With their rich history, beautiful surroundings and stunning architecture the Treasure Houses of England venues are proving the perfect location for some of the world’s most extravagant wedding celebrations.
Last year Blenheim Palace, one of the 10 iconic palaces, castles and stately homes, played host to a lavish £5m ceremony as Iranian model Nazanin Jafarian Ghaissarifar tied the knot with Nigerian billionaire Folarin Alakija.
However the UNESCO World Heritage site and Treasure House venues also cater for budgets of all sizes.
Treasure Houses venues
Beaulieu – A paradise for car lovers, features both the National Motor Museum and World of Top Gear as quirky backdrops to the big day. Traditionalists are well-served by the idyllic surroundings of the New Forest and tranquil Beaulieu River, as well as Palace House and Beaulieu Abbey Domus with its barn-like features.
Blenheim Palace – A photographer’s delight, with over 90 acres of formal gardens providing a romantic and charming backdrop for your special occasion. In the event of wet weather, head to the Orangery, once used as the Marlborough family’s private theatre; the Marlborough Room with a beautiful double-vaulted ceiling, the Oudenarde or Malplaquet rooms or even the palace itself for humanist ceremonies.
Burghley –The superb Tudor architecture provides a fairy-tale roofline overlooking stunning gardens. Burghley also offers splendid and elegant guest rooms, as well as three licensed rooms for late night partying in a beautiful setting.
Chatsworth – makes an exceptional location for weddings, receptions and civil partnerships. Set in 1,000 acres of stunning parkland in the heart of the Peak District in Derbyshire, Chatsworth is a venue that epitomises quality and elegance. Civil ceremonies, civil partnerships and receptions are held in beautiful rooms in the famous stables courtyard designed in 1758 by James Paine.
Castle Howard – One of Yorkshire’s most stately and stunning wedding venues.
Hatfield House - is set within the sprawling acres of Hatfield Park in Hertfordshire, where Queen Elizabeth I spent much of her childhood, two dramatic and very different venues provide eye-catching wedding venues. The historic and grand Old Palace or the contemporary Riding School both provide a unique, timeless and magical backdrop for your wedding celebrations.
Holkham – A panoramic landscape and deer park surrounds this magnificent Palladian–style stately home with its four luxurious state rooms all offering grandeur and style for your wedding. Outside, the 18th century secluded walled garden or the romantic Temple tucked away in the woodland of Holkham Park provide further spectacular backdrops.
Leeds Castle – The epitome of a fairy-tale wedding, guests can tie the knot in a real castle. The landmark includes a Henry VIII banqueting hall with impressive views across the moat, a refurbished ceremony room, drawing rooms, heraldry rooms and luxurious period castle bedrooms.
Woburn Abbey – Included in the prestigious Conde Nast Brides Magazine’s Best 100 Wedding Guide 2018, The Sculpture Gallery is one of the most stunning places to be married in the UK.
For more information on Treasure Houses venues you can visit the website here.