Hampton Court Palace is London’s finest Tudor building - and was loved by Henry VIII. It now has a grand Baroque garden with a riverside banqueting house available for wedding ceremonies and small receptions. There are few more charming places to be ‘king and queen’ for a day.
Wisley is the Royal Horticultural Society’s flagship garden and one of Britain’s most visited gardens. Wedding receptions can be held in the great Glasshouse, the Terrace Restaurant, the Garden Room, the Waterlily Pavilion or the Butterfly Lover’s Pavilion. There are flowers everywhere.
Loseley Park is an Elizabethan house with a richly planted ‘formal garden’ based on a design by the most famous English garden designer of the 20th century: Gertrude Jekyll. Weddings can be held in the Great Hall or in the Tithe Barn and the walled garden.
Bury Court is an old farmstead with oast houses, set in woods and rolling fields. It has a dramatic garden by a world-famous designer (Piet Oudolf) and it has purpose-made accommodation for weddings.
Ramster has a lush woodland garden with a lake, rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias and magnolias. Wedding receptions can take place in three great halls and the courtyard garden.
Coverwood Lakes is a woodland and rhododendron garden surrounding 4 lakes with wetland flowers on their margins. Wedding receptions can be held in a marquee or a Tipi. As a venue, the place is informal and beautiful.