An Enchanting Day in the Great Outdoors


Your wedding day is one of the most special days of your life; marrying the love of your life in a stunning dress in a spectacular setting, however, planning a wedding has been placed in the top 3 most stressful things you can do in your lifetime. From the cake to the guests, from the catering to the venue, there is so much to think about and so, to help relieve some of the pressure, here are an array of breathtaking outdoor wedding venues from all around the UK that will make your day one to remember.

Larmer Tree Gardens, Wiltshire

Set in the beautiful Wiltshire countryside, Larmer Tree Gardens consists of 11 acres with a choice of venues, such as the Victorian Jubilee Hall, the Roman Temple, the Pavilion or the Lower Indian Room. Your wedding can be completely tailored to you with options ranging from a grand affair in the Pavilion for 150 guests or an intimate Secret Garden setting for 30 guests; you can even choose a building for the ceremony and a garden party, equipped with a marquee, garden games and food and complete your setting with Macaws and Peacocks. Lamar Tree Gardens provide a wedding coordinator to ensure that your day runs smoothly which relieves you of the usual stress and worries that comes hand in hand with a wedding; this allows you to focus solely on enjoying your day in a magical setting.

Kensington Roof Gardens, London

How about tying the knot in one of the most beautiful wedding venues in London? Located in Kensington, Kensington Roof Gardens is a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city with three luscious gardens; a Tudor Garden which is decorated with lilies, lavender and roses, an English Woodland that holds ducks and flamingos, and a Spanish garden. This venue allows 150 guests for the ceremony and a staggering 500 people for the reception in the sumptuous Babylon restaurant. As you can imagine, this is a popular venue so make sure to book your day quickly if you decide that it is your dream venue.

Birmingham Botanical Gardens, West Midlands

Birmingham Botanical Gardens is a breathtaking venue with tranquil gardens tucked in 15 acres of land and whatever your style, they have you covered. For a large wedding of up to 400 guests, the Garden Suite is the perfect venue; its entrance is through the stunning Tropical House and glasshouses and it is decorated with exquisite chandeliers. If you’re looking for a classic Victorian setting, the Loudon Suite is perfect as it is spacious yet intimate and commands beautiful views of the Botanical Gardens. The final venue it the Terrace Suite that caters for up to 300 people and has its very own private entrance through the exotic Cacti House. This space is the former ballroom of the Gardens and so it comes equipped with a dance floor and an exquisite domed ceiling. Whichever suite you choose, you can be sure that your special day will be simply stunning with pictures amongst the 7000 species of plants from around the world.

Kew Gardens, Surrey

One of the most famous gardens in Great Britain, Kew Gardens is one of the most iconic venues on the list. The famous Victorian structure Palm House holds ceremonies and allows for some striking pictures along the bridge above the palm trees. You could also choose to hold your special day in the Grade I listed Orangery with its floor-to-ceiling arched windows that fill the building with natural light, or you may even like to hold it in the Princess of Wales Conservatory with its plethora of plants and mixture of climates to provide a tropical and majestic feeling to your day.

The Ash Barton Estate, Devon

If complete privacy is what you require for the big day then look no further that The Ash Barton Estate in the magnificent Devonshire countryside. The stunning manor house is Grade II listed and holds 11 bedrooms for you and your guests to sleep in comfort after a hard night’s partying on the estate grounds; there is no curfew with this venue so you can dance until dawn and then laze by the indoor pool to recover. This is the perfect wedding venue for those who want their day to be festival or garden themed.

Tunnels Beaches

If a beach wedding is the top choice for you, there is no need to book flights to an exotic country as Tunnels Beach can offer you this and so much more. The ceremony can be held underneath a thatched gazebo with extraordinary views of the sea or, if the classic British weather does rear its rainy head, the function room overlooks the beautifully landscaped garden. It is a fantastic venue for beach lovers and surfing enthusiasts and it is equally as lovely for those who simply enjoy the beauty of nature.

Palhawn Fort

Situated in Cornwall, this wedding venue is like a dream, with a stunning Garden House that offers large, luscious lawns and exquisite scenic views of the sea and coast. There are plenty opportunities to capture your special day in an array of locations such as the beach, the gardens and inside the Fort itself. This venue not only caters for outside ceremonies, it also holds beautiful inside weddings within the fort, as well as stunning winter weddings.

Ness Botanic Gardens

Ness Botanic Gardens covers 64 acres in the Wirral Peninsula where a range of fruit trees, show gardens, waterfalls and fantastic collections of camellias, rhododendrons and magnolias are on show. Not only is it a fascinating place for horticulturists to explore but it is a wonderful place for a wedding. There are a choice of sites to choose from for your ceremony such as the Rock Garden or the Hulme Conservatory; the Rock Garden is home to the thatched-roof Summer House with a neighbouring lily pond which is perfect for the ceremony. The Hulme Conservatory can be used for the ceremony, or it can even be used as a back up just incase the rain decides to join the wedding day, and it is fully furnished with chairs, tables and linen for your reception. This divine venue will truly make your day one to remember for years to come.


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