Guest Blog | Top 10 most romantic venues in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire
Guides for Brides (an absolute must view for all things wedding inspiration) has compiled a top 10 of THE most romantic wedding venues in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire just for you, you lucky brides to be! So, if you’re on the hunt for the perfect wedding venue in Oxfordshire or Buckinghamshire then read on because they’re here to help!
Whether you want to marry indoors or out, Ardington House has plenty of romantic options for your ceremony. You can get married waterside by a tranquil lake, on the temple island, or in the luxury marquee in the grounds, or beneath the sweeping staircases in the elegant Imperial Hall.
One of Oxfordshire’s most sought-after mansions, this stunning Grade II listed venue is a romantic option in every season. For Downton Abbey-style grandeur, Eynsham is unbeatable, and can easily accommodate 150 guests for a wedding ceremony. Marry in a grand dining room, in a cozy library, or outdoors overlooking the fountains and manicured grounds.
This is a barn wedding venue with a difference! Both The Tythe Barn and the adjoining Cowshed make beautifully rustic backdrops to your big day, and the team is known here for their attention to detail. Get ready in the adorable bridal Nook, before tying the knot in the barn or under the wisteria-covered pergola.
Caswell has so many beautiful elements, but one of our favourites has to be the outdoor space. Not only do Caswell boast the use of three medieval stone barns for your wedding day, but there’s also an ancient orchard, walled gardens and historic moat to take your photos by, and a landscaped courtyard for your drinks reception.
This ivy-clad hotel in the heart of Oxfordshire is like something straight out of a fairytale. The Knot Garden has an outdoor wedding license, or for cozy winter weddings you can tie the knot in one of the grand, wood-panelled rooms. The food has an excellent reputation too, with the restaurant boasting two AA Rosette awards.
Set on the Oxfordshire/Buckinghamshire border, Notley Abbey is a gorgeous venue both inside and out. This medieval abbey will take your breath away from the moment you come down the tree-lined drive, and can host ceremonies and receptions for up to 190 guests. Prefer an intimate wedding? Host a candelit medieval banquet for 40 in the Abbot’s Hall.
The exquisite Nether Winchendon House is set in 600 acres of gardens and parkland, making it ideal for a tranquil wedding location. Marry in the rustic Carriage Barn, outdoors on the pretty lawns, or in the chandelier-clad ivory marquee in the gardens. There’s even a charming Bridal Cottage on site for you and your new husband to enjoy!
This award-winning hotel wedding venue is surrounded by 38 acres of lush parkland, but is just 15 minutes away from Milton Keynes, making it easy to travel to while still having a secluded feel. The De Vere Horwood Estate can cater for weddings of between 20-190 guests, making it the perfect choice for weddings of all sizes, and you can choose between a bespoke menu curated by the team, or a dry hire package for those wanting to hire their own caterers.
Large weddings can still have a romantic feel, as proven by the stunning Chichely Hall in Milton Keynes! This Grade I listed manor house features two grand halls that can accommodate between 80 and 100 guests for ceremonies, or you can hire a marquee for the extensive gardens, which can accommodate up to 600 guests!
You can’t get more romantic than a former medieval Abbey, which will give your day a fairytale feeling. Tie the knot in the Library or Garden Room before enjoying a wedding breakfast beneath vaulted ceilings and stained glass windows. With 10 acres of private grounds to enjoy, you’ll get some beautiful wedding photographs, too.
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HAPPY WEDDING PLANNING!