The UK’s most glamorous celebrity wedding venues
The UK is home to some of the world’s most stunning wedding venues. A-List celebrities from around the globe travel here to tie the knot – and with an array of palaces, castles, and country manors, it’s really no surprise.
Take a look at some of the spots celebs are heading to for their luxury weddings. You might have to stretch your budget to marry here, but you’ll certainly feel like a star on the big day.
Hengrave Hall, Suffolk
If you want a traditional venue with a modern twist, Hengrave Hall is the place to get hitched. This incredible Tudor mansion played host to Essex boy Mark Wright and former Coronation Street actress Michelle Keegan, who tied the knot here back in 2015.
For those in search of a religious ceremony, Hengrave Hall has a chapel onsite overlooking a landscape of countryside. The venue is famous for its field of roses, and you’ll find over 1,000 David Austen roses planted in the grounds – which adds an extra touch of natural beauty to your big day.
Michelle Keegan and Mark Wright aren’t the only celebs to get wed here, as Hengrave Hall also played host to Countdown’s Rachel Riley’s wedding to her university sweetheart, Jamie Gilbert.
Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire
You can immerse yourself in a real-life fairy tale if you take a look at Blenheim Palace. As the principal residence of the Dukes of Marlborough, it’s the only non-royal, non-episcopal country house in England to hold the title of palace.
Inside, the Palace has six different spaces on offer and played host to Marvin and Rochelle Humes who got married here back in 2012.
Footballer John Terry and Toni Poole also picked Blenheim Palace as the venue for their beautiful big day.
Eastnor Castle, Herefordshire, sits under the stunning the Malvern Hills, just on the edge of the Cotswolds. It’s surrounded by a beautiful deer park, arboretum and lake, and was once home to the powerful Hervey-Bathurst family.
Davina McCall married her husband Matthew Robertson here, opting for a timeless and traditional ceremony.
For those who want to spend the weekend here with guests, the Grade I listed building and the grounds also serve as the Land Rover test track.
The wedding venue space can hold up to 150 guests, making it great for those who are hosting a larger event.
It turns out you don’t have to be a royal to get married at Kensington Palace, and you can even give Prince Harry and Meghan Markle a run for their money.
For those looking for luxury, there are special spots around the palace and its grounds that can be booked for weddings, including the King’s Gallery and King’s Drawing Room within the palace, or the mesmerising Sunken Garden.
Nicky Hilton and James Rothschild and Poppy Delevingne and James Cook chose to tie the knot here, and Prince Harry and Meghan chose the spot to pose for photos after announcing their engagement in November 2017.
The Orangery, which you’ll find within the grounds of Kensington Palace, can hold 150 guests for the ceremony, 120 for dinner and dancing and up to 300 for a reception.
Although you might not need to be a royal to wed here, it seems you will need to have a lot of gold in your pocket. According to Hello! the Orangery costs around £17,822 on a Saturday or Sunday, or you can pay £12,189 for evening hire.
Stream Farm, Somerset
Taking a step back from the glitz and glamour and looking over the hills for a more rustic venue, Stream Farm provides the perfect setting for a charming barn wedding.
Actress Carey Mulligan and Mumford & Sons frontman Marcus Mumford got married here in 2012, opting for a low key, yet stunning affair. The perfect hiding place for those avoiding the paps, Sienna Miller, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Colin Firth were just a few of the stars who attended their big day.
Famous for produce and livestock, Stream Farm is home to a huge converted barn venue which can be designed and decorated for your special day.
Another Somerset venue to note is Babington House, part of the super exclusive Soho House group, the venue is one of the most popular celebrity wedding venues in the UK, with A-List stars such as Fatboy Slim and James Corden getting wed here.
Keeping your guests entertained for days on end, the venue has a luxurious Cowshed spa, indoor and outdoor pools, lake, tennis courts, croquet lawn and a private cinema.
Weddings here are totally exclusive, meaning you’ll get the whole venue to yourselves. One thing’s for sure, you won’t be short on space here, as within a package you’ll get 33 guest rooms, a charming library, bar, restaurant and beautiful orangery.
Other stars who chose the venue include Eddie and Hannah Redmayne, Zoe Ball and Norman Cook, and Millie Mackintosh and Professor Green.
If you want to add some spice to your big day, follow in the footsteps of former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell, who married Christian Horner at the incredible Woburn Abbey in 2015.
Like many venues mentioned on our list, Woburn Abbey is a Grade I listed building, not to mention it’s on the National Register of Historic Parks and Gardens.
Located in Bedfordshire, there are a variety of rooms to host your wedding reception. From the Sculpture Gallery, originally constructed as an orangery for the fifth Duke of Bedford, to the uniquely informal Safari Lodge set in Woburn Safari Park, there’s a room to suit every style.
If there’s one woman who knows how to throw a party it’s fashion model Chloe Delevigne. In 2014, she chose Spencer House in London for her second wedding ceremony – this time to Ed Grant. Her sister Poppy chose Kensington Palace for her wedding, which just goes to show these girls have got serious style.
Spencer House is a beautiful 18th-century mansion, originally home to John, 1st Earl Spencer, holding up to 450 reception guests.