Say a tropical 'I Do' in the Rainforest at The Eden Project in Cornwall

Say a tropical 'I Do' in the Rainforest at The Eden Project in Cornwall

Idyllic settings and luxury wedding venues in the UK aren’t hard to find. Beautiful rural regions like the Lake District and Scottish Highlands offer a choice of simply stunning wedding venues including magnificent country house hotels and fairytale castle estates. Browse a huge choice of wedding hotels licensed for Civil Wedding ceremonies here on iknow offering a range of wedding packages and in-house wedding co-ordinators who’ll happily organise everything from catering to horse and carriage rides and entertainment.

Literary Lovers - weddings at John Ruskin's Brantwood overlooking Coniston Water, Lake District

Literary Lovers - weddings at John Ruskin's Brantwood overlooking Coniston Water, Lake District

Quirky & Unique Wedding Venues

Britain reigns supreme for quirky and unique wedding and civil partnership venues, with a host of attractions, boat cruises, museums and iconic landmarks now welcoming weddings. Iconic wedding venues in the UK don’t come better than Blackpool Tower with elegant reception in the Tower Ballroom! The Blackpool Tower Eye is the very first UK venue to offer weddings at any time, night or day, sunset or sunrise – you choose the time for your fantastic wedding event 380 feet above ground with Tower top views. How about a wedding reception cruising around Lake Windermere surrounded by spectacular scenery or for the ultimate vintage wedding at an unbeatable price revive an old tradition and elope to Gretna Green with great value all inclusive wedding packages available in the famous Blacksmiths shop dating from 1712, one of the earliest destinations for runaway couples marrying in Gretna Green!

Blackpool Tower Eye Weddings

Blackpool Tower Eye Weddings

Weddings & Civil Partnerships in Attractions

Your favourite UK attraction, outdoor activity, National Park, best beach or World Heritage location may well be either licensed for Civil Wedding ceremonies or offer facilities for your ultimate dream wedding reception. Unique wedding venues are right here in Britain from Tower Bridge in Central London to romantic Leeds Castle near Maidstone in Kent. Say your vows on beautiful West Beach in Bournemouth or say ‘I Do’ in the Rainforest or Mediterranean Biome of the Eden Project. Theme park fans will find a range of all inclusive wedding packages at Alton Towers and it’s not as expensive as you might think to exclusively hire the theme park in conjunction with your on-site wedding event!

Weddings at Osborne House, Isle of Wight

Weddings at Osborne House, Isle of Wight

Sports Fans Weddings UK

Sports fans can take their pick of UK football stadiums and racecourses offering dream wedding venues from the world famous Theatre of Dreams banqueting and wedding venue at Manchester United to weddings and civil ceremonies at Aintree Racecourse, home of the legendary Grand National. London 2012 Olympic Park venues like Britain's tallest sculpture - the ArcelorMittal Orbit - are also licensed for Weddings and Civil Ceremonies.

Ship Ahoy - Floating Wedding Venues UK

Alternatively, Ship ahoy engaged couples – book your wedding ceremony on one of Britain’s historic moored ships including Brunel’s SS Great Britain ship on Bristol’s stunning waterfront, HMS Warrior at Portsmouth and The Tall Ship at Riverside on the Glasgow waterfront.

Castle Weddings - Leeds Castle in Kent

Castle Weddings - Leeds Castle in Kent

UK Weddings for Literary Lovers

Turn a page literary lovers and choose from a feast of historic sites and homes relating to some of Britain’s most famous authors now available for civil wedding ceremonies or receptions. Great ideas include Agatha Christie’s beloved former home Greenway in Devon combined with a reception on the River Dart with Greenway Ferry. Calling all Romantics - how about getting married in the 'Brithplace of Romanticism - Wordsworth’s birthplace home, the Georgian Wordsworth House in Cockermouth in the Lake District. John Ruskin's beautiful historic home Brantwood overlooking Coniston Water and Coniston Old Man in the Lake District also welcomes weddings!

Arbroath Abbey - plan your wedding at one of Scotland's most famous heritage sites

Arbroath Abbey - plan your wedding at one of Scotland's most famous heritage sites

National Trust/English Heritage Wedding Venues

Both the National Trust and English Heritage in Britain offer a wealth of magnificent wedding venues in heritage buildings and in beautiful landscapes. Famous heritage homes are now available for weddings and Civil Ceremonies - like Churchill's Chartwell at Westerham in Kent. You can even say 'I do' on the National Trust's Steam Yacht Gondola on Coniston Water in the Lake District. Tie the knot in world famous gardens like Nymans in Sussex or choose from a wealth of castle and abbey wedding venues including Dunster Castle near Minehead, St Mawes Castle in Cornwall and the World Heritage Site of Studley Royal Park and Fountains Abbey ruins in Yorkshire. Woodland weddings are also appearing on the wedding scene, available in Cannock Chase Forest, Dalby Forest in the North York Moors and the National Trust offer woodland weddings in the beautiful setting of Gibson Mill in the heart of Hardcastle Crags in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire.

Magical Castle Weddings - Dunnottar Castle near Stonehaven, Scotland

Magical Castle Weddings - Dunnottar Castle near Stonehaven, Scotland

Luxury Hotels, Castles & Stately Home Weddings UK

Choose a luxury 4 and 5 Star hotel or gastro inn for your perfect wedding venue or opt for a Scottish castle from Edinburgh Castle to the wildly romantic Dunnottar Castle near Stonehaven. English stately homes including classic English palaces like Castle Howard near York and Churchill’s childhood home, Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire are the perfect romantic setting. Whether you’re looking for an intimate wedding venue for a small family party or a large estate with room for a marquee, find it here with Iknow, and choose from luxurious spa leisure hotels, character heritage inns and country cottages in stunning rural locations for either receptions or civil ceremonies. Find your perfect wedding venue in the UK – book online with Iknow.

Wedding Venues and Accommodation in the UK

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    Award-winning boutique hotel in Windermere. Fine dining, 2 AA Rosette restaurant. Luxury rooms and suites, bar and lounge. Ranked no.10 in top 25 Tripadvisor Romantic Hotels.
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    Hotel near Pontefract ideal for leisure and business guests and great as a venue for a beautiful country wedding, with a civil ceremony license and fantastic food.
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    Celebrate one of the most important days of your life by holding your wedding here at Villa Farm, where your guests can be accommodated in our York self-catering cottages.
     
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    Beaminster Hotel - a cosy, stylish & romantic 13th Century, West Dorset bolthole. Superb local food including al fresco dining in summer. Wedding venue!
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    Well-appointed guest accommodation in Winchelsea, East Sussex with wedding reception facilities for up to 120 guests. Catering available. All rooms en-suite.
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