beautiful countryside wedding escapes, Busbridge Lakes comes around with it’s heritage garden and private valley location. With three lakes surrounded by thriving wildlife and some really unique photo opportunities (a cave being one!), this open canvas venue makes a very exclusive wedding setting.


9. Great Fosters, Surrey

Great Fosters in Surrey

50 acres of gardens offers the ultimate exclusivity of all private wedding venues, as Great Fosters prides itself in helping to create the most memorable day. Luxury contemporary facilities added to Elizabethan architecture equals something truly incredible!


10. Dalhousie Castle, Midlothian

Newlyweds pose on their antique cars, in front of Dalhousie Castle.

Prepare to be taken back in time to the oldest inhabited castle in Scotland, where turrets and moats greet you from the outside – and now a relaxing spa and award-winning restaurants meet you on the inside. Dalhousie Castle is an exclusive use wedding venue ready to help you finally live the fairytale wedding you’ve been dreaming about! Find more incredible castle wedding venues right here.


11. The Barnyard, Kent

The Barnyard, an exclusive use wedding venue in Kent.

Nestled within 150 acres of lush green landscapes, woodlands and orchards, The Barnyard gives you the utmost privacy on your special day. Choose the rustic barn or the luxury marquee as your wedding setting out in the sticks of the Kent countryside.


12. Thornton Manor, Cheshire

Thornton Manor in Cheshire

Be Lord and Lady of the Manor for the day at this Grade II listed, 19th Century exclusive use wedding venue. Thornton Manor boasts several romantic outdoor ceremony locations, including the Walled Garden and the Waterside Pavilion, in addition to full access to the grand house.


13. The Mill Barns, West Midlands

The Mill Barns lit up with purple and blue lights for a night party.

Step onto the grounds of a former 17th Century water mill that has now been transformed into The Mill Barns. Find three waterfront oak-framed barns surrounded by eight acres of gardens and divine on-site accommodation – so you and your guests can revel in luxury and have the grounds to yourselves.


14. Knightor Winery, Cornwall

Guests mingle outside in Knightor Winery in Cornwall

Private wedding venues can’t really get better than open countryside landscapes…unless you add wine to the mix! Knightor Winery provides a gorgeous authentic vineyard setting complete with a stunning stone barn, farmhouse and a romantic pond area for ceremonies. A definite for wine lovers!


15. Middleton Lodge Events, North Yorkshire

Middleton Lodge

Expect grand rooms, a sweeping staircase and luxurious furnishings at Middleton Lodge, a contemporary twist on Georgian splendour. Set within 200 acres of inspiring rural Yorkshire, Brides and Grooms can use their wedding celebrations as a retreat – don’t forget to get a massage! If you’re looking for luxury venues like this one, we’ve found plenty more for you!h


16. Wentbridge House Hotel, West Yorkshire

Couple embrace in the gardens of Wentbridge House Hotel

Described as ‘uniquely yours’, Wentbridge House Hotel dates back to 1700 and offers timeless decor combined with stylish charm. Find your own space and privacy within this incredible country house and gorgeous romantic gardens.


17. That Amazing Place, Essex

that amazing place in essex

This Grade II listed manor house, nestled into the Essex countryside, really does live up to its name. Offering you completely exclusive use of the manor house, brand new Bridal Cottage and picturesque gardens, this venue is a perfect blank canvas for letting your imagination run wild on.

Finding a venue that offers complete exclusivity is harder than it sounds, and really makes a difference when your guests (and you!) know they don’t have to worry about a taxi home.


18. Hunters Hall, Norfolk

Set on a secluded farm (yes, animal guests included!) in the heart of Norfolk, this exclusive use venue is truly perfect if you’re dreaming of a rustic wedding. Both of the venue’s barns have been lovingly transformed into idyllic spaces for ceremonies or receptions.

Hunters Hall offers overnight accommodation in the main farmhouse or dairy courtyard, so you and your guests can relax and enjoy the champagne, as well as the unspoilt countryside views!


19. The Lawn, Essex

This elegant Georgian mansion, surrounded by over 100 acres of woodland, could be exclusively yours for your big day. Offering multiple indoor reception rooms and manicured outdoor lawns (as to be expected!), any couple will be spoilt for choice.


20. Hales Hall & The Great Barn, Norfolk

This quintessential, sprawling country estate offers ultimate romance and seclusion for your wedding weekend. That’s right, we said weekend – this venue offers an exclusive three-day hire! The majestic Grade I listed Great Barn is arguably the centre of attention, with an impressive vaulted roof, underfloor heating, integrated sound system and space to seat over 200 guests.


If you still haven’t had enough exclusivity with these venues, go ahead and use our wedding venue search, clicking ‘exclusive-use’ in the must-haves filter!

Don’t forget to update your wedding checklist once you’ve found your perfect wedding location, and input your wedding budget, wedding guest list and wedding supplier shortlist too for an easy peasy wedding planning process.

Happy planning!